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PPB Newslink July 29: Lantz, Sandford Honored With The PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

PPAI recognized two veteran industry professionals with one of its most prestigious honors, the 2014 PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award, Monday evening at the 10th annual PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. The award was presented to Jo-an Lantz, MAS (left), executive vice president at distributor Geiger, and Maribeth Sandford, CAS, CEO of supplier BAG MAKERS, Inc. Read More »

Escape a Workplace Productivity Rut, Part 2 – July 29, 2014

Promotional Consultant Today continues our two-part series on getting out of the work productivity rut, with productivity expert Laura Stack, a featured speaker at this week’s PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. Read More »

Lantz, Sandford Honored With The PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

Lantz, Sandford Honored With The PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

PPAI recognized two veteran industry professionals with one of its most prestigious honors, the 2014 PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award, Monday evening at the 10th annual PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. The award was presented to Jo-an Lantz, MAS, executive vice president at distributor Geiger, and Maribeth Sandford, CAS, CEO of supplier BAG MAKERS, Inc. Read More »

In Memoriam: Karen Renk

Karen Renk, a past executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) who has been involved with the association since its foundation, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 65. Read More »

Main Event Acquired By ASW Global

Logistics company ASW Global has acquired Indianapolis, Indiana-based distributor Main Event Merchandise Group (UPIC: mainevt), growing the size, scale and services of its marketing fulfillment division, Global Promotions & Incentives (GPI). Read More »

Supplier Wolfmark Acquires Creative Imprints

Supplier Wolfmark Neckwear (UPIC: WOLFMARK) has acquired Menasha, Wisconsin-based Creative Imprints. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Creative Imprints’ operation, equipment and staff have been moved into Wolfmark’s Neenah, Wisconsin, location. Read More »

B2C Ecommerce Expected To Climb 20 Percent In 2014

Worldwide business-to-consumer ecommerce sales are expected to climb to $1.471 trillion in 2014, a jump of nearly 20 percent from 2013’s figure, reports market research firm eMarketer. Read More »

Advertising Spending Softens In Second Quarter 2014

Advertising spending slipped one percent in second quarter, according to data from information services provider Standard Media Index (SMI). Buoyed by first-quarter spending growth of 12 percent due to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the first half of 2014 has witnessed growth in advertising spending of six percent. Read More »

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Celebrates A Decade Of Success

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Celebrates A Decade Of Success

The 10th PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference got underway Monday at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Denver, Colorado, with 120 women registrants from companies throughout the industry. Read More »

George Jackson Named PPB Volunteer Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes George Jackson, owner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, distributor George Jackson Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: GJPRO), as PPB’s Volunteer of the Month. These individuals have dedicated their time to the fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve, and to its continued progress. Read More »

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