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PPB Newslink September 1: Vote Today In The PPAI Board Of Directors Election

The election for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2020 opens today. Distributor candidates are (from left) Dan McEntee, area vice president–special order at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016) and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA) and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). The election will run September 1 to September 28, with results available in early October. Read More »

Vote Today In The PPAI Board Of Directors Election

The election for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2020 opens today. Distributor candidates are Dan McEntee, area vice president – special order at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016) and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA) and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). The election will run September 1 to September 28, with results available in early October. Read More »

Beacon Promotions Joins The Legacy Group

Beacon Promotions (UPIC: BEACONP) has joined the Legacy Group as a supplier partner. The group, formed 15 years ago, is comprised of seven distributors in the U.S. and Canada that represent over $200 million in buying power. Read More »

Professional Relationships Drive B2B Purchasing Decisions

Personal relationships and expert opinions hold the most influence on businesses’ B2B purchasing decisions, finds information technology market research firm IDC in its “Selling to the Information Driven Business” report. For its study, IDC surveyed 200 businesses to understand the processes behind their buying decisions. Read More »

Eskimo Joe’s Promotional Products Group Visits PPAI Headquarters

PPAI hosted a visit on Friday from staff members of Stillwater, Oklahoma-based distributor Eskimo Joe’s Promotional Products Group (UPIC: eskimo). Eskimo Joe’s team was in the Dallas area visiting vendors and wrapped up their time in North Texas with a stop at the Association’s Irving headquarters. Read More »

September Webinars Explore Compliance, Online Advertising And More

Learn industry issues and best practices in this summer’s PPAI webinar series. PPAI’s education schedule features a wide range of best practices, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

Former CPSC General Counsel To Speak At PPAI Product Responsibility Summit

Cheryl Falvey, former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission, co-chair of Crowell & Moring’s Advertising & Product Risk Management Group and a member of the firm’s management board, is returning to the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit. Falvey, who was a presenter at the Summit last year in Boston, will be speaking at this year’s event in Bethesda, Maryland, September 28-30. Read More »

Proforma Recognized By Print Solutions Magazine

Proforma has been named the No. 2 Top Distributor by Print Solutions magazine with total sales exceeding $497 million in 2014. The printing and promotional products distributor has been in the top three for 10 consecutive years. Read More »

Get Into The School Spirit

Get Into The School Spirit

With more than 20 million students roaming U.S. college campuses this fall, building brand loyalty among them seems as easy as a course in underwater basketweaving. But the tastes and opinions of these savvy young consumers are as diverse as their backgrounds, so campaigns need to be thoughtful, targeted and on trend. Read More »

Pen Potential

Pen Potential

Writing instruments are the second best-selling promotional product, comprising nine percent of total promotional product sales, according to PPAI’s 2014 Annual Estimate of Distributor Sales. What makes them so popular as promotional products? Read this month’s Editor’s Picks to find out and to see the latest in multi-function pens. Read More »

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