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Rethinking The Cover of PPB Magazine

Rethinking The Cover of PPB Magazine

I was especially excited when the June issue arrived announcing “Five Easy Ways To Find Out Why Customers Buy.” You can’t imagine my frustration when I could not locate the article in the table of contents on page three. The only article that contained the word five was “Five simple solutions to get back your time and sanity too.” Read More »

Old Glory Gaffe

The Eye On Apparel section in PPB’s July issue focused on the growing popularity of Made-In-The USA apparel and featured a number of apparel products. Read More »

Smart Smartphone Etiquette

PPAI Editor Tina Berres Filipski’s Perspectives column in the July issue of PPB discussed etiquette surrounding smartphone use in the business environment. Read More »

Shapely Solutions

Shapely Solutions

Aventa’s compressed products are a perfect fit for promotions of all shapes and sizes It’s by no small feat that the compressed t-shirts, socks, towels and tote bags from Aventa (UPIC: comprest) grow into some memorable promotions. The San Diego, … Read More »

Your Leadership EQ – July 31, 2015

Your emotional intelligence (EQ) is an important key to effective leadership as there is a positive link between EQ and employee engagement, client satisfaction and the bottom line. All models of emotional intelligence start with a foundation of self-awareness. In today’s Promotional Consultant Today, we pass along these tips from the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) for increasing self-awareness. Read More »

Fashion Focus On Jackets

Fashion Focus On Jackets

Jackets do more than keep the wearer warm—they accentuate just about any outfit, adding a certain measure of swagger and authentic style that few other wearables can match.
Much of the design and function of the most popular jacket styles in our closets today trace their roots back through history to a few standard styles: varsity or letter jackets, which originated with the Harvard University baseball team in 1865, aviator-style or bomber jackets worn by the military during WWII, and leather motorcycle-style jackets synonymous with the rebellious youth culture depicted in movies and TV through characters portrayed by Marlon Brando, James Dean and Henry Winkler. Read More »

Four Barriers To Implementing Strategic Direction – July 30, 2015

Promotional Consultant Today shares four barriers that organizations often face when implementing a business strategy. Read More »

Tip Of The Tongue

Tip Of The Tongue

Don’t let clients write off a tasty promotional gift as a temporary palate-pleaser; the memories of delectable goodies with a personal touch are sure to last beyond the last bite.

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PPB Newslink July 30: BrandAlliance and A Brand Company Announce Merger

Toronto, Ontario-based BrandAlliance and Charlotte, North Carolina’s A Brand Company, parent of distributor Activate! Promotions + Marketing (UPIC: Activate) today announced a definitive merger agreement. The merger, the terms of which have not been released, represents combined annual sales of $90 million. Read More »

PPAI’s Paul Bellantone Talks Promotional Products On Radio Show

In July, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, joined radio host Steve A. Klein of PlayMakers Talk Show, a program focusing on executive leadership. Read More »

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