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The 2015 PPAI North American Leadership Conference Starts Sunday

PPAI’s North American Leadership Conference arrives in Nashville, Tennessee, next week, bringing together industry executives and thought leaders for a dive into top-of-mind business issues and ideas affecting the promotional products industry. Running August 9-11 at the Omni Nashville, the three-day event features networking events, emerging business issues, trends and best practices. Read More »

Zagwear Acquires Distributor Puma Productions, Inc.

Distributor Zagwear, Inc. (UPIC: ZAGW0001) has acquired Boston, Massachusetts-based distributor Puma Productions, Inc. (UPIC: P491429). Financial terms of the transaction were not released.
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HALO Brings Account Executives, Suppliers Together For Its Annual National Sales Meeting

HALO Brings Account Executives, Suppliers Together For Its Annual National Sales Meeting

HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) brought together nearly 250 of its top account executives, who represent most of the company’s $218 million in 2014 sales, at Belmond Charleston Place in Charleston, South Carolina, for its annual national sales meeting. Read More »

Proforma Hosts 2015 Annual Convention & Family Reunion In Orlando

Proforma (UPIC: PROFORMA) held its 28th Annual Convention & Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The July event brought together more than 800 Proforma member owners, sales reps, supplier partners and support team members from offices around the world to network, strengthen relationships, improve business practices and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments. Read More »

BIC Graphic, Cap America Named Vernon’s Suppliers of the Year

Distributor The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) recognized BIC Graphic (UPIC: BIC) and Cap America (UPIC: CAPAMRCA) with its 2014 Supplier of the Year Award during the company’s annual national sales meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More »

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 »

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