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PPB Newslink August 19: PPAI’s Product Safety Summit Delivers Master Class On Compliance Issues

With record attendance and an exceptionally strong speaker lineup, the fourth annual PPAI Product Safety Summit hit a decisive note last week in Boston, Massachusetts. Read More »

Ten Secrets To Marketing Success – August 19, 2014

In today’s competitive world, there are many different beliefs about how to market a product or service. Regardless of approach, however, there are some core concepts that are found in every successful marketing program, effort and plan. Promotional Consultant Today shares these traits to increase your marketing effectiveness. Read More »

PPAI’s Product Safety Summit Delivers Master Class On Compliance Issues

PPAI’s Product Safety Summit Delivers Master Class On Compliance Issues

With record attendance and an exceptionally strong speaker lineup, the fourth annual PPAI Product Safety Summit hit a decisive note last week in Boston, Massachusetts. Drawing more than 190 industry professionals, the Summit was a deep dive into the product safety, regulatory and compliance challenges companies are facing today. Read More »

What To Remember When Creating A Product Safety Compliance Program

What To Remember When Creating A Product Safety Compliance Program

Cheryl A. Falvey, former CPSC general counsel and now a Washington, D.C.-based partner at Crowell & Moring, was a featured luncheon speaker at PPAI’s Product Safety Summit. Her talk helped her audience learn a few of the basics toward building a scalable compliance program for their companies.
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Proforma Owners Acquire Printing Company

Steve Flaughers, owner of Proforma 3rd Degree Marketing, and Dick Kulick, owner of Proforma Excalibur Business Solutions, have teamed up to acquire Hyde Brothers Printing Company, a Marietta, Ohio, commercial printer. Terms of the deal were not announced. Read More »

Industry Companies Answer The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Anyone near the internet over the past few days could not help but run across the Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral campaign that has overwhelmed social media to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. A number of industry companies have done their part to part to draw attention to the disease and to raise funds to support research for a cure. Read More »

Hub Pen Employees Achieve Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Fourteen Hub Pen Company (UPIC: HUBPEN) employees from various departments at the Braintree, Massachusetts, supplier are now Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified. They will move on to Green Belt training and another Yellow Belt class will begin. Read More »

Marketers Must Adapt To Consumer Tech Connectivity

Consumers’ personal technology has become another influence marketers have to either compete against or learn to accommodate. A July 2014 survey by CivicScience, a polling and insights provider, found that 60 percent of U.S. internet users were connected almost all of the time. Read More »

In Memoriam: Steve Almeida, MAS

Steve Almeida, MAS, owner of multi-line rep firm Almeida Enterprises (UPIC: ALME0001) and past president of the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA), passed away on August 4. He was 75. Read More »

PPAI’s NALC Brought High-Level Education, Engagement To Boston

PPAI’s NALC Brought High-Level Education, Engagement To Boston

With 10 insightful education sessions on tap and a speaker lineup drawn from the best in the industry and the Boston academic community, PPAI’s sixth annual North American Leadership Conference (NALC) made a strong impact in Boston, Massachusetts. Held at the Revere Hotel August 10-12, NALC drew 145 promotional products business leaders from across North America. Read More »

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