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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 »

PPAI Supplier Star Competition Is Looking For The Industry’s Leading Supplier Companies

The PPAI Supplier Star competition ballot is now open to industry supplier companies. The competition recognizes supplier member companies who have excelled in communication, service and quality, as voted on by member distributors. One of the most sought-after and prestigious awards for supplier members, the PPAI Supplier Star Award is the mark of a professional that delivers excellence in product, decoration and customer service. Read More »

Connect With Legislators During The August Recess At Town Halls

Town halls, frequently held by legislators during their August recess, are a valuable opportunity for industry members to learn about their representatives’ goals and ambitions and to hear from other leaders in the community. Read More »

PPAI Product Safety Summit To Explore Tech Product Regulatory Issues

PPAI Product Safety Summit To Explore Tech Product Regulatory Issues

The PPAI Product Safety summit, to be held August 13-14 in Boston, Massachusetts, begins with a panel discussion on one of the fastest categories in the industry: technology products. Read More »

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