||PPAI Announces Its 2013 PPAI Distinguished Service Award Winners
Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS (left), with Bankers Advertising (UPIC: BACADV), and Michael M. Woody, CAS, president of International Marketing Advantages (UPIC: CONSULT), have been named 2013 recipients of the PPAI Distinguished Service Award. Read more Distinguished Service
SAGE To Hold Expanded Conference Schedule In 2013
For 2013, SAGE is expanding its SAGE Conference in conjunction with three national industry tradeshows across the country. The SAGE Conference will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, during The PPAI Expo 2013 in Las Vegas; on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at the SAGE Show in Fort Worth, Texas; and finally on Monday, May 20, 2013, during Expo East in Atlantic City. Read more SAGE
Norwood & BIC Graphic’s Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, Facility Achieves ISO Certification
Norwood & BIC Graphic North America’s (UPIC: BIC) Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, publishing facility has earned ISO 9001:2008 registration from NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd. Read more BIC
PrintGlobe Moves To A New Facility It Can Grow Into
PrintGlobe, Inc. (UPIC: PrintGlo), an Austin, Texas-based distributor, has relocated to a larger headquarters and re-launched its website. Read more PrintGlobe
Jack Nadel International Relocates To New Facilities
After 46 years at its facility in Culver City, Californa, distributor Jack Nadel International (UPIC: NADELINC) has moved into a new, larger space. Read more JNI
More Industry Businesses Appear On Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List
Last week, PPB Newslink ran news of industry companies making Inc. magazine’s prestigious 5000 list of the country’s fastest growing private companies. The article featured 13 industry companies, but they weren’t the only ones; PPB Newslink has learned of other industry companies on the magazine’s ranking. Read more Inc.
Voting Opens Today For The 2012 PPAI Board Of Directors Election
You have the ability to make an impact on the future of the organization and the industry. The 2012 PPAI Board of Directors Election, which starts today and runs until October 4, is your opportunity to have a say on important issues. Let your voice be heard and cast your vote for the candidate of your choice. Read more Election
Register Now For The PPAI Expo 2013 And You Could Win A Harley-Davidson
Registration and housing for The PPAI Expo 2013, the industry’s largest and longest-running annual tradeshow, are now open. Read more The PPAI Expo 2013
PPAI Gets To Know Local Distributor During Visit To Performance Award Center, Inc.
Last week, PPAI staff visited the offices of Performance Award Center, Inc. (UPIC: PAC-INC), a distributor headquartered in Carrollton, Texas. Company Owner and President Jerry Russell shared Performance Award Center’s (PAC) history and what it’s doing today. Read more PAC
Nominate Your Powerful Partners By September 14
PPB magazine is searching for the best examples of distributors who help their suppliers through clear communications, a high level of creative selling and a collaborative partnership while demonstrating their passion for the promotional products industry. Read more Powerful Partners
Mike Fey, MAS, Wins The Passport To Product Safety
The Passport To Product Safety was a special promotion used at the PPAI Product Safety Summit in August to raise awareness of the services available from companies exhibiting at the event. Read more Passport To Product Safety
Support Your Professional Development With PPAI Webinars
Learn about the latest trends and best practices in PPAI’s webinar series. Sign up today for valuable information to further your professional development and provide valuable additions your toolkits. Read more Webinars
Ian Miller, CAS, Visits The Office Of Sen. Robert Menendez
Ian Miller, CAS, of I Miller International (UPIC: IMILLER) in South Orange, New Jersey, recently met with Carolyn Fefferman, senior advisor to New Jersey’s Sen. Robert Menendez. Read more Menendez
Union, Illinois-based Bag Makers, Inc. (UPIC: BAGMAKRS) has added seven new members to the supplier’s customer care team—Carla Horvat, Janelle Jansen, Brianna Johnson, Cheryl Keenan, Sheila Meister, Stephanie Niedzwiedzki and Maria Olsen.
Tom Hullinger has been appointed interim CEO of supplier Broder Bros. (UPIC: BRODER). He was named to the position following the recent exit of the company’s previous CEO, Tom Myers. Hullinger has been with Broder since 2003, joining the Trevose, Pennsylvania-based company as vice president of operations. He has served as senior vice president of operations since 2005, and was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2009.
Crown Products, Inc. (UPIC: CROWNPRO), a supplier in Mobile, Alabama, has added Amy Norwood to the team as a factory representative. She will be responsible for outside sales in lower Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and parts of Mississippi.
Jeff Jacobs, a vice president at Jack Nadel International (UPIC: NADELINC), has been named eastern operations manager. Jacobs has 11 years of experience with the distributor and will assume the responsibility of managing the offices east of Denver, Colorado.
Rod Williamson, Midwest multi-line rep with Drake Marketing, will represent Salt Lake City, Utah-based SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA), in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.
HPPA Hot Stuff Expo Draws Record Attendance
The Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) held its annual Hot Stuff Expo on August 22 at the Reliant Center in Houston, Texas. Read more HPPA
UMAPP Awards Members’ Accomplishments At Annual Meeting
At its Selling Solutions Showcase and Annual Meeting on August 21, the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) honored a number of its members for their accomplishments and service to the association. Read more UMAPP
Kids In Need Foundation To Host Its 2012 Education Celebration Gala
The Kids In Need Foundation, whose mission is to ensure every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing the students most in need with free school supplies, is holding its 2012 Education Celebration Gala on September 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read more KINF
PPAChicago Raises Funds For Local Charities
PPAChicago’s Annual Charity Golf Outing raised funds for two charities, the Anti-Cruelty Society and Concordia Place. Read more PPAChicago
Planning For Progress
With an eye on securing the future for promotional products businesses, the PPAI Board of Directors is initiating positive change in the present by introducing a new, three-year strategic plan that reflects the Association’s mission to ensure the success of its members and the global industry. Read more Plan
Terms Of Adornment
While not technically an industry product category, many promotional items deserve a spot right smack in the middle of the fashion accessories zone. If you’re not already tracking retail accessories trends to ensure you offer clients the hippest, most covetable items you can, get up to speed with this information, courtesy of Accessories Magazine and search firm The NPD Group, Inc., and their research collaboration—the Accessories Census 2011. Read more Accessories
The New Rules Of Marketing
Remember the scene in the movie Titanic? The one where Jack is clinging to some flotsam and he says to Rose: “I don’t know about you, but I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White Star Line about all of this.” That’s what we used to do back in the good old days when we were unhappy with a product or service—back in the good old days of 2008 or 2009. Read more Marketing
Let’s Get Physical
Fitness is more than a fad—it’s a lifestyle for millions of Americans. Have you successfully pitched programs to clients in the health and fitness industry? Send your tips, case studies and products to Jen Alexander McCall by September 10 for possible inclusion in November PPB.
PPB closes out the year with lounge wear as the apparel focus in the December issue. Send product descriptions and high-res images of tees, tanks, tunics, leggings, boxer shorts, yoga pants, robes and other cozy-time apparel to Tama Underwood by September 28 for possible editorial inclusion.
||What Would You Do?
A Distributor Asks: I have a standing order with a bag supplier in which I order the same number of pieces every few months. Why is the supplier charging set-up costs on my repeat orders? It never used to be this way.
What’s Your Answer? E-mail answers along with your name, title and company name to Question@ppai.org by September 28 for possible inclusion in an upcoming issue of PPB magazine.
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