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PPB Welcomes New Associate Editor

Jen Alexander McCall has joined the PPAI team as associate editor for PPB magazine. For McCall, it’s a homecoming in two ways. She worked for PPAI as news editor from 2007-2009 when she married and moved to Georgia. A native Texan, she relocated to the state in April. Read More »

PPB Welcomes New Associate Editor

Jen Alexander McCall has joined the PPAI team as associate editor for PPB magazine. Read More »

Shortlist From The Show Floor

Shortlist From The Show Floor

Year after year, The PPAI Expo show floor at Mandalay Bay Convention Center pulses with creative energy as distributors search for new products to wow their clients. This year’s 3,100 booths were filled with innovative, interesting promotional products and PPB’s editors navigated all 870,000 square feet of convention space to pick their favorites. Here are the products that stood out to each editor. Read More »

Celebrating Leadership Excellence

Celebrating Leadership Excellence

PPAI’s top awards in 2017 salute four whose commitment has shaped the Association, and enriched the industry and our world. Read More »

Day In The Life: Merrick Falkenstein

Day In The Life: Merrick Falkenstein

Merrick Falkenstein’s sense of adventure isn’t limited to his passion for traveling. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Falkenstein immigrated to Canada in 1987 and two years later launched his company, ESP Promotions, as an importer and distributor, transitioning six years later to become a supplier for the promotional products industry. Read More »

 On The Scene

 On The Scene

Whether they’re first on the scene or first to help you recover, first responders are a lifeline and lifesaver for us in times of crisis and disaster. Promotional products help us remember how much and in how many ways they can help. The key, say experienced consultants, is effectively combining messages with memorable products. Read More »

Shift Your Sales Into Top Gear

Shift Your Sales Into Top Gear

Whether it’s a predictable sales cycle or an economic downturn that stalls revenues, a promotional consultant’s bottom line can often take a hit. In the past decade, many of the nation’s biggest industries—housing, health care and energy among them—have suffered setbacks that effectively choked promotional products sales. Clients in stable industries can fall away, too, leaving consultants wondering how to breathe new life into their accounts. Read on to learn how three distributors maintain momentum when their clients’ business climates and marketing needs encounter business-altering change.

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Outfitted For Adventure

Outfitted For Adventure

A comfy camp chair, a snug sleeping bag, and a cooler that won’t quit on the hottest of days—these are just a few of the typical items that make the great outdoors even greater. And when coveted gear is gifted in the form of a promotional incentive, reward or thank-you gift, it becomes even more cherished. Read More »

PPB Unveils A Confident, New Look

If this month’s PPB looks a little different to you—the PPB team thanks you for noticing. With the September issue, PPAI’s monthly magazine introduces a new logo, a new look and a new design team—North Carolina-based SPARK Publications—that is responsible for the refreshing new graphics, typefaces and color palette. Read More »

One-Click Wonders

One-Click Wonders

Like a duck in the water, successful company stores on the surface appear to operate effortlessly, while underneath an intricate, well-timed series of steps is carried out to maintain the store’s profitable momentum. Company stores can be a valuable source of long-term revenue, so passing on the opportunity to build and maintain one for a client could keep you from maximizing your earning potential. Read More »

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