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PPAI Adds Julie Richie As Associate Editor

PPAI Adds Julie Richie As Associate Editor

Julie Richie has joined PPAI as associate editor on the Association’s publications team. She brings a strong background in business writing and editing to the role, and she has produced monthly publications for Ace Cash Express, Frito Lay, Citgo and American Airlines, among others. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Boys’ Life and Dallas Family magazine. Read More »

PPAI Adds Julie Richie As Associate Editor

Julie Richie has joined PPAI as associate editor on the Association’s publications team. She brings a strong background in business writing and editing to the role, and she has produced monthly publications for Ace Cash Express, Frito Lay, Citgo and American Airlines, among others. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, Boys’ Life and Dallas Family magazine. Read More »

Feel-Good Fleece

Feel-Good Fleece

Warm, fuzzy fleece. It’s a staple of American athleisure wardrobes and a colorful canvas for corporate branding. Your clients clamor for the latest and greatest in fleece apparel so staying on top of what’s trending with this popular fabric is … Read More »

Where Memories Are Made

Where Memories Are Made

A simple wood-handled spatula given to her at a charity 5k before she ever entered the industry taught Jessica Ibsen, promotional consultant for Parsippany, New Jersey-based distributor Stackable Sensations (PPAI 277517), how powerful promotional products for the home can be. “More … Read More »

Close Up: Pat Viancourt

Close Up: Pat Viancourt

Show Up And Play Loose When you grow up in a family of eight children, you have to learn how to take things in stride. For Cleveland, Ohio, native Patrick Viancourt, president and CEO of supplier Hospitality Mints (PPAI 113524), … Read More »

Rewarding Referrals: Industry Pros Weigh In

Rewarding Referrals: Industry Pros Weigh In

A DISTRIBUTOR ASKS: Someone referred to me a possible client and asked if I pay a referral fee. Nobody has ever asked me for a referral fee before and when I refer business to people, I never ask anyone to … Read More »

Strategy For Success

Strategy For Success

Bryan James, co-owner of distributor Corporate Specialty Insignia (PPAI 671332) with his wife, Kelly, started his career in 1989 with high-end retail jeweler Bailey, Banks & Biddle, where he was a general manager. A large part of his business focused … Read More »

A Nod To Nostalgia

A Nod To Nostalgia

One peek at Chicago, Illinois-based supplier Busy Beaver Buttons’s (PPAI 230145) website and you instantly know this supplier has an extra edge. The friendly, charming retro design is refreshingly fun and inviting. One pull-down menu shows the company’s cartoon character … Read More »

All About Internships

All About Internships

A DISTRIBUTOR ASKS: I’m thinking about adding a college intern this summer but I’m unsure of how to structure the setup. For those distributors or suppliers who have had interns, do you pay your interns or do you work with … Read More »

Match Point

Match Point

You can thank 1920s-era tennis champion René Lacoste for sparking the movement toward comfortable athletic apparel. During his 1926 win at the United States National Championship, he wore a short-sleeve starched white button-down shirt instead of a long-sleeve shirt–“a daring evolutionary step toward an archetype of sportswear,” according to contributing writer Troy Patterson in his 2015 New York Times article “Unstarched Shirt.” Lacoste had reportedly been inspired by a posh friend who played polo in a similar shirt. Read More »

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