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PPB Newslink April 27: Excitement Is High As L.E.A.D. Gets Under Way On Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill was undoubtedly one of the busiest places on earth Wednesday as lawmakers examined the new tax plan, hammered out a budget-funding extension and took time to meet with nearly 80 member volunteers and staff in town for PPAI’s Legislative Education And Action Day (L.E.A.D.). Read More »

PPB Newslink April 25: PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Launches First Commercial

PAI has launched its first broadcast ad for the Get In Touch!® campaign for use in digital, social, live event and broadcast media. The spot debuted on social media in conjunction with Promotional Products Work! Week, which runs through Friday, and will expand in the fall to include multiple platforms and will be supported by live event partnerships with Advertising Week, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. Read More »

PPAI Volunteers, Staff On Capitol Hill This Week For L.E.A.D.

More than 80 PPAI volunteers and staff arrive in Washington, D.C., today to take part in more than 250 meetings with members of Congress and their staffs about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. This is the eighth year for PPAI’s Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), one of the Association’s most powerful and influential efforts to educate legislators about the $21 billion promotional products industry. The meetings begin on Wednesday and run through late Thursday. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 20: Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites

Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business’s website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the “Small Business Consumer Expectations Report” from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »

PPB Newslink April 13: U.S. Employment Trends Indicate Solid Job Growth Ahead

The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for March points to healthy job growth in the months ahead. After a strong uptick in February to 131.09, the index grew further in March to 131.43, a 4.3 percent increase over where the index stood one year ago. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 6: Bob Herzog Tapped As CEO At Corporate Imaging Concepts

Distributor Corporate Imaging Concepts (PPAI 221047) has named Bob Herzog as its new CEO, as first announced Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert. Current CEO and company founder Brian Abrams is stepping down from the role but will remain highly involved in the Northbrook, Illinois, company as executive chairman. Read More »

Suzan Bolski, MAS, Named April PPB Volunteer Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes Suzan Bolski, MAS, chief executive officer of San Tan Valley, Arizona, distributor Anything Goes Promotions, Inc. as the April PPB Volunteer of the Month. The Association’s PPB Volunteers of the Month have dedicated their time to the progress and fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve. Read More »

PPAI Staff Members Visit T-Shirt Tycoon Facility In Texas

Members of the PPAI staff visited supplier T-Shirt Tycoon (PPAI 547092) in Garland, Texas, on Wednesday to learn about the member company’s processes for decorating apparel as well as its business model for working with distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 4: Your Numbers Count In PPAI’s Annual Sales Volume Survey

Friday is the final day for distributor companies to return their PPAI Annual Sales Volume Survey to report sales data for 2016. Each year, PPAI compiles the industry’s official distributor sales volume estimate to measure industry growth, identify financial trends and pinpoint top-selling product categories and types of promotional programs. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 16: Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry

The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »

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