April 2014

Prime Resources Corp. Acquires Points Of Light Product Line

As reported last week in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, supplier Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME) has acquired the Points of Light (UPIC: POINTS) product line. The acquisition comes on the heels of Prime’s acquisitions of factory direct sourcing lines Source Abroad and Get It Global earlier this year. Read More »

Industry Companies Celebrate Promotional Products Work! Week

Industry Companies Celebrate Promotional Products Work! Week

Last week marked the second annual Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W), during which companies and organizations from around the industry demonstrated the effectiveness of promotional products. Read More »

The SAGE Show Education, Events Impress Attendees

The SAGE Show Education, Events Impress Attendees

For the second year, exhibitors and distributors from around the country gathered at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, April 23-25 for the SAGE Show and Education Day. Read More »

The IC Group Acquires White Rhino Promotional Solutions

Distributor IC Group (UPIC: ICGroup) of Salt Lake City, Utah, has acquired 32-year-old promotional products distributor White Rhino Promotional Solutions (UPIC: rhino) of Brea, California. Read More »

National Small Business Week Is Coming May 12-16

In May, the U.S. celebrates National Small Business Week. Beginning in 1963, the week recognizes the contributions of U.S. entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Read More »

Ash City Staff Clean Up For Earth Day

Supplier Ash City (UPIC: ash0001) commemorated Earth Day this year by removing waste from the Richmond Hill, Ontario-based supplier’s office and surrounding community. Read More »

In Memoriam: Jerry O’Boyle

Jerome “Jerry” O’Boyle, the founder of supplier Journalbooks/Timeplanner Calendars (UPIC: journals) passed away on April 26. He was 81. Read More »

In Memoriam: Dick Dunphy, Sr.

Dick Dunphy, Sr., founder of Dick Dunphy Advertising Specialties, Inc. (UPIC: RJD), passed away April 25 at age 92. Read More »

PPAI Previews Ad Agency and Advertiser Buyer Benchmark Study

PPAI has conducted a first-of-its-kind benchmark study of promotional products advertising buying habits and preferences among ad agencies and advertisers. Among its key findings, the study revealed that 96 percent of survey respondents have purchased promotional products in the past 12 months and 74 percent consider them effective or highly effective. Read More »

Ellen Tucker Joins PPAI As Business Development Manager

PPAI has welcomed Ellen Tucker to the staff as its business development manager. Tucker’s background brings strong management and advertising skills, and experience working with associations, which will be of considerable value as she leads PPAI’s business development team. Read More »

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