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PPB Newslink June 22: The Image Group And Target Marketing Announce Merger

As first reported Tuesday in a Breaking News alert, The Image Group (PPAI 103424) and Target Marketing (PPAI 109001) have announced an agreement to merge the companies, effective June 30. In a statement, owners for the two distributors say the merger will provide current and prospective clients with a greater range of marketing solutions, while bringing scale needed for continued efficiencies in operations, innovative technologies and greater reach nationally and internationally. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 20: PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign

In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »

PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign

In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »

ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. Acquires Select Assets Of Motivators, Inc.

Distributor ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. (PPAI 212648) has purchased select assets from Motivators, Inc. (PPAI 107086), a distributor headquartered in Westbury, New York. Read More »

Marketers Find Alternatives In Light Of Digital Advertising’s Weaknesses

Digital and display advertising, as we know it, is on the ropes, reports research and advisory firm Forrester. In 2016, of $7.4 billion in spent on ads in the medium, only 40 percent was seen by an actual human and increasingly, consumers are finding ways to avoid it. Read More »

Long Beach, Los Angeles Port Workers Go On Strike

Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have gone on strike to protest XPO Logistics’ Cartage and Port Services divisions. The strikes at the two ports, the busiest in the U.S., are blamed on drivers’ wage classification and concerns associated with recently announced zero-emissions goals at the ports. Read More »

The IRF Holds 24th Annual Education Invitational In Maui

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 24th Annual Education Invitational on June 14-18 at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. The invitational is the IRF’s most important annual fundraising activity for research surrounding motivation and incentives. Read More »

PPAI Staff Plant Tree In Memory Of Deetria Horne

This morning, PPAI staff held a tree dedication ceremony in memory of Deetria Horne, a former marketing manager at the Association who passed away on May 28 following a long battle with cancer. Diann Smith, Horne’s mother, joined staff at the tree-planting ceremony. Read More »

SAAGNY Summer Showcase Draws Record Attendance

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted its fifth annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on June 7. SAAGNY reports that the event attracted a record number of exhibitors, distributors and end-user clients, with end-user attendance nearly doubling over the past four years. Read More »

Lost In Translation – June 15, 2017

Martin Cross, president of Patent Translations, Inc., shares these tips when working from the inside out of your organization. Read More »

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