Author Archives: Jen Alexander

BDA Expands East Coast Operations With SwervePoint Acquisition

Woodinville, Washington-based distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381), has acquired SwervePoint (PPAI 336283), a Boston-based promotional merchandise firm. With the acquisition, BDA significantly expands its Boston operations and extends service offerings for both company clients. “Over the past … Read More »

PPAI Brings Product Safety Aware Program To Michigan And Ohio

More than 30 PPAI members in Southfield and Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned out earlier this week for live product safety education programs presented by Anne Stone, PPAI’s director of public affairs. The Product Safety Aware presentation is designed for members … Read More »

PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Tools Work To Increase Awareness Of The Medium

In PPAI’s latest initiative supporting the launch of its five-year, multimillion-dollar Get In Touch!® campaign, the Association recently introduced the Get In Touch! commercial spot, People Around The World Love & Connect With Promotional Products. This is the industry’s first … Read More »

PPAI Pyramid Award Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit entries for the PPAI Pyramid Competition has been extended to Friday, July 21. The competition now incorporates the categories previously found in the Technology, Suppliers Achievement, Image and Pyramid competitions. Pyramid award competition categories are as follows: … Read More »

HALO Branded Solutions Wraps Up Record-Breaking Sales Meeting

Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) recently concluded its annual national sales meeting at The Omni Nashville with record attendance of more than 300 of the company’s top account executives and more than 200 supplier personnel from HALO’s Preferred Supplier … Read More »

Recognition Programs Work To Drive Employee Engagement

Key findings in the CultureNext® Employee Engagement and Benchmark Study, released by Maritz Motivation Solutions, a company within St. Louis-based Maritz, report that 80 percent of companies believe their recognition programs are at least moderately effective in driving employee engagement, and … Read More »

APPA Board Member Visits PPAI Headquarters

On Monday, Robert Williams, vice president of the Australasian Promotional Products Association and director at distributor Your Brand Unleashed in Victoria, Australia, met with PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE and the PPAI staff to learn more about PPAI’s … Read More »

What If It Was Simple? A Promotional Product Industry Client’s Perspective

What If It Was Simple? A Promotional Product Industry Client’s Perspective

Consumers’ expectations are evolving as technology changes, and it will affect the promotional products industry. Help your potential customers find an easier solution: Put yourself in their shoes for a minute. Dear Promotional Products Distributor: I am a 28-year-old project … Read More »

Profile: Eagle Promotions

Profile: Eagle Promotions

The Eagle Has Landed Las Vegas-based distributor Eagle Promotions sought to expand and grow exponentially, a goal that succeeded as “mission accomplished.” Tucked away in a quiet industrial area of Las Vegas, Nevada, stands the sprawling complex that houses distributor Eagle Promotions … Read More »

There’s An App For That

There’s An App For That

Hitting the road to rack up sales is a journey that’s been taken by hundreds in the promotional products industry. The evolution of technology  has moved sales reps past the stack of print catalogs, invoices in triplicate and folding paper … Read More »

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