The 2013 PPAI Woman of Achievement award recognizes an individual who has led the way in the advancement of women in the industry, exhibited outstanding leadership and made significant contributions to the industry and her community. This year, PPAI recognizes two who have inspired others as both role models and mentors: Roni Wright, MAS, vice president of The Book Company, and the late Janelle Nevins, who was senior vice president of the Summit Group. Read More »
Last week, PPAI reached out to industry businesses in the path of Colorado’s wildfires. While the Association knows that their immediate focus is on efforts for the community, when those affected turn their attention back to business, PPAI and the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation (PPDRF) are there to assist them. Read More »
To better serve its distributor partners across the country Supplier Camsing Global (UPIC: ADVALITE) has strategically realigned its territories with a dedicated territory account manager in 10 geographic regions and expanded its inside sales team. Read More »
Distributor Specialty Incentives (UPIC: spclty) of Denver, Colorado, has purchased select assets of Somethin’ Special Candy Plus (UPIC: SSCANDY), effective July 1. Read More »
Rebecca Korhonen of McCabe Promotional Advertising (UPIC: MCCA0001) was randomly chosen from more than 900 qualifying entries, winning a guitar and a practice amplifier in Prestige Glass International’s (UPIC: P192659)“Surf The Site” contest, launched at the 2013 PPPC National Convention in Toronto, Ontario. Read More »
PPAI’s Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC), June 8-10 in San Diego, celebrates the work of women who have paved the way for success in the promotional products industry, and during its three-day run, attendees will be able to develop their professional networks and their leadership potential. On July 9, speaker Allison Maslan kicks off the day with her keynote session on the Millionairess Formula. Read More »
This summer’s robust schedule of PPAI educational webinars is a great opportunity for industry practitioners seeking to further their professional development. Coming up this week is the second in a series of webinars by veteran distributor Paul Kiewiet, MAS, CIP, CPC, on how to sell promotional products against other media. His tips will help you think like an advertiser and sell like a marketer. Read More »
Jim Joholske, deputy director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) Office of Import Surveillance, will be joining this year’s speaker line up at the PPAI Product Safety Summit, August 14-15 at the Westin Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Read More »
On May 15, the Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) held its Education Extravaganza event at the Mall of America Boundary Waters Meeting Room, with nearly 60 UMAPP supplier and distributor members in attendance. Read More »
Gary Armes, a Redondo Beach, California, account executive, was named HALO Branded Solutions’ (UPIC: HBS) MVP at a recent award ceremony at the Four Seasons Las Vegas Hotel celebrating his 2012 sales achievements and those of the Sterling, Illinois-based distributor’s other top 200 national account executives.
Armes was named a HALO Branded Solutions MVP for his consecutive years of company-leading sales growth. He was also awarded with membership into the Silver Club, a sales achievement group comprised of the top 10 percent of the company’s 800-member sales force.
“Gary’s ingenuity in creating unique promotional marketing campaigns for each of his clients is unparalleled,” says Jim Stutz, executive vice president of business development. “He has been a leader in HALO’s sales force for years, and we are very fortunate to have Gary as a part of the team.” Read More »