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IRF Study Highlights Disruptions’ Impact On Meetings, Incentives Programs

Almost a quarter of meetings are affected by disruption in some way, impacting meetings and incentive planning in sometimes significant ways. The Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2016 Event Disruption Study explores the frequency, causes, sources and impact of recent disruptions in meetings and incentive travel. Read More »

Cotton Candy, Inc. Joins QCA’s Distributor Advocacy Council

Distributor Cotton Candy, Inc. (PPAI 134679), headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, has joined the Quality Certification Alliance’s (QCA) Distributor Advocacy Council (DAC). The QCA is an independent, non-governmental accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards by which industry firms that import and/or manufacture promotional products provide consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. Read More »

Hasseman Marketing & Communications Acquires Paparazzi Promotional Marketing

Distributor Hasseman Marketing & Communications (PPAI 314957), headquartered in Coshocton, Ohio, has acquired Paparazzi Promotional Marketing (PPAI 513022). Paparazzi Promotional Marketing, based in Irvine, California, was founded by Marty Hagerty in 2011. Read More »

Advisory Group Members Named PPB Volunteers Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes the members of the Industry Branding Initiative Advisory Group as the July PPB Volunteers of the Month. Those selected for the honor 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’s Webinar Series Explores Import Compliance And More

PPAI’s summer webinars look at important compliance best practices, product liability challenges and more. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

Record-Breaking WLC Exceeds Attendees’ Expectations

Last night’s casual closing networking dinner at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia put the finishing touch on what many of the 163 attendees are describing as the best PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference so far. Read More »

Staples, Inc. Agrees To Be Acquired By Private Equity Firm

Staples, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement with Sycamore Partners to be acquired by the private equity firm for approximately $6.9 billion. The Framingham, Massachusetts-company participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945). Read More »

Custom Content Tops Traditional Advertising In Time, Inc. Study

For two out of three consumers, custom content from a business is more trustworthy than traditional advertising. A study by Time, Inc., which surveyed more than 17,000 Generation Z, Millennial and Generation X respondents, found that custom content is perceived as thoughtful and providing value. Read More »

PPAI Hall Of Famer Makes Guest Appearance At Tucson Radio Station

PPAI Hall of Fame member and former PPAI board chair Don Edwards, CAS, appeared on KVOI AM 1030’s “What’s Up AZ” on Saturday to discuss his role as an Honorary Commander at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. Read More »

HALO National Sales Meeting Hosts SuccessFit4Life! FUN Run/Walk

HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) hosted SuccessFit4Life!’s FUN Run/Walk event at its national sales meeting this week in Nashville, Tennessee. Open to everyone regardless of their fitness level, the run/walk’s route took HALO’s account executives and supplier partners through downtown Nashville, including across the Cumberland River and along the city’s famous Honky Tonk Row. Read More »

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