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PPAI Board Visits Texas For Strategic Discussion And Board Meeting

The PPAI Board, staff directors and executives met at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving, Texas, on Monday for a scheduled strategic plan discussion facilitated by board member Larry Cohen, president of Axis Promotions, and Ashley Wilemon and Amy Blackburn, both of Saxum, PPAI’s public relations firm. The meeting also included a review of marketing trends expected to have an impact on business, and a discussion on PPAI’s 2017 goal relating to strategic foresight. Read More »

PPAI’s Barnett Joins AAF Chapter To Discuss The Millennial Market

PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett was on the road last week, traveling to Melbourne, Florida, to speak at a meeting of the American Advertising Federation’s Space Coast Chapter. Read More »

NALC 2017 Welcomes Seth Kahan To Its Extensive Speaker Lineup

The 2017 PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) is bringing industry leaders from across the country together in Austin, Texas, for a high-powered speaker lineup. Running August 13-15 at the Four Seasons Hotel, the three-day event offers attendees opportunities to connect with and learn from innovators and thought leaders drawn from a variety of fields and backgrounds. Read More »

Five More Industry Professionals Earn MAS, CAS Certifications

In March and April, five industry professionals earned their Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) or Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) industry certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Read More »

S & S Activewear Hosts PAPPA For Factory Tour

On April 20, S & S Activewear hosted visitors from the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA) for a factory tour at its Robbinsville, New Jersey, facility. Read More »

HanesBrands Announces Multiyear Growth Initiative

HanesBrands has launched a multiyear initiative to increase investment for growth, reduce costs and drive cash flow for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company which participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138). The initiative is expected to drive the company’s “Sell More, Spend Less, Generate Cash” business strategy. Read More »

HanesBrands Releases 2016 Financials Showing Record Net Sales

HanesBrands has announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2016 results, highlighting its record net sales, operating profit and diluted earnings per share (EPS), and record annual operating cash flow of $606 million. The Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company, which participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138), has also announced initial financial guidance for 2017, forecasting net sales growth in the high single-digits, record cash flow, and further growth in its operating profit and EPS. Read More »

Hong Kong’s Gifts & Premium Fair And Printing & Packaging Fair Draw 62,000 Attendees

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) 32nd annual Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair concluded Sunday at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Also wrapping up on April 30 was the concurrent 12th annual Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair, held at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Read More »

Admints & Zagabor Brings Mentos Brand Into Promotional Products Market

Supplier Admints & Zagabor (PPAI 227425), a division of Hit Promotional Products (PPAI 113910), and Perfetti Van Melle, the parent company of the Mentos brand, recently formed an exclusive partnership to launch Mentos brand mints into the promotional products industry. Read More »

IRF Releases Study On Applying Behavioral Economics To Incentive Programs

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has released its analysis on how behavioral economics can be applied to the incentive, rewards and recognition (IRR) field in the report, “Using Behavioral Economics Insights in Incentives, Rewards, and Recognition: A Nudge Guide.” Behavioral economics combines traditional economics, social psychology, neuroscience and other disciplines to identify the motivations behind people’s actions. Read More »

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