January 2016

PPAI Provides Performance Updates In 2015 Annual Report

PPAI has released its annual report, which describes the Association’s organizational strategy, and provides performance updates on its goals and initiatives in 2015. The Association’s activities are reported in correlation with its strategic pillars: delivering great member value, advocating for the industry, engaging the global marketplace and managing an efficient, progressive and professional organization. Read More »

High Energy And Enthusiasm At PPPC National Convention

The Promotional Products Professionals of Canada’s (PPPC) 2016 National Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario, wraps up Friday after a week of professional development, trade-show and networking opportunities. The annual convention, now in its 60th year, has drawn attendees from across Canada and the U.S. Read More »

PPEF Now Accepting 2016 Scholarship Applications

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) scholarship program is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year with $150,000 in scholarships available. Since its inception in 1989, PPEF has awarded approximately $1,417,000 in financial assistance to college students. Read More »

Advertising Market Closes 2015 With Strong Performance

The total U.S. advertising market rose by nine percent in December, reports advertising spending data provider Standard Media Index. The company attributes advertising spending’s highest level since July 2015 to consumers’ improving outlook on the economy. Read More »

Consumer Confidence Ticked Up In January

With consumer confidence built on December’s gains, the Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 98.1 for January, up from 96.3 in December. Read More »

Terry Town Names PPAI Expo Raffle Winners

Supplier Terry Town (UPIC: TERRYTWN) held a “Sublimation Innovation Raffle” for PPAI Expo 2016 attendees who responded to a Terry Town pre-show e-blast. Participants who wrote “sublimation innovation” on the back of their business cards were entered in a raffle for the chance to win $1,000, $500 or $250 in Terry Town credit. Read More »

PPAI Recognizes Dedicated Volunteers At Expo Luncheon

The recent PPAI Expo marked not only the official start of a new sales year but the conclusion of service for board members and committee volunteers who donated their time in 2015, and the start of new terms for incoming volunteers in 2016. Read More »

PPAI 2016 Retiring Volunteers Named PPB Volunteers Of The Month

As its PPB Volunteers of the Month for January 2016, PPAI recognizes the volunteers who completed their service at The PPAI Expo 2016. These individuals 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 »

Nine Industry Professionals Earn CAS Certifications

Nine industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Professional (CAS) industry certifications in December and January, joining an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Read More »

Product Responsibility, Decorating Trends And More In PPAI Webinar’s Series

PPAI’s webinar series is focusing on product responsibility issues, decorating best practices and other industry issues over the next few months. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

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