July 2014

Want To Leave The Office Earlier? Read This.

Want To Leave The Office Earlier? Read This.

Laura Stack, America’s Premier Expert in Productivity™ and Wednesday morning’s featured speaker at this week’s PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, offered tips to help listeners sidestep the four biggest categories of distractions in the workplace: technology, yourself, people and environment. Read More »

Courtney Clark: The Things That Challenge Us Make Us Better People

Courtney Clark: The Things That Challenge Us Make Us Better People

Courtney Clark shared her story as a featured speaker on Tuesday at the PPAI 2014 Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, and gave attendees three lessons help them become resilient leaders Read More »

Going Mobile To Influence The Millennial Buyer

Going Mobile To Influence The Millennial Buyer

How do marketers reach Millennials in today’s world? With useful technology, says Suzanne Perryman, speaking at the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. Read More »

Lantz, Sandford Honored With The PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

Lantz, Sandford Honored With The PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award

PPAI recognized two veteran industry professionals with one of its most prestigious honors, the 2014 PPAI Woman Of Achievement Award, Monday evening at the 10th annual PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado. The award was presented to Jo-an Lantz, MAS, executive vice president at distributor Geiger, and Maribeth Sandford, CAS, CEO of supplier BAG MAKERS, Inc. Read More »

In Memoriam: Karen Renk

Karen Renk, a past executive director of the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) who has been involved with the association since its foundation, passed away on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. She was 65. Read More »

Main Event Acquired By ASW Global

Logistics company ASW Global has acquired Indianapolis, Indiana-based distributor Main Event Merchandise Group (UPIC: mainevt), growing the size, scale and services of its marketing fulfillment division, Global Promotions & Incentives (GPI). Read More »

B2C Ecommerce Expected To Climb 20 Percent In 2014

Worldwide business-to-consumer ecommerce sales are expected to climb to $1.471 trillion in 2014, a jump of nearly 20 percent from 2013’s figure, reports market research firm eMarketer. Read More »

Advertising Spending Softens In Second Quarter 2014

Advertising spending slipped one percent in second quarter, according to data from information services provider Standard Media Index (SMI). Buoyed by first-quarter spending growth of 12 percent due to the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, the first half of 2014 has witnessed growth in advertising spending of six percent. Read More »

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Celebrates A Decade Of Success

PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Celebrates A Decade Of Success

The 10th PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference got underway Monday at the Omni Interlocken Hotel in Denver, Colorado, with 120 women registrants from companies throughout the industry. Read More »

George Jackson Named PPB Volunteer Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes George Jackson, owner of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, distributor George Jackson Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: GJPRO), as PPB’s Volunteer of the Month. These individuals have dedicated their time to the fulfilling the charge of a committee, advisory group, work group or task force on which they serve, and to its continued progress. Read More »

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