June 2014

Make It A Hole In One

Whether it is a company tournament or a team-building activity, there is nothing like spending a summer day on the golf course. Read More »

L.E.A.D. Local Takes The Industry’s Message To Pennsylvania’s Capital

L.E.A.D. Local Takes The Industry’s Message To Pennsylvania’s Capital

PPAI joined with the Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association (PAPPA) and the Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association (TRASA) on June 17 to host a Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This event, called L.E.A.D. Local, is the first of PPAI’s state-level legislative outreach efforts to deliver the message of the promotional products industry to state legislators. Read More »

American Apparel Removes CEO, Chair Dov Charney

American Apparel’s (UPIC: AMER9421) board of directors voted last week to remove company Chairman Dov Charney and notified him of its intent to immediately terminate his employment as president and CEO for cause. Read More »

HALO Hosts National Sales Meeting In Albuquerque

HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) brought together more than 200 account executives and representatives of 123 industry companies this month to the distributor’s 2014 National Sales Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Read More »

Lapine Partners With ZWILLING J.A. Henckels To Bring New Products To Premium Market

Distributor Lapine Associates, Inc. (UPIC: LAPI0001) in Stamford, Connecticut, has announced that it is working with ZWILLING J.A. Henckels to bring its products to the U.S. premium market. Read More »

Top 100 Advertisers Spent A Record $108.6 Billion In 2013

In 2013, the top 100 national advertisers spent a record $108.6 billion, the combined sum surpassing the previous peak set in 2007. Advertising Age, a publication serving the marketing and media industries, reported the findings in its 2014 Leading National Advertisers index, which ranks the largest U.S. advertisers. Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing Shows Strong Growth In June

U.S. manufacturing has shown stronger growth than expected in June, according to a report released Sunday by financial data firm Markit. Increases in output and new orders have pushed the manufacturing sector to its strongest level since May 2010. Read More »

Survey Rates Best, Worst States And Cities For Small Businesses

Utah, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana are the friendliest states for small business, while Colorado Springs, Boise and Houston are the friendliest cities, according to the results of the third annual Small Business Friendliness Survey conducted by Thumbtack, a professional services matchmaking company working with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Read More »

Marketing Study Reports Best Practices On Facebook Engagement

The best way to encourage a Facebook audience to share a post by a brand is simply by asking them, according to a report issued by marketing agency TrackMaven. Read More »

Tru Art Advertising Calendars Earns Print Media G7 Master Qualification

Tru Art Advertising Calendars (UPIC: TRUART), a supplier headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa, was awarded the G7 Master Certificate of Qualification by the International Digital Enterprise Alliance (IDEAlliance). Read More »

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