March 2012

Two Reasons Interviews So Often Fail

Have you ever ended up with a co-worker who was a hindrance to the team? Maybe the person said he or she was capable of certain skills that, in hindsight, they were unable to perform. Maybe the co-worker just wasn’t … Read More »

Selling When You Don’t Have The Lowest Price

How can you get the business when you don’t have the lowest price? At a time when a variety of market pressures are forcing the commoditization of many promotional products, this becomes a difficult challenge. Promotional Consultant Today shares these … Read More »

Get Through The Challenges

Every entrepreneur faces challenges, and some may seem impossible to overcome. But it is up to you to use those challenges as fuel and not let them become excuses. Promotional Consultant Today looks at three ways entrepreneur Rae Hoffman-Dolan found … Read More »

The Four Aces Of Hiring, Part 2

You must know exactly what you want to measure and in which sequence, in order to avoid a similar bad hiring experience. Yesterday, PCT shared two profiles to help you hire aces. Today, we share two more. 1. Know-How. This … Read More »

PPAI Board Holds Spring Meeting; Updates Strategic Plan

PPAI Board Holds Spring Meeting; Updates Strategic Plan

The PPAI Board of Directors, along with staff executives and directors, gathered in Bandera, Texas, west of San Antonio, this past Thursday through Sunday for the quarterly board meeting, and to review and update PPAI’s three-year strategic plan. Read More »

HPPA’s Education Day Delivers Irresistible Ideas

On March 7, Houston Promotional Products Association (HPPA) welcomed Andrew Szabo—aka the Marketing Chef—to its Education Day. Szabo, a marketing author, strategic facilitator and marketing strategy consultant, inspired attendees to re-think their marketing strategies. Read More »

PPAI’s Legislative Agenda Focuses On Four Actions

Earlier this month PPAI took its message to Capitol Hill by organizing the third annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D). With participation from a record 60 industry members who completed more than 200 visits to legislators, the promotional products industry made its collective voice heard about the effectiveness and value of promotional products. Those introductions (and in many case, reintroductions) with lawmakers were another critical step in PPAI’s ongoing efforts to ensure that the power of promotional products is understood by those whose actions may intentionally or unintentionally affect their sale and use. Read More »

Readers Name The Industry’s Oldest Companies

Last week PPB Newslink invited readers to help celebrate PPAI’s latest honor—as the oldest business operating in Irving, Texas—by naming five of the industry’s oldest operating companies. Congratulations to these individuals for their submissions: Marvin Baida, Promorep, Inc.; Marie G. Diefenbach, Quickpoint; Gregg A. Emmer, Kaeser & Blair, Inc.; Sherri Lennarson, MAS, Bankers Advertising Co.; Nancy Lewellen, Kaeser & Blair, Inc.; and Tami Wainscott, MAS, The Allen Co. Each wins a digital copy of PPAI At 100, a rich history of the Association originally published for PPAI’s centennial anniversary in 2003. Read More »

Award Entry Deadlines Drawing Near

Friday, April 6, is your last chance to submit an entry for PPAI’s Technology Award. Winners of this award are proficient in the development and effective use of technology in various applications. Click Technology to enter the competition. Read More »

Nominate Someone For RAC Volunteer Of The Year Award

Know someone who has made a significant and measurable difference to a regional association? Nominate him or her for PPAI’s RAC Volunteer of the Year Award. It’s reserved for those regional association members who go above and beyond with their volunteerism and leadership. Read More »

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