May 2016

Mary Dobsch, MAS, Named PPAI 2016 Woman of Achievement

Mary Dobsch, MAS, owner and president of Washington, Missouri-based promotional products supplier The Chest, Inc., has been selected as the 2016 PPAI Woman of Achievement. The presentation of the PPAI Woman of Achievement award will take place during the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference welcome dinner and award presentation, June 27 in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More »

The Industry’s Voice Heard Loud And Clear On Capitol Hill Last Week

PPAI took the industry’s message to Capitol Hill on May 25 and 26 as part of its seventh annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.). More than 80 member volunteers and staff held nearly 250 visits over two days with legislators and their aides from 30 states to discuss the industry’s interest in issues such as the Department of Labor’s new overtime rule, independent contractors, deductibility for business advertising expenditures and legislation to support incentives for wellness programs, among other issues. In addition to the hundreds of personal visits, members from across the country participated in the virtual fly-in, sending nearly 1,000 emails to their legislators to voice their concerns about legislation that affects their businesses and the industry overall. Read More »

Survey Finds B2B Companies Are Losing Customers With Their Post-Sale Experience

Customers aren’t happy with their post-sale experience, reports business-to-business research firm SiriusDecisions. The company draws its findings from a survey of 450 B2B customers in a broad range of industries and business sizes. Read More »

Promotional Designs Joins Facilisgroup

De Pere, Wisconsin-based Promotional Designs, Inc. (UPIC: P107910) has joined Facilisgroup (UPIC: Facilis), a community of promotional products distributors. Read More »

Vernon Names Rick Buckley Supplier Account Manager Of The Year

The Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon) awarded Rick Buckley, who represents Tri-Mountain (UPIC: TRIM0003), as Supplier Account Manager of the Year at the distributor’s annual national sales meeting, Vernon University, April 19-20, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa. Read More »

The Industry Celebrates Promotional Products Work! Week

Industry professionals, companies and regional associations are demonstrating the power of promotional products during the fourth annual Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W), which began Monday and wraps up on Friday. PPW!W, PPAI’s five-day international event, is aimed at raising awareness of promotional products’ role in advertising and marketing and delivers the message that promotional products work to advertisers, marketers and media buyers. Read More »

L.E.A.D. Makes A Difference In Washington, D.C.

The seventh annual PPAI Legislation Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) is ongoing in Washington, D.C., today as more than 70 industry professionals from 30 states meet with senators, representatives and legislative staff to discuss relevant legislation, issues and opportunities. Read More »

United Way Highlights Policy Regarding Its Trademarks On Promotional Products

To better protect its brand, United Way Worldwide is launching a new communication campaign to reiterate a brand licensing policy that the organization adopted in 2013. The licensing model is intended to help ensure consistency in promoting the brand’s visual identity while strengthening United Way’s ability to effectively communicate its message. Read More »

In Memoriam: David Engel, MAS

On May 25, David Engel, MAS, a longtime industry volunteer and past president of supplier Greystone International Products, passed away in New Haven, Connecticut. He was 71. Read More »

PPAI Presents Chabot, Walden With 2016 Legislators of the Year Awards During L.E.A.D.

This week, as part of the seventh annual PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.), the Association recognized Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) as its 2016 Legislators of the Year Read More »

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