PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink October 25: American Solutions For Business Acquires Peter Kleine Company

American Solutions for Business (UPIC: AMER0005) has acquired Peter Kleine Company (UPIC: PETE0002), a 30-year-old distributor based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 20: PPAI Announces New 2017 Expo East Dates

As first announced Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, PPAI has released new show dates for Expo East 2017. Expo East, produced by PPAI in partnership with the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), will be held June 12-14 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The show begins with an education day on Monday, June 12, with exhibits opening June 13 and continuing through June 14. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 18: Regional Association Leaders Come Together For LDW 2016

This week, board members and executive directors from regional associations across the country will be in Grapevine, Texas, for the 17th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW). Hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), the four-day event began Monday with a PPAI Board of Directors meeting and is followed by today’s training and planning session for PPAI committee and advisory group chairs. LDW continues Wednesday and Thursday with an extensive curriculum designed to provide participants with numerous learning opportunities through general sessions, breakout discussions and sharing activities. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 13: Digital Drives Media Ad Growth To Strong 2016

Media advertising sales are expected to grow 6.3 percent this year to $179 billion, the strongest growth rate since 2010. Media forecast and strategy agency Magna Global, publishing its findings in its latest U.S. advertising revenue forecast, attributes the growth to strong ad sales during the first half of 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 11: H. Wayne Roberts, MAS, Named 2017 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient

PPAI has named H. Wayne Roberts, MAS, the retired vice president of Wichita, Kansas-based Pioneer Balloon and past chair of the PPAI Board of Directors, as recipient of the 2017 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Read More »

PPB Newslink October 6: RAC Elects Its 2017 Board of Directors

The Regional Association Council (RAC) has selected its 2017 executive officers and new board members. RAC’s 2017 leadership lineup includes Janet McMaster, MAS, as president; Lindsey Whitney, MAS, as vice president; Harold Wood as secretary; John Bates as treasurer; D’Anna Zimmer, CAS, as RAC delegate to the PPAI Board; and Ryan Small, CAS, as immediate past president. The new officers will begin their one-year terms following The PPAI Expo 2017 in Las Vegas. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 4: Marketers To Boost Social Media Advertising Spending

Over the next six months, nearly half (47 percent) of advertisers are expected to increase their social media advertising spending. Business intelligence firm Advertiser Perceptions says in its Social Media Advertising Report that this will be predominately on sharing networks and buying programmatically. Advertiser Perceptions interviewed more than 300 agency and marketing executives on their opinions on social media advertising, their buying plans and perception of networks and platforms. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 29: Ted Dennison, MAS, And George Jackson Honored As 2016 PPAI RAC Volunteers Of The Year

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has launched a pilot program in collaboration with industry companies to award three college scholarships and provide internship opportunities at three colleges across the country. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 27: PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Launches At Advertising Week

PPAI’s Get In Touch! industry branding initiative kicked off today at Advertising Week in New York City at a seminar featuring author, blogger and master marketer Seth Godin. Godin was introduced by PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, for “Getting In Touch With The Work That Matters,” a keynote exploring business, management, marketing, storytelling, changing everything and doing the work that matters. Bellantone later joined Godin onstage for a Q&A session with the audience. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 22: PPAI Joins Calls For Swift Hanjin Bankruptcy Resolution

PPAI has joined 119 trade associations in urging the Department of Commerce to resolve the Hanjin bankruptcy situation. The South Korean shipping giant, representing about eight percent of the trans-Pacific trade to the U.S., declared bankruptcy earlier this month, putting its ships and containers in limbo. Read More »

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