PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink October 2: Perry Wehrle And Brittany David Elected To PPAI Board

As reported Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News, Perry Wehrle, president of distributor PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW), and Brittany David, vice president of sales at supplier SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA) have been elected to the PPAI Board of Directors. They will begin their four-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2016 in January. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 29: Product Responsibility Summit Explores Product Safety Developments

PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit is taking place this week in Bethesda, Maryland. Formerly the Product Safety Summit, the highly popular event was rebranded this year to broaden its educational scope and has become the must-attend program for safety and compliance professionals at companies throughout the promotional products industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 24: 10 Tapped As 2015 PPB Service Superheroes

Superior customer service is alive and thriving in the promotional products industry, as demonstrated by the 10 hard-working industry professionals who have been selected as the 2015 PPB Service Superheroes. These exceptional individuals were nominated by their clients and coworkers for their ability to routinely go the extra mile. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 22: PPAI To Bring Insights, Conversation To Advertising Week

Advertising Week is coming to New York City September 28 – October 2 and is bringing the best and brightest of the advertising industry with it. PPAI has been an active participant in Advertising Week for a number of years, and is presenting “An Hour With Seth Godin,” a live thought leadership session, at 10 am on Thursday, October 1, at the Hard Rock Café New York at 1501 Broadway. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 17: Dorcy Enters Into Agreement with Aprinta Promo, Adva-Lite

Dorcy International, Inc., parent company of Dorcy Special Markets Division (UPIC: DORCY) has entered into an agreement with Aprinta Promo, a division of Aprinta Group LLC, to market the complete line of Dorcy portable lighting products to the promotional products industry through Aprinta’s Adva-Lite brand. As a result, Dorcy will exit its promotional products divisions in the U.S. and Canada, and realign business support to key company priorities. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 15: Global Advertising Spending Expected To Reach $570 Billion This Year

Market research firm eMarketer reports that global advertising spending is forecast to reach $569.65 billion in 2015, a downward adjustment from its March forecast of $577.79 billion. The shift is due to lower than expected ad spending in North and Latin America and Western Europe. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 10: CPSC Chair Elliot Kaye To Speak At The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Chairman Elliot Kaye will be joining the PPAI Product Responsibility Summit later this month in Bethesda, Maryland. Kaye will address Summit attendees on Wednesday, September 30, as the luncheon speaker. Kaye became the CPSC’s 10th chairman in 2014, and his term will expire in October 2020. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 8: Author Seth Godin To Join PPAI At Advertising Week

PPAI is presenting a thought leadership session during Advertising Week featuring a conversation with Seth Godin. “An Hour With Seth Godin” will take place October 1 at the Hard Rock Café New York. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 3: HALO Branded Solutions Acquires Harvey-Daco, Inc.

As reported Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News, HALO Branded Solutions (UPIC: HBS) has acquired distributor Harvey-Daco, Inc. (UPIC: HARVDACO). Harvey-Daco, a Waco, Texas-based company established in 1949, maintains satellite offices in Austin, Dallas and Houston. HALO will retain Harvey-Daco’s current sales force and offices throughout Texas while operations will transition to HALO’s Sterling, Illinois, headquarters over the next few weeks. Read More »

PPB Newslink September 1: Vote Today In The PPAI Board Of Directors Election

The election for the PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2020 opens today. Distributor candidates are (from left) Dan McEntee, area vice president–special order at Staples Promotional Products (UPIC: AMER0016) and Perry Wehrle, president of PAW Marketing, Inc. (UPIC: PAW). Supplier candidates are Brittany David, vice president of sales at SnugZ USA (UPIC: SNUGZUSA) and Marc Held, vice president of national sales at Bodek and Rhodes (UPIC: ULTRACLB). The election will run September 1 to September 28, with results available in early October. Read More »

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