PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink December 16: Advertisers Expected To Spend Nearly $600 Billion Worldwide In 2015

Advertisers are expected to spend $593.43 billion globally in 2015, reports market research firm eMarketer, a six percent increase over 2014. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 9: Pantone Names Marsala Color Of The Year 2015

Pantone has revealed its Color of the Year for 2015: PANTONE┬« 18-1438 Marsala, an earthy wine red. It follows PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the 2014 color of the year. Read More »

PPB Newslink December 2: Fewer Shoppers, Fewer Dollars Seen Over Thanksgiving

Holiday shopper traffic over the Thanksgiving weekend dropped 5.2 percent this year compared to 2013, the National Retail Federation (NRF) reported. Its Thanksgiving Weekend Spending Survey found that 55.1 percent of holiday shoppers were in stores and online over Thanksgiving weekend, down from 58.7 percent last year. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 25: U.S. Manufacturing, Service Sectors Growth Slows In November

U.S. manufacturing and service sectors showed weak growth in November, according to the Purchasing Managers Indexes (PMI) released by financial information services provider Markit. The manufacturing sector’s November PMI of 54.7 was down from an October reading of 55.9, while the service sector moved from 57.1 in October to 56.3 in November. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 18: Small Businesses Call On Congress To Move On Tax Reform

The National Small Business Association (NSBA) has released a survey, “Lame Duck Session Priorities,” outlining small-businesses opinions on key issues and general sentiments about Congress during the remaining days of the 113th session. Among the survey’s findings, small businesses overwhelmingly support enactment of tax extenders during the lame duck period. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 11: The PPAI Expo 2015 Promises Top-Notch Speakers, Education

The PPAI Expo 2015′s speaker lineup includes a Hollywood star, business leaders and promotional products professionals. The keynote and general session speakers are prepared to expand their audiences’ outlooks on relationships, boost idea building and help them manage their creative impulses. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 4: Polyconcept North America Acquires HumphreyLine

As first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News on Friday, Polyconcept North America (PCNA) has acquired Milwaukie, Oregon-based supplier HumphreyLine (UPIC: HUMPHREY). PCNA will now offer HumphreyLine’s full line of U.S.-made promotional plastic products and personal care amenities. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 28: PPEF Names Incoming Trustees, 2015 Board Officers

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) has named its 2015 officers and completed its trustee election for the 2015-2018 term. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 21: PPAI Supports Swift Resolution Of West Coast Port Labor Dispute

As the protracted negotiations between International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) over labor contracts at West Coast ports continue, the number of local, state and national trade associations encouraging a resolution has grown. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 14: PPAI Debuts ‘Product Persona’ Industry Branding Campaign

This month PPAI introduced a new industry branding campaign, “Product Persona,” to highlight the use of promotional products in a number of different environments. Read More »