PPB Newslink

PPB Newslink November 19: IMA Announces Next Step In Association Management Transition

The Incentive Marketing Association (IMA) announces that Karen Wesloh, CAE, CMP, of the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Harrington Company will be its new executive director effective January 1, 2016. IMA’s current executive director, Donna Chrobak, will be pursuing another opportunity within the incentive industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 17: Research Finds Advertising Brings Trillions To U.S. Economy

Advertising accounted for $3.4 trillion of the U.S. GDP in 2014 reports the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) and The Advertising Coalition. Their study surveyed advertising’s contribution to national, state and regional economic activity in 17 industries, and found that it is a key driver in 19 percent of the nation’s total economic output. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 12: More Top-Flight Speakers Scheduled For The PPAI Expo 2016

The PPAI Expo 2016 offers attendees the full range of education opportunities they’ve come to expect from the promotional products industry’s largest and longest-running trade show, including more than 100 education sessions and an accomplished lineup of keynote and general session presentations. January 12 kicks off with two exciting sessions, including a general session with author Seth Godin. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 10: The PPAI Expo 2016 Set To Offer World-Class Speakers

On January 11 in Las Vegas, The PPAI Expo 2016 will introduce audiences to an engaging keynote luncheon speaker and a new and unique approach to general session presentations. The Expo’s general session and keynote presentations deliver diverse and compelling ideas that help audiences grow and expand their businesses, change their outlooks on life and careers, and develop professionally and personally. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 5: PPAI Announces 2016 PPAI Supplier Star Finalists

PPAI distributor members have voted and 21 industry supplier companies have been selected as finalists for the 2016 PPAI Supplier Star Award. The competition brings recognition to industry suppliers who have excelled in communication, service and quality. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 3: Fields Manufacturing Acquires American Greenwood And Sprout Tyme Line

As reported Friday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News, supplier Fields Manufacturing (UPIC: FIELDS) has acquired the assets of Chicago, Illinois-based suppliers American Greenwood, Inc. (UPIC: AMERGRWD) and Sprout Tyme Line. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 29: A Brand Company Acquires Design Accessories And Subsidiaries

As reported earlier today in a PPB Newslink Breaking News, distributor A Brand Company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Design Accessories, Inc., a Virginia-based promotional marketing organization. The deal includes Design Accessories’ two subsidiaries, Design Marketing and PerformanceLink Systems, Inc. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 27: PPAI Announces 2016 Pyramid Awards Finalists

Twenty-four distributors have been tapped as finalists for the 2016 PPAI Pyramid Awards. The PPAI Pyramid Awards recognize members that have demonstrated outstanding, creative use of promotional products to deliver effective, results-oriented initiatives for a variety of client programs and campaigns. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 22: In Memoriam: Stan Breckenridge, MAS

Stan Breckenridge, MAS, past chair of the PPAI Board of Directors and a lifetime member of the Association, passed away Wednesday at age 66. Breckenridge was senior vice president of sales for Fairport, New York-based supplier Mastercraft Decorators/The Guildlines. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 20: Top Brands Announces Ownership Change

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, supplier Top Brands (UPIC: topbrand) has announced a change of ownership. Owner Norma Jean Knollenberg, C.I.P., CPIM, and her husband, Gus, are retiring and have sold the company to Gary and Pam Slavonic, who will take the reins at the beginning of November. The Knollenbergs will stay on with the company through the end of 2015 to assist with the transition. Read More »

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