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PPB Newslink March 21: PPAI Educates Students On Industry Careers At AMA Collegiate Conference

PAI is a long-standing partner and platinum-level sponsor of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and last week participated in its 39th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association sponsored the conference’s t-shirt design and trade-show exhibit competitions, and PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion on promotional products marketing. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 16: Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry

The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 14: SXSW Brings Diverse Messages To Marketers

Now in its 20th year, Austin, Texas-based South by Southwest (SXSW) has grown from a regional music festival to a 10-day conglomeration of festivals and conferences tackling film, music, advertising and marketing, interactive media and more. Currently in the middle of its March 10-17 run, the SXSW 2017’s Brands & Marketing track, part of SXSW Interactive, explores native advertising, brand storytelling and other topics relevant to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 9: PPEF To Award Eight New Named Scholarships

The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) is awarding eight new named scholarships for the first time this year. The move brings to 25 the total number of named scholarships—those established in honor or memory of an individual or company—presented each year. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 7: PPAI, NWPMA Connect With Legislators In Oregon, Washington

PPAI joined industry professionals and the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) last week in Salem, Oregon, and Olympia, Washington, for L.E.A.D. Local events. L.E.A.D. Local is the Association’s state-level legislative outreach effort to deliver the message of the promotional products industry to state legislators, and draws on practices established with PPAI’s annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Washington, D.C. Read More »

PPB Newslink March 2: PPAI Website Reveals Stunning New Look, Improved Navigation

This week PPAI unveiled its new website designed to more fully serve and support the needs of members. PPAI.org’s new look is fresh, modern, easier to navigate and use, and better supports the Association’s strategic goals. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 28: PPAI, NWPMA Take Industry’s Message To Oregon, Washington State Capitols

PPAI is joining the Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA) and its members this week to bring Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) to the Pacific Northwest. Visiting state capitols in Salem, Oregon, on March 1, and Olympia, Washington, on March 2, L.E.A.D. Local participants will meet with the legislators and educate them on their state’s promotional products industry. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 23: White House Doubles Its Order Of Customized Cross Pens

Pens from Rhode Island’s A.T. Cross, which does business in the promotional products industry as supplier Cross (PPAI 114156), have been the choice of U.S. presidents since Gerald Ford. Donald Trump is no exception, and the Associated Press has reported that the White House recently placed a second order with its distributor, as the president has taken to giving out the customized, gold-plated pens as gifts. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 21: PPAI Opens Registration And Housing For Largest Show In Northeast

Registration and housing for Expo East 2017, the largest promotional products trade show in the Northeast, is now open. The show, which will be held at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, begins with a day of education June 12 with exhibits open June 13-14. Read More »

PPB Newslink February 16: PPAI Names Committee And Advisory Group Chairs, Liaisons

PPAI has announced new volunteer committee and advisory group chairs and liaisons for the 2017-2018 term. The PPAI committees and advisory groups are comprised of volunteer representatives from the Association’s membership including distributors, suppliers, business services partners and representatives, who work together to promote, protect and grow the promotional products industry and the Association. Read More »

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