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PPB Newslink June 8: Promotional Products Sales Reach $21.3 Billion In 2016

In 2016, U.S. promotional products sales reached a record $21.3 billion, continuing an upward trend that began in 2010, following 2009’s downturn. PPAI’s Annual Estimate of Distributor Sales reports growth of 2.39 percent in 2016, a slower pace than 2015’s 3.82-percent growth, and also a tightening of the gap between small and large distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 6: BIC Group To Sell BIC Graphic North America

BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) has announced that its parent company, BIC Group, has signed an asset and share purchase agreement to sell its North American promotional products division and Asian Sourcing division to an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global U.S. private equity firm. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 1: Twenty Named As PPB 2017 Rising Stars

In its annual spotlight on the industry’s up-and-coming leaders, PPB has named 20 individuals as 2017 Rising Stars. The magazine’s annual recognition program seeks out and spotlights the industry’s most watchable young pros based on nominations related to their accomplishments, leadership potential and involvement in their industry and community. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 30: PPAI Announces 2018 Board Officers

PPAI has selected its 2018 PPAI Board of Directors officers. They are: Dale Denham, MAS+, chair; Brittany David, CAS, chair-elect; and Danny Rosin, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Current chair, Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS, will take on the role of immediate past chair. The new board officers will begin their one-year terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2018. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 25: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation Fully Enforced Beginning July 1

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) was enacted in 2013 to protect Canadians from commercial e-mails without their consent, and most portions became effective in July 2015. On July 1, 2017, the law completes its final phase by providing a private right of action for those who believe an email sender has violated the law. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 23: Licensed Merchandise Sales On The Rise

Consumers’ interest in licensed merchandise remains strong. In its 2017 Annual Global Licensing Industry Survey, the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) reports that global sales of licensed products and services grew 4.4 percent in 2016 to $262.9 billion. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 18: Teresa Moisant, MAS, Named PPAI 2017 Woman of Achievement

PPAI has named Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Moisant Promotional Products, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 16: Promo Marketing President Joins Parent Company Of Supplier Blue Generation

Nichole Stella, president and chief revenue officer of Promo Marketing, has joined M. Rubin & Sons as executive vice president, corporate strategy and development, and will oversee the strategic vision across the various divisions of the company, including industry supplier Blue Generation (PPAI 174655). Read More »

PPB Newslink May 11: U.S. Employment Trending Up; Robust Job Growth Expected To Continue

The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index points to healthy job growth in the coming months. Following an increase in March, the index ticked up sharply in April and now stands at 132.64, up from 131.58 in March. April’s reading is up 4.1 percent over where the index stood one year ago. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 9: HandStands PROMO Acquired By Former Executives

Supplier HandStands PROMO (PPAI 111285) has been acquired from current owners Energizer Holdings, Inc., by HandStands Products Holdings, LLC, a group led by longtime former executives of HandStands Rodd Steuart, Jason Fogg and Chris Anderson. Read More »

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