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PPB Newslink May 4: HanesBrands Announces Multiyear Growth Initiative

HanesBrands has launched a multiyear initiative to increase investment for growth, reduce costs and drive cash flow for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based company which participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138). The initiative is expected to drive the company’s “Sell More, Spend Less, Generate Cash” business strategy. Read More »

PPB Newslink May 2: PPB Unveils 60 Best Industry Workplaces

Sixty industry companies have earned a spot on this year’s list of PPB Greatest Companies To Work For. Over the past six years the program has been one of PPB’s most popular editorial recognition programs drawing nominations from PPAI member companies in all categories and sizes. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 27: Excitement Is High As L.E.A.D. Gets Under Way On Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill was undoubtedly one of the busiest places on earth Wednesday as lawmakers examined the new tax plan, hammered out a budget-funding extension and took time to meet with nearly 80 member volunteers and staff in town for PPAI’s Legislative Education And Action Day (L.E.A.D.). Read More »

PPB Newslink April 25: PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Launches First Commercial

PAI has launched its first broadcast ad for the Get In Touch!® campaign for use in digital, social, live event and broadcast media. The spot debuted on social media in conjunction with Promotional Products Work! Week, which runs through Friday, and will expand in the fall to include multiple platforms and will be supported by live event partnerships with Advertising Week, the American Marketing Association and the Public Relations Society of America. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 20: Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites

Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business’s website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the “Small Business Consumer Expectations Report” from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »

PPB Newslink April 18: Regional Associations Have Big Plans For PPW! Week

The industry’s regional associations have big things in store for Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week). Running April 24-28, PPW! Week is an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create. And alongside industry professionals and businesses, the regional associations have lined up tours, education opportunities, community outreach initiatives and more to celebrate and increase awareness about promotional products and their effectiveness as an advertising medium. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 13: U.S. Employment Trends Indicate Solid Job Growth Ahead

The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for March points to healthy job growth in the months ahead. After a strong uptick in February to 131.09, the index grew further in March to 131.43, a 4.3 percent increase over where the index stood one year ago. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 11: Facilisgroup Makes $50,000 Donation To PPEF Tomorrow Fund

Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664) has delivered a concrete gesture of support for professional development and the success of the promotional products industry through higher education with a pledge of $50,000 to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Tomorrow Fund. St. Louis-based Facilisgroup is a management consulting and technology services group for promotional products distributors. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 6: Bob Herzog Tapped As CEO At Corporate Imaging Concepts

Distributor Corporate Imaging Concepts (PPAI 221047) has named Bob Herzog as its new CEO, as first announced Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert. Current CEO and company founder Brian Abrams is stepping down from the role but will remain highly involved in the Northbrook, Illinois, company as executive chairman. Read More »

PPB Newslink April 4: Your Numbers Count In PPAI’s Annual Sales Volume Survey

Friday is the final day for distributor companies to return their PPAI Annual Sales Volume Survey to report sales data for 2016. Each year, PPAI compiles the industry’s official distributor sales volume estimate to measure industry growth, identify financial trends and pinpoint top-selling product categories and types of promotional programs. Read More »

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