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PPB Newslink November 10: PPAI Partners With APPA On Get In Touch! Campaign

PPAI and the Australasian Promotional Products Association (APPA) have announced an agreement to use core elements of PPAI’s Promotional Products Work! and Get In Touch! campaigns across Australia and New Zealand. APPA plans to launch the campaigns in those countries in early 2017 Read More »

PPB Newslink November 8: bpma, Sourcing City Collaborate On New UK Show

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (bpma) and business services provider Sourcing City (UPIC: SCITY) have announced a new show for the promotional products industry in the UK. The inaugural Merchandise World, to be held September 19-20, 2017, folds the Sourcing City Marketplace and The bpma Show together in a single event. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 3: PPAI Announces 2017 PPAI Supplier Star Finalists

PPAI distributor members have selected 21 industry supplier companies as finalists for the 2017 PPAI Supplier Star Competition, which brings recognition to industry suppliers who have excelled in communication, service and quality. Read More »

PPB Newslink November 1: Expo 2017 Keynote Looks Inside The Industry’s First Billion-Dollar Company

The PPAI Expo 2017 is set to deliver the high-level lineup of insightful speakers and an extensive professional development schedule that promotional products professionals have come to expect from the industry’s largest and longest-running trade show. The keynote luncheon on Tuesday, January 10 will respect that legacy, giving audiences a look at what it takes to run the industry’s largest company. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 27: The PPAI Expo 2017 Features First-Class Speaker Lineup

Attendees at The PPAI Expo 2017 will find 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. And in the Tuesday, January 10, opening general session, they will take a deep dive into brand loyalty with Johnny Cupcakes founder and CEO Johnny Earle. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 25: American Solutions For Business Acquires Peter Kleine Company

American Solutions for Business (UPIC: AMER0005) has acquired Peter Kleine Company (UPIC: PETE0002), a 30-year-old distributor based in Lititz, Pennsylvania. Financial details of the acquisition were not released. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 20: PPAI Announces New 2017 Expo East Dates

As first announced Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, PPAI has released new show dates for Expo East 2017. Expo East, produced by PPAI in partnership with the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), will be held June 12-14 at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The show begins with an education day on Monday, June 12, with exhibits opening June 13 and continuing through June 14. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 18: Regional Association Leaders Come Together For LDW 2016

This week, board members and executive directors from regional associations across the country will be in Grapevine, Texas, for the 17th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW). Hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), the four-day event began Monday with a PPAI Board of Directors meeting and is followed by today’s training and planning session for PPAI committee and advisory group chairs. LDW continues Wednesday and Thursday with an extensive curriculum designed to provide participants with numerous learning opportunities through general sessions, breakout discussions and sharing activities. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 13: Digital Drives Media Ad Growth To Strong 2016

Media advertising sales are expected to grow 6.3 percent this year to $179 billion, the strongest growth rate since 2010. Media forecast and strategy agency Magna Global, publishing its findings in its latest U.S. advertising revenue forecast, attributes the growth to strong ad sales during the first half of 2016. Read More »

PPB Newslink October 11: H. Wayne Roberts, MAS, Named 2017 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Recipient

PPAI has named H. Wayne Roberts, MAS, the retired vice president of Wichita, Kansas-based Pioneer Balloon and past chair of the PPAI Board of Directors, as recipient of the 2017 PPAI H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award Read More »

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