November 2014

Manufacturing Sector, Economy Show Growth In September

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September for the 33rd consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 76th consecutive month, reports the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) in its Manufacturing ISM Report On Business. Read More »

Three Steps To Keep The Sale Moving Forward – November 25, 2014

You have a successful meeting with a prospect who expressed interest in your products. The prospect asked lots of questions about the product line and seems genuinely interested. The prospect tells you to reach out in a few weeks. You call the prospect several times over the next month, but the prospect never responds. In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share these tips to avoid this sales stalemate. Read More »

U.S. Manufacturing, Service Sectors Growth Slows In November

U.S. manufacturing and service sectors showed weak growth in November, according to the Purchasing Managers Indexes (PMI) released by financial information services provider Markit. The manufacturing sector’s November PMI of 54.7 was down from an October reading of 55.9, while the service sector moved from 57.1 in October to 56.3 in November. Read More »

Polyconcept North America Details New Management, Sales Structure

Polyconcept North America (PCNA) has implemented changes to its management structure to better reflect the company’s portfolio of supplier brands—Leed’s, Bullet, Trimark Sportswear, Journalbooks and recent addition HumphreyLine—and the way it goes to market. Read More »

AP Specialties Issues Power Bank Charger Recall

As reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News last week, supplier AP Specialties (UPIC: APSPEC) and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have issued a recall of power bank chargers due to a fire hazard. While no injuries have been reported, there have been three instances of the chargers overheating and one instance of fire damage. Read More »

IRF’s Fall Pulse Survey Finds Positive Economy Outlook In Incentive Industry

The recovery of the travel incentives and merchandise/noncash rewards program industry is not only sustaining but also accelerating, The Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) reports in its latest Pulse survey. Read More »

Raining Rose, Inc. Named A Blue Zones Worksite

Supplier Raining Rose (UPIC: Raini224) has been recognized as a Blue Zones Worksite by Blue Zones Project ® Cedar Rapids. Read More »

UPIC Promotional Products Credit Group To Meet During the PPAI Expo

The UPIC Promotional Products Credit Group will hold its next meeting January 11-12 in Las Vegas during The PPAI Expo 2015. The meeting provides credit professionals from industry suppliers with professional development and networking opportunities, as well as a platform to exchange confidential, factual credit information about a common customer base. Read More »

Register Today For Expo East 2015

Registration for Expo East 2015 is now open. The biggest promotional products show on the East Coast comes to the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey, March 12-15. Read More »

UMAPP Becomes A SAGE Affiliate

The Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals (UMAPP) has become a SAGE Affiliate, giving its members discounts on a variety of SAGE services. Read More »

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