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Industry News: Budgets For Incentives Increase in 2010

About one-third of companies will increase their budgets for merchandise/non-cash incentive programs in 2010, according to a Pulse survey released last week by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) in New York. Another one-third surveyed anticipate budgets for such incentive programs … Read More »

Industry News: PPPC Convention Draws Strong Attendance

The 2010 Annual PPPC National Convention in Toronto, January 22-25, had an “excellent” turnout, according to Ed Ahad, PPPC’s new president and CEO. “We had close to 600 brand new visitors to the show this year, and more than 1,300 … Read More »

Peerless Umbrella Cranks Up The Fun For Teambuilding Event

Some Peerless volleyball players, ready for the next game Indoor beach volleyball, rock climbing, relay races and more—the sales force at Newark, New Jersey-based supplier Peerless Umbrella Co. (UPIC: peerless) did it all during a teambuilding day at Chelsea Piers … Read More »

DIGISPEC Delivers Pizza Party To Reward Employee Safety

Chatting over sodas, salad and pizza (from left): Courtney King, Alicia Mize, Brooke Crumpler, Amy Bruns, Analiza Mayor and Katie Gifford When employees at Digispec®, Visstun® and CounterPoint® succeed in an accident-free month, they get treated to a free lunch. … Read More »

NEPPA Rings In 35 Years With Awards Event

NEPPA’s past presidents (from left): Paul Keane; Jennifer Pollano; Stephen Monahan; Patricia Dugan, MAS; Joseph Ferris, MAS; W.C.S. “Skip” Mays; David Zimmerman, MAS; Dale Johnson-Cornell; Michael Moore; and Kenneth Fettig Last fall, members of the New England Promotional Products Association … Read More »

All-Encompassing Golfwear

Don’t target golfwear too narrowly—it’s functional on and off the fairway. There are more than 28 million golfers in the United States and millions more who simply enjoy watching the sport, according to the World Golf Foundation. You don’t need … Read More »

Got Golf?

This mega-category has always been a big player in the promotional products industry—here are a few ways to get in the game. Golf is more than weekend recreation—it’s a dominating U.S. industry, with an economic impact of $195 billion, according … Read More »

Close Up: Todd W. Singleton, CAS

Whether he’s riding the crest of a wave, skiing down a mountain or soaring earthward tethered only by a bungee cord, Todd W. Singleton, CAS, isn’t one to sit around and wait for adventure. After high school he found himself … Read More »

New Member Spotlight

Creative Outlet Media GroupAnita Davis, OwnerPPAI# 432965 UPIC: mechanic Creative Outlet Media Group is a plugged-in full-service ad agency and graphic design firm located in historic Haddonfield, New Jersey. As a full-service advertising agency, it creates memorable advertising for all … Read More »

New Members

These firms were approved for PPAI membership in November 2009. ASSOCIATEAffinity Express PPAI# 362505 UPIC: AffExprs Merchant Plus PPAI# 437043 UPIC: MERCHPLS Promo Biz PPAI# 438212 UPIC: pbcoach PPAI# 342234 UPIC: 1973 Springboard Net Solutions PPAI# 223216 UPIC: … Read More »

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