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APRIL 2010April 1TRASA ExpoThree Rivers Advertising Specialty AssociationMars, Pennsylvaniawww.trasa.net April 12-16 Showtime Experience 2010Pittsburgh, Harrisburg and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Washington, D.C.www.showtime.tc April 26-30Showtime Experience 2010Boston, Massachusetts; Hartford, Connecticut; Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo, New Yorkwww.showtime.tc April 27-292010 Southern ShowcaseDenver, Colorado; … Read More »

Thinking Globally

Replogle Globes manufactures more than 100 different globe styles. See how Replogle Globes creates beautiful and educational representations of Earth. Globes produced by Broadview, Illinois-based supplier Replogle Globes, Inc. (UPIC: GLOBES) are so ubiquitous, workers say, that whenever they spy … Read More »

Seen And Heard

Happenings In The Industry And Beyond Mistaken IdentityPlace settings were decked out with complementary promotional products at a luncheon held earlier this year by Inforum, a Michigan society for female professionals. One such item was shaped like a small pen … Read More »

Good Reads

The Book: Good In A Room: How to Sell Yourself (And Your Ideas) and Win Over Any Audience by Stephanie Palmer; Broadway Business, March 2008 Recommended By: Sherri C. Lennarson, MAS, former PPAI board chair The Message: Palmer is a … Read More »

Straight To The Source

A distributor committed to ethical sourcing shares how she helps eco-conscious brands stay true to their cause. After working in sustainability and ethical sourcing for the retail industry, Denise Taschereau, co-founder of Vancouver, British Columbia-based distributor Fairware Promotional Products, Ltd. … Read More »

3-D Is Coming At You

The president and first lady, along with family and friends, wore 3-D glasses made by American Paper Optics during the 2009 Super Bowl. Photo by Pete Souza An old technology is new again thanks to Hollywood blockbusters and high-profile events. … Read More »

Feedback

Winner Of 24 PPAI Pyramid Awards Voices ConcernI agree with the assessment made by Pyramid Award winner Lori Littlepage, president of Ice Blue Advertising, of the negative changes in PPAI’s awards competition. (In an article on the PPAI Expo Awards … Read More »

New Member Spotlight

Platinum Ink Marketing, Inc.PPAI #440241Jennifer M. LeFevers, President How did your company get its start?In the early part of my career, I worked as a caterer. At that time, I was around people who needed to buy printed banners as … Read More »

New Members

These firms were approved for PPAI membership in January 2010. DISTRIBUTOR1-800-Luggage.com PPAI# 317021 UPIC: 800L2WIN Promotions, LLC PPAI# 434333 UPIC: 2WIN AdPro Marketing PPAI# 276929 UPIC: ad-pro Advantage Sports PPAI# 439789 UPIC: Adsports Affordable Designs PPAI# 440357 UPIC: Afford1 AJL … Read More »

Your Independence Is Being Challenged

This isn’t a column about political philosophy, a political party or even personal freedoms. It is about professional independence. An important and in some ways historic legislation confronts independence in our industry and affects tens of thousands of individuals who … Read More »

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