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Carlson Marketing To Be Purchased By Groupe Aeroplan

Plymouth, Minnesota-based distributor Carlson Marketing (UPIC: CARL0003) was acquired by Montreal, Canada-based Groupe Aeroplan Inc. in December for a net purchase price of $175.3 million, including transaction costs of $6.5 million. Groupe Aeroplan’s businesses and Carlson Marketing will continue to … Read More »

PPAI: Visible, Vocal And Active

Last year was definitely one to remember. For the industry, it was an especially busy one for legislative and government issues. PPAI and members worked together to make great progress in this area. For example, did you know that by … Read More »

Regional Members Appeal To Legislators

Regional members continue to reach out to legislators on the issue of healthcare legislation and its impact on the promotional products industry. Wayne Greenberg, MAS, and Bob Hechler met with the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson of … Read More »

Bellantone, Hendrick Visit PPAI Supplier In Missouri

PPAI Executive Vice President Paul Bellantone, CAE, and PPAI Director of Professional Development and Business Media Melissa Hendrick visited Mary Dobsch, MAS, president of Washington, Missouri-based supplier The Chest (UPIC: thechest), to discuss member benefits such as education as well … Read More »

Registration Opens For 2010 PPAI Professional Development Events

For the first time, PPAI has simultaneously opened registration to all three of its most popular professional development events: Women’s Leadership Conference, July 26-29 in Dallas, Texas; PPAI Suppliers’ Forum, August 2-3 in Long Beach, California; and the North American … Read More »

Promotional Products Are Top Pick Among End Buyers And Consumers

In a Fall 2009 study of the advertising purchasing habits of end buyers, promotional products were ranked as the top advertising choice over mainstream media including television, newspaper and internet. The study of more than 1,000 marketing executives was conducted … Read More »

PPAI’s brand. Heads To Regional Shows

PPAI has partnered with the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) to bring brand. to the 2010 SAAC show, August 3-5 in Long Beach, California. brand. is PPAI’s incentives product showcase most recently held at last month’s PPAI Expo in … Read More »

New PPEF Trustees Take Office

Five new members of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Board of Trustees have begun their 2010-2013 terms. The trustees are: Christopher Duffy, MAS, Union, Illinois-based supplier BAG MAKERS, Inc. (UPIC: BAGMAKRS)Mel Ellis, Portland, Oregon-based supplier Humphrey Line, LLC (UPIC: … Read More »

Datebook

February 2010February 1-3The ASI Show!Advertising Specialty InstituteDallas, Texaswww.asishow.com February 1-5Mid-America Showcase 2010Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinoiswww.showtime.tc February 8-12New Products ShowcaseMinneapolis and Fargo, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowawww.newproductsshowcase.com … Read More »

People News

DISTRIBUTOR NEW HIRESThe Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon)—Larry Ballew, Elizabeth and Kent Mills, Jenna Shawver-Neuerburg, account executives DISTRIBUTOR PROMOTIONSOctagon Promotions—Edward Andrade and Stefanie Mazel, promoted to senior account executives; Rick Shahum, promoted to account director SUPPLIER NEW HIRESCedar Crest Manufacturing (UPIC: … Read More »

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