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Five Ways To Share The “Big Picture” – June 5, 2017

In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share five tips from Walt Grassl on communicating the big picture with employees to help to get the most out of your team. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 8: Promotional Products Sales Reach $21.3 Billion In 2016

In 2016, U.S. promotional products sales reached a record $21.3 billion, continuing an upward trend that began in 2010, following 2009’s downturn. PPAI’s Annual Estimate of Distributor Sales reports growth of 2.39 percent in 2016, a slower pace than 2015’s 3.82-percent growth, and also a tightening of the gap between small and large distributors. Read More »

Promotional Products Sales Reach $21.3 Billion In 2016

In 2016, U.S. promotional products sales reached a record $21.3 billion, continuing an upward trend that began in 2010, following 2009’s downturn. PPAI’s Annual Estimate of Distributor Sales reports growth of 2.39 percent in 2016, a slower pace than 2015’s 3.82-percent growth, and also a tightening of the gap between small and large distributors. Read More »

U.S. Employment Points Toward Solid Job Growth Ahead

The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for May showed an increase, building on growth observed in April. The index grew in May to 133.7, up from 132.77 in April, and up 6.4 percent from where it was one year ago. Read More »

BrandSource Incentives Acquired By Sharp Incentives

Manufacturer’s rep firm Sharp Incentives of Phoenix, Arizona, has acquired Bellevue, Washington-based BrandSource Incentives (PPAI 383830). The sale expands Sharp Incentives’ territory from the Rocky Mountain/Southwest states through Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. The rep agency will continue to operate under the BrandSource Incentives name in the Northwest. Read More »

Soft Stuff Creations Hosts Toy Safety Seminar

Supplier Soft Stuff Creations, Inc. (PPAI 413041) recently hosted a seminar on toy safety at its Surrey, British Columbia, offices. The seminar, “Eight Misconceptions In Toy Safety,” was endorsed by the British Columbia chapter of the Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC), and hosted by Soft Stuff President Lorne Kotzer. Read More »

PPAI’s Webinar Series Explores Creating Persuasive Online Ads And More

PPAI’s webinar series this summer spotlights Canada’s new anti-spam rules, persuasive online marketing and more. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »

U.S. Department Of Labor Rescinds Joint Employer Rule

On Wednesday, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta rescinded the Department of Labor’s (DOL) joint employer rule that was put in place during the previous administration. The rule, which is similar to a 2015 National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruling, had drawn criticism over the regulatory confusion it created. Read More »

Gary Haley To Retire From Beacon Promotions

Gary Haley, president of supplier Beacon Promotions, has announced his retirement effective June 30. Read More »

Admore Recognized At Gallery of Superb Printing Competition, FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Award

Supplier Admore (PPAI 111144), a division of Ennis, Inc., took home Best in Show and People’s Choice awards at the 28th annual Detroit Club of Printing House Craftsmen, Gallery of Superb Printing competition, and a Gold award at the Foil & Specialty Effect Association’s (FSEA) 24th Annual Gold Leaf Awards. Read More »

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