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Is It Time To Turn The Page On Catalogs?

 

The Great Misunderstanding Of Corporate Culture

The Great Misunderstanding Of Corporate Culture

What do the greatest workplaces have in common? Over the past six years that PPB has recognized some of our industry’s finest based on employee nominations, I’ve thought about that quite a bit. I’ve seen companies struggle with retention only to lose their best people, and others add a bunch of “fun” extras that don’t seem to make a real difference in the employees’ work experience. Then I’ve seen other companies that do it so right. A great workplace sprouts from the right company culture, but how do you create it? Read More »

Feedback

Feedback

Feedback on a feature in the May 2016 issue, “Is It Time To Turn The Page On Catalogs?” and also on the May cover feature, “Industry Consolidation: Are We Better Off?” Read More »

People News

People News

See who has moved in—and up—in the promotional world. Read More »

Getting Fresh

Getting Fresh

With 30 years of promotional products business under its belt, Webb Company is certainly no flavor of the month. It is, however, a purveyor of thousands of hard goods and consumables, including tasty mints and delectable beeswax-based lip balms that keep clients coming back time and again. Read More »

Snapshots

Snapshots

Photos of events and people in the promotional world. Read More »

Datebook: The Important Events Shaping The Promotional Industry

Datebook: The Important Events Shaping The Promotional Industry

Upcoming promotional products events in June, July and August 2016. Read More »

New Members

New Members

PPB talks to Karl Ziegler of new PPAI supplier member Ruckus & Co., Inc. Read More »

Born To Be Creative

Born To Be Creative

Creative problem-solving has always come naturally to RJ Hagel. From his first job at Toys “R” Us (at age 15) to his current role as marketing manager for Goldstar (UPIC: GLDSTAR), Hagel’s ability to think outside the box has allowed him to help the companies he works for market their products more effectively. Read More »

Inside PPAI

Inside PPAI

Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) were honored as the Association’s 2016 Legislators of the Year. The awards were presented in May during PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Washington, D.C. Read More »

Buyer Essentials

Buyer Essentials

Through the decades, promotional products have been proven again and again as one of the most highly effective advertising media for promoting a brand and influencing behavior. Some of the most interesting data to support the claim dates back to 1992—the result of an intercept study of air travelers at New York’s LaGuardia airport, where travelers pulled out logoed pens and key rings from their pockets and purses, and recalled stories about how they obtained them. These were extraordinary findings that since have been reconfirmed a number of times in similar studies—most recently with a follow-up intercept airport study in 2012. Read More »

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