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The 2016 Best Bosses

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Timeless Tees

Timeless Tees

Look through anyone’s photo album (or social media profile) and it’s pretty clear that t-shirts are an integral part of peoples’ lives—and have been for many decades. The t-shirts we wear create a visual timeline of our favorite events, schools, sports teams, places, trips and brands. Read More »

The 2016 Best Bosses

The 2016 Best Bosses

PPB seeks out and spotlights the industry’s best bosses annually, and in this issue we are pleased to reveal the latest lineup of top people managers. Read More »

Creating Our Brand New World

Creating Our Brand New World

PPAI’s new Get In Touch! industry branding campaign is extremely exciting and much needed. Launched last month, it’s a bold move by PPAI to change the perception of our industry from the outside in. Read More »

Fast Forward – October 2016

Fast Forward – October 2016

This month’s Fast Forward features Five Minutes With Kate Plummer, CAS, of Clearmount Plastics, a look at inspirational marketing centering around social causes, tips for promotional campaigns on Instagram, apparel with built-in bug repellent among other marketing snippets. Read More »

Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

A Distributor Asks: We have a process in place for handling paper flow from the quote process to delivery of the product but are curious as to how others handle this step. What do others do to enhance and improve order flow management and follow-up? Read More »

Use A Marketing Funnel To Tightly Target Clients

Use A Marketing Funnel To Tightly Target Clients

If you are OK with where you are professionally, then you needn’t read further. However, if you are challenged by your current marketing and sales strategies, and want to segment your clients to get the most value for your business, then read on. Read More »

Investing In Our Future

Investing In Our Future

The academic superstars and high achievers who make up this year’s class of Promotional Product Education Foundation (PPEF) scholarship recipients come from all over the country and, this fall, will make their mark on college campuses near and far. The one unifying factor for this year’s scholarship winners is the promotional products industry’s support of these outstanding students who are not just representing the future workforce as a whole, but also symbolize the future of the industry itself. Read More »

Goal-Getter

Goal-Getter

When her first career as an apparel manufacturer’s sales rep at the Dallas Apparel Mart came to an end in 2000 due to industry consolidation, Tia Walker applied her sales and marketing skills to the promotional products industry—and never looked back. As an account executive at BrandAlliance, formerly known as Activate! Promotions + Marketing (UPIC: Activate), she enjoys using her sales and creative marketing skills to help companies in a variety of industries promote their brands and implement safety and recognition programs. Read More »

NALC: A ‘Perfect’ Learning Environment

NALC: A ‘Perfect’ Learning Environment

In August, I attended the PPAI North American Leadership Conference (NALC) in San Francisco and I want to share with you some of my experiences from the perspective of a distributor as well as a board member. This was my second time attending NALC and, as expected, I was not disappointed. Read More »

Outfitted For Adventure

Outfitted For Adventure

A comfy camp chair, a snug sleeping bag, and a cooler that won’t quit on the hottest of days—these are just a few of the typical items that make the great outdoors even greater. And when coveted gear is gifted in the form of a promotional incentive, reward or thank-you gift, it becomes even more cherished. Read More »

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