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Built For Life

Built For Life

Consumers like promotional products. Consumers keep promotional products. Consumers have spoken and they praise promotional products as the leading advertising vehicle for brands. Those are some of the key messages coming out of PPAI’s latest groundbreaking study of consumers, conducted in September 2016 and fielded through Survey Sampling International with more than 1,000 consumers participating. Read More »

Better Together

Better Together

What It Takes To Be A Powerful Partner “Partner” may be the most potent word in the English language. One person may be able to accomplish quite a bit, but he or she is still just one person. Add a … Read More »

 Sales Are Great But Profitability Is King

 Sales Are Great But Profitability Is King

Some time ago I attended a National Speakers Association convention and heard a speaker share insights on the importance of profitability. The speaker was a CPA and, while his name and the details of his presentation escape me, a comment he made during his presentation stuck in my head. Now, some 20 years later, it still resonates with me. “Sales feed egos, profits feed families.” This has become my mantra as I speak, train and consult with small businesses internationally. Read More »

People News

People News

See who’s moved in—and up—in the promotional world Read More »

Eight Ways To Invest In Yourself

Eight Ways To Invest In Yourself

If you are like most industry professionals, you’ve worked pretty hard this year. You’ve spent a lot of hours on projects for your clients, following up on orders, traveling to meet with clients, vendors and factories, brainstorming ways to grow your company and working with your team to reach its goals. You’ve kept your head down and continued ticking off items on your to-do list while trying your best to keep up with new opportunities, resources, compliance issues and technology. Time out! How about doing something to invest in your most important asset—yourself? Read More »

Licensed To Chill

Licensed To Chill

Whether you’re camped out in a deer blind or cruising on the lake, hard-sided coolers with incredible ice retention are a hot commodity that’s become an even hotter trend. Dallas, Texas-based, veteran-owned supplier Taiga Coolers has turned up the heat on the competition by introducing coolers with a patented twist on customization. Read More »

The Courage To Change Course  

The Courage To Change Course   

Neal Gondran’s first career choice didn’t work out, but maybe that was for the best. Sometimes when the best laid plans go awry, you realize that maybe they weren’t the best for you anyway. Or maybe you just weren’t able … Read More »

Snapshots

See what’s been happening at industry events. Then send us your company or industry organization photos for possible inclusion in Snapshots in an upcoming issue of PPB. Email high-resolution images to PPB News Editor James Khattak at Jamesk@ppai.org and be sure to include a description, plus your name and contact information. Read More »

New Member Spotlight: Foxy Originals

New Member Spotlight: Foxy Originals

Meet Suzie Chemel, co-owner of new PPAI member Foxy Originals in Toronto, Ontario. Read More »

Fast Forward – November 2016

Fast Forward – November 2016

Learn about how digital channels are first time car buyers’ go-to source, the keys to a great sales portal, how former distributor Rebecca Kollman uses the experience and knowledge she learned in the promotional industry as director of marketing for Fox World Travel, and discover cross-cultural dining protocols as well as potential co-branding opportunities. Read More »

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