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Day By Day

Day By Day

With the ubiquity of smartphones and cloud technology, you might assume that printed calendars are becoming a promotional advertising tool of the past. However, research shows just the opposite. Not only are printed advertising calendars still used in homes and offices today, they are highly valued. Read More »

Magic Touch

Magic Touch

Some of the world’s most renowned companies were started in a garage–among them, Apple Computer and Disney. Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based distributor Wizard Creations (UPIC: Wizard2), shares this origin story as well. Read More »

From Ordinary To Extraordinary: The Year Of The Large Distributor

From Ordinary To Extraordinary: The Year Of The Large Distributor

It was the best of times for some, it was the worst of times for others. Then again, maybe that’s too extreme on both ends of the spectrum. While there were both huge gains and lackluster sales among industry companies in 2015, in general it was a year of average positive growth for promotional product distributors. It was also a year in which the gap between small and large distributors widened enough to change the balance between both groups in the total sales volume figures for the industry. Overall, 2015 was the year of the large distributor. Read More »

Step Right Up To Promotional Opportunities

Step Right Up To Promotional Opportunities

The smell of corndogs, the sound of calliope music and the sight of colorful booths conjure up happy childhood memories. Free-spirited music lovers and thoughtful film buffs make the most of festival season. Fairs and festivals are a rite of passage, and a tradition, for so many, that promoting these events to those who populate them shouldn’t be too difficult, right? Read More »

The Power Of Business Etiquette

The Power Of Business Etiquette

This article is not about manners—it’s about business etiquette and protocol. Manners are polite or well-bred social behaviors. Etiquette is a standard code of conduct and procedures within a particular group. It tends to follow rules inherent to specific situations. Business protocol guides us in understanding cultural differences and can make or break an important meeting, influence a first impression or impress a potential client. Read More »

Inside PPAI – July 2016

Inside PPAI – July 2016

Reports from PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) as well as Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!W) and PPAI’s strategic planning meeting. Read More »

The Plunge That Paid Off

The Plunge That Paid Off

In theory, everyone knows that if you choose a job you love, you’ll never have to work a day in your life (Confucius). But how many people are fortunate enough to make a living doing what they love? Read More »

Snapshots

Snapshots

Events and people in the promotional world. Read More »

Crafting Promotions With A Clear Purpose

Crafting Promotions With A Clear Purpose

David Hawes may work from his home office in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota, but the longtime Geiger employee maintains thriving relationships with colleagues and clients throughout the country. “I average six to eight business-related trips per year, and I try to devote eight hours of my week to volunteer work, for our industry and for the MS Society,” says Hawes. Read More »

People News

People News

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

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