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Promotional Products Are Top Pick Among End Buyers And Consumers

In a Fall 2009 study of the advertising purchasing habits of end buyers, promotional products were ranked as the top advertising choice over mainstream media including television, newspaper and internet. The study of more than 1,000 marketing executives was conducted … Read More »

PPAI’s brand. Heads To Regional Shows

PPAI has partnered with the Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) to bring brand. to the 2010 SAAC show, August 3-5 in Long Beach, California. brand. is PPAI’s incentives product showcase most recently held at last month’s PPAI Expo in … Read More »

New PPEF Trustees Take Office

Five new members of the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) Board of Trustees have begun their 2010-2013 terms. The trustees are: Christopher Duffy, MAS, Union, Illinois-based supplier BAG MAKERS, Inc. (UPIC: BAGMAKRS)Mel Ellis, Portland, Oregon-based supplier Humphrey Line, LLC (UPIC: … Read More »


February 2010February 1-3The ASI Show!Advertising Specialty InstituteDallas, Texaswww.asishow.com February 1-5Mid-America Showcase 2010Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines, Iowa; Kansas City and St. Louis, Missouri; Chicago, Illinoiswww.showtime.tc February 8-12New Products ShowcaseMinneapolis and Fargo, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowawww.newproductsshowcase.com … Read More »

People News

DISTRIBUTOR NEW HIRESThe Vernon Company (UPIC: Vernon)—Larry Ballew, Elizabeth and Kent Mills, Jenna Shawver-Neuerburg, account executives DISTRIBUTOR PROMOTIONSOctagon Promotions—Edward Andrade and Stefanie Mazel, promoted to senior account executives; Rick Shahum, promoted to account director SUPPLIER NEW HIRESCedar Crest Manufacturing (UPIC: … Read More »

A New Type Of Sales Call

A Distributor Asks:One of my clients told me another distributor is trying to schedule a sales call with him. He told the salesperson he is not interested in moving the business and happy with the products and services I provide. … Read More »

R.S. Owens Forms Alliance With German Distributor

Chicago, Illinois-based supplier R.S. Owens & Co. Inc. (UPIC: RSOWENS) formed an alliance with Aetzkunst Trophies Germany, which will be the exclusive distributor of Owens awards in the German market. Aetzkunst specializes in awards and recognition products for corporations and … Read More »

Barton Nelson, Leed’s Earn QCA Accreditation

Chicago, Illinois-based Quality Certification Alliance (QCA) granted accreditation to two more founding members last year: Kansas City, Missouri-based supplier Barton Nelson, Inc. (UPIC: BNI13700) and New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based supplier Leed’s (UPIC: LEEDS). “Achieving QCA accreditation is a notable achievement for … Read More »

Millennium Leather Business To Continue After Restructuring

The founders of Teaneck, New Jersey-based supplier Millennium Leather, LLC (UPIC: MILL-LEA) pledged to continue as an industry supplier after restructuring its debt under a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in October. CEO Philip Kahan assured customers that normal business will … Read More »

Midwest Regional Wraps Up Holiday Show

Promotional Products Association of the Midwest (PPAM) held its annual PPAM Holiday Showcase in the fall to kick off the second selling season. The two-day event began at The Ritz Charles in Overland Park, Kansas, and concluded at the St. … Read More »

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