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Product Responsibility: The Compliance Questionnaire

Product Responsibility: The Compliance Questionnaire

Picture it—it’s a Friday afternoon and your mind is already focused on the weekend. Suddenly you get an email from one of your biggest customers with the subject heading, “compliance questionnaire.” The attachment is an innocent-looking, three-page document that asks a number of questions about product safety, social compliance and regulations. No big deal, right? Actually, it is a big deal. Read More »

New Member Spotlight: Old Toledo Brands / Utility Pro High Visibility Apparel

Craftsman At Work David Rosenbluth Vice President, Sales & Marketing Old Toledo Brands/Utility Pro High Visibility Apparel PPAI #663241 UPIC: OTB01 How did your company get its start? The company got started in the workwear world. In a business that … Read More »

People News

People News

See who has moved in—and up—in the promotional world.
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Promotions: Doing Good

Promotions: Doing Good

When Harvest Share Food Pantry was cranking up the heat on its annual Soup-N-Bowl fundraiser in Columbia, Tennessee on Super Bowl weekend, the nonprofit organization had several hometown businesses helping out behind the scenes—including local distributor CFS Printing & Promotions (UPIC: C656649). Read More »

Perspectives: The Power Of An Industry Voice

Perspectives: The Power Of An Industry Voice

If you’ve had your eye on industry social media or industry news recently, you may have read about the pending launch of a new membership-funded industry lobbying group. I’ve been tracking the comments of dozens of engaged industry professionals supporting PPAI’s legislative and advocacy efforts, and have had dozens more direct emails and calls looking for an official PPAI response. Read More »

Sales: True Blue

Sales: True Blue

There are many intricacies to working with and selling to the Millennial generation but no step is more important than to understand how this buyer comes to market and what value they place on the businesses to which they choose to connect. Read More »

Eye On Apparel: High Expectations

Eye On Apparel: High Expectations

While complex societal forces mean women may feel they must temper their expectations, they won’t compromise when it comes to what they wear. Women want clothes that work as hard as they do—and look and feel great as well. Read More »

Feedback

The PPAI Expo 2016 Continues To Draw Attendees’ Applause The PPAI Expo 2016, or as it was known on social media, #BestExpoEver, has drawn praise from attendees for its new layout, process improvements and fresh features. I have been going … Read More »

Datebook

Datebook

Upcoming events in the promotional products industry. Read More »

Driven To Succeed

Driven To Succeed

Together these six multi-line reps rack up more than 158,000 miles a year from Alaska to New England bringing samples, promotional ideas, case studies, information and solutions from select suppliers to distributors and their clients. PPB recognizes the valuable contributions of the promotional products industry’s multi-line reps with its annual spotlight. Read More »

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