September 2015

Cheryl Falvey’s Summit Talk Asks Key Questions About Product Safety

The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit got off to a roaring start with this morning’s opening presentation by Cheryl Falvey, former general counsel of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and now partner with the Washington, D.C. firm, Crowell & Morning LLP. Falvey’s talk zeroed in on two key questions: Who is the regulator and what is the rule? Read More »

Product Responsibility Summit Explores Product Safety Developments

PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit is taking place this week in Bethesda, Maryland. Formerly the Product Safety Summit, the highly popular event was rebranded this year to broaden its educational scope and has become the must-attend program for safety and compliance professionals at companies throughout the promotional products industry. Read More »

Industry Companies Play Active Part In UK’s Promotional Products Week

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) hosted its third Promotional Products Week earlier this month, launching it with the release of new research into UK marketers’ attitudes toward branded merchandise. BPMA’s data shows that the pen still prevails as the promotional item of choice with 91 percent of respondents saying it tops their list. Read More »

Mobile Video Ads Prove Effective In New Study

Research shows that mobile video has grown into an effective tool for advertisers. A study by Opera Mediaworks and comScore found that purpose-built, native video ads performed better and outpaced comScore mobile norms across key upper and lower funnel brand metrics. Read More »

Personal Income, Consumption Growth Slows In August

Personal income climbed just 0.3 percent in August, reports the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Its August 2015 Personal Income and Outlays report found personal income increased $52.5 billion last month, and disposable income climbed $47.1 billion, a 0.4 percent increase. Read More »

Summit Attendees Tour CPSC Lab To Observe Testing Practices, Protocols

Product Responsibility Summit attendees were treated to a tour of the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) National Product Testing and Evaluation Center in Rockville, Maryland on Monday. Opened in 2011 and located near the Summit’s Bethesda location, the testing center houses the CPSC’s state-of-the-art testing labs and equipment, and engineering staff. Read More »

ETS Express’ Leeton Lee Named September’s PPB Volunteer Of The Month

This month, PPAI recognizes Leeton Lee, vice president of ETS Express in Oxnard, California, as September’s PPB Volunteer of the Month. Read More »

10 Tapped As 2015 PPB Service Superheroes

Superior customer service is alive and thriving in the promotional products industry, as demonstrated by the 10 hard-working industry professionals who have been selected as the 2015 PPB Service Superheroes. These exceptional individuals were nominated by their clients and coworkers for their ability to routinely go the extra mile. Read More »

CleggPromo Recalls CPB-100 Power Banks

CleggPromo (UPIC: CLEGG) is voluntarily recalling its CPB-100 power banks after a reported incident of the power bank overheating, exploding and catching fire. There have been no reports of injury or other incidents. The Gardena, California-based supplier sold about 1,000 of the power banks to seven customers between January 2014 and April 2015. Read More »

B2B Marketers Reveal Challenges In Report

Content marketing—including blogs, whitepapers, infographics, webinars and video content—has become the dominant platform for business marketing, reports in its 2015 Demand Generation Report. Read More »

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