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Freeze!

Freeze!

The Farmers’ Almanac has named Grand Forks, North Dakota, the hands-down coldest city in the U.S. To overwinter there means you will experience average temperatures of nine degrees Fahrenheit and snowfall on 47 percent of the days between December and March. Just thinking about it is enough to bring on a shiver. So naturally, when seeking information for choosing quality cold-season wearables, PPB looked to an industry insider in—you guessed it—Grand Forks. Read More »

El Mercado Hispano

El Mercado Hispano

Americans of other ethnic ancestries happily embrace many of the cultural contributions of Hispanics, but when it comes to doing business with the Hispanic communities in this country, what are the best practices for reaching and influencing this important segment of the population? Read More »

Always On Call

Always On Call

Spending countless hours on the phone with clients and traveling several days every month might wear down an ordinary sales professional. But Fran Ford, senior vice president of J Charles Crystalworks (UPIC: JCHARLES), is nothing if not extraordinary. Read More »

Close Up – Meg Erber

Close Up – Meg Erber

Meg Erber is one fierce chick. She used to be in the U.S. Navy, and now she trains in jiu jitsu and mixed martial arts. The thought of becoming a mixed martial arts fighter has crossed her mind, but her career working as the Mid-Atlantic regional sales director for supplier Jetline is what truly makes her happy. Read More »

Better Together

Better Together

It’s said that good luck happens when hard work and opportunity meet. This much is true for Francine Pepitone, MAS. Her career in the promotional products industry began when a colleague recognized her immense aptitude for sales and relationship building and recommended she work as a distributor. Read More »

Sweet Corn

Sweet Corn

Plastic made from polylactic acid is the substance behind the newest “green” products. Read More »

Take QR Codes To The Max

Take QR Codes To The Max

You’ve seen them—those odd-looking square images with the small, jiggly boxes. They are showing up in many publications and advertisements—you’ll even see them on promotional items. They look like bar codes squared. A Quick Response (QR) code is a form of bar code that can be scanned by most smart phones using a free reader app. But how do you create a QR code? What can you use it for, what do you need to know, what makes it work and how can you avoid those uh-ohs when using them? Read More »

License To Promote

License To Promote

San Diego, California-based supplier Skinit Promotions (UPIC: SKINIT), which produces protective vinyl decals for personal electronics, has been tapped to promote some major cinematic franchises in recent years. The latest in its string of licensing coups positions the company as the exclusive technology licensee for The Hunger Games, a screen adaptation of a novel about a postapocalyptic society. Skinit has worked on similar deals with the Twilight series and Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Read More »

Close Up – Caro Krissman

Close Up – Caro Krissman

He’s trekked through swampy marshlands and explored ancient Incan ruins, yet to Caro Krissman, CAS, president of Inglewood, California-based supplier Source Abroad/ROI-Line (UPIC: roiline), nothing compares to his beloved hometown: Los Angeles. “I’m an Angelino,” he says, “and I love Los Angeles.” Read More »

Mod Squad

Mod Squad

New products with modular designs are cropping up all over. PPB takes a look at edible and wearable products taking advantage of this trend. Read More »

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