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Celebrating Leadership Excellence

Celebrating Leadership Excellence

PPAI’s top awards in 2017 salute four whose commitment has shaped the Association, and enriched the industry and our world. Read More »

 Head Of The Class

 Head Of The Class

You’ve got a stable of loyal clients and a portfolio that reflects your expertise and talent, but are these enough to show prospects and peers that you are the best promotional products professional you can possibly be? Industry professionals looking to add another feather to their cap will often turn to professional development and certification. Read More »

Built For Life

Built For Life

Consumers like promotional products. Consumers keep promotional products. Consumers have spoken and they praise promotional products as the leading advertising vehicle for brands. Those are some of the key messages coming out of PPAI’s latest groundbreaking study of consumers, conducted in September 2016 and fielded through Survey Sampling International with more than 1,000 consumers participating. Read More »

Better Together

Better Together

What It Takes To Be A Powerful Partner “Partner” may be the most potent word in the English language. One person may be able to accomplish quite a bit, but he or she is still just one person. Add a … Read More »

Shift Your Sales Into Top Gear

Shift Your Sales Into Top Gear

Whether it’s a predictable sales cycle or an economic downturn that stalls revenues, a promotional consultant’s bottom line can often take a hit. In the past decade, many of the nation’s biggest industries—housing, health care and energy among them—have suffered setbacks that effectively choked promotional products sales. Clients in stable industries can fall away, too, leaving consultants wondering how to breathe new life into their accounts. Read on to learn how three distributors maintain momentum when their clients’ business climates and marketing needs encounter business-altering change.

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Service Superheroes

Service Superheroes

If you ask customers about your company’s quality of service it always comes back to the people. Chances are there will be some comments about procedures, systems and policies but ultimately it’s the people who really make your customer service operation shine. PPB set out to find some of the best examples of extraordinary service in the promotional products industry for our annual feature on Service Superheroes. Read on to see this year’s lineup and learn more about how they deliver a remarkable experience. Read More »

The 2016 Best Bosses

The 2016 Best Bosses

PPB seeks out and spotlights the industry’s best bosses annually, and in this issue we are pleased to reveal the latest lineup of top people managers. Read More »

Investing In Our Future

Investing In Our Future

The academic superstars and high achievers who make up this year’s class of Promotional Product Education Foundation (PPEF) scholarship recipients come from all over the country and, this fall, will make their mark on college campuses near and far. The one unifying factor for this year’s scholarship winners is the promotional products industry’s support of these outstanding students who are not just representing the future workforce as a whole, but also symbolize the future of the industry itself. Read More »

The Case For Revisiting Product Safety

The Case For Revisiting Product Safety

Yikes! We’re barely past the halfway point of 2016 and already a whopping $25 million in civil penalties has been assessed against businesses this year for product safety violations. A civil penalty is a fine levied by a regulatory agency of the federal government—in this case, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the agency charged with protecting consumers against unsafe products. Read More »

A Matter Of Distinction

A Matter Of Distinction

Clients have a lot of choices—including whether to buy from you or someone else. In the crowded promotional products marketplace with more than 21,000 distributors and more than 3,500 supplier companies, it’s easy to be a “me-too” and get lost in the shuffle. The trick is to take on the competition by differentiating your company to make it memorable and notable. Here’s how 19 industry companies are accomplishing just that. Read More »

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