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The Top Campaigns Of The Year

The Top Campaigns Of The Year

When creativity, imagination and inspiration are matched with perfect products and flawless execution, the resulting campaign can spark spectacular success for the client—and the distributor and supplier partner. Last month, at The PPAI Expo, PPAI presented its coveted PPAI 2016 Pyramid Awards to 29 companies to recognize outstanding promotional campaigns in nine program categories. Read More »

Honoring Excellence

Honoring Excellence

PPAI honors Steve Slagle, 2016 PPAI Hall of Fame inductee, Teresa Moisant, MAS, and Bruce Felber, MAS, Distinguished Service Award winners, and Mark Gilman, CAS, winner of the 2016 H. Ted Olson Humanitarian Award. Plus, the introduction of PPAI’s Promotional Products Pioneers and recognition of PPAI members celebrating 50 years of membership. Read More »

15 Tough Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask

15 Tough Questions Every Business Owner Must Ask

Every morning you get up, get dressed, down a cup of coffee (or several) and mentally begin running through the to-do list in your head. There are clients to visit, phone calls to make, emails to wade through, a new … Read More »

The PPAI Expo 2016

The PPAI Expo 2016

The PPAI Expo returns January 10-14, 2016 to the spectacular Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas where a $66 million expansion was completed this fall. The biggest change show attendees will notice is they will no longer need to ride the escalator or try to remember on which floor an exhibitor is located. For the first time in 40 years of Expo history, all exhibits are on one level in 870,000 square feet. Read More »

Collaborate To Activate

Collaborate To Activate

Each year PPB initiates a competition to find those supplier/distributor partnerships that illustrate the best winning combinations of trust, communication, teamwork and complementary skills. With thanks to those who nominated individuals for this year’s honor, we give you insight into this year’s Powerful Partners. Read More »

Municipal Messaging

Municipal Messaging

Few opportunities for promotional success are as ubiquitous as our local governments and civic agencies. But the many arms of a municipality can make succeeding with clients a formidable task. However, with a little research and a lot of creativity under your belt, you’ll have municipal clients in the bag. Read More »

Deliver Great Customer Experiences

Deliver Great Customer Experiences

Floppy disks, rotary phones, answering machines and camera film are just a few examples of the many once-indispensable products that have become obsolete as better solutions were introduced. But there’s no substitute for exceptional, personal customer service, and it doesn’t matter if you are shopping online or calling your cable company. The way in which a company responds to your needs can be the factor that sends you straight to a competitor or seals you as a devoted customer for life. Read More »

Pitch Perfect

Pitch Perfect

When contestants on NBC’s popular reality show “The Voice” choose No Doubt lead vocalist and fashion icon Gwen Stefani as their coach, she hugs them and hands them a promotional “Team Gwen” t-shirt. Psychologically, the strategy is smart. With each shirt she hands out, she immediately connects each new person to the team brand. One new Team Gwen team member gushed as he walked off the stage, “And I got a t-shirt!” Read More »

The ABCs Of Garment Decorating

The ABCs Of Garment Decorating

When it comes to decorating apparel, numerous options are available today, and the accessibility of newer processes is continuing to grow. Some styles work well for large-run orders, while others work well for smaller quantities. Getting a full-color, personalized image printed on a shirt today is a lot easier and less expensive than in the past. But with all the different types of applications to choose from, how do you know which process is the right one to get your client’s desired result? And once you decide on the process, what should you be aware of to take your client’s project from artwork to production properly and get the best decoration possible? Read More »

Best Bosses of 2015

Best Bosses of 2015

PPB salutes some of the best people managers in the industry in our annual Best Bosses tribute. The 12 bosses profiled here were nominated by their direct reports and selected by an in-house team based on their ability to coach, mentor and constructively challenge employees while providing a positive and collaborative work environment, leading by example, and encouraging and celebrating success. Read More »

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