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PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign

In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »

ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. Acquires Select Assets Of Motivators, Inc.

Distributor ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. (PPAI 212648) has purchased select assets from Motivators, Inc. (PPAI 107086), a distributor headquartered in Westbury, New York. Read More »

Marketers Find Alternatives In Light Of Digital Advertising’s Weaknesses

Digital and display advertising, as we know it, is on the ropes, reports research and advisory firm Forrester. In 2016, of $7.4 billion in spent on ads in the medium, only 40 percent was seen by an actual human and increasingly, consumers are finding ways to avoid it. Read More »

Long Beach, Los Angeles Port Workers Go On Strike

Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have gone on strike to protest XPO Logistics’ Cartage and Port Services divisions. The strikes at the two ports, the busiest in the U.S., are blamed on drivers’ wage classification and concerns associated with recently announced zero-emissions goals at the ports. Read More »

The IRF Holds 24th Annual Education Invitational In Maui

The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 24th Annual Education Invitational on June 14-18 at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. The invitational is the IRF’s most important annual fundraising activity for research surrounding motivation and incentives. Read More »

PPAI Staff Plant Tree In Memory Of Deetria Horne

This morning, PPAI staff held a tree dedication ceremony in memory of Deetria Horne, a former marketing manager at the Association who passed away on May 28 following a long battle with cancer. Diann Smith, Horne’s mother, joined staff at the tree-planting ceremony. Read More »

SAAGNY Summer Showcase Draws Record Attendance

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted its fifth annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on June 7. SAAGNY reports that the event attracted a record number of exhibitors, distributors and end-user clients, with end-user attendance nearly doubling over the past four years. Read More »

PPB Newslink June 15: Expo East’s Return To June Results In Knock-Out Show

Expo East 2017 came to a close Wednesday afternoon, culminating in three productive days at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From all accounts, Expo East delivered the show experience industry professionals have come to expect from PPAI—an extensive education schedule, active trade-show floor and numerous networking opportunities—all on the East Coast. Read More »

Expo East’s Return To June Results In Knock-Out Show

Expo East 2017 came to a close Wednesday afternoon, culminating in three productive days at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From all accounts, Expo East delivered the show experience industry professionals have come to expect from PPAI—an extensive education schedule, active trade-show floor and numerous networking opportunities—all on the East Coast. Read More »

U.S Advertising Growth Forecast To Slow In 2017

U.S. advertising growth is expected to slow this year, media forecast and strategy agency Magna reports in its Media Advertising Forecast Spring Update. Fueled in part by sports events and the election, the U.S. market grew 7.7 percent in 2016. This year, advertising sales are expected to grow 1.6 percent to $185 billion. Among promotional products distributors, 67 percent are expecting sales to be up in 2017, compared with 66 percent in 2016, as reported in PPAI’s Annual Estimate Of Distributor Sales. Read More »

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