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PPAI News: Webinar Addresses Independent Contractor Issues

Both Washington lawmakers and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have taken a renewed interest in the classification of individuals as employees or independent contractors. To learn more about existing rules, regulations and best practices—as well as ways to make your … Read More »

PPAI LAW: Members Urged To Take Action On Colorado, New York Proposals

While the national debate on healthcare may be stalled for the moment, states are starting to take over where the federal government has stopped. Last week, Colorado introduced a bill that is virtually identical to the proposed Physician Payments Sunshine … Read More »

Industry News: Budgets For Incentives Increase in 2010

About one-third of companies will increase their budgets for merchandise/non-cash incentive programs in 2010, according to a Pulse survey released last week by the Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) in New York. Another one-third surveyed anticipate budgets for such incentive programs … Read More »

Industry News: PPPC Convention Draws Strong Attendance

The 2010 Annual PPPC National Convention in Toronto, January 22-25, had an “excellent” turnout, according to Ed Ahad, PPPC’s new president and CEO. “We had close to 600 brand new visitors to the show this year, and more than 1,300 … Read More »

PPAI LAW: PPAI Asks Members to Increase Political Participation

While health care legislation, including the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, is now on a precarious path, the promotional products industry still has many national and state issues this year with which it should stay involved. Key to that involvement is … Read More »

Industry News: Plan B Introduces Customer Service Training Tool

Plan B Associates has launched an online option for training supplier customer service reps. Developed exclusively for promotional products suppliers, it is a comprehensive, information-packed curriculum that starts with the ABCs (and PQRs) of the industry, delivered via live-hosted and … Read More »

PPAI News: Kids In Need Product Harvest Garners Record Support At Expo

Supplier donations went above and beyond during the Kids In Need Foundation product harvest at The PPAI Expo 2010. Last year’s event at The PPAI Expo 2009 was the first of its kind, resulting in donations from 33 companies valued … Read More »

PPAI News: Consumers Choose Promotional Products Over Other Advertising In PPAI Study

Every advertiser’s mantra is recall. What do people remember about your ad? A PPAI study of American consumers surveyed in late 2009 revealed that 82 percent of consumers exposed to promotional products advertising within a one-year period recalled the company … Read More »

PPAI News: McKain Keeps PowerPoint And Book Available To Members

Dynamic business speaker Scott McKain, who impressed a packed auditorium at The PPAI Expo on January 12, is offering PPAI members online access to video clips of his presentation’s best stories, “Customer Service Lessons from Taxi Terry and Wrecked Rental … Read More »

Industry News: Industry Stepping Up To Assist In Haiti Relief

The generosity of the promotional products industry has begun to overflow to fill the needs in earthquake-devastated Haiti. Since last Tuesday’s disaster hit the country, members have stepped up to offer money and goods to help ease the pain for … Read More »

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