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Inaugural bpma Show Draws Crowds, Praise

The British Promotional Merchandise Association (bpma) held the inaugural bpma Show last week at Silverstone race track in the UK. Running September 13 and 14, the event featured a day of education as well as trade show and networking opportunities. Read More »

L.E.A.D. Local New York Lays The Groundwork In Albany

On February 24, PPAI joined industry professionals in Albany for L.E.A.D. Local New York. Drawing on practices established with PPAI’s annual Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) in Washington, D.C., L.E.A.D. Local is the Association’s state-level legislative outreach effort to deliver the message of the promotional products industry to state legislators. Read More »

Fast Forward – February 2016

Fast Forward – February 2016

Stay up to date on the latest trends and research in advertising, marketing, social media, technology and business psychology. And get inside the mind of Mathew Crownover, who talks about his transition from being a chaplain to taking over as president of supplier Identification Plates. Read More »

The PPAI Expo Opens Its 2016 Run In Las Vegas

Thousands of promotional products distributors and exhibitors are in Las Vegas this week for The PPAI Expo 2016 at Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The show kicked off on Monday with a full day of education sessions and workshops, and the trade-show floor opened its doors today with nearly one million square feet of exhibit space on a single level for the first time in show history. Read More »

Distributors Partner In Philanthropic Buying Group

Distributors MadeToOrder, Inc.; Brand Fuel, Inc.; The Icebox; Zagwear; Image Source; C&S Sales and Robyn Promotions have announced the formulation of a new buying group, Reciprocity Road. Founded with a philanthropic focus, the group’s seven distributors, with collective gross sales of $100 million, intend to build better businesses together while making their communities stronger. Read More »

Last Call For PPEF Fundraiser SuccessFit4Life! At Expo 2016

Registration for SuccessFit4Life!, benefiting the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) and hosted by industry e-publication FreePromoTips.com at The PPAI Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, closes Friday, December 18. Read More »

PPB Best Multi-Line Reps 2011-2015

Lisa K. Bennett, LKB Co. Bob Black, The Identity Group Alan Christopher, MAS, DAC Marketing Robert Collins, Collins & Associates, Inc. Mike Dolan, The Identity Group Matt Eysoldt, owner of Eysoldt Marketing Group, Inc. K.C. Fields, K.C. Fieds and Associates, … Read More »

Accessory Appreciation

Accessory Appreciation

Accessories such as caps, headbands, neckwear, footwear and aprons are some of the items that help make up the wearables category, the largest selling category in the promotional products industry at nearly 31 percent of total sales, according to PPAI’s 2014 Estimate of Distributor Sales. Bags came in fourth in that report, at 7.45 percent of total distributor sales. So at nearly 40 percent of the total promotional products market, wearable accessories and bags are a popular promotional investment. 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 »

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