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PPAI’s PromoTalks podcast, launched in March, continues to offer insightful, engaging conversations that are relevant and important to promotional products professionals, with a distinguished guest list that includes industry thought leaders, business executives and subject matter experts.

In June, PromoTalks hosted several engaging discussions germane to the promo pros and their businesses. Anna Branch, marketing and brand strategist, and Carson Roncketto, chief operating officer, both of Fayetteville, Arkansas, distributor Creative, joined the podcast to share their thoughts on the ins-and-outs of company rebranding, including determining when to undergo a rebranding. 

PromoTalks also invited Paula Shulman, CAS, president of PMS Consulting; Daryll Griffin, MAS, president and CEO of Accolades, Inc.; and Roni Wright, MAS, vice president of The Book Company, three trailblazing women in the industry and PPAI Woman of Achievement recipients, as guests on the podcast in June. Through their successes, they have paved the way for the next generation of women working in the promotional products field. During the engaging conversation, moderated by Tina Berres Filipski, PPAI’s director of publications and editor of PPB magazine, the three shared advice, discussed navigating failures and hurdles, and spoke on how they’ve seen the industry evolve.

Tune in to listen to these insightful and helpful discussions, available free on Spotify and Apple Podcasts, at


James Khattak is news editor of PPB.