(Editor’s Note: PPAI’s annual Pyramid Awards, sponsored by Pacesetter Awards Co., honor creative excellence in the promotional products industry and the outstanding promotions, creative campaigns and exceptional craftsmanship of Association members. The 2023 Pyramid Awards are now accepting submissions.)

PPB Newslink is sharing the stories of several 2022 Pyramid Award winners to highlight their accomplishments and to learn more about what it means to secure a PPAI Pyramid win. This issue spotlights the 2022 Gold Pyramid Award won in the Technology: Web Content/Functionality category by supplier HPG (PPAI 110772, S10). Submissions for the 2023 Pyramid Awards are open through May 14.

“I first submitted to the Pyramid Awards in 2020 and am proud to say my team has won four Gold Pyramid Awards since,” says Ben Pawsey, HPG’s vice president of marketing. “I highly recommend entering. It’s a brilliant way to get feedback from industry elites regardless of whether or not you win. If you do, it's a rewarding, team-building moment and a way to gain some extra exposure for the brands involved.”

HPG’s entry, “HPG Catalog+,” showcases the Braintree, Massachusetts-based supplier’s cloud-based, patent-pending, automated virtual tool that enables distributors to upload logos, select one to 10 catalogs and receive customized, personalized copies within minutes.

For Pawsey, the Pyramid Award’s submission process made choosing the campaign to enter straightforward. He says, “The entry questions help guide which programs to submit. They look for you to quantify the success as part of the submission so it’s easier to be objective in deciding which programs to enter.”

Since January 2021, HPG’s Catalog+ system has processed more than 60,000 catalogs, representing approximately 6 million products that have been automatically branded by the system.

HPG, like most Pyramid Award winners, recognizes what the award says about the company and what it means to its clients. Pawsey says, “The Pyramid Awards are a mark of credibility for our customers, a point of pride for our staff, and help attract new talent—who doesn't want to work with an award-winning team?”

The 2023 Pyramid Award competition is accepting entries through May 14. For more information and to enter the competition, go to www.ppai.org/pyramid. If you need assistance or have additional questions email awards@ppai.org.