PPAI is accepting submissions to its annual Pyramid Awards. The awards honor creative excellence in the promotional products industry and recognize dependable suppliers, outstanding promotions, creative campaigns and exceptional craftsmanship by its members. Submissions for the 2022 Pyramid Awards are open through May 7. To highlight and learn from 2021 Pyramid Award winners, PPB Newslink is speaking with them to learn more about what it means to secure a PPAI Pyramid win. This installment features Gardner, Kansas, business services company PromoPulse and its silver award in the Mobile Apps/Mobile Websites category for its submission, “PromoPulse.”

Created for promotional products professionals, PromoPulse allows users to quickly and easily find ideas, inspiration and information from suppliers, service providers, associations and thought leaders. Users can personalize their content and their viewing preference via the app, daily email or web feed. Jason Nokes, founder of PromoPulse, says, “While 2021 was the first time PromoPulse has submitted for a Pyramid award, it's not the first time I've won a PPAI tech award. I created our industry's first online ordering website in the late '90s and won PPAI awards for several years. The honor helped propel my career in the industry and I wanted the same recognition for PromoPulse.”

Speaking on the company’s strategy in entering the awards, Nokes says, “As a mobile-first company, it was important we enter the mobile technology category. We also submitted to the marketing category, but it's hard to beat distributor marketing professionals at their own game.”

Nokes also highlights how they’ve used the award win in support of the company going forward. He says, “We've got the Pyramid Winner logo on our website, our email signatures and we've used it several times in marketing campaigns. The actual award is featured prominently behind me for every Zoom meeting. Being able to say, ‘award-winning app’ in marketing and sales copy highlights the fact we have a quality product.”

For more information and to submit entries to the 2022 PPAI Pyramid Awards, go to www.ppai.org/pyramid. For assistance or additional questions, email awards@ppai.org.