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April 21, 2017
How To Craft A Winning Business Plan – April 21, 2017
Today Promotional Consultant Today reveals the key elements for developing a business plan shared by author MaryEllen Tribby in her Huffington Post article, "The Eight Key Elements of a Successful Business Plan and How to Make Them Work for You." Read More »
April 21, 2017
Are You Ready To Raise Your Standards? – April 20, 2017
The message is: raise your standards. I'll explain in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »
April 21, 2017
Six Ways To Calculate Risk, Part 2 – April 19, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today shared three of Wang's "Risky Six"—key factors in calculating risk and overcoming fear. Today, we share three more. Read More »
April 21, 2017
Six Ways To Calculate Risk, Part 1 – April 18, 2017
Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares what business author Lei Wang calls the "Risky Six"—ways to overcome fear and manage risk in business. Read More »
April 21, 2017
A Simple But Powerful Formula For Success – April 17, 2017
Today, Promotional Consultant Today reveals the most critical formula you need to know to differentiate you from others on the same career path, according to sales coach Dave Martin. Read More »
April 20, 2017
PPB Newslink April 20: Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites
Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business's website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the "Small Business Consumer Expectations Report" from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »
April 20, 2017
Survey Finds Customers Have High Expectations Of Small-Business Websites
Most consumers have the same expectations from a small business’s website as they do of a site belonging to a larger company. And what will make or break their impressions of a business are up-to-date and accurate information, and good and mobile-friendly design says the “Small Business Consumer Expectations Report” from Waltham, Massachusetts, distributor Vistaprint (PPAI 565755). Read More »
April 20, 2017
ASB Opens New Texas Office
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) is hosting an open house today to introduce its new 8,000-square-foot office in Las Colinas, Texas. The office will house office personnel and eight of the Glenwood, Minnesota, distributor’s sales associates. Read More »
April 20, 2017
In Memorium: Ros Plummer, MAS
Rosalind (Ros) Fraser Plummer, MAS, vice president of supplier Clearmount Plastics Limited in Toronto, Canada, passed away unexpectedly on April 15 while on vacation with her husband, David. She was 58. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Proforma Event Recognizes Owners’ Sales Success
Proforma has announced that its Million Dollar Club, celebrating million-dollar or multimillion-dollar sales, has grown to 171 members, a record for the Cleveland, Ohio-based distributor. The company inducted 34 new members at an April at the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Resort in Tucson, Arizona. Read More »
April 20, 2017
PPAI Staff Are Hitting The Road For PPW! Week
Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week), an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create, takes place next week, and in celebration PPAI staff are hitting the road to connect with and learn about industry businesses in North Texas. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Upcoming PPAI Webinars Take A Closer Look At Toy Safety Standards And Other Issues
The webinars PPAI has scheduled for April and May include details on a new toy safety standard, business best practices, import/export compliance and more. Read More »
April 20, 2017
L.E.A.D. Virtual Fly-Ins Connect Industry Members To Their Colleagues In D.C.
PPAI's Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) takes the promotional products industry’s message to Capitol Hill next week, and industry members around the country can join in sharing their thoughts through the L.E.A.D. Virtual Fly-In. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Special Room Rates Still Available For PPAI Product Responsibility Summit
The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit will be held September 18-20 in Newport Beach, California. PPAI is offering discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, but they are filling up fast. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Vernon Names Jon Smith Account Executive Of The Year
The Vernon Company named Jon Smith its 2016 Vernon Account Executive of the Year Award at the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s annual National Sales Meeting. Held at the Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California, on April 10-12, the event brought together nearly 100 of the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s account executives and more than 70 of its supplier partners. Read More »
April 20, 2017
Outstanding Branding Sponsors PwC’s Ride the Nation Cycling Challenge
UK-based distributor Outstanding Branding (PPAI 678649) has become a sponsor of PwC’s Ride the Nation Cycling Challenge taking place next month. The challenge, which began in 2015, raised over $150,000 for local charities with more than 700 PwCe employees cycling over 2,700 miles across the United Kingdom, from Aberdeen to Plymouth and the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland. Read More »
April 18, 2017
PPB Newslink April 18: Regional Associations Have Big Plans For PPW! Week
The industry's regional associations have big things in store for Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week). Running April 24-28, PPW! Week is an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create. And alongside industry professionals and businesses, the regional associations have lined up tours, education opportunities, community outreach initiatives and more to celebrate and increase awareness about promotional products and their effectiveness as an advertising medium. Read More »
April 18, 2017
Regional Associations Have Big Plans For PPW! Week
The industry’s regional associations have big things in store for Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW! Week). Running April 24-28, PPW! Week is an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create. And alongside industry professionals and businesses, the regional associations have lined up tours, education opportunities, community outreach initiatives and more to celebrate and increase awareness about promotional products and their effectiveness as an advertising medium. Read More »
April 18, 2017
HanesBrands Reduces Energy, Emissions And Water
HanesBrands has released its 2016 environmental performance data on energy use, carbon dioxide emissions, water use, renewable energy and landfill diversion. Compared with its 2007 baseline, the company, which participates in the promotional products industry as supplier Hanes/Champion (PPAI 191138), reduced its energy use by 16 percent, carbon emissions by 16 percent and water use by 25 percent. Hanes also shifted 25 percent of the energy the company uses to renewable sources and diverted 84 percent, or 118 million pounds, of waste from its company-owned supply chain from landfills. Read More »
April 18, 2017
Staples Survey Finds Majority Of Businesses Pursue Eco-Conscious Practices
Just ahead of Earth Day on April 22, Staples, Inc. has released the results of its latest Sustainability Survey. The company, which participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945), found that more than 90 percent of businesses practice some form of eco-friendly activity regularly, including recycling, making energy-efficient choices, and/or shopping for more eco-friendly products. Read More »
April 18, 2017
Roadrunner Transportation Systems Rebrands As Ascent Global Logistics
PPAI affinity partner Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. has rebranded its Global Solutions segment to Ascent Global Logistics. The company provides professional domestic freight management, international freight forwarding and retail consolidation. It will remain a Roadrunner entity, operating independently as a separate brand. Read More »
April 18, 2017
Vernon Welcomes 100-Plus Account Executives To Annual Sales Meeting
The Vernon Company (PPAI 109323) hosted its annual national sales meeting, Vernon University, April 10-12 at Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, California. The three-day event brought together nearly 100 of the Newton, Iowa, distributor’s account executives and more than 70 of its supplier partners. Read More »
April 18, 2017
PPAI Explores Modern Consumers And Toy Safety Standards In Upcoming Webinars
The webinars PPAI has scheduled for April and May include the results of the Association’s 2017 Consumer Study, details on a new toy safety standard and more. Read More »
April 18, 2017
L.E.A.D. Highlights Border Adjustment Tax And Other Issues On Capitol Hill Next Week
Next week, PPAI's Legislative Education and Action Day (L.E.A.D.) takes the promotional products industry’s message to Capitol Hill. Running April 26-27, more than 80 industry professionals will speak with members of Congress about the effectiveness of promotional products and the strength of the industry in the U.S. Read More »
April 18, 2017
PPAI Product Responsibility Summit Registration, Special Room Rates Now Open
The seventh annual PPAI Product Responsibility Summit will be held September 18-20 in Newport Beach, California. PPAI is offering special discounted room rates at the Duke Hotel, site of the Summit, and rooms are expected to fill up fast. Read More »