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July 20, 2017
How To Build A Strong Second Half – July 14, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share these tips from sales expert Bob Apollo on how to begin and end with a strong second half of the year in sales. Read More »
July 20, 2017
How To Prepare For Stress – July 13, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share Levitin's pre-mortem tips for reducing stress. Read More »
July 20, 2017
Mistakes To Avoid When Communicating Change – July 12, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we're sharing six mistakes to avoid when communicating change from Henry DeVries, CEO of Indie Books International. Read More »
July 20, 2017
Six Steps To Build A Superstar Team – July 11, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share these six building blocks for creating a strong team from JP Moery, president and founder of The Moery Company—and it begins with a strong culture. Read More »
July 20, 2017
Fresh Tactics For Effective Follow-Up – July 10, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share five tips for effective follow-up strategies from Avery Blank, contributor to Forbes.com. Read More »
July 20, 2017
Four Ways To Honor Cultures In The Workplace – July 7, 2017
In today's issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share four ways to incorporate cultural traditions into the workplace, as suggested by editor and writer Ramon Ray. Read More »
July 20, 2017
How To Get A Seat At The Big Kids’ Table – July 6, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, follow these tips to help you earn a seat at the big kids' table, too. Read More »
July 20, 2017
Practice What Really Matters At Work – July 5, 2017
In today's issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share the perspective of business author Scott Mautz who left corporate life behind after several years at Procter & Gamble. Based on his experience, here is a summary of his recommendations for bringing more joy both to your workplace and your personal life. Read More »
July 20, 2017
A Proven Formula For Sales Success – July 3, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share one secret formula from content marketer Peter DeHaan that is universal to sales success for all businesses: Personnel + attitude + execution + management = sales success Read More »
July 20, 2017
BDA Expands East Coast Operations With SwervePoint Acquisition
Woodinville, Washington-based distributor Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, LLC (PPAI 109381), has acquired SwervePoint (PPAI 336283), a Boston-based promotional merchandise firm. With the acquisition, BDA significantly expands its Boston operations and extends service offerings for both company clients. “Over the past … Read More »
July 20, 2017
PPAI Brings Product Safety Aware Program To Michigan And Ohio
More than 30 PPAI members in Southfield and Grand Rapids, Michigan, turned out earlier this week for live product safety education programs presented by Anne Stone, PPAI’s director of public affairs. The Product Safety Aware presentation is designed for members … Read More »
July 18, 2017
PPAI’s Get In Touch! Campaign Tools Work To Increase Awareness Of The Medium
In PPAI’s latest initiative supporting the launch of its five-year, multimillion-dollar Get In Touch!® campaign, the Association recently introduced the Get In Touch! commercial spot, People Around The World Love & Connect With Promotional Products. This is the industry’s first … Read More »
July 18, 2017
PPAI Pyramid Award Deadline Extended
The deadline to submit entries for the PPAI Pyramid Competition has been extended to Friday, July 21. The competition now incorporates the categories previously found in the Technology, Suppliers Achievement, Image and Pyramid competitions. Pyramid award competition categories are as follows: … Read More »
July 18, 2017
HALO Branded Solutions Wraps Up Record-Breaking Sales Meeting
Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 106462) recently concluded its annual national sales meeting at The Omni Nashville with record attendance of more than 300 of the company’s top account executives and more than 200 supplier personnel from HALO’s Preferred Supplier … Read More »
July 18, 2017
Recognition Programs Work To Drive Employee Engagement
Key findings in the CultureNext® Employee Engagement and Benchmark Study, released by Maritz Motivation Solutions, a company within St. Louis-based Maritz, report that 80 percent of companies believe their recognition programs are at least moderately effective in driving employee engagement, and … Read More »
July 18, 2017
APPA Board Member Visits PPAI Headquarters
On Monday, Robert Williams, vice president of the Australasian Promotional Products Association and director at distributor Your Brand Unleashed in Victoria, Australia, met with PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE and the PPAI staff to learn more about PPAI’s … Read More »
July 14, 2017
PPB Newslink July 13: Senate Delays August Recess, But Opportunities To Meet With Legislators Remain
The U.S Senate has cut its August recess in half, delaying its summer break until the third week in August. The recess is typically a month-long official break in the annual congressional calendar. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back the start to give the Senate more time to work on reform of the Affordable Care Act, and tackle the National Defense Authorization Act and other issues. Read More »
July 13, 2017
The U.S. Senate Delays August Recess, But Opportunities To Meet With Legislators Remain
The U.S Senate has cut its August recess in half, delaying its summer break until the third week in August. The recess is typically a month-long official break in the annual congressional calendar. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed back the start to give the Senate more time to work on reform of the Affordable Care Act, and tackle the National Defense Authorization Act and other issues. Read More »
July 13, 2017
U.S. Labor Market Expected To Tighten In Coming Months
In its June Employment Trends Index (ETI), The Conference Board reports a slight decrease compared to May, when it registered an increase. The index stands at 133.07 for June, down from 133.32 the month before. Compared to one year ago, however, June’s reading represents a 4.6-percent uptick. Read More »
July 13, 2017
Eight Industry Professionals Earn MAS, CAS Certifications
In May and June, eight industry professionals earned their Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) or Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) industry certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education. Read More »
July 13, 2017
PPAI’s Webinar Series Explores Product Liability And More
PPAI’s webinar series in July and August looks at product liability challenges, international business expansion and more. The Association’s education schedule features a wide range of ideas, updates and other topics important to promotional products industry practitioners. Read More »
July 13, 2017
Staples Partners with Lady Gaga To Support Education
Staples, Inc. has produced a public service announcement starring Lady Gaga. First introduced on StaplesforStudents.org, the PSA’s call to action promotes kindness in school and supports teachers with the resources they need for a successful classroom. The Framingham, Massachusetts-company participates in the promotional products industry as distributor Staples Promotional Products (PPAI 108945). Read More »
July 13, 2017
PPB Newslink July 11: CPS/Keystone Announces Management Buyout
Custom Plastic Specialties, LLC, which operates in the promotional products market as supplier CPS/Keystone (PPAI 111040), has announced a management-led buyout of the company in partnership with GenCap America. The news was first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Monday. Read More »
July 11, 2017
CPS/Keystone Announces Management Buyout
Custom Plastic Specialties, LLC, which operates in the promotional products market as supplier CPS/Keystone (PPAI 111040), has announced a management-led buyout of the company in partnership with GenCap America. The news was first reported in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Monday. Read More »
July 11, 2017
PPEF Scholarship Awards Climb To $175,000 In 2017
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit founded to recognize and encourage scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, has named its scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year. Read More »