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June 27, 2017
PPB Newslink June 27: PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Opens In Scottsdale With Record Attendance
The splendor of the Arizona desert in summertime provided a breathtaking backdrop for this year's Women's Leadership Conference taking place this week in Scottsdale. Read More »
June 27, 2017
PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference Opens In Scottsdale With Record Attendance
The splendor of the Arizona desert in summertime provided a breathtaking backdrop for this year’s Women’s Leadership Conference taking place this week in Scottsdale. Read More »
June 27, 2017
DOL Fiduciary Rule Generates Uncertainty Around Incentives And Awards Programs
The Department of Labor’s “Fiduciary Rule,” an amendment to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act issued by the Department of Labor in 2016, loosens the federal government’s definition of a fiduciary—“persons who provide investment advice or recommendations for a fee or other compensation with respect to assets of a plan or IRA.” Read More »
June 27, 2017
Ennis, Inc. Issues First Quarter 2017 Financial Statement
Ennis, Inc. has reported financial results for its first quarter, ending May 31. The Midlothian, Texas-headquartered supplier’s net print sales for first quarter were $94.6 million, a 4.6-percent increase compared to first quarter 2016, and its gross profit margin, at $29.9 million or 31.6 percent, was up from $26.7 million and 29.5 percent during the same period last year. Read More »
June 27, 2017
SanMar Joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition
SanMar Corporation (PPAI 110788) has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Issaquah, Washington, supplier will use the group’s sustainability measurement tool, the Higg Index, to drive environmental and social responsibility throughout its global supply chain. Read More »
June 27, 2017
Galaxy Balloons Parent Company Acquires Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products
Boss Holdings, parent company of industry supplier Galaxy Balloons (PPAI 113835), has through its subsidiary Boss Pet Products purchased the pet product distribution business and related assets of Garden Grove, California’s Coast 2 Coast Wholesale Pet Products. Boss funded the purchase from its existing working capital. Read More »
June 27, 2017
SAGE Updates Mobile App, Adds New Features
SAGE has released a new version of its app, SAGE Mobile, which adds full order management, discussion groups and other features. The app, available for iOS and Android devices, allows industry distributors access to research and business management operations while on the go, and offers an integrated solution across the SAGE Online, SAGE Web and SAGE Mobile platforms. Read More »
June 27, 2017
PPAI Celebrates Teresa Moisant, MAS, With Woman Of Achievement Award
Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Moisant Promotional Products, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was honored Monday evening with the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement award. The presentation was the highlight of the opening event at the PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia in Scottsdale, Arizona. Read More »
June 26, 2017
PPB Newslink June 22: The Image Group And Target Marketing Announce Merger
As first reported Tuesday in a Breaking News alert, The Image Group (PPAI 103424) and Target Marketing (PPAI 109001) have announced an agreement to merge the companies, effective June 30. In a statement, owners for the two distributors say the merger will provide current and prospective clients with a greater range of marketing solutions, while bringing scale needed for continued efficiencies in operations, innovative technologies and greater reach nationally and internationally. Read More »
June 22, 2017
IMAGEN Brands Honored By Proforma Albrecht & Co.
IMAGEN Brands’ Crown and Vitronic, were recently awarded the 2016 Most Valuable Partner Award by distributor Proforma Albrecht & Co. at its Sales Achievement Awards Celebration at The Monastery in Cincinnati, Ohio in May. Read More »
June 22, 2017
IMRA Elects New Officers
The Incentive Manufacturer’s Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a strategic industry group within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected its officers for 2017-2018. Read More »
June 22, 2017
The Image Group And Target Marketing Announce Merger
As first reported Tuesday in a Breaking News alert, The Image Group (PPAI 103424) and Target Marketing (PPAI 109001) have announced an agreement to merge the companies, effective June 30. In a statement, owners for the two distributors say the merger will provide current and prospective clients with a greater range of marketing solutions, while bringing scale needed for continued efficiencies in operations, innovative technologies and greater reach nationally and internationally. Read More »
June 20, 2017
PPB Newslink June 20: PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign
In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »
June 20, 2017
PPAI Pyramid Awards Celebrates 60 Years With Full Program Redesign
In 2018, PPAI will celebrate 60 years of recognizing the outstanding work of member companies with its Pyramid Awards. First introduced in 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Award recognizes promotional products businesses and helps shine the spotlight on innovative and outstanding promotional campaigns and programs. Read More »
June 20, 2017
ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. Acquires Select Assets Of Motivators, Inc.
Distributor ePromos Promotional Products, Inc. (PPAI 212648) has purchased select assets from Motivators, Inc. (PPAI 107086), a distributor headquartered in Westbury, New York. Read More »
June 20, 2017
Marketers Find Alternatives In Light Of Digital Advertising’s Weaknesses
Digital and display advertising, as we know it, is on the ropes, reports research and advisory firm Forrester. In 2016, of $7.4 billion in spent on ads in the medium, only 40 percent was seen by an actual human and increasingly, consumers are finding ways to avoid it. Read More »
June 20, 2017
Long Beach, Los Angeles Port Workers Go On Strike
Truck drivers and warehouse workers at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have gone on strike to protest XPO Logistics’ Cartage and Port Services divisions. The strikes at the two ports, the busiest in the U.S., are blamed on drivers’ wage classification and concerns associated with recently announced zero-emissions goals at the ports. Read More »
June 20, 2017
The IRF Holds 24th Annual Education Invitational In Maui
The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) hosted its 24th Annual Education Invitational on June 14-18 at Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, in Maui, Hawaii. The invitational is the IRF’s most important annual fundraising activity for research surrounding motivation and incentives. Read More »
June 20, 2017
PPAI Staff Plant Tree In Memory Of Deetria Horne
This morning, PPAI staff held a tree dedication ceremony in memory of Deetria Horne, a former marketing manager at the Association who passed away on May 28 following a long battle with cancer. Diann Smith, Horne’s mother, joined staff at the tree-planting ceremony. Read More »
June 20, 2017
SAAGNY Summer Showcase Draws Record Attendance
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted its fifth annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on June 7. SAAGNY reports that the event attracted a record number of exhibitors, distributors and end-user clients, with end-user attendance nearly doubling over the past four years. Read More »
June 15, 2017
Lost In Translation – June 15, 2017
Martin Cross, president of Patent Translations, Inc., shares these tips when working from the inside out of your organization. Read More »
June 15, 2017
Survey Says: Thought Leadership Impacts Sales – June 14, 2017
For the first time, public relations giant Edelman and social media titan LinkedIn have collaborated on a study that explores how thought leadership influences the behaviors of business decision-makers and C-suite executives. We share their study results from more than 1,300 respondents in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »
June 15, 2017
Do You Have These Leadership Qualities? Part 2 – June 13, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today shared five key leadership traits that attract others to follow, as highlighted by Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core. Today we share five more. Read More »
June 15, 2017
Do You Have These Leadership Qualities? Part 1 – June 12, 2017
An effective leader can engage others, rally the troops and build a following around his or her objectives for the business. What type of leaders do employees follow? Promotional Consultant Today shares these insights from Marcel Schwantes, principal and founder of Leadership From the Core. Read More »
June 15, 2017
PPB Newslink June 15: Expo East’s Return To June Results In Knock-Out Show
Expo East 2017 came to a close Wednesday afternoon, culminating in three productive days at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From all accounts, Expo East delivered the show experience industry professionals have come to expect from PPAI—an extensive education schedule, active trade-show floor and numerous networking opportunities—all on the East Coast. Read More »