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March 22, 2017
Five Must-Ask Questions For Your Next Job Interview – March 22, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we’re passing along these five important questions that Forbes contributor Liz Ryan recommends asking so that you don’t get stuck in a work environment that is worse that your current job. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPB Newslink March 21: PPAI Educates Students On Industry Careers At AMA Collegiate Conference
PAI is a long-standing partner and platinum-level sponsor of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and last week participated in its 39th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Association sponsored the conference's t-shirt design and trade-show exhibit competitions, and PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion on promotional products marketing. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI Educates Students On Industry Careers At AMA Collegiate Conference
PPAI is a long-standing partner and platinum-level sponsor of the American Marketing Association (AMA) and last week participated in its 39th annual International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alongside sponsoring its t-shirt design and trade-show exhibit competitions, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a panel discussion on promotional products marketing. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Paramount Apparel International Acquires Back 9 USA
Supplier Paramount Apparel International (PPAI 133496) has Back 9 USA LLC, a golf lifestyle brand established in 1997. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Expanding Industrial Production Points To Growing U.S. Economy
Industrial production is on the upswing in the U.S., reports economic research and consulting firm ITR Economics in the March 2017 edition of The ITR Advisor. Industrial production, a benchmark for the overall U.S. economy, is expected to grow 2.7 percent over the course of the year. The economy should continue to grow in 2018, but not at 2017’s pace, ITR predicts. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Souders Brand Marketing Acquires Visions By Phoenix
Distributor Souders Brand Marketing (PPAI 285908) has acquired Ocean Township, New Jersey-based Visions by Phoenix (PPAI 612632). The distributors were introduced and guided through the process by industry service provider The Distributor Exchange (PPAI 625088). Read More »
March 21, 2017
Creative Promotional Products Joins Facilisgroup
Distributor Creative Promotional Products (PPAI 153971) of Skokie, Illinois, has joined Facilisgroup (PPAI 493664), a community of promotional products distributors. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI Takes The Industry’s Story To Students At Johnson & Wales University
On March 15, PPAI Diversity Development and Engagement Manager Seth Barnett joined Lindsey Whitney, MAS, national sales representative for supplier Raining Rose, Inc., to deliver a presentation to the Johnson & Wales University’s Foundations of Marketing and Retail Marketing classes. The Denver, Colorado, university is also Barnett and Whitney’s alma mater. Read More »
March 21, 2017
PPAI’s Upcoming Webinars Revisit Expo 2017, Explore Business Best Practices And More
In March and April, alongside examinations of business financing and cross-generational office environments, the PPAI webinar series returns to some of the highlights of the PPAI Expo 2017’s education programming. Read More »
March 21, 2017
Outstanding Branding Receives First Mile’s Silver Rating
Outstanding Branding (PPAI 678649) has been awarded the Silver Standard Rating in global recycling efforts from sustainability auditor First Mile. The Silver Rating places the UK-based distributor among the top 20 percent of companies in the country that participate in recycling programs. Read More »
March 21, 2017
In Sales? Do These 10 Things Every Day – March 21, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share these tips from Adam Honig, co-founder and CEO of Spiro Technologies, on 10 things that successful salespeople do every day. Read More »
March 20, 2017
Try These Expert Moves With Your Next Difficult Caller – March 20, 2017
In this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, we share three specific moves, identified by customer service expert Kate Zabriskie, that can improve interactions with challenging callers. Read More »
March 17, 2017
How To End Your Day On A Positive Note – March 17, 2017
Power contends that spending a few minutes at the end of the day reinstalling a positive attitude can shift the equation back and help get tomorrow started on a positive note. Ready to try it? Read Power's five tips for getting your positive attitude back in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Why Cultivate A Curious Culture? Part 4 – March 16, 2017
Yesterday, Promotional Consultant Today explored three tips on how to ensure you are hiring curious employees for your organization. In today's final installment of our four-part curiosity series, we delve into how an organization can cultivate curiosity among employees and leaders. Read More »
March 16, 2017
PPB Newslink March 16: Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry
The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Federal Reserve Issues Interest Rate Increase—A Positive Sign For The Industry
The Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday that it is increasing its benchmark interest rate by a quarter of a point, raising the target range for the federal funds rate to .75 to one percent. This the third increase of the benchmark since the Great Recession. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Google, Facebook Lead Digital Advertising Market
Google and Facebook are expected to stay at the top of the digital advertising market, reports eMarketer. The research firm expects U.S. digital advertising spending to reach $83 billion in 2017, a 15.9-percent increase over 2016 and that Google and Facebook will account for more than half of 2017’s revenues. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Employment Trends Pick Up In February
The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index recovered in February following a downward tick in January. The index stands at 131.39 in February, representing a 3.1-percent gain on last year's level. Read More »
March 16, 2017
PPAMS, SPPA, CAAMP And GAPPP Join SAGE Affiliate Program
The Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS), the Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA), the Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals (CAAMP), and the Georgia Association of Promotional Product Professionals (GAPPP) have joined the redesigned SAGE Affiliate Program. The Affiliate Program is designed to give regional associations in the promotional products industry and their members special benefits from SAGE through access to business management products and services for members and the association. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Geiger Offsets Nearly 1,100 Tons Of CO2 In UPS Carbon Neutral Program
Geiger has released the results of its participation in UPS’ carbon neutral program, which it entered into in 2012. In 2016, the distributor shipped 459,605 packages weighing a total of 8,288,647 pounds. Under this program, Geiger purchased offsets for nearly 1,100 metric tons of CO2 emissions. This amount was offset through the purchase of carbon neutral credits. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Get In Touch With Promotional Products Work Week In April
Promotional Products Work! Week (PPW!Week) returns next month for an industry-wide celebration of promotional products and the value they create, and in this fifth year it features the industry’s first-of-its-kind branding campaign, Get In Touch! Read More »
March 16, 2017
Revisit Expo Education Highlights With PPAI’s March Webinars
This month, alongside examinations of business financing and responsible sourcing, the PPAI webinar series returns to some of the highlights of the PPAI Expo 2017’s education programming. Read More »
March 16, 2017
Strong Opposition To Border Adjustment Tax Continues To Grow
PPAI has joined with industry businesses and coalition of companies and trade organizations representing myriad facets of the U.S. economy to voice its opposition to the proposed Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The proposal, if incorporated into Congress’ tax reforms, would levy a 20-percent tax on all U.S. imports while eliminating the tax on exports. The proposal poses a discriminatory tax on all imported products—including promotional products—and is anticipated to hurt American consumers and the nation’s largest employers by increasing the cost of everyday products. Read More »
March 15, 2017
Why Cultivate A Curious Culture? Part 3 – March 15, 2017
This week, Promotional Consultant Today has been about the role and advantages of cultivating curiosity in the workplace. Today, we talk about how to get curious employees "on the bus," as explained by business writer Kelsey Meyer in her Forbes.com article "How to Hire Curious People and Keep Curiosity Alive." Read More »
March 14, 2017
Why Cultivate A Curious Culture? Part 2 – March 14, 2017
In today's edition we debunk the childhood characterizations and look at why curious employees and leaders are so valuable to an organization. Read More »