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November 07, 2019
Supplier Gemini Industries (PPAI 112011, S6), based in Roxana, Illinois, has acquired TKCups-Sorg’s (PPAI 114089, S6), a Fitchburg, Massachusetts, supplier of custom printed napkins, cups, plates, coffee sleeves, coasters and more. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.
November 07, 2019
In what appears to be a sign of progress in the ongoing trade negotiations between the U.S. and China, both sides have agreed to putting together a deal that would remove some of the tariffs the countries have imposed on each other’s products. The deal, referred to as a “phase one agreement,” has no…
November 07, 2019
In its financial results for the fiscal third quarter that ended September 28, Fossil Group, Inc. (PPAI 196495, S8) reports worldwide net sales of $539.5 million, down $69.3 million or 11 percent—down $58.9 million in constant currency for a 10 percent decline—compared to the third quarter of fiscal…
November 07, 2019
The Incentive Research Foundation, which funds and promotes research to raise awareness and advance the science and application of motivation and incentives in business and industry, reports in its recently released “Industry Outlook for 2020: Merchandise, Gift Card, and Event Gifting” high levels o…
November 07, 2019
U.S. local advertising revenue is set to reach $161.3 billion in 2020, up from $152.5 billion in 2019. Local media analysis firm BIA Advisory Services’ forecast attributes this 5.8 percent year-over-year growth to political and over-the-top (OTT) advertising, as well as growth in mobile and social a…
November 05, 2019
Distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656, D12) has introduced its new Cyber Safe Pledge designed to help the Glenwood, Minnesota-headquartered company and its partners conduct business safely and securely with each other.
November 05, 2019
Last Friday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE; Stephanie Critchfield, vice president and national sales manager at distributor The Vernon Company, based in Newton, Iowa, and Cliff Andrews, PPAI’s D.C.-based lobbyist, were on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about a new bill that direct…
November 05, 2019
As first reported on Monday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, distributor ePromos Promotional Products (PPAI 212648, D11) has promoted Steve Paradiso to CEO; he will also continue as the company’s president. Jason Robbins, who founded the company in 1998, will play a less active role day-to-day…
November 05, 2019
Trevose, Pennsylvania-headquartered supplier alphabroder (PPAI 156993, S16) announces a partnership with the Berne Apparel Company to bring the 100-plus-year-old manufacturer of rugged outdoor workwear and safety apparel to the promotional products market. alphabroder’s selection, available today, i…
November 05, 2019
Supplier Stouse, LLC (PPAI 113066, S11), a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn, based in New Century, Kansas, has acquired Magna-Plus, Inc. (PPAI 13367, S2), a wholesale provider of custom printed labels, magnets and other promotional products, effective October 25.
November 05, 2019
Established consumer brands, like KFC and Taco Bell, are taking a “lifestyle brand” approach to reshape the narratives around them in the market and to better connect with consumers. The latest company to take a lifestyle approach is PepsiCo, which is turning to apparel, accessories and other produc…
November 05, 2019
With the PPAI staff’s aim of connecting and engaging more frequently with members in their offices and factories, PPAI directors Ellen Tucker, director of business development, and Tina Berres Filipski, director of publications/editor, visited the offices of PPAI supplier members Compass Industries,…
November 05, 2019
In October, 26 industry professionals earned their Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) and Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) certifications. They join an elite group of individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to the promotional products industry and to continuing their education.
November 05, 2019
Generation Z isn’t connecting with consumer brands’ public support of social cause platforms. A study by social impact consulting firm DoSomething Strategic found that 66 percent of young consumers say that a brand's association with a social cause or platform positively impacts their overall impres…
November 04, 2019
Distributor ePromos Promotional Products (PPAI 212648, D11) has promoted Steve Paradiso to CEO; he will also continue as the company’s president. Jason Robbins, who founded the company in 1998, will play a less active role day-to-day but will continue to have an interest in the company.
November 01, 2019
This morning, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Stephanie Critchfield, vice president and national sales manager at distributor The Vernon Company, based in Newton, Iowa, visited the offices of Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa to discuss legislation introduced by Sen. Ernst that takes direct a…
October 31, 2019
First announced in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert on Wednesday, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa has proposed a bill to cut government spending that takes direct aim at the promotional products industry as it would prohibit federal agencies from spending on promotional products to promote themselves and …
October 31, 2019
Hit Promotional Products (PPAI 113910, S13), in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has issued a recall on ceramic mugs due to burn and laceration hazards. The mugs can crack or break when used with or exposed to hot liquid. St. Petersburg, Florida-based Hit Promotional P…
October 31, 2019
3M has released its third-quarter 2019 financial results, reporting sales of $8 billion, down two percent year-on-year, and a decline in organic local-currency sales of 1.3 percent, year-on-year, while acquisitions, net of divestitures, increased sales by 0.6 percent. Foreign currency translation de…
October 31, 2019
Everyone with a parent on Facebook or a nephew on TikTok knows that the generations use social media differently. The market research firm GlobalWebIndex, in its report on social media behavior in 2019, highlights some of those differences, including data that shows that Generation Z and Millennials…
October 30, 2019
Late Tuesday afternoon, Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa proposed a bill to cut government spending that takes direct aim at the promotional products industry as it would prohibit federal agencies from spending on promotional products to promote themselves and their programs. The limits on promotional spendi…
October 29, 2019
PPAI has announced its Promotional Products Pioneers for 2020. Visionaries and innovators who made their mark on the foundation of the promotional products industry, the Promotional Products Pioneers for 2020 are manufacturer and premium incentive industry architect Benjamin T. Babbitt; lithographer…
October 29, 2019
The U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office and China’s Commerce Ministry have announced that the two countries are close to finalizing some parts of a trade agreement. Talks between the two sides continue, and the USTR has provided no information on where progress has been made.
October 29, 2019
Distributor Stran & Company, Inc. (PPAI 161542, D10) in Quincy, Massachusetts, has announced, along with Long Blockchain Corp (LBCC), that they have entered into a non-binding letter of intent to merge their businesses. Long Blockchain Corp. is the holding company for the wholly-owned subsidiaries S…
October 29, 2019
PPAI hosted the Promotional Products Education Foundation’s (PPEF) 2019 Executive Committee and members of the newly elected 2020 Executive Committee last week at the Association’s Irving, Texas, headquarters. PPEF’s Executive Committee meeting focused on the foundation’s plans for 2020, including t…
October 29, 2019
Last week, Mike Fey, MAS, president and CEO of Edgerton, Minnesota, supplier Fey Promo (PPAI 113944, S8) and Aida Simmons, the company’s Southeast territory sales manager, visited PPAI headquarters to attend the awards ceremony honoring Tom Carpenter, MAS, national accounts manager at the company an…
October 29, 2019
Floyd Schulmeier, with Tulsa, Oklahoma-based supplier Selco (PPAI 113845, S6), passed away on October 8 at Saint Francis Hospital. He was 80.
October 29, 2019
The PPAI Expo was recognized as the 56th top-ranking U.S. trade show on Trade Show Executive magazine’s list of the 2018 Gold 100 at the annual awards and summit held last month. The PPAI Expo has been ranked in the top tier of the Gold 100 since the ranker’s inception in 2007.
October 29, 2019
U.S. digital advertising revenues reached $57.9 billion during the first six months of 2019—a spending record for the first half of the year—according to the latest IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report released by the Interactive Advertising Bureau and prepared by PwC US. The total marks a 17 per…
October 29, 2019
In September 2019, the California Legislature passed legislation affecting worker status for employees and independent contractors. California Assembly Bill Number 5 (“AB 5”) codifies a three-part test to determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor under California law. Th…
October 29, 2019
Distributor 4imprint, Inc. (PPAI 107200, D16) in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has been named one of the 2019 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in the United States. This marks the 12th straight year the company has earned the honor. Consideration for this 2019 Great Place to Work award is based on anonymous fee…
October 24, 2019
The Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), hosted this week by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC) reached an auspicious milestone by celebrating the 20th iteration of this annual event. Wrapping up yesterday at the DFW Hilton in Grapevine, Texas, LDW drew approximately 150 attendees rep…
October 24, 2019
The board of directors of Under Armour, Inc. has named President and COO Patrik Frisk as the Baltimore, Maryland-based company’s CEO, effective January 1, 2020. Frisk will report to Kevin Plank, the company’s chairman and founder, and will join the board of directors. Under Armour’s products are off…
October 24, 2019
Supplier Sanford Business-to-Business (PPAI 114177, S10) has a new name, logo and website. The Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered company is now Newell Custom Writing Instruments.
October 24, 2019
On September 24, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule that would make 1.3 million U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new regulations will go into effect January 1, 2020. Affinity HR Group, PPAI’s national HR consulting partner and res…
October 24, 2019
Proforma affiliate owners Kristen Scotto and Rick Royall of Proforma Scotto Promotions have won a three-year, $12 million contract with one of the nation’s largest automotive tire marketers. After assessing the client’s needs for an online platform that could process promotional product and apparel …
October 24, 2019
Supplier Penn Emblem (PPAI 537470, S1) in Trevose, Pennsylvania, has achieved certification as a women’s business enterprise for 2019-2020 by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. Penn was first certified in 2010.
October 24, 2019
The final day of PPAI’s 20th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) in Grapevine, Texas, began with the general session, How Did We Get Here: An Evolving World, Tariffs and the Industry, presented by Jonathan Isaacson, chairman and CEO of supplier Gemline. The presentation, which was punctuate…
October 24, 2019
A company’s brand is vital to its performance in the market, and marketers generally know this. Research from Gartner, Inc., its “Gartner Brand Strategy and Innovation Survey 2019,” found that 58 percent of marketing leaders believe brand is a critical driver of buyer behavior for prospects, and 65 …
October 22, 2019
The annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW), hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), is under way this week in Grapevine, Texas. Now in its 20th year, the four-day event supports regional leaders and fosters relationships between the regional associations in the promotional p…
October 22, 2019
GeigerBTC, the UK subsidiary of Lewiston, Maine-headquartered distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182, D12), has acquired London-based distributor Shout Promotional Merchandise. The acquisition is part of the company’s overall strategic plan to support global customers, which has included further acquisitio…
October 22, 2019
Supplier Gildan Activewear (PPAI 250187, S13) is expecting 2019 third- quarter sales of $740 million, down two percent over the same quarter last year, according to its preliminary third-quarter financials. The Montreal, Quebec-based company attributes the drop to weaker than expected imprintable de…
October 22, 2019
The U.S. economy’s growth slowed in September, following a similar decline in August and a more robust increase in July. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. softened 0.1 percent in September to 111.9, following a 0.2 percent slip in August and a 0.4 percent increase in July.
October 22, 2019
Promotional products industry recruiting firm PromoPlacement (PPAI 629267, A1) and job-posting site PromoGigs have announced a strategic partnership to simplify hiring and recruitment within the promotional products industry. Both companies will continue to operate independently.
October 22, 2019
Last night, Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) attendees donned their boots and cowboy hats for an evening of live music, dancing and recognizing their industry peers’ accomplishments. Held at the rustic and very “Texas” Austin Ranch banquet hall adjacent to the Hilton DFW Lakes hotel, LDW’s even…
October 22, 2019
Life hasn’t been easy for Dan Nevins, a double amputee war veteran, who left an indelible imprint of courage and resilience on his audience during this morning’s opening general session at the PPAI Leadership Development Workshop. Despite his severe wounds suffered while serving in Iraq, it was the …
October 22, 2019
From a consumer’s perspective, how brands use their data is as important as the information they collect. Research from digital agency Accenture Interactive reports that a majority of consumers—69 percent—say they would not do business with a brand if its data usage was invasive.
October 17, 2019
Supplier alphabroder (PPAI 156993, D16) has reported to PPB Newslink that it has completely recovered from the malware attack on its order processing and shipping platform that occurred on Monday. The Trevose, Pennsylvania, supplier confirmed the good news in a statement this afternoon and said: “We…
October 17, 2019
Appleton, Wisconsin-based distributor AIA Corporation (PPAI 101364, D12) has announced results for its 2019 third quarter, reporting gross booked sales of $52 million, which is a 20.8-percent increase from the same quarter last year. Total gross booked sales for the year are $144 million, a 30-perce…
October 17, 2019
Gildan Activewear (PPAI 250187, S13), the apparel supplier based in Montreal, Quebec, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The achievement marks the seventh consecutive year for the company. The Index was established in 2005 to track the performance of companies in the U.S. and C…
October 17, 2019
PPAI’s business development staff members have been on the road connecting with industry companies and professionals to learn more about them, their outlooks on the industry and how the Association can best meet their needs. Melissa Massey, major account manager-West, was in California recently meet…
October 17, 2019
Through its webinar series, PPAI provides industry professionals tools, best practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars take a look at how to use promotional products at trade shows, what California’s new privacy law me…
October 17, 2019
Generation Z, those born after 1998, are the first generation born and raised in a smartphone world. It is perhaps understandable that they would have a unique connection and feelings about technology. Market researchers GfK Consumer Life report that these effects are even more pronounced among Gen …
October 17, 2019
Supplier Storm Creek (PPAI 438091, S6), headquartered southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota, has become a business member of the 1% for the Planet movement. Beginning this month, the company will pledge the equivalent of one percent of sales of its new Eco-Collection, through a combination of monetary, i…
October 15, 2019
On Friday, President Trump announced that the U.S. and China had reached a “very substantial phase one deal” in the two countries’ ongoing trade dispute. In the deal, the U.S. suspended a tariff increase on $300 billion in Chinese imports, which was set to go into effect today, and China agreed to p…
October 15, 2019
Supplier Leed’s (PPAI 112361, S13) has formed an exclusive partnership with Herschel Supply Co. Founded in 2009, the Vancouver, British Columbia-based company produces stylish, high-quality backpacks, luggage, travel accessories and more. The partnership between the two companies brings branded Hers…
October 15, 2019
PPAI Business Development Account Manager Connie Brazil has been on the road recently visiting industry suppliers in Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding area. She met with staff at numerous companies, including Lion Circle (PPAI 112372, S6) and Richardson Seating Company (PPAI 232090, S3) in Chic…
October 15, 2019
Last week, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, and Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement Anne Stone joined the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS) for a strategic foresight workshop at Nashville, Tennessee’s Hotel Indigo.
October 15, 2019
Online advertising is beating expectations in 2019 and has been credited for boosting total global advertising spending by a projected 4.7 percent this year, ahead of expectations that had placed the worldwide annual growth rate at four percent. Zenith Media, part of advertising and public relations…
October 15, 2019
On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CPPA) goes into effect and applies to any organization that does business in California, collects consumers' personal data and satisfies at least one of the following thresholds: has an annual gross revenue in excess of $25 million; possesses …
October 15, 2019
The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), the regional voice of the promotional products industry in Southern California for more than 60 years, has announced the addition of Angela Taylor, marketing director at industry business services provider DistributorCentral, and Rhett Todd…
October 15, 2019
The Michigan Promotional Professionals Association’s (MiPPA) Hall of Fame Selection Committee has selected Dave DeWitt of Advanced Marketing Partners and Paul Gualtieri, MAS, of HALO Branded Solutions / Paramount Marketing Group, as inductees into the MiPPA Hall of Fame. The honors will take place a…
October 10, 2019
PPAI announces its newest board members: Dawn Olds, CAS, senior vice president of operations at distributor HALO Branded Solutions; Kevin Walsh, president at supplier Showdown Displays; and Vera Muzzillo, CEO of distributor group Proforma. Olds and Walsh were approved by the Association membership i…
October 10, 2019
West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, LLC (PPAI 112982, S10) has undertaken a recapitalization through Tower Arch Capital, a middle-market private equity firm in Salt Lake City, in partnership with SnugZ’s President and CEO Brandon Mackay, MAS. The news was first announced this morning in a PP…
October 10, 2019
As first reported this morning in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Avenel, New Jersey, supplier Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235, S10) has hired retail apparel executive Marc Loeb as chief operating officer. Loeb joined the company on September 9 and leads Vantage’s production and customer experience…
October 10, 2019
Through its webinar series, PPAI provides industry professionals tools, best practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars discuss North American and European food contact laws, how best to use promotional products at trad…
October 10, 2019
Today’s teenagers are spending less as their worries about the economy grow. Data from investment bank and institutional securities firm Piper Jaffray’s “Taking Stock With Teens” survey found that teens’ self-reported spending is down four percent year-over-year to $2,400; the lowest level since Fal…
October 10, 2019
The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC) has decided to alternate the location for its annual trade show, SAAC Expo, the largest of its kind in California. This year the show was held in San Diego. In 2020, SAAC is moving it to the Anaheim Convention Center for the first time. Date…
October 10, 2019
Avenel, New Jersey, supplier Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235, S10) has announced that retail apparel executive Marc Loeb has joined the company as chief operating officer.
October 10, 2019
West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, LLC (PPAI 112982, S10) announces its recapitalization through Tower Arch Capital, a middle market private equity firm in Salt Lake City, in partnership with SnugZ’s President and CEO Brandon Mackay, MAS.
October 08, 2019
PPAI has joined with 79 businesses and trade organizations in a letter to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer opposing the proposed increase, from 25 percent to 30 percent, on the third list of Chinese imports subject to tariffs. The list includes consumer and commercial products, suc…
October 08, 2019
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 selected its 2020 officers. The officers will serve a on…
October 08, 2019
The U.S. economy added 136,000 nonfarm jobs in September, pushing the unemployment rate down to 3.5 percent. The job market’s health was reflected in The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index, which increased to 110.97 in September. While the Index is up 0.7 percent from the year-ago level, it …
October 08, 2019
Delta Apparel, Inc. (PPAI 188431, S9) has announced preliminary results for its 2019 fourth quarter and full fiscal year, which ended September 28. The Greenville, South Carolina-headquartered supplier reports strong upticks in sales in both the quarter and full fiscal year.
October 08, 2019
Proforma (PPAI 1996835, D13) is bringing New York Times bestselling author Brian Moran to its Elevate 2020 Annual Kick-Off Meeting, held on January 13 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2020. “A Morning with Brian Moran” will include a two-hou…
October 08, 2019
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect in 2018 and now, more than a year later, data from Capgemini Research Institute shows that companies are overestimating their readiness for the data protection and privacy rules, with only 28 percent of those surveyed ha…
October 08, 2019
The Regional Association Council (RAC) has named Tiffany Kanak, executive director of the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) and the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAMidwest), as the recipient of the 2019 Donna Hall Memorial Grant.
October 03, 2019
Toronto, Ontario-headquartered distributor Genumark (PPAI 266066, D11) has announced that it has acquired fellow Toronto distributor Rightsleeve (PPAI 221036, D2) in a move it says will strengthen its position in the Canadian marketplace.
October 03, 2019
PPAI’s Pyramid Awards celebrate the pinnacle of achievement by PPAI member companies and recognize excellence in creativity, service, quality and craftsmanship, as well as the collaborative partnership between suppliers and distributors.
October 03, 2019
Several industry professionals and companies have committed their support to the Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF) through new pledges to its Tomorrow Fund and Named Scholarship program.
October 03, 2019
Proforma (PPAI 196835, D13) is hosting an evening with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, on Sunday, January 12, 2020, in conjunction with The PPAI Expo 2020. The event is part of the Cleveland, Ohio-based distributor’s celebration of its new business management technology platform ProVision.
October 03, 2019
PPAI, in partnership with the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), has announced a change in the show days for Expo East 2020 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The show will run June 3-5 with education day on Wednesday, June 3, and the show floor open on Thursday and Friday, J…
October 03, 2019
This week, Ellen Tucker, PPAI’s director of business development, and Jeff Rogers, account manager, have been on the road, visiting member companies in Washington state. On their journey, they met with Carolyn Colwell, president of supplier Your City Sports (PPAI 726679, S1) in Lynden, Washington, a…
October 03, 2019
Danielle Renda, PPAI’s associate editor, recently visited several industry suppliers in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area to learn more about their products and services, manufacturing processes and company history. Among them were Links Unlimited, Inc. (PPAI 375603, S1) in Cincinnati and IMAGEN Br…
October 03, 2019
Through its webinar series, PPAI provides industry professionals tools, best practices and actionable ideals that they can use to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars discuss how best to use promotional products at trade shows, the impact of California’s new privacy…
October 03, 2019
Marketing budgets have softened in 2019, reports research and advisory firm Gartner. Its survey of chief marketing officers found that marketing budgets have dropped from 11.2 percent of overall company revenue in 2018 to 10.5 percent in 2019. Gartner says that this is the first time budgets have dr…
October 01, 2019
Superior customer service is the backbone of every successful company and recognizing those who go above and beyond to satisfy customers is the goal behind PPB’s annual Service Superhero program.
October 01, 2019
S&S Activewear (PPAI 256121, S12) has relocated its operations from a 450,000-square-foot distribution center in Bolingbrook, Illinois, to a 750,000-square-foot facility in nearby Lockport, Illinois. The new, sustainability-focused distribution center expands the supplier’s Midwest footprint by 300,…
October 01, 2019
Hub Pen (PPAI 110722, S11), headquartered in Braintree, Massachusetts, has rebranded. In a design project led by the company’s creative marketing team, the supplier has refreshed its logo, website and entire visual identity. The rebranding marks the launch of Hub Promotional Group’s (HPG) new in-hou…
October 01, 2019
Supplier Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644, S10) has secured a long-term lease for additional space in Sharon, Massachusetts, to support its business growth. The new space is located next to the corporate headquarters and will provide additional warehouse, office and showroom space allowing for a C…
October 01, 2019
Promotional products industry business and sales software provider commonsku (PPAI 552077) hosted its third annual skucamp conference last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event drew more than 120 supplier and distributor professionals from as far as Australia to attend the bootcamp-style confe…
October 01, 2019
Distributor Proforma (PPAI 196835, D13) kicked off its Annual Fall Energize Summits in Chicago, Illinois, this week. The three-day event brought affiliate owners together with selected supplier partners to engage in strategically-guided conversations about specific clients, projects, prospects and o…
October 01, 2019
Danielle Renda, associate editor of PPB, visited four suppliers in the Greater Cincinnati area last week to learn more about the history of the companies, their products and services, and the projects they’ve worked on.
October 01, 2019
The growing popularity of digital assistants—such as Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home—has attracted advertisers’ attention but there may be a problem in using the technology as a marketing channel. Consumers find it disturbing. A study from business-to-consumer marketing automation compa…
October 01, 2019
In support of National Read a Book Day on September 6, Trevose, Pennsylvania-based supplier Penn Emblem (PPAI 537470, S1) collected 220 gently used books at its corporate office. The books were donated to Tree House Books and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Reach Out and Read Progra…
September 26, 2019
On Tuesday, PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone, CAE, moderated a brand masters panel discussion, Experiential Branding: How To Ignite Consumer Love, on the Ad Shapers Stage at AMC Lincoln Square in New York City as part of the annual Advertising Week. PPAI has a long-time association with the we…
September 26, 2019
The U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule on September 24 that would make 1.3 million U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The new regulations will go into effect January 1, 2020.
September 26, 2019
On September 18, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill into law that creates new, more strenuous standards for classifying workers as independent contractors in the state. The law goes into effect January 1, 2020.
September 26, 2019
PPAI has teamed up with the B2B Marketing Expo to bring the European sales and marketing event to the Los Angeles Convention Center on October 2-3, and free tickets remain available. Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, is also delivering a keynote presentation at the Marketing Expo on t…
September 26, 2019
PPAI’s election for the board class of 2024, which opened September 9, comes to an end on September 30. In a change this year, one distributor and one supplier are being presented to the membership for an approval vote. The nominees are Dawn Olds, CAS, senior vice president of operations at distribu…
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