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July 18, 2019
On July 20, the U.S. and the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Eagle lunar module landing. No one who witnessed this history in the making will ever forget astronaut Neil Armstrong stepping onto the Moon’s surface followed by astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s first steps 19 minutes la…
July 18, 2019
Michael La Plante, lead front end developer at distributor Proforma (PPAI 196835), was recently featured on a livestream YouTube session sponsored by LinkedIn at Full Sail University’s 10th Annual Hall of Fame week. LinkedIn invited La Plante to participate in the “How I Work” session discussing the…
July 18, 2019
PPAI’s SPARK conference is designed to encourage young professionals in the promotional products industry to get involved through making connections, becoming educated and positioning themselves for unlimited growth. The event, which is being held through Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, brought…
July 18, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars examine the safety of battery-powered and laser-embedded products, share a new Prop 65 database tool and more. The we…
July 18, 2019
Robocalls, an annoying part of the background of modern life, are doing a legitimate disservice to businesses trying to reach customers via the phone. Data from business-to-business research, ratings and review firm Clutch shows that robocalls can impede phone-based communication between genuine bus…
July 18, 2019
Roger Burnett, CAS, president of the Michigan Promotional Professionals Association’s (MiPPA) board of directors, has appointed Goldstar Pen’s Parker Melvin to fulfill the open seat on the MiPPA board of directors.
July 16, 2019
Lewiston, Maine-headquartered distributor Geiger (PPAI 105182) continues its European expansion with a new location in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The new logistics office was recently opened by Geiger's UK-based company, GeigerBTC, as part of the company’s overall strategic plan for supporting its glob…
July 16, 2019
Supplier Leed’s (PPAI 112361) and Welly, a Pittsburgh-based drinkware company, have announced an exclusive partnership to bring environmentally-friendly, insulated bamboo drinkware to the promotional products industry. New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s will begin carrying a selection of Well…
July 16, 2019
Distributor AIA Corporation (PPAI 101364), headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, has recently welcomed Already Gear (PPAI 268541), Coolperx (PPAI 642434) and What’s Up Promotions!, to its community of nearly 300 independent owners and more than 3,000 supplier partners. All three companies will have ac…
July 16, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars explore cultivating a unique company culture and products, examine the safety of battery-powered and laser-embedded p…
July 16, 2019
Elections are always a boon for advertisers and the 2019-2020 election cycle is expected to be no exception. It’s projected to generate at least $6 billion in political advertising, according to a study from data, insights and consulting company Kantar. Kantar’s estimates include spending only on ad…
July 16, 2019
Earlier this month, staff at Addison, Texas-based SAGE (PPAI 100001) donated school supplies including pens, notebooks, backpacks and more to Metrocrest Service’s back to school drive. A team of SAGE employees also volunteered at Metrocrest’s warehouse for an afternoon, where they stuffed boxes with…
July 11, 2019
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis, Inc. has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all the outstanding stock of The Flesh Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Impressions Direct, Inc., effective July 15. The Flesh Company is a printing company with its corporate office and direct mail operatio…
July 11, 2019
Health Canada is seeking public comment on a draft revision of its regulations regarding the differences between promotional and non-promotional messages about drugs, medical devices and other health products. The proposed revisions would update its guidelines on defining promotional and non-promoti…
July 11, 2019
Supplier Hirsch Gift (PPAI 221823), headquartered in Houston, Texas, has announced a 2019 Distributor Sales Contest presented in partnership with Harman International. One winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to JBL Fest in Las Vegas, a three-day festival featuring performers and entertaine…
July 11, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars explore cultivating a unique company culture and products, examine the safety of battery-powered and laser-embedded p…
July 11, 2019
Despite wide recognition that cultural fit is an important attribute in evaluating a potential new hire, only three out of four organizations appraise it during the job interview process, according to a nationwide survey conducted by distributor 4imprint. The Oshkosh, Wisconsin, company’s research e…
July 11, 2019
The Specialty Advertising Association of California (SAAC), serving the promotional products industry in Southern California for more than 30 years, has announced the recipients of its 2019 SAAC Member Awards—Rick Greene, MAS, HALO Branded Solutions, Honorary Life Member; Beverly Walter, Brown & Big…
July 09, 2019
Concerns over job availability lowered The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index in June, following an uptick in May. The index now stands at 109.51, down from 111.22 one month earlier, although still up 0.6 percent over the past 12 months. In contrast, the U.S. added 224,000 nonfarm payroll jo…
July 09, 2019
Supplier Raining Rose (PPAI 232508) is nearing completion of an 8,100-square-foot expansion of its production capabilities for its Cedar Rapids, Iowa, headquarters. The company, which currently employs approximately 300 employees, expects to add 10-15 new employees with the expansion.
July 09, 2019
SAGE has released SAGE Chat, a full-featured, real-time chat platform providing subscribers a new way to chat via instant messenger with team members, customers and website visitors. SAGE Chat is available at no additional cost for distributors as part of their Total Access subscription and for supp…
July 09, 2019
The Brandit Agency (PPAI 467568), based in Vero Beach, Florida, has become The Legacy Group’s newest distributor partner. The Legacy Group, an industry buying group, now represents more than $260 million of buying power in the promotional marketing arena.
July 09, 2019
commonsku (PPAI 552077), a business and sales software provider for the promotional products industry based in Toronto, Ontario, has introduced a new integration with PromoStandards that allows for live product data and electronic purchase orders (ePOs).
July 09, 2019
U.S. local ad revenues are expected to reach $148.8 billion in 2019, ahead of original estimates due to a strong economy, early political advertising and healthy mobile ad spending. BIA Advisory Services, a provider of research, analysis, strategic consulting and valuation services for the local med…
July 09, 2019
CPPA Cares, the newly formed philanthropy committee for the 700-plus members of the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA), has made summer a little brighter for children attending the day care program at Sarah’s House, a supportive housing program offering emergency shelter and project-…
July 02, 2019
PPAI has announced its 2020 Board of Directors officers as Ira Neaman, CAS, chair; Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, chair-elect; and Bill Mahre, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Current chair Brittany David, MAS, will take on the role of immediate past chair when the new board officers begin their one-year…
July 02, 2019
The U.S-China trade war appears to be on pause. Following a meeting on Saturday in Osaka, Japan, during the G-20 conference, President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to restart talks on trade issues, and the U.S. has suspended plans to apply tariffs to a further $300 billion in Chines…
July 02, 2019
BIC Graphic North America (PPAI 114187) is adding apparel to its broad range of hardgoods through a partnership with HanesBrands (PPAI 191138). The Clearwater, Florida-based supplier says an assortment of 70 products from brands in the HanesBrands portfolio are part of the launch, including Champion…
July 02, 2019
Through a recent company initiative, all full-time team members at Mosinee, Wisconsin, supplier Maple Ridge Farms (114165) have earned, at a minimum, their Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) certificate.
July 02, 2019
Digital Art Solutions (PPAI 174657), a provider of artwork and software solutions for textile screen printing, embroidery, signage and rhinestone decorating processes, based in Tempe, Arizona, has been acquired by industry sales and production software firm InkSoft.
July 02, 2019
Proforma’s CEO Vera Muzzillo and Stan Maxwell, the Cleveland, Ohio-headquartered distributor’s chief strategy officer, have been named to the Suncoast Developers Guild Board. Muzzillo has been named to the Board of Directors, with Maxwell holding a seat on the Board of Advisors.
July 02, 2019
Nicole Parker, vice president of Overland Park, Kansas-based workwear brand and promotional products supplier DRI DUCK (PPAI 318801), is joining new Amazon Prime reality TV series The Social Movement. Parker will join 40 thought leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to address socio-economic issues i…
July 02, 2019
In June, 15 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.
July 02, 2019
Incentive programs are a popular option among successful finance sector executives. The Incentive Research Foundation (IRF) has shared the results of a recent survey revealing that executives at top-performing finance firms are 52 percent more likely than average-performing firms to regard their rew…
July 02, 2019
The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) hosted its seventh annual Summer Showcase for promotional products distributors and their clients on June 25. The regional association reports that the event, held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City, attracted a record num…
July 01, 2019
PPAI has announced its 2020 Board of Directors officers. They are: Ira Neaman, CAS, chair; Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, chair-elect; and Bill Mahre, CAS, vice chair, financial services. Current chair Brittany David, MAS, will take on the role of immediate past chair when the new board officers begin their …
June 27, 2019
After almost three days, six general sessions, two breakout sessions, an afternoon of roundtables, daily networking breakfasts and lunches, two early morning yoga classes, a city dine-around, and an elegant dinner and awards presentation honoring two top industry icons, PPAI’s 2019 Women’s Leadershi…
June 27, 2019
Reports published ahead of Saturday’s meeting between President Trump and China’s President Xi say that the U.S. and China have agreed to a truce in the trade war between the two countries. Their meeting comes at the G-20 Summit in Osaka, Japan.
June 27, 2019
Consumer sentiment ticked down in June, reports The Conference Board in its Consumer Confidence Index. The decrease follows an increase recorded in May, and the Index now stands from at 121.5, down from 131.3 in May.
June 27, 2019
With Millennials having become an established part of the business and marketing world, and more of a known entity, attention is turning to their successors, Generation Z, as the oldest of that cohort to enter the job market. A study of 79,000 internet users between the ages of 16 and 22 in 45 marke…
June 27, 2019
Charles River Apparel (PPAI 111644) recognized Kelly Connolly, Mario Leavell and Scott Hareid for their accomplishments over the past 12 months at the Sharon, Massachusetts-based supplier’s 30th Annual National Sales Meeting last week.
June 27, 2019
Supplier Vantage Apparel (PPAI 113235) has partnered with 1% For The Planet, a global organization that connects businesses to support environmental organizations, and has pledged to donate one percent of decoration sales from Patagonia items, and one percent of sales from its future Recycled and Cl…
June 25, 2019
More than 150 industry women representing 72 companies from across the U.S. and Canada are in New Orleans, Louisiana, this week for PPAI’s 10th annual Women’s Leadership Conference. The popular three-day event is designed to deliver a carefully curated mix of general sessions, breakout sessions and …
June 25, 2019
Ennis, Inc., parent company of several industry suppliers, including Folder Express (PPAI 354129), Independent Folders (PPAI 111993) and Admore, Inc. (PPAI 111144), has issued a statement on its financial performance for its fiscal year 2020’s first quarter, which ended May 31. The Midlothian, Texas…
June 25, 2019
Promotional products industry business and sales software provider commonsku (PPAI 552077) has recently expanded, tripling the size of its Toronto, Ontario-based headquarters. The company’s growth in both client base and staff members had overwhelmed its original office. Fortunately, space became av…
June 25, 2019
Proforma’s (PPAI 196835) senior leadership team recently met with the Proforma Owner Advisory Council Technology Committee to celebrate exceeding 1,000 users on its new ProVision Business Management System. The Cleveland, Ohio-headquartered distributor’s Owner Advisory Council (OAC) consists of peer…
June 25, 2019
American Solutions for Business’s (PPAI 101656) National Account Executive and Senior Marketing Consultant Tom Kunkel was recently invited to speak at the White House as a member of the Maryland State Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). There, he addresse…
June 25, 2019
Daryll Griffin, MAS, president of Accolades, Inc. in Norcross, Georgia, and the late Irene Kogutt, MAS, former owner of Dart Manufacturing Company in Dallas, Texas, were honored as 2019 recipients of the PPAI Woman of Achievement Award. The presentations were the highlight of Monday’s opening dinner…
June 25, 2019
How workers approach their office space is evolving, from cubicle farms to working at home and various points in between. A recent survey by business-to-business research, ratings and review firm Clutch found that most employees (83 percent) prefer to spend at least some time in office over being fu…
June 20, 2019
The Promotional Products Education Foundation (PPEF), the industry’s nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and encouraging scholastic excellence and academic performance among promotional products industry employees and their college-aged children, will award $230,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 …
June 20, 2019
With hearings underway on the U.S. government’s proposed 25 percent tariff on an additional $300 billion in Chinese imports, Ambassador Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), testified before the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways & Means Committee on President Trump’s trade agenda.
June 20, 2019
U.S. Business Holdings, Inc., the parent company of AlphaGraphics (PPAI 712852), a Lakewood, Colorado-headquartered design, printing, marketing and communications franchisor and division of global third-party logistics, printing and communications services network MBE Worldwide, has acquired Austral…
June 20, 2019
Catania Medallic Specialty, Inc. (PPAI 268133), an Avon Lake, Ohio-headquartered supplier of domestic, custom medals to the awards and recognition and promotional product industries, has acquired Florida, New York-based GA Promo (PPAI 174157), a supplier of custom medals, ribbons, pins and other pro…
June 20, 2019
Brand trust can be a deal breaker or deciding factor in most consumers’ purchasing decisions. For its Trust Barometer Special Report, In Brands We Trust?, prepared for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Edelman surveyed 16,000 people in eight countries and found that brand trust …
June 20, 2019
Distributor American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) hosted a lunchtime fundraising event called “Dogs for Dogs” at their Glenwood, Minnesota, headquarters. Nearly 100 people were served grilled hot dogs, raising $600 to benefit the Pope County Humane Society. As an added incentive, raffle tick…
June 18, 2019
On June 13, 661 U.S. companies and trade associations, including PPAI, signed on to a letter to President Trump urging a swift resolution to the trade dispute with China, noting that tariffs are hurting American businesses and consumers. The letter, sent by Tariffs Hurt The Heartland, a national cam…
June 18, 2019
Legislation prohibiting or regulating the use of single-use plastics is proliferating at state and local levels, and with the recent announcement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, at national levels as well. Currently, California's legislature has taken up a bill that would regulate consume…
June 18, 2019
The advertising industry is expected to grow 3.4 percent globally in 2019, or 4.6 percent on an underlying basis, which excludes political advertising in the U.S. The forecast comes from media investment company GroupM in its Worldwide Media Forecast, which further predicts that in 2020 advertising …
June 18, 2019
Quinn (PPAI 360359) celebrated the first Outdoor Marketing Day, June 13, with a barbecue for its team members. The Hanover, Pennsylvania-based supplier created Outdoor Marketing Day and Outdoor Marketing Month to help distributors show they are the expert source for outdoor marketing products as wel…
June 18, 2019
Highlighting the importance of customer experience and service in consumers’ shopping decisions, a recent survey found that two-thirds would switch brands for better treatment. And the survey of 34,000 consumers worldwide by customer engagement solution provider Verint, found that loyalty and custom…
June 18, 2019
American Solutions for Business (PPAI 101656) recently contributed more than $2,100 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Glenwood, Minnesota, where the distributor is headquartered. Leading up to the relay on Friday, June 7, the team of ASB employees held several fundraising events th…
June 13, 2019
As first reported on Wednesday in a PPB Newslink Breaking News alert, Chris Anderson, chief operating officer at HUB Promotional Group, has been named the company’s new CEO, effective June 14. He will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and decision-making at HUB. The move is designed to en…
June 13, 2019
Allegra Marketing Print Mail, a network of independently owned and operated Allegra centers offering marketing and printing solutions, has teamed with the American Red Cross to extend awareness of the need for blood donations with the #MissingType campaign.
June 13, 2019
PPAI’s webinar series provides tools, practices and valuable philosophies for industry professionals looking to build up their businesses and expand their skillset. Upcoming webinars explore new recycling opportunities and how to cultivate a unique company culture and products. The webinar roster al…
June 13, 2019
U.S. employers’ hiring intentions hit a 13-year high in ManpowerGroup’s third quarter 2019 Employment Outlook Survey, pointing to a receptive environment for job seekers. ManpowerGroup’s survey showed hiring intentions as up 21 percent, and the last time the survey of more than 11,500 employers repo…
June 13, 2019
Arizona Promotional Products Association’s (AzPPA) Philanthropy Committee hosted a fundraising event for a class at Palo Verde Middle School in Phoenix on June 4 as part of the regional association’s Family Fun Event at The Main Event in Tempe.
June 13, 2019
W.S. Emerson Company (PPAI 304091) in Brewer, Maine, has been awarded the Shep Lee Community Service Award by the Institute for Family Business for the distributor’s dedication and support of the greater Bangor region. W.S. Emerson has been a family-owned business since its formation nearly 100 year…
June 12, 2019
Chris Anderson, COO at HUB Promotional Group, has been named the company’s new CEO effective June 14. He will be responsible for all day-to-day operations and decision-making at HUB. The move is designed to ensure continuity and the long-term future of HUB Promotional Group following the resignation…
June 11, 2019
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday that his government would ban single-use plastics—such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates and stir sticks—as early as 2021, and will work with territories and provinces on developing standards to regulate plastic waste.
June 11, 2019
Job growth softened in May, with nonfarm payroll employment up 73,000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Though it’s down from the March and April figures, the employment slowdown is likely to be modest, says The Conference Board, pointing to an increase in its Employment Trends Inde…
June 11, 2019
The value of loyal customers who stick with a business has long been evident. New data from Yes Marketing reinforces the conventional wisdom that shows customer loyalty can bring greater revenues as well. Research by the marketing services firm found that more than half of consumers will pay more to…
June 06, 2019
The Product Pavilion’s Top Sellers section, in particular, drew interested attendees throughout the two-day trade show. Continuing from the product story in Wednesday’s PPB Newslink, following are a few more standouts that caught the eye of PPB’s associate editor, Danielle Renda.
June 06, 2019
Health care marketing is continuously changing but the industry was the fifth largest buyer of promotional products in 2018.
June 06, 2019
In May, 21 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.
June 06, 2019
In 1959 women worked as teachers, nurses and secretaries—they certainly did not start businesses. Yet, Margaret Custer Ford did just that.
June 06, 2019
Researchers from Indiana University and Emory University found that product placement can be associated with increased online engagement.
June 05, 2019
The energy on the show floor remained high-spirited as nearly 400 booths opened this morning for the final day of Expo East in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The aisles of the trade show at the Atlantic City Convention Center were filled with smartly decorated booths presenting new, popular and unique p…
June 05, 2019
San Antonio, Texas-based distributors The Prestigious Mark (PPAI 219962) and Lone Star Special Tees have announced a merger of their business operations. The combined entity will operate under the Prestigious Mark brand. The Lone Star Special Tees decorating division, Origins Apparel Decorators, wil…
June 05, 2019
Fred Greco, owner of Doylestown, Pennsylvania-based Greco Promotions (PPAI 274018) has affiliated with the Proforma (PPAI 196835) network of promotional products and printing distributors to access its technology platforms and product offerings, services and support.
June 05, 2019
Distributor Morel Ink (PPAI 273060), headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is expanding into Eugene with a new print production facility, and bringing on employees from local distributor Shelton Turnbull (PPAI 304737), which is closing.
June 05, 2019
At its annual National Sales Meeting in April, held at the Paradise Pointe Resort in San Diego, California, Newton, Iowa, distributor Vernon (PPAI 109323) named Denise Brune of BIC Graphic NA as supplier account manager of the year, and Stacy Lynch, who represents Hub Promotional Group, as customer …
June 05, 2019
The Product Pavilion at Expo East highlighted innovative, popular products with distinct design and functionality options. The products fell into one of four categories, including Top Sellers, Green Products, Made In The USA and Express Ship, and were conveniently housed in one area of the show floo…
June 05, 2019
PPAI celebrates the innovation and achievements of industry companies with its annual Pyramid Awards and is spotlighting 2019 award winners throughout the year. This week during Expo East 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, PPAI is recognizing recipients of the 2019 Supplier Star award winners, many …
June 05, 2019
Ecommerce’s disruption of the shopping experience extends to brick-and-mortar purchases as well. A study conducted by retail management consulting firm BRP found that 82 percent of consumers shop and review products online before purchasing them in a store and warns that only 18 percent are focused …
June 04, 2019
This morning, the show floor at Expo East in Atlantic City, New Jersey, was abuzz with enthusiastic attendees who explored more than 350 exhibitors showcasing promotional products and business services aimed at the sought-after Northeast market. Presented in partnership with the Specialty Advertisin…
June 04, 2019
Supplier alphabroder (PPAI 156993) has added Commonwealth Cotton to its family of brands, noting that the company’s focus on product assortment and customer service align well with the Trevose, Pennsylvania, supplier’s commitments and that the two businesses will immediately complement each other.
June 04, 2019
BIC Graphic NA has announced a new and exclusive partnership with grill accessory-maker Grillight. The new partnership is Grillight’s first venture into the promotional products industry. BIC Graphic NA began selling Grillight items to promotional products distributors on June 3.
June 04, 2019
Members of Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and their guests kicked off Expo East on Monday with a long-standing and beloved tradition—the golf tournament. This year’s Lenore Goldberg Memorial Golf Outing was held at the Stockton Seaview Golf Club with 12 foursomes teei…
June 04, 2019
A nationwide survey examining recent trends in employee recruitment, interview techniques and the use of employee recruitment giveaways by distributor 4imprint identified cultural fit as the most important attribute evaluated during the hiring process, but only three out of four organizations apprai…
June 04, 2019
This week at Expo East in Atlantic City, New Jersey, PPAI’s Professional Development team is hosting 30 education seminars covering a number of topics relevant to the promotional products industry, from the essentials of a LinkedIn profile and designing a company website, to embracing diversity in t…
June 04, 2019
Among the 30 education seminars hosted by various promotional products industry professionals during Expo East in Atlantic City, New Jersey, this week was Attribution Control & Forecasting: It Doesn’t Need To Be Rocket Science, led by Vince DeCecco, the founder and owner of Your Personal Business Tr…
June 04, 2019
This week during Expo East 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, PPAI is honoring the achievements and innovation of the industry by recognizing and celebrating the 2019 PPAI Pyramid Award winners in supplier decorating, many of whom are at the show.
June 04, 2019
The trend toward personalization and customization is making a big comeback, particularly in the ecommerce market, says an article by Bernhard Schroeder in Forbes, and customers are willing to pay more to enjoy it.
June 03, 2019
On Thursday, President Trump sent ripples through global stock markets and drew outcries from business leaders when he announced the U.S. would impose a five percent tariff on imports from Mexico, beginning June 10, if the country did not stop illegal immigration into the U.S. The tariff rate will r…
June 03, 2019
Last month in Chicago, Illinois, AIA Corporation (PPAI 101364) hosted the first of an ongoing series of sales training events the Neenah, Wisconsin, distributor is providing its owners and new sales associates. The sessions are designed to provide new sales associates with the tools and knowledge ne…
June 03, 2019
Expo East opens today at the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Produced by PPAI in partnership with the Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY) and running through Wednesday, Expo East is the Northeast’s largest promotional products trade show. It b…
June 03, 2019
Fourteen of the most watchable young leaders will be profiled in PPB’s September cover story as this year’s Rising Stars. They were selected from among 81 individuals who were nominated by their supervisors, co-workers, clients, peers and vendors from across the promotional products industry. Among …
June 03, 2019
Demonstrating the potential for continued growth of smart home devices, a survey by business-to-business firm Clutch found that 33 percent of consumers plan on investing in smart home devices over the next three years.
May 30, 2019
Geiger (PPAI 105182) has acquired distributor Winter People Image Marketing, with locations in Freeport and Falmouth, Maine. The company will operate as a division of Geiger. Clay Bouton, senior vice president of sales, will remain as a key contact with the company.
May 30, 2019
Fargo, North Dakota-headquartered distributor S&S Promotional Group (PPAI 108258) announced a merger with Sampson-Miller Advertising, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.