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Master the Art of Time-Sensitive Promotional Campaigns
May 24, 2017 at 2:31 pm

We all like to feel appreciated. Joe and Tracy Troy, managing directors of Waterfront Branded Marketing Solutions Powered by Proforma, Westport, Conn., remember one promotion where a client wanted to show gratitude toward employees. But the Troys especially recall the overwhelming gratitude those employees showed them. "Joe opened up a pharmaceutical client in the Northeast…

Teresa Moisant, MAS, Named PPAI 2017 Woman of Achievement
May 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm

Promotional Products Association International, Irving, Texas, announced Teresa Moisant, MAS, owner and president of Oklahoma City-based Moisant Promotional Products, as the 2017 PPAI Woman of Achievement. The presentation of the PPAI Woman of Achievement award will take place during the 2017…

Bankers Advertising Company Holds Gathering of the Stars Sales Meeting
May 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Bankers Advertising Company, an Iowa City, Iowa-based distributor, recently gathered its sales partners and supplier representatives together for its 2017 Gathering of the Stars National Sales Meeting in Springfield, Mo. Springfield is the birthplace of Route 66, which made a…

5 Things (and One Very Good Dog) You Missed If You Weren't At Power House Power Meeting
April 26, 2017 at 8:00 am

In case you missed it, last week we at Promo Marketing hosted our first-ever Power House Power Meeting. The event was just like our core Power Meeting events, only way more awesome. Like, so much more awesome. "That's impossible," you're saying. "Promo Marketing Power Meetings are already the best events in the promo industry!" That…

Vernon University Brings Together Account Executives, Supplier Partners
April 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

The Vernon Company, Newton, Iowa, hosted its annual national sales meeting, Vernon University, April 10 to 12, at Renaissance Indian Wells in Indian Wells, Calif. The three-day event brought together nearly 100 Vernon account executives from coast to coast and more than 70 supplier partners. “Vernon’s national sales meeting could have been described using one…

JanSport Lays Off 380 Employees From Licensed Apparel Division
April 5, 2017 at 10:53 am

VF Corporation, Greensboro, N.C., the parent company of JanSport, announced Tuesday that it would be closing its JanSport collegiate apparel operations in Appleton, Wis. According to Fox 11, the closure will put 380 employees out of work. VF Corp. also announced its plans to sell its licensed…

Tekweld Welcomes New Vice President of Sales and Marketing
April 3, 2017 at 11:17 am

Tekweld, Farmingdale, N.Y., welcomed Ray Rodriguez as vice president of sales and marketing. An industry veteran of over 25 years, Rodriguez will take his expert knowledge and lifetime experience in the promotional product industry and apply them to help solidify Tekweld’s…

Prime Line Launches Redesigned Jetline Website
March 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Prime Line, Bridgeport, Conn., launched a fully redesigned website for its Jetline value line—jetlinepromo.com—featuring faster loading speed, improved search and navigation, one-click action for real-time inventory queries and shipping quotes, personalized pricing for logged-in users, and responsive design that enhances the mobile user experience. The site utilizes a streamlined design with dropdown navigation menus, enabling…

PPAI Names Sen. Gary Peters 2017 Legislator of the Year
March 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has selected Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) as the association’s 2017 Legislator of the Year. The award will be presented during the PPAI Legislative Education and Action Day (LEAD), April 26 to 27, 2017…