First Class Of Industry Veterans Earn MAS+ Certification
Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the not-for-profit association for more than 10,500 member companies of the $16.5 billion promotional products industry, has announced the first five Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) designees. The first group of promotional products industry veterans to meet the requirements for the coveted designation of MAS+ certification include Sonya Beam, MAS+, The P.O.P Shop, a Division of Geiger; Eric Ekstrand, MAS+, HALO Branded Solutions; David Hawes, MAS+, Geiger; Mark Seay, MAS+, CMG Promos; and Bill Turney, MAS+, The Augusta Group, an AIA Affiliate.
"It is an honor to present these professionals with a one-of-a-kind industry designation that distinguishes them from the competition in professional expertise and dedication," said John Campbell, PPAI manager of certification and instructional technology. The PPAI MAS+ program raises the bar and sets the expectation for all promotional products consultants and our industry as a whole."
The Master Advertising Specialist Plus (MAS+) designation is awarded to professionals in the promotional products industry who have met rigorous educational requirements and demonstrated the highest level of commitment to their profession. For more information on the PPAI MAS+ certification program and other industry certification programs, visit www.ppai.org/certification.