PM Podcast

Pizzacast! Community College of Philadelphia's Kris Henk on Pizza Box Marketing, QR Codes and More
July 6, 2022 at 8:40 am

They say the quickest way to a college kid's heart is through pizza. That's why Community College of Philadelphia has been advertising on pizza boxes throughout the City of Brotherly Love. Kris Henk, executive director of marketing for the school, joined the show to tell us all about it. Plus, Sean and Brendan discuss Netflix's smash-hit new "Stranger Things" merch and more...

Is the Word 'Distributor' Outdated? Should the Industry Change It? Sandra Kelley of Prestige Promotions Joins to Discuss
April 6, 2022 at 9:28 am

Is the word "distributor" outdated? Does it need to be updated to better reflect the changing nature of the job and the capabilities of modern distributor companies? Is it necessary to make a change? Is it even possible? Sandra Kelley of Prestige Promotions joined the show to discuss the topic, originally proposed by PPAI President Dale Denham in a recent article...

Diversified Labeling Solutions CEO Jim Kersten on the Paper Shortage, Opportunities in the Fast-Growing Labels Market and More
March 23, 2022 at 11:03 am

It hasn't captured national attention the same way as inflation or shipping delays, but the ongoing paper shortage has been called an "existential crisis" by some in the print industry. What's happening and what does it mean for distributors? Jim Kersten, CEO of Diversified Labeling Solutions, joined the show to fill us in and talk opportunities in the fast-growing labels market...

Whisps SVP of Marketing Katie Nahoum on Edible Cheese Sculptures as Merch, Becoming a Lifestyle Brand, Personalization and More
November 10, 2021 at 10:20 am

"We're here to become a lifestyle brand. Our goal is to be a household name. So these types of initiatives really just break through and surprise and delight our customers." That's Katie Nahoum, SVP of marketing for Whisps, the consumer cheese snack brand, and she's talking about her company's latest promotional merchandise effort: personalized, edible sculptures made from 100% cheese...

Jake Himelstein on BAMKO's Big Uniforms Move, Supply Chain Outlook, Recognition Market Opportunities and More
October 13, 2021 at 10:31 am

BAMKO is making a big move in the uniforms space. Jake Himelstein, the company's president, joined the show to announce the move and explain how it positions BAMKO to meet the evolving needs of modern promo customers. He also talked supply chain, huge opportunities in the recognition market and much more. Plus, Sean and Brendan dive deep into Pabst Blue Ribbon's fun (and maybe invasive?) merchandise campaign...