Awards

Bodek and Rhodes Wins 8th Consecutive Supplier Golden Achievement Award
March 6, 2007

Bodek and Rhodes, Philadelphia, received PPAI’s Supplier Golden Achievement Award for Self Promotion. This year marks the eighth consecutive year Bodek and Rhodes has been given the honor. The PPAI Supplier Achievement Awards program recognizes suppliers for craftsmanship, creativity and graphic arts. Bodek and Rhodes’ “BAM!” campaign targeted Adventures in Advertising franchise owners and aimed to encourage stronger relationships, boost traffic at Bodek and Rhodes’ exhibit at the AIA convention and to build buzz around Bodek and Rhodes’ service and selection. The campaign itself included promotional mailings of a barbeque mitt prior to Memorial Day, a pair of hot sauces 10 days prior

Bodek & Rhodes Recieves 8th Consecutive Supplier Golden Achievement Award
March 6, 2007

Bodek and Rhodes, Philadelphia, received PPAI’s Supplier Golden Achievement Award for Self Promotion. This year marks the eighth consecutive year Bodek and Rhodes has been given the honor. The PPAI Supplier Achievement Awards program recognizes suppliers for craftsmanship, creativity and graphic arts. Bodek and Rhodes’ “BAM!” campaign targeted Adventures in Advertising franchise owners and aimed to encourage stronger relationships, boost traffic at Bodek and Rhodes’ exhibit at the AIA convention and to build buzz around Bodek and Rhodes’ service and selection. The campaign itself included promotional mailings of a barbeque mitt prior to Memorial Day, a pair of hot sauces 10 days prior

PPACHICAGO’S WINDY AWARDS RECOGNIZE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
February 26, 2007

In an effort to recognize its members who provide excellent customer service, PPAChicago’s Board of Directors established the Windy Awards in 2005. As part of the winner selection process, distributors and suppliers are asked to nominate each other for a variety of award categories. Nominators provide a short description of how the nominated individuals have impressed them. The descriptions are then compiled without the respective company or individual names, and then the Board votes for the winner based on the descriptions alone. The 2006 Supplier Individual winner was Damon DeDario of Vantage Custom Classics, Niles, Ill. His nominator wrote: “He taught me everything

DUNBROOKE WINS MULTIPLE AWARDS
February 26, 2007

Dunbrooke, Independence, Mo., was recently presented with three prestigious industry awards for service during 2006. The company ranked No. 1 in Best Outerwear Supplier and No. 2 in Best Corporatewear Supplier in Corporate Logo magazine’s “Best of Business” poll. In addition, PPAI honored Dunbrooke as an Award of Merit winner in the S10 ($20,000,001 to $50,000,000 in annual sales) category. Geiger also announced its top suppliers at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The company presented Dunbrooke with an Award of Excellence and a Gold Star Supplier Award for providing excellent service throughout the year. “We were delighted when we found out we were

Leed’s Awards $20,000 Luxury Dream Vacation To Distributor
February 20, 2007

To unveil and build excitement around its new brand statement, “Make it Yours”, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s gave its customers the chance to win a custom luxury vacation with its “Make it Yours Dream Vacation Sweepstakes” at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The company has awarded a vacation worth approximately $20,000 to Tammy Wilmsmeyer from Elite Promotions, Springfield, Mo. Leed’s informed Wilmsmeyer of her prize by dropping by the company’s offices in Springfield. The travel credit worth $18,500 can be used to create a custom vacation or on any destination offered through Abercrombie & Kent, from safaris on the Serengeti to the hillsides of

Dunbrooke Wins Multiple Awards
February 13, 2007

Dunbrooke, Independence, Mo., was recently presented with three prestigious industry awards for service during 2006. The company ranked No. 1 in Best Outerwear Supplier and No. 2 in Best Corporatewear Supplier in Corporate Logo magazine’s “Best of Business” poll. In addition, PPAI honored Dunbrooke as an Award of Merit winner in the S10 ($20,000,001 to $50,000,000 in annual sales) category. Geiger announced its top suppliers at January’s PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, and Dunbrooke was presented an Award of Excellence and a Gold Star Supplier Award for providing excellent service throughout the year. “We were delighted when we found out

HALO/Lee Wayne Issues Supplier Awards
January 25, 2007

HALO/Lee Wayne, Serling, Ill., presented its 2006 Supplier of the Year and Supplier Representative of the Year Awards to Pittsburgh-based Leed’s and Largo, Florida-based Hit Promotions, respectively, at the company’s Preferred Supplier Mixer, held during the PPAI Expo in January. Leed’s received the 2006 Supplier of the Year Award as a result of votes from account executives and home office staff. Terry McGuire, HALO/Lee Wayne’s senior vice president of marketing, said, “Leed’s innovation and service continue to help us grow our sales. They set the standard for supplier-distributor relationships with the many special things they do for us.” Of his company’s designation, David Nicholson,

SAAGNY Announces 2006-2007 Board of Directors
November 14, 2006

The Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), Montville, N.J., has announced its 2006-2007 Board of Directors. The term for the incoming officers and directors runs to Dec. 31, 2007. The Executive Committee Officers for 2006-2007 are: Mike Schenker, president; Robert S. Schwarz, president elect; Jonathan Riegel, vice president; Brian Seltzer, treasurer; and Brett Schaffer, secretary. Outgoing president Lenore Goldberg automatically moves into the position of immediate past president. Schenker, of Hilton Apparel Group, St. Louis, has served on the Board of Directors since 1997 and has held the offices of secretary, treasurer, vice president and president elect. Schenker has also served as

PPAI Announces Board of Directors Nominees, Award Finalists, Growth of ADvocate Program
July 18, 2006

PPAI, Irving, Texas, has announced the nominees for its 2007 Board of Directors. From the eight nominees, two suppliers and two distributors will be elected by PPAI supplier and distributor members. Those elected will serve a four-year term that begins at the conclusion of The PPAI Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. The ballot vote ends on Sept. 15, and results will be announced during that month. In an effort to increase voter participation, each distributor and supplier member, through their designated representative, will have the option of voting by mail or electronically through an independent election administrator. Due to laws governing businesses in the state,

PPAI Announces Board of Directors Nominees, Award Finalists, Growth of ADvocate Program
July 1, 2006

PPAI, Irving, Texas, has announced the nominees for its 2007 Board of Directors. From the eight nominees, two suppliers and two distributors will be elected by PPAI supplier and distributor members. Those elected will serve a four-year term that begins at the conclusion of The PPAI Expo 2007 in Las Vegas. The ballot vote ends on September 15, and results will be announced later that month. In an effort to increase voter participation, each distributor and supplier member, through their designated representative, will have the option of voting by mail or electronically through an independent election administrator. Due to laws governing businesses