Each year holiday cards fill up our mailboxes and we worry about how many pounds we’re going to (or already have) gained as a result of eating too many goodies. But are we really complaining? Receiving a sweet note or a sweet treat from a business associate is a nice gesture and we still enjoy it no matter how often (or how many) we receive.
Five promotional health and wellness product categories on the rise.
Polyconcept North America (PCNA) announced the additions of FEY Promotional Products Group, Edgerton, Minn., and Evans Manufacturing, Garden Grove, Calif., to the PCNA Market Place. They will join Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., with their storefronts launching in November and early December, respectively.
Eighty-eight percent of consumers recall advertisers on promotional products, and 85 percent of promotional-product recipients have done business with the advertiser from whom they received the product, according to the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) study, The Influence of Promotional Products on Consumer Behavior.
Several IT professionals in the promotional products community have created a new LinkedIn group to solve some of the industry's toughest problems, and they're looking for new members.
The PPAI Expo is clearly the most significant event in our industry. Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is taken over with two huge floors of supplier booths, top-notch education, and incredible keynote presentations. There is a brand. section showcasing incentives, a new products pavilion, a "Decorate" area, and a variety of social events.
I recently penned a commentary on a few things that have had me scratching my head asking ...Really?? This struck a nerve with our audience and was the most opened FreePromoTips e-newsletter we have had in recent years. If you missed this article, you can find it here. Our personal and professional lives are filled with ...Really?? moments.
The Premier Promotional Group elected three new members to its board of directors during the organization's Annual Meeting. Sam Sumrall of National Awards, Paula Shulman of Prime Line and Mark Stewart of DLX Industries all joined the group's board of directors.
I'm active on LinkedIn and my network continues to grow. I get all kinds of connection requests as many of you do. I ignore the carpet cleaners and auto service businesses that are across the county who want to connect, but I always accept connections with people within our industry.