Turn, Turn, Turn
January 10, 2013

During the Holiday season I had the opportunity to slow things down at bit. From my perspective, reflecting back on 2012, it's been an interesting year.

Achieve Trade Show Success in 2013
December 28, 2012

Heading to an industry show soon? Trade shows are an important part of our industry, and to get the best return on your time and monetary investment, we may have a few ideas to help.

Marketing and the Selling Function
December 20, 2012

For the past four weeks we have taken an in-depth look at the promotional industry from a marketing perspective. Today I am going to shift gears a bit and make all of this marketing mammer-jammer applicable to the selling function.

Empowering Brand Loyalty
December 6, 2012

Whether you are working with large companies that have entire departments devoted to the marketing of their brand identity, or a small business with one department for every business function, defining the identity of their brand is of the same importance.

HumphreyLine Hires Darryl Haddox as Vice President of Sales
November 26, 2012

Milwaukie, Oregon-based HumphreyLine announced today that the company has hired Darryl Haddox as vice president of sales. Haddox has served in the promotional products industry for over 30 years, starting with a stint in sales and sales management for Hazel.

PPAI And PSI Announce Trade Show Partner Association Agreement
November 14, 2012

Under the agreement, PPAI members are invited to register for and attend the PSI Show 2013, January 9 to 11, 2013, in Dusseldorf, Germany, and likewise, PSI members are invited to attend The PPAI Expo, January 14 to 18, 2013, in Las Vegas. In addition, members of each association are welcome to attend the opening ceremony/general session for each event.

PPAI Introduces Health Care Planning Tool
November 8, 2012

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) on November 7 introduced the PPAI Health Care Planning Tool. In an effort to address the needs of its members, PPAI has added this new tool to help members navigate the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

Hurricane Sandy Updates: Business Openings for Tuesday, Nov. 6
November 6, 2012

Click through for a list of companies affected by Hurricane Sandy that were able to reopen as of 3:00 p.m. EST today. Notes on each company's status have been provided where available. Companies that could not be reached for comment have been omitted in order to prevent confusion.

PPAI and PPDRF Business Recovery Fund Ready to Help Promotional Products Industry Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
November 1, 2012

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the world’s largest and oldest international not-for-profit promotional products association, in conjunction with the Regional Association Council (RAC), is offering disaster relief in the form of the Promotional Products Disaster Recovery Foundation Business Recovery Fund to assist promotional products industry members and non-members seriously affected by the impact of Hurricane Sandy.

PPAI urges affected industry members to contact PPAI at pr@ppai.org or (888) I-AM-PPAI (426-7724) for assistance with specific needs to restart their business, to update their contact information, with questions, or to report a business outage. The PPDRF Business Recovery Fund has information and resources on its website about how to prepare for a disaster.