ACCORDING TO THE U.S. Travel Association, a nonprofit travel industry group based in Washington, the travel industry shed approximately 400,000 jobs in the past two years. This number is significant for a market that accounts for 7.7 million U.S. jobs and indirectly affects 10 million others.
Brent Stone, QCA executive director–operations, noted since the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Chicago, opened for membership in July, he has had conversations with promotional product industry suppliers that recognize the competitive advantage that comes with successful completion of independent, third-party audits but are unsure how to begin the process.
There might not be anything more basic than promotions involving badges, or buttons or lanyards for that matter. Place a logo on a piece of plastic, metal or cloth, give it to someone to wear, and you're set. Basic, however, doesn't necessarily mean less of a promotion.
It’s easy to pigeonhole social responsibility into being about nothing more than driving a hybrid and saving old growth forests. The green movements power and celebrity, while valuable, can overshadow the other acts of human kindness that sustain societies as much as clean air, food and water.On both the supplier and distributor side of the…
Charley Johnson, executive vice president of Salt Lake City-based SnugZ USA, announced he and a few other industry youngsters created Promo35, a new Facebook group focusing on using community to help educate the next generation of promotional product professionals.
In its 20th year, Irving, Texas-based Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Presidents’ Forum is taking on a new name and new partners.
It's often said hard times call for desperate measures, but maybe the phrase should be revamped for the 22nd Century and reborn with a much more positive outlook.
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Members of the PPAI Leadership Advisory Committee released a message for its members urging participation in the industry by submitting a nomination form for the PPAI Board of Directors.
Salt Lake City-based SnugZ USA opened its doors to customers through the new video blog available at the company’s Web site. The new video blog is updated on a regular basis to give distributors and customers the chance to meet and get to know the SnugZ family.