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  • Promotional Products Education Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/02/2021 at 10:15 PM (CST)

    PPEF is an educational, charitable, nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to students who have a parent working in the promotional products industry or who are working for a company in the industry. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded almost $2.5M in college scholarships to 1,358 students. Join Sara Besley, with PPEF as she covers the program and scholarship opportunities for 2021.

    PPEF is an educational, charitable, nonprofit organization that awards college scholarships to students who have a parent working in the promotional products industry or who are working for a company in the industry. Since 1989, PPEF has awarded almost $2.5M in college scholarships to 1,358 students. Join Sara Besley, with PPEF as she covers the program and scholarship opportunities for 2021.

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • How to Read a P&L Statement for Those New to the Industry

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/19/2021 at 1:00 PM (CST)

    Revenue. Cost of goods sold. Interest expense. Taxes. These are just a few of the items that make up your company's profit and loss statement and are important facts to know as your build your company and grow your business. Jamie Watson, MAS, financial analyst at Certified Marketing Consultants, knows the ins and outs of both the financial and promo markets. If you're new to the industry or re-building your business, this session is for you.

    Revenue. Cost of goods sold. Interest expense. Taxes. These are just a few of the items that make up your company's profit and loss statement and are important facts to know as your build your company and grow your business. Jamie Watson, MAS, financial analyst at Certified Marketing Consultants, knows the ins and outs of both the financial and promo markets. If you're new to the industry or re-building your business, this session is for you.

    Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA

    Senior Financial Analyst for Certified Marketing Consultants, LLC

    Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA is a senior financial analyst for Certified Marketing Consultants, LLC., and has been involved various aspects of finance and accounting for over 12 years. Watson graduated magna cum laude with her bachelor’s in business administration from Stetson University and holds a master’s in accountancy from Manchester College. She qualified as a CPA in the state of Indiana where she worked for the regional accounting firm of Alerding & Co., LLC.. Watson has been involved in the consulting of both supplier and distributor companies in the Promotional Products Industry for over seven years.

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    1 Point

    1. Register and watch the session. Please note it will open in a new window. Please do not close the session launch page.

    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • PPAI PromoTalks Presents: “What I Learned From The Pandemic And Other Business Insights”

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/08/2021

    In its first episode of the new year, the PPAI PromoTalks podcast presents: What I Learned From The Pandemic And Other Business Insights” with guests Teresa Moisant, MAS, president of Moisant Promotional Products and the 2021 PPAI Hall of Fame inductee; Wayne Greenberg, MAS, president of Swag Krewe, a division of Geiger and a former PPAI board chair and Hall of Fame inductee; and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group, Inc. and PPAI’s 2021 board chair. PPAI Director of Publications and Editor, Tina Berres Filipski, moderates the discussion. In this refreshing 46-minute conversation, Moisant, Greenberg, and Pottebaum talk about how they navigated their business through the pandemic, what it took to lead, what they’ve learned about themselves, when they predict the industry will rebound and how it may be different. Tune in to listen, available free on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

    In its first episode of the new year, the PPAI PromoTalks podcast presents: What I Learned From The Pandemic And Other Business Insights” with guests Teresa Moisant, MAS, president of Moisant Promotional Products and the 2021 PPAI Hall of Fame inductee; Wayne Greenberg, MAS, president of Swag Krewe, a division of Geiger and a former PPAI board chair and Hall of Fame inductee; and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group, Inc. and PPAI’s 2021 board chair. PPAI Director of Publications and Editor, Tina Berres Filipski, moderates the discussion.
    In this refreshing 46-minute conversation, Moisant, Greenberg, and Pottebaum talk about how they navigated their business through the pandemic, what it took to lead, what they’ve learned about themselves, when they predict the industry will rebound and how it may be different. Tune in to listen, available free on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. 

    Teresa Moisant, MAS

    President

    Moisant Promotional Products

    Teresa Moisant, MAS, is the president of Moisant Promotional Products and the 2021 PPAI Hall of Fame inductee.

    Wayne Greenberg

    President

    Swag Krewe

    Wayne Greenberg, MAS, is the president of Swag Krewe, a division of Geiger, and a former PPAI board chair and Hall of Fame inductee. 

    Todd Pottebaum

    President

    Quality Resource Group, Inc.

    Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, is the president of Quality Resource Group, Inc. and PPAI’s 2021 board chair.

    Kristina Valdez (Moderator)

    Associate Editor

    PPAI

    Kristina Valdez is the associate editor of publications at PPAI since 2019. Kristina graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas where she worked with numerous publications to create compelling stories.

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  • Distributor Sneak Peek: PPAI Expo Direct-2-You

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/06/2021

    How do you D2U? Take a guided tour through the PPAI Expo Direct-2-You platform with Ellen Tucker, Director of Expositions and Business Development, as she shares how-to's, tips & tricks. You'll learn how to navigate the platform, exhibitor search tools and more. PPAI knows your time is valuable, and this quick tour will ensure you maximize your virtual trade show experience.

    How do you D2U? Take a guided tour through the PPAI Expo Direct-2-You platform with Ellen Tucker, Director of Expositions and Business Development, as she shares how-to's, tips & tricks. You'll learn how to navigate the platform, exhibitor search tools and more. PPAI knows your time is valuable, and this quick tour will ensure you maximize your virtual trade show experience.

    Ellen Tucker

    Business Development Director

    PPAI

    Ellen Tucker is the Business Development Director at PPAI. Ellen oversees the business development sales team who sell on behalf of Expo, Expo East, all PPAI Publications as well as North American Leadership Conference, Tech Summit, Women's Leadership Conference, and Product Responsibility Summit.

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  • Canadian Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

    Contains 26 Product(s)

    In our Canadian CAS version, the U.S.-specific courses have been replaced with different content. Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

    Register for all your CAS required courses in one step.  You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package.

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

    Contains 26 Product(s)

    Register for all your required courses here. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package. Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

    Register for all your CAS required courses in one step.  You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the certification package.

    Please complete all dedicated courses and their quizzes: You will have 3 attempts to pass each quiz. You must answer 4 out of 5 questions correctly. If you have not passed a quiz after 3 attempts, please contact certification@ppai.org

    Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.

  • CAS: Plan C(risis) Building a Resiliant Company

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Do you know what it takes to build a healthy business?  Do you struggle with the operational necessities of running a strong company?  Join Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA as she addresses the many challenges business owners face and the right strategies to implement to make it successful.

    Do you know what it takes to build a healthy business?  Do you struggle with the operational necessities of running a strong company?  Join Jamie Watson, MAS, CPA as she addresses the many challenges business owners face and the right strategies to implement to make it successful.

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    2. Please make sure your pop-up blocker is turned off in order to access the session once you select it.

    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • Coronavirus Response And Relief Act-What Does It Mean For the Promotional Products Industry?

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Congress has passed a large coronavirus relief measure which had been under negotiation for several months. The new legislative package includes direct assistance for individuals, families, and companies, and tax benefits for companies affected by the ongoing economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Anne Stone and Maurice Norris discuss the new law and how it impacts the promotional products industry.

    Congress has passed a large coronavirus relief measure which had been under negotiation for several months. The new legislative package includes direct assistance for individuals, families, and companies, and tax benefits for companies affected by the ongoing economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic. Join this session as Cory Halliburton, Cliff Andrews, Anne Stone and Maurice Norris discuss the new law and how it impacts the promotional products industry.

    Cory Halliburton

    Attorney At Law

    Cory Halliburton is an attorney with the law firm of Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber. He has served as General Counsel for PPAI since May 2014 and since that time he has participated in just about every PPAI Board meeting and strategic planning session and has reviewed hundreds of contracts for PPAI. He also supports in-house counsel of publicly traded companies and executives in the tax-exempt organizations space in their drafting and negotiation of substantial vendor agreements. 

    Cory Halliburton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Tech UniversitySchool of Law in 2003 and, among other accolades, was the recipient of the 2013Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from the Fort Worth-Tarrant County Young LawyersAssociation.

    Anne Stone, CAE

    Director of Advocacy and Member Engagement

    Anne Stone, CAE is the director of advocacy and member engagement at PPAI, responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, which includes taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, D.C., to advocate directly to U.S. lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Stone also oversees the Association's product responsibility programs, including the development of industry best practices and the PPAI Product Safety Summit, a two-day education event focused specifically on product responsibility issues. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Advisory Council and the Product Responsibility Advisory Group.

    Cliff Andrews

    Lobbyist

    An accomplished executive leader, Cliff Andrews has 19 years of experience serving as a chief advocate and advisor to association clients on public policy, public relations, and mission-focused association management in an ever-changing political and economic landscape. He possesses a proven track record of helping non-profit associations protect their members by leading transformational change, establishing meaningful strategic alliances, and exercising sound judgment in making difficult policy decisions. Cliff combines his ability to inspire teamwork with an inherent leadership strength that gets things done despite tight timelines and challenging environments.

    Cliff currently is the Principal of CapCity Advocates, LLC, a federal government relations firm that he opened in 2004. In this role, he partners with associations to deliver a wide range of policy issues management, coalition management, and association advisement services. Previously, Cliff served as the Director of Government Relations for Butera & Andrews, a law firm in Washington, D.C. He was also a congressional staffer and spent time in the financial services sector for AXA Advisors and New York Life, where he secured investments and insurance for small businesses and families.

    Cliff works in a bipartisan manner before Congress, regulators, and private sector stakeholder groups on a variety of pertinent policy issues including, but not limited to: privacy, data security, BSA/AML regulation, mortgage lending standards, annuity regulation and taxation, financial professional standards of care, small-dollar lending regulation, retirement savings tax policy, independent contractor tax policy, and tariffs. In addition, he enhances the value proposition for associations by developing industry partner strategic relationships; engaging in membership development, vendor relations and conference planning; facilitating webinars; speaking at conferences; and serving on committees.

    Highly regarded as a strong voice and trusted board advisor, Cliff possesses a unique ability to maximize limited resources through focused plans and core strategic alliances to consistently generate positive results for those he serves.

    He has successfully represented the National Association for Fixed Annuities, the National Pawnbrokers Association, the Promotional Products Association International, the Coalition for Fair and Affordable Lending, FM Watch, and Surgical Development Partners among others.

    Cliff holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Management from George Washington University, a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison University, and a Certified Association Executive credential from the American Society of Association Executives. He is a true “Washingtonian,” born and raised in the nation’s capital. Cliff lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, daughter, son, and Alaskan Malamute.

     


    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    Manager, Public Affairs

    Maurice Norris is the public affairs manager for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Currently, Maurice manages the government relations and product responsibility programs at PPAI. In these roles, he monitors legislative and regulatory developments affecting the promotional products industry. Maurice also assists members with compliance challenges facing their businesses and helps them advocate for their companies with various aspects and levels of government. Maurice also serves on the board of the Graphic Communications Workforce Coalition.

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  • CAS: Marketing & Advertising 101

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 12/07/2020

    This course with Paul Kiewiet MAS+ provides a foundation of understanding marketing and advertising and the role as a consultant. He will also explain the importance and components of a marketing plan. This session is one of the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) required courses for the CAS Certification.

    This course with Paul Kiewiet MAS+ provides a foundation of understanding marketing and advertising and the role as a consultant. He will also explain the importance and components of a marketing plan. This session is one of the Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) required courses for the CAS Certification.

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    3. Once you have completed the session, please close the event recording or webinar window and proceed to the session launch page for the Online Education Survey to receive credit. Please note, it will not be on your event recording or webinar window.

  • TAS: New To The Industry Navigation

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation with Dennis Klum will help suppliers, business services and distributor professionals who are new to the industry shorten their learning curve. In this session, participants will get a crash course on pricing and strategies, supply chain options, market potential, creative decoration, trend preparedness and highlight all the resources available to our members. Participants will learn mind opening takeaways, limitless potential, and introduction to resources including PPAI, Regional Associations, and more. This session is one of the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) required courses for the TAS Certificate.​

    This presentation with Dennis Klum will help suppliers, business services and distributor professionals who are new to the industry shorten their learning curve. In this session, participants will get a crash course on pricing and strategies, supply chain options, market potential, creative decoration, trend preparedness and highlight all the resources available to our members. Participants will learn mind opening takeaways, limitless potential, and introduction to resources including PPAI, Regional Associations, and more. This session is one of the Trained Advertising Specialist (TAS) required courses for the TAS Certificate.

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