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  • Expo 2019: Turning Set-Backs Into Stepping Stones

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/16/2019

    Life doesn’t always follow our script. Learning how to live life fully and purposefully can help anyone turn set-backs into stepping stones to find more meaning, more purpose and more enjoyment out of life and more success out of business. Stay focused on the important and learn to live out your values.

    Life doesn’t always follow our script. Learning how to live life fully and purposefully can help anyone turn set-backs into stepping stones to find more meaning, more purpose and more enjoyment out of life and more success out of business. Stay focused on the important and learn to live out your values.

    Paul Kiewiet, MAS+

    Founder, Promotion Concepts, INC.

    Paul A Kiewiet MAS+ founded a sales promotion agency and sold consumer sales promotions, dealer incentives, years of service and other premium, incentive and recognition programs to companies such as Kellogg’s, Whirlpool, Borden and Coca-Cola. He was chairman of PPAI, inducted into the PPAI Hall of Fame and currently serves as the executive director of MiPPA.

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    .5 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.

  • Expo 2019: Keynote Luncheon: PPAI Association Update

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/16/2019

    Join Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI chair of the board, Brittany David, CAS incoming chair of the PPAI board and Paul Bellantone, CAE president and CEO of PPAI for this town hall-style meeting covering current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. The presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value as well as to protect and grow the industry. Pre-registration and a ticket are required to attend this session. The first 150 people who register will be provided a complimentary lunch. Tickets to attend (no meal provided) will be available for any attendee.

    Join Dale Denham, MAS+, PPAI chair of the board, Brittany David, CAS incoming chair of the PPAI board and Paul Bellantone, CAE president and CEO of PPAI for this town hall-style meeting covering current issues and opportunities for the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. The presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value as well as to protect and grow the industry. Pre-registration and a ticket are required to attend this session. The first 150 people who register will be provided a complimentary lunch. Tickets to attend (no meal provided) will be available for any attendee.

    Paul Bellantone, CAE

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul is the president and chief executive officer of PPAI, the not-for-profit association for more than 15,000 member companies of the $21 billion promotional products industry. He is committed to the advancement of the promotional products industry through visibility, viability and credibility. Paul is focused on delivering compelling member value and responsible for successfully executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners.

    Bellantone holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and an MBA from the School of Management at Texas Woman's University. He is a Certified Association Executive and is an active member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Dallas Fort Worth Association Executives, the American Marketing Association, the Dallas/Fort Worth AMA and a board trustee for The Forum: Business Results Through People.

    Brittany David, MAS

    Vice President of Sales, PPAI Board Member

    Brittany David, MAS, vice president of sales at West Jordan, Utah-based supplier SnugZ USA, is a 10-year veteran of the promotional products industry. She has been with SnugZ USA for five years. Prior to that, she was the trade show management services manager at SAGE Quick Technologies Inc., Addison, Texas. David currently is serving on the PPAI Board of Directors and Expo East Advisory Board, is board liaison to the Supplier Committee and member of the Power Meeting advisory group, and she continues to serve as co-chair of the PPAF Expo Committee for the third year. David also volunteers for the Utah Food Bank, Primary Children's Hospital and various community service projects with the SnugZ GiveZ community service committee.

    Dale Denham

    CIO

    Dale Denham, MAS+, is the CIO for top 40 distributor Geiger and previously served as Senior Vice President of ASI. Recognized as the industry's top technologist, Dale has continued to deliver innovative, helpful products and solutions during his 20 years in the industry.

    Among the first 10 people certified as a Master Advertising Specialist+ by PPAI., Dale was also recognized by ASI Counselor Magazine as one of “40 under 40” and named one of Corporate Logo's Most Influential People in 2004.

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    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.

  • Expo 2019: Domestic Freight Management 101 

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/15/2019

    What’s the best way to save time, money and resources on shipments? In this “logistics 101” session, Jason Schrier will cover how carriers calculate LTL rates, common freight classification errors and the financial risks associated with freight misclassification, what FAK (Freight of All Kinds) means, costly freight packaging errors, and more.

    What’s the best way to save time, money and resources on shipments? In this “logistics 101” session, Jason Schrier will cover how carriers calculate LTL rates, common freight classification errors and the financial risks associated with freight misclassification, what FAK (Freight of All Kinds) means, costly freight packaging errors, and more.

    Jason Schrier

    Director of Business Development

    Jason Schrier is a Director of Business Development for Ascent Global Logistics in Hudson, OH. After serving as an infantryman in the U.S Army and completing a tour in Iraq, Jason started his career in logistics with FedEx in 2010. While at FedEx, Jason became an expert in LTL, air freight, full truckload, expedited freight and cold chain shipping solutions. After building a strong foundation of logistics and transportation best practices at FedEx, he spent two years assisting pharmaceutical companies with complex supply chain solutions as a Special Accounts Representative. While helping these companies, Jason created recommendations in areas such as cold chain packaging, modes of domestic and international transportation management, customs paperwork assistance, setting up shipments and tracking shipments until delivery. He was rewarded several Purple Promise Awards for his dedication to his customers and was the only individual in the contiguous United States to win an ICan award from his Asian Pacific counterparts. After spending six years in operations, Jason transitioned into sales with Ascent Global Logistics in 2016. After spending eight months working as an Inside Sales Representative, he was promoted to Director of Business Development.

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    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.

  • Expo 2019: Leading The Strategic Organizational Change Process

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    Ryan Sauers leads this session in which attendees will examine principles and applications of strategic planning and organization structure. It will overview key features of organizational environments and competitive situations: identifying, developing, selecting and implementing strategy; what a strategic vision is; and what it looks like when all parts of an organization buy into the strategy.

    Ryan Sauers leads this session in which attendees will examine principles and applications of strategic planning and organization structure. It will overview key features of organizational environments and competitive situations: identifying, developing, selecting and implementing strategy; what a strategic vision is; and what it looks like when all parts of an organization buy into the strategy.

    Ryan Sauers

    President

    Ryan T. Sauers is president/CMO of Sauers Consulting Strategies. Sauers’s key consulting focus areas include sales growth, brand positioning, organizational strategy and customized marketing plans. Sauers is a national speaker and blogs for Printing Impressions and Print and Promo. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world. Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and marketing to business leaders. Sauers is a Certified Marketing Executive and is the author of two best-selling books, Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You?  

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    .5 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.

  • Expo 2019: Promotional Products And Experiential Marketing

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    In today’s increasingly complex digital marketing landscape, it’s harder than ever to reach prospects and customers. Now that digital is literally everywhere, it is time to get physical to cut through the clutter. We’ll explore how two industry leaders found creative ways to elevate their brand through personalized and unique customer experiences. CEO and founder of Boundless, Henrik Johansson, will discuss how three-dimensional marketing elements can be used to elevate customer experiences and share insights and data on how getting physical can impact the bottom line!

    In today’s increasingly complex digital marketing landscape, it’s harder than ever to reach prospects and customers. Now that digital is literally everywhere, it is time to get physical to cut through the clutter. We’ll explore how two industry leaders found creative ways to elevate their brand through personalized and unique customer experiences. CEO and founder of Boundless, Henrik Johansson, will discuss how three-dimensional marketing elements can be used to elevate customer experiences and share insights and data on how getting physical can impact the bottom line!

    Henrik Johansson

    CEO

    Henrik Johansson is the CEO & co-founder of Boundless. A serial entrepreneur, Johansson quest is innovation through technology-enabled services. At Boundless, he has spearheaded innovation in marketing spend management through the development of the Boundless Brand Portal, which to date has five approved patents. Most recently the team has evolved the Boundless platform to enable the industry’s first fully-transparent catalog at the product level. Prior to Boundless, Henrik served as the president of Everydaywealth, an online financial services company, and was also the and President of creditland, an online credit and lending marketplace. Prior to entrepreneurship, Johansson was a management consultant with Andersen Consulting in the U.S. and abroad.

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    .5 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.

  • Expo 2019: BrandYou: How To Out-Amazon Your Competition

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    Amazon and their online promotional counterparts have become the most frightening threat to distributor business in the past 20 years. Instead of running away from the risk Amazon brings to the traditional promotional products distributor (or, even worse, ignoring it outright). Join Bill Petrie for this session. He will explain how to face the “Amazon” threat head-on. By implementing a few tactics, distributors will not only be able to insulate themselves from the threat of Amazon and online competitors, they will be able to create an Amazon-like customer experience that will build and drive loyalty.

    Amazon and their online promotional counterparts have become the most frightening threat to distributor business in the past 20 years. Instead of running away from the risk Amazon brings to the traditional promotional products distributor (or, even worse, ignoring it outright). Join Bill Petrie for this session. He will explain how to face the “Amazon” threat head-on. By implementing a few tactics, distributors will not only be able to insulate themselves from the threat of Amazon and online competitors, they will be able to create an Amazon-like customer experience that will build and drive loyalty.

    Bill Petrie

    President

    Bill has over 17 years working in executive leadership positions at leading promotional products distributorships. Through his career, his primary focus has been working collaboratively with others to achieve common goals. In 2014, he launched brandivate – the first executive outsourcing company solely focused on helping small and medium sized promotional products enterprises responsibly grow their business. In 2017, brandivate was acquired by PromoCorner where he now serves as president. A featured speaker at numerous national and international industry events, a serial creator of content marketing, and PromoKitchen chef, Bill has extensive experience coaching sales teams, creating successful marketing campaigns, developing operational policies and procedures, creating and developing winning RFP responses, and presenting winning promotional products solutions to Fortune 500 clients. Service has always been at the forefront of Bill’s industry activities. Before relocating to Nashville, TN in 2011, Bill served on the board of Directors for PPAChicago and is the current president for the Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South (PPAMS). Additionally, Bill is on the board of directors of the Regional Association Council (RAC) board and has worked closely with senior executives at Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) on several committees and work groups – most recently for the North American Leadership Conference. In appreciation of his years of service to the promotional products industry, Bill was named as an inaugural PPAI Fellow – a program designed to recognize influential individuals who have actively supported the industry through personal involvement.

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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.

  • Expo 2019: Tackling The Age Of Transparency

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    The global trend of supply chain transparency is rapidly changing the landscape for the promotional product industry. An increasingly transparent world in combination with growing customer expectations and preferences for authentic brands, is highlighting an important area in our industry that we need to be educated on. During this session, we will look closely at potential risks that have arisen as a result and share frameworks that will empower industry professionals to proactively respond to new regulations and requirements and ensure that they are able to transform this potential risk into an opportunity for their business.

    The global trend of supply chain transparency is rapidly changing the landscape for the promotional product industry. An increasingly transparent world in combination with growing customer expectations and preferences for authentic brands, is highlighting an important area in our industry that we need to be educated on. During this session, we will look closely at potential risks that have arisen as a result and share frameworks that will empower industry professionals to proactively respond to new regulations and requirements and ensure that they are able to transform this potential risk into an opportunity for their business.

    Henrik Johansson

    CEO

    Henrik Johansson is the CEO & co-founder of Boundless. A serial entrepreneur, Johansson quest is innovation through technology-enabled services. At Boundless, he has spearheaded innovation in marketing spend management through the development of the Boundless Brand Portal, which to date has five approved patents. Most recently the team has evolved the Boundless platform to enable the industry’s first fully-transparent catalog at the product level. Prior to Boundless, Henrik served as the president of Everydaywealth, an online financial services company, and was also the and President of creditland, an online credit and lending marketplace. Prior to entrepreneurship, Johansson was a management consultant with Andersen Consulting in the U.S. and abroad.

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  • Expo 2019: Blockchain Supply Chain Management

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    Blockchain was a buzzword in 2018, attend this session with Anne Stone to understand what it is, how it works and why more and more retailers are adopting this model to manage supply chain transparency. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Blockchain was a buzzword in 2018, attend this session with Anne Stone to understand what it is, how it works and why more and more retailers are adopting this model to manage supply chain transparency. This session is an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.  

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the Director of Public Affairs. Anne is responsible for guiding PPAI's legislative and government relations efforts, including taking a contingent of PPAI members to Washington, DC, to advocate directly to US lawmakers on issues important to the promotional products industry. Anne 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.

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice manages both product responsibility and the government relations program for the Association. A recent transplant from Atlanta to Fort Worth, Maurice is a graduate of Herzing University and Keller Graduate School.

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    .5 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.

  • Expo 2019: Tour Of The LinkedIn Mobile App

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.5 credits offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    Over 50 percent of LinkedIn users access the platform via the mobile app, and if you’ve used it, you know there are several differences between the mobile and desktop version, including features and functions. Join Bill McCormick as he addresses the major differences between the two platforms, how to use app-only features, and native video and video best practices.

    Over 50 percent of LinkedIn users access the platform via the mobile app, and if you’ve used it, you know there are several differences between the mobile and desktop version, including features and functions. Join Bill McCormick as he addresses the major differences between the two platforms, how to use app-only features, and native video and video best practices.

    Bill McCormick

    Co-Owner

    Bill McCormick is co-owner of Team Creative Connections (PPAI 624673), and started in promotional products sales when he and his wife started their company in 2013.  Bill quickly found the value of LinkedIn, first as a lead generator, and then to increase sales.  Since then, they can attribute over $350K in sales to utilizing LinkedIn as part of their sales cycle.  
    Bill is passionate about the power of LinkedIn and combing that with the power of promotional products to help distributors find leads and generate sales.
    Bill recently joined the team of Social Sales Link, helping both individuals and sales teams leverage the power of social selling to attract, teach and engage targeted buyers.
    Bill lives with his wife Sue in Catskill, NY.

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    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.

  • Expo 2019: Synergy: Organizational Change And Culture

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1 credit offered Recorded On: 01/14/2019

    This session from Ryan Sauers focuses on strategies for creating successful change in the face of resistance, conflict or behaviors rooted in the DNA of an organization. Particular attention will be paid to conflict resolution strategies at the organizational culture level to examine the history of why people and the organization do what they have always done, and will provide tangible leadership tools to create and sustain real change.

    This session from Ryan Sauers focuses on strategies for creating successful change in the face of resistance, conflict or behaviors rooted in the DNA of an organization. Particular attention will be paid to conflict resolution strategies at the organizational culture level to examine the history of why people and the organization do what they have always done, and will provide tangible leadership tools to create and sustain real change.

    Ryan Sauers

    President

    Ryan T. Sauers is president/CMO of Sauers Consulting Strategies. Sauers’s key consulting focus areas include sales growth, brand positioning, organizational strategy and customized marketing plans. Sauers is a national speaker and blogs for Printing Impressions and Print and Promo. He has been repeatedly recognized as one of the top 80 CMOs in the world. Sauers is an adjunct university professor teaching leadership and marketing to business leaders. Sauers is a Certified Marketing Executive and is the author of two best-selling books, Everyone is in Sales and Would You Buy from You?  

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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.