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Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

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The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the completion of all MAS dedicated courses listed below.

In addition, please select 35 MAS level elective credits from the column on the right to complete the elective portion of the MAS.

Once registered, you will find the courses in your Dashboard (My Learning > Content Registered For).

Once all course work is completed there is an application in your Dashboard to complete and submit for processing.

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    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 earn your MAS please make sure you have completed the CAS Certification first.

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    1. Have a current CAS Certification 
    2. 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
    3. Complete 35 MAS elective credits 
    4. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the MAS certification package.
    5. Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Electives

Once obtained,to keep your certification in good standing, you will need to complete 30 hours of either CAS or MAS level courses every 3 years and submit the Re-certification Application.

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    Join us for our DEI webinar series with content curated by both Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC).

    Join us for our DEI webinar series with content curated by both Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and Promotional Products Professionals of Canada (PPPC).

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    The pandemic created an identity crisis: suddenly everyone was doing projects like kitting and products like PPE. The industry was once neatly divided into three sections: e-commerce-driven distributors, agency-minded distributors and program distributors. But those distinctions are no longer as clear, which means customers have a harder time discerning your unique value and what you do best. In this session, Bobby Lehew, commonsku’s chief content officer will map what the pandemic has done to reshape our industry as a whole and more importantly, provide the compass to help you find your unique strengths so that you can reshape your identity, position your company’s unique services and find the market that needs your most.

    The pandemic created an identity crisis: suddenly everyone was doing projects like kitting and products like PPE. The industry was once neatly divided into three sections: e-commerce-driven distributors, agency-minded distributors and program distributors. But those distinctions are no longer as clear, which means customers have a harder time discerning your unique value and what you do best. In this session, Bobby Lehew, commonsku’s chief content officer will map what the pandemic has done to reshape our industry as a whole and more importantly, provide the compass to help you find your unique strengths so that you can reshape your identity, position your company’s unique services and find the market that needs your most.

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    The past two years have taken a toll on many of us. A toll on sales. A toll on profits. A toll on plans and excitement for the future. Now is the time to renew your business vision, re-energize yourself and prepare for an amazing future. This hands-on session will be informational, motivational and most importantly, you will leave with a personalized three-year vision and plan for your business and your life. You will learn the six key principles to dynamically accelerate your success. You will reignite your passion. To paraphrase Simon Sinek, “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for the people and things we love is called passion.” And, attendees will receive a 2022 vision planning resource tool to create your own three-year plan that will kick-start your new year.

    The past two years have taken a toll on many of us. A toll on sales. A toll on profits. A toll on plans and excitement for the future. Now is the time to renew your business vision, re-energize yourself and prepare for an amazing future. This hands-on session will be informational, motivational and most importantly, you will leave with a personalized three-year vision and plan for your business and your life. You will learn the six key principles to dynamically accelerate your success. You will reignite your passion. To paraphrase Simon Sinek, “Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress. Working hard for the people and things we love is called passion.” And, attendees will receive a 2022 vision planning resource tool to create your own three-year plan that will kick-start your new year.

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    The past few years have reinforced the value of agility in businesses. In this session, industry thought leaders will discuss significant trends and market forces likely to shape the future of the industry. Their insights will help you prepare your business to excel in the coming years.

    The past few years have reinforced the value of agility in businesses. In this session, industry thought leaders will discuss significant trends and market forces likely to shape the future of the industry. Their insights will help you prepare your business to excel in the coming years.

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    Implicit or unconscious bias refers to unintentional stereotypes and judgments (either positive or negative) we have toward certain groups of people, based on categories such as gender, race, class, interests they have, and a lot more. Every person has unconscious bias—it’s the way the human brain processes and categorizes vast amounts of information. Research from neurologist Sigmund Freud states that unconscious thoughts have the largest influences on human behavior. However, if left unchecked, unconscious biases can lead to unfair or discriminatory behavior with negative consequences. An understanding of unconscious bias is an invitation to a new level of engagement about diversity issues. Sponsored by Kaeser & Blair

    Implicit or unconscious bias refers to unintentional stereotypes and judgments (either positive or negative) we have toward certain groups of people, based on categories such as gender, race, class, interests they have, and a lot more. Every person has unconscious bias—it’s the way the human brain processes and categorizes vast amounts of information. Research from neurologist Sigmund Freud states that unconscious thoughts have the largest influences on human behavior. However, if left unchecked, unconscious biases can lead to unfair or discriminatory behavior with negative consequences. An understanding of unconscious bias is an invitation to a new level of engagement about diversity issues. 

    Sponsored by Kaeser & Blair

    Karuna Thomas

    Founder & CEO

    Karuna Thomas Coaching & Consulting, LLC

    Karuna Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Karuna Thomas Coaching and Consulting, LLC. As a dynamic leader with an extensive global portfolio, she specializes in Supply Chain, International Business, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I), Training and Development, and Professional Coaching. She holds a two-decade successful stint in the Foodservice industry, which includes the launch, development, and expansion of a US global restaurant brand in 35+ countries. She mobilized supplier operations in all five inhabited continents while orchestrating sustainable supply chain networks to scale. Karuna’s work earned her global recognition from the various stakeholders. Her journey into DE&I was organically embedded in her international role and ambassadorship, plus she holds multiple certifications in this domain. She has since been dedicating her global intelligence and cultural competence to conduct talks and workshops in various forums from Lean In, Power To Fly, Connect4Women, Returnships.org etc. on empowering women in the workplace, #IamRemarkable, volunteerism, and DE&I initiatives. In 2021, she officially stepped into the world of Consulting and Coaching, bringing a distinctive mix of real-life experiences, research, and practitioner expertise. She helps clients develop diversity,  inclusion, and equity dialogue starters, strategize proactive and inclusive workplace practices, foster culturally responsive organizational change, create employee resource groups, and more. Karuna also graduated from the distinctive ICF accredited coaching program as a Senior Certified Professional Coach and is incredibly passionate about coaching professional leaders and executives realize their goals. Her approach equips leaders develop a growth mindset, capitalize on their strengths, cultivate emotional and cultural intelligence, and uncover their ‘Thrive- Version’. She advocates that BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) are not just for organizations but also for leaders striving to make a difference. Karuna is a serial community builder, catalyzing societal change that supports children and women. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer advocating for the best interest of foster children. She also leads women-empowerment initiatives at Lean In North Dallas, is a certified #IamRemarkable Facilitator and an active member of Junior League of Collin County.

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  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2021

    We live in a fast-changing world, and companies selling products globally are subject to ever-expanding regulations both at home and abroad. Staying abreast and assuring compliance is more challenging than ever for manufacturers and suppliers. This webinar will introduce you to chemical regulations mainly in the United States, but it also includes EU regulations. The content will start with an introduction to the types of chemicals regulated in promotional products, discuss U.S. federal and state law regulations including California Proposition 65 and some information about global chemical legislation in the EU market. Join us to understand how all of the existing regulations on chemicals can impact your business.

    We live in a fast-changing world, and companies selling products globally are subject to ever-expanding regulations both at home and abroad. Staying abreast and assuring compliance is more challenging than ever for manufacturers and suppliers. This webinar will introduce you to chemical regulations mainly in the United States, but it also includes EU regulations. The content will start with an introduction to the types of chemicals regulated in promotional products, discuss U.S. federal and state law regulations including California Proposition 65 and some information about global chemical legislation in the EU market. Join us to understand how all of the existing regulations on chemicals can impact your business. 

    Jennifer Barbarisi

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant

    Jennifer Barbarisi has been part of TÜV Rheinland’s North America Retail team since 2018 and within the product safety field since 2008. In her role, Jennifer supports North American-based retailers and major brands with compliance to national and international regulations covering categories such as toys, children’s products, juvenile products, textile/apparel and promotional products. As the North America Regulatory & Compliance manager, Jennifer provides technical support to help manage retailers’ compliance programs focusing on US federal and state regulations.

    Jennifer works closely with TUV’s global laboratories on alignment and interpretation of US federal and state-level regulations. Part of her role includes ensuring that TUV Rheinland is up to date with consumer product US state regulations and global retail programs are updated accordingly. 

    Jennifer participates on technical committees such as the ASTM subcommittee F15.22 on toy safety, ASTM F15.24 on jewelry, ASTM F15 juvenile product subcommittees, US TAG to ISO/TC 181 on Toy Safety, US TAG to ISO 310 on Child Care Articles, AAFA Product Safety Council and AAFA RSL Task Force. Jennifer completed Saint Louis University’s Advanced Product Safety Management course in September 2017.

    Melanie Schubert

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant

    Melanie Schubert is a board-approved food chemist, who received her master's degree from a leading German University. She has been responsible for food contact material services at the TÜV Rheinland Shanghai lab for five years. In 2015, she joined the North America retail team as a regulatory and compliance manager for food contact articles and other chemical services.

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    This highly engaging discussion will focus on the importance of building diverse strategic alliances. The panelists will explore the process for building engagement that meets the business needs of communities of color in the promotional products industry. Ethnic minorities are growing in the U.S. and they will represent up to $6.1 trillion in purchasing power by the year 2045 (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2007). This discussion will highlight the challenges of breaking through systematic barriers and share best practices for creating a diverse network while leveraging resources for successful engagement.

    This highly engaging discussion will focus on the importance of building diverse strategic alliances. The panelists will explore the process for building engagement that meets the business needs of communities of color in the promotional products industry.  Ethnic minorities are growing in the U.S. and they will represent up to $6.1 trillion in purchasing power by the year 2045 (U.S. Small Business Administration, 2007). This discussion will highlight the challenges of breaking through systematic barriers and share best practices for creating a diverse network while leveraging resources for successful engagement.

    June Jenkins

    Owner

    CFJ Legacy Group

    June Jenkins, has been in the promotional products industry since 1997. She is owner and chief idea officer at CFJ Legacy Group, a promotional marketing agency based in Plano, Texas. Jenkins enjoys working with clients on identifying the best solutions for their branding strategy. She thrives on creating connections and building strong relationships in the community and with her customers. 

    Jenkins has a degree in math and computer science, and many consider her a nerd, but she begs to differ. Prior to starting her business, Jenkins spent more than 19 years in the IT industry as an engineer. She is currently president of the Collin County NAACP, a member of the Junior League of Collin County and the Plano Metro Rotary Club. 

    She is a mom, friend and community advocate. When she’s not closing a deal, you may find her advocating at City Hall for businesses in the community or mixing up a new cocktail at home with her friends.


    Cindy Tsuji

    Senior Account Executive

    Image Source

    Cindy Tsuji is a senior account executive with Image Source in Kirkland, Washington, who discovered the promo industry after 20 years in corporate sales. She has a passion and love for hospitality, health care, being of service to others and spreading joy through thoughtfully crafted merchandise experiences. Committed to seeing a more diverse and inclusive promo industry in the future, she is a PromoKitchen volunteer, PPAI DEI Task Force member, and she leads Image Source’s DEI Council. A passionate global traveler and endurance athlete, she has completed a half marathon on all seven continents. If not traveling, running or in a hot yoga studio, she enjoys time with her dog Emi and supporting causes dear to her heart.

    Bob McLean, CPA (Moderator)

    Executive Vice President

    PPAI

    Bob McLean, CPA, is PPAI's executive vice president. He was hired in June 2008 as chief financial officer and is responsible for finance and administration, information technology and the Promotional Products Education Foundation. In October 2011, Bob was promoted to EVP and assumed responsibility for all revenue-producing products and services at PPAI. These include the business development, membership sales, trade shows, publications, and education and certification departments. Bob has an MBA in finance from the University of Miami in Florida and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events and serves on its budget and finance committee. He is also a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.

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    This webinar will focus on exploring and understanding different aspects of diversity and intersectionality. Participants will reflect upon the influences of diversity on their own identity. This session will explore the definition of diversity and intersectionality, personal identities, and aspects of diversity through an interactive discussion and conclude with reflections on how diversity and intersectionality play an essential role in engagement. In this workshop, diversity will include exposure to many different types including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation.

    This webinar will focus on exploring and understanding different aspects of diversity and intersectionality. Participants will reflect upon the influences of diversity on their own identity. This session will explore the definition of diversity and intersectionality, personal identities, and aspects of diversity through an interactive discussion and conclude with reflections on how diversity and intersectionality play an essential role in engagement. In this workshop, diversity will include exposure to many different types including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation.

    Charita McClellan

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

    Alteryx

    Charita McClellan’s career has been primarily centered in the finance/accounting world. It was through her volunteer work within employee resource groups while working at Bank of America that she found her passion for DEI. In the past Charita has served as the Professional Development Chair for the Black Professionals Group as well as the Community Engagement Chair and Richardson and Dallas site leads for North Texas LGBT+ Pride. Additionally, Charita had the privilege of presenting a product, “Bi, POC and Womxn – 3 Strikes” at the 2020 Out and Equal Workplace Summit.


    Charita has the privilege of being the first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion manager at Alteryx, a data analytics software company. She is responsible for creating and implementing plans as well as leading efforts to promote DEI within all areas of the organization. This includes collaborating with Talent Acquisition to ensure the talent pool is diverse and the organization maintains equitable hiring practices, working with leaders to create an inclusive workspace and assisting learning and development to incorporate DEI elements into the fabric of the training modules. Additionally, Charita leads the ERG efforts ensuring all associates have a place to belong.


    Charita has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of North Texas, a Masters of Business Administration from New York Institute of Technology and a certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.

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    Many organizations get caught up in how to solve for the “right now” DE&I challenges but fail to think about the long-game and how to sustain their DE&I efforts into the future. This session will explore how to move beyond “right now” thinking and reactive responses to DE&I and help you determine the right-fit strategy, framework, and structures to future-proof your DE&I journey. Sponsored by Kaeser & Blair

    Many organizations get caught up in how to solve for the “right now” DE&I challenges but fail to think about the long-game and how to sustain their DE&I efforts into the future. This session will explore how to move beyond “right now” thinking and reactive responses to DE&I and help you determine the right-fit strategy, framework, and structures to future-proof your DE&I journey.

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    Nickoria Johnson

    Chief Diversity Officer

    Credera

    Nickoria Johnson is a strategic, results-oriented professional with 25+ years of experience in Technology Leadership, Management Consulting and Portfolio Management. She has a proven track record for leading digital and cloud transformation efforts, optimizing multi-million dollar technology portfolios, defining and implementing change management initiatives, and establishing deep partnerships with business teams and vendor partners. Nickoria brings to the table a “people first” approach to leading teams, investing in culture and diversity, and building collaborative environments. In her current role as Chief Diversity Officer at Credera, she is responsible for accelerating the mission of amplifying voices of underrepresented groups and synergizing diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts toward unified goals to ensure accessibility, focus, and visibility of DE&I for the firm. 

    Nickoria is a respected speaker on both DE&I issues and in the technology strategy space, speaking on the topics of leadership, business transformation, and career development across the country. Johnson is a national board member for High Tech High Heels, on the advisory board for Tomorrow's Scientists, Technicians, and Managers (TSTM), and an advisor for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. Johnson attended Howard University and completed her bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University.

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    Supplier Diversity is a program that is used by organizations and corporations to purchase products and services from companies that are owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQs and disabled individuals. The social unrest issues from 2020 has increased the awareness and desire to launch supplier diversity programs.

    Supplier Diversity is a program that is used by organizations and corporations to purchase products and services from companies that are owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, veterans, LGBTQs and disabled individuals. The social unrest issues from 2020 has increased the awareness and desire to launch supplier diversity programs. 

    Lamont Robinson

    Lamont Robinson was born in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania through the A Better Chance college preparatory program. He then returned to Illinois to attend Lake Forest College, in Lake Forest, Illinois. After graduating from LFC, he went on to work for the Lake County Forest Preserves while obtaining his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. After receiving his MBA, he moved on to work for Abbott Laboratories in 2000 as a Senior Purchasing Agent. In 2004, Lamont was part of Abbott’s spin-off, Hospira, as a
    Senior Purchasing Agent and Small Business Liaison Officer.


    In September 2004, Lamont joined Cardinal Health as the Corporate Director of Supplier Diversity where he was responsible for assisting Group Purchasing Organizations with their supplier diversity programs. He then relocated from Illinois to Texas in 2007 to join VHA, Inc. (a national healthcare alliance), to create its supplier diversity program as their Director of Business Development and Supplier Diversity. In 2009, he was promoted as the Senior Director of Supplier Diversity for Novation. At Novation, Lamont directly oversaw the supplier diversity programs for Novation, VHA, and Provista (Novation’s sister company), as well as provided support to UHC. Lamont was then recruited and accepted the position as Vice President of Supplier Diversity for Nielsen, where he served from 2012 to 2018.


    Lamont has been a leader in supplier diversity for the past 14 years after receiving a plethora of national awards and acknowledgments for every supplier diversity program he oversaw. His most treasured achievement is receiving the 2010 Corris Boyd Leadership and Diversity award from the Federation of American Hospitals, which recognizes an individual or company that has made an outstanding contribution in fostering leadership and workplace diversity in the health care industry. 

    Lamont initially launched RLC in 2012 but focused more on its growth in 2017 when he was awarded a subcontracting opportunity to launch the supplier diversity program for a large New Jersey-based health system. RLC is a minority-owned and certified diverse firm that specializes in launching exemplary supplier diversity programs, connecting diverse suppliers to procurement opportunities while developing those organizations, assisting professional athletes and entertainers with transitioning into business ownership through the usage of diversity, and assisting clients with responding to community pressures pertaining to diversity.


    In 2014, Lamont authored his autobiography “TransformNational: Journey of a Bastard” which details his personal experiences in overcoming challenges on Chicago’s violent West Side to achieve success.

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    California’s Proposition 65 is one of the most misunderstood regulations in the US. With over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list and hundreds of enforcement actions each year, figuring out how to address it within your compliance program can be extremely challenging. In this session with Matthew Nudell from TÜV Rheinland, we will clarify what the law actually requires, as well as the most common approaches that companies can take to mitigate their risk of being involved in Prop 65 enforcement actions. Special attention will be given to new labeling requirements that have come into effect in recent years, and the recently proposed changes to those warning requirements that California is seeking to enact.

    California’s Proposition 65 is one of the most misunderstood regulations in the US. With over 800 chemicals on the Proposition 65 list and hundreds of enforcement actions each year, figuring out how to address it within your compliance program can be extremely challenging. In this session with Matthew Nudell from TÜV Rheinland, we will clarify what the law actually requires, as well as the most common approaches that companies can take to mitigate their risk of being involved in Prop 65 enforcement actions. Special attention will be given to new labeling requirements that have come into effect in recent years, and the recently proposed changes to those warning requirements that California is seeking to enact.

    Matthew Nudell

    Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance Consultant at TÜV Rheinland North America

    Matthew Nudell is a Senior Regulatory and Product Compliance consultant that works with major
    consumer products companies and retailers to develop custom-tailored approaches for complying with
    chemical regulations for consumer products. Matthew has spent over a decade monitoring and
    advising companies about US chemical regulations such as California Proposition 65, CPSIA, US
    state reporting requirements for children’s products and various US state chemical restrictions. He is
    currently, a member of the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) restricted substances
    list (RSL) task force, which developed and maintains a list of all global chemical regulatory restrictions
    for apparel, apparel accessory, and footwear products. Matthew has also worked extensively with
    companies in developing and maintaining chemical management and restricted substances (RS)
    programs and related restricted substances lists (RSL) in order to ensure that products meet all global
    chemical restrictions and can therefore be sold anywhere in the world.

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  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/06/2021

    This webinar will explain the details of the new ASTM Standard for Barrier Face Coverings. For suppliers, it will provide a basis to decide whether or not to have their cloth face coverings tested to the new ASTM standard. For distributors, it will provide a basis to know if they should be seeking ASTM 3502-21 compliant face coverings for their customers, and what the ratings mean. Background As face coverings have become first-line protection for everyone since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, consumers have not had an objective, scientific and standard way to know how protective one type of face covering is versus another. During the past several months, a committee of mask and respirator experts has been collaborating with CDC experts to develop such a standard. Working within ASTM, the standards development organization, the committee published the first version of its standard on February 17. The standard is titled, ASTM F3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings and is available at no charge during the pandemic from ASTM. This new standard establishes minimum care, design, labeling, and performance requirements for reusable barrier face coverings such as those sold in the promotional industry. Rick Brenner, MAS+, of Product Safety Advisors will moderate the webinar, which will be presented by Jeffrey Stull. Mr. Stull is a world-renown expert in respirators of all types. Stull has served as co-chair of the ASTM F23-65 committee that developed the standard.

    This webinar will explain the details of the new ASTM Standard for Barrier Face Coverings.  For suppliers, it will provide a basis to decide whether or not to have their cloth face coverings tested to the new ASTM standard.  For distributors, it will provide a basis to know if they should be seeking ASTM 3502-21 compliant face coverings for their customers, and what the ratings mean.

    Background
    As face coverings have become first-line protection for everyone since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, consumers have not had an objective, scientific and standard way to know how protective one type of face covering is versus another.   During the past several months, a committee of mask and respirator experts has been collaborating with CDC experts to develop such a standard.  Working within ASTM,  the standards development organization, the committee published the first version of its standard on February 17.   The standard is titled, ASTM F3502-21 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings and is available at no charge during the pandemic from ASTM.  This new standard establishes minimum care, design, labeling, and performance requirements for reusable barrier face coverings such as those sold in the promotional industry.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+, of Product Safety Advisors will moderate the webinar, which will be presented by Jeffrey Stull.  Mr. Stull is a world-renown expert in respirators of all types.  Stull has served as co-chair of the ASTM F23-65 committee that developed the standard. 

    Alan Christopher

    Multi-Line Rep

    Alan Christopher, MAS, is a 30 year veteran of the promotional products industry. He has worked as a supplier sales manager managing multi-line reps, and is currently a multi-line rep based in Texas.

    He is a 6 time PPAI Speaker of the Year, a recipient of the Veteran Facilitator Award, PPB Multi-Line Rep of the Year, and was honored by PPAI in 2002 with the Distinguished Service Award. He has developed and taught over 40 classes in 7 different business categories over the years for PPAI as a speaker at Expo, several of the PPAI Management Seminars, and has spoken for many regional associations around the country. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Marketing with an emphasis on B2B2C Social Media, and is an on-line adjunct instructor in Marketing.

    Cliff Quicksell, MAS+

    Cliff Quicksell, Jr., MAS+ has been involved in the promotional marketing and sportswear industries for 32 years. During this time he has achieved the MAS+ certification and has been actively involved in PPAI as a volunteer. Cliff’s He has served five terms as the education chairperson for the Chesapeake Promotional Products Association and is the recpient of several PPAI Pyramid Awards and PPAI Ambassador Speaker of the Year Awards. Cliff consults for and directs the marketing efforts for distributor iPROMOTEu.

    Rick Brenner, MAS+ (Moderator)

    Rick Brenner is a president of Product Safety Advisors, a training and consulting firm dedicated to consumer product safety and regulatory compliance.   He spent 12 years as president and CEO of top 40 supplier Prime Line, was a founder and board member of QCA – the Quality Certification Alliance – and chaired QCA’s compliance committee for 7 years.  He is a past president of ICPHSO, the International Product Health and Safety Organization and for ten years he has co-chaired PPAI’s annual Product Responsibility Summit.   In January 2020, Brenner was honored with PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award.

    Jeffrey Stull

    International Personnel Protection, Inc.

    Jeffrey O. Stull is President of International Personnel Protection, Inc., which has
    provided expertise, research, and testing on the design, evaluation, selection, and use of
    personnel protective equipment (PPE) to end-users and manufacturers since 1993. He
    further has been instrumental in developing and promoting PPE standards for the
    improvements of PPE. He was one of the two Ebola grand challenge winners to develop
    PPE for West Africa in 2014. Mr. Stull has been very active in specific standards related
    to healthcare products including ASTM standards on medical gowns, medical face
    masks, and barrier face coverings as well as the NFPA 1999 standard on emergency
    medical protective clothing and equipment.

    Maurice Norris (Moderator)

    PPAI

    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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    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.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This dynamic panel of business leaders will discuss various aspects of being a woman in the promotional products industry. Join PPAI in commemorating Women’s History Month. As we celebrate the vital contributions women have made in business and to society at large, this session will also explore and discuss the remarkable and essential responsibilities women have taken on as they successfully balance work and home life. Moderator, Cindy Tsuji from Image Source Team will be leading the panel that includes Andrea Pereira of Rocket Science Branding, Marcia Tarnoff of Blank2Branded, Taylor Borst of American Solutions for Business, and Michelle Chen of Fossa Apparel.

    This dynamic panel of business leaders will discuss various aspects of being a woman in the promotional products industry. Join PPAI in commemorating Women’s History Month. As we celebrate the vital contributions women have made in business and to society at large, this session will also explore and discuss the remarkable and essential responsibilities women have taken on as they successfully balance work and home life.  Moderator, Cindy Tsuji from Image Source Team will be leading the panel that includes Andrea Pereira of Rocket Science Branding, Marcia Tarnoff of Blank2Branded, Taylor Borst of American Solutions for Business, Michelle Chen of Fossa Apparel, and Meg Erber of S&S Activewear.

    Cindy Tsuji (Moderator)

    Senior Account Executive

    Image Source

    Cindy Tsuji is a senior account executive with Image Source in Kirkland, Washington, who discovered the promo industry after 20 years in corporate sales. She has a passion and love for hospitality, health care, being of service to others and spreading joy through thoughtfully crafted merchandise experiences. Committed to seeing a more diverse and inclusive promo industry in the future, she is a PromoKitchen volunteer, PPAI DEI Task Force member, and she leads Image Source’s DEI Council. A passionate global traveler and endurance athlete, she has completed a half marathon on all seven continents. If not traveling, running or in a hot yoga studio, she enjoys time with her dog Emi and supporting causes dear to her heart.

    Andrea Pereira

    Rocket Science Branding

    After over 10 years in marketing, Andrea Pereira started Rocket Science Branding in 2019 to help organizations cultivate their communities through branded merchandise. Her team takes a true marketing approach to understand an organization's goals, people, and purpose and then translates this into the tangible touchpoints. A team of marketers for marketers, Rocket Science Branding telling a brand's story through strategic ideas and creative design to create lasting engagement. Rocket Science Branding, located in Garden Grove, CA, is a certified ethnic minority-owned & woman-owned small business.

    Marcia Tarnoff

    Blank 2 Branded

    Marcia’s innovative approach to customer objectives is unsurpassed. From idea creation to execution, Marcia strives to bring measurable results using creative sourcing outlets from around the globe. She leads a team of smart, seasoned individuals that are hand-selected to extend the enthusiasm and passion for Blank2Branded.

    Taylor Borst

    Head of Communications and Public Relations

    Joining the industry in 2015, Taylor Borst is head of communications & public relations for American Solutions for Business. Currently, she’s a contributing writer for PromoCorner, Sous Chef with PromoKitchen, and on the Board of Directors for regional association, Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals.  Additionally, she has served on the PPAI SPARK workgroup and was named a 2019 PPB Rising Star.

    Michelle Chen

    Fossa Apparel

    Meg Erber

    S&S Activewear

    Meg Erber of S&S Activewear (PPAI 256121) is a 17 year industry vet and a US Navy veteran. She is also a nerdy news podcast host on the #IndustryInsider, a PromoCares Do-Gooder, a BJJ purple belt and yogi. She is passionate about teaching women’s self defense and empowerment through jiu jitsu, especially to the women of our industry.

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Contains 16 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 earn your MAS please make sure you have completed the CAS Certification first.

    The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Program requires the following:

    1. Have a current CAS Certification 
    2. 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
    3. Complete 35 MAS elective credits 
    4. You will have 1 year from the point of registration to complete the MAS certification package.
    5. Re-certification every three years (by earning 30 additional CAS or MAS credits within the three years and submitting a Re-certification Application) 



  • Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are you a seasoned distributor that is starting to plan 5 or 10 years out? Have you finished reading the PPAI Strategic Foresight Playbook and feel ready to start putting together a plan for the future? In this session, Dennis Klum will explain how to set SMART goals, pay attention to trends, and take the next steps in making your company more resilient for the future. This session will provide a guide to which action items start conversations within your company and the areas to focus on implementing first.

    Are you a seasoned distributor that is starting to plan 5 or 10 years out? Have you finished reading the PPAI Strategic Foresight Playbook and feel ready to start putting together a plan for the future? In this session, Dennis Klum will explain how to set SMART goals, pay attention to trends, and take the next steps in making your company more resilient for the future. This session will provide a guide to which action items start conversations within your company and the areas to focus on implementing first.

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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.

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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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    How can you prepare your business for recovery when this crisis is over? BDO’s Sean Murphy and Brian Collins will highlight what’s wrong and what’s right with that question. They will highlight threats accelerated by COVID-19, the phases of recovery they’re seeing in the global marketplace and the challenges businesses face along the way. They will identify steps you can take now to position your business for success.  

    How can you prepare your business for recovery when this crisis is over? BDO’s Sean Murphy and Brian Collins will highlight what’s wrong and what’s right with that question. They will highlight threats accelerated by COVID-19, the phases of recovery they’re seeing in the global marketplace and the challenges businesses face along the way. They will identify steps you can take now to position your business for success.  

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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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join Dale Denham, MAS+, for this session as he takes you beyond the buzz of artificial intelligence (AI). He will demonstrate how AI will transform business as well as how it will likely transform our industry in the next several years. Participants will walk away with a richer understanding of what AI really is and how it works along with examples of how AI impacts your life beyond the promo world now and into the future. Participants will also learn how AI is likely to impact the promotional products industry and your business within the next few years helping you get ahead of competitors.

    Join Dale Denham, MAS+, for this session as he takes you beyond the buzz of artificial intelligence (AI). He will demonstrate how AI will transform business as well as how it will likely transform our industry in the next several years. Participants will walk away with a richer understanding of what AI really is and how it works along with examples of how AI impacts your life beyond the promo world now and into the future. Participants will also learn how AI is likely to impact the promotional products industry and your business within the next few years helping you get ahead of competitors.

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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.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Are the changes in today’s marketplace an opportunity for prosperity or a pain in the neck? In this session, Johnny Campbell will address discuss how business professionals can effectively lead and navigate people through the uncertainties of change and respond to marketplace shifts. Participants will learn how to think more strategically and be more resilient when leading change, how to develop a high-performance workplace culture that boosts morale and improves workplace productivity, and how to get people to embrace change and profit from it.

    Are the changes in today’s marketplace an opportunity for prosperity or a pain in the neck? In this session, Johnny Campbell will address discuss how business professionals can effectively lead and navigate people through the uncertainties of change and respond to marketplace shifts. Participants will learn how to think more strategically and be more resilient when leading change, how to develop a high-performance workplace culture that boosts morale and improves workplace productivity, and how to get people to embrace change and profit from it.

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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.

Canadian Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Package

  • Contains 16 Product(s)

    In our Canadian MAS 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 earn your MAS please make sure you have completed the CAS Certification first.