These short podcasts can be viewed via a desktop or on your mobile device and will help you keep a pulse on the industry.
PPB Presents: A Look At Race And Diversity In The Promo IndustryRecorded On: 07/14/2020
In this episode, PPB Presents: A Look At Race And Diversity In The Promo Industry with special guests, Esmeralda Anaya, marketing manager at Terry Town, and Bryan James, co-owner of distributor Corporate Specialty Insignia, along with moderator Kristina Valdez, associate editor of PPB. In this thoughtful 50-minute episode, PromoTalks dives into the issues of race and diversity. Listen as guests share their experiences with everyday discrimination and offer their insights into how the industry can become more diverse.
PPB Presents: Women Of Achievement: A Conversation With Three Who’ve Inspired The IndustryRecorded On: 06/30/2020
In this episode, PPB Presents: Women Of Achievement: A Conversation With Three Who’ve Inspired The Industry with special guests, Paula Shulman, CAS, president of PMS Consulting; Daryll Griffin, MAS, president and CEO of Accolades, Inc.; and Roni Wright, MAS, vice president of The Book Company, along with moderator Tina Berres Filipski, PPAI’s director of publications and editor. PromoTalks spoke with three trailblazing women in our industry who, through their successes, have paved the way for the next generation of industry women. Listen as these powerhouse leaders give advice, discuss navigating failures and hurdles, and share how they’ve seen the industry evolve.
PPB Presents: Company Rebranding PodcastRecorded On: 06/15/2020
In this episode, PPB Presents: Company Re-branding – How To Get It Right with special guests, Anna Branch, marketing and brand strategist at Creative and Carson Roncketto, chief operating officer at Creative, along with moderator Tina Berres Filipski, editor of PPB Magazine. Are you excited about your brand? Listen as two experts discuss when it’s time to re-brand, how to spot the indicators of a much-needed revamp, the steps it takes to re-imagine your brand and how to know when you’ve got it right.
PPB Presents Podcast: Selling In A Post COVID-19 EnvironmentRecorded On: 05/21/2020
In this episode, PPB Presents: Selling in a Post-Coronavirus World with special guests, Jeremy Lott, president of SanMar and Greg Muzzillo, founder of Proforma, along with moderator Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI. Listen as the conversation takes a deep dive into the challenges these owners and their businesses are facing, how the lockdown has affected their sales and teams, what their strategy has been over the past few months, their quick pivot to PPE, how sales practices have changed, the future for meetings between suppliers and distributors and where trade shows will fit into the mix, among other topics.
Generation SPARK Podcast: What Is SPARK All About?
In this debut episode, you'll hear an explanation of what SPARK is, who attends and what we want to achieve with the Generation SPARK Podcast.
PPB Presents Podcast: Leadership In A New RealityRecorded On: 04/21/2020
In this episode, PPB presents Leadership In A New Reality with our guests, Jo-an Lantz, MAS, president and CEO of Geiger and Norm Hullinger, CAS, CEO of Alphabroder. Our moderator is Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI.
PPB Presents Podcast: Why Video, Why Now? The Basics You Need To Get Started
With nearly all non-essential workers under shelter-in-place mandates to prevent the spread of coronavirus, businesses are looking for ways to remain visible to their clients. Video remains one of the most engaging media for marketing because it creates deep connections and illicit strong emotional responses that make people want to share, like or comment. Video is memorable. It grabs people's attention, keeps your brand top of mind and increases your visibility. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to create great videos to market your company, products or services—even if you’ve never done it before.
Generation SPARK Podcast: Lead, Don't ManageRecorded On: 04/03/2020
Join us for this episode of Generation SPARK. Learn to manage a remote team based on each individual’s strengths and weaknesses using Predictive Index to optimize solutions. We will dive into discussions with Dr. Leah Flynn Gallant and Alicia Skipper on the topic of predictive index assessments and personality tests in the business environment and what it’s all about. This session will help to explain how to get to know your team and how to improve communication and cohesiveness even when working remote.
PPB Presents Podcast: Effects of the Coronavirus on the Promotional Products IndustryRecorded On: 03/20/2020
PPAI’s Chair of the Board Ira Neaman, MAS; chair-elect of the board Todd Pottebaum, MAS+ and Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO, talk about the effects of the coronavirus on the promotional products industry in the first PromoTalks, the official PPAI podcast. In this debut episode, presented by PPB magazine, these top leaders talk through the challenges facing industry businesses, the economic and personal impact of the pandemic and the threat of a recession along with advice and opportunities for suppliers and distributors.
Take A Step Toward DiversityRecorded On: 07/27/2018
In this podcast, Julie Kwan and Brittany David, MAS, discuss the definition of diversity, how it benefits the workplace and how promotional products companies can take the first step toward fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion. Diversity starts by taking one step, which leads to the next step, then the next, and so on.
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