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Canadian Certified Advertising Specialist (CAS) Package

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.

 

  • Product Responsibility Summit 2019: California Proposition 65—What Do The Last 12 Months Tell Us?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    It’s been a little over 12 months since the new CA Prop 65 regulations went into effect. What can we learn from the notices, settlements and trends? Dan Herling will share what you need to do to ensure your internal procedures and practices continue are keeping up with recent litigation trends.

    It’s been a little over 12 months since the new CA Prop 65 regulations went into effect. What can we learn from the notices, settlements and trends? Dan Herling will share what you need to do to ensure your internal procedures and practices continue are keeping up with recent litigation trends.

    Dan Herling

    Consumer Product Litigation Attorney

    Dan Herling is a leading defense attorney focused on product liability issues relating to consumer products. Dan has successfully defended clients in class actions alleging false or misleading labeling or advertising of foods, cosmetics, over the counter drugs and dietary supplements. These claims have involved probiotics, “natural” ingredients, “clinically-proven” results, lack of efficacy, lack of substantiation, and failure to disclose. His trial work also encompasses defense of pharmaceuticals and medical devices, commercial litigation and privacy and data security. Dan advises international companies in the pharmaceutical, medical device, food, over-the-counter drugs, homeopathic remedies, and dietary supplement industries. He has served as defense counsel in over 3,000 product liability cases and represented companies in both state and federal courts in California and the U.S. Dan routinely advises clients on regulatory matters as well as the selection of local counsel and lead trial attorneys. His commercial litigation practice has covered a wide spectrum of issues and included representation of several international companies based in Italy, Mexico, India, United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, and Switzerland.

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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.

  • PSA Required: Undue Influence Updated

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/08/2017

    Undue influence training is an essential element in any product responsibility program and is required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The session will help you understand what undue influence is and how to avoid it, as well as provide you with tools and resources that are easily shared with the rest of your team. This course is a required element of the Product Safety Aware program.

    Join Anne Stone for this session on Undue Influence. Undue influence training is an essential element in any product responsibility program and is required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The session will help you understand what undue influence is and how to avoid it, as well as provide you with tools and resources that are easily shared with the rest of your team. This course is a required element of the Product Safety Aware program. This course contains information regarding United States regulations, laws and standards, specifically. 

    Recommended Pre-Requisite: CAS Required Product Safety Basics

    Anne Stone

    Director of Public Affairs

    Anne Stone is the director of public affairs for Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). She brings her background in public relations and communications to driving member advocacy and communicating product safety issues. Prior to joining PPAI, she worked with Conner Peripherals, then a Fortune 500 manufacturer of data storage solutions, where she managed media relations, special events and creative services. She also managed corporate communications for a manufacturer of high-performance visual display equipment, and was a senior account executive for a public relations agency. She currently serves as staff liaison to both the Government Relations Action Council and the Product Responsibility Action Council.

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  • CAS: PPAI Diversity Equity And Inclusion Forum

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 07/23/2020

    From COVID-19 to racial inequity, murder hornets and everything in between, life is teaching us the importance of change and adaptability. Join this session with Julie Kwan, Maurice Norris, and Kathlene Brethowr as they discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the promo products industry. As you move your business forward with new ways of operating, there are many diversity, equity and inclusion-related questions being asked. What can you do to reach a more diverse client base? When it comes to working remotely or returning to an office, what accommodations do you make to meet the needs of your diverse employees? When it comes to racial inequity, what business practices need to change to increase diversity and help everyone feel included and valued?​ ​

    From COVID-19 to racial inequity, murder hornets and everything in between, life is teaching us the importance of change and adaptability. Join this session with Julie Kwan, Maurice Norris, and Kathlene Brethowr as they discuss diversity, equity and inclusion in the promo products industry. As you move your business forward with new ways of operating, there are many diversity, equity and inclusion-related questions being asked. What can you do to reach a more diverse client base? When it comes to working remotely or returning to an office, what accommodations do you make to meet the needs of your diverse employees? When it comes to racial inequity, what business practices need to change to increase diversity and help everyone feel included and valued?

    Julie Kwan

    Diversity and Learning Engagement Manager

    Julie is the manager of diversity and learning engagement at PPAI. She has over 10 years of experience in learning and development as a program manager, instructional designer, training facilitator, and webinar producer. Julie earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Instructional & Performance Technology from Boise State University. Through her academic work, Julie published a case study in the textbook Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies, as well as two articles for ISPI’s online publication PerformanceXpress.

    Maurice Norris

    Public Affairs Manager

    Maurice is the public affairs manager for PPAI. 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.

    Kathlene Brethowr

    Volunteer Programs Coordinator

    As the Volunteer Programs Coordinator, Kathlene Brethowr works to create opportunities for professional development through volunteering. Prior to joining PPAI, Kathlene was an Account Manager and Event Coordinator for MOJ Consulting LLC for three years where she received direct experience serving associations in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Kathlene graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Studies with a focus in Business, Sociology, and Kinesiology. 

    Seth Weiner, MAS

    President

    Seth Weiner, MAS, is President of Sonic Promos, a promotional marketing firm based in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  He has been active in the promotional marketing industry for 27 years, including what will be 23 years with Sonic in 2020.  As President of Sonic Promos, he has helped the company to perform in the top 15% of all promotional marketing firms nationwide.  He attended Ithaca College, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication and minors in writing, advertising and public relations. Seth earned his MAS in 2010. He actively lectures at various symposiums, conferences and educational institutions, and has been published in many professional publications.


    Latria Graham

    President

    Known as a game changer, Latria Graham, is a branding expert with over 20 years of credible and results driven experience. Latria is the President of GLB which mission is to help clients drive brand awareness and revenue through innovative marketing strategies and promotional products. GLB primarily services professional athletes, sports & entertainment properties, non-profits, and large corporations. Latria led her company to receive the 2019 Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise of the Year by the Florida State Minority Supplier Diversity Council. She now serves on the 2020 Minority Business Enterprise Committee and is the Immediate Past Chairwoman of Habitat for Humanity of Orange and Osceola County.

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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.

  • CAS: Business Ethics

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/31/2018

    This CAS-required course serves as the foundation for learning the fundamentals of the promotional products industry. Learn about the importance of ethical standards and the steps in ethical decision making. You'll also learn about trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property rights. This course is required to attain the CAS certification, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session.

    Join Cory Halliburton for this session on CAS Required: Business Ethics. This CAS-required course serves as the foundation for learning the fundamentals of the promotional products industry. Learn about the importance of ethical standards and the steps in ethical decision making. You'll also learn about trademarks, copyrights and intellectual property rights. This course is required to attain the CAS certification, but attendees do not need to pursue a CAS to attend this session. 

    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.

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  • CAS: Inexpensive Ways To Market Your Business

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/05/2020

    In the current times, every promotional product business owner like you has the same marketing questions: “Where do I start to be a socially distant, but still personal business?” and “Am I using the right tactics?” Getting to the core of what you can be using, this webinar will give you ‘Inexpensive Methods to Market Your Business While Social Distancing.’ Business has changed, but why wait for the pendulum to swing back to make sales? Beginning with demographic targeting we all need to do in order to better serve our most desired (and profitable) client base, you will learn how to easily improve the marketing path you, as an promotional products professional can travel.

    In the current times, every promotional product business owner like you has the same marketing questions: “Where do I start to be a socially distant, but still personal business?” and “Am I using the right tactics?”  Getting to the core of what you can be using, this webinar will give you ‘Inexpensive Methods to Market Your Business While Social Distancing.’ Business has changed, but why wait for the pendulum to swing back to make sales?  Beginning with demographic targeting we all need to do in order to better serve our most desired (and profitable) client base, you will learn how to easily improve the  marketing path you, as an promotional products professional can travel.

    Hank Yuloff

    Co-Owner

    Hank Yuloff is the co-owner of Yuloff Creative Marketing Solutions, which he co-owners with his wife, Sharyn. Yuloff Creative Marketing Solutions is a business coaching firm delivering traditional and technological marketing plans for small companies. Their company strives to find solutions for everything, from discovering the most profitable demographics to creating effective messaging and tactics, to solving employee headaches several times as year, as well as hold small-business breakthrough bootcamp intensives for audiences of up to 250. The couple has co-authored five best-selling books on marketing and human resources, and has co-hosted a weekly marketing podcast for more than four years. 


    Sharyn Yuloff

    Co-Founder

    When it comes to getting expert business help, Sharyn Yuloff offers a one-of-a-kind perspective. She is an online marketing and human resources expert, and is the co-founder of Yuloff Creative Marketing Solutions, a business coaching firm delivering traditional and technological marketing plans for small companies, which she owns with her husband, Hank. Their company strives to find solutions for everything, from discovering the most profitable demographics to creating effective messaging and tactics, to solving employee headaches several times as year, as well as hold small-business breakthrough bootcamp intensives for audiences of up to 250. The couple has co-authored five best-selling books on marketing and human resources, and has co-hosted a weekly marketing podcast for more than four years.


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  • CAS: Marketing The Day After Tomorrow

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 08/05/2020

    This webinar with Joel Schaffer, MAS, looks at marketing strategies for a “whole new world” as the current epidemic abates, and business reopens. Participants will learn how to identify new markets, how to prepare marketing tools, strategies for rebuilding your business. Participants will learn the foundations of relationship marketing and how to be a promotional consultant. This session is sponsored by Tango Card.

    This webinar with Joel Schaffer, MAS, looks at marketing strategies for a “whole new world” as the current epidemic abates, and business reopens. Participants will learn how to identify new markets, how to prepare marketing tools, strategies for rebuilding your business. Participants will learn the foundations of relationship marketing and how to be a promotional consultant.

    This session is sponsored by Tango Card!

    Joel Schaffer, MAS

    CEO

    Joel D. Schaffer, MAS is CEO and founder of Soundline, LLC, the pioneering supplier to the promotional products industry of audio products. He is the only person to have received both the ASI's Marvin Spike Industry Lifetime Achievement Award (2002) and PPAI's Distinguished Service Award (2011). He is a past director of PPAI's Board of Directors and has chaired several PPAI committees and task forces. He was elected to the PPAI Hall of Fame in 2016. Now celebrating 50 years in 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.

  • CAS: Customer Engagement In A Digital World

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Join David Shultz for this session on Customer Engagement In A Digital World. This session is designed for distributors interested in learning how to leverage their website and other digital properties to increase customer engagement. It will look at the elements of an effective website including overall design and usability, the importance of responsiveness/mobile usability when designing a website, product research and presentation tools, virtual sampling tools, social sharing tools, and the incorporation of video into your website. We will also explore ways to use blogs, social media and email marketing to build and grow relationships with your customers to keep them coming back for more as well as touch on the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and ways to use analytics to help refine your digital efforts.

    Join David Shultz for this session on Customer Engagement In A Digital World. This session is designed for distributors interested in learning how to leverage their website and other digital properties to increase customer engagement. It will look at the elements of an effective website including overall design and usability, the importance of responsiveness/mobile usability when designing a website, product research and presentation tools, virtual sampling tools, social sharing tools, and the incorporation of video into your website. We will also explore ways to use blogs, social media and email marketing to build and grow relationships with your customers to keep them coming back for more as well as touch on the basics of search engine optimization (SEO) and ways to use analytics to help refine your digital efforts.

    David Shultz

    Vice President of Supplier Partnerships

    David Shultz is the vice president of supplier partnerships for commonsku. David has more than 17 years of experience in the promotional products industry and is the former vice president of operations at Distributor Central. A recent PPAI Fellow inductee and recipient of PPAI's Industry Collaborator award, he is the incoming president of the Promotional Products Association Midwest (PPAM) and serves as a member of the Regional Association Council (RAC). In his new role, David will work with suppliers to help them connect with distributors more effectively, as well as help them integrate with Promo Standards to achieve better operational efficiency.

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  • CAS: Distributor and Supplier Communications Best Practices

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/25/2018

    This session serves as the foundation for learning best practices in the promotional products industry and how suppliers and distributors work together. This session Christopher Duffy, MAS will explain the role of the distributor and supplier, the individual processes of order placing/processing, accounting, imprinting and delivery, marketing and customer service.

    This session serves as the foundation for learning best practices in the promotional products industry and how suppliers and distributors work together. This session Christopher Duffy, MAS will explain the role of the distributor and supplier, the individual processes of order placing/processing, accounting, imprinting and delivery, marketing and customer service. 

     

    Christopher Duffy, MAS

    Senior Vice President of Marketing

    Christopher Duffy, MAS is the Director of Marketing for Top 40 Supplier Ariel Premium Supply. A 25 year industry veteran, Christopher is a long-time award winning speaker for PPAI on a variety of key industry and business topics, including supplier/distributors relations, time management, business writing and strategic planning. Christopher has been honored with PPAI’s Distinguished Service Award, served on the PPEF Board of Trustees and holds 2 masters degrees.

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  • CAS: A Tour Through The Global Cotton Supply Chain

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 11/16/2020

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Join this session to gain a detailed view into the global cotton supply chain. Mark Messura from Cotton Incorporated, a science-based not-for-profit, will take us through the cotton supply chain, from farming, to ginning, to manufacturing, and more. Along the way, he will discuss the top cotton producing countries in the world, the challenges to traceability, and clarify the facts about different production methods including GM, conventional, and organically-grown cotton. If you source, sell or manufacture cotton products, this webinar is for you. This session will qualify as an elective for the Product Safety Awareness initiative.

    Mark Messura

    Senior Vice President

    Mark Messura is Senior Vice President in the Global Supply Chain Marketing Division at Cotton Incorporated. In this role, Messura is responsible for the company’s global product marketing programs working with manufacturers, brands, and retailers worldwide on topics such as marketing strategy, product innovation, and sustainable supply chains. He is Chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for the Textile Apparel, Technology and Management program at North Carolina State University, where he also serves as an adjunct associate professor. He is a member of the industry advisory boards at Washington State University and Mississippi State University. Messura joined Cotton Incorporated in 1994. Prior to that, he was the Director of Policy and Programs for the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, and Associate Director of the North Carolina Board of Science and Technology. Messura earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Michigan and a Master of Arts in Policy Analysis from Duke University.

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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.

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  • CAS: Enchanting Secrets To Creative Storytelling

    Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 04/18/2018

    Storytelling is the magic by which we move people: prospects, buyers, employees, colleagues. Behind any successful sale, behind every successful business, there is a story. Learn to tell this story effectively and you’ll learn how to enchant your audience and attract more of the right kinds of customers.

    Storytelling is the magic by which we move people: prospects, buyers, employees, colleagues. Behind any successful sale, behind every successful business, there is a story. Learn to tell this story effectively and you’ll learn how to enchant your audience and attract more of the right kinds of customers. Join Bobby Lehew for this session on storytelling, we’ll walk through seven secrets and learn how to translate sales experiences into stories that are compelling.

    Bobby Lehew

    Chief Content Officer at commonsku

    Bobby Lehew is the Chief Content Officer at commonsku, a cloud-based CRM, order management, and social collaboration platform designed for the promotional products industry by promotional product experts. A 25-year industry veteran, Bobby was formerly the CEO at Robyn, a branded products fulfillment company that specialized in private-label, e-commerce company stores. A PPAI Gold Pyramid Award winner, a PPAI Silver Technology recipient, an Addy Award recipient, and recognized (in his work with Robyn) three years in a row by Inc. Magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S., Bobby is a national speaker on topics related to B2B marketing, company stores, productivity, and storyselling. Featured in ASI’s Counselor magazine as one of “41 people who are shaking up the market with new and innovative approaches” (2010) and in OKC Biz magazine’s “Forty Under 40″ (2009), Bobby is an ardent bibliophile and loves working at the intersection of art and commerce. 

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