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Content and subjects related to strategic issues such as social responsibility, acquisition, reorganization and industry trends.

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  • SPARK 2018: Change Is The Only Constant

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/10/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Change is all around us – we are changing all the time. We change our minds. Our circumstances change. The people and world around us change. Everyone has a different threshold for change. So, when change happens, what is your response? Join Julie Kwan as she presents an approach to help you stay fully present in times of change and to take ownership of your part in that change.

    Change is all around us – we are changing all the time. We change our minds. Our circumstances change. The people and world around us change. Everyone has a different threshold for change. So, when change happens, what is your response? Join Julie Kwan as she presents an approach to help you stay fully present in times of change and to take ownership of your part in that change.

    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. She is a certified facilitator in Fierce Conversations. 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.

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  • SPARK 2018: Be The Change You Wish To See In Your Office

    Contains 3 Component(s), 0.50 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 08/03/2018 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    In this short session, Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS will explain through case studies how to help push the industry through company culture change for the next generation.

    In this short session following the PPAI SPARK 2018 Conference, Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS will explain through case studies how to help push the industry through company culture change for the next generation.

    Jessica Gibbons-Rauch, CAS

    Director of Program Development

    Jessica has been in the industry for over 11 years at a few different distributors always looking for the right fit. She fell into this industry after graduating with a degree in sales and spending a year selling office equipment. After years of being in various sales roles she had the opportunity to create a new department at Club Colors where she can own the brand and affect change with the clients and company. Currently, she is the Director of Program Development at Club Colors and focuses on marketing, merchandising, graphics and vendor relations. 

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  • WLC 2018: GOOYOW: How To Do Exactly What's Being Avoided And Live Your Best Life

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/25/2018

    Do you find yourself avoiding the specific actions you know you need to take? Do you ever second guess yourself even though you know you are good at what you do? Are you ready to shut down your negative inner voice and get out of your own way (#GOOYOW)? The truth is…the details around you are not going to change. It’s how you choose to navigate them that will.

    Do you find yourself avoiding the specific actions you know you need to take? Do you ever second guess yourself even though you know you are good at what you do? Are you ready to shut down your negative inner voice and get out of your own way (#GOOYOW)? The truth is…the details around you are not going to change. It’s how you choose to navigate them that will. Join Victoria Turner and find out how to reframe the thoughts that keep you stuck and change them into opportunities that create deeper connections, hold you accountable and propel you into action to achieve your goals and accelerate your career.

    Victoria Turner

    Certified Executive Coach

    Victoria Turner is a certified executive coach who works with professional women to Get Out of Their Own Way. She is the founder of YourPowerOutlet.com, a platform for women to plug into to generate their desired results. Victoria believes that we are the biggest obstacle standing in our own way of success - whatever that may look like for you. Prior to coaching, Victoria combined her business degree and entrepreneurial spirit to create Pippalily and Simply On Board, two lines of baby products that she successfully sold in 2011. She is also a mother of three. Victoria believes that the details around us won’t change, it is how we choose to respond to them that can. 


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  • WLC 2018: How to Stay Positive and Focused in Uncertain Times

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/25/2018

    The ability to stay positive and productive in the face of change, challenges and uncertain times is essential for career success. In this session, learn the necessary steps to cope with workplace situations that are beyond your control. Discover how to communicate concerns in a way that will get the results you desire but most importantly, learn how to stay motivated, respond to workplace challenges and rekindle passion for your career.

    The ability to stay positive and productive in the face of change, challenges and uncertain times is essential for career success. In this session, learn the necessary steps to cope with workplace situations that are beyond your control. Join Sarita Maybin for this session and discover how to communicate concerns in a way that will get the results you desire but most importantly, learn how to stay motivated, respond to workplace challenges and rekindle passion for your career.

    Sarita Maybin

    International Speaker, Communication Exert and Author

    Maybin is an international speaker, communication expert and author whose audiences have fun learning how to stay positive, constructively confront tough communication situations and work together better.  During her 20-year speaking career, Sarita has spoken in ALL 50 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica, Canada, England, Asia, Iceland…and on the prestigious TEDx stage.  Sarita is a former university Dean of Students with a Master’s degree in Counseling, a Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest winner and a Past President of the National Speakers Association, San Diego chapter.  She has also been interviewed by the media about her book "If You Can't Say Something Nice, What DO You  Say?"

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  • WLC 2018: Channeling Your Grit For Greatness

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/25/2018

    If you could do anything during your lifetime, what would it be? What actions are you taking today to get you there? Many of us imagine a list of goals we want to achieve, but sometimes they don’t get put into motion. Jess says there are two things that stand between us and our lifetime bucket list: the courage to try and the belief that we can.

    If you could do anything during your lifetime, what would it be? What actions are you taking today to get you there? Many of us imagine a list of goals we want to achieve, but sometimes they don’t get put into motion. Jess says there are two things that stand between us and our lifetime bucket list: the courage to try and the belief that we can. In this inspiring keynote, Jess Ekstrom challenges you to build your bucket list with a personal plan and timeline for making it happen. She captivates the audience by incorporating personal stories from when she was young and auditioned for the show All That, to when she went to college and started a million-dollar business from her dorm room. Jess explains in detail how to move forward with our passions, even when we have moments of uncertainty or are afraid to fail. An honest, humorous and inspiring tale of taking a leap, going for it and learning that failures are not opposite of success, they’re part of success!

    Jess Ekstrom

    CEO

    Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. The company has been featured on the TODAY Show, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Good Morning America and more. But more importantly, they've donated over 200,000 headbands to every children's hospital in the United States and 15 countries. Jess is also a professional speaker, author, and writer for Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

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  • Expo East 2018: Philanthropic Program: Generating Sales and Client Loyalty

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/13/2018

    As the buying age of clients continues to drop, it is important to know how to connect and engage with our clients. Research shows that emotional attachment and enjoyment are a necessity for younger generations. Understanding how younger clients are buying gives us the opportunity to create amazing programs that not only help us connect to our clients but separate us from the competition and allow us to help those around us. We have an amazing opportunity as a young talented group of individuals to use our skills and resources to help change the world, even with a sale of a simple pen.

    As the buying age of clients continues to drop, it is important to know how to connect and engage with our clients. Research shows that emotional attachment and enjoyment are a necessity for younger generations. Understanding how younger clients are buying gives us the opportunity to create amazing programs that not only help us connect to our clients but separate us from the competition and allow us to help those around us. We have an amazing opportunity as a young talented group of individuals to use our skills and resources to help change the world, even with a sale of a simple pen.

    Stephen McFadden, CAS

    Vice president of Sales

    Stephen McFadden is vice president of sales for Perfect Promotions & More, Inc. Skilled in creative sales programs, current trend identification, and networking, McFadden believes in a Give, Give, Give, Ask mentality.

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  • Expo East 2018: Get Ready For The Next Wave: Generation Z 

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/11/2018

    Are you ready for the children of Xers and Millennials? The members of Generation Z are graduating from high school, starting college and, yes, entering the work force. Born around 2000, this new generation has been strongly influenced by the events of 9/11 and its after effects, and Zs are already establishing the cool factors in today’s society.

    Are you ready for the children of Xers and Millennials? The members of Generation Z are graduating from high school, starting college and, yes, entering the work force. Born around 2000, this new generation has been strongly influenced by the events of 9/11 and its after effects, and Zs are already establishing the cool factors in today’s society. Join Paul Kiewiet, MAS+ for this session on Generation Z!

    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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  • Expo East 2018: When Distributors Partner With Suppliers, It Is A Win-Win For Everyone

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/11/2018

    This session will give distributors insight into how to prioritize customer service and make it more efficient. The focus will be on how everyone in a distributorship needs to be on the same page when it comes to customer service, and how to handle problems that arise.

    This session will give distributors insight into how to prioritize customer service and make it more efficient. Learn proven techniques from Danny Friedman, a 20-plus-year veteran of the distributor world. The focus will be on how everyone in a distributorship needs to be on the same page when it comes to customer service, and how to handle problems that arise.

    Danny Friedman

    Sales Trainer

    Danny Friedman has over 25 years of sales experience and is a multi-million-dollar producer. Friedman's clientele include some of the top companies in the Fortune 500. Friedman combines his promotional products industry experience with other industries he has been in, including office products, real estate and being a multi-line representative in the sporting goods industry. He has been a sales manager and sales trainer for the past 12 years.

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  • Expo East 2018: Leveraging Young Professional Suppliers To Grow Your Business 

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/11/2018

    Join Jeff Franklin, national accounts manager at Headwear USA, Alyssa Inkrott, strategic account executive at 3M, and John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, senior national account manager at Prime, as they discuss the three easiest ways to utilize your young professional supplier partners to help grow your business. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to discuss their topic, and the presentations end with a joint Q&A session.

    Join Jeff Franklin, national accounts manager at Headwear USA, Alyssa Inkrott, strategic account executive at 3M, and John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, senior national account manager at Prime, as they discuss the three easiest ways to utilize your young professional supplier partners to help grow your business. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to discuss their topic, and the presentations end with a joint Q&A session.

    John R. B. Cudahy, CAS

    Senior National Account Manager

    John R. B. Cudahy, CAS, is a senior national account manager at Prime Resources who leverages technology and entrepreneurial passion to help his clients reach their corporate objectives. Currently serving as president of Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York (SAAGNY), SPARK Work Group member and Promokitchen Mentor, Cudahy is a firm believer is volunteerism and giving back to the industry. He was named a PPB Rising Star in 2017.

    Alyssa Inkrott

    Strategic Account Executive

    Alyssa Inkrott is a strategic account executive for 3M Promotional Markets. Since entering the promotional products industry in 2016, Inkrott has worked diligently with a number of the industry’s top national accounts and buying groups on the development of programs and applications using Post-it® brand products. Inkrott is a member of the PPAI SPARK work group and will be working throughout the year to help bring more focus to the younger generation of industry professionals across the country.

    Jeff Franklin

    National Accounts Manager and Volunteer Committee Member

    Jeff Franklin’s career in the promotional products industry began in 2008 when he was tricked into taking a “free trip to Vegas” by Blue Chip, a promotional products distributor. The catch was to attend the education sessions and trade show at The PPAI Expo. Franklin went on to work on the distributor side of the business for five years before making the switch to Headwear USA, part of the Headwear Stockists Group, a global leader in headwear manufacturing since 1974. He began in a regional sales role serving the Baltimore metro area and then expanding to all of Maryland, and now he works as the national accounts manager. Franklin has also served on numerous volunteer committees for his regional association, Chesapeake Promotional Products Association (CPPA) and is currently serving as vice resident. Franklin was also the inaugural chair for the SPARK workgroup.

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  • Best of Expo East 2018 Package

    Contains 5 Product(s)

    Select this option for your one-stop registration for all of the Best of Expo East 2018 sessions. You will get five 60-minute sessions for the price of four and still earn credit towards your industry certifications. This year we added in the new Best of Expo East 2018 Package which has five of our sessions that were maxed capacity on-site for the price of four sessions.

    Our Best of Expo East 2018 sessions include Bill McCormick's LinkedIn Foundations For Promo Products, Diane Ciotta's Powerful Objection Handling, Scott Nussinow, MAS's session on Communicating Effectively, Josh Frey's session on Communicating With Clients And Prospects When Starting Up, and Advanced Digital Marketing Strategies And Protecting Your Data with Lance Bachmann.

  • For The Love Of Learning

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/28/2018

    Join Jennifer Crowfoot for this interactive session on how PPAI Online Education can help with professional development for you and your staff. This session will give you resources that will help apply staff development concepts to achieve your business objectives. Participants will learn about learning theory, staff development best practices, and how to put concepts into action.

    Join Jennifer Crowfoot for this interactive session on how PPAI Online Education can help with professional development for you and your staff. This session will give you resources that will help apply staff development concepts to achieve your business objectives. Participants will learn about learning theory, staff development best practices, and how to put concepts into action.

    Jennifer Crowfoot

    Professional Development Director

    Jennifer Crowfoot has joined PPAI as the Director of Professional Development. Jennifer comes to PPAI with over 19 years of learning and professional development experience in a variety of industries focusing on facilitation, curriculum development, adult learning, communications and change management. Jennifer has been recognized by the learning and development community by participating as a speaker and panelist at a number of learning conferences.  At the 2008 Perspectives Learning Conference she was the recipient of the Learning Leader of the Year Award, and in 2010 she led her team to receive the Learning in Emerging Business Achievement Award.  Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communication and master’s degree in educational human development from Texas A&M University. Outside of work Jennifer enjoys spending time as a Girl Scout Leader and running with Team in Training to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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  • Best of The PPAI Expo 2018: The Changing Landscape Of The Promotional Products Industry

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/23/2018

    Join Larry Cohen for this session on the industry's changing landscape. What does the future hold for the promotional products industry? A convergence of factors—changing demographics, shifting consumer behaviors, new technologies—is transforming industries and redefining competitive advantage. The pace of change is only accelerating and will undoubtedly require businesses to adapt to a new and different landscape. Come hear about the trends that are likely to influence and reshape our industry in the coming years, and prepare your business for the changes ahead.

    Join Larry Cohen for this session on the industry's changing landscape. What does the future hold for the promotional products industry? A convergence of factors—changing demographics, shifting consumer behaviors, new technologies—is transforming industries and redefining competitive advantage. The pace of change is only accelerating and will undoubtedly require businesses to adapt to a new and different landscape. Come hear about the trends that are likely to influence and reshape our industry in the coming years, and prepare your business for the changes ahead.

    Larry Cohen

    President and CEO

    Larry has been President and CEO of Axis since he founded it in 1991.  A graduate of Duke University and The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Larry quickly realized that his entrepreneurial spirit and creative energies were not being harnessed working in law-related fields.  With a few good ideas, a lot of enthusiasm and a share of naiveté, Larry began Axis with a mission to develop a full-service promotional products company that focused on delivering creative solutions and not merely selling products. It is all about the strategy behind the products.  Our tag line says a lot about what drives us - 180 Degrees From Ordinary. At Axis, we are passionate about helping the best brands in the world tell stories.  Stories that solve problems.  Stories that change behaviors.  Stories that are told on tangible products that leave a lasting impression.  From humble beginnings around his kitchen table, Axis’ has grown to over 70 employees with offices in New York City, White Plains, New York, Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois. AXIS’ client base covers an exceptionally broad cross-section of industries (Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Financial, Beauty and Fashion, Publishing and Sports) including companies such as American Express (under contract nationally).  Axis has been named Counselor Magazine’s Top 40 Distributors five years in a row, Promo Marketing Magazine Top 40 Distributor, 4 Gold 2015 PPAI Awards, SAAGNY Distributor of the Year, and PPB’s Greatest Companies to Work For. Axis now ranks as one of the top promotional merchandising agencies in the United States. When Larry is not busy growing Axis, he is lending his expertise serving on the board of the Promotional Products Association International, PromoKitchen Advisory Board, Peernet Marketing Committee, and former chair of the North American Leadership Conference.

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  • Protective Measures In An Active Threat Environment

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 03/07/2018

    Join Michael Dailey for this overview of considerations for soft target and public gathering security. This session will share resources that help improve business and personal security measures. With the knowledge from this briefing, you will be able to identify methods for improving security measures for active threat situations that affect soft targets and public gatherings, especially when traveling.

    Join Michael Dailey for this overview of considerations for soft target and public gathering security. This session will share resources that help improve business and personal security measures. With the knowledge from this briefing, you will be able to identify methods for improving security measures for active threat situations that affect soft targets and public gatherings, especially when traveling.

    Michael Dailey

    Regional Supervisory Outreach Coordinator

    Michael Dailey is the regional supervisory outreach coordinator and branch chief of the Outreach Programs Branch of Federal Region VI under the Department of Homeland Security. He works within the region to develop and implement engagement strategies that prioritize efforts to reduce or mitigate region-specific risks. Dailey has served with DHS since 2010, when he worked as a security specialist in the Protective Security Coordination Division. Dailey is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army, and has worked as part of the Texas Quick Reaction Force in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. He holds a bachelor’s degree in homeland security from American Military University.

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  • CAS:The Business Of Doing Good

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    The promotional products industry has a responsibility to deliver goods that are created in an ethical and responsible way by people in this country and around the world. In this panel presentation, Jeremy Lott and other key industry leaders will address the business imperatives of making a difference in the communities where we source, sell and ship our products.

    The promotional products industry has a responsibility to deliver goods that are created in an ethical and responsible way by people in this country and around the world.  In this panel presentation, Jeremy Lott and other key industry leaders will address the business imperatives of making a difference in the communities where we source, sell and ship our products. By working within industry guidelines and with international labor organizations, as well as building measurable compliance and social programs, we all can make a difference.  Making social responsibility a cornerstone of a company’s strategy means that key decisions about sourcing, partnerships and product design are all heavily influenced by the company’s commitment to doing the right thing.

    Jeremy Lott

    President

    A picture on SanMar's very first catalog cover with a two-year-old peddling a big wheel proves it — Jeremy has worked at SanMar for nearly his entire life. 

    Today, as President of the family-owned business, Jeremy works in partnership with his father, Marty and his brother, Jordan. Over the years Jeremy learned the business from the inside out, from pulling orders to purchasing. After college and a stint studying in Hong Kong, he launched his career as an analyst for investment bank Piper Jaffray's technology team. Jeremy moved to Chicago in 2001 to earn his MBA, and then joined SanMar full-time. Adding strategy to vision, he continues to steward the company toward long-term growth and health. Proud of the opportunities given to so many tenured staff members to thrive, he often spends time "table-hopping" at the company's on-site café. He learns a lot during those casual conversations because, he says, employees have the pulse on what's really going on in their arenas.

    The father of six young children, Jeremy discovered that a work/life balance holds the key to maximum productivity. He enjoys spending time outdoors — skiing, hiking, boating and generally staying active.

    Emily Gigot

    Social Responsibility Specialist

    As a Social Responsibility Specialist, Emily works to ensure that all SanMar products are produced in compliance with the highest social and environmental standards. She believes that business done well has the power to do good, and joined SanMar in 2016 to see that vision through. Her mission is to improve worker well-being and minimize environmental impacts in the apparel supply chain. With diverse experience spanning apparel, international community development and sustainability, she’s a Pacific Northwesterner who’s as at home in the rain as she is in the streets of Bangkok. She holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from Pinchot and a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College.

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  • CAS: 14 Ways To Manage The Time You Don't Have

    Contains 4 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    In our business, it’s all about the details. So how do you keep them all straight, in a timely manner? Time seems to be the one thing we all wish we had more of, and we can generally agree it’s also the one thing we’re not always using effectively. In this session, we’ll identify the key things in our lives that steal our time, discuss three strategies for organization, and learn a host of practical tips to help us get the most out of our day.

    In our business, it’s all about the details. So how do you keep them all straight, in a timely manner? Time seems to be the one thing we all wish we had more of, and we can generally agree it’s also the one thing we’re not always using effectively. Join Christopher Duffy, MAS for this session, we’ll identify the key things in our lives that steal our time, discuss three strategies for organization, and learn a host of practical tips to help us get the most out of our day.

    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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  • The PPAI Expo 2018: Three Essential Ingredients To Scale Your Business

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    At some point in time, many companies hit a wall in their growth. This could be due to a lack of resources and process, or simply not knowing how to take the next step in structuring a team. Who do you hire first? How do you put in place processes to allow the company to grow beyond you or your original core team? In this session, attendees will learn three essential ingredients required to push past this wall and position for growth.

    At some point in time, many companies hit a wall in their growth. This could be due to a lack of resources and process, or simply not knowing how to take the next step in structuring a team. Who do you hire first? How do you put in place processes to allow the company to grow beyond you or your original core team? In this session, attendees will learn three essential ingredients required to push past this wall and position for growth.

    Catherine Graham

    CEO

    Catherine Graham is the CEO of commonsku and the President of RIGHTSLEEVE. Commonsku is a cloud-based CRM, order management and supply chain collaboration platform for the promotional products industry. RIGHTSLEEVE is a promotional products agency and has been the recipient of numerous industry awards including ASI Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year, PPAI Web Award and Counselor's Best Places to Work. Catherine has previously been named as a PPB's Best Boss and ASI Rising Star.

    Prior to RIGHTSLEEVE and commonsku, Catherine worked for TD Bank, eBay and A.T. Kearney and obtained an MBA. Outside of work, Catherine is a mother to 3 children ranging in age from 9 to 4 years old. She has a passion for learning and is an avid sports enthusiast playing ice hockey, squash and running.

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  • The PPAI Expo 2018: The Accomplished Life: The Art Of Getting More Done

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    Every business professional wants to maximize productivity and get more done in less time. This presentation will provide specific tips and tactics on how to get more done and be happier while doing it.

    Every business professional wants to maximize productivity and get more done in less time. Join Kirby Hasseman for this presentation as and he will provide specific tips and tactics on how to get more done and be happier while doing it.

    Kirby Hasseman

    CEO

    Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications, a full service marketing company and promotional products distributor. Hasseman Marketing has 4 full-time internal employees and 6 sales people. Hasseman is beginning to make his name known in the promotional products industry! He is on the board of PromoKitchen, a non-profit agency that is dedicated to education and mentorship in Promo. He was recognized as a 2015 PPB Rising Star. In addition, out of 300,000 (some) industry professionals, he was recognized as a top social media influencer on two different industry lists. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. In addition, he puts out a Weekly Word, a short video on personal development (of course) each week. Kirby has published two books. His first called Think Big Marketing For Small Business and the next called Delivering Marketing Joy. He is working on his third. Kirby is most proud of his titles “father" and “husband". He is married to Amy Hasseman and father to Skylar and Jade.

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  • The PPAI Expo 2018: Power Keynote: Relationship Revolution: Elevating Your Impact And Influence In The Connected Age

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models and long-standing rules we’ve come to count upon are no longer reliable. The constant state of disruption mandates a new level of courage and influence in order to effectively impact our organizations, our customers, and our communities.

    We are entering the greatest period of business transformation the world has ever known. The rigid models and long-standing rules we’ve come to count upon are no longer reliable. The constant state of disruption mandates a new level of courage and influence in order to effectively impact our organizations, our customers, and our communities. Join Seth Mattison for this highly engaging keynote designed to help leaders and sales professionals understand the forces affecting the new state of work today, arm them with the practical tools and techniques to deepen their connection to those around them, and amplify their capacity to positively effect change and influence outcomes.

    Seth Mattison

    International Speaker

    Millennial Seth Mattison is making quite a name for himself on the international speaking circuit. His primary interest is in workforce trends and his generation—the Millennials. His presentations focus on the generational divide between younger and older generations and how bridging the gaps can infuse new ideas and energy into organizations everywhere. Seth works with executives across the country to help them understand how they can best maximize their young talent, as well as maintain connections with their experienced workforce, to drive innovation and sustainability. As one of the millions of Millennials/Gen Yers around the world trying to make an impact in their communities and companies, Seth helps organizations deal with the challenges of effectively recruiting, managing, and retaining top young talent. His success is driven by his unique ability to communicate and connect with all four generations to help them better understand not only their differences, but their commonalities, thus creating engaging environments for employees, customers and members.

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  • The PPAI Expo 2018: Keynote Luncheon: PPAI Association Update With Paul Bellantone, CAE

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.50 credits offered Recorded On: 01/18/2018

    Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, for this town hall-style keynote covering current key issues and opportunities faced by the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. This presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value, and to protect and grow the industry.

    Join Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO of PPAI, for this town hall-style keynote covering current key issues and opportunities faced by the promotional products industry, the Association and its more than 15,000 member companies. This presentation will include Association initiatives designed to deliver compelling member value, and to protect and grow the industry. 

    Paul Bellantone, CAE (Moderator)

    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International

    Paul Bellantone, CAE, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Promotional Products Association International, the not-for-profit association for more than 10,600 member companies of the 17.7 billion promotional products industry. He is committed to the advancement of the promotional products industry through visibility, viability, credibility and community. As President and CEO of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Bellantone is responsible for successfully executing the strategies and vision of the PPAI Board of Directors and advocating for the industry and its professional practitioners. His focus on delivering compelling member value and business-building products and services, combined with his commitment to active and meaningful member communication, has helped PPAI achieve marked growth in the past two years.

    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.

    Mary Jo Tomasini, MAS+

    Founder, Owner, PPAI Board of Directors

    Mary Jo founded Competitive Edge in 1993 working alone in a store basement. Now, over 20 years later, she has 25 employees working in an office building overlooking Lake Michigan. Mary Jo’s success is driven by her belief in going above and beyond customer expectations to deliver incredible levels of service. Prior to being elected to the PPAI Board of Directors in 2014, Mary Jo served on the PPAI Public Relations committee, and in 2015 she served on the Certification Committee. She currently serves on GRAC (Government Relations Advisory Committee) and is a Michigan delegate for LEAD (Legislative Education Action Day).  In addition to being a successful business person, Mary Jo still finds time for volunteer work. She currently serves on the Lake Michigan College Board of Trustees, Foundation and Alumni Boards.  Her desire and dedication to give back to the community is evident as she offers her services and expertise to a long list of organizations that include United Way, Junior Achievement and Hospice.  Mary Jo lives in Stevensville, Michigan with her husband and number one fan, Fred.

    Dale Denham, MAS+

    Chief Information Officer

    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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    1.5 Point

  • Certified Advertising Specialist Package

    Contains 27 Product(s)

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace!

    Get all your sessions registered in one-stop shopping style and complete at your own pace! Please note in order to start working on your CAS please make sure you have completed the TAS Certificate program first.