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From the first known promotional product, a commemorative button used to celebrate the election of George Washington in 1789, promotional products now rank among the most reliable, effective and memorable media for marketing and advertising promotion. Today, the multi billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PromoTalks, brought to you by industry leader, Promotional Products Association International, delivers insightful interviews and thoughtful discussions on the topics business professionals care about including the latest news, trends, issues and ideas that are top of mind in this dynamic and ever-changing marketplace. In a business that's all about relationships, it's time to get together and talk it through. Whether it's about the impact of the coronavirus on small businesses or the best ideas for self-promotions, PromoTalks will be talking your ear off (in a good way).

PromoTalks: The Official PPAI Podcast PromoTalks

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From the first known promotional product, a commemorative button used to celebrate the election of George Washington in 1789, promotional products now rank among the most reliable, effective and memorable media for marketing and advertising promotion. Today, the multi billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. PromoTalks, brought to you by industry leader, Promotional Products Association International, delivers insightful interviews and thoughtful discussions on the topics business professionals care about including the latest news, trends, issues and ideas that are top of mind in this dynamic and ever-changing marketplace. In a business that's all about relationships, it's time to get together and talk it through. Whether it's about the impact of the coronavirus on small businesses or the best ideas for self-promotions, PromoTalks will be talking your ear off (in a good way).

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "The Path To Simplifying Corporate Social Responsibility"

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "The Path To Simplifying Corporate Social Responsibility"

    Welcome to PromoTalks, the official PPAI podcast. In this episode, PPAI Presents: “The Path To Simplifying Corporate Social Responsibility” with our guest Neil Ringel, CEO of Polyconcept. Today’s moderator is Josh Ellis, director of publications and editor at PPAI. 

    • 26 min
    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: UnSales Sales - Debunking Top Sales Perceptions

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: UnSales Sales - Debunking Top Sales Perceptions

    In this episode, PPB Presents: UnSales Sales - Debunking Top Sales Perceptions with our guest Suzanne F. Stevens, noted author, international speaker, social entrepreneur, moderator, host, adventure traveler and keynote speaker at The PPAI Expo in January. Today’s moderator is Pamela Brown-Matthis, PPAI’s professional development manager. 

    • 21 min
    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "The Shift In Breakthrough Thinking" with Simon T. Bailey

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "The Shift In Breakthrough Thinking" with Simon T. Bailey

    Welcome to PromoTalks, the official PPAI podcast. In this episode, PPB Presents: The Shift In Breakthrough Thinking with our guest Simon T. Bailey, noted speaker, author, veteran hospitality executive and keynote speaker at The PPAI Expo in January. Today’s moderator is Pamela Brown-Matthis, PPAI’s professional development manager.

    • 23 min
    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "An Inside Look at skucon 2022"

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: "An Inside Look at skucon 2022"

    The PPAI Expo is returning to Las Vegas in January—and so is skucon, the one-day education-based experience produced by communsku that’s taking place on Sunday, January 9, 2022. The big news is that the upcoming program is being offered both in-person in Las Vegas and also virtually, so those who haven’t already registered (the conference recently sold out) can attend virtually.
    commonsku’s Co-Founder Mark Graham and Chief Content Officer Bobby Lehew recently talked with PPAI about the events new hybrid design and what attendees can expect in PromoTalks’ latest podcast. Listen to the free, 18-minute podcast here and on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Find all PPAI PromoTalks podcasts here.

    This year’s skucon features a roster of exciting speakers including Davis Smith, founder and CEO of outdoor and lifestyle brand Cotopaxi, and Aaron Draplin, founder of Draplin Design Company, whose clients include Nike, Wired, Patagonia and other high-profile brands.
    In the podcast, Graham and Lehew also discuss what goes into designing a program like skucon and share some of their personal favorites about this popular event that’s been offered in conjunction with The PPAI Expo since 2015. For details and registration, visit www.skucon.com.

    • 26 min
    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: An Entrepreneur Series With Sy Ereren, President & Founder of Terry Town

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: An Entrepreneur Series With Sy Ereren, President & Founder of Terry Town

    Listen in as Sy Ereren, president and founder of San Diego, California-based supplier Terry Town, talks about his dream for the company when it was formed in 1988 and his journey since then to become a major player in his product category. This 15-minute podcast is the final episode in PPAI PromoTalks’ Entrepreneur Series. Listen here and on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Find other episodes in this series and all PPAI PromoTalks podcasts here.

    • 15 min
    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: An Entrepreneur Series With Yvonne Zeman, Monarch & Company

    PPAI PromoTalks Presents: An Entrepreneur Series With Yvonne Zeman, Monarch & Company

    Yvonne Zeman, founder and president of distributor Monarch & Company, launched her company at age 25 as an outlet for her creativity. Now, 12 years later, she’s taking a bold step toward continued growth. Hear her reasons for the move and more in the latest episode of PPAI PromoTalks’ ongoing Entrepreneur Series.

    • 19 min

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