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SAGE announces new subscription plan
SAGE Quick Technologies Inc.
SAGE announces a new subscription model for its popular SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile services. The new plan, called SAGE Total Access, provides distributors with a flexible per-user pricing structure at a lower cost. Under the new plan, the first Total Access named user will be $49 per month or $495 per year. Additional named users are just $9 per month or $95 per year.
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Date Event Location
Jan. 10, 2014 Deadline to Vote on SPPA Awards
Jan. 28-29, 2014 THE Show of the South, presented by SPPA Birmingham, Ala.
Sept. 3, 2014 SPPA Louisiana Fall Showcase Baton Rouge, La.
Sept. 4, 2014 SPPA Mississippi Fall Showcase Jackson, Miss.
Sept. 5, 2014 SPPA Alabama Fall Showcase Birmingham, Ala.


For more information on these SPPA events, go to www.sunbeltppa.org.


Gill hires new field sales managers
Gill Studios, Inc.
Gill Studios is pleased to announce the addition of two new Field Sales Managers to the Gill-line sales team. Alicia Dierking joins Gill as our Greater Texas Field Sales Manager and Melissa Casey is our Greater New York and New Jersey Field Sales Manager. Field Sales Managers reside within their territory to provide a hands-on personalized sales support that helps build a growing partnership with the distributor.
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SAGE announces new subscription plan
SAGE Quick Technologies Inc.
SAGE announces a new subscription model for its popular SAGE Online and SAGE Mobile services. The new plan, called SAGE Total Access, provides distributors with a flexible per-user pricing structure at a lower cost. Under the new plan, the first Total Access named user will be $49 per month or $495 per year. Additional named users are just $9 per month or $95 per year.

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13 signs it's time to leave a trade show
Trade Show News Network
You invest a lot in the trade shows that you exhibit at. How much? At 36 percent of the average trade show budget, booth space costs are your single largest expense. Plus, your choice of shows affects the rest of your entire trade show budget. So which trade shows are worth your marketing investment?

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Distributors: Vote now for your favorite supplier and multi-line rep
SPPA
Voting is now open for the annual SPPA Awards. Distributors can vote between now and Jan. 10 for the favorite Supplier, Factory Rep and Multi-Line Rep. The winners will be announced on Jan. 28 during our membership luncheon held in conjunction with THE Show of the South in Birmingham. Distributors can vote online.

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Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary on why promotional products work
Orlando Business Journal
Thousands of promotional products labeled with various business names were everywhere inside the Orange County Convention Center Jan. 7. Everywhere you turned, there was a hat, a shirt or a whimsical, but still useful, marketing item with a company’s name emblazoned on the product. Some items may seem gimmicky, but according to Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary, it's the business model that works.
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Can you better serve your tradeshow market?
Associations Now
Samantha Whitehorn was catching up on the meetings and tradeshow-related reading that she missed while out on vacation over the holidays, when she came across and interesting article in the Las Vegas Review-Jounal. The piece profiled Aaron Levant, who founded the streetwear-focused fashion tradeshow Agenda 11 years ago at age 19. Levant is a go-getter: He launched a clothing brand at 16 and attended large fashion tradeshows to get the word out. As an exhibitor, he noticed it was hard to get his product noticed among larger, more well-known fashion brands. So, he started throwing small industry festivals in his Los Angeles warehouse.
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A new way to think about selling decorated apparel
PPAI
Promotional Consultant Today celebrates the week before The PPAI Expo with insights from speakers you can meet in person at The PPAI Expo. The series continues with apparel expert Larry Mays. Ask yourself these questions: Is decorated apparel really a vibrant part of my business or am I just a decorated apparel pretender? How many dynamic, volume apparel orders do I generate every year—especially orders with multi-color graphics? How dynamic and wildly profitable is your decorated apparel business? Out of 1,000 clients in your hometown, how many would name your company “Best Apparel Decorator?”
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Retailers should embrace showrooming
Multichannel Merchant
Should showrooming be keeping retailers up at night, particularly amid a competitive holiday shopping season? Is the growing practice a valid concern, or is it the unknowns, like who is showrooming, how, when and why, that are most worrisome? To uncover the realities of showrooming behaviors in stores and learn, most importantly, whether retailers are losing sales to competitors, boosting in-store sales or simply driving shoppers to their online channel as a result of showrooming, The SeeWhy Conversion Academy conducted a series of online surveys yielding responses from more than 60,000 U.S. consumers nationwide.
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Business card do's and dont's
Entrepreneur
We may be in the digital age, but there's something about having a physical business card that continues to be useful, particularly when networking and trying to bring on new clients. When presented the right way, a business card can serve as a powerful branding tool and allow people to quickly remember who you are and what you have to offer.
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Social sales: Tips for 'dating' your prospects
Business 2 Community
In 2001, George Akerlof, Michael Spence, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (OBA), were awarded a Nobel Prize in Economics for their work on the “analysis of markets with asymmetric information”. 11 years later, on Nov. 11, 2012, it was Dave Evans, Cisco’s Chief Futurist, who brought asymmetric information to life with his brief on the “Internet of everything” (IOE). For a complete mind melt, lock yourself away for the holiday, and read how IOE will usher asymmetric information into our deal flow for the 21st century. Or, you can read Shannon Johnson's spin on the combination of these concepts, and what she is doing to solve for the challenge of the ever-connected customer of the 21st century.
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Prime Line expands use of augmented reality in 2014
PromoMarketing
Prime Line, the supplier based in Bridgeport, Conn., has expanded the use of augmented reality in its 2014 catalog, enabling 21 pages with video or 3-D animation viewable by smartphone or tablet using the free Actable app. In addition, the company has integrated image recognition technology, also accessible via the Actable app, into the digital version of the catalog. In a departure from previous years, Prime Line published a single version of its 2014 catalog that includes both U.S. and Canadian pricing. The catalog is 272 pages and features 143 new items including 47 tech accessories, which is the company’s fastest growing category.
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Prospecting without cold calls
PPAI
Continuing PPAI's series leading up to The PPAI Expo, Promotional Consultant Today features this guest post about cold calling from Rosalie Marcus, a promotional products business expert and coach. Did you know that in today’s technology driven economy cold calls are not the best way to get new business and very often can be a waste of your time? Why? Because it can take up to 50 cold calls to secure just one appointment — and the chance of that appointment turning into a sale are not great.
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