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Cast your vote for the 'Best of PPAMS' awards
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Voting is now open for PPAMS members to choose the "Best of PPAMS" winners for 2015. You can vote between now and Friday, Jan. 23. Winners will be announced at the PPAMS Membership & Awards Dinner on Feb. 11 at the Music City Center.

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Jan. 28 Webinar Wednesday — the last Wednesday of each month
Feb. 11-12 PPAMS MidSouth Promo Show Music City Center: Nashville, Tennessee
May 5 Chattanooga Lunch & Learn Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 12 Jackson Lunch & Learn Jackson, Tennessee
Aug. 11 Memphis Road Show Memphis, Tennessee
Aug. 12 Nashville Road Show LP Field East Stadium Club: Nashville, Tennessee
Aug. 13 Knoxville Road Show Rothchild's: Knoxville, Tennessee
Aug. 19 Decatur Lunch & Learn Decatur, Alabama
Oct. 6 Knoxville Lunch & Learn Knoxville, Tennessee
Oct. 20 Memphis Lunch & Learn Memphis, Tennessee



4imprint to expand in Wisconsin city
WLUK-TV
An Oshkosh, Wisconsin, company is adding on — and that means more jobs for the community. Promotional products retailer 4imprint says it plans to build a 100,000-square-foot addition at its distribution center on the city's west side, plus lease another 25,000 square feet next to its North American headquarters in downtown Oshkosh. Company leaders say the $8-9 million expansion of the distribution center will help 4imprint keep up with increased demand as well as provide space for its free promotional products sample programs, embroidered apparel products and distribution workers.
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3 consumer-centric trends your business needs to know
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Now that the New Year's bell has stopped ringing, predicted trends for 2015 are stepping forward to steal the spotlight. While your business is penning this year's goals, be sure you're moving in the right direction. In order to increase sales, customer acquisition and traffic, your business needs to be communicating with shoppers in the way that works best for them. Read on to learn the three biggest marketing trends to help you better connect with your customers and make 2015 the most successful year yet.
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Lights ... Camera ... Potato chips galore!
CapeNews
The scene along Jarves Street in Sandwich, Massachusetts, was somewhat incongruous for a January day. For starters, state police vehicles with blue lights had blocked off the road at Main Street and Route 6A. Two Lay's potato chip vans were parked diagonally in front of Beth's Bakery and Café. A drone about as big as a breadbox buzzed about 50 feet overhead.
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T-shirt presses are ready for a Packers win
WLUK-TV
A local Wisconsin company is preparing the presses in anticipation of a Green Bay victory. Promotional Designs of Green Bay is preparing to print NFL locker room NFC Champions tees. Three machines will be ready to print. With a Packers win, printing will begin immediately following the game and will continue through the night to fill orders. Promotional Designs is preparing to make between 20 and 30,000 shirts.
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Oklahoma promotion company owner loves to learn, make connections
The Oklahoman
"If you are successful, it's because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction ... you're indebted to life until you help someone, just as you were helped." Ever since Teresa Moisant read the aforementioned quote somewhere years ago, she's kept it tacked up in her office at southwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Moisant Promotional Products.
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Is your business making these common Facebook mistakes?
By Anna Wickham
Your business's Facebook page and your personal Facebook page may look similar, but they are a lot more different than you think. One of the mistakes we often see is businesses using Facebook as they've always used it for their own personal profile. However, posting on Facebook for your business requires a whole different set of rules, best practices and things to avoid. These common Facebook marketing mistakes could be costing you and your business valuable customers.
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