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Hub Pen announces David Selsberg as supply chain and inventory manager
Hub Pen Company
Hub Pen Company, the
promotional product industry's premier supplier of quality writing instruments,
announced that they have hired David Selsberg as Supply Chain and Inventory
Manager. He will be managing the purchasing, inventory and warehousing
departments. Selsberg’s focus is on improving process efficiencies. He has over
twenty years experience in operations as well as Lean Six Sigma training.
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PPAMS welcomes new members
In the spirit of southern hospitality, we say a big howdy to the newest members of our association!
United Promotional Consultants / Mike Oliver — supplier rep from Marietta, Georgia www.upcpromo.com
Total Marketing Advantage — distributor member from Pleasant View, Tennessee www.tmamarketingsolutions.com
12 examples of how freebies, promo products are getting a tech touch
Get ready to swag out those smartphones, as companies opt for self-promotional products that accent mobile tech.
Tech is coming on strong in the $19.4 billion specialty advertising industry. More frequently, those freebies that businesses hand out with their logos have a tech bent — smart phone and tablet accessories, chargers, screen wipes, stylus pens and the like.
Responsive design: What corporate logos would look like if you shrank them
Fast Co Design
What would the logos of your favorite companies look like if they were responsively designed? The Responsive Logos project by Joe Harrison first takes the logos of Coca-Cola, Nike, Bang & Olufsen, Levi's, and more. Then it turns a shrinking ray on them, showing what they would look like if they were as responsive as their websites. The idea behind responsive web design is relatively straightforward.
Get the wheels turning with 10 shopping cart best practices
Business 2 Community
Whether it’s a loose wheel that always seems to be faced in the wrong direction or a wheel so sticky that it’ll barely turn, a wonky shopping cart can ruin a trip at the store. And the same goes for online shopping. If a website’s shopping cart doesn’t function properly and doesn’t follow best practices, an online experience can easily be spoiled.
UPS expands early-morning delivery coverage
For the second time this year, UPS has increased the number of zip codes where it is offering its early-morning delivery service.
Introduced in 1994, its program, Next Day Air Early a.m. ZIPs, increased by 400 ZIP codes earlier this year, and is expanding to 766 more ZIP codes, starting today. As a result, the service now is guaranteed for 87 percent of U.S. businesses, according to UPS.
Government cracks down on 'Made in USA' claims
It's hard to manufacture goods in the United States. Raw materials are costly and employee wages are comparatively high. You have to deal with stringent regulations, labor rights, healthcare and business taxes.
Or you can just pay a couple thousand bucks for a license to use the "Made in USA" label. And that's what federal regulators say happened.
5 things you should never say to a client
The world of business can be tricky to navigate. Sure, you have a great product, but now you must procure and retain clients. And that can be like navigating a minefield. Each customer brings a different personality and expectations to manage.
Because so many companies are vying for business, the slightest misstep can sink an enterprise. Here some basics to keep in mind, including what to never say to clients, no matter how well you think you know them.
No new danger seen from chemical in toys, committee says
A temporary ban on phthalates, a class of chemicals once used in children's toys, should be made permanent, Consumer Product Safety Commission advisers said recently. The Commission’s Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel (CHAP) studied the health effects of phthalates and phthalate alternatives used in children’s toys and childcare articles, and issued a report saying no real changes are needed. Phthalates are used to make plastic soft.
Comic-Con: Warner Bros. reveals official convention tote bags
The bags are back! Comic-Con 2014 attendees hoping for a colorful and commemorative keepsake bag to hold their best swag are once again in luck. For the fifth year running, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Comic-Con have teamed up to produce and distribute the official bag of Comic-Con, which will be distributed to fans when checking it at the Con.
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Nashville ranked No. 3 'most creative' city in US
To find America’s Most Creative cities, Forbes started with America’s 50 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) and Metropolitan Divisions (MSADs), home to half the U.S. population. MSAs and MSADs are cities and their surrounding suburbs as defined by the Office of Management and Budget.
Morris receives awards at Geiger National Education Conference
Angela Morris, independent sales partner with Geiger based in Nashville, Tennessee, and a PPAMS Board
Member, won the Geiger Excellence in Marketing (GEM) award, for outstanding sales and marketing
performance. Angela was presented this coveted award while attending the Geiger Galleria, Geiger’s
national educational conference held in Phoenix, Arizona.
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