What Happens in Vegas … SHOULDN'T Stay in Vegas!
January 23, 2014

The PPAI Expo is clearly the most significant event in our industry. Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas is taken over with two huge floors of supplier booths, top-notch education, and incredible keynote presentations. There is a brand. section showcasing incentives, a new products pavilion, a "Decorate" area, and a variety of social events.

Astor Chocolate Hires Charles G. Duggan II, MAS
November 5, 2012

Astor Chocolate has hired Charles G. Duggan II, MAS, as national accounts manager, corporate sales division. In this new role, Duggan will be responsible for growing revenue through wider distribution of Astor Chocolate gifts and giveaway items through the company’s distributor partners.

“During his tenure in the promotional products industry, Charles has built and maintained lasting partnerships at all levels with key distributor customers, and this was very attractive to us as we were looking to fill the position of national accounts manager,” said Howard Cubberly, vice president of corporate sales for Astor Chocolate. “Astor is a bit of a hidden gem, and Charles can help get the word out in a big way. His experience gives him the ability to sell quality in both the promotional gift and giveaway categories. Since he understands the different types of distributor needs, he can look at how each segment goes to market and apply the right product and program to the right opportunity.”

5 Regrets of the Dying...
July 26, 2012

Some of you may be wondering what kind business article this might be. Those who follow my Rant's know that I often share content that is not typical in business publishing. This is one of those pieces.

Supplier Excellence Awards Finalists
May 1, 2011

THE EDITORS AT Promo Marketing are thrilled to announce this year's finalists for the 2011 Supplier Excellence Awards. With so many great suppliers on the semifinalist list, it was tough deciding who in the industry is top in any given category. So this year, we put the decision making in your hands, dear distributors. We…

Do Gooders!
June 19, 2009

It’s easy to pigeonhole social responsibility into being about nothing more than driving a hybrid and saving old growth forests. The green movements power and celebrity, while valuable, can overshadow the other acts of human kindness that sustain societies as much as clean air, food and water.On both the supplier and distributor side of the…

Magna-Tel Inc. Launches Free Distributor Webinar Series
March 24, 2009

Cape Girardeau, Missouri-based Magna-Tel Inc. announced the company launched a free webinar series available to all distributors. The free sales webinars will be hosted by Charles Duggan, MAS, director of sales, and will cover a variety of topics from “Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Ideas for Pets” to “How to Sell a $20,000 Order.”