[Webinar] How to Sell Awards and Recognition

[Webinar] How to Sell Awards and Recognition

For employers, awards and recognition programs are a key component of keeping employees happy and motivated and also help foster employee pride and loyalty. Add in the potential for higher average orders and profitability for these items and it’s no surprise this is a big area of focus for promotional products sales teams. How to Sell Awards and Recognition, a free seminar presented by Promo Marketing and QCA-accredited supplier Norwood & BIC Graphic as part of their “Selling Series,” will set you on the path to greater success with your awards and recognition programs. Register now to secure your spot on Wednesday, November 6, 2pm EST (11am PST). This seminar will help you to learn how to build program business, find unknown sales opportunities and keep in touch with the latest trends in the market. Presenter Eileen Lynch, Regional Manager-East for Norwood & BIC Graphic and moderator, Colleen McKenna, Managing Editor of Promo Marketing, will guide you through the numbers, sales and strategies critical for moving your awards sales into the winner’s circle. The session will cover:  Market overview Benefits – guaranteed annual revenue Opportunities How to sell Trends How to build program business There’ll be time to quiz the panelists directly during the one hour session so be sure to come armed with your questions. Registration gives you on-demand access to the seminar for 90 days after the event, so if you can’t make it or would simply like to revisit the topics and refresh your memory, you’ll have plenty of time to catch up at your leisure. This webinar will present a valuable opportunity to boost your awards and recognition sales strategy, so do yourself a favor and register now. And if you attend, pop back in and let us know what you thought. We’d love to hear about it. Register Here: How to Sell Awards and Recognition Other Resources On This Topic: Research Study: The Value and ROI in Employee Recognition About: HR: 5 Tips for Effective Employee Recognition Forbes: New Research Unlocks the Secret of Employee...

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Wrap It Up! Package-Printing Conference Headed To U.S.

This November, Packprint Summit Americas, sponsored by Mark Andy & Hewlett-Packard, will come to the U.S. and will be the country’s first-ever package printing industry conference. The two-day conference and exhibition will be held at the JW Marriot Marquis Hotel in Miami, Florida on November 5 & 6 and will be a great new resource for technical developments, industry trends and advice for business owners who are looking to get into the package printing business. More than 20 exhibitors, who hail from all corners of the globe, will be at the conference, and include such companies as Harper Corporation of America, Epson America Inc., Labels & Labeling Magazine, Hewlett Packard, Xeikon and Stork Prints. If you are interested in exhibiting, contact one of the conference team members here. The conference is a fantastic opportunity for business owners, digital press manufacturers, flexible packaging and carton converters, international brand owners, packaging designers; packaging buyers and specifiers, packaging technicians, and, in short, anyone who has anything to do with the package printing industry. It’s the perfect event for networking and getting the inside scoop on new technologies, driving down costs, and increasing profitability. During the conference, attendees will get the chance to learn about global label trends and technologies; meet the world’s leading industry experts; and hear case studies from printers and brand owners. The conference program includes discussion topics, such as: –       Brand development and positioning –       The new realities of package design –       Digital package printing –       Making the move from label to package printing –       Product redesign to maximize shelf appeal –       New printing technologies –       Implementing an effective MIS/ERP software system to increase enterprise-wide profitability –       And more There also will be a panel discussion led by Danielle Jerschefske from Labels & Labeling with guest speakers David Pittman from Packprint World, Tom Polischuk from packagePRINTING and Robert J. Moran from FLEXO Magazine. This discussion will cover industry trends, challenges in the industry and the future of package printing. Attendees will have plenty of time to network and share ideas with peers: the conference includes a networking lunch each day as well as an hour-and-a-half long boat tour on November 5 (when in Rome, err … Miami, right?) Participants will get a chance to tour the South Florida harbor and enjoy drinks and snacks while networking. Space may be limited, so it’s recommended to sign up prior to the...

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Vote Now In Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Awards

Vote Now In Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Awards

At QCA, we’re not only dedicated to product safety and compliance—we also strive to recognize excellence throughout the promotional products industry, which is why the 2013 Promo Marketing Supplier Excellence Awards are definitely on our radar. The annual contest, run by Philadelphia-based Promo Marketing magazine, is designed to produce the definitive list of the promotional product industry’s most respected companies and is described by the magazine as “the industry’s objective standard for supplier achievement.” Promo Marketing staff, together with a panel of top-tier distributors from companies across the country, sifted through a list of thousands of qualified suppliers to narrow down the best of the best in 43 categories. The diverse list of finalists includes promotional products categories such as apparel, badges & buttons, health & beauty, sports, office, toys & games, writing products and many more. Congratulations to all of the QCA-Accredited companies and QCA Accreditation applicants that are among this year’s finalists: Admints & Zagabor, American Ad Bag, Bag Makers, Barton Nelson, Bodek and Rhodes, Broder Bros., Bullet Line LLC, Calibre International, Castelli North America, Chamelion like Inc., Crown Products, Cutter & Buck, ETS Express, Garyline, Gemline, Gill Studios Inc., Gordon Sinclair, HIT Promotional Products, iClick, Jetline, Leed’s, Logomark, The Magnet Group, Moderne Glass Co. Inc., Norwood Promotional Products & BIC Graphic USA, Points of Light, Seville Gear, SnugZ USA, and Sweda Company LLC. Dave Leskusky, group president of Promo Marketing, says the annual awards are designed to not only recognize the best of the best, but also encourage open feedback about members of the industry. “The Excellence Awards afford distributors an opportunity to recognize their best supplier partners,” he says. “Our goal is to provide distributors with an avenue to express their open and honest opinions about the suppliers who they feel support them the most.” Interested in casting your vote? You have until June 6, after which the top three companies in each category will be announced and featured in the July issue of Promo Marketing. That’s not the only reason to pick up July’s issue, which will also include the Top 50 Suppliers List that represents the largest and most successful suppliers in the promotional products industry. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists—we wish you the best of luck! Keep an eye on the QCA blog and we’ll be sure to update you on the 2013 winners. Image: psyberartist via Compfight...

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Register Now For PPAI Product Safety Summit

Register Now For PPAI Product Safety Summit

Product safety doesn’t just make good business sense—today’s consumers and clients are becoming increasingly vocal about choosing products that are safe and reliable. And if you’re in the promotional products industry, the upcoming PPAI Product Safety Summit is an ideal opportunity to focus on the most pressing product safety issues facing businesses today, as well as the business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Held from August 14-15, the PPAI Product Safety Summit offers a combination of keynote presentations and smaller sessions designed to explore product safety developments and best practices that you can apply to your own product process and safety strategy. You’ll hear from industry thought leaders, as well as representatives from product safety labs and product certification groups, to give you a comprehensive view of product safety and compliance and why it’s a critical area of focus in today’s marketplace. The summit will begin directly after the North American Leadership Conference on August 13th, 2013 and will feature keynote speaker Neal Cohen, CPSC. Neal is the current Small Business Ombudsman at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and works with the CPSC to provide educational and outreach materials to the CPSC-regulated industry community. Interested in a closer look at the summit and why you should consider attending? Check out this video from PPAI: Business trends may come and go—but product safety and compliance aren’t among them. As PPAI says, “Corporate social responsibility and compliance aren’t the future or a fad. Your clients expect compliance now.” Seating is limited at the summit, so be sure to register online and secure your spot now. And once you’re registered, check out PPAI’s discounts on hotels and airfare. We’re already packing our bags for the Windy City. Join us, won’t you? Image: ` TheDreamSky via Compfight...

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