Lori Kates

Nichole Stella is group president/publishing director of Promo Marketing Media Group, which consists of Print+Promo, Promo Marketing and NonProfitPro.

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced the election of its newest members. Lori Kates, president of IMAGEN Brands, and Todd Pottebaum, MAS+, president of Quality Resource Group Inc., have been elected to the PPAI board of directors...

Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Irving, Texas, has announced the candidates for PPAI Board of Directors Class of 2022 election. One candidate from each category will be elected by the membership, and will begin their four-year board terms immediately following The PPAI Expo 2018. The PPAI board election will take place from Sept. 8 through Sept. 29, with results available in early October...

Promo Marketing, a sister publication of Print Professional, has compiled a new Top 50 Suppliers ranking. Despite stricter regulations on the safety and sales of promotional products, 2010 and the first half of 2011 have shown a sales resurgence in the industry. The returning fiscal strength of the industry is evident from the list, which is based on revenue numbers from 2010. Overall, the top 50 suppliers raked in more than $500 million more than they did in 2009. These companies have increased their margins, upped the interest in their products and committed themselves to making it through the financial crises stronger than before, and they are being rewarded for it.

You may be wondering what more there is to know or learn about calendars, a product that has not gone through any drastic changes in centuries. What could I possibly say that you don't already know about this legendary promotional product? Plenty. Advertising calendars have been a major player in the industry for such a long time that pieces printed back in the 19th century and early 20th century are quite valuable. For example, according to Kovels.com, the well-respected antiques and collectibles print and online price guide, a 19th Century Coca-Cola Calendar can easily fetch around $1,000.

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