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Arizona Promotional Products Association
October 2016 AzPPA E-Newsletter
2016 Expo Update
Fall Events
2017 Board Nominations
New Member Benefit
Upcoming Events
October 25 - Oktoberfest Happy Hour & Halloween Party

November 10 - Supplier "Speed Networking"

December 8 - Holiday Party

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Wednesday, October 26
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    Wednesday, November 30
Paul Kiewiet MAS+ : How to Sell to Any Generation

Wednesday, December 14
Tim Andrews, CEO of ASI:  Lessons From the Most Influential People In Our Industry

Wednesday, January 25
John Gibson - How to Sell Uniform Programs


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Thank You, Everyone - 
Exhibitors, Sponsors, Speakers, Volunteers, and Attendees!!
The 2016 AzPPA Expo is in the books, and it was one of the best ever, thanks to all of you!
We had a great turnout, and an action-packed day beginning with our

 Celebration of
 Leadership breakfast and town hall meeting with Paul Bellantone, President and CEO of PPAI.

There were an unprecedented number of break-out sessions throughout the day with wonderful presenters.

And, your clients were treated to a welcome reception and were invited to visit the show floor while accompanied by their distributor.

As soon as we have all of the photos back, we'll post everything to the website so you can check out the images from the day.  Until then, your 2016 Board of Directors says "THANK YOU" to everyone involved. Details for the 2017 AzPPA Expo will be announced soon!
 Don't miss our Year-End events!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oktoberfest / Halloween Party
at Angels Trumpet Ale House, 
810 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014
We will have fun and delicious appetizers, and great networking!  Come dressed as your favorite (family-friendly) type of doctor!  Let your imagination run wild - any type of doctor will do.  And the most creative might win a door prize!  Let Betsy know if you need some inexpensive scrubs from McCreary's  -
Thurs., November 10, 2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Supplier Speed Dating
at Drury Inn/Phoenix Airport
This will be another great opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about a variety of suppliers who have not had the chance to participate in this event in the past.
Registration Details Coming Soon!
Thursday, December 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Our Annual Holiday Party and 
Installation of the 2017 Board of Directors
at Daily Dose, Old Town Scottsdale
4020 N. Scottsdale Rd., #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Don't miss our signature social event of the year at a great new location!
Registration information will be published soon.
  Membership Tips  
My Apologies to the Lady in the Second Row!
I guess I had a case of speaker rage. After doing my CAS/MAS approved educational session for a room full of people, I asked for a show of hands as to how many in the audience were members of the regional association.  Only half raised their hands.
Here comes the "poor lady" part. I asked the "poor lady", why she wasn't a member. She then responded with a harmless and simple question, "what does the association do for me"? Perhaps because I am a senior citizen and was pumped up from my youth by President Kennedy who said, "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country", the following ensued. 
And when you're ready to join AzPPA, please visit the Membership page on our website: Click Here.

Promo Marketing, September 2016
Written by: Joel D. Schaffer, MAS
Be the Change That You Want to See ... in Your Association!  
Nominations for 2017 Board Members are Open throughFriday, October 21, 2016
Voting Begins Monday, October 24th!

Your Association Needs You! We want to draw on your special insights and skills. We want your great ideas for new and fun events, and the benefits you'd like to bring to help us support our members throughout the Arizona region. Whether you live
and work in the Phoenix area, Tucson, northern Arizona, or anywhere in the state, we would love to have you as part of this amazing team of leaders.Download the nomination form here.

And if you just don't feel you can commit to being a Board member for two years, we also need volunteers to help with one event or several. Help us coordinate a social event or something more educational.  You choose where, when, and how you can help the most.

The Association only exists because of you, our members. Be part of helping us grow and thrive in the coming year.

Contact us today to learn more about being part of the team.
Industry News  
Redefining The Industry | #GetInTouch - Industry Branding Campaign

PPAI officially launched the industry branding initiative, the #GetInTouch campaign on September 26 in conjunction with the 2016 Advertising Week in New York.
The #GetInTouch campaign (formerly referred to as the Industry Branding Initiative) was originally introduced to the PPAI membership by PPAI Chairman of the Board Tom Goos, MAS, and me at the 2016 PPAI Expo. It is a five-year, multimillion-dollar industry-wide initiative targeting advertising buyers. It is designed to increase awareness and improve and enhance the overall perception of the promotional products industry and communicate the benefits of working with promotional consultants. The overall goal of the campaign is to direct a larger share of advertising dollars to the promotional products industry.
Read more

Source: Connections Blog - July 12, 2016  Written by: Paul Bellantone
NEW Member Benefit with Constant Contact  
We've partnered with Constant Contact - 
Have you signed up yet?

The AzPPA Board is always looking for ways to increase your member benefits. And now we're debuting another new benefit. Even if you're already using Constant Contact for your email marketing, you will be able to benefit from AzPPA's partnership.

Will We See You In Vegas?
The PPAI Expo - January 8 - 12, 2017
Come support all of our Amazing Suppliers!