Trends in Displays to Protect & Inform in the New World
Signs and displays are more important than ever to encourage social distancing, reinforce best practices to minimize the spread of Covid-19, and share new information. Learn about the displays that are most in-demand to help businesses of all types inform and protect!
Bill Roman, West Coast Field Representative
Bill Roman is an expert exhibit and display educator and sales person.
He has been with Orbus for over 10 years and has a Masters of Arts, focused in Communications.
Vice President Sales / Director of Custom Imports
Storm Duds Raingear
Why Umbrellas and Ponchos Should Be One of Your Go To Promotional Items….Especially During Covid-19!
Join Meredith as she discusses why you should be adding umbrellas and ponchos to the conversations you have with your customer. More than ever umbrellas and ponchos provide the brand awareness and return on investment your clients are looking for!
Get to Know - The Chest
The Chest’s core business includes packaging, fulfillment, and distribution services that will help your clients as we begin to return to normal. We specialize in undertaking custom orders so the limits of creativity are up to YOU and YOUR clients. Although we won’t all be homebound forever – The Chest has a custom puzzle line that will help You and Your Clients get through this phase of the crisis. Join us and learn more!
Current Trends and New Offerings from Hit Promotional Products
Hit Promotional Products
With the ever changing market place right now, come and see what’s new, trending and selling in these times.
Happy Hour Regional Panel Discussion
Bring your own beverage and join your friends from
NEPPA, CPPA, PAPPA, TRASA, and SAAGNY
Discussion with your Regional Presidents on
Wednesday, June 3, at 4:00 p.m.
Pour a glass of your favorite beverage, grab a seat in front of your computer, phone or tablet, and join us online to connect with others in our regional association. Let’s catch up, share ideas and hear from YOUR NEPPA President Karen Santos and your other regional Presidents.
Wednesday, June 3
4:00 – 5:00 PM
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Charles River Apparel Presenters:
Sean Dwyer – Sales
Josh Miller – Sales
Mark Watts – Inside Sales
Ross Dohrmann – Vice President, Sales
Tracy Lehnen – Vice President, Marketing
Update: Charles River – How we are surviving in the current State Observations
- Light at the end Of the Tunnel
Spring Style Review
New Launch SKUs
Drop Ship Program
Blank Program “Program”
Work from Home 3pc Special
- Virtuals, Look Books, Video YouTube
- We have a host of service under Resources on our website with fresh content to help you service your customers remotely
Sr. Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Beyond Products…The Tools to Drive Sales in a Virtual World
Starline has seen success through this time by providing technology and online tools that allow you to be aggressive, work smart, and do it in and effective and efficient manner. This is the time to work smart!
Leading the Way with AAA
Regional Sales Manager Mark Charbonneau will be presenting the latest offerings from AAA Innovations including exclusive packaging and product trends in umbrellas, retail inspired bags, and tailgating ideas.
Future Events and Ideas for Promotional Products
Upcoming 2020 major events and what types of promotional products work for each to grow your business!
Ignite the Brand - Timbuk2's Story and Why It Matters
Join Ty Beck, the East Coast Account Executive with Timbuk2 Designs to learn the story behind the original Messenger Bag company. Bay Area bike messenger and punk rock roots gave rise to an innovative bag company that gives a damn about it’s community as well as it’s functional product. Learn how Urban Manufacturing is core to Timbuk2’s brand DNA and how they have stepped up to help their community in this most recent test of longevity.
ACCELERATE WITH NEPPA HAS BEEN POSTPONED
Members will be informed of a rescheduled date. More to come…
Accelerate with NEPPA
One-on-One Power Sessions
June 17 – 18
Foxwoods Resort Casino
Vice President – Sales
Fossa Spring Essentials!
Tim will be covering the latest fall styles and fashion forward designed apparel from Fossa. As a Women/Minority owned Business, Fossa is able to offer a true advantage when securing new business opportunities. At Fossa Apparel we design, inventory and decorate all our urban sportswear in Fremont California.
If your client is looking for a product similar in quality and style to Marmot, Patagonia, or North Face—Fossa Apparel is your go to solution for well-priced, well-constructed, stylish alternatives. And, should you want a slight style change like color contrast zipper pulls, rubber patches as an alternative branding possibility, or domestic re-labeling, Fossa is happy to accommodate with domestic augmentation to any garment.
Building Relationships on LinkedIn During Quarantine
In this new ‘normal’ we find ourselves in, so many are unsure how to reach out and engage with our network.
In fact, now is the time to build relationships, show real empathy, and be a resource with an understanding that the sales will come when the time is right.
In this webinar, Bill McCormick will cover powerful activities that can help you build and deepen relationships with prospects, clients, COIs, and your network, especially while in quarantine!
You’ll come away with nine activities you can use on LinkedIn to immediately begin to build and strengthen relationships with clients, prospects, and networking partners, as well as how you can manage and track them.
CC Marketing and Communications
How to Plan Your Sales Enablement Strategy and Sell More Effectively
How closely aligned are your sales and marketing activities? If your answer is “Not very,” you are missing opportunities to do a better job of engaging buyers through the buying process and, ultimately, generating more business.
In this webinar, Cathy Cain-Blank will introduce the importance of a Sales Enablement strategy, discuss what a Sales Enablement strategy entails, and outline the critical steps for establishing a Sales Enablement process that improves productivity and makes the most of your interactions with buyers.
Make Your Life Easier With Sanmar
Join Karen and Eddie as they provide:
- Tip and tricks on Sanmar.com
- Overview of SanMar.com
- We’re in the Together Resources
- May New Arrivals
Vice President, Sales
Get To Know Ball Pro and Diversified Quality Kitchenware
You will learn all about Ball Pro & Diversified. We offer 5-star customer service & fast turn times.
Ball Pro has some of the best golf and sports products in the industry. You will learn all about how to show tournament buyers new ideas to raise money for a benefit or charity event.
Diversified’s Quality Kitchenware includes BBQ Sets, Gardening Sets, Ice Cream Scoops, Pizza Cutters, Cutting Boards, Quality Kitchen Utensils and much more. Most items are under $5.00 and will last for years in the kitchen.
Creating Brand Legacy Worldwide
This discussion will be the basic steps for a distributor to learn the business of importing from China and other foreign countries.
In this webinar:
- We will detail a step by step process to follow, along with the red flags to look for
- How to validate an overseas factory and supplier
- How to navigate the communication process
- How to handle issues that arise
- Handling the logistics process
- Validating third part testing and the process easily
Get to Know PromoHunt
During the webinar, Tony will show us how PromoHunt’s browser extension can help you save money and be more productive – all without making any changes to your workflow.
PromoHunt is a free browser extension that automatically displays helpful information when you visit supplier websites.
PromoHunt detects which supplier website you are visiting and then automatically displays the supplier’s:
- Phone Number & Sales Extension
- Orders Email Address
- And more…
Learn how PromoHunt can make selling promotional products more enjoyable and effortless.
Make plans to exhibit at New England’s largest shows!
Offering you the perfect opportunity to bring your new products and
marketing ideas to top New England Distributors!
THE NEPPA SEASON OPENER EXPO HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
NEPPA Season Opener Expo – POSTPONED
April 6 – 7
Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
NEPPA Fall Expo
September 21 – 22
DCU Center, Worcester, MA
Promotional Products Work! Week is an industry-wide event dedicated to the power of promotional products and the value they create.
This annual event serves as a cornerstone for recognizing the importance of working with promotional professionals, while creating awareness for promotional products as a powerful and effective advertising and marketing medium.
Use the Toolkit to assist you in promoting your events during Promotional Products Work! Week. Included are video, print, social and digital ad series, research infographics and handouts and additional tools.
Promotional Products Work! Week
October 5 – 9
– Rescheduled –
Throughout my career I have been asked to define an organization’s workplace culture on several occasions so as to better understand the intricacies of why the culture exists the way that it does. The theory here is that culture defines success and success is the metric of a working culture. I have come to the conclusion that culture, as a whole, is impossible to define and, in addition, should not be defined in a traditional sense. This is because to define a work environment’s culture is to inevitably leave members of the organization left out. We work in the most dynamic and diverse environments in history. Still, culture and having “good corporate culture” is important to business growth and development.
Culture can be viewed through three unique lenses, corporate culture, also known as dominant culture, orthogonal culture or a culture that is non-confrontational to the previous, and the feared counterculture. But how are these seen in our business and how do we properly integrate each?
Through this presentation we will examine what is the new definition of workplace culture and look at models that work to not only define, but integrate a culture that works for everyone, all generations, all skillsets, and all ambition levels.
- Analyze your own corporate culture and look to expand on its growth.
- Seek out new understandings in defining your own corporate culture.
- Find ways to create a cultural harmony among everyone in your organization.
Kim R. Todora
and Branding Strategist
How to Ignite Consumer Love
In an era of digital everything, marketers everywhere are turning to experiential branding to connect with clients and consumers to cultivate passionate brand advocates through brand experiences. Promotional products, the only medium invited into spaces and places other media can’t touch, deliver the best reach, recall, response rates and return on investment for marketers and advertisers.
This session will feature evidence-based strategies, proven tactics and a fresh perspective on promotional marketing, as well as trends and techniques marketers are using to create measurable brand experiences, build communities and earn the trust and loyalty of clients and consumers. This fun and thought-provoking seminar will stimulate creativity and ideation.
Key Take Aways:
- Dos and don’ts for developing a scalable experiential strategy
- How to build a brand strategy that works on the street and in the boardroom
- Localizing brand strategy to create relevance for the consumer and local communities
- Creating a tribe and understanding consumer passion points
- Proven ways to intercept consumers at key touch points
- How to reach today’s multicultural consumer
- Unique ways to break through in a crowded, emerging space