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Step 2 Promotions
HONORED FOR EXCELLENCE
IN PROMOTIONAL BRANDING CAMPAIGNS

IRVING, TX, (January  21st, 2016) – Step 2 Promotions, won a Silver award in the 2016 Image Awards Competition for its "I Love To Talk" campaign. The awards were sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Thirty-One Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were recognized at the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception held January 12, 2016 at the House of Blues in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas.

Winners of PPAI Image Awards are recognized for creative, insightful and effective branding activities that promote company identity, products and/or services to their customers and prospects.  The award-winning campaigns feature the effective use of promotional products, packaging and copywriting to deliver powerful brand messaging.  These winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals and independent, outside marketing and advertising professionals.

"Step 2 Promotion’s creative marketing has delivered an outstanding brand experience,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. "I am proud of the fact that promotional products companies work to deliver the same outstanding creativity of messaging in their own marketing as they do on behalf of their clients.”

 Step 2 Promotions was presented a Silver award for the 2016 PPAI Image Awards in the category of Distributor - Self Promotion Campaigns.  For more information about the PPAI awards program visit www.ppai.org/awards or contact the PPAI Awards and Recognition department at awards@ppai.org.
           
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Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 11,000 corporate members of the $19.8 billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 33,800 businesses and a workforce of nearly 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates the industry’s largest trade show, (The PPAI Expo is held each January); leading promotional products safety and compliance program, more than 50-year-old professional development and certification program; and publisher of industry trade journals and periodicals. The multi-billion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. For more information, visit PPAI.org and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.

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PPAI Recognizes 28 Finalists For The 2016 PPAI Image Awards

PPAI Recognizes 28 Finalists For The 2016 PPAI Image Awards

PPAI has announced 28 finalists for the 2016 PPAI Image Awards Competition. The PPAI Image Awards recognize creative, insightful and effective branding activities that convey information about the company’s identity, products or services to customers. Member companies and regional associations enter their marketing efforts in a number of categories, including self-promotion campaigns, branding, printed supplier catalogs, electronic supplier catalogs, printed distributor catalogs and electronic distributor catalogs. Each entry was evaluated for functional aspects; creative presentation of brand, product and capabilities; effectiveness of execution and originality. The presentation of the 2016 PPAI Image Awards will take place on January 12, 2016, at The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas during the PPAI Awards Presentation & Reception. Purchase your tickets when you register for the show. The 2016 Image Award finalists are: Aloe Up Suncare Products (UPIC: ALOEUP1) Aprons, Etc. (UPIC: APRONS) Axis Promotions (UPIC: axispromo) BAG MAKERS, Inc. (UPIC: BAGMAKRS) BIC Graphic USA (UPIC: BIC) Boundless (UPIC: Bound784) Brand Fuel, Inc. (UPIC: bfuel001) Castelli North America, Inc. (UPIC: castelli) Cutter & Buck (UPIC: CUTT0001) EMT (UPIC: EMTEASY) Etching Industries Corp. (UPIC: ETCH0001) Geiger (UPIC: geiger) Journalbooks/Timeplanner Calendars (UPIC: journals) K & R Precision Corp. (UPIC: K-AND-R) MediaTree (UPIC: tni) NWPMA (UPIC: nwpma) Navitor (UPIC: NAVITOR) Picnic Time, Inc. (UPIC: PICN0001) Prime Resources Corp. (UPIC: PRIME) Proforma (UPIC: PROFORMA) Riteline, LLC (UPIC: RiteLine) SELCO (UPIC: SELCO) Showdown Displays (UPIC: SHOWDOWN) Stay Visible (UPIC: 7951097) Step 2 Promotions, Inc. (UPIC: STEP2) Stormtech USA, Inc. (UPIC: slabster) Target Marketing (UPIC: TARGET) Toddy Gear (UPIC: T516677)

2016 Image Award Finalists