In This E-Newsletter Issue...

What Opportunities Are You Missing?
I am writing this piece on a business trip like I've never taken. In the past I've traveled a bit presenting education session at trade shows and Regional Associations. I've attended amazing conferences like the PPAI North American Leadership Conference. This year I'm attending the ASI Power Summit. 

The relationships that are nurtured and the knowledge that is gained from attending events like these take professional development to a new level.

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Get Cool Stuff!  Support Education!

SuccessFit 4 Life!
at the PPAI Expo benefiting PPEF gives you the opportunity to support education and connect with colleagues.

The 2016 SuccessFit 4 Life! Fun Run/Walk will be held Education Day Morning, Monday, January 11th at 7:00 AM.

You Don't Have to Do the Fun Run/Walk to Participate...
EVERYONE will get cool stuff from great suppliers with a donation to PPEF! 
Register NOW and get the "goodie bag" for just $25.00. 
Distributors and Suppliers are invited to put together teams  to raise 
money buying "goodie bags" and/or participating in the Fun Run/Walk.

Check out this field test in 100 Degree Heat (The shirt is amazing!):

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"Goodie Bag" Products are Being Provided by These Great Companies: 
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Program Administration Provided by:
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Sign Up NOW!
Simply  log onto the PPEF Donation Page  to contribute.
Select  GENERAL in the drop down menu and note SuccessFit in the comment section.
Donate $25.00 or more and you'll receive a some great branded SuccessFit products!

PLEASE NOTE: This is an independent, informal event, not endorsed by,
or directly affiliated with Mandalay Bay, PPEF, PPAI or the PPAI Expo.

The   SuccessFit Fund Raising Challenge is sponsored
by SnugZ USA with a kick off $500.00 donation.
Donations of all sizes above the "Goodie Bag" donation
are welcomed and will be acknowledged after the Expo.

Those who are active types are invited to post what you like to do for fun away from
the office i n the FPT SuccessFit Facebook Group. You can encourage others
and be encouraged.
Relationships can be built here and that's good for business!
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Sick of Begging for Orders?

If you're sick of begging, pleading and fighting for every scrap of business... check out this post from David Blaise!

Promo Items: Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Around our house we have a saying, "Use Your Powers For Good." It's meant to suggest that IF you happen to have super powers, you should focus on doing just good things with them. It's not a bad idea if you have promotional products super powers, either.

Perhaps you heard about the kerfuffle this week in minor league baseball. If ESPN was doing a countdown on SportsCenter for worst use of a promo idea ever, the Port Charlotte, FL, Class "A" team would top the list with "
A-Rod Juice Box Night ."

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for the full story...
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The Often Asked Question...What is Kosher?

When customers think of fourth quarter gift-giving, they are often interested in sending gourmet food gifts to those on their shopping list.  Remind them that you are their best source to fulfill this need.  Having a large selection of delectable treats is an important key to your customers choosing you over a big-box or mail-order company.  It's also beneficial to offer the option of Kosher food items.  But what does Kosher mean?  What makes something Kosher certified?

Click here to learn more from Maple Ridge Farms...
End User Safe Videos You Can Easily Share With Your Clients!

The Zen Collection from SnugZ USA

Promote the health of the body , mind and spirit with the Zen Collection from SnugZ USA. The Zen Collection is a natural aromatherapy line of essential oils, soaps, candles, bath bombs and bath salts

Click here for more information... is a PPAI Award Winning communication program.
Through a comprehensive, independent analysis of industry influencers, FreePromoTips came up #13 out of close to 2500 who were evaluated. Information on the study and a listing of the Top 25 can be found here

Our multi-faceted, relationship focused communication style benefits distributors
and suppliers in the promotional marketing industry. You can ee suppliers products in our GP2: Good Products section and end-user safe videos that can easily be shared on the website. 

We invite you to stay connected to FreePromoTips on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or me personally on LinkedIn and my personal Twitter accountFollow my occasional live broadcasts on Periscope: @JeffSolomonMAS

Make it a great day!  

Jeff Solomon, MAS
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