Saturday, January 26, 2008

PPAI Expo - Were You A Big Winner?

Wow.... What an awesome show! It is always difficult to measure the return on investment from trade shows but when you gather over 961 prospect names in 2.5 days we certainly increase our chances. Almost 200 prospects provided us specific information related to customer projects. Thank you for taking the time to exchange ideas and discuss opportunities. We are obsessed with reaching out to everyone. We have spent the last week carefully reviewing each scan and business card to make sure we have accurate contact information.

I suspect some distributors are frustrated with the amount of time it takes to get requested information from suppliers. I also suspect some distributors are frustrated with the over abundance of communications and information received from suppliers. Is there achievable balance here? Do you have any suggestions, techniques, or comments? If you have a tip or opinion please post a comment to this blog or participate in our "DISTRIBUTOR FRUSTRATION" pole.

The BIG Winners in Vegas are:

1. Nancy Gordon - Creative Specialty Promotions, Inc. - Paramus, NJ

2. Susan Raymond - Shamrock Specialities - Whitehouse, OH

3. Glenn Aultman - Allstar Corporate Promotions - San Antonio, TX

Each of the above people will have their choice of either $400 Cash, an iPhone, or 100 pcs of our 9" Peter Bear w/imprinted t-shirt. Winners need to post their selection on the Blog and we will contact you to schedule delivery.

We appreciate your interest in our Company and want everyone to leave Las Vegas feeling like a winner and with tangible concepts and products that will help them this year. To that end we are offering a promotion to all of our 961 participants. Please order a FREE "Best Selling Pack" and select some of our Valentines Day, St. Patrick's Day or Easter hot products listed below. Please also view the thousands of other items we have in stock for this holiday season. If you decide to take advantage of this offer please reference promotion code "PPAIX08"

3" I Love You Heart or 8" Bear w/ Heart

3" Rabbit w/ Wings or 8" Rabbit

5" Shamrock or 8" Leprechaun Bear

Good Luck this selling season and we look forward to working with you soon.


Jim Socci


Anonymous said...

Hey Jim,
It was great to meet you at the show! I can't believe I won your givaway. Thanks for the $400.00!

Glenn Aultman

Anonymous said...

I was! I chose the $400.00. Thanks for drawing my name! I look forward to working together in the future!

Anonymous said...


Thanks for drawing my name and the $400.00. I'm looking forward to working together in the future.

Susan Raymond