Monday, February 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Artistic Toy Continues Product Safety Leadership

                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jim Socci, Artistic Toy

Artistic Toy Continues Product Safety Leadership, Early Adopter of Industry’s ‘Product Safety Aware’ Compliance Program

Allentown, PA February 24, 2014Artistic Toy Manufacturing, Inc., today announced it is among the first to achieve ‘Product Safety Aware’ status in the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Awareness Program. This means Artistic Toy has met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements.

Artistic Toy has demonstrated its commitment to product safety by actively engaging its workforce and adopting a corporate culture prioritizing product safety compliance training and a commitment to continuing education.

Jim Socci, Artistic Toy, President, said, “Meeting the evolving product safety compliance expectations of the promotional products industry requires regulatory knowledge and an ongoing company commitment. We are proud to establish a proactive leadership position in the industry through our commitment to PPAI’s ‘Product Safety Aware’ compliance program. Product Safety Awareness gives us a strong competitive edge and increases the value in the client-supplier relationship; it’s a win-win for both of us.”

PPAI, founded in 1903, has a long history of leadership in the development of training and education programs meant to enhance safety programs in the promotional products industry. The Association is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit trade association for the $18.5 billion promotional products industry and is the leading provider of promotional products safety and compliance training and education with more than 50-years of professional development and certification.

About Artistic Toy

Artistic Toy designs, decorates, and manufacturers stuffed toys used for corporate advertising.  Unlike other toy companies they only sell through a network of independent distributors and promotional consultants. They sew and stitch stuffed toy prototypes in the U.S. that go on to be mass produced in overseas factories.  They also warehouse and decorate thousands of different styles of stuffed animals that are delivered in a matter of days. For more information visit and find them on Twitter @artistictoy, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.


Monday, February 3, 2014


                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Kim R. Todora


Allentown, PA., (February 3, 2014) – Artistic Toy Manufacturing, Inc., was recently honored as a Merit Award Winning Supplier in the 2014 Supplier Star Competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Twenty-three Supplier Stars and Supplier Award of Merit winners were recognized during the annual awards presentation at The PPAI Expo 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, January 15, 2014.

The PPAI Supplier Star competition brings annual recognition to supplier members for excelling in communication, service and quality as voted on by PPAI member distributors. The PPAI Supplier Star is one of the most sought after and prestigious awards for supplier members and is the mark of a true professional that delivers excellence in product, decoration and overall customer service.

"Artistic Toy is a thought-leading organization that embodies the initiative, vision and superior quality and customer service defining the promotional products industry," said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. "We are pleased the Supplier Stars and Supplier Awards competition is encouraging excellence and delivering exposure for these deserving award winners.”

For more information about the PPAI awards program visit or contact the PPAI Awards and Recognition department at
About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association for the $18.5 billion promotional products industry, which comprises 33,841 businesses, a workforce of 498,853 professionals and more than 10,600 corporate members. 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; industry trade journals and periodicals; and is the developer of UPIC (Universal Promotional Identification Code), the industry’s only free identification system and universal company database. 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 and find us on Twitter @PPAI_HQ, Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.