Hey, there, Quality Logo Products® fans! I’ve got some great news to share with you, the kind that puts an even bigger smile on my face than usual. And you see how I normally look, so you know this has to be a big deal!
Have you ever heard of PPAI? You might have, if you’ve read some of the super-informative blog posts our Content Team puts out. PPAI stands for Promotional Products Association International. It’s a trade organization for the promo product industry that provides companies (like Quality Logo Products®!) with professional development resources, networking opportunities, a sense of camaraderie, and all that good stuff.
One of PPAI’s biggest events happens every January in beautiful neon Las Vegas. (I know, right? VEGAS!) There, PPAI puts on its annual trade show, and as part of its trade show, it holds the PPAI Technology Awards. These awards go to promotional product companies that have done amazing things in the digital world, whether they made awesome videos or had neat-o websites, or just about anything else involving tech.
Well, guess what? Quality Logo Products® won not one, not two, but four 2016 PPAI Technology Awards! (Sorry, Number Three, I didn’t mean to skip ya. I just got so excited!)
Quality Logo Products® went to bat in four different categories:
- Blogs/Podcasts/Digital News: Our efforts to keep you up-to-date on everything you need to know about promo products (and marketing and business in general) paid off – the QLP blog was nominated in this category!
- Social Media: Yup, even companies’ social media pages can win awards! We’re proud of all of our social media hubs, but in the end, it was our fabulous Pinterest page that was nominated for Best Social Media Page.
- Video Content: You know that Quality Logo Products® has some top-notch product and informational videos on our YouTube channel, right? Well, for this category, we submitted our “How It’s Done: Promo Product Printing Video with QLP” video, which explains all the ways custom items can get decorated.
- Web Content/Functionality: This category judged not only how creative and appealing our website is to customers but also how easy it is to use. Thanks to our specialized search functions, we figured we had a good chance with this one!
Take a look at that one more time. We were nominated in four categories. We won awards in four categories. Holy cow, four out of four, one hundred percent, an A+! I’ve never gotten an A+ in my life! Okay, so that’s mostly because I’m a stress ball and they didn’t expect too much of me in grad school. But it’s not because I didn’t want one!
And which place did we take in each category?
Three gold medal finishes and a silver! I never thought I’d be so happy to see something that’s golden yellow and isn’t my face. I’m so proud of our Content and Media Teams and their efforts to make shopping for promo products not only easy to understand, but fun, too!
It’s one thing to know you do good work. It’s another thing altogether when someone gives you an award for your work, you know? We’re so grateful for these awards, and we’d like to say thank you to PPAI and to our customers as well for, you know, keeping us in business and inspiring us to do more great things online.
We hope to keep innovating and to make it back to the PPAI Technology Awards next year. Now that would really put a smile on my face!