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We invite you to join us for Coffee and Conversation with special guests.  These are casual conversations where we discuss a variety of topics. We don't know where the discussions will go.  

Grab a cup of coffee...or the beverage of your choice and enjoy!

It was a pleasure to share Coffee & Conversation with Brandon Mackay from SnugZ USA. Get the inside scoop between marketing and sales battle over llamas at the PPAI Expo.  Learn about his pets and passion for outdoor sports. Brandon also shares his thoughts on working with Paul Bellantone.
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In this Coffee & Conversation video, past PPAI Board Chair and CEO of Competitive Edge, Mary Jo Tomasini shares her thoughts on working with PPAI President and CEO Paul Bellantone. We spend some time talking about the impact he had on our industry. There is some deep stuff here, and again, Jeff almost cries. We do touch on business today and to lighten up this conversation when we talk about cats.  Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!
It was a pleasure to share Coffee & Conversation with PPAI Hall of Famer Wayne Greenberg from Swag Krewe - Geiger.  We talk about their rebranding initiative, thought on what's happening in the industry, and the value of hard work.  "The harder you work, the luckier you get. Work hard and get lucky." Wayne loves people and likes to cold call!
It was a pleasure to share coffee and conversation with industry veteran Dave Regan from Vernon. He jokes that he parks his car in Harvard Yard (Cambridge, MA) and lives in Iowa. We talk about his family, his dog, and how the COVID-19 season is impacting his life. Dave shared candidly about the reality of today's business challenges. Grab a cup of coffee or the beverage of your choice and enjoy!
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It was a privilege to have coffee with Mark Graham from commonsku. We talked about Oscar, their CHO (Chief Happiness Officer), the current business environment, and what's happening with commonsku.  

If you don't know what that odd word is, check out this video.
In this conversation, Tim Andrews, President and CEO of the Advertising Specialty Institute joins FreePromoTips publisher Jeff Solomon to talk about supporting worthy causes, thoughts on the business environment, and what's happening at ASI.  

In this video, PPAI President and CEO, Paul Bellantone and FreePromoTips Publisher, Jeff Solomon cover a variety of topics, from running...slowly, to what he would want to do if things were "normal."
We also talk about the importance of engaging in a personal way in this new online world.  Paul shares his thoughts on the PPAI Expo, and the impact Regional Associations are having.

Rod Brown, past PPAI board member and leader of MadeToOrder, shares some personal thoughts on this season from his beautiful island home in Washington. Rod offers on-target suggestions on getting through this crazy season. What he does away from the office is an inspiration to me.  Rod does good stuff! 
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