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DistributorCentral Selected as the 2016 Industry Collaborator Award Recipient
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DistributorCentral was selected as the Promotional Products Association International’s 2016 Industry Collaborator Award recipient. The annual award, presented by PPAI, celebrates the technological achievements by a member company whose efforts help to bring the industry closer together through greater efficiency, information sharing and collaboration.

The 2016 Tech Summit Award winners will be recognized at the PPAI Technology Summit being held on August 17th and 18th in San Francisco, CA. The awards presented at the Tech Summit identify and showcase advances in technology that bring success to individual companies and help advance the industry as a whole.

DistributorCentral was recognized for their Inventory Web Service Solution that provide suppliers an easy way to host a live feed of their inventory data as specified at promostandards.org without the need to design, build and host the service themselves. As part of this service DistributorCentral will host a supplier’s inventory data at no charge and administer credentialing and access to the supplier’s data for industry distributors and service providers.

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New Dashboard Design Coming to DistributorCentral

Over the coming weeks, DistributorCentral will be introducing an all-new dashboard. Featuring a more intuitive interface, updated for modern browsers and devices, the new dashboard has been redesigned to give you instant access to the information you need to run your business and search for products... Learn More

3 Ways to Use Technology to Create Collaboration

Technology is something that can inspire creativity as easily as it can provoke fear. Even as we acknowledge that it has made some aspects of life easier, it is also true that technology can drive a wedge in human interactions. For example, is it easier to get the attention of your children by calling their name or by sending them a picture on snapchat?



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Whether it’s the permeation of social media, the introduction of augmented reality in games like Pokemon Go, or the simple fact that 68% of Americans walk around with a smart phone, technology – and the way it’s integrated into the client experience – will continue be a key driver of customer loyalty. Therefore, it’s up to distributors in the promotional products industry to find ways to leverage technology to not only create, but enhance a collaborative selling environment.

Here are 3 ways to easily utilize technology to build that collaborative bridge with your clients...Read Full Article

Contributing Author
brandivate is a full-service executive outsourcing team that specializes in helping small to medium sized promotional products distributors profitably - and responsibly - grow their business.

 
Bill Petrie
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Upcoming Events

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Distributor Features Overview Webinar, Hosted by Tiffany Tarr, CAS

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In this webinar we will go over "How to Get Started in DC" and how to use all of DistributorCentral's features. All participants will be eligible for a Self-Promo Offer sponsored by a DC Pro or Platinum Supplier.

August 24, 2016- 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
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Website Editor Webinar, Hosted by David Shultz
Tiffany In this webinar we will preview DC's new fully-responsive, mobile-friendly website platform that allows your users to easily build and maintain e-commerce websites that adapt to any device. Plus a question and answer session at the end.

Aug 31, 2016- 3:00pm - 4:00pm CT
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MiPPA Presents: Wild Wednesday Webinars

On a special Wednesday of every month is your opportunity to lunch 'n learn in front of your own computer. Another TOM Experience from TSPPA, OPPA, MiPPA, PPAChicago, PPAW, UMAPP, PPAMidwest and AzPPA

Customer Engagement in a Digital World

Navigating the Growing Number of Digital Tools &
Learning How to Use Them Effectively

Presented by: Tiffany Tarr, CAS

August 31, 2016 - 11:30 am CT
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This session has been designed for promotional product professionals interested in learning how to leverage their website, social media and other digital properties to increase customer and social engagement. It will look at the elements of an effective website including overall design and usability, product research, virtual sampling tools, social sharing tools and more. It will also explore ways to use blogs, social media and email marketing to build cohesive relationships with your customers to keep them coming back for more.

Participants will learn:
• Tools to help you engage customers in every part of the buying process
•  Social Media - how to integrate it into your routine
•  Email Marketing - how to get better at it
•  How to create your own virtual samples


DC’s Tarr attends PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference

Vice President of Sales for DistributorCentral, Tiffany Tarr, CAS attended the 2016 PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, this past June. She spent two and a half days of learning and connecting with nearly 160 attendees.
“The 2016 Women’s Leadership was one of the most memorable events I’ve attended in a while, said Tarr.


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"This event creates a unique environment for women to learn from each other. I think women have a unique experience.... Read Full Article

4 Reasons to Choose Bamboo Promo Products

On almost a daily basis, we are reminded of the harmful effects our actions are causing the environment. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious, many people are turning to bamboo for personal and household products.


Bamboo Products

There are numerous reasons why so many people are going green with bamboo products; here’s a small list of what is motivating people to buy bamboo products... Read Full Article

Guest Blog Article by:
Marissa Sutter, Motto Inc.
Digital Marketing Coordinator Intern

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