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Our favorite promo finds from the 2023 PPAI Expo
February 7, 2023

The PPAI Expo is an annual, promotional product industry event that is attended by more than 12,000 promo professionals. This year, Tactive traveled to the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Convention Center to connect with suppliers from some of the hottest brands in the corporate gifting market. Team Tactive took to the floor and viewed more than 800 exhibiting companies and emerged with the best new product ideas for you!

Our team was on the ground searching for the best ways to bring your brand to (real) life in the coming year. Here are a few of our team members’ favorite finds.

Courtney Bills

Courtney Bills

CEO

PPAI is a great experience for our account executives and project managers to get educated on the latest and greatest that the industry has to offer.

This time also allows them to connect and develop together as a team.

Tactive prides itself on taking a team approach to servicing our clients and the stronger the team, the better we can perform.

Courtney’s Favorite Promo Finds:

Women's Washed Satin Boyfriend Jacket

This Members Only branded jacket is a MUST! In an over-sized fit in nylon flight satin, this jacket is the perfect staple piece.

Unisex Triblend Tee

Threadfast’s short-sleeved t-shirt is the ideal fit for a warm, comfy day. Made from recycled polyester, this shirt is sustainably sourced.

Prodir Eco Friendly Pens

The eco-friendly pen offers high-quality personalization options such as clips of various shapes, materials and finishes, colour-contrasted clip holders for metal clips, stylish metal push buttons, and much more.
Ryan Lambert

Ryan Lambert

Account Executive

 

Although there are a lot of tried-and-true standards in this industry, it’s always nice to see who is doing something different. Our clients are unique and deserve unique solutions. The opportunity for us to see all that our partners are doing and build relationships with potential new partners only helps to strengthen what we can offer those who depend on us.

Ryan’s Favorite Promo Finds:

Let's Support Custom Apparel

Let’s Support offers fully customized products that have unique and eye-catching decoration methods. A few of the customizations they have available are: embossing/debossing, silicone injections, 3D decorations and holograms.

Freaker Slippy

This reusable beverage protector is constructed of yarn that’s made from plastic bottles collected from the coast of Mexico or Haiti. Made in the USA with fully customizable 360° knit in design!

Rovr Coolers

Rovr’s high-end rugged coolers are fully customizable and come with waterproof companion bags. If you’re looking for a cooler to take to the beach, on the boat or camping, you’ve met your match!
Megan Parcell

Megan Parcell

Account Executive

 

What an incredible experience to get the opportunity to network with the leading innovators in our field. I know our team expanded their knowledge of our industry, learned a thing or two, and saw some things in a new prospective!

Megan’s Favorite Promo Finds:

Rollink Collapsible Carry-On Suitcase

Rollink collapsible suitcases are designed to become your favorite travel companion, ready for a new adventure at a moment’s notice. They are 75% thinner than an average suitcase, making it four times more efficient to transport and store.

Asobu Pet Water Bottle

Spending money on a pet releases a different kind of serotonin. The Asobu bowl is vacuum insulated stainless steel with an inner plastic coating for easier cleaning. The bowl is vacuum insulated stainless steel with an inner plastic coating for easier cleaning.

American Apparel

American Apparel came with their new RFID chips in patches and in their apparel. An innovative idea that they brought to (real) life!

George Helton

George Helton

Account Executive

 

Going to the PPAI show in Las Vegas is always a great learning and networking experience. Not only does it give attendees the opportunity to see and learn about new products and vendors, but it’s also a great way to build relationships with vendor reps. In an industry that’s all about building relationships, PPAI is a can’t miss event.

George’s Favorite Promo Finds:

Quikflip 2-in-1 Hoodie

This 2-in-1 hoodie converts into a functional drawstring backpack in seconds. Don’t want to have your hoodie tied at your waist? Sinch it into a drawstring bag!

Asobu Canyon Water Bottle

There’s been a trend for a while for large water bottles that hold at least 30-40oz. This one comes in at a whopping 50oz! Built-in straw, rubber non-slip bottom, large imprint area, big comfortable handle. Great option for a somewhat hard-to-find item.

Our customers have increasingly requested environmentally safe products, the latest tech trends, and fashion-forward wear for their company. Meanwhile we experienced nearly a million square feet of exhibit space. The new connections we made, while our feet silently screamed, inspired creativity, exposed us to a new range of products, and allowed us to leave feeling confident about this year’s projects.

Ready to build your 2023 promo plan? Say, “Hey, Tactive!” and we’ll help you incorporate these fresh promo ideas with your brand.