PPB September 2022

14 RISING STARS Get to know PPAI’s 2022 Rising Stars – 12 young people helping to shape the future of their companies and the promotional products industry. 4 Perspectives Shining Light 8 Feedback 11 INNOVATE 12 Question Payday Delay 32 Eye On Apparel Outdoor Wear Market Trends 45 GROW 46 Promotional Products Work Employee Appreciation 52 Marketing A Dream Come True: PPW Expo 54 Editor's Picks Food Gifts 60 Live Concert Series PPEF Is Movin’ and Groovin’ 64 Profile Promo’s Champion 69 THINK 71 Fast Forward Space Age Products Already In Our Pockets 76 Five Minutes With David Callet On Greenwashing 78 Viewpoint Sparking Brilliance 80 Management Compensation 101 83 CONNECT 84 Close Up Briana Larson, Koozie Group 87 Inside PPAI 92 PPPC Communiqué 95 New Members 101 Datebook 106 Creative Calendar 36 EXCELLENCE IN CRAFT These 15 suppliers are upping the industry standard, earning PPAI Pyramid Awards in Supplier Decorating for their artistry and attention to detail, spanning 12 decoration categories. contents Promotional Products Business The Official Business Monthly of Promotional Products Association International SEPTEMBER 2022 | SEPTEMBER 2022 | 3