The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), is the promotional products industry's only international not-for-profit trade association. PPAI offers education, tradeshows, business products and services, mentoring, technology and legislative support to its more than 10,000+ global members. Promotional products are a multi-billion dollar industry and include wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company's name, logo or message. For information regarding PPAI or to learn more about the proven power of promotional products (including research and case studies), visit the PPAI website at or contact PPAI at 888.426.7724. For more information on the SAGE/PPAI relationship visit


The Print Services & Distribution Association (PSDA) is an organization which seeks to enhance the success of the independent distribution channel for print, marketing, and related services. PSDA's members include print distributors, trade printers, suppliers and technology partners working together to provide differentiated solutions to end users.

Regional Affiliates


AzPPA (Arizona Promotional Products Association)
AzPPA is an organization made up of more than 200 firms engaged in promotional products in Arizona and throughout the United States. As an association, it is dedicated to increasing the professionalism of members engaged in promotional products sales. Included in our membership are companies representing all facets of the promotional products industry, including suppliers, distributors, multi-line representatives and sales personnel.


CAAMP (Carolinas Association of Advertising and Marketing Professionals)
The vision of CAAMP is to enhance the professionalism and business success of our members. The mission of CAAMP is to advance the image of promotional products and their use in the North and South Carolina marketplace; promote the highest standards of business among its members and the promotional products industry in general; and create a meeting place for education, idea exchange and friendship among suppliers, supplier representatives and distributors.


CASA (Caribbean Advertising Specialties Association)
CASA is the only not-for-profit association in the Caribbean dedicated to developing and promoting true professionals in the promotional products industry. Founded in 1989, CASA supports more than 200 distributor and supplier companies throughout the islands. Member companies are able to take advantage of networking, professional development and business services that make a direct impact to the bottom line.


CPPA (Chesapeake Promotional Products Association)
Chesapeake Promotional Products Association represents and serves more than 200 promotional product manufacturing firms and promotional marketing consultants from our region as well as across the U.S. and Canada. They strive to be a source of information, education and shared learning for their members. CPPA is dedicated to supporting the increased professionalism and expertise of industry professionals, while providing an environment that allows our members to exchange knowledge and ideas, allowing them to grow and prosper.


GAPPP (Georgia Association of Promotional Products Professionals)
The mission of GAPPP is to lead a vital and growing promotional products industry by assisting our members in education, professionalism, supplier/distributor relations, and providing a sense of community to our membership.


GCPPA (Gold Coast Promotional Products Association)
GCPPA is a group of familiar faces with shared business and career goals serving South Florida as volunteers in the promotional products industry. Together, we form a community that understands your needs, supports your efforts and assists with your success.


HPPA (Houston Promotional Products Association)
HPPA is a non-profit organization comprised of over 300 firms engaged in promotional products and specialty advertising in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. Founded in 1958, this association is dedicated to the advancement of the image of promotional products and their use in the Bayou City market place. Our membership includes suppliers, distributors, and their sales personnel. HPPA strives to promote the highest standards of business ethics among its members by creating a meeting place for education, the exchange of ideas, and fellowship.


MiPPA (Michigan Promotional Professionals Association)
MiPPA is a professional organization of distributors and suppliers dedicated to supporting the promotional products industry. MiPPA's goals are to promote integrity and professionalism through quality education and training, to increase the awareness of the industry in the marketplace, and to provide a forum for personal growth.


NEPPA (New England Promotional Products Association)
NEPPA is dedicated to the education and increased professionalism of its members. Designed to address topics relevant to your business and the promotional products industry, NEPPA sponsors educational seminars throughout the year. All programs qualify for CEU credit toward your MAS/CAS designation.


NWPMA (Northwest Promotional Marketing Association)
NWPMA is an organization that aims to create productive networking opportunities to enhance our members' professionalism and success through Professional Development, Tradeshows and Social Events.


OPPA (Ohio Promotional Products Association)
OPPA is a non-profit trade association whose membership is comprised of suppliers and distributors of imprinted promotional and advertising products. Membership is primarily located in north eastern and central Ohio but also includes members from across the nation.

Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association

PAPPA (Philadelphia Area Promotional Products Association)
PAPPA is a non-profit regional trade association serving promotional products suppliers, distributors, multi-line representatives and business service companies across the country. Founded in 1972, PAPPA, formerly The Specialty Advertising Counselors of the Delaware Valley, is celebrating 40 years of dedication to the promotional products industry throughout the Philadelphia region.

PPA Chicago

PPAChicago (Promotional Professionals Association of Chicago)
PPAChicago is a trade association comprised of distributors and suppliers of promotional products. Founded in 1957 to serve the needs of local promotional products companies, PPAChicago has grown to represent nearly 500 companies. Further, the Association has grown in strength and stature, gaining recognition as an institution promoting a positive image for those involved in the industry. PPAChicago strives to promote and better the future of its members and the promotional products industry in general.


PPAF (Promotional Products Association of Florida)
PPAF, based in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 1972 and has become one of the fastest growing regional associations in the country and is considered the industry's THIRD largest regional association. Supported by over 250 distributors, suppliers, supplier representatives and marketing member firms, PPAF has been designated a "model" association by PPAI. PPAF serves distributor member firms throughout the Southeast and Florida, and supplier members nationally.


PPAM (Promotional Products Association Midwest)
PPAM is a non-profit organization made up of suppliers, distributors and manufacturers representatives to support its members in the promotion and advancement of the Promotional Products Industry. PPAM was originally established more than forty years ago as the SLASA (St. Louis Association of Advertising Specialist). Members are predominately from Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska areas.

PPA Mid-South

PPAMS (Promotional Products Association of the Mid-South)
PPAMS opens the door to a world of opportunities in promotional products sales and marketing. PPAMS was formed in 1995 as a meeting ground for suppliers and distributors in the industry. Their mission is to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our members while enhancing sales opportunities and profitability. PPAMS offers lucrative networking opportunities with industry colleagues. The chance to increase your business knowledge through education programs, plus the opportunity to see the latest products at our annual PPAMS trade show. Member benefits include educational programs to enhance your business.


PPAS (Promotional Products Association Southwest)
PPAS was organized to provide a vehicle by which members of the promotional products industry, all personnel interested therein, whether as a Supplier or a Distributor, executives, management or sales representatives can benefit and learn by association through meetings, seminars and special projects.


PPAW (Promotional Products Association of Wisconsin)
PPAW is a professional organization in the Promotional Products-Advertising Specialties industry that provides our members with regionally focused professional development and social opportunities. Founded in 1988, we encourage professional synergism and social camaraderie among our distributor and supplier members. Our efforts are devoted to promoting activities that strengthen and empower our members by offering a range of business and educational opportunities.


RMRPPA (Rocky Mountain Region Promotional Products Association)
RMRPPA is organized to provide a vehicle by which members of the promotional products industry, all personnel interested therein, whether as a Supplier or a Distributor, executives, management or sales representatives can benefit and learn by association through meetings, seminars and special projects.


SAAC (Specialty Advertising Association of California)
SAAC is an organization made up of more than 900 firms engaged in specialty advertising in California and throughout the United States. As an association we are dedicated to increasing the professionalism of members engaged in specialty advertising sales. Included in our membership are companies representing all facets of the specialty advertising industry, including suppliers, distributors, direct houses and sales personnel.


SAAGNY (Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York)
SAAGNY creates an environment that advances business development in the promotional products industry through the dissemination of product information, networking and knowledge exchange for the benefit of its members.


SPPA (Sunbelt Promotional Products Association)
SPPA is a not-for-profit regional association formed to bettering the image and use of promotional products in the Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and panhandle of Florida area. The organization works to promote the highest of industry standards and to provide its members with a positive environment for professional growth and development by establishing a formal arena for education and idea exchange.


TRASA (Three Rivers Advertising Specialty Association)
TRASA is a promotional products association located in Pittsburgh serving the surrounding tri-state area (western PA, Ohio and WV) for promotional marketing professionals. TRASA membership is made up of distributors, suppliers and multi-line representatives. The association was formed in 1991.


TSPPA (Tri-State Promotional Professionals Association)
TSPPA serves the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana region. TSPPA is to provide a friendly meeting ground for the establishment of closer relations and more cordial cooperation among advertising specialty distributors and advertising specialty suppliers. Every effort will be made to maintain a healthy balance between distributors and suppliers among the membership. The association will also foster mutual educational interests among the membership as well as educate the public as to the value of the advertising specialty and promotional products field.


UMAPP (Upper Midwest Association of Promotional Professionals)
UMAPP continually works to achieve the highest standards of professionalism and foster opportunity for growth in the promotional products industry. It offers a growing range of educational and business resources to help members prosper and establish leadership positions in today's competitive business environment. UMAPP is a non-profit trade association whose members are companies in the promotional products industry. Staff of member companies are entitled to all of the benefits of membership. UMAPP represents approximately 600 firms engaged in the promotional products industry in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Western Wisconsin.


VAPPA (Virginia Promotional Products Association)
The Virginia Promotional Products Association was formed in 1986 to advance the image of promotional products and their use in Virginia. VAPPA fosters the development of professionalism and business ethics through education, certification and the exchange of ideas in a variety of business and social events. VAPPA currently covers the state of Virginia from the southern most part to Richmond and beyond. Through trade shows, social events and education, VAPPA works to foster the relationships of Suppliers and Distributors to continue to grow the business in these areas

Other Partners

DemandBridge, utilizing their DB Promo Toolkit, provides an easy-to-use ordering system for all of your customer's promotional products and company store items. Product categories, detailed descriptions and images are transferred in real time via XML DataStream from the SAGE database. Orders are entered and updated in real time to an integrated shopping cart with other DB items. Orders and purchase orders are created automatically in DB Order Management, and sent over to the appropriate vendor. To see a demo of the SAGE integration into the DB Promo Toolkit, please contact DemandBridge at or call them at (800) 448-1484. For more information, visit


e-Quantum, Inc. provides an integration between Quantum Net, business to business catalogs or Q-Store, retail catalogs and SAGE. Your clients or prospects can search for promotional products on SAGE and automatically place these items in your Quantum Net or Q-Store shopping cart. These items are then downloaded into e-Quantum's order entry system creating purchase orders to the appropriate SAGE vendor. For a demo of e-Quantum's SAGE integration, please contact e-Quantum's Sales Department at (800) 328-7804 ext. 201 or For more information, visit


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SAGE is the leading provider of research and business management tools for the promotional products industry. SAGE provides product research tools, websites, e-commerce solutions, printed end-buyer catalogs, artwork services, payment processing, tradeshows and tradeshow services. With a database of 1 million promotional products from 4,300 promotional product suppliers, SAGE makes doing business easier.