Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York

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A Message from
PRESIDENT Paul Sprunk

Spring is finally on the way.  We are all looking forward to warm weather, selling Spring and Summer promotional products.  The SAAGNY Board is busy putting together fun events and our Summer Show for end users in New York City.   By the time this letter is printed, I suspect we will once again have a sell out for this New York City Show.  I invite all distributor members to bring their clients to the show.   I have always said, it’s the best show I exhibit at.   This is mainly because distributors pay a small fee to bring their clients and I find distributors are selective on who they invite.  And as a result, as a multi line rep, I find I am talking at the show with real buyers.  The show is a real bargain for distributors.  Where in NYC can you take your client to lunch for $25.00?   And at the same time, make some sales!

If you have not signed up for The SAAGNY Foundation Stay and Play at Crystal Springs in New Jersey, what are you waiting for?   This is as good as a NYC $25.00 lunch - for just $225.00 per person, double occupancy, you get a beautiful hotel room and two rounds of golf.  Take a mini vacation and join us June 26-27.  Not a golfer?  Crystal Springs offers a great spa, pools, and many outdoor activities.   This event will also sell out!

We have a wine tasting, Tekweld and Notes factory tours, and Top Golf coming up in the next few weeks – join us!  Expo East is being held June 3-5 in Atlantic City with SAAGNY’s Meet N’ Greet on June 4, at the Tun Tavern and its Member Breakfast on Wednesday, June 5. 

The SAAGNY Board is also considering an end user show for our Long Island members and maybe another end user show for those in New Jersey.   We are always looking for new ways to support the membership! 

PPAI was originally called SAAI, PAPPA was at one time SACDV (what did that even stand for??), NEPPA was once SAANE.  It has been over 20 years since our industry changed from the specialty advertising association to promotional products association.   Is it time to change our name to PPAGNY?   Do we want to be up-to-date, relevant and attract new younger members?  Do our end users even know what specialty advertising is?  We put on an end user show, attracting new and young buyers - shouldn’t our name reflect what we actually sell, promotional products?  This may not be your father’s specialty advertising business.

I’d like to hear what you think. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or Donna-Jean at info@saagny.org - we want to hear from you!

Happy selling,

Paul Sprunk
2019 SAAGNY President

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