PROMOTIONAL PROFESSIONALS PAY IT FORWARD DAY NAMES LOGO CONTEST WINNER

Max Quattromani, electronic media specialist at Leashables by Oralabs, Inc., created the winning design.

WORLDWIDE (October 8, 2010) – Last month, Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day (PromoProsPIFDay) held a contest to design a logo for the November 6, 2010 event. The goal was a design that incorporated the organization’s mission of bringing all facets of the industry—from suppliers, distributors, service providers and regional, national and international associations—together through volunteerism to build a sense of community within the industry and to make a positive impact in the process.

Nine industry designers took the challenge, and logos were posted on the PromoProsPIFDay Facebook page where fans voted for their favorite designs. Additionally, submissions were judged by the PromoProsPIFDay steering committee on the basis of creativity, incorporation of mission and ability of logo to be used digitally as well as for decoration on promotional products.

Max Quattromani, electronic media specialist at Parker, Colorado-based Leashables by Oralabs, Inc., created the winning design. “When I became aware of a logo design contest that would have a positive impact through the volunteer efforts of promotional products industry professionals, it was a no-brainer; I started sketching designs immediately,” he said. “The objective of the design is to convey the act of charity; the two open hands represent the open hands of the volunteer/giver as well as the receiving hands of those who benefit directly.”

Mark Shinn, MAS, president of Newcastle, Washington-based Incentives West, said, “Max captured the essence of what we wanted the logo to convey—people helping people through simple acts of paying it forward. He joined a number of others who gave their time and efforts to help jump-start our initiative and get industry professionals involved. We appreciate Max’s talent and congratulate him on being selected as this year’s logo contest winner.”

About Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day:

Promotional Professionals Pay It Forward Day (aka PromoProsPIFDay) was created by a group of promotional products professionals with the mission of bringing all facets of the industry—from suppliers, distributors, service providers and regional, national and international associations—together through volunteerism to build a sense of community within the industry and to make an positive impact in the process.

Individuals, companies or groups can participate by simply selecting a charity that is meaningful to them (can be local, national or global organizations) and perform a needed service on November 6.

For more information, visit the PromoProsPIFDay Facebook page at http://tinyurl.com/PromoProsPIFDay or follow @PromoProsPIFDay on Twitter.

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Media Contact:
Lisa Horn, CAS
214-674-8400
lisa_k_horn@hotmail.com

Company Contact:
Mark Shinn, MAS
206-498-6247
mshinn@incentiveswest.com