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News Release: Competitive Edge Honored for Excellence In Promotional Marketing Campaigns

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February 04, 2019
IRVING, TX, (January 25, 2019) – Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) celebrated the 61th Anniversary of its Pyramid Award Competition awarding 65 Gold, 79 Silver, 11 Supplier Star and 8 Supplier Award of Merit winners at the PPAI Pyramid Award Celebration held January 15, 2019 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in conjunction with The PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, January 13-17.
Since 1958, the PPAI Pyramid Awards have recognized and honored promotional products businesses and helped shine the spotlight on the collaborative business model unique to the industry. Competitive Edge was presented a Gold Pyramid Award in Client Programs for the 2019 Pyramid Award Competition.
"This year’s Pyramid Award winners represent the most creative, strategic and technologically advanced campaigns and I am thrilled to congratulate Competitive Edge, winner of PPAI’s prestigious Pyramid Award,” said Paul Bellantone, CAE, president and CEO at PPAI. “Competitive Edge is an exemplary example of innovation and excellence in our industry. We hope their accomplishments will inspire strategic thinking and creativity to engage audiences everywhere.”
These winners were selected by a panel of industry professionals and independent, outside marketing and advertising professionals. For more information about the PPAI Pyramid Awards program visit or contact the PPAI Awards and Recognition department at
About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International ( is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving 15,500 corporate members of the $23.3 billion promotional products industry, which is comprised of more than 40,500 businesses and a workforce of more than 500,000 professionals. PPAI represents the industry in Washington, D.C. and advocates on its behalf. PPAI operates The PPAI Expo, the industry’s largest trade show; provides the leading promotional products safety and compliance program; offers a prestigious professional development and certification program; and publishes industry trade journals and periodicals. The multibillion-dollar industry includes wearables, writing instruments, calendars, drinkware and many other items, usually imprinted with a company’s name, logo or message. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @PPAI_HQFacebook, InstagramYouTube and Pinterest.
About Competitive Edge
Competitive Edge, one of the largest full-service promotional product distributors in the United States was started in a basement by Mary Jo Tomasini.  Today, Competitive Edge employs 22 people.  Always mindful
of developing a successful business within the promotional product industry, Ms. Tomasini and Competitive Edge has been the recipient of many awards locally, regionally and nationally, including the Outstanding Women Business Enterprise of the Year.