Puerto Rico Promotional Products Professional Achieves Industry Certification-Master Advertising Specialist (MAS)

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IRVING, Tex., February 27, 2019– Marilyn D. Meléndez, of United Forms & Graphics, Inc., Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, earned the certification of Master Advertising Specialist administered by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) the largest international not-for-profit association for more than 15,000 members of the $21-plus billion promotional products industry.

Caribbean Advertising Specialties Association congratulates Marilyn on her achievement.

The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Certification is the promotional products industry’s premier professional designation. Individuals with a PPAI Certification are industry leaders—those who have attained a higher standard of professional competence, knowledge and experience. PPAI industry certification is acquired through a combination of: required certification classes, demonstrated years of employment in the industry, education, industry contributions and a successful demonstration of expertise. Certification is maintained through continuing education to ensure current knowledge and leading-edge professional skills.

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The Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Certification requires completion of and current CAS Certification, a minimum five years of experience in the promotional products industry, additional MAS level course curriculum, industry service and passing a comprehensive exam.

PPAI Certification demonstrates a commitment to both business excellence and continual professional growth. A relatively small percentage of professionals hold these certifications and are known as the industry’s innovators and leaders. PPAI Certification Program has been recognized as a reliable indicator of professionalism and excellence in the promotional products industry.

The promotional products medium is an essential element in the marketing communications mix. A “branded” tangible product turns an ordinary message into a marketing experience an audience can see, touch, hear, smell and even taste. Promotional products are one of the most efficient and effective media buys with the advertising industry.

About PPAI
Founded in 1903, the Promotional Products Association International is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit association serving more than 15,000 corporate members of the $21-plus billion promotional products industry which is comprised of more than 40,500 businesses and a workforce of more than 500,000 professionals.


*Information provided: Promotional Products Association International


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