Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 29, 2012
Their names are familiar. And so are their stories. After all, the 2012 inductees into the POPAI Hall of Fame have made significant contributions to the in-store marketing industry, each leaving his own mark in a key segment of the marketing universe.
Point of Purchase Advertising International (POPAI) today announced the names of two industry professionals to be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame.
This year’s inductees are:
- Andy Edelman, Chief Experiential Officer - Applied Merchandising Concepts.
- Bill Smith, Senior Display Manager - Duracell at The Procter & Gamble Company
“This year’s class of inductees demonstrate very savvy businessman, devoted to the in-store marketing industry, and a driving force behind the development and evolution of the industry as we know it,” said Richard Winter, POPAI President. “Each inductee brought his vibrant and creative energy to our industry over the years, and POPAI, as well as the rest of the marketing at retail community, looks forward to celebrating their careers and accomplishments as we induct them into the POPAI Hall of Fame.”
Hall of Fame members are selected from among those who have made a significant contribution to the marketing at retail industry and have worked in the industry for at least 25 years. The 2012 inductees will be honored at POPAI’s Night of Honors, which is being held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago, IL on December 6, 2012.
About the POPAI Hall of Fame
The POPAI Hall of Fame is an industry lifetime achievement award. The inductees have worked in the marketing at retail industry for at least 25 years, made a significant contribution to the industry in their community, and observed ethical business practices during their career. Members of POPAI are solicited for their nominations for this prestigious honor and POPAI’s Nominating Committee selects those individuals who will be inducted into the POPAI Hall of Fame during the Night of Honors.
Since 1936, POPAI has served as the leading international advocate and voice of the marketing at retail industry. Comprised of chapters worldwide and serving more than 1,700 members internationally, POPAI promotes, protects and advances the broader interests of the marketing at retail community through original research, certified education, showcasing industry excellence, trade forums and protecting intellectual and legislative rights. For more information, please visit http://www.popai.com