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Know Your Shades: 4 Types of Iconic Sunglasses

4 days ago

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” - Timbuk 3Sunglasses have been and always will be one of the most popular promotional products. Why? Because practically everyone wears...

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Charity Fundraiser

Oct 07

The organizer of a charity fundraiser wanted to add an element of fun and excitement to their door prize giveaways. As each guest arrived, they were given a Mardi Gras Jubilee pen and instructions to ...

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16 Ways Color Affects Your Branding and Marketing

Sep 30

Substantial research shows why color matters in branding and how it plays an important role in how we experience marketing. These 16 facts give you a glimpse into how you can use color to your advanta...

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Ain't Nobody Got Time for That: 5 Tips for Working Efficiently

Sep 23

No one ever got anywhere by doing the bare minimum. Your growth depends on you getting as much done in as little time as possible. The five tips below will help you accomplish as much as possible each...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Sep 16

Description: Pencil Sharpener Industry: Construction What it was purchased for: A shipyard in a major city harbor has advocates who go out to local schools to promote shipbuilding. These advoca...

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Boost Branding

Sep 09

A local insurance agent wanted a way to connect with her customers and capture new leads with a useful promotional item that would also boost her personal branding and promote her services all year ro...

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How One Hour Can Determine Your Success

Sep 01

After working a long, tiring day, all you want to do is plop down on the sofa and watch TV. The thought of laying on the couch spending hours of mindless activity is tempting to most. In fact, the ave...

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Make Your 2018 Your Most Productive Year Yet!

Aug 25

Here you have it – a new year, a new, better you. Right? While we have faith that you’ll see your lofty ambitions and admirable goals through to 2019, statistics say a mere 8 percent of pe...

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5 Military Themed Promotional Products

Aug 18

We’ve got camouflage. We’ve got utility. We’ve got plenty of “olive drab” to go around. If you are looking for products that appeal to military personnel and their famili...

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Why You Should Be Having More Fun at Work

Aug 11

In the past, the words “work” and “fun” were two very different concepts that could never be caught in the same sentence. The old school rationale taught us that if you are enj...

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8 Promo Products That Will Have You Ready For Spring

Aug 04

Here comes the sun! With spring in full swing, it’s time to shake off the cold and embrace these colorful products that will be sure to brighten your day. Garden Kit Test your green thumb wi...

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3 Things Every Busy Professional Needs

Jul 27

If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. We haven’t quite figured out a way to freeze time yet, but we have found ways to save it. If you’re a busy professional...

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Why You Need Promotional Products

Jul 20

In a world of ever-changing advertisement trends, there is one marketing solution that never grows old – promotional products. Studies show promotional products were ranked as the highest advert...

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Top 10 Promotional Products for the Health and Wellness Industry

Jul 13

Now, more than ever before, people are focused on enriching their lives with healthy habits and wellbeing practices. In fact, the health & wellness industry has seen exponential growths over the p...

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What Promotional Products and Rodney Dangerfield Have In Common

Jul 10

  “I don’t get no respect!” - Promotional products everywhere Promotional products and Rodney Dangerfield have more in common than you think! So many times I see promotio...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Jul 06

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physical...

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break

Jun 29

Taking a lunch break is important. It’s a time when you can step away from your computer and have a little “me” time. Your lunch break should be a time when you can unplug and stop t...

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Your Brand Is Your Business - Market It!

Jun 22

As a marketing professional, you understand better than anyone the importance of establishing a distinct brand presence for your company. People gravitate to those they identify with and can trust wit...

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10 Luxurious Products for Your VIP Customers

Jun 14

Most people crave the feeling of class, power, and status that comes with enjoying luxury products. Those who claim they don’t, just haven't gotten a chance to experience it for free. So, what b...

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Branding 101: What Makes a Brand Powerful

Jun 07

A powerful brand is more than just a great logo and a mission statement (although those certainly lay the groundwork for any brand.) We live in a time where competition rises up on every corner, and t...

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How to Juggle Work and Life Balance Like a Boss

May 31

Sometimes life gets hard. You don’t have to work a night shift from Monday to Sunday to agree with that statement. Even the most effortless of jobs, those we believe to have truly mastered, can...

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Advice for Getting the Most Out of a Business Trip

May 24

Traveling for business can be a hectic experience if you approach your upcoming trip without any preparation. As with everything else in the world, there is an art to getting the most out of business ...

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Now

May 17

Do you ever get a case of the Mondays…on a Thursday? We all get down sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we need to stay there. Whether someone said something that upset you, you’re st...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

May 09

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. Prod...

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5 Out of the Box Promotional Products We Love…and You Will Too!

May 02

  We’ve all been stuck in the same rut while trying to come up with some original ideas to appeal to customers. Are you in need of some extra product inspiration? If so, here’s a lit...

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11 Promo Products for an Active Lifestyle

Apr 25

Take your corporate match to the next level! From team building sporting events to company-wide marathons, your customized products guarantee you beat the competition. Below is a list of 11 sports-mi...

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How to Make Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

Apr 18

As the new year rolls around, we are constantly writing out as many goals as we can think of. Unsurprisingly, these goals seem to fall short around mid-January. The only goals that are within your gra...

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5 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

Apr 11

If you’ve ever watched a TED talk or listened to any of your teachers in school, you’ll know that setting goals are the stepping stones to getting where you want to be in life. You watch o...

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5 Invaluable Marketing Books to Help Grow Your Brand

Apr 03

In the world of business, marketing trends are always evolving and it's easy to be overwhelmed. Sometimes you take one step forward only to be knocked two steps back. Luckily, there are endless resour...

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Celebrate Milestones

Mar 27

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this mil...

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6 Things You're Missing out on by Not Using Promotional Products

Mar 20

Promotional products aren't just for niche industry operations. Whether you are a small organization looking to grow your business, or an established company wanting to reach a new market, a product b...

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7 Promotional Products For Those On the Go

Mar 13

According to a 2016 AAA Foundation report, American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. Now, imagine that someone is looking at products with your logo for...

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Top 10 Promotional Product Ideas for the Construction Industry

Mar 06

Whether you’re working in the construction industry, cater to outdoor enthusiasts, or simply want to lead a company-wide safety session, having an array of timely, yet practical promotional prod...

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7 Sources to Boost Your Creativity

Feb 26

Feeling stumped? Uninspired? Fresh out of ideas? Thanks to the wonderful gift that is the World Wide Web, creative inspiration is just a few clicks away. These are some of our favorite sources to get ...

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Did You Forget About Employee Appreciation Day?

Feb 19

Did you forget Employee Appreciation Day is coming on March 2nd? Don’t worry - I’m here to save the day with some great last minute gift ideas to have your team feeling the love! Don&rsqu...

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Hot 2018 Promo Items That Need To Be On Your Radar

Feb 07

Last week I was in Las Vegas attending the largest promotional industry show of the year. In addition to lots of educational seminars, I also spent a lot of time seeking out top suppliers and walking ...

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The Best Promos From The Largest Promotional Products Conference: Round 2

Feb 07

Two weeks ago I was in Vegas at the largest promotional products industry conference and after hours walking the trade show floor I came back with a ton of unique and creative promotional items that s...

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If You Purchase Promotional Products This Should Be On Your End-Of-Year Task List

Dec 07, 2017

    If you’re a marketer or purchase promotional products, you’re going to want to add this to your end-of-year checklist: evaluating your current promo items and planning for ...

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The 2017 Holiday Gifts Your Clients And Employees Will Love

Nov 12, 2017

Tis the season! Client and staff appreciation gifts are one of the best ways to strengthen relationships and to say thank you. Make sure your gifts are ones they’ll love with one of these must-h...

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The Secret To Picking A Hit Trade Show Giveaway

Nov 12, 2017

Trade shows can cost a lot of money, but there’s a way to help make sure you get a return on investment that makes it all worthwhile: choosing the right trade show giveaway. And I’m going ...

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The Hottest College Giveaways of 2017

Nov 12, 2017

Working with colleges and universities, I’ve learned what promo items will be a hit and what ones won’t. Whether it’s a college fair, campus welcome package or part of an ongoing cam...

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Why Creative Packaging is 2017’s Marketing Must-have

Mar 07, 2017

Wondering how to break through to potential clients who are seeing over 5,000 ads a day and most likely tuning them all out?  Creative packaging is the must-have tactic you need in 2017 to break ...

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Put That Budget Surplus to Use!

Dec 14, 2016

The end of the year is coming – and so is the possibility of losing out on making the most of any budget surplus. Don’t let it happen to you! If you have some leftover in your budget, don...

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Thankful for...

Nov 23, 2016

These clients work hard to outline their goals and to be open-minded to ideas that will help them meet their objectives. With some of my outside of the box suggestions I know that second part isn&rsqu...

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Promoting with a Purpose - Healthcare

Aug 01, 2016

Industry: Healthcare / Case History Item: 3-Section Lunch Container Use: Packaging a lunch for nurses/doctors and anyone employed at any of the Hospital’s locations. After years of givin...

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Promoting with a PURPOSE ~ Instant Gratification

Jul 15, 2016

Description: Plush Big Paw Bear with Shirt Industry: Insurance  Use: Insurance is a product/Service that most end users or targets do not like to talk about. It is a necessary evil fo...

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How A Custom Mailer Done Right Generated Over $270K in Business

Apr 16, 2016

I’ve written about the importance of having a goal when it comes to promotional products and custom mailers in a couple of my previous posts and want to give you another example that shows you j...

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A Pig Wins My Marketer of The Year Award

Oct 07, 2015

So far for 2015 a PIG has won my marketer of the year award, with the support of many other pigs. I recently was at a trade show where I saw a marketing campaign going on that made great use of ...

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The Lonely Sponsor Table

Aug 12, 2015

I recently went to a networking event and there I saw it, standing over on the side by itself, away from the crowd – the sponsored promo table. A promo table with no one standing by it.&nb...

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The Holidays (and December) Are Coming!

Jul 22, 2015

No, I’m not crazy. Yes, I know it’s only the end of July. But before you know it, it’ll be November. And with November comes the phone calls from clients for holiday gifts.  Gi...

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Hey Boss,You're Wrong - The 50% Increase Says So

Jul 08, 2015

I get a lot of clients who are excited about the prospect of mixing direct marketing and promo items. I also get a lot of clients who after presenting the concept to their boss was told no or who have...

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You Should Expect More From Your Promo Rep

Jun 25, 2015

  Posted on July 26, 2016  by leroeadmin Posted in Uncategorized I’m willing to bet your relationship with your promo products contact is missing a l...

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Promo Items Last

Jun 12, 2015

The facts are in: Promo items having staying power that keep your brand in front of your target audience (as always, appropriately chosen!). L.J. Market Research completed a study interviewing random...

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The Promo Item Millennials Love

May 25, 2015

I recently came across an infographic which talked about the value of desk accessories as promo items and I just had to pass along this fact: If your target group is millennials, desk accessories a...

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Insider Secrets To Picking Trade Show Promo Items

May 05, 2015

This is the last of my posts about trade shows (for a little while), but also one of the most important. I’m going to fill you in on some of the questions I’ve found over time that when an...

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Size Does Matter

Apr 23, 2015

I’ve been attended a lot of trade shows and one of the many things I’ve learned while there has been this: size does matter. At least when it comes to promotional bags. Walking around a ...

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Trade Show Promo Tips & Booth Boosters

Apr 08, 2015

Each industry has their “trade show season”. The time of year can influence what products might be the best choice for your company, but even more important is what your company hopes to a...

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Direct Mail Marketing Isn’t Dead: A 73% Appointment Rate Is Proof

Apr 02, 2015

Many people will tell you direct mail marketing is dead. But a recent campaign with a 73% appointment rate on average makes me think “maybe they aren’t doing it right”. Here’s...

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Are You Throwing Away Money With Promotional Products?

Mar 26, 2015

I know, I know. The title of this article goes against everything my business stands for. But let me explain…. Ever go to order a promotional product and feel lost among the countless choices?...

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Promo Items With a Purpose: AKA My Most Frustrating Conversation

Mar 17, 2015

When I start working a client, our first conversations usually include one topic that gets me frustrated: “I just don’t see the return on promo items. I mean, where’s the work coming...

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