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

3 days ago

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 pro...

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Case Study: Spec-Tacular Promotions

Jul 25

Description: CUSTOM Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: The end user wanted to give something away at this year’s Spring Break in Jamaica for an MTV even...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Jul 18

Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planners wanted a...

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Case Study: Wheelie Important Paperwork

Jul 10

Market: AutomotiveObjective: A motorcycle dealership wanted professional, branded document pouches to hold important paperwork for new customers to take home after their motorcycle purchase. They al...

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O Canada! 6 Promotional Products Made in Canada

Jul 03

From sea to sea, Canada is a large and beautiful country that produces a wide range of products. There are so many Canadian-made products to choose from, but we worked hard to narrow it down to a shor...

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7 Fitness Promotional Products to Help You Stay in Shape

Jun 26

Exercise is an important part of our overall wellness and many companies are using wellness initiatives to promote healthy choices like regular exercise. Whether your company is encouraging physical f...

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Case Study: A Spoon-taneous Promotion

Jun 19

Description: Spoon MugIndustry: AdvertisingWhat it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers.How it was distributed: The spoon mugs were fi...

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5 Corporate Gifts Your Clients Will Love

Jun 12

Corporate gifts are a great way to thank your clients for keeping you in business. When done right, they can also function as employee rewards/incentives. Here are a few of our favorite promotional pr...

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Case Study: Bear With Us

Jun 05

Description: Plush Big Paw Bear with ShirtIndustry: Financial Services / BankingWhat it was purchased for: A bank chain needed a product for tellers to hand out to new account members.How it was distr...

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Why You Should Be Having More Fun at Work

May 28

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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Case Study: Where Has Your Pen Been?

May 21

  Products Javalina Splash® Pen   Industry Technology   Application Contest   An internet company created a branded website for a promotion called “Where has yo...

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Take 5 of These Promotional Products for the Medical Field, and Call Me in the Morning

May 14

It can be tough for people in the medical field to get their names out to new patients. If you own a restaurant, you can have your cool mascot show up at a local sports game and toss out t-shirts. But...

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Branding 101: What Makes a Brand Powerful

May 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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5 Quick Pick-Me-Ups You Can Send Your Employees at Home Right Now

Apr 30

Show your staff some much needed appreciation while they work from home with these inexpensive and mailable products. While many people are getting used to the “new normal” of working fro...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

Apr 23

If you work in real estate, you know that your field generates billions of dollars in revenue per year in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. And you could pocket a good amount of that yie...

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Case Study: Zip It Up

Apr 15

Description: Hit Sports Pack with Front ZipperIndustry: Broadcast Media/TelecommunicationWhat it was purchased for: A cellular provider needed giveaways for an event at a major university.How it...

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6 Products to Include in Every Holiday Gift Basket

Apr 08

It’s always a good idea to get those gifts planned out and ready to go before the holiday chaos begins, and that includes client appreciation gifts. But, what do you get them? Put in extra thoug...

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A Quick Guide to Promotional Bags

Apr 01

Whether you’re at a tradeshow, school, office, or even the grocery store, chances are that you’re going to see a promotional bag. Bags are one of the most ubiquitous promotional products &...

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6 Morning Routine Products That Will Wake Anyone Up

Mar 24

Everyone has their very own personalized morning routine. It doesn't matter if you wake up 3 hours before work or 20 minutes before you have to rush out the door, with Pop-Tart in hand, we all have ou...

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Lanyards: Everything You Need to Know

Mar 17

When it's time to choose the perfect lanyard for your company or organization, you may not be aware of all the things to consider when purchasing your new supplies. Lanyards come in many different sty...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Promotions

Mar 10

Description: Custom Wave Cap Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: The client was looking for a signature cap that would be unique, high-quality, and something that the recipient would...

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Win Big With These Promotional Products for Sports Lovers

Mar 03

If you’re looking for some awesome gear to support your team—or for some killer merch for your team’s fans—we’ve got you covered with these awesome promotional products f...

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Case Study: Hay, Where'd You Get That Tote?

Feb 24

Description: Large Boat ToteIndustry: Sports / FitnessWhat it was purchased for: Horse show giveawaysHow it was distributed: A local horse show needed gifts for their major contributors. A VIP t...

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7 Camping Promotional Products for the Great Outdoors

Feb 17

  Whether you’re looking to relax and recharge or seeking adventure, getting out into nature provides everyone some peace and quiet from our regular lives. Help your customers enjoy the gr...

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6 Purr-fect Promo Products for Cat Lovers

Feb 10

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know that cats have been living alongside humans as companions since at least 7500 BC? In 2017, cats were one of the most popular pets...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Feb 03

Did you know that wearables are the #1 best-received promotional product? Add your logo to these fresh wearables and make your brand a walking advertisement with innumerable impressions all year long!...

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30 Quotes That Will Motivate You to Succeed

Jan 27

We all want to succeed in business and in life, but sometimes we could use an extra boost of motivation. Some of the most successful people we have ever known have failed many times before succeeding....

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Case Study: Life of the Mardi

Jan 20

 Market: HospitalityObjective: With their event scheduled close to Mardi Gras, event planners wanted to provide a themed goodie package for attendees with giveaways from event sponsors. The...

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6 Promotional Products That Put the “Fun” in Fundraiser

Jan 12

Promotional products can help your fundraising event get donors in the giving spirit and maximize the amount of money you raise for charity. These 6 products for fundraisers show off your charitable c...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Jan 05

A little branding goes a long way with these promo products perfect for the great outdoors! By adding your logo to these six sturdy items, your brand can be seen on hiking trails, huddled around a cam...

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Case Study: 3D is the Key

Dec 29, 2019

A company was looking for unique items to commemorate the celebration of its 45th year in business. They wanted to incorporate a new logo that communicated the anniversary as well as the range of prod...

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6 Tradeshow Staples That are Made in the USA

Dec 22, 2019

Tradeshows offer important opportunities for your company to connect with customers and prospects face-to-face and make lasting impressions. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper supplies to...

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Get in Gear With These Automotive Promo Products

Dec 14, 2019

Branding these car-accessory promotional products for a campaign will drive more customers to your business! In the U.S., the average daily work commute is 26 minutes and Americans spend around 38 hou...

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How to Make Resolutions You'll Actually Keep

Dec 07, 2019

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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Case Study: Success on Campus

Nov 30, 2019

A large university needed a useful tool to promote its school app to students and faculty because it wanted to use the app to communicate important college news and upcoming events. Since most st...

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Case Study: Resort Incentive Yields Oceans of Opportunity

Nov 23, 2019

A five-star resort that frequently hosts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies wanted to reach out to corporate guests to entice them to return for family vacations. The goal was for the guests t...

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Now

Nov 15, 2019

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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5 Promo Products for People Who Love to Plan

Nov 08, 2019

Calendars, planners, and clocks are some of the most popular promotional products because they are useful, inexpensive, and receive innumerable impressions on a daily basis. Brand these everyday essen...

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6 Promotional Products to Fit Your Budget

Nov 01, 2019

Branding: it’s something that every company needs but there can be a common misconception that you need a large budget to get started. That’s not the case! Branding and promoting your comp...

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Case Study: Financial Industry

Oct 25, 2019

  Products Javalina® Classic Pen   Industry Financial   Application Direct Mail   A local bank wanted to increase awareness of its low mortgage rates and decided to d...

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5 Outside-the-Box Promotional Products for Your Next School Order

Oct 18, 2019

If you’ve ever placed an order for promotional products for a school, you have probably seen your fair share of t-shirts and baseball caps. And trust us, those are definitely important! Wearable...

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6 Ways to Get More Done Every Day

Oct 11, 2019

From the moment you get to work in the morning, you’re probably planning all the things you intend to get done. By the time you head home, you may wonder how the day got away from you! We’...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Oct 03, 2019

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants received ...

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Branding 101: Let’s Talk Logos

Sep 26, 2019

A logo is often a company’s first impression and it can impact a customer’s perception, purchase decisions and overall attitude toward your company. A logo is a symbol or graphic element t...

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Case Study: The Weather is Snow Joke

Sep 19, 2019

Description: Keep Warm Buddy Set Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A local school was looking for a fundraiser item to help older kids raise money for an overnight camping trip....

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break

Sep 12, 2019

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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Case Study: Happy to Hang Around

Sep 05, 2019

Description: Standard Door Hangers Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: A collision center wanted to increase the number of customer satisfaction survey responses and boost online appoint...

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10 Promo Products for Auto-Lovers

Aug 29, 2019

Grab your keys and prepare for a Bo Duke slide across the hood of your car. It’s time to take a look at 10 promo products for auto-lovers. For this list, we put together a travel-bag of gear wor...

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

Aug 21, 2019

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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Promotional Golf Products That Are Made in the USA

Aug 14, 2019

  These golf-themed promotional products are a hole-in-one! Add your logo to take your company’s golf tournament or event to the next level. Treat golfers to custom golf balls, umbrellas, ...

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6 Retro Products That Are a Blast From the Past

Aug 07, 2019

No matter what decade you think of when you think of “retro products”, you can bet there’s a customizable product perfect for your next event. Using nostalgia to promote your busines...

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11 Promo Products for an Active Lifestyle

Jul 31, 2019

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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Case Study: Pull Up a Chair and Stay Awhile

Jul 24, 2019

Description: Foldable Chair Industry: Education/Sports What it was purchased for: A high school wanted to purchase an item they could resell to the parents in the spirit shop for fundraising dollars...

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Case Study: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions

Jul 17, 2019

  Clever Meets Subtle: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions Organization: Department Store Product Featured: Lanyard with Vinyl Pouch  Goal of Promotion: Promoting Store Sales Description o...

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10 Tweetable Quotes for Motivation

Jul 09, 2019

People love quotes. That’s probably why 30% of retweets on Twitter are quote-related. You can tap into that trend by posting engaging and entertaining quotes on your company’s account. How...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

Jul 02, 2019

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided on ...

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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Jun 04, 2019

Description: Beach Ball Industry: Tourism What it was purchased for: The customer was looking for a low-cost, family-friendly summer giveaway item to promote their city's summer tourism program in t...

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7 Financial Products That Are a Great Investment

May 27, 2019

Finance-themed promotional products are a great marketing investment and help increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. These 7 products can be used as financial seminar gifts, banking giveaways,...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

May 13, 2019

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distribut...

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6 Budget-Friendly Products to Drive High-End Sales

May 06, 2019

Are you looking for a marketing campaign that is not only successful but budget-friendly? Good news! You don’t have to break the bank to find promotional products that get the job done and leave...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

Apr 29, 2019

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company chose ...

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Apr 22, 2019

Do you ever find that no matter how hard you're working, you're not getting the results you want? You put in the long hours at the office, you answer every email, you skip lunch, and yet you're still ...

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5 Men's Wearable Promotional Products for the Office and Beyond

Apr 15, 2019

  It’s fun giving out promotional products like fidget spinners and stress balls, but sometimes you need an option for the guy that likes to keep it a bit more professional. These business...

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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

Apr 08, 2019

A hotel wanted to promote its amenities to guests in a personable, yet non-intrusive manner. The goal was to encourage guests to utilize hotel amenities instead of going off-site to fulfill their need...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Apr 01, 2019

When it comes to building a successful company culture, maintaining positive employee attitude is key. Not only are happy employees more productive, but your company is also more likely to attract and...

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Cheers! Let’s Sell More Beer!

Mar 24, 2019

Description: Custom Wave Table Tent Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sales, ...

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8 Elegant & Engravable Promotional Products

Mar 17, 2019

The promotional products industry has become so successful for one reason: people like free stuff. It’s true! So, how do you know which of the millions of products you want to be associated with...

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Drive Traffic with These 6 Trade Show Ideas

Mar 10, 2019

Tradeshows are important opportunities for your company to reach out to customers and prospects face-to-face and make lasting impressions. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper supplies to e...

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Top 10 Promotional Products for the Health and Wellness Industry

Mar 02, 2019

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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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Feb 23, 2019

As part of their new corporate wellness program, the company wanted to stress the importance of healthy nutrition to its employees. Along with literature, discount memberships at a local health club a...

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7 Promo Products That Will Get the Party Started

Feb 16, 2019

Do you remember the birthday parties you went to when you were a kid? And the party favors you received at the end of the festivities? Sometimes, those parting gifts were the highlight of the party. B...

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Cook Up a Storm With These 5 Promotional Products

Feb 09, 2019

There are hundreds of cooking gadgets that claim to make people’s lives easier but many of them end up collecting dust in the junk drawer. We’ve found the best and most useful kitchen prod...

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

Feb 02, 2019

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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Relax and Unwind With These 10 Promo Products

Jan 26, 2019

Like that classic Beatles song, sometimes it can feel like your working eight days a week. Maybe you’ve had back to back meetings or you’ve had a stressful travel week. Whatever the case, ...

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Case Study: Safety First

Jan 19, 2019

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a brande...

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8 Promotional Products to Win Game Day

Jan 12, 2019

From Friday night lights, Saturday morning tailgating, to Sunday watch parties, show support for your team with some promotional products for the win! Touchscreen Gloves Add your logo to these tou...

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5 Military Themed Promotional Products

Jan 05, 2019

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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Appreciation Gift

Dec 29, 2018

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We wil...

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7 Sources to Boost Your Creativity

Dec 21, 2018

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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9 Promotional Products for Tech Wizards

Dec 14, 2018

Did you know that American consumers own, on average, at least three connected devices? Add your logo to these top tech accessories and your company will become a part of your customers’ daily l...

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Boost Branding

Dec 07, 2018

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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Advice for Getting the Most Out of a Business Trip

Nov 30, 2018

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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6 High-Tech Promotional Products

Nov 23, 2018

It seems like there are new cutting-edge gadgets coming to market every day.  It’s getting hard to keep up with what is really going to make your life easier and what’s just hype. We&...

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6 Things You Need on Your Desk

Nov 16, 2018

Most of us spend as much time at our desks as we do in our homes. If that’s the case, we should all put some time and effort into making sure our workspace is as happy and motivating as possible...

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How to Manage the Workload of a Leader

Nov 08, 2018

We all have a superstar in the office. They’re the ones who get all their work done before the deadline, befriend everyone in the office, manage an entire team, and still make it to the gym ever...

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How to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Nov 01, 2018

Business owners have a lot to lose in the event of an unfortunate data breach. From intellectual property to customer lists to bank account numbers, hackers have their eyes set on the most invaluable ...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Oct 25, 2018

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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Case Study: Computer Repair At Your Fuzzy Fingertips

Oct 18, 2018

A computer repair store attended a local home show and wanted something useful but unique to attract attendees to their booth. They also wanted something that would keep their name top of mind when th...

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Raise Your Glass

Oct 11, 2018

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and Jet...

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7 Ways to Instantly Make Your Website More User-Friendly

Oct 04, 2018

With more and more people preferring to conduct business exclusively online, a user-friendly website isn’t just desirable, it’s required if you want to be successful. These seven tips will...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Sep 27, 2018

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow. T...

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5 Promotional Products for School That Are 2 Cool 2-B 4-Got-N

Sep 20, 2018

Each school year, millions of students hit the books, shoot some hoops, and work hard to bring home that golden 4.0 GPA. Sometimes, the best way to promote your brand is by supporting the students in ...

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Game On: 10 Promo Product Games We Love!

Sep 13, 2018

From traditional favorites to new and trendy games, you can put your brand at the center of the fun whether it is at a tailgate, a special party or event, or just around the office.  Bean Bag To...

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Boost Your Sales

Sep 06, 2018

A local winery at their annual fall festival was looking for a way to boost their sales on take-home bottles of wine. So, they gave away the imprinted Winged Corkscrew to anyone who purchased three bo...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Aug 29, 2018

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the students ...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Aug 22, 2018

Product: Two-Tone Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Sports What it was purchased for: A major sports team was having difficulty keeping attendance up at weeknight games. They came up with the idea of doin...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Aug 15, 2018

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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The Admark360 Spotlight on The Focus Group

Apr 02, 2018

  Last week on the Focus Group Radio program Admark360 put the Spotlight on two amazing companies.    First was Re-Nuble founded by Tinia Pina. Tania is making he...

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You Need More Cowbell

Jun 25, 2019

Description: Cowbell Industry: Sporting Events, Athletics What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runners. They chose ...

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Case Study: Charity Fundraiser

Jun 18, 2019

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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8 Paw-some Promotional Products for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Jun 11, 2019

Whether you work with animals or want to show that your business is pet-friendly, there are plenty of products that will win over every dog breed! Here are 8 of our favorite pet products.   Col...

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