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Case Study: Sign the Deal

Aug 02

In the fall, a car dealership introduced a new model and promoted it to potential customers. The car dealer purchased a mailing list and merged it with its own database. The Ranger Stylus Satin P...

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5 Ways to Be Healthier in 2 Minutes or Less

Jul 25

Most people would agree that improving their health is important to them. But when it comes to making big life changes to accommodate a healthier lifestyle, who has the time? While we may not always b...

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Case Study: "Single Use" Pens for COVID-19

Jul 18

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a financial institution decided to provide single-use pens in all their locations and for drive thru banking. This idea was intended to help stop the spread ...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Jul 11

Market: Entertainment Product Use: Gift With Purchase Promotion: A major theme park chose the Safeguard Security Waist Belt as a gift with purchase for customers who bought season passes. The wais...

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Words Have Power: Why Copywriting Matters for Your Business?

Jul 03

When you hear the word “copywriting” what do you think of? For many, they think this term relates to legal jargon and intellectual property – that’s not the case at all. Copywr...

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Case Study: Wheelie Important Paperwork

Jun 26

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

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Jun 18

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students who ...

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The Best Promotional Products for Sports Fanatics

Jun 11

With football season right around the corner, people are gearing up to support their favorite teams. Whether they’re grilling hot dogs at a tailgate or cheering in the stands, fans love wearing...

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Trending Now: Sustainable Apparel Options

Jun 04

If you’ve spent any time in fashion circles this year, you know that sustainability is the hot topic of the moment. With discussions swirling about fast fashion, ethical production, and everythi...

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Case Study: Practice Putting

May 27

2 Ball Pillow Pack – Titleist® TruFeel for Non-Profit Event When a non-profit had to cancel their annual fundraising dinner due to Coronavirus, a golf course donated their clubhouse patio a...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

May 20

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the fo...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

May 12

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: The Write Stuff

May 05

Description: Rumba Pen Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: An automotive supplier wanted to make their name visible in automotive stores around the country. How it was distributed: Pens...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Apr 27

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat b...

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What’s Up With Unboxing Videos? The Trend You Must Try

Apr 20

We all enjoy that element of surprise (well, most of us!). User-generated unboxing videos have popped up more and more on YouTube and other social media platforms, adding a surprising value to product...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Apr 12

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top graphic...

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Product Safety: What You Need to Know

Apr 05

No matter what they’re purchasing, no one wants their products to be unsafe – it’s a no-brainer! In the United States, there are several different product safety regulations that pro...

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5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Positive Outlook

Mar 28

One of the most powerful things you can do to set yourself up for success is practice the art of positive thinking. It's easy to let the struggles of everyday life control your attitude. But by practi...

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Tried and True: Classic Promotional Products

Mar 21

There are some things out there that are just undisputed classics – and when you think of a classic, what goes to your mind? Maybe it’s a classic car like a 1950s era Cadillac, or perhaps ...

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How to Reduce Stress on the Job

Mar 13

Here are some interesting stats for you. More than 157 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Considering that number, did you know that workplace stress is responsible for up to $190 billi...

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6 Paw-some Promos for Pets and Vets

Mar 06

For vets, groomers, doggie daycares, and more, pet care is more than a hobby – it’s a lifestyle. While puppies don’t have any purchasing power, promoting your pet-centric business...

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7 Promotional Products for Law Firms

Feb 27

If you're in the law business, you know that brand recognition is everything. In fact, repeat clients and referrals are some of the top avenues through which law firms gain business. If you're looking...

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How to Make Rush Orders Less Stressful

Feb 19

Whether you just found out you need products for an event soon, or someone forgot to place an order, sometimes rush orders just happen. And that’s okay! Getting your order in last minute doesn&r...

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How One Hour Can Determine Your Success

Feb 12

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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Case Study: Save the Date, Save the Day

Feb 05

Description: Trifold Calendars Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: A local bank wanted a way to thank their new customers with a promotional gift item that would have a high perceived value...

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break

Jan 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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From Zero to Wow: 6 Uniforms That Every Employee Will Love

Jan 21

Have you ever worked at a 9 to 5 job where there is a mandatory uniform? But... this required uniform is old, frumpy, and 100 percent unflattering? We've been there too! There are benefits of uniform...

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Is the “great resignation” coming for you?

Jan 14

The “great resignation” is real. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, in September alone, a record 4.4 million US employees (3% of the workforce) quit their jobs. In August, 65%...

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Food Gifts for All Seasons

Jan 14

Whether for birthdays, holidays, or milestone events like anniversaries or weddings, giving the perfect gift can be tricky. Sending gifts to clients is an easy way to foster a stronger relationship wi...

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What Makes Gen Z Tick?

Jan 06

It’s 2020, and Generation Z is growing up. The generation includes people born between 1995 and the 2010s, putting the group’s eldest squarely in their mid-twenties. Chances are that you m...

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Case Study: Snap a Pic!

Dec 30, 2021

Objective: A large photography studio wanted a better welcome kit for their wedding clients than just a few loose flyers. Product: Mini Horizontal Pocket Folder Personalization: The photography stud...

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6 Promotional Products to Fit Your Budget

Dec 23, 2021

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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Top 10 Promotional Products for the Health and Wellness Industry

Dec 15, 2021

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 past ...

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8 Dental Products That Will Make You Smile

Dec 08, 2021

Promotional products are great for handing out after patient visits, at conferences and events, or to have available in your reception area. Here are our 8 favorite dental promotional products that he...

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6 Promotional Products That Put Safety First

Dec 01, 2021

Whether it’s on a construction site, warehouse, or a laboratory, it’s always important to help your workers stay safe. Encourage your employees to make safe choices all year long with thes...

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7 Brilliant Bamboo Promotional Products

Nov 23, 2021

You don't have to be a panda to love bamboo! This popular, eco-friendly renewable resource grows super-fast and is known to be one of the most adaptable materials on the planet. Bamboo is incredibly v...

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6 Products to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

Nov 16, 2021

Suppose you're looking for a cause to support to make sure that your business is responsible and giving back to the community. In that case, breast cancer awareness is an excellent choice because it i...

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Get Ready for Game Day! 5 Promotional Products for Sports Teams

Nov 09, 2021

Having high-quality equipment and gear is an important part of every team no matter how big or small. When your team walks out onto the field, you want them to stand out from the crowd and show off th...

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6 Mood-Boosting Promo Products to Beat the Winter Blues

Nov 02, 2021

Winter can be a hard season for lots of people. Between the colder weather, shorter daylight hours, and increased social isolation this year, many folks will feel the winter blues. Also known as Seaso...

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How to Gain Inspiration in 5 Minutes

Oct 26, 2021

People demand a lot of creativity from professionals these days. We live in an era of media overload, where viral video marketing and colorful infographics have become accepted means to engage an audi...

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5 Tips for Boosting Social Media Engagement

Oct 19, 2021

Social media is used for different purposes. News outlets tweet out breaking news, fashion trends are posted on Instagram, and political ads are promoted through Facebook. Social media platforms are a...

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5 Promotional Products for Firemen and Fire Departments

Oct 12, 2021

Firemen deserve a special kind of admiration. They spend their careers rushing into buildings while others are rushing out. Many departments require aid from the community, and that’s where f...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

Oct 05, 2021

Item: JAFFA® Wave Award Purpose: Welcome gift for incentive winners Audience: Software company sales representatives A software company held a sales incentive contest for reps to win a trip ...

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6 Purr-fect Promo Products for Cat Lovers

Sep 27, 2021

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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9 Useful Apps for Sales & Marketing Professionals

Sep 20, 2021

Your phone’s ringing off the hook. You’ve got three meetings back to back. Emails are piling up in your inbox. And when you have a moment to book your next business trip, you wonder how yo...

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How to Create Buzz Around a Launch With Promo Products

Sep 13, 2021

So, you’re launching a new product or service? Congratulations – what an exciting time for your business! We understand that your next step is to develop your action plan to make this laun...

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Case Study: You Can Count on Us

Sep 06, 2021

The marketing department for a regional credit union was considering a custom writing instrument from overseas as part of a re-branding campaign. However, supply chain disruptions due to Coronavirus...

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6 Benefits of Customer Loyalty Programs

Aug 30, 2021

Everybody loves getting new business – it’s exciting! Because new customers are so crucial to growing a business, many companies pour the majority of their marketing time and energy into g...

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Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

Aug 22, 2021

Customer experience can make or break your company. How you and your employees treat customers directly reflects your brand’s values. But the truth is, positive customer experiences can be diffi...

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7 Promotional Products Perfect for Weddings

Aug 15, 2021

Adding names, monograms, or wedding dates to wedding favors is a great way to increase the wow-factor of any event. After everyone leaves the reception, these personalized gifts are there to help them...

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5 Environmentally-Friendly Promotional Products

Aug 07, 2021

How about that Earth, huh? She sure is something. Fortunately, there are plenty of people in the promotional products industry that feel the same way. In fact, we can offer you thousands of products t...

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Case Study: Bake in Business

Jul 31, 2021

Description: Set of 4 Measuring Cups Industry: Hospitality / Tourism What it was purchased for: A casino in the Milwaukee area wanted to spice up a "normal giveaway" with a theme. They had come to t...

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Companies Should Support Mental Health in the Workplace

Jul 26, 2021

Protecting your bottom line shouldn’t be the only reason for promoting a mentally healthy workplace, but it’s worth looking at how much it can influence a business. The World Health O...

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Case Study: A Gift to Build a Dream On

Jul 24, 2021

Description: Medium Pillow Box Industry: Healthcare Personalization The pillow box was modeled after designs used at a charity golf tournament benefitting the hospital. Because children at the h...

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Case Study: A Cheese-y Promotion

Jul 16, 2021

Objective: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat business. Product: Coupon Gatefold Photo Folder Personalization: Rest...

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School's in Session: 7 Essential Supplies for Students

Jul 09, 2021

Students are back in the classroom and parents are scrambling to purchase all of the necessary supplies on each teacher’s checklist. From three different types of pencils, calculators, and folde...

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Advice for Getting the Most Out of a Business Trip

Jul 02, 2021

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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Case Study: Where Has Your Pen Been?

Jun 25, 2021

Products Javalina Splash® Pen Industry Technology Application Contest An internet company created a branded website for a promotion called “Where has your pen been?” ...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

Jun 17, 2021

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consistent....

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WHAT DOES EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION LOOK LIKE FOR THE POST-PANDEMIC WORKFORCE?

Jun 14, 2021

With so many companies hiring at once, and temporary unemployment benefits keeping people afloat, workers have leverage in the job market that hasn’t been seen in decades. Many who lost their jo...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Jun 10, 2021

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming college ...

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Case Study: Do the Wave

Jun 03, 2021

Market: School Objective: A school’s athletic program was struggling to pay for recurring expenses. Game attendance had dropped over the previous year, and alumni attendance was weak. The sc...

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Case Study: Shop 'til You Drop

May 27, 2021

A shopping mall was holding a late-winter promotion to increase traffic during typically slower months. Visitors to the complex received a "passport" to take to different stores within the mall for st...

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Yes, There's a Difference: Everything You Need to Know About Pens

May 19, 2021

Even as much of our world goes digital and paperless, the pen remains an essential tool in both office and home life. With so many different types of pens, choosing the “write” one can be ...

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Case Study: Guess the Flavor Lip Balm

May 12, 2021

Guess the Flavor Lip Balm Organization Health Insurance Organization Product Featured Lip Balm & Lip Balm Sleeve Goal of Promotion Generating positive reinforcement with sales reps De...

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10 Promo Products for Auto-Lovers

May 05, 2021

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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Give Your School Clubs a Boost With These Promotional Products

Apr 27, 2021

School clubs are an essential part of student life, and we’ve got the essential pieces you need to make the clubs a big success. These are promotional products that you can use for both to help ...

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Case Study: Go Green or Go Home

Apr 20, 2021

Item: goingreen™ Stapled Appointment Calendar Purpose: Promote awareness of recycling programs and provide recycling information to the community Audience: Residents of the company’s s...

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A Quick Guide to Promotional Bags

Apr 13, 2021

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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Reusable vs. Disposable Items

Apr 06, 2021

Disposable products are a common part of everyday life for most folks – think single-use items like plastic cutlery, paper plates, shopping bags from the grocery store, napkins, the coffee cup f...

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7 Fitness Promotional Products to Help You Stay in Shape

Mar 30, 2021

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: It’s a Date!

Mar 22, 2021

Description: Desk Calendar Industry: Insurance What it was purchased for: A local insurance agent wanted a way to connect with customers, and capture new leads, with a useful promotional item that w...

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Drink It In: 6 Drinkware Products to Quench Your Thirst

Mar 15, 2021

What better way to put your money where your mouth is than to add your logo to some stylish drinkware? We have six unique picks to inspire your next drinkware order! Moscow Mule Gift Set Cheers to...

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Case Study: 3D is the Key

Mar 08, 2021

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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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

Mar 01, 2021

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

Feb 22, 2021

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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8 Corporate Gifts for Your Employees

Feb 15, 2021

The employees are the backbone of every company. And when your employees have been working hard all year to bring in tremendous results, nothing conveys your appreciation more than a corporate gift. A...

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Case Study: Let the Games Begin!

Feb 07, 2021

Product: Custom Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Automotive/Banking What it was purchased for: A car company wanted to find a product that would promote their brand at a local college BCS Bowl Games. Ho...

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Case Study: Keep it Cooler

Jan 31, 2021

Description: Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: An annual company picnic for employees and their families. Each year they give their e...

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Case Study: Charity Fundraiser

Jan 24, 2021

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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Case Study: Paw-se and Appreciate the Little Things

Jan 17, 2021

Description: Big Paw Bear Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A senior living community was looking for holiday gifts for their residents. How it was distributed: When...

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It's Party Thyme: 7 Products for Plant Lovers

Jan 10, 2021

In recent years, home gardening has gone from a small hobby to a full-blown trend. Houseplants aren’t just beautiful home décor- they’re actually good for your health! Owning indoor...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Jan 03, 2021

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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6 High-Tech Promotional Products

Dec 26, 2020

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&rsquo...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Dec 19, 2020

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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Your Guide to Drinkware

Dec 12, 2020

Mugs, tumblers, and bottles…oh my! There is an abundance of variety available when it comes to promotional drinkware, which can make it difficult to decide what is the best choice for your bran...

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Case Study: Safety First

Dec 05, 2020

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

Nov 27, 2020

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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6 Snap-Worthy Products for Every Photographer

Nov 20, 2020

Do you know what bokeh means? Aperture? That’s ok if you don’t, but many of your clients may know these terms if they are avid photographers! Whether they enjoy taking a flat lay shot of t...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Nov 12, 2020

Do you ever have that moment when you look at something and you get an overwhelming surge of nostalgia? Everyone loves a good throwback, especially when it's a cool, vintage product. Below are seven r...

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5 Fail-Proof Ideas for Your Business Instagram

Nov 05, 2020

What generates over 95 million photos and videos each day, 4.2 billion likes daily and has 700 million active users? You guessed it – Instagram. This photo and video sharing social platform have...

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The Power of Promo: Why People Love Freebies

Oct 29, 2020

Getting free items can feel like winning the lottery. Whether it’s a free sample at the grocery store or a free trial of your favorite streaming service, it is always exciting to get something f...

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Beat Google and Traditional SEARCH Marketing with Insite Realtime

Oct 27, 2020

Insite Realtime Website Conversion Companies across the globe spend thousands of dollars and many hours to build a website, make sure it's search engine relevant, and through either paid search or ot...

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10 Must-Have Tech Products and Accessories

Oct 22, 2020

If you want to give your brand a modern and fresh new identity try throwing some cutting-edge tech gadgets into your marketing mix. The wave of wireless charging options, portable speakers, and wearab...

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Case Study: It Takes a Village

Oct 14, 2020

Objective: A village needed an easy way to let residents know when there were issues with their water meters. They wanted a faster method of communication than mailing letters, and something more di...

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Relax and Unwind With These 10 Promo Products

Oct 07, 2020

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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