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How to Gain Inspiration in 5 Minutes

2 days ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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