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6 Products to Take to Your Next Family Picnic

4 days ago

Ah yes, family picnics. The deli sandwiches, games, and abundance of sunshine. Summertime is the best time to fill up the basket, dust off the checkered blanket, and head out to your local park. T...

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Beyond PPE: 6 Feel-Good Promo Products for Hospitals

Nov 24

Although 2020 has been over-saturated with PPE products, hospitals and medical offices still seek other promo product ideas (beyond PPE) to pass out to patients, nurses, and visitors. Whether being...

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Case Study: Practice Putting

Nov 17

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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Braving Campground Antics with the SAHARA Sports Bottle

Nov 10

Camping isn’t always a vacation, y’all. Seasonal KOA® Work Kampers help KOA owners wrangle feisty RV transients (a.k.a. retirees) for their supper. The least they deserve is a free R...

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These Are the Tech-Savvy Promotional Products You Are Looking For

Nov 03

Technology advances exponentially. By the time you finish reading this article, you might be actually be reading it in some virtual reality café where Elvis is serving you a strawberry daiquiri...

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5 Promotional Products that Give Back

Oct 26

Are you looking to capture people’s attention? For a promotion that really packs a punch, consider choosing a product that partners your organization with a social good program. By giving back t...

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Case Study: Have a Seat

Oct 19

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, a non-profit healthcare provider needed additional waiting room seating for their clinics and health centers across the state. As a non-profit, they needed an affordab...

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Your Guide to Promotional Shirts

Oct 12

If you've ever run a 5k or attended a basketball game, chances are you've got a promotional shirt in your drawers somewhere. According to PPAI's 2019 Consumer Study, wearables are the #1 most popular ...

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Case Study: Spec-Tacular Promotions

Oct 05

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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6 Promotional Products That Put the “Fun” in Fundraiser

Sep 28

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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A Lunch That Packs a Punch

Sep 20

Description: 3 Section Lunch Container Industry: Healthcare What it was purchased for: A hospital was looking for a unique lunch packet for nurses, doctors, and anyone else employed at any of the ho...

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Case Study: Safety First

Sep 13

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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Generation Z vs. Millennials: What’s the Difference?

Sep 06

We’re all familiar with the stereotypes that characterize the millennial generation- avocado toast, “killing” chain restaurants, and being social media obsessed. But what actually de...

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16 Ways Color Affects Your Branding and Marketing

Aug 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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Case Study: Don't Bottle It Up

Aug 23

An oil & gas company was building employee gift packages that would appeal to their entire workforce during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With employees working both at home and continuing to wor...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Aug 16

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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The Secrets to Attracting Ideal Customers

Aug 08

You put together the business plan, signed the lease, designed an informative website and…*crickets*. It can be pretty discouraging when you put in the effort, but you’re not attracting...

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Case Study: Adventure Awaits

Aug 01

An event promoter was compiling a gift box for top-tier ticket holders for a large-scale national summer concert tour. The Koozie® Adventure Dry Sack 10L was a natural fit for the outdoor lifestyl...

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5 Simple Tips to Organize and Run Effective Meetings

Jul 25

If you work from 9 to 5, chances are you’ve sat in a meeting before. Whether it be a brainstorm session or roundtable discussion, it doesn’t matter the industry you are in, meetings are in...

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5 Promotional Products for Firemen and Fire Departments

Jul 17

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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Swing, Batter! The Best MLB Promotions

Jul 10

Looking beyond the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, there are some creative new promotions heading to major league baseball stadiums this season! The tradition of these MLB giveaways dates all the way back...

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8 Promotional Products to Win Game Day

Jul 03

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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Case Study: Jot It Down

Jun 25

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded it...

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Case Study: Keep Warm Buddy Set

Jun 18

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. They ch...

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6 Morning Routine Products That Will Wake Anyone Up

Jun 11

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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Why You Need Promotional Products

Jun 04

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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Case Study: Make a Spectacle

May 28

Description: Rubberized Sunglasses Industry: Broadcast Media / Telecommunication What it was purchased for: A vampire-based television show hosted blood drives at outdoor events. These were given ou...

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6 Hot Sauces Sure to Blow Your Socks Off

May 20

Finding a new, good hot sauce nowadays is almost like when Indiana Jones triumphantly grabs the idol at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It may have taken you traversing through the aisles of...

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Product Safety: What You Need to Know

May 13

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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8 Elegant & Engravable Promotional Products

May 05

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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Case Study: It’s a Date!

Apr 28

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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6 Products for the Aspiring Home Chef

Apr 21

Thanks to innovations like grocery delivery and ready-to-cook meal kits, people are cooking more at home. From the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich to gourmet dishes and fancy cakes, it takes t...

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Case Study: Paw-se and Appreciate the Little Things

Apr 14

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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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Apr 06

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

Mar 30

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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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

Mar 23

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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Case Study: Work it Out!

Mar 16

A nationwide insurance company shifted their employees out of their field offices to at-home workspaces due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Their HR team was tasked with providing a team appreciation gif...

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

Mar 09

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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Your Customers Won't Want to Remove These Promotional Products From Their Desks

Mar 02

At the end of the day, promotional products are really all about getting brands out in front of people to grow awareness and ultimately, increase sales! If you want to get strategic, there are a coupl...

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6 Promotional Products for Religious Institutions

Feb 22

Religion and spirituality are shared experiences that bring communities together, and promotional products are a great way to help get your message to those who want to hear it. Whether you’re l...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Feb 15

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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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Feb 08

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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Case Study: An Icy Cool Promotion

Feb 01

Description: 16 Oz. Swiggy Stainless Steel Bottle Industry: Non-Profit What it was purchased for: The item was purchased for a youth camping trip. The bottles were meant to hold the water for a ...

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Case Study: Shop 'til You Drop

Jan 25

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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Products and Tips to Boost Your Work From Home Productivity

Jan 18

With all the shelter in place and social distancing rules to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, more people are working remotely than ever before. It’s important to make sure your at-home workp...

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Why logo masks are better than baseball caps

Sep 25, 2020

Logo masks are the new hat! I was born a dark haired pale skinned kid from Irish heritage. Let me tell you that a hat has always been part of my wardrobe. Me and a 50 watt lightbulb can get alon...

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How to do better at trade shows and conferences part 2

Feb 11, 2020

How to do better at trade shows and conferences part 2 Part 2: Up your game! In part one of this series, I covered that we hate trade shows because they are time consuming, costly and diffic...

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7 Fitness Promotional Products to Help You Stay in Shape

Oct 03, 2019

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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Kevin Flynn talks fundraising and giving back on Promocares Radio

Sep 15, 2019

From Promocares- Take a ground floor listen to the roller-coaster ride that was a Promotional Products distributor taking the reins of an once in a lifetime charity event that raised nearly $850,000 f...

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Why spending and extra $5,000 on your new logo is a great idea

Apr 03, 2019

Why spending and extra $5,000 on your new logo is a great idea Two decades or so ago, a printer friend of mine brought me a project for a client that included promotional products. This was no...

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Why invest the time in relationships?

Aug 28, 2019

A recent Friday at 5pm I am ready to shutdown for the night when I receive an email requiring my attention. The situation: The email was from a client I knew was in the process of new brand ...

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Reaching the Unreachable

Feb 14, 2018

Be honest, did I hook you with the picture? We ask clients all the time, "How do you reach your audience? Connect people with your message? Reinforce your marketing?" Typically we have a hard time ...

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Why a Promotional Visor for the Australian Open Is Getting a Lot of Attention

Jan 31, 2018

Ever single day, Promotional Products are around us. From the time we wake up and grab the first coffee, tea or water, there is a logo. The power of promotional products is all around. Here is a gr...

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Kevin Flynn our Director of Sales talks about PPAI

Jan 26, 2018

January 26th, 2018 Industry trade associations are available in almost every industry. Why being a PPAI Member benefits our clients. Today, Kevin Flynn, Director of sales at TBK Promotions...

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How well do you know brand types?

Feb 28, 2017

How Well Do You Know These Brand Types? Part 2 A brand is a name, term, sign, symbol or design, or a combination of these, that is intended to identify the goods and services of one organization, bus...

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Trump's Trade Plans Could Hurt Apparel Sector Most

Feb 16, 2017

From PromoMarketing 15FEB17 By Hannah Abrams In light of President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade plan, industry analysts are predicting the retail and apparel indust...

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Previous Blog Posts

Feb 03, 2017

Posted on November 4,, 2016 by tbkkevin I work for a small business, by all definitions it’s small. Having grown in up in this same small business, I have an appreciation for what ...

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