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6 On-the-Go Products for Travelers

19 hours ago

Being prepared isn't just for the Scouts, it's good advice for anyone who lives life on the go! Add your logo to these hospitality and travel themed promotional products and your customers will rem...

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Case Study: A Spoon-taneous Promotion

Sep 22

Description: Spoon Mug Industry: Advertising What 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 w...

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Case Study: Zip It Up

Sep 15

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

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

Sep 07

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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Drink It In: 6 Drinkware Products to Quench Your Thirst

Aug 31

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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10 Tweetable Quotes for Motivation

Aug 23

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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Food Gifts for All Seasons

Aug 16

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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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

Aug 09

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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How to Juggle Work and Life Balance Like a Boss

Aug 01

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

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Get in Gear With These Automotive Promo Products

Jul 25

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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Case Study: Do a Double Take

Jul 18

Objective: A general contracting company was looking for a fun way to provide "before and after" photos to their clients after a remodeling project was complete. Product: Double-Sided Portrait Fold...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Jul 10

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: Piece of Cake

Jul 03

Objective: A bakery owner had built solid connections with other service providers within their local event industry, but they were looking to grow their business within the wedding market. Products:...

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Mask Mania!

Jun 25

It’s safe to say that the humble face mask is one of 2020’s most popular products, and it isn’t difficult to figure out why. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Con...

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4 Products to Help Save the Rainforests

Jun 18

Did you know that a new animal species is discovered in the Amazon Rainforest every two days? From pink dolphins to black caimans to jaguars and tiny frogs, the rainforest is home to some of the world...

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Case Study: Take a Map!

Jun 11

Objective: A university wanted a practical handout to give to prospective students, alumni, and other campus visitors. The handout was intended for first-time visitors and those who hadn't been on c...

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6 Purr-fect Promo Products for Cat Lovers

Jun 04

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

May 27

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

May 20

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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Top 5 Promo Products for 5Ks and Marathons

May 13

Hosting your next 5K? Running out of ideas for what to giveaway at your next marathon? If so, check out these great promotional products. These items are proven to get people talking and will make a l...

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How to Make Rush Orders Less Stressful

May 05

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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Case Study: A Prom Ticket Keepsake

Apr 28

A Prom Ticket Keepsake Organization High School Product Featured Neoprene Bracelet Goal of Promotion Issuing prom tickets Des...

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5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Positive Outlook

Apr 20

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

Apr 13

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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Top 3 Color Trends for 2022

Apr 05

Your promotional products color palette plays a significant role in the decision-making process. One of the biggest reasons colors influence consumer behavior is that individuals want to stay on-tren...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Mar 29

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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7 Promotional Products For Those On the Go

Mar 21

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

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Case Study: The Write Way

Mar 14

Item: WideBody® Message Pen Purpose: Inform people about range of services Audience: Clients and general public A chiropractic office wanted to inform clients and others about their range of...

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Print's Not Dead: How Print Products Can Work for You

Mar 06

In the past decade, many businesses have moved away from print marketing to focus almost entirely on digital marketing. You may have even heard people say that print is dead. However, print media has ...

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Work Hard, Play Harder: 6 Promotional Products to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Feb 27

Whether you’re playing a team sport, working out, running a marathon, or going to the game, these promotional products are built to fit any active lifestyle! Add your logo to any of these pro...

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3 Things Every Busy Professional Needs

Feb 20

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

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Case Study: Look, Ma, No Hands!

Feb 12

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their budget...

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Take it To-Go: 8 Restaurant Takeout Essentials

Jan 29

The way restaurant patrons experience dining out has changed immensely since coronavirus cases have begun popping up in the U.S. Restaurants that were once packed to the brim with happy diners are now...

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5 Phone Accessories to Help You Get a Grip

Jan 22

It’s pretty safe to say that cell phones are a ubiquitous part of everyday life. In any room with more than a few people in it, you’re likely to find a few phone screens lighting up in som...

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Case Study: The Weather is Snow Joke

Jan 14

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. The...

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Case Study: Fresh Mesh Promotions

Jan 07

Market: Real Estate Product Use: Incentive Gift Promotion: A high-end resort selected the Atlantis Mesh Beach Tote as an incentive gift for the visitors who attended their timeshare presentations....

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Dec 30, 2021

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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5 Tips for Boosting Social Media Engagement

Dec 23, 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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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

Dec 16, 2021

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Case H...

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5 Fail-Proof Ideas for Your Business Instagram

Dec 08, 2021

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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6 Products to Take to Your Next Family Picnic

Dec 01, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 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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Swing, Batter! The Best MLB Promotions

Jul 10, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 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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6 Products for the Aspiring Home Chef

Apr 21, 2021

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, 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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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Apr 06, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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, 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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Products and Tips to Boost Your Work From Home Productivity

Jan 18, 2021

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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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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