Promotional Products Work! Week—The Library Network

Promotional Products Work! Week – Day 3 The Library Network is a public library cooperative serving 73 libraries in southeast Michigan. Their mission is to provide and facilitate quality services developed through the collaboration of our member libraries. We are funded by the state and by our member libraries. We provide a shared library catalog and book/media transfers between all of our member libraries. The Library Network has several committees which make decisions on behalf of its members. One of the committees is the Technology Committee, which holds a Technology Forum on the first Friday of October every year. This year, the Technology Forum developed new branding and as a way to share it, they decided to allocate part of their budget to custom stylus pens for all who attended the forum. When originally looking into custom pens, they liked the idea of having a pen with a stylus on the … Read More

Promotional Products Work! Week—Georgia State University

Promotional Products Work! Week – Day 2 The Leadership Development office at Georgia State University provides leadership training and programming for college students. They offer a variety of programs including workshops, conferences, coffee hours, and social events. After purchasing bags from Crestline and being very happy with the result, they decided to look to us again when they needed another item for a reoccurring event, their weekly Coffee Talk. The Coffee Talk program provides students with the opportunity to earn prizes for coming back to multiple programs. They were looking for a fun product to use as one of the prizes. The Stir-It Up coffee mug was exactly what they were looking for, not only was it a nice mug, but it offered a little more. The added spoon made it different than just your regular coffee mug and it also added value and made it a little more attractive … Read More

Promotional Products Work! Week—Silver Lining Dance Academy

Promotional Products Work! Week – Day 1 Silver Lining Dance Academy is a dance studio that was established in 2002. What started as helping one shy student learn to dance has now blossomed into a studio with over 175 students and 5 teachers specializing in ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, hip-hop lyrical, contemporary and ballroom style dancing. SLDA has a program that they call their “Sticker Club.” Each family that registers at the academy receives a complimentary car decal, (they can also opt for a personalized sticker with their students name on it). If they put the sticker on their vehicle, they are automatically considered members of the sticker club. This allows them to get their name recognized around the community and it also makes them eligible for special monthly perks. Each month has a different perk, the perks are chosen ahead of time by the staff and they are different every … Read More

Celebrating Promotional Products Work Week!

Did you know that May 23 – May 27 is Promotional Products Work Week? The purpose of this week is to acknowledge, inform and celebrate promotional products and their impact on business. Promotional products are one of the most effective forms of advertising and we are going to spend the whole week showing you why you should be implementing them into your integrated marketing mix.  We will be recognizing a few of our customers who have launched successful campaigns using promotional products, and helping to demonstrate how you too can achieve your marketing goals through the use of promotional items. Promotional Products Work Week is also a good time to expose current and future promotional product customers to the extensive range of product that this industry offers. In addition, to share how they are able to provide tangible forms of advertising to your audience at cost-effective prices. There is more to … Read More

12 Corporate Team Building Ideas for Summer

Ah, summer! The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising but unfortunately, your workers may be slacking. With the glorious warmth of summer comes a slump in employee engagement. Staying engaged and productive can be hard for employees when the distraction of a beautiful summer day is just outside the office doors. Use the summer weather and your employee’s desire to be outside as an opportunity for team building. Team building activities and corporate outings are an effective way to unite teams of any size, to refresh focus, and to have a little bit of fun! Your team will return from their outing feeling energized and appreciated. The perfect summer outing will vary by region and team. If your team is very large, consider having employees vote on what they want to do so you can ensure maximum participation and enjoyment.  If you have a smaller team and are more … Read More

7 Promotional Water Bottles for Different Needs

In the US, 53% of  consumers own promotional drinkware and of that 53%,  half use such items an average of 2-3 times per week! Drinkware is a popular promotional product category because it makes a big impact and is effective when it comes to marketing your brand and sharing your message. One popular drinkware item is custom water bottles. Water bottles make great gifts and giveaways because they are relevant to everyone, and can be used again and again. Like with any promotional giveaway, in order to get the most bang for your marketing dollars, it is important to choose a water bottle that will be the best possible fit for your particular audience. Upon first glance, it may seem like all water bottles serve the same purpose, but different water bottles offer different features that make them better suited for different uses and environments. If you are planning on … Read More

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Promotional T-Shirt

Did you know that 58% of consumers own a promotional shirt? With so many different t-shirts to pick from, it can be hard to know which one is right for your specific needs. Promotional t-shirts are now available in a number of different materials, weights, blends and fits and each has its own set of benefits based on the use that you need it for. To ensure that you choose the tee that is the best solution for your needs, we’ve broken T-shirts down into three categories and chosen a top selling tee from each category to use as an example for you to base a decision on. First, some  information that will make your apparel shopping easier: Fabric Weight: both online and in our catalog, you will notice that our apparel items have a weight in from of the material listed, for example, 6 oz. cotton. This weight will … Read More

Why Classic Items Make Amazing Promotional Giveaways

 After decades of consistent use, it is easy to call the Boat tote style a classic. Canvas boat bags were originally used to haul ice in New England, but over time, their versatility and classic appeal have transformed this style of tote into an all-purpose bag used by many. Boat totes make excellent promotional tote bags because of their transcendent style and their ability to be used for so many different uses. From finance to education to non-profit organizations, custom boat bags are a great promotional item to try. The Classic Boat Bag in Action: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students in educationally underserved communities. They have eight schools in Atlanta serving 2,900 students. They believe that excellent academics, safe and structured schools, empowered teachers, an emphasis on character development, and support through college are the … Read More

How to Celebrate National Hospital Week

Celebrate the professionals who work every day to support the health and well-being of their community members with their compassion and knowledge with customized gifts of appreciation. National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week are great opportunity to show your appreciation for these dedicated workers and promote your hospitals good name. This year, Nurses Week is May 6- 12 and Hospital Week will be taking place from May 8-14. Here is what you can do to commend your workers and advocate for your hospital. Showing Appreciation for Employees: It’s true for every business, your employees are your most important asset! Use National Hospital week and National nurses week to give back to your employees. Showing appreciation for your employees shows that you care and employees who are cared about are happier and perform better. How can you thank your health care professionals? Put together a gift bag of fun goodies that … Read More

Introducing Crestline's Low Minimum Shop

We’ve heard it time and time again, customers tell us that they love our products, but they wish that some items were available in lower quantities. Crestline has acknowledged that every business need is different and we understand that sometimes you don’t need 300+ custom products. Sometimes you just need 30. In order to better meet the needs of small businesses, teams and events with limited attendance, we have put together a specialty shop of promotional products available at low minimums, including many of our customers favorite items! In our new low minimum shop, you will find powerful promotional products from nearly every category that we offer on our website. Who is this shop for? Our low minimum shop can help many small businesses and teams better share their message. If you are looking for duffle bags for your small team of athletes, water bottles for your 50 employees or … Read More

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