The Complete Guide to Promotional Power Banks

Knowledge is Power Technology accessories have been a category of steady growth in the promotional products industry over the past few years and that growth is expected to continue as we become more and more connected through our electronic and mobile devices. Consumers want to be connected wherever they go, whether it is a quick trip to the supermarket or an extended trip for business or pleasure. With that being said, it’s no surprise portable power has become so desirable. Power banks are still a fairly new item, so for those of you who are unfamiliar with what they do, they are portable charging devices. They store power and are able to give your device a boost no matter where you are. Like custom USB flash drives, some power banks may look exactly the same with the only difference being the capacity within the device. The capacity of a custom … Read More

3 Effective Ways to Make Your Next Promotion Eco-Friendly

Earth day has been celebrated in the United States as a day to recognize biodiversity and spread awareness of sustainable methods since 1970. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration of the earth and its future. Incorporating eco-friendly and organic products into your upcoming spring promotions is a great way to celebrate earth day and appeal to consumers. 47% of US consumers are buying eco-friendly household products. That’s a lot of Americans that care about the environment! Choosing an eco-friendly item is just one more perk to add to your promotion—and a great way to do something good for the earth long after earth day is over! The Earth Is What We All Have In Common. -Wendell Berry Incorporate Eco-Friendly items into your upcoming promotion: 1. Opt For Reusable Tote Bags Promotional tote bags and reusable grocery totes are becoming more and more popular as individual cities and states continue to ban … Read More

How Promotional Products Can Drive Your Online Business

Have you considered using promotional products for your online business? If you are not already using them, we hope that after reading this, you will be!! At Crestline, we believe that promotional products if used intelligently, can be effective for nearly any business. Your online business included. Just because your business model of choice lacks a physical storefront location does not mean that you cannot take advantage of the great benefits of promotional items. Whether you offer products or services for purchase, promotional products can be used to drive more traffic to your website, raise awareness of your brand and increase conversions. How can you use promotional products successfully to drive traffic to your eCommerce site? The great part about imprinted promotional products is that there are unlimited ways to use them. With a little bit of creativity and careful planning, you can implement a great campaign by putting your web address … Read More

5 Foolproof Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

April is stress awareness month, so we wanted to take some time to share with you the benefits of relaxing and relieving your stress. Everyone encounters stress, some more than others. Stress can be very harmful to your health in many ways if not properly handled. Stress management is becoming a top priority for many companies because of the negative effects of stress. Work related pressure is one of the biggest causes of stress in the United States.  Employees who are dealing with high amounts of stress can be destructive for your company. Stressed out employees are likely to cause tension with other employees and management. Having employees that do not know how to manage their stress tend to cost the company more in terms of health care, they miss more work, they are less productive, and they are more likely to leave their position. But even worse, stress is … Read More

Ensuring Customer Satisfaction With Every Order

At Crestline, we pride ourselves on our good service, quality products and of course for having the best customers on the planet!! But every once in a while, we are reminded that we are only human, and on occasion errors do occur with orders. Because we deal with multiple product sizes, types, and sometimes breakable products, we cannot always promise that your items will be delivered to you perfectly with no issues or errors. What we can promise is that we will ALWAYS do right with you. A great example of this happened recently. A client recently received their order and shared their excitement about it with us on twitter. We were so happy to see how great their custom tumblers came out and that they were so excited about them. Just minutes later, they shared another photo showing that some of the tumblers had been damaged in transit. Though … Read More

8 Inspiring & Creative Ways To Use Custom Sticky Notes

Sticky notes are a desk essential that complete any workspace.  It’s likely that at some point, we have all taken advantage of the convenient notes to write a reminder or mark a page. But what about using custom sticky notes to promote your business? Promotional sticky notes are a great way to share your good name in a professional manner on a product that will always be useful. Just like custom pens and journals, sticky notes are one of those staple items that will never go out of style especially in an office or educational setting. We know you are aware of the benefits of sticky notes; they come in a variety of different sizes, shapes and stand-out colors, and their sticky but non-destructive nature makes them ideal for temporarily adhering to nearly any surface.  We would like to introduce you to a few creative non-conventional ways to put your … Read More

Emerging Themes For 2015 Promotional Products

The year has still just begun, and it’s been a very exciting time for us here at Crestline. We’ve spent the beginning of the year thinking about how promotional products have adapted to fit new technologies and trends since the beginning of last year.  It has opened our eyes to the future of promotional products and the new items that we are so excited to see in action this year. Although the year is still just getting started, we have our predictions on what items are going to make a big impact in the minds of the consumer throughout 2015. Technology Technology is getting smarter and it’s going to continue to infiltrate the market in 2015. These items are innovative and are continuously attracting the attention of recipients in a positive way. From custom USB flash drives to Bluetooth speakers and stylus pens; this category is making big moves in … Read More

Discovering the Hidden Potential of Promotional Drinkware

It’s no secret that drinkware items are widely used in the promotional industry. A quarter of all consumers in the United States own a logoed drinkware item; whether it is a water bottle, travel mug or tumbler. Half of those who own them use them 2-3 times PER week! That repeated use and exposure is what makes drinkware items so popular. Another benefit of promotional drinkware is how versatile these items can be. They can successful accomplish the promotional goals of companies large and small, in nearly any industry. Everyone has to drink, right? The power of promotional drinkware can be taken even further when you take advantage of the space inside. Water bottles, tumblers, and travel mugs have something that many other promotional items do not; space to fill! While these items work excellent alone, you can unlock more advertising potential when you take advantage of the space inside … Read More

Getting Started With Promotional Products- FAQs

  At Crestline, our Promotional Product Experts (PPE’s) are faced with the important job of teaching interested shoppers about Crestline and what it is we do and how we do it. They are often faced with many of the same questions about choosing products and the process of ordering from Crestline. We recently did a FAQs post specifically designated to artwork with the help of James, one of our PPE’s. Today, James is back to answer your FAQs before ordering from Crestline, and for choosing what product(s) will be right for your company or event. Questions before ordering How fast can you get the items to me? The time to produce and ship an order is different for every product that we carry. Most items take about 4-5 production days plus a few more days for shipping. It’s best to plan ahead and order your items well in advance of … Read More

The Benefits of Employee Recognition Programs

Corporate awards and recognition programs play an important role in corporate culture. They are an investment in your company that can deliver significant savings over time and improve the quality work that comes out of your employees. It is a way to show respect and appreciation for your employees for the work that they do and the role that they play in your company. In order for recognition programs to have the greatest results for your company, you must make sure that recognition is coming from the right person and that you are  recognizing efforts that are true to your companies mission. Companies must ensure that they are recognizing the right behaviors and that their praise is sincere. Behaviors that works towards company goals and values are ones that should be recognized. While it can be best for managers and upper-level employees to recognize workers, it is also extremely beneficial … Read More

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