4 Great Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

As the colder months begin to approach, it is time for businesses to begin thinking about cold and flu season. According the CDC, flu season can begin as early as October and stretch as late as May. Putting your logo on branded preventative products for cold and flu season can help you, your employees and your customers stay healthy this season! Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season 1. Keep your hands clean to reduce the spread of germs. Wash your hands after touching surfaces that could be dirty. If you are unable to access soap and water, try an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. At Crestline, all of our custom hand sanitizers are made in the USA in order to confidently ensure that they are registered and meet all of the FDA requirements for product safety. Learn more about personal care item safety. Promotional hand sanitizers are great giveaways … Read More

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Make Employee Development a Priority

What kind of priority do you place on education and professional development at your company? For many companies, it is not enough. If on the job training for employees does not stretch further than the first few weeks of your new hires employment, you may be missing out on a valuable investment. Why should your company invest in professional training and education? It is easy to understand why employers may be hesitant to pay for education, training and professional development because it leads to the concern that you have now given them all of these skills and made them better with the possibility that they may then go and take those skills elsewhere. But the benefits of investing in your employees far outweigh this risk. 5 Amazing things that happen when you make employee development a priority When you make your company’s commitment to education and development clear from the … Read More

Quick Guide: Promotional Products for Fall

Labor Day is often considered the “unofficial” end of summer. The kids are back at school, the leaves are beginning to change into bright hues of orange and yellow, there is a crisp in the air—Autumn is making its quick entrance. It’s time to switch gears yet again and prepare for the new season ahead of us. It’s time to put away the promotional sunscreens, beach towels and sunglasses and time to customize new fall blankets, mugs and game day giveaways! We know you’re already thinking about your fall promotions (and if you’re not, start now!), so we wanted to introduce you to a few products that we can see being a big hit this Fall! Spirit Items One of the first things that come to mind when we think fall is Football! No matter what team you’re rooting for this season, spirit items will help you get excited about … Read More

The Power of Promotional Writing Instruments

    Have you ever wondered what makes promotional pens so popular? Nearly every educational institution, bank, and hotel have custom writing instruments with their business name on it. Pens are often inexpensive, come in a vast variety of styles and can be used by anyone are a few of the factors that have driven the promotional pen to overwhelming success. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by László Bíró, a journalist from Hungary, and are now one of the most common pens used for promotional purposes. Ballpoint pens offer quick-drying ink and write smoothly which is why most people enjoy writing with them. In the U.S., 56% of promotional product consumers own a promotional pen and say that they have received at least one promotional pen in the last 12 months, making them the most popular promotional item. Custom apparel (48%) and bags (34%) follow behind in second and … Read More

Getting Started with Promotional Apparel

What better way to share your brand than by wearing it? 48% of U.S. consumers own logoed shirts making custom apparel one of the top selling categories in the promotional product industry. Promotional apparel can be used for any business and can be implemented in many ways to successfully share your logo. 57% of U.S. consumers feel more favorable about the advertiser who gave them a promotional shirt—that’s a great reason to customize your own! How to Use Promotional Apparel Uniforms Custom apparel can be used as corporate dress to give your business a professional appearance. Promotional apparel makes employees easy to spot at events and in stores. It also is a way for you to further identify what your brand is all about and set the tone of your storefront, booth or event. Tees, polos and other apparel items also make great uniforms for recreational sports and other team events. … Read More

The Power of Promotional Calendars

Get a jump on the 2016 year by putting your logo on custom printed calendars today. Calendars are a convenient way to keep track of appointments, events, vacations and more. By putting your logo on a promotional calendar, you are allowing your brand to become a part of the recipients day-to-day activities. Here are 6 reasons to put your logo on a promotional calendar: 1. Recipients will think of your brand every time they look at their calendar, which will increase business with your brand and increase sales revenue for you! 2. The average household has 3.12 printed calendars!! Don’t think that just because your customer already has a calendar that they will not use yours. Many people keep promotional calendars in more than one room of their home because they are useful and easy to keep around! 3. 75% of households depend on a kitchen calendar. The kitchen is … Read More

Promotional Products for On-Campus Organizations

Campus organizations are a huge part of the college experience! Getting involved in campus clubs and organizations is a great way to explore your interests, make a positive impact on your community, network and develop personally and professionally. Help share your campus organization and the rewarding experiences that it offers through the use of promotional products. Promotional products can be used by student organizations to recruit new members, give the group a united appearance, fundraise and share your core message at events and activities on campus and in the community. What items work for on-campus organizations? Apparel Apparel items such as T-shirts, polos and hoodies are a perfect way to welcome new members to your student organization or kick off the year or event! Custom apparel gives your organization a uniform look when you attend events. Apparel items also are a great way to regularly spread awareness for your organization … Read More

6 Inexpensive Ways to Thank Your Customers

  There is a quote by Philip Kotler that says, “The best advertising is done by satisfied customers.” We think it is safe to say that anyone who works in the customer service industry would agree. If your customers are not satisfied, you may need to make some vital improvements to the way you do business. Loyal, satisfied customers are such an important part of any business, so we wanted to offer some ways for you to show your appreciation towards your most loyal customers. Whether your business is based online, has one storefront or many storefronts, there are small gestures that you can make to show customers that their business is appreciated even on a small budget! Here are some of our favorite ways to say thanks to your customers with items that are all under $5.00 each. Give swag to new customers—show new customers that you appreciate their … Read More

5 Reasons to Bring Your Own Bag on Your Next Shopping Trip

  Did you know that a single use plastic shopping bag can take anywhere from 15 to 1000 years to decompose? And even worse, they are not biodegradable– meaning that when they do decompose, they dissolve into toxic particles, a process that most frequently occurs in the ocean.  This is why the implementation of reusable grocery totes has been on the rise. Why Should You Bring Your Own Bag? It’s no secret that reusable bags are better for the environment. They last longer and can be used more times than single use plastic bags, plus, some of them are made from already recycled materials making them even more eco-friendly.  Many stores and supermarkets across the country have started charging shoppers for every plastic or paper bag they receive during their shopping trip. If you have not already made the switch to reusable bags, here are a few of our favorite … Read More

45 Ways to use the Whizzie™ Spotter Tie

The Whizzie™ Spotter Tie is an extremely versatile and fun item that the staff at Crestline has taken a liking for. If you’ve never heard of the Whizzie™, you’re not alone! The product is very simple, it is a silicone band that can be used to attach, mark or hold items together. It is a unique item because it gives recipients a lot of room for creativity, there are literally an endless number of ways to use this product. Some of the most common uses are for organization, labeling and making things easy to spot; like your suitcase on the luggage carousel. In order to show you just how diverse the Whizzie™ Spotter Tie can be, we decided to compile a working list of possible ways that the Whizzie™ could work during your promotion or in everyday life! Here is what we have come up with— 45 ways to use the Whizzie™ … Read More

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