Prep for Your Pop-Up Shop

As the retail industry adjusts to more online purchasing, pop-up shops are growing in popularity. Popups are an easy, affordable, and efficient way to connect in-person with customers, showcase products and promote a brand. Plus, they can occur anywhere from a street corner to inside a larger store! Is a popup right for your business? Here are a few things to consider and some tips for success: Make your brand the center of your display. You’ll need signage and decorations to attract attention and generate interest. Try a bright, welcoming table cover, a stand-up or hanging banner, or a folding display board. Stand out with a bright balloon cluster. Find the right location. Websites like thestorefront.com are a great way to find short-term retail locations in major cities around the country. Have the right staff. Whoever represents your company should reflect your values and be warm, energetic, and informed. The … Read More

Get Winter Ready

To get the most out of winter, it’s critical to have the right gear. Here are five customizable “winter-ready” products that will ease daily life for you and your team until the spring thaw: Core 365 Prevail Packable Puffer Jacket This comfortable, versatile jacket, available for both men and women, is as convenient as outerwear can get. It comes with a handy storage pouch for easy stowing, whether you’re traveling or just warming up and shedding a layer. The water-resistant finish and thermal poly fill keep you dry and warm, in a variety of colors. You can embroider your company or team logo on it for a distinctive touch.  7” Intensive Ice Scraper A sturdy ice scraper is a necessity! On freezing mornings, no one wants to wait for the engine to warm up and the defroster to kick in. At 7”, this intensive scraper is the right size for … Read More

The Do's and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties

  Office holiday parties provide a fun opportunity for boosting employee morale and bonding among colleagues–but they can also go disastrously wrong. We’ve included 5 tips to help make this year’s party festive and stress-free. Do Decorate: Even little touches make a big difference when it comes to cultivating a festive atmosphere. Order customized napkins, balloons, drink holders, and candy, or treat employees to a branded pint glass or wine glass they can continue to use long after the party ends. Don’t Be Exclusive: In order to make everyone feel welcome, it’s best to skip references to specific religions and make your holiday gathering a general celebration of the season. Also, be conscious of the preferences of your workforce: if your team likes a casual setting, don’t throw a formal party. If they aren’t interested in exchanging gifts with each other, don’t make that a required activity.   Do Have … Read More

2017 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season has arrived! This is the perfect time of year to show clients and employees you care with corporate gifts thoughtfully selected and customized to reflect your unique business. We’ve handpicked an assortment of customer favorites here, based on their rave reviews.             16 oz Accents Stainless Tumbler Help your clients or employees keep their winter beverages warm for hours with a stainless steel travel tumbler featuring double-walled insulation and a secure slide-lock opening to prevent leakage. It comes in seven vibrant colors for easy matching to your brand. “Our academic booster club gave these to the school staff as a Christmas gift. They loved them and have commented on how well they keep the beverages hot or cold! I would definitely recommend these tumblers, a great product at a great price!” – Valerie             Prestige Pen Gold … Read More

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels, and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

5 Ways to Beat the Flu Season

Fall brings with it pumpkins, cozy evenings by the fire, and mugs of warm beverages. But unfortunately, it also means the onset of flu season. Here are five top tips for avoiding the flu and maintaining an office environment that promotes good health: Boost Immunity: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urge all adults and children 6 and older to be vaccinated for the flu by the end of October. A flu shot won’t stop all strains of the virus, but it will defend against those expected to be most prevalent each year. It’s also important to keep your immune system optimized by sleeping enough and maintaining proper nutrition (think fruits and vegetables). Practice Good Hygiene: After getting a flu shot, keeping your hands clean and germs away from your nose and mouth are the most important techniques for preventing the flu. Wash your hands with soap regularly–always before … Read More

Put Your Personal Spin on Party Favors

If you’re hosting a big celebration, you’re probably focused on planning the details of the event itself–but it’s always a nice gesture to give your guests something to take home after the party’s over. This time, skip the same old trinkets and candy in exchange for useful, lasting favors that reflect your unique personality and interests. Here are some creative ideas to get you started: Chameleon Cup These 22 oz plastic cups are perfect for the beach or the park, can go in the dishwasher, and best of all, change color depending on the temperature of their contents! Their distinctive two-color design also means they won’t get lost in the crowd at a party or event. LED Safety Wristband Speaking of outdoor recreation, this safety wristband ensures that fall’s early twilights won’t get in the way of evening walks or runs. The stretchy silicone band is soft and comfortable, and … Read More

2017 Fall Color Trends

Every year, Pantone Color Institute watches the New York runways during Fashion Week in September to determine the hottest fashion colors for fall. For 2017, they’ve identified a color palette that speaks to transition, mixing brights in with warmer, richer tones. Here, we tell you how to get customizable products in the hottest of-the-moment hues. Grenadine Our 20 oz Mod Water Bottle comes in a trendy bright red, further enhancing its already sleek design. Tawny Port A deeper, richer alternative to cheery Grenadine, Tawny Port pairs perfectly with our Uptown Jacket. Ballet Slipper Cozy up with a warm beverage out of our cute, customizable 17 oz NatureAd™ Heart Corn Mug that comes in a lovely light pink shade. Butterum Our line of suede accessories, including this eyewear case, comes in a delightful, warm brown that complements the soft fabric of the product. Navy Peony Add your logo to these retro … Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Turning Awareness into Action

Wearing pink for October is a good first step, but ultimately the goal of raising awareness is to spur action. Here’s how to encourage your audience to give back and get involved during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Raise Funds Add your logo to a wide range of themed products, such as this keychain, and sell them to customers with a pledge to donate a certain percentage of proceeds to a charity that supports breast cancer research. To make sure your money is going to the right place, first look up the intended organization using Charity Navigator or the Better Business Bureau. Run Together Get your office coworkers together and form a team to participate in a local charity walk or run during the month of October. Not only will training for the race be a great way to build office camaraderie as you all work towards a common goal, but … Read More

What is the Red Ribbon Campaign? The Red Ribbon Campaign®, organized by the National Family Partnership, is one of  the oldest drug prevention programs in the United States. The project promotes awareness, advocacy and expanding available resources to reach more young people and encourage them to remain drug-free. Children, parents, educators and businesses that participate in the program are asked to sign the Red Ribbon Pledge, stating that they are committed to creating a drug-free America. During Red Ribbon Week®, which takes place between October 23-October 31 of each year, the goal is to reach millions of youth, providing educational resources and encouraging them to participate in drug prevention activities taking place across the country. This year’s theme is, “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.” If you are an educator or business celebrating Red Ribbon Week®, there are a number of fun ways to promote drug and alcohol awareness and … Read More

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