5 Ways to Pay Tribute and Promote this Veteran's Day

November arrives next week (can you believe it?) which means Veteran’s Day is just a blink away. Business owners today have the hard decision of choosing what special days they want to be a part of because there is some sort of  “holiday” trending just about every day. While National Cheeseburger Day may be fun, we cannot forget about the traditions that have been important in America for decades, Veteran’s Day being a big one. How did Veteran’s Day originate? An Armistice was signed between the allies and Germany on November 11, 1918 at 11:00AM, marking the end of hostility brought on my WWI. One year later, November 11, 1919 Armistice day was celebrated for the first time. This was a day to remember the many lives lost in WWI, the war to end all wars. Time proved that the peace that followed WWI was short lived and America was … Read More

A Guide to Corporate Gift Giving

Giving corporate gifts to employees and customers has been a long standing tradition for many businesses. While corporate gifts can be rewarded at any time, the most popular time is towards the end of the year, around the holiday season. Gift giving is a way to say thank you to individuals that help shape the company and contribute to its success. They recognize and reward everything that customers and employees have put into the company throughout the year. At Crestline we offer a great collection of custom corporate gifts that allow your business to tastefully brand great items to give to valued customers and employees. Why go beyond just saying Thank You? A simple gift to show appreciation towards an employee can make the difference between someone who simply gets the job done and someone that does everything they can to embrace corporate values, exceed company goals and strive to … Read More

Fighting Cold & Flu Season With Promotional Items

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and fall is here. With the excitement of the upcoming Holidays and the beautiful weather, it is easy to forget the importance of your health. This is the time of year that cold and flu season hits the hardest. Although we cannot stop cold and flu from striking, we can take measures to protect ourselves and those around us from germs that can cause illness. When you spend your day taking care of customers, teaching students, or sharing information at a trade show, you come in contact with many opportunities to exchange germs with others. A simple handshake can lead to a cold. Combat these germs with promotional health items such as sanitizers and tissues. One office combated the spread of germs by investing in antimicrobial gel pumps and bottles. Pumps were placed in high traffic areas and smaller bottles were handed … Read More

Investing in Promotional

Promotional products are awesome! We know that, and businesses and organizations that use them know that.  But sometimes, for the person that is just starting to dabble in promotional products, it can be hard to pick the  right item to brand. We asked our  Vice President of sales, Mike, to provide some advice for  those organizations who still need some guidance when it comes to picking out the perfect items.   Promotional Products are really just Real Estate Agents. I know, I know, when you think about Real Estate some of us cringe.  You think about the largest investment you may ever make in your life.  It is a difficult process to say the least; it takes months of searching, multiple home inspections, nerve-wracking back and forth negotiation, comparing multiple rates and then for many of us, signing on the dotted line 30 times to make a 30 year commitment.  Despite all of this … Read More

The Benefits of Custom Reusable  Bags

Have you ever received a promotional tote bag? Chances are most of us have. Promotional totes and reusable grocery tote bags are rising in popularity and for good reasons! In the United States, 34% of consumers own a promotional tote bag and they can gain over 5,700 impressions for your brand. Not only are reusable bags and totes good for your brand, they are also good for the environment. Today, the state of California banned single use plastic bags in order to reduce environmental pollution. Starting in June, retail locations and supermarkets will no longer be able to hand out the free plastic bags that many shoppers rely on to carry their items home. How can your business take advantage of this ban? By putting your logo on reusable grocery tote bags. Customized reusable grocery tote bags can replace non-biodegradable plastic bags. You can sell them to customers or hand them out … Read More

Investing in Pens with Logos

There is a reason why pens with logos have withstood the test of time and are still a commonly used promotional item today even with the introduction of tech accessories and other unique items. Giving away promotional pens is a great way to put your brand in the community’s hands and reach new prospects. When you look at  your own pen cup at home or on your office desk, do you know where half of those pens came from? How many pens in that cup did you buy? How many did you walk away with after signing your name or taking a quick note? How many of them are pens with logos? Promotional writing instruments are owned by 56% of consumers. Pens are an item that are always useful and are very likely to be kept and to trade hands multiple times. Promotional pens are a great way to spread awareness for your organization and to … Read More

Tips on Establishing Customer Relationships

At Crestline, we know that promotional products can do, and say, a lot! We also know that in order for them to speak the loudest, as a marketer, you must make sure that you are building a relationship with the receiving prospects and that you are communicating with them in a way that makes them trust you. Have you ever gone through an entire purchase on auto pilot? You walk into a store, grab what you need and check out. By the time you get back in the car, you’re lucky if you even remember what you cashier looked like. This kind of selling and purchasing is strictly transactional and making a sale is the only objective. There is no attempt to form a relationship or be anything beyond just a purchase. Transactional purchases do not strive to make the customer want to come back. They purchaser may buy again … Read More

Get Ready for Game Day Promotions

In a little over a week, we will officially be saying “hello” to fall! For a minute we were sad to say goodbye to summer,  until we remembered that fall brings us football and tailgating! Football is America’s favorite sport, and the season is in full swing. Many football fans have traditions that are built around a specific team, whether it is the local high school, college or NFL team. One of those traditions is often game day parties at home or around a tailgate in the stadium parking lot. These fans are definitely passionate about their sport and know how to celebrate their team! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to guarantee that your business is being represented at their next party or tailgating event. Keep the fan spirit alive with these great game day promotional items! Let’s start with a tailgating must have—the Backcountry cooler grill is portable and perfect for all outdoor … Read More

Promotional Product Tips for Trade Shows

Trade shows are a great opportunity to share your products and services with an interested community and generate valuable sales leads. While trade shows can be very beneficial, they can also be a great waste if a company does not properly prepare. We are here to guide you through the process of using your own unique promotional products to successfully stand out and impress at your next trade show. Tradeshows are a marketing tactic, in order for them to be successful; they need an established marketing plan. You must make sure that the show fits your marketing goals and is going to deliver you actual return, because we all know trade shows are not cheap! Promotional product giveaways should also be chosen well in advanced. This will guarantee that you have the proper funds, and are not just running to the store to buy 5 bags of mixed mini candy … Read More

Ensuring the Safety of Promotional Sanitizers and Lip Balm

What is better than a great deal? A safe deal. Recently at Crestline, we have been looking into the safety of personal care items that are manufactured overseas. We have made the decision to remove all Lip Balm and Hand Sanitizers that are not made in the USA from our website. Why would we do this? We feel that our customer’s safety is of the utmost importance, and we know you do too. When personal care products such as lip balms and sanitizers are manufactured overseas and imported for relabeling, they are under much less scrutiny and supervision than those that are made and distributed in the United States.  The reason for this is that the FDA does not have the ability to successfully audit overseas as they can in the US. Although overseas suppliers are required to follow the same rules and regulations as the US, it is much more difficult to know if … Read More

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