Sarah Reidy

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5 Ways To Use Promotional Products to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and promotional products are an important means for any kind of business to show their support for the cause, while raising funds for awareness, prevention and treatment. 1) Fundraising Promotional products are a great way to raise funds for breast cancer research, education, and future awareness efforts. Choosing a promotional item that people will find fun or useful, such as drinkware or a tech item, will make raising funds easier, and as a bonus, your logo will be on the item spreading the word about your organization as well as elevating the cause. 2) Education Use promotional products to educate people on risk factors, signs and symptoms, and early detection. Education is one of the best ways to increase the rate of early detection and connect those in need with resources in their community.  Promotional products such as magnets, calendars, and bags can help share the … Read More

Creating a Trade Show Timeline: A Checklist

  Whether this is your organization’s first time or one hundredth time attending a trade show event, staying on top of your to-dos and deadlines can seem overwhelming at times. Use this timeline planner to help keep you on track! 12  Months To Go: 1)   Set your expense budget and create goals and objectives for the event, such as increasing awareness for your brand, generating sales leads and creating a memorable experience for attendees. 2)   Collect and organize all contracts and information about your event, adding upcoming deadlines to your calendar. 3)   Begin the process of gathering information about your audience- who is expected to attend the trade show, what are their interests and what have been the most successful types of booths and giveaways in the past- the coordinators of the event can help you gather this information. 4)   Choose a spot for your booth as soon as possible, so you can reserve … Read More

Five Uses for Promotional Backpacks

Backpacks are so versatile, people are increasingly choosing them to replace their other everyday bags. Of course, they still make a great promotional product choice for schools and other education-related organizations, but customized backpacks are an increasingly popular choice in many other business categories as well. At the office: The professional-looking Overland Backpack from Basecamp® is perfect for any occasion, especially transporting office supplies and important documents from the home to the office. At the gym: Drawstring backpacks are a sports and fitness staple. Whether you want to keep an extra change of clothes in the locker room or need a bag to easily carry to games, the Color Accent Drawstring Sports Pack is great for any active lifestyle. For your technology: With so many extra gadgets to cart around, it can be difficult to find a bag that can safely store all of them. The Sedimentary Compu-Backpack, however, can easily hold … Read More

Protect Your Identity with Promotional Products

As our society becomes more and more technologically advanced, so do the techniques of criminals who seek to steal our identities and defraud us. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses radio waves to wirelessly transmit data. While RFID technology can be used for good, it can also be used to collect private information without your permission. RFID-blocking products prevent the hijacking of digital data from personal items such as credit cards, passports and driver’s licenses. Additionally, anti-fraud ink prevents forgeries and “check-washing,” a technique where chemicals are used to erase writing on a check with the intent to commit fraud. Luckily, there are a number of ways we can protect ourselves. Protect your identity with one of our anti-fraud items.                     RFID Protection Card Holders:     Tech pockets are one of the most popular giveaway items on the market, but not all of them come … Read More

Games for Your Gathering: Five Ideas for Team-Building Fun

Whether your gathering is indoors or outdoors, these five games are the perfect way to kick off a long day of meetings, to break the ice at new employee orientations or simply to have some fun at any type of gathering. 1. Oversized Wooden Lawn Dice These large wooden lawn dice will add some fun to a corporate gathering and can be a great ice-breaking activity. Dice are made of solid pine and feature wood-burned dots to represent numbers. They come in a custom imprinted zippered bag equipped with how-to-play instructions. 2. Bean Bag Toss Game Company picnics and staff retreats are a perfect way to get your associates mingling while also feeling appreciated! Add some fun into their day while promoting your brand with this fully customizable bean bag toss game. You can even throw in some classic promotional giveaways to use as prizes. Add a set to your company’s break rooms, … Read More

Boost Office Morale with Sticky Notes: 7 Team-Building Exercises

Office morale does more for an organization than just creating a positive work environment; studies show it also increases productivity. Here are some great team-building exercises that can be built into the day to welcome a new team member, reward a team for a job well done as well as to add in some breaks for fun when everyone is working hard- and all involve sticky notes! 1) Sticky Note Shout Outs One way to build morale on your team is to leave a sticky note shout out on your employees or co-workers’ desks. Giving out compliments for a goal reached or a recent accomplishment can go a long way! These recycled Post-It® Pads are a great option.  2) Figure out the Phrase/ How Many Different Sentences This group exercise works like this and is a great way to kick off a group or team meeting: one person is designated the leader, … Read More

Customized Wedding Favors for Every Budget

Wedding favors not only add interest to your reception tables and hotel rooms reserved for guests, they also make thoughtful mementos to send home with those who came to celebrate your special day. Whether it is a personalized gift for your bridesmaids or groomsmen or an imprinted favor to add to each place setting, we have something to fit even the most modest of wedding budgets. 1) Flower Seed Packets We offer seed packets in a variety of flowers, including romantic Zinnias, Forget-Me-Nots and Sunflowers. Imprint each packet with your names and wedding date for a lovely take-home favor. 2) Watering Can Planter Kits In keeping with a garden theme that is perfect for spring and summer weddings is a custom imprinted watering can planter kit. Guests can bring it home and watch the flowers or herbs sprout and grow long after the reception is over. 3) Burlap Drink Holder … Read More

Summer/Fall 2018 Style Forecast: 6 New Trends

Those in the promotional products industry are seeing a high demand for certain new textures, colors and styles for this summer and beyond. Here are six trends that we predict will still be going strong come this fall, when back-to-school shopping will be in full swing! 1) Metallics What better way to make your organization shine than on a metallic promotional product. We carry shiny drinkware, sparkly tech accessories and pens in an array of metallic colors. These eye-catching finishes are among the most popular trends across all of our product lines. 2) Heathered Looks Huge for 2018, heathered looks are in high demand for clothing, bags and totes and even items for the office. 3) Denim Denim colors and finishes are going strong this year and are not expected to fade away anytime soon. Whether it is a travel set with a timeless denim look, a classic tote or a customized shirt in a stylish shade of denim … Read More

Finding The Perfect Promotional Products for Graduations

  There are graduates of all ages: preschool, middle school, high school and college, and all of these students deserve recognition for all their hard work and dedication. Parents, teachers and the graduates themselves love celebrating big milestones, and there are certain promotional products that fit the occasion perfectly. Here are some of the best: Custom Imprinted Blankets The Collegiate Sweatshirt Blanket is the kind of gift that will be treasured for years to come. With a low minimum order required, this item is great for small graduating classes and can be customized with a school’s name and the signatures of the graduates. Graduation Cap Stress Balls These charming stress relievers are in the shape of a graduation cap and, at a terrific price point, they make for an affordable (and very likable) giveaway for preschools all the way up to college graduations. Graduation Shaped Fans Another great giveaway item at … Read More

5 Phone Accessories We Can’t Live Without

Why do tech accessories make such good giveaways? Statistics show that owners of smartphones check their phones an average of 150 times per day! Virtually every adult (and most kids over the age of 10) have a mobile phone and that’s why tech accessories are among the most popular (and effective) marketing tools out there. Our devices have become an extension of our everyday lives: they connect us to our work, our family and store a vast amount of information, important dates as well as keep us organized. Adding your company or organization’s name to a phone stand, tech pocket or other popular tech accessory is a great way to ensure that your name and message travels. Think of how many places our phones go with us every day, now imagine your brand name or logo gets seen by dozens of people in all of those places! Now, let’s get accessorizing … Read More

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