Bring Your Dog to Work Like a Pro

  The benefits of working in a dog-friendly office can be immense if gone about in a respectful way. We caught up with Elizabeth Fagan, the director of marketing of premium dog toy company Planet Dog, to get her insight on the perks of bringing in your pooch. “Having dogs in the office changes the whole mentality and routine of daily work life in such a positive way,” says Fagan. “There’s something about having dogs around that reminds you to chill out, appreciate the small things and play a bit everyday. Simply put, it’s been life changing for both my dogs and me.” Try it for yourself on June 23rd for Take Your Dog to Work Day using the tips below to ensure it’s a tail-wagging experience for all. Get Realistic It’s important to be realistic about how your pooch interacts with other dogs and humans. “You need to be … Read More

(Safe) Fun in the Sun

A bad sunburn has the potential to be more than just a temporary annoyance—it can lead to serious skin damage or cancer. But keeping safe doesn’t mean you have to live like a shut-in this summer. Rather, help employees and customers have fun in the sun while minimizing risk using these tips and our large array of customizable sun-safe promotional products: Slather On Suncreen The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it’s also one of the most vulnerable to the elements. Be kind to your skin by using sunscreen on a daily basis—yes, even on overcast days and in the winter. In fact, 87% of the sun’s rays penetrate through clouds and fog, which is why you shouldn’t limit your sunscreen habit only to days at the beach. So what strength of sunscreen should you be using? SPFs range in strength, but most dermatologists seem to agree … Read More

Celebrating Life’s Big Moments

From weddings to birthdays, Crestline has what you need to put a personal spin on your next celebration. So ditch the generic party favors and decorations for easy-to-order custom creations. Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling: Tying the Not Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. As such, it can create a lot of pressure to make every element meaningful and personal. But DIY means a lot of stenciling, hand lettering, spray painting and gluing—all time you could be using to meet with vendors and finish other details. Make life a little easier by ordering monogrammed mason jars for chic centerpieces or Hershey’s® Kisses® printed with your date for tasty wedding favors. Having a Baby Be über on-trend with a gender reveal party. Order T-shirts in pink and blue so guests can choose whether they are “Team Girl” or “Team Boy.” … Read More

Going to Their Happy Place

When someone tells you to “go to your happy place,” where do you envision you are? Wherever it is, it is likely defined by blissed-out enjoyment and relaxation. Investing in swag that will make your customers’ happy place even happier is a great way to promote your brand. The Beach Put your logo on fun accessories like sunglasses, beach towels and beach balls that consumers can use during a family trip to the beach. Our bold, stripped beach mats, complete with an inflatable pillow, roll up into a built-in carrier with handles for easy breakdown—a feature overwhelmed parents are sure to appreciate. The Fishing Hole There are few recreational activities more zen-like then fishing by a lake or river. Lures make an amazing promotional giveaway, and we promise that they’re as good at hooking customers as they are at catching fish! The Camping Ground For companies in the outdoor industry, … Read More

In The Spirit of Spring

As the snow starts to melt, the flowers begin to bloom and the grass gets a little greener, it’s time to trade beanies for baseball caps and stock up on promotional products that speak to the spring season. Here are our picks for trendy items that will carry your brand into the warmer months: April Showers… Spring is synonymous with rain, which means promotional products like umbrellas and wellies will get a lot of wear on dreary days. Functional and practical, rain gear is almost like a mobile billboard for your brand, communicating your company’s message to a large pool of potential customers. …Bring May Flowers Seeds and flower kits make excellent, timely giveaways for spring trade shows and help reinforce a green message for companies trying to promote their commitment to sustainability. Don’t forget, Earth Day is April 20, which is another opportunity to entice potential customers with an … Read More

4 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Noticed

Did you know that there are over 1.5 million nonprofit organizations registered in the US? With so many worthy causes hoping to gain support from donors, it is important to get creative when amplifying your message. Here are a few tips for effective non-profit marketing: Sell Some Swag Bring your logo to life by selling items like T-shirts, hats, water bottles, mugs and bracelets on your website as a way to raise funds. Consider creating benchmarks to give people a tangible idea for how their money will be used (“500 T-shirts sold allows us to provide one village with drinking water for a month,” etc.). Every piece of merchandise sold and used will also help raise awareness and garner supporters. Get Social Media Savvy Social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter, are ideal for promoting your cause and keeping people engaged with updates, blog posts, event photos, questionnaires, and videos. … Read More

8 Ways to Recognize Heart Health Month

February is Heart Health Month. Although the statistics surrounding heart disease can be scary—it’s the leading cause of death for both women and men in the U.S.—there is good news: it’s also very preventable. Here are eight tips for promoting awareness and reducing risk while at the office. Wear Red February 3rd is Wear Red Day, but sporting red anytime during the month is a great way to support the cause and spread awareness. Take a peek at our “Seeing Red” Pinterest board for inspiration. Learn Lifesaving CPR Arrange for the American Red Cross to come to your office for on-site first aid training. Also, keep an Emergency CPR Mega-Mags™ Magnet in common areas, like break rooms, so people can have easy access to this life-saving guide. Maintain A Healthy Weight Excess belly fat can contribute to high blood pressure and unhealthy blood lipid levels. Help combat excess pounds by … Read More

3 Fun Ways to Improve Workplace Health in 2017

We all know that healthy employees are happier, more productive employees. However, finding the right ways to incentivize health-conscious habits can be a little tricky at times. Here are three simple and enjoyable ways to get your team moving this year: Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate Harvard Medical School recommends drinking 30-50 ounces of water a day for optimum brain and muscle function. But let’s face it: counting ounces can get tedious. That’s why we recommend investing in a water bottle with measurements, like this tracker tumbler, which will make it easy to ensure you’re meeting the daily recommendation. Setting incremental goals, such as drinking 16 ounces before lunchtime, is a great way to stay hydrated throughout the day. Tired of plain water? Tea is tasty option for meeting that elusive H20 requirement, plus has relaxing and restorative properties that are good for managing stress levels. Try our tea mug with a … Read More

The Lost Art of the Thank You Note

Want to instantly up the office vibe? Write a thank you note to an employee or colleague and watch the positive energy roll in. In honor of the fact that January is National Thank You Month, we thought it only right to do our part in resurrecting one of the oldest ways to show your appreciation: the humble thank you note. Nowadays, the majority of our thank you messages are sent digitally. While a thank you via text, tweet or email is nice, it lacks the impact of an old-fashioned pen-and-paper thank you note. We’ve assembled 5 tips for crafting the perfect thank you. (You can thank us later.) Set Aside Time Give yourself a little breathing room to sit with your thoughts and craft a thoughtful note. 5-10 minutes will give you enough time to carefully articulate your thoughts. Write It By Hand An e-mail thank you might work … 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

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