Five Thank You Ideas for Teacher Appreciation

Celebrate a teacher you know on Teacher’s Day on May 8th and during Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 7-11th, by thanking them for the tremendously hard work they do each day. 1) Gift Cards Put a gift card inside a Silicone Tech Pocket that can be imprinted with the name of your school or an inspirational message. While the gift card can only be used once, the tech pocket can be used again and again. 2) Tote Bags Customized tote bags are both thoughtful and useful, especially when carrying books, notebooks or classroom supplies to and from school. Adding the name and logo of your school or mascot is a great way to show school pride as well as recognition for your staff. 3) Reusable Lunch Bags Reusable lunch bags are a necessity when packing lunches and snacks for the work day. Add your school’s logo to a brightly-colored lunch bag … Read More

Promotional Products with Staying Power: The Top Five

Why are promotional products such an effective way to spread your brand’s or organization’s message? According to the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), a whopping 81% of people keep the promotional products they are given for more than a year. This means that your logo or message will be seen by a large number of people, over a long period of time. The research also shows that people who receive a promotional product remember the advertiser who gave it to them and are more likely to choose them to do business with. Promotional products have been used by businesses and nonprofits for many years to raise awareness for their brand or cause. These five categories of promotional products have lasting power because they are useful, affordable and people enjoy receiving them. 1) Sunglasses Sunglasses remain one of the most popular categories in promotional products. There are no sizing issues to contend … Read More

Planning Your March Basketball Event: Five Fun Ideas for Your Business

If you are a business owner or are in charge of special events for your office team, the month of March is full of possibilities for planning a fantastic basketball-themed event. 1. Have an Open House  Schedule a basketball-themed open house for your business. A perfect way to attract new customers and clients, offer visitors goodies and basketball-themed giveaways while they learn about your business or organization. 2. Plan a Tournament Office Party  Plan a pot-luck lunch party at the office with popular hot dishes and appetizers. Ask everyone to choose to make a dish from one region of the tournament- East, West, Midwest and South. Place some basketball hoops around the office for some work day fun!                     3. Throw a Game Day Viewing Event  If you own or plan events for a hospitality business such as a sports bar, … Read More

Promote with Purple: 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year

  These last few months of winter can feel drab and colorless, so what better time to add some “pow!” to your promotion or event than now, with PANTONE®’s 2018 color of the year, Ultra Violet. Every year the PANTONE Color Institute selects a color trend that they feel will make an impact in the world of fashion and decorating, and this year that color is Ultra Violet. According to Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today.” Not only will shades of purple bring attention to your organization or brand, but can also help to establish your identity as both modern and in touch with their customers or consumer base. We have many product options that fall within … Read More

5 Gift Ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day is on March 3 and is a perfect time to show your appreciation to your staff and thank them for the hard work they put in all year round.  A customized gift that can be taken home and enjoyed and is a great way to say thank you to your co-workers and staff. Here are five thoughtful promotional product gift ideas, based on our top-sellers, that are sure to be a hit!   1. Drinkware                     From water bottles  to tumblers, to ceramic mugs, custom imprinted drinkware is always a popular gift idea as it is something everyone can use. Whether it’s to encourage your staff to take a break with a nice cup of tea, or to make sure they drink enough water during the work day, drinkware is a great way to show your staff that … Read More

Big Game Party Checklist: 7 Football-Themed Event Essentials

If your office or team is planning a football-themed party for the big game, you will want to get a head start. This handy checklist will make it easy to put it all together in time for the “super” event you’ve been waiting for all season. ◊ Paper Goods Football-themed paper plates and napkins are essentials for any party and are a great place to start. Add your company logo and choose the colors of the team you are cheering for. ◊ Decorations Add confetti to the center of the tables and place helium balloons around the room to add some color and visual interest. Tie a balloon to each centerpiece with the table number on it if you are using a seating chart. ◊ Food and Drinks Nachos, hot dips and buffalo chicken wings are the most popular food choices for football parties, and icy cold sodas and beer … Read More

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

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.

Making Change: Bringing a Non-Profit’s Logo to Life

When World of Change launched in 2017, its mission was elegantly simple: collect spare change to fund worthy causes. With an estimated $10 billion in loose coins currently sitting idle in households, the concept has the potential to add up to some big change. But during the initial startup phase, founder Matt Hoidal was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to take this simple idea and translate it into a fully fleshed out brand from scratch. Says Hoidal, “World of Change needs to be something people can visualize, touch, hear and feel, so we had to have something tangible to help illustrate how our change collection and investment concept would work.” For the organization and its purpose to be communicated successfully, it was clear that sandwich bags and envelopes wouldn’t cut it when it came to coin collection. Instead, Hoidal created coin kits all his own by repurposing … Read More

Phone Accessories You Can't Stop Talking About

We’re proud of the products we carry and try to sing their praises at every chance we get. But, you don’t just have to take our word for it! Here is a roundup of some of our best-selling phone accessories with reviews from real customers who can’t stop raving about these great finds: Orso Media Stand What It Is: A sleek, low profile media stand for tablets or phones with silicone grip pads for no-slip satisfaction. Why They Love It:  “I love that this stand gives me two different viewing options (device standing up or lying down). Also, the silicone grips at the top and bottom ensure that the stand and my device will not slip or slide around.” —Jennifer from Maine Stylin’ Stylus Pen What It Is: A pen-stylus combo that makes switching from paper to touch-screen devices and back again a seamless transition. Why They Love It: “Received … Read More

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