Make Your Brand Message Travel with Promotional Products

There is a large demographic of people who travel for work each year and that number is growing. The US Department of Transportation reports that Americans take approximately 400 million long-distance business trips per year, which is more than one million business trips every day! This represents a huge opportunity for your brand, as providing promotional travel essentials to your employees not only gives them something helpful that they can use on their business trips, but also ensures that your logo and message will travel along with them.  Here are four categories of promotional travel items to get you started: Packing Essentials Luggage is the number one essential that anyone traveling for business will need. Consider a promotional suitcase, duffle bag or travel backpack. Whether it is a carry-on size, or a larger bag, choose the style and features that will best show off your logo and brand message. Adding a custom luggage tag is … Read More

6 Uses for Promotional Pens: Find the Perfect Pen for Your Industry

Promotional pens are one of the most effective ways to market your organization or business because they are affordable, functional and of course, shareable! In fact, most people use pens daily. They are a great way to get your name, logo and even your contact information seen by a large number of potential customers. Here are 6 uses for promotional pens, by industry: Financial institutions: Many financial institutions offer clients pens to use when signing or filling out paperwork that they can then keep afterwards if they wish. Because of this, it is important for these types of businesses to acquire pens that work well for customers and clients, offer a sense of disposability, and don’t break the bank when purchasing high quantities. Luckily, the Easy Writer line checks all of those boxes. With a large selection to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect take away-pen. Education: With 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

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

6 Uses for Promotional Kits

  Kits are an affordable way to offer multiple items in one convenient bundle and are always well-received. The products that we choose to include in our kits are selected for their popularity and usefulness. Here are 6 ways to use promotional kits to spread goodwill in your business, school or organization: 1) Kits to Welcome Promotional lunch kits that include an insulated lunch bag and reusable cup are a great way to welcome new hires. Most employees pack a lunch, snacks and a drink to bring to work with them every day, and a branded lunch kit is a thoughtful and useful welcome gift idea. Try filling custom lunch bags with snacks, candy or a gift card. 2) Kits to Appreciate Employee Milestones There are a variety of kit options that can be given to employees and volunteers to show your appreciation for a job well done. We suggest one … 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

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

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

7 Fun Ways to Motivate Employees

The word “work” isn’t usually synonymous with fun, but it can be! Adding a little bit of fun into the work day can motivate your employees to be more productive and can boost workplace morale. Building a positive work environment is better for everyone involved and can be a huge factor in retaining your most valuable asset- a hardworking and trustworthy staff. Here are 7 ideas to help you do just that: Special Days Break up the office routine by throwing a Pizza or Ice Cream Party. It is a nice opportunity for employees to spend time together doing something fun and it is a great way to thank your staff for meeting their goals. Staff Shout-Outs Recognize staff and celebrate successes with shout-outs. Ask employees to generate new ideas and then place them on a sticky note and attach to a bulletin board.  Did an employee go above and … 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

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