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

The Do's and Don'ts of Office Holiday Parties

  Office holiday parties provide a fun opportunity for boosting employee morale and bonding among colleagues–but they can also go disastrously wrong. We’ve included 5 tips to help make this year’s party festive and stress-free. Do Decorate: Even little touches make a big difference when it comes to cultivating a festive atmosphere. Order customized napkins, balloons, drink holders, and candy, or treat employees to a branded pint glass or wine glass they can continue to use long after the party ends. Don’t Be Exclusive: In order to make everyone feel welcome, it’s best to skip references to specific religions and make your holiday gathering a general celebration of the season. Also, be conscious of the preferences of your workforce: if your team likes a casual setting, don’t throw a formal party. If they aren’t interested in exchanging gifts with each other, don’t make that a required activity.   Do Have … 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.

How to Talk About Fire Safety

Fire Prevention Week is an annual event designed to get people talking about fire safety. This year’s theme focuses on preventing fires in the home and emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place for if one does occur. Here, we detail ways to get the word out and educate others during the week of October 8-14, 2017. In School Teachers can help students get excited about fire safety with a weeklong curriculum dedicated to the subject. Consider creating a trivia game around fire safety, where students can earn these themed stickers for recalling fire prevention facts. To further reinforce your in-class lessons, assign homework where students have to work with their parents to create a home evacuation plan in the case of an emergency. Our Fire Safety and Me book from the All About Me™ collection can also be a great teaching tool, allowing students to insert their … 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

Our 9 Favorite Products for Low-Minimum Orders

Make use of our low minimum shop for those times you don’t need a large amount of one particular item. This assortment of customizable products is well suited to anything from corporate gifts to sports teams to birthday parties. Color Pop Earbuds W/Microphone Min. Quantity: 50 Earbuds are a practical and well-liked choice for giveaways at conferences and assemblies, but with a minimum quantity order this low, they also can be used as fun take-home gifts at birthdays, sweet sixteens and graduation celebrations. EZ-Click Uno Umbrella Min. Quantity: 36 Get a great bang for your buck with these customizable umbrellas, which function almost like a walking billboard for your brand. These items make for a classy corporate gift, or work well for employees who travel a lot for business. 21 oz Chrome Bottle Min. Quantity: 36 Available in the right quantity for sports teams, these stylish water bottles are perfect … Read More

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

5 Products to Show Off Your Brand’s Playful Side

With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to bring a lighter sensibility to your brand by using out-of-the-box promotional productions. Here, we list out our top picks for getting a little creative with your logo presentation: Yo-Yos Take an old-school approach by placing your company’s logo on a classic yo-yo. Everyone will find the simplicity of this nostalgic item appealing, making a branded yo-yo a great giveaway for tradeshows, company picnics and retreats. Coloring Books Coloring books are making a comeback with all age groups. Grownups are grabbing crayons and pencils to bring black-and-white line drawings to life as a way to relax and unplug. Therapists and yoga studios would do well to use these branded books to appeal to clients looking for a meditative hobby. Fidget Spinners The award for hottest of-the-moment trend easily goes to the fidget spinner, a sensory tool turned fad that helps … Read More

The Six Best New Giveaway Trends

As we gear up for the spring trade show season here at Crestline, great giveaways are top of mind. You can always go the classic route by decorating your table with branded pens like the Bic® Clic Stic®—and with the lowest cost per impressions of any item, it would be a smart move. But if you’re looking to shake things up this year, we’ve compiled a list of six out-of-the-box giveaways that are sure to be a hit. EOS™ Smooth Sphere Lip Balm ($5.89-$3.90) Lip balm is used by almost everyone, and the EOS™ brand is particularly well-known and well-liked. Research shows that promo products from recognizable retail brands resonate better with consumers, particularly with millenials. Safe Guard RFID Card Sleeve ($1.19-$0.82) With identity theft on the rise, this simple sleeve can be a real lifesaver of a giveaway. The RFID compliant, polyethylene material protects against digital data theft while … 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

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