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

New Product Spotlight: Essential Oils for Promotional Use

Crestline recently started carrying a line of custom imprinted essential oils and other products made with essential oils such as candles, soaps and bath salts. These personal care items are made in the USA and offer a lot of potential for marketing your business. We wanted to take the time to properly introduce this line and share some of the possible uses of essential oils. What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils liquids that are naturally extracted from plants. Essential oils carry strong aromas that can be beneficial to humans when used for aromatherapy. These oils are often diluted and used to diffuse their aroma or are added to other products such as hand soaps, bath salts, candles. Some, but not all essential oils, can also be ingested. What is Aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a practice and treatment that dates back to around 460-377 BC.  This practice is the art and science of utilizing naturally … 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

Supporting Company Causes with Promotional Products

71% of consumers say that they would help support a brand if there is a link to a good cause. That’s quite an astounding number, right? Many companies have causes and charities that they are committed to helping. The causes that your company supports can vary; you may be in support of sustainable or environmentally friendly practices and products, you may want to help eliminate homelessness in your community. Participating in charitable events, raising funds for a cause through your company or a commitment to spreading awareness of a social cause are things worth sharing! Promotional products are great for sharing your cause marketing efforts. They are a great way to share your corporate values with the people who they will matter to most. It can help you to acquire new customers and further satisfy current customers. What products work great for cause marketing? The products that work well for … Read More

Encouraging Wellness in the Work Place

Last week at Crestline, we celebrated a whole week of fun and wellness! The week was full of company wide events, healthy lunches and opportunities to learn about wellness. Some of our events included a 5k walk or run, a softball game, and other indoor events. We also had a wellness fair where employees were exposed to all of the great local health resources that exist within our community. Not only was the whole week a great time, it was also a great opportunity for associates to interact with others in different departments throughout the company, something we don’t always get the opportunity to do!  Encouraging health and wellness in the workplace is something that can often be overlooked. At Crestline, we make it a point to put an emphasis on healthy practices so that our employees take it seriously and want to incorporate these practices into everyday life. We … Read More

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