Summer/Fall 2018 Style Forecast: 6 New Trends

Those in the promotional products industry are seeing a high demand for certain new textures, colors and styles for this summer and beyond. Here are six trends that we predict will still be going strong come this fall, when back-to-school shopping will be in full swing! 1) Metallics What better way to make your organization shine than on a metallic promotional product. We carry shiny drinkware, sparkly tech accessories and pens in an array of metallic colors. These eye-catching finishes are among the most popular trends across all of our product lines. 2) Heathered Looks Huge for 2018, heathered looks are in high demand for clothing, bags and totes and even items for the office. 3) Denim Denim colors and finishes are going strong this year and are not expected to fade away anytime soon. Whether it is a travel set with a timeless denim look, a classic tote or a customized shirt in a stylish shade of denim … Read More

Finding The Perfect Promotional Products for Graduations

  There are graduates of all ages: preschool, middle school, high school and college, and all of these students deserve recognition for all their hard work and dedication. Parents, teachers and the graduates themselves love celebrating big milestones, and there are certain promotional products that fit the occasion perfectly. Here are some of the best: Custom Imprinted Blankets The Collegiate Sweatshirt Blanket is the kind of gift that will be treasured for years to come. With a low minimum order required, this item is great for small graduating classes and can be customized with a school’s name and the signatures of the graduates. Graduation Cap Stress Balls These charming stress relievers are in the shape of a graduation cap and, at a terrific price point, they make for an affordable (and very likable) giveaway for preschools all the way up to college graduations. Graduation Shaped Fans Another great giveaway item at … 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

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

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

Six Ways to Reduce Stress in the Workplace

Stress Awareness month is recognized in April, however it is important to build in workplace activities and morale boosters for your employees throughout the year. Promotional products are a great vehicle for showing your staff that you care about their happiness and well-being. Here are six easy and affordable ways to promote mental and physical wellness at work and reduce stress among your employees.     1. Encourage breaks Encourage your employees to take a short stretch break once every hour and build in several longer breaks throughout the day, when employees can have a meal, snack or a cup of tea or coffee. Mental and physical breaks are important and can increase productivity. Giving each employee a custom ceramic mug filled with mints or other sweet treats is another way to show you care about each and every one of them.           2. Aromatherapy Aromatic essences … 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

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