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

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 an unofficial national holiday observed on the first Friday of March every year.  This fun day falls on March 1, 2019, and offers a perfect opportunity to appreciate and recognize your staff, thanking them for the hard work they put in all year round. A customized gift that can be taken home and enjoyed 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! 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 … Read More

February is American Heart Month: 5 Ways to Spread Awareness

Whether you are a hospital, school or business, promotional products can be a great way to make health and wellness information more engaging and when taken home, can serve as an important reminder to make heart-heathy choices all year. Wear Red on National Wear Red Day Wearing red on National Wear Red Day (which takes place this year on February 3, 2017) is a great way to show your support for the cause and get the word out. Custom imprinted hats and t-shirts make great giveaways at schools, awareness events, health fairs and at the office to promote heart-healthy habits.               Build in Fitness Breaks Encourage stretching, walking and yoga breaks at the office and at school to increase physical activity among students and employees. Give out prizes as incentives, such as a stickers and balloons and send them home with a heart-shaped hot/cold … 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 Pick the Perfect Promotional Cooler Bag

  Promotional lunch coolers are an unbelievable way to capture repeat exposure for your brand. Lunch bags and cooler giveaways have the potential to be used every day for carrying food, drinks, and snacks to and from work, school, or any other daytime obligations. Besides everyday meals, cooler bags can also be used for weekend excursions, athletic events, grocery shopping and more. Summer is the perfect season to put your logo on a promotional lunch bag or cooler. If you are considering the use of a lunch bag or cooler for your next event or giveaway, there are a few things to consider to ensure you pick the perfect cooler. First, you will want to think about how long recipients will need to keep their food or beverage items cool. You will also want to consider capacity, how many food or beverage items they will need to store. And any other … Read More

Share Your Brand on the Green: 5 Giveaways for Charity Golf Tournaments

  Did you know that over 140,000 charity golf tournaments are held annually in the US? Many different groups from corporations to non-profits host tournaments as a way to raise money for scholarship foundations, charities, causes, or on behalf of an individual that needs support. Golf is a sport that is loved by many, it offers an opportunity to socialize while enjoying nature and honing your skills on the course. Annual golf tournaments are a chance for corporations and individuals to get out in the community and make an impact. Additionally, annual tournaments are likely to become yearly traditions for participants and spectators alike. Golf tournaments provide many opportunities for hosts and sponsors to share their brand and message on giveaways, awards, tournament supplies, and memorabilia. Here are 5 ways you can promote your brand on the green this summer:   Performance Polos Quality performance polos like the Nike® Golf … Read More

7 Standout Giveaways for Outdoor Summer Events

Warmer weather is on its way and with it comes every excuse in the book to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine! People all over flock outdoors during the spring and summer months for recreational activities of all types. Take advantage of this movement by marketing your business or nonprofit organization at an outdoor event this year.   Summer is the perfect time for outdoor events of all kinds: food, art, and music festivals, fairs, local celebrations, road races such as marathons, 5Ks, triathlons, barbecues, family reunions, weddings, parades and more. With so much to do outdoors, it is likely you can find an event that fits right in with your brand and your marketing goals.   Whether you attend, sponsor or host a summer event, promotional giveaways can help your brand become a part of every attendee’s summer memories.   Here are our 7 favorite giveaways for outdoor summer … Read More

Mailing Address:
Crestline Customer Service
PO Box 2027
Lewiston, ME 04241
Crestline Customer Service:
US: 866-488-4975
Intl: +1 207-488-4975
email: crestlinehelp@crestline.com
© 2011 Crestline Blog