12 Corporate Team Building Ideas for Summer

Ah, summer! The sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, but unfortunately, your workers may be slacking. With the glorious warmth of summer comes a slump in employee engagement. Staying engaged and productive can be hard for employees when the distraction of a beautiful summer day is just outside the office doors. Use the summer weather and your employee’s desire to be outside as an opportunity for team building. Team building activities and corporate outings are an effective way to unite teams of any size, to refresh focus, and to have a little bit of fun! Your team will return from their outing feeling energized and appreciated. The perfect summer outing will vary by region and team. If your team is very large, consider having employees vote on what they want to do so you can ensure maximum participation and enjoyment.  If you have a smaller team and are more … Read More

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Promotional T-Shirt

Did you know that 58% of consumers own a promotional shirt? With so many different t-shirts to pick from, it can be hard to know which one is right for your specific needs. Promotional t-shirts are now available in a number of different materials, weights, blends, and fits and each has its own set of benefits based on the use that you need it for. To ensure that you choose the tee that is the best solution for your needs, we’ve broken T-shirts down into three categories and chosen a top-selling tee from each category to use as an example for you to base a decision on. First, some  information that will make your apparel shopping easier: Fabric Weight: both online and in our catalog, you will notice that our apparel items have a weight listed in the material area, for example, 6 oz. cotton. This weight will vary based … Read More

Unique Ways to Use Promotional Products for Personal Events

Promotional products have been used in business for decades top provide reach and top of mind recall for organizations across nearly every industry. Promotional products have proven their success in business, if you don’t believe it, check out these facts about the power of promotional products. What you may not have considered yet is that promotional products can be just as powerful for your personal events. That’s right, we’re talking about weddings, family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, and more! Have a blast at your next big get-together by adding custom giveaways to the mix! Promotional giveaways are loved by the masses, so it makes sense that these items would be a big hit anywhere. If you are getting ready to throw a large family event or a gathering of friends, customized giveaways are an affordable and impactful way to build anticipation for your event, and give those who attend a way to remember … Read More

5 Convincing Reasons to Try Promotional Products

Click here to download this infographic.   When it comes to choosing an advertising method, as a business, it can be a tough decision to make. There are so many different mediums to choose from between traditional advertising and new media, figuring out the best way to disperse your marketing dollars can turn into a tough task! At Crestline, we sell promotional products because we believe in them. Here are a few integral reasons why we think promotional products should be a part of your marketing mix:  59% of promotional product recipients had a more favorable impression of the advertiser after receiving the item. So if you are looking to give your customer the warm and fuzzies, a thoughtful promotional product could do the trick! 88% of recipients could recall the advertisers who gave them a promotional product. This is important! Being memorable doesn’t mean much if your audience only … Read More

Six Promotional Products for Fun Runs and Charity Walks

For the past decade, a new trend has been sweeping across the country. Chances are you’ve already noticed—the trend is the fun run or the non-traditional marathons such as charity walks, color runs, and other fun themed runs. The organization, Running USA, says, “since 2009, the estimated number of finishers of non-traditional runs has grown from the low six figures to over 4 million in 2013.” Fun runs differ from traditional running events because of the audience that they attract. Those who participate in fun runs are less serious about running as a sport and are participating more frequently for the social experience or for a cause that is close to them. Despite the fact that these runners may not necessarily care about how quickly they make it past the finish line, they still show up inspired to have fun and participate. Due to the popularity of this growing industry, non-traditional … Read More

10 Giveaways for Heart Awareness Month

February is American Heart Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. President Obama declared February American Heart Month because often times heart disease can be prevented with healthy practices. If you are looking for a way to make a difference in your community or you have an event occurring in February, consider putting a heart-healthy spin on it! Here are some fun promotional items that can help you share your heart healthy message! 1.  Heart Shaped Magnet Magnets have a special place in the home in high-traffic areas such as the refrigerator and filing cabinets. Magnets are a useful household item that people like to keep around. Put your logo and a healthy eating tip on this heart magnet to help spread heart health awareness. 2. Heart Stress Ball Stress may … Read More

10 Must Have Tech Accessories

  Technology devices have become an integral part of our lives. Mobile devices and tablets keep us connected, informed and amused. Our cell phones have become our new alarm clocks for waking up, our GPS for navigating the world, our calendar, our notepad, our personal assistant. We access a great deal of information everyday through these devices. Technology occupies such a large part of our lives that it makes sense to find accessories that enhance these beloved tech items even more. Here are 10 must-have tech accessories for you to customize with your logo: Power banks Power banks are one tech accessory that you will never want to leave home without. Power banks can charge compatible mobile devices and tablets from anywhere. They are perfect for long days, travel and unexpected emergencies such as power outages. The amount of charge that a power bank gives your phone or tablet will vary based … Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Next Giveaway Interactive

One of the things that make promotional products so powerful is their ability to impact brand recall. Did you know that 76% of those who receive a promotional product are able to recall the name of the advertiser who gave it to them? That’s a big deal to advertisers! In today’s world, there are a lot of distractions around us at all times making it harder than ever to get the attention of our consumers, but by making our message as interactive as the devices in their hands, advertisers have a better chance at establishing a connection. So how can this help you be better at your next trade show or event? Promotional products on their own are already great at making an impression for your brand, but by making your next event giveaway more interactive, you may be able to win over more potential customers. How to Make Your … Read More

5 Reasons Why Your Company Should Make Employee Development a Priority

What kind of priority do you place on education and professional development at your company? For many companies, it is not enough. If on the job training for employees does not stretch further than the first few weeks of your new hires employment, you may be missing out on a valuable investment. Why should your company invest in professional training and education? It is easy to understand why employers may be hesitant to pay for education, training and professional development because it leads to the concern that you have now given them all of these skills and made them better with the possibility that they may then go and take those skills elsewhere. But the benefits of investing in your employees far outweigh this risk. 5 Amazing things that happen when you make employee development a priority When you make your company’s commitment to education and development clear from the … Read More

The Power of Promotional Writing Instruments

Have you ever wondered what makes promotional pens so popular? Nearly every educational institution, bank, and hotel have custom writing instruments with their business name on it. Pens are often inexpensive, come in a vast variety of styles, and can be used by anyone, which is why the promotional pen is a smashing success. The ballpoint pen was invented in 1938 by László Bíró, a journalist from Hungary, and are now one of the most common pens used for promotional purposes. Ballpoint pens offer quick-drying ink and write smoothly which is why most people enjoy writing with them. In the U.S., 56% of promotional product consumers own a promotional pen and say that they have received at least one promotional pen in the last 12 months, making them the most popular promotional item. Custom apparel (48%) and bags (34%) follow behind in second and third place. When consumers do receive promotional … Read More

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