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Case Study: A Cheese-y Promotion

3 days ago

Objective: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat business. Product: Coupon Gatefold Photo Folder Personalization: R...

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2 Cool 4 School Promo

May 13

Much to many students’ dismay, back-to-school time is practically here! School promos are one of the top-selling promotional products, and we’ve searched high and low to find you the be...

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7 Cool Products to Beat the Heat This Summer

May 05

The sun is beating down, and depending on where you live, you might be able to cook an egg on the sidewalk: summer is officially here! With high temperatures and lots of sun, it’s a great tim...

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5 Promotional Products for School That Are 2 Cool 2-B 4-Got-N

Apr 28

Each school year, millions of students hit the books, shoot some hoops, and work hard to bring home that golden 4.0 GPA. Sometimes, the best way to promote your brand is by supporting the students ...

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5 Black-Belt Worthy Karate Promo Products

Apr 21

Ready to chop and kick your way into a win? Well, look no further! Here are five top-notch karate items that are perfect for any karate school! Karate Medal Karate Stress Reliever K...

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Case Study: Sign the Deal

Apr 14

In the fall, a car dealership introduced a new model and promoted it to potential customers. The car dealer purchased a mailing list and merged it with its own database. The Ranger Stylus Sati...

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6 Wedding Promotional Products to Celebrate

Apr 06

Whether you're planning your dream wedding, you host weddings, make dresses, or plan them for a living - these six promotional products are sure to capture the magic of the big day! 4" Round Ab...

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Q2 Key marketing dates (April – June) - Ding ding ding, quarter two.

Apr 03

April April offers the opportunity to have some marketing fun, too – with one day in particular. April Fools Day. In recent years, more and more companies have jumped on the bandwagon of p...

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How Promo Products Can Tell Your Brand's Story

Mar 30

Stories are powerful. From sharing stories around the campfire to writing fictional novels, storytelling has connected people together for thousands of years. But, have you ever considered storyte...

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9 Promotional Products for Tech Wizards

Mar 23

Did you know that American consumers own, on average, at least three connected devices? Add your logo to these top tech accessories and your company will become a part of your customers’ dail...

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Your Guide to Promotional Shirts

Mar 16

If you've ever run a 5k or attended a basketball game, chances are you've got a promotional shirt in your drawers somewhere. According to PPAI's 2019 Consumer Study, wearables are the #1 most popul...

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Case Study: A StuPENdous Promotion

Mar 08

Description: Dart Pen Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A data storage company wanted an item they could put on their company store website in which branches or divisions could purc...

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Print's Not Dead: How Print Products Can Work for You

Mar 01

In the past decade, many businesses have moved away from print marketing to focus almost entirely on digital marketing. You may have even heard people say that print is dead. However, print media h...

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Terrific Shirt Promos!

Feb 23

Shirts are one of the hottest promotional products on the market. How can you personalize this fashion staple and make your mark in your industry? Look no further, for we have five promotional shir...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Feb 16

A little branding goes a long way with these promo products perfect for the great outdoors! By adding your logo to these six sturdy items, your brand can be seen on hiking trails, huddled around a ...

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8 Items for Restaurant Promos that Sizzle

Feb 09

Have you heard the word? Indoor dining is back, baby! For restaurants, bars, cafes, and more looking to spread the good news that they're fully operational again, promotional products are a great ...

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Reusable vs. Disposable Items

Feb 01

Disposable products are a common part of everyday life for most folks – think single-use items like plastic cutlery, paper plates, shopping bags from the grocery store, napkins, the coffee cu...

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The Secrets to Attracting Ideal Customers

Jan 24

You put together the business plan, signed the lease, designed an informative website and…*crickets*. It can be pretty discouraging when you put in the effort, but you’re not attract...

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Case Study: It Takes a Village

Jan 17

Objective: A village needed an easy way to let residents know when there were issues with their water meters. They wanted a faster method of communication than mailing letters, and something more...

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7 Camping Promotional Products for the Great Outdoors

Jan 09

Whether you’re looking to relax and recharge or seeking adventure, getting out into nature provides everyone some peace and quiet from our regular lives. Help your customers enjoy the grea...

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Mask Mania!

Jan 02

It’s safe to say that the humble face mask is one of 2020’s most popular products, and it isn’t difficult to figure out why. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease ...

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Top 10 Trade Show Giveaways & Promotional Ideas For 2024: Part One

Dec 28, 2023

Top 10 Trade Show Giveaways & Promotional Ideas For 2024 Part One Looking for the best affordable giveaway ideas for your next trade show or conference appearance? Here are ten of the best giv...

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The Best in Athlesiure

Dec 25, 2023

Athleisure is a versatile clothing style that combines athletic apparel with fashionable leisurewear elements. It encompasses a wide range of items, including leggings, joggers, sweatshirts, hoodie...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Dec 18, 2023

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants receiv...

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Perk up Your Promotions With These 6 Coffee Products

Dec 10, 2023

Coffee enthusiasts will love these promotional products that look like they’re straight from the coffee shop! Millions of people drink coffee and tea every day, even multiple times a day whic...

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Case Study: A Picture is Worth...a Nice Donation

Dec 03, 2023

Description: Folded Photograph Card Industry: Fundraising What it was purchased for: A historical preservation society needed invitations for their annual dinner. A board member donated their pho...

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Case Study: A Shoe-In

Nov 26, 2023

Golf Mesh Shoe Bag for Association Tournaments A national golf association wanted a giveaway item for golfers in weekend tournaments and high school students considering golf at the collegiate lev...

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5 Tips for Boosting Social Media Engagement

Nov 18, 2023

Social media is used for different purposes. News outlets tweet out breaking news, fashion trends are posted on Instagram, and political ads are promoted through Facebook. Social media platforms ar...

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6 Things You're Missing out on by Not Using Promotional Products

Nov 11, 2023

Promotional products aren't just for niche industry operations. Whether you are a small organization looking to grow your business, or an established company wanting to reach a new market, a produc...

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Top 5 Promotional Products for Professionals

Nov 03, 2023

Lawyers, CPAs, and architects, to name a few professionals, spend countless hours working in challenging industries. Promotional products are excellent for employee relations, orientation progra...

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7 Financial Products That Are a Great Investment

Oct 27, 2023

Finance-themed promotional products are a great marketing investment and help increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. These 7 products can be used as financial seminar gifts, banking giveawa...

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6 Budget-Friendly Products to Drive High-End Sales

Oct 20, 2023

Are you looking for a marketing campaign that is not only successful but budget-friendly? Good news! You don’t have to break the bank to find promotional products that get the job done and le...

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Products and Tips to Boost Your Work From Home Productivity

Oct 12, 2023

With all the shelter in place and social distancing rules to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, more people are working remotely than ever before. It’s important to make sure your at-home wo...

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Now Trending: Fanny Packs!

Oct 05, 2023

Fanny packs are back and more fashionable than ever! It's just moms wearing them to the park or on vacation, either. Millennials, Zennials, and Gen Alpha has been getting into the action with sling...

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Case Study: Go Green or Go Home

Sep 27, 2023

Item: goingreen™ Stapled Appointment Calendar Purpose: Promote awareness of recycling programs and provide recycling information to the community Audience: Residents of the company’...

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8 Promotional Product Ideas for Students of All Ages

Sep 20, 2023

Whether it's a Big 12 university or an elementary school, people love to show off their school spirit! So, we chose eight promotional products that are perfect for both students and teachers of all...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Sep 13, 2023

Market: Entertainment Product Use: Gift With Purchase Promotion: A major theme park chose the Safeguard Security Waist Belt as a gift with purchase for customers who bought season passes. The w...

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Case Study: Celebrate Milestones

Sep 05, 2023

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this ...

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Case Study: A Gift to Build a Dream On

Aug 29, 2023

Description: Medium Pillow Box Industry: Healthcare Personalization The pillow box was modeled after designs used at a charity golf tournament benefitting the hospital. Because children at th...

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Why You Should Be Having More Fun at Work

Aug 21, 2023

In the past, the words “work” and “fun” were two very different concepts that could never be caught in the same sentence. The old school rationale taught us that if you are ...

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How to Juggle Work and Life Balance Like a Boss

Aug 14, 2023

Sometimes life gets hard. You don’t have to work a night shift from Monday to Sunday to agree with that statement. Even the most effortless of jobs, those we believe to have truly mastered, ...

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5 Promo Products That Are Bright, Light, and Ready to Excite

Aug 07, 2023

Looking for some promotional products to outshine the competition? Need some LED magic to illuminate your brand? We’ve got you covered with this selection of super fun promotional products...

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Case Study: Practice Putting

Jul 30, 2023

2 Ball Pillow Pack – Titleist® TruFeel for Non-Profit Event When a non-profit had to cancel their annual fundraising dinner due to Coronavirus, a golf course donated their clubhouse pati...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Jul 23, 2023

When it comes to building a successful company culture, maintaining positive employee attitude is key. Not only are happy employees more productive, but your company is also more likely to attract ...

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Top 7 Promo Products for Civic Clubs

Jul 16, 2023

When it comes to cities and the businesses they house – nothing is more important than trade associations and civic clubs like your local chamber of commerce! So we've come up with 8 promotio...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass!

Jul 08, 2023

Objective A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sales and highlight their weekly specials while encouraging enrollment for their...

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All About Potato Promo

Jul 01, 2023

Whether you’re an Idaho native or just a big fan of potatoes, here’s a list of some spectacular potato promotional products that you may find appealing! Bag Clip What better way to...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Jun 24, 2023

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repea...

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5 Out of the Box Promotional Products We Love…and You Will Too!

Jun 16, 2023

We’ve all been stuck in the same rut while trying to come up with some original ideas to appeal to customers. Are you in need of some extra product inspiration? If so, here’s a littl...

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Case Study: A Lanyard A Day

Jun 09, 2023

Organization Tanning Salon Product Featured Full Color Dye Sublimated Lanyard Goal of Promotion To create new clients for salon Description of Case History A tanning salon wanted a creativ...

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Perk Up Your Pet! 5 Promo Products Your Pets Will Beg For

Jun 02, 2023

Our pets are our family, and they deserve the best of the best when it comes to promotional products - just like humans do. So we've picked six perfect products for your customers' fluffy companion...

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6 Calming Products for Skincare Lovers

May 25, 2023

The hottest beauty trend of the late 2010s among millennials and Gen Zers was the dewy, bare-faced, minimal makeup look. This “Glossier girl” revolution led to a resurgence in skincare ...

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Now

May 18, 2023

Do you ever get a case of the Mondays…on a Thursday? We all get down sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we need to stay there. Whether someone said something that upset you, you’re...

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6 Retro Products That Are a Blast From the Past

May 10, 2023

No matter what decade you think of when you think of “retro products”, you can bet there’s a customizable product perfect for your next event. Using nostalgia to promote your busi...

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Case Study: Shop 'til You Drop

May 03, 2023

A shopping mall was holding a late-winter promotion to increase traffic during typically slower months. Visitors to the complex received a "passport" to take to different stores within the mall for...

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No Fin Can Compare to These Shark Products

Apr 26, 2023

Sharks are some of the ocean's most beautiful creatures. With over 500 species and more being discovered, the world of sharks is absolutely fascinating, from the deep sea Greenland Shark which can ...

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Our Top 10 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

Apr 19, 2023

Sometimes it’s good to take a moment and get in touch with Mother Earth. Not only are these products great for printing your company logo or message, but they also serve dual purposes. The pr...

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Case Study: A Race to Remember

Apr 11, 2023

Item: Sport Bottle with Metallic Ring – 28 oz. Purpose: Race day giveaway Audience: Breast cancer survivors and race participants A regional race supporting breast cancer research added an...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass

Apr 04, 2023

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and ...

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Case Study: Write to Paradise!

Mar 28, 2023

A 5 Star Resort wanted to ensure its guests received the best experience. To encourage feedback on services provided, guests were offered a coupon for use at their next visit in return for ...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Mar 21, 2023

Description: Pencil Sharpener Industry: Construction What it was purchased for: A shipyard in a major city harbor has advocates who go out to local schools to promote shipbuilding. These advocate...

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7 Ways to Instantly Make Your Website More User-Friendly

Mar 14, 2023

With more and more people preferring to conduct business exclusively online, a user-friendly website isn’t just desirable, it’s required if you want to be successful. These seven tips w...

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Top 10 Promotional Products for the Health and Wellness Industry

Mar 06, 2023

Now, more than ever before, people are focused on enriching their lives with healthy habits and wellbeing practices. In fact, the health & wellness industry has seen exponential growths over the pa...

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How to Manage the Workload of a Leader

Feb 27, 2023

We all have a superstar in the office. They’re the ones who get all their work done before the deadline, befriend everyone in the office, manage an entire team, and still make it to the gym e...

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Trade Show Giveaway Ideas In 2023 - Part III

Feb 23, 2023

The most useful trade show giveaways help market your product or service while keeping your company top of mind. Here are 21 trending giveaway items to try. A lot of time and planning goes into ...

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10 Must-Have Tech Products and Accessories

Feb 20, 2023

If you want to give your brand a modern and fresh new identity try throwing some cutting-edge tech gadgets into your marketing mix. The wave of wireless charging options, portable speakers, and wea...

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6 Promotional Signs to Let Customers Know You’re Open For Business

Feb 13, 2023

As restaurants, salons, retail stores, and more begin reopening the doors, many business owners are trying to think of bold ways to visually attract customers to their businesses. From curbside foo...

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Giving Back: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

Feb 06, 2023

Whether you’re putting together a fundraiser, donating food to a local shelter, or volunteering at a soup kitchen, supporting causes you care about makes you feel good and makes the world a b...

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Best Trade Show Promotions

Feb 02, 2023

Best Trade Show Promotions Campfire Coffee Mugs Unique Stress Balls Colorful Gel Pens Personalized Bamboo Notebooks Push Pop Bubble Toys Sweet & Salty Snack Mix Insulated Water Bottles ...

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Case Study: Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard

Jan 30, 2023

Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard Organization Insurance Company Product Featured Reflective Lanyard Goal of Promotion Promoting safety on Halloween Description of Cas...

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Ten Trade Show Slam Dunk Giveaways

Jan 26, 2023

Trade shows are an exciting and cost-effective opportunity to meet new prospects, gain brand impressions and snag high-quality leads. Meeting a prospect at a trade show costs approximately $142 c...

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6 Paw-some Promos for Pets and Vets

Jan 23, 2023

For vets, groomers, doggie daycares, and more, pet care is more than a hobby – it’s a lifestyle. While puppies don’t have any purchasing power, promoting your pet-centric busin...

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Case Study: Where Has Your Pen Been?

Jan 16, 2023

Products Javalina Splash® Pen Industry Technology Application Contest An internet company created a branded website for a promotion called “Where has your pen been?&rdqu...

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Earbuds and Speakers and Headphones - Oh My!

Jan 09, 2023

Music connects us as humans -- it transcends boundaries, cultures, race, and language! You can instantly connect with someone you may not have over the mutual love for a song or a band. Whether it'...

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Cook Up a Storm With These 5 Promotional Products

Jan 01, 2023

There are hundreds of cooking gadgets that claim to make people’s lives easier but many of them end up collecting dust in the junk drawer. We’ve found the best and most useful kitchen p...

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These Are the Tech-Savvy Promotional Products You Are Looking For

Dec 25, 2022

Technology advances exponentially. By the time you finish reading this article, you might be actually be reading it in some virtual reality café where Elvis is serving you a strawberry daiqu...

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What Makes Gen Z Tick?

Dec 17, 2022

It’s 2020, and Generation Z is growing up. The generation includes people born between 1995 and the 2010s, putting the group’s eldest squarely in their mid-twenties. Chances are that yo...

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New York City Is Battling Its Rat Problem with T-shirts

Dec 15, 2022

In order to combat the rat problem in New York City, the city's Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch announced a limit on how long trash bags can sit on the street. Tisch said that the rats will h...

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Case Study: Snap a Pic!

Dec 09, 2022

Objective: A large photography studio wanted a better welcome kit for their wedding clients than just a few loose flyers. Product: Mini Horizontal Pocket Folder Personalization: The photography s...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Dec 02, 2022

Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planners wante...

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Case Study: The Techno Pup!

Nov 25, 2022

A software company creates attention at tradeshow events with custom plush animal mascot giveaways. This plush Leonberger Dog Mascot for the company as giveaways at trade shows and other marketing ...

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Chinese New Years 2023

Nov 16, 2022

16 Nov Chinese New Years 2023 BKG Media and Promotions deals direct with factories in China to deliver unique promotional products. Each year the world’s largest holiday...

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Case Study: Safety First

Nov 15, 2022

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a bra...

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7 Sources to Boost Your Creativity

Nov 10, 2022

Feeling stumped? Uninspired? Fresh out of ideas? Thanks to the wonderful gift that is the World Wide Web, creative inspiration is just a few clicks away. These are some of our favorite sources to g...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Nov 02, 2022

Did you know that wearables are the #1 best-received promotional product? Add your logo to these fresh wearables and make your brand a walking advertisement with innumerable impressions all year lo...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Oct 26, 2022

Product: Two-Tone Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Sports What it was purchased for: A major sports team was having difficulty keeping attendance up at weeknight games. They came up with the idea of d...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Appreciation

Oct 18, 2022

Description: ID Lunch Bag Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A hospital wanted a unisex item to give out for Nurses Week. Since most of the nursing staff brought th...

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6 Promotional Products for Music Lovers

Oct 11, 2022

These promotional products will be music to your ears! There are all kinds of music lovers out there, from fans of rock to jazz and everything in between, that would love to get any of these music-...

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6 Morning Routine Products That Will Wake Anyone Up

Sep 26, 2022

Everyone has their very own personalized morning routine. It doesn't matter if you wake up 3 hours before work or 20 minutes before you have to rush out the door, with Pop-Tart in hand, we all have...

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Gift Ideas for 2022

Sep 20, 2022

Corporate gifting is rapidly changing. The need to become more approachable, relatable, and reachable is causing brands to look for ways to become more human. Start by finding the best ...

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Case Study: A Getaway Promotion

Sep 19, 2022

A resort wanted to make sure guests felt safe as they reopened after COVID-19 stay-at-home orders were lifted. At check-in, they chose to provide each guest with a Fold-Up Cinch Corner Tote to ke...

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4 Products to Help Save the Rainforests

Sep 12, 2022

Did you know that a new animal species is discovered in the Amazon Rainforest every two days? From pink dolphins to black caimans to jaguars and tiny frogs, the rainforest is home to some of the wo...

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Case Study: A Comforting Friend

Sep 04, 2022

This ambulance service is very active in its local community. They use this plush Saint Bernard for children faced with the trauma of when an ambulance is needed. They consider their Saint Bernard ...

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Case Study: Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Aug 28, 2022

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their b...

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6 Hot Sauces Sure to Blow Your Socks Off

Aug 20, 2022

Finding a new, good hot sauce nowadays is almost like when Indiana Jones triumphantly grabs the idol at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It may have taken you traversing through the aisles...

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How to Choose Uniforms the Whole Team Will Love

Aug 13, 2022

If you’ve been in the workforce for a couple of years, you’ve probably had to wear a company uniform at one point or another! Across all industries, trades, and professions, uniforms ar...

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Branding 101: What Makes a Brand Powerful

Aug 06, 2022

A powerful brand is more than just a great logo and a mission statement (although those certainly lay the groundwork for any brand.) We live in a time where competition rises up on every corner, an...

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Case Study: Create Your Own Reality

Jul 29, 2022

Description: Custom Cardboard Virtual Reality v2 Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: A leave behind for Field Marketing Account Managers to help convert business from the...

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12 Perfect Pediatric Products for Babies

Jul 22, 2022

Oh, babies! What a joy to welcome. Bringing a new baby into the world is so exciting (but also stressful and frequently sleepless). New parents know that there’s a lot to procure and prepare ...

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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Jul 15, 2022

Description: Beach Ball Industry: Tourism What it was purchased for: The customer was looking for a low-cost, family-friendly summer giveaway item to promote their city's summer tourism program i...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Jul 07, 2022

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We will ...

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6 Hot Products for the Grill Master

Jun 30, 2022

Nothing says summertime better than lounging on a pool float, roasting marshmallows under the stars, or feasting on tender barbecue. It’s time to light up the grill, because these smokin&r...

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6 Reasons You Need a Company Store

Jun 22, 2022

As more and more companies turn towards e-commerce, shopping online has never been easier or more enjoyable. Ordering branded products is no exception! Company stores give you a convenient and comp...

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July! Woohoo!!!

Jun 16, 2022

July! Woohoo!!! Just thinking about July makes me want to dance around in a sprinkler. And it is just around the corner! It’s that perfect time of year where the days are hot enough to enjo...

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Let's Get Physical! 9 Promo Products for Personal Trainers, Gyms, and More

Jun 15, 2022

Physical fitness is an integral part of leading a healthy life, but it’s not always easy to accomplish on one’s own! That’s where personal trainers, gyms, and fitness classes come...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Jun 08, 2022

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for its top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. They ...

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National Donut Day

Jun 03, 2022

Happy National Donut Day, readers! Most of the big national chains are offering freebies, BOGO deals or some kind of discount in honor of the occasion, and we've rounded up many of those deals her...

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5 Products That will Send you Over the Moon and out of This World

May 31, 2022

For the first time since Neil and Buzz took those first steps on July 16th, 1969, there hasn't been a more exciting time for space exploration than right now. Just recently, we landed another rover...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

May 24, 2022

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Cas...

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8 Paw-some Promotional Products for Dogs and Dog Lovers

May 16, 2022

Whether you work with animals or want to show that your business is pet-friendly, there are plenty of products that will win over every dog breed! Here are 8 of our favorite pet products. Colla...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

May 09, 2022

If you work in real estate, you know that your field generates billions of dollars in revenue per year in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. And you could pocket a good amount of that ...

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6 Awarding Rewards for Your Employees

May 01, 2022

Since the beginning of the corporate award dinners, the same type of glass award has been presented at each one, whether it is a banquet, end-of-year party, or even just a company-wide meeting. Whi...

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10 Promo Products for Auto-Lovers

Apr 24, 2022

Grab your keys and prepare for a Bo Duke slide across the hood of your car. It’s time to take a look at 10 promo products for auto-lovers. For this list, we put together a travel-bag of gear ...

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Case Study: Let Them Eat Cake!

Apr 16, 2022

Objective A bakery owner had built solid connections with other service providers within their local event industry. But they were looking to grow their business within the wedding market. Pro...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Apr 09, 2022

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top grap...

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Leading the Workplace: How to Develop Your Leadership Skills

Apr 02, 2022

Do you want to lead? Or, are you already in a management or supervisory role and want to be the best leader you can be? Then we’ve got good news for you. No matter what your current position ...

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5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Positive Outlook

Mar 26, 2022

One of the most powerful things you can do to set yourself up for success is practice the art of positive thinking. It's easy to let the struggles of everyday life control your attitude. But by pra...

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12 Coolest Squeeze Products to Relieve Your Stress

Mar 18, 2022

Admit it, when you get a goodie bag full of promotional products, or you see a booth at a trade show - you immediately gravitate towards the stress relievers. Stress relievers have evolved well bey...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Mar 11, 2022

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the...

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Most Popular Products BKG Media and Promotions: February 2022

Mar 09, 2022

Most Popular Products BKG Media and Promotions: February 2022 February may be the shortest month (and coldest, depending on where you live — here in Maryland, it was cold!), but that c...

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Case Study: Keep Warm Buddy Set

Mar 04, 2022

Description: Keep Warm Buddy Set Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A local school was looking for a fundraiser item to help older kids raise money for an overnight camping trip. They...

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March! What a great month to celebrate!

Feb 25, 2022

March! What a great month to celebrate! When you kick off a month with a parade for the start of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday (Mar. 1st), you know it’s going to be a good time! With days lik...

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Case Study:

Feb 24, 2022

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a financial institution decided to provide single-use pens in all their locations and for drive-thru banking. This idea was intended to help stop the spr...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Feb 17, 2022

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the studen...

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The History of Promotional Products

Feb 10, 2022

If you've ever been to a music festival or convention and walked away with a bag full of freebies, then you know that promotional products work! But did you know that those quirky logoed products h...

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You Need More Cowbell

Feb 03, 2022

Description: Cowbell Industry: Sporting Events, Athletics What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runners. The...

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25 Insane Facts About Promotional Products

Jan 27, 2022

You don’t have to work in the field of promotional products to notice the impact they can have on any organization’s marketing efforts. As the most effective medium of advertising acros...

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9 Useful Apps for Sales & Marketing Professionals

Jan 19, 2022

Your phone’s ringing off the hook. You’ve got three meetings back to back. Emails are piling up in your inbox. And when you have a moment to book your next business trip, you wonder how...

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Best Practices for Trade Show Follow-Up

Jan 14, 2022

Top-Shelf Tip No. 10: “The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection.” Robin S. Sharma Best Practices for Trade Show Follow-Up ...

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6 Purr-fect Promo Products for Cat Lovers

Jan 12, 2022

Everyone knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know that cats have been living alongside humans as companions since at least 7500 BC? In 2017, cats were one of the most popular p...

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Six Musts for Trade Show Success

Jan 10, 2022

Top-Shelf Tip No. 7: “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser Six Musts for Trade Show Success A...

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Case Study: Spec-Tacular Promotions

Jan 05, 2022

Description: CUSTOM Classic Sunglasses Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: The end-user wanted to give something away at this year’s Spring Break in Jamaica for an MTV ev...

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New Year - New Prices

Jan 01, 2022

As we reach the conclusion of 2021 and look forward to the start of a new year, we would like to take a moment to share a broad update on pricing which will take effect in early January. As the...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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Know Your Shades: 4 Types of Iconic Sunglasses

Dec 28, 2021

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” - Timbuk 3 Sunglasses have been and always will be one of the most popular promotional products. Why? Because practically everyone ...

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Case Study: Zip It Up

Dec 21, 2021

Description: Sports Pack with Front Zipper Industry: Broadcast Media/Telecommunication What it was purchased for: A cellular provider needed giveaways for an event at a major university. How it w...

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Using Customer Profiles to Find the Perfect Promo Products

Dec 14, 2021

When business owners are asked about the customers they serve, many times, their response is: “Well, we serve everyone…” If a company served everyone, it would be impossible to ...

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Case Study: Keeping it All Together

Dec 07, 2021

Objective: An insurance company wanted to send new customers home with a special gift and a way to keep their new insurance policy documentation organized. Product: Insurance Document Pouch & Fu...

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4 Awesome Mindfulness Apps to Help You Be Your Best Self

Nov 29, 2021

Mindfulness. That's been a big buzzword recently. It means being mindful to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally – especially mentally. Recently, and especially with the...

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Case Study: Charity Fundraiser

Oct 03, 2022

The organizer of a charity fundraiser wanted to add an element of fun and excitement to their door prize giveaways. As each guest arrived, they were given a Mardi Gras Jubilee pen and instructions ...

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Most Popular Products BKG Media and Promotions: February 2022

Mar 09, 2022

Most Popular Products BKG Media and Promotions: February 2022 February may be the shortest month (and coldest, depending on where you live — here in Maryland, it was cold!), but that c...

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Six Musts for Trade Show Success

Jan 11, 2022

Top-Shelf Tip No. 7: “Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser Six Musts for Trade Show Success A...

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Price Increases Ahead

Jan 03, 2022

As we reach the conclusion of 2021 and look forward to the start of a new year, we would like to take a moment to share a broad update on pricing which will take effect in early...

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Price Increases Ahead

Jan 01, 2022

As we reach the conclusion of 2021 and look forward to the start of a new year, we would like to take a moment to share a broad update on pricing which will take effect in early...

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Price Increases Ahead

Jan 01, 2022

As we reach the conclusion of 2021 and look forward to the start of a new year, we would like to take a moment to share a broad update on pricing which will take effect in early...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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New Year - New You

Jan 01, 2022

There is no better time than the New Year to create a new approach to getting yourself healthy. A New Year’s solution—instead of a resolution–means creating long-term success, by ...

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Happy Birthday To Us

Nov 11, 2021

Eight years ago I made a strange "deal" of sorts with God after discussing it with my wife. I was working for another company, fed up and not feeling like I was being paid what I was worth, or eve...

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Eight Ways To Improve Accountability On Your Team

Nov 03, 2021

Eight Ways To Improve Accountability On Your Team When you lead a team of people, you’re accountable not only for yourself but also for creating a culture of accounta...

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Six Things To Stop Stressing About During Presentations

Oct 26, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 210: “A great presentation gives smart ideas an advantage.” Nancy Duarte Six Things To Stop Stressing About During Presentations I...

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Three Key Components of a Perfect Elevator Pitch

Oct 20, 2021

The Three Key Components Of A Perfect Elevator Pitch Let’s say you meet some new people at a trade show or networking event. How do you introduce yourself? Do you make a vague statement abou...

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Four Ways Leaders Can Create Equality In The Workplace

Oct 14, 2021

Four Ways Leaders Can Create Equality In The Workplace At your company, is everyone treated equally, or do leaders tend to get special treatment? And if you manage a team, d...

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Cotton prices just hit a 10-year high. Here’s what that means for retailers and consumers

Oct 11, 2021

KEY POINTS Cotton prices surged to a 10-year high on Friday, reaching $1.16 per pound and touching levels not seen since July 7, 2011. “In 2011, we needed a prayer meeting,” L...

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The Supply Chain Sucks

Oct 01, 2021

October 1, 2021 Dear Trusted Clients, As we head into the holiday season, we know that securing product for ...

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Five Simple Things To Do When Your Business Feels Chaotic

Sep 17, 2021

Five Simple Things To Do When Your Business Feels Chaotic ​ Business owners are often prone to burnout. Their to-do list seemingly never ends, and they feel like they need to be everywhere ...

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Six Times You Should Pause In Sales

Sep 13, 2021

Six Times You Should Pause In Sales Pauses are powerful in sales. It may feel awkward when a conversational lull hits, but these pauses can be incredibly helpful. When you wait a few seconds to sp...

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Three Questions To Help Remote Teams Work Better Together

Mar 02, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 41: “Great things in business are never done by one person. They are done by a team of people.” Steve Jobs Three Questions To Help Remote Teams Work Better To...

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Five Ways To Apply Chess Principles To Hiring

Feb 22, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 33: “All life is problem-solving.” Karl Popper Five Ways To Apply Chess Principles To Hiring Chess, one of the world’s oldest and most popular games, is hav...

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Six Ways To Infuse More Value Into Your Virtual Sales Meetings

Feb 17, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 32: “Creativity takes courage.” Henri Matisse Six Ways To Infuse More Value Into Your Virtual Sales Meetings Meeting with clients virtuall...

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How To Work With Five Difficult Types Of People

Feb 12, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 26: “Be the attitude you want to be around.” Tim DeTellis How To Work With Five Difficult Types Of People Difficult people exist in every workplace and c...

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“Happy Valentine’s Day Gift…A Love Story”

Feb 10, 2021

“Happy Valentine’s Day Gift…A Love Story” Source Unknown While browsing through a secondhand bookstore, John Blanchard, a college student in Florida, bought a bo...

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Smart Strategies For Managing Your Screen Time

Feb 09, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 27: “To do two things at once is to do neither.” Publius Syrus Smart Strategies For Managing Your Screen Time Does it feel like you are cons...

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How To Strengthen Sales Relationships In A Digital World

Feb 08, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 25: “Succeeding in business is all about making connections.” Richard Branson How To Strengthen Sales Relationships In A Digital World Building relationships is c...

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What To Do When Employees Lose Their Motivation

Feb 05, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 24: “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill What To Do When Employees Lose Their Motivation ...

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Five Best Practices For Your Talent Management Strategy

Feb 03, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 22: “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional, wait until you hire an amateur.” Red Adair Five Best Practices For Your Talent Management Strategy ...

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How To Get More Out Of Your Huddle Meetings

Jan 28, 2021

Top-Shelf Tip No. 16: “We cannot accomplish all that we need to do without working together.” Bill Richardson How To Get More Out Of Your Huddle Meetings Huddle meetings, sometimes...

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How to Write Action-Driven Copy

Jan 22, 2021

How to Write Action-Driven Copy ACTION, ACTION, WE WANT ACTION! Where email once was the new, high-speed method of reaching customers, it increasingly takes a backseat to here today, gone tomo...

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Strategies for Success During Hard Times: Forget About Yourself, Focus on Others

May 06, 2020

Strategies for Success During Hard Times: Forget About Yourself, Focus on Others 05/05/2020 14:48 ...

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The Real Story Behind Valentine’s Day

Feb 14, 2020

This Valentine’s Day you will probably either send or receive a valentine from someone. More than a billion are expected to be given away in the United States alone. But just like many of our...

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What is Bleed and Why Does it Matter When Printing?

Feb 07, 2020

What is Bleed and Why Does it Matter When Printing? Bleed in printing What is bleed? In printing, bleed is needed to make proper cuts and provide a good final product. So, what is bleed? Bleed ...

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Five Ways To Better Retain Customers In 2020

Jan 06, 2020

How do you plan to hold on to your clients this year? What are you doing to ensure they're motivated to continue buying from you? Most clients have abundant options, making it all the more importan...

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Sales: Keep It Classic

Jan 03, 2020

As I sat in my car a couple of weeks ago, woefully stuck in traffic, I began to reminisce. I was thinking with a new Decade here now how different things were done no so long ago. I thought about ...

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HOW TO: Get the most out of your tradeshow experience

Dec 30, 2019

How to Make the Most of Your Tradeshow Experience Attending a tradeshow is an investment of money, as well as time. Here are some practical tips you can use, ...

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Top Promo Trends of the 2010s

Dec 27, 2019

A countdown of the biggest trends to hit the promotional products industry over the last decade. As the decade draws to a close, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on some of the biggest ...

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5 Great Promo Ideas for the New Year

Dec 13, 2019

As P.T. Barnum once said, “Without promotion, something terrible happens… nothing!” As advertising specialists, marketing consultants, and promotional product distributo...

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5 Stories You Might Have Missed Over Thanksgiving

Dec 03, 2019

We hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving, with minimal travel headaches, plenty of time spent with friends and family, and even more time sleeping off unholy amounts of turkey and stuffing. We...

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6 Ways Corporate Gifting Can Fetch Your Business More Than What You Expect

Nov 22, 2019

Does corporate gifting seem like extra work to you? Believe us, it is not. If it is a happy day for your organization, be it an achievement or just another celebration, letting your partners and e...

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Quit Trying to Be Everything to Everyone

Nov 21, 2019

Quit Trying to Be Everything to Everyone Know what you like to sell and get really, really good at that category. Reposted from: 11/21/2019 | Paul Kiewiet, Pursuit of Purpose Ever think about how...

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5 Print Products That Small Businesses Love (And Need)

Nov 05, 2019

5 Print Products That Small Businesses Love (And Need) For many companies who are just starting out and looking to grow, selling print to small businesses can help boost sales and increase profi...

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Why Campaign Consultants Use Promo Pens in Every Election

Oct 31, 2019

Why Campaign Consultants Use Promo Pens in Every Election Posted on October 25, 2019, by goldstarpens Candidates vying to secure a seat have one thing in common: they’re campaign...

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8 Creative Ways to Use Banners (Be Inspired!)

Oct 30, 2019

8 Creative Ways to Use Banners (Be Inspired!) Custom printed banners are great for communicating your message in a big way. You can often find them hung on walls, suspended from poles, or displa...

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Eco-Friendly Gifts For Tight Budgets

Oct 29, 2019

Eco-Friendly Gifts For Tight Budgets Our customers have been loud and clear – interest in eco-friendly products has never been greater. As a result, these products have become seriously p...

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5 Essentials for any Successful Trade Show Exhibit

Oct 25, 2019

5 ESSENTIALS FOR ANY SUCCESSFUL TRADE SHOW EXHIBIT Have you ever wondered if your trade show exhibit has all the right stuff? Whether you’re kicking off the design process for a brand new ...

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How to Clean you Banner

Oct 24, 2019

How To Clean Your Banner While cleaning vinyl banners aren't difficult, it’s important to use the right cleaning products to help protect your print. To hel...

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How to introduce yourself so you’ll be unforgettable (in a good way!)

Oct 21, 2019

How to introduce yourself so you’ll be unforgettable (in a good way!) Alex Gilbeaux If you can move beyond the boring basics when you’re asked “What do you do?”, yo...

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5 Creative Uses for Announcements

Oct 16, 2019

5 Creative Uses for Announcements Whether you use them for “thank you” notes or holiday greetings, you are probably familiar with their announcement options. However, the announcement ...

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BKG Media: Magic Car Ice Scrapers | Scrape-a-Round

Oct 09, 2019

Give the Promotional Item of the year! Your clients and prospects all know that this is a $7.95 retail item, as seen on TV, Facebook and Instagram. Here is the Opportunity to Draw a crowd at y...

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Being your authentic self is the ultimate secret to happiness in life.

Oct 08, 2019

How Embarrassing Stories Can Boost Your Creativity Most people aren't exactly forthcoming with their embarrassing moments. However, research shows that sharing your cringe-worthy moments with col...

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4 Easy Ways to Cure Cash Flow Problems Quickly

Oct 07, 2019

4 Easy Ways to Cure Cash Flow Problems Quickly Cash flow problems are bad enough in a good economy. But they can be the kiss of death in a bad economy. So, if the recession has you scrambling t...

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BKG's Picks: What’s Trending In Tech

Oct 01, 2019

BKG's Picks: What’s Trending In Tech Oh, technology—how we love thee. Life without phones and other devices is unimaginable. If you’ve ever left home without your phone or ...

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4 Ways to Use Post-it Notes in the Holiday Season

Sep 26, 2019

4 Ways to Use Post-it® Notes in the Holiday Season The holiday season is fast approaching—do you have the print you need? Not only is the holiday season a great time to order your c...

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4 Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without

Sep 25, 2019

4 Marketing Tips You Can’t Live Without Posted on September 19, 2019 Whether your business is large or small, whether you rely on an active sales force or advertise so that customers wi...

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Customer Experience and Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

Sep 19, 2019

Customer Experience and Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing Customer experience can make or break your company. How you and your employees treat customers directly re...

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10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why

Sep 18, 2019

10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why 66 Marketers and graphic designers have long known that color plays a major role in the success of any marketing campaign. Specific colors tend to stir cert...

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5 Creative Uses for Trading Cards during the Holiday Season

Sep 17, 2019

5 Creative Uses for Trading Cards during the Holiday Season Whether you are gearing up for a big holiday season or preparing to simply get through that busy time and start strong in the New Year, ...

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The Mindset of First-Year Students – Class of 2022

Sep 16, 2019

“The Mindset of First-Year Students – Class of 2022” Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset ...

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6 Seemingly Small Reasons Some Businesses Fail

Sep 08, 2019

Sometimes when you see another business fail, why they got there seems obvious. Other times, it can seem like a mystery. In many of those failures, what seems like a small detail can mean big probl...

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25 Insane (But True) Facts About Promotional Products

Sep 08, 2019

25 Insane (But True) Facts About Promotional Products Eight in 10 consumers own between one and 10 promotional products. Fifty-three percent of these people use a promotional product at least...

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The Worst Business Advice We've Ever Heard

Sep 07, 2019

Bad advice is everywhere. Have you ever had someone give you a recipe that simply didn't work? Or have you followed the instructions on a tutorial only to have it turn into a complete disaster? We ...

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Your Brand Is Your Business - Market It!

Aug 29, 2019

As a marketing professional, you understand better than anyone the importance of establishing a distinct brand presence for your company. People gravitate to those they identify with and can trust ...

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Work Hard, Play Harder: 6 Promotional Products to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Aug 29, 2019

Whether you’re playing a team sport, working out, running a marathon, or going to the game, these promotional products are built to fit any active lifestyle! Add your logo to any of these ...

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8 Creative Ways to Use Banners (Be Inspired!)

Nov 30, 1919

8 Creative Ways to Use Banners (Be Inspired!) Custom printed banners are great for communicating your message in a big way. You can often find them hung on walls, suspended from poles, or displa...

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