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The Real Story Behind Valentine’s Day

Feb 14

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 ho...

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What is Bleed and Why Does it Matter When Printing?

Feb 07

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? ...

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Five Ways To Better Retain Customers In 2020

Jan 06

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 important t...

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Sales: Keep It Classic

Jan 03

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 abou...

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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 tre...

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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 distribu...

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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 al...

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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...

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Quit Trying to Be Everything to Everyone

Nov 21, 2019

Quit Trying to Be Everything to EveryoneKnow 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 ho...

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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 profits....

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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: ...

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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 displayed...

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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 seri...

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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 exh...

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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 help y...

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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?”, ...

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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 can...

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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 cro...

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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 collea...

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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 scram...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 refle...

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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 certain...

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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, con...

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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 mindse...

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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 problems...

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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 on...

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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 get...

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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 wit...

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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 thes...

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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 displayed...

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