Trends We're Following - Sustainability (Part 3)

Jun 12

Over the last few weeks, we’ve discussed what sustainability is and why it’s become such a focus in all industries, including the promotional product industry. We also discussed many of...

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Trends We're Following - Sustainability (Part 2)

Jun 05

Last week, we started to talk about Sustainability and provided some background on its history and common themes. This week, we’ll look at some of the certifications you’ll see and what...

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Trends We're Following - Sustainability (Part 1)

May 27

Probably one of the biggest trends in the PROMO industry is sustainability. Now, if you’ve been hearing this word everywhere these days and are not sure what it really means, you’re ...

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Trends We're Following - Health & Wellness

May 02

We're constantly watching PROMO Trends, what's hot now may not be in a few years and what will be replacing those items when they've run their course? Over the next couple of months, we'll talk ab...

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Trends We're Following - Standing Out

Mar 25

We're constantly watching PROMO Trends, what's hot now may not be in a few years and what will be replacing those items when they've run their course? Over the next couple of months, we'll talk ab...

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Using our PROMO Powers for GOOD

Mar 14

This blog is a little different this month. Although I’ll still provide information about PROMO and how it can help reach many different types of goals, this one’s a little more pers...

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What's in Your PROMO Cupboard

Feb 29

Over the course of this month, we’ve been talking about understanding your PROMO goals and building a plan for your annual PROMO spending. And although there are many events or activities tha...

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How can PROMO Support Your Marketing Goals?

Feb 22

Last week, we talked about setting an Annual PROMO Plan by identifying your PROMO (Marketing) Goals, Events and Activities that can benefit from PROMO, budgets, and coordination of purchasing. Let&...

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Do you have an Annual PROMO Plan?

Feb 13

I feel like I’m dating myself by bringing up a Jerry Maguire reference but for those of us around in 1996 when the movie came out will remember the famous line (among others). In the movie, ...

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Year in Review

Dec 12, 2023

As 2023 draws to a close and our elves work on the final projects for Christmas giving, we just wanted to take a moment to share our appreciation for another year of support. It has been quite a ye...

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There's still time!

Nov 09, 2023

I know we’ve been talking since September about the need to get your Christmas orders in. And if your life has been like ours, it feels like September was yesterday and Christmas is tomorrow!...

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How Teamwork & Collaborate Build Success

Oct 26, 2023

As we get ready to launch our 3rd Annual Advent Calendar fundraiser for the FSJ Firefighter's Charitable Society, I wanted to build on my post last month about how our industry is really all about ...

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Tips for Selecting Holiday Appreciation Gifts

Oct 12, 2023

It’s that time of year again! Time to decide what to give employees and customers to thank them for another year of support. Does this task bring Christmas carols to mind and get you in the ...

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Christmas Math - Have You Started Your Order?

Sep 28, 2023

Yes, it's that time of year again! The time when you're focused on extending summer and making plans for Thanksgiving and we're trying to get you thinking about Christmas. You see, Christmas is th...

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Sep 14, 2023

We often get asked about whether our sales team is on commission. This comes from well meaning customers and friends who want to ensure that they make sure they go through a particular salesperson ...

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Tips for Running a Successful Online Store

Aug 24, 2023

After running close to 100 online stores over the past few years, we have learned a lot and continue to learn more with every new store we launch. First, it’s important to identify whe...

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Group Orders Are Easy With Online Stores

Aug 10, 2023

Do you dread organizing the group order for your school, team, or company? You aren’t alone. Paper order forms, google docs, multiple emails back and forth to confirm the order, collecting p...

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Are you Missing a Branding Opportunity?

Jul 27, 2023

You’ve been invited to participate in an event or asked for a door prize or auction item for an upcoming fundraiser. Do you write a cheque? Do you send someone to buy a prize or gift card at ...

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Why You Need PET PROMO

Jul 13, 2023

Giving away promotional merchandise is all about making connections. You want employees and customers to know you care and appreciate them. What better connection can you make than connecting with ...

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5 Tips for Summer Giveaways

Jun 29, 2023

With summer here, outdoor events are in full swing (pardon the golf pun) and branded giveaways are a great way to build brand awareness and support community events. With so many options out there,...

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Choosing a PROMO T-Shirt

Jun 13, 2023

You’re in charge of getting T-shirts for your organization’s next event. Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? Then you come check out our showroom and realize that there are literal...

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Trade Shows: How Many Giveaway Items do I Need?

Feb 10, 2023

You've booked your spot, figured out your staffing and what will be in your booth but now it's time to figure out how many giveaways you need. Just like food samples at Costco, we've all been tr...

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Tips for a Successful Trade Show Experience

Feb 01, 2023

So, you've made the investment to participate in the Trade Show, don't let it go to waste. With some advanced planning and these tips, you can make sure that the experience provides the Return on I...

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Trade Shows are BACK! Are you ready?

Jan 10, 2023

Wow! Can you believe it's been 3 years since the last Trade Show? You'll want to be sure to back a big impression at this year's show as you catch up with current and meet prospective customers. An...

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Yes, It is Really Time to Start Thinking About Christmas

Sep 29, 2022

I know it feels more like summer than fall and I haven't even wrapped my head around the fact that it's almost Thanksgiving but it really is time to start thinking about Christmas PROMO. Christmas ...

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Decorating Apparel

Aug 26, 2022

Branded apparel is probably the most popular PROMO item. Whether it’s logoed apparel for your company or a great event souvenir t-shirt, it’s great for being noticed, raising money, or ...

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Group Orders Just Got Easier!

Jul 25, 2022

If you dread being the person who is responsible for organizing your team’s group order of branded merchandise, you’re not alone. Handling multiple order forms, trying to decipher every...

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Jun 27, 2022

It can be tough to keep coming up with ideas to make sure your PROMO stands out, but each season brings some great new ideas! And summer is no exception, with so many great items available, how do ...

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Why is a great Merch Line so HOT right now?

Apr 29, 2022

It’s not your imagination; small companies, big brands, bloggers and YouTubers are all doing it these days! What used to be a staple for a few unique brands is now a global trend for brands ...

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Enhance your Events with Great PROMO!

Mar 31, 2022

Spring makes us all want to get out and connect, and with events returning, it’s time to make sure your PROMO cupboard is stocked and ready to help you make the most out of your event part...

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Are QR Codes Making a Comeback?

Mar 04, 2022

The QR code, a type of barcode that has fast readability and greater storage capacity than a standard bar code, was developed in 1994 by a Japanese automotive company. They were initial used in...

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ABCs of PROMO for Non-Profits

Feb 01, 2022

As a non-profit, it can be hard to imagine that money should be spent on promotional merchandise rather than go towards your cause. But, like any organization, a well-crafted PROMO plan can support...

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2021 PROMO Trends

Nov 26, 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we thought we’d look back at the PROMO trends we saw this year and provide some predictions for 2022. As expected, masks and face coverings dominated the first part...

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Why is everything out of stock?

Nov 12, 2021

It all started with the toilet paper. And once everyone had their two-year supply carefully tucked away, and the shelves were restocked, most of us thought the supply chain issues had been resolve...

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Christmas PROMO Math

Sep 15, 2021

I know, it's only September and we're not ready for Pumpkin Spiced Lattes let alone thinking about Christmas shopping. But like Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Christmas will be here before you know it and...

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Understanding Artwork File Types

Aug 20, 2021

You’ve decided to get some branded merchandise and your Promotional Consultant asks for your logo files. For many, this is where the panic starts. “Can you use the image on my email...

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Picking the Right PROMO

Jul 02, 2021

You probably don’t know who John Lydgate is. I didn’t. But I’m not up on my fourteenth century monks and poets. I do, however, think you’ve heard this popular quote of hi...

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Advertising they Thank You for!

May 27, 2021

Remember when we used to have to watch commercials? Yes, I know that I am dating myself. I grew up in an age where advertisers could hold you hostage to get their brand messages across. No...

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Your Guide to PROMO Pricing

May 03, 2021

“How much does it cost to get a hat with my logo?” Whether it is hats or any promotional product, this is the most common question we get asked. The most accurate response is, &ldqu...

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2021 Inventory Scavenger Hunt Continues

Apr 26, 2021

As more of the world started opening up, and goods were flowing, I guess we all thought our supply issues were behind us. But as with anything else, it takes a while for the system to catch up and ...

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Should You DIY Your Promo?

Mar 25, 2021

With multiple websites and social media platforms available, you can learn to do just about everything for yourself, even PROMO. You can design your logo, source products and decorate them with a ...

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Top PROMO Trends 2021

Mar 03, 2021

In any given year, preferences and styles change but 2020 definitely turned the promo industry on its head. Although the need for many promotional items returned after the initial shutdowns, with ...

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The History of Promotional Products

Mar 05, 2021

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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