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Leading the Workplace: How to Develop Your Leadership Skills

Sep 10

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 is ...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Sep 03

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 long!...

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Case Study: A Cheese-y Promotion

Aug 27

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: Rest...

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6 Fun Products for Keeping Kids Occupied at Home

Aug 19

Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many schools and daycares to close, millions of children are experiencing a major disruption in their daily lives. Parents working from home may be struggling...

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12 Perfect Pediatric Products for Babies

Aug 12

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 bef...

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Graphic Design Terms Everyone Should Know

Aug 05

It can be hard to communicate with a design team on a project when the designers speak their very own language. That's why we have a rundown of words you may come across frequently that can save you f...

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You Can Bank on These 7 Promotional Products

Jul 28

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

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7 Promotional Products for When You’re Feeling Lucky

Jul 21

Whether you’re a casino looking for new ways to entice players to visit or you’re putting together a casino themed event, there are plenty of promotional products for you! Add your logo an...

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

Jul 14

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 little e...

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Let's Get Physical With These Activewear Promo Products

Jul 06

Activewear promotional products are a great option for company wellness programs, fitness centers, or any brand promoting an active lifestyle! Exercise is an important part of our overall wellness and...

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6 High-Tech Promotional Products

Jun 29

It seems like there are new cutting-edge gadgets coming to market every day. It’s getting hard to keep up with what is really going to make your life easier and what’s just hype. We&rsquo...

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4 Ways to Improve Communication

Jun 22

Have you ever had this conversation before? Them: "How are you?" You: "Yes." Or have you ever been in a meeting and realized you zoned out halfway through? Or how about when you’re at the mo...

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Case Study: Health & Wellness Spas

Jun 15

Products Javalina Jewel® Pen Industry Health & Wellness Spas Application Future Visits A day spa wanted to ensure that its guests always received the royal treatment. To encourage f...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

Jun 07

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consistent....

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

May 31

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow. T...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

May 24

Item: JAFFA® Wave Award Purpose: Welcome gift for incentive winners Audience: Software company sales representatives A software company held a sales incentive contest for reps to win a trip ...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

May 17

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 graphic...

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How to Juggle Work and Life Balance Like a Boss

May 09

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, can...

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Case Study: Piece of Cake

May 02

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. Products:...

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Case Study: Rock out on the Run

Apr 25

Description: Earbuds With a Wristband Industry: Marathon What it was purchased for: A sponsor was looking for an item or items that runners/walkers could be given at the race that they could use dur...

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Five Frugal Promotions for the Cost-Savvy Consumer

Apr 17

Did you know that promotional products are one of the most cost-effective ways to market your business or organization? Because people hang on to promotional products and use them in their everyday li...

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8 Promo Products That Will Have You Ready For Spring

Apr 10

Here comes the sun! With spring in full swing, it’s time to shake off the cold and embrace these colorful products that will be sure to brighten your day. Garden Kit Test your green thumb wi...

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6 Reasons You Need a Company Store

Apr 03

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 complet...

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5 Office Toys That Will Bring Your Brand Joy

Mar 27

Look around your office and you will probably find that your coworkers’ desktops are riddled with a variety of knick-knacks, toys, puzzles, and stress balls. Office toys are a great way to st...

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

Mar 20

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 has ...

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6 Products to Make Flu Season a Little Easier

Mar 13

As the weather turns cooler and the leaves change color, cold and flu season begins to rear its ugly head. Cold and flu season typically starts in the fall and peaks in January and February, and this ...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

Mar 05

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided on ...

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Your Guide to Promo Hats

Feb 26

A hat is a hat, right? With so many different styles available, it’s easy to get confused. With this quick guide to promotional headwear, you’ll learn the differences between the various s...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

Feb 19

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distribut...

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Case Study: Roll Up in Style

Feb 12

Description: Roll-Up Blanket Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: A reward to employees for good service. How it was distributed: These blankets were mailed to locations aro...

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Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility: Why it Matters

Feb 05

As the reality of our planet’s changing climate is becoming more and more apparent, being committed to sustainability has become a business imperative in the eyes of consumers. According to a 20...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

Jan 29

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company chose ...

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Case Study: Calendar Puns are Week

Jan 22

Objective: A real estate agent wanted a useful promotional item to boost her personal branding and promote her services while staying top of mind all year round. Product: Desk Calendar with 4-Color...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Jan 15

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 repeat b...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Jan 08

Do you ever have that moment when you look at something and you get an overwhelming surge of nostalgia? Everyone loves a good throwback, especially when it's a cool, vintage product. Below are seven r...

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

Dec 31, 2020

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 photog...

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Case Study: A Spoon-taneous Promotion

Dec 24, 2020

Description: Spoon Mug Industry: Advertising What it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers. How it was distributed: The spoon mugs w...

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Case Study: A

Dec 17, 2020

Organization Tanning Salon Product Featured Polyester Lanyard Goal of Promotion To create new clients for salon Description of Case History A tanning salon wanted a creative way to give out a...

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Giving Back: The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility

Dec 10, 2020

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 bett...

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5 Outside-the-Box Promotional Products for Your Next School Order

Dec 03, 2020

If you’ve ever placed an order for promotional products for a school, you have probably seen your fair share of t-shirts and baseball caps. And trust us, those are definitely important! Wearable...

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Case Study: Don't Bottle It Up

Nov 25, 2020

An oil & gas company was building employee gift packages that would appeal to their entire workforce during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With employees working both at home and continuing to wor...

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Our Top 10 Favorite Eco-Friendly Products

Nov 18, 2020

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 produ...

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You Need More Cowbell

Nov 10, 2020

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. They chose ...

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Perk up Your Promotions With These 6 Coffee Products

Nov 03, 2020

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 which m...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Oct 27, 2020

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

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From Zero to Wow: 6 Uniforms That Every Employee Will Love

Oct 20, 2020

Have you ever worked at a 9 to 5 job where there is a mandatory uniform? But... this required uniform is old, frumpy, and 100 percent unflattering? We've been there too! There are benefits of uniform...

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Case Study: Keep Warm Buddy Set

Oct 12, 2020

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 ch...

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Case Study: A StuPENdous Promotion

Oct 05, 2020

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 purchas...

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6 Promotional Products for Music Lovers

Sep 28, 2020

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-the...

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Must-Have Promotional Products for the Real Estate Industry

Sep 20, 2020

Real estate promotional products are a memorable way to stay top of mind with your clients by promoting your brand, while also giving something back to your clients. Whether it’s part of a direc...

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6 A+ Products for Online Education Courses

Sep 13, 2020

Classrooms have looked very different this year. Who agrees? Notebooks have turned into laptops, desks have turned into dining room tables, and students have kept their distance by learning and study...

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6 Products to Include in Every Holiday Gift Basket

Sep 06, 2020

It’s always a good idea to get those gifts planned out and ready to go before the holiday chaos begins, and that includes client appreciation gifts. But, what do you get them? Put in extra thoug...

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How Promo Products Can Tell Your Brand's Story

Aug 30, 2020

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 storytelli...

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

Aug 23, 2020

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 th...

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4 Steps to #Winning Social Media

Aug 16, 2020

Social media is one of the fastest growing and ever-changing media platforms in existence. What began as an online community for the younger generations, now encompasses billions of people across the ...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Aug 09, 2020

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 wais...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Aug 01, 2020

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students who ...

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Lead a Healthier Lifestyle With These 6 Promotional Products

Jul 25, 2020

Eating healthy. Weight management. Working out five times a week. There are many health-related resolutions we set at the beginning of a new year. But, do we follow through with them? Many times, the ...

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Relax and Unwind With These 10 Promo Products

Jul 18, 2020

Like that classic Beatles song, sometimes it can feel like your working eight days a week. Maybe you’ve had back to back meetings or you’ve had a stressful travel week. Whatever the case, ...

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6 Rootin’ Tootin’ Country Western Products

Jul 11, 2020

Country Western isn’t just a type of music genre, it’s become an entire culture in the American West and around the world. Cowboy culture dates back to the 19th century when ranchers settl...

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How to Put Together an Onboarding Kit

Jul 03, 2020

Employee engagement starts the second a new employee walks in the door, so it’s important for companies to make a good impression on their first day! The onboarding process shouldn’t just ...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Jun 26, 2020

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physical...

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The Secrets to Attracting Ideal Customers

Jun 19, 2020

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 attracting...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Jun 12, 2020

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 advocates n...

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Advice for Getting the Most Out of a Business Trip

Jun 05, 2020

Traveling for business can be a hectic experience if you approach your upcoming trip without any preparation. As with everything else in the world, there is an art to getting the most out of business ...

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6 Books That Every Business Owner Should Read

May 28, 2020

As business owners, it’s crucial to understand the trends that affect your industry and your company. Each day, you consume an incredible amount of data, statistics, and research. However, it&rs...

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6 Morning Routine Products That Will Wake Anyone Up

May 21, 2020

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 ou...

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Why You Need Promotional Products

May 14, 2020

In a world of ever-changing advertisement trends, there is one marketing solution that never grows old – promotional products. Studies show promotional products were ranked as the highest advert...

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10 Promotional Products for Healthy Living

May 07, 2020

We all strive to be our best selves, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. We can all make excuses to make unhealthy choices. Your niece has a birthday and it would seem rude to turn down th...

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What's NEW this month? MARCH

Mar 03, 2020

New Products Look What’s New for March 2020 We’re making the competition green with envy with fun new products across five categories this month! Check out innovative additions to t...

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Trend Watch: Gift Season 2019

Sep 13, 2019

"I love it." There's nothing like finding the perfect gift…and by "perfect," we mean something they'll use again and again. You're in good hands this year. Behind the scenes, our product devel...

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3 Major Reasons Why You Need to Try Tritan™

Aug 30, 2019

Buying bottled water is not only bad for your wallet, but it is horrible for the environment. Reusable drinkware has become essential to the modern-day consumer and with such a...

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Your Story, Our Canvas

Aug 16, 2019

Some might say a t-shirt is just that: a t-shirt. At Trademark Solutions, a t-shirt is a canvas for good. We provide a shirt for you to wear so you can cheer on your alma mater, honor your favorite ...

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Here’s What’s Trending: Made in USA Promo Items

Jun 01, 2019

Here’s What’s Trending: Made in USA Promo Items Posted on May 28, 2019 by goldstarpens How often would you like customers to think of your brand? Once a year? Monthly? Or how...

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