I hate free stuff. Said no one.

Ever. I’m having a little contest, are you interested? What does a gal who is in promo sales receive at the promo company corporate meeting goody bag? It has to be awesome right? Perhaps even a step above the norm? (If you’re going to wow a person who always receives free stuff, you’ve really got to wow them … and they did).

The problem is, I’ve got no room in the promo closet for anything but client projects! Therefore, I’m giving my goody bag away to one lucky winner.

In order to be a contender, you need to:

(1) Follow #thepromodiaries on Instagram.

(2) Like my post on this topic on LinkedIn.

Best goody bag ever!
Cool stuff inside the bag too!

Winner will be notified on May 15th. Questions?
Email me at nmcnamee@boundlessnetwork.com.

It’s a Promo Party!

And who doesn’t love free stuff? I’m so thankful to be in the business of giving people “happies” and helping others give out happies (while generating return on investment, of course). Having an on-site promo party is one of the many ways we can bring the selection to your door (or, board room), learn about product trends, and meet the extended Boundless team!

Checking out apparel at Alpha Broder
Posing with promos at Sweda booth!
A crowd pleaser at ETS Express booth!

I’ve got a talent, if you’re interested.

If you’re good at what you do, why not tell people? I am not strong in the areas of history, science, or grammar (or many other subjects as my fifth grader would tell you). However, when it comes to the arena of promotional merchandise, I’ve got a very specific, unique, talent.

Maybe you cut your own hair, and do your own taxes. Maybe you’re a little bit good at a lot of things. However, if you want to have an amazing hair cut or clean tax return – you might just hire an expert. Shouldn’t the promo piece of your marketing job be the same?

Don’t just kind of think it’s going to work, ask someone who knows.

You have to want it first.

Dream Teams

What makes a dream team? As Shane Snow says in his book on the subject, the group does better than the sum of the parts, comprised of a difference in perspective (how we see a problem) and difference in heuristics (how we go about solving it).

Before my recent team building trip to Miami, I realized we had something special. I know each member brings a different strength to the table. After going on this adventure, where opportunities and problem solving (with clients) was put to the test – I realized, I truly do have the definition of a dream team. We all have the superordinate goal to grow with our clients and help them succeed, yet accomplish this in a variety of ways.

Touring the Carnival Horizon (a client) at the port of Miami.
Touring the Carnival Horizon (a client) at the port of Miami.

Happy New Year (of the Pig)

Every year about this time, I realize how important China is to the promotional products industry. While current political environments may change the dynamic (slightly), most of our big projects, big quotes, and longer lead time opportunities are on hold for 2 to 4 weeks depending on the factory.

While we wait for our prices to come back from China, let’s make a toast to the Year of the Pig – a year meant to bring wealth and prosperity to those who work hard.*

Year of the Pig


* According to a random website, I just went with that one because I liked it!

Need something made in the USA? Email me at nmcnamee@boundlessnetwork.com.


The new products expo is always so fun, yet also very overwhelming because there is never enough time to see it all. Thanks to Hunter (on my team) for putting together a fun video of our favorite things from the show last week …

Let’s chat about 2019 opportunities! Email me at nmcnamee@boundlessnetwork.com. Click here for video if not showing above. .

And this post is dedicated entirely to …

Have you ever been at a tradeshow, and when you walked into a booth – there were suddenly songbirds singing, fresh air and cushy flooring? Well, basically that happened when I walked into the booth of our friends at Numo! Their cut & sew capabitlities are top notch, and they are right on trend with all the cool textured fabrics. I found myself wanting to sit at their faux desk, hang out at their couch, and will forever use ALL of their products … Let’s just say it’s a #winwin.

I want it all!
I want it all!

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Let’s talk cut & sew fun cool office, totes, lunch bags and more! Email me at nmcnamee@boundlessnetwork.com.