What’s happening in our world.

Promo Party Miami Style

We had a blast this week in Miami, hosting our clients at the DoubleTree Miami/Doral for two lunch & learn sessions.  Our VP of Marketing, Robyn Dettmer, spoke on issues related to our industry (ahem, tariffs) and the cool new trends we're seeing going into Q4 and...

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Lifestyle Images

It's amazing what a little bit of an action shot can do to a promo item! Consider sprucing up your landing page with lifestyle images to put things in perspective. I mean, after all, this is real life right? BEFORE: Standard Category Images AFTER: Enhanced Category...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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!...

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