Outdoor Events Coming to YOU!

Outdoor Events Coming to YOU!

  We may be starting to venture out … but not everyone has the same comfort level on our new “closeness”.  How about a fun company picnic or family reunion outdoors?  I love these packaged items that can be coordinated with your caterer or...
Quick Self-Education

Quick Self-Education

  Have you ever bought a promotional item?  Surely you have either purchased a logoed piece of merchandise for yourself or, if you are on this mailing list – you’ve probably also purchased for your company. Have you ever participated in a new brand,...
Oh no, not again!

Oh no, not again!

  Oh no, not again.  In March of 2020 we had inventory issues in our industry due to the shutdowns in China.  With promotional sales down across our industry, our factories were not quick to ramp up spend on new inventory, resulting in inventory issues around the...
PPAI Expo | Direct 2 You Event

PPAI Expo | Direct 2 You Event

  The PPAI expo this year was, like many of you are also experiencing at your meetings and events, virtual and surreal.  I have to admit, the pre-show gift box was on point (as it should be, given our industry).   The event planners did a fantastic job...
A bit of good news …

A bit of good news …

  I had the most amazing calls with two clients today!  One called from Florida, who works for a cruise company.  Another called from France (and will not be able to return home to Virginia for another month).  They called to check on me, my family, and the...
Pause vs. Proactive

Pause vs. Proactive

  I have to admit, this is the most surreal St. Patrick’s Day I’ve ever had.  I feel like the world around us has slowed down, and in some of my clients cases, literally stopped moving completely for 30 days. So in this time, we can choose to PAUSE. ...