Counselor Magazine’s 2018 ‘Hot List’ featuring Dane Negrey

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Every June Counselor Magazine releases their ‘Hot List’ which is their list of the hot talent in the promo industry for the past year.  This year Brand Aid’s very own Dane Negrey landed on Counselor’s ‘Hot List’ as one of the young and hip rising talents in the industry. Landing on Counselor’s ‘Hot List’ is like landing on Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ or People’s ‘Sexiest Men Alive’. Counselor’s ‘Hot List’ represents a wide range of […]

Pantone Says: Ultra Violet

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Every December, Pantone designates one color to reign as Color of the Year for the next 12 months. 2018’s chosen hue? Ultra Violet. A color that represents inventiveness, imagination, and the incomprehensible futures, galaxies, and possibilities that lay ahead and beyond. As Pantone points out, this deep shade of purple has always been associated with unconventional artistry, deeper meaning, and a need for individuality. Strikes a chord in today’s society, right? That’s because the color […]

Quality or Quantity? Which is the Best Choice in Promo Products?

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    At this point, the fight between quality v. quantity is an age-old battle. But these days, most people (including us) seem to generally agree; quality is the way to go. This post was originally supposed to compare quality v. quantity in promo products but after all the research done and everything we already know and believe, it’s hard to make a strong case to go for quantity. The main selling point with quantity […]

The Best Promotional Merchandise for Comic-Con 2017

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Get ready… Comic-Con International is back! The annual festival of the geeks (we sing it loud and proud) officially returns to the San Diego headquarters this July. Tickets for the comic-book-turned-film-festival officially go on sale next week. With tickets notoriously selling out in record time – 2016 badges sold out within 40 minutes – this year’s event is likely to draw huge crowds once again. For a branding and promotional products agency, Comic-Con is the […]

The Coolest Promo Ideas for Festival Season

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It’s that time of year — festivals and conferences are just around the corner. As the weather starts to warm up so do the marketing activations. From the start of the festival season to tech conferences, the coming months are some of the biggest opportunities for marketers to engage consumers and build brand recognition. This year, events like SXSW and Coachella will feature even more interactive opportunities for brands to connect with consumers. In today’s […]

The Coolest Sustainable Products From Sneakers to Promos

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Sustainable products are not just good for the environment, they’re also good for business. A report from the Natural Marketing Institute (NMI), a strategic consulting firm specializing in health and wellness, recently found that 58% of consumers are more likely to purchase products from a company that says they are mindful of environmental impact. In fact, a new demographic of consumers dubbed ‘Cultural Creatives’ from respected sociologist Paul H. Ray and psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson […]

Top Events for Q2 2016

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Are you ready for Q2 events in?! Believe it or not, we’re already entering the second quarter of 2016! This year is whooshing by faster than Donald Trump’s hair in a wind storm (shazooooom went the combover). As we’re getting ready to prep for the coming months, we’ve compiled a list of the top of events to check out in 2016. If you’re a marketer or an agency looking to connect with mainstream client bases, these […]

Why Promo Items Matter to Your Brand

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Why do swag items matter to your brand? It’s just pens, t-shirts, and totes, right? WRONG! Swag items or premiums can be an effective branch of your marking department if used correctly. This article f Ranging from mugs, notepads, water bottles, bags and more, swag is a term for branded promotional merchandise or products given away as gifts or “freebies.” When planned and used effectively, swag can be an impactful marketing tool that supports brand awareness […]

Brand+Aid featured in Beehive Startups

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  Happy Tuesday everyone! Check out this AWESOME feature on Brand+Aid and our very own Founder/CEO/#Bosslady Renya Nelson in Beehive Startups today!‪ We’re so proud of Ren and the entire Brand+Aid team. Eeek! 🙂 A few of our favorite points from the article include: Brands Have to Value Themselves:“We like working with brands who value their brand as much as we value ours,” says Renya Nelson, founder of Brand+Aid. “We’re pairing their brand with the best possible products. […]

Pantone is Redefining ‘Masculine’ and ‘Feminine’ Colors

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Pantone Inc.’s color of the year serves consumers by surrounding us in the color they feel like we need to see. In 2011 the color was “honeysuckle” because “in times of stress, we need something to lift our spirits. Honeysuckle is a captivating, stimulating color that gets the adrenaline going — perfect to ward off the blues,” according to Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone’s Executive Director. In the end of November, Pantone published the article “Spring 2016: […]

BizBash Announces ‘Best Product Launch’ for 2015

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Now that the year is coming to a close, BizBash has awarded Freightliner, Merrell, and LG with the 2015 most innovative products. WINNER: Freightliner Inspiration Truck Unveiling. The Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the first licensed autonomous commercial truck to operate in the United States.  The Hoover Dam stands as a symbol of the American Dream—what has been and what is.  Daimler Trucks North America has created a dialogue of what is to be expected from the autonomous industry. […]

Connect Your Brand with Millennials

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Millennials are the next big thing. Whether you’re happy about that or not, it’s time to realize that according to the US Government the Millennial generation, roughly aged 20-35 and born between the years 1980 and 2000, comprise the largest age demographic in society today. Millennials now outnumber the baby boomers by a long shot and just surpassed Generation X; making the demographic a hugely desirable market for companies to target. By 2020, the highly-educated and most diverse […]

Promo Products for 2016 Presidential Election

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When it comes to getting your name out there during campaign season, promo items are a great tool for any politician to use. When people use a product with your name on it, they will remember you, and if they remember you, your chance of having their vote goes up. Some promo items will have a greater use than others, though, so let’s take a look at some of the most commonly used and most […]

Craft Lake City

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Craft Lake City is a charity organization dedicated to supporting local Salt Lake City artists and crafters of all types. Founded by Angela H. Brown, editor and publisher at SLUG Magazine, the organization strives to support Salt Lake City artists who create any sort of handmade items or art. They are very focused on local artists, entertainers, businesses, and suppliers and work diligently to build up the Utah arts community. Every year, Craft Lake City […]

Get Your Game On

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Gaming Conventions and Top Products for Gamers   by Delaney Nye With the first ever Salt Lake Gaming Con coming up next weekend, I decided to turn my attention to gaming conventions and gamers in general. By now, everyone who doesn’t live under a rock knows about at least one Comic Con, but gaming conventions are constantly stepping up their game and getting more popular too. Obviously, some gaming cons are more popular (and more […]

Top 10 Most Inspiring Ads of the Year

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Last week wrapped up the epic Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, an awards show featuring the best, brightest, and most inspiring ads created by the advertising community in the past year. The festival praises creativity as one of the driving forces between business in inspiring change and good in the world. As branders ourselves, this festival is the creme de la creme; it’s the Grammy or Emmy of the marketing world (hence our obvious geek-out.) Mark our […]

Top Event Ideas from Beverage Brands

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Beverage brands are notorious for their experiential marketing campaigns and attention-grabbing activations. From having John Legend perform to elaborate hot air balloon dinners, we love BizBash’s list of the best beverage marketing campaigns. If you’re planning your next event, check out these clever ideas from the likes of Pepsi Limon, Captain Morgan, and Stella Artois. Pepsi Limon Pepsi’s launch of it’s new lemon and lime inspired beverage, Pepsi Limon, kicked off with a festive event […]

B+A News: Rad (and effective) Coachella & SXSW Marketing

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ROCK On!! This weekend wrapped up the first weekend of the 2015 Coachella Music Festival. As one of the biggest industry events of the year, the indie-rock fest drew hundreds or thousands of attendees. Ticket sales sold out within hours of being opened to the public. With one more weekend coming up, there are still THREE MORE DAYS of parties, music, debauchery and insanely awesome branding. While the music junkies are jamming out to electric […]

 
 
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