The Best Branded Winter Promos

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Ah winter – perhaps the least loved of the four seasons. Whether it’s the cold temps, the everlasting inversion (at least for us here in SLC), or the endless amounts of champagne and bread pudding that have managed to transform themselves into permanent bodily fixtures – winter just doesn’t have quite the same allure as its warmer counterparts. Even still, the cold months possess a charm that is uniquely their own. Skiing, snowmobiling, trudging through […]

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Tricks of the Trade Show

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As the new year quickly approaches, so does everyone’s favorite time of the year…trade show season! Okay, so maybe trade shows aren’t exactly a source of excitement for most people, but they are an essential way to stay up-to-date on industry trends, foster customer relationships, and maybe even find a few tokens of inspiration. Let’s face it though, trade shows can be pretty dry–between the mandatory name tags and the fluorescent expo-center lighting, fostering an […]

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A Year in Rewind–The Best Projects of 2017

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For most people, December is a time of reflection–a time to look back and assess this year’s growth, reminisce on noteworthy experiences, and perhaps revisit the resolutions you haven’t bothered to think about since April. For us here at Brand+Aid, we use it as a time to look back on some of the amazing clients and kick-ass projects that have made this year–and every year, for that matter–so special. From new clients to old veterans, […]

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The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide for your Employees

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The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year, but they can also be the most stressful. With all the gifts you need to get and give to friends and family during the holidays, you most likely won’t feel like brainstorming what to get for your employees too. But don’t brush them aside so fast! Your employees are crucial to the survival of your business, and should be shown some love during the […]

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FALL in love with Promotional Products

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  Hello Autumn! Oh, how I have missed you.  There are so many things to love about fall. Changing of the leaves, soup on a cold day, season premieres, and (of course) pumpkin lattes. The list is endless, really. Once the calendar hit the first of September, the Brand Aid team found it socially acceptable to stock up on our favorite scarfs, gloves, beanies, and (yes, we are guilty)… pumpkin everything.   It’s (finally) September!!!         […]


Oktoberfest 2018: Top Promotional Glassware

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  Oktoberfest is the world´s largest folk festival. Though it has its roots in Germany, Oktoberfest is celebrated with gusto throughout America and many other parts of the world. In fact, the festival is so popular that October has become synonymous with Oktoberfest. After all, what’s not to love about a festival celebrating German food, culture, and BEER! Among the many attractions that Oktoberfest brings, the “liquid gold” is probably the most important. During the […]


Why Promotional Products?

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Brands have always relied on advertising vehicles to communicate with their target audiences. This traditional advertising model is built to ultimately direct the consumer path to purchase back toward the brand. In order to measure success, brands rely on performance metrics to evaluate the strength of the selected advertising channel. The 2017 PPAI Consumer Study employed five key performance metrics to evaluate the role of promotional products as an advertising channel. These metrics were designed […]

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The Best DOGgone Promo Products

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Meet Murphy aka Mad Max – Brand Aid’s ultimate colleague (pictured above). He’s energetic, has serious people skills, and is always eager to greet every single person who walks through the Brand Aid doors. His work mostly entails of chewing and analyzing the office promotional swag, specifically dog toys and treats. Murphy has been a part of the Brand Aid team for a little over a year now, and he has been dying to share his expert […]


Interview Employees: Meet the Team

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The average American spends 8.9 hours at work. Whew! That’s more than a third of your day! So if you’re going to invest so much of your life working towards something, we strongly believe you had better enjoy the people with whom you work. As a growing business, we’re excited to announce that we have extended the Brand Aid team! We take pride in creating a light hearted, supportive office culture while ALWAYS sharing the […]


Take the STRESS out of promo

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Pexels We’re well into August which means we’ve entered a shift in our activities: vacations are wrapping up, kids are going back at school, the days are getting shorter and we’re all dealing with a routine shake-up. With the hectic pace and high responsibilities of modern society, it’s no surprise that most of us may already feel somewhat stressed and tired, even after a relaxing summer vacation! Stress has always been a part of the […]


Back to School 2017 – The Best Picks for Elementary through High School Students

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It’s almost that time of year again- the time that’s usually welcomed by parents and cringed at by kids: Back to School! Back to school is a perfect opportunity for businesses and educational institutes to gain impressions from students, parents, and teachers. While many students dread the idea of putting the pool toys away and heading back to school, you can help make it more fun by giving away useable, fun, and trendy products that […]


The Best Wedding Giveaways for 2018

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Summer is here and you know what that means… It’s wedding season! Whether your exchanging vows in the comfort of your backyard or on the beach in Cancun, summer weddings have one thing in common: warm weather and sunshine. There’s something about warm summer nights that boosts up the romance vibes. As they all say, with warmer weather, comes more fun! The summer flowers are blooming, the suns shining, the love is boiling- there’s no […]

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The Ultimate Packing List for 2018

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Ah summer, the best season of all! Tis’ the season to GTFO of town and plan your dream vacation. You’ve acquired two weeks of paid time off and now is the hottest time to cash in. Boundless sunshine, promising weather, and an excuse to travel makes Summer the greatest time of the year- you’d be hard pressed to find somebody who thought otherwise. Statistically speaking, did you know that July is the busiest travel month […]


Brand+Aid is Coming to Town!

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Photo: Pexels With so many exciting events this winter, Brand+Aid wants you to be prepared. When it comes to our clients, overnight delivery isn’t going to cut it. Your customers and employees don’t realize it, but they need to start thinking about their end-of-year promotions today, and that means you need to start finding the right products. Brand+Aid can meet a wide range of holiday needs. Whether you’re seeking a corporate gift for your top […]


Project Overview: PES 2018 Gamerbox Giveaways

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Introducing PES 2018. In honor of E3 last week, we are excited to share a project that we did for one of our clients, Konami! First released in 2001, Pro Evolution Soccer is a series of sports video games developed by PES Productions and published by Konami. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 was officially introduced at E3 2017 and is set to be the franchises best title in years. Konami’s effort best captures the beautiful game – through crisp passing, responsive shooting and […]


The Ultimate Pool Party

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Get Summer Ready with Brand+Aid’s Top Merch for Hot Temps! Image: Pexels Memorial Day weekend is THIS weekend! While the first day of Summer is isn’t actually until June 20th, this weekend unofficially kicks off all things summer-related. In today’s article we’re celebrating the return of scorching hot temps, long nights, and frozen beverages by way of the Ultimate Pool Party! (Editor’s note: we get that you’re most likely reading this on your computer at […]


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 Power of Packaging

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  Branded promotional products are an incredibly effective way for businesses to connect with target markets. In addition to curating the best (and coolest!) products in the industry, our team at Brand+Aid works with top packaging experts to offer clients retail-quality promotions. Creating high quality premiums from concept to packaging increases the overall value and effectiveness of marketing campaigns. One of our favorite partners is OrigAudio. They create innovative tech products and smartly designed premium […]


The Cannabis Potential: Crafting Promo Products to Tap into the $6.9 Billion Industry

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According to a report by ArcView Research, the cannabis industry is one of the fastest growing industries. Last year sales totaled $6.9 billion and are expected to reach $35 billion, if legalized on the federal level, by year 2020. Those are some high sales (get it?) To put that in comparison, the NFL generates annual sales of $10 billion yearly. That means the cannabis industry is set to outpace the NFL in revenue in just […]


The Best in New Promo Tech for 2017

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It’s here! Our list of the coolest new tech promos for 2017 is live!  Every year in early January the Brand+Aid team heads to Vegas to check out the coolest new promotional products. We scour the Mandalay Bay’s nearly 100,000 square feet of tradeshow exhibits in search of innovative new product ideas for our clients. One of the most inventive areas to check out is tech promo, and this year did not disappoint. When the […]


Build Brand Evangelists with Custom Promo Kits

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Creating a loyal base of brand evangelists to promote your company is one of the best ways to build your brand. So, what exactly is a Brand Evangelist? According to Forbes, a brand evangelist is someone who is a true fan of your brand, someone who believes in your product or services so fervently that he or she aggressively promotes it. Smart brands build evangelists of their employees and their consumers. One of the best […]

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Brand Aid Summer Swag

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Have you seen our stash of unique summer promos? We don’t mean to brag, but we’ve got some of the coolest summer must-haves for those long days spent in the sunshine. Promote your brand with quality products, made to turn heads and get the crowd talking. ‘Tis the season for outdoor concerts and festivals, farmers markets, sun-soaked pool parties, barbecues, and pub crawls. Here are some of our hottest picks to help you stay cool this summer! […]


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 […]


Hot Summer Promo Items for 2016

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Ready for the summer?! We’ve got so much love for the sun, we can hardly wait for long, hot summer days. To get you started on marketing for the new season, we’ve curated a list of our favorite summer premiums – from sunglasses to water bottles to beach towels to lip balm – we have everything you need to celebrate summer’s arrival. For the marketing pros out there, these are the top products your clients […]


Sundance Film Festival 2016

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  The Sundance Film Festival, the most celebrated film festival in North America, will be held this year January 21-31 in Park City, Utah. This is an amazing opportunity for people from all over the world to rub shoulders while enjoying original feature-length films and shorts. Along with guests and movie stars, many awesome companies will be involved in sponsoring the event. The following companies are the presenting sponsors:       Acura supports creativity […]


Twitter invests in Muzik to take over headphone industry

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Twitter has announced it is investing in a sleek, new high-end headphone startup called Muzik. This company has developed a headphone that connects to your phone through bluetooth and rivals competitors such as Apple’s Beats. Rather than simply providing the illusion of a quality product, like the infamous reputation of Beats by Dre, these cool new headphones are durable, flexible, and give the user the ability to control music listening with buttons right on the outside […]

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House of Marley goes to Vegas- CES 2016

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The House of Marley, an audio line with products reminiscent of Bob Marley himself, is currently participating in the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. They have been working on bringing out the best in the music-listening experience, with a focus on headphones and speakers. Here are their new products becoming available this year (as announced on Business Wire): Stir It Up classic turntable Nesta ceramic in-ear headphones Voyage BT in-ear headphones […]


Branded Wine

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Welcome 2016! We’re thrilled to be starting the year off with a post about branded WINE. We love when our customers want to brand wine. Wine is a gift everyone loves. When branded, it feels like a luxurious award, adorning itself on executive office shelves all over the country. If you’re interested in branding a bottle of wine, we will put a proof together for free and get you a spec sample at next to no […]

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Branded Sneakers

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Here at Brand+Aid, we’re obsessed with branding everything under the sun. So, it’s no surprise that we were besides ourselves when we saw this post by Fubiz (an amazing cultural trends blog out of France) about “If Brands Made Sneakers” – check out the rest of the bunch. Incredible work, Andrea Salamino. Which is your favorite???

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Let’s Brand Baby Boomers

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We recently stumbled across an article from Hubspot – The Ignored Generation: 25 Stats Brands Should Know About Marketing to Baby Boomers. This article caught our attention as we find ourselves wrapped up in what Millennials want and how the Millennials think and shop and yada yada yada…why have we forgotten about the generation who showed us the value of hard work, independence and not stressing so damn much about the latest technology. Baby Boomers have taught us […]

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PANTONE Color of the Year 2016

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We would like to introduce you to the PANTONE Color/s of the Year 2016: Rose Quartz & Serenity. Due to the many tumultuous events of 2015, we believe that Pantone made a brilliant choice by making these two colors the featured color of 2016 that help to promote peace and tranquility. We predict that both of these colors will begin to flood the fashion industry as early as January 2016. How will you apply Pantone’s color […]


12 Best Tools for Playing Around with Color

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The choice of what colors to use can be a tough one to make, whether it be choosing colors for a new logo or creating a theme for a product catalog. Companies often choose their colors in order to influence their customers in one way or another. In an article by Karen Haller, color and design specialist and blogger, the reasoning behind many fast food restaurants using the colors red and yellow is due to […]


Songs of the Week: 8/10 – 8/14

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Hey there! Need some tunes to liven up your Monday afternoon? Check out this weeks songs of the week from your favorite promotional merchandise team – Brand+Aid! Renya – River by Leon Bridges Andre – Satellite by Guster Annika – Shadrach by Beastie Boys Katie – Manhattan by Cat Power KJ – Unknown Brother by The Black Keys Dane – Ice Cream by New Young Pony Club Want to check out the entire Brand+Aid playlist? It’s […]


Songs of the Week: 7/6 – 7/10

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Hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend! We sure did, and we’re carrying our excitement and momentum from all the celebrating into the work week. Besides being fanatic about promotional items, we also LOVE music (who doesn’t?!) That’s why every week we feature our Brand+Aid team members favorite songs of the week.  Check out our team’s fave songs below! And, want to listen to the most epic playlist of all time? Check out the […]


2015 Pride Festival

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  Over the weekend, Brand+Aid sponsored our first big event with a booth at PRIDE Salt Lake City. And, let me tell you, it was AMAZING! We had such a great time meeting people, connecting with other businesses, and showing support for the local community. Hailed as one of the go-to events of the year, Utah Pride 2015 is one of the largest LGBT events in the country. In fact, Salt Lake City has the […]


Songs of The Week 7/6 -7/10

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Hope you all had a spectacular 4th of July weekend! We sure did and we’re carrying the momentum straight into the work week. #KAPOW! Besides being fanatical about promotional items, we also love music (who doesn’t?!) So, to start the week off right, we’re serving up the best beats of the week. We’re featuring the songs we’ve got stuck in our head and the tunes we just can’t stop crooning. And, want to listen to […]


Songs of the Week: May 4 – May 8

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May the 4th be with you all! Ok, that’s probably the 20th time you’ve heard that today but we still get a chuckle out of it, and hope you do too. Today marks the start of another glorious week and another addition of Brand+Aid’s Songs of the Week. Check out our faves below. Did you know you can listen to these songs on Spotify? Yep, that’s right, we’ve created our own Brand+Aid playlist with curated […]

Best Wedding Promo Ideas from Brand+Aid.

Best Wedding Promo Items

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It’s officially wedding season! The start of Spring kicks off thousands of weddings across the country. With the thrill of planning a wedding comes the rush to get everything planned. From the dress to the cake to the dinner, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to planning a wedding. Like most things, we think it’s all in the details. At Brand+Aid we want to help you make your wedding the most memorable event […]


Top Hospital & Healthcare Promo Items

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If you’re in the healthcare or medical industry, we know how important your job is – you literally save lives everyday. The thought of purchasing promotional items and branding your clinic or hospital may be a bit daunting. 😉 Let us help! Let Brand+Aid help you find high-quality, innovative promo items to do the job; whether you’re hosting a career fair, need products for your team, or planning a big fundraiser event. We’ve got you […]


We Heart The Earth!

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Celebrate Earth Day with These Eco Products Curated by Brand+Aid Earth Day is coming up! Is your brand ready to celebrate the wonderful world we live in? Each year on April 22, the world unites to pay tribute to the Earth. From parades to awareness rallies to local races like 5K-to-10K’s, communities come together to keep our planet healthy and clean. Your brand can join the eco-movement by using green and ethically sourced, recycled, and […]


B+A’s Fave Retail Bags

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At Brand+Aid, we love totes – all kinds of totes. Tradeshow totes, retail totes, eco-totes, fully sublimated totes…the list goes on. The great news for us (and you!)? Not only are bags popular, they’re a tried-and-true promo product, that works. In fact, a tote bag averages 5,938 brand impressions throughout the course of its lifetime. If you’re looking for smart and cost-effective ways to utilize advertising dollars, promo products – and especially tote bags – […]


Best-Priced Promo T-Shirts

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Who loves t-shirts? Everyone. The tried-and-true tee is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. Worn dressed up or down, a t-shirt is a staple that everyone needs. From events to giveaways to store merchandise, people love getting a free t-shirt; that’s one reason branded t-shirts are one of the top promo products in the industry. Not only do people love getting free merch, t-shirts are one of the most effective promo products. The […]


Top Resort & Hospitality Promo Items

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Temps are heating up and that means people are planning their spring break and summer vacation plans. For resorts and hotels, you have a huge opportunity to build brand loyalty with vacationers this season! If a hotel or resort exceeds customers expectations, you’ll have a client for life. Take Disney Resorts for example, their resorts have freakishly avid fans (have you ever tried to book a room in the Aulani resort in Hawaii? Booked years […]


Cool March Madness Promo Items with Brand+Aid

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5.9 Million people participate in a bracketed March Madness contest every year. 5.9 Million! That’s a whole lotta basketball watching going on. In fact, a recent article by Fortune magazine estimated that people spend 664 Million hours watching the tournament. How can your brand engage with the millions of people following the tournament?  Whether you’re hosting a contest, office party, or sponsoring an event. You want to connect your brand with the fun and exciting […]


Our Favorite Promo Products for Festivals!

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It’s Festival Season – are you ready? Brand+Aid is! We want to help you make the most out of your Brand impressions. Spring Equinox officially kicks off on March 20th! With the change of the seasons comes the start of Festival season and the opportunity to get in front of thousands of young influencers and scene makers. According to a study by the U.S. Government, Millennials (the generation that’s currently aged 18-30) now represents the […]


Brand+Aid’s Picks: Trade Show Totes

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Check out our favorite tote bags to help your brand score thousands of brand impressions! Looking to get your brand and business into the popular and growing (to the tune of 19-billion-dollar industry according to industry stats) promo industry? One of the best promo products to start with is the tote bag. The tote is a tried-and-true promo product, that works. In fact, a tote bag averages 5,938 brand impressions throughout the course of its […]


Top 12 Promo Products to Bring to a Trade Show

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February is trade show month… well, not technically, but it’s the month when a lot of trade shows are held. From Vegas to local home-town shows, February is jam packed with trade shows. In fact, one of our favorite events of the year – Magic Marketplace Spring Show 2015 – is happening this month! While we love trade shows (they’re great for networking and meeting new connections) they can be exhausting. Anyone who’s trudged up […]


St. Patrick’s Day Swag!

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Top Promo Products for St. Paddy’s Day with Brand+Aid! Feeling the luck of the Irish? Your brand and you should be; with St. Patrick’s Day coming up in March, you have a few weeks to get prepped for the big celebration. From bar crawls to city festivals to local parades, you have a huge opportunity to get your brand in front of your clients and network. Events like St. Paddy’s Day equal hundreds of brand […]


Brand+Aid’s Top 12 Branded Water Bottles

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When it comes to promo products (ahem, a 19-billion-dollar business according to industry stats) water bottles are one of the most branded items. Why, you ask? A reusable water bottle gets used again and again; and, it’s eco-friendly! Your brand receives numerous impressions during the years it’s kept…and your company is helping the environment by supporting ‘reusing’. That’s a win-win in our book! At Brand+Aid, our staff loves branding awesome products for companies. We’re tapped […]


Top Promo Products for Valentine’s Day 2015

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Let Brand+Aid Promos Help You Build Brand Love this Valentine’s Day! We’re all about spreading the love this Valentine’s Day. From clients to partner companies to employees, share your branded love with all the people who make your business rock. The best part about branded  swag? Not only are you creating awesome products people will keep and use (with your brand on them), your building your brand and creating an extension of your marketing plan. From […]


Hanes never fails…

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Hanes has introduced 10 new colors and 5 new silhouettes into their 2014 Nano collection. The new vintage color palette achieves the look and feel of garment-dyed while maintaining color-consistency and color-fastness. Email for more information.


Light Up Drinking Water. Glow on…

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Try the world’s first light up drinking water! MoJo has developed an efficient method of delivering custom imprinted labels quickly and in quantities as low as 96 pieces. MoJo Water is available in a wide range of LED light colors. For quantities larger than 10,000 pieces, custom LED colors are available, including custom blink patterns and customized activation methods. Mojo Electro Light was designed as an atmosphere enhancement, for entertainment venues and nighttime special events. […]


It’s about time for cool custom watches.

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A custom Silicone watch is the perfect promo product for events and giveaways. The silicone wristband comes in a variety of colors and can also be custom PMS matched to your brand identity. Provide us with a design or logo, and we will create a custom dial plate that will catch the attention of everyone.


Branded Stadium Bags!

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The NFL are implementing new rules for what can be brought into the stadium on game day. Here is the important information you need to know, so there wont be any delays when you arrive at the stadium.   These clear totes are perfect for fans packing their stadium and event day items safely. Also great for work or school safety. Most outdoor concerts are following the same regulations so make sure you’re prepared before […]


American Apparel Tri-Blend Imperfects SALE

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American Apparel‘s best-selling tri-blend Ts are on SALE. Get them at a VERY reduced price off retail. Everyone will love you for branding with these comfy, best-selling Ts. Sold in 12-packs per style, color & size. Prices vary on styles – email for more information.


Phone Promos that ROCK

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How often do you pick up your phone each day? Average users activate their phones every 12 minutes…we are crazy obsessed, right? Is there a better accessory to brand than the phone? Maybe. But probably not. Here are a few of our favorite branded phone accessories for 2014. Contact us for samples. This stylus attaches to the back of your phone so you can type without getting your screen messy with fingerprints. Branded home phone button. […]


The Party Planner’s Essentials

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We love putting together ideas for party planners. From branded cups, napkins and balloons to matchbooks and table cloths…make your event unforgettable by branding every last detail. For more inspiration, take a look at leading event directory BIZ BASH.


G.L. Nelson Artwork

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We recently helped artist G.L. Nelson bring his artwork to two new mediums – tshirts and magnetic postcards. The challenge was to come up with something that customers people could take away with them that didn’t break the bank. Magnetic postcards give people a chance to share art with a friend or the option to keep it for the side of their tanker desk.  


Fire. Brand your flame.

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People love lighters…especially Bic. And, despite the negative connotation, not everyone uses a lighter to smoke. Want one of ours? Shoot us an email and we’ll send you a starter kit!  

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