Eco-Friendly Event Planning – A How To

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Going green was once a trendy notion, embraced by a select number of niche companies. Today, the adoption of eco-friendly practices extends to the world’s largest corporations – even companies like McDonald’s have pledged themselves to the sustainability movement! What’s more, is that many companies are taking these green standards into account when planning their big events. From nixing plastic straws to utilizing compostable paper, branded activations and events are going green in a number […]

2017: A Year to Celebrate

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Although you may not all agree, 2017 was pretty freaking epic. So naturally, we want to take a moment to celebrate it! And while we know what you’re thinking – 2017 is so last year – we are of the firm belief that everything is better late than never. So because of that, we’d like to give a belated ode to some of the milestones that made the last year truly exceptional. Here’s a brief […]

Hot New Trends in Promo 2018

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Every January, the promo world comes together at the annual PPAI conference in Las Vegas to showcase the latest and greatest promotional merchandise. For suppliers, the conference is an opportunity to show off best-sellers and unveil hot new products. For us, the conference is an opportunity to scout out the latest trends, see who’s doing what, and take note of emerging technology. Basically, it’s our time to totally geek out over branded merch. And while […]

Capturing the Millennial Market – A How To

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Millennials are a confusing bunch…and that’s coming from a group of Millennials! Their affinity for technology, disregard for conventional purchasing habits, and lack of brand loyalty have created a series of obstacles for many of today’s companies. Even still, their sheer population number and unparalleled purchasing power have proven they are a riddle worth solving. And while they are indeed a dynamic bunch with some unpredictable behaviors, studies have identified a series of consumer trends […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Go Green for Pantone’s Color of the Year

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Each year Pantone, the world’s leading color experts, assigns a specific color to reflect on the current cultural climate and state of society. The selected color influences everything from design trends to fashion to… you guessed it, promotional products and marketing campaigns. The official color for 2017 is Greenery, specifically Pantone color number 15-0343. This particular shade of lush green-yellow represents a return to nature, to our roots, and to clarity in focus. Quite contrary […]

The Buying Process: Creating Custom Hats and Headwear

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Today, we’re highlighting the process of creating custom headwear. From sourcing the correct product to understanding which imprints are workable, we’re reviewing every step to take you from idea to conception. If you’ve ever wanted to know the process behind custom headwear (and seriously, who doesn’t?), now’s your chance! Before we dive into the process, let’s take a moment to understand the various reasons why someone might be interested in custom headwear. Hats and beanies […]

Hi-Tech Promo Gadgets for 2016

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Hi-tech promo gadgets are the coolest promotional category for 2016. These unique tech products are being used daily by consumers because of their unique (and memorable!) user experience. They also hit on the cardinal rule of promo: hi-tech promo gadgets serve a useful purpose. These cool, innovative items are designed to make consumers lives easier. They’re the type of premium item consumers will use over and over and over again. Besides creating a unique user-experience […]

The Best Promo Pens. Ever.

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Did you know that pens are still the number one promotional item on the market?  In fact, 79% of people in the United States use promotional pens they received from a business, and the cost per impression on promotional pens is hundredths of a penny ($0.000436, to be exact). People love pens. They love them so much, that 73% of people carry a pen with them at all times. While we are on the topic of stats, check […]

Project Overview: Muzik Custom Bags

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Hello there, Brand+Aid peeps! Today, we’re excited to share a recent project we did for one of our clients, Muzik. Founded in 2012, Muzik is an audio technology company focusing on hi-tech and hi-definition products. They are most well-known for their headphone line that connects wirelessly via bluetooth to users iPhone devices.  While Muzik has received funding from several high profile investors (to the tune of a cool $18 million), it was Twitter’s investment in […]

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 […]

Top Branded Totes

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Did you know totes are the number one branded promotional item? Yep! Tote bags get over 6,000 impressions over their lifetime. Considering a promotional tote bag averages around $3-$5 per bag, that’s a GREAT return on investment. For higher-end retail-style totes, those numbers get even more impressive. The average person keeps a promotional tote bag for an average of 2 years; higher-end, nicer quality bags are kept for an average of 3-5 years! At Brand+Aid, […]

Brand Your Space with Top Office Merch for 2016

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Are you one of those people that loves pens? Is an office supply store your happy place? We totally get it; we’re the same kind of people. We love branded office supplies and office-related promotional items. In fact, branding really cool office merch is our jam. It’s what we do all day every day and we love it. If you’re ready to update your space with new branded office merchandise, you’ve come to the right place, and now’s the perfect […]

Five Things Effective Brands Do

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Happy Groundhog day everyone! Today, we’re sharing Five Things Effective Brands Do, a new take on the branding advice first introduced by Denise Lee Yohn’s book, What Great Brands Do:The Seven Brand-Building Principles that Separate the Best from the Rest. As marketers, brand ambassadors, business owners, it’s important to continually analyze our brands for growth; to check in how our messages are resonating with audiences, to discover problem areas, and to see how we stack […]

Branded Food and Beverage Ideas!

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Did you know branded promotional food and beverage items are used as giveaways millions of times each year?Everyone loves getting treats! So, it’s no surprise when you think about it, branded goodies are a fast way to your client’s heart. Candy, food, and beverage items are a great way to make a huge impact in your events and activations. Whether you’re looking for a unique gift idea for an upcoming campaign or looking to create branded food packaging for […]

SLC Dine O’Round

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Salt Lake City locals! Ready to live the ultimate foodie-dream? Check out the Annual Downtown Dine O’Round in Salt Lake City! Featuring the top 50 downtown Salt Lake City restaurants, Dine O’ Round is a fun way for restaurant-goers to ” dig in” to new dining locations and/or return to favorites. Participating restaurants offer $5 or $10 two-item lunches, as well as $15 or $30 three-course dinners in addition to their existing menus. One of […]

The Top Events in 2015

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Today we’re highlighting the top influential events and live marketing experiences in the United States. These events feature the largest brands in the world and the most innovative event production ideas to date. From huge events that happen every year like the Super Bowl to the launch of Apple’s worldwide products to newer up-and-coming events like the New York Fashion’s Week: Mens, we’re featuring a list of the best events of 2015 thus far. These events are curated […]

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 […]

Get results with Custom Tech Promos!

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Interested in tech promos? Check out these customizable tech items for your brand! Whether you’re interested in creating an effective sales incentive like the case study below (5X the return rate?!) or looking to create branded tech items as company gifts, we’ve got you covered. Check out our current e-blast below and click here to shop custom tech promos now!

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 […]

Brand+Aid’s Songs of the Week: July 27 – July 30

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Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe today starts the last week of July? With only one month left to celebrate Summer, we’ve selected our top song picks specifically for getting your summer groove on. Besides loving branding promotional merchandise, we love all things music and culture. 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! Want more Brand+Aid in your life? Check out the […]

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 […]

A Brand+Aid Guide to Lead Nurturing

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Hey there, Brand+Aid blog readers! Today, we’re featuring one of our Brand+Aid team members, Andre. He’s discussing one of his biggest challenges – building relationships with potential clients. In other words, Lead Nurturing. As part of our Brand+Aid blog series, we’re giving each of our team members an opportunity to serve YOU, our clients and readers. We let them pick their topic and share advice, tips, and ideas to help you grow your brand. Read on […]

Songs of the Week: June 23 – June 26

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Happy Monday everyone! Today, we’re featuring another episode of our favorite songs of the week. This series is designed to get you pumped and energized to tackle your weekly to-do list. From Alanis Morisette (come to my windowwwwwwwww) to Snoop Lion singing about peaches, we’ve got you covered in the musical spectrum. And, make sure to check out our entire Brand+Aid playlist hosted on Spotify. Top picks of the week: Katie F – “Ironic” by […]

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 […]

Song of the Week: June 8 – June 12

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Happy Monday everyone! This week, we’re adding our Brand+Aid team’s fave new songs to our amazing Brand+Aid playlist. Yeah, we’re pretty confident that you’ll love the playlist, enough so that we’ve self-dubbed it THE BEST PLAYLIST IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. From Kendrick Lamar to the Ramones to John Legend, we’ve curated a playlist that’ll help you pump up the jam on your Monday. So, open Spotify, and check it out the entire playlist and the new songs we’ve added this […]

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 […]

Song of the Week: June 1 – June 5

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Happy Monday and first day of June everyone! To kick off one of the best months of the year (it is the month when Summer officially starts after all), we’re adding our fave songs of the week to our killer Brand+Aid playlist. From Kendrick Lamar to the Ramones to John Legend, we’ve curated a playlist your sure to love. So, open Spotify and turn up the jams as you power through your Monday. June 1 – […]

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 […]

Songs of the Week: May 18 – 22

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Brand+Aid’s Fave Songs for the Week May 18 – May 22 Happy Monday everyone! One of our favorite parts of the week is creating our team playlist to pump up YOUR week. This week we’re bringing you a little bit of everything – we’ve got slow jams, some hip hop, and folk music so folk-sy even the most die-hard Bluegrass fans will adore it. So, need a caffeine boost for your Monday afternoon? Instead of […]

POINT OF VIEW: KATIE

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Today, we’re launching a new element to the Brand+Aid blog; the Brand+Aid Point of View, or POV for short. Think of it like a Brand+Aid team member takeover. Each month, we’re letting a different member of the Brand+Aid team share their life hacks, philosophies, general thoughts, and interests. We hope this allows you to get to know our Brand+Aid team in a closer and more personal way. This week we’re featuring Katie our Marketing Specialist […]

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 […]

Watch out Silicon Valley; the Silicon Slopes are Coming!

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Things are changing. Can you feel it? If you can’t yet, you will soon enough. Little ol’ Utah is a state more known for its religious followings, avid ski culture, and odd liquor laws than for attracting some of the biggest companies in the world. Oddly enough, companies like Google, Adobe, and Overstock.com are creating offices in the heart of Utah Valley. Why you ask? Because Utah is flourishing in business. While the national economy […]

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 […]

Most Effective Auto Premiums for Dealerships

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Are you to ‘Ford’, or is ‘Mercedes-Benz’ your vehicle of choice? According to a study by the Wall Street Journal, maintenance and repair are the major reasons why people choose one car company over another. Other factors include solid incentives, attention to detail, and customer care. For us, building loyal customers is all in the details. An auto dealership reached out to us for a solution with an issue they were having: getting referral business […]

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 […]

Cool Spring Break Promo Ideas

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Thousands of college students will travel to sunny beach destinations this April for Spring Break 2015. In an article by U.S. News, top Spring Break destinations include places like Miami Beach, Cancun, San Diego, and the Bahamas. With swarms of college students all in one place, it’s the prime time to connect with your audience with the perfect giveaway item. Exactly how important is establishing relationships with this group? This up-and-coming generation of 20-somethings will […]

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 […]

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. […]

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.  

 
 
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