Your Guide to Business Gifting: The When of Business Gifting (Part 1)

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Business gifting can be a daunting task. Thinking of the perfect gift to give your employees, customers or clients can take a lot of thought and planning (and may make you want to pull your hair out a little), but it is extremely beneficial to your business. Since business gifting can be such a stressful task, we want to give you all the help we can. We have come up with a guide to help […]

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 […]

The 2018 Ultimate Summer Promos List

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Summer 2018 is here! The temperature is getting hotter, the days are getting longer, and we’re ready to share our favorite products with you to make your marketing campaign travel further than ever. This year the hot temperatures have us ready for pool parties, festivals, sunbathing, backyard barbeques, and ice cold beverages. No matter what your plans are for the summer, we can help you take your campaign to the next level – winning the […]

Fitness Promo Products: A Guaranteed Win

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In the age of yoga pants and fitness trackers, it’s no doubt that health and wellness is king. Around the world, people are embracing the move toward healthier, happier lives and many leading companies are encouraging employees to eat better, move more, and take care of their mental wellbeing. And while fitness primarily benefits the individual, a healthy workforce can pay dividends in the long-run. In an Aflac study and Forbes article on workplace benefits, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]

Brand+Aid Product Spotlight: Bar Merchandise

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Summer is just around the corner which means it’s time to bust out the mojitos, sangrias, and margaritas for the long happy hours. For all of our clients, but especially our bar and restaurant clients, summer is a great time to make sure your branding is on point and your joint is looking just right. To get you ready for your busy season, we’re continuing our Brand+Aid’s Top Pick series featuring the best of the […]

Who Runs the World?

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Brand+Aid’s Take on Women in Business and Why it Matters Did you know that Brand+Aid is a woman-owned business? Yep, in fact, we’re even certified and registered with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), which puts us in the company of some of the best and most prestigious companies in the world. We’re proud to be woman-owned, and in today’s blog post, we explore just how important and cool it is to be a […]

Brand+Aid’s Picks: The Top Promotional Tumblers for 2017

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At Brand+Aid we love promo products. Why? It’s simple; promotional products are a powerful business tool. From marketing to sales to HR, promo products help increase brand awareness, customer loyalty, and acquisition rates. In fact, a recent report by PPAI (Promotional Products Association International), found 9 of 10 customers report being able to recall the brand of a promotional product they receive. Additionally, 8 of 10 customers reported that their impressions of a brand positively changed […]

Brand+Aid’s Picks: Top Promo Headphones for 2017

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At Brand+Aid we pride ourselves on producing the coolest promotional products for our clients. In fact, when our team puts together product category ideas, like finding the best new headphones in the market, we scour our resources to find the best of the best. In fact, today’s post kicks off a new series we’re featuring called Brand+Aid’s Top Picks. We’re showcasing our top category picks so you can rest assured your campaigns have the best […]

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 […]

Decorated Apparel 101: What You Need to Know

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Apparel is one of the most popular promotional product verticals. In fact, wearables made up the single largest category in total spend for Promotional Products in 2015. Wearables accounted for 32% of total spend. To put that in comparison, the next largest category accounted for just 8%. Marketers, that should tell you something! Decorated apparel like branded t-shirts, hats, hoodies, beanies, shoes, and basically anything wearable, is a big deal. People love decorated apparel. Employees […]

How to Build The Best Company Culture Ever

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Let’s talk HR, the department in charge of hiring and retaining talent, training employees, and defining a company’s culture. This department is vital for a company’s success. Studies have shown that the better a company’s culture, the better employees perform. In fact, a Harvard Business Review article found that why we work, determines how well we work and that ‘why’ is company culture. The more companies are able to create a work environment surrounded around […]

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 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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Brands Successfully Using Virtual Reality in Marketing

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Dubbed the ‘Coolest Tech Gift for Christmas 2016’ by the Huffington Post, virtual reality goggles are transporting consumers to new virtual worlds and creating unprecedented opportunities for applications in promotional marketing and branding. While the promotional products marketplace has offered advertisers the use of virtual reality-type technology since early last year, the technology is set to takeoff with marketers in 2017. Largely because consumers no longer wonder what virtual reality goggles are, instead they wonder […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Branded Sportswear Apparel

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When we think of branded sportswear, we think of innovative fabrics designed to be sweat-resistant and customizable options like full color sublimation and pantone matched logos. Our top branded sportswear apparel items are a collection of curated gym clothes and activewear. Designed with a wide range of athletic disciplines in mind, it features a progressive set of  athletic tops, bottoms, hoodies, beanies, arm sleeves, and lettermen jackets. Want to create branded sportswear merchandise for your team or […]

The Best Promo Uniforms for 2016

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Looking for the best promo uniforms for 2016? Whether you’re looking for the most unique, cool, new branded gear for events and activations or simply looking for team wear for your brand or company reps, Brand+Aid has you covered! We specialize in branded merchandise, uniform programs and custom apparel creation. Check out our top picks for the best promo uniforms for 2016 below. Need help making your uniform idea a reality? Shoot us an email […]

Top Stadium Giveaways and Merchandise for 2016

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With Super Bowl 50 coming up in a few weeks, we’re sharing our top stadium giveaways and merchandise for marketers in 2016! Check out the items below for great ideas to connect with clients and sports-lovers everywhere! And, did you know this is the first year the iconic sporting event is ditching it’s roman numerals? Yep, looks like the Super Bowl committee is doing some rebranding itself. Want to create branded merchandise for your brand? Contact us […]

Project Overview: LittleThings Custom Beanies

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Hello Brand+Aid followers, fellow marketing-obsessed peeps, and branding nerds, Today, we’re excited to share a recent project we did for one of our client, LittleThings. Based in New York City, Little Things is a leading lifestyle destination site for inspiring, uplifting, and engaging stories. Launched in September 2014, LittleThings has experienced explosive growth, becoming the 3rd largest Facebook publisher, 4th largest mobile site, 7th ranked Lifestyles site, and 63rd largest website in the U.S., reaching 19% of […]

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 […]

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 […]

100 Emerging Cultural Trends to Watch in 2016

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In order to maintain a competitive edge in the market, companies must remain “hip” and “cool” with their target audience. Jami Oetting on HubSpot Blogs reminds us of the importance of keeping up with the trends of our ever-changing society. They give us a glance into trends to consider for 2016.   Things are moving quickly — so fast that a trend is over before you’ve even had a chance to catch up. (Did you miss your […]

5 Tips to Connect with Millennials

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The Millennials, the current largest single population group, are roughly aged 18-35 and now make up the majority of the American workforce. Brands are realizing the vital importance in connecting with this generation, many of whom grew up with lightning fast technology, and have never opened an Almanac in their life. Check out the 5 Tips for Branding for Millennials as posted originally by BizBash! At the inaugural Orlando iX tech festival held in Orange County […]

Songs of the Week: 10/5 – 10/9

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Happy first week of October all! We’re moving head first into fall and loving our pumpkin-everything, did someone say pumpkin spice lattes?! (We don’t even care about the caloric intake, okay? Don’t care.) To kick off the week we’re featuring another round of the Brand+Aid team’s favorite songs of the week. This week features picks from Drake to Marian Hill to Neil Young. We’re about as different in the music genre department as they come. […]

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 […]

Songs of the Week: 9/14 – 9/18

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Brand+Aid music-lovers, rejoice! We have another list of amazing tunes to check out this week. While our team’s taste in music is about as different as Justin Beiber is to Afrojack is to Gorillaz, our Brand+Aid Top Songs Playlist, found and easily accessibly via Spotify, is about as amazing as it gets. Your inner music-loving soul will thank you for taking a listen. Don’t blame us if you find yourself playing the list over and […]

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 […]

Brand+Aid Songs of the Week

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Happy Monday everyone! The Brand+Aid team has a fresh new selection of songs to help you pump up the jam and tackle the work week! Check out our top song pics for the week below, and listen to our entire playlist on Spotify here. Renya – New West by Tin Hat Andre – I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Rod Stewart Katie – Barcelona Fantasy by The Bambinos Annika – Come Fly With […]

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 […]

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 […]

#Instabrand – An Analysis of Instagram

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From the Brand+Aid Intern’s Desk: #Instabrand – An Analysis of Instagram By now, any regular social media user has at least heard of Instagram, the immensely popular photo sharing app. Instagram allows its 300 million active users to capture (or import) and edit photos and videos to post on their profiles. On top of that, it allows users to share their posts across a wide variety of other social media platforms, from Facebook to Twitter to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Songs of the Week: June 29 – July 3

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Can you believe June is almost over? It’s crazy how fast summer is flying by, right?! At Brand+Aid, we want to encourage you to take a moment to stop, breath in the warm summer air, and listen to some awesome tunes. That’s why every week we feature our Brand+Aid team members favorite songs of the week. We hope our song picks inspire you, motivate you, and encourage you to kick ASS this week! And, if […]

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 – […]

Branded Swag for the NBA Finals

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Last night the Golden State Warriors made history knocking out the Houston Rockets to advance to the NBA Finals. A feat the organization hasn’t done since 1975, exactly 40 years ago. The win sealed the match-up of every basketball lovers dream, the Warriors vs the Cavs, for the 2015 NBA title. And, no matter who you’re pulling for – the classic underdog story of the Warriors or the powerhouse that is Lebron James and the […]

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 […]

Fresh Summer Sunnies in Every Color!

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Get Pantone matched sunglasses just in time for summer! Check out the weekly Brand+Aid Spotify playlists with our fave songs of the week! Have ideas you’d like to make happen? We’d love to help, contact us at happy@brandaidpromos.com. Do you wear your sunglasses at night?

Songs of the Week: May 11 – May 15

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Brand+Aid’s Fave Songs for the Week May 11 – May 15 Good morning and happy Monday! We’re ready to kick off another productive week listening to our fave jams in the office. If you haven’t heard, each week we’re featuring our favorite tunes to bring a little Brand+Aid into your musical life. Check out each of our Brand+Aid rescue teams fave songs for May 11th – May 15th. Also, follow along and check out our […]

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 […]

Songs of the Week: April 27 – May 1

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Check it peeps! We’re here for another week of Brand+Aid’s Top 6 Songs for the Week. And, 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 music from your fave marketeers and brand makers! April 27, 2015 – May 1, 2015 RENYA – Nice and Slow by Max Frost ANNIKA-  The Blacker The Berry by Kendrick Lamar ANDRE – Stromae by Papdotai […]

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 […]

Brand+Aid’s Fave Songs for the Week

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Looking to kick your Monday into high gear or need some extra energy to get that pep in your step? Check out our curated list of Brand+Aid’s Fave Songs for the Week. We’re highlighting each member of the Brand+Aid Rescue Team’s favorite musical selections! And, we’re quite the diverse bunch; we like everything from The Rolling Stones to Tupac to T-Swift (hey – no judgements.) April 20, 2015 – April 24, 2015 1. RENYA – […]

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 […]

20 Awesome Real Estate Promos by Brand+Aid

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Spring is officially here! The weather is warming up, days are getting longer, and a growing economy all make this Spring the ideal time for homeowners to put their houses on the market. If you’re in the real estate business, you’re sure to be hosting open houses, meeting with new clients, and closing deals a lot in the coming months. We want you to get the most out of the resurging housing market and make […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 sales@brandaiding.com 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 sales@brandaiding.com 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.  

 
 
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