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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 chance […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 leaving […]

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. […]

 
 
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