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, […]

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 […]

Why Promotional Products?

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

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top Promo Products for Valentine’s Day 2015

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

 
 
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