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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

Jun 13

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company cho...

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Let's Get Physical With These Activewear Promo Products

May 30

Activewear promotional products are a great option for company wellness programs, fitness centers, or any brand promoting an active lifestyle! Exercise is an important part of our overall wellness ...

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Case Study: Spec-Tacular Promotions

May 16

Description: CUSTOM Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: The end user wanted to give something away at this year’s Spring Break in Jamaica for an MTV e...

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Gifts Based on Enneagram Types

Apr 17

So, you're running out of gift ideas. Over the years, you've given your clients things they like, such as a cat Star Wars poster, tickets to see their favorite band, or even as far as their favorit...

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Case Study: Save the Date, Save the Day

Apr 02

Description: Trifold Calendars Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: A local bank wanted a way to thank their new customers with a promotional gift item that would have a high perceived va...

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Case Study: Snap a Pic!

Mar 19

Objective: A large photography studio wanted a better welcome kit for their wedding clients than just a few loose flyers. Product: Mini Horizontal Pocket Folder Personalization: The photography s...

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6 Perfect Gifts to Celebrate Your Employees

Mar 05

Nothing helps morale more at your company than an employee recognition program! Whether it's quarterly, end-of-the-year, or just because, we have something for every budget! Say goodbye to pizza pa...

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Get in Gear With These Automotive Promo Products

Feb 19

Branding these car-accessory promotional products for a campaign will drive more customers to your business! In the U.S., the average daily work commute is 26 minutes and Americans spend around 38 ...

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Case Study: Life of the Mardi

Feb 05

Market: Hospitality Objective: With their event scheduled close to Mardi Gras, event planners wanted to provide a themed goodie package for attendees with giveaways from event sponsors. They wan...

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5 Phone Accessories to Help You Get a Grip

Jan 22

It’s pretty safe to say that cell phones are a ubiquitous part of everyday life. In any room with more than a few people in it, you’re likely to find a few phone screens lighting up in ...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Jan 07

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded...

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All About Potato Promo

Dec 24, 2023

Whether you’re an Idaho native or just a big fan of potatoes, here’s a list of some spectacular potato promotional products that you may find appealing! Bag Clip What better way to...

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Go Green! 6 Products to Fall For

Dec 10, 2023

In today's world, environmental consciousness is increasing! Help your business go green with these promotional products! You will feel good about helping the environment, and your clients will kno...

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Case Study: Wine for the Win

Nov 26, 2023

A local winery at their annual fall festival was looking for a way to boost their sales on take-home bottles of wine. So, they gave away the imprinted Winged Corkscrew to anyone who purchased three...

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5 Promo Products for the Stay-at-Home Worker

Nov 11, 2023

Working from home has become the norm these days. It’s also becoming increasingly difficult to separate our professional lives from our personal lives. From trying to make deadlines, cooking ...

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Case Study: Staying Safe for Back-to-School

Oct 28, 2023

A private school held an online meeting to outline plans for returning to school safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a follow-up, the school sent information packets to students’ paren...

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Craft the Perfect Trade Show Swag Bag

Oct 14, 2023

Virtual tradeshows are definitely here to stay, and that isn't a bad thing! Not only are virtual tradeshows a lot more cost-effective for the organization hosting them, but they're also cheaper for...

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Print's Not Dead: How Print Products Can Work for You

Sep 30, 2023

In the past decade, many businesses have moved away from print marketing to focus almost entirely on digital marketing. You may have even heard people say that print is dead. However, print media h...

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Top 10 Promotional Product Ideas for the Construction Industry

Sep 15, 2023

Whether you’re working in the construction industry, cater to outdoor enthusiasts, or simply want to lead a company-wide safety session, having an array of timely, yet practical promotional p...

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Hip Hip Hooray for Education!

Sep 01, 2023

Are you looking for a fun way to show off your school spirit? Whether you are at an elementary school, middle school, high school, or college, these promotional products are sure to be a big hit wi...

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Ain't Nobody Got Time for That: 5 Tips for Working Efficiently

Aug 17, 2023

No one ever got anywhere by doing the bare minimum. Your growth depends on you getting as much done in as little time as possible. The five tips below will help you accomplish as much as possible e...

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Case Study: Financial Industry

Aug 03, 2023

Products Javalina® Classic Pen Industry Financial Application Direct Mail A local bank wanted to increase awareness of its low mortgage rates and decided to do a direct mailin...

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8 Graphic Design Mistakes to Avoid

Jul 20, 2023

From social media graphics and website layouts to creating a cohesive grouping of promotional products, there are plenty of opportunities to flex your creative muscles and grow your business at the...

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4 Awesome Mindfulness Apps to Help You Be Your Best Self

Jul 06, 2023

Mindfulness. That's been a big buzzword recently. It means being mindful to take care of yourself, both physically and mentally – especially mentally. Recently, and especially with the...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass

Jun 21, 2023

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and ...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

Jun 07, 2023

If you work in real estate, you know that your field generates billions of dollars in revenue per year in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. And you could pocket a good amount of that ...

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No Fin Can Compare to These Shark Products

May 24, 2023

Sharks are some of the ocean's most beautiful creatures. With over 500 species and more being discovered, the world of sharks is absolutely fascinating, from the deep sea Greenland Shark which can ...

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6 Books That Every Business Owner Should Read

May 10, 2023

As business owners, it’s crucial to understand the trends that affect your industry and your company. Each day, you consume an incredible amount of data, statistics, and research. However, it...

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Your Product Decorating Questions Answered

Apr 25, 2023

You encounter promo products every single day. You hold them, wear them, and maybe even smell them. But, did you know every one of these products goes through an extensive design process, whether t...

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6 Rootin’ Tootin’ Country Western Products

Apr 11, 2023

Country Western isn’t just a type of music genre, it’s become an entire culture in the American West and around the world. Cowboy culture dates back to the 19th century when ranchers se...

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6 Hot Sauces Sure to Blow Your Socks Off

Mar 27, 2023

Finding a new, good hot sauce nowadays is almost like when Indiana Jones triumphantly grabs the idol at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark. It may have taken you traversing through the aisles...

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Case Study: This Event Needs More Cowbell

Mar 13, 2023

Description: Cow Bell Industry: Trade Show / Convention / Events What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runner...

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How to Create Buzz Around a Launch With Promo Products

Feb 27, 2023

So, you’re launching a new product or service? Congratulations – what an exciting time for your business! We understand that your next step is to develop your action plan to make this l...

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Perk Up Your Pet! 5 Promo Products Your Pets Will Beg For

Feb 12, 2023

Our pets are our family, and they deserve the best of the best when it comes to promotional products - just like humans do. So we've picked six perfect products for your customers' fluffy companion...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Jan 29, 2023

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming colle...

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6 Promotional Products for Religious Institutions

Jan 15, 2023

Religion and spirituality are shared experiences that bring communities together, and promotional products are a great way to help get your message to those who want to hear it. Whether you’r...

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5 Out of the Box Promotional Products We Love…and You Will Too!

Dec 31, 2022

We’ve all been stuck in the same rut while trying to come up with some original ideas to appeal to customers. Are you in need of some extra product inspiration? If so, here’s a littl...

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Case Study: Real Modern Recognition

Dec 17, 2022

Market: Finance Product Use: Employee Recognition Promotion: A wealth management firm selected the Samsonite Executive Computer Backpack as an employee recognition gift. At the company’s ...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Dec 02, 2022

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for their top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. The...

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7 Promotional Products for When You’re Feeling Lucky

Nov 18, 2022

Whether you’re a casino looking for new ways to entice players to visit or you’re putting together a casino themed event, there are plenty of promotional products for you! Add your logo...

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6 Ways to Get More Done Every Day

Nov 04, 2022

From the moment you get to work in the morning, you’re probably planning all the things you intend to get done. By the time you head home, you may wonder how the day got away from you! We&rsq...

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8 Paw-some Promotional Products for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Oct 20, 2022

Whether you work with animals or want to show that your business is pet-friendly, there are plenty of products that will win over every dog breed! Here are 8 of our favorite pet products. Colla...

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Case Study: Bake in Business

Oct 06, 2022

Description: Set of 4 Measuring Cups Industry: Hospitality / Tourism What it was purchased for: A casino in the Milwaukee area wanted to spice up a "normal giveaway" with a theme. They had come t...

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Reusable vs. Disposable Items

Sep 21, 2022

Disposable products are a common part of everyday life for most folks – think single-use items like plastic cutlery, paper plates, shopping bags from the grocery store, napkins, the coffee cu...

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Case Study: Info in a Flash

Sep 07, 2022

Item: 8GB Custom USB 2.0 Flash Drive Purpose: Provide information about the school and programs Audience: Students and prospective students A community college was looking for a unique way to...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Aug 24, 2022

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. P...

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Lanyards: Everything You Need to Know

Aug 10, 2022

When it's time to choose the perfect lanyard for your company or organization, you may not be aware of all the things to consider when purchasing your new supplies. Lanyards come in many different ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Flash Drives

Jul 27, 2022

In today’s digital age, where everything is stored in the cloud, you may think that flash drives have gone the way of the floppy disc. But we’re here to tell you that these handy little...

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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Jul 13, 2022

As part of their new corporate wellness program, the company wanted to stress the importance of healthy nutrition to its employees. Along with literature, discount memberships at a local health clu...

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Case Study: Make a Spectacle

Jun 29, 2022

Description: Rubberized Sunglasses Industry: Broadcast Media / Telecommunication What it was purchased for: A vampire-based television show hosted blood drives at outdoor events. These were given...

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You Need More Cowbell

Jun 14, 2022

Description: Cowbell Industry: Sporting Events, Athletics What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runners. They cho...

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6 Products to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

May 31, 2022

Suppose you're looking for a cause to support to make sure that your business is responsible and giving back to the community. In that case, breast cancer awareness is an excellent choice because i...

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Case Study: Hay, Where'd You Get That Tote?

May 16, 2022

Description: Large Boat Tote Industry: Sports / Fitness What it was purchased for: Horse show giveaways How it was distributed: A local horse show needed gifts for their major contributors. A ...

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Case Study: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions

May 02, 2022

Clever Meets Subtle: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions Organization: Department Store Product Featured: Lanyard with Vinyl Pouch Goal of Promotion: Promoting Store Sales Description of Case ...

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Case Study: Create Your Own Reality

Apr 18, 2022

Description: Custom Cardboard Virtual Reality v2 Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: A leave behind for Field Marketing Account Managers to help convert business from the...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Apr 03, 2022

Do you ever have that moment when you look at something and you get an overwhelming surge of nostalgia? Everyone loves a good throwback, especially when it's a cool, vintage product. Below are seve...

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Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

Mar 20, 2022

Customer experience can make or break your company. How you and your employees treat customers directly reflects your brand’s values. But the truth is, positive customer experiences can be di...

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Case Study: The Write Way

Mar 06, 2022

Item: WideBody® Message Pen Purpose: Inform people about range of services Audience: Clients and general public A chiropractic office wanted to inform clients and others about their range...

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4 Ways to Improve Communication

Feb 19, 2022

Have you ever had this conversation before? Them: "How are you?" You: "Yes." Or have you ever been in a meeting and realized you zoned out halfway through? Or how about when you’re at the...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

Feb 05, 2022

Item: JAFFA® Wave Award Purpose: Welcome gift for incentive winners Audience: Software company sales representatives A software company held a sales incentive contest for reps to win a tr...

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Case Study: Boosting Trade Show Booth Traffic

Jan 22, 2022

The “Golden Lanyard” to Boosting Trade Show Booth Traffic Organization: Health Care Organization Product Featured: Cotton Water Bottle Strap Goal of Promotion: Driving Traff...

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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

Jan 07, 2022

A hotel wanted to promote its amenities to guests in a personable, yet non-intrusive manner. The goal was to encourage guests to utilize hotel amenities instead of going off-site to fulfill their n...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Dec 24, 2021

When it comes to building a successful company culture, maintaining positive employee attitude is key. Not only are happy employees more productive, but your company is also more likely to attract ...

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Case Study: Celebrate Milestones

Dec 10, 2021

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this ...

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How to be an Empathetic Leader and Still Get the Job Done

Nov 26, 2021

Empathy is the ability to feel the same emotions felt by someone else. This trait allows you to feel pain for a friend whose going through a divorce, or excitement for a sister who was recently pro...

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Case Study: A Wedded Keepsake

Nov 11, 2021

Item: JAFFA® Scalloped Edge Vase Purpose: Gift vase for use during wedding ceremonies Audience: Engaged couples A church wanted an elegant and useful gift for couples who chose their venue f...

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Case Study: Do the Wave

Oct 28, 2021

Market: School Objective: A school’s athletic program was struggling to pay for recurring expenses. Game attendance had dropped over the previous year, and alumni attendance was weak. The...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Oct 14, 2021

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top grap...

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The Value of Custom Packaging

Sep 30, 2021

When you advertise your business or organization with promotional products, you want those items to be unique, interesting, and memorable. So, shouldn’t that same principle apply to the packa...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

Sep 16, 2021

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Cas...

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Case Study: Shop 'til You Drop

Sep 01, 2021

A shopping mall was holding a late-winter promotion to increase traffic during typically slower months. Visitors to the complex received a "passport" to take to different stores within the mall for...

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10 Luxurious Products for Your VIP Customers

Aug 18, 2021

Most people crave the feeling of class, power, and status that comes with enjoying luxury products. Those who claim they don’t, just haven't gotten a chance to experience it for free. So, wha...

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Case Study: It's Raining Cats and Dogs

Aug 04, 2021

Item: Puppies & Kittens Mini Appointment Calendar Client: Pet Food Manufacturer Purpose: Increase pet food sales through goodwill campaign A pet food manufacturer partnered with a nationwide ...

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5 Promotional Products That Will Have Your Clients Dreaming

Jul 20, 2021

There are a lot of branding opportunities that go unnoticed in a world of t-shirts and coffee mugs. In fact, there’s an entire industry that spends every waking hour thinking of ways to help ...

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6 Things You're Missing out on by Not Using Promotional Products

Jul 06, 2021

Promotional products aren't just for niche industry operations. Whether you are a small organization looking to grow your business, or an established company wanting to reach a new market, a produc...

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Case Study: Guess the Flavor Lip Balm

Jun 21, 2021

Guess the Flavor Lip Balm Organization Health Insurance Organization Product Featured Lip Balm & Lip Balm Sleeve Goal of Promotion Generating positive reinforcement with sales reps ...

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7 Fitness Promotional Products to Help You Stay in Shape

Jun 07, 2021

Exercise is an important part of our overall wellness and many companies are using wellness initiatives to promote healthy choices like regular exercise. Whether your company is encouraging physica...

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Introducing Donna to the Marked Promotions Family

Mar 31, 2021

We are delighted to welcome Donna O’Dell Hoke and her Unique Impressions’ customers to the Marked Promotions family! Donna’s expertise and knowledge Donna brings a wealth of kno...

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The Effectiveness of Promotional Items

Mar 10, 2021

When is the last time you received a fun gift with a company logo on it? Most consumers can recall receiving some awesome free branded swag in the past two years, making it one of the best marketin...

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Navigating the New Normal

Dec 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult for businesses to reach customers and employees using traditional methods. Because so many are working remotely, fulfillment orders are now being shipped...

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Best Practices for Designing a Custom Mask

Nov 11, 2020

Face masks are part of our new normal and are an important way to keep ourselves and those around us safe. Since they are likely to be part of our look for quite some time, why not take this opport...

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The History of Screen Printing

Sep 17, 2020

By Morgan Hull THE HISTORY OF SCREEN PRINTING Screen printing is a technique where ink is applied directly to the surface to be printed (the substrate). The image being printed is photographical...

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#SmallBizStrong

May 20, 2020

By Morgan Hull We'd like to get our employees back to work and at the same time help other small businesses recover from COVID-19, so we've recently launched #SmallBizStrong. We're offering pr...

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How T-Shirts are Helping Restaurants and Their Employees During COVID-19

Apr 01, 2020

By Morgan Hull There’s no doubt that the restaurant industry is taking a huge financial hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many locally owned, independent restaurants are small businesses th...

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#GetRecognized Using Color in Branding

Mar 31, 2020

By Morgan Hull During this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Marked Promotions team is sending everyone well wishes to safe and healthy. Many of us are home right now, which presents various ...

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Letter from Our CEO Regarding COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020

Thank you & stay safe! - Your Marked Promotions Team

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Employee Onboarding Kits and How to Make Employees Feel Welcome

Jun 24, 2019

By Morgan Hull When starting a new job, first impressions of a company are crucial. Let’s consider how nerve wracking the first day of a new job feels. Yeah, maybe you’re excited y...

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Promotional Items for the Holiday Season

Dec 10, 2018

by Morgan Hull What better way to show clients and employees your appreciation this holiday season than a promotional gift featuring your company’s brand? Gift-giving (a.k.a. “Prom...

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Top Promotional Products for Spring

Mar 20, 2019

By Morgan Hull Springtime is a significant opportunity for marketing professionals to promote their brand with essential spring promotional products. Don’t just settle for typical promoti...

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Keeping Up with Millennial Trends

Nov 14, 2018

by Morgan Hull For all promotional products, it’s important to find products that can add value and can be useful to the consumer – products that leave a mark. In addition to this, it...

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Characteristics of Successful Promotional Products in 2017

Jul 20, 2017

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How To Stay True to Your Brand

Aug 09, 2017

by Maria Viera With the rise of online businesses, social media, and mobile marketing, competition in the twenty-first century has become incredibly fierce. Sometimes, that means sacrificing brand...

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Why Branded Merchandise is Effective

Aug 02, 2017

by Maria Viera I have often asked marketing managers and marketing teams what criteria they use to distribute their marketing budget; how much do you spend on promotional products vers...

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