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Case Study: Bake in Business

9 hours ago

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 to t...

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Reusable vs. Disposable Items

Sep 21

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 cup f...

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Case Study: Info in a Flash

Sep 07

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 di...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Aug 24

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. Prod...

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Lanyards: Everything You Need to Know

Aug 10

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 sty...

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Everything You Need to Know About Flash Drives

Jul 27

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 ha...

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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Jul 13

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 club a...

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Case Study: Make a Spectacle

Jun 29

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 ou...

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You Need More Cowbell

Jun 14

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 chose ...

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6 Products to Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness

May 31

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 it i...

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

May 16

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 VIP...

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Case Study: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions

May 02

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 His...

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Case Study: Create Your Own Reality

Apr 18

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 co...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Apr 03

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 seven r...

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Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

Mar 20

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 diffi...

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Case Study: The Write Way

Mar 06

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 of...

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4 Ways to Improve Communication

Feb 19

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 mo...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

Feb 05

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 trip ...

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Case Study: Boosting Trade Show Booth Traffic

Jan 22

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

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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

Jan 07

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 need...

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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 and...

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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 mil...

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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 propos...

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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 for ...

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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 sc...

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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 graphic...

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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 packagin...

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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 Case H...

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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 st...

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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, what b...

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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 pet...

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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 you...

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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 product b...

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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 De...

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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 physical f...

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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 knowle...

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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 marketing s...

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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 se...

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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 opportuni...

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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 photographically ...

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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 print...

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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 that ...

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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 har...

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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 you ...

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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. “Promoti...

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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 promotiona...

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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 is...

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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 va...

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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 versus ...

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