CASE STUDIES

CASE STUDIES

6 Awarding Rewards for Your Employees

4 days ago

Since the beginning of the corporate award dinners, the same type of glass award has been presented at each one, whether it is a banquet, end-of-year party, or even just a company-wide meeting. Whi...

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Now Trending: Fanny Packs!

Jun 02

Fanny packs are back and more fashionable than ever! It's just moms wearing them to the park or on vacation, either. Millennials, Zennials, and Gen Alpha has been getting into the action with sling...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

May 25

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consiste...

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Case Study: Custom Caps with a Budget Cap

May 18

Description: Custom Cap Industry: Trade Show/Convention/Events What it was purchased for: A major national racing event was looking for giveaways to hand out to folks in suites and VIP sponsors. ...

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Mindfulness and the Workplace

May 11

“Mindfulness” has become an increasingly popular buzzword over the past year, with workers suffering from pandemic-related burnout and record high stress levels. But what does it really...

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Case Study: Bear With Us

May 04

Description: Plush Big Paw Bear with Shirt Industry: Financial Services / Banking What it was purchased for: A bank chain needed a product for tellers to hand out to new account members. How it ...

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4 Products to Help Save the Rainforests

Apr 27

Did you know that a new animal species is discovered in the Amazon Rainforest every two days? From pink dolphins to black caimans to jaguars and tiny frogs, the rainforest is home to some of the wo...

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6 Rainy Weather Promotions

Apr 19

Spring is finally here! You know what that means: flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the days are getting longer. It also means lots of rain, from light spring showers to booming thunder...

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8 Graphic Design Mistakes to Avoid

Apr 12

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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Old School vs. New School Promo Products

Apr 05

It’s no secret – people love “vintage” products. Just look at the huge resurgence in vintage clothing that began in the early 2010’s and you’ll see what we&rsquo...

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5 Promotional Products That Will Have Your Clients Dreaming

Mar 29

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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Case Study: The Techno Pup!

Mar 22

A software company creates attention at tradeshow events with custom plush animal mascot giveaways. This plush Leonberger Dog Mascot for the company as giveaways at trade shows and other marketing ...

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Know Your Shades: 4 Types of Iconic Sunglasses

Mar 14

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” - Timbuk 3 Sunglasses have been and always will be one of the most popular promotional products. Why? Because practically everyone ...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Mar 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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Case Study: Keeping it All Together

Feb 28

Objective: An insurance company wanted to send new customers home with a special gift and a way to keep their new insurance policy documentation organized. Product: Insurance Document Pouch & Fu...

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Case Study: YUKON 17 oz. Double Wall Party Cup for the Sustainability Win

Feb 21

Surf-inspired activewear brands like ROXY® are stoked with our YUKON design—fondly known as The Party Cup™. It’s double-wall insulated, so it keeps refreshments cool on the ...

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Graphic Design Terms Everyone Should Know

Feb 14

It can be hard to communicate with a design team on a project when the designers speak their very own language. That’s why we have a rundown of words you may come across frequently that can ...

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Case Study: Keep it Sweet

Feb 06

Vertical Market: Hospitality Product Use: Employee Appreciation Promotion: A nationally known hotel chain gifted their staff the Everyday Sweet and Savory Gourmet Carry Caddy for Employee Appreci...

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

Jan 30

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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6 Perfect Gifts to Celebrate Your Employees

Jan 22

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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6 Hot Sauces Sure to Blow Your Socks Off

Jan 15

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: Plastics Make it Possible

Jan 07

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow...

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5 Unique Products for Healthcare

Dec 31, 2023

When you think about creating a fundraiser or give-back event involving healthcare, what kind of promo items come to mind? Today, I’ve found five unique healthcare promo products that are sur...

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Reel Them in With These 5 Cinematic Promo Products

Dec 23, 2023

Box office hits took a backseat this year as more people browsed through Netflix’s new releases instead of venturing out to movie theaters. However, as many movie theaters reopen to the publ...

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6 Benefits of Customer Loyalty Programs

Dec 16, 2023

Everybody loves getting new business – it’s exciting! Because new customers are so crucial to growing a business, many companies pour the majority of their marketing time and energy int...

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Case Study: Yes, We Can!

Dec 08, 2023

Description: Kan-Tastic Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: Fast-food chain giveaway for college football night. How it was distributed: The vendor handed the Kan-Tastic out a...

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6 Paw-some Promos for Pets and Vets

Dec 01, 2023

For vets, groomers, doggie daycares, and more, pet care is more than a hobby – it’s a lifestyle. While puppies don’t have any purchasing power, promoting your pet-centric busin...

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6 Warm Apparel Products for the Cold Weather

Oct 08, 2023

When the temperature drops, it’s time for people to put on their jackets, fleeces, and other cold-weather apparel. Offering customers or employees promotional products that will keep them war...

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Case Study: The Write Stuff

Sep 24, 2023

Description: Rumba Pen Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: An automotive supplier wanted to make their name visible in automotive stores around the country. How it was distributed: P...

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Never Get Cold with These 5 Unique Sweatshirts

Sep 16, 2023

A cozy sweatshirt is perfect for those cold office days or a trip to the mountains. Since athleisure is all the rage nowadays, take part in this trend with a warm sweatshirt. Here are a few option...

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Under the Sea!

Sep 09, 2023

Take a deep dive into the ocean blue with under-the-sea-themed promo products! From aquariums to nautical giveaways, sail away from the competition with items that will surely make a splash! Wet...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Appreciation

Sep 02, 2023

Description: ID Lunch Bag Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A hospital wanted a unisex item to give out for Nurses Week. Since most of the nursing staff brought th...

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Driving Home Promo! 10 Products for the Automotive Industry

Aug 25, 2023

Did you know that Americans, on average, spend about 18 days a year in their cars? It's true! Whether you're sourcing promo items for an auto repair shop, a car dealership, or even auto supply stor...

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Bursting with Vibrance!

Aug 18, 2023

Regarding promotional merchandise, nothing grabs attention quite like vibrant colors. Colorful apparel items make a bold fashion statement and serve as powerful marketing tools for your brand. Whet...

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Imprint Everything: A Guide to Printing Methods

Aug 10, 2023

Once you’ve found the perfect promotional product for your business or organization, the next step is to emblazon it with your logo or message. Depending on the item, there may be multiple de...

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Encore-Worthy Promo products

Aug 03, 2023

Dance is a world-renowned artform that converts song into movement and story. Ballet dancers are known for grace, athleticism, and musicality. Whether you have a dancer in your life or celebrate th...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Jul 27, 2023

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We will ...

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Your Guide to Promotional Shirts

Jul 19, 2023

If you've ever run a 5k or attended a basketball game, chances are you've got a promotional shirt in your drawers somewhere. According to PPAI's 2019 Consumer Study, wearables are the #1 most popul...

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Case Study: Wheelie Important Paperwork

Jul 12, 2023

Market: Automotive Objective: A motorcycle dealership wanted professional, branded document pouches to hold important paperwork for new customers to take home after their motorcycle purchase. Th...

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The Best in Athlesiure

Jul 05, 2023

Athleisure is a versatile clothing style that combines athletic apparel with fashionable leisurewear elements. It encompasses a wide range of items, including leggings, joggers, sweatshirts, hoodie...

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11 Promo Products for an Active Lifestyle

Jun 27, 2023

Take your corporate match to the next level! From team building sporting events to company-wide marathons, your customized products guarantee you beat the competition. Below is a list of 11 sports...

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How to Create Buzz Around a Launch With Promo Products

Jun 20, 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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Case Study: Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Jun 12, 2023

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their b...

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Case Study: Promo'd to a Tee

Jun 05, 2023

As part of a newly developed corporate social responsibility initiative, an insurance company instituted an annual “give back” day where employee groups volunteered in their communities...

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The History of Promotional Products

May 29, 2023

If you've ever been to a music festival or convention and walked away with a bag full of freebies, then you know that promotional products work! But did you know that those quirky logoed products h...

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Terrific Shirt Promos!

May 21, 2023

Shirts are one of the hottest promotional products on the market. How can you personalize this fashion staple and make your mark in your industry? Look no further, for we have five promotional shir...

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Branding 101: Let’s Talk Logos

May 14, 2023

A logo is often a company’s first impression and it can impact a customer’s perception, purchase decisions and overall attitude toward your company. A logo is a symbol or graphic elemen...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Promotions

May 07, 2023

Description: Custom Wave Cap Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: The client was looking for a signature cap that would be unique, high-quality, and something that the recipient wo...

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Lead a Healthier Lifestyle With These 6 Promotional Products

Apr 29, 2023

Eating healthy. Weight management. Working out five times a week. There are many health-related resolutions we set at the beginning of a new year. But, do we follow through with them? Many times, t...

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Case Study: Don't Bottle It Up

Apr 22, 2023

An oil & gas company was building employee gift packages that would appeal to their entire workforce during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With employees working both at home and continuing to ...

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Food Gifts for All Seasons

Apr 15, 2023

Whether for birthdays, holidays, or milestone events like anniversaries or weddings, giving the perfect gift can be tricky. Sending gifts to clients is an easy way to foster a stronger relationship...

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5 Men's Wearable Promotional Products for the Office and Beyond

Apr 08, 2023

It’s fun giving out promotional products like fidget spinners and stress balls, but sometimes you need an option for the guy that likes to keep it a bit more professional. These business c...

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What’s Up With Unboxing Videos? The Trend You Must Try

Mar 31, 2023

We all enjoy that element of surprise (well, most of us!). User-generated unboxing videos have popped up more and more on YouTube and other social media platforms, adding a surprising value to prod...

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5 Promotional Products for Firemen and Fire Departments

Mar 24, 2023

Firemen deserve a special kind of admiration. They spend their careers rushing into buildings while others are rushing out. Many departments require aid from the community, and that’s wher...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Mar 17, 2023

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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Case Study: Resort Incentive Yields Oceans of Opportunity

Mar 10, 2023

A five-star resort that frequently hosts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies wanted to reach out to corporate guests to entice them to return for family vacations. The goal was for the guest...

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How to Reduce Stress on the Job

Mar 03, 2023

Here are some interesting stats for you. More than 157 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Considering that number, did you know that workplace stress is responsible for up to $190 bi...

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Why You Need Promotional Products

Feb 24, 2023

In a world of ever-changing advertisement trends, there is one marketing solution that never grows old – promotional products. Studies show promotional products were ranked as the highest adv...

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Case Study: Happy to Hang Around

Feb 17, 2023

Description: Standard Door Hangers Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: A collision center wanted to increase the number of customer satisfaction survey responses and boost online appo...

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Get in Gear With These Automotive Promo Products

Feb 09, 2023

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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How One Hour Can Determine Your Success

Feb 02, 2023

After working a long, tiring day, all you want to do is plop down on the sofa and watch TV. The thought of laying on the couch spending hours of mindless activity is tempting to most. In fact, the ...

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Case Study: Thank You for Spooning

Jan 26, 2023

Description: 10 Oz. Aztec Spooner Mug Industry: Advertising / Marketing / Publishing What it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers...

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Case Study: A Spoon-taneous Promotion

Jan 19, 2023

Description: Spoon Mug Industry: Advertising What it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers. How it was distributed: The spoon mug...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Jan 12, 2023

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: Safety First

Jan 05, 2023

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a bra...

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5 Promotional Products for School That Are 2 Cool 2-B 4-Got-N

Dec 28, 2022

Each school year, millions of students hit the books, shoot some hoops, and work hard to bring home that golden 4.0 GPA. Sometimes, the best way to promote your brand is by supporting the students ...

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8 Essential Office Supplies for Remote Workers

Dec 20, 2022

Since the CDC declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic on March 11, 2020, various shelter-in-place and social distancing rules have been put into place to help slow the rate of infected peoples in th...

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What Makes Gen Z Tick?

Dec 13, 2022

It’s 2020, and Generation Z is growing up. The generation includes people born between 1995 and the 2010s, putting the group’s eldest squarely in their mid-twenties. Chances are that yo...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Dec 05, 2022

A little branding goes a long way with these promo products perfect for the great outdoors! By adding your logo to these six sturdy items, your brand can be seen on hiking trails, huddled around a ...

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

Nov 28, 2022

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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Your Brand Is Your Business - Market It!

Nov 20, 2022

As a marketing professional, you understand better than anyone the importance of establishing a distinct brand presence for your company. People gravitate to those they identify with and can trust ...

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Trending Fall and Winter Apparel

Nov 13, 2022

Seasons are changing, and it’s time to pack away your tank tops and shorts and bring the sweaters, boots, and scarves out of storage. Wardrobes need a little refreshing to match the new colde...

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Clean Desk, Happy Desk!

Nov 05, 2022

An organized desk is a happy desk and the perfect time to clean and reorganize your desk is at the beginning of the new quarter! Whether it's Q1 or Q4 – sometimes filing away old projects, du...

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

Oct 29, 2022

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 ...

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Case Study: 3D is the Key

Oct 21, 2022

A company was looking for unique items to commemorate the celebration of its 45th year in business. They wanted to incorporate a new logo that communicated the anniversary as well as the range of p...

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7 Camping Promotional Products for the Great Outdoors

Oct 14, 2022

Whether you’re looking to relax and recharge or seeking adventure, getting out into nature provides everyone some peace and quiet from our regular lives. Help your customers enjoy the grea...

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6 Retro Products That Are a Blast From the Past

Oct 06, 2022

No matter what decade you think of when you think of “retro products”, you can bet there’s a customizable product perfect for your next event. Using nostalgia to promote your busi...

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Gifts Based on Enneagram Types

Sep 29, 2022

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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6 Products to Include in Every Holiday Gift Basket

Sep 22, 2022

It’s always a good idea to get those gifts planned out and ready to go before the holiday chaos begins, and that includes client appreciation gifts. But, what do you get them? Put in extra th...

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How Promo Products Can Tell Your Brand's Story

Sep 15, 2022

Stories are powerful. From sharing stories around the campfire to writing fictional novels, storytelling has connected people together for thousands of years. But, have you ever considered storyte...

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6 Helpful Tips to Address Unhappy Customers

Sep 07, 2022

It’s the moment you dread. The phone call you don’t want to pick up. The review you’re scared to address. Responding to unhappy customers seems like a chore. It can be overwhelm...

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Tasty Products to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Aug 31, 2022

If you’re looking for a crowd-pleaser of a promotion, consider candy! Few people can resist the delicious charms of a tasty treat, and giving someone a sweet gift is a great way to have them ...

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The Secrets to Attracting Ideal Customers

Aug 23, 2022

You put together the business plan, signed the lease, designed an informative website and…*crickets*. It can be pretty discouraging when you put in the effort, but you’re not attract...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

Aug 16, 2022

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distri...

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Beyond PPE: 6 Feel-Good Promo Products for Hospitals

Aug 09, 2022

Although 2020 has been over-saturated with PPE products, hospitals and medical offices still seek other promo product ideas (beyond PPE) to pass out to patients, nurses, and visitors. Whether be...

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5 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

Aug 01, 2022

If you’ve ever watched a TED talk or listened to any of your teachers in school, you’ll know that setting goals are the stepping stones to getting where you want to be in life. You watc...

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Cheers! Let’s Sell More Beer!

Jul 25, 2022

Description: Custom Wave Table Tent Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sale...

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5 Fail-Proof Ideas for Your Business Instagram

Jul 18, 2022

What generates over 95 million photos and videos each day, 4.2 billion likes daily and has 700 million active users? You guessed it – Instagram. This photo and video sharing social platform h...

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5 Invaluable Marketing Books to Help Grow Your Brand

Jul 03, 2022

In the world of business, marketing trends are always evolving and it's easy to be overwhelmed. Sometimes you take one step forward only to be knocked two steps back. Luckily, there are endless res...

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Case Study: Insuring Happy Employees

Jun 25, 2022

Item: JAFFA® Round Zinc Coaster Purpose: End of year gifts for employees Audience: Insurance firm employees An insurance firm had a particularly prosperous year and wanted to give employees ...

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Case Study: Keep it Cooler

Jun 18, 2022

Description: Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: An annual company picnic for employees and their families. Each year they give thei...

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7 Promotional Products For Those On the Go

Jun 10, 2022

According to a 2016 AAA Foundation report, American drivers spend an average of more than 17,600 minutes behind the wheel each year. Now, imagine that someone is looking at products with your logo ...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Jun 03, 2022

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physi...

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How to Choose Uniforms the Whole Team Will Love

May 27, 2022

If you’ve been in the workforce for a couple of years, you’ve probably had to wear a company uniform at one point or another! Across all industries, trades, and professions, uniforms ar...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

May 19, 2022

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided ...

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5 Corporate Gifts Your Clients Will Love

May 12, 2022

Corporate gifts are a great way to thank your clients for keeping you in business. When done right, they can also function as employee rewards/incentives. Here are a few of our favorite promotional...

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Take 5 of These Promotional Products for the Medical Field, and Call Me in the Morning

May 04, 2022

It can be tough for people in the medical field to get their names out to new patients. If you own a restaurant, you can have your cool mascot show up at a local sports game and toss out t-shirts. ...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Apr 27, 2022

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the studen...

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25 Insane Facts About Promotional Products

Apr 19, 2022

You don’t have to work in the field of promotional products to notice the impact they can have on any organization’s marketing efforts. As the most effective medium of advertising acros...

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Case Study: Info in a Flash

Apr 12, 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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Tried and True: Classic Promotional Products

Apr 04, 2022

There are some things out there that are just undisputed classics – and when you think of a classic, what goes to your mind? Maybe it’s a classic car like a 1950s era Cadillac, or perha...

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6 Mood-Boosting Promo Products to Beat the Winter Blues

Mar 28, 2022

Winter can be a hard season for lots of people. Between the colder weather, shorter daylight hours, and increased social isolation this year, many folks will feel the winter blues. Also known as Se...

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Yes, There's a Difference: Everything You Need to Know About Pens

Mar 21, 2022

Even as much of our world goes digital and paperless, the pen remains an essential tool in both office and home life. With so many different types of pens, choosing the “write” one can ...

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