Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Seven Hot Promotional Products for the Cold Winter Season

From hats on their heads to socks on their feet, and just about everything in between, these seven hot products are guaranteed to be a hit with clients, prospects, or employees during the cold winter months. Choose from name brand warm weather gear or select a collection of coffee products to warm people up from the inside out and warm them to your brand.

These items will provide consistent impressions throughout the winter months, making them a very effective promotional product and a great value!

The North Face Men's Thermoball Full Zip Jacket

Make an impression with this name brand jacket. Designed to provide phenomenal warmth in cold and wet conditions, the new Thermoball™ insulation technology, which is just as compressible as down and insulates even when wet. Available in sizes S-XXL. Your logo can be embroidered on the front of the jacket.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

6 Hot New Tech Promotional Products for 2017

The new year is almost upon us and that means new promotional product introductions. These six tech products will help promote your brand in the most creative way. From blue tooth products to a power bank that fits in a pen, and from a great flexible media holder to an app that will tell you when it's going to rain, all six of these promotional products are both useful and innovative. These interesting items are sure to be used on a regular basis by your clients, giving longevity to a new way to share your message.

The Reach Clip-on Media Holder

This Universal Media Clip Holder has flexible long arms and can be clipped onto any desk, bed headboard, chair, or wall cabinet. Whether you are at home or on the go this media holder makes it easy to prop your device and enjoy reading or viewing on your phones or tablets anywhere. Fully adjustable at any angle to suit your needs with 360° rotation and tilt. Holds devices up to 4.5" in width and features your logo on the clip.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Stretch Your Marketing Budget with Closeout Promotional Products

If you are nearing the end of your fiscal year, chances are you are reviewing your product sales and business strategies in 2016 to determine what worked and what needs improvement. The same is true for promotional products companies. As factories examine their inventory, many promotional items will appear on closeout lists - offering substantial savings to savvy shoppers.

There are many factors that can cause an item to be placed on clearance. It rarely means that the product is flawed or not valuable as a promotional product. Which means a huge opportunity for you to stock up on some great items at a steal. In fact,  here are a few examples or the most common reasons items become closeout deals.

Individual Colors

Some colors do not sell as robustly as others, so items in certain colors may be placed on closeout while other colors are not. For instance, this cooler/lunch bag is a popular item, especially in the colors of royal, red, and lime. The orange and purple bags did not sell as well, and 50 pieces in these two colors can be purchased at $2.75 each versus the regular price of $6.56. That's a savings of 57% and could be the perfect fit for your company and your budget!

Show Your Gratitude With These 7 Business Gifts

The holidays are almost here, but it isn't too late to pick the perfect present. Print your logo one of these seven keepsake gifts as a token of your appreciation to your employees or customers to show them how much they are valued.

Wireless Speaker

Give the gift of music with this wireless speaker that connects to your phone and flashes festively to the rhythm of the music!

Five Food Gifts Perfect for Holiday Giving

During this season of giving, few items are appreciated as much as the gift of food. Fortunately for you food gifts are also great last minute gift options. Choose one of these five food gifts that are sure to please your clients or staff members. Call me today to ensure delivery in time for holiday enjoyment!

All of the items listed below have 1, 3 and 5 day rush service - perfect for last minute gifts. All are made fresh in the USA, and most of the items are available in a variety of container colors.

Green Three Way Two Gallon Popcorn Tin w/ Caramel, Butter & Cheese Flavors

The two gallon "Thank You" designer tin is filled with fresh popcorn in three exceptional flavors: caramel, butter, and cheese. Decorate using a 1-color direct imprint on the lid or a customizable greeting card (4-color process). There are six solid color tins as well as the "Thank You," "Flag & Streamers," and "Currier & Ives" designer tins. Two way tin available also with Butter, Caramel, and Cheese Popcorn. Great food gift idea for the holiday.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Gift Giving Made Easy

The holidays are just around the corner, which means it's time to decide on the perfect gifts for the season. Whether you are shopping for current customers, prospective partners, or your stellar staff, you are sure to find the perfect promotional item for any occasion.

There are so many ways to show your appreciation - from food gifts they will love to personalized items that will keep your brand at the forefront of their attention.

Click any of the links in the round-up below to read more about holiday gift giving ideas that gets results.

Top Tech Holiday Gifts

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Treat your Customers to the Gift of Planning and Organization

Calendars, planners and clocks are some of the most popular promotional items because they are useful, inexpensive and receive innumerable impressions on a daily basis. Brand these every day essentials with your logo and stay top of mind with your customers all year long!

Here are 7 of our favorite promotional products to help keep your customers and employees on time and organized, perfect for distribution at the end of the year.

Desk Organizer with Multi Function Clock

Impress the recipients with a jumbo LCD music alarm clock with day/date calendar and thermometer. Colored metal mesh pen cup with 2 spring loaded hide away storage drawers. Your logo is readily visible, front and center on the clock. 

7 Holiday Promotional Gifts That Create a Big Impact

The holiday season is a great time to show your customers you care. Branded gifts are a great way to thank clients for their business or employees for their hard work. Here are some high-impact promotional Holiday Gifts that your favorite people will appreciate. Remember to order early to avoid rush charges and out-of-stock items.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

5 Tips for Choosing the Best Promotional Product Holiday Gifts

Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner. Start planning now to be prepared to show appreciation for your staff members, clients, and prospective customers with these five easy holiday gift buying tips.

1. Order Early
The holiday season sneaks up on people—the warm fall weather lulls people into forgetting that winter, and the holiday season, will soon be here. Don’t wait until it's too late, or you'll run the risk of having your favorite holiday gift selling out. Hot sellers seem to run out of stock each season, so order now to avoid out of stocks and rush charges.

2. Be Inspired by Retail
Your gift recipients enjoy holiday gifts that are similar to what they see as hot sellers in the stores. Think brand names (like Cutter & Buck for garments, Godiva chocolates, or Cross pens) and keep an eye on popular trends such as fitness bands for gift inspirations. Another retail trend to emulate in your Holiday plans is gift packaging, such as taking a stainless steel tumbler and packaging it in a custom gift box that will enhance the gift experience.

Monday, October 17, 2016

5 More Reasons to Work With a Promotional Products Professional

While it's true that the internet puts a variety of products at your fingertips, the best way to ensure that your promotional products are going to work effectively for you is by working with a Promotional Products Professional. In a previous post, we shared the top 5 benefits of working with a Promotional Products expert. But, here are five MORE ways a professional can help you make your marketing more effective.

Professionals go beyond the product to help you meet goals

Successful promotion campaigns don't just happen by chance. To realize your goals, your promotional products program must be carefully planned, taking into consideration the audience, budget and the ultimate result you seek. While you can purchase a product anywhere, an experienced distributor can help you solve problems, plan out a program to meet your needs, and get the results you want.

Professionals are in tune with industry trends

You want your promotional efforts to be effective, and your product professional can help. Professionals are in tune with the latest trends and hottest new items, and this can lead to making a connection between your product or service and the perfect giveaway to match your company's goals. Online specials are showcasing the products that the online company wants to sell you - rather than making a personalized decision with a product professional to decide the best item for you to buy.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Promotional Product Umbrellas Will Have You Singing in the Rain

While we may not think of umbrellas until we need them, their usefulness goes beyond keeping us dry or protected from the sun. They are also huge brand builders! With a retention rate of 14 months, umbrellas printed with your company logo or promotional message will continue to tell your brand message for a long time, making them the perfect choice for your next promotional campaign.

Here are some powerful findings from a 2016 survey by Advertising Specialty Institute:

Umbrellas make a lasting impression

Over their lifespan, umbrellas generate over 1,300 impressions. This high number of impressions means a very low cost per impression for your advertising message and a highly effective use of your promotional budget.

Umbrellas have longevity

Umbrellas are kept on average for more than a year, far above the typical retention rate of 8 months for other imprinted promotional items. The longevity of this useful item continues to create goodwill while displaying your brand for many months, or even years, making umbrellas an incredibly effective advertising medium.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Top 5 Benefits of Working with a Promotional Products Expert

New prospects often ask me why they should work with a promotional products expert, when they see ads saying they can order promotional products online. It’s a good question, and one that marketing managers and business owners should ask. You owe it to your company and yourself to make the right decision for your objectives, budget and peace of mind.

There are hundreds of online organizations you can reach out to as a business owner to meet some of your marketing needs. You can order printing, design and products with a quick click.

But that quick click, while seemingly saving you some time in the short term, can cost you much more in the long run, especially when it comes to promotional products.

Purchasing promotional products should support your marketing strategy. You aren’t just buying pens and t-shirts but rather communications vehicles to promote your brand. Are you choosing the right one? Were you able to evaluate all of your options?

The promotional products expense comes out of your marketing budget and the ROI should be justified as any other marketing expense would. Don’t just buy an item because it is cheap or it looks nice, buy it because it is the best item to support your marketing objectives. However there are so many possibilities out there it’s hard to know that you found the perfect product or the best price. That is where promotional product professionals come in.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Promotional Products Case Study: A Little Organization Goes a Long Way

Who doesn't like to be organized? In today's busy world, it's not only helpful, but a huge time-saver, when the things you need can be easily found when you need them. If you could help your clients stay organized, don't you think they would love you? One of the best ways to help your clients stay organized, while sharing your brand message, is through the gift of a collapsible caddy.

This 600 denier polyester collapsible caddy with carry handles demonstrates a versatility that is perfect for a variety of promotional challenges. With it's four mesh exterior pockets, plus front and rear gusseted pockets and divided interior, there is lots of room for organizing a wide variety of materials. There is even an integrated floorboard so the caddy can stand on its own.

But enough about the promotional product. How can you use it to promote your business?

Here are a few creative case studies showing how people have used this caddy for a variety of situations.

Teacher Recognition Gift

A school district used the caddy as a back-to-school gift for all teachers who completed their summer education series. The teachers were able to use these to store supplies for their classrooms and also carry them home to work on projects. The school district also utilized the caddy as welcoming gift for new hires.

Friday, September 9, 2016

6 USB Drive Promotional Products That Stand Out and Create a Customer Connection

There is not doubt about it, technology is here to stay. Help your clients and potential customers connect to technology with one of our innovative USB Flash Drives, while promoting your brand at the same time. These incredibly portable and useful items have a very long shelf life - as people use them to save and store files, personal items, photos and more. They will see your logo and appreciate your brand for a very long time.

However, there are a lot of USB flash drives available. You want to pick one that is unique, to capture their attention and encourage them to keep it. Make the connection even more memorable with one of these creative options, which are some of our favorites.

2 GB Circle USB 2.0 Flash Drive

This round flash drive makes a wonderful canvas for a round logo. Your client will love 2 GB of data storage and you'll love how this unique design stands out from the rest.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

7 Promotional Products to Help People "Think Pink" This October

According to the American Cancer Society, "Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States (other than skin cancer). But millions of women are surviving the disease thanks in part to early detection and improvements in treatment." October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink products can help raise awareness as health organizations work to find a cure and combat this disease. For many companies, building campaigns around "Think Pink" shows their commitment to their customers and community causes. 

Hand out the following 7 products this October to help people "Think Pink."

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

You’ll Display a Winning Hand With Promotional Playing Cards

From poker to bridge to Go Fish with the kids, playing cards provide hours of entertainment for all ages. With games that can last up to an hour or more, a customized imprint on a deck of cards will make a long-lasting impression with your most valued clients, prospects, and employees. And with a set of 52 playing cards (54 if you count the Jokers!) you have 52 or 54 blank canvases for your personally branded message.

Here are some unique ways you can utilize this customized giveaway for maximum impact:


  • Use the card faces to introduce a new line of products. 
  • Highlight 54 of your best selling products. 
  • Show the various holes of a golf course to solicit new members.
  • List technical product specifications on each card for separate components.
  • Show the different ways to use your products, like 54 uses for Morton's salt or 10 ways to dress up your best selling skirts. 
  • List 54 reasons to buy from you vs. the competition
  • At conferences, write tweets on the backside of cards you want people to share on social media.
  • Park Districts can highlight all of the events and activities they hosted the previous year.
  • Resorts or Summer Camps can highlight all of the different activities available.


  • Depict various construction, architectural or landscaping projects that your company has completed.
  • Marketing Communications firms can show off their graphic design projects. 
  • Any business can highlight short case stories on each card.


  • Use cards to list various skills and organizational values. 
  • Present industry information and trivia to enhance knowledge or train new hires.
  • Share photographs of nationwide or worldwide locations and facilities.


  • Show photos of your team members or Alumni.
  • Company anniversaries can be celebrated by showing advertising campaigns throughout the years.
  • Show photos of the construction of a new facility as it was built.


  • Sell advertising on each of the 54 face cards to different organizations while imprinting your group name on the card back. The total funds raised are from both selling the individual ads plus the sale of the decks themselves. An order of 500 decks can yield over $6000.00 in funds for your non-profit, chamber or charity group!

The minimum quantities for full custom faces is 500 decks; but we have have semi-custom options for as few as 50 decks with our stock face designs on the subjects of SAFETY, HEALTH, GO GREEN TIPS and GOLFING TIPS.

Playing card advertising is the "real deal." Contact me today at 847-398-5500 or to ask about customizing playing card decks to highlight information about your company/organization.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

5 Drinkware Items That Will Help Quench Your Sales Goals

We run out the door in the morning, mug in hand. We send the kids to camp or school, insulated bottles in their backpacks. We sit at our desks, cup by our side. We run on the treadmill, water bottle in the conveniently placed holder. You could say that we take our drinkware for granted.

But we shouldn’t. Drinkware is so much more than just a vessel for a liquid. Drinkware can help you sell your brand, over and over again, if you choose the right product. Here are some reasons why you should consider drinkware for your next promotional product purchase.

Drinkware Is an Exercise Accessory Drinkware promotes hydration, which is an important part of fitness—that’s why every gym has branded water bottles. Any health, lifestyle, exercise, or outdoor adventure business or themed event is perfect for a drinkware giveaway. Internally, businesses can improve employee health and their bottom lines by giving out branded drinkware to employees as part of bigger fitness programs.

People See Their Drinkware More Than Their Families
Well, maybe not, but a favorite drinkware item probably comes in a close second. Whether it’s used in the home, in transit or at the office, the simple fact is that promotional drinkware is everywhere, offering the opportunity to promote your brand in multiple locations and at multiple times throughout the day.

Drinkware Goes Back to School
Students use drinkware. And so do their families, coaches, fans, and teams. Many campuses across the country have opted out of selling bottled water, and have placed new water-bottle-friendly filling stations on their campuses. Make sure they choose to use your drinkware item, and they’ll be showing their team colors every day.

We Waste Billions in Disposable Cups Every Year
North Americans throw away an astonishing average of more than 25 billion paper cups every single year. A person saving a single paper cup a day for 40 years will save 24 trees. Private companies that want to maintain being socially responsible can replace paper cups with reusable promotional drinkware in their office spaces, and they can begin to change the world.

Here are a few of our favorite, unique drinkware items that will help your brand really stand out and get noticed.

 Himalayan Tumbler

20 oz Himalayan Tumbler

This is the absolutely hottest style right now – it’s a generic version of the Yeti tumbler that sells for $30 at retail! Stainless steel outer and inner. Double wall construction for insulation of hot or cold liquids. Spill resistant slide action lid with rubber gasket. Keeps drinks hot or cold up to 6 hours. Due to vacuum insulation technology, capacity is 18 Oz. with lid on. Meets FDA requirements. BPA free. Hand wash recommended. Must be ordered in full carton quantities. Tumbler can be laser engraved, 1 1/2"x2" engraving area. Complies with FDA. 7" H

 Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle

16 Oz. Stainless Steel Vacuum Bottle

This shape is also popular. Features screw on, spill resistant lid and wide mouth opening. Double wall construction for insulation of hot or cold liquids. Vacuum sealed. Keeps drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot up to 12 hours. BPA free. Meets FDA requirements. Hand wash recommended. Must be ordered in full carton quantities. Complies with FDA. 10" H

 Moscow Mule Mug

16 Oz. Moscow Mule Mug

Style inspired by the popular Moscow Mule cocktail. Stainless steel construction with copper coating. Gift box features a robust history of the cocktail and a recipe card is included. 16 Oz. 3.18" H x 3.6" D

 Fish Bowl Cup with Straw

46 Oz. Fish Bowl Cup With Straw

Just for fun, order this novelty cup. Made Of Shatterproof Food-Grade Plastic. Snap-On Lid. 8" Straw. Top Rack Dishwasher Safe. BPA Free. 100% Recyclable. Made In The USA. 5" H

 Yard Cup with Straw

18 Oz. Yard Cup With Straw

This item is sure to get noticed. Made Of Shatterproof Food-Grade Plastic. Snap-On Lid. 15" Straw. Top Rack Dishwasher Safe. BPA Free. 100% Recyclable. Made In The USA. 11 1/2" H

If you need help with a unique promotional product for an upcoming trade show, travel trip, event, or even an impactful direct mail promotion, give me a call. I'd be happy to brainstorm ideas on how to promote your brand most effectively. You can reach me at 847-398-5500 or

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

5 Football Themed Promotional Products Sure to Help You Win Big this Fall

It's the middle of July, which means that football season is just around the corner. From youth teams to high school, college, and pro teams, the players are getting ready for the fall sports season. This means the fans are getting ready to watch them, cheer for them, and celebrate with them. Your business can be a part of this seasonal American past time when you select one of our football themed promotional products. 

These five football items are sure to enhance the game day experience, while providing positive brand exposure for your company. Be sure to take advantage of this perfect seasonal opportunity to share your company's brand or seasonal marketing message with your fans!

 Football Jar Opener

Football Jar Opener

Perfect for Fundraisers! Quality rubber, huge imprints, attractive packaging and low prices make these football shaped Jar Openers your best value. Featuring - screened imprints for crisp, opaque copy; hundreds of uses; last for years so your brand gets long-term exposure; sealed and protected in individual gift bags with exclusive "Clear-View" window for an enhanced gift experience.

Note: Full color imprint available on all jar openers. See additional charges for details. Lead time may vary on full color jobs.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Summertime Promotional Products to Build Your Brand

Summer is a wonderful time of year, with warm sun, cool breezes, and a concentration on outdoor activities.

Get your name in front of all of these summer fun loving folks with a promotional item that is perfect for the season. Whether heading to the beach, the pool, or the park, these items will provide summer fun all summer long.

French Cut Beach Chair

The French Cut is the ideal folding beach chair. Made with cool, quick drying mesh, this low seat height chair will be a hit on hot sunny days or cool rainy ones alike. Perfect for summer themed promotions such as picnics or concerts and is also great for amphitheaters, & sporting events. Meets height requirements set by most outdoor venues. This chair has a 300 pound capacity and includes matching drawstring carry bag for added convenience.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Round up of Sizzling, Summer Promotional Product Ideas to Promote Your Brand

There are so many opportunities to promote your brand at summer events. Golf tournaments, Farmers' Markets, teen reading programs, summer trade shows, community festivals, and even mid-year incentives for your salespeople to make their goals. To help give you some ideas, we've collected seven of our best summer promotional product idea blog posts, all in one spot, to make it easy for you to find the perfect summer giveaway to promote your company that people love. These items are sure to provide results for you this summer.

 Flip Flop Promotional Items

Kick Off Your Summer Event in Style with Flip Flop Promotional Items

From themed beach towels to key rings to actual footwear, flip flops are fun and festive for the summer season. These seven flip flop promotional items are perfect choices!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Keep Your Brand on Everyone’s Lips With Lip Balm

Your clients are sure to give you extra lip service when you give them a lip balm with your corporate imprint! With a wide variety of formulas and over 100 fun flavors, lip balm is the perfect item to complement your business and marketing promotions, providing effective word-of-mouth promotion at a low cost.

Lip balm fits all the criteria on your wish list! With an ample print area that can accommodate full-color logos, this is an item that is small enough to transport to trade shows – and small enough to fit into a purse or pocket for maximum use and portability. Lip balm is used by every demographic, including men and women of all ages and across industries and job positions. And with a usefulness that lasts, your brand will be seen over and over again. Add in an attractive price point to fit every budget and you can’t lose!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

7 Portable Speakers to Make Your Brand Stand Out

Portable speakers are the perfect item for both personal and business use, making them the perfect promotional item for your company. Portable speakers can be used for anything from streaming music by the pool to producing the sound for business presentations and conference calls.

However, you don't want to give your valued customers and employees the same old portable speakers they can get anywhere. Make your brand stand out with new and unique choices like waterproof speakers, speakers with a built-in power bank, and even speakers built right into a portable cooler. And with price points to fit a variety of budgets, you are sure to find the best giveaway to make people take note and listen to your message!

Bluetooth Speaker w/ Camera Control (silicone lanyard & watch)
How cool is this? One of the world's smallest Bluetooth speakers is available as a lightweight silicone watch or a lanyard! It has another useful feature, as it has a built-in camera control function, so you can take photos from your wrist! You can now listen to music or talk on your phone with ease and comfort, even when you're going for a morning jog, biking to work or a enjoying a full day hike up that mountain! Your one color logo will be printed on the band. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Unique Program Idea to Drive Employee Engagement and Results

When it comes to encouraging your employees to achieve important goals, motivation is the name of the game. In fact it is one of the most important pieces of the goal setting puzzle, playing a role in both establishing and attaining goals. According to an article by Ronald E. Riggio, PhD, in Psychology Today, “Research has suggested that the best way to drive continuous levels of motivation is to allow the person to experience “small wins”—breaking down a large task into smaller, measurable steps and celebrating the attainment of each step or level.”

Sounds easy, right? But how can leaders effectively accomplish this in the workplace? Create a structured program that outlines specific goals, measures results, and rewards successful performance.

One fun and effective way to not only measure results but reward performance is through the use of small gifts. This is where branded promotional products can help you motivate and reward your team in creative and fun ways. By choosing the right promotional product, one that your employees love or find fun, you can provide a reward that doesn’t break the bank. Once your motivational program goals have been established, it is important to provide a means to recognize the achievements of your team.

Monday, April 18, 2016

7 Trade Show Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Companies spend a lot of time and money on their trade show marketing. Unfortunately, we see so many of these companies make mistakes that prohibit them from seeing a solid return on investment.

Maximize your trade show efforts by avoiding these six trade show marketing mistakes that I unfortunately see all too often.

1. Don’t Block People From Entering your Booth
There are many ways you can block your booth space. Avoid placing tables across the entrance to your area by planning ahead and creating a welcoming and attractive space. In addition, make sure you don’t offer a negative presence in your booth. Welcome people in with a smile. Don’t stand out in the aisle. The booths that look the busiest attract the most attention. Get people in your booth to not only hear your story but also to make your booth look like a hot destination.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Hottest New Promotional Products for 2016

Earlier this week I shared the most unique technology promotional products for 2016 that I saw at the PPAChicago New Product Ideas show this month. However, there were a lot of really unique, impactful promotional products that were non-tech that could really help you promote your brand.

Here are my favorite hot, new promotional products for 2016.

Workplace Promotional Products

Portable Water Bottle Humidifier

Everyone at the show was stopping to look at this Portable Humidifier that works from a standard water bottle. Perfect item for the office or while traveling. This item is great for moisturizing the skin, increasing humidity, reducing dust and bacteria or removing odors/smells. Works with any size water bottle. It’s powered by a USB cable and features an auto shut-off after 8 hours. Just keep refilling the water bottle! This is bound to get used and bound to be brand impactful!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Most Unique New Technology Promotional Products for 2016

I recently attended PPAChicago’s New Product Ideas show and wanted to share some of the unique new promotional products out this year to help you market your organization or event. Technology continues to be a hot category for promotional products your clients will hang on to and use, giving you long-term brand exposure. Fortunately this year there were some really unique, new promotional items that would be very impactful for your brand.

Here are my picks for the most unique, new technology promotional items for 2016.

Cobra Virtual Reality Viewer

To create a truly cutting edge impact, the Cobra VR Viewer allows the user to experience virtual reality with any smart phone. Download one of many virtual reality Apps from Google Play or the App Store to a smart phone then look through the Cobra VR Viewer to experience a virtual world, right in your hands. You can print your logo in 4-color on the front of the viewer for maximum brand exposure. This would be perfect to drive traffic to your trade show booth. Hand out the viewers with your logo to trade show visitors, help them download a fun virtual reality app onto their smart phone and let them enjoy an incredible experience. Your booth will be the hit of the show!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Promotional Products that Personalize your Office and Promote your Brand

In our last post we talked about how for most of us our office becomes our home away from home. It's a place that we can personalize. Showcase our unique personality. With a little bit of effort, we can turn our bleak workplace into a happy, inviting place!

Knowing that people have the need to personalize their work space, why not help your customers, prospect, and employees out with some really cool promotional items? The more useful and unique, the better the chance they will display it proudly on their desks. The'll love what you gave them, you'll love that your brand is visible, and everyone wins.

There are an endless number of products available to personalize a work space, but I’ve delved through the masses and found some of the essentials for you. To help you decide what would be valued most, we divided them into categories of what everyone needs in their office to create a comfortable space.

Check out this list of the top five categories of office essentials to make a work space feel like home:


Adding greenery to your office is the number one way to make it feel more like home. Research has even proven that plants lower workplace stress and enhance productivity! This live miniature grass garden will promote a sense of calm in a hectic office environment, and is a great idea for a "grow with us" theme. Use for your next healthy living or relaxation promotion!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Best Selling Promotional Products for the Workplace

Although we may not like to admit it, our workspace often becomes our home away from home. Throughout the years, you most likely have found yourself adding small personal touches to your workspace - pictures of your family, reminders of home, even your favorite mug. In fact many of your favorite desk accessories are brand-related products that you have received from vendors or at meetings or conferences over the years.

In fact, 74% of people have at least one promotional product in their workspace. So, if you want your company logo to stand out and get a lot of visibility with your customers or prospects, consider gifting a desk accessory promotional product.

 Take a look at some of our top picks - by adding your logo to these desk and office accessories, your brand will always be in your target's line of sight!

Flocked Carpet

We all know the essence of first impressions - add your logo to these floor mats for the perfect office accessory, captivating your clients the moment they walk through the door!

Monday, February 8, 2016

The Top 10 Promotional Products of 2016 from the PPAI Expo

Wondering what the perfect promotional product would be to market your business this year? Want a trade show giveaway that no one has seen before?

Take a look at this video highlighting the top 10 promotional products for 2016 straight from the largest promotional product show in the world, the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!

Like something you saw or have more questions? Give me a call at 847-398-5500 or shoot me an email at and I can help you navigate finding the best promotional product for your business and marketing goals.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Show Your Team Some Love with These Employee Appreciation Gifts

You’ve got a team that works hard, meets goals and deserves something to show that you and your company appreciate a job well done. Friday March 4th is Employee Appreciation Day and it's the perfect time to celebrate loyalty and hard work.

While treating your team to lunch is always a nice gesture, sometimes it’s good to give a lasting gift that reminds people of your appreciation, here are some of our top picks and why your team will love them:

3 Piece Cheese Board Set

Everyone can appreciate the finer things in life, and who doesn’t love to unwind after a long day or week with a little wine and cheese? Pair with a bottle of vino or a small block of artisan cheese and you’ve got a great gift for your hardest working employees.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Drink It Up With Our Favorite Branded Mugs and Cups

Cups and mugs are one of the most popular branded items on the market, and it’s easy to see why. Everyone is always on the go!

But if you’re tired of the same old flimsy plastic cup or standard mug options, don’t worry, Newport Promotions has got you covered for all your brand-building, beverage needs.

Here are some of our favorite cups and mugs to drink it up and get your company logo in front of more customers:

Preso Suction Mug

Have an office that’s full of important paperwork that can’t be compromised with coffee spills and splashes? Help your employees and clients keep extra care with the Preso suction mug!

The Preso suction mug features clever grip-pad design that suctions easily to flat, non-porous surfaces like desks and tables, which reduces spills and prevents accidental knock-overs. And don’t worry about spills happening when you go to un-suction your mug, simply lift it straight up to easily detach the mug from the surface.