Monday, December 31, 2018

Wearable Promotional Products Work - From Head to Toe

Branded wearable items are a popular for promotions because there are so many options and your logo or message can reach a wider audience simply through use! No matter who your target audience, there is a wearable promotional product that will appeal. Add your company's logo to these favorite products for innumerable impressions all year long.

Knit Cap Beanie Toque

This acrylic knit beanie features a tasseled pom pom, turn-up cuff, wrap around graphic, and a woven side tab. This warm and cozy item is perfect for topping off your best cold weather outfit! The embroidered logo is large, making this item perfect for schools, organizations, or companies. The hat comes in a variety of colors with a large 7" x 7" imprint space.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tariffs on Promotional Items and 2019 Pricing

First and foremost, I want to thank all of my customers and supporters for a wonderful year. It is truly a pleasure to work with you all and help you choose the right promotional products to market your business and make your events more memorable.

I wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season with their families.

And, although everyone is thinking about the Holidays, I did want to give you a gentle nudge that the next three weeks is the time to either spend any remaining 2018 budget dollars before they expire or look ahead to your 2019 first quarter marketing needs like:

  • Corporate sales planning meetings
  • Award Events
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Tradeshows

Monday, November 26, 2018

Promotional Gifts That Give Back

Want promotional products from companies that do their best to give back? I am so proud to work with several promotional products companies that take the opportunity offered by the Holiday Seasons to give back themselves. What better way to share your brand message than by aligning yourself with companies that believe in the power of giving back!


A portion of the proceeds of each Basecamp product sold is donated to support the Warrior Spirit Retreat, a place where Wounded Warriors learn to heal. The proceeds from 2017 Basecamp sales allowed Sweda to present Dan Nevins, Basecamp Brand Ambassador and founder of the Warrior Spirit Retreat, with over $100,000. For more information on this amazing story, visit

Basecamp offers a wide variety of promotional products like the Basecamp Tundra Bottle pictured here. For more information about Basecamp items, visit my website.

Choose Plaid - The Perfect Promotional Item This Season

Plaid. You see it everywhere. It is showing up on fashion runways, on the street, and even on Dancing with the Stars! While there are many types of plaid designs, one of the hottest trends this season is Buffalo Plaid. According to Mood Sewciety, "Buffalo Plaid is characterized by its pattern that looks like repetitive blocks." This bold design is perfect for apparel items and will make a big impression for those who are mad about plaid!

Fleece-Nylon Blanket

This 50" X 60" fleece and nylon blanket includes a convenient case with carry handle and is ideal for picnics, the beach, camping, concerts, festivals, or simply lounging around outdoors. One side is water resistant and the other side is soft. A one color screen print of your logo will be showcased nicely on the blanket.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Add Some Adventure to your Marketing Plan with these Outdoor Items

Fall is the perfect season to head outside to enjoy the weather, no matter where you live! These outdoor-themed promotional items are sure to be a hit with your clients and customers because they are both useful and stylish! From staying dry to keeping warm, these items are sure to bring out a sense of adventure and a sense of goodwill towards your company.

Medium Weight Rain Poncho

Our quality medium weight 14mm adult poncho features a roomy hood and large 52"x 86" coverage. It's 100% waterproof so the ponchos are great for outdoor events, concerts, graduations, or anytime you are heading outside! Your one color logo can be screen printed on the upper left chest or larger on the back of the poncho.

Help People "Think Pink" This October and Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

According to the American Cancer Society, "More than 3.5 million US women with a history of breast cancer were alive on January 1, 2016. Some of these women were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment."

You can help spread awareness of this disease as well as the treatment options that are available by sharing these Pink Ribbon promotional items.

Awareness MopTopper™ Stylus Pen & Notebook Set

This set includes the Awareness MopTopper™ screen cleaner with stylus pen and spiral bound  plastic notebook with die cut pen slot. The pen fits snuggly in the notebook pen slot and the pad includes wire binding, 180 lined sheets, and a snap closure flap. Your logo can appear on both the pen or on the notebook.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

More Spirited Promotional Products for Sports Themed Events

We've got spirit, yes we do! Do you have spirit? Then show it with spirited items that are sure to be fan favorites! Having your brand message shared in the stands is a powerful method of igniting excitement - for the home team and for your company.

Solid Paddle Handle Pom Poms

This solid handled pom pom features 500 plastic streamers attached to a large molded plastic, paddle-shaped handle that easily accommodates detailed logos and multicolored imprints on 1 or 2 sides. The price is great for the promotional impact this item will create.

Bambams Inflatable Noise Makers

Sports fans all around the world love these best-selling noisemakers. When inflated and sealed, fans hit them together for loud cheering fun. Noise makers are sold in pairs. Although they are a lot of fun for sports games, these personalized noisemakers can be used to promote any type of company or fundraiser. They are great to hype everyone up at a sales or client kick off meeting.

Branded Spirit Towel

Fans are sure to swing these spirited towels around all game long! This higher end towel has versatile use and is great for golf, spas, resort, sports, promotional giveaways, etc. Available in a variety of colors with your one color logo imprint.

Custom Glitter Tattoos

Your clients are going to be thrilled to wear your brand with these temporary glitter tattoos. Rainbow glitter covers your full-color design, for a temporary tattoo with a little something extra. These custom tattoos last on skin for 3-5 days, but are easily removed with baby oil or rubbing alcohol. They are super fun and very inexpensive.

Promotional Branded Car Flag

Support your school or organization with our Car Flags! Our Car Flags are produced using a 2-ply 100% polyester fabric, that is made to last. Printing is done using a full color, dye sublimation process for a rich, vibrant look. Car Flags measure 12"x 18" and come with a clip-on stand ready to attach to the vehicle.

Call me today to find the perfectly spirited item for your company: 847-398-5500 or

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Head to the Game in Style with these Spirited Promotional Items

From the top of their heads to the tips of their fingers, your clients, customers, and prospects will look like winners with these branded promotional items that are perfect for the next big game.

Most importantly, these items are useful and of high quality to ensure that they will be used again and again, providing multiple impressions for your brand message.

Clear Tote with Zipper

This clear tote bag is a clear winner. Most stadiums are requiring fans to use clear bags when entering the stadium so this promotional item will be much appreciated. With a large area for your logo and branding message, this bag meets NFL sizing guidelines, and is roomy enough to carry all of your game day necessities. Bags are available in five accent colors.

Win the Day with These Spirited Promotional Items Perfect for Tailgaiting and Parties

From Friday night lights, Saturday morning tailgating, to Sunday watch parties, ‘tis the season to show support for your team with some promotional products for the win!

Choose one of these beverage related promotional products to share your team spirit. Useful items like bottle openers and a handy six-pack tote are sure to be used again and again, reinforcing your brand image along the way keeping it in front of people.

Jumbo Size Football Shape Magnetic Bottle Opener

This jumbo size football shaped magnetic bottle opener has a big imprint area for your logo. With a strong refrigerator magnet and solid metal construction, this affordable and long-lasting item is a hit in any household! Ideal for beverage, bottle, transportation, motor coach and self promotions. The price is tremendous as well.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Add More Fun to your Giveaways with these Throwback Retro Choices

From vintage classics to funky throwbacks, some of our favorite retro-themed products are making a major comeback as promotions. Reminisce about the good old days with these old-school promotional products that will always stay in style!

Rubik's Cube 16 GB USB Flash Drive

This plastic puzzle cube style USB drive supports full color imprinting and can create a dynamic platform to advertise your company or products with multiple images. Available in a variety of colors and storage options, your brand will not go unnoticed on this promotional puzzle! Feature this unique USB flash drive at trade shows, conventions, technology-related promotions and much more. Invest today and put a fun twist on your marketing campaign!

Honor Trucking Industry Professionals During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

According to the National Trucking Association website, "National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, 2018, is when America takes the time to honor all professional truck drivers for their hard work and commitment in tackling one of our economy's most demanding and important jobs. These 3.5 million professional men and women not only deliver our goods safely, securely and on time, they also keep our highways safe."

In honor of these professionals, I have collected a variety of promotional products that will show your appreciation in a meaningful and useful way. For more ideas, visit my Pinterest Board:

USB Rechargeable Triple Output LED

This useful flashlight comes with a USB charging cable and a pocket/belt clip. This high powered rechargeable flashlight includes one rechargeable battery and features five modes which include three light levels, a strobe and an S.O.S. mode. You can laser engrave your brand name on the top side.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hot New Promotional Item – Reusable Straws

In case you hadn’t heard, there is a growing movement to cut down on the use of plastic items, including drinking straws and bags. In the U.S. alone, Americans use millions of plastic straws and bags a day. These items are used for a few minutes and then tossed out, but they live on in our oceans and landfills for hundreds of years.

It’s a big pollution problem, as well as causing dangerous injuries for sea birds, fish and sea turtles, so restaurants, companies, and cities are starting to take action. Companies like McDonalds has already banned all plastic straws in their U.K. locations. Or Alaska Airlines who handed out 22 million straws in 2017 has decided to ban them from all flights and airport lounges. Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the U.K., has proposed banning them throughout all of Britain.

Here in the U.S. cities like Seattle, Malibu, Miami Beach, San Juan Obispo, and Ft. Myers have cracked down on plastic straw usage.

However, straws have a function that people don’t necessarily want to lose. Many disabled people rely on straws. So people are on the search for alternatives and that creates a branding opportunity for your company.

Reusable straws are becoming very popular promotional products right now. Here are two that we recommend to delight your customers, prospects, and employees with something new.

Folding, Collapsible Drinking Straw

This reusable straw is made of BPA-Free material. It’s collapsible, folding into 4 pcs. and fits into an included, imprinted carry case. It’s lightweight and portable so people can easily stash it in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It’s also easy to clean with an included cleaning brush. Complies with CE, FCC, FDA, and RoHS standards. Your logo prints in one color on the carrying case.

Stainless Steel Reusable Drinking Straw

These metal, reusable drinking straws are made of food safe 18/8 stainless steel making it lightweight but still durable. Straws come with a cleaning brush and optional jute bag. Straw is available in 6 colors and you can print your logo or message in the gift packaging.

In fact, here's a video with more information on these reusable straws that I filmed at a recent promotional products show.

If you have any questions on these reusable straws or other unique promotional product ideas, please give me a call at 847-398-5500 or

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When People Wear Your Brand, They Remember It!

Wearable items are always sought after promotional gifts. People love the quality and if they love your brand, they enjoy wearing socks, hats, shirts, jackets, and other clothing items that show off that love. Wearable promotional items offer a fantastic opportunity to turn your clients and potential customers into walking advertisements for your brand message.

From hats to socks to sunglasses, your brand can be showcased all over town with these five wonderful and wearable items.

Custom Pocket Socks

Pocket socks are a unique and multi-functional promotional product for all of your customers with outdoor aspirations! The Premium Pocket Sock comes on a white, gray and black base with one, fully decorated pocket on the exterior of the right sock. The pocket itself is fully customizable with PMS matching capabilities and it's large enough to fit the standard credit card or key. You can order as little as 30 pairs of socks to get started.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Promotional Beverage Essentials to Share Your Brand

Summer is upon us, and these five essential promotional beverage items are sure to keep your name and branding message front and center throughout the hot season!

Useful and fun colored items like cups and coolers are always appreciated and will be used again and again, long after the summer season.

Reusable, Branded Clear Plastic Cups

Add a little oomph to your next event with these full-color printed, reusable plastic cups! This durable, 16 oz.  cup is printed in high gloss, hi-definition full-color and lets you create effective promotions using vibrant translucent colors and effects built by mixing opaque and transparent printing. They are dishwasher safe so you are sure to get added exposure as your customers use and reuse them all year long. Made in the USA with U.S.-made materials. The price is very reasonable for such a high impact item. Perfect as giveaways at outdoor festivals, music or golf events, and summer sports tournaments.

Make Sure Your Promotional Booth is Ready for Summer

Summer offers a wide range of opportunities to promote your brand and business, from outdoor expos and business fairs to concerts, events, and more. Make sure your booth is branded in a manner that will be memorable to those who stop by to chat. From your tent to your giveaways, planning it all out will ensure your message is shared and remembered.

Here are some of our favorite summer themed promotional items that will help you stand out and get your brand message across clearly.

Palm Leaf Shape Fan

During the hot summer season, this branded fan is a go-to item for outdoor events. You have a lot of space for marketing messages and creative design. This promotional item is sure to be appreciated and seen for a lot of brand exposure. Fans can be printed one color to four colors. Best yet, the price is incredibly attractive. Made in the USA for fast turnaround times.

Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Fitness Promotional Items That Promote Health and Your Brand

Promoting a healthier lifestyle for your clients or employees benefits you all. These fitness items will keep your brand message front and center while clients work out, run, or enjoy the outdoors.

Here are some of our favorite health and fitness-inspired promotional products for year-long motivation and multiple, long-lasting brand impressions.

Branded Cooling Towel

Your customers will stay cool and comfortable all day in the gym or on the go, thanks to you and this full-color cooling towel. This towel comes with a mesh storage bag and a large imprint area for your logo or branding message.

5 Top Promotional Product Beverage Items Under a Buck

Share your brand message and make a splash at any event with these five beverage promotional products! This list includes cups, bottles, and can coolies that will have your brand message on everyone's lips at your next special event, trade show, team outing, or celebration!

And with an incredible price point under $1, these items are perfect for every budget too.

Beverage Insulator Can Coolie

With a rainbow variety of colors to choose from and three areas for your logo imprint, this can coolie will carry your message around for a long time. Available in a variety of colors and prints.

Branded Stadium Cup

A classic promotional staple, this 16-ounce Stadium Cup is BPA free and lead free. With a large imprint area, these cups are perfect for sporting events, schools, picnics, and more. Print your logo or marketing message in one color.

8-Ounce Custom Water Bottle

Showcase your logo or marketing message on water in a clear bottle with full color, full-wrap, waterproof label and flat cap. Choose from 3 standard cap colors (Clear Frosted, Blue, Black) or 13 specialty cap colors (optional) to match or enhance your color scheme. Optional blue, Green or Turquoise tinted bottles are available as well.

22-Ounce Bike Bottle with Push-Pull Lid

This 22-ounce opaque bike sport bottle is BPA free and it's a great wellness gift for giving away at sporting events like marathons, fun runs, cycling events, and more. Includes Lid Assembly, a one color two sided imprint and a one color imprint two sided imprint is available on the rim as well!

Tall 12-Ounce Heavy Duty Coffee Cups

Add your marketing buzz to the "daily grind" and create lasting, high-quality brand impressions with these heavy duty coffee cups. These paper HOT cups are printed in Hi-Definition full-color giving you a colorful promotional item that makes your first impression a great one. Excellent for meetings, events, safety programs, and seminars-any place you want to influence hot beverage drinkers with a visually powerful, economical item.

For more information on how these affordable and effective promotional items can fit into your marketing plan, or to discuss other options, contact me at or 847-398-5500.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5 Products That Will Keep Your Brand Moving With People On The Go

With people constantly on the go in today's busy world, they need tools and products to make their mobile life a little easier. These five promotional products are so handy that your customers and clients will carry them everywhere! From walking in the city to hiking in the country, these promotional products will travel well, displaying your brand message all over town.

Solar Power Bank

No need to search for a power outlet with the SolarBar - charge your phone battery while having fun in the sun. Ideal for everyday use, this power bank will keep you going whether you're in between meetings or need a battery back-up while hiking in the mountains. What really makes this power bank stand out from a promotional perspective is the imprint area for your brand or marketing message. The new Color Expressions 4 color process is designed to make your message stand out from the crowd!

Connect Your Brand Message the Wireless Way

In today's hectic world, everyone seems to be on the go all the time. But that doesn't mean they can't stay connected - with your help! These wireless promotional products items are some of the most sought after promotional on the market today. Why? They are so incredibly useful! And their longevity will ensure that your brand message is seen again and again.

Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case

People no longer have to be "tied" to their devices. These wireless earbuds allow you to listen to music and conduct hands free calling, as well. With a handy case that showcases your logo, these little earbuds pack a big marketing punch. Your full color logo is imprinted on the inside of the case.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

3 Affordable Tech Accessory Promotional Items to Drive Your Brand Message

It's always great to find a budget-friendly item that will help you spread your brand message. These three tech accessory promotional items come with great looks and a great price, all under $10. They are sure to help you share your brand in an attractive and cost-effective way. And useful promotional items like these have a long shelf-life, which will help share your message again and again, over time.


Looking for a fun twist on a promotional gift? This alternative carabiner-spinner design brings all the function of a normal carabiner in a unique new form! With over two minutes of spin time, the zinc alloy Cara-Spinner helps relieve stress, reduce fidgeting, and increase focus. Available in 5 colors. Your one-color, screen print logo sits right in the center of the spinner. These are a fun trade show giveaway item.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Top Promotional Product Picks for the New Year

These five items are some of our top promotional product picks right now. From practical items like cooling towels that can be used at the gym to a sleek credit card slot case for the iPhone, your clients are sure to appreciate these popular promotional items. When they appreciate the promotional products they get used, and when they get used, you get brand exposure.

Promotional Cooling Towel

This item is perfect for athletes and fitness fans alike. Stay cool and comfortable all day in the gym, the field or on the go with our full color cooling towel. The towel is made of hyper-evaporative materials that once wet stays cool for hours. Simply soak the towel in water, squeeze out the excess water and place over your head or neck. Print your company logo or marketing message in full color for maximum impact.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Three New and Trendy Promotional Products for the New Year

The new year offers a chance to try new marketing tactics and share your brand message with hot, new promotional products. These three promotional products are the next big thing for getting your brand in front of your customers and prospects! All three of these items are new and unique and each one features a large area for your logo or branding message.

Choose one of these products today to help your brand stand out and grab attention with your clients, prospects, and employees!

Vision Elite Pen with Full Color Digital Wrap

Everyone knows a favorite pen is worth fighting over. With virtually limitless color options, this unique, new pen style will have people fighting to get one of their own. Hand it out at trade shows and conventions to make sure that your brand is the talk of the event! Best yet is the affordable price.

Spread Warmth and Cheer with these 5 Cozy Promotional Gift Products

The Holiday season may have passed but gift giving is still going on. The New Year is a wonderful time of the year to give thanks and share a few gifts here and there. Grab promotional gifts for your annual January sales and planning meetings or winter conferences. Travel gifts for travel incentive trips are hot items at this time of year, as well. Here are some ideas to bestow gifts to the important people in your business - whether customers or valued employees.

Field & Co.® Sherpa Blanket

The Field & Co.® Sherpa Blanket features a classic look with timeless style. It's super soft and cozy, offering perfect luxurious comfort. The promotional blanket combines soft velour and Sherpa backing with Field & Co.® vintage branding elements and details. Your logo or marketing message will be embroidered in a nine inch space on the blanket for great visibility.