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Editor's Notes

By Nichole Stella

About Nichole

Nichole Stella is Editorial Director for Promo Marketing Magazine.

 

Kiwi's Coaching Corner

Paul  Kiewiet
Quit Trying to Be Everything to Everyone
Jul 2, 2015

Ever think about how much more you could accomplish if you would focus on less? Get out of the idea...



Not So Technically Speaking

Dale Denham
30 Days With a Macbook Air
Jun 30, 2015

Until 30 days ago, I had never used a Macintosh for more than a few minutes to do a specific...



Guest Blogs

Guest Contributor
Do I Have to Buy QuickBooks Premier Software Every Year?
Jun 26, 2015

No; currently, QuickBooks Premier is a desktop software and not a subscription service. That means that when you buy the...



Jeff's Rant

Jeff Solomon, MAS
What Do You and Your Company Represent?
Jun 25, 2015

I’ve recently had a revelation. For many years, I have worked to build up a significant online presence for my...



Lights, Camera, Promotion!

Brittany Hahn
You Don't Need Vacation Days
Jun 10, 2015

Business Insider, Forbes and CBS News all report that taking vacation is good for you and the company you work...



Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable

Rick Greene, MAS
A Cycle Of Engagement
Jun 10, 2015

In 2015, the journey of the promotional products professional in shifting prospects to clients is more challenging than ever. With...



Million Dollar Mindset with Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo
11 Keys to Great Success in Life and Business – Key 2: Find Your Passion
Jun 1, 2015

Do what you love and love what you do, and you will never work another day in your life.
...



Beyond Words

Rebecca Kollmann, MAS+
Swing All the Way Through
Apr 20, 2015

From time to time, I’ve written about a situation involving one of my kids, and after observing something recently, it’s...



Selling Smarter

Rosalie Marcus
What Creates Customer Loyalty?
Apr 14, 2015

Did you know that April is International Customer Loyalty Month? Think about the businesses you consistently patronize. What have they...



Compliance Chat

Jeff Jacobs
The Exact Cause Was Never Determined
Apr 3, 2015

If you read what normally is in this space, you've seen a lot about the protocol it takes to manufacture...



Quick Thoughts by Cliff Quicksell, MAS

Cliff Quicksell, MAS
Measure the ROI at Trade Shows (Using the Right Mix of Creative and Promotional Products)
Dec 30, 2014

Every year more and more products are being introduced into the market, and after a while it all looks the...



Embellished

Kyle Richardson
The Best Laid Plans
Jul 11, 2014

Why it's always smart to keep a planner with your schedule and important documents, and why it's never smart to...



Promotional Fashionista

Colleen McKenna
5 Soccer Promotions for After the World Cup
Jul 1, 2014

Studies show that Americans prefer soccer to NASCAR. Here are five items to sell to soccer fans....



Mike's Blog

Michael Cornnell
Interview with Jason Black, CEO of Top Distributor Boundless Network
May 19, 2014

Ranking #19 on the Top 50 List, Black shares his thoughts on the future of the industry and what has...



The Hot Button

Mary Ellen Sokalski, MAS
"How It's Made" Can Make You More
Jun 11, 2014

The show "How Its Made" is celebrating its 22nd season on television. How can we be a hit, season after season,...



Be Dazzled

Elise Hacking Carr
Got Control Issues?
May 14, 2014

Does chaos define you? How you respond to certain situations says a lot about your character. Here are five quotes...



Big Picture Promo

Matt Kaspari, CAS
Meeting Clients Where They Are
Oct 24, 2013

Promotional marketing is at its best when it empowers a client’s brand, meets his or her objectives and fits within...



My Two Cents

Rick Brenner
For Promotional Product Sales, Protect Your Client's Brand
Jun 3, 2013

Whether you are selling to a global brand like Nike or to your local YMCA, no single asset is more...



Friday Sales-thought of the Week!

Dale Limes, MAS
Reverse Engineer Your Sales Success
Mar 18, 2013

Steven Covey reminds us that when setting goals ... "Start with the end in mind." That is to visualize the...



The Sales Challenge

Bill Farquharson
Think and Succeed
May 29, 2012

What would happen if you woke up in the morning and your first thought was, "I am never going to...



Creating More Purposeful Sales Conversations

Lisa Leitch, CSP, MAS
Under 100 Days to Achieve 2011 Goals
Oct 20, 2011

It's hard to believe, but there are fewer than 100 days left to achieve 2011 goals! Are you on track...



If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It

 

With the conventions a thing of the past, and the debates before us, election season is in full swing. Nothing demonstrates America's love of democracy and competition than the race for the White House. Regardless of which side of the political spectrum you fall on, the presidential race is a fascinating reminder of American culture and our entrepreneurial spirit.

The ideology of "If you can dream it, you can be it" is something unique to the United States, particularly the latter part of the statement. It is the basis of who we are and a concept introduced to us almost from birth. Whether our ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or if you are a first-generation American, being able to move fluidly through the social strata is the American dream.

While watching a documentary (on pizza, of all things), I noticed the biggest difference in opening up a pizzeria in the states rather than in Italy was that American shop owners could hang their signs anywhere they wanted. Competition was welcome and may the best pizza win. In Italy if a pizzeria was on a block, that was their block for generations and competition was not permitted. Many a millionaire was born bringing their dream and pizza to whatever block they chose here in the United States.

As we gear up for our industry's biggest selling season of the year, the beloved fourth quarter, Promo Marketing continues to bring you the best in new and ingenious products to bring to your clients. From food gifts to business gifts and incentives, our September issue will prep you and give you a competitive edge when talking with your clients. The opportunity to succeed is right out there on every block of Main Street.

Whether you've dreamt of being President of the United States, the president of your own pizzeria, or the top reseller of promotional products, the ability to move through opportunities and career adventures is something unmatched by any nation and one we all should be grateful for.

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