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By Michael Cornnell

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Michael Cornnell is Associate Editor for Promo Marketing Magazine.

 

Selling Smarter

Rosalie Marcus
Whatever You Do, Don't ...
Sep 30, 2014

There are many things not to do as a promotional products sales professional, but there's one that worth remembering that...



Kiwi's Coaching Corner

Paul  Kiewiet
When All Things Are Equal
Sep 25, 2014

When all things are equal, you better change the equation. You gotta have a competitive advantage. You need to stand...



Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable

Rick Greene, MAS
Setting Annual Sales Goals are a Waste of Time
Sep 24, 2014

How about that shocking headline? Did it grab you? Well, there is some meat behind the sensationalism. Buckle in and...



Not So Technically Speaking

Dale Denham
Who Has the Best Price?
Sep 23, 2014

It's a fair question despite all the arguments against it. Distributors ask it privately nearly every day, whether on a...



Quick Thoughts by Cliff Quicksell, MAS

Cliff Quicksell, MAS
Playing the Price Game: It’s a Choice. Choose Wisely
Sep 22, 2014

The Internet, the obvious low barrier to entry, unskilled salespeople, the economy—each of these drive price wars and ultimately erode...



Compliance Chat

Jeff Jacobs
Let Me Google That For You
Sep 19, 2014

On more than one occasion I have taken the easy road and asked a question of a colleague rather than...



Jeff's Rant

Jeff Solomon, MAS
ADD…on an (A)
Sep 18, 2014

In the promotional marketing industry, we know what an (A) represents. If we compare an (A) to ADD, (Attention Deficit...



Beyond Words

Rebecca Kollmann, MAS+
Create an Experience
Sep 15, 2014

There are times when we do everything we can to reach our goal as quickly and as effortlessly as possible....



Million Dollar Mindset with Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo
"You Don't Have to be Great"
Sep 8, 2014

That's right. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." I love...



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....



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...



Guest Blogs

Guest Contributor
The Anatomy of Emotional Marketing
Apr 11, 2014

You've probably heard the old adage: "It's the thought that counts." This could not be any truer, especially in business. When...



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...



Editor's Notes

Nichole Stella
The Perfect Match
Mar 5, 2013

The Super Bowl has also become the Ad Bowl, where brands duke it out to see who has the funniest,...



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...



The 3 Best Super Bowl Promos

 

Super Bowl 47 is a mere week away. Hopefully you're all set on any Super Bowl campaigns you're running, but if not, if it's fourth and inches with seconds left on the clock, here are a couple product ideas to help shove you into the endzone. (Just remember to have your touchdown dance ready; it's super-important this time of year.)

1. 12" #1 Hand from Amerifoam/The House of Foam



Amerifoam offers a ton of great foam gear perfect for the Super Bowl, such as the tried-and-true 12" #1 hand. Hands are available with or without handles and are made in the USA, which is usually good if you're in a hurry.

2. Thunderstix from Vonco

If you're not making noise at a Super Bowl party, you're doing it wrong. Vonco's Thunderstix are available in a bunch of different styles and are made-in-the-USA. If under 2,000 pieces, orders of its basic designs are available with a three-day rush. Score!

3. Hot Sauce Harry's Nacho Cheese Dip



It's a scientific fact that football is 4,000 percent better when nachos are around (I know that doesn't sound like scientific fact, but trust me on this one. I have a Ph.D. in cheese-to-chip interaction). With Hot Sauce Harry's, you can get a nice cheese sauce custom labeled and ready to roll quick, which puts your customer that much closer to nacho-town (the goal and dream of all men). The company also does drop-shipping, getting orders shipped one-to-two days after your order is received.

That's it for this week guys! Thanks for reading and see you all next week!

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