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By Michael Cornnell

About Michael

Michael Cornnell is Associate Editor for Promo Marketing Magazine.

 

Guest Blogs

Guest Contributor
Is There a Way to Handle Sales Taxes in QuickBooks If You Owe Multiple Government Agencies?
May 29, 2015

Yes, QuickBooks allows you to set up each portion of sales taxes separately as a sales tax item and then...



Jeff's Rant

Jeff Solomon, MAS
Distributors and Suppliers, Do You Know What You Are Missing?
May 28, 2015

Sometimes we just miss the obvious. We are so busy doing what we are accustomed to doing that we miss...



Kiwi's Coaching Corner

Paul  Kiewiet
Get Emotional
May 21, 2015

People buy emotionally but justify their purchases logically. When you’re a features and benefits type of salesperson, you’re touching the...



Not So Technically Speaking

Dale Denham
5 Reasons Politics Is Like Sales
May 19, 2015

5 Reasons Politics is Like Sales: Sometimes the people making the decisions are not the people you are talking with....



Million Dollar Mindset with Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo
11 Keys to Great Success in Life and Business
May 4, 2015

There are many common keys to success in building a great business and building a great life. Over the next...



Lights, Camera, Promotion!

Brittany Hahn
The Worst Part of Waking Up
Apr 22, 2015

If you're a caffeine addict, there is nothing joyous about getting out of your cushy bed to cope with the...



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...



Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable

Rick Greene, MAS
My Best Promotion: Infusing Bold Solutions & What We Do Do
Mar 4, 2015

This year, the Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable blog postings will have a common theme. Promo Marketing has asked...



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...



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,...



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...



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...



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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Minus the classy neck-wallet of course.

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