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Embellished

By Kyle Richardson

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A look at the daily impact of promotional products.
 

Lights, Camera, Promotion!

Brittany Hahn
New-fashioned Writing Instruments
Dec 17, 2014

Writing helps me remember things way better than typing does. In "Write It Down, Make It Happen," author Henriette Anne...



Not So Technically Speaking

Dale Denham
Top Blogs of 2014
Dec 16, 2014

I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving emails and seeing comments on my different blogs in 2014. Hopefully, I have delivered some...



Compliance Chat

Jeff Jacobs
For Apple, It May Not Be the Money
Dec 12, 2014

You’ve probably heard the buzz created when Apple's attorneys contacted promotional products distributors last week. The issue is aftermarket charging...



Jeff's Rant

Jeff Solomon, MAS
I Could Have Slept In Too
Dec 11, 2014

Sleeping in may not be the most refreshing thing I could do early on a Saturday morning. In my first commentary, I...



Selling Smarter

Rosalie Marcus
Year-end Tips to Increase Sales Now!
Dec 9, 2014

While some may be slacking off this time of year, savvy promotional products sales professionals know that it's not too...



Kiwi's Coaching Corner

Paul  Kiewiet
Stop Doing What's Not Working
Dec 4, 2014

Are you still wondering when things will get back to "normal"? Sorry, but what you're experiencing is the new normal....



Million Dollar Mindset with Greg Muzzillo

Greg Muzzillo
New Year's Revolutions
Dec 1, 2014

You’ve heard many times that the definition of insanity is to continue to do the same things and expect different...



Quick Thoughts by Cliff Quicksell, MAS

Cliff Quicksell, MAS
Athletics and Business Intertwine to Show Life Lessons: Thoughts from an Athlete Parent
Nov 24, 2014

As I was growing up—and even to this day, I am very involved in athletics. As a high-schooler and through...



Beyond Words

Rebecca Kollmann, MAS+
Taming the Monster
Nov 17, 2014

Today, we’re going to look at something very small, but also very important. It’s unseen by many, lurking in the...



Be Bold, Be Different, Be Memorable

Rick Greene, MAS
Setting Annual Sales Goals are a Waste of Time II—Sales Goals Strike Back
Oct 29, 2014

For some people, setting sales goals is not a waste of time. It's all about perceptions, really—perceptions that empower and...



Guest Blogs

Guest Contributor
How Can a 3D Printer Make You Money?
Oct 24, 2014

One of the most difficult parts of getting the sale is showing the customer exactly what they want when they...



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,...



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...



The Best Way to Use Virtual Samples. Ever.

 
Last week we announced that Promo Marketing has incorporated Technologo's virtual sampling technology into our free product search. Everyone here's been very excited about it, and no one more so than me. It's a big deal for a number of reasons. Yes, it's the fastest and easiest virtual sampling tool available. And yes, it can seamlessly remove logos from images. And yes, it offers numerous decoration options. And yes, as with our entire search engine, it's completely free and usable on the more than 300,000 items available. But none of that is why I'm excited.

This is why.
Yes, that's right. After all these years of hoping and dreaming, I give to you... LOGOFACE™.

Thanks to Technologo, now you too can have the pleasure of seeing my face every morning when you're having your morning drink. And before you ask, yes, we make LOGOFACE™ drinkware for every member of your family.

But that's not all. Because Technologo's software allows you to select varying decoration types, we're able to print my mug on more than your mug.

Like embroidered patches. I fully expect to be able to buy a Porche once this catches on.


Need a pen? No problem. Technologo's allows you to create virtual samples of my face as a laser engraving. But what if you want to have text on your virtual sample? Don't worry, we've got you covered.


I've literally wasted hours of working time the past week messing around with this tool. You could even use it for purposes other than putting my face on products, like creating samples to mail to prospective clients. I'm not sure why those prospective clients wouldn't want my face on something, but it's a strange world.

If you're reading this, you probably have a PromoMarketing.com account, which means you're ready to start creating free virtual samples. Search for any product on our site, click the green "Virtual Sample" button on the right, and before you know it you'll be sending proposals with customized images to all your clients.

Oh, and I've found one more amazing use for this tool:


Yeah, do you see how tan and jacked I am now? I've been working out.


 This is my new Facebook profile pic.


Uh... listen, I wanted to see how I'd look with long hair. Don't make this weird.

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