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Win Saint Patrick's Day with These Awesome Promos
February 24, 2016 at 6:16 pm

With March making its debut next week, St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. I get extra excited about St. Patrick's Day because it's a chance to bore people with my stories about spending a semester in Ireland. I'll save you the snooze-worthy stories and instead provide some insight as to how your brand…

5 Ways to Improve Your Use of Microsoft Outlook
February 23, 2016 at 6:45 pm

For many of us, we use Microsoft Outlook more than any other software. yet we rarely take the time to brush up on our Outlook skills. Bad habits are ingrained, and our knowledge of Outlook largely is based on when we first started using Outlook. Most of us never took a class and probably haven’t…

Taking Your Conversation to the Next Level
February 19, 2016 at 7:04 pm

People don’t buy with their heads. They buy with their hearts. The competition is not for their money. The only real competition is for their emotions. Touch the hearts of the people you serve, and they’ll be back for more. Engage their emotions, and they’ll become raving fans. “I have always believed that by touching…

Would You Imprint That? Cold-Weather Edition
February 17, 2016 at 8:00 am

I recognize that ridiculous fashion has its time and place. So I searched the Internet for a few of the silliest, most impractical cold-weather apparel and accessories that someone, somewhere out there may want to wear to bring you a fun game of “Would You Imprint That?” Take a look at the products and cast your vote...

A Lesson in Branding from a Skate Spot
February 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Growing up, skateboarding was just about the most important thing in the world to me. I tore through magazines, like Thrasher and Skateboarder, I idolized Tony Hawk, and I watched every skate video I could get my hands on. I…

My 2016 Promo Picks for Spring
February 11, 2016 at 6:33 pm

No matter what my relationship status is Valentine's Day warmly reminds me that winter is ending and spring is (kind of) around the corner. Naturally, I've been thinking about all of the spring promotional products I'd like to have this year. Based on 2016 trends and personal needs, here are four products that I'll be…

Grease Is the (Promotional) Word
February 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm

It was with great hesitation that I tuned into "Grease: Live" on Fox last week. Don't get me wrong—I love the "Grease" movie—but I assumed this new version could never live up to my favorite childhood movie. However, three seconds into the opening credits of Jessie J singing "Grease Is the Word," and I was annoying…

A Very Powerful Question
February 9, 2016 at 5:08 pm

As I returned my Alamo rental car in Newark, N.J., recently, an employee asked if I had any issues with the car and how my trip was. I said, "Fine," and was prepared to get my receipt and walk to the terminal. Instead, I was legitimately surprised by a simple question: "Could we have done…

What’s Their Story?
February 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

If you want to become a business partner who matters, you need to get to know your customers. Go deep. Study their companies every way and every where you can. Start on your computer. Google the companies. Read articles about them. Set up Google Alerts to get trending articles about them. Study their industries. Read…

The Problem with Promotional T-shirts
February 3, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Confession: I have a lot of promotional T-shirts—but I wear the majority of them as pajama tops. Why? It’s not about color, style, texture or unwieldy logos. It’s not even a matter of actually liking whatever organization, cause or movie the…