​It’s All About the Email Signature

Kelly Glass

Many business owners think of marketing as a larger scale topic, something you actively do to go out and find new customers. But there’s a secret weapon hidden in every business’s day-to-day arsenal: email signatures. It’s something small that, once you set it up, you never have to think about — but it works wonders as a passive marketing possibility. No matter whom you send your emails to, your business information will be on the bottom for them to read. Follow these tips to make sure you’re getting the most marketing bang out of your email signature.

Welcome Summer Warmth with Winning Outdoor Products

Kelly Glass

It’s officially summertime (Well, not officially, but we only got about a day of spring!). Warm weather means outdoor parties, cold drinks at the lake, grilling, catching rays on the beach . . . Essentially, it means a plethora of opportunities for promotional products companies to capitalize on the heat. If you haven’t yet hopped on the bandwagon of outdoor promos, follow these tips to make sure you do so in the best way possible.

​4 Embroidery Problems with Hats — and How to Solve Them

Kelly Glass

Hats are one the most widely used items for promotional products and spreading marketing messages. You see them everywhere, branded with company logos, short clever quips and brand names.

There’s only one problem. Embroidering hats, specifically ball caps, can be a pretty big hassle. Here are the top four problems with getting embroidered artwork on ball caps, and what you can do to solve them.

March Madness Magic and Mayhem

Kelly Glass

The Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics and now March Madness — the sports world has been in overdrive lately. Which can mean both good and bad things for the promotional products industry. As you gear up for the annual 64-team college basketball showdown, follow these tips to avoid the mayhem and bring on promo product magic.

Get Familiar with 2018’s Marketing Design Trends

Kelly Glass

Every year, billions of customers search Shutterstock’s database of 170 million images, videos and music, often hunting for something to be used in the film, media and advertising industries. When those searches get analyzed—say by a team of data scientists, content reviewers, and creative professionals — we’re left with a wealth of data showing what designs are trending and exploring what we’ll get used to seeing in the marketing design world throughout the following year.

5 Dos and Don’ts of Branding for Small Businesses

Kelly Glass

Branding: it’s not just for high-profile businesses. The definition of branding is “the marketing practice of creating a name, symbol or design that identifies and differentiates a product from other products.” As a small business, you can have great products, services and employees but still struggle. The problem could be that your brand isn’t buttoned up. Here are a few dos and don’ts for mastering the art of branding.

Marketing Isn't Just for Consumer Goods

Kelly Glass

Often when we think about "marketing", we tend to think about reaching consumers. Sometimes the narrative is focused on getting through to American families, affluent professionals or even millennial consumers. But marketing isn't just for targeting consumers.

Kits and Packaged Promos for Every Audience

Kelly Glass

Recently we're noticed that sometimes the best ways to market using promotional products is with a packaged set of something useful. Two ideas are gaining attention right now with both SMBs and major companies.

Tool Sets and Safety Kits

Enthusiasm for a Cool Marketing Season

Kelly Glass

Fall is certainly filled with themes on which businesses can capitalize. For example, there is back-to-school, turning leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything. There is also the second-most lucrative holiday for most retailers, Halloween. Other important events include Thanksgiving and Veterans' Day, as well as marketing-driven occasions such as Sweetest Day.



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