The Secret To The Perfect Corporate Gift

Corporate gift giving can be challenging on many levels. Typically your audience is wide, interests vary and your budget is tight. Sound about right?

A book may just be the answer you’re looking for. Consider this.  Books are read, kept, shared and never thrown away. A book can be tailored to the interest of your audience and there’s a book to fit nearly every budget. Continue reading

3 Useful Tech Devices For Under $20

Tech devices are one of the most popular categories of branded merchandise out there. They’re great for event giveaways, executive and key client gifts. Here are three of our top tech picks , all for under $20.

PopSocket ComboPopSocket with PopClip

The already popular PopSocket which sticks flat to the back of your phone, tablet or case with its rinsable, repositionable gel now comes with an upgrade … the PopClip. The PopClip enables you to mount your phone to your dashboard, mirror, refrigerator, bed post, wall, or locker. Your PopSocket will snap easily into and out of your PopClip to enable hands-free viewing.  Full color imprinting. 50 pieces of the PopSocket and PopClip combo run $10.28 each.

 

 

Multi Adapter Cable by Acehigh item 71143Multi Adapter Cable

Charge all your devices wherever you go with the Gecko – MFI certified multi cable. Featuring a detachable MFI Lightening Cable, 2 micro-usb, and 1 macro-usb cable.  Each individually packed in a resealable poly bag.

50 pieces at $17.50 each. 1 color, 1 location imprint.

 

 

 

 

acdc charger by AceHigh item 76028ACDC Charger

The ACDC charger provides an all-in-one solution to your travel charging needs.  Keep your electronics charged on the go, in the car and indoors!  Features snap shut plug design, 2 USB slots and a wide body imprint area.

50 pieces at $11.50/each. 1 color, 1 location imprint.

 

 

 

Dining in or dining out … do it in style.

This week marks the first week of Summer 2016 and that means outdoor activities are in full swing. Whether dining in or dining out, here are some fun branded items to consider as key client and employee gifts.

growler setHere in Sonoma County, craft breweries are popping up all over the place.  They’re seemingly outpacing wineries. A fun way to bring home a jug of your favorite brew is with this branded growler tote with growler set.   Planning a jaunt to Sonoma County as an incentive for your team? Check out  Northbay Brewery Tours and visit some of our favorite local breweries. Team favorites include: Continue reading

What can you not afford?

When a company preps for an event and thinks about incorporating promotional product in to the mix, the question inevitably comes up “what can we afford?” More importantly, the toddyquestion should be “what can we not afford?” What you give out to prospects and employees is a direct reflection of your brand. Cheap product can be misconstrued as cheap brand.

When preparing for an event, keep in mind that the most effective promotional product is tangible, quality, long lasting and sustainable. Check out our monthly hot picks for inspiration.

 

Everything You Need to Know About Bike To Work Month

From our friends at PureFix Cycles.

May is a magical time. Spring is in full swing, sunny skies mean more fun and outdoor activities. That’s why cities, counties, and companies all over the country celebrate the change in the weather with National Bike to Work Month!

Bike 2WHAT IS BIKE TO WORK MONTH?

Bike To Work Month is one of the coolest events of the year that was created to encourage people to commute to work by bike.

EVENT DATES

Bike To Work Monday – Throughout May 2016
Bike to Work Week – May 16-20, 2016
Bike to Work Day – May 20, 2016 *Biggest day of celebration

5 WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

  1. Participate in the National Bike Challenge the Challenge and win prizes! The Challenge was created by People For Bikes and is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. All you need to do is register your company or organization, have your employees sign up and log in the distance that the ride. It goes from May-September and prizes are awarded every month! See the rules here.
  2. Create an internal employee challenge: top 3 riders with the most mileage win a Pure Fix bike!
  3. Start an afterwork bike club
  4. Hold team meetings in the park
  5. Host a company breakfast party on Bike To Work Day for people who biked

Bike 1WHO ELSE IS DOING IT?

Everyone. From Fortune 500 companies like 3M and Microsoft to small businesses and startups. Check out the states below to see how much bike commuting is growing. It’s crazy!

“From 2000 to 2013, the number of bicycle commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent.”

— The League of American Bicyclists

 

Too many beach towels? I think not.

Woman with Yellow TowelI don’t know about you, but my linen closet is filled with beach towels. Lots and lots of beach towels. Beach towels (like water bottles) are one of those things where I can honestly say, I never met a beach towel (or water bottle) I didn’t like. As a result, beach towels spill out of my linen closet every time I open it. One might call me a hoarder of beach towels. I prefer to think of myself as a “collector”.

Here’s how I look at it. The more broken in (read worn) the towel, the more it becomes my favorite. It’s not just that the towels are faded, soft and perfectly broken in, I like to think that each towel has its own story. Some are Continue reading

“I never give up … it drives my wife crazy!”

ryan-We recently had a fun opportunity to talk with the owner of a new favorite supplier, Ryan Monson of American Gear Company (AGC).  AGC is a manufacturer of high end custom skateboards, surfboards, snowboards and promotional items, all made in the USA. Here’s a chance to get to know more about Ryan …

American Gear Company: rooted in 1997
Founder: Ryan Monson
Employees: 14

What was your first job and how did it shape you?

In 9th grade I started working at a movie rental store.  I always liked to work and this gave me an opportunity to finally make some money.  It was a good feeling to tell my dad I couldn’t mow Continue reading

Subtlety in Branding. When less is more.

When it comes to branding, does bigger equal better? Not always. When well thought out, subtle branding can speak volumes.

Think about this. While your clients may love you, it doesn’t mean they want to be a walking billboard for your logo. Design combined with thoughtful branding is what will make your organization stand out from the competition. Here are a few of our favorite ways to subtlety, yet effectively, promote your brand.

IPG Cut and Sew BagAs a company, we like to promote well made lifestyle items that your clients will want to use for the long term, not the short. This bag for instance, has a clever way of doing just that, featuring your logo custom imprinted on the inside lining. Every time your customer uses their bag, they’ll be reminded of your organization with a subtle and tasteful impression. Continue reading

Girl Scout Cookies Just Got Even Better!

It’s February, and that means the Girl Scouts will be out in full force selling cookies beginning February 26th. Why mention this? Because who doesn’t secretly love their classic Thin Mint, Somoa, Lemonade or shortbread cookies?

TagalongsHere in Sonoma County, CA we like to pair our Girl Scout Cookies with craft brew. Where we were once known primarily for our wines, we’re now also an established mecca for craft breweries big and small.

beerandbrewing.com offers an updated 2016 guide of beer pairings to celebrate the season of Girl Scout Cookies. Being a promotional product company we like to drink them from artisan glasses and pour them from insulated growlers, all branded of course! Some team favorites include this craft beer flight, a stainless steel insulated growler and 16 oz. stainless steel pint.

So as the Girl Scouts prepare to sell you your favorite cookies, grab a box, pour some brew and drink it from your favorite branded pint.

… and don’t forget to let us know your favorite cookie/beer pairing!