Why "What's Hot" Could Be a "What's Not" for Promotional Products

Dec 12, 2023

The question I'm asked most often at trade shows and in conversation, especially by new clients and prospects is, "What's hot?" You easily can substitute trendy, cool, popular, or another similar adje...

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Questions about Branded Sunscreen?

Jul 13, 2023

We often get asked about how to pick the "best" of whatever product our client is looking for. While the "best" can differ based on the situation, we also know that our knowledge of over 600,000 ite...

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What Are You Designing For?

May 11, 2023

There's a huge problem in the world of graphic design in terms of how those designers are being taught or, at least, where their focus is in the design process. What many of us on the production si...

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Are Millennials Truly Different?

Oct 18, 2022

Here I am setting myself up for controversy on my opinions, so read this at my own risk! I’ve been hearing for years now how the Millennial generation is so different – they want instan...

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Are You Marketing for You or for Your Prospects

Apr 19, 2022

One of the challenges I face on a regular basis is getting clients and prospects to understand that their marketing should be a reflection of them without being all about them. It’s a difficul...

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Are You Promotional Products Prepared?

Jun 01, 2021

It's been a while since I offered my “Developing a Strategic Marketing Plan” seminar, but I remember how I would get a lot of requests at the end of December wanting to know when the next ...

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Just Because You Can Doesn't Mean You Should!

Nov 17, 2020

I recently read a post on LinkedIn talking about trade show someone had attended in the past month. There was a comment that the best thing in the show bag was a COVID-19 rapid test. I have to admit t...

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Marketing Creatively Can Set You Apart

Jul 28, 2020

Every month, I update the Lev Promotions website with a list of upcoming commemorative dates, holidays, and events that can be used as wonderful marketing tools. Many of them are fun, silly little n...

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A Sweet Treat to Keep You on Their Minds

Jun 16, 2020

I am often asked if food gifts are good for marketing purposes. The answer is, “They can be.” If you choose something that doesn’t taste good, or that arrives spoiled or broken, t...

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Choosing an Effective Promotional Product

May 19, 2020

With businesses opening back up and bringing along better access to our clients and prospects I am fielding a lot of questions about choosing and using promotional products effectively; especially g...

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Image-Changing Mugs: A Great Way to Promote A Change in Your Business

Nov 05, 2019

Does your business have a change coming up that you’d like to publicize? A custom branded product that has a changing image component to them are the perfect item to get people excited about t...

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The Mood Card Repurposed

Apr 23, 2019

You may have seen that stress or mood card, often used as a business card, which shows your stress level when you put your finger on the test button. It turns a color which you match up with the c...

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With Business Gifts, What’s Inside Is Not the Only That Counts

Dec 04, 2018

When it comes to business gifts, what’s outside can be at least as important as what is inside the package. By making the packaging and/or presentation of a business gift creative, we can make...

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Should Holiday Business Gift be Imprinted?

Nov 20, 2018

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how it’s already time to start thinking about holiday business gifts. Well, after the gifts have been chosen, the big question is all about the imprint. Althou...

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Are Food Gifts a Good Idea for Business Purposes?

Nov 11, 2018

Business gifts of food are, without a doubt, popular; maybe even the most popular holiday gift item. The question remains, “As a business gift, do I get the desired marketing results with a ...

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Giving Holiday Business Gifts

Oct 25, 2018

If you haven't already started thinking about your holiday business gifts, then now is the time. While most people believe that the best time to give holiday business gifts is the week or two leadi...

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Mapping Your Route to a Successful Trade Show Promotion

Jul 17, 2018

While you may think the photo above is just a map, in fact, it is a microfiber cleaning cloth. Or, in better terms, it is a great pre-show mailer invitation for your target market attending a trade ...

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Viral Marketing at Work

Jun 05, 2018

You’ve probably heard the phrase “viral marketing.” If you’re unsure what it means, it is word of mouth taken to the nth degree by having people spread the word quickly and e...

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A Lesson In Branding

Feb 14, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a bit about who appealing to as many senses as possible reinforces your brand. Here's a great example of one company that does it amazingly well: Anyone who has known...

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The Value of Your Vendors – Take 2

Jan 30, 2018

A while back, I wrote about how valuable a good relationship with your vendors can be. I recently had living proof of that, yet again. Over the past month, I’ve been dealing with one of those...

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The Only Way to Safely Drink and Drive

Dec 19, 2017

One promotional product I discovered at a trade show quickly became a favorite of mine because it immediately awakened the punster in me. I realized that this item was perfect for drunk driving awar...

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Are Promotional Products an Expense or an Investment?

Jul 19, 2017

I was recently approached by someone who had gotten my contact information from a local printer. This person publishes e-books and had decided, on his own, that license plate frames and "maybe pens" w...

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Rethinking How We Can Use a Promotional Product

May 24, 2017

As I was looking at some samples I’d recently received from one of my suppliers for a client's needs, it dawned on me all the amazing opportunities there are to utilize these to make a variety o...

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Signs of a Growing Business

Apr 25, 2017

What better promotional marketing campaign to brag about your growing business than a plant? We found a few variations on plant products at a recent trade show we attended and knew that it was a per...

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What Makes a Promotional Product Effective?

Apr 25, 2017

So you’re all excited about using a promotional product as a marketing tool! You’ve found the “perfect” pen/mug/t-shirt/key chain/whatever and can’t wait to give it away ...

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Promotional Products Sometimes Don't Work...

Mar 29, 2017

This was taken from an e-newsletter that I write where we feature case studies of promotional product and trade show marketing successes. I wanted to share this promotional product case study here b...

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