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Branded Apparel for Your Marketing Campaign

When most people think of a widespread company marketing campaign, they imagine ads, posters, commercials, and radio spots, all touting one common catchphrase that will (ideally) stay in consumers’ minds. But what about the tangible elements that can also become a part of a successful marketing campaign? Branded apparel can become a powerful physical extension […]

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The Modern Trade Show Booth

Trade shows have come a long way from their early beginnings in late medieval Europe, when farmers, craftsmen, and merchants would congregate in towns for trading fairs in order to showcase and sell their products. Now, small businesses and large-scale companies of any and every industry are coming together to showcase their latest products and […]

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Lessons Learned from the ‘Share a Coke’ Campaign

Also known as the Coca-Cola name campaign, the Coca-Cola “Share a Coke” campaign is a marketing campaign that features printed names on the side of every Coca-Cola can and bottle. You’ve probably seen it, if not participated in it in some way already. Late last year The Wall Street Journal reported that the campaign has […]

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A Brief History of Trade Shows

The trade show: a grand exhibition where companies of a certain industry come together and showcase their latest products and services, taking note of the industry’s latest advances and market trends. Trade shows are places where companies can learn from their competitors, catch the eye of seasoned professionals in the industry, and map out opportunities […]

Elevate Welcomes 801 Promos

THE STORY: Chad Stokes has been at the helm of 801 Promos for over a decade. Continually providing top of the line branding services in the promotional products and printing arena throughout that time. As a visionary, Chad always looks to the future…he realized that in order to provide an ever improving client experience he […]

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How Big Businesses Use Their Brand to Generate Business

Building brand equity can be time consuming and expensive—look at Coca-Cola and Nike, for example, who spend billions of dollars every year to get their brand in front of you. A big business, however, recognizes and understands the power of a brand’s exposure and works to make those advertising dollars go further by using the […]

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The Secret Addition to a Successful Event: Print

Print is an inexpensive way to showcase your brand and to get your brand in people’s hands in a form that will travel with them. Misunderstood by some as an archaic form of brand advertising, print is a financially sound and highly portable advertising option for companies and should thus make their mark at big […]

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How Multi-Level Marketing Firms Use Promo to Increase Loyalty

Multi-level marketing firms are sales-oriented companies with a pyramid-like sales structure. Salespeople are compensated both for their own sales and for the sales of the salespeople that they recruit. This means that the sales force is motivated not only to make sales but also to recruit new, successful salespeople to work along with them. An […]

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What Does Your Business Card Say about You?

No longer must a business card follow standard design rules; you’ll find business cards made from all sorts of materials and in all sorts of dimensions, featuring largely imagery or largely text, and everything in between. If you’ve ever been to a trade show—especially one that is creatively oriented—chances are you’ve collected a wide variety […]

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Where Do You See Promotional Products?

Without your even realizing it, you probably have a promotional item hiding in your coat pocket or purse. Branded company products are so widespread these days that they do virtually everything—travel with you in your backpacks, attend family picnics as t-shirts and hats, carry groceries in an eco-friendly manner, and sit on the office desk […]