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How Effective Are Promotional Products?

Company branded promotional products are an excellent addition to just about any marketing campaign, but how can you measure just how effective your promotional products are? How do you know if the promotional products you get for your company are making a difference? In an effort to answer this question, here is a brief look […]

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2015 in Review: Memorable Marketing Hashtags

Earlier this month we took a look at three majorly viral video ads to hit the web in 2015; now, here is a look at a few of 2015’s most successful marketing campaign hashtags.

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2015 in Review: Viral Video Ads

At the beginning of a new year, it’s always intriguing to see which video ads spoke to public the most throughout the preceding year. Here is a look at three video ads that struck a significant chord with the public as they were shared on social media outlets literally millions of times. They’re not necessarily […]

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What Makes a Great Viral Marketing Campaign

Viral marketing campaigns are in no way random. However, they must attempt, in some strange way, to seem that way. That is the essence of how a viral marketing campaign must take off. The reality, however, is that they are as rigorously thought out and carefully planned as any other advertising campaign. You don’t just […]

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Swag Items People Use Everyday

A great kind of swag is the kind that people use on a daily basis. While some promo items might be awesome and unique, those very same items may end up in a box in the attic, simply because there isn’t any use for them. That doesn’t do you, or your customers, any good. When […]

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Physical vs. Digital Advertising

Keep in mind, with each of these examples, that the most important aspect of advertising is the quality of the materials and how they connect with the audience. This article is just about looking at the specific correlations between the physical and digital aspect, with everything else considered equal. In the world of advertising, almost […]

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Ways to Make a Great Company Culture

The culture of a workplace is one of the most important factors to a company’s productivity and survival. A proper workplace culture unites a company into something greater than the sum of its parts, where the value of the work being done increases. This is why struggling to create a great company culture is absolutely […]

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The Power of the Pen

Our society loves free things.  People will stand in line for hours, interact with people that they wouldn’t normally even look at, and do slightly embarrassing tasks just to to receive free products. Promotional products, or swag, are a great way to get people to connect with your brand and your product.  They are an […]

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Picture This: The Visual Society

We live in a visual society.  Even some of the first evidence of human existence is in the form of pictures— 42,000-year-old paintings of seals.  It’s no wonder that we use the phrase, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” However, a picture is actually worth about 60,000 words.  The brain processes images 60,000 times […]

Marketing Campaign Failures: Failed Hashtags

Some marketing campaigns fail not because they didn’t get attention, but they got the wrong kind of attention.  Twitter is notorious for hashtag campaign failures, as many companies learn very quickly that user-generated content is not always a good idea.  Twitter hashtags can easily be hijacked, and open companies to negative publicity.  Sometimes, hashtags are […]