Office Christmas

Branded Gear for Christmas

It’s Christmas season, and that means it’s time to show your appreciation to the people that matter to you. Although it might feel strange at first to include your employees in that list, the truth is that you spend more time with them than just about anyone else! And if you’re an employer, you know […]

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Decisions Come from the Gut

Michael Lewis’ book Moneyball examined how one man turned the Oakland A’s from second-stringers into a top-tier team, simply by using data. The reason that this book was so astounding was that it pointed out a fallacy in human thinking. Even when we think that we’re making logical, rational decisions, we actually usually go with […]

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3 Tips for Building Authentic Connections

Our modern world is becoming increasingly impersonal. While it’s easy to get overwhelmed by technology, bureaucracy, and political correctness, it’s nice to know one thing: you’re not the only one who craves authentic connection. Although easy efficiency, lower prices, and more mobility are all wonderful advantages of the digital era, they’re no longer enough to […]

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Pull the Trigger on Your Idea

In marketing, as in comedy, timing is everything. But few of us are able to find that sweet spot where each joke lands perfectly. Parkinson’s Law tells us that whatever your project, the time it takes to get it done is however long you have to get it done. In other words, “work expands so […]

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T-Shirts and Tribes

Tribes have existed as long as humanity itself. Anciently, people would band together in a common quest for survival and safety. Now, we band together for different reasons. New Marketing Favors Small Business With the rise of the digital age, we’re coming to understand tribes in a whole new way. Seth Godin pointed out that […]

How to Make the Most of Promotional Refreshments

With the summer season approaching, people are going to start donning their summer clothes and heading outside for a whole host of different activities. You know what all of those people have in common? They’re sure to be thirsty. This is what makes promotional refreshments such a powerful tool to reach out to consumers. Although […]

Tips for Exhibiting at a Trade Show

Doing event marketing is a way to get your business on people’s minds by going to the front lines. While there may be all sorts of fancy digital ways to market your company, nowadays, one of the most effective is still being face-to-face with the people you want to do business with. However, event marketing […]

How Much Is Too Much Branding?

Branding a business, properly, is an incredibly important step to making your company stand out from the competition. It is an element of growing a business that cannot be overlooked. However, there are times when the large amount of branding you are engaged in can be too much. We call this process “over-branding.” Branding is […]

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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 […]