IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PAPER

A quick glance of today’s industry headlines drove home why many suppliers are seeing such disruption and delays related to paper and envelopes. Here are just a few: Transportation challenges disrupt supply timelines Paper shortage roundtable held on Capitol Hill Lumber prices are reaching record-breaking levels European paper and board industry braced for post Ukraine… Read More

So Great It Should Almost Be Illegal

Fellow distributor owners and sales reps, have you ever stopped to think how unbelievably fortunate we are to be distributors? We don’t need to own any manufacturing equipment. We don’t need to own any manufacturing plants. We don’t need to hire manufacturing employees. We don’t need to invest in any inventory. All we need is… Read More

Specialty Promotional Products Can Leave Lasting Impressions

I recently came across a study by the Advertising Specialty Institute that said Midwesterners own the most promotional products in the United States.  The chart showed products in each region representing the average number of promotional items owned by individuals ranging from eight to 11 products.  On the other hand, coming from my industry means… Read More

Printed Products Carry Strong Brand Messaging

Whether it’s a catalog introducing a new product line, a magazine to reach a specific audience or a marketing or direct mail piece, print is still a strong component of any marketing mix. There are many advantages to creating marketing campaigns that carry brand identity and positioning on all supporting materials. From branded promotional products… Read More

Increase Brand Awareness with Branded Merchandise

Marketing professionals are given many choices to increase brand awareness and responsiveness including print advertising, digital advertising, TV, radio, social media content and event sponsorships. Does branded merchandise work for fundraising? Consider the following: 76.2% of recipients of logoed giveaways recall the product, advertiser and message from items received within the past two year period. Of… Read More

Make a Lasting Impression with the Almighty Calendar

As a sales and marketing professional, you are always promoting your business. Whether through print advertising, promotional giveaways, digital media and more, you’re constantly trying to get your brand exposed to as many potential customers as possible. Well look no further than what is probably tacked up in your office or on your coworker’s cubicle… Read More