Crisis Management in Social Media: Identifying a Crisis

In today’s hyper-vigilant world of citizen journalists, it is more important than ever to have a full understanding of the power of social media and the public’s ability to use and control it. Although this power can be used for good, that same power can also turn on companies in an instant. Although understanding how… Read More

Align Your Brand with the Best-of-the-Best

Yeti, Apple, Nike, Under Armour. Brand names carry weight. In the promotional products industry, there is a strong trend toward businesses of all sizes aligning with powerful brands such as these. The days of low quality, generic giveaways are waning. Now, marketers and business owners are opting for products that represent quality, reliability, value and… 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

Does Branded Merchandise Work for Fundraising?

Branded Merchandise: An Effective Medium to Create Awareness and Influence Behavior Marketing professionals are given many choices to increase brand awareness and responsiveness including print advertising, digital advertising, TV, radio, social media content and event sponsorship(s). This essay explores the effectiveness of promotional products and branded merchandise as an alternative advertising medium. Consider the following:… Read More