Brandology 101

Our insight into the latest trends in branding, employee engagement, marketing strategy and more.

November 29, 2018
Branded Apparel 101: Graphics Real Estate
Once you’ve decided that branded apparel is the route you want to go for your next marketing campaign, there are...

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November 16, 2018
Branded Apparel Series: Intro
Do me a favor. Check out the shirt that you’re wearing right now. Does it have some sort of corporate...

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October 8, 2018
Nonprofits Need Swag Too
While all Marketing teams desire to get the best bang for their buck, no one quite understands the significance of...

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September 21, 2018
Investing in a Corporate Holiday Gifting Program
With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a good time to start planning how to thank those who make your business...

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August 28, 2018
Minimizing the Impact of Tariffs on Promotional Apparel
We continue to monitor the impact of the recently imposed tariffs within the promotional products industry. In the meantime, we...

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August 8, 2018
Common Conversations in Promo
Let’s be honest. Our industry is awash in companies racing to the bottom, selling the same old stuff, and positioning...

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July 5, 2018
The Importance of Brand Confidence
Brand confidence is knowing what your business has to offer, how you want to appeal to clients/prospects, and having a...

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June 3, 2018
The Importance of Employee Engagement
Profit and Loss – Why your most valuable asset isn’t on your balance sheet. More than a buzzword, employee engagement...

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May 1, 2018
Employee Engagement: Ambassador Plan
You’re Attractive, Smart, and Your Employees Like You Too! We’ve previously explained how engaged employees tend to be happier, more...

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April 19, 2018
Employee Engagement and Change Management
Ever have one of those days when you feel like the rug got pulled out from under you because something...

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March 28, 2018
Corporate Social Responsibility and Employee Engagement
Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR. Sounds a bit scary, I know, but it’s basically just a self-regulated strategy to encourage...

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December 20, 2017
Employee Engagement: Part 4 – Recognition
It’s a proven fact that companies with solid strategies to recognize team members enjoy stronger engagement, increased employee morale, better...

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December 8, 2017
Use Generational Marketing to Maximize Your Marketing Campaign’s Reach
One of the golden rules of marketing is to always target your message to your audience. That means clearly defining...

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November 17, 2017
How to Have a Unique Brand Personality and Be Creative in a Conservative Industry
The digital age has created more opportunities for you to connect with your customers than ever before. A recent report...

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November 9, 2017
Employee Engagement: Part 3 – Company Culture
What do you think when I say Google, Zappos, and Southwest Airlines? Aside from a wealth of information, shoes for...

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November 1, 2017
Financial Services Industry: How can you attract customers your business?
The intangible services of the financial industry can be difficult to effectively market. It’s a large, competitive industry that demands...

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October 20, 2017
Employee Engagement – Part 2: Onboarding
Imagine it’s your first day at a new job. Maybe your dream job. You show up bright and early Monday...

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October 9, 2017
Employee Engagement – Part 1
We’re kicking off a new, four part series this week on the importance of Employee Engagement. In the coming weeks,...

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September 8, 2017
Making the Most of Your Sports Partnership
So you’ve read our post on why to participate in corporate sports partnerships and now you’re ready to dive in....

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August 17, 2017
Get In the Game: Corporate Sports Sponsorships
Since 2000, an average of 60% of Americans describe themselves as sports fans. It’s easy to understand why – the...

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August 9, 2017
The Great Shirt Showdown: Standard Promo vs. Retail Quality
Over the last several years, our industry has been trending away from basic cotton tees and moving toward softer, retail...

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July 26, 2017
Corporate Gifting 101
We’re are already thinking about the holidays. In the world of branding, the holiday season is the best opportunity for...

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July 19, 2017
Marketing and Branding Best Practices
This is the last post in our Summer Content Marketing Series. As we’ve discussed, branding and marketing is equally important to...

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June 30, 2017
Making The Most of Seasonal Summer Branded Merchandise
Summer… the season where the sun is hotter and so are the branded merchandise opportunities. When possible, supplementing seasonal merchandise...

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June 28, 2017
Summer Content Series: August – What Makes a Brand Relevant?
Let’s talk first about relevancy. What does it mean to be relevant? rel·e·vant ˈreləvənt/ adjective adjective: relevant closely connected or appropriate...

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June 14, 2017
Summer Content Series – July: The Importance of Maintaining Brand Integrity
Brand. What is a brand awareness? Your brand is a promise to your customers. Protect it. Promote it. Ensure that...

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June 7, 2017
Red, White and Coca-Cola
Me: “I’ll have a coke.” Waiter: “What kind?” Me: “Dr. Pepper.” According to Interbrand research in 2015, Coca-Cola ranked #3 in the...

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May 24, 2017
What Is Experiential Marketing?
“Experiential Marketing”…you’ve probably heard that buzzword around the water cooler, but what exactly is experiential marketing? Experiential marketing can refer...

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