“People don’t buy from you because of what you do or how you do it. They buy from you because of WHY you do it.” We are here to tell you our why. And we hope that you’ll share yours. #ourswagstory Let’s start with what we just admitted you don’t care about – what we do. We are the leading promotional products distributor in North America. That means that we

The California Safe Drinking and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (commonly called California Proposition 65) was enacted over 30 years ago. The intention of California Prop 65 was to provide consumers with the right to know if a product exposes them to a chemical(s) specified on a list published by OEHHA (California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment). This ever growing list of carcinogens and reproductive toxicant chemicals currently exceeds

The Trouble with Money When motivating sales people to sell more, employees to do more, workers to comply with safety standards, or any number of other incentive and recognition structures, while cash is a seemingly easy strategy, there are drawbacks that must be considered by the program sponsor. With regards to cash, there are hundreds of empirical studies that point to the advantages of non-cash/tangible reward programs over cash-based programs.

It is good to become known as a business that cares about the security and privacy of its customers. This does take considerable commitment in time and resources. This commitment shouldn’t be taken lightly. It hasn’t been many years ago that business security meant having a mean dog. That isn’t true anymore. The new crop of thieves doesn’t need to get inside your building. Businesses depend on computers and that

Program Members are Exclusive Members Membership programs, such as industry associations or consumer-based businesses like Costco and Sam’s Club, have been around for a long time. And in the past few years these service model relationships have continued to grow and expand, even taking over or enhancing benefits like loyalty cards and rewards programs. Finding a balance between differentiating the offering and maintaining a profit line can be a struggle

The Power of Your Employees Without your workforce your company would be gone. Whether your business is a party of two or a team of tens of thousands, you rely on the knowledge and expertise of your employees more than anything else. They are the compassion in customer service, the thrill in sales representation, the creative in marketing and design, the science in IT, the analyzers in accounting, and so on

The adage, “it takes a village to raise a child” applies to businesses and the communities they serve well. Day in and day out, businesses are serving their communities. They are employing residents, encouraging individuals to participate in events that build up social participation and goodwill, support causes important to the area. While the individuals at the organizations are critical to the success of these ventures, a business has the

Financial Promotions Can Power Your Network Money might talk, but promotions are the true power broker of the finance world. While the financial sector limited spending during the recession, the financial market post-recession is doubling down on promotional products as a creative way of attracting new customers, stay on pace with your competitors by planning now and getting started with your next season of promotions for your financial business. Between

We have been stricken with devastating news far too often in recent months (and even years). But rather than focusing on what’s wrong, what’s not working, we think there are times we need to focus on what does work. And that is, time and again, the support of a community rallying together to lift people up, to bring people back together, to help recoup after a tragedy. These people include


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