Employee retention starts on Day One: The employee welcome gift

Across all generations, employment retention specialists find that employees feel that recognition is the number one thing that drives them to do great work. And on the flip side, lack of appreciation is also the number one reason people leave their jobs.

In short, no one likes to be ignored, and it makes sense to spread the spirit of recognition all the way to an employee’s first day in the office. A thoughtful, useful or fun welcome package lets new hires know they’re valued, and it can give a sense of your company’s culture. Tech startups might be inclined to give a gift like our Garner Knit Full Zip Hoody (ladies style can be viewed here). A more ‘corporate’ employer might stick to tried and true options like our Oxford Slim 15” Computer Briefcase or a 20oz Vacuum Tumbler.

So why wait to recognize employees? Welcoming new hires with a collection of branded products makes them feel like a valued member of the team from day one. When selecting items, consider a mix of products ranging from the practical (think sports bottles and journals) to things that are just plain fun (bluetooth speakers and drones). Here are a few new products we’d be excited to see on our desk when we started a new job: 

 

 

Work with the employee recognition experts.

We can help you build the perfect collection of employee-recognition gifts. Contact us when you’re ready to get started.

Earth Day 2017 – 3 Trends To Green Your Brand Image

As we move into the celebrations of the 47th Earth Day, it’s a great time to reflect on the ways that our thinking has changed since 1970. And it’s a good time to look at ways you can improve the earth-impact of your company with some smart promotional choices.

Banning the bag

A number of municipalities and cities are moving to ban the plastic checkout bags and still others are introducing legislation to charge for them. New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.* are just some of the cities trying to limit their reliance on plastic bags. And while not every city is trying to cut plastic bag use, you can certainly see reusable shopping bags everywhere – making them a great opportunity to promote your business. We have a wide variety of totes available to match your budget and share your brand.

* Source National Conference of State Legislatures: http://www.ncsl.org/research/environment-and-natural-resources/plastic-bag-legislation.aspx

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The YaYa Budget Shopper Tote with custom logo – as low as $.99

 

The Yaya Budget Shopper Tote comes in 17 great colors and can be printed with your custom graphics and shipped within just 2 business days if needed.

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Metallic Accent Foldaway Tote – as low as $2.88

The Metallic Accent Foldaway Tote bag is a handsome nylon shopping tote bag that folds down into a metallic pouch for convenient compact storage.  It includes your custom graphics printed onto the bag and can even be printed in full color for an additional cost.  

Taming our thirst for disposable bottles

For the first time ever, bottled water is expected to outsell soda in 2017*. That’s great news for our health, but it’s not especially great for our efforts to reduce the amount of plastic in our landfills. That fact has driven a growing number of cities to ban the use of single-use plastic bottles.

In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts became one of the first communities in the U.S. to ban the sale of single-serving plastic water bottles. Not long after, San Francisco introduced a ban on the sale of single-use plastic water bottles on city-owned property, and will be extended to include events held outdoors on public property. Also, dozens of universities and national park sites have also banned plastic bottles.

* Source: Bloomberg News: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-02/bottled-water-to-outsell-soda-for-first-time-with-nod-to-flint

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Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle with custom imprint – as low as $11.98

Whether you live in an area that has a plastic water ban or you just want to cut down on plastic waste, a reusable container like this Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle can be a perfect choice. It’s just as convenient as a plastic bottle, but it’s much more practical – keeping drinks cold for up to 48 hours and hot for up to 12. And now it comes in more colors than ever.  This promotional bottle is available in 14 colors for you to create the perfect branded gift for your company.

Brown bagging it – without the brown bag

Occasionally something that’s considered to be simply a smart practice really comes into vogue. And one of the most popular ‘simply smart ideas’ these days is bringing your lunch to work. Nutritionists love this idea because it’s the easiest way to eat smart throughout the workday. Economists love it because bringing your lunch to work is a simple way to save money. And the earth loves when you bring your lunch to work in reusable containers because it eliminates paper and plastic waste and cuts down on food waste.

The innovative Artic Zone® Ice Wall Lunch Cooler features four removable ice packs that slide into the walls of the cooler, making it perfect for lunch on the go where there might not be a refrigerator.

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The Stay Fit Cooler Gift Set with custom logo – as low as $6.59

The Stay Fit Cooler Gift Set comes with a beverage shaker and a food container for even more reusability.

Want some more ideas? Contact us today.

We can’t wait to show you more ways to showcase your brand and help reduce waste. Let’s talk.

Get Stickers Made From Real Wood For A Natural Promotion

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Cut laser-cut wooden stickers – as low as $2.80

Are you in need of a promotional product made from natural materials for use as giveaways?  These new wooden stickers are fresh to the advertising specialties market and are super hot!  Made from a real cherry or maple wood vaneer and backed with a removable 3M adhesive, these wood stickers can stick to surfaces such as laptops, cars, tool boxes or even curved surfaces such as water bottles or flasks.

These customized wood decals are laser cut to just about any shape you desire and include your custom artwork laser etched onto the surfaced.  They can even be etched with individual names (personalization) for no extra cost.  

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Eco-friendly – made from Certified Sustainable wood in the USA, the natural beauty of these wooden stickers will serve your brand well.  Give these unique promotional items out at your next conference, trade show, meeting or just about any other event for a truly unique and on-trend promotion.

Click here to view additional product images & ordering information or to request as sample.

Elevate Your Brand With Premium Hats, Shirts & Jackets

Are you in need of a premium branded apparel solution that will make your company stand out from your competition?  It’s one thing to give away a basic hat, t-shirt, polo shirt or jacket with your logo.  But you can elevate your brand image significantly by creating quality apparel for your business that is high in style, design and functionality.  Whether giving an embroidered hat or jacket to employees to wear at meetings, golf events, trade shows and conferences, or gifting a golf shirt or other wearable to clients, investors or prospects; you want your company logo exude class and style.  

Our line of premium corporate apparel is visually stunning and crafted with impeccable detail.  With our range of apparel styles for you to choose from, we can create head-turning garments that everyone will love to wear.

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Premium branded hats with your logo

Logo’d baseball hats can provide more than just functionality such as shading from the sun or head warmth during cooler seasons, they can also serve as powerful branding vehicles wherever they are worn.  Whether looking for classy headwear such our City, Portofino or Politan styles, or more of a worn, vintage look such the Austin hat, we have you covered.

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Baseball hat with 3D Chrome custom branding

Our custom decoration options can extend well beyond just embroidery.  For example, we can brand your logo with a 3D-Alloy decoration method that give a shiny chrome look to your logo.  This decoration method is ideal for car brands/emblems or any other logo that has a shiny metal look. 

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Baseball cap with custom debossed design on brim

Other unique logo decoration methods we can offer on our premium line of hats include a debossed design on the brim, raised 3D PVC and more.  

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Our premium jackets are the perfect vehicles to showcase quality minded organizations that aim to portray their brand with class and originality. Choose from fresh styles that are refreshed seasonally.   We approach custom decoration with innovation and dimension help businesses leave a lasting impression of class.

We also offer custom branded polo shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies and other apparel styles designed with dynamic styling, clean lines, premium fabrics and a more fashion savvy option. They wash well, last and feel great when worn.  

Contact us today and let us help you design premium branded apparel that will elevate your brand today.

Delight Clients With The Gift Of Branded Wireless Earbuds

Every year there are a handful of super cool new gadgets introduced to the promotional products marketplace that we get really excited about.  This year one of those new products are the new wireless earbuds that fit into both ears, allowing you to listen to music or make and receive calls.  Any executive would be thrilled to receive such a useful tech gift and you can be one to delight your clients with a set of their own.  Featured here are a few of the new wireless earbud sets available to customize with your logo.

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Kronies Wireless Earbuds (set of 2) with full color imprint

These new Kronies Wireless Earbuds from Origaudio feature True Wireless Technology with no cords required to connect the two earbuds.  There is a built-in jawbone microphone for making calls and the sound quality is perfect for listening to music while working out or sitting at your desk.  Your full color logo is printed onto both earbuds for an incredible branding opportunity.  Click here to learn more about this product.

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Customized ATOM Wireless Earbud Headset – single earbud

An equally exciting yet less expensive option is the Atom Wireless Earbud Headset.  It features a single earbud with all of the same functionality as a pair of the Kronies.  The middle of the earbud (where your logo gets printed) is also a button which powers the Atom earbud on/off, plays/pauses audio and activates voice control. You can also even activate Siri or other voice command controls by pressing the button.  There is also a side switch that lets you control volume and skip forward or backward. An added bonus is the unique packaging that these come in.  You can view additional product and ordering information here.

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ATOM Fusion Wireless Earbud Headset

While the single Atom Earbud was release in 2016, the new Atom Fusion Wireless Earbud Headset featuring a pair of these earbuds is new for 2017.  It has all the same great functionality of the single earbud but comes in a set of two.  While there is a thin wire connecting the two earbuds in this Atom Fusion set, there are some notable benefits to the wire.  First, it brings down the product cost a bit and second, the wire makes it easy to hang the earbuds around your neck when not in use.  Click here to view product pricing and ordering information.

Any of these wireless Bluetooth earbuds would be ideal for use as business gifts, premiums, incentives and new employee welcome gifts.  It would also be a good idea to give these to any employees that drive during the course of their workday or work in large spaces such as warehouses.

We are always happy to help with unique branded gift ideas for any project you may be working on.  Contact us today and speak with one of our branded merchandise experts.

Surge Protectors with USB Chargers Are Powerful Business Gifts

Coming up with a unique business gift idea can sometimes be challenging.  What do you give a busy executive that would be useful for everyone?  Surge protectors with USB charging capabilities is the answer.  It’s a tech gift that everyone can use and appreciate.  Not only does it protect laptops and other electronics from sudden power surges, it also expands charging capabilities with the added USB charging slots.

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Hamba Surge Protector Outlet with custom logo

The Hamba Surge Protector Outlet & USB Charger comes with 3 standard plug slots as well as 2 USB slots, perfect for charging all your devices at once whether at home or at the office.  Your logo is printed onto the front of the device for maximum brand visibility.  Click here to view additional product information.

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Bonza Travel Surge Protector & USB Charger with custom logo

There are also travel surge protectors available such as this Bonza Travel Surge Protector & USB Charger.  This is a very handy device for those busy executivees who travel frequently and it includes a mesh travel bag.  Bulk pricing as low as $18.95 includes a one color logo, but full color printing is also available for an additional cost.

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Tamboti Travel Surge Protector & USB Charger

The Tamboti Travel Surge Protector comes with 2 USB chargers and 1 standard plug slot.  It compact size makes it convenient for travel.  Your logo will really pop against the white background and full color printing is available for this style.  Click here to learn more.

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