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Green Monkey Marketing Tip #3--Trade Show Promos

May 10

Morning, folks, the Green Monkey here with another real quick promotional marketing tip for you that you can use this time of year as trade shows are kicking back up after the long shutdown that ...

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Green Monkey Marketing Tip #2

May 06

Hi, folks, Steve, the Green Monkey here with another marketing tip. This one came to me kind of out of the blue, or actually out of the mail. Being in the promotional products business, I get a l...

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Green Monkey Marketing Tip #1

Apr 19

Hi, folks. Steve, the Green Monkey here with the first in an ongoing series of short promotional marketing tips you can use to grow sales, increase your margins and maintain a strong, loyal clien...

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Case Study: Celebrate Milestones

Dec 19, 2020

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this mil...

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6 Mood-Boosting Promo Products to Beat the Winter Blues

Dec 11, 2020

Winter can be a hard season for lots of people. Between the colder weather, shorter daylight hours, and increased social isolation this year, many folks will feel the winter blues. Also known as Seaso...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

Dec 04, 2020

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consistent....

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Case Study: Let the Games Begin!

Nov 26, 2020

Product: Custom Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Automotive/Banking What it was purchased for: A car company wanted to find a product that would promote their brand at a local college BCS Bowl Games. Ho...

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6 Rootin’ Tootin’ Country Western Products

Nov 19, 2020

Country Western isn’t just a type of music genre, it’s become an entire culture in the American West and around the world. Cowboy culture dates back to the 19th century when ranchers settl...

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Beauty of Giving Back

Nov 12, 2020

Organizing a fundraising event. Donating food to a local animal shelter. Serving at a soup kitchen. No matter what you do to give back, volunteering feels pretty good, doesn’t it? But it doesn&...

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3 Simple Ways to Boost Your Mood Right Now

Nov 04, 2020

Do you ever get a case of the Mondays…on a Thursday? We all get down sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we need to stay there. Whether someone said something that upset you, you’re st...

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Your Product Decorating Questions Answered

Oct 28, 2020

You encounter promo products every single day. You hold them, wear them, and maybe even smell them. But, did you know every one of these products goes through an extensive design process, whether that...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

Oct 21, 2020

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physical...

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These Are the Tech-Savvy Promotional Products You Are Looking For

Oct 14, 2020

Technology advances exponentially. By the time you finish reading this article, you might be actually be reading it in some virtual reality café where Elvis is serving you a strawberry daiquiri...

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How to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Oct 06, 2020

Business owners have a lot to lose in the event of an unfortunate data breach. From intellectual property to customer lists to bank account numbers, hackers have their eyes set on the most invaluable ...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Sep 29, 2020

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top graphic...

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Why You Should Buy USA-Made

Sep 22, 2020

During times of growing uncertainty in the global markets, customers are becoming more and more interested in purchasing American-made items. Buying American-made is about more than just patriotism &n...

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Case Study: A Prom Ticket Keepsake

Sep 15, 2020

A Prom Ticket Keepsake Organization High School Product Featured Neoprene Bracelet Goal of Promotion Issuing prom tickets Des...

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Case Study: A Flavorful Promotion

Sep 07, 2020

A Flavorful Promotion Boosts This Credit Union’s Popularity Organization: Credit Union Product Featured: Lip Balm Goal of Promotion: Generate New Loans Description of Case History: Thi...

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Yes, There's a Difference: Everything You Need to Know About Pens

Aug 31, 2020

Even as much of our world goes digital and paperless, the pen remains an essential tool in both office and home life. With so many different types of pens, choosing the “write” one can be ...

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10 Promotional Products for Healthy Living

Aug 24, 2020

We all strive to be our best selves, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. We can all make excuses to make unhealthy choices. Your niece has a birthday and it would seem rude to turn down th...

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Branding 101: What Makes a Brand Powerful

Aug 17, 2020

A powerful brand is more than just a great logo and a mission statement (although those certainly lay the groundwork for any brand.) We live in a time where competition rises up on every corner, and t...

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7 Promotional Products for When You’re Feeling Lucky

Aug 09, 2020

Whether you’re a casino looking for new ways to entice players to visit or you’re putting together a casino themed event, there are plenty of promotional products for you! Add your logo an...

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5 Promotional Products to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

Aug 04, 2020

Never in our history has the collective mind been more focused on the health and wellness of society than what is happening now. Stay relevant with these promotional products that are built to fit an...

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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Aug 02, 2020

Description: Beach Ball Industry: Tourism What it was purchased for: The customer was looking for a low-cost, family-friendly summer giveaway item to promote their city's summer tourism program in t...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Jul 26, 2020

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students who ...

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6 Things You're Missing out on by Not Using Promotional Products

Jul 19, 2020

Promotional products aren't just for niche industry operations. Whether you are a small organization looking to grow your business, or an established company wanting to reach a new market, a product b...

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5 Out of the Box Promotional Products We Love…and You Will Too!

Jul 11, 2020

We’ve all been stuck in the same rut while trying to come up with some original ideas to appeal to customers. Are you in need of some extra product inspiration? If so, here’s a little e...

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Snail Mail With a Twist!

Jul 08, 2020

CAN’T VISIT ALL YOUR CLIENTS? TRY DIRECT MAIL WITH A SPECIAL GIFT! (10 Items to include with your direct mail piece) In today’s “COVID Climate”, making our regular face-...

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Take it To-Go: 8 Restaurant Takeout Essentials

Jul 04, 2020

The way restaurant patrons experience dining out has changed immensely since coronavirus cases have begun popping up in the U.S. Restaurants that were once packed to the brim with happy diners are now...

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16 Ways Color Affects Your Branding and Marketing

Jun 27, 2020

Substantial research shows why color matters in branding and how it plays an important role in how we experience marketing. These 16 facts give you a glimpse into how you can use color to your advanta...

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5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Positive Outlook

Jun 20, 2020

One of the most powerful things you can do to set yourself up for success is practice the art of positive thinking. It's easy to let the struggles of everyday life control your attitude. But by practi...

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6 Ways Promotional Products Can Improve Your Marketing Strategy

Jun 18, 2020

6 Ways Promotional Products Can Improve Your Marketing Strategy It is a difficult concept to wrap your mind around at first: promotional items making a positive impact on your marketing strategy. ...

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4 Steps to a Successful Promotional Products Campaign

Jun 16, 2020

Most promotional products are bought with very little thought as to what results are desired from their use. The common thoughts revolve around how “cool” an item is or just the ego trip ...

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O Canada! 6 Promotional Products Made in Canada

Jun 13, 2020

From sea to sea, Canada is a large and beautiful country that produces a wide range of products. There are so many Canadian-made products to choose from, but we worked hard to narrow it down to a shor...

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Case Study: Do the Wave

Jun 05, 2020

Market: School Objective: A school’s athletic program was struggling to pay for recurring expenses. Game attendance had dropped over the previous year, and alumni attendance was weak. The sch...

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4 Ways to Improve Communication

May 29, 2020

Have you ever had this conversation before? Them: "How are you?" You: "Yes." Or have you ever been in a meeting and realized you zoned out halfway through? Or how about when you’re at the mo...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

May 22, 2020

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Case H...

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Case Study: The Write Stuff

May 15, 2020

Description: Rumba Pen Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: An automotive supplier wanted to make their name visible in automotive stores around the country. How it was distributed: Pens...

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6 Calming Products for Skincare Lovers

May 08, 2020

The hottest beauty trend of the late 2010s among millennials and Gen Zers was the dewy, bare-faced, minimal makeup look. This “Glossier girl” revolution led to a resurgence in skincare as ...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

May 01, 2020

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming college ...

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Cheers! Let’s Sell More Beer!

Apr 24, 2020

Description: Custom Wave Table Tent Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sales, ...

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5 Healthy Tips for Business Trips

Apr 17, 2020

So, you’re traveling for work again. There are only 365 days in the year, can you recall how many days you’ve been on the road? It doesn’t matter if you are traveling internationall...

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8 Graphic Design Mistakes to Avoid

Apr 09, 2020

From social media graphics and website layouts to creating a cohesive grouping of promotional products, there are plenty of opportunities to flex your creative muscles and grow your business at the sa...

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6 Snap-Worthy Products for Every Photographer

Apr 02, 2020

Do you know what bokeh means? Aperture? That’s ok if you don’t, but many of your clients may know these terms if they are avid photographers! Whether they enjoy taking a flat lay shot of t...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Mar 26, 2020

Market: Entertainment Product Use: Gift With Purchase Promotion: A major theme park chose the Safeguard Security Waist Belt as a gift with purchase for customers who bought season passes. The ...

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8 Promo Products That Will Have You Ready For Spring

Mar 19, 2020

Here comes the sun! With spring in full swing, it’s time to shake off the cold and embrace these colorful products that will be sure to brighten your day. Garden Kit Test your green thumb wi...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Mar 17, 2020

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the students ...

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What Millennials Want (And How to Work With Them)

Mar 11, 2020

Many people agree that there is a high demand to diversify the workforce with young specialists bearing fresh ideas and new perspectives. Furthermore, we need to prepare this growing generation for le...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Mar 04, 2020

Did you know that wearables are the #1 best-received promotional product? Add your logo to these fresh wearables and make your brand a walking advertisement with innumerable impressions all year long!...

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6 Things You Need on Your Desk

Feb 26, 2020

Most of us spend as much time at our desks as we do in our homes. If that’s the case, we should all put some time and effort into making sure our workspace is as happy and motivating as possible...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Feb 19, 2020

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow. T...

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8 Corporate Gifts for Your Employees

Feb 12, 2020

The employees are the backbone of every company. And when your employees have been working hard all year to bring in tremendous results, nothing conveys your appreciation more than a corporate gift. A...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

Jan 29, 2020

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided on ...

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Case Study: Look, Ma, No Hands!

Jan 15, 2020

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their budget...

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5 Promo Products That Are Bright, Light, and Ready to Excite

Jan 01, 2020

Looking for some promotional products to outshine the competition? Need some LED magic to illuminate your brand? We’ve got you covered with this selection of super fun promotional products th...

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