Is Time Up For Promotional Calendars?

Promotional Calendar Are They Out Of Date

An article in The New Hampshire Union Leader states In 2009, Promotional Products Association International reported promotional calendars generated $1.12 billion in revenue, or about 7% of the $15.6 billion promotional product industry. Calendars were then one of the top five items businesses used to market their products. Back then the average household in America…

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Just Who Do You Think You Are?

Small business magicians

It’s a difficult question when someone asks you what you do because owning a company distributing promotional gifts means you probably have to do anything and everything. It might even be easier to say what you “don’t” do. But here’s a question, as a business owner… Who should you be? Reading Richard Branson’s, “Business Stripped…

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Two New Boys At High Profile!

High Profile two newboys

It’s not often you hear about new comers to the Promotional Industry, in the nicest possible way this business can be quite incestuous. In reality though High Profile haven’t just taken on new people. They’ve done much more that and installed two new Boy 55E injection moulding machines at their plant at Banbury. The story…

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Would You Take Advice From An 8 Year Old Entrepreneur?

Lemonade stand business

An 8 year old boy decided to sell lemonade to his classmates to raise money for charity. He discussed his concept with his classmates in 3 presentations. The problem was very few of them liked or bought the lemonade. Did he give up? No. He was advised to sell to other classes but instead he…

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PSI 2014 Sees Visitor Growth of 18%

PSI 2014 Event Logo

The 52nd PSI kicked off the new promotional product year with major visitor increase. Traditionally PSI seems the ideal place to network and browse but apparently two thirds of PSI visitors arrived in Dusseldorf with concrete purchasing intentions this year. Nearly 10% of them placed orders worth more than EUR 500,000 while still at the…

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Promotional Products Are Hitting The Catwalk!

PSI Catwalk Show Illustration

…and in that time so much has changed around us especially with more advanced technology but not much has actually altered within the industry. Clients continue to ask for a full colour print, on a minimum order quantity, stipulating delivery must be tomorrow. Suppliers still seem to take ages to get back to you, while…

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How To Make A Pencil From A Plastic Cup!

Remarkable Recycled Pencil

It’s incredible to watch how these pencils are “resurrected”, it really brings the environmental concept combined with science, to life. Remarkable have very kindly shared their secret recipe. Even the machine that finishes the pencils is pretty extraordinary, sharpening around 9000 pencils an hour. The video showing this recycling process is definitely worth a watch,…

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When It Comes To Promotional Product Suppliers, Are You Better Off “Buying British”?

promotional product suppliers UK

Especially when lead times are, as is too often the case, scarily short. Or does it actually make any difference? Listawood and SPS seem safer options because if something goes wrong during the production process, they’re only “down the road”. And there isn’t the complication of goods being held up at customs or the factory…

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Stop! It’s Show Time!

Circus image

Last week was PSI, this week AGF begin their Road show in Brighton and next week Trade Only host their National Show in Coventry. These Trade Shows have always stayed quite traditional encouraging sit down, face to face meetings with a Sales Rep … sorry, Business Development Executive. But this year seems a bit different.…

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Promotional Business Scheduling Software

In the purchases module PromoSoftware has a scheduling tab that ensures each purchase your business makes runs a smooth as clockwork. You can create a custom schedule in your My Details module under the Schedules tab. To use the scheduling software small business owners please follow these steps (or watch the video below). PromoSoftware’s scheduling…

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