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Annual iPad Contest Giveaway Winner Announced!

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

“YAY I’VE NEVER WON ANYTHING!!!”   – Maria Pace

That was the reaction of PrintGlobe customer Maria Pace of St. Petersberg, Florida when we contacted her to let her know she was the winner of our December iPad giveaway.

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Maria, a Manager and Wellness Coach at ITG Diet & Slimdown,  became a PrintGlobe customer back in September of 2013 and has been ordering plastic bags with us for her clinic ever since.

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Her reorder of bags in December earned her 4 entries into our iPad contest and one was selected at random as our lucky winner!

When she received her prize, Maria said, “I got the iPad! It’s great!”

Congratulations Maria, enjoy your iPad, from all of us at PrintGlobe!

 

 

Brighten Up Your Brand With the Pantone Color of the Year

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The colors red, blue and black have been the go-to colors of promotional products for, well frankly, far too long.

Increasingly, business are shaking off the old stodgy design colors and bright, modern and punchy colors are making their way into corporate branding.

This year, Pantone, the experts in all things color, has designated “Radiant Orchid”…essentially a light purple hue…as their color of the year for 2014. Last year Emerald Green was the “It” color in fashion and design trends, and before that Tangerine Orange was the darling color of the moment.

So knowing that Radiant Orchid, and all things purple are soon to be in vogue, we know from past years that marketing products are soon to follow.

How can you incorporate purple in your brands marketing?

Purple is created by the blending of Red and Blue, two strong colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This makes it a great color for any company or organization that wants to relay a sense of balance and equality.

Purple also represents peace of mind, and is a calming color, which makes it a great for outreach campaigns that want to reassure or soothe.

Purple is also known as a royal color, and can be an indicator of wealth, position and prestige, which makes it a natural selection for finance and investment marketing campaigns.

There are hundreds of items that currently come in brilliant shades of purple, and almost any logo converted to black or white will make a strong and lasting impression.

 

 

 

 

Say ‘Thank You’ To Your Best Clients With These 4 Luxurious Holiday Gifts

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
The best gifts are the ones that you would never give yourself. They are usually the things that fall into the category of pure luxury. Call it “High-End” or simply “Fancy Schmancy”, gifts that carry that little extra WOW factor are certain to catch your customers attention, and be valued and appreciated long  after the fruit basket your competitors sent them is forgotten.

Here Our 4 Favorite Branded Luxury Gifts This Holiday Season.

1) For The Wine Lovers

Wine Opener, Bottle Opener, Corkscrew

 

There are 2 reasons that the Metrokane Rabbit Corkscrew has become the go-to wine opener of oenophiles and weekend wino’s alike.

It looks cool and it’s just darn easy to use.

The easy operation, sleek design, and included foil cutter tool makes everyone who uses it look and feel like a wine expert. Pairing your logo with an efficient, useful, and elegant gift assures your brand will be well regarded by your most valuable clients bottle, after bottle.

2) For The Tech-Savvy

Power Hub, Charging Dock

For your technology minded customers that have multiple devices that keep them in touch, the SynCharger Charging Station provides them one central location to power it all up. The device comes with Micro and Mini USB cables making it compatible with Blackberry, Bluetooth headsets, iPod, iPhone, Android based phones and iPads and other Tablets.

Providing organization, and keeping unsightly cables out of sight, your logo sits front and center and will keep your name and message right where your customers most important business communication devices rest every day.

 

3) For The Ones Who Need Some Pampering

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This Doctor Bag inspired mini bag is full of everything your most stressed out customers could ever need to help rest and rejuvenate after a long flight, or a long day at work. Ease their stress and pamper their senses with the included Body Whip Lotion, aromatherapy votive, muscle soak salts, moisturizing body bar, exfoliation cloth, massager, herbal tea and sleep shade.

Your logo on this thoughtful gift will wrap your brand in their soothed, comforted and relaxed thoughts each time they decompress.

4) For The Outdoorsman

                                                             
                            

A good knife will be passed down through the generations. Kershaw knives are made to last so not only to be passed from father to son, but one day to grandson and great-grandson. Outdoorsmen, sportsmen, and those who work with their hands will appreciate the easy open features and sleek all-black steel of this pocket knife.

Your brand exudes strength, dependability and craftsmanship when you present this to your clients this holiday season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NFL Approved Stadium Bags Join Our Starting Line-Up

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Heading out to the game to cheer on your favorite NFL team this weekend? You’ll want to make sure to leave your backpacks and purses at home, and instead take along one of these clear NFL Approved Stadium Bags.

Clear Stadium Bags

Why Do I Need NFL Approved Stadium Bags Anyway?

NFL stadiums around the country have increased their security measures by only allowing clear vinyl tote bagsziptop gallon freezer bags and  hand held clutches in the plaza areas, gates, and inside their stadiums. These clear bags will allow stadium security officers to get a good look at what fans are bringing in, without increasing the wait time of 50,000 fans at the gate.

So, What Kind of Bag is Allowed in NFL Stadiums?

The only bags allowed in all 31 NFL stadiums starting in 2013 are…

  • Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12.”

    NFL Approved Clear Stadium Bag

    Only clear bags like this PrintGlobe barrel tote will be allowed in NFL stadiums in 2013

 

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  • One-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).

NFL Approved ZipLock Reclosable Plastic Stadium Bags

Is there A Marketing Opportunity Here?

YES!!! NFL fans need to take a lot of gear with them into the game. Hats and scarves, blankets, signs and foam fingers are part of the game-day ritual, and lugging these things from the parking lot and keeping track of them in the stadium can be tricky. Ask any parent and they’ll tell you the list of things they need to haul for their kids is nearly endless, so for them NOT carrying a bag into the stadium is hardly an option.  And then of course there are ladies and all the things carried in purses…I think everyone can see why this new rule can present big opportunity for businesses who want to provide a free and useful giveaway on game day!

And get ready to see this rule expand, rumor has it a similar approved stadium bag rule will be making its way to the NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL and College Football very soon.

So if you are looking for a promotion with value for a luxury suite gift, season ticket holder promotion, tailgate party give away, or other game day related event, PrintGlobe has you covered with the largest selection of NFL Approved Stadium Bags available.

 

 

2 Wearable Mustache Promo’s For Men’s Health Awareness

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Can you answer this SAT style question?

The color pink is to October/breast cancer as _______ are to November/prostate cancer.

If you said MUSTACHES then you are familiar with men’s health awareness campaigns that have gained in global popularity over the last few years.

According to statistics published by the Movember Foundation, in the US alone, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and men get diagnosed with prostate cancer 35% more than women get diagnosed with breast cancer.

These two creative and wearable promo’s will help raise awareness for your brand, and men’s health.

Pop-Out Coasters

More than a coaster, it's an instant costume!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mustache On A Stick

Your logo on this Mustache almost guarantee's Social Media exposure

3 Low-Tech Giveaways That Your Customers Will Love

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

The new iPhone has been released, iOS7 is being downloaded around the globe, KitKat is about to launch, Samsung is touting their S5 and we’re all still learning how to use our S4′s. Technology is wonderful, and it’s everywhere, and it keeps changing, and at some point with everyone “Tech-fatigue” is going to set in.

Now of course there are plenty of branding applications where a tech gadget, like a stylus pen, or a tablet cover make excellent marketing pieces for your campaign. But if your message isn’t necessarily tech-related how do you decide what branded accessory is going to appeal to all your tech savvy customers?

These issues can be easily avoided by getting back to basics and embracing these 3 low-tech items that even your most  tech-addicted customers will  love.

 

 

Candy

candy handouts, leave behind candy

Leave behind a sweet treat and a long lasting impression

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

For those clients you call on all year long, there isn’t a much sweeter leave behind than candy. Simple, effective, and most importantly, consumable.  Your customers will share it, or enjoy it themselves, and either way, most likely by the next time you come around it will be gone and they’ll be thrilled to have you leave them another. You can’t always say the same thing about a pen cup holder or a mousepad. Sure, they’ll use those too, but they won’t need another one for many years.

Umbrellas

logo umbrella

Always save the day with your "Hero Message" printed on an umbrella

 

 

 

 

 

Virtually unchanged since their creation, umbrellas are about as low-tech as you can get… but when you need one you are always awfully glad you’ve got one handy. When you’ve given your clients a printed umbrella with your message or logo you’re making sure that your brand is seen as their hero every time they weather gets messy.

Calendars

ad calendars, printed calendars, personalized calendars

What other promotion is going to hang around all year?

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah I know you’re thinking this really is the lowest tech thing we could come up with!  But for an excellent reason…Can you think of another give-away that is going to be useful to your customers all year long? Calendars started being used for advertising and marketing purposes back in the mid-19th century, and today they come in dozens of different styles and applications. Custom printed wall calendars have imagery to match nearly every industry, hobby, and trend, and magnet calendars can serve as coupon and game schedule reminders.

 

PrintGlobe Launches New Website

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

We’ve been busy at PrintGlobe and are excited to announce the launch of a newly redesigned website. Printglobe.com has undergone a complete design overhaul, which includes; enhanced functionality, improved visuals and an all around better user experience. The look, feel and performance of the site has been upgraded to correspond with PrintGlobe’s award winning business model, excellent customer service and the exceptional product catalog we have always offered.

The form and function of PrintGlobe.com has been brought to a new level of sophistication, and as a whole, has been greatly improved upon on all fronts. Users of the website will quickly notice the new and improved modern design and layout, complete with intuitive navigation. Users can also expect an enhanced search functionality that will allow for quick and accurate results when searching the extensive online product catalog. The changes to PrintGlobe.com are substantial, which should enrich the shopping experience of customers and make a big impact in the way the website is utilized.

There are also several improvements to the site that won’t directly affect users. These internal developments include a focus on web standards and best practices along with enhanced SEO capabilities an increase site speeds. These advancements will improve usability, functionality and visibility for PrintGlobe.com now, and far into the future. These improvements coincide with PrintGlobe’s commitment to maintain the leading edge in the promotional products space and offer the best possible experience to customers.

A big thank you to all of our customers. We hope you enjoy the new and improved PrintGlobe.com and are as excited as we are!

Back to School Promotions

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

August is approaching; the weather is sweltering, so that must mean that it’s back to school time. It’s a great time to start organizing and preparing for the new school year. If you have school aged children it’s the perfect time to start getting them readjusted to the new school schedule. Start introducing school bedtimes, lunch times and start shopping for all of the necessary school supplies and clothes.

This time of year is a huge sales month. It’s also a perfect time to promote with Back to School products. PrintGlobe carries a large selection of products that are perfect for the incoming school year.

Custom Back to School items are a fantastic way to add enthusiasm to the classroom or your brand. Some of the most popular items are personalized pens, custom folders and spirit items. Two Pocket Folders are always a popular item. They can be designed and personalized to meet practically any need. They’re available in a variety of sizes and materials and can be imprinted in an array of styles. Personalized Binders and Custom Report Covers are another way to make an excellent first impression in the classroom.

If you’re looking to put your logo right into students’ hands, try printed pens and calculators. Custom Imprinted Pens are inexpensive, easy to distribute and they will get used time and time again. They’re available in a wide range of cool styles that will ensure your custom imprint looks sensational. Promotional Calculators make excellent gifts and giveaways for students. Custom calculators ensure your advertising success adds up to something special.

Raise spirits high with custom printed spirit items from PrintGlobe. They’re perfect for pep rallies, sporting events and fundraisers. If you want your school spirit to make waves, add your logo to Custom Pennants or Foam Hands. If you’re looking to make some noise, Bang Sticks are a great way to grab attention at any event. All of these products are sensational for getting your logo, artwork or mascot seen in the stands. Take a seat on customized Bleacher Cushions and start the year off right and start promoting today.  Have a great school year!

Rob Williams Promoted to Vice President of Leading Business Printing Retailer, PrintGlobe, Inc.

Friday, July 15th, 2011

PrintGlobe, Inc., The Printing Superstore ™,has announced the promotion of Rob Williams to Vice President.Formerly the Director of Marketing for PrintGlobe, Williams is responsible for managing operations and scaling PrintGlobe as it continues to grow at a robust pace.

Prior to his promotion, Williams worked for more than two years on advancing PrintGlobe’s marketing capabilities, during which time company sales increased more than 80%. Recently, Williams also performed a key role in the evaluation and successful acquisition of the assets of a former competitor, www.absorbentprinting.com.

“Rob has an impressive combination of financial and business acumen, strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and general coolness which makes him uniquely qualified to take on this new role at PrintGlobe,” said Dan Steinborn, President and CEO.

Prior to his career at PrintGlobe, Williams worked as a public finance consultant at Development Planning and Financing Group, helping developers finance real estate infrastructure projects. He also previously held a position at HSBC where he was responsible for forecasting delinquency and charge offs for a multi-billion dollar credit card portfolio. Williams earned an MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to help guide PrintGlobe to higher sales and greater efficiency and customer satisfaction. With each improvement, we give our customers a better experience, become a better place to work, and improve results for the company. These are exciting times at PrintGlobe!” said Williams.

About PrintGlobe:
PrintGlobe was founded in April 1995 by Dan Steinborn as a small graphic design and printing company. In February 2002, PrintGlobe launched www.printglobe.com to provide the most comprehensive selection of business printing and promotional products on the web. PrintGlobe has since developed a strong customer base around the globe with more than 50,000 customers, including: Apple, Google, The White House, Microsoft, HP, Lockheed Martin, Kraft, NASA, Disney and more. PrintGlobe also proudly supplies printing to a growing number ofmajor universities, non-profits and government entities.

PrintGlobe has appeared on the prestigious “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” list five years in a row. PrintGlobe has also been included in the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list for the fastest growing companies in Austin, Texas and was twice recognized for being one of the “50 Best Places to Work”. Recently PrintGlobe was named as one of Fortune’s 100 fastest growing inner city businesses in the US.

For more information on PrintGlobe, visit www.printglobe.com or call 1-800-989-2181.

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PrintGlobe among the 13th Annual ICIC and Fortune Magazine’s Inner City 100 winners

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Annual ranking showcases the 100 fastest-growing inner city businesses in America.

AUSTIN, TX – The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City and Fortune Magazine released the 2011 Inner City 100 list of the fastest-growing inner city companies in the U.S. PrintGlobe from Austin ranked 75th on this year’s list.The Inner City 100 program recognizes successful inner city companies and their CEO’s as role models for entrepreneurship, innovative business practices and job creation in America’s urban communities.

The Inner City 100 list provides unmatched original data on the fastest growing inner-city businesses in the U.S. In the last 13 years, 661 different companies have earned positions on the Inner City 100, collectively generating more than $2.2 billion in annual revenues and creating nearly 70,000 new jobs.

According to PrintGlobe President Dan Steinborn, “PrintGlobe is looking to do a lot of hiring in our local Austin, TX area in the coming years, as we continue to grow at a very strong pace! We need Account Managers and support staff to handle the increasing demand for our services.We’ve got some very exciting developments coming just down the pipeline!”

“We are delighted to celebrate businesses like PrintGlobe that are playing a critical role in revitalizing America’s urban communities. Through their achievements, the Inner City 100 winning companies exemplify America’s remarkable potential and the future of our urban centers,” Mary Kay Leonard, ICIC president and CEO. “These extraordinary companies demonstrate the market possibilities that exist within our inner cities and the growth that is at the heart of all urban entrepreneurial successes.”

About PrintGlobe:
PrintGlobe was founded in April 1995, with a mission to become the primary source for printing services. In February 2002, PrintGlobe launched www.printglobe.com to provide a comprehensive selection of business printing and promotional products on the web and has grown to include more than 11,000 customizable products. Led by company President, Dan Steinborn, PrintGlobe has developed a strong customer base around the globe with more than 50,000 customers, including; Apple, The White House, Microsoft, HP, Lockheed Martin, Kraft, NASA, Disney and more. PrintGlobe also serves a variety of major universities, non-profits and government organizations. PrintGlobe’s growth is attributed to its competitive pricing, wide selection of products, expert customer service and a knowledgeable sales staff.

PrintGlobe’s has appeared on the “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” list repeatedly. PrintGlobe has also been on the Austin Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list for the fastest growing companies in Austin, Texas as well as one of the “50 Best Places to Work”. PrintGlobe is once again pleased to be included on the 2011 Inner City100 list and is honored to add it to company’s list of accolades.

The Full list of 2011 Inner City 100 winners can be viewed at www.fortune.com/innercity100.