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Promotional Moscow Mule Mugs

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Moscow Mule mugs have been used for promotional purposes since the Moscow Mule cocktail itself was first created. While nowadays no bar cart would be complete without a set of these iconic copper mugs and the ingredients necessary to fill them, this wasn’t always the case.  In fact, it took years of creative marketing with custom copper mugs to create this beloved cocktail’s success.

The cocktail was first invented in the 1940s by Smirnoff vodka distributor, John Martin, and Hollywood’s Cock’n’Bull bar owner, Jack Morgan.  Martin was having trouble getting Americans to drink vodka, and Morgan was having no luck selling Cock’n’Bull’s house brewed ginger beer, so thus, you guessed it, the Moscow Mule cocktail was born.

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Using specially engraved copper mugs, Martin set off to market their creation in bars around the country.  With a Polaroid camera, Martin would ask barmen to pose with his personalized copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. He would then snap a couple of photos, leave one copy at the bar, and then take the second to the next bar as proof to other bar owners that his drink was being served by the competition. By 1950, Smirnoff vodka case sales had more than tripled. How’s that for promotional marketing success?

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History has proven that successful advertising comes easy with your logo attached to the hottest promotional mug around. Our ultra-stylish Moscow Mule mugs feature heavy gauge stainless steel with copper-plated exteriors, and are a must have item for cocktail enthusiasts. Custom Moscow Mule mugs are a great way to advertise in homes, restaurants, and bars, and are a classic item that will gain your brand years of attention!

In honor of this historical beverage, we’ve included three Moscow Mule cocktail recipes below, including the classic standard, and two fun, refreshing renditions.  Now what are you waiting for? Order your mugs from PrintGlobe today and drink up!

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Classic Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a lime wedge.

 

Grapefruit-Rosemary Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

2 ounces freshly squeezed grapefruit juice

½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

3 ounces chilled ginger beer

1 sprig fresh rosemary

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, then add the ginger beer; stir to mix. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slices.

 

Blueberry Moscow Mule

Makes 1 cocktail

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces chilled ginger beer

Juice of half a lime

Blueberry syrup (recipe below)

Fill Moscow Mule mug with ice. Add vodka and lime juice, then add ginger beer; stir to mix. Sweeten with blueberry syrup to taste. Garnish with fresh blueberries and a lime wedge.

 

Blueberry Syrup

1 cup fresh blueberries

¼ cup water

1 tablespoon sugar

Bring the ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan and then lower to a simmer until syrup thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Strain over a glass bowl and let cool.

 

Interested in learning more about our personalized Moscow Mule mugs? Please visit our Stainless Steel Cups and Copper Mugs page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

Products featured in this post: 16 oz. Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Mosconi Moscow Mule Mug, 17 oz. Sherpani Moscow Mule Mug, and 20 oz. Moscow Mule Mug

 

 

Where We’ve Been: HBO Premieres and After Parties

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

We’ve had the privilege of working with award winning event designer, Billy Butchkavitz, for over ten years, helping craft napkins for some of Hollywood’s hottest events, such as HBO’s annual Emmy and Golden Globes parties, and top rated HBO television show premieres.  Butchkavitz’s claim to fame is the eye-popping technicolor décor he has been creating for HBO events since 1999. With Butchkavitz, no detail is overlooked, including the perfect finishing touch to his gorgeous buffet and bar displays, our customized cocktail napkins. Throughout our relationship with Butchkavitz, we’ve had the honor of adding a custom look to several great events he has designed, fashioning napkins for premieres and after parties for some of HBO’s greatest shows, such as Togetherness, True Blood, and The Newsroom.

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We take pride in our partnership with customers like Butchkavitz and we are always interested to see where our products end up.  Whether being used in the office, at home, school, or somewhere else fun, we take joy in knowing that our products help to promote businesses, both big and small!

Interested in being featured on our blog? We’d love to talk about an order you’ve created with us and shine light on your business or organization! If interested, please send us an email with your information to social at printglobe dot com.

 


 

Products featured in this post: 2-Ply Colored Beverage Napkins and 3-Ply White Beverage Napkins.   

Interested in knowing more about our napkins? Please visit our Custom Printed Napkins page or call a dedicated account representative at 1-800-989-2181 for more information. We are here to help! 

Annual iPad Contest Giveaway Winner Announced

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Our annual iPad giveaway contest has become an exciting tradition here at PrintGlobe. It’s a fun way to give back to our customers, and entering is a cinch. During the month of December, customers earned entries into the contest for every $200 spent at PrintGlobe.com. This year’s iPad winner, Eric Dunning, earned himself one entry with his custom ornament purchase, and walked away the winner of a brand new iPad!

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“Thank you so much for the iPad. The attached picture is of my fiancé and myself. She loves photography and sunsets, hence the scene. In September she mentioned wanting a tablet to edit pictures on and in January I got a phone call from you saying I had won an iPad. So I put my selfishness aside and gave it to her. PrintGlobe through your gift you blessed us both.

Oh yeah, the ornaments I ordered were awesome too. They were for a fundraiser and got a great response. Thank you to Matt at PrintGlobe who was very helpful.

Thanks again,

Eric”

We take pride in the custom orders we craft for customers such as Eric, and it’s an honor to be able to give back through contests such as this. From all of us here at PrintGlobe, congratulations Eric! We hope that your fiancé is loving her new gift!

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!