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

December 3rd, 2013 by Jamie Dickens
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

spa kit

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NFL Approved Stadium Bags Join Our Starting Line-Up

November 18th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

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.

 

 

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Walking for a Cause – PrintGlobe Supports American Fountation for Suicide Prevention

November 12th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

*PG Team Featured Blogger – Brigid Borcik (Customer Service Representative)*

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is at the forefront of research, education and prevention initiatives designed to reduce loss of life from suicide.  With more than 38,000 lives lost each year in the U.S. alone (one life every 13.7 minutes as of 2010 making this the tenth leading cause of death in the US) and over one million worldwide (one life every 40 seconds), the importance of AFSP’s mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.  The stigma of suicide makes this a “taboo” subject though and makes it that much more difficult to raise awareness and much needed funds.  Suicide IS a preventable issue however and should not be a “dirty” word.  Suicide is a caused by serious mental illness and has also been shown to be genetic.  More facts and figures can be found at http://www.afsp.org/understanding-suicide/facts-and-figures

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

On November 19, 2007 I lost my only brother Emmett to suicide.  He left behind a daughter, granddaughter, two sisters and a father.  Needless to say this was a devastating loss to my family.  At first I didn’t know where to turn or how to find help to cope with this loss until I found the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).  Since the day I found them, I vowed that I would volunteer with them to keep his name alive as well as two cousins and the other four lives I have personally lost to suicide in my life.  I refuse to be “quiet” about suicide or not talk about my brother, my cousins or my friends that I have lost, no matter how uncomfortable it may make someone feel.  They deserve to be kept alive in our memories for it was the pain and desperation they felt that took their lives.  They weren’t themselves when they took their lives and if they had been they wouldn’t have done it.  Not a single day goes by that I don’t think of them so I will spend every single day fighting for them as well as myself with my own mental health issues and struggles for they go hand in hand.I started by becoming an advocate which involved me emailing my local and state government representatives regarding laws and bills that needed attention for those suffering from mental health issues.  I volunteered every year for the Out of the Darkness Walk held at the State Capital grounds by raising money for education, research and prevention.  I physically volunteered at the walks by doing anything I could and by doing so I have made many friends and contacts by doing this.  There are so many people who have been touched by suicide – a disease that can be prevented.  Since making these contacts I was subsequently asked to join the Board of the AFSP – Central Texas Chapter this year and I am currently in charge of social media for the group.

PrintGlobe was gracious, loving and supportive enough to back two of its employees who have lost their only brothers for the 2013 Out of the Darkness walk at the State Capital.  When we approached Dan Steinborn the owner of the company, he immediately, without any hesitation, came up with a silver level sponsorship for the event and even volunteered his band Blazin’ Kane to play during the event.  He also donated team shirts for us all to wear during the walk!  We were overwhelmed with the support from him as well as the other employees of the company who stepped up financially and physically by being there to support us.  A total of 12 employees became the PrintGlobe Trotters and have (so far) raised $2000.  I am hoping they will continue to raise money through the end of the year because it every single penny counts through December 31. 

http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=49719

Proudly Walking Out of the Darkness

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

October 4th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

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

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Sales Jobs in Austin – Meet the Sales Managers Open House

September 25th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

Calling all Austin area sales professionals! PrintGlobe is looking to add dynamic, motivated, and hungry inside sales reps to our team of print all-stars!

We are rolling out the red carpet on October 10th and inviting interested candidates to come join us for Happy Hour at our offices in South Austin.

Our sales hiring decision makers as well as some of our account management team will be on hand to talk, and give tours of our office. We’ll serve light snacks and have beer and wine as well…so bring your resume but leave the formal business attire at home, and come get to know us.

Space is limited so please RSVP today to jobs@printglobe.com

Austin Sales Job, Hiring Sales, Job search Austin

Come meet and mingle with PrintGlobe's sales staff and learn what PG has to offer.

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3 Low-Tech Giveaways That Your Customers Will Love

September 24th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

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.

 

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2 Most Powerful Promotional Products You Probably Aren’t Using

September 9th, 2013 by Jamie Dickens

When it comes to promoting your business there are all sorts of  ways to get your name out there in front of your potential customers. Social media strategies and online marketing campaigns get a lot of attention these days…but these 2 promotional products have proven to be cost effective, quick, and long lasting ways to quickly make an impression on a crowd.

Look closely, these two products have a great value to you customers and will  keep your logo in front of them for a long time.

Reusable Grocery Bags

Insulated Grocery Bag, Reusable bags

Reusable Grocery Totes Allow Your Brand To Make a Lasting Impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More and more cities like our very own Austin, TX are adopting plastic bag bans and these carry-all’s are becoming a trunk staple for many Americans. Because they have such a large available area for decoration these bags give your brand a ton of exposure, and allow you to showcase your logo, message, or campaign theme in a big bold visual way.

Reusable grocery bags are now available with insulation, with wine/bottle dividers, and in a huge assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. There is a reusable grocery bag for nearly every brand and campaign and marketing pros know that their usefulness extends well past the supermarket. Reusable bags are being spotted at the park and on the beach, at children’s sporting events, even at airports as a last minute and easy to pack backup carryon bag.

 Stylus Pens

stylus tip pen

I'm Not Just A Pen, I'm A Tech Gadget!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pens, probably the most tried and true business branding essential of all time.  And with the proliferation of tablets, phablets, and smartphones, stylus pens are more than just a writing instrument, they’re valuable tech gadgets! A quick search of Amazon shows a range of tech styluses STARTING around $10-$12 each…and promotional stylus pens can be ordered right now for under $1.00 a piece! 

Stylus pens certainly deliver value and the most bang-for-your-marketing-buck this year.

 

 

 

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Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

December 20th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

PrintGlobe Promotional Products New Year
The hustle and bustle of the holidays is here. Hanukkah has ended, Christmas Day is only a few days away and New Year’s is almost upon us. It’s a great time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions and planning your promotions for 2013. Here are a few tips to help you stick to your goals for the New Year.

Make Attainable Resolutions:
The first tip for successful resolutions is making sure your goals are reasonable and that you’re not setting yourself up for failure. Don’t expect to change overnight; resolutions are a way to set goals to better yourself throughout the year. Make resolutions that are challenging yet attainable and stick with them!

Formulate A Plan:
Having a plan before you start tackling your resolution is an effective way to set goals and give you a precise plan of attack. This will help you decide how exactly you will accomplish your goals and how to stay committed to your resolution all year long.

Set Goals:
If you break down your resolution into smaller achievable goals it’s easier to stick with it. Aim for smaller goals that will add up to your end objective. This will also let you achieve small milestones that you can celebrate, which is a great way to stay motivated.

Find A Resolution Partner:
It’s a great idea to make a resolution with a partner. This person will act as a support system, offering encouragement, reminders and give you help when needed. You’re not alone – friends, family, peers, co-workers can all be fantastic motivators.

Don’t Give Up:
Remember that if you have a set-back, not to give up on your resolution. Just continue with your goals and keep putting forth effort into achieving your resolution. Everyone needs a break from time to time, so don’t let a small set-back in your goals stop you from keeping to your resolution.

Don’t forget to get an early start on your promotions for the year. Make this year a big success and raise the bar for 2013. Check out our huge selection of fantastic customizable products at PrintGlobe.com and start your year off right.

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Hot Deals on Last Minute Gifts For The Holidays

December 10th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

Stay warm this holiday season with Hot Deals from PrintGlobe! We have a big selection of products that are on sale until the end of December. So make sure to get your last minute holiday shopping done with us and save some money in the process.

Here are just a handful of popular sale items we have available.
Great Gift Ideas Under $5:

iGripper Non-Slip Phone Holders
You can’t go wrong with these Customizable Non-Slip Phone Holders. They make perfect gifts for people of all ages! They include a slide proof rubber pad to secure any phone and are perfect for easily accessing or charging your phone when needed.

Full Color Executive Mugs
These striking black Stoneware Mugs are a timeless holiday gift idea. Each mug includes a full color wrap around imprint which will make your artwork or message look fantastic. You can’t go wrong with a high-quality executive mug for the holidays.

3 LED Metal Flashlights
Make your season sparkle with Custom Printed LED Flashlights. These stylish flashlights feature bright LED bulbs, wrist strap, rubber on/off switch and even include batteries. The sleek metal surface can be laser engraved with your logo or message and makes an excellent gift idea.

Double Wall Acrylic Tumblers
These colorful tumblers are not only double wall insulated, they include a spill resistant lid, matching straws, and are available in 5 fantastic colors. Add your artwork, brand or message for a holiday gift that will be used for years to come.

7” Custom Ice Scrapers
Just in time for the frosty season, Personalized Ice Scrapers make a great low cost gift item for the holidays. Our ice scrapers are available in a huge array of colors to compliment your custom artwork or logo. If you’re looking for a handy gift idea while on a budget, look no further!

Personalized Journal Books
Our Hope JournalBooks are an outstanding gift choice any time of the year. These recyclable journals are eco-friendly and each purchase supports a charitable organization. They’re ideal for green businesses, environmentally friendly campaigns and make adorable custom gifts.

Great Gift Ideas Under $10

Full Color Paper Weights
Make a lasting impression with Customizable Crystal Paper Weights from PrintGlobe. They are made of durable, high-quality crystal and feature a full color imprint. These handsome paper weights will make a great gift that will get seen time and time again.

Sign Wave Padfolios
If you’re looking for a classic gift idea for business associates or clients, check out our Sign Wave Padfolios. These stylish padfolios include; interior pocket pen holders, full size writing pads, and are available in 5 different two-tone colors. Add your custom logo or artwork today and give a gift they’ll love!

Jade Glass 4-Piece Coasters
These stunning glass coasters will make your intentions known. They feature four beautiful light jade coasters with rubberized feet and a sleek wooden case. Our personalized coaster sets will look great displayed on any surface and they’re a low cost way to make your customers, clients or friends feel like a million bucks.

Custom Case Logic iPad Sleeves
Wrap your logo around an iPad and everyone is guaranteed to love it. Our customizable sleeves are made of durable Dobby Nylon with an Ultra Suede Grip. They feature a zippered main compartment that will hold most ultraportables. Personalize yours today and give a gift people can’t keep their hands off of.

Challenger Sport Cooler Bags
Give a gift that can be used year round with Custom Cooler Bags. These 8 can capacity coolers are insulated, feature a large front pocket and are available in three bold colors. Add your message or brand and these coolers will become the life of the party.

Full Color Wine Cork Screws
Uncork an excellent gift idea with these Personalized Wine Cork Screws from PrintGlobe. Add your full color dome imprint to the top and you’ll have a classy gift idea for any wine lover. Perfect for upscale holiday events, corporate giveaways and so much more!

Check out our Hot deals section for more low cost deals on a huge selection of products that are perfect for the holidays.

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One Keyring to Rule Them All!

November 20th, 2012 by Jamie Dickens

Are you questing for the right promotional item? December is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start shopping for gifts if you haven’t already. While December is full of great Holidays, this year it also means the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you’re unfamiliar, The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings. It’s an epic fantasy-adventure film series based on J.R.R. Tolkien novels and I can’t wait to see it!

Since the movie will be out in just a few weeks, it made me wonder how to bring my two loves together, The Lord of The Rings and promotional products. That is when it hit me, keyrings! Custom keyrings are a great way to play off of the quote from the story, “One keyring to rule the all” and they make excellent holiday gifts.

Luckily, PrintGlobe carries a huge selection of customizable keyrings. What’s so great about keyrings and keychains? They’re inexpensive, practical, will get used repeatedly and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Let’s take a look at just a few available options.

Metal Key Chains and Leather Keychains may not help you stave off Orcs, but they are two great ways to add some class to your gifts or giveaways. Metal keyrings are a modern, classic and highly durable choice. They can be screen printed in a variety of colors and even laser etched for a sophisticated look. Leather Keychains are available in a variety of great leather colors and are an excellent way to impress recipients.

Eco-Friendly Key Rings would definitely be a Hobbit’s first choice. They are an excellent alternative to ordinary keychains. They’re available in biodegradable corn plastic, recycled plastic, sustainable bamboo, recycled rubber and more. They’re perfect for the environmentally conscious, green business campaigns and holiday gifts.

Budget Key Chains are a fantastic low cost option for large giveaways, thank you gifts and holiday events. These keyrings may be inexpensive, but they’re a high-quality way to stretch your budget. Budget Key Chains are available in a variety of materials and shapes that will look even better when imprinted with your artwork, logo or message.

Be sure to journey over to check out our whole line of Personalized Keychains.

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