Struggling with what type of product to use for your marketing event? Search no further.
Below is a list of what’s HOT this month.
- Lapel Pins
- Stress Relievers
- Memo Pads
Let us help you with your next marketing event. We will be happy to send you FREE samples, catalogs and information.
You should always plan your strategy for promotions at least a month before your event. You want to plan your creative campaigns four months out. Ideally you should start thinking about what promotions you are going to run in March, April and May in January. Below are some products to help you with your Spring Strategy
Shades of spring:
What colors will be HOT as the weather warms?
This year Pantone predicts nautical blues and pops of warm shades will be HOT for spring 2013.
Dusk Blue, Monaco Blue, Lemon Zest, Emerald, African Violet, Grayed Jade, Nectarine, Linen, Tender Shoots and Poppy Red.
Spring time quotes to spring your way into a great marketing event product:
Spring forward with a great campaign. Need some ideas for your campaign? That’s why we are here to help you. We have plenty of ideas to make your marketing event a hit. Wants samples? No problem.
Spring is the time of plans and projects – launch a new company initiative or fundraising plans. Everyone has a renewed spirit so take advantage and promote goal oriented incentives.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt– launch a campaign that speaks to growth of your company or new budding ideas.
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party.” – Everyone LOVES a party the launches and focus are endless.
Sweet April showers bring May flowers – be prepared and give your clients umbrellas or imprinted flower vases or seed packets.
Need a truly unique springtime giveaway, check out our seed paper.
To see our “Sprout Tyme” seed products please click here.
In December the Department of Commerce issued a preliminary administrative review ruling to Koehler America Inc. (koehlerpaper.com/en/index.php). As a result, Koehler Paper announced they may be pulling out of the US market by the end of the first quarter 2013. We estimate that they represent 40% of the US commodity thermal market.
What does this mean to you, the customer?
Because of the suspended shipments of thermal paper to the US, supply and demand will be an issue and prices will go up. It also means there may be some tightening of the supply chain which means some products might not be readily available. You will find “rapid fire” price increases on thermal paper across the board anywhere from 5-9% as the demand out weighs the supply.
We have positioned our company to be able to help our customers with this situation through partnering with suppliers who have significant relationships with other mills.
It’s sad to say, Tangerine Tango is no longer the “IT” color. Pantone has released its color of the year for 2013 and it’s – drum rolls please –EMERALD aka 17-5641. Each year Pantone polls designers and brand experts and releases a new favorite color.
According to Pantones press release, “Emerald is a lively, radiant, lush green”. So if you are looking to liven up any of your promotions in 2013 add a little Emerald to it.
Here’s a list of Pantone’s past colors of the year.
2012 – Tangerine Tango
2011 – Honeysuckle
2010 – Turquoise
2009 – Mimosa
2008 – Blue Iris
2007 – Chili Pepper
2006 – Sand Dollar
2005 – Blue Turquoise
2004 – Tigerlily
2003 – Aqua Sky
2002 – True Red
2001 – Fuchsia Rose
2000 – Cerulean
Tomorrow is trash day. This means big green trash cans on the street and sometimes a large recycling container. This is what is seen in the typical neighborhood. At your office you simply take the trash bags out to the dumpster and voila it’s gone. Many more people recycle at home, but you use toner and ink jet cartridges at home and at work – do you recycle those?
Now think about work – do you even have a recycling bin? If not, do you at least recycle your toner and ink jet cartridges?
Is recycling important to you not only at home but at work too?
One of the most overlooked recyclable items to make it into the trash can and subsequently into the landfill is your used toner or ink jet cartridges. Most small to medium offices have 3-4 printers which means you could be throwing away at least 1-2 cartridges a month. If your printer takes 4 cartridges (black, cyan, magenta, and yellow) you’re looking at double that amount. Throw away your cartridges at home may not appear to be such a big deal until you imagine everyone in your neighborhood or town throwing at least 1 into the landfill a year. For our county that’s 82,789 or more cartridges making it into the landfill from just homes a year.
Here’s a shocking statistic – Each discarded laser cartridge adds approximately 2.5 pounds of metal and plastic waste to our landfills. Even more shocking this waste will take as long as 1,000 years to decompose. Read that again, 1,000 years to decompose.
What can we do to cut that number down? Think recycle when your printer runs out of ink.
If you are not currently recycling your toner and ink jet cartridges, contact us, we will send you a prepaid label – YES it is that easy!!
So what are you waiting for?