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Electronic Promotional Products
Electronic Promotional Products
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There was a time when electronic products were all the rage but a little pricey. Good news: not only are they still a preferred product, but...

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Solutions For A Custom Turnaround
Solutions For A Custom Turnaround

Here are the key steps to our tried-and-true process. 1. THE CUSTOMER PUTS IN A REQUEST A customer contacts us with a request for...

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Find Your Sole-Mate
Find Your Sole-Mate

First impressions matter. Just like dating, brands should put their best feet forward when connecting with clients. Here’s how to sweep your custom...

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9 Tips for Holding Better Meetings
9 Tips for Holding Better Meetings
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How to maximize – not max out – your staff’s time together.

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InnerWorkings Q1 Revenue Dips
InnerWorkings Q1 Revenue Dips
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Top 40 distributor InnerWorkings (asi/168860) generated gross revenue of $267.4 million during the first quarter of 2017, the Chicago-based firm...

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CafePress Reports Q1 Financials
CafePress Reports Q1 Financials
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An increase in orders couldn't prevent net revenue from declining for CafePress during the first quarter of 2017. That's according to an earnings...

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Obituary: Alvin Badiner, Spartan Promotional Group
Obituary: Alvin Badiner, Spartan Promotional Group
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Alvin "Al" Badiner, sales representative at Spartan Promotional Products (asi/331150), passed away on May 1. He was 91. Badiner was a...

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Utilizing Big Data in the Ad Specialty Industry
Utilizing Big Data in the Ad Specialty Industry
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A glimpse at how advanced analytics are being used by promotional products companies – and how information, not just ideas, will shape the market’s...

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The Artcraft Group To Acquire Corporate Marketing
The Artcraft Group To Acquire Corporate Marketing
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New Jersey-based The Artcraft Group has entered into an agreement to acquire Corporate Marketing Inc. The deal, made public and reported on by...

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Former Executives Buy HandStands PROMO
Former Executives Buy HandStands PROMO
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Former executives of HandStands PROMO (asi/59525) have teamed up to buy the business back from Energizer Holdings Inc. Doing business as...

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Crazy Kentucky Derby Hats Are the Life of the Party
Crazy Kentucky Derby Hats Are the Life of the Party
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For spectators at Churchill Downs, Derby fashion can be almost as exciting as the Run for the Roses. See some of the fashion trends at the track.

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I Earned My BASI: Rob Thoresen
I Earned My BASI: Rob Thoresen
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Rob Thoresen , a Chicagoland native, moved to Minnesota and joined M.A. Apparel & Promotions (asi/257814) six years ago. He began his...

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How-To

5 Steps to a Vintage Looking Screen Print
5 Steps to a Vintage Looking Screen Print

Soft-hand screen printing creates a vintage look with special ink additives. 1. CREATE A FRESH BLAST FROM THE PAST by going vintage...

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5 Tips to Conquering Your Day
5 Tips to Conquering Your Day

1. Downsize the To-Dos Oftentimes, to-do lists are simply too long. We try to cram too much into the day, and then feel discouraged when the...

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Wood vs. Aluminum Screen Frames
Wood vs. Aluminum Screen Frames

Newer wooden screen-printing frames offer reliability over yesterday’s models; for some jobs, newer tube-style aluminum frames may prove your best ...

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Is It Time to Buy a Multi-Head Machine?
Is It Time to Buy a Multi-Head Machine?

Before moving up to a multi-head embroidery machine, take some time to calculate which configuration will make your shop most efficient.

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How to Upsell Your Clients and Close the Deal
How to Upsell Your Clients and Close the Deal

What are some ways I can upsell my clients? How do I close the deal?

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Embroidery Tips and Tricks From an Expert
Embroidery Tips and Tricks From an Expert

Joyce Jagger, The Embroidery Coach, shares some insights in this video chat.

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How To Accept Rejection
How To Accept Rejection

The human brain is hardwired to avoid rejection, and reps who succumb to the fear can damage their career. But with a change in thinking, it's...

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How to Digitize for Multi-Head Embroidery Production
How to Digitize for Multi-Head Embroidery Production

Digitizing for single- and multi-head machines is similar, but not identical.

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