Gift Season Simplified

Sep 30, 2020

​The big trends that'll help you find the perfect gifts. It's been a whirlwind year: Employees are working from home, people are social distancing, and virtual events have become the norm. With ...

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Tailgating Goes Virtual

Sep 02, 2020

Tailgating is a time-honored tradition that hits its peak every fall during the football season. And really, what’s not to love? Food hot off the grill, good-natured jabs at opposing fans and de...

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Introducing Rocketbook

Aug 27, 2020

Pretty cool, right? Now that you know how it works, it's time for a closer look at your options. Shop Now!

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Maintain a Germ-Free Zone

Aug 21, 2020

DID YOU KNOW? It’s been reported that every square inch of your phone has around 25,000 germs. That's more disgusting than a toilet seat. That makes your phone one of the dirtiest objects you c...

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The Fanny Pack is Back!

Aug 13, 2020

It may be hard to believe, but the fanny pack might just be the oldest fashion accessory in the world. It first appeared about 5,000 years ago as part of the wardrobe of Ötzi, aka the Iceman. The...

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Face Masks 101

Aug 05, 2020

Traditional promotional product sales have taken a backseat to PPE this year as events have been canceled and businesses have temporarily closed due to Coronavirus. Nearly every vertical market is buy...

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Top 10 Trends in Branded Merch

Jun 11, 2020

Staying informed of trends in the ever-changing world of branded merch can be daunting. But it's our job and we love it! We've pulled together the top 2020 trends our merchandising experts are seeing ...

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8 Great Father's Day Gifts

Jun 09, 2020

Is your dad as hard to buy for as ours are? Yeah, we figured. Even though our dads are our best friends, when Father’s Day comes around we always seem to be stumped, and conversations with the s...

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Bundling Simplifies Gifting

May 21, 2020

Our carefully curated bundle sets contain all the essentials, so gifting has never been easier. Even better, all bundle sets will be offered with a simple, single setup fee and discounted bundle prici...

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Understanding Masks

May 12, 2020

According to the Aerosol Science and Technology Journal, "ordinary speech aerosolizes significant quantities of respiratory particles," and recent studies are finding the Sars-CoV-2 virus to be e...

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Flexible Work is Functional

Apr 27, 2020

With the landscape of how Americans work changing quickly, workplace flexibility is more important than ever. So, what exactly is “flexible work”? The term can include all types of part-ti...

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10 Products to Help Boost Your Work From Home Productivity

Apr 24, 2020

With all the shelter in place and social distancing rules to help flatten the curve of COVID-19, more people are working remotely than ever before. It’s important to make sure your at-home workp...

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Earth Day Reminds us to Reduce Our Plastic Waste

Apr 23, 2020

Another spring has sprung and things are getting greener outside our windows. Earth Day reminds us it's important for us and our brand to be eco-friendly every day. After all, there is no planet B. H...

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Let WFH Employees Know They're Appreciated

Apr 22, 2020

Five million people are working from home at least half the time (globalworkplaceanalytics.com), and that number has shot up exponentially the past month. While we're all grateful to have the flexibil...

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Six Most Effective Promotional Products for Small Business

Apr 14, 2020

Now more than ever, keeping customers engaged is important for small businesses. With the impacts of the COVID-19 public health crisis, businesses are seeing a drastic drop in foot traffic and/or lead...

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Work-from-Home Transitions Promo Trends

Apr 13, 2020

Understanding trends will help ensure your gifts and giveaways are desirable and social media worthy. Being in-the-know helps you stay one step ahead of your competitors while showing off your brand's...

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Promo Tools Can Foster Community and Culture in a Virtual World

Apr 10, 2020

We've embarked on a national month-long quarantine, due to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Our lives are moving further into the digital realm. A completely digital world is quickly becoming more of a r...

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Have You Been Active Lately?

Apr 09, 2020

When you’re stuck at home, it becomes tempting to relax and let yourself go a bit. But now more than ever, we need to make sure we stay active. According to Healthline.com, regular exercise can:...

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Protecting Your Privacy with Webcam Covers

Apr 08, 2020

Last Wednesday we joked about not being an "April Fool" because you failed to use your webcam cover. But it's not just Zoom fails that you need to worry about. With people spending increased amounts o...

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Thank the People on the Frontlines

Apr 07, 2020

We've all heard a lot about working from home. But for some people, that's simply not an option. Nurses, doctors, and other health professionals are on the frontlines working harder than ever. Police,...

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CDC Recommends Americans Wear Masks

Apr 06, 2020

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director On Friday the CDC encouraged Americans to wear face masks when in public to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The US joins China, South Kora, Austria, the...

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Best Practices for Virtual Meetings

Apr 03, 2020

Shifting to home offices is the new normal, and if you are new to working from home it can be difficult figuring out how to stay connected in a different environment. When you dial-in to virtual meeti...

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A Gift Guide For Health Professionals

Apr 02, 2020

World Health Worker Week is April 5th-11th. Thank a frontline worker today! Source: DiamondViewStudios We all know healthcare professionals are working harder than ever. Doctors, nurses and m...

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14 Ways to Increase Productivity while Working from Home

Mar 31, 2020

As the American workforce changes to working from home, this new normal may take some getting used to. In the past, remote employees often listed benefits like no commute, more family time, less s...

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Top 10 Most Awesome At-Home Activities

Mar 19, 2020

Spending more time at home doesn't mean you can't have any fun. Considering what's happening here at home and abroad, we're all be spending more time at home. Concerts have been postponed indefi...

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A Starter Kit for Working from Home

Mar 17, 2020

How To Set Up Your First Home Office Perhaps you've heard? Lots of people are working from home these days – many for the first time. While nobody minds sleeping in and skipping the morning com...

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How to Navigate Event Cancellations

Mar 10, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, events are rescheduling or canceling causing concern about what to do with the branded product purchased for those events. Here are a few ideas you might want to consider if y...

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Branded Merchandise Featured in Top Super Bowl Ad

Feb 05, 2020

Avocados From Mexico teamed up with Molly Ringwald to create a Home Shopping Network style Super Bowl ad devoted to branded merch. They even went as far as creating an online store! The Avocados From...

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7 Top Branded Merchandise Trends for 2020

Jan 22, 2020

The 2010’s have come to a close. It was a momentous decade full of innovation, change, and shifting trends. Now it’s time to set our sights forward. Let’s look at where your attentio...

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Print+Promo Calls on QRG for Industry Leading Ideas

Dec 03, 2019

Print+Promo's Joseph Myers interviewed QRG Marketing Director Christina Fiebich for his article "Self-made Success: 5 Proven Ways to Enhance Your Industry Standing". See how QRG's winning combination ...

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Think Green to Earn Green

Nov 13, 2019

Climate change continues to draw attention around the world, and students are having a big impact on the environmental movement. Young people involved in environmental issues see the value of strength...

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Top 6 Reasons Custom Mints are the Perfect Promotional Product

Sep 30, 2019

Custom mints are an incredibly cost-effective way to build your brand and your business. According to Promo Marketing, here are the top 6 most creative ways businesses are using them. 1. Strengthen...

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Custom Gifts for Employee Appreciation

Sep 27, 2019

When’s the last time you showed genuine appreciation and gratitude toward your employees? Say thank you to staff members by shining a spotlight on their hard work and contributions throughout th...

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Trend Watch: Gift Season 2019

Sep 23, 2019

"I love it!" There's nothing like finding the perfect gift…and by "perfect," we mean something they'll use again and again. You're in good hands this year. Behind the scenes, our product devel...

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Branding from Top to Bottom

Aug 28, 2019

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Make it Stand Out! When you choose a lid imprint, you aren't just branding...you're creating a lasting second impression. And it's such a new trend it will...

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2019 Summer Tech Trends

Aug 07, 2019

Discovering what is trending can be one of the most significant sources of competitive advantage. To help unlock that power, here are some trends in technology for this summer so you will know what p...

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Take Camping to the Next Level

Jul 23, 2019

Camping, as both an activity and an industry, is enjoying unprecedented growth at the moment. People are enjoying the outdoors in every style imaginable, and in record numbers, too. According to the...

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Happy Pride Month!

Jun 28, 2019

While June's Pride Month is wrapping up, we recognize that the celebration and fight for equal rights aren’t over on June 30th. 2019 is important because it marks the 50th Anniversary of the Sto...

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Trending with Students in 2019

Jun 20, 2019

Trying to impress the college crowd? Need great ideas that will resonate with a new generation of students? You'll want a strategy that both creates initial impact and significant impressions over tim...

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Trade Show Experience

May 21, 2019

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Trade shows can be cutthroat environments. While people are typically courteous, there are plenty of fights. Not physical altercations, but fights to get atte...

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2019 Golf Shirt Trends

Apr 29, 2019

Color-ways, Prints and Reimagined Necklines for 2019 Golf Shirts With the sunny spring season comes new beginnings, growth, and serene vibes. Fully inspired by nature, get ready to embrace a fresh ...

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Wellness

Apr 25, 2019

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director While many people want to wish away winter altogether, there’s no denying that everyone will continue to feel its force. The season figures to help cont...

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The Clickability of Color

Apr 15, 2019

WHAT IS ‘THE CLICKABILITY OF COLOR’? It’s actually becoming a very important concept in the way we think about shopping in the digital age. Everyone who has something to sell should...

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#BagTrends

Dec 06, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Bags are the unsung heroes of the promotional world. They feature a large imprint area, lend themselves to repeat use and are extremely functional. Not to m...

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#ManufacturingTrends

Nov 29, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director U.S. manufacturing is one of the largest in the world, producing 18.2 percent of the world’s goods, according to The Balance. Safety, trust, person...

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Trends with Company Holiday Parties

Nov 15, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director While December signals the end of the year, it does not mean companies should let consideration for their employees go into hibernation for the winter. R...

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Hardworking Clothes for Hardworking Heroes

Oct 23, 2018

Bouncing back after the recession, the construction industry is hammering out a bright future. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, construction spending in August 2017 was over $1.2 billion. Numbers...

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How Augmented Reality Brings a Brand to Life!

Oct 02, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Looking to really bring your brand to life, check out these amazing augmented reality Kool-Aid Man Summer Tour experiences we recreated at our QRG Twin Citie...

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Knock Your Socks Off!

Sep 25, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Dress socks with bright colors and patterns are in vogue. Even in professional work settings, you are no longer beholden to the rules of matching so...

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The Power of Bags

Sep 18, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Printed bags are one of the most powerful yet affordable categories of branded merchandise. Bags raise lasting awareness of your company's brand. Just a sin...

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Trends in College Football Fan Merch

Sep 11, 2018

College football is back, and we’re pumped because of the opportunities it opens up for innovative marketing ideas. Think outside the box, because it's not just about advertising during the gam...

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Keep Your Brand Top-of-Mind this Winter

Aug 29, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director It's never been easier to custom design beanies and stocking caps that will increase your company's visibility. In the U.S, the average branded headwear item...

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Raise the Bar!

Aug 28, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director New drinkware for every type of beverage was on view at the Tabletop Show, from tasting flights on wooden paddle boards to banded and cut crystal options to t...

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Fall 2018 Fashion Trends by Sanmar

Aug 24, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Just in time for school, apparel provider Sanmar shares their look at Fall 2018 trends. Instead of school uniform, think "you-niform". This Fall's all ab...

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More Trending Tech Gifts for 2018

Aug 22, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Yesterday, I shared that the hottest tech gift item for 2018 is wireless chargers. Unsurprisingly, I got a lot of feedback asking, "What else is new in tech?...

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Hottest Tech Holiday Gift for 2018

Aug 21, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director If you've got techies on your gift list, wireless chargers are hands down the best gift of 2018. Apple and Android compatible, many of these chargers come wit...

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Performance Fabric for Smartly Dressed Female Professionals

Aug 20, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Like most professional women today, I work long hours, travel regularly, and want to look stylish and professional while doing it. Plus, I want the added ben...

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The Flannel Phenomenon

Aug 17, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director We reported Wednesday that "Flannel isn't going anywhere," which got us thinking, where did it come from? Promo Marketing reported that "The long-held joke in...

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What's Trending in Tees on College Campuses

Aug 16, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director Bella+Canvas released their Sorority T-shirt Trend video update today. Take a look to see what's trending on college campuses.

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Major Apparel Trends Spotlighted in Supreme's Fall 2018 Collection

Aug 15, 2018

By Christina Fiebich, Marketing Director We work hard to stay on top of the apparel trends that make an impact. The New York streetwear company Supreme just this week unveiled its Fall 2018 collec...

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