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    promotional product sales on the rise

    Posted by mike on 04.26.2019


    ASI (Advertising Speciality Institute) recently put out this article showing promotional product sales growth as 3.4% in the first quarter.

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    Topics: corporate gifts, Corporate Identity, corporate logo merchandise, Logo Merchandise, Promotions Products

    All Star Wins NEPPA's Humanitarian Award!

    Posted by mike on 10.02.2014

    All Star’s commitment to Social Responsibility has earned the New England Promotional Products Association (NEPPA) 2014 “Humanitarian Award”.

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    Topics: Blog, Incentive Marketing, Social Responsibility

    Appreciation Goes a Long Way

    Posted by mike on 06.27.2014

    A recent survey by” Globoforce” of over 700  full time employees which appeared in USA TODAY’S  “Snapshots” focused on service anniversary awards  in the workplace. The surprising results claimed that 51% reported no particular reaction or emotion  involved with being the recipient of such a recognition gift.

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    Topics: Blog, Employee Appreciation

    ASI Orlando 2014 - Show Recap

    Posted by mike on 01.28.2014

    Attending this particular show for the sixth time, the term I came up with to describe this show is "Super Regional," meaning that being held at the Orange County Convention Center, it is a sensible, affordable, manageable and very worthwhile choice for all Eastern U.S. distributors.

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    Topics: ASI, Blog, promotional products

    Fight Winter's Chill

    Posted by mike on 01.03.2014

    As winter's grip takes hold of the northern regions of the nations, one of our very best promotional product values right now has to be Made in America knit caps from one of our best headwear suppliers, Cap America.

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    Topics: Blog, promotional products

    Promotional Products Work!™ Week

    Posted by mike on 09.25.2012

    PPAI – the Promotional Product Association International has announced a new and different idea designed to focus a week long spotlight on the logo products industry worldwide. “Promotional Products Work!™ Week” will take place February 25th through March 1st 2013. The mission is to demonstrate the value of both promotional products and the professional sales consultants who make them available to you.

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    Topics: Blog, promotional products

    When the Promotions Bloom in the Spring

    Posted by mike on 05.25.2012

    One constant during my entire 30+ years in this industry is that springtime is always the busiest time of year for promotional product needs.  This has been particularly true here in the New England region, where all activity levels come alive after a long winter.

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    That Time of Year

    Posted by mike on 02.10.2012

    As Springtime approaches, we prepare to focus on what historically for us here in New England at least has always been the busiest time of the year for logo decorated product ordering.  April in particular is the busiest month of the year, and this has been true for over 30 years now.

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    Topics: Blog, promotional products

    Business Disruptions on Oak, Maple and Pine Streets

    Posted by mike on 11.08.2011

    Most of us like trees.  Here in New England, we particularly enjoy them during the changing-of-colors Fall foliage season.  Might the price of that appreciation, particularly in our business and residential sections however, simply be too high?  After doing our best to deal with a full two business day power outage here at the Central/Western Massachusetts gateway due to an extremely unusual Halloween weekend Nor’easter, that question arises.

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