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All I really need to know to Make the right impression™ I learned in Kindergarten

Based on Robert Fulghum’s wildly popular book, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, we have added our own twist on the “things I learned in Kindergarten” for the promotional products industry.kinder

All I really need to know to Make the right impression™ I learned in Kindergarten.

1. Offer your attention and advice willingly.
2. Do what is right.
3. Praise in public, critique in private.
4. Leave a customer’s office the way you found it.
5. Try, and then try again.
6. Be kind. Apologize first.
7. Be on time.
8. Offer a clean, dry hand to shake.
9. Care more about people than they care about you.
10. Come bearing gifts, such as quality promotional products.
11. Confidently promise and over deliver.
12. Listen. Really listen.

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Pinnacle Promotions Named Best Places to Work by Counselor Magazine

badge_opt5February 6, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Pinnacle Promotions, a leading distributor of promotional products and corporate apparel to some of the world’s most recognized brands, was recently named a Best Places to Work by Counselor Magazine, a publication of the Advertising Specialty Institute. This is the fourth year in a row that Pinnacle Promotions has received this award.

“It‘s an honor to be recognized for the culture that we’ve built here at Pinnacle,” said Mitch Weintraub, CEO of Pinnacle Promotions. “We’ve always felt that by hiring the best people that fit our corporate culture, empowering them to make decisions and giving them all the tools necessary to do their job that it will always lead to a higher level of job satisfaction and ultimately translate into outstanding customer service.”

Counselor Magazine partners with a third-party research firm, Quantum Workplace, to conduct the Best Places to Work evaluation in more than 40 major cities across the United States and among over 22,000 promotional product distributors. The companies are judged in 10 areas, from satisfaction to trust to team effectiveness. Pinnacle Promotions scored among the top 1% in all the measures.

“From the very beginning, my brother and I wanted to create an environment where our people walked through the front door and felt like they were having fun spending time with their close friends rather than just going to work,” said Weintraub. “That was 20 years ago and this type of recognition tells us we’ve been doing something right.”

It is this vision that has propelled Pinnacle Promotions into one of the largest distributors in the industry. By investing in its people, technology and key suppliers, Pinnacle has consistently outperformed its peers and been the distributor to watch. This year marks Pinnacle’s 20th anniversary, which will be celebrated by a year-long celebration and a move into their brand new office space and state of the art showroom.
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Pinnacle Promotions is a promotional marketing agency with expertise in design, sourcing, and production of branded merchandise and corporate apparel. Since 1994, we have helped some of the world’s most recognized brands and institutions Make the right impression™ by selecting quality promotional products that are flawlessly customized and delivered faster than ever thought possible. The company’s agency approach to promotional marketing makes our clients jobs easier and provides them with an unprecedented array of exclusive services. Our dedicated Account Teams and cutting-edge technology allows us to consistently deliver services with quality, speed and reliability that is unmatched in the industry. Please find us at http://www.pinnaclepromotions.com, call 800.351.4226 or follow us at facebook.com/pinnaclepromotions for additional information.

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The best gift I ever received was…

The best gift I ever received was…

Pinnacle Promotions is hosting a contest to give away our top picks for Holiday Thank You Gifts. I am ineligible to enter.
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However, I still want to have the chance to tell everyone about the best present I ever received.

I am a life-long Houston Oiler fan, who has converted into a Houston Texans fan. Three years ago, my husband gave me tickets to the Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans football game in Nashville, only a few hours from where I live. I had never before been to an Oilers or Texans football game, home or away.

GameFrametasticMy husband purchased amazing seats to the December game. He booked a beautiful hotel in the heart of Nashville. Who just happened to be staying at the hotel? Why, the Houston Texans team, staff and flight crew were all staying at the hotel. By chance, we became fast friends with the flight crew before we even knew who they were. That friendship led to player introductions, too-numerous-to-count photos, sideline passes and life-long friendships.

While Pinnacle Promotions is not giving away tickets to the Texans-Titans football game, we are giving away a fabulous gift pack of items from our top picks of promotional, customized Thank You Gifts for end of the year giving.

What is the best gift you ever received? CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK and tell us. You just might win! ENTER HERE!

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Pinnacle Promotions Goes Mobile

Buyers Can Now Shop For Branded Merchandise On-The-Go

Pinnacle Promotions, a top 50 ASI distributor of branded merchandise, logo apparel and giveaways, announced the launch of its much-anticipated mobile website today. The launch complements an award-winning website used by some of the most recognizable brands and organizations in the world by enabling its clients to search for products even when not in the office.

Screen shot 2013-10-23 at 1.23.24 PM“The way our clients are shopping for promotional products is changing at an exciting and unprecedented rate,” says Mitch Weintraub, founder and CEO of Pinnacle Promotions. “We wanted to be one of the first to support that trend.”

Being at the head of the pack has been a hallmark of Pinnacle Promotions throughout its 20-year history and what has propelled it to the top. Its ecommerce website was the first of its kind. It also pioneered the 24-hour turnaround through its RocketShip 24-Hour Express Service™ and originated the idea-generating service through its IdeaKit™, both of which have been emulated throughout the industry.

More than 30% of promotional product web searches take place on mobile devices. In an industry where customizing apparel, drinkware, gifts and other promotional items is more than a one-step transaction, designing an experience around a small screen was no easy task.

“Our clients come to us because they know we’ll get it right,” says Rob Nelms, Vice President of Marketing. “That kind of thinking permeated every decision we made with regards to how to design our mobile site. With an approval rating that is through the roof, we had a high bar to reach.”

The same, convenient features that set the Pinnacle Promotions website apart from the rest are integrated into its mobile site. Customers can easily find a product they are interested in, request a quote, request a sample or share an item via email or various social media channels.

About Pinnacle Promotions, Inc. (www.pinnaclepromotions.com)
Since 1994, the world’s leading companies and organizations have trusted Pinnacle Promotions to provide them with customized solutions for their marketing and branding needs. The company’s agency approach to promotional marketing makes consumers’ jobs easier and provides them with an unprecedented array of exclusive services. With dedicated Account Teams and innovative technology, Pinnacle Promotions delivers new and unique promotional products quickly, and with the quality expected from an industry leader. Make the Right Impression ™ with Pinnacle Promotions. Please call 800.351.4226 or follow us at facebook.com/pinnaclepromotions for additional information.

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Show Your True Colors: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

There may be no more recognizable promotional theme than the Awareness Ribbon. And, there may be no more recognizable monthly awareness campaign than October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The contemporary version of the Awareness Ribbon was first displayed by Penney Laingen in 1979. Penney’s husband was one of the 52 Americans held during the Iran Hostage crisis. Penney used yellow ribbons to decorate trees, and mailboxes, jacket lapels and shirts to encourage support and bring awareness to the American hostages.

Today, there are more than 50 recognized awareness ribbons. One of the most identifiable is the pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon. Since the Pink Ribbon Campaign began in 1992, the ribbon has appeared on countless merchandise items and promotional products. Through market saturation and awareness, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised for breast cancer research.

Companies and organizations have joined the fight against breast cancer by adding the pink ribbon to their marketing items, corporate logo items and promotional products.

 

Delta Airlines Pink Plane to support Breast Cancer Awareness. Photo courtesy of Delta Airlines.

Photo courtesy of Delta Airlines.

Delta Airlines flies to the top of the category of companies supporting breast cancer awareness from the inside out. From the Delta Airlines “pink plane” to special awareness uniform pieces to special in-flight promotional food and amenities, Delta invites both employees and customers to experience and participate in the corporate campaign. http://onforb.es/17GcZXZ

 

No matter the size, here are just a few ways your company can make an impact for awareness:

• As a company, participate in a community event such as Relay for Life or Race for the Cure.
• Host a service day for an employee or family member dealing with breast cancer to do yard work, make meals, or complete tasks around their home.
• Hang a wreath in the office and allow team members to wrap a ribbon or hang a tag on it to represent a loved one or friend who has been affected by breast cancer.
• Have a T-Shirt day in the office. Provide company-logoed shirts or simply ask team members to wear pink shirts.
All of these simple activities can be the perfect opportunity to share important health tips, recommend other opportunities to help, or to raise money for a person or organization affected by this terrible disease.


 

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The Meeting Survival Kit Giveaway

We’ve all been there: that 4:30 in the afternoon meeting where your caffeine-rush has tapered off, you’re either too hot or too cold, and you can literally hear the wall clock slowly ticking away each second. Remember those meetings when you feel like you’re in the danger zone of napping off into sleepy oblivion instead of paying attention to reports and charts? For those meetings and all others, we’ve got you covered with a Meeting Survival Kit. See below for how you can win one of the great kits!

First off, congrats on being the Bear Grylls of the board room, the Lewis and Clark of unexplored Excel spreadsheets, the Davy Crocket of… well you get the gist of where we’re going with this. Our Meeting Survival Kit has all the latest and greatest in helping you survive even the lengthiest of meetings. It features our former deal of the month, the thirst quenching 24 oz. Gulp. This promotional tumbler perfect either for  your favorite caffeinated soda or your triple espresso shot coffee, the Gulp should always be at your side in any meeting. It’s available in 9 colors so if you’re looking for a tumbler that’s either a neutral or a stand-out bright, you’ll be sure to find your perfect match.

The next essential in your kit is the Ambassador Bound Journal. This bound journal is the perfect size for jotting down meeting notes or producing some of the world’s best meeting doodles (want some inspiration? Check out Buzzfeed’s list of best meeting doodles here or the aptly named notes from meetings). Best of all, this journal is sturdy enough to endure being thrown into briefcases and tote bags all while keeping your notes safe and at hand.

The Meeting Survival Kit is rounded off by two can’t-live-without items: The ColorReveal Click Ballpoint and the Preston Dual Ballpoint Stylus. Ever had that moment of blind panic when you sit down in a meeting and realize you’ve brought everything but a pen? I imagine it’s akin to traveling in the desert and noticing you’ve forgotten to bring a water bottle. Now you can clip this comfortable ballpoint pen to the Ambassador Bound Journal elastic closure and you’ll always have a pen nearby. Looking for a little more multi-function in your pen? Every surivior man is always extolling the virtues of items with multiple functions and it’s a mentality that translates perfectly into meetings. So if you’re using a tablet to take your notes, check out the Preston Dual Ballpoint Stylus. Looks and function combine perfectly in this ballpoint stylus, and it has you covered whether you’re taking notes on your iPad or your jotter.

Now that we’ve enticed you with the sheer awesomeness of the Meeting Survival Kit, we want to help arm you for your next meeting. We’re hosting a giveaway that ends on June 28th. Follow the Rafflecopter instructions in the widget below and you’ll be entered to win 1 of 2 Meeting Survival Kits or one of our Deluxe Meeting Kits (filled with a few surprise tech goodies). Leave us a comment with what your meeting essential item is or tell us what meeting you didn’t survive for extra entries!

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Promotional Testimonials

I am the type of shopper that has to research and analyze each and every detail of any major purchase. I scour Amazon and read the highest rated reviews and then compare them to the lowest reviews. I search Google endlessly for any blog that might have reviewed the item. When I bought my most recent television, I agonized over the reviews on Best Buys website comparing models in an endless stream of reviews. This trend has carried over into other parts of everyday life, I am constantly checking out Yelp reviews of restaurants I want to try out or a business I haven’t seen before.

So, if you are anything like me, check out our Testimonials section. We have received glowing reviews from all types of industries and even some familiar names. Read through a few to get a sense of what working with us will be like! And if we do help you out in new and awesome ways, maybe consider leaving a review of your own or letting us know how your chosen  product worked out for you!

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FAQ series – What if I receive my order and I am not happy?

Here is another installment of FAQs from Pinnacle Promotions.

Before placing an order we often get the question, “What if I receive my order and I am not happy?” We do everything possible to prevent mistakes on orders and don’t like when our customers are not happy. Our Pinnacle Platinum Guarantee ensures that we will ship your order exactly as you approved on your Order Confirmation and Art Spec and that it will arrive on-time and error-free or we will re-run your order or refund your money.

Our order management system allows us to quickly and accurately process your orders with an extraordinary 99.5% order accuracy rate, so chances are slim that you’ll even ever need to apply our guarantee! We have a 15+ year impeccable reputation for service & quality and take customer satisfaction very seriously.

Before we begin production of your order, we go through an Order Confirmation process where you sign off on a complete Order form and Digital color art-proof. This ensures we are on the same page regarding the product, quantity, and the artwork on your product. Keep in mind, we will be happy to send you a sample of the product before you order and encourage you to take advantage of this offer so there are no surprises when you get the final product. For more information please review our Terms of Sale.

Ode to My Favorite Promotional Product Posts

Dear Loyal Readers,

It is with a heavy heart and a cubicle full of promotional products that I write my final post for the Pinnacle Promotions blog. Rather than discuss a trending topic related to promo items, I would like to reflect on a few of my most memorable blog moments as part of Pinnacle’s Marketing Department. In no particular order:

1) Our very first blog post!

It is still hard to believe that Pinnacle did not have a blog when I was brought on board. Kim was responsible for crafting our inaugural blog entry on May 18, 2009 and we have now passed the 750-post mark! It has been an honor to work with such talented, creative writers- each one of you has inspired me on so many occasions and I have been fortunate to learn and grow as a result of our interactions.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here at Pinnacle, we take our holidays seriously and Valentine’s Day is no exception! Upon walking into the office this morning, Pinnacle employees were delighted to find a table full of Valentine’s Day treats, made by our Creative Director Brian and his wife Kim.

Happy Valentine's Day

Click here to read about the Valentine’s Day fun at Pinnacle!

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