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Personalizing Your Holiday Gifts

Are you looking to wow your clients or employees with a gift that shows them your gratitude? One of the hottest trends in gifting for 2012 is personalization! Who doesn’t enjoy seeing their name or initials on a gift? It can be as small as a pen with a laser engraved touch or as unique as a calendar with the recipients name in various monthly scenes 12 different times!

Every time the recipient uses their gift, they will think of you and how thoughtful you were. And chances are, they are more likely to keep that gift longer…so if you brand the item and personalize it with their initials, the impression factor is greater!

The possibilities are endless! Items that you can personalize include totes, writing instruments, fitness gear, blankets, technology cases and more! Contact your Account Team for more information on how to personalize your 2012 End of Year gifts.
Check out a few product picks that you can personalize:

Personalized Name Desk Calendar: This calendar is pretty amazing. Show your clients how fun you are by placing their name on a calendar! The recipient will see their name in 12 different settings…and your company logo will be featured in a four-color process design as well!

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: Go! Lunchtime

I was like a giddy school girl when the Go! Lunchtime container system appeared on my desk. This is not any ordinary receptacle to carry food in. With the weather changing pretty rapidly, and when I am motivated to bring my lunch, the Go! Lunchtime can accommodate soups, stews, chili -you name it!

 

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Top 5 Halloween Promotional Products

So it’s the end of September and the retail stores have had their Halloween candy and costumes out for weeks! I have to admit, I love this time of year and really get into Halloween and the fun that surrounds it. At Pinnacle we always dress up, have a party and eat waaay too much food and candy. I still need to figure out costumes for this year and have been scouring Pinterest for unique, DIY ideas.

Pinnacle's Halloween Party 2011

Halloween is a great holiday that everyone loves to celebrate. Take this opportunity to market your company or organization in a fun, memorable way. Here are my Top 5 Halloween promotional products picks.

1) Pumpkin Drawstring Backpack

A great alternative to the disposable trick-or-treating bags and is much more functional for kids to wear instead of carrying. The jack o’ lantern stock art comes pre-printed on the front of each bag in reflective ink.

See all 5 Halloween Promotional Product picks

[Trending] Promotional Charging Devices

Trendwatching.com released 12 Mini Trends To Run With Now, which consists of 12 “mini” consumer and business trends to keep on your radar.  The one that popped out to me was #7: Juice Jitters, “extended battery life and charging options that are the holy grail for anyone addicted to an online lifestyle”.  It seems like almost everyone today feels the need to be connected 24/7.  All that connectivity really wears on your battery life, especially when you’re traveling.

 

Trend Watching featured a handbag by fashion designer, Richard Nicoli and Vodafone UK that can power a mobile phone while on the move.  After the bag is charged (via power outlet), it carries up to two days worth of extra battery!  They didn’t say how much it costs, but it reminded me of some of our new charging products and promotional cell phone accessories that have just been released.

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: The Phone Charging Case

When touring one of the local industry tradeshows last week, I discovered the Phone Charging case.

Now, as you may or may not know, my product picks are usually cute or fashion driven. This week is an exception because it is so handy and utilitarian. The Phone Charging Case protects your prized possession AND adds up to 60% more battery life!

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: The Promotional Raincoat

As of Tuesday afternoon, Tropical Storm Isaac is now a Category 1 hurricane. Since we are smack dab in the middle of hurricane season, I thought I would help my readers out by suggesting a rain jacket to brave the upcoming storms.

My favorite promotional raincoat is the New Englander. With its waterproof polyurethane shell, heat-sealed seams and mesh lining, this rain jacket will keep you dry in any downpour.

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Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: The Gourmet Trio

Everyone that knows me well is aware that I love to eat. And eating on the go has become a way of life, especially when you have a 2 year old in tow. The Gourmet Trio is perfect- made of food grade silicone with a snap on lid; you are free to carry your meal with ease. This “lunch box” is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe. The 3 compartments are perfect for organizing your entrée, veggies and a dessert.

The Gourmet Trio comes in five mod colors, making it fun to tote your grub. They even include a sporknife that fits in the lid! And did I mention that the Gourmet Trio is collapsible? If you are in need for a snack container or for your famous chili, check out The Gourmet, a 1 compartment lunch box.
Check out the Gourmet, Gourmet Trio and other lunch coolers here.

Megan
Merchandising Manager

The Anti-Promotional Product

Look, I’m just going to go ahead and say it…

I’m really glad the Olympics are over.

Yes I know it’s only once every four years and that it is, supposedly, a spectacular display of athletics, dedication, and various precious metals, but man am I glad I won’t have to deal with this for another 4 years. I found myself overwhelmed with dives, jumps, spins, kicks, tears, victories and new memes. And, apparantly, I wasn’t the only one.

With the same fervent intensity and worldwide interest that followed the Royal Wedding (on which we did a great series of posts about, check them out here), London has become slightly difficult to move around in for the everyday folk, and the British are using their famously composed snark to make a not so subtle statement.

In the spirit of the Royal Wedding Sick Bags, I present to you the Sick of Olympics Tote Bags.


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