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6 Promotional Products That Put Safety First

May 07

Whether it’s on a construction site, warehouse, or a laboratory, it’s always important to help your workers stay safe. Encourage your employees to make safe choices all year long with thes...

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7 Promotional Products That Help You Prepare for the Unexpected

Apr 29

It’s always important to have emergency plans in place for when the unexpected happens. There is no substitute for good preparations! These promotional products help you ensure you are prepared ...

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7 Promotional Products for Law Firms

Apr 22

If you're in the law business, you know that brand recognition is everything. In fact, repeat clients and referrals are some of the top avenues through which law firms gain business. If you're looking...

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Get Ready for Game Day! 5 Promotional Products for Sports Teams

Apr 15

Having high-quality equipment and gear is an important part of every team no matter how big or small. When your team walks out onto the field, you want them to stand out from the crowd and show off th...

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How to be an Empathetic Leader and Still Get the Job Done

Apr 08

Empathy is the ability to feel the same emotions felt by someone else. This trait allows you to feel pain for a friend whose going through a divorce, or excitement for a sister who was recently propos...

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7 Retro Products That Will Turn Back Time

Mar 31

Do you ever have that moment when you look at something and you get an overwhelming surge of nostalgia? Everyone loves a good throwback, especially when it's a cool, vintage product. Below are seven r...

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5 Outside-the-Box Promotional Products for Your Next School Order

Mar 24

If you’ve ever placed an order for promotional products for a school, you have probably seen your fair share of t-shirts and baseball caps. And trust us, those are definitely important! Wearable...

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What’s Up With Unboxing Videos? The Trend You Must Try

Mar 17

We all enjoy that element of surprise (well, most of us!). User-generated unboxing videos have popped up more and more on YouTube and other social media platforms, adding a surprising value to product...

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Case Study: Celebrate Milestones

Mar 10

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this mil...

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Words Have Power: Why Copywriting Matters for Your Business?

Mar 03

When you hear the word “copywriting” what do you think of? For many, they think this term relates to legal jargon and intellectual property – that’s not the case at all. Copywr...

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We are Texas Tough

Feb 25

We at STS Brand are #TexasStrong–and so are you. From the COVID-19 pandemic to last week's disastrous winter storm, the Lone Star State has been through a lot. It's heartwarming to see an outpo...

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Imprint Everything: A Guide to Printing Methods

Feb 24

Once you’ve found the perfect promotional product for your business or organization, the next step is to emblazon it with your logo or message. Depending on the item, there may be multiple decor...

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How to Reduce Stress on the Job

Feb 16

Here are some interesting stats for you. More than 157 million Americans are part of the U.S. workforce. Considering that number, did you know that workplace stress is responsible for up to $190 billi...

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Self Care Isn't Selfish

Feb 12

Be your own Valentine this weekend! Take time to practice self-care before the work week begins–you deserve it. Self-care is anything that makes you feel better, sleep better, nourishes your b...

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Case Study: Have a Seat

Feb 09

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, a non-profit healthcare provider needed additional waiting room seating for their clinics and health centers across the state. As a non-profit, they needed an affordab...

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Case Study: Rock out on the Run

Feb 02

Description: Earbuds With a Wristband Industry: Marathon What it was purchased for: A sponsor was looking for an item or items that runners/walkers could be given at the race that they could use dur...

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Case Study: Resort Incentive Yields Oceans of Opportunity

Jan 26

A five-star resort that frequently hosts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies wanted to reach out to corporate guests to entice them to return for family vacations. The goal was for the guests t...

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Case Study: Hay, Where'd You Get That Tote?

Jan 19

Description: Large Boat Tote Industry: Sports / Fitness What it was purchased for: Horse show giveaways How it was distributed: A local horse show needed gifts for their major contributors. A VIP...

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Game On: 10 Promo Product Games We Love!

Jan 12

From traditional favorites to new and trendy games, you can put your brand at the center of the fun whether it is at a tailgate, a special party or event, or just around the office. Bean Bag Toss Ga...

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Case Study: Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

Jan 05

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their budg...

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10 Must-Have Tech Products and Accessories

Dec 29, 2020

If you want to give your brand a modern and fresh new identity try throwing some cutting-edge tech gadgets into your marketing mix. The wave of wireless charging options, portable speakers, and wearab...

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Mask Mania!

Dec 22, 2020

It’s safe to say that the humble face mask is one of 2020’s most popular products, and it isn’t difficult to figure out why. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Con...

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Sustainability & Environmental Responsibility: Why it Matters

Dec 14, 2020

As the reality of our planet’s changing climate is becoming more and more apparent, being committed to sustainability has become a business imperative in the eyes of consumers. According to a 20...

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6 Budget-Friendly Products to Drive High-End Sales

Dec 07, 2020

Are you looking for a marketing campaign that is not only successful but budget-friendly? Good news! You don’t have to break the bank to find promotional products that get the job done and leave...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

Nov 30, 2020

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Case H...

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Take it To-Go: 8 Restaurant Takeout Essentials

Nov 23, 2020

The way restaurant patrons experience dining out has changed immensely since coronavirus cases have begun popping up in the U.S. Restaurants that were once packed to the brim with happy diners are now...

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Holiday Favorites with STS Brand

Nov 17, 2020

...Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens! Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things! Not really, but the STS Team has chosen some of their favorites from...

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Case Study: "Single Use" Pens for COVID-19

Nov 16, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a financial institution decided to provide single-use pens in all their locations and for drive thru banking. This idea was intended to help stop the spread ...

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Your Product Decorating Questions Answered

Nov 08, 2020

You encounter promo products every single day. You hold them, wear them, and maybe even smell them. But, did you know every one of these products goes through an extensive design process, whether that...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Nov 01, 2020

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded it...

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Case Study: Don't Bottle It Up

Oct 25, 2020

An oil & gas company was building employee gift packages that would appeal to their entire workforce during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With employees working both at home and continuing to wor...

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6 Purr-fect Products for Keeping Pets Occupied at Home

Oct 17, 2020

Pet owners who have been working from home over the past few months have had their hands full. Juggling work along with dogs or cats requires attention, and many pets have likely adjusted to having th...

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5 Promo Products to Make Your Office Safer for Employees

Oct 10, 2020

As business’ doors open back up and employees step into the office, it’s essential to make sure they feel safe and comfortable as the return to their desks. Whether you own a business that...

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Your Customers Won't Want to Remove These Promotional Products From Their Desks

Oct 03, 2020

At the end of the day, promotional products are really all about getting brands out in front of people to grow awareness and ultimately, increase sales! If you want to get strategic, there are a coupl...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Sep 26, 2020

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming college ...

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Beyond PPE: 6 Feel-Good Promo Products for Hospitals

Sep 18, 2020

Although 2020 has been over-saturated with PPE products, hospitals and medical offices still seek other promo product ideas (beyond PPE) to pass out to patients, nurses, and visitors. Whether being...

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Case Study: Fresh Mesh Promotions

Sep 11, 2020

Market: Real Estate Product Use: Incentive Gift Promotion: A high-end resort selected the Atlantis Mesh Beach Tote as an incentive gift for the visitors who attended their timeshare presentations....

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These Are the Tech-Savvy Promotional Products You Are Looking For

Sep 04, 2020

Technology advances exponentially. By the time you finish reading this article, you might be actually be reading it in some virtual reality café where Elvis is serving you a strawberry daiquiri...

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9 Useful Apps for Sales & Marketing Professionals

Aug 27, 2020

Your phone’s ringing off the hook. You’ve got three meetings back to back. Emails are piling up in your inbox. And when you have a moment to book your next business trip, you wonder how yo...

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Case Study: It’s a Date!

Aug 20, 2020

Description: Desk Calendar Industry: Insurance What it was purchased for: A local insurance agent wanted a way to connect with customers, and capture new leads, with a useful promotional item that w...

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Case Study: Keeping it All Together

Aug 12, 2020

Objective: An insurance company wanted to send new customers home with a special gift and a way to keep their new insurance policy documentation organized. Product: Insurance Document Pouch & Full ...

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Know Your Shades: 4 Types of Iconic Sunglasses

Aug 04, 2020

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” - Timbuk 3 Sunglasses have been and always will be one of the most popular promotional products. Why? Because practically everyone wea...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

Jul 28, 2020

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distribut...

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Relax and Unwind With These 10 Promo Products

Jul 21, 2020

Like that classic Beatles song, sometimes it can feel like your working eight days a week. Maybe you’ve had back to back meetings or you’ve had a stressful travel week. Whatever the case, ...

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Perk up Your Promotions With These 6 Coffee Products

Jul 13, 2020

Coffee enthusiasts will love these promotional products that look like they’re straight from the coffee shop! Millions of people drink coffee and tea every day, even multiple times a day which m...

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Case Study: Guess the Flavor Lip Balm

Jul 06, 2020

Guess the Flavor Lip Balm Organization Health Insurance Organization Product Featured Lip Balm & Lip Balm Sleeve Goal of Promotion Generating positive reinforcement with sales reps De...

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Jun 29, 2020

Do you ever find that no matter how hard you're working, you're not getting the results you want? You put in the long hours at the office, you answer every email, you skip lunch, and yet you're still ...

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Let's Get Physical With These Activewear Promo Products

Jun 22, 2020

Activewear promotional products are a great option for company wellness programs, fitness centers, or any brand promoting an active lifestyle! Exercise is an important part of our overall wellness and...

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You Need More Cowbell

Jun 15, 2020

Description: Cowbell Industry: Sporting Events, Athletics What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runners. They chose ...

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Graphic Design Terms Everyone Should Know

Jun 08, 2020

It can be hard to communicate with a design team on a project when the designers speak their very own language. That’s why we have a rundown of words you may come across frequently that can sav...

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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

May 31, 2020

A hotel wanted to promote its amenities to guests in a personable, yet non-intrusive manner. The goal was to encourage guests to utilize hotel amenities instead of going off-site to fulfill their need...

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Customer Experience + Branding: The Relationship Goals of Marketing

May 24, 2020

Customer experience can make or break your company. How you and your employees treat customers directly reflects your brand’s values. But the truth is, positive customer experiences can be diffi...

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6 Fun Products for Keeping Kids Occupied at Home

May 17, 2020

Since the coronavirus outbreak has forced many schools and daycares to close, millions of children are experiencing a major disruption in their daily lives. Parents working from home may be struggling...

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Branding Toolkit Part 2: Brand Story Continued

May 13, 2020

Branding Toolkit Part 2: Brand Story Continued Every brand has a story—what's yours? The first step to any branding or rebranding project is to know your brand...

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Case Study: A Cheese-y Promotion

May 10, 2020

Objective: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat business. Product: Coupon Gatefold Photo Folder Personalization: Rest...

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8 Promo Products That Will Kick Start Your Goals

May 03, 2020

We all want to live healthier, sleep deeper, and work better. These motivational promotional products will help kickstart goals and increase your brand visibility! Exercise Band Let's get physical...

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Case Study: A Prom Ticket Keepsake

Apr 26, 2020

A Prom Ticket Keepsake Organization High School Product Featured Neoprene Bracelet Goal of Promotion Issuing prom tickets Des...

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Branding Toolkit Part 1: Brand Story

Apr 22, 2020

Branding Toolkit Part 1: Brand Story Every brand has a story—what's yours? The first step to any branding or rebranding project is to know your brand’s s...

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6 Things You Need on Your Desk

Apr 19, 2020

Most of us spend as much time at our desks as we do in our homes. If that’s the case, we should all put some time and effort into making sure our workspace is as happy and motivating as possible...

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Putting Together Your Branding Toolkit

Apr 15, 2020

If you’re anything like the STS Brand team, you’re probably itching to get back into the flow of things and hit the ground running with business as usual. With everything going on in the w...

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6 USA-Made Products Especially for Kids

Apr 11, 2020

Who didn’t enjoy getting to dig through the prize basket after a trip to the dentist or the bank? It’s a fact – children love giveaways. Get your brand, school, or organization in fr...

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Branding 101: Let’s Talk Logos

Apr 04, 2020

A logo is often a company’s first impression and it can impact a customer’s perception, purchase decisions and overall attitude toward your company. A logo is a symbol or graphic element t...

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Ready, Set, Type: Quick Tips for Virtual Communication

Apr 01, 2020

You’ve set up your home workspace, decided on an outfit that’s the perfect fit between professional and cozy, and logged into your remote office for the day—now what? If you wor...

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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Mar 28, 2020

Description: Beach Ball Industry: Tourism What it was purchased for: The customer was looking for a low-cost, family-friendly summer giveaway item to promote their city's summer tourism program in t...

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5 Tips to Work From Home

Mar 23, 2020

From home or in the office, STS Brand is Here When You Need Us Like many others around the world, we at STS Brand are finding that working from home i...

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5 Promotional Products for School That Are 2 Cool 2-B 4-Got-N

Mar 20, 2020

Each school year, millions of students hit the books, shoot some hoops, and work hard to bring home that golden 4.0 GPA. Sometimes, the best way to promote your brand is by supporting the students in ...

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Case Study: Do a Double Take

Mar 13, 2020

Objective A general contracting company was looking for a fun way to provide "before and after" photos to their clients after a remodeling project was complete. Product Double-Sided Portra...

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5 Promotional Products for Firemen and Fire Departments

Mar 06, 2020

Firemen deserve a special kind of admiration. They spend their careers rushing into buildings while others are rushing out. Many departments require aid from the community, and that’s where f...

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5 Office Toys That Will Bring Your Brand Joy

Feb 28, 2020

Look around your office and you will probably find that your coworkers’ desktops are riddled with a variety of knick-knacks, toys, puzzles, and stress balls. Office toys are a great way to st...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Feb 21, 2020

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We will bri...

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8 Corporate Gifts for Your Employees

Feb 14, 2020

The employees are the backbone of every company. And when your employees have been working hard all year to bring in tremendous results, nothing conveys your appreciation more than a corporate gift. A...

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Your Guide to Promotional Shirts

Feb 06, 2020

If you've ever run a 5k or attended a basketball game, chances are you've got a promotional shirt in your drawers somewhere. According to PPAI's 2019 Consumer Study, wearables are the #1 most popular ...

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Swing, Batter! The Best MLB Promotions

Jan 30, 2020

Looking beyond the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, there are some creative new promotions heading to major league baseball stadiums this season! The tradition of these MLB giveaways dates all the way back...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Jan 23, 2020

When it comes to building a successful company culture, maintaining positive employee attitude is key. Not only are happy employees more productive, but your company is also more likely to attract and...

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5 Out of the Box Promotional Products We Love…and You Will Too!

Jan 16, 2020

We’ve all been stuck in the same rut while trying to come up with some original ideas to appeal to customers. Are you in need of some extra product inspiration? If so, here’s a little e...

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6 Tradeshow Staples That are Made in the USA

Jan 08, 2020

Tradeshows offer important opportunities for your company to connect with customers and prospects face-to-face and make lasting impressions. Make sure you’re prepared with the proper supplies to...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Jan 01, 2020

Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planners wan...

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Case Study: Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard

Dec 25, 2019

Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard Organization Insurance Company Product Featured Reflective Lanyard Goal of Promotion Promoting safety on Halloween Description of Case H...

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5 Environmentally-Friendly Promotional Products

Dec 18, 2019

How about that Earth, huh? She sure is something. Fortunately, there are plenty of people in the promotional products industry that feel the same way. In fact, we can offer you thousands of products t...

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Win Big With These Promotional Products for Sports Lovers

Dec 11, 2019

If you’re looking for some awesome gear to support your team—or for some killer merch for your team’s fans—we’ve got you covered with these awesome promotional products f...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Dec 04, 2019

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat b...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Nov 26, 2019

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top graphic...

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6 Ways to Get More Done Every Day

Nov 19, 2019

From the moment you get to work in the morning, you’re probably planning all the things you intend to get done. By the time you head home, you may wonder how the day got away from you! We’...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Nov 12, 2019

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the fo...

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Lanyards: Everything You Need to Know

Nov 05, 2019

When it's time to choose the perfect lanyard for your company or organization, you may not be aware of all the things to consider when purchasing your new supplies. Lanyards come in many different sty...

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How Promo Products Can Make a Lasting Impression

Nov 05, 2019

How would you describe your company in 30 seconds? This common sales technique is known as an elevator pitch, and the goal is to captivate the attention of your potential clients and explain how you...

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Case Study: What Does Your Phone Stand For?

Nov 05, 2019

Product: Phone Stand Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A local financial institution needed a giveaway item for current and potential clients. It had to be useful to keep their name in ...

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Sustainable Apparel: The best shirt you’ll ever wear is more than just a shirt!

Feb 20, 2019

Last week we introduced you to the very influential people that make up the STS Brand team, so this week we are happy to introduce you to one of the very influential suppliers we're excited to be coll...

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Meet the Team

Feb 18, 2019

Each member of our small, but powerful team has answered a few questions to help you get to know us a little bit better. Check out our bios below for some background on who we are and what we inte...

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