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Rewards + Recognition = Happy Employees

Reward Employees with Recognition Gifts!Update your employee recognition and rewards programs regularly to keep employees engaged and excited about work. Use Appreciation Gifts to say thanks! A struggling economy has drastically changed business within the past two years. As a result many employees may feel under appreciated. Before you loose your top performers check out these key pointers courtesy of Successful Promotions magazine to fine-tune your recognition program.

Ask yourself these questions:

Are we rewarding the right behaviors? If your current mission is to fill the company pipeline with new prospects – but employees are being rewarded … Continue Reading

March is American Red Cross Month

Charity Imprinted Items for March: Red Cross MonthEach year the President of the United States signs a proclamation that declares March “Red Cross Month.” The American Red Cross runs blood drives, provides aid, emotional support for victims of disaster and relief.

The Red Cross did not rely on traditional fund-raisers for support at the start of the organization. They raised funds by word of mouth, through public reaction towards national and global disasters, and through mainly media and publicity. However, that changed with the start of WWI when the first national fund drive. Then in 1943 FDR officially … Continue Reading

What’s Your Cause?

Bottle For a Cause Sports Bottles
Cause marketing is beneficial for your company and for the non-profit organization you support. There are many reasons why expressing support for charity or a national cause is a good business decision. It establishes a good perception of caring and it shows an effort to make a substantial impact on social issues. Choose marketing with a cause to gain credibly, customer loyalty, brand awareness, and to ultimately improve the social issue you support.

This water bottle is a 24 oz 18/8 stainless steel single wall bottle with flip up straw. Bottle for a … Continue Reading

Great Stuff for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick's Day Promotional Products
Find a pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow with St. Patrick’s Day Promotions. Load up on Irish gifts and party gear to celebrate a joyous and greenly time of year! Full of tradition and pride, everyone is Irish on this day. Check out these St. Paddy’s Day giveaway ideas. Hand them out at local parades, parties, school events and celebrations. Receivers will give you a big Irish kiss while the competition will be green with envy. Gain the attention your business deserves with St. Patrick’s Holiday celebration … Continue Reading

Stick, Sip, and Switch: Hot Products

Calculator Sticky Caddy, Lil Eco Safe-Sip Water Bottle, Switch Pitch Jr. Ball
Every week you will find a different selection of promotional products on our home page titled Rudee’s Choice. This week we really have some great new and unique items!

Calculator Sticky Caddy. A successful traveling office tool! I love this marketing gift because it’s compact with so many features. It fits right into a laptop bag or purse. This item includes a solar calculator with padded pvc cover for protection and comfort on your finger tips. Inside you’ll find two sticky note pads and an … Continue Reading


PPAI Web Award Nominee Garrett Specialties 2010
Irving, Texas, (Jannary 29, 2010) Garrett Specialties (UPIC: GARR0003) of Cherry Hill, NJ, won the 2010 PPAI Web Nominee Award in the PPAI Web Award competition sponsored by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Fifteen Nominees and Winners were recognized for website excellence during The PPAI Expo 2010 in Las Vegas.

“PPAI Web Award nominees are recognized for such attributes as the quality of the images, search capabilities, visual design and overall functionality,” said Steve Slagle, CAE, PPAI president and CEO. “The top nominees worked very hard to earn this special recognition and … Continue Reading

Win Customers on Service, Not Price.

Spiral Bound Notebook and Pen with Epoxy Four Color Imprint
Do you always find yourself lowering prices just to get the sale? Sales shouldn’t consistently be based on price. Otherwise those that buy on price, leave on price. There is usually some competitor out there that will beat the lowest price. So do you continue to lower your prices just to keep up?

The solution is to drive your customers to buy, by addressing their needs. Try to keep competitive prices but don’t let that be the tiebreaker. Ask a ton of questions and help them find the … Continue Reading