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Founders

Founders’ Circle 2019: New Frontiers

“The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.” Founders’ Circle may not be perfect, but it is certainly an original.  This one-of-a-kind event brings together our key stakeholders every year for a 3-day event consisting of team building, strategic meetings, and social gatherings.  This year’s theme, “New Frontiers,” [...]
Our favorite things

Our Favorite Things: Apparel Collection

Let’s face it—staying up-to-date on the latest and greatest in apparel can be difficult.  Trends change with the seasons, and retail apparel is constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s in fashion in the promotional products industry. But don’t worry, we’ve got your back!  After researching market trends, analyzing bestseller lists, and working with our top [...]
Fundraising

What’s Trending in Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

The Peer-to-Peer (P2P) conference is the largest annual gathering of fundraising professionals, bringing together 500 attendees representing over 230 organizations and 60+ expert speakers from around the world.  This year’s conference took place in New Orleans and generated more buzz and excitement than any previous show. The impressive lineup of speakers and panels was so [...]
travel

The Ultimate Tech Products for Frequent Travelers

Imagine this: You are on a 12-hour flight abroad and 3 hours in your phone goes dead causing the next 9 hours to be filled with restless boredom. Then, when you finally get to your destination and charge your phone, you attempt to capture the new city’s beauty through your phone’s camera…except, the photo doesn't [...]
2019 tech trends

Tech Trends to Watch in 2019

Technology is constantly changing and updating which makes keeping track of what's new in the tech world a daunting task.  Conventions like the Consumer Technology Association (CES) show are super valuable for those of us trying to stay in the know as it is the world's gathering place for everyone who is interested in the [...]

Trendy Products That Are Actually Affordable

It’s no secret that brands who stay on trend are more attractive to consumers. I mean, no one wants to be handed a fidget spinner in 2019! And if you stay up to date with current trends, you’ll be much more likely to receive that highly sought after #BrandLove moment: the moment when the right [...]
lookbook

Just Released: The 2019 Trending Lookbook

As an artist and designer, I learned early on that creativity is subjective and that product trends won’t always resonate with everyone. Trends are much like this, either well loved or cautiously avoided, but you can’t discredit the impact trends have on us.  Love them or hate them, let’s face it—understanding and identifying trends is decidedly [...]
PPAI

Product Marketing Trends To Know in 2019

We’re back from the Promotional Products International Association’s (PPAI) Expo, our industry's largest trade show and product showcase. Every year PPAI hosts over 1,300 exhibiting suppliers and 11,000 distributors from around the world to connect and experience new product together. We’re excited to share our top marketing takeaways and to let you in on new and trending branded [...]
Boundless Corporate

Bold and Boundless: 2018 Year in Review

Before 2018 fades away in the rear view mirror I wanted to take a moment to look back, both to see how far we’ve come, but also to see where we are going in 2019. This year saw continued strong growth for Boundless, and we concluded our 15th consecutive growth year.  That means that since [...]

Top 3 Takeaways from ProcureCon Marketing 2018

For the last three years, Boundless has attended ProcureCon Marketing, an event that gathers marketing procurement professionals from across the nation over a three day period that is full of educational sessions, panel discussions from F100 companies, and networking. This year’s event was in sunny San Diego, California and as usual, we left the event [...]