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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 [...]
winter apparel trend report

2018-19 Winter Apparel + Accessories Trend Report

December 21st may be the first official day of winter, but the 2018-19 winter apparel trends are already on full display in retail stores and runways alike.  When seasonal trends change as fast as the wind blows, it makes staying on top of the latest and greatest branded apparel feel like a full-time job.  But [...]

Activate your Brand With Activewear

When looking in your closet, do you prefer a nice, stylish outfit or your staple tee and joggers? Now more than ever, trends are pointing towards comfortable and versatile clothes over those that are strictly made for style.  Luckily, the activewear trend that has quickly gained momentum, provides the best of both worlds. Did you [...]
Categories: Brand Love Moments, Design
HHP promos

Promotions with a Purpose: HHP

It’s true.  Your Gen Z and Millennial customers are tired of throwaway swag and impractical gadgets.  They want cool, useful products that tell a story, improve the world, and stand apart from the crowd.  Social impact items enhance brand awareness, boost employee engagement and help make a positive impact on society. Here at HHP we’ve [...]
awards

Tips for Choosing Impactful Employee Awards

What do you think of when you hear the words “employee awards?”  Chances are, every person probably thinks of something different.  And though there are thousands of award options out there, we've got some helpful tips to make sure choosing an impactful award is easy! It's important to ask yourself three main questions: What type [...]
product responsibility

4 Key Takeaways from the 2018 Product Responsibility Summit

Product Responsibility seems easy.  Right?  Just do the right thing and everyone will end up with safe, high-quality, responsibly-made products.  It’s like riding a bike - keep pedaling and you’ll eventually get where you need to go. … Except now picture that your bike’s front tire is flat. … And the handlebars are loose. … [...]
marketing mishaps

Scary Marketing Mishaps (and tips to avoid them!)

Do you ever wake up in the dead of the night wondering if you had a typo in your subject line?  Or maybe you find yourself being haunted by the ghost of failed campaigns past?  If so, you might be a marketer.  And let's face it, marketing can be a bit scary at times.  One [...]
Categories: Collaboration, Marketing