The Spark Blog

Vibe Check!

In keeping 2020 in the past where it belongs, a new trend that is holding strong in 2021 is Vibe Check. Folks are checking in with themselves now more than ever, and this extends to the corporate world. Lifting employees’ spirits and keeping them engaged promotes a healthy and happy work culture. A fun culture […]

Favorite Staff Picks!

As we embrace the new product trends of 2021 and celebrate Brand Love Week, we decided to ask our employees and our ever-creative Brand Consultants which promotional products they love most! Sock 101 Fuzzy Socks – D’Shene C. My comfort starts from the feet up. Finding that perfect functional item that gives you a sense […]

Let’s Talk Trends: 2021

As an artist and marketer, I’ve learned that nothing ever happens in a vacuum. In a world full of ideas and easy access to lots of visual information in our little black mirrors, we make sense of this “collective consciousness” by finding patterns and sorting them into trends that define our cultural history. Each year, […]

New Year, New Space

As we say adios, muchacho! to the firestorm that was 2020 and embrace 2021 as our new hope for normalcy, we want you to know that you deserve a little time to check in with yourself and the space where you spend most of your time – the space where you live and work. This […]

Quick-Turn Holiday Gifts

Everyone, stay calm. The holidays are right around the corner, and because of most carriers’ huge jump in package and parcel volumes, you can expect longer delivery timelines, higher shipping charges, and non-guaranteed deliveries. Think of it as 2020’s going-away present to all of us. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with some incredibly helpful quick-turn […]

Gifting with Gratitude

It’s the season you look forward to all year long. The time for togetherness, for graciousness, for acknowledgement of your blessings, and for Aunt Gretchen’s famous ambrosia salad (even if you’re not a fan). It’s the season of giving thanks and showing gratitude for those in your life. This holiday is the perfect time to […]

Boost Your Booth

2020 definitely caught us all by surprise, most notably in the events arena. And while 2021 is on the horizon and shaping up to be quite a bit calmer, it’s safe to say we should all stay comfortable in our virtual event environments – at least, for now. Virtual venues are emerging as the future […]

Tips for Elevated Packaging

There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details. -Walt Disney I love this quote by Walt Disney. He reminds us that the effort we make in fine-tuning the details creates magical moments that will be appreciated and remembered. This is true for so many things that could be considered trivial or common. […]

2020-21 Winter Trend Report

Fall is officially underway, so of course it’s time to talk about winter trends. Just like people who start decorating for Christmas long before Halloween’s even over, we like to remain a season ahead of trends. We want to be the very best resource and that means showing you these trends in advance, so you […]

And The Award Goes To…

Hard work and recognition go hand in hand, as they say. And while many annual awards banquets and recognition ceremonies have gone virtual in 2020, new opportunities for delivering recognition to the hard workers in your life are virtually boundless. Put the Fun in Functional If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that nothing leaves […]