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Holiday Gift Guide

Just Released: The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide!

Cue the autumnal lattes and the tailgating essentials! Summer may not be over yet, but the gift giving season is already fast approaching. The holidays are a wonderful time to acknowledge your colleagues, give thanks for your friends and family, and express customer appreciation with a thoughtful gift. Whether it’s the office party exchange to […]

Our Favorite Things: Tech Collection

Our Favorite Things: Tech Collection

With a broad and quickly evolving category like technology, staying aware of the latest market trends and wading through the vast sea of product can prove to be a challenge.  That’s why we’ve done the research for you and created the newest installment in Our Favorite Things booklet series to help you navigate all of the bestselling […]

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 [...]

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
kiss goodbye

Branded Apparel Trends to Try (and 4 to Kiss Goodbye!)

Although today marks the first day of summer, we're already seeing some fun and bold trends emerging for the season!  By staying on top of the latest trends in retail apparel you will be able to give your employees and target audience branded apparel they will not only love, but actually wear!  After combing through [...]
Custom

Custom Ideas For Your One-Of-A-Kind Brand!

The hectic trade show season in Asia comes around twice a year and always reveals huge trends before you see them anywhere else.  After visiting hundreds of booths and seeing thousands of products one thing is clear, you can expect customization to be king.  While putting your logo on a product is nothing new, branded [...]
discovery

Unexpected Discovery: Your Guide to Event Merchandising

“What you can’t imagine, you can’t discover.” - Albert Einstein The word “discovery” may bring to mind tales of Lewis & Clark’s 19th century expedition into the western frontier or “Eureka!” worthy moments in scientific and space exploration. Or perhaps, for some cinephiles, the word "discovery" conjures a vision of Indiana Jones in his full [...]
lifestyle trends

3 Lifestyle Trends Your Brand Should Know For Spring

We've partnered with Gemline, one of our preferred supplier partners and a creative force in our industry, to identify 3 big lifestyle trends your brand should be aware of to connect with your customers this Spring.  See how changing lives are affecting product trends in this week's blog! Everyone is always looking for what’s new [...]
Trending: 2018 Lookbook

Trending: The 2018 Lookbook

  As a graphic designer, I am always looking for inspiration to inform the work that I create; it never happens in a vacuum.  From the high-fashion trends that I see on the runways, to an easily accessible yet inspiring walk among downtown’s vibrant street art, creativity is truly everywhere. A simple scroll through my [...]

5 Apparel Trends to Know Right Now

Tired of polos and cotton t-shirts? You’re not alone. More and more brands are taking cues from retail fashion trends for their branded apparel.  We’re seeing high-quality, performance fabrics, an emphasis on function, and a huge increase in colors and designs that are available.  Find out which styles are hot and trending from style experts! [...]