The Spark Blog

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 […]

Think Inside the Box

‘Lo and behold, consider the following scenario: While sourcing last minute gift ideas for your brand admirers, employees, and business advocates, you simply cannot choose between the bamboo bento box, the tricked-out hammock, and the waterproof speaker.  Well, why pick? Create a camping-themed Branded Box complete with all three items – one for munching, one […]

Finding Success in 2020

For many in our industry, the unforeseen events of 2020 have led many to pursue adaptability in order to realize continued success. While we can’t control our global situation, we can be flexible, we can practice new mantras, we can pivot, and we can focus on change for the better. Many of our salesfolk have […]

Warm Welcomes in a Virtual World

2020 has been a rollercoaster. Face masks, social distancing, and Zoom interactions have become the norm not only in our personal lives, but most notably in our careers. Businesses are discovering that the virtual workspace is especially productive and, in most cases, preferred. New studies reveal that employees are less stressed while working from home […]

Pop Culture Gone Virtual

Music. Movies. Art. Oh my. In some way, each of us is shaped by popular culture. Our social opinions, our sense of humor, our preference for one sports team over another are a reflection of something we’ve seen, heard, or experienced. Maybe it was your first Coldplay concert, a MOMA art exhibit, or a Netflix […]