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Brie and Grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Filet Mignon, Milk and Cookies, and your logo on the perfect promotional item for your event.
The promotional item you choose for your special event, if paired correctly, will be more than a walking take home advertisement for your business. It will also compliment to the event itself. It can make the event something that stays in your customers or potential customers mind for a long time. It can also make them feel rewarded for attending.

Last post we talked about employers celebrating their employees on Labor Day. An awesome promotional item for a labor day picnic? A picnic blanket!

Useful, attractive, thoughtful, and complimenting the event. Here are some more great item pairings:

Polo event: Binoculars

Action Binoculars

Booth at the County Fair: Sunscreen

1 1/2 oz. SPF 30 Sunscreen with Carabiner


Golf Tournament: Hand towel

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Here are some less than desirable pairings for events:

Beach day: Jackets

Health Expo: Candy

Car show: Bike helmets

Another important thing to consider is your business and how you can relate your item to your business in a meaningful way.This process can be creative and fun but sometimes daunting. Let us help you pair the perfect item for your event to compliment and emphasize your event and your business.

Labor Day for the Employer

Labor Day is coming! Are you ready? Now, to most Americans this question means: is your picnic ready? is your bathing suit ready? do you have sunscreen? Ext. But to employers it is , hopefully, more philosophical.

Labor Day is meant to celebrate “the economic and social contributions of workers." The form that the holiday has taken as recreation and festivities does not overshadow the fact that the day is meant to acknowledge and appreciate the time, talents, and hard work that has contributed so much to our society...and your business.

Your employees are a significant investment. When they are not happy, your business suffers. High turnover rate has been shown to negatively effect all types of business - huge and small. Keep in mind that how well an employee does their job is also often directly linked to how they feel about that job. Small businesses are even more effected by their employees as they often become as close as family, or are family.

The question becomes: How do you keep your employees happy? How do you show them that you value them and their hard work? Is it your superior leadership skills? Is it the amazing work environment you have thoughtfully crafted? Is it the bounteous compensation package you provide?

Needless to say, even the best employer could do more to show their appreciation (and to get the most out of every worker.)

Here are some cool ways to show your gratitude:



VACATIONS!!!!!!! Ok, maybe two weeks in Maui is more part of the compensation package but, little "vacations" or treats like an office lunch outside of the office give employees a quick break and connect them to you and their other employees. Try a donuts morning or Starbucks for all.


Traditions. Fun holiday or special event traditions breed connections that have bound world cultures together for thousands of years. Labor Day traditions are especially appropriate - coffee and lunch meetings for special occasions make people feel "human" and appreciated.

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Awards. Employees can touch, feel, and see the appreciation on their desk everyday or at home. They feel validated, recognized for their contributions, and even get admiration from their co-workers. Important to note that less expensive awards can sometimes come across very "cheesy" so be sure you put thought into the award & how it is presented. (We can help you stay away from the "cheesy" factor!)


Flexibility. Being flexible with hours, or vacations, or whatever shows them that you know that they have lives outside of work and that you value their family & work-balance ratio. It also means that when push comes to shove, they will likely be more flexible with you.


Gifts. They don't have to be big or expensive. Getting something other than a paycheck is meaningful and fun. Also, if it is chosen carefully, it becomes a constant reminder of an employers gratitude.

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Olympic Souvenirs

Many Americans currently in London are looking to take home something special from the 2012 Olympics. The perfect take home for those thousands attending the games in support of the athletes is an important choice. When you take something home to remember a special event, it should remind you of your experience. Sometimes it is as simple as a key ring. Other times, you might want a conversation piece, or something one of a kind.

Here are some of the fun things that the London Olympics is doing to provide lasting memories to those attending (and those at home who wish they were.)



A snow globe.

Adidas London 2012 Union Jack Women’s T-Shirt – Black

Here is a classic: the T-shirt. I must say, I like this better than the hot pink 2012 design.



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Ok, the stuffed toy is a classic too but this one is ....different. Did you know the mascots are meant to be animations depicting two drops of steel from a steelworks in Bolton?

London 2012 Heart Cushion – Jan Constantine



Here is the pillow that MUST be on any 10 year old female gymnasts bed!





This is one of my favorites. Stainless steel playing card! Essential for playing poker with your arch enemy.




London 2012 Union Jack Tea Pot



Since England is known for it's tea, this one makes a lot of sense.


You can of course get the key chains, the pins and the fake metals as well.

But, considering all the rain they seem to be getting over there, here is my personal suggestion for a London Olympics Souvenir: 




With the Olympic Logo of course!





What would be your perfect swag form the London Olympics?