Case Studies

Case Studies

Case Study: Don't Bottle It Up

May 13

An oil & gas company was building employee gift packages that would appeal to their entire workforce during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With employees working both at home and continuing to ...

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Case Study: Health & Wellness Spas

Apr 28

Products Javalina Jewel® Pen Industry Health & Wellness Spas Application Future Visits A day spa wanted to ensure that its guests always received the royal treatment. To encourag...

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Case Study: Attract New Customers

Feb 09

As part of their new corporate wellness program, the company wanted to stress the importance of healthy nutrition to its employees. Along with literature, discount memberships at a local health clu...

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Case Study: Snack Pack It!

Nov 27, 2023

Vertical Market: Hospitality Product Use: Gift with Enrollment Promotion: An ocean excursion company chose the Igloo® Marine Backpack Cooler as a gift with enrollment for customers participat...

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Case Study: Zip It Up

Oct 20, 2023

Description: Hit Sports Pack with Front Zipper Industry: Broadcast Media/Telecommunication What it was purchased for: A cellular provider needed giveaways for an event at a major university. How ...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Appreciation

Oct 12, 2023

Description: ID Lunch Bag Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A hospital wanted a unisex item to give out for Nurses Week. Since most of the nursing staff brought th...

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Case Study: A Cheese-y Promotion

Oct 05, 2023

Objective: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat business. Product: Coupon Gatefold Photo Folder Personalization: R...

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Case Study: A Flavorful Promotion

Sep 20, 2023

A Flavorful Promotion Boosts This Credit Union’s Popularity Organization: Credit Union Product Featured: Lip Balm Goal of Promotion: Generate New Loans Description of Case History: ...

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Case Study: Keep it Cooler

Sep 06, 2023

Description: Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: An annual company picnic for employees and their families. Each year they give thei...

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Case Study: Celebrate Milestones

Jul 30, 2023

A bank wanted to promote 110 years of serving individuals and businesses in Pennsylvania through an "Open House" celebration at their branches. Among the many products selected to commemorate this ...

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Case Study: Rock out on the Run

Jul 23, 2023

Description: Earbuds With a Wristband Industry: Marathon What it was purchased for: A sponsor was looking for an item or items that runners/walkers could be given at the race that they could use ...

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Case Study: I've Got You Covered

Jul 16, 2023

Description: Chenille Blanket Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A local hospital needed blankets to hand out to children who were currently patients that they coul...

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Case Study: The Write Stuff

Jun 24, 2023

Description: Rumba Pen Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: An automotive supplier wanted to make their name visible in automotive stores around the country. How it was distributed: P...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

May 03, 2023

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distri...

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Case Study: Sign the Deal

Apr 12, 2023

In the fall, a car dealership introduced a new model and promoted it to potential customers. The car dealer purchased a mailing list and merged it with its own database. The Ranger Stylus Sati...

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Case Study: Paw-se and Appreciate the Little Things

Mar 21, 2023

Description: Big Paw Bear Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical What it was purchased for: A senior living community was looking for holiday gifts for their residents. How it was distributed: W...

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Case Study: Resort Incentive Yields Oceans of Opportunity

Mar 07, 2023

A five-star resort that frequently hosts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies wanted to reach out to corporate guests to entice them to return for family vacations. The goal was for the guest...

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Case Study: Jamming Out

Feb 28, 2023

A shopping mall was holding a summer promotion to increase traffic during typically slower months. Visitors to the complex were given a “passport” to take to different stores within the...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass

Feb 20, 2023

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and ...

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Case Study: Wheelie Important Paperwork

Jan 23, 2023

Market: Automotive Objective: A motorcycle dealership wanted professional, branded document pouches to hold important paperwork for new customers to take home after their motorcycle purchase. Th...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Dec 17, 2022

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. P...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

Nov 09, 2022

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided ...

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Case Study: Go Green or Go Home

Nov 02, 2022

Item: goingreen™ Stapled Appointment Calendar Purpose: Promote awareness of recycling programs and provide recycling information to the community Audience: Residents of the company’...

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Case Study: Back in Business

Aug 12, 2022

A behavioral health practice was preparing to reopen when shelter-in-place orders were lifted. However, they needed a way to communicate the enhanced safety protocols they put in place to patients ...

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Case Study: A Shoe-In

Jul 21, 2022

Golf Mesh Shoe Bag for Association Tournaments A national golf association wanted a giveaway item for golfers in weekend tournaments and high school students considering golf at the collegiate lev...

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Case Study: 3D is the Key

Jul 06, 2022

A company was looking for unique items to commemorate the celebration of its 45th year in business. They wanted to incorporate a new logo that communicated the anniversary as well as the range of p...

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Case Study: A Race to Remember

Jun 29, 2022

Item: Sport Bottle with Metallic Ring – 28 oz. Purpose: Race day giveaway Audience: Breast cancer survivors and race participants A regional race supporting breast cancer research added an...

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Case Study: Welcome New Hires!

May 30, 2022

Objective A small business owner wanted an easy way to present important paperwork to new employees to help them stay organized in their first few months with the company. They wanted to instill p...

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Case Study: Masks and Casks

May 15, 2022

When a distillery was launching a new line of spirits, they collaborated with a large chain of liquor stores to promote their new products. The stores gave all employees PrevaGuard™ Face Mask...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

May 08, 2022

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consiste...

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Case Study: Staying Safe for Back-to-School

Apr 30, 2022

A private school held an online meeting to outline plans for returning to school safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a follow-up, the school sent information packets to students’ paren...

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Case Study: A Wedded Keepsake

Feb 09, 2022

Item: JAFFA® Scalloped Edge Vase Purpose: Gift vase for use during wedding ceremonies Audience: Engaged couples A church wanted an elegant and useful gift for couples who chose their venue f...

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Case Study: Keep it Sweet

Dec 27, 2021

Vertical Market: Hospitality Product Use: Employee Appreciation Promotion: A nationally known hotel chain gifted their staff the Everyday Sweet and Savory Gourmet Carry Caddy for Employee Appreci...

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Braving Campground Antics with the SAHARA Sports Bottle

Dec 19, 2021

Camping isn’t always a vacation, y’all. Seasonal KOA® Work Kampers help KOA owners wrangle feisty RV transients (a.k.a. retirees) for their supper. The least they deserve is a fre...

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Case Study: Have a Seat

Nov 27, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, a non-profit healthcare provider needed additional waiting room seating for their clinics and health centers across the state. As a non-profit, they needed an affor...

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Case Study: This Promotional Product is in the Bag

Nov 13, 2021

Description: Laundry Bag Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A credit union wanted to target college students and offer them an incentive to open a new account. They chose a stock desi...

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Case Study: The Write Way

Nov 06, 2021

Item: WideBody® Message Pen Purpose: Inform people about range of services Audience: Clients and general public A chiropractic office wanted to inform clients and others about their range...

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Case Study: Practice Putting

Oct 15, 2021

2 Ball Pillow Pack – Titleist® TruFeel for Non-Profit Event When a non-profit had to cancel their annual fundraising dinner due to Coronavirus, a golf course donated their clubhouse pati...

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Case Study: A Not-So-Silly Idea

Sep 24, 2021

An insurance company signed up to be the “hydration” sponsor for a fun and colorful 5K run/walk for charity. The race was popular in the community because it was known as a vibrant, fun...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Sep 17, 2021

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We will ...

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Case Study: A

Aug 27, 2021

Organization Tanning Salon Product Featured Polyester Lanyard Goal of Promotion To create new clients for salon Description of Case History A tanning salon wanted a creative way to give ou...

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Case Study: Time for a Rebrand

Aug 12, 2021

Objective: A university had just completed a major rebrand complete with a new logo and wanted to make sure they had all the necessary branded items for functions throughout the year. They had prev...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Jun 14, 2021

Description: Pencil Sharpener Industry: Construction What it was purchased for: A shipyard in a major city harbor has advocates who go out to local schools to promote shipbuilding. These advocate...

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Case Study: Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard

Jun 07, 2021

Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard Organization Insurance Company Product Featured Reflective Lanyard Goal of Promotion Promoting safety on Halloween Description of Cas...

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Case Study: Charity Fundraiser

May 31, 2021

The organizer of a charity fundraiser wanted to add an element of fun and excitement to their door prize giveaways. As each guest arrived, they were given a Mardi Gras Jubilee pen and instructions ...

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Case Study: Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

May 16, 2021

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their b...

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Case Study: Hay, Where'd You Get That Tote?

May 09, 2021

Description: Large Boat Tote Industry: Sports / Fitness What it was purchased for: Horse show giveaways How it was distributed: A local horse show needed gifts for their major contributors. A ...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

May 02, 2021

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students w...

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Case Study: Thank You for Spooning

Apr 25, 2021

Description: 10 Oz. Aztec Spooner Mug Industry: Advertising / Marketing / Publishing What it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers...

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Case Study: Snap a Pic!

Apr 03, 2021

Objective: A large photography studio wanted a better welcome kit for their wedding clients than just a few loose flyers. Product: Mini Horizontal Pocket Folder Personalization: The photography s...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Recognition

Feb 26, 2021

Item: JAFFA® Wave Award Purpose: Welcome gift for incentive winners Audience: Software company sales representatives A software company held a sales incentive contest for reps to win a tr...

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Case Study: Good Deeds for Kids in Need

Feb 12, 2021

Item: Landscape Mesh Tote Purpose: Fundraising Gala gift bag Audience: Kids in Need Foundation supporters The Kids in Need Foundation Gala is one of the organization’s largest fundraisi...

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Case Study: Bake in Business

Feb 05, 2021

Description: Set of 4 Measuring Cups Industry: Hospitality / Tourism What it was purchased for: A casino in the Milwaukee area wanted to spice up a "normal giveaway" with a theme. They had come t...

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Case Study: Fresh Mesh Promotions

Jan 07, 2021

Market: Real Estate Product Use: Incentive Gift Promotion: A high-end resort selected the Atlantis Mesh Beach Tote as an incentive gift for the visitors who attended their timeshare presentatio...

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Case Study: Boosting Trade Show Booth Traffic

Dec 31, 2020

The “Golden Lanyard” to Boosting Trade Show Booth Traffic Organization: Health Care Organization Product Featured: Cotton Water Bottle Strap Goal of Promotion: Driving Traff...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Dec 10, 2020

Market: Entertainment Product Use: Gift With Purchase Promotion: A major theme park chose the Safeguard Security Waist Belt as a gift with purchase for customers who bought season passes. The w...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Nov 25, 2020

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the studen...

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Case Study: Adventure Awaits

Nov 03, 2020

An event promoter was compiling a gift box for top-tier ticket holders for a large-scale national summer concert tour. The Koozie® Adventure Dry Sack 10L was a natural fit for the outdoor lifes...

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Case Study: Real Modern Recognition

Jun 12, 2020

Market: Finance Product Use: Employee Recognition Promotion: A wealth management firm selected the Samsonite Executive Computer Backpack as an employee recognition gift. At the company’s ...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

May 21, 2020

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Cas...

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Case Study: Wine for the Win

Apr 23, 2020

A local winery at their annual fall festival was looking for a way to boost their sales on take-home bottles of wine. So, they gave away the imprinted Winged Corkscrew to anyone who purchased three...

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Case Study: Spec-Tacular Promotions

Apr 15, 2020

Description: CUSTOM Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: The end user wanted to give something away at this year’s Spring Break in Jamaica for an MTV eve...

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Case Study: This Event Needs More Cowbell

Mar 17, 2020

Description: Cow Bell Industry: Trade Show / Convention / Events What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their r...

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Cheers! Let’s Sell More Beer!

Feb 17, 2020

Description: Custom Wave Table Tent Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sale...

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Case Study: Life of the Mardi

Feb 03, 2020

Market: Hospitality Objective: With their event scheduled close to Mardi Gras, event planners wanted to provide a themed goodie package for attendees with giveaways from event sponsors. The...

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Case Study: Happy to Hang Around

Jan 20, 2020

Description: Standard Door Hangers Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: A collision center wanted to increase the number of customer satisfaction survey responses and boost online appo...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Promotions

Jan 12, 2020

Description: Custom Wave Cap Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: The client was looking for a signature cap that would be unique, high-quality, and something that the recipien...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Dec 14, 2019

Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planners ...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Nov 08, 2019

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming colle...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Oct 18, 2019

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for their top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. The...

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Case Study: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions

Oct 10, 2019

Clever Meets Subtle: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions Organization: Department Store Product Featured: Lanyard with Vinyl Pouch Goal of Promotion: Promoting Store Sales Description of Case ...

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Case Study: Let the Games Begin!

Sep 19, 2019

Product: Custom Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Automotive/Banking What it was purchased for: A car company wanted to find a product that would promote their brand at a local college BCS Bowl Games. ...

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Case Study: Where Has Your Pen Been?

Sep 12, 2019

Products Javalina Splash® Pen Industry Technology Application Contest An internet company created a branded website for a promotion called “Where has your pen been?&rdqu...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Aug 14, 2019

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants receiv...

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Case Study: What Does Your Phone Stand For?

Jul 31, 2019

Product: Phone Stand Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A local financial institution needed a giveaway item for current and potential clients. It had to be useful to keep their name ...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Jul 17, 2019

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repea...

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Case Study: A Prom Ticket Keepsake

Jul 02, 2019

A Prom Ticket Keepsake Organization High School Product Featured Neoprene Bracelet Goal of Promotion Issuing prom tickets ...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Jun 03, 2019

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded...

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Case Study: Computer Repair At Your Fuzzy Fingertips

May 27, 2019

A computer repair store attended a local home show and wanted something useful but unique to attract attendees to their booth. They also wanted something that would keep their name top of mind when...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

Mar 31, 2019

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company cho...

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Case Study: Pull Up a Chair and Stay Awhile

Feb 23, 2019

Description: Foldable Chair Industry: Education/Sports What it was purchased for: A high school wanted to purchase an item they could resell to the parents in the spirit shop for fundraising doll...

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Case Study: Improve Sales and Traffic

Feb 16, 2019

A hotel wanted to promote its amenities to guests in a personable, yet non-intrusive manner. The goal was to encourage guests to utilize hotel amenities instead of going off-site to fulfill their n...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Feb 01, 2019

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the...

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Case Study: Save the Date, Save the Day

Jan 18, 2019

Description: Trifold Calendars Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: A local bank wanted a way to thank their new customers with a promotional gift item that would have a high perceived va...

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Case Study: Safety First

Jan 11, 2019

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a bra...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Dec 06, 2018

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow...

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A Lunch That Packs a Punch

Nov 22, 2018

Description: 3 Section Lunch Container Industry: Healthcare What it was purchased for: A hospital was looking for a unique lunch packet for nurses, doctors, and anyone else employed at any of the...

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Case Study: Look, Ma, No Hands!

Oct 25, 2018

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their bud...

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Case Study: Guess the Flavor Lip Balm

Jun 17, 2019

Guess the Flavor Lip Balm Organization Health Insurance Organization Product Featured Lip Balm & Lip Balm Sleeve Goal of Promotion Generating positive reinforcement with sales reps ...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass!

Jun 10, 2019

Objective A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sales and highlight their weekly specials while encouraging enrollment for their...

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