Recently, a news article aired with a ridiculous request from the Grand Junction Fire Department in Grand Junction, CO.
The news clip stated they are requesting the public to not wear shirts, hats, or patches bearing the fire department logo. They claim it may put you in a dangerous situation. **Cough, Cough, bull*#%&**. I could see it being potentially dangerous for citizens to wear clothing bearing law enforcement logos, but not for fire or EMS.
But what really struck me as ludicrous is their policy stating their personnel are not permitted to wear their hats or screen printed t-shirts when off-duty.
Sure they mean well, but here's the problem as I see it, and it's a big one.
Before I tell you why this is a ridiculous policy, it's important to understand some background information about the lives of firefighters (and other similar professions).
Below I’ve referenced 6 different advertising agencies you should ditch immediately. Take a few minutes to evaluate your current agency for correlations. If your current marketing firm seems to fit these six agencies below, you’re likely losing market share to your competitors. We are in an age of advertising where it is mandatory to be very different from your competition. Doing the same thing you’ve done for the past 10 years won’t cut it anymore. It’s time to be bold. Be brave. It’s time for change.
As a promotional products distributor since 1999, we have helped thousands of clients over the years. We embrace the differences for each of our clients and adjust marketing campaigns and strategies to meet their specific objectives.
During this time, we have identified the main types of buyers for promotional products. While there are quite a few more, we feel these are 7 main classifications.
Halloween is creeping up on us like a villain with a chainsaw from a horror flick. Time is running out if you need custom Halloween bags to promote your business on Halloween night.
When it's 2 weeks until Halloween, many of the trick or treat bags are already sold out. However, there are still a few options left.
Below you'll find a few of the trick or treat bags that have either a fast production time or rush production available.
The sad truth is most Americans have never read the Declaration of Independence.
It is only a 4-minute read. You can do it. You should do it. It's your patriotic duty to read it and understand how your freedom evolved. Please read it.
Once you read it, please share this page to encourage other Americans to read the Declaration of Independence.
The Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America
Boating is a huge recreational activity for visitors and residents of coastal towns, as well as for towns adjacent to large lakes and rivers. In fact, last year in the U.S., there were 11,861,811 registered recreational boating vessels. (Statistic from the U.S. Coast Guard)
If your business sells services or merchandise to boaters, this list of the top promotional items for boaters is for you. Boating is an activity that consistently requires the purchase of new supplies, new parts for your boat, and routine boat maintenance and cleaning. Your goal as a business owner who sells primarily to boaters is to not only obtain new boating customers but also keep them coming back.
According to Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), there were 23,021 promotional products distributors in 2015 (2016 numbers will publish soon).That means 23,021 different companies you can choose to buy promotional products.
However, not all distributors are created equal. As with every industry, there are great companies, mediocre companies, and bad companies from which to choose. The promotional products industry is no different.
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Running is not for everyone, but for those who love to run, it is an addiction. It is a passion.
For runners, this sport can become an obsession. The day does not feel complete until we get our run in. My wife says I need to run the crazy off after a day at work.
2016 statistics estimate about 17 million runners finished official races, and that number doesn't count the number of non-competitive runners who only run for the love of running or for fitness.
If you don't frequently run, below are a few reasons to start.
Because I love promotional products so much, I use them a lot. Even before I started Perfect Imprints in 1999, I was a big advocate for promotional items. The ones I use, I test thoroughly in several different scenarios. Sometimes they work great. Sometimes they are not up to the task. This review is for the Sporty Shoe Lights. My review below is based on real world usage of this item with honest pros and cons.