Counselor Commentary: End Annual Reviews Forever

Let’s not mince words here: annual performance reviews are outdated and they need to die. Bury them, burn them, put them in a bottle and toss them into the ocean – just don’t hold them anymore. The manager-employee discussions are awkward, filled with a lot of robot-like nodding, clenched fists and fake smiles. Workers leave…

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Counselor Commentary: What’s On The Outside Matters

For so long, we’ve been told, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s the meat, the inside, the substance of a product that matters so much to consumers and business buyers. But lately, there’s some tilting of the pendulum toward the style of an item and how it’s presented. Indeed, packaging is in…

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How to Plan the Perfect Golf Event

Producing a golf event takes careful organization and planning, as well as the right promotional products that will enhance the event. Check out these tips to make your golf event a success. Start with a plan: Begin to plan a minimum of 120 days out. Focus on what you’re trying to accomplish and plan ways…

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College Fairs: Don’t be a Boring Booth

College fair season is here and we want to make sure you are maximizing your booth space.   The ultimate goal is to attract new students to your college or university. That all begins with standing out at the college fairs and attracting them to your booth! Upcoming freshmen don’t want another cheap pen. They want…

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Small Businesses Look to Add Staff

HR Small Businesses look to add staff

Optimistic about the economy, more small-business owners are getting up to hire new personnel for their sales and administrative teams.  That’s according to the recently released SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard, which found that 28% of owners aim to hire salesperson, while nearly a quarter are interested in adding administrative staffers. Last year, only 19% of…

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The Joe Show: Attention Getters

16 oz. Double Wall Party Cup $2.30 – $2.55 Add to Quote Cart 2 oz. Mood Shot Glass $0.60 – $0.75 Add to Quote Cart Polyester Badge Holder $3.40 – $4.30 Add to Quote Cart

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Case Study: Marketers To Spend More On Brand Awareness

Marketing Banner Brand Awareness

Marketers are breaking out their checkbooks in an effort to build brand awareness. A recently released study reveals that 56% of marketing professionals worldwide plan to increase their spending on brand awareness over the next 12 months. Meanwhile, another 27% of marketers plan to hold steady on spending for bran building, according to the August…

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May 2015 Calendar

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Cutter & Buck Ladies’ CB DryTec $65.00 – $80.00 Add to Quote Cart Mobile Power Bank Kit $9.59 – $9.99 Add to Quote Cart New Balance PVC Free Exercise ball and Fitness Bag $35.00 – $40.00 Add to Quote Cart Structured Sunglasses Case $2.75 – $3.05 Add to Quote Cart

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Hit Family Fun Day out of the Park

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Every year, a local hospital puts on a Family Day to kick off spring and get a chance bring together employees, families and members of the community.  This year, their goal is to have groovy, unique and high impact items to give away to their audience.   Since there will be different departments featured at this Family…

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Collegiate E-Commerce Success Story

An account manager Brent Daniels has been on an e-commerce hot streak, says Wayne Martin, ASB’s VP of strategic operations support. In the last 24 months, Daniels has embraced e-commerce programs with just-in-time, on demand decorating capabilities as a value-added resource that attracts new customers. Daniels first suggested ASB’s proprietary ACES e-commerce technology to Portland…

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The Joe Show: Fun Springtime Promo Products

The Joe Show Spring Promo Products

In this episode of The Joe Show,  Joe Haley shows off several new items for upcoming, warm weather promotions. These products are dual-function that will get people prepared for spring and summer months. Now is the time to start planning! 

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