What’s That Mean?! Round 2

Here we are again! Thanks for joining me for WHAT’S THAT MEAN Round 2. Hopefully you have 3 more wrinkles on your brain due to the first round of learning, and now you are back for 3 more. So here…

What’s That Mean?!

What’s That Mean? In an industry as vast as the promotional products industry, there are a lot of strange words that we throw around that most people don’t quite understand. This is going to be my first installment of “WHAT’S…

PPAI Expo 2015 Recap

Prior to my third year attending the annual Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo in Las Vegas I had reasonable expectations of being excited, educated, overwhelmed, socially enlightened and tired. In the past we have gone with a couple members…

2015 Work Bucket List

So, my kids have been sick, therefore my blog is more than a little late. For that, I apologize! Miley the pig is quite happy about it though. (We have a piggy bank that we have to put money in…

Promotional Gifting in 2015

I’m guessing within the last couple of weeks everyone has been a part of a gift transaction of some sort. Some of those transactions were carefully planned out and some were done last minute to alert someone that you are…

Set Up for Success

If you are a person that has been in charge of purchasing promotional products before, you have more than likely seen a wide variety of something called a “set up charge.”  I’ll admit those small charges added on top of…

Did you Say FAT?

This past week, everyone in Louisiana celebrated Fat Tuesday. Its actually a legal holiday down there, as well as the BEST named holiday ever. It just implies fun and frivolity in the name alone. A day designated completely to FAT.…

Company Stores

Today, I am going to give you a run down of what used to be somewhat of a thorn in my side – online company stores.  It has been coming up more and more for me recently among my clients,…

PPAI Expo 2014

First of all, I still can’t believe that it is 2014!  This will be my fifth year in the promotional industry which will match the time I spent in college earning my finance degree.  I definitely have to say I’ve…