On the Water

Promotional Water – Whatever Next?!

image of promotional custom waterIt’s always intriguing when someone takes a pre-existing product or service and twists it into an essential, must-have solution to our crappy lives.

Whereas before we didn’t have need for coffee on-tap, automatic coffee machines are the latest kitchen necessity. In the past, we used to have conversation, now families can sit quietly in the same room and concentrate on their own self-swiping research – last night I window shopped for a car, my wife was caught in message banter with her sister and my children were absorbed in a virtual reality game on the planet Zorg where parental intrusion was forbidden. All quiet, no need for discourse – except we didn’t need electronic aides in the past – newspapers, phones and books provided all of that. Continue reading

How We drive Ourselves Forward

Printed Tea Towels – Grouse or Shouse?

picture of a tea towel used for promotional purposesOne good thing about getting old will be freedom from the shackles of work and all that continuous expectation to generate income – it’s quite exhausting thinking about how we constantly drive ourselves forward, usually to feed tiny mouths, then larger, Gannet sized mouths then bed and board for older chicks before finally persuading them that inner city living is chic and cool. Continue reading

Recognise Greatness!

Corporate Gifts for the Deserving

jamie-oliver-corporate-gift-setMy children love to make gifts and surprise me often – they’re at that age where painting, drawing, folding, gluing and cutting are all novel and important tools for later life. Their enthusiasm is unbridled when a birthday or fathers day comes round, let alone Xmas – quite sweet actually. Continue reading

You’ve got to start somewhere

Celebrate Recreation Day with James Harvest Premium Shirts

promotional shirt pictureIf you’re lucky enough to live in Northern Tasmania, you’ll have enjoyed Recreation Day on Monday as compensation for the South’s Regatta Day. And why not? You guys work as hard as the rest of us…well almost as hard as Victorians with their further day of rest for a horse race. Continue reading

The Weather Effect

Promotional Jackets get Thumbs Up

picture of a child wearing a promotional jacketSchool Sports Carnival time again and rain called off play….for the third year running!

As a Parent, it’s frustrating – you’ve re-shuffled your day around this event, then through no fault of anyone’s, the weather system decides to serve a bucket and a half of rain. The event is cancelled and you’ve got it all to manage again next week. Continue reading

The Lost Opportunities

It Starts with Takeaway Cups

promo takeaway cupsSitting in a cafe observing life as new tyres are fitted to my car. I used to work in a restaurant/cafe/bar and picked up a few valuable life skills and tips along the way – like how to draw the perfect cup of tea, how to express a decent cup of coffee and how to negotiate with angry customers. Continue reading

Going Slightly Potty

Get Greenfingers with Promotional Seedpots

image of promo seed potsPoint of Difference: “going slightly potty” is quite different to “I go potty”, as is “I’m going to get promotional seedpots“… Let’s assume the later is on your mind – and consider some of the benefits coming to those who decide to invest in old, arable technology! Continue reading

Pick a Sport

Promotional Golf Supplies

promo golf accessoriesIn a conversation earlier with our resident New Zealander Sales Guru, Will, I asked him to name a sport…“any sport Will”. “Eh, sorry Bro, like a ball sport? Track and field? Water Sport…..”. “well, it could be any of those Will, you choose”. The conversation went on in a similar vein for a couple of minutes until our great sales sage offered “Golf”. Thank goodness for that, something definitive at last! Continue reading

Under a Dark Blue Haze

Blow up a Promotional Balloon or Two

promo balloons pictureT’is the Season for Office Parties soon. And also trade show time. The one thing I like to promote is getting as much bang-per-buck from every promotional item. If you’re buying promotional balloons for a trade show or event, you certainly don’t want to under-cater. Then, what do you do with the leftovers? Throw a party! Well, not immediately but a glut of promo balloons makes for an ideal party booster, especially when colleagues’ kids are in tow. Continue reading