Gather Round

Branded Stubby Cooler – Party On

picture of a branded stubby coolerJust when you though the party season was over….well, there’s another one starting up in a couple of months. Easter BBQs and parties are recognised gatherings of families, friends and colleagues across the Australia. It’s a holiday period we all look forward to – the sun’s kick is less, temperatures drop to acceptable levels and eating hot food straight from the grill is wonderful. Continue reading

Start the BBQ!

Printed Pens…Again!

picture of banner printed pensHere we go again! If I’ve written once about printed pens, I’ve written a dozen times about them! Or is that the case? You see, as a promotional product, pens are so numerous and diverse, and by extension, no two blog articles could ever be the same. No two recipient offices could be the same – one of our clients chose a banner printed pen (the body of the pen contains a furled banner on which is printed all your important messages) and delivered it to two sets of his customers. Continue reading

“I have a dream…”

Promotional Frisbees – Take Flight

image of multicoloured promotional frisbees“I have a dream…” that one day I will break free from the shackles that bind me to this desk and my commitment to a pension fund.” This year I looked at my LinkedIn profile and was saddened by my title – “Sales Manager” (of what, and who cares?!). You’d think that after nearly 50 years of revolving round the sun, I’d have amounted to more than someone who “manages sales”…well, that’s how I feel… Continue reading

Tartan Pants and White Shoes

Custom T Shirts for the Fashionista

image of a custom t shirtIt’s a dilemma of mine before every social engagement as to what cloth I’ll drape over my tired and sagging frame…Gees, that sounds awful!!! The level of self disrespect for my carcass which has transported me through almost half a century of fun and frivolity…. Continue reading

Gen Y Ending her Phonecall: “…OK.”

USB Phone Charger Kit and Caboodle

image of a usb powered phone charger kitSo, your mobile phone is flat again? And you also forgot to charge your Powerbank? And don’t tell me, your charging adaptor is at home and none of your swanky colleagues has an “old, retro” plug for an iPhone 4s? Think you’re alone in this quandry? Not on your Nellie! Continue reading

Are you a “Sheep”?

Printed T Shirts – Preferably Cotton, not Wool

picture of a crazy printed t shirt In a world of mass-production and consumption, there is a growing trend towards bespoke designs and individual expressionism – sound wanky? Perhaps but are you yourself a “sheep”? Are you so indoctrinated by societal pressure that you wear the prescribed suit and tie to work, jeans and nike t shirt at home, whilst walking the labrador with 2.2 kids in tow around your standard suburban estate flocked with Ford Falcons and Commodores? Continue reading

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