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

“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

Instant Desert Appeal

Promotional Water Pouches – a New Invention?

picture or a few colourful promotional water pouchesSometimes I sit at my desk and pluck a promotional product off the shelf to write about. I sit, staring at it’s form, acknowledging it’s function and the value it adds to our lives, from a practical viewpoint and as a marketing aid. Sometimes it takes a few cups of coffee to kick-start the cerebral cortex into bitch-slapping my hippocampus and forming a cohesive argument as to why a promotional mug makes perfect sense for B2B or B2C.

What my inner seahorse has to do with that thought process is beyond me…  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

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