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

Set Your Dress Code

Embroidered Polo Shirts for Stress Reduction

image of a promotional polo shirtHow you dress for work says a lot about you and the existing workplace culture. In one of my former careers, I was a desk-bound clerk in a Gov office. It was an interesting experience observing my colleagues arriving for work in a myriad of differing dress codes. From formal smart-office (tie and open collar) down to tee shirts and everything inbetween, we actually rep-resented a rabble (having so set dress code). Until, that is, endorsed and subsidised embroidered polo shirts were introduced. 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

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

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

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

Bittersweet Fathers’ Day

Trilby Hats Bridging the Promotional Headwear Generations

picture of promotional headwear with embroidered logoFather’s day was bittersweet round my house yesterday. Having lost my own father last year, I faced a day without contemplating my own loss, assuming that it was just me, the lone Dad in our nuclear family.

I didn’t have to buy a card, gift or make a phone call, and that was great, huh? Well, not really. Continue reading