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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Jersey Time....

Nope, we're not talking about the Jersey shore or the New Jersey Nets moving to Brooklyn but about some good old b-ball jerseys for your leagues.  The NBA season tips off in a week and you know how we all get when we see the stars do their thing....we start wadding up paper balls and tossing them towards the waste basket at work and shooting imaginary jumpers to practice our form.  Next thing you know, you've signed yourself or your kids up for three b-ball leagues at your neighborhood rec park.  So since you're gonna act the part, why not look the part too and get your team some nice jerseys to show off your team pride.  Those duct tape and sharpie name and numbers on your old, nasty t-shirts aren't going to cut it this season!  While you can get some uber-fancy get ups, most of us just want something simple and affordable like this Holloway Halfcourt Tank.

Style 229508


  • Dry-Excel™ Perform close-hole micromesh, reverses to dry-Excel™ Fresh Micro-Interlock, polyester knit
  • Wicking and anti-microbial n Fully reversible
  • Bottom hems not sewn together for easy decoration access


XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Available Colors

Black/white, Forest/white, Light Gold/white, Maroon/white, Navy/white, Orange/white, Purple/white, Royal/white, Scarlet/white

$30.00 each (XXS-XL)
*Includes team/school name and 6" number on the front and 8" number on the back.

Minimum order: 12 pieces
Turnaround time: 10 business days

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Quick Tip: Claim your listings!

In this day and age, virtually anyone can post information on the web.  People have their own blogs, post reviews and often times we take what is posted as fact.  Sites like Yelp, Facebook places and foursquare more or less rely on crowdsourcing for their information.  A lot listings of businesses are created without the business owner's knowledge.  This is why it is so important for you to claim your listings on these various sites so that you can make sure that the information is accurate.  YOU want to be the one saying when you are open and closed and what your services really are.  Whether you like it or not, people or companies will create a listing for you that may be intentionally or unintentionally incorrect.  We once had a customer call and asked how much we charged for tattooing eyebrows.  While I could probably attempt to do it with a needle and thread, I don't think she would've been happy with the outcome.  ;)  But she must've gotten the wrong information from some where.  There are numerous directories and sites that allow business listings to be created and many of them are FREE.  When used correctly and populated with accurate information, these listings can be a great tool for your business.  So take a little time and 'google' your business and see what information is out there about you.  If things are all good, great...if not, claim your listing and tell everyone the real scoops about your business.  You know your business best so don't leave it up to random people and companies to disperse the information.  It's like people who interpret art at museum or gallery, they see the anguish and pain that the artist went through in his childhood when really the artist was just hungry and wanted a cheeseburger.  Okay, not the same thing but you get the point.  Here are some sites that offer free listings...check them out and CLAIM what's YOURS!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Product of the Month - Cutie Patootie Slingpack

Normally when we feature promotional products, we simply tell you how beneficial it would be for businesses and their clients but promotional products can be used for much more than that.  It can be used for 1st birthdays where the number of attendees is usually the highest, anniversaries or even as free swag for members that join a fan club or any club for that matter.  Clubs can offer a bag as a perk for being one of the first 1,000 members to join.  Costco does this all the time outside of their warehouse when they try to recruit new members.  We got a cool shopping cart freezer bag that we use all the time when we signed up years ago.  This month's product of the month the perfect piece of swag to entice potential members to join the club!  When we came across this item, we got really excited because other than the fact that we learned how to spell "patootie," it's fun, functional and a terrific buy.  Check it out!

AP5080 Cutie Patootie Slingpack

A sporty backpack with zippered main compartment and mesh water bottle pocket keeps everything in its place, all within easy reach
  • Zippered main compartment
  • Mesh water bottle pocket
  • Extra-wide adjustable shoulder strap
Materials: 600 Denier Polyester
Product Size: 13"w x 17"h x 3-1/2"d
Product Colors: Apple Green, Charcoal, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, Royal
Price Includes: 1-color imprint, 1 location
Standard Imprint Method(s):
  • Screen Print: Front, 4-1/2"w x 3"h, 4 color(s) max 
  • Screen Print Setup Fee: $50.00 
  • Min. order: 50 pieces
  • Sale $5.82 each until 12/31/2012

    *shipping cost not included