Branded Merchandise

February 14, 2014

Lara Loves It- Who doesn’t love Chocolate

What better to think about for Valentine’s Day but a little chocolate?  We all love our sweet treats especially at this time of year! Believe it or not, I am a female who is not a huge chocolate fan- shocking, […]
February 13, 2014

Product Spotlight: Calendars

Looking for a cost-effective way to prominently display your brand? If you haven’t already considered incorporating calendars into your marketing plan, maybe this research from the Promotional Products Association International will encourage you to do so! Below this list, you’ll […]
February 7, 2014

Fashion Friday: Apparel for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Whether you’re traversing the globe or taking a leisurely hike close to home, Marmot® apparel has you covered for any surprises Mother Nature sends your way. Lately, I think many of us are keenly aware of just how unpredictable the […]
February 4, 2014

Lara Loves It- Special Edition- Top 10 PPAI favorites

In January, Summiteers from all offices did our annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas, Nevada for the largest Branded Merchandise tradeshow of the year- the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo! I knew that I was going to have trouble limiting my […]
January 31, 2014

Colleen Krause Named to PPAChicago Board of Directors

Colleen Krause, Account Executive in our Chicago location, was recently named to the PPAChicago 2014 Board of Directors. Colleen has been part of the promotional product industry since 2003 and loves helping find solutions for her clients branding needs. With […]
January 24, 2014

Fashion Friday: Is Plaid Making a Comeback?

It sure is and a strong one at that! We are ready to incorporate this look into our wardrobe and retire some of the solid pieces that may have become tired or boring.  What’s more, some plaid pieces are dual-functional […]
December 12, 2013

#ThrowbackThursday: Retro Inspired Products Make a Comeback

Have you ever heard the expression “everything that was old becomes new again”?  Over the years, retail trends that were once in style, pop back up on that market with a modern twist.  In the promotional marketing world, product lines […]
December 11, 2013

Case Study: Coca Cola – PDA Tour

Coca Cola needed to develop a tool to build their sales as well as to enhance their drink program. They wanted to a have a product that the company could use to draw in potential customers and improve the compliance […]
December 6, 2013

Fashion Friday: Everything’s Coming Up…Radiant Orchid?

Yesterday, Pantone announced that Radiant Orchid (18-3224) will be in full bloom Spring 2014! This version of a purple hue is described by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute as, “…a little different, it’s a little off the beaten […]
November 26, 2013

United Kids!

Recently, Summit’s United Airlines® Team in Chicago began working with our Global Sourcing group to develop a custom piece that would be part of the United Shop’s “kid’s collection”. Concepts were kicked around for a few months and the first item to go […]
November 25, 2013

Lara Loves It- Are You in the Clear to Cheer for Your Favorite Team?

I know this bag seems very basic, but it’s worthy of being highlighted! The Clear Tote is both a practical and functional piece, especially for those headed to an NFL game. With heightened security after what happened in Boston six […]
November 22, 2013

Fashion Friday: Ready to Tailgate?

Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or just accompanying someone to a game this winter for a chance to get out of the house, you should be prepared to show a bit of team spirit while you either tailgate in […]