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May 4, 2016

Mistakes that can be Avoided with Promotional Products

 While some fails can be amusing, others can be disastrous, especially if they involve your brand. I came across this blog post which makes excellent points of what NOT to do with your promotional products.  The pencil in this image is a prime example […]
April 25, 2016

Who Would You Rather Work With?

As someone who has worked in the branded merchandise (also known as promotional products) industry for over 19 years, I can tell you that I have seen a major additional option in client buying behavior. There was a long period of time where […]
February 15, 2016

2016 PPAI Expo Lara Loves It!

A great crowd of Summiteers were in Las Vegas for the annual Promotional Products Association International EXPO! It is our industry’s largest tradeshow and never disappoints. A lot of great stuff was seen at the PPAI Expo and there is […]
April 17, 2015

Fashion Friday: Apparel “En plein air”

Now that winter has come to an end, Mother Nature is finally giving us a taste of spring. You know what that means? Spring cleaning of course! No, actually it means you can get your hands on a new wardrobe […]
March 25, 2014

We’re Full of Green Ideas!

While it’s critical that we do our part to remain environmentally friendly every day of the year, Tuesday, April 22nd is when we should all make an extra effort to be green! Is your organization doing anything special for Earth […]
November 8, 2013

Fashion Friday: It’s a hat! No, it’s a bandana! Wait…what is this thing?

Curious as to what this accessory could possibly be?  It’s called The Fandana™ and it’s a great many things! The Fandana is a 100% polyester microfiber all purpose unisex accessory.  It has a tubular design which can be used as a […]
August 5, 2013

The Power of Bags

Ask anyone at Summit Group and it may be common knowledge that one of the perks (or borderline hoarding) of being part of this industry is the BAGS! I personally have over 20 branded bags at home. We are of […]
March 13, 2013

Summit Group presents…Best of Show!

Since our return from the PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Expo in Las Vegas, we’ve been hard at work gathering all of the products we consider to be “Best of Show”.  As we walked the Expo in January, thousands of […]
April 1, 2012

Classics never go out of style…

  Ever notice that no matter how much cool new stuff becomes available, there are certain toys and games that have been around forever and live on? If you are too young to remember the slinky in its early days, […]
April 1, 2012

Social Media for Better Customer Service

Recently I’ve had a string of unfortunate customer experiences with companies I would have considered “tops” in their industry for customer service/recovery. I had to ask myself, having started my career at the Four Seasons and being in such a […]
March 13, 2012

Back to the Stone Age…

Stone paper is hands down the coolest and newest item in the industry that I love.  Not only is it an eco-friendly replacement, it is also water resistant and tear resistant!  For spillers like myself, this comes in handy in […]
March 13, 2012

Are you Pinterested?

  At the turn of 2012, the social networking buzz wasn’t for Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+. Pinterest is the latest social media craze that seems to have captured everyone’s attention. Pinterest is a graphic social bookmarking network. It quickly shot […]