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Oct 17

Count Down to the Count Down!

It’s that time of year again folks! The leaves are changing color, birds are flying south for the winter (besides the delicious ones that you’ll see on your table next month), the dreaded holiday season is closing in (Say good bye holiday bonus check), and your down to the last few pages on your calendar! So what are you going to do? We’ll if youre anything like your customers, you’ll likely be going out to your local Walmart right about now to buy yourself a new Calendar. But no one buys calendars anymore you say? Well that is where you would be oh so very very wrong, and here is why!


       1) The printed calendar is one of the most ubiquitous items in the American home.
According to a study done by PPAI, 8 out of 10respondents have a printed calendar in the home, and 75% had a printed calendar in the Kitchen.

2) 1 out of 2 people who responded have never used the calendar on their cell phone. Whats more, nearly 4 out of 10 respondents have never used a computer calendar.
With how omni-present cellphones are these days, everyone has a calendar at the tips of their fingers, yet most people don’t even think about using the calendar in their pockets and instead go for something more physical.

3) 92% of respondents say they would keep an advertising calendar and 82% say they would enjoy receiving one as a free or complimentary gift.
Calendars are always useful if given at the right time. Think back to the last time you got a free calendar, what did you do with it? If you’re like the rest of America you took it home and pinned it up, letting the person that gave it to you advertise to you all year long!

4) 74% of respondents could remember the name of the company that gave them a calendar, almost half of which had a more favorable impression of that company.

There’s nothing better than getting something that you’ll use daily for a whole year or more for free is there? So why wouldn’t you think better of the company that gave that gift to you!

Its a known fact that most calendars for the new year are bought in the months of October through December. Statistics say you’ll buy one during one of these months as well! So why not jump the gun and get your message out to your customer for the whole of next year, and at little cost to you to boot? With a million different types of Calendars to choose from you can advertise to your customers 365 days a year in their home or office space. Below you’ll find a few of our coolest picks, just click the link to be taken right to them!

Wall calendars

1) Chalkboard Calendar

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This Chalkboard calendar allows you to write all your reminders on it in chalk! Who doesn’t love writing in chalk? Probably anyone that doesn’t want chalky hand prints on their pants but that’s besides the point!


2) Soft Touch Discoveries 

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Now this one is really trippy! It’s a calendar that’s soft to the touch! Each picture has a soft touch to it which will probably have your hands busy for longer than they should be. 


3) Space Triumph

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Now this has got to be one of our favorites! It’s a space calendar….that glows in the dark!!! Not only do the pictures look awesome during the day but they look absolutely stunning at night too!


Desk Calendar

1) Dragon Desk Calendar

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Celebrate the year of the dragon with this inspired desk calendar with a cute little dragon pop up! 

2) Building Blocks

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Let’s hope Lego doesn’t sue us for this one! These cool little calendar blocks are buildable, stackable, and fun to knock down just like Legos but without the foot crippling pain if you step on one in the middle of the night (haven’t we all done this once?)

Interesting finds

1) Die cut 

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These cute things are just plain fun! Perfect for hanging on the wall or the cubicle at work! These are totally unique as well, making sure you’ll be remembered for giving them as a gift! 

2) Scratch off

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How can resist a scratch off item? Even when you get junk mail with a scratch off you know you have that itch till you give in, even if you know you wont win anything. With this Calendar at least you know you’ll win a cool quote or fact! 

Oct 13

We Love Hot/Cold Packs!

Seriously, we love these things! They even make great wrist rests! And their colors are super vibrant!

Oct 09

Is It gray or grey?

Is It gray or grey is one of the most common questions when it comes to misspellings in the English speaking world. How many times have you written out “gray” only to rub the “a” out of existence with your eraser and replace it with an “e”? We know many of our staff have done the same! 

The truth of the matter is is that both are correct! It’s all a matter of preference. While grAy is more often used in the United States, grEy is more often used in the United Kingdom. 

Interestingly enough though this only applies to grammar and spelling, as according to Cloford.com, Grey and Gray are two different color swatches! Most people in the US and UK think of grey as silver, while gray is thought of as the scale between black and white. 

                                   

According to an article by greyorgray.com the establishment of the difference in spelling between the UK spelling and the US spelling can be traced back to dictionaries from as early as 1867. In the UK “gray” was the championed spelling till the early twentieth century, when “gray” took its place as the common spelling. 

Oct 08

Meet Your Team!

Hey there Promobots! Welcome back for another week of our Meet Your Team series! This week we’re going to take you into the accounting office to meet one of our brilliant accountants, Sherry! One of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, Sherry is one of the many team members that make sure your order goes through processing smoothly! 
Name: Sherry
Title: Accountant
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Q: So lets start off easy Sherry, what is your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is blue! O(∩_∩)O~
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Q: What is your favorite quote and why?
A: My favorite quote “Tomorrow is another day.” I think it’s powerful, and  gives people hope and strength to fight for what they want.
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Q: Wow, that’s very inspirational! So what is your all time favorite food?
A: My favorite food is fish!
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Q: Pretty broad there! Where were you raised?
A: I was born and raised in China!
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Q: Moving here must have been quite a culture shock for you! What are a few of your Hobbies or skills? 
A: I like reading novels, watching movies, doing Yoga, swimming, hiking, and anything outdoors really! (*^__^*)
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Q: Whats one of your favorite movies/tv shows/video games? 
A: I have too many to just pick one! For TV shows: Friends, Everybody loves Ramond, and The Big Bang Theory. For my favorite Movies: Love Actually, Gone with the Wind, Pirates of Caribbean, The Mummy, and Die Hard. My list is longer but I don’t want to take up all your time!
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Q: Wow that is quite the list there, I bet you have a huge Netflix Queue! So, Sherry, it’s not secret in the office that you like emoticons, but which is your favorite?
A: Hmm….I think it’s got to be O(∩_∩)O~
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Well there you go folks! That’s our awesome accountant Sherry! Hope you enjoyed this weeks installment of Meet Your Team! Tune in next week for another team member! Stay frosty Promobots!

Oct 02

Tis the Season….FOR MUGS!

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with Christmas carols and snowy nights comes one of America’s favorite drinks, hot cocoa! And what better to drink your hot coco out of than an awesome promotional mug? But how do you make your mug really stand out against all the mugs you can find at your local Walmart? Well how about a few different, and mind blowing, imprinting techniques? Below we’ve listed a few of out favorite glassware artwork trickery methods that make for an awe inspiring cup of cocoa at night!

One of our personal favorites is the custom glow! Give your cup that special touch with a hint of tint! With a partial glow, frosted glow (this authors favorite option), and a full body glow you have plenty of ways to customize your item. Simply pick a clear glass cup, your favorite color, and sit back and enjoy the beauty! Below you can find a few examples of what each option looks like! 

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Custom Glow

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Frosted Glow

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Full Glow

Want something in full color? Sublimation is the way to go! This option is only available for ceramic mugs but it allows you to place a full color image (like those family holiday greeting card photos!) smack-dab on the cup for all to see! Sublimation  uses  a special ink, transfer paper, heat and pressure on a specially coated mug to transfer your image directly on to it for a lasting, vibrant, look. Sublimation should only be used with white or lightly colored ceramic mugs and hand washed only to avoid fading. Take a look at some examples below!

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Another one of our favorite options! Disappearing ink is as cool as it sounds! Temperature controlled, as soon as the outside of the cup reaches 120 degrees the ink causes the imprint on your mug to change. The ink can be used to hide all or a portion of the non-changing ink so that it will become visible only after heat is applied. This method is only available on ceramic and porcelain items and only available in black. You can watch a video of this ink in action below!

                                       Disappearing ink!

 

Oct 01

Meet Your Team!

Hey there Promobots! Welcome to another installment of your favorite series! This week we’re going over to the production side of Anypromo and introducing you to David! He’s the mastermind behind the embroidery work for all your apparel orders and you best bet he knows what he’s doing! From 3D effects for that pop you need to satin stitching for a silk smooth finish or that fill stitch to give you the fullness you’d expect, David is the guy to get it done and get it done fast! So let’s get to it! 
Name: David
Title: Production Assistant
Subtitle: David #1
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Q: What is your favorite color David?

A: Green.

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Q: Straight forward answers! What is your favorite quote and why?

A: Martin Luther King’s I have a Dream speech.

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Q: I’m sure that tops the list of quite a few people so you’re in good company! So what is your all time favorite food?

A: I have to go with sword fish.

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Q: That’s a bit exotic isn’t it? That raises the question, where were you raised?

A: I’ve been raised in a few different places, should I list them all?

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Q: No not all of them, we don’t wanna be here all day! Haha but tell us what has been your favorite place to live?

A: I don’t know if I can chose a favorite, as long as I can spend time with my family and friends, I’m happy where I’m at.

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Q: Family and friends can be the key to happiness for sure! How long have you been working for Anypromo?

A: I got hired on Halloween in 2013, so almost a year.

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Q: Must have been a pretty good Halloween day for you then! What are a few of your Hobbies or skills?

A: I like to go camping, hiking, and I love to write or read.

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Q: so what’s your favorite genre of book, to write or to read?

A:  My favorite genre is a tie between fantasy and science fiction, and I write the same kind of fiction as well.

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Q: Whats something about you that would surprise people?

A: I’m an Eagle scout.

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Q: Whats one of your favorite movies/tv shows/video games?

A: Lets go with dark victory for a movie, elementary for a show, and portal for a video game.

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Q: Well I think we can tell you like puzzles! Tell us a little bit about your life before coming to Anypromo.

A: before I worked at Anypromo, I was a senior in high school.

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Well another week, and again another employee! Man how many people do we employ here!! Looks like we’ll see you again next week, same day Promobots! Till then keep tuned for those deals and all the cool posts we make! 

Sep 30

Need a Stylus?

Ever had one of those days where you were so busy you tried to use your pen as a stylus? Maybe you you just wished that your pen could double as a stylus so you wouldn’t have to keep switching from pen to stylus and back while working on a project. Or maybe you find yourself in constant need of a screen cleaner at the end of the day. If you’ve ever thought about these things chances are your customer has too, and we have a solution for you! 

Introducing our extremely popular iWriter series! These ingenious ball point pens all come with a stylus tip perfect for use with any touch screen device you have at home or in the office. Make sure your customer remembers you every time they pull out their phone, ipad, or sit in front of their touch screen computer with your imprint emblazoned onto one of these combo pens. With rock bottom prices and more color and style choices than you could ask for you’ll get the most bang for your marketing buck with these! 

Sep 24

Meet your Team!

Another week, another awesome employee introduction! This week we have the Queen of Samples, Eugenia! If you ever need  to try it before you buy it, Eugenia is your team member of choice; she’ll have a sample at your door before you can open it! So without any delay lets break the ice, Pomobots!

Name: Eugenia

Title: Customer Care Rep

Subtitle: Queen of Samples

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Q: So Euenia, let’s start simple, what is your favorite color?

 
A: My favorite color is Purple.
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Q: Color of Royalty! Perfect for the Queen of samples! What is your all time favorite food?
A: Korean Noodles or known as (Ramyun) with a boiled egg and Kimchi.
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Q: Well that’s a bit of a unique taste, where were you raised? 
A: Sunny California!
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Q: Lost of California talent in this office! How long have you been working for any promo?
A: I have been working for Any promo for about 7 months.
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Q: What are a few of your Hobbies or skills? 
A: My hobbies are reading, cooking, and watching Korean Dramas :D (lol) 
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Q: Haha you’ll have to cook for the next office potluck! So Whats something about you that would surprise people? 
A: I listen to Korean Pop or everything hallyu, If you know what I am talking about high five to you :D
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Q: We’ll I certainly have no clue! Whats one of your favorite movies/tv shows/video games? .
A: My favorite movie is Frozen because I love watching and singing along with my nieces, my favorite TV-show is The Walking Dead, and my Favorite video game is the Assassin’s creed series. 
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Q: Snowmen, Zombies, and Assassins, oh my! So how about trying to describe yourself with one song?
A: Jesse J’s- Who you are.
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Q: Tell us a little bit about your life before coming to Anypromo. 

A: Before I came to this company I was a full time student and a volunteer with my school club. We help other students look and sound professional in the business world and work to be leaders in their industry.  Being a volunteer is a great part of my life, helping the people that are in need  is something that I love to do. Whether I participate in a walk to raise money, give food to the needy, or help clean a women’s shelter. Its very important to me and its something that will stay in my life for ever.

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Well Promobots, there you have it, another week, another team member! Hope you enjoyed meeting our Queen of Samples who’s got a heart of gold! We absolutely love having her in the office and I’m sure you’ll love working with her to get a sample of that absolutely-must have item! Tune in next week for another installment! 

Sep 19

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Sep 18

Show you care in the right way!

October is coming, and that means it’s time to put your money where your mouth is in showing you are concerned about those that suffer from breast cancer! Many companies and individuals give their time and money to charities to raise awareness and funds to support finding a cure for this terrible disease. But the question is, do you know where all your well-intentioned money is going? 

Anypromo suggests finding your charity of choice at charitynavigator.org which is, itself, a non-profit organization. Its states it’s mission as:

Charity Navigator works to guide intelligent giving. By guiding intelligent giving, we aim to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace, in which givers and the charities they support work in tandem to overcome our nation’s and the world’s most persistent challenges.

Here you can find a link to CharityNavigtor’s 10 best practices of savvy donorsto help you get started right during this donation season. 

Sep 17

Meet Your Team!

Welcome back, Promobots, for another installment of our “Meet Your Team” series! This week we’re happy to introduce one of our newest members and a part of our art team! She’s got talent and she’s got style so you know all your artwork is going to come out looking the best its ever been! Without further delay let us introduce you to Jeanette! 

Name: Jeanette

Title: Illustration Artist 

Subtitle: The Fashion Mess

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Q: Since you’re one of ever talented artists lets start with the obvious question, what is your favorite color? 

A: I actually don’t have a favorite color, I love the color wheel, I can’t favor.  when I was a little girl, it was yellow, I noticed all the little girls liked the color pink, I remember I said I wanted to be different so I chose yellow as my favorite color at the time.

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Q: Quite the contrarian! So then how about another slightly artistic question, what is one of your favorite quotes?

A: Its funny you ask because I am obsessed with quotes, I have a small sketchbook where i write all the quotes I like, I like to collect them and read them, when I need motivation So you can imagine how hard it is to choose one, but one of my favorites is “I’ll make it to the moon, if I have to crawl” its actually a lyric from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, a lot of my favorites come from their music. 

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Q: A music lover too huh? Well then, tell us, what is your favorite food?

A: I really can’t choose an all time favorite food, but of course who         doesn’t love Pizza, oh I also love enchiladas with green sauce, I can eat   those two any day.

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Q: Everyone loves pizza of course! So tell us a bit about where you were raised.

A: I was raised until I was 5 years old in El Monte, CA and the rest of my life, I was raised in Montclair, CA.

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Q: California born and raised talent right there folks! Tell us a bit about your life before coming to Anypromo!

A: I graduated with my bachelor’s in Visual Communications this year and I started freelancing in videography and working at a photography studio where I was a photographer and a retoucher. With those skills I started incorporating my artistry in makeup a long with clothing and creating images and looks just because I wanted to have some of my visions come to life, I came to Any promo because I wanted to help others bring their visions to life and I’m very excited to see whats in store for the future. 

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Q: We are too, that’s quite the resume you have there, we’re expecting a lot from you! And how long have you been with us here at Anypromo? 

A: I am the newest one here I have only been here for 2 weeks, but excited to be here :)

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Q: So Jeanette, surprise us with another unknown little fact about yourself?

A: I think one thing that would surprise people is the fact that I am also a Makeup Artist and that I have a fashion Blog, I like designing and I love all aspects of Art so I really wanted to explore everything that included creativity.

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Q: The creativity bug really bit you didn’t it? Haha! So last question for this interview I swear! Whats behind your office subtitle? 

A: Well its because I love style and it is a big part of my life, I also have a fashion blog under that name, I use it everywhere that doesn’t require my real name lol. 

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Well there you have it Promobots! Another of our amazing team members! Jeanette is a great new addition to the team and we’re all glad to have her here with us! We’re expecting a lot from her too! Below you can find a link to her fashion blog, so feel free to take a look! Till next week Promobots, keep on keeping on! 

Jeanette’s fashion Blog can be found here: www.TheFashionMess.com

Sep 16

Hey look, free stuff!

Well, almost free! Do you like giveaways? Because we do! Anypromo would like to announce its first twitter give away starting next week! This contest will be open to all of our twitter followers to enter. At the end of the week we’ll pick 5 lucky winners who can pick any one of our great prizes found in the image below! Keep a look out for more information as the date draws closer!