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Jul 17

These Aren’t Your Grandparents’ Business Card Holders

by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

Some of us lose our sense of individuality when we join the corporate world. We become little machines that fuel up on iced lattes in order to crank out several Excel spreadsheets, and send status updates to our managers via Outlook. To maintain touch with the outside world, we need to shake things up a bit. Exhibit  A:  a unique business card holder. Put one of these babies on your desk and it’s guaranteed to spark an interesting conversation. In addition to garnering tons of “oohs” and “aahs” from visitors, it will help you to remember you have interests outside of the office. 

Below are just a few I thought were pretty neat. 

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For all the die-hard Nintendo NES fans out there (found at The Closet Entrepreneur ).

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I didn’t forget about you fancy people — this is just the touch to personalize your desk. Don’t be surprised if people have their pinky fingers up, while reaching for your card (found on Pinterest). 

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This card holder is definitely unique. It’s also a great idea that it’s specific to the line of work the individual is in (found on Pinterest).

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These card holders are sure to dress your desk up and add a bit of glamour to the otherwise humdrum office space (found on Pinterest).

Jul 16

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Jul 15

It’s Finally Here: AnyPromo’s Semi-Annual Sale!

 

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Receive 12% off of your purchase of $250 or more, using the code “Semi-Annual12” at checkout now. Act QUICKLY because this sale ends in 48 hours. Visit www.anypromo.com

Get In My Belly — July Is National Ice Cream Month

Photo: Hector Sanchez

by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re smack dab in the middle of National Ice Cream Month. I couldn’t believe it, either; there’s actually a month dedicated to everyone’s guilty pleasure! As I type this, I feel my stomach rumbling and my taste buds growing restless. Since this is an exciting month, I’ll share with you a delicious recipe from MyRecipes.com that is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. This recipe is for Buttermilk ice cream. 

What you’ll need:

Prep:

1. Process all ingredients in a blender 30 seconds or until very smooth. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.

2. Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)

3. Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container, and freeze up to 1 week.

If you want to be really adventurous, you can place a scoop or two between two big, soft chocolate chip cookies. Happy eatin’!

Jul 10

Ace Your Interview!

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by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

So, you’ve just graduated from college and you have your shiny new degree at your side. Now what? For most recent graduates (including myself), the job search ensues. If you were ahead of the curve, you would have begun that search at the beginning of your final school term. But sometimes, things happen and we’re unable to get that head start. When you finally land an interview, you find yourself like a chicken — without a head — because you know you have to perform, soon. Interviews can be completely nerve-racking but they don’t have to be. AnyPromo has got you covered.

1) As soon as you pull into the company’s parking lot, YOU’RE ON. Even though you haven’t stepped foot into the building, people are watching you. Not in a creepy, stalker way but in a let’s-see-the-whole-package way. They’re observing you to see if you’re someone they would want to represent their company. 

2) STAND when the interviewer walks into the room and be the first to SHAKE his/her hand. Be sure to make EYE CONTACT, too. This shows confidence, as well as respect. 

3) SILENCE your phone. One of the worst things that could happen right when you’re rounding third plate is your phone ringing or vibrating. A phone left on reeks of rude and the interviewer may mentally dismiss you. In addition, you don’t want anything to detract from your “self sell”.  

4) DRESS the part. You would be surprised how many people do not pay close enough attention to their physical appearance on interviews. I, myself, have seen people show up to interviews in the most wrinkled jeans and dingy flip flops. Dress professionally, unless the interviewer discourages it. You don’t have to make it a red carpet affair but dress like someone YOU would hire.

As I stated, earlier, I was in your shoes. But if you make sure you’re prepared, everything will go just fine. And always remember to be yourself!

Jul 09

Everyone Loves Screen Print!

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Any day is a great day for screen printing, wouldn’t you say? We have Paulo at the helm and he’s doing an awesome job!

Jul 07

Another Great Embroidery Job!

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Jul 03

Have Fun in Grad School, Fabian!

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Today is the day we say ‘goodbye’ to our lead graphic designer, Fabian. Fabian has been with AnyPromo for the last two and a half years. You know it wouldn’t have been a proper send off without food. Everyone brought in their favorite dishes and dessert to show their appreciation for Fabian’s work. Now, he is joining the ranks of many by attending graduate school; he will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design. Even though we’re a bit bummed he’s leaving, we’re happy that he’s moving forward with his career goals. 

Below are a few words from some of AnyPromo’s team:

Adam - “Thank you for the opportunity to work here!”

Kevin - “Thanks Fabian. Good luck on your next journey.”

David - “A super cool dude with great potential. His skills are through the roof.”

I believe I speak for everyone when I say he’ll be missed. We wish you all the best, Fabian!

Jul 02

3 Must-Have Favors for Your Wedding

by Brittani Parker-Berdeguez

1. Foam Fingers

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Foam fingers are NOT just for Miley Cyrus, ladies and gentlemen. I’m sure you’ll use them as they were intended ( .__.)  These simple, yet, fun pieces are just what you need to take your wedding reception from regular to a full on party! The DJ who played my wedding told me he used them at his wedding and they were an absolute hit! And I believe him; I saw the pictures (including one of my brother doing the Tootsie Roll in the middle of the crowd). 




2. Mason Jars

Mason jars are also on trend for the wedding season. In fact, I incorporated them into my own wedding centerpieces. But they are also really cool to drink from. These would be a great item to personalize with your name and wedding date so each time your guest sips from it, they’ll be reminded of your spectacular day. 




3. Sunnies

Sunglasses are definitely a great choice for your wedding reception. They add a certain cool factor that everyone will appreciate. Wear them for the wedding party’s entrance into the reception or hand them out as a ‘Thank you’ to your guests. 

Jun 30

DIY - Sharpie Mug

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you know any? If you fall into either category, you can appreciate this idea: the Sharpie mug. The Sharpie mug makes for a great gift or it can add a little pizazz to your cupboard. Personally, I like using festive mugs more than your run-of-the-mill plain ones; they simply make me happy :) Whether you’re looking for your next gift item or you’re an employer who would like to show gratitude for great staff, this mug is sure to be a hit! 

Below is a tutorial on how to make a Sharpie mug. 

You’ll need:

Jun 27

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