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Business & marketing advice, news and features, design inspiration, and the art of gifting.

Our Production Team continues to learn and improve their skills in Screenprinting.  Here they are picking up some new techniques and putting them to practice—

American Wine Appreciation Week was set 21 years ago for February 21-27, 1993 to officially recognize the contributions of wine grape and fruit growers in the United States.  
(Link to the Proclamation: Proclamation 6530 - American Wine Appreciation Week, 1993)
As for us, we really don’t need an official declaration to pour ourselves a glass of our favorite wine (we love our occasional glass every other night or so).  And for the wine enthusiasts in your life, we’ve compiled some of our favorite (customizable!) products from our site (1-9):
Round Wine Stopper
Vineyard Wine Tote
Neoprene Wine Coozie / Wine Case
Belgio Wine Opener
Leeds Classic Wine Opener
Clear 3.5 Oz. Sampler
Grape Stress Reliever
5 Piece Gourmet Set
3 Ply Coin Edge Beverage Napkins

American Wine Appreciation Week was set 21 years ago for February 21-27, 1993 to officially recognize the contributions of wine grape and fruit growers in the United States.  

(Link to the Proclamation: Proclamation 6530 - American Wine Appreciation Week, 1993)

As for us, we really don’t need an official declaration to pour ourselves a glass of our favorite wine (we love our occasional glass every other night or so).  And for the wine enthusiasts in your life, we’ve compiled some of our favorite (customizable!) products from our site (1-9):

  1. Round Wine Stopper
  2. Vineyard Wine Tote
  3. Neoprene Wine Coozie / Wine Case
  4. Belgio Wine Opener
  5. Leeds Classic Wine Opener
  6. Clear 3.5 Oz. Sampler
  7. Grape Stress Reliever
  8. 5 Piece Gourmet Set
  9. 3 Ply Coin Edge Beverage Napkins

Here at AnyPromo.com, we work with some inspiring businesses. Today we place a spotlight on an individual who’s making a positive impact on the lives of the children in her community.  Mrs. Martinez is a physical education instructor who creates programs to empower and motivate children, schools, and families to lead active and healthy lives.  We caught up with her to discuss where she draws inspiration from and shares some words for other entrepreneurs—

What drove you to create “Move Your Body Everyday”?

 ”As a physical educator, I know that so many kids dislike moving these days— especially when they would rather sit inside on technology all day.  I wanted to share with kids how fun exercising can be and how important it is do it daily.  It’s natural for kids to be movers, so once they get started it does not take long for them to start smiling.  That is my biggest joy, to see kids smile while moving.”

Where do you go for / how do you find the inspiration for some of your programs and events?

"I share most of my ideas with my nine and seven year old girls. Once my girls give me the green light that the ideas sound good, then I start creating. I love Pinterest, iTunes, clipart, fun equipment and collaborating with other educators.  I usually get an idea off of one of those resources and then the ideas start flowing."

What’s the most rewarding part of your job?

"The most rewarding part of my job is hearing that the kids took my messages home and implemented them on their own.  (Messages like: Moving every day, not being a couch potato, moving to their family members, going outside and playing, etc.)"

How do you get the word out about your business and services?  What has been the most effective way for you?

"I do traditional marketing like flyers, postcards, and brochures. I love social media and feel that it is a great resource. Word of mouth is the most effective way to get into a school. People see my work online, receive stuff in the mail, however until someone usually says, ‘I know her and she does good work’, I then get the phone call.    This is my second school year in business and I have lots of repeat schools. Once the principals, teachers, parents and students experience what I do and offer, they have happily welcomed me back."  

Do you have any words of advice for today’s entrepreneur?

"I am still in the early stages of my business and learning so much.  Each idea takes 100 steps to make it happen, BE PATIENT, and take one step at a time." 

For more information on Mrs Martinez and her “MoveYourBodyEveryDay” programs, please visit her website: http://www.mrsmartinez.com/ or Facebook  Page: https://www.facebook.com/MovingEveryday

Finished Work: We’re hooking up the “Red Hot Ballers” with new fits for their upcoming Softball season. Good luck, ladies!
Cause Marketing: 5 Things to Consider
by Rina Dakanay

From choosing the right cause to align your business with, to launching a marketing campaign around a socially responsible project, we’ve outlined some simple steps for any business related ventures in giving and philanthropy.
1.) Shared Values - Link up with a cause your company can identify with—from shared values to potential reach.  Many successful campaigns have been created from a strong company initiative to answer pressing social issues.  For example, the Nike Foundation’s work with the “Girl Effect” prioritizes girls’ education, health, and economic investment in impoverished areas of the world.  Initially a venture with the Novo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, this collaboration has managed to become a movement it its own right.
2.) Beyond Corporate Responsibility - Keep in mind, your contributions as a company should go beyond your corporate responsibilities and donations (in monetary and product forms).  Be willing and be prepared to spend time outside of the office to attend events or to offer your own expertise in your field of work.  For example, if you work in the world of marketing, share your skills and knowledge to generate awareness for an event or to help plan an upcoming fundraiser with your colleagues.
3.) Long Term Goals - In establishing this alliance, think about your long term goals and how you can benefit one another.  Discuss how cross promotions will work and how you can develop each other’s brands and networks through the exchange of logos, marketing collateral, and through the dispersal of newsletters.   Dedicate a webpage to the cause on your company website—update it regularly with current projects or with upcoming events.
4.) Launch A Campaign - Solidify your partnership by launching a unique campaign around your core group of followers. The best way to elicit action and support is through a promotion, pledge of support, or even a scheduled event held every year.
5.) Genuine Interest & Passion - Consumers have shown growing interest in companies that are strongly tied to cause related campaigns and non-profit organizations (think Toms Shoes and its retail success).  Now, more than ever, it is imperative that your intentions to align with a particular cause come from a good place within.  Your customers want to be a part of something good and will gladly invest their time and money in a worthwhile initiative. Imagine the mountains you can move with the support of your employees, audience, and fans.  Just as long as your passion is genuine and others pick up on that, you can make a lasting difference.


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Cause Marketing: 5 Things to Consider

by Rina Dakanay

From choosing the right cause to align your business with, to launching a marketing campaign around a socially responsible project, we’ve outlined some simple steps for any business related ventures in giving and philanthropy.

1.) Shared Values - Link up with a cause your company can identify with—from shared values to potential reach.  Many successful campaigns have been created from a strong company initiative to answer pressing social issues.  For example, the Nike Foundation’s work with the “Girl Effect” prioritizes girls’ education, health, and economic investment in impoverished areas of the world.  Initially a venture with the Novo Foundation, United Nations Foundation and Coalition for Adolescent Girls, this collaboration has managed to become a movement it its own right.

2.) Beyond Corporate Responsibility - Keep in mind, your contributions as a company should go beyond your corporate responsibilities and donations (in monetary and product forms).  Be willing and be prepared to spend time outside of the office to attend events or to offer your own expertise in your field of work.  For example, if you work in the world of marketing, share your skills and knowledge to generate awareness for an event or to help plan an upcoming fundraiser with your colleagues.

3.) Long Term Goals - In establishing this alliance, think about your long term goals and how you can benefit one another.  Discuss how cross promotions will work and how you can develop each other’s brands and networks through the exchange of logos, marketing collateral, and through the dispersal of newsletters.   Dedicate a webpage to the cause on your company website—update it regularly with current projects or with upcoming events.

4.) Launch A Campaign - Solidify your partnership by launching a unique campaign around your core group of followers. The best way to elicit action and support is through a promotion, pledge of support, or even a scheduled event held every year.

5.) Genuine Interest & Passion - Consumers have shown growing interest in companies that are strongly tied to cause related campaigns and non-profit organizations (think Toms Shoes and its retail success).  Now, more than ever, it is imperative that your intentions to align with a particular cause come from a good place within.  Your customers want to be a part of something good and will gladly invest their time and money in a worthwhile initiative. Imagine the mountains you can move with the support of your employees, audience, and fans.  Just as long as your passion is genuine and others pick up on that, you can make a lasting difference.

Join us on FacebookPinterestGoogle+ or Linkedin, and stay ahead of the game with an occasional laugh, non-stop marketing advice, and insightful business analysis - plus: free fonts, DIY and more. Brought to you by AnyPromo.com.

WATCH this: How AnyPromo Screenprints 500 T-shirts

WATCH this: Screenprinting 500 white t-shirts for TCAR programs — part of our $2 white tee promotion!

View the video above to see how it’s done.

Need some last minute Valentine cards?  We’ve got a few free printables for you on our Blog: http://artofgifting.tumblr.com/
Finished Work: Oven Mitts—perfect for a Ladies Night!Have a great weekend, everyone!
We’re counting down to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics with some of our favorite -Made in the USA- products on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AnyPromo/team-usa/
Our new AnyPromo Team shirts spell out one of our core values: “Always Set High Standards & Never Settle For Less.”
Finished embroidery work on 2 different types of headwear today. Happy Friday, everyone!
Finished Work: Enhance the classic white t-shirt with your logo or design. With one, Celebros encourages you to get your site search on— White T-Shirt Promo

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