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

Valentine’s Day, one of our favourite holidays, is just around the corner, and for this feature, we caught up with our Customer Care Manager, Rosy, to ask her how she shows her appreciation towards her loved ones.  With 6 years of AnyPromo experience, she suggests the best promo item for the person on the go.

What’s the most rewarding part of your role?

 “The most rewarding part is when a customer is happy about their experience or happy that the order was processed just as they thought the result would be. I love positive feedback from our customers; it reassures me we are doing our job right and well.”

 What are your favorite gifts to give and why?  What about Valentine’s Day?

 “Gift cards to a store I know the person likes or pictures. Gift cards because the person can purchase something they need or want, and pictures because they are meaningful, it reminds you of a certain place and time in your life.

For Valentine’s Day, I like to give my loved ones cards, handmade cards are the sweetest, or I bake goodies for them. I’m all about ‘it’s the thought that counts’; it’s the small things that matter most.

 What’s the most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

 “The most meaningful gift I have received are my children, they mean the world to me and fill every aspect of my life with meaning and strength. I think children are the most precious gifts in life.”

 If you could choose one promo item to market yourself— which one would you choose? and why?

 “Item # 705022 - a mobile device charger. It’s perfect for a busy lifestyle, everyone loves their phone & tech items—they have become a necessity rather than an accessory.  This device helps to charge your phone anywhere!

How many times have you been stuck somewhere and your battery is dying and you need to accomplish something on our phone? This device will be your life saver!”

Rosy is pictured at the most recent PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, NV and her choice promo item, a battery portable charger.

(Source: artofgifting)

Some of our team members were in attendance in Las Vegas, NV for the PPAI Expo and they’ve shared some of their promo finds (above).

Finished Work: If you’re attending the Sundance Festival this week, you may spot a handful of folks rockin’ these red beanies. Team Tongal will be out in full force in Park City, Utah - make sure you say hello and score your own headgear!
High Fashion x Football Helmets For A Good Cause

With the Super Bowl drawing near (and conveniently taking place at the fashion capitol of the world, NYC!), Bloomingdale’s and the CFDA have partnered up in support of the NFL Foundation, to bespoke 48 football helmets.  
According to the CFDA:
“All 48 helmets will be auctioned. Fans may visit Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to access the NFL Auction and bid on the designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets from January 15 – February 4, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. Through its grant programs the Foundation supports youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, as well as community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. The minimum bid for each helmet will be $248, celebrating the 48th Super Bowl which is taking place across two states.”
Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier, John Varvatos, and Rachel Zoe are among the 48 designers who have contributed to this project.
To view all the helmets, visit Bloomingdales.com and let us know which ones have caught your eye!  Even better, how would you design your own?

(Photos courtesy of Bloomingdales.com; Helmets designed by: Alejandro Ingelmo, Rachel Zoe, Bloomingdale’s, and Alice + Olivia)

High Fashion x Football Helmets For A Good Cause

With the Super Bowl drawing near (and conveniently taking place at the fashion capitol of the world, NYC!), Bloomingdale’s and the CFDA have partnered up in support of the NFL Foundation, to bespoke 48 football helmets.  

According to the CFDA:

All 48 helmets will be auctioned. Fans may visit Bloomingdales.com/superbowlhelmets to access the NFL Auction and bid on the designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets from January 15 – February 4, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football. Through its grant programs the Foundation supports youth and high school football programs, health and safety efforts, as well as community health initiatives, including NFL PLAY 60. The minimum bid for each helmet will be $248, celebrating the 48th Super Bowl which is taking place across two states.”

Donna Karan, Monique Lhuillier, John Varvatos, and Rachel Zoe are among the 48 designers who have contributed to this project.

To view all the helmets, visit Bloomingdales.com and let us know which ones have caught your eye!  Even better, how would you design your own?

(Photos courtesy of Bloomingdales.com; Helmets designed by: Alejandro Ingelmo, Rachel Zoe, Bloomingdale’s, and Alice + Olivia)

Today, we’re introducing our Vendor Relationship Manager, Alicia Servin, who is celebrating 12 years with AnyPromo!  Alicia took some time out of her busy schedule to share some of the insights she’s gained from her role and as our resident coffee fiend, reveals which coffee mug she favors over them all.
 
What’s the most rewarding part of your job at AnyPromo?
“I must say the best reward is reaching a goal.  You need to set goals along the way, no matter how big or how small they are and work towards it every single day.  Once it is reached the feeling is so rewarding.  Meeting sales goals are of course rewarding; however, meeting high standard customer care services are weighed in just the same way.  I want customers to leave with a great impression of AnyPromo. Having a customer return and place a repeated order is rewarding as well.  It does not matter if the order is too small or too large, what matters is that they returned and that means we are doing something right!”
 Quote I can relate to:  “After every call, no matter how well you did- even if you closed a million-dollar deal- ask yourself how you could have done it better.”
 
What are your favorite gifts to give / most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?
“I really enjoy giving something to someone that is useful. I want to know my money is being used wisely.  Personally I like to give away Wearables.”
 “My beautiful two children [mean the World to me]!!”
 
If you could choose one promo item to market/promote yourself— which one would you choose? and why?
 “There are too many promotional items I can think of.. but I must say the one I use the most and must have is my Coffee Mug!  This is used daily and I love it, especially Monday mornings!”
[Below is Alicia’s personal favorite.  You can find the mug on  AnyPromo.com.]
 

Today, we’re introducing our Vendor Relationship Manager, Alicia Servin, who is celebrating 12 years with AnyPromo!  Alicia took some time out of her busy schedule to share some of the insights she’s gained from her role and as our resident coffee fiend, reveals which coffee mug she favors over them all.

 

What’s the most rewarding part of your job at AnyPromo?

“I must say the best reward is reaching a goal.  You need to set goals along the way, no matter how big or how small they are and work towards it every single day.  Once it is reached the feeling is so rewarding.  Meeting sales goals are of course rewarding; however, meeting high standard customer care services are weighed in just the same way.  I want customers to leave with a great impression of AnyPromo. Having a customer return and place a repeated order is rewarding as well.  It does not matter if the order is too small or too large, what matters is that they returned and that means we are doing something right!”

 Quote I can relate to:  “After every call, no matter how well you did- even if you closed a million-dollar deal- ask yourself how you could have done it better.”

 

What are your favorite gifts to give / most meaningful gift you’ve received and why?

“I really enjoy giving something to someone that is useful. I want to know my money is being used wisely.  Personally I like to give away Wearables.”

 “My beautiful two children [mean the World to me]!!”

 

If you could choose one promo item to market/promote yourself— which one would you choose? and why?

 “There are too many promotional items I can think of.. but I must say the one I use the most and must have is my Coffee Mug!  This is used daily and I love it, especially Monday mornings!”

[Below is Alicia’s personal favorite.  You can find the mug on  AnyPromo.com.]

 http://www.anypromo.com/mugs-drinkware/mugs/ceramicstainless-steel-12-oz-square-bottom-mug-p622190

(Source: artofgifting)

artofgifting:

Welcome to our new blog called “The Art of Gifting”!  Here, we’ll be showcasing our fun and quirky team members and the awesome work that they do.  We take pride in being a very creative and thoughtful bunch — so we’ve decided that this platform will be our way of sharing our ideas and the many ways we can contribute to our community, our customers, and to each other.
Thanks for the follow!  It means a lot!

artofgifting:

Welcome to our new blog called “The Art of Gifting”!  Here, we’ll be showcasing our fun and quirky team members and the awesome work that they do.  We take pride in being a very creative and thoughtful bunch — so we’ve decided that this platform will be our way of sharing our ideas and the many ways we can contribute to our community, our customers, and to each other.

Thanks for the follow!  It means a lot!

Tuesday Favorites: “Show Us Your Type”

Today we stumbled upon a creative platform that marries two of our loves: Type and Cities. 
"Show Us Your Type" challenges designers to create a poster with the designated city name as the focal point and subject of the art piece.  This month, the spotlight is aimed at Las Vegas, USA.  Designers are encouraged to submit their work before the deadline of February 23 here: http://showusyourtype.com/contacto.php
Above is a gif design for the city of Tokyo, Japan by the art collective, 44Flavours.

Tuesday Favorites: “Show Us Your Type”

Today we stumbled upon a creative platform that marries two of our loves: Type and Cities. 

"Show Us Your Type" challenges designers to create a poster with the designated city name as the focal point and subject of the art piece.  This month, the spotlight is aimed at Las Vegas, USA.  Designers are encouraged to submit their work before the deadline of February 23 here: http://showusyourtype.com/contacto.php

Above is a gif design for the city of Tokyo, Japan by the art collective, 44Flavours.

We recently finished some pet leashes for the upcoming LA Spay/Neuter Fest!  Save the date if you’re in the area!  More details below:
L.A. SPAY/NEUTER FEST
January 18, 2014
7:00am - 4:00pm
Morgan Park (Baldwin Park, CA)

www.laspayneuterfest.com

Spay/Neuter Services (for cats & dogs)
Micro-chipping
Vaccinations
Training Tips
Kids Activities
Music
…..and more!

Brought to you by The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project & Annie Hart, of the Bill Foundation.
Pet leash available on AnyPromo.com

We recently finished some pet leashes for the upcoming LA Spay/Neuter Fest!  Save the date if you’re in the area!  More details below:

L.A. SPAY/NEUTER FEST

January 18, 2014

7:00am - 4:00pm

Morgan Park (Baldwin Park, CA)

www.laspayneuterfest.com

Spay/Neuter Services (for cats & dogs)

Micro-chipping

Vaccinations

Training Tips

Kids Activities

Music

…..and more!

Brought to you by The Carrie Ann Inaba Animal Project & Annie Hart, of the Bill Foundation.

Pet leash available on AnyPromo.com

Happy National Rubber Ducky Day! We’re big NFL fans here at AnyPromo so this football ducky is our favorite. Is your team still in the running for the Super Bowl? Comment or “Like” if you had or still keep this iconic toy around.#rubberduckyAvailable here: http://www.anypromo.com/stress-relievers/football-rubber-duck-p672389
We’re gearing up for a busy month of February! Apart from Valentine’s Day, we’ll also be celebrating American Health Month and National Wear Red Day on February 7th. (Pictured: our heart spring toy & heart letter opener)#valentinesday #hearthealth #gored
Connecting the Dots 1.9.14
by Rina Dakanay

These are the stories that we’re focused on this week (featuring some of my favorite gamechangers (pictured!) and the ideals and practices that drive them toward success):
1) Apple’s newly appointed Chief of Retail and former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendt on the greatest creator of energy— EMPATHY. [photo via Fast Company]
2) NPR’s Creative Director Liz Danzico discusses how she draws inspiration from and for her various projects. [via Fast Company]
3) Under the leadership of their CEO, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! launches their latest venture into online magazines.
4) This year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 - my generation’s cream of the crop.
5) A Tribute to Failure by Marcelo Gleiser and Failure’s relationship to one of the above.

Connecting the Dots 1.9.14

by Rina Dakanay

These are the stories that we’re focused on this week (featuring some of my favorite gamechangers (pictured!) and the ideals and practices that drive them toward success):

1) Apple’s newly appointed Chief of Retail and former Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendt on the greatest creator of energy— EMPATHY. [photo via Fast Company]

2) NPR’s Creative Director Liz Danzico discusses how she draws inspiration from and for her various projects. [via Fast Company]

3) Under the leadership of their CEO, Marissa Mayer, Yahoo! launches their latest venture into online magazines.

4) This year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 - my generation’s cream of the crop.

5) A Tribute to Failure by Marcelo Gleiser and Failure’s relationship to one of the above.

(Source: fastcompany)

marketr:

Introducing Tumblr Sponsored Posts Powered by Yahoo Advertising: Creative Storytelling Meets Leading Technology
We’re kicking off 2014 with a major upgrade to our advertising platform: Tumblr Sponsored Posts Powered by Yahoo Advertising. That’s right, now the things you promote on Tumblr can take advantage of the marketing finesse that Yahoo technology has to offer.
The big deal:
Tailor your audience: Use gender and location to deliver your content with accuracy. 
Only pay for engagement: You’re only charged for Reblogs, Likes, follows, or clicks made directly from the Sponsored Post itself. 
Remove the guesswork: Try out different creative approaches, and we’ll narrow your campaign down to the one that performs best.
Measure the results: Our analytics tools now report demographic data. 
The power of a Sponsored Post:
60% of users who’ve seen Sponsored Posts find the content fun, engaging, and high quality.
70% of consumers perceive a brand more favorably after seeing a Sponsored Post.
50% of users who saw Sponsored Posts researched the sponsor afterward.
We’re excited to introduce these enhanced capabilities to the striking creative work and native advertising experience that define sponsorships on Tumblr. This is where advertising is actually fun, and we plan on keeping it that way.
Ready to get started? Visit www.tumblr.com/business.
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Source: Nielsen/Tumblr Brand Tracker, 2013

marketr:

Introducing Tumblr Sponsored Posts Powered by Yahoo Advertising: Creative Storytelling Meets Leading Technology

We’re kicking off 2014 with a major upgrade to our advertising platform: Tumblr Sponsored Posts Powered by Yahoo Advertising. That’s right, now the things you promote on Tumblr can take advantage of the marketing finesse that Yahoo technology has to offer.

The big deal:

  • Tailor your audience: Use gender and location to deliver your content with accuracy. 
  • Only pay for engagement: You’re only charged for Reblogs, Likes, follows, or clicks made directly from the Sponsored Post itself. 
  • Remove the guesswork: Try out different creative approaches, and we’ll narrow your campaign down to the one that performs best.
  • Measure the results: Our analytics tools now report demographic data. 

The power of a Sponsored Post:

  • 60% of users who’ve seen Sponsored Posts find the content fun, engaging, and high quality.
  • 70% of consumers perceive a brand more favorably after seeing a Sponsored Post.
  • 50% of users who saw Sponsored Posts researched the sponsor afterward.

We’re excited to introduce these enhanced capabilities to the striking creative work and native advertising experience that define sponsorships on Tumblr. This is where advertising is actually fun, and we plan on keeping it that way.

Ready to get started? Visit www.tumblr.com/business.

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Source: Nielsen/Tumblr Brand Tracker, 2013

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