THE 2020 Luxe List of Promotional Gifts for Good Health, a Comfortable Home, and Great Adventure

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 24, 2020

THE 2020 Luxe List of Promotional Gifts for Health, Home, and AdventureSpecial Gifts for Special People

Well, we’re quickly approaching the end of “what a year!” And, as I’ve mentioned in this space before, it’s a more important year than ever to remember your clients, prospects and key employees with holiday promotional gifts.

But what about those most important people you want to remember?

What about the client that’s been loyal, well, forever? Or the prospect you are hoping to add to that list next year? And don’t forget those trusted employees that form the heart and soul of your company? read more…


Custom Labels Won’t Stick_ Here’s Your Superior SolutionWhy Stick with Custom Labels That Don’t? Tag Superior!

“The show must go on.”

That may be an inspiring slogan in show business. But it’s even more critical in businesses like yours.

If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you know that things can be pretty unpredictable. You never know what challenges you’ll be facing around the next corner. And this year has been full of unpredictability.

But there is one area in which you can avoid the uncertainty: your custom labels. Hopefully, you are currently working with a proven custom label provider.  If not, you may be experiencing any number of issues. read more…


Custom-Coordinated Gift Wrap Kits Perfect Your Corporate Promotional Gifts

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 17, 2020

Custom Coordinated Gift Wrap Kits Perfect Your Corporate Promotional GiftsA Gift They Will Appreciate, Use and Remember

Getting ready to send your holiday corporate promotional items?  Still in the planning process? Either way, today’s post couldn’t be more timely.

These exceptional gift wrap kits are a terrific finishing touch to gifts you are already planning to send. AND they make excellent gifts themselves! read more…


COVID-19 Safety Grants Awarded for PPE and More!

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 12, 2020

MICHIGAN COVID-19 SAFETY GRANTS AWARDED for PPE and MoreNeed PPE for Your Business? You Could Get Money. You WILL Get Help

I like to think all my posts here have value. But today’s could really help your business cash in.

It seems that money is starting to flow to businesses to help them keep their doors open in the face of the coronavirus and, more importantly, provide critical safety items for their employees.

That’s an encouraging concept. As you know, we remain very focused on helping our clients (and you, if you’re not one yet) acquire the PPE for covid you need, reliably and at an incredible price. read more…


You Need to Protect Yourself When Ordering PPE

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 10, 2020

Navigating PPE Purchasing_ Buyer Beware! Here’s What To Look Out ForNavigating PPE Purchasing? Buyer Beware! Here’s Help

If the COVID-19 situation has taught us anything, it has solidified the need to be proactive against not only the coronavirus, but seasonal flu and others. The need for businesses to protect themselves, their workers and customers with health and safety items like PPE for COVID, including sanitizer, is here to stay.

The pandemic has been a great reminder that things like sanitizers should have been a part of your supply chain already.

Working through the pandemic, also helped businesses learn what to look for (and look OUT for) in choosing a supplier to provide that vital PPE.

In my view, it really comes down to two key things: expertise, and efficiency.  read more…


How Genius Marketers Use QR Codes for Virtual Events

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 5, 2020

How Genius Marketers Use QR Codes for Virtual EventsFor Online Event Success, You’ve Got to Know the (QR) Code

You know, I laugh (at least to myself) when I hear people asking questions like “do people still use QR codes?” or “are QR codes dead?”

That’s because I know the truth: the value of QR codes is actually increasing, and it can play a critical role in marketing during a pandemic or truly anytime.

Many companies (and even industries) today have been relegated to conducting their important events virtually.

That includes sales meetings, conferences, trade shows, seminars, and dozens of other get-togethers that have turned into “click-togethers.”

The only thing missing is, well — the excitement! That’s one place where the trusty QR code can step forward and fill in many of those missing elements. read more…


Holiday Corporate Gifts? Here’s the #1 Tip You Cannot Miss for Top ROI

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on November 3, 2020

The Top Tip You Cannot Miss for the best Holiday Corporate Gifts
Something You Should Know Before “Ho Ho Ho”

The holidays are drawing closer, so lately I’ve been talking about your corporate holiday gifting plans. I’m assuming you are planning to be part of the trend; in recent years, the percentage of companies giving out promotional items to key people for the holidays has increased.

Why? According to a 2018 survey done by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), companies give holiday gifts to clients, prospects and employees for many reasons, including:

  • to express appreciation
  • to help develop relationships
  • increase company awareness
  • generate company goodwill
  • generate a lead

Success: A 2020 Vision

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Rocketbook, Smart Notebook, Takes Off for Holiday Corporate Gifting 2020

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 29, 2020

Rocketbook Is The “Smart Notebook” That’s a Smart Choice for Year-End 2020 Rocketbook Is the “Smart Notebook” That’s a Smart Choice for Year-End 2020 to Make 2021 SOAR!

I talk a lot about promotional items here.

And in my last few posts, I’ve stressed the importance of working them into your company’s holiday plans as this challenging year comes to a close.

Today, I want to focus on a very special promotional gift. It takes a critical tool that is part of every businessperson’s day and marries it with modern technology. The result is an updated approach that is more efficient and planet-friendly while saving the user time, space and money. read more…


Here Are The Top 5 Promotional Items New Employees Like

The Right Promotional Gifts Build Team Spirit and Company Success for Remote Workers…Right Away!

On Thursday, I kicked off a discussion about onboarding done right, especially with so many new employees working from home.  I talked about one important component that is often overlooked: branded promotional items that help build new, work-from-home employees’ sense of pride in (and loyalty to) their new company.

That post mentioned research that showed that recently-hired, remote employees really look forward to getting these types of promotional items from their new companies.

But what items, exactly, would newly hired, remote workers most like to receive?

Good news – we have answers!

MVP (Most Valuable Promotional) Items

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Onboarding with Remote Workers Done Right! Part 1: Are You Missing This Critical Step?

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on October 22, 2020

Are You On-Boarding Remote Workers Properly_ Here’s The Promotional Items They WantThe Right Welcome Works Wonders…Is Your Company Missing The Mark?

You’re hiring, but a good portion of your company is on a work-from-home basis, at least temporarily. (Though more than a few businesses are considering making that status permanent after seeing the results.)

So, what does that have to do with promotional items?


How do you make those new-but-remote employees feel welcome? How can you convey that you consider them to be an important part of your organization?

Well, a great many of those new employees believe that receiving company-branded “swag” is certainly a step in that direction.

How do I know?

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