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Where's The Beef?

Where's The Beef?
Have you ever been given a promotional product that appeared flimsy & cheap?
What good is that?  Not only does it provide a poor and degrading impression of the "gift-giver", but it makes us wonder "Where's The Beef?"  If you want to make a lasting impression with a promotional branded product, think before making your investment.  We'd like to share some interesting observations with you...
 
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Scheduled Blog Posts - Are Yours working like they should?

Ever have issues with getting your auto-posting of your blogs to work correctly?

Unfortunately, I have been a vicim of this issue.  If you are like me - this type of problem is a frickin hassle to say the least!  There are so many configurations involved with the set-up and it is all related to your chosen blogging tool.  I can recommend assistance for you:

 

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Local Businesses Rock!

Here in the Richmond, VA area I'm tipping my hat to the following businesses:

L & M Carpet & Tile - Ask for Antonio

Mechanicsville Dry Cleaners - Ask for Mr. Lee

Bell Cottage Boutique - Ask for Susan Arland

 

Tell them that Lori of XLDesign4U referred you to these great local businesses!

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Support Your Local Neighborhood Businesses!

It's the weekend, and I'm just posting a simple reminder to support your local neighborhood businesses.  Keeping your purchases local is a win-win for everyone!

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Rusty Nails (Then & Now) - Thanks Dad!

Here in Virginia, in early June, my hydrangeas are popping out with big blue balls of flora.  As I admire them I remember strategically scattering rusty nails on top of the soil above their roots late last summer - that was one of my Dad's "tips".  Yes, Mom gave me lots of tips too, but with Father's Day around the corner, I was inspired to write this artical and share with whoever may appreciate it.
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IRS Spending and the Promotional Products Industry

The promotional products industry, of which I am a member, plays an important role in the national economy—collectively the industry provides more than 432,000 jobs and nearly $18 billion annually. Approximately 97 percent of the companies in this industry are small businesses.

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Banana Peel Marketing - Knowing Your Audience

Banana Peel Marketing - Knowing Your Audience

Banana (Peel) Marketing – Know your Audience!

 

Guerilla marketing that puts the consumer slipping to another service provider.

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Tending our Garden of Prospects & Clients - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Tending our Garden of Prospects & Clients - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Sipping my second cup of coffee and walking around my largest & most colorful garden area this morning, it dawned on me that the ways I love and tend my gardens parallel with the way I tend to my gardening of prospects and clients.  Is it just me?  Or is it the coffee kicking in?  No – wait a minute and think: Every garden needs tender loving care and up-keep.  Our prospects and clients are truly our gardens of enjoyment and pride.

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10 Reasons Promotional Products Work

10 Reasons Promotional Products Work

1. Promotional Consultants:
           The Rock Stars Of The Marketing World

2. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s a promotional product!

3. Business is Booming

4. Spread The Word

5. Enhance Marketing Campaigns

6. Positive Impact On Brand Image

7. Gifts That Keep On Giving

8. Endless Array Of Options

9. Quick Turnaround Time

10. Fun and Handy

 

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HowTo Develop A Promotional Plan?

HowTo Develop A Promotional Plan?

Successful promotion campaigns don't happen by chance. To realize goals, promotional products programs must be carefully planned, taking into consideration the audience, budget and, of course, the ultimate result to be gained.

A professional promotional marketing consultant should discuss these seven important elements to help you plan the best promotion for reaching your objective:

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How is your Promotional Consultant Educating You?

How is your Promotional Consultant Educating You?

It's  Promotional Products Work Week!

I'm enthusiastically share information this week (specifically) about how promotional products work.  Many of our readers are already educated, however some are not...   I take pride in being a promotional consultant, and it is my pleasure to educate the public about this facinating industry.

XLDesign4U is a strong resource for more information on promotional products, including promotional ideas, sample evaluations and marketing team-work.

I welcome you to visit our web store that is filled with product ideas, and will be glad to personally assist you as your team player with your next promotional project from product selection, sample evaluation and everything from creation to finished delivery.

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Promotional Products: Impact, Exposure & Influence

Promotional Products: Impact, Exposure & Influence

How Effective Are Promotional Products?

Promotional products are extremely effective in reaching and influencing people according to PPAI and university research studies.  Following are some examples:

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Promotional Products- A Marketing Medium (FAQs)

Promotional Products- A Marketing Medium (FAQs)

How can promotional products work as a marketing medium for your business?

Many businesses are unaware of how promotional products can improve their reach to customers (old, new & future).  Likewise, promotional products can work as a recognition tool of praise or award for employees, fund-raisers or even a brandad acknowledgement the local little league team you sponsor.

Here are the answers to commonly asked questions about the promotional products industry.

 

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Proud To Be A VAPPA Member

Proud To Be A VAPPA Member

Exciting News!

The Mid-Atlantic Promotional Products Association (MAPPA) is rebranding in 2013 as The Virginia Promotional Products Association (VAPPA) to better represent our membership and the region it serves.

The official Unveiling will occur on February 26, 2013 at the Spring EXPO show.

And we'll be there looking for new, exciting products to help with achieving your marketing goals!

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Love The ROI and Share The Love

 Promotional Products Work Week
will be February 25- March 1, 2013

There is always a good feeling of pride
when we share something of value.  Wanna Feel The Love?
Better yet: Share The Love and Love The ROI

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