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The big trend in the LogoSportswear market is getting back to mother nature. New earth friendly organic shirts, caps and bags have hit the market and are made from 100% organic cotton–containing no chemical bleaches or dyes.
So what does “organic” mean? The term defines the process of growing and processing a variety of agricultural products, including food and fibers, without the use of poison fertilizers and pesticides.
About 1/3 of a pound of chemical fertilizers and pesticides are used to produce a single pound of conventionally grown cotton fabric and much of these chemicals find their way into the soil, air, water and the food we eat, adversely affecting our life. Organic apparel is grown without chemical fertilizers and is colored using organic dyes.
Our research indicates that companies haven’t considered purchasing organic apparel because they perceive a significant cost increase. That has all changed and switching from non-organic to organic
is now not only relatively inexpensive but also great for the environment.
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Spring has sprung and now is a good time to promote your business, team or event with our new, full-color banners. We have just added a new Banner Designer to our online LogoDesignerTM software suite. I encourage you to use this technology and see how convenient it is to design, proof and order custom banners.
Designing full color banners can take graphics time and expertise. We make it easy. We have created custom Banner Design Templates that you can personalize for large, wide format banner printing.
Your message on living, breathing, high impact full color banners. Our banners feature:
· Four color printing at no additional charge!
· Long lasting 13 oz outdoor vinyl is reinforced and stronger than canvas. Each custom banner design
comes with brass grommets placed in all four corners.
· Print any size that fits your message
· Fast Turnaround! Our Banners ship in 6-days or less. 2-3 Day FastTrack Service available.
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We always kick off our Golf promotions at the same time as The Masters, which begins tomorrow. Even the most casual golf fan can appreciate the history and brilliance of The Masters. TV coverage begins on the USA Network on Thursday and Friday from 4-11 pm EST and Saturday and Sunday on CBS.
The Masters inspires many of us to get to the driving range and start working on that new and improved golf swing–I am still trying to figure out how my slice turned into a hook : )
We are offering specials of up to 50% Off on golf items and golf tournament kits so make a point to visit our our golf MicroSite, LogoGolfwear.com.
We carry Nike Golf, Adidas Golf, Titlelist, Ping and other innovative brands and products. At The Masters you can be sure that Tiger will be sporting the lastest Nike Golf while Sergio will be decked out in Adidas Golf. Our logo golf apparel offers each brand’s selection of technical fabrics offering moisture wicking to keep you cool and dry and UV-coatings that keep the sun’s harmful rays from burning your skin.
We also can personalize golf balls with your logos, photos and or special events without minimum orders. These make for great Mother’s and Father’s Day gifts.
My pick for The Masters? I can’t pick against Tiger. My guess is that we will be seeing him down the stretch and in contention again come Sunday afternoon. He is so good it almost makes you think that each Sunday Tiger stars in his own weekly reality series that has actually been scripted from the beginning.
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Custom t-shirts give the biggest bang for your promotional buck. Offer a t-shirt giveaway at a tradeshow and I am always amazed
to see successful, time-starved business execs waiting in line to bring home a FREE t-shirt–branded with your logo.
Need more convincing? See what marketing whiz, Mark Cuban, says about the lessons of promotional T-shirt giveaways at Dallas Mavericks games.
If you are going to do promotional t-shirts this year know that FULL COLOR printed shirts will be the most coveted for 2007. And know that our new MicroSite, CustomShirtsFast.com offers simple, quick, and affordable ways for you to produce high-quality, professional looking full color printed shirts and totes.
Traditional t-shirt screen printing requires high set-up costs and often restrictive minimum order requirements and is not efficient for full color, digitally produced designs. Our investment in digital, direct-to-garment printing, allows us to offer vibrant FULL color designs and photo prints never before offered–without minimum order or setup restrictions!
And we have the fastest turnaround in the industry. Normal processing for all shirts and totes is 4-6 days and we can even split that in half with our Super FastTrack processing.
Of course a professional looking design is what makes a t-shirt special and we know not everyone has graphics capabilities. That is why we supply thousands of t-shirt designs templates from which you can choose and customize with special text and colors.
Test drive our Online Shirt Designer and conveniently design, proof and order printed t-shirts, sweatshirts and tote bags. And for a limited time, buy just 48-Pieces and Get our 96-Piece price.
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This coming weekend marks the 70th year of the Master golf tournament. Golf fans can watch lots of live and taped tournament coverage on USA Network and CBS-TV beginning on Thursday.
You can even get shot-by-shot coverage on the internet at: www.masters.org. For many golfers, the Masters also kicks off their own golf season. And it is no coincidence that our golf site, LogoGolfwear.com, sees big traffic spikes beginning this weekend.
We have made some great new updates on this site and I encourage you to visit. We carry the top brands in golf, Nike, Adidas, Titlelist and Ping and the most innovative new products that can be co-branded with your company or team name and logo.
Ever wondered how Tiger Woods or Sergio Garcia look so cool during the heat of competition? Some of it has to do with the technical advancements of the performance golfwear and fabrics they wear these days. New moisture wicking golf shirts are designed to keep you cool and dry. Our logo golf shirts offer UV-coated fabrics that can keep the sun’s harmful rays from burning your skin. And new fabrics extend to all apparel categories, MicroFiber windshirts are now quieter and lighter than ever.
Here’s to taking off a few handicap strokes this year!
Logo Golf Shirts & Golf Tournament Gifts
Nike Golf Clothing and Nike Golf Bags
Adidas Golf Apparel
Putting on a golf outing this year? Ssave up to 50% on custom golf towels, umbrellas and more!
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Ever notice that more and more companies are beginning to show their logos in living color? Full color logos offer maximum impact. According to Marketing Insights, color increases visibility and recall by up to 40%. Consider what Google’s logo would look like in one-color? Their unqiue, full color logo has helped the search engine giant to become the fastest growing company of all time.
It used to be too expensive to reproduce full color logos on letterhead, biz cards, t-shirts, banners and promotional products. That was then, and this is now. Digital printing technology has spawned cost effective ways to print full color logos and designs or photos that can be created digitally on a computer or a camera. If you look around you will no doubt notice more and more marketing collateral and products all around you.
The window of opportunity has openened for you to consider printing your logo in living color. Digital printers provide great color resolution at a very low price. I can assure you that my company is jumping on the full color bandwagon in a big way. We have recently updated our own logos to full color and will over the next month expand our full color product offerings. We are looking to re-invent our name, logo, products and BRAND into living, breathing, high impact full color!
We would like to use our experience to help you re-invent your corporate identity as well. We have invested in the very first direct-to-garment digital printers, full color printer/cutters and multi-head embroidery equipment. This equpment offers an array of full color products that will make your company stand out from your competitors. And our best asset, our graphics design team, can help you design a special high impact, full color design for your t-shirt or product..
A blog about color would not be complete without a color sportswear forecast for 2006. This Spring, look for COLOR to saturate the market with a range of hues that go from bright and sporty, to more subdued and sophisticated. Color brings excitement to both women’s wear and menswear in casual weekend knits and jackets, as well as office appropriate wovens and ties. Look for green-casted blues and blue-casted greens to dominate along with all shades of orange ranging from light coral to burnt orange.The palette is rounded out with cool resort colors of yellow, purple and green.
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“Life-Caching” is a trend to watch. Trendwatching.com defines it as “a love to collect and store possessions, memories, experiences, in order to create personal histories, momentoes of their lives, or just to keep track for practical reasons.”
Life-Caching is enabled by technology – from blogging, to memory sticks and especially through the growth of digital cameras. More than 60 million digital cameras were sold last year. Forrester says sharing photos via email is the fourth most popular online activity. And IDC reports that people are taking more shots than ever — an average of 75 images per month, up from about 50 per month last year.
Now that digital cameras have replaced film cameras for the most part, consumers are exploring digital options from home printers to online systems for storing and sharing images. Here is a glimpse of the most popular new photo products and services.
Personalized Photo Gifts
Photo Tshirts & Products
Our full color and photo tshirt business is booming as customers can create their own products without minimum order or setups.
Photo Tshirts & Personalized T-shirts
Photo Tote Bags and Personalized Tote Bags
Full Color Photo Golf Balls
Full Color Photo Banners
Allows customers to store and share photographs online and to order prints without cluttering hard drives.
Photo broadcasting tools allow consumers to create a string of images that scroll across a user’s desktop. Users can create the loop using photos from a digital camera, or those stored on their hard drive or on a photo-sharing site. These can be shared with friends and family.
Photo Picture Printing
The most competitive market of them all. Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, and Costco allow users to transmit their digital images over the Internet to in-store photo processing centers, where the images are printed and available for same-day pickup.
Photo Image Hosting Sites
Nielsen/NetRatings reported that traffic to image hosting Web sites has skyrocketed mainly due to the in blogs. As a category, image hosting sites have grown 406 percent to more than 14.7 million unique users since January 2005, accounting for nearly 10 percent of active U.S. Internet users.
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Promotional logo items are used every day to remind and inspire, employees, customers and prospects. There is really no limit to the type of custom promotional products that can be used to communicate a message.
Please try our new site. You can now search the Promotional Products universe for over 225,000 plus items from 1000 plus suppliers. You can even to enter to win $1000 worth of promotional products in our monthly drawing. Items include calendars, mugs, pens, T-shirts, bumper stickers, key tags, and everything you can ever imagine.
Call our sales consultants to help you get the most bang for your promotional logo item buck.
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I must confess to not being a very good golfer. However, like many of you, I am completely convinced that this is my “breakthough” year on the links. This is the year I find consistency and lower my handicap. Hopefully I will continue to feel that way after my first few rounds of the season.
I do feel like the popularity of golf is increasing. The PGA tours have bemore competitive and we are seeing some new fresh faces at the top of the leader boards. And as more and more baby boomers age, they are moving from more strenuous sports to golf.
It is not surprising that golf outings have become a great way to combine recreation with business. The leisurely pace of golf lends itself to forge stronger relationships with customers, alumni, parents and supporters. And I know first hand that organizing a golf tournament can be one of the most successful fundraising vehicles for your favorite charity or boosters club.
Consider doing an outing. If you are looking to raise some funds for an organization give me a holler and I will offer you some tips. A properly coordinated golf event can be very effective. Of course make sure you thoughtfully consider some LogoGolf gifts which can run the gamut from useful accessories such as caps, towels, golf shirts and golf balls to lavish awards such as high-end golf clubs.
As part of our MicroSite niche marketing strategy take a look at these two new golf sites we just put up:
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Want New Customers? PromoProducts Offer Maximum Exposure, Minimum Cost!
Promotional products are designed to increase awareness and business. You use them to reward, remind and inspire, both internally to employees and externally to customers and prospects. The thousands of products available allow flexibility in planning promotions.
Promotional products usually bear a logo, slogan or saying, known as the imprint. Because promotional products are generally purchased in quantities, they usually cost less than the recipient thinks they do, giving them a higher perceived value.
There is really no limit to the type of product that can be used to communicate a message. Products include calendars, mugs, pens, T-shirts, bumper stickers, key tags, etc. Today, there are literally hundreds of thousands of promotional products at our store, including many high-value items like clocks, crystal, china and watches. Additionally, automotive accessories and desktop products are very popular.
One reason promotional products work is because people actually like to receive these gifts. Unlike other marketing and motivational media, promotional products, which include ad specialties, premiums, business gifts and recognition awards – are tangible symbols. They are useful to the recipient, they are kept, used and appreciated long after other elements of a campaign may have been discarded or forgotten.
Here are some of the ways Promotional Products can be used:
* Motivation/Incentives * Recognition/Service Awards * Traffic Building * Event Marketing * Safety Programs * Product Rollouts * Point-of-Purchase * Direct-Mail Marketing * Employee/Community/Customer Relations * Clubs/Fraternal Identification * Cause-Related Marketing * Brand Awareness * Fund Raising * Souvenirs/Remembrances
We will comment on the new trends in the Promotional Products market.
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