And so it begins...

November 12, 2013 05:11 by Ozzie
      

This morning's inclement weather and major traffic jam was just a mini preview of what is awaiting us this winter. Even though there was very light precipitation everyone just seemed to slow down to the point where no one was able to move. It was so bad that it took me over an hour to get to work, even though I live only 15 minutes away. 

No matter how reluctant or bitter I am that winter is here, I cannot avoid the truth. I have to be prepared for the worst. Considering how bad the winters have been the past couple of years, I want to make sure I have everything I need for bad weather, especially while driving. My main concern has always been driving in snow or icy weather. Unfortunately, it is not like when we were back in school, and work does NOT get cancelled every time the weather is bad. I have to drive and get to work, so the only thing I can do is be prepared. That is why I always make sure to stock up on my custom auto accessories at the beginning of each winter, so I have all of the supplies I need when the weather gets rough.

promotional polar ice scrapers

Number one on my list - these colorful polar ice scrapers!!

Everyone Needs a Good Hoodie

November 12, 2013 04:46 by Brandon
      

I knew it was a hoodie day from the moment I woke up.

Today Long Island got its first real snow of the season. When it's this cold and blustery, the only thing I want to wear is a hoodie. Hooded sweatshirts are soft, cozy and help shield you from Mother Nature's wrath (well, at least a little bit).

So when I was getting dressed, I immediately reached for one of my favorite pieces of embroidered apparel -- my bright blue Motivators hoodie from last year's Making Strides walk. Check it out below:

The truth is everyone needs a good hoodie come wintertime. So if you're searching for a winter giveaway for your staff members, customers and/or clients, why not take a look at Motivators' hooded sweatshirts? Your recipients will get plenty of use out of it, and your logo will get tons of exposure.

I suggest buying the comfiest one you can find, because then nobody's going to want to take it off!

Pennsylvania and Presents

November 11, 2013 04:42 by Laurie
      

This past weekend was my annual holiday shopping day with my mom. With two kids, three nieces, two nephews, and three cousins to shop for, I have my work cut out for me. We left at 7 a.m., went to the Christmas Tree Shop in New Jersey, and then to The Crossings in Pennsylvania. I love going to PA! The people are so nice, it's less crowded and there is no sales tax!

I usually don't have a problem finding anything for the kids, and I actually really enjoy buying for my female cousins who are in middle school and high school. The hardest people to shop for are the ones who already have everything!

So this year for Bill's aunt and uncle I am having a sweatshirt blanket customized for their family. I went online, picked out a blanket, created art with the help of one of our talented graphic designers, and am having it printed this week! I really think they will enjoy this gift for years to come! 

promotional Sweatshirt Blanket

The Holidays Are Coming

November 11, 2013 03:51 by Sam
      

The holidays are just around the corner that means it’s time to get your shopping on.  It’s already the 2nd week in November and if you have not started thinking about the upcoming holidays, it’s time to start.  I have already put up the majority of my decorations and all my lists are made!  The one last thing I need to do is take care of my Holiday Cards! I planned on dressing up my dogs and taking some great pictures. However time is running out.  A great alternative option that I am considering are the CD Holiday Cards! These cute cards all come with popular holiday music that everyone will love!

Senior Class Sweatshirts

November 7, 2013 03:38 by Ali
      

In many high schools, it is the norm for the senior class to design branded hoodie sweatshirts that coincide with their senior class theme. I couldn't help but notice a headline today on AOL.com titled "Senior Class Sweatshirt Sparks Big Controversy." After watching the video, I learned that a high school senior class in California chose the roman numerals for 14, or XIV, to be the logo on their class sweatshirts.

Apparently, unbeknownst to me (as well as the students and faculty), the roman numerals for 14 are often associated with gangs with Northern California roots. Some parents and officials are not letting their kids wear the sweatshirts and a refund is even being offered to those who do not wish to keep them. The school is standing behind the students stating the class chose a Roman theme and innocently used the roman numerals for 14 to depict their year of graduation.

While most students and parents did not recognize the imprint as anything other than the roman numerals they are, many thought of the gang immediately and were rather disturbed.

Here is a screen shot of the sweatshirt as shown in the AOL.com video news story: 

What do you think about this story? Should they be made to change it and get a refund for their already printed branded hoodies? What should their new theme be? Would love to hear your thoughts!

My new make up bag!

November 6, 2013 11:49 by Olha
      

I found a great holiday gift for all of my girlfriends. Check out this cylinder vanity bag that comes in various colors and is perfect for the girl on the go! This vanity bag features a removable vinyl pouch and a place to keep your brushes in order and clean. My co-worker Samantha also has one and she loves it.

 

SmartPocket

November 6, 2013 11:45 by Meryem
      

Working at Motivators Promotional Products, we always get the first tries with most of the cool products. Our latest product that ended up on our desks to use, actually today, was the SmartPocket.

 

The promotional smartpocket has been a very popular retail item. We in the promotional product industry usually pick up the hot trends and make our customers happy. Who doesn't carry around a smart phone nowadays? Exactly, no one! Which is why attaching this cool item to the back of your phone allows you to run out of your house without having to carry around a wallet or a purse. Simply just take your credit card, license, or money and put it in the smartpocket and GO. Keep this item in mind for your holiday giveaways this year!

Zagat 2014

November 5, 2013 10:43 by Ozzie
      

Anyone who loves to travel, most likely also loves to eat! I love going to new and different places and experiencing the local flavors; for this reason, I love the Zagat Guides. It is a great business gift that everyone is guaranteed to use. It is published annually, based on city, and has an alphabetic breakdown of all the restaurants, with indexes categorizing each business by different features, such as price, location and other special features such as what is Romantic and what is "In".

 

 

It is always a great idea to have this guide handy when going into New York City. With so many different places to eat and so much to do and see, sometimes it gets overwhelming and you cannot decide on what to try this time. Luckily, being that we are in Long Island, we are not that far from the city and can basically run through the entire list in the guide and try all of their top rated restaurants every time we go.

Start Of Holiday Shopping

November 5, 2013 10:09 by Sung
      

November marks the time of when many folks will start looking for holiday items. For me, I always wait until the last minute or start on Black Friday. I'm more of an Internet shopper. I hate walking around and waiting in line. Some might disagree with me. They might enjoy window shopping; maybe they like being around the holiday atmosphere.

For people that like to browse on the web, Motivators has a ton of items geared for the holiday season. Some of our most affordable and effective items that won't kill your budget are our corporate holiday cards. They're great for mailing. Yet another way to thank your clients!

What's also neat is that you are able to fully customize the entire card. Put a fun photo or choose from one of our many stock designs.

A Favorite Winter Giveaway

November 5, 2013 04:07 by Brandon
      

There are lots of reasons to buy promotional giveaways for winter. Maybe you're corporate gift shopping for your staff. Perhaps you're launching a winter promotional campaign. Whatever the case, choosing an item that people will actually want to use is obviously top priority.

And that's exactly what Bethpage Federal Credit Union did with this great logo mug

The Long Island-based credit union gave employees this hot mug just in time for a cold winter. It showcases the brand's new tagline: "Built to give you more."

While we didn't work with Bethpage on this piece, it's strikingly similar to Motivators' roulette ceramic mug (item #53299). I seriously love the contrasting colors -- it gives the mug a sleek, sophisticated look.

So if you're scratching your head wondering what to give away this winter, why not browse our huge selection of mugs? Because, hey, everyone likes a hot drink on a cold day.

In A Rush? Click HERE!

November 4, 2013 06:07 by Laurie
      

Some orders and nice and easy. Stock is good, artwork is in its EPS file, and there is plenty of time to reach the customer. Today, however, has not been an easy order day. Pens... so many pens and such little time, literally.

I contacted a customer who placed a Quick Quote with us online. She emailed me back saying that she did want to order, but she needed them in Maryland by this Friday. Unfortunately, the item she chose takes a full seven business days for production, plus shipping time.

So I showed her another item that we had -- it also came in blue, and could reach her on time. Of course the pen was found to be out of stock. So back to the drawing board I went.

Luckily, I happen to know our pen collection very well, and was able to locate another pen, item #25408, that was in stock and could meet her deadline of Friday. In fact, I can get them to her by Thursday!

promotional Belfast B Ballpoint Pens

The moral of my very rushed story? Just ask and a dedicated sales rep can help you get what you need!!!

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