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Closeup of the UPS logo embroidered on a uniform shirt.
Imagewear
Terri Molnar, MAS, MASI

Imagewear That Pops and Promotes!

Create uniforms that your staff will want to wear!  We’re all familiar with uniforms in the workplace – whether in a casual environment or more formal.  So many reasons a company benefits from choosing image apparel for their employees. Just

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Haze Promos Logo
Customer Service
Terri Molnar, MAS, MASI

Elevating Your Brand

Little did we know when we started Avalon Image Group 13 years ago that elevating your brand could mean what is does today!  As the cannabis industry has been evolving, so has the promotional products world. We have been working

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Iced Tea, Closeup
Creative Campaigns
Terri Molnar, MAS, MASI

Iced Tea – No Straw, Please!

On two recent trips, I became curious after receiving drinks with paper straws at both mom & pop establishments and well-known coffee houses. First, this was a fun throwback to my childhood years! Second, after doing a little bit of

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Negative Space Logo - 8 Fish
Creativity
Shawna Trom, MAS, MASI

A Positive Negative

In today’s world of negative, thought it would be fun to talk about a positive negative. At Avalon, our world is all about brands and logos. Have your heard about negative space logos? Marketers say that a good logo should

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Avalon at PPAI Expo in Las Vegas
Creative Campaigns
Shawna Trom, MAS, MASI

The Perfect Storm!

The Avalon team just got back from PPAI Expo in Las Vegas – our industry’s largest and best tradeshow. This is an awesome event for us, as we see so many creative promotional/marketing ideas, meet with suppliers and get together

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Ten of Hearts
Motivation
Avalon Admin

Ten Things That Require ZERO Talent

Being accountable is having the courage to take an honest, introspective look at your own performance…YOU should be your biggest critic; you should want this for yourself. Imagine for a moment if EVERYONE did these ten things at 100%, or

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Brick Wall
Motivation
Avalon Admin

“When You’re Hitting a Wall”

“WHEN YOU’RE HITTING A WALL, FOCUS ON ONE BRICK”– TYLER MAY, AUTHOR Everyone experiences this…’hitting the wall’; regardless of your job, title, age, gender it doesn’t matter at some point in life we hit that proverbial wall – so what do

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Mismatched Socks
Marketing
Sara Cousins

Is Your Business Wearing Mismatched Socks?

Put yourself in this scene: you’re networking (formally or casually), you’ve introduced yourself, shaken hands with a new acquaintance and are getting ready to talk about your business, when all of the sudden you point out the socks you’re wearing don’t match. Wait, what? Can

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Give
Customer Service
Avalon Admin

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

“FROM WHAT WE GET, WE CAN MAKE A LIVING; WHAT WE GIVE, HOWEVER, MAKES A LIFE.”– ARTHUR ASHE We encounter different people along life’s path. It is no mistake that the people you meet came into your life at that very

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Striking match catching fire - idea execution
Creativity
Avalon Admin

Stop Sitting on Your Ideas!

“TO ME, IDEAS ARE WORTH NOTHING…UNLESS EXECUTED; THEY ARE JUST A MULTIPLIER. EXECUTION IS WORTH MILLIONS.” – STEVE JOBS I have seen this over and over, ideas with zero execution…it sounds something like this: “I should have, could have, I want

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Colorful T-Shirts
Creative Campaigns
Avalon Admin

Selling a T-Shirt by Telling a Story

My friend told me a story recently about a trip she took Montana. The sky was blue and seemed to last forever. The mountains were everything you expect as winter transitions to spring – the perfect mix of snow-capped glory

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Expo 2017
Promotional Products
Terri Molnar, MAS, MASI

PPAI Expo…More Than Products

As Mandy blogged about Vegas, Baby!, the first few days of PPAI are spent in education sessions that keep us up to date on hot topics and trends. Topics vary widely from corporate responsibility, to technology, to safety compliance, to

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Imagination
Creativity
Shawna Trom, MAS, MASI

Creative Ordering 102

Thought I would piggyback onto Mandy’s Ordering 101 blog of great fundamental information for ordering and the various aspects that go into your marketing projects. When a prospect asks us what makes us different than any other promotional products company, it’s a

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Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada
Creativity
Mandy Cousins

Vegas, Baby!

Promotional Products Association International throws their kick off PPAI Expo every January, and we love going for many reasons! First, we get to see old friends (iPROMOTEu staff and Affiliate friends), and meet new faces (new iPROMOTEu affiliates). Second, we visit with

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Avalon - iPROMOTEu
Promotional Products
Mandy Cousins

iPROMOTE-who?!

iPROMOTE-who?  iPROMOTEu – that’s who! You are going to see me mention iPROMOTEu regularly, so thought I would fill you in on the ‘who, what, why, when’, etc…! iPROMOTEu is a promotional products industry powerhouse.  They provide back office support, marketing,

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Ordering
Promotional Products
Mandy Cousins

Ordering 101

Returning to Avalon Image Group and the promotional products industry full-time is very exciting for me!  I’m loving getting back into it, growing my LinkedIn and other connections, and talking with existing and new clients.  In this process, and knowing the

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Turbulent Waves
Motivation
Avalon Admin

Rising Above While Riding the Tide

“CHANGE IS THE CONSTANT, THE SIGNAL FOR REBIRTH, THE EGG OF THE PHOENIX.” – CHRISTINA BALDWIN We are in very turbulent times, layoffs, downsizing, clients cutting budgets and some not buying at all.  Each of us have encountered, or may

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Barrel full of ideas
Creativity
Avalon Admin

A Barrel Full of Ideas

“THE BEST WAY TO HAVE A GOOD IDEA IS TO HAVE LOTS OF IDEAS.”– LINUS PAULING Ideas have legs! We often have ideas, or the nucleus of an idea and we fail to capture the thought. Journalizing your ideas is

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Going the extra mile
Customer Service
Avalon Admin

Going the Extra Mile for You

“THERE ARE NO TRAFFIC JAMS ON THE EXTRA-MILE” Doing a bit extra these days; well, not many people embrace this.  We are so wrapped up in doing so much that we often times forget that it’s the little things that

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Feedback is the breakfast of champions
Customer Service
Avalon Admin

Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions

“FEEDBACK IS THE BREAKFAST OF CHAMPIONS.” — KEN BLANCHARD Constructive criticism and positive feedback like “cash” is the lifeblood of any organization, the question is; does your organization or company have a policy in place where it openly solicits constructive

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