Archive for April, 2010

Supplier Hero!

April 19, 2010

It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s…. Adam from EMT!

Super Adam

Super Adam!

I would like to give a huge, huge thank you to Adam from EMT for pulling out all the stops and coming through for us on a last minute project. We were a little late, and a little picky, when it came to a pin order for one of our best clients, and Adam fought hard to make sure we had exactly what we wanted and had it here just in time to make an important deadline.

And then, wouldn’t you know it, he got that order to us a day early!

A great big THANK YOU to Adam at  EMT for excellent customer service and for being our Supplier Hero!

Check out some of the excellent products that EMT (an Indianapolis based company) offers; including lapel pins, paper air fresheners, patches, dog tags, and more!

Here are a few photos of the project that Adam helped us to complete:

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ExactTarget (a Super Client!) hands out these “CMO Power Packs” to Chief Marketing Officers at tradeshow and convention meetings/educational sessions.  The packs are targeted to the “busy marketer” and include a travel iPhone charger, travel power strip, and a pack of “Subscribers Rule!” pins so CMOs can share the SR! philosophy with their own companies.  Learn more about ExactTarget here!

The Trinket & Treasure Chest

April 13, 2010

Some people like to refer to our industry as “trinkets and trash”.  And I can’t say I blame them.  I mean, really… there is a lot of junk out there.  I know.  I’ve seen it.

But there are also many products that we actually find useful, or just love for their creative design, or that really support our campaign message. And I’ll wager a bet that these products have prompted us to do exactly what they intend – purchase a product or service. (trash *treasure!*)

Since we are immersed in the industry here at Print Resources, we get the pleasure of finding, testing, and loving the little “treasures” that come our way.  Sometimes it’s something new and different.  Sometimes it’s something old and boring but we really do use it!  And here’s a shocker – promotional product companies actually send out samples of their product so you can see what their all about, test it out, and then blog about it to the world.  Hmmmmm….. 😉

Anyway, I thought I might share with you some of our personal favorites in a segment I’m calling “The Trinket & Treasure Chest”.

Episode 1:

Erin’s Refillable Glasses Cleaning Kit

Erin uses this glasses cleaning kit almost every day.  Well.. every day she wears her glasses… (Which is almost every day…)  She likes to walk around the office with it on her belt loop just in case a rogue piece of dust or finger print tries to mess up her day.  It would also be a great item to keep in your car, as the hook on the back would easily slide onto a seat or door pocket. A win-win for convenience and fashion.

Erin & Glasses Kit

yeah buddy.

Robin’s Flexible Calculator

Robin sits about 6 feet away from Erin, and used to spend much of her day “calculating” on a noisy calculator which grated on Erin’s every last nerve.  Then Robin got this awesome, flexible, quiet calculator at a trade-show last year, and now Erin and Robin are BFF! Plus, it fits conveniently in any bag, and it won’t shatter into a million pieces when you drop it. Perfect for those of us who are both numerically challenged and clumsy.

Robin is Calculating

2+2 = ???

So there you have it folks.  Two products that we use often and that we really like.  Feel free to discuss the merits of these two products, or send me a picture of you with your favorite product.  Maybe a team sweatshirt?  Maybe a pen? Maybe a travel beard/mustache/nose trimmer? Whatever!

We’ll keep testing out stuff here at Print Resources and let you know what we find.

Catch ya on the flipside.