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iPad Users Rejoice! The New iPadOS Will Have Native USB Support

The consumer spoke, and Apple listened. At the World Wide Developers Conference in June, the Apple team announced that the newest iPad will now have its own operating system. No longer is it the big brother to the iPhone, instead, it is a bonafide entity of its own. One of the major differences is that it will now offer native
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China Trade War Will Hurt Most of Promo Product Industry

The US trade war with China, which has been intensifying over the last year, has now left both countries reeling from heavy import/export tariffs. Unfortunately, as is the case for many retail industries, the promotional product industry will have to contend with the fallout of what is essentially a 25% tax increase on the majority of their products – if
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How a Leading Car Company Saved Millions by Updating Firmware with CustomUSB

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This time last year, a major American car company was reeling. They knew something ominous about a specific vehicle upgrade that their customers did not: Experts had discovered security vulnerabilities in the firmware of more than one million of their vehicles.

Based on the recall report, radios in the affected vehicles were compromised with software vulnerabilities that could let malicious
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Don’t Push a Pen with Your Name, Push the Actual Product

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Maybe you’re the company’s events-coordination rock star, or maybe the task of ordering promotional items plopped into your unsuspecting lap. Maybe you have an upcoming convention, and you’re (rightfully) focused on your presentation, not your company’s promo products. (Someone else is handling the swag.) Or maybe – gulp – branded goodies aren’t part of your marketing strategy.

American Dental Association Uses Chinese Supplier: Sends 37,000 USB Drives With Virus

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Infected from the moment the memory sticks hit their USB ports, American Dental Association (ADA) members didn’t stand a chance against the malware virus spread by a trusted source last year. How did a nifty data-delivery method spiral into a PR nightmare in a matter of seconds? It boils down to three loaded little words: Made in China.

7 Ways to Make Your Business Cards Flop

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“Look at that subtle off-white coloring. The tasteful thickness of it. Oh, my God. It even has a watermark.”

— Patrick Bateman (American Psycho)


Your business doesn’t have to be among the ranks of Google or Facebook to get results with your business card. You also don’t need to spend a ton of money on design or style.

For your
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5 Shocking Mistakes Businesses Make When Choosing Promotional Products

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Choose the wrong swag, and your investment in promotional products could tank.

Select the right product, and you’ll gain all of the benefits a well-chosen item offers.

In reality, businesses often get caught up in the potential benefits that a promotional product could deliver, and easily fall into the trap of making common mistakes when choosing an item. Instead of
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The Secret Path to Trade Show & Conference Success

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Conference attendees are often inundated with new and innovative ideas from speakers and breakout sessions. Not to mention the onslaught of goodies and giveaways they’re assaulted with as they move through the trade show floor. You can breathe new life into your trade show promotional campaign by following these tips and the savvy moves of companies that have figured out
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How to Build a Brand You Can Be Proud Of

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Your brand is more than just the logo your team decides upon in a strategy meeting.

Your business’ brand is more than just the product line you manufacturer or sell.

It’s more than your services.

Building a brand you can be proud of depends upon much more. Let’s uncover the components that are involved in growing a successful brand that
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There’s a Big Return In Promotional Products

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A lot of newcomers are making noise in the marketing industry, leaving small and large businesses alike to wonder – Is there is still a place for promotional products in my campaign? If you knew the kind return promotional products get, you’d never ask this question. Here are just some of the ways promotional products get a big return.