A New Imprint Alternative For Apparel & Caps – DTF, Direct to Film

2 days ago

With the emergence of newer types of materials over the past few years, such as performance material, moisture-wicking fabrics, etc.; there has also been some new imprinting issues. Most of these ...

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Save On Promo Hounds' Q1 Specials With End Quantity Pricing

Feb 05

Here's a look below at 10 of our top Q1 specials, which are all on special at end quantity pricing. For all our specials: Promo Hounds' Q1 Specials 3-In-1 Bamboo Wireless Charger 5-IN...

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What's New With Promotional Drinkware For 2024

Jan 24

There are SO MANY new drinkware items that it is hard to list them all. Here are some of the top choices we've seen though. Click on any one for further details. The Eco-Cyclist - 22 oz. Ci...

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We Are Grateful For Our Clients!

Jan 02

Happy 2024! To start this year Lori and I at Promo Hounds want to thank you for your past business. We couldn’t have made it 25 years without our loyal clients. We realize there are...

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Count Your Blessings Before Wishing For More

Nov 29, 2023

One of my favorite things about promotional merchandise is that they are a great way to show your appreciation to customers, employees, prospects or whoever. We'd like to take a little time here d...

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Searches For Stanley Tumblers Up 353%, Top Ten Promotional Merch Searches YTD 2023

Nov 01, 2023

Everyone always wants to know what products are hot. It is not an easy question to answer because it depends on what your intended use for promotional merch is. Here's the Top 10 search terms ...

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Consumer Reports Rates 9 Insulated Tumblers Ahead of YETI

Oct 16, 2023

YETI has done a great job of introducing a very nice insulated tumbler. They seem to have done an even better job of marketing them. Consumer Reports tests show there are 9 insulated tumbl...

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Company Apparel May Be More Relevant Now Than Ever

Oct 10, 2023

The way we work, especially from where we work, has changed significantly since Covid. Working remotely does not appear to be going anywhere anytime soon, though for many now the week means som...

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Holiday Gift Ideas & More in Promo Hounds' Q4 Specials!

Sep 28, 2023

Looking for holiday gift ideas or other seasonal promotional merchandise? Be sure and look through Promo Hounds' Q4 Specials. Here's a brief overview of some of the great ideas: 3¼" ...

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Top 10 Picks From Promo Hounds' New 2023 Fall/Winter Apparel Line

Sep 07, 2023

There are some great additions to this year's Promo Hounds' 2023 Fall/Winter Apparel Shop, and there a few best-selling returning pieces. You will find some nice choices including oxford shirts, ...

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Food Gifts Are Very Popular Now - Here's 13 Unique Ones

Aug 01, 2023

Unlike retail, it really is getting to be time for choosing your holiday gift ideas for clients or employees because of production times, inventory, etc. Food items are always popular for holiday ...

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Top 10 Promo Merch Ideas For Your Q3 Events!

Jul 12, 2023

Looking for some promo ideas to enhance events or needs during July, August or September? Check our Q3 Specials on! Here's 10 great ideas to give you some examples. Just click on...

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11 Great Summer Event Promo Ideas

Jun 20, 2023

Summertime, time for fun outdoor events to relax and renew ourselves. You can make your organization's events more memorable by adding some fun summertime promos. Here's 11 suggestions of popular it...

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Heat Transfer Imprints Can Be A Better Choice For Performance Shirts

May 31, 2023

Performance apparel, particularly performance polos and shirts, can present some challenges to embroider due to the thinness of the polyester material. A growing alternative is to use a heat press...

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Over 30 Name Brand Drinkware Items!

May 09, 2023

Name brand promotional items continues to be a rapidly growing category in our business. Here's a fairly comprehensive list below, with links to more items from that name brand in the links (altho...

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12 Great Ideas To Make Your Spring Summer Events Memorable

Apr 21, 2023

Warm weather usually means more outdoor events for clients and staff. Here's a dozen warm weather kits to make your events more memorable! Fun In The Sun Kit Deluxe Fun In T...

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Great Ideas For Your Q2 Seasonal Promotional Merch

Apr 05, 2023

Spring and summer months are made for fun as the weather warms and people are out and about more enjoying themselves. You can mix business and pleasure with just the right promotional merchandise. H...

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Top Picks From Promo Hounds New 2023 Spring Summer Apparel Line

Mar 21, 2023

Promo Hounds' 2023 Spring/Summer Apparel is out now! This year you will find more retail brand name items for your company's or organization's imprinted apparel, making your employees look even more ...

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So Many Retail Brands Available With Your Logo From Promo Hounds!

Mar 01, 2023

A fast growing trend in the promotional products business is to offer retail name brands customized with your logo. A lot have joined our industry in the past couple years. Below is a list of some n...

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Here Are Some Nice Sustainable Promo Merchandise Ideas

Feb 09, 2023

Following up on our last blog Give Sustainable Swag Because It Is What People Want , here are some new items that fall under the sustainable, recycled or ecoconscious categories. All of these it...

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Give Sustainable Swag Because It Is What People Want

Feb 01, 2023

The buzzwords are everywhere – go green, eco-conscious, environmentally friendly – and with good reason. People are paying more attention to sustainability, eco-conscious and environme...

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A Sampling Of Great New Promo Merch For 2023!

Jan 18, 2023

We had another great trip, first in a few years, to the Promotional Product Association's annual new product show in Las Vegas. Here's a sampling of some of the best items found: Savannah Jou...

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Stop Whatever You Are Doing. It’s Time To Give Thanks.

Nov 16, 2022

We all, myself included, stay so busy trying to keep our businesses operating or just getting our job done that we sometimes forget to stop and be thankful for all the good happening in our l...

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What To Consider When Choosing Promotional Merchandise

Oct 21, 2022

What things do you take into consideration when you are searching for new promotional merchandise, swag, or however you refer to it? We do not recommend going strictly by price. You could pay de...

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Great Seasonal Ideas and Holiday Gift Suggestions In Promo Hounds' Q4 Specials!

Sep 30, 2022

We are definitely headed down the backstretch of 2022! We hope yours has been a good year. Promo Hounds Q4 specials are now online! Check out these Q4 specials below, our top 12 choices! PopGri...

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Promo Hounds Fall/Winter Apparel Line Is Here! Callaway, Oakley, adidas, and Ogio Among Others

Aug 23, 2022

Promo Hounds is excited about our new Fall and Winter Apparel Line and hope you will be also! We've updated the selections with name brands like adidas, Under Armour, Callaway, Oakley, Ogio and...

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Check Out These Hot Promo Merchandise Trends!

Jul 25, 2022

Sometimes you just gotta give your blog space to someone else. I felt this information from the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) was much more informative than anything I could have posted here....

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Not As Hot As Outside But Some Pretty Hot Q3 Specials!

Jul 11, 2022

We can't compete with Mother Nature on who's bringing the most heat, but here's a dozen of our seasonal Q3 Specials and you can see the entire line-up in our Seasonal Specials section. Looking for...

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It Is Much Easier To Get Full Color Imprints On Your Swag Now!

Jun 14, 2022

Since most organizations' logos are more than one color, it is good to know that getting a full- or four-color imprint on your promos is much easier, and less expensive. Many suppliers imprint wit...

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What if I told you having an online company store is less work for you?

May 25, 2022

Have you considered a company store? Did you know Promo Hounds offers two different types of online company stores with many customizable features? They are available both short-term, for instan...

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Why Branded Apparel Is Important For Your Organization!

May 05, 2022

Branded company/corporate apparel makes up the largest category of Promo Hounds sales. There's many good reasons (besides the fact we are very good at it) why this is so. Making logo company apparel...

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Top 7 Picks From Promo Hounds' Seasonal Specials

Apr 27, 2022

Have you had a chance to check out Promo Hounds' Q2 Seasonal Specials? There's a great assortment of useful items during the warmer months along with tech items, sustainable items and more. Here'...

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10 Great Choices From Promo Hounds Featured Spring/Summer Apparel Line

Apr 13, 2022

Promo Hounds rolled out its all new 2022 Spring/Summer Apparel line in our online Apparel Shop. Our Apparel Shop is where we display some of our top choices for the current seasons. It is BY FAR not...

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Buyer's Guide for Swag Writing Instruments - Types of Ink

Mar 23, 2022

Probably the most common promo item is a pen, there are over 10,000 options in our database. Things you want to consider when ordering pens are the type of ink, type of barrel material, ink co...

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Sustainability Is Here to Stay

Mar 03, 2022

Promo Hounds is dedicated to showing clients and prospects sustainable swag items. Following is a blog from one of our chief suppliers, Koozie Group (which is A LOT more than Koozies) we find i...

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The Most Influential Promotional Products By State & Region

Feb 11, 2022

We often are asked what the most popular promotional items are currently. Well here's more than you probably want to know! The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) publishes an annual report on ...

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So This Is Sustainable Drinkware

Jan 28, 2022

In our ongoing effort to feature more sustainable promotional products here's a brief overview of some different type of drinkware that is classified, in some cases quite loosely I'd say, as a sust...

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Promo Hounds' Top Ten Q1 Specials

Jan 11, 2022

Ready to kick off your 2022 with some quality promotional swag that is also sale priced? Here's out Top Ten choices from Promo Hounds' Q1 Specials: 20 oz. Marbled Vacuum Insulated Tumbler - ke...

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Tis the Season To Give Thanks

Dec 10, 2021

Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year we hope it is filled with thanks and gratitude. We are very thankful for our clients who support us throughout the year. Very grateful. Som...

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Why You Should Place Your 2022 Orders Now

Nov 10, 2021

You probably know why but we will point out the obvious. 1) Inventory shortages – This continues to be a problem for anyone in the promotional products business as we all use the sa...

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10 Great Holiday Gift Ideas For 2021

Oct 25, 2021

Are you still in need of holiday gift ideas for your employees or clients? We have plenty in our Seasonal Specials but let's highlight a few here to get started! If you like giving fun items t...

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The 21st Century Renaissance?

Oct 11, 2021

"But I know a change gonna comeOh, yes it will." Sam Cooke This post is and isn’t swag related. It is because like so many industries we are experiencing the same problems in this Covid reco...

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New Fall & Winter Styles From Promo Hounds' Apparel Shop

Sep 15, 2021

Logo apparel has continued to be a top sales category throughout 2020 and 2021. Part of this is with all the online meetings it provides better identity of your business. We've just updated our Appa...

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The Buzz From The 2021 Cannabis Conference

Sep 01, 2021

Before you start jumping to conclusions let me clarify that this was strictly a business trip. I believe there are some great opportunities supplying swag to the cannabis industry. I also beli...

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The New “Normal” - It Is Time To Get Your Holiday Gifts Now!

Aug 23, 2021

Twas way too early for Christmas. But post-Covid was causing deliveries to lag. And it was so hard for clients to get their swag. The best way to avoid this is to get in gear. Order gifts now ...

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This Is Not Your Father’s Normal

Aug 05, 2021

I’ll admit that I’m guilty of this, not realizing that when the world returned to “normal” after Covid things would just never be the same. I actually did realize that w...

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Showing Employees You Appreciate Them Is Now More Important Than Ever

Jul 20, 2021

As we are all aware from media, employees are changing jobs at a more rapid pace now than in any of our lifetimes. Employees are also wanting better treatment from their employers. Some want t...

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So Many GREAT NEW Items In Promo Hounds Q3 Specials!

Jun 28, 2021

We are especially excited to roll out our 2021 Q3 specials as there are some nice new items included along with some that due to Covid (when many weren't even looking at swag) may be new to you. Here...

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Meet Next Level's New Buttery-Soft Sueded T-Shirts

Jun 15, 2021

This is a short and sweet blog to introduce you to the Next Level sueded fabric t-shirts and apparel. They say it is the softest material in the industry and it just might be! This fabric has a uni...

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Who's Ready To Have Some Fun This Summer?

Jun 01, 2021

Okay we’re calling it. Time to get back to normal, at least close enough, for most of us! People are ready to chill and have some fun with others. So, what does that mean? It means pe...

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Did Covid Kill Customer Service?

May 12, 2021

Now that things are getting back to the new reality the biggest change we are seeing in the promotional products industry is that supplier customer service is horrible! You would think that after ...

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Why Companies Are Getting Back To Business and What To Look For

Apr 29, 2021

Though I usually try to stay from any kind of topic that may be controversial, I do feel it is imperative to promote getting back to business as close to what used to be normal as possible. I do a...

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Promo Hounds' Showrooms Make Your Swag Search So Simple!

Apr 13, 2021

Now that businesses are getting back to business, at least that's what we are seeing based on incoming requests, we wanted to remind you of some great tools we have added during the pandemic to mak...

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Change Is Coming Soon! Get Your Swag Ready!

Mar 31, 2021

We have noticed a definite uptick in business the past couple weeks as businesses and other entities prepare for going back to work, school, etc.! We have added our Promo Hounds Q2 Specials just i...

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The End Is Near – Yay

Mar 18, 2021

Rhetorical question, who’s ready for things to get back to normal or as close as they were to before Covid? We are! This may be a bit premature but in just the past few days we have seen...

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Time To Try One Of The Biggest Marketing Trends - Kitting

Mar 01, 2021

With live events being canceled and limited access to client offices, shipping or mailing themed kits of promotional products is a rapidly growing trend. For instance, if you have an event that is t...

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Seven Ways To Maximize The Impact Of Promotional Products For Virtual Events

Feb 09, 2021

Sometimes I run across articles too good not to share. Thanks to Forbes and Valerie Hayman Sklar for this one. Seven Ways To Maximize The Impact Of Promotional Products For Virtual Events ...

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Please Support End Slavery Tennessee During Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Jan 11, 2021

We at Promo Hounds would like for you to join us in supporting End Slavery Tennessee since this month is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Better yet you can support them all year long. A lin...

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Helpful Ideas To Kick Off A Successful 2021

Jan 05, 2021

While most of us have no idea where circumstances will take us in 2021, whether in our personal lives or in business, we have little doubt at Promo Hounds that staying in touch with customers and p...

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Happy Holidays To All! We feel blessed!

Dec 16, 2020

Promo Hounds would like to wish everyone the happiest and merriest holiday season this year! We would like to express special appreciation to all our customers who helped us this year, in spi...

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Logo Apparel Is Currently Our Top Selling Category

Nov 30, 2020

While many categories in the promotional products business have taken hits this year, largely due to events being cancelled, apparel is still being purchased at rates equal to or higher than pre...

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Very Grateful This Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2020

Promo Hounds has much to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. First, we are very thankful for our loyal customers who have given us business this year which in turn has allowed us to keep emp...

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Stress Relievers - The Perfect Promo Item For 2020!

Nov 03, 2020

What could be a more appropriate swag item for 2020 than a stress reliever? If this year hasn't presented unusual stress for you I'd like to meet you! Here's a few suggestions along with appropriate...

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10 Swag Items To Optimize Online Meeting Visibility

Oct 09, 2020

Even when people return to their regular workplaces, online meetings are likely to continue to be a trend. Ain't nobody got time for you to be bringing your germs into their office. ) Here's som...

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Get Ready For The Holidays, Back To The Office And More With Promo Hounds Top Ten Q4 Specials

Sep 25, 2020

Promo Hounds' 2020 Q4 Specials are live now! This quarter's specials have a slant towards holiday gifts, PPE items and ideas for gifts to give employees to welcome them back to your physical work pla...

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Improve Your Employees Home Office With These Items

Sep 11, 2020

With so many businesses keeping their employees working from home for a while longer, some till at least 2021, maybe it is a good idea to make their home work space more productive and feeling more...

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Should You Keep Marketing and Advertising Under Current Conditions?

Aug 21, 2020

Well I wish I could give you an unbiased position but that’s a little difficult given our line of business. But yes, you should. Since I am not an expert on this subject I did some online res...

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I Experienced Normal And It Felt Great

Aug 12, 2020

Though this is not a normal blog type topic for me, I feel it needs to be shared. I will preface this by saying I do believe Covid-19 is real. I do not believe the way our government, particularly N...

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How To Get The Best Deals on SupplyHounds Powered by OfficeZilla

Jul 29, 2020

Promo Hounds recently added a new division that sells office and break room supplies, SupplyHounds powered by OfficeZilla. Here's some information about our new site and how it can benefit you. O...

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How To Choose The Best Mask For Covid-19 Protection

Jul 10, 2020

Whether you like it or not, are against it or for it, covering your mouth and nose seems like it will be around for a while. There are a few different options for how to do this. Below is a brief...

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Best Swag Items For The New Reality

Jun 05, 2020

As businesses ease back into what I call the “new reality” it might be helpful to know what type of swag items are of more use now besides PPE items. We do have just about any ...

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Time to consider direct mail?

May 21, 2020

If you are contemplating how to push sales in this new environment, direct mail is worth considering. Promo Hounds has expertise in helping you do this! First a little background. Before foundi...

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Small Quantity T-shirt Orders Cost Less With Our New DTG System!

May 12, 2020

We are very excited to let you know about the newest innovation with Promo Hounds designed to give you less expensive costs and higher quality when printing on lower quantities of t-shirts! Promo Hou...

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Here Are 7 Different Types of PPE Masks

Apr 30, 2020

It appears the use of masks for protecting others from the Covid-19 virus is going to be around for a while. We are getting requests for various types, so I thought it would be good to present a curr...

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Nothing Says Welcome Back To Employees Like Swag Gifts

Apr 14, 2020

With a little luck and peeps adhering to staying at home for a couple more weeks, hopefully many will be returning to their offices soon. We certainly hope so as you do also. It's been such a time o...

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Swag Items To Motivate Workers At Home

Mar 31, 2020

Since it appears it is going to be a while longer for people to be working from home, we thought some ideas to stay in touch with them, keep your company name in front of them, or motivate them; would...

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Promo Hounds New 2020 Spring and Summer Apparel Line Is Online Now!

Mar 24, 2020

Promo Hounds New 2020 Spring and Summer Apparel Line is online now and can be viewed in our Apparel Shop! Though there are literally hundreds of other shirts available, we have chosen these based on ...

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Clients Not In The Mood To See You? Try Swag Items You Can Mail

Mar 13, 2020

Doing business when everyone is being encouraged to social distance is a bit of a challenge. We believe, and practice ourselves, it is important though to keep your name in front of clients and pr...

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Which of These Sustainable Swag Items Would You Use?

Feb 13, 2020

Sustainable swag items appears to be a fast growing trend in our industry. However, seems many still choose to not use sustainable items because of the price difference. Here are some sustainable ...

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10 Great New Swag Items For 2020!

Feb 06, 2020

Looking for some new or unique ideas for your Q1 campaign or event? You might find something in our Q1 Specials. Here's 10 good ones below. For 2020 Promo Hounds is focused on featuring more...

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Let's Get Our 2020 Focus on Sustainable Items Started!

Jan 23, 2020

We are seeing two good things happen in the promotional product industry. There are more clients asking for information on sustainable promotional items, or swag. There are many suppliers stepping u...

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10+ New Swag Items For 2020

Jan 15, 2020

Just like with automobiles, which used to only come out with new models each fall, new swag items that traditionally were introduced in January of each year are now introduced year-round. There still...

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Waist Packs Keep Hanging Around and Growing In Popularity

Jan 13, 2020

I'll have to admit that when waist, hip, or fanny packs started showing up from suppliers a couple years ago I was skeptical. I thought that maybe a senior citizen place could use them, but who else?...

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Promo Buyer Trends For 2020 - Creativity, quality and social responsibility will resonate with buyers in 2020.

Dec 19, 2019

This article is reprinted from Advantage Magazine, a promotional products trade journal. By Crissa Debree Some trends spend years growing incrementally before reaching a tipping point. Other ti...

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Promote Health & Wellness In 2020 With These 10 Useful Swag Items

Dec 11, 2019

If your company plans to encourage healthier living for your employees in 2020, here's some relatively inexpensive items to help carry that message throughout the year. Prices are based on 2019 prici...

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10 Great Inexpensive Swag Items To Kick Off The Next Decade!

Dec 05, 2019

Whether you are looking for a swag item to give employees to kick off 2020 or for customers, these following 10 are inexpensive and effective. Yes they may seem like common items, but they are also v...

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10 Swag Mistakes To Avoid

Nov 21, 2019

With over 20 years experience in the promotional products, swag, business; we’ve seen about everything we think. Then again we get proven wrong many times. However, there are some helpful...

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Start Your 2020 Trade Show Swag Off Right With These 9 Popular Trade Show Items!

Nov 12, 2019

Sure you are wondering why we are publishing a post in early November about 2020 trade shows. First you can order now and avoid price increases from suppliers that typically come January 1. Sec...

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The Best Way For You To Imprint Apparel and Textiles

Oct 30, 2019

We get a lot of requests for shorter runs of imprinted apparel and textiles. The most cost effective way to do that is with Direct To Garment printing. Below is a blog I'm borrowing from Bella+Canva...

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12 Holiday Gift Ideas For Businesses

Oct 16, 2019

Though there's so many holiday gift ideas available and trying to narrow it down to a dozen is a formidable challenge, we're crazy enough to do it anyway. So here's 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Business...

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Trending Fall and Winter Promotional Apparel

Oct 09, 2019

Promo Hounds, after much sniffing around and tracking down the best choices, has introduced our 2019 Fall/Winter Apparel Line. There is over 25 new items including dress shirts, ladies shirts and ...

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Highlights of Promo Hounds Q4 Specials

Sep 30, 2019

We've just rolled out some great Q4 specials that Promo Hound tracked down. There's a definite nod to holiday gift giving with many of the items featured. Here's some highlights. DryBags have be...

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10 Great Breast Cancer Awareness Items

Sep 20, 2019

As everyone should be well aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There lots of events aimed at promoting this as well as campaigns in the workplace. If you are planning to use swag items ...

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5 Reasons Sensory Memory Gives Swag Items An Advantage

Sep 11, 2019

Are you familiar with sensory memory? Here is a definition from Wikipedia: Sensory memory (SM) is an automatic response, not under conscious control. It deals with the input from the senses. The in...

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10 Things You Should Know About The Promotional Product Industry

Aug 29, 2019

This is probably true for most business sectors, but it occurs to me often because of client requests that most people are not familiar with how the promotional product industry works. So here’...

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Tailgate Like A Champion With These Promos

Aug 01, 2019

Hopefully you caught our last post about football-themed promotions in general. This week we are covering some great tailgating items more specifically. First of all no one wants to bake in t...

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Don’t Let Time Run Out! Gear Up For Football Season Promotions now!

Jul 26, 2019

August workouts have started, even though it is still July, and football season is right around the corner. Whether you are doing a promotion to support an actual team or just a football themed promo...

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A Plethora of Promotional Pens - Know Your Options!

Jul 15, 2019

Writing instruments, which includes pens, pencils and highlighters, are the top-selling category of promotional items. There are so many different type pens available now that we thought it would be ...

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The Summer of Swag

Jul 03, 2019

Promo Hounds has just posted our Q3 specials and whether you need promos/swag for summer events, the upcoming school year or just trendy items; we think you will find some great suggestions here! ...

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Tennessee’s New Law Banning Cell Phones While Driving Is A Great Marketing Opportunity For You!

Jun 25, 2019

Tennessee has a new law going into effect July 1, 2019 that bans the use of hand-held phones while driving. Here’s details according to The Tennessean: Beginning July 1, drivers could face ...

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What’s the right travel drinkware for your needs?

Jun 19, 2019

The range of travel tumblers, mugs, cups and bottles has grown considerably over the past few years. Items that used to be extremely popular even a couple years ago are no longer in very high demand....

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Let's Drink To Preserving Mother Earth With Reusable Straws

Jun 06, 2019

Reusable straws thankfully are becoming much more popular now. Let's get this point out of the way first; they are not for everyone and from our experience they really seem to be more popular with yo...

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The Most Popular Cap I’ve Ever Seen

May 29, 2019

If you do not know about it already, let me introduce you to the Richardson 112 Snapback Trucker Cap. In my over 20 years in this business I’ve never run across a more requested cap than this o...

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When Saving Money On Swag Costs You Money

May 21, 2019

We understand that everyone wants to get the best deal they can when purchasing promotional products (swag) for their marketing, safety, human resources programs, etc. However, you can go too far wit...

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Helpful Info If You Are Considering Wireless Charger Swag

May 08, 2019

We are seeing more requests for information regarding wireless chargers for use as promotional products or swag marketing. The main issue with them is that not all phones are compatible, except may...

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You Won't Find Under Armour Apparel Everywhere, But You Will Here

Apr 25, 2019

Not every promotional product (swag) company can provide you with Under Armour apparel that can be decorated with your logo, but Promo Hounds can. Under Armour limits their distribution to a selec...

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How To Choose The Best Beach Towel For You

Apr 15, 2019

Beach towels are a fairly popular warm weather promotional item. When choosing a beach towel there are three main criteria to consider: type of material, size and weight. Here’s a brief guide...

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Whether Business or Pleasure - Promo Hounds Q2 Featured Items Should Fit Your Needs

Apr 03, 2019

Hopefully you are enjoying this spring weather of late as much as we are! The Promo Hound gives his approval: If you are looking for business related promotional items you'll find items like pa...

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What's New With Promo Hounds' 2019 Spring/Summer Apparel Line

Mar 29, 2019

We've just rolled out our 2019 2019 Spring/Summer Apparel Line and think you will find some styles you'll love there. Couple things to point out first. Almost any item shown in our 2019 Spring/S...

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Put A Speaker On It

Mar 11, 2019

Seems a very popular trend these days is to put a speaker, particularly Bluetooth speakers, on items that would not normally have a speaker. Here's a few examples below: This backpack with Blueto...

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Here's What Clients Are Asking For So Far In 2019

Feb 19, 2019

If you are wondering what promotional items other companies are purchasing currently, here's your answers based on our clients. You will not see many of these matching up with some of the new items i...

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Tri-Blend Polos and Caps with Patches - More Hot Trends

Jan 30, 2019

If you are wanting to be on the cutting edge of promotional items here’s a couple more trends emerging (we covered some others in an earlier blog). There is now one supplier offering Tri-Bl...

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New Product Ideas Too Good To Stay In Vegas

Jan 21, 2019

The Promo Hounds team attending the new product show in Las Vegas last week found some great new ideas and trending items! Among those trending items are ones with a logo that is back lit so it sh...

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Promo Trends On Horizon for 2019

Jan 03, 2019

Happy New Year to you all. We at Promo Hounds wish all the best for you and your business in 2019. Though we haven't been to the new product show yet (that is mid-January), we thought it would be ...

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What do you want for the holidays?

Dec 17, 2018

That’s a rather large question I guess. If we had a wishing ball we’d probably wish for the moon. Hopefully we would hope for something to help the less fortunate also. Here’s ...

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How Light-Weight Down Alternative Jackets Keep You Warm

Nov 26, 2018

I could say we get asked often about the insulation in the popular light-weight down-alternative type jackets so popular today, but that would be a lie. I just thought you might want to know. ...

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Embroidery – The Misunderstood Decoration Technique

Nov 07, 2018

Embroidery can be more than a decoration technique. It can be a work of art. However many people shy away from it due to the misconception it is expensive. Embroidery really is no more than scre...

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Top 5 Promotional Tech Items

Oct 23, 2018

Tech-related promotional items continue to be one of our most popular categories. Here's a list of some of the currently popular ones with links to more information: Tech Travel Cases - g...

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This Is What's Hot With Promo Swag Right Now!

Oct 10, 2018

Two biggest questions we get: What's hot or popular right now? How soon can I get.....? We will leave the second unanswered for now as it really depends on what product you need in a rush...

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Harvard Business Review on Money v. Gifts For Holidays and Rewards

Sep 20, 2018

The Bonus Employees Really Want, Even If They Don’t Know It Yet MOTIVATING PEOPLE Forget About That Cash Bonus Ray Fisman In the corner of my home office sits a cabinet full of ...

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Promo Products - The More Senses You Appeal To The Better

Sep 05, 2018

Maybe this has occurred to many of you already, but it was enlightening to me several years ago when I read about it. When choosing a promotional item, the more senses it can appeal to then the...

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Top Ten Underused Promotional Items

Aug 14, 2018

If I had a dime for every time a client asks us “what’s the newest promotional item” I wouldn’t need to sell any more of them. We do like to preach to clients that the newest ...

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Plan Now To Avoid Promotional Products Shortages and Price Increases

Aug 01, 2018

Currently the biggest issues facing anyone planning to buy promotional items are supply shortages and upcoming price increases. We’ve seen a growing trend in 2018 of suppliers being out of ...

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What logoed mugs or tumblers are dishwasher safe?

Jul 16, 2018

The short answer is no screen printed drinkware is dishwasher safe, even if it says top shelf safe. Here is a bit lengthier explanation. We sell a fair amount of mugs and tumblers to companies tha...

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How To Save Money On Imprinted Apparel

Jun 21, 2018

What all goes in to the pricing of imprinted apparel? That is important to know so you can also know how to save money when purchasing imprinted apparel. Here’s a good checklist: · ...

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What do your promos say about your business?

Jun 04, 2018

One of my favorite sayings about promotional items is that they are the only advertising for which people will thank you. Most of the time this is very true! We like to say that your promo items s...

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The Curse of Polo Shirt - Rolling Collars

May 15, 2018

I’ve seen a LOT of polo shirts during my twenty years or so in the promotional products business. I’ve seen several that claim their collars do not roll, but they do. Why is this and how...

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You'll Be Stylin' With These 5 New Apparel Trends

Apr 23, 2018

Looks like the logo apparel landscape for the spring and summer seasons trends towards heather/melange patterns, though not always called that; along with textured but still soft materials. Port A...

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Top Ten Fun Promo Items From Our Q2 Specials

Apr 04, 2018

We've just rolled out our Q2 Specials and wanted to highlight some really fun items for spring and summer. First and foremost, and very economical to boot, are Koozies. We're talking the real K...

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Top Ten Tech Promo Items

Mar 07, 2018

Tech-related promotional items continue to be a top category for us at Promo Hounds and across the country. Here' s a quick look at some of our current faves: Cords are always getting tangled, wheth...

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Promotional Apparel Trends for 2018

Feb 09, 2018

What's hot in promotional apparel trends for 2018? Nicer dress shirts, more offerings for women, jersey type shirts and the melange/heather look....LOTS of melange/heather look! If you want to dress...

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Hot New Promo Products & Trends 2018

Jan 24, 2018

It's always great to attend the Promotional Products Association's largest trade show of the year in Las Vegas. It's an excellent opportunity to see what's new and what the current trends are. There...

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Promo Hounds Top Ten Selling Items For 2017

Dec 05, 2017

It is by far the question we are asked most often. What are clients buying from you lately? We've reviewed our orders from 2017 to date and below are our top sellers for 2017. This is base...

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Great New Styles In Our Fall/Winter 2017-18 Apparel Line

Nov 07, 2017

We’ve just posted our all new fall and winter apparel line and there’s some exciting new items this year! We’ve included many items such as long sleeve polos, long sleeve oxford ...

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Check Out Our Q4 Specials With Great Discounts On Holiday Gifts, Tradeshow Items, Client Gifts, Office Items, Home Items, Auto Items and More…

Oct 25, 2017

Our 4th quarter specials have some great ideas for holiday gifts, fall tradeshows, client gifts, and items for personal use like in your car or at home! Here’s a brief overview, just click a...

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Do You Hate It When People Talk “Holidays” This Early In Year?

Sep 20, 2017

I do in general, as in when it comes to talking about gifts and so forth for family and friends. I DO NOT though when it comes to talking about business and corporate gifts because it is such a ...

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Learn Apparel Decoration Techniques

Jul 25, 2017

What’s the difference between screen printing and embroidery? How about debossing and embossing? And what’s the best fabric for laser appliqué? If you’re not so sure about yo...

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Keepin’ It Cool This Summer

Jul 03, 2017

Almost everyone loves to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather in middle Tennessee this time of year. It’s all good, except for the heat. So our Promo Hound has tracked down the best ite...

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The Spin On The Popular Spinner Toys

May 30, 2017

This information is taken directly from Wikipedia. We just thought you would be interested in the background of the Spinner toys that are so hot right now! Although they were invented in the 1990...

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Best Selling New Promo Items Through May This Year

May 17, 2017

Everyone always wants to know what’s “hot” right now with promotional products. We have your answers. Lumping the top ones into two categories the most popular would be cell phone ...

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Spring to Life With Promo Hounds’ Q2 Specials

May 03, 2017

Spring is a time of year when everything comes to life, people get on the go more, and there’s correlating increased activity in business too! With that in mind we wanted to tell you a bit about...

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Easy Guide To How Long That Drinkware Will Keep Your Liquids Hot or Cold

Mar 21, 2017

Brands like YETI have made a big splash because of their ability to keep liquids hot or cold for long periods of time. There are many brands now, particularly in the promotional products drinkware bus...

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Promo Hounds – What’s with the name?

Feb 01, 2017

People ask us all the time why the name Promo Hounds. Well actually only a few have but that wouldn’t make for a good opening line. Anyway, I thought I’d explain. It is mainly because clie...

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Not Fake News. Most Travel Mugs Are Like YETI’S Now, But Lower Priced

Jan 17, 2017

This is not fake news. Most of the metal double-wall tumblers (travel mugs/cups) you can get now are in the same category, as far as how long they will keep liquids hot or cold, as the YETI ones are...

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Thank You For Making 2016 So Prosperous For Promo Hounds!

Dec 29, 2016

We just wanted to take a moment to thank all our clients for the business they gave us in 2016. Thanks also to all who referred new clients our way. We really appreciate that! In 2016 we achieved b...

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Tis The Season To Give - Thanks

Dec 05, 2016

Let’s put this spin on the holiday season this year. Let’s say Thanksgiving is the beginning of the season to be more thankful for all we have, and maybe even for what we do not have. In...

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10 Popular Styles of Fall and Winter Company Apparel for 2016/2017

Nov 07, 2016

These 10 popular shirts, vests and jackets can have you and your employees looking professional while sporting your company logo this fall and winter. Still trendy are soft shell jackets, fleece jack...

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Promo Hounds' New Seasonal Specials Feature Holiday, Wellness, Trade Show and Team Support Ideas!

Oct 10, 2016

We're always excited to post a new series of seasonal specials, and we think our Q4 specials will solve most your promotional product needs. Here's an overview of what you'll find (they begin on our ...

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How To Be Someone's Favorite T-Shirt - A Primer On T-Shirt Materials

Aug 26, 2016

In the past few years more options for better quality t-shirt material have become available. After we started showing our clients some of the new choices, more and more are going with something...

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We Can Help You Achieve Your Q3 Marketing Objectives With These Seasonal Specials

Jul 01, 2016

Planning an event or campaign for the months of July, August or September? Then check out our recently published Q3 Specials. Here’s a brief overview of what you’ll find (click on any im...

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Most Popular Promotional Items For Summer

May 30, 2016

We hope you will find this guide to the most popular promotional products to market with during the summer will be useful for you. These items were selected based on our own sales history and date fr...

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Our 2016 Spring/Summer Apparel Line Has Great Brand Names and Styles!

May 07, 2016

There are two major improvements to our Spring/Summer Apparel Line for 2016. Number one is we’ve added some great retail brand names to the line. Number two is our addition of the Trimark line...

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What’s Special About Our Q2 Specials

Apr 11, 2016

We recently posted our spring or Q2 specials on Here’s a quick overview of why these specials are tailored for the spring and early summer seasons. WRITING INSTRUMENTS –...

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Best Promotional Items To Keep On Hand

Mar 28, 2016

In general we at Promo Hounds are not big proponents of keeping a stash of promotional items on hand. Our preference for clients is that they purchase them as specific needs arise, whether that need ...

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Hooray For A Soft T-shirt With A Fuller Cut!

Mar 07, 2016

4.5 oz. ringspun cotton t-shirts became very popular a couple years ago; initially introduced by companies like American Apparel and NextLevel, etc. Since these brands cater more to a younger audience...

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What You Should Know When Buying Power Banks

Feb 22, 2016

Power banks, rechargeable mobile chargers for your mobile devices, were by far the best selling tech item for Promo Hounds last year. That is most likely the case with a lot of distributors. Our su...

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Does It Really Have To Be a YETI?

Feb 05, 2016

People are so crazy about YETI items! Kudos to the marketing department there as they’ve done an excellent job of creating demand. Too bad production can’t keep up with it. Someone told m...

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First Look At 2016 New Promotional Products

Jan 13, 2016

Here's a quick first look at some of the new items for 2016. These are items we found at the 2016 New Promotional Product show in Orlando, FL last week. This list definitely doesn't have everything ...

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First Look At 2016 New Promotional Products - Tech Items

Jan 11, 2016

Here's a quick first look at some of the new items for 2016. These are items we found at the 2016 New Promotional Product show in Orlando, FL last week. This list definitely doesn't have everything ...

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