Top 3 swag trends from PPAI Expo 2024

Our team once again made their annual visit to the PPAI Expo to get the latest intel on emerging swag trends and new merchandise. This event draws thousands of suppliers, promotional product consultants, and industry professionals from across the country. As the promotional product industry’s largest event, the PPAI Expo provides an invaluable opportunity to…

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How to plan your 2024 swag calendar

Taking the time at the beginning of the year to map out your swag needs is essential to selecting the best items that will be most effective for your campaigns. Whether you’re a marketing manager building out your marketing plan or a HR manager planning for employee appreciation gifts as part of a new retention…

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4 swag trends reshaping trade show booths in 2024

As seasoned participants of the trade show landscape, we understand the true value of swag as an essential tool in capturing attendees’ attention. It’s not about simply distributing cool freebies—it’s about offering items that encapsulate our brand message, inspire genuine interactions, and deliver joy. As we reflect on the noteworthy swag of 2023, our approach…

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5 perfect picks for fall branded swag

Image collage featuring MiiR Tomo thermos (left), ComfortWash Garment-Dyed Crewneck (middle), and Caliente Grill and Cooler (right).

Leaves are slowly changing their colors as summer comes to an end, which means it’s time to embrace a new season of swag! Refreshing your inventory on a quarterly basis ensures your branded swag remains useful, relevant, and on-trend. We’ve got more ideas for you, though, than simply swapping out bucket hats for beanies. From…

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New summer swag favorites for 2023

Swag items for the summer including a water tumbler and portable fire pit

As the temperature rises, it’s time to refresh your swag and make a statement this summer! From outdoor events and company team building to customer appreciation and giveaways, incorporating swag into your summer campaigns enhances your brand visibility and creates a memorable experience for your audiences. At Printfection, we recommend that you select swag that…

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Top sustainable swag for 2023

As consumers become more conscious of their impact on the environment, businesses are continuing to expand on sustainable alternatives to traditional promotional products. It’s been encouraging to see the growth this category has experienced in recent years and our team is passionate about discovering and sharing these new products! In anticipation of Earth Day coming…

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Impactful swag ideas for Employee Appreciation Day

Employee Appreciation Day, which falls annually on the first Wednesday of March, is meant to recognize and celebrate the valuable contribution of employees in the workplace. And, what better way to do this than by showering your employees with swag on March 3rd, 2023! Printfection likes to take Employee Appreciation Day as an opportunity to…

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Printfection honored with TrustRadius Winter 2023 Best Of Awards

When evaluating and selecting a swag management partner, it’s important to do thorough research and carefully consider the capabilities, quality, and value of a platform. That’s why we love partnering with TrustRadius so that potential customers can get a clear understanding of how Printfection supports businesses — and they’re not only taking our word for…

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Printfection earns 14 top awards in G2 Winter 2023 Report

Printfection has once again received top awards by G2 — earning a total of 14 badges across multiple categories in the Winter 2023 report. G2, the world’s largest tech marketplace and review platform, is the trusted source that helps business professionals make informed software decisions through over a million peer reviews. G2 award badges have…

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Putting down roots with One Tree Planted

Printfection is proud to announce that we’ve partnered with the nonprofit organization One Tree Planted to support reforestation as part of our commitment to sustainability. One Tree Planted is making a positive environmental and social impact around the world — they plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity, while offering businesses like ours a clear…

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3 new sustainable ways to elevate your swag

If you’ve ever gone through the process of sending swag, you know that there are many decisions to be made—from campaign kickoff all the way up to the moment your recipient opens their swag at their door, the final outcome relies on smart choices and attention to detail. In addition to selecting your recipients, swag…

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The benefits of water-based printing

Both Printfection and our customers consistently look for environmentally conscious and long-lasting options when it comes to investing in swag products. With that effort in mind, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Real Thread! Real Thread is a water-based printing company and our customers can now choose from their various printing options. Read on…

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Best swag ideas for the 2022 holiday season

There’s no jolly music playing or lights being hung just yet… but it’s already time to start planning ahead for your holiday swag. We’re excited to partner with you on your holiday swag orders and help you celebrate and connect with your communities. Below we’ve curated popular items across major product categories like apparel, drinkware,…

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New swag trends seen at ASI Chicago

The Printfection team was on the ground at ASI Chicago, which is the major summer trade show for the promotional product industry. It’s a great hunting ground for new products and vendors and we loved getting an early look into new offerings. Read on for a roundup of some of the trends we spotted, plus…

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Fresh swag ideas for summer 2022

Aah summer… we all look forward to these days of warmer weather, outdoor activities, and vacation time. We’ve rounded up timely swag that will enhance everyone’s fun in the sun. As we gear up for summer, consider swag that will complement occasions like company outings, employee time off, seasonal customer campaigns, and more. Below you’ll…

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Your guide to sustainable swag

Printfection is committed to helping you find swag that will be enjoyed for the long haul. It should be a strategic decision that delights recipients, serves your brand, and is landfill-proof. Enter: sustainable swag. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the impact that their product choices can have on the planet. And just as merchandising brands…

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How to use swag to recruit, onboard, and retain employees

For every job seeker that’s delighted by the multiple offers they can now pick and choose from, there’s an HR recruiter that’s feeling the pressures of securing top talent in today’s market. Similarly, as the supply and demand of labor shifts in favor of employees, People Ops teams are also taking a closer look at…

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January 2022: the state of supply chains

shipping contains at port

As we turned the corner on another pandemic year, COVID continues to affect worldwide production due to global supply chain issues, volatile stock levels, and labor shortages. Our team recently attended the PPAI Expo 2022, which is the promotional product industry’s largest event of the year. A focus at this year’s expo was updating industry…

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4 promo product trends from PPAI Expo 2022

Collage of product trends from PPAI Expo 2022

Last week, the PPAI Expo took place in person for the first time since 2020. This event draws thousands of suppliers, promotional product consultants, and industry professionals from across the country. As the promotional product industry’s largest event, the PPAI Expo provides an invaluable opportunity to see products upfront, get questions answered by suppliers, and…

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9 swag ideas for new hires

hydroflasks, an awesome swag idea for new hires

Giving away swag items to your employees brings a lot of benefits to the table, especially in a remote setting. It allows you to show that you care about your employees, increases personal branding and can even boost employee’s productivity. But in order to get all of these benefits, you must pick your swag items…

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30 best corporate gifts for employees

scented candle, an excellent gift for employees

One way to make employees feel appreciated is to give them a gift. But we all know how tricky the process of gift-giving can be, especially for managers. How much should you spend? What can you give that employees won’t throw away in a few months? Better yet, what gifts will they actually like and…

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Online company stores: the ultimate guide

online company swag store example

Your employees are your greatest asset. So how can you reward them and give them the tools necessary to succeed in their roles—all in a way that’s scalable and headache-free? Give them access to high-quality, on-trend branded swag via an online company store. With an online company store, employees, sales reps, (and potentially even customers)…

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How to create rad employee welcome kits (with examples)

Employee welcome kit with various swag items

We all know that the first day at a new job can be nerve-wracking. One of the easiest ways to help new hires take the edge off is to provide them with a welcome kit. But such kits do more than just greet your recruits—they should get new hires excited and set the tone for…

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