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Oh Sanford… you had me at uni-ball

As a fan of USA Network’s series, “Suits” I chuckled during a recent episode when Louis Litt practically had a meltdown over the fact that Pearson Darby no longer supplied uni-ball pens. This resonated with me on many levels. While in Law School at the University of Illinois, uni-balls were the only pens I would […]

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It’s In the Bag

With the growing demand of environmentally consciousness sentiments, disposable plastic bags have fallen out of favor. Grocery and other reusable totes (which I will call “shopping bags” from here on out) have proliferated, which can be considered a win, not only for the environment, but also the promotional products industry. Indeed some companies encourage the […]

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Band-Ads

Recently, AdAge® covered some clever ways in which A&E®’s acclaimed series, “Duck Dynasty®” merchandising has proven successful. In particular, Walmart® carries many “Duck Dynasty” branded items, including antibacterial bandages. Given the show’s success, it may come to no surprise that the merchandising success has followed. One might say that when it comes to marketing, they […]

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The Blue Umbrella

If you‘ve seen Disney Pixar’s blockbuster, Monsters University, then you also got the added benefit of seeing the short film, The Blue Umbrella. Created by animator Saschka Unseld, AdAge discusses how through this film, Pixar deviates from its usual forms of animation into the realm of photorealism. While enjoying the story line (and certainly impressed […]