Letter to Staff: Year-End Reflection by Co-President, Danny Rosin

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Brand Fuelians,As we round the corner past a challenging but incredible year, I want to share some introspective thoughts with you all.When people ask me how Brand Fuel is doing, you’d think that I would reply with something…

The Death of the (Old School) Award

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What you are about to read will rattle some cages. For the record, it’s not lost on me that we are in the business of recognition. We’ve been involved with designing and selling hundreds of thousands of awards made of…

Danny Rosin Receives TBJ Corporate Philanthropy Award

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We want to congratulate co-president, Danny Rosin, for recognition as a “TBJ Corporate Philanthropy Award” recipient!Here’s the Triangle Business Journal interview:Who do you look up to for guidance? My wife, Niccole, and business partner, Robert Fiveash. They have been…

A Terrific T-shirt Encounter

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Ever since I passed the 50-year-old mark, I’ve been pushing myself a bit more on the exercise front. On and offroad mountain biking is my favorite workout elixir. And motivation often stands in the way during summer’s swelter.Along the…

Noah’s Ark: What Would You Bring?

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The story of Noah’s Ark is so captivating to me. Noah had an impenetrable belief system. He was pretty much the first person to get an informal degree in planning and project management. He had vision. And undeniable hope.Yet,…

Through Their Eyes

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Brand Fuel supported The Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Digital Design Classes through staff mentoring and donated recognition awards. The ATC is a partnership between Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach City Public Schools, and the City of Virginia Beach. Their learning…

Powerful Street Murals Created In Support Of Ukraine

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Street artists around the world are condemning Russia’s attack. As artists, they have a canvas for speaking out and influencing others as well as a moral obligation to act against injustice. (We all do.) These amazing artists took their peaceful…

Be a Time Lord with Event Activation and Branded Merch

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Did you know that our perception of time slows down when we experience something new? The novelty of trying new things causes the brain to capture a lot of detail, which makes the encounter seem longer. Maybe that’s why trying…

Brand Fuel’s 12 Tips for Buying Promotional Products

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With almost 25 years of brand merchandising experience, we hope you find some value (and humor) in these tips. We promise they’ll improve your results…1. Promote your brand so recipients say, “Wow!” and “Smart!” and “Righteous!”2. Protect your…

THIS IS A T-SHIRT.

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It has been a privilege to put our client’s logos, messages, calls to action and designs on products for almost 25 years. And there is one product that remains our favorite. The humble t-shirt. The T-shirt is….From James Dean…

“We should do something.”

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An understanding, caring staff, business partner and wife have all given me the time to invest energy into one of the greatest joys of my life, Band Together, the nonprofit I co-founded after the tragedy of 9/11. This force for…