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…

Fan-Boying and Branding with The Avett Brothers

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My lady and I just saw one of our favorite bands, The Avett Brothers. This band is really special for a lot of reasons. Their unique punk rock + bluegrass roots. Their deep sense of brotherhood. They stay true to themselves…

Getting a Grip on Supply Chain Pain

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You’re probably seeing it in your daily lives – you couldn’t find that particular piece of Samsonite luggage for the family summer trip, or you had to wait until early October to get it. You’re frustrated with back-to-school shopping because…

Guide to Marketing Your Online Store

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Marketing Your Online Store Merch ProgramOnline merchandising for organizations is a growing trend. For retail and B2B. Unlikely companies are trying to hijack streetwear brands and become lifestyle brands by selling their logoed gear. You can buy Tesla shorts,…

Are You Kitting Me?

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Reaching your WFH audience has never been more important.When Covid-19 blindsided the world (and the Branded Merchandise Industry), clients had to decide whether they wanted to try and stay in touch with their audience(s) during the uncertainty. But soon,…

Show the Love with a Message in a Bottle

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In our newfangled internet age, anyone can get what they need with a search engine, a finger to click, and a credit card. Harder to experience is an intimate connection and a purchase with real heart. To discover a one-of-a-kind…

A New Vibe for the Virginia Office

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A year or so back, we realized that 8 of the 10 of us in the Virginia office lived in Virginia Beach….but our office was in Norfolk. Imagine the impact on our commutes, our nerves, and the environment if we…

Alone. So Alone in the Office.

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After 2 months, Brand Fuelians started coming back to showrooms and offices, in shifts, with masks and all of the antimicrobial pens and hand sanitizer one can muster. But before this long-awaited reunion, we had one warrior who went in…

Business Lessons from a Yard Sale

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1. Successful negotiation can be a confidence builder. Hanging back and watching your 14-year-old daughter put on her best “sad face” is a real treat. Yard sale negotiations make for strong life and business lessons.2. You must be willing…

At Brand Fuel, We Believe…

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…in combining creativity with commitment.We believe in dismantling the routine, in building something purposeful. We believe a higher-quality t-shirt will be worn on date night – not to mow the lawn. We believe useful giveaways with your logo will…

Listening. The Most Powerful Skill In Marketing.

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Co-President Danny Rosin spoke on the power of listening at the recent High Five Conference. Here are a few of Danny’s professional ‘Q-Tips’ on listening:Q-Tip 1: Keep an open chair in your meetings to represent your customer.Your customer…