Learn from Coffee: 10 Caffeine-Centric Articles to Re-Energize Your Creative Juices
March was “National Caffeine Awareness Month” — did you know that? (I was so busy paying attention to the dates of National Bubble Week — March 11-17 — that I forgot!) Despite the fact that caffeine can be dangerous if overused, many of us can’t live without it in the mornings.
So, this revelation seemed like a perfect excuse to dust off some of our past blogs regarding our favorite caffeinated beverages and bring them to your attention once more. Feel free to go grab a cup while you read! I know I will.
Customer Service Success Stories
Starbucks: A Company to Admire: Whether you love or hate them, you can’t deny the fact that they’re successful and their practices are worth examining. Mandy explains what this widely-popular coffee house is doing right and how you can learn from them!
Building a Community: Why Starbucks Gets Customer Service Right: “The customer is always right” isn’t just a clever tagline; it’s a practice that more companies should follow. Joe tells us how Starbucks is letting their customers call the shots and how it’s working for them.
Why the Keurig Brand Rocks and How You Can Follow Their Success: If you think only brick-and-mortar coffee shops can capitalize on offering excellent customer service, then you’d be wrong. Keurig has revolutionized the single-cup brewing machine market and have a strong following of loyal customers. I explain how they’ve done it in this article and how you can walk away with their marketing secrets!
Promotion and Gift Ideas for Giveaways
A National Coffee Day Promotion Done Right: Dunkin’ Donuts: There’s not a better way to celebrate National Coffee Day than by receiving a gift card for free coffee! I was pleasantly surprised to find out about Dunkin’ Donuts’ Twitter contest. If you want to harness the wonderful power of social media to gain new fans or followers, check out this blog!
How You Can Promote National Caffeine Awareness Month: Maybe you have general caffeine enthusiasts as customers… Don’t worry, Joe has done the research and has come across some great items that make great gifts or giveaways. No one has to feel left out!
Caffeine Addicts Unite: The Ultimate Coffee-Related Promotional Products!: You know you have coffee loving customers, but what if you aren’t sure what to get them? Jill comes to the rescue with her post about not only the best coffee mugs, but other coffee-related promotional products too! Check it out so you’ll be prepared for next March and next year’s National Coffee Day.
Customizable Coffee Mugs That Make Winter Mornings More Tolerable: Just want to stick with custom coffee mugs as your giveaway? No problem! We’ve got a little something for everyone’s taste in this post. Check them out and see what will work best for your company!
Miscellaneous Coffee Posts
S.Café: The Next Big Thing in Eco-Friendly Fabrics: We all know that coffee grounds are great to add to your garden, but did you know it can also be added to fiber to make clothing? Joe explains this Earth-friendly alternative and which companies are using it in their apparel lines.
Starbucks Gains Another Perk in 2012: Alcoholic Drinks Are On the Way: Jen’s post shares some exciting news about Starbucks offering alcoholic beverages at some locations. Is it a smart move for them, or will they alienate their customers by straying too far from their core business? We’re sharing the scoop!
5 Brands That Will Survive the Apocalypse: It only seems fitting to end this section with Mandy’s fun and clever post about the brands that will be around forever. Starbucks makes the list, but why exactly makes for some entertaining reading.
It wasn’t my intention to prove that we’re a bunch of coffee nuts here at Quality Logo Products, however, after reading through our archives I think I accidentally enforced that. That’s not a bad thing though; we can speak with authority about what companies are doing right and which promo items make for the best gifts!
Do you have a favorite coffee or caffeine-related promotional product that wasn’t included? Was one of these articles one that really enjoyed? Are you up to date on all of the awareness dates and holidays of your favorite months? Sound off below!
Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ content developers and social media coordinators. She is a self-professed newspaper nerd and thoroughly enjoys reading business and financial news and having impromptu discussions about it. Oh yeah, she’s “one of those” people! A true Midwestern girl by nature, she loves riding her bike, photography, and the Chicago Cubs. You can connect with Amy on Google+