Alyssa Mertes
About the author
Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over five years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.

Industry Insights

What is a QR Code? What You Need to Know About Using & Printing QR Codes

Think about how much you rely on smartphone technology every day. You need Wi-Fi to send a work email, post a new TikTok video, or watch Netflix. You connect to…

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Work & Home

How Do I Clean a Koozie & When Should I Throw It Away?

You wash your shirts, bed sheets, towels, and hopefully, your body. Have you ever thought about cleaning the custom koozies you use to hold drinks? If not, it’s a good…

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Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Personalize Home Gifts

Your home is more than just a house. It’s the space where you create memories. You laugh with your spouse over a funny movie, tuck your kids in with a…

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Industry Insights

50 Funny Mug Sayings to Start Your Morning

Is anything better than that first sip of warm coffee? 64% of Americans sure seem to think since they drink at least one cup every day. People sure love their…

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Miscellaneous

15 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Custom Blankets

Learn More About Blankets 15 Ways to Repurpose Your Old Blankets   Learn More About Blankets Why Do We Use Blankets? How They Work & Why They Make Us Feel…

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Miscellaneous

Why Do We Use Blankets? How They Work & Why They Make Us Feel Warm & Fuzzy

Learn More About Blankets Why Do We Use Blankets? How They Work & Why They Make Us Feel Warm & Fuzzy   Learn More About Blankets Why Do We Use…

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Industry Insights

The Best Custom Mugs of 2023: A Guide to What to Buy This Year

Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom coffee mugs in 2023. You’ll find camping mugs, mugs with lids, and tall mugs for those days where you really need your…

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Marketing

What is a Tchotchke & Where Does the Word Come From?

Have you seen the word “tchotchke” before? At first glance, it kind of looks like a weird jumble of letters. You might even think it’s spelled “chachki.” Well, here’s the…

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Industry Insights

The Best Custom Water Bottles of 2023: A Guide to What to Buy This Year

Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom water bottles in 2023. You’ll find large ounce sizes, durable materials, brand names, vacuum insulation, and even bottles that change colors before…

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Work & Home

What is a Sleeping Mask & Does It Actually Help?

Sometimes it pays to be in the dark, especially when it’s bedtime. Your room may be cool, the pillow nice and soft, but you won’t get quality rest unless it’s…

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Miscellaneous

27 Weird Lip Balm Flavors That Will Make You Feel Hungry

Strawberry, banana, orange, melon… these lip balm flavors may be tasty, but they’re also so predictable! You can call yourself truly brave and adventurous if you are willing to try…

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Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Outdoor Gifts

The key to happiness could be as easy as opening the door and going outside. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, being in nature reduces stress, eases muscle tension,…

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Miscellaneous

Does Lip Balm Work & Is Custom Lip Balm Any Good?

You can’t go on a first date, head outside in the winter, or spend a day at the beach without lip balm. No matter if you go with classic Chapstick…

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Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Cookware & Kitchen Utensils

The kitchen is the heart of every home, so it’s the perfect place to think about when you want to give out custom gifts. People already have their kid’s artwork…

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Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Blankets

Since you were a baby, you’ve loved curling up in a blanket. Now you cuddle with one on the couch while watching Netflix, drape one over your lap during a…

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Marketing

52 Stats About Trade Shows: Exhibitors & Attendees

Trade shows have been around for hundreds of years, and for good reason. There’s something about meeting people face to face that can really encourage you to try something new.…

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Industry Insights

15 Best Custom Tumblers to Keep Your Drinks Cold

There are days when you’re on the move and are almost too busy to even think. Rather than going through a drive-thru for a drink or stopping at a 7-Eleven…

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Industry Insights

The Best Custom Pens of 2023: A Guide to What to Buy This Year

Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom pens in 2023. You’ll find cheap pens, click ballpoints, cool luxury pens that twist, and even pens shaped like paintbrushes! Archer 2…

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Miscellaneous

How to Reuse & Recycle Your Old Notebooks

Is that notebook you used for high school math class sitting in a drawer gathering dust? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Almost all of us have old notebooks sitting around…

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Work & Home

8 Fun Things to Do With Old Trophies & Awards

You may have been an awesome point guard as a kid, but let’s face it, you’re not Michael Jordan! Your old sports trophies, medals, plaques, and other awards are probably…

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How It's Made

What is a Beach Ball Made Of & Why Does It Float?

Do you want to go play outside? Blow up a few beach balls before you head into the sunshine. People of all ages have been happily bopping these lightweight toys…

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Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Webcam Covers

In this age of remote work, it’s more important now than ever before to protect your privacy. That’s the beauty of webcam covers! You can slide one right over your…

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Marketing

14 Funny Logo Perspectives You Can’t Unsee Once You See Them

When it comes to advertising, nothing is more important than a logo. In fact, 75% of people recognize a brand by its logo. Logos are visual and they’re everywhere, so…

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Industry Insights

10 Best Health Pamphlets, Brochures, & Fact Sheets to Give to Your Patients

A piece of paper isn’t a diagnosis, and it certainly isn’t a cure for serious issues like heart disease, depression, and high blood pressure. That doesn’t mean you should turn…

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