Alyssa Mertes
About the author
Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four 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

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Phone Accessories

The Pew Research Center reports that 85% of Americans have a smartphone, a 31% increase in the last decade! With so many of us tapping away on our screens, it…

Alyssa Mertes
23 Minute Read
Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Mason Jars

Go to any Urban Outfitters or Whole Foods, and you’ll likely see shelves full of mason jars. Hipsters and trendsetters alike loves these containers, and for good reason. Mason jars…

Alyssa Mertes
19 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

How Do Bag Clips Work?: Why Your Chips Aren’t Going Stale

Do you have the munchies? Skip the potato chips and feast on this in-depth look at bag clips, those little clasps you place on top of your snacks. These kitchen…

Alyssa Mertes
12 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

How to Use Mason Jars: What to Put Inside & How to Keep Them Clean

Mason jars are everywhere! In World War II, they were used to keep fruits and veggies fresh when food was in short supply. Now they’re popular in kitchens all over…

Alyssa Mertes
30 Minute Read
Promo History

When Was the Mason Jar Invented? A History of Glass Drinkware

New Jersey is known for more than just their gorgeous shorelines, delicious hoagies, and long boardwalks. The Garden State is also home to the inventor of good, old-fashioned mason jars!…

Alyssa Mertes
25 Minute Read
Industry Insights

4 Easy Solutions for Leftover Trade Show Swag: Creative Ways to Reuse & Recycle Extra Giveaways

It happens to the best of us. You’re excited for a live event, and you optimistically predict that hundreds are going to swarm into the venue. In your moment of…

Alyssa Mertes
17 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

How to Clean an Apron: Can It Go in the Washing Machine?

When you’re cooking up a storm, your kitchen can start to look like a warzone. Flour is flying, sauce is spraying, and oil is oozing off the counters. It’s a…

Alyssa Mertes
22 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

What is a Shaker Bottle & How Do You Use One?

Protein is a must if you want energy on a long day, and the best way to get your daily fix is with a shaker bottle. You can bring this…

Alyssa Mertes
28 Minute Read
Industry Insights

The Best Custom Pens of 2022: A Guide to What to Buy This Year

Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom pens in 2022. You’ll find cheap pens, click ballpoints, cool luxury pens that twist, and even pens shaped like paintbrushes! Archer 2…

Alyssa Mertes
23 Minute Read
Industry Insights

The Best Custom Mugs of 2022: A Guide to What to Buy This Year

Here’s our guide to the 10 best custom coffee mugs in 2022. You’ll find camping mugs, mugs with lids, and tall mugs for those days where you really need your…

Alyssa Mertes
22 Minute Read
Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Shaker Bottles

Are you a personal trainer that needs awesome gifts for your clients? How about a vitamin shop with a trade show around the corner? Either way, custom shaker bottles are…

Alyssa Mertes
15 Minute Read
Office Life

10 Nonprofit Promotional Items That Help Support Your Cause

One of the best ways for your nonprofit to reach people is by scheduling a live fundraiser. It could be a bake sale, 5K, car wash, blanket drive, or tree…

Alyssa Mertes
6 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

How to Clean a Protein Shaker: Tips for Washing & Deodorizing Your Cup

Think about how you feel after a good workout. Stinky and kind of gross, right? Well, the same goes for a shaker bottle. These cups can take a serious beating…

Alyssa Mertes
14 Minute Read
Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products® Team: Henry Cocilion

As cool as it would be to be Jimmy Fallon or to have a seat on The View, it’s just not possible at this time. Instead, we will get our…

Alyssa Mertes
3 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

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

Nothing’s better than cuddling up in a warm blanket! You can’t fall asleep without one and probably even have a few casually thrown on your couch to curl into while…

Alyssa Mertes
20 Minute Read
Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Bandages

Go back to when you were a kid. Didn’t you love wearing cartoon bandages on your boo-boos? Now as adults, let’s face it, our wound care is kind of boring!…

Alyssa Mertes
16 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

How to Wash Every Type of Blanket: A Guide to Cleaning

On a chilly day, there’s nothing better than putting on fuzzy socks and curling up in a nice, warm blanket. How gross would it be, though, if the blanket you’re…

Alyssa Mertes
24 Minute Read
Office Life

10 Custom Gifts for Administrative Professionals’ Day: Ideas for Secretaries, Assistants, & Receptionists

Do you have a personal assistant you can’t live without? How about a secretary that makes your life easier? Show these hardworking employees how much they’re valued with custom gifts…

Alyssa Mertes
8 Minute Read
Miscellaneous

What Are the Different Types of Bandages & Which One Should You Use?

Accidents happen all the time, which is why you should have a medicine cabinet full of bandages. You may not be a nurse or doctor, so this guide is here…

Alyssa Mertes
31 Minute Read
Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize a Portfolio for School or Work

Have you ever looked with pride at the nameplate on your desk? There’s something incredibly powerful about seeing your name, monogram, or logo on an item. So why not feel…

Alyssa Mertes
21 Minute Read
Office Life

12 Cute Baby Promotional Items You’ll Go “Gaga” Over

Do you sell toys, cribs, books, or clothes? Are you a nanny or thriving daycare? If the answer is “yes” to any of the above, then adorable babies belong in…

Alyssa Mertes
7 Minute Read
Industry Insights

What is an Ice Scraper & How Do You Use One?

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The winter can be brutal, and in freezing temperatures, you need everything you can just to survive. If you’re smart, this…

Alyssa Mertes
19 Minute Read
Promo History

When Were Sharpies Invented? A History of the Sharpie Marker

It’s hard to imagine crafts, school projects, or Christmas gift labels without Sharpies. These colorful permanent markers have been fan favorites for years, so who was the genius that made…

Alyssa Mertes
40 Minute Read
Industry Insights

How Do You Keep a Tablecloth From Slipping Off a Table?

Whether you’re hosting an outdoor wedding or promoting your business at a trade show, you’ll likely have plenty of tables at your event. Tablecloths are the perfect way to tie…

Alyssa Mertes
13 Minute Read
Shop Top Promotional Products at Quality Logo Products

Shop Top Promotional Products at qualitylogoproducts.com