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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.

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History of Calendars: A List of the Different Types Around the World

As nice as it would be, the world doesn’t have one universal way to tell time. Each month has a different name depending on the country, some religions use the moon while others use the sun, and Ethiopia is even 7 years behind America! It…

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40 Custom Tote Bags: Ideas Everyone Will Love!

Do you want to hear something that will blow your mind? Reusable tote bags can save over 22,000 plastic bags from being used. This is amazing news for not only the environment, but also your marketing budget.   So now that you’re ready to get…

How It's Made

How to Put Together Amazing Welcome Bags for Your Wedding

Booking a venue? Check. Deciding on a caterer? Check. Hiring a DJ that won’t just play the “Electric Slide” and “YMCA” on rotation all night? Check. Check. There’s a lot to think about when it comes to planning a wedding, but one thing you absolutely…

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From Cocktail Hour to the Reception: 16 Wedding Cup Ideas for Your Big Day

Congrats – you’re getting married! It’s an exciting time, but boy, oh, boy, there are 1,000 things to do. You’ve got your dress picked out, the cakes have been sampled, so now it’s time for one more decision – which wedding cups do you want…

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A Guide to Bar Glasses: How Many Ounces in a Shot & Other Things You Should Know

You grab a glass out of the kitchen cabinet without a lot of thought. Bar drinkware, like shot glasses, steins, flutes, and tumblers, is a whole different story. The right glass is a must for those who serve drinks!    Skip bartender school and pull…

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30 Custom Water Bottles: Ideas Everyone Will Love!

It’s time to pick up custom water bottles! The Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) reports that all custom drinkware generates 1,400 impressions in its lifetime. People use water bottles all the time, which means a ton of exposure if you order something stylish and irresistible. Custom…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Kyle Solarz, Sales Assistant

It’s funny that the last movie Kyle Solarz watched was National Treasure because he’s basically a national treasure himself! With his degree in digital media, and can-do attitude, he’s ready to take your promotional products buying experience to the next level! Meet Kyle – a…

Promo History

McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys: A Timeline of the Best Toys Over the Years

You are hard-pressed to find any kid from the 70’s to the early 2000’s who doesn’t have fond memories of going to McDonald’s and getting Happy Meal toys. Those golden arches are associated with not just tasty nuggets, piping hot fries, and Shamrock Shakes, but…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Ricia White, Sales Assistant

One of Ricia White’s favorite people is Will Smith, so…here is a story all about how, our life got flipped turned upside-down, we’d like to take a minute just sit right there…and we’ll tell you about Ricia, the new Sales Assistant at Quality Logo Products®!…

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How to Find Your Shirt Size: Calculator & Charts for Your Perfect Fit

How many times have you bought a shirt only to find it’s a little too small or way too large? Been there! It’s time to say “bye” to that pesky situation once and for all. Just use the t-shirt size calculator and charts featured below!…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Brad Walton, Sales Assistant

Brad Walton’s birthday may be on Halloween, but there’s nothing spooky about his customer service skills. He comes to you with a background in business management and is ready to rock as our newest Sales Assistant. Meet Brad – a laidback guy who has a…

Office Life

23 Awkward & Funny Zoom Fails: Meetings Gone Horribly Wrong

CEO uses potato filter in Microsoft Teams meeting

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products® Team: Daniel Cortez, Sales Assistant

In the video game Cuphead, you have to think quickly, stay alert, and if you’re playing two player, be a reliable teammate. Daniel has all of those skills and many more, making him an excellent addition to the Quality Logo Products® squad! Meet Daniel –…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Brittany Jennings, Sales Assistant

Why should famous celebrities get all the interviews? Every employee at Quality Logo Products® deserves their own moment in the spotlight, so let’s shine it nice and bright on Brittany Jennings, our newest Sales Assistant. Meet Brittany – a beach lover with a passion for…

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Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Duffel Bags

Learn More About Duffel Bags Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Duffel Bags   Learn More About Duffel Bags Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Duffel Bags How Do You Choose the Right Type of Duffel Bag? A Guide to Sizes…

Marketing & Branding

11 Trade Show Promotions: Ideas to Win Over the Crowd!

Roll out the red carpet – it’s time for your business to be the star of the trade show! A cool display is one thing, but if you really want to get the crowd’s attention it’s all about having awesome promotional swag.

Promo History

Who Invented the Calendar? A History of Days, Months, & Years

Time is something we take for granted. It just exists – we don’t really question why or how. Your birthday may be in the summer, the week always starts with Sunday, and for some reason February is super short and sometimes has an extra day.…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products® Team: Kelly “Lala” Gothard

To quote the “Friends” theme song, you want a promotional products sales rep that will always “be there for you.” Move over, Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, and Phoebe – Lala is the real friend you can count on when you need her.    Meet Lala…

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How to Market to Seniors & Baby Boomers: 25 Promotional Swag Ideas

Marketing isn’t like it used to be when your grandparents were young. Back in the 50’s and 60’s, pinup girls and print ads were popular. It was inspired by war efforts and nothing like the Facebook and Hulu TV spots we see today. But there…

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Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Cups, Glasses, & Other Drinkware

You’ve got a wedding, party, or banquet around the corner, and you want favors for all the guests. Or maybe you’re just looking for something nice to decorate the tables at your bar or restaurant. Either way, personalized drinkware is the perfect choice for you!…

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10 Easy Science Projects for Kids Using Magnets

Are you trying to teach magnetism? Boring lectures and worksheets are fine, but they’re not very much fun to sit through. It’s much more exciting to learn how magnets work by being hands-on instead! If you’re ready to get started, below you’ll find a ton…

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How Do You Choose the Right Type of Duffel Bag? A Guide to Sizes & Materials

Learn More About Duffel Bags How Do You Choose the Right Type of Duffel Bag? A Guide to Sizes & Materials   Learn More About Duffel Bags Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Duffel Bags How Do You Choose the Right Type of…

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How Do You Clean a Duffel Bag?

Learn More About Duffel Bags How Do You Clean a Duffel Bag?   Learn More About Duffel Bags Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Duffel Bags How Do You Choose the Right Type of Duffel Bag? A Guide to Sizes & Materials How…

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11 Industries That Should Advertise With Promotional Flash Drives

Learn More About Flash Drives 11 Industries That Should Advertise With Promotional Flash Drives   Learn More About Flash Drives 11 Industries That Should Advertise With Promotional Flash Drives Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize USB Flash Drives What is a Flash Drive…

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45 Back to School Promotional Products: Ideas for Every Grade

The bell is about to ring on a new year! This is an exciting time for students, teachers, and parents, so welcome everyone back to the hallways with school promotional items! Whether you’re a preschool, college, or somewhere in between, you can use school swag…

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Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize USB Flash Drives

Learn More About Flash Drives Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize USB Flash Drives   Learn More About Flash Drives 11 Industries That Should Advertise With Promotional Flash Drives Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize USB Flash Drives What is a…

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50 of the Best Souvenir Refrigerator Magnets From Each State

If you don’t have money for a road trip, here’s the next best thing! Visit the west to the east coast, and get to know the 50 states in America by taking a look at some of the coolest souvenir magnets they have to offer.…

Office Life

All Work & Some Play! 5 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games at Work

46% of creative workers want to play video games at work, and the timing has never been better to encourage your employees to play. The COVID-19 pandemic has left everyone feeling kind of “blah,” and we can all use a little pep in our steps!…

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What is a Flash Drive & How Does it Work?

Learn More About Flash Drives What is a Flash Drive & How Does it Work?   Learn More About Flash Drives 11 Industries That Should Advertise With Promotional Flash Drives Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize USB Flash Drives What is a Flash…

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6 Easy Ways to Remove a Logo or Picture From a Coffee Mug

Your kitchen cabinet fills up quickly and maybe there are custom mugs in there that you just don’t like. It could be a cute photo mug your boyfriend got you for Valentine’s Day, but now you’re broken up. Maybe it’s a mug printed with a…

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15 of the Best Promotional Items for Sports Teams

You can’t call yourself a super sports fan you have official team memorabilia! Your room should be decked out in posters, you should have a jersey you rock during every game, and you should decorate your car with an obnoxious amount of bumper stickers...

Marketing & Branding

15 Best Job Fair Giveaways to Recruit College Students & Professionals

Job fairs may not be the types of fairs that have cotton candy, bumper cars, and pony rides, but they can still be a lot of fun! Whether you’re setting up a career day at your college, hosting an event for unemployed workers, or conducting…

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Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Mouse Pads

Forget plants, string lights, and oil diffusers. Sometimes the best office décor is as simple as really cool custom mouse pads, and you want to make sure yours look awesome. It’s really super easy! Put on your artist hat and get ready to customize some…

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Custom Energy Drinks: How They Can Give Your Brand Some Pep!

Are you tired of using the same old marketing strategies? Do billboards, Facebook ads, and radio spots make you want to curl up in a blanket and fall asleep? Well, put the pep back into your step with custom energy drinks! Personalized energy drinks bring…

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What Are Copper Mugs & Why Are They Used for Moscow Mules?

The history of copper goes way, way back. While cavemen probably weren’t sitting around next to their bonfires sipping Moscow Mules, they did find a ton of use from copper cups. Copper was actually the first metal used by humankind! People were obsessed, so much…

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20 Beach Promotional Items That Are Fun for the Sun

Feel the sun on your skin, the sand in your toes, and the breeze through your hair. It’s officially summer, which is the perfect time to let your brand shine nice and bright! Everyone is looking for something fun to do in the summer, which…

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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 any of these weird lip balms flavors instead. The unique lip balm flavors listed below…

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When is National Sunglasses Day? 10 Ideas for Celebrating the Holiday

Do you want an excuse to throw a party this summer? Celebrate National Sunglasses Day on June 27th! As long as you’re safe with face masks, hand sanitizer, and a limited number of people, you can do something fun for the holiday. National Sunglasses Day…

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10 Best Merch Items for Bands, Music Festivals, & Concerts

Hey there, rockstar! Social distancing may still be a thing, but who knows what the future will bring. Concerts, music festivals, and other gigs may be just around the corner. Your fandom is still strong, and it will be even stronger if you make sure…

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20 Personalized Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Love

When it comes to Father’s Day, you probably plan on buying one special gift for your dad, husband, grandfather, or male role model. You likely don’t need a ton of custom gifts in bulk for the occasion. But don’t rule out this idea quite yet!…

Office Life

How Do You Fix or Replace a Broken Stylus Pen?

Technology is wonderful, but it can be a huge pain in the butt when it doesn’t work quite right. Anyone who’s ever failed at connecting to Bluetooth, or lost internet in the middle of the work day knows exactly what I mean. Another big frustration…

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18 Adorable Baby Shower Favor Ideas Your Guests Will Love

It’s a boy! It’s a girl! No matter what you’re having, you should most definitely host a baby shower to celebrate. And while you’re at it… offer personalized favors to everyone who attends! Your pregnancy is a big deal, and you’re likely feeling like a…

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Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Lanyards

The clothes and accessories you wear should be stylish and have personality. That sentiment holds true even for something as basic as custom lanyards. They may not be the most glamorous things in the world, but the right color and a good print can take…

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12 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Work Life Balance

According to the Pew Research Center, 71% of employed adults in the U.S. are currently working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone else is either back at the office full-time, or is doing some kind of hybrid schedule. No matter what…

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11 DIY Lip Balm Recipes You Can Make in Your Kitchen at Home

Are you looking for a fun weekend project? Is it a rainy day, and you’ve got nothing exciting to do? Well, you’re in luck! You can make your own lip balm right at home, and there are plenty of recipes to try. The process doesn’t…

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12 Real Examples of Promotional Marketing That Are Clever & Unique

You’ve probably encountered promotional products at some point. You know – t-shirts, water bottles, pens… all that merch you see at concerts, worn by fans at an NBA game, sold online by your favorite podcasts, or sitting on the tables at college job fairs. Swag…

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What is a Lanyard & What Are the Different Types?

Picture this: It’s 8 a.m., and you’ve overslept for work. You rush around, pouring coffee, getting dressed, and brushing your teeth. Just when you’re ready to finally head out the door, you can’t find your car keys. Ugh! We’ve all been there, and it’s in…

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What is a Swag Bag & How Do You Put One Together?

Are you in charge of a trade show, or hosting a fundraiser? Either way, the people who come to your event want to go home with free swag bags! Whether you’re planning the first in-person trade show after the COVID-19 pandemic or you need virtual…

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