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Kyrsten Ledger

Kyrsten is a promo expert with a passion for branding . Her vast knowledge of promotional giveaways and marketing has led to several articles and published work for PPB Magazine, a publication from the Promotional Products Association International.

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Failure Shouldn’t Stop You: 8 Successful Entrepreneurs Who Experienced Failure First

Let’s face it, mistakes happen, A LOT. However, when they happen, it’s important to learn from them. I know that sounds cliché, but there’s some truth behind this statement. In fact, studies continually show making mistakes is essential in the learning process. It helps you…

Industry Insights

How Do You Customize Your Luggage Tag?

Custom luggage tags are useful in a variety of situations. You could run a travel company, work for an airline, or just need something cool to hand out at your next trade show. No matter what, the first step is making sure your luggage tags…

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What Are the Different Types of Luggage Tags?

Traveling somewhere new is exciting, but getting to the airport, going through baggage check, and waiting for your suitcases after your flight isn’t fun. The good news is tagging your bags can make the process a lot smoother and make your suitcases easier to find.…

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Why Do We Use Luggage Tags?

Traveling can be hectic, especially if you’re flying. You have to get to the airport early, go through security, and hope the airline doesn’t lose your baggage along the way. Luckily, the chances of having your bags misplaced is slim thanks to luggage tags. They…

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Why Are People Attracted to Free Giveaways?

Scoring free items can feel like hitting the jackpot. Whether you’re grabbing a free sample at the grocery store or staring a free trial membership at a nearby gym, it’s always exciting to get something for nothing. That’s why it’s smart for your business to…

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How Do You Save Money on Promotional Products?

If you’re a broke college student or renter with goals of buying your first home, you know the struggles of having to budget. The same goes for business owners. Every company, big and small, has some kind of marketing budget, and with that budget they…

Marketing & Branding

Neuromarketing Nation: How Emotions Influence Your Buying Decisions

Have you ever gone to the store to buy milk just to leave with a cart full of stuff? And no, it isn’t just you. This is actually a very common buying behavior. With help from neuromarketing, businesses across the nation can get inside your…

Office Life

The Psychological Benefits of Having an Organized Desk

What’s better? A clean desk or a cluttered desk? That’s a great question! The debate on which is better has been going on for years, and to be honest, scientists are still stumped. However, having a clean, well-organized workspace does reap some pretty awesome benefits.…

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6 Strange Items That Aren’t Promotional Products But Should Be

Have you ever gone to a job fair and a company gave you a free pen with their logo? Maybe you went to a local festival and they handed out tote bags. Most industries, whether they specialize in education, real estate, and even aviation, offer…

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Teamwork Lessons You Can Learn from Harry Potter

Have you ever dreamed of being a wizard or witch? I know I have! Perhaps that’s one of the many reasons the world fell in love with J.K. Rowling’s books about “The Boy Who Lived.” From Diagon Alley to Hogwarts, this series completely emerges you…

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The Right Logo for Your Promo: Paint 4 U

Logos are essential for marketing efforts because they’re the first image consumers will associate with your business. Companies, like 99designs, specialize in making awesome artwork for advertising your brand. They’ll take your company name, desired color scheme, and a touch of your vision and inspiration…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Patrick Radaker

Here at Quality Logo Products®, we like to think of our employees as part of a pack! That’s why when a new member joins our team, we all like to howl at the moon. Sure, they don’t get their own TV show, but running with…

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QLP’s Customer Guide to Special Promo Products Packaging and Shipping

Have you ever received a shipment and wondered the steps, requirements, and labels that go into packaging your items? Probably not. Most people are so excited their order has finally arrived that the package it came in is usually discarded or flung all over the…

Office Life

Why You Should Bring Fido to Work

Dogs are a popular choice when it comes to owning a pet. They’re lovable and they’re always excited to see you, even if you’ve only been gone 5 minutes. However, some people choose to not own a dog because they’re not home enough and can’t…

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Trend Alert: De-stress with Essential Oil Diffusers

Did you know certain memories can be triggered just by your sense of smell? That’s why you can remember your trip to Florida every time you get a whiff of oranges or you can’t forget that time you burnt cookies whenever you smell smoke. Aside…

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The Best Promotional Products of 2018

In a world full of options, it can be difficult to find the best business or service for the best price. That’s why companies are always battling against other competitors to be the go-to company for customers. Whether it’s shoes, apparel, or food, chances are…

Office Life

How to Crush Secret Santa at the Office

The holidays can be pretty hectic. They’re full of people shopping for gifts, baking dozens of cookies, decorating trees, and wrapping hundreds of presents. However, when you spend most of your time at work, it’s sometimes difficult to get into the holiday spirit. Adding holiday…

Office Life

7 Ways Your Company Can Volunteer This Holiday Season

The weather’s getting chilly, leaves have fallen off the trees, and snow is on its way! That means the holidays are right around the corner and so is the time of giving! While receiving presents is nice, being generous to others is even better, especially…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Marie Hink, Sales Assistant

It’s safe to say most of us who work at Quality Logo Products® are lovers of anime, making artwork, and superheroes. Marie is no exception! Meet Marie – someone who enjoys the Christmas season and would much rather rhyme than sing when she talks. Her…

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Give Your Brand a Hand: Help Network Inc September 2018

With the holidays right around the corner, the act of giving is in full swing! That’s why we are excited to announce this month’s winner for our Give Your Brand a Hand giveaway. In the spirit of helping others, Help Network, a non-profit organization, helps…

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How to Stay Productive After Work as Days Get Shorter

Everyone knows that as summer comes to an end, so does the long hours of sunlight. Unfortunately, fall is notorious for shorter days, and if you live in the Midwest like I do, unpredictable weather. Nobody likes commuting to work when the sun isn’t even…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Kit Bingham, Sales Assistant

If there is anything we love more here at Quality Logo Products® than our employees and customers, it’s video games. With a break room dedicated to Super Smash Brothers competitions, you can say we take our games pretty seriously. Kit Bingham, whose love of gaming…

Marketing & Branding

How Branded Products Add Value to Your Business

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans or a favorite restaurant? Chances are you said something like American Eagle instead of skinny or bootcut, or Garden Grill instead of fast-food or sit-down. That’s because we think of the brand name before anything else. You…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Rich Cummings

Here at Quality Logo Products® we take pride in our work, including our employees! That’s why when a new member joins our team we like to show our appreciation by shining the spotlight on them. We may not be able to write a biography on…

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Trend Alert: Light Boxes That Keep Your Brand Lit

Imagine being transported back in time where men sported fedoras and overcoats while women looked chic in their dresses with fur shoulder shawls. The glitz and the glamour of being underneath a cinema sign on main street could take anyone’s breath away. Back in the…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Kacci Elliot

Every once in while we like to step out of the office and take in a big breath of fresh air. In nature, the animals and plants work together to create a healthy, harmonious environment. Just like the great outdoors, our down-to-earth team members here…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Christy Adams

If there’s one thing we love about working at Quality Logo Products®, it’s the atmosphere of our company. From a stocked kitchen to a decked-out gaming room, it’s easy to fall in love with working here. The best part though is the incredible team members…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Will Langer

We love our team here at Quality Logo Products®, therefore, when we welcome new members we like to give them the spotlight! While we can’t call “Lights, Camera, Action!” and give them their own TV show, we can give them their own moment in the…

Office Life

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Cubicle Burnout

In a perfect world, everyone who worked in an office building would have their own space with a door to block out unwanted noise. They would have huge windows with beautiful views and lots of room! Unfortunately, this isn’t always the norm when it comes…

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Trend Alert: Strengthen Your Brand with Fitness Promotional Products

It’s the middle of February. Have you stuck to your New Year’s resolution of working out more? No? Same here! That being said, there’s nothing like fitness promotional items to get you back on the exercise horse! Your clients will be excited to hit up…

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Metallic Colors for Every Promotional Occasion

Step aside primary and secondary colors! Metallic colors are currently making the biggest impact on the look and design of promotional products. They seemingly glimmer and twinkle when the light catches them just right, and even give off a trendy, rustic vibe. Metallic koozies, pens,…

Company News

Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Erin O’Malley

Think of your favorite sport’s all-star game. The best and the brightest talents in the industry are all in one place and showing off their amazing skills. Well, assembling an all-star lineup of customer service team members is what we do at Quality Logo Products®!…

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Canvas Products Are Branding Masterpieces

Who needs fancy fabrics like cashmere, chiffon, lace, muslin, and satin when you have canvas? That’s right. Canvas is definitely the COOL fabric in today’s world. Well, at least it is in the promotional products world. Because it’s all the rage, at Quality Logo Products®,…

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Give Your Brand a Hand: Zephyr Hill Blog December 2017

Computer? Check. Writing skills? Check. Time to sit down and write? Check. You may think this is all you need to run a successful blogging business, but there’s more to it than meets the eye. You need well-written, interesting content and you also need organizations…

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Give Your Brand a Hand: Mad Soyentist Candle Company November 2017

When families share common interests, it usually leads to heartwarming memories that last a lifetime. For the group at Mad Soyentist Candle Company, a shared interest they have is candle making. The small business based out of Marengo, Illinois, formed in January 2013 when high…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Rebecca Armitage

If we could post a billboard on the side of the tallest building in Aurora to welcome our new team members into the Quality Logo Products® family, we would do so in a heartbeat! Unfortunately, that might be a bigger project than we bargained for,…

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Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Corinne McCrory

It’s an exciting time at Quality Logo Products as we welcome new members into our promotional products family. While we can’t host a big parade and have tons of confetti fall from the sky for our new members, we still want to give them the…

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3 Reasons Why Entrepreneurs Earned Small Business Week

In honor of Small Business Week and the idea of “shopping small” for everything from your groceries to your haircuts, we’re bringing you all the reasons why small business owners are the crème de la crème of the professional world. We know first hand, it…

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Custom Gifts: Exclusive Coupon Code Inside!

If you’re at all familiar with QLP, you know that we look for any excuse to have a party, especially when we think that party will involve some good food. And if that party happens to celebrate a historic occasion? Even better! May 5th marks…

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Eco-Friendly Products for Earth Day: Exclusive Coupon Code Inside!

When you think of “major holidays,” you probably think about Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day, maybe even the 4th of July. You probably don’t think about what you’re going to get your kids for Earth Day. But April 22nd marks this celebration of Earth in…

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May 2016 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Well, the calendar says it’s spring, but it sure isn’t acting like it around the Chicagoland area. Cold, windy, and snowy. Sounds more like the middle of January than a spring day. Believe it or not, May 2016 is just around the corner, and in…

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Custom Promo Product Packaging: A Complete Branding Message

Like every industry, the promotional product industry is constantly changing. At Quality Logo Products we always want to make sure your giveaways look the best that they can. Still, sometimes an imprinted coffee cup just doesn’t feel like enough to get your message across. We…

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10 Custom Gifts for Administrative Professionals Day

Secretary. Receptionist. Executive Assistant. Operations Coordinator. Project Administrator. These are just some of the names of the essential personnel who make up the broad, irreplaceable workforce of administrative professionals. Because of these people’s hard work, behind-the-scenes support, and tireless assistance, three professionals helped to establish…

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Spotlight: Give Your Brand a Hand Winner January 2016: Buffalo Gals Mercantile

Over at Buffalo Gals Mercantile, they’ve branded themselves with the slogan “Fabulous things you never knew you needed!” Like what? And just what is a “mercantile shop,” anyway? Well, a mercantile shop is defined as a “rural or small town store that carries a broad…

Marketing & Branding

Why a 19th Century Frenchman Makes the Best 21st Century Social Media Campaign

What happens when museums get a new exhibit? The usual: press releases, commercials, a social media announcement, some banners, newspaper ads, and radio spots. And that’s all well and good. But when you have a big exhibit coming to town that’s generated a lot of…

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23 More Ridiculous Spam Comments You Can’t Resist Reading

Back in April, I put together a post using 20 absolutely ridiculous spam comments intercepted by the Quality Logo Product Blog’s spam filters. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. So, I continued to save the most bizarre, nonsensical, and downright awkward spam comments in hopes of…

Office Life

Boy Bands and Teamwork: Balancing Diverse Personality Types in the Office

Boy bands dominated the music scene in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. You couldn’t turn on a radio without hearing a sappy love song or an uptempo pop tune sung by a group of good-looking dudes with killer harmonizing skillz. Yeah, skills with a…

Marketing & Branding

‘Monsters University’ Website: Disney/Pixar Major in Immersive Marketing

If you haven’t already heard, a prequel to Disney’s Monsters Inc. is coming. Titled Monsters University, the prequel isn’t scheduled to hit theaters until June 21, 2013. However, in the meantime Disney and Pixar have released monstersuniversity.com – a website that allows you to completely immerse yourself…

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