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Kelsey Skager

Kelsey is a master of promotional products with over five years of marketing and industry experience. She is proud to have been featured on ABC 7 Chicago News and NPR.

Office Life
10 Disney Character Gifs That Are Perfect for Your Work Day

If a picture says a thousand words, a gif must say at least 10,000, right? Gifs are there for us during the workday when a simple instant message or email just won’t cut it. Not to mention, sending one at just the right time can…

Industry Insights
7 Promotional Products You Can Use to Advertise Your Hair Salon

As of 2020, there are over 967,013 hair salons in the United States. With so much competition out there, it’s more important than ever for a salon to go the extra mile. Unique marketing campaigns, stellar customer service, and talented stylists are all part of…

Industry Insights
5 Tips for Personalizing Employee Gifts and Rewards

There’s just something special about receiving a personalized gift. It makes you feel appreciated and important! Everyone deserves to feel that sense of appreciation, and your employees are no exception. Nothing is wrong with going the generic route like gifting candy or gift cards, but…

Miscellaneous
Hand Sanitation 101: Are You Washing Your Hands Correctly?

We’re all taught how to wash our hands from an early age, but has that information really stuck? Sure, you probably use some soap and water to wash up, but effective handwashing is much more than that. Simply sticking your hands under the faucet for…

Office Life
How Can You Maintain Social Distance at Your Office?

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way all businesses think about their day-to-day routines. Whether you own a law firm or a small staffing company, important measures must be taken to slow the spread of infection and limit other germy encounters in your office.…

Marketing & Branding
5 Things Marketers Need to Know About Social Media Contests

Remember when cereal companies used to offer prizes if you filled out a form that was printed on the inside of the box? They offered all kinds of gifts like t-shirts, computers, and even vacations. You don’t see much of those anymore! The idea of…

Marketing & Branding
Why Marketing Budgets Are Cut First But Shouldn’t Be

It’s easy to look at a marketing budget and wonder if it’s worth continuing to invest in one. Advertising costs can add up quickly and those numbers can give you serious sticker shock. Once you look a little closer though, it’s clear that investing in…

Miscellaneous
6 Heartfelt Ways to Show Appreciation for Essential Workers

There’s a lot to be thankful for even during trying times. Many men and women work extremely hard every day to keep our communities alive and well! From grocery store workers to first responders, it takes a village to sustain your neighborhood. It’s more important…

Marketing & Branding
7 Amazing Gift Ideas for Volunteer Appreciation

7 Amazing Volunteer Appreciation Gifts Reusable drinkware Custom tote bags Power banks Mini plants Personalized chocolates Trendy PopSockets Useful multi-tools When it comes to expressing gratitude, a simple “thanks” doesn’t always cut it. That’s especially true if you run an organization that relies on volunteers!…

Office Life
4 Personality Traits Every Hiring Manager Wants In an Employee

Fresh out of college or switching industries? The struggle is real. From resumé formatting to strengthening your interview skills, there are a lot of ups and downs in finding your dream job. Maybe you’ve got the cover letter writing down to a science, but it…

Marketing & Branding
What Season 3 of Stranger Things Can Teach You About Product Placement

This is your official warning that this blog post contains possible spoilers for “Stranger Things” on Netflix, particularly Season 3. You’ve been warned! If you’ve tuned in to Season 3 of Stranger Things, there’s no doubt you’ve noticed a large number of brands have worked…

Marketing & Branding
What Marketers Should Know About Memes

You’ve just logged on to Twitter and immediately are greeted with a poorly constructed tweet featuring Harambe. When you glance over to see who tweeted it, expecting to see your Uncle Earl, you see none other than your favorite fast food chain. Shudder. If you’re…

Company News
A Year in Review: Looking Back on 2018

When most people think of promotional products, what comes to mind is the branded pen they were given by their real estate agent or the tote bag they snagged at a trade show. These items are useful when it comes to spreading the word about…

Company News
Give Your Brand a Hand: River Valley Food 4 Kids June 2018

If you ask Kristin Foster what her typical day looks like during the summer, don’t expect to hear about plans for a beach day or her time spent relaxing at the spa. Instead, she’ll probably tell you that her plan entails spreading the word about…

Company News
Quality Logo Products Launches Hope Chest Toy Drive

If there’s anything you should know about Quality Logo Products®, it’s how important it is to us to give back to the local community. Sure, we make fun promotional products like custom pens or tote bags, but we’re about so much more. For instance, every…

Company News
Give Your Brand a Hand: This Time Tomorrow Foundation April 2018

When Cory Zimmermann wrote a song titled “This Time Tomorrow,” it was an outlet for him to express his whirlwind of emotions. His close friend, Dick Ticcioni, had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and the outcome seemed grim. Given only three months…

Industry Insights
Promotional Products Work! Week

If you ask a room full of people what a promotional product is, chances are many will silently shrug their shoulders. Little do they know they likely have one sitting on their work desk, in their drawer at home, or that they used one to…

Company News
Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Zoe Rue

At Quality Logo Products®, our team is our number one priority. Sure, we make fun products and put snazzy logos on them, but it’s our personality that sets us apart! With us, you don’t have to worry about not getting ahold of a team member…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: Virtual Reality Viewers

Let’s be honest: Sometimes when you turn on the news, you just want to escape to another planet for a little while. As important as it is to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world, we all need a break from time…

Industry Insights
Branding in a Box: Marketing Made Easy!

If you’ve ever planned a marketing campaign, you know how many pieces there are to the puzzle. Not only do you want to get your messaging straight, but you want to spread the word in an affordable way. Naturally, you turn to promotional products since…

Company News
Give Your Brand a Hand: Mighty House Home Improvement Show February 2018

If you tune into WCGO 1590 AM on a Saturday morning, chances are you’re going to hear a whole lot of laughter, a healthy amount of compassion, and a dash of practical advice. This is a typical day for Mighty House Home Improvement Show, a…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: All That Shimmers is (Rose) Gold

Step aside, silver. Your next branding project is a job for rose gold! What originally started as a trend in the jewelry world has now made its way into nearly every single industry you could imagine. Shopping for a new cell phone? There’s a rose…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: Woodgrain Promos That Keep Your Brand Polished

Even though the days of wood paneling on the side of your mom’s station wagon are long gone, the appeal of woodgrain is making a comeback! From home décor to promotional products, this sleek design is taking the world by storm. Its warm tone and…

Company News
Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Jamie Shoemaker

Any successful business knows the importance of having a dedicated individual who keeps track of finances. While there are so many critical roles at Quality Logo Products®, it’s safe to say our office would be filled with piles of receipts on every desk and chaos…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: Get Your Branding On With Brain Teasers!

Most working professionals are all too familiar with the afternoon crash and the subsequent writer’s block that often follows. Sometimes, even simply playing tic-tac-toe on your notebook or wandering to the water cooler doesn’t even do the trick. No matter your job title, hitting a…

Company News
Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Rachel Woolley

At Quality Logo Products®, we believe teamwork is one of the most effective ways to get things done. From our collaborative sales staff to our down-to-earth customer service crew, you can see it in every facet of our organization. That’s why we’re proud to welcome…

Company News
National Entrepreneurship Week: Win $500 in Free Promotional Products!

It’s National Entrepreneurship Week, a week-long celebration honoring ambitious go-getters across the entire country. Founded in 2006 by the National Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, the observance encourages communities of all sizes to support entrepreneurship. With a little more than 50% of small businesses failing in…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: Stand Out With Modern Promotional Products!

Sayonara, plastic! There are tons of new trends that are sweeping the promotional products world, and they’re putting a fresh spin on the traditional promos you already know and love. Nothing’s wrong with a little plastic in your life, but when it comes to standing…

Industry Insights
Trend Alert: Iridescent Promos That Keep Your Brand Shining

Every now and again, a trend takes the world by storm and has some serious potential for your brand. That’s where we come in to keep you updated on the newest craze! You can look forward to regular updates from the Quality Logo Products® blog…

Company News
Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Amanda Papp

If there’s one thing Quality Logo Products® will always invest in, it’s a talented team. After all, they’re what truly set us apart from all the rest! Finding the best of the best isn’t always easy, but the time investment always proves to be worthwhile…

Company News
Our Journey with Tails Humane Society

If there’s anything we love more than promotional products, it’s animals! Whether we’re celebrating National Dog Day with puppy costumes and pets roaming the office or volunteering at an animal fundraiser, it’s safe to say we’re pretty fond of our furry friends. That’s why in…

Company News
The Quality Logo Products 2018 Supplier Awards Are Here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: award season! Each year around this time, we round up our list of suppliers and survey our employees to see which of them went above and beyond throughout the year. and honor them by including them in the Quality Logo Products Supplier Awards!  We work with a lot of vendors, so narrowing…

Company News
Welcome to the Quality Logo Products Team: Christina Losurdo

With over 30,000 promotional products companies around the world, it takes a lot of work to stand out from the crowd. While there are a number of ways we strive to make a difference in our industry, one of the most important pieces to the…

Company News
Gift Giving Made Easy!

The end of the year is quickly approaching and your to-do list is growing longer by the day. Whether you’re scrambling for those final receipts for your expense report or you’re preparing your company’s W2 forms, it’s safe to say with the end of the…

Company News
Small Business Saturday: Win Big for Your Brand

Whether it’s the tiny coffee shop down the street from your house or the children’s boutique on your way to work, you’re probably familiar with how prevalent small businesses are within your community. With all the marketing and advertising that is done for the larger…

Company News
Employee Spotlight 2017: Breanne Ailor

When Breanne Ailor started her journey at Quality Logo Products five years ago, she had no idea that she would become part of a bigger community-driven project. As our Claims Manager, Bre, as she’s known in the office, works with customers on a daily basis…

Company News
Give Your Brand a Hand: BlessedHeartCo September 2017

Most of us have hobbies that keep us sane during the work week or provide us with a sense of purpose. Whether it’s reading or doing crossword puzzles, it’s important to find an outlet that flexes your creative muscles. But for Tracy Fowler, creating children’s…

Company News
Give Your Brand a Hand: NiCHE Nutrition Consultants & Health Educators August 2017

Hit the hills, diet fads! NiCHE Nutrition Consultants & Health Educators is changing the way women think about living a healthy lifestyle. For Co-Founders Kathy Levin and Micca Donohoo, being healthy is about more than just hitting goal weights. It’s about encouraging everyday women to have…

Miscellaneous
Howl-o-ween: Cuteness For a Cause

With the colors of the leaves starting to change and a crisp cool breeze in the air, it can only mean one thing: Halloween! Sure, the tiny witches, goblins, and ghouls are always adorable when they show up on your front porch looking for candy.…

Company News
Our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide is Here!

The best way to spread holiday cheer is treating your employees to company gear (on a budget of course!) With the end of the year comes company meetings about next year’s goals, parties with way too many baked goods, and the stress of fourth quarter…

Company News
Celebrate Bubba’s Birthday with an Exclusive Coupon & Fun Posts on Social Media!

For those of you who don’t know, my name is Bubba. I’m the ruggedly handsome overlord of Quality Logo Products® and have faithfully served as the company’s mascot since 2003. That little yellow guy you see floating around from page to page? That’s me in…

Company News
Our Best in Show: Quality Logo Products 2017 Supplier Awards

It’s the time of the season again, where Quality Logo Products® celebrates the vendors we enjoyed working with most over the past year! Our team knows producing quality orders on time isn’t always a simple task. Since we work with several suppliers to help make…

Company News
Decorate the Halls: The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Custom Branded Items!

Frost collects on the office windowpane, there’s holly hung in the hallway, and your co-workers have graced the space with some awful looking seasonal sweaters. That’s right; your employees are slowly slipping into “holiday season” mode! As a business owner, you may be thinking to…

Company News
Spotlight: Give Your Brand a Hand February 2016: Noticestry

There were a few things about our February Give Your Brand a Hand winner, Noticestry, that we loved from first click. The first is their giraffe logo, because we are suckers for unique design as well as all creatures great and small. Secondly, they have…

Company News
Instagram Contest! What’s Your ‘Go-To’ Promo?

Are you on Instagram? What a coincidence! We are, too. We like to share pictures that give some insight into the world of promotional products, but also we just like to share photos of everyday life at our office (spoiler: we love Funkos). Even more…

Company News
Welcome Elizabeth Watters to the Quality Logo Products Team! [Interview]

Okay, I’ve got something to confess: the employee featured in today’s interview isn’t exactly a new member of the Quality Logo Products® team. Nope, she’s an employee who’s moved up to a different role in the company, and we couldn’t be happier for her! Elizabeth…

Industry Insights
Check out the Hottest New Promotional Products Straight from the 2016 PPAI Expo

You know what we love here at Quality Logo Products®? New promotional items. We get really excited about them. We love to talk about them. So we went to the PPAI Expo last month to scout out what’s coming down the promo product pipeline! Promotional…

Company News
Start the New Year Right: Save up to 21% on Promotional Items!

Happy almost-New Year’s, QLP customers and fans! It turns out that I really love being in the giving mood! I got so much joy out of last week’s sale that I decided to have ANOTHER sale. 2015 has been good to this stress ball, so…

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