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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.

How It's Made

How Are Hot and Cold Packs Made?

Hot and cold packs make our lives more comfortable by easing our aches and pains and keeping our food cold. But have you ever wondered how they’re made? From instant ice packs to reusable ones, each style is a little different and works a bit…

Miscellaneous

Can You Recycle Plastic Bags & How to Repurpose Them

It’s easy to quickly accumulate plastic bags. You get one every time you go the grocery store, run to the gas station, or stop for some takeout. As much as you try to reuse them, you’ve probably wondered if you can put them in your…

Promo History

What is the History of Plastic Grocery Bags?

It seems like plastic bags have always been part of our lives. From checking out at the grocery store to picking up a takeout order, we’ve gotten used to seeing them nearly everywhere we go. Plastic bags haven’t been around forever, though! Take a look…

Industry Insights

Buying Guide & Design Tips: How to Customize Power Banks

Learn More About Power Banks How Do You Customize Your Power Banks?   Learn More About Power Banks How is a Power Bank Made? The Small But Mighty Accessory How Do You Customize Your Power Banks? How to Use a Power Bank: Here’s Everything You…

Miscellaneous

7 Everyday Items That Are Bound for Landfills: Products You Can and Can’t Recycle

7 Everyday Items That Are Bound for Landfills Planter’s Nut Containers Keurig’s K-Cups Plastic Grocery Bags Yogurt & Hummus Containers Paper Cups Aluminum Cans Styrofoam Do you remember when you learned as a kid that there wasn’t actually a pot of gold at the end…

Industry Insights

7 Promo Products People Want and Need But Won’t Buy Themselves

Promotional Items People Want, But Won’t Buy Cell phone wallets Bag clips Reusable drinkware Pens Tote bags Flash drives Ice packs We all have items lying around our house that we rely on every day without even realizing it. Think about it: When was the…

Marketing & Branding

What is Influencer Marketing? Everything You Need to Know About This Advertising Strategy

If you’ve spent even 10 minutes on Instagram, chances are you’ve come across some form of influencer marketing. It seems like everyone and their mother is promoting a product on social media, but there’s a reason why! It’s one of the most effective advertising strategies…

Industry Insights

How to Advertise with Hot and Cold Packs

You’ve probably advertised with business cards, mailers, and maybe even coffee shop bulletin boards. While those can sometimes get the job done, there are more effective marketing techniques out there! If you work for a doctor’s office, surgery center, or pharmacy, you’re missing out on…

Promo History

What is the History of the Ice Pack?

Ice packs are genius inventions that help us out with all our bumps and bruises. From childhood to adulthood, they’ve been here to make our lives a little more comfortable and keep our lunches cold. It may feel like they’ve always been around, but they’re…

Office Life

10 Disney Gifs That Are Perfect for Your Day at the Office

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 Gift Ideas 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…

How It's Made

How Are Plastic Bags Made?

From grocery stores to farmer’s markets, you see plastic bags just about everywhere you go. They help us get all our necessities from point A to point B! But have you ever wondered how they’re made? Plastic bags go through all different processes before they…

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 Are Memes & Can You Use Them in Your Marketing?

Every time you’re on the internet, you’re immediately ambushed by memes. Memes can say it all with just a picture and a few short words. They’re a fun, clever way to communicate to an audience. If you’re in the marketing field, chances are you’re at…

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

This offer is no longer valid. Sign up for our email club to receivecoupons on your next order of promotional products 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…

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…

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