Independent Study

Other Things We Find Interesting!

Almost every school has an independent study course. It’s a course students can turn to when they want to learn more about the topics that regular classes don’t cover.

In our independent study course, you’ll learn all the weird and wonderful promotional product details that we just couldn’t fit into our other courses. We’ve got marketing tips, strange promotional product history, more information about USB technology than you ever thought possible, and lists of our favorite and not-so-favorite ads of all time!

The Syllabus

How to Make Homemade Stress Balls

You can make your own stress balls with colorful balloons and a few other supplies. Simply fill a balloon with rice, beans, or flours, tie a couple extra balloons over the top, and squeeze away all your worries!

20 of Our Most Unusual Promotional Items

Quirky, goofy, unusual, odd. These are the words we'd use to describe the products you’ll find in this lesson, all great for a non-traditional giveaway!

Top 10 Advertising Jingles

Did you know Bubba was briefly in his own boy band? You won’t find any of his band's music in this lesson, but you will find ten of the catchiest songs ever to make their way into commercials.

10 Best Slogans of All Time

If you’ve ever had to think of something memorable to print on your promotional items, you know how hard it is coming up with a great business slogan.

History of TV Ads

They might not be promotional products, but television commercials have been one of the most effective forms of advertising to date!

How did the Frisbee Get its Name?

Some of the most well-loved products have an interesting history on how they got their name. In this lesson, we discuss everyone’s favorite flying disc, the Frisbee.

The Difference Between USB1 and USB2

Where would we be without USB technology? A lot of us would be sitting around, wondering how to charge our mobile devices, that's for sure.

Types of USB Flash Memory

Why are USB flash drives such popular giveaways? What is flash memory, anyway? Read on for the advantages of flash memory and flash drives.

How to Motivate Employees

Learn all the tips and tricks of how to keep your employees happy and motivated in the workplace.

Different Types of Portable Chargers

No matter the situation, we all have relied on our portable USB chargers to get us through the day. But how much do you really know about these battery savers?

What is Branding and Why is It Important?

Branding is defined as the promotion of a particular product or company by means of advertising and distinctive design. It is an important way to establish your business identity and set yourself apart from the competition.

The Truth About Made in the USA Products

Made in the USA products increase manufacturing jobs, reduce the carbon footprint, and cut down production costs in the United States. It’s difficult to label anything as completely American-made since parts can still be imported, but there’s a variety of companies, brands, and products that qualify.

How Reusable Water Bottles Impact the Environment and Your Health

You’re making a good choice drinking from a reusable water bottle. Not only does it help the ecosystem, but it also leads to cleaner, fresher drinking water.

Further Reading

The Anatomy of Pens and Pencils

Curious about the different parts of pens and pencils? Read here to find out more.