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Back to School is Just Around the Corner!

It may feel like summer outside, but Back to School season is already upon us. The approaching fall season is a perfect time to think school themed giveaways that your clients will actually use, bringing your brand with them into their daily lives.

What are some of the trends for Back to School 2018? Think practical, think new, think eye catching! Check out some of these products we offer below for some ideas on how to promote your brand throughout the Back to School season.

Tabbed Quarterly™ – Small Classic w/Academic Filler (5.5″x8.5″)

Back to School season means busy, busy, busy! Keeping an appointment book is a good way to keep life organized when the slower days of summer are over.

Wave Design Non-Woven Cooler Lunch Bag

Packing a lunch in a snazzy reusable container is both Eco-friendly and money saving, so smart thinking all around.

Trade Zippered Padfolio

Style meets function meets organization with a stylish linen-look Padfolio, to keep your life in order on the go through busy fall days.

Graphite Deluxe 15″ Computer Backpack

Absolutely nothing says Back to School like a new Backpack!

Whatever your clients are talking about is what we want to find for you, and right now the theme is Back to School!

Check out http://www.promoplace.com/executiveonesolutions for more excellent ideas for Back to School & Fall promotions

Tips for a Stress Free Vacation!

Step One: Start with a Good Plan.

Begin with a solid, well thought out plan. Start thinking about your vacation at least 3 months in advance and use the head start to avoid conflicts with deadlines or special projects.

Step Two: Communicate and Coordinate.

Make sure your boss and coworkers are aware of the timing of your planned vacation. Keeping your team in the loop allows for low stress and effective vacation coverage.

Step Three: Unplug.

If you followed the first two steps, you will be able to truly leave your devices behind and enjoy your time away. Set up a out of the office reply on your email and make sure there is a clearly understood plan back at the office so you can truly be away with no worries.

Step Four:Organize.

Never underestimate the importance of a vacation checklist. Keep your chill time truly relaxing by doing some research in the planning stage, so you have all the info on where to go & what to bring.

Step Five: Don’t Forget to Plan for your Return.

Extend your vacation plan to your return. Don’t undo all that rest and relaxation by over scheduling yourself your first day back in the office. Do your self a favor & create a workplace schedule for your first day back that allows your to hold onto the vacation mindset.

And don’t forget the travel accessories! Remember that your clients are likely planning some summer travel as well, so consider these travel related giveaways that they are sure to take along!

Earbuds In Compact Case

Travel Pillow Kit W/Ear Plugs & Eye Mask

Tuscany™ Slim Executive Charger

Wireless Phone Charging Pad

 

Travel Blanket

Sheer Mesh Vanity Bag

 

Wishing you safe & relaxing travels!

Check out http://www.promoplace.com/executiveonesolutions for more excellent ideas for hot & cool summer promotions!

 

 

Make the Most out of Summer!

Here we are at the start of summer, and it is not summer vacation in the marketing industry! Summer events offer a great opportunity for promotional products that fit the criteria of being both useful and memorable.

Give a client the beach cooler that they use all summer long, & you can be sure that your logo will be first and foremost in their mind.

Hampton Kooler Bag

Large Cruising Tote Bag With Rope Handles

What could be a more visible location for your logo than a beach umbrella or a beach ball? Associate your brand with the memories people remember.

Beach Umbrella w/Shoulder Strap Carrying Case

Jones Beach Chair Combo

16″ Beach Ball

Another fun idea for summer is to host take advantage of the weather & host an outdoor event, such as a ball game or a BBQ, & have a promotional tie in.

Portable BBQ Grill And Kooler

3-Piece BBQ Set In Case

Contrast Stitch Mesh Back Cap

Summer is also a popular time for travel, which is another golden opportunity for promotional products that people keep with them. Think travel accessories for marketing giveaways that stay with your client on their summer vacations.

Ultimate Travel Companion

3-Piece Travel Pillow & Blanket Set

 

Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most out of your summer! Check out http://www.promoplace.com/executiveonesolutions for more excellent ideas for hot & cool summer promotions!

Next Big Thing for 2018!

What trend will capture the promotional products market in 2018? In 2017, consumers were taken over by the success of the fidget spinner.  Stay ahead of the promotional products game by checking out these new trends emerging in the first quarter of 2018.

Functional Wearables

One theme so far is functional apparel, marrying style with purpose.

Fitness Bracelet

Sustainability

Going green is another apparel trend to keep an eye on. Recent data shows that two-thirds of consumers were willing to pay more for sustainable brands.

Alternative Heirloom Men’s Crew T-Shirt

Alternative Ladies’ Meegs Eco-Jersey Racer Tank

Creative Packaging

Whether you have faux suede totes that look expensive or Moleskin look journals, 2018 is all about looking expensive and valuable. The look can matter as much as function when it comes to the staying power of your brand.

WoodChuck Mahogany Wood iPhone 7 Case

Promotional “Elegance” Bamboo Stylus Twister Pens

Smart Products

Go the extra mile with a product that is just a little more, like a smart bottle that tracks your hydration levels.

Thermos® Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid – 24 Oz. Grey

Stay on trend for 2018 and check out our website for these & more fresh new promotional product ideas! We look forward to hearing from you!

http://www.promoplace.com/executiveonesolutions

Think Spring!

Spring is just around the corner, and with a new season comes a fresh new energy to bring to your marketing approach.  Every business starts out with the best of intentions and lofty resolutions at the beginning of the year.  But by March, many of those aspirations have begun to fade.

Spring has become synonymous with spring cleaning and a fresh start.  It has become the go-to season for millions to deep clean homes, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and look at things from a different perspective.

Let the new season inspire you!

This is a great time to get rid of all the products and services that haven’t been as profitable as you’d like, and to put your brand on something new.  Your messaging should match the season with vibrant colors and a theme of renewal and revitalization.  Focus on a new look for your website, a new feature, perhaps a new product offering to go along with the spirit of renewal.

There are some great holidays in the Spring that are perfect for marketing opportunities.   Create a marketing effort related to the annual celebration of Earth Day.  Go local and sponsor a road cleanup project or a tree planting event, and invite the community to join in. The week of Mothers Day: send flowers or a card to your clients who are mothers.

 

Check out some of these product ideas below for your next seasonal special event or marketing campaign!

Spring Breeze Folding Umbrella

Sunscreen Spray Pen with Cap

Smooth Sphere Lip Balm – EOS

GrowPot Eco-Planter Herb 3-Pack

USB Two Blade Mini Flexible Fan

Malibu Sunglasses

Wow your clients with your brand-new, energetic approach!

Visit Executive One Solutions website to check out these products & so many more. We would love to help you get into step with spring.

IMTS 2016 AWARDS

In September of 2016, employees of Executive One Solutions walked the entire show at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. This event hosted over 2,000 exhibitors. Executive One Solutions, a branding solutions company, once again honored companies for their creative booth designs.  All companies were mailed their award along with an incentive to work with us in the future.

The following companies won UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN

ROLLOMATIC
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
KOMA
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
HAIMER
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
FAGOR
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
GF MACHING SOLUTIONS
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
MEISTER ABRASIVES
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
PORTA NORTH AMERICA
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
MAPAL
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
HURCO
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN
HEIDENHAIN
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN

The following company won BEST EXHIBIT

SIEMENS
BEST EXHIBIT

The following company won BEST IN SHOW

INGERSOLL
BEST IN SHOW

Congratulations to all the winners.  We wish you a great show in 2018!

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Event Planning That Promotes You!

When planning your next client event, detailed planning and smart product placement will ensure that your attendees are satisfied while you get your message across.
START with convincing enticement to attend your event. An eye-catching invite means your guests are more likely to add your event to their calendar & show up.

Single Seeded Paper Invitation

Invitation Marketing Product

4″ x 6″ – Aluminum Invitation or postcard – Color Printed – Made in the USA

THE DECOR is a valuable self-promotion tool. Use your logo on tablecloths, napkins, & drinkware to create simple & easy brand recognition.

9 Oz. Stainless Steel Stemless Wine Glass

9 Oz. Tall Wine Glass

Round Absorbent Coaster

Linen-Esque® Beverage Napkin

DON’T FOR GET THE GIFT!   Giving your guests something memorable to take home with them ensures that the association of your company & a successful event sticks with them. Make it something festive & a bit whimsical, but also something they will use in the future.

Fortune Cookie Box w/ Fortune Cookies

HARLEQUIN Felt Journal with Leather Accents

.3 Oz. Total Comfort Lip Balm

20 Oz H2go Nexus – Powder

Jute Tote Bag With Front Pocket

We would love to help YOU plan your next special event. Visit Executive One Solutions website to check out these products & so many more!

New Year, New Products!

Welcome to 2018! A new year is the perfect time for new ideas. Did you know that of all promotional industry products sold, 8% are technology related? The mobile accessory category is adding new products & improving in quality daily, so why not excite your customers with a fresh modern idea?

Check out some stimulating new ways to display your brand in a way that shows you are looking forward to the future!

High Sierra Falcon Solar 10000 mAh Power Bank

Aluminum PopSockets

Executive Classic Wall Charger

ifidelity True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Smartphone Controlled Mini Drone Quadcopter

Bluetooth Solo Speaker

Visit Executive One Solutions website to check out these products & so many more! Start your New Year with your logo on an original & impressive product & who knows where it will take you! We will be here for you to help you create your next promotional solution.

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Create A Plan for 2018 That Works!

A plan of action is necessary to be productive throughout the day and to bring in new business.  Hopefully you have put a plan in action before now.  If you haven’t, then use these helpful tips to keep you motivated through the year.  

Step 1: Start Early

Identify your goals early is always the best plan in order to jump right into your plan.   In developing your plan, make sure to ask yourself WHY you have set certain objectives-this will help to motivate you going forward.

Step 3: Break It Down

Set reasonable, achievable goals. Keep the big picture in site, but also focus on the day to day steps that will get you there. If your big picture is to bring in more business, create a plan with the help of a marketing advisor .  This along with a promotional marketing plan is important in achieving this goal.

Step 3: Be As Detailed As Possible

Don’t be afraid to lay out hour by hour what needs to be done, especially if you are prone to distraction. A clear, detail based schedule is your friend in 2018.

Step 4: Put It In Writing

We are visual creatures. Once your plan is clear to you, write it down! Print it out.  Keep a copy on your desk & another on your tablet or phone. Keep your daily & weekly goals on your mirror or near your coffee maker so you will be reminded of them first thing ever morning. Don’t let a week go by without you reviewing the plan for the year, so make sure you are still on track for the big picture goals.

Step 5: You Are Your Best Resource

Stay healthy. Don’t merely focus on your actions, focus on your body. Get plenty of sleep, exercise, & eat right. Start the day with a healthy breakfast & your goals in front of you. Hitting the gym first thing each morning will give you a motivating energy boost to start the day of right.

Step 6: Be Firm But Flexible

Do not stress yourself out if you do not follow your plan exactly. Always adjust your plan as needed throughout the year.  It is ok if some of your plans change, as long as they stay true to your overall vision, & true to you. Making adjustments when necessary will help you maintain focus on your larger goals as the year progresses.

Journal Books  are a wonderful way to keep yourself in check.  Take notes, create your to do list and the best part is crossing the task off when completed.   Your clients I’m sure would be happy to receive one from you also.

 

Tips to Keep the Mind in Tact

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  1. Save Energy
    Organize your life so you’re using your brain’s energy for critical thinking, not trying to find your keys (or shoes or wallet) in the morning as you rush to the office. Put the mundane on auto-pilot so you can concentrate on what will demand more mental prowess.
  2. Switch Hands
    Using your non-dominant hand expands the neurological circuits connected to that hand, which can improve mental performance. If you’re right-handed, brush your teeth or jot down quick notes with your left. If you’re left-handed, stir a pot or wipe down the kitchen counter with your right. You can also try using chopsticks with both hands.
  3. Choose Food Wisely
    Eat more antioxidant-rich berries, dark leafy greens, nuts (full of vitamins and minerals) and fish; salmon, sardines, anchovies and lake trout in particular contain omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease cognitive weakening.
  4. Work Out Regularly
    Cardiovascular exercise pumps oxygen-rich blood to the brain, which gives it a boost of nutrients such as glucose. Working out also strengthens blood vessels and helps to avoid illnesses such as stroke, which affects cognition.
  5. Keep Learning
    Studies have shown that learning new things keeps thinking sharp and may ward off senility. Head to the library to find books on new subjects, check out the latest art exhibit at a museum or even pick up a musical instrument. Also consider investing in materials from a company such as The Great Courses, which offers college-level workbooks and lectures on different academic subjects from top professors.