Effective Giveaways on Budget

– by Jayne Ircha  As most companies, I have noticed that all my client’s budgets keep dropping but their wants for creative and new promotional items keep increasing.  Below are some of the giveaway items that I have come across that WONT kill the budget but WILL impress the end user. Mobile Phone Cleaner Cost: as low as $1.35 This …

debrand helps turn error product into benefit

Patterson Brands is proud to use Vancouver success story debrand to aid in responsible and sustainable disposal of corporate swag (uniforms, garments, gifts, trinkets).  We’ve been in business since 1999 and over the years we’ve had a few projects that went off the rails — garments decorated with the wrong client logo, pens shipped in the wrong color.  It doesn’t …

Company Stores — We do that!

We are proud at Patterson Brands to be managing company stores on behalf of our clients. Some of our clients want a company store so that their employees or senior managers can access a collection of corporate gifts that they purchase for themselves or as corporate gifts for external parties.  Other clients, like Vancouver’s franchise success Nurse Next Door needed …

My dog’s on twitter!?! Top 5 Pet Gifts of 2011

Reprinted from ASI News Release Dec. 21, 2010 (Dawn Marie, author): The recession-proof pet-gift industry grew from $28.5 billion in 2001 to an estimated $47.7 billion this year, according to the American Pet Products Association. And a recent American Express poll reveals 31% of consumers plan to buy their animal a gift. The top 5 coolest pet gifts of 2011 …

Ride to Conquer Cancer Jerseys

As my commitment to the 2011 Ride to Conquer Cancer comes into sharper focus, I’m already thinking about how to design some awesome uniforms for my team.  Oh, yeah and how I’m going to train for a 250 kilometer ride.  I’m in terrible shape. But, lets assume I get that all the training sorted out in the next few months.  …