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What Freebies Work Best for Marketing?

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Whether you’re a veteran at live events or are working with a new startup and attending a trade show for the first time, finding the right giveaway items can be one of the biggest challenges you face. That may sound like an exaggeration considering all the other logistics you have to work out, but it really is tough finding affordable swag that event attendees won’t just toss on the way out the door or bury at the bottom of a desk drawer.

You don’t want to waste your freebie budget on items that attendees will soon forget—the goal is to stand out from the crowd and be remembered well after the event is over. If you want your swag to be a hit, keep the following freebie types in mind the next time you’re purchasing promotional items.

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Top 10 Things That Annoy Us about Social Media

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Many businesses believe that a strong social media presence can help them attract a larger audience and build their brand name—and they’re right. Unfortunately, many businesses also believe that just being on social media is good enough and that they don’t actually need a well-crafted plan. They couldn’t be more wrong about that. Becoming an inadvertently annoying social media presence can do serious damage to your company’s reputation and turn away not just potential customers, but also current ones.

Here are 10 of the cardinal sins that businesses make when using social media. If you recognize any of the things on the list as something that your company is doing, it’s time to make a change.

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Interview vs. Resume: What’s More Important to Employers?

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The debate over the job interview versus the resume has raged on for centuries.

Okay, maybe it hasn’t been going on that long, but it’s one that seems to be occupying a lot of employers’ and job seekers’ minds lately. We all want to know which element of the job application process is the most important to the people actually doing the hiring.

Unfortunately, it’s not an easy question to answer. Recruiters certainly don’t spend as much time looking at first-round resumes as job seekers spend writing them (the average amount of time for recruiters to look over a resume is six seconds!), but job seekers can’t slack on the resume because you need it in order to even be considered for an interview. Then, if you get to the interview stage, you may need to refer back to and expand on your resume, but you also need to focus on showing you’ve got the right kind of personality to be a good employee.Interview vs resume

Although every company is different and there’s no way to come up with a good definitive answer, let’s take a look at both the resume and interview to see where their value lies – and how a job seeker can use them together to impress employers.

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5 Writing Strategies to Make Your Blog More Effective

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By now you may have realised that regularly updating a blog with unique content can help boost your website in the search engine rankings and make more web users aware of your brand. You may have even started a blog that you update every week in the hopes that new leads would start pouring in… only to discover that no one seems to be reading it. What gives? What have other businesses done in order to get potential customers to read their blog content?

Blogging Strats

You may already excel at certain types of writing, but if you have limited experience with blogging, you might not have mastered some of the strategies that make a blog appeal to readers. Here are just a few things you can try to boost your blog’s popularity.

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An Oldie but Goodie: How Word of Mouth Advertising Can Work Wonders!

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With our constant exposure to technology, it’s easy to get caught up in innovative online marketing practices and dedicating resources to predicting the Next Big Thing (fingers crossed for ads on the side of hover cars). However, even while we use technology in marketing, we shouldn’t lose sight of that old tried and true marketing technique: word of mouth.Word Of Mouth Advertising

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5 Extremely Recognizable Brands and Why We Know Them

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It’s every marketer’s dream: you display your logo in a public place, or someone brings up your brand name in conversation, and everyone around instantly recognizes it. Becoming a household name is getting harder and harder in a world where people are constantly exposed to advertising and can easily perform an online search for whatever niche product they need, but there are still plenty of business giants who have managed it. Here’s a look at 5 brands that we all know and how they got us to recognize them.

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5 Up and Coming Social Media Sites

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While reports of Facebook’s death have been greatly exaggerated, it seems clear now that businesses need to extend their online marketing efforts beyond the social media giant if businesses want to reach the most new customers. The social media landscape is constantly changing, and the marketers who manage to tap into up-and-coming platforms before their competitors are the ones who are going to have the greatest success in 2014.

Up and Coming Social Media Sites

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How to Stand Out at a Trade Show: 5 Tips, Not Cheap Tricks

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Industry trade shows can be sprawling events filled with a labyrinth of booths and eager vendors attempting to lure attendees over with gimmicky giveaways.

If you’re participating in a trade show with dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of other vendors, you might be wondering how you could possibly a.) Stand out from the clamoring masses and b.) Make attendees remember your product, not just your booth.

There’s no one surefire way to making your booth the belle of the trade show, but there are definitely techniques that you can use to have better conversations and collect stronger leads. Make your next trade show appearance a success by following these tips.

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Graphical Interpretation of BPMA Research – Promo Gifts Infographic

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We have made our first infographic!

The BPMA has for the past few years, ran independent surveys across a large range of individuals in various industries and business sectors in the UK.

The surveys consist of various questions which have multiple choice answers. Using the data provided by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) we have constructed the infographic below.

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Printed Pen Knives – Victorinox Brand

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How to Tell your Victorinox pen knife is realOur first product in depth feature is one of our favourites here at promo gifts. The victorinox spartan swiss army knife exudes quality and craftmanship that no other brand of pen knives comes close too.

Make sure your printed pen knives have the victorinox brand stampted into the blade. Promo Gifts UK is an authorised victorinox and maglite distributor. Please make sure you do not fall foul of imitations. Accept no substitutes, the victorinox spartan is one of the best pen knives available.

Click here to get a quote on Victorinox Printed Pen Knives

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