Rebranding BamBams: How? Why? A Guide To Our Process

Rebranding BamBams: How? Why? A Guide To Our Process

Like any business, we spend a lot of time thinking about how our brand is perceived by our industry. This is not just a yearly thought before we enter the show season, it is something that is always on our minds. Going into 2017, we knew there were changes to be made. With those changes, we knew we had to make a stand. A statement that would show who BamBams truly is. We started by asking these questions: How are we perceived in the marketplace by our current customers, those […]

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Top 5 Things to do When Preparing for ASI Orlando

Top 5 Things to do When Preparing for ASI Orlando

We’re a couple of days away from the second largest show in our industry, ASI Orlando. How we prepare as a supplier and how you prepare as a distributor go hand in hand. I asked our CEO, Dan Taylor, his thoughts on how distributors should prepare for their upcoming shows, here is what he suggested: Identify.  Identify which suppliers you want to visit and reserve time with them prior to the show. As I mentioned in a previous post, relationships are the most valuable part of how we engage and sell. […]

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Being Real With Kirby & Bill at Skucon

Being Real With Kirby & Bill at Skucon

It’s 2:48, and I have no voice left. I am currently on my flight back to D.C. from the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. Before I got to PPAI I was at Skucon2017 (you can read all about that here). Not only was it amazing, like I mentioned before, I met some really awesome people. Two of them being Kirby Hasseman and Bill Petrie. For those of you who don’t know them, they do a Podcast focused on the Promo Marketing space called Unscripted. If you’re not listening to that […]

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Are You a Master in Your Space?

Are You a Master in Your Space?

Malcolm Gladwell famously stated it takes 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to master a skill.  This has been agreed with by some, debunked by others, but it’s a good number to consider for the mastery of a skill, regardless. Whether your skill is running, golf, archery, basketball, wrenching engines, playing an instrument or your profession, mine being a marketer, consider the implications. I tend to work a minimum of 9 hours a day, I have been a marketer for 11 years. That is 121,680 hours of marketing work that I […]

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#Skucon2017 – A Recap

#Skucon2017 – A Recap

Well, it’s 6:05 on Sunday the 8th in Las Vegas and I’m sitting on the sofa in my hotel room thinking about our day. We went to #skucon2017 hosted by Commonsku. It. Was. Awesome. Packed with great speakers, great panelists, great distributors, and great suppliers. If you can’t tell, our word of the day is ‘great.’ I met some awesome people, heard funny stories, and inspiring ideas. I had a live feed on my twitter account of things that were going on, you can check that here. That being said, in this […]

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BamBams, LLC Expands Executive Team With a New VP of Sales

Promotional Products Industry Veteran Will Help Drive Customer Acquisition For Rapidly Growing Promotional Products Supplier. BamBams, LLC, a world leader in the Promotional Products industry, today, announced that Benn Chazan, a long time member of the company has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Sales. Benn is charged with leading BamBams’ worldwide sales initiatives and it’s team of Account Executives into 2017 and beyond.   “We’re very pleased to announce that we have promoted Benn Chazan to the position of Vice President of Sales. Benn has been […]

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Gimmie Some Mo!

November plays host to a number of great events every year; Thanksgiving, Black Friday, pre-Holiday decorating, the list goes on and on. For the sports fan, there is the World Series (Go Cubs!), zombie lovers are already enjoying the newest Walking Dead season in full swing, and fashionistas will spend at least 8.3 minutes trying to decide which pair or Ray Bans will go best with their kitten-patterned sweaters. Oh yea, we get to pick our President too. All of these are great, but as an adult male whose mother […]

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Promo Product Saves Game 1 of NBA Finals

Promo Product Saves Game 1 of NBA Finals

The NBA Finals kicked off last night, with the Miami Heat traveling to San Antonio to face the Spurs. The stage was set, a repeat match-up from last year where the Heat came out victorious over the Spurs in Game 7 to be crowned champion for the second straight year. With a three-peat in sight, they were ready to take the floor and defend their title. Only a problem occurred in the first half that no one saw coming. The Heat couldn’t handle the heat. The air conditioning broke early […]

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How One on One Meetings Compare to Trade Shows

How One on One Meetings Compare to Trade Shows

As the industry continues to grow, many of the known organizations have come up with new ways for distributors and suppliers to meet face to face. Everyone knows about the trade shows our industry has to offer, but the new trend seems to be organized One on One meetings, set up similarly to speed dating events, where suppliers and distributors get to meet for a set amount of time throughout the day. Testimonials show that both parties absolutely benefit from these types of meetings and see a huge potential in […]

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How to Prepare for a Trade Show

How to Prepare for a Trade Show

Have you ever walked a trade show? If so, then you know how crazy it can get on the show floor, especially if you are not prepared. Suppliers trying to lure you in, throwing samples and catalogs at you or trying to hypnotize you with their delicious food samples. If you know what I am talking about, then you have probably felt like this: In order to avoid looking like your 3 year old in need of a nap, here is how to prepare for a trade show so that […]

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