CoLab: A New Distributor Experience

TRANSPARENT, GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN TAKES SHAPE May 30, 2018 – Dallas, TX T-Shirt Tycoon Solutions, Inc. (asi/87000, ppai/547092) and BamBams, LLC (asi/38228, ppai/255565) – two of the country’s preeminent suppliers of private label casual wear and custom sourced goods are pleased to announce the formation of CoLab. Two partner companies collaborating to give you a full package, single PO solution with multiple product categories for all your private label needs. Together, BamBams and T-Shirt Tycoon partner to give you a single creative service, marketing direction, and all-inclusive pricing model that […]

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How a Conservationist’s Approach Crushes Sales

How a Conservationist’s Approach Crushes Sales

A lot of times, in sales you get great hunters, they’re fueled by stalking their client and getting the deal. More often than not, those people are not great conservationists. They set the deal up and don’t maintain the relationship. It’s a problem that has a severe domino effect across the entire organization, from brand perception to customer retention. There is a common thought in the hunting world that hunters go through five stages in their life. The Shooter Stage. Hunters at this stage simply want to do a lot […]

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How Emotion Affects The Sales of Branded Merchandise

How Emotion Affects The Sales of Branded Merchandise

EMOTION [ih-moh-shuh n] a noun “An affective state of consciousness in which joy, sorrow, fear, hate, or the like, is experienced, as distinguished from cognitive and volitional states of consciousness.” — The word emotion speaks to that sacred place where few brands and marketers truly live, but all want to reside. In my opinion, it’s the single hardest thing to accomplish in marketing and advertising. Just like in your personal relationships, touching on human emotions is the key to any happy, and healthy long term relationship. Relationship marketing or relationship selling is […]

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5 Reasons Why BamBams is Known for Great Customer Service

5 Reasons Why BamBams is Known for Great Customer Service

1. Our Leadership Comes From The Top Down and The Bottom Up We have empowered our team to make decisions in all levels of our business, from the production department all the way to our senior management team. Along with creating open forums for discussion (like our book club), our team is encouraged to step up and be creative with problem-solving, asking why, and looking at innovative ways to create solutions for our business and our customers alike. Dan Taylor, our Founder and CEO, stays involved in everyone’s working life, […]

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How BamBams Created an Environmentally Friendly Production Department

How BamBams Created an Environmentally Friendly Production Department

In a decision to provide a greater level of service to customers, BamBams decided to bring some production in-house to shorten turnaround times. Starting in January of 2016 we started production with two goals in mind for the new production facility. We wanted to get finished products to our distributors quicker and create a healthy environment for our employees. We already had the first goal figure out but had many options to complete their second goal. Nick McCall brought us our solution to make BamBams a healthy production environment. McCall […]

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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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