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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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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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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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New to Promotional Products? 6 Things You Should Be Doing

New to Promotional Products? 6 Things You Should Be Doing

I always feel for the new guy. It’s part of the reason I decided to write this post. Inherently, I like to reach out to the new guy or gal at work and make them feel welcome. I do my best to make it apparent that if they need anything, I am here for them. I want to do the same for you, the new distributor, or the distributor looking to re-charge their batteries. So, from the supplier’s perspective, I give you 6 things that will help get you thinking […]

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