Threadmasters Promotional Marketing Articles

Threadmasters Marketing Articles

Do I need a website?

 What do you do?

Facebook Hashtags? What about Them#

How Hashtags Can Help Your Brand

The End of Marketing as We Know It

 Consider for a moment the annoying, interruptive, often obnoxious nature of traditional marketing. Dinnertime phone calls from strangers in noisy call centers. Glossy pictures of the latest fashions worn by models who barely look human. Crowded store shelves with head-spinning arrays of options arranged in no discernable order. (“I just need some toothpaste!”) Company websites that give us no clue what the business actually does. Hype. Spin. Pushy salespeople. (follow link for the rest of the article)

What's in a Designation?

   The PPAI Professional Development Certification Program Master Advertising Specialist (MAS) Certification is a PPAI industry credential awarded to promotional products professionals with at least five years of promotional products industry experience, and who have met rigorous educational course and testing requirements—demonstrating exemplary commitment to their profession. Professionals who have earned their MAS provide the highest standard of conduct and integrity.  MMmmmljdsfkl 

  Melodie Melod  Mm MM      Melodie Van Setten received the MAS Designation November of 2012 and continues the education necessary to help you

"Tell Your Story" through the use of Promotional Marketing.

Follow the link (above) to the article text for how this sets Threadmasters apart. 

Creating Your Elevator Speach

Help in creating a great Elevator Pitch is only a click away!

Study Finds That Made In The USA Resonates With Consumers

 Follow title link for full article.

By 2014, 10-15 Percent of Social Media Reviews to Be Fake!
Consumers' increased reliance on social media ratings and reviews will see enterprise spending on paid social media ratings and reviews increase, making up 10 to 15 percent of all reviews by 2014, according to Gartner, Inc. However, analysts predict that increased media attention on fake social media ratings and reviews will result in at least two Fortune 500 brands facing litigation from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the next two years.
Who Doesn't Like Candy!

 Who Doesn't Like Candy!

Follow link to watch short video!

Gaining Trust!

Gaining Trust!

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Have You Considered the Ways That Lanyards Offer a Branding Solution?

Lanyards are becoming a very popular trend and are being used by many different people for a variety of applications. Although you might think that lanyards are typically only used in the working world, which they definitely are, they can also serve as some of the most unique and handy things for everyday use. People today are now using lanyards in far more inventive ways than ever imagined and the possibilities are endless on what they can continue to be used for. Check out some ways that others have found to make good use out of their lanyards (Follow link upper left for remainder of article).

What's in A Brand?

NEED HELP, PRODUCTS, SWAG?

Give Threadmasters a call 623.566.3736

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Proposition 65 and You

You may have seen Proposition 65 Compliant on our marketing products-Please follow this link(below) to answer some questions on Prop. 65 and You!

Colorology Ipad/Iphone App

 For my marketing clients~Here is a fun free Ipad/Iphone app about color~Android version coming soon-follow link upper left for some fun details about the app and then download it at the App Store.

Contact Melodie@Threadmasters.com to place your custom order now!  See our Specials at www.threadmasters.com

My Trade Show Swag

 I’m often asked “What’s the best thing to hand out at a Trade Show?”  Here are a few pointers  I tell my clients, call me at 623.566.3736 to help set up your products   ~follow title link upper left for full article~

Rubberband Fun Facts

Fun Facts on Rubberbands-Source:Rubberband.com 

The Danger Zone

 

WEARING WHITE NOT ENOUGH
Pedestrians walking along a road in dark clothing at night are first seen approximately 55 ft. away giving the driver less than one second reaction time. A driver travelling at 60 MPH needs over 260 feet to stop. This chart represents the distance a driver will first see a pedestrian depending on the color of their clothing. (select article title upper left to view stats)

Yikes! Am I Compliant

Are your marketing products compliant? Do they meet: Product Safety Standads? International Labor Standards? Environmental and Social Expectations? The following list are the areas I will be addressing in the following weeks.  Watch for updates to this article (yes it will get long, I will note each section as I add it).  If you need specifics or need it before I get it posted please email me at: melodie@threadmasters.com . 

14 Tips for Small Businesses to Thrive in a Down Economy

If your thoughts are primarily fear based, if you’re envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then you’re seriously impeding your own success. Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, buckle down and determine to take three actions every single day to improve revenue. Here are some suggestions:

 

Transistions in Life

If you are prepared you can Walk right by Your competition! 

The Surprising Power of Promotional Products

This is a great article that I have referred to before. Once your are ready to order your custom promotional marketing items follow this link to recieve your discount code:  http://www.threadmasters.com/First_Order_Promo.html   The special has been so well received that we are continuing the special and extending it to our current clients through the end of March, 2012. 

 

Threadmasters is Your Promotional Marketing Specialist.

Stop Jamming Your Tongue in the Prospects Ear

I thought this was an interesting article and the Title sure caught me, Enjoy!

What's Trending
Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead

 

 This is a 15 minute video of Stanley MCChrystal taking about leadership~Take the time to watch it is worth watching!

Small Business Owners Quick list for 2012
Threadmasters Quick List for 2012
The Low Hanging Fruit of Sales
A Great Article on Referrals
Things are Getting Smelly
Thanks PPB Magazine for this Great Article
Effective Marketing Strategies
Everyone wants to know the key to effective marketing techniques. The truth is that for most business owners, marketing is costing them money rather than making them money. Today and tomorrow, Promotional Consultant Today shares key principles to implementing effective marketing techniques. 


 

Best Practices for Company Websites

 Although most business owners realize the key role the internet plays in their success, many of their websites are not nearly as effective as they might be. Why? Because companies assume customers are familiar with their products when they’re not. A website will often reference products as if employees are speaking to each other in the hallway, leaving a visitor lost or confused. 
 

Four Ingredients To Success
We live in a microwave society where most expect to get what they want instantly, or at least in less than a minute.
We’re tricked into believing that fame and success can be achieved overnight if we’ll only work harder, longer and faster.
We’ve adopted an “all or nothing” attitude that says we must either succeed or fail, there is no in-between. 

  We live in a microwave society where most expect to get what they want instantly, or at least in less than a minute. We’re tricked into believing that fame and success can be achieved overnight if we’ll only work harder, longer and faster. We’ve adopted an “all or nothing” attitude that says we must either succeed or fail, there is no in-between.
 
 We live in a microwave society where most expect to get what they want instantly, or at least in less than a minute. We’re tricked into believing that fame and success can be achieved overnight if we’ll only work harder, longer and faster. We’ve adopted an “all or nothing” attitude that says we must either succeed or fail, there is no in-between.
 
 

Promotional Products and Marketing
Cotton Declines by Limit on Speculation Production to Advance
Behind the Wheel
5 Ways Twitter Can Be Leveraged for B2B Search Engine Marketing
Texting While Driving Kills
Why You Should Increase Marketing in a Down Economy
USB Drives for Marketing in 2011
Senate Votes Down Repeal Of Form 1099 Reporting Requirements
Millennium Leather LLC Introduces Identity Theft Prevention Products
EPA Announces New Tool to Promote Safer Chemicals and Products
Promotional Items As Effective Marketing Strategy