Find Your Place in Today’s Office Dress Code

March 21, 2017

The influence of Millennials in the workforce has shifted office dress codes, transforming what it means to wear a “uniform.” Today it’s less about everyone wearing matching polos and pants and more about giving style choices to employees and allowing more individuality while maintaining a unified look through logos and color palettes. Whether your business … Continued

Wrangling Your Social Strategy: Creating a Content Calendar

March 14, 2017

When you’re running up against a hard deadline and last minute fires are popping up left and right, it can be difficult to string together 140 characters for a single tweet let alone an entire day’s worth of social posting. It’s moments like these when it pays to have all of your social media content … Continued

Promotional T-Shirt Buying Habits: When Old Meets New

February 28, 2017

By now, we’re all familiar with online sites that allow consumers to create their own design, have it printed on a blank shirt and purchase or sell those items. These are great for capitalizing on quick pop-culture references and allow people to order a couple of items or a couple hundred pieces. While online sites … Continued

Wrangling your Social Strategy

February 21, 2017

According to recent surveys conducted by Wearables, fewer than 10% of decorators say they have a well-defined social media strategy and even less are confident in their ability to effectively reach their audience on social media. Taking charge of Twitter, Facebook and other social outlets can help you stand out in a bustling industry, but … Continued

Trend Alert: Upgrade Your Look with Futuristic Details

February 14, 2017

Sportswear is turning to technology as it looks to the future for inspiration. Embrace sculptural shapes and active designs. Ask for upgraded fabrics that deliver performance features and all-day comfort. Add flashes of color and reflectivity, and expect sleek, streamlined details as the future becomes today. Check out the latest trend report from The Style Network … Continued

The Power of Retail Branded Promotional Apparel

February 7, 2017

Some things are just better together. Peanut butter and jelly. Chips and dips. Nike and golf. When your client pairs their logo with a well-known retail brand it can lead to a similar magical union, bringing you more sales and your client more attention. But it’s not always easy to convince clients to pay more … Continued

Tradeshow Follow Up Tips and Tricks

January 31, 2017

You just wrapped up a whirlwind tradeshow season, making countless new connections, collecting a ton of business cards and learning about what’s great and new in promotional products. You might be tired after walking for miles each day and meeting tons of new people. You might also be feeling a bit overwhelmed with what to … Continued

Trending Decorations from the PPAI Expo

January 24, 2017

Earlier this month at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, SanMar U broadcast its webcasts live from the show floor. We shared new products and trending patterns, but more than that, we heard from decoration experts about what is trending in decoration. Here’s what we learned! Brick This thick and chunky decoration material gives your … Continued