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So You Want To Start a Podcast

October 1, 2019

If you’ve ever toyed with the idea of starting a podcast, you aren’t alone. The popularity of podcasts continues to rise each and every year, with more people seeking out quality content on the topics they care about at an all-time high. A 2019 poll showed that two-thirds of Americans listen to podcasts at least … Continued

SanMar Family Values: Deliver Quality

June 25, 2019

The idea of quality is a surprisingly tricky concept — it can mean different things to different people. For one person, a quality shirt might be soft and comfortable. For another, the measure of quality could be how well a shirt stands up under tough wear and tear. “Quality,” whether we’re talking about apparel or … Continued

5 Tips For Better Business Storytelling

April 23, 2019

If you Google “storytelling for business”, you’ll find pages and pages of articles, blogs and classes related to this topic. And that makes sense because storytelling goes back eons. People have been sharing stories with one another as long as we’ve been around. We connect through stories. Far from being the latest marketing trend, telling … Continued

The Evolution of Swag: Promotional Products Over the Years

March 26, 2019

For companies looking to make a connection with the outside world, promotional products are key. Whether you hand out t-shirts with your company name or a stack of logoed pens sits on a convention table encouraging engagement, promotional products—and swag—are often the first point of contact for companies. Promotional products spark interest and excitement. Promotional … Continued

Let the Music Move You

March 12, 2019

Do you remember your first concert? What about your first concert t-shirt? Do you still have it? Chances are that if you don’t you wish you did. Concert tees aren’t just pieces of promotional swag. They’re ways of celebrating our love for a particular musical artist, true, but they’re more than that. For those of … Continued

Celebrating 20 Years of Port & Company

October 2, 2018

Twenty years ago, SanMar added Port & Company to our private label portfolio, offering a new selection of basics and a new value proposition for our customers. Since its founding, Port & Company has grown from two shirts to a collection of more than 140 tees, polos, sweatshirts, fleece, caps and accessories. With its depth … Continued

Creating Strong Client Relationships

September 12, 2018

It’s no secret that the relationships we create with our customers can make or break our sales and, in the end, our bottom line. What may be a bit more unclear is exactly how to begin and then strengthen those relationships. First things first – it takes a dedicated amount of time and energy to … Continued

Make Your Pop-Up Shop Stand Out

September 4, 2018

Pop-up shops are popping up everywhere – at tradeshows, restaurants, concerts and even as a store within a store. With brick-and-mortar costs on the rise and traditional retail struggling, big brands have started to recognize the power of the pop-up. Look to the likes of Target’s Bullseye Bazaar and Amazon’s Treasure Truck for examples of … Continued

Tell Your Story Through Video

July 10, 2018

If you’re not already promoting your business through video, then you probably have a lot of questions about it. Why should I make videos? Isn’t that insanely expensive and time-consuming? What do I do with it once I’ve made it? Who has time for all this video stuff anyway?! Not to worry – here’s the … Continued

An Inside Look at the Promotional Products Industry

May 1, 2018

The promotional products industry occupies an impactful place in the sales and marketing world. We’re a $23+ billion industry comprised of everything from large distributors and suppliers to small businesses and mom-and-pop shops. We help companies tell the world who they are, we bring together teams and communities, we provide great memories from favorite places … Continued