Promotional Products Sales Still Heating Up

The popularity of promotional products continues to rise! The latest data by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), of which Magellan Promotions is a member, reveals that annual sales growth for the industry in 2018 was 6.3% over 2017 to a record $24.7 billion. Overall industry sales growth since 2009 has been 55%. “We have continued to see a strong interest in marketing through promotional products in the industries we serve as well. Our growth over the past few years has outpaced the industry, growing at more than 25% in 2018,”Read more »


The Art of Finding the Best Ideas

It is such an honor that Magellan Promotions was named in the 2018-2019 edition of The Best Enrollment Marketing Ideas for our sticker sheets and the innovative ways we help clients benefit from the newest sticker sensation. So we invited the list creator to write a guest blog post this month on how the Best Ideas are chosen. Author Karyn Adams is Principal and Creative Director for H·A ThirtyOne, a marketing firm focused specifically on Higher Ed. Every year, coming up on eight in 2020, H·A ThirtyOne publishes The BestRead more »


Magellan Promotions Named a Future 50 Company by Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce

West Allis, WI, July 8, 2019 – Magellan Promotions, a promotional product marketing company, has been named a 2019 Future 50 company by the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce’s Council of Small Business Executives (COSBE).  Milwaukee’s Future 50 program, now in its 32nd year, recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven-county Milwaukee region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue and employment growth from 2016-2018. Over the past three years, Magellan Promotions has grown its revenue by over 100% and increased employment byRead more »


New Products for 2019

In January, Magellan Promotions sent Julia Buraczewski and Haley Elmendorf to Las Vegas to attend the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) yearly expo.  The PPAI Expo is North America’s largest promotional products trade show and features 1,200 exhibitors showcasing more than a quarter million products over six miles of show floor. Haley and Julia scoured the show, picking up on trends and new products that they thought were not only cool and fun, but would be appreciated and used by the recipients.  They came back to Milwaukee with a list of ideas andRead more »


Giving Tuesday at Magellan Promotions

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, helping to kick off the charitable giving season. This year the Magellan Promotions team got involved by making donations to our favorite causes and charities.  Thanks to matched donations from Magellan Promotions, members of our team were able to contribute over $600 to these worthy organizations. Here’s where we each donated, and why. Michael: The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee We support student success because today’s UWM students will shape the world of tomorrow. Because cost should notRead more »


Charge Up Your Transfer Recruitment Efforts

Many colleges and universities enroll almost as many transfer students as they do new freshman each year. Connecting with potential transfer students to assure they don’t feel like they’re simply incoming freshman is critical, right from the start. In general, transfer students are more thoughtful about their college inquiries and make decisions quicker than high school students. So when you receive an inquiry from a prospective transfer student, you need to put your best foot forward as quickly as possible. Best practices for transfer recruitment efforts have unique materials andRead more »