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The Powerful Combination of Print and Promo

“It can be hard to tell a nuanced and moving story in a typically small imprint area of a promotional product. A printed piece can be a great vehicle for a story but does not have the emotional impact and staying power of swag. Together, print and promo products, the customer stories come to life in a unique and compelling way.” I recently heard that quote and I wanted to share it.  This quote resonates so strongly with us. As a promotional product agency, our mission is to help our

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College Enrollment Success Amidst Uncertainty

It wasn’t that long ago that I worked for a college president who would lightheartedly lament May 1 as the day that the mercurial decisions of 17-19 year olds could determine the fate of an institution (or at least its financial wellbeing). College enrollment success is by no means an easy feat at any time, but in these uncertain days, anticipating its achievement is especially fraught with concern. I suspect no small number of admissions professionals would joyfully embrace that familiar unpredictability if it were the only unknown during this

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Reading Roundup: Through the Merch Monocle

To make sure we’re always giving our clients the most relevant and forward-thinking solutions, we like to stay up to date on news, trends, and ideas that can empower our clients. There’s tons of great content to consume, but not enough of it talks about the value of integrating branded merch, especially since promo can help in so many ways.   Fortunately, the question “How would merch help?” is always in mind at Magellan when we read, share, watch, listen and scroll basically any professional content. So, even though most of

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What The Voice Tells Us About College Recruitment and Swag

If college recruitment and admissions were ever made into a reality competition show, it might look a bit like The Voice. And it’s a singing example of how swag can tell your story. The competition starts with a small panel of industry celebrities evaluating a large group of contestants one by one based solely on a single “blind” audition. If the coaches like what they hear, they turn their chairs around to signal to the contestant, “I want you on my team.” When more than one coach “turns” for a

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Making an Impact on #GivingTuesday

Each year, the team at Magellan Promotions gets involved with Giving Tuesday by donating to causes and charities that we find important. Magellan generously matched each individual donation, for a total of more than $1,690 in donations to these organizations – a record year in contributions for Magellan! Here’s a look at where we donated and why we support these great organizations. United for Waukesha Community Fund Supported by Alyssa This Giving Tuesday, I am donating to the United for Waukesha Community Fund. This fund is providing support to the

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Supporting Those We Serve

Written by Tim Jones, Higher Ed Marketing Manager at Magellan Promotions More than a decade ago, author Simon Sinek pointed to something great leaders and organizations understand. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” Part of what makes the work we do with higher education clients so energizing is that we often share the same motivation. While we go about it from different angles, our collective “why” comes down to actively creating opportunities for as many people as possible to experience the transformational impact of

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