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2024 Trends in the promo merch industry

2024 Branded Merch Trends Uncovered

2024 Trends in the promo merch industry Along with Hannah Batts and Cassi Dreyer, I went to Vegas in January to attend the PPAI Expo. This is our industry’s largest trade show where our production partners showcase their products. After our reflection, we identified some interesting trends that our clients should be aware of. In addition, we reviewed some trends from previous years to see how those are evolving.    Handles on Drinkware – Overall the drinkware category in branded merch continues to explode. The options seem to multiply two-fold every

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core values

EPIC Core Values

Epic Core Values Welcome to 2024! A new year always brings with it a sense of renewed purpose and opportunity. Having recently returned from our first-ever team retreat, we’re invigorated by shared visions and exciting plans, especially about how these developments will benefit you, our clients. This retreat was an essential step in aligning our actions with your needs, ensuring that our growth directly translates into delightful experiences and support for you. In the spirit of this new chapter, I’m eager to share our updated and modified Core Values. This

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business built on expertise

Business Built on Expertise

As we are putting a wrap on 2023 (how are we at the end of the year again so quickly!), we have been busy planning for 2024. One of my favorite people, Liz Gross (Founder & CEO, Campus Sonar), recently recommended the book The Business of Expertise by David C. Baker. We have been positioning Magellan as a business built on expertise for years as this is one of our E.P.I.C. core values (Expertise, Partnerships, Innovative, Creativity). As we move into 2024, we are going to continue to accelerate this

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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. In addition to the individual donations, Magellan matched each gift, for a total of more than $1,782 in donations to these organizations. Here’s a look at where we donated and why we support these great organizations. Allies for Teens in Foster Care Supported by Michael My college friend, Allison Byrne, started this grassroots organization when she learned the tremendous challenges that teenage foster children face, including that 20%

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Four-day work week

Pioneering the 4-Day Work Week

As November unfolds with its emphasis on gratitude and reflection, we’re reminded of the transformative changes and challenges we’ve embraced this year. Many of you have expressed curiosity about our four-day work week pilot. It’s been a fascinating journey, and in the spirit of sharing, we’re eager to delve into some of the insights that have emerged over the past couple of months. Personally, my journey has brought to light several productivity shifts. I’ve been particularly taken by the value of “internal meeting-free Mondays.” Techniques like the Pomodoro method have

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Elevate Your College Recruitment with Slate and Branded Merchandise Integration

Welcome to our latest exploration into the world of college recruitment. At Magellan Promotions, we’ve spent years perfecting our expertise in branded merchandise for colleges, all with a clear purpose: to solve our clients’ challenges in the most innovative ways possible. Today, we shine a spotlight on a synergy that can transform your recruitment strategies: integrating branded merchandise with Slate. A Brief Understanding of Slate’s Reach We’ve seen that many college admissions professionals are familiar with the capabilities of Slate. This CRM has revolutionized how colleges communicate with prospective students.

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Postage Permits

We are happy to mail using a client’s USPS non-profit number. Here are a few best practices for this to go smoothly. Let our team know up front on the project so we can make sure to get the information we need right away. 

While our mail house does prefer to use their permit number for the mailing, we can use the client’s permit, If using their permit number, ensure there is enough postage to cover the mailing.

The information we need to in order to use a client’s nonprofit number includes the following:

Formatting the Mailing List

Our account team will advise on specific requirements for your project’s mailing list.  We generally recommend these best practices to format the mailing list: