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Graphic Design Terms Everyone Should Know

24 hours ago

It can be hard to communicate with a design team on a project when the designers speak their very own language. That's why we have a rundown of words you may come across frequently that can save you f...

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From Our Family to Yours!

Nov 14

Our family thanks you for your continued partnership.  Have a wonderful Holiday!   Contact us for special pricing at 1-800-633-1434.  To see more product info. or other exceptional pr...

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Order this year, spend next year

Nov 14

We offer a pre-bill service that allows you to bust that budget this year and not spend the funds until next year!  Are you in need of a budget buster to finish out the year?  We can hel...

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Light up mugs, power banks and USB chargers

Nov 14

Get your logo in lights this Holiday Season!  Shop Now.  Remember the deadline for Christmas delivery is December 1st.  Contact us for special pricing at 1-800-633-1434.  To see mo...

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Holiday Gifts Ideas: Make it Special

Nov 14

Christmas Delivery Deadline: December 1st.  Employees, clients, and vendors may not say it, but they like to feel appreciated.  A special Holiday Gift is a great way to show you appreciate t...

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Case Study: Let the Games Begin!

Nov 12

Product: Custom Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Automotive/Banking What it was purchased for: A car company wanted to find a product that would promote their brand at a local college BCS Bowl Games. Ho...

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Case Study: Recycle, Reuse, Read a Book!

Nov 05

Product: Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry: Bookstore What it was purchased for: A large college bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag for students. The goal was to get the students ...

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Coffee Lovers Holiday Gift Idea!

Nov 02

Boxed and Ready to Give! SHOP NOW Warm up your customers hearts with these Coffee Lover's Kits. Beautiful gift set includes a double walled stainless steel paper insert mug, a sliding mint tin and a ...

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Cook Up a Storm With These 5 Promotional Products

Oct 29

There are hundreds of cooking gadgets that claim to make people’s lives easier but many of them end up collecting dust in the junk drawer. We’ve found the best and most useful kitchen prod...

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Water Bottle & Speaker 2-in-1

Oct 28

Great Gift Idea for Millenials & Outdoor Enthusiasts Wireless connection up to 30 ft. -Playing time: 2-1/2 hours Shop Now   Double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel construction -Insu...

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How to Juggle Work and Life Balance Like a Boss

Oct 22

Sometimes life gets hard. You don’t have to work a night shift from Monday to Sunday to agree with that statement. Even the most effortless of jobs, those we believe to have truly mastered, can...

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Winter Safety Apparel

Oct 16

We are pleased to offer a great line of safety apparel. From Mesh shirts in short or long sleeve to soft shell jackets and parka's, we can help! Shop Now   Contact us for special pricing at 1-...

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Construction Gifts: Let us Build you a Gift!

Oct 16

Let us work with your Budget and design a gift that will suit your needs!  We have great ideas for the construction industry!  Gift Packaging is also available!  Shop Now Contact us fo...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Oct 15

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow. T...

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Case Study: Look, Ma, No Hands!

Oct 07

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their budget...

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Boxed and Ready to Give!

Oct 03

Perfect for Millennials & Coffee Lovers-Brand you Name! Shop Now   Includes: #PS205CL (16 oz.) with paper insert #IMTB- sugar free mints Bag of fresh ground coffee, 4 flavors available...

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Baby it's Going to be Cold Outside!

Oct 03

Shop NOW for Winter Business Promotional Items.  This gift set includes one acrylic knit beanie with integrated LED light panel & one black matte double wall stainless steel vacuum bottle wra...

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Millennial Gift Idea: Wayfarer Tech Kit

Oct 03

Some Everyone Will USE This!  Shop Now.  Contains the Following Items Packed In: ·         ETC-06C5 - TEC Cable Organizer Case (small) &middo...

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

Oct 02

10% off OCTOBERFEST Promotional Products Sale SHOP NOW.  It's Fall which means the Holidays are coming faster than we can imagine!  I am Hearing and Seeing PLENTY about Holiday Gi...

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How to Gain Inspiration in 5 Minutes

Sep 30

People demand a lot of creativity from professionals these days. We live in the era of media overload, where viral video marketing and colorful infographics have become accepted means of engaging an a...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

Sep 23

If you work in real estate, you know that your field generates billions of dollars in revenue per year in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. And you could pocket a good amount of that yie...

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10 Tweetable Quotes for Motivation

Sep 16

People love quotes. That’s probably why 30% of retweets on Twitter are quote-related. You can tap into that trend by posting engaging and entertaining quotes on your company’s account. How...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Promotional Product Ideas

Sep 13

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  For special pricing or inspirational ideas, contact us today at 800-633-1434 Click here for Breast Cancer Awareness Promotional Product Ideas &...

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Fire Safety Week October 7th-13th

Sep 13

Fire Safety Week is October 7-13th Is your Home or Workplace Prepared? This is a great time to review signage,  plans and escape routes along with emergency  procedures!   We have...

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Engaging Millennials-Promotional Product Ideas #2

Sep 13

87% of Millennial Take Action. We handpicked a number of promotional products to help you brand your business and message with them.    Click Handpicked Millennial Promotional Product Ide...

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Engaging Millennials-Promotional Product Ideas

Sep 13

83% of Millennial Like Promotional Products So, Alpha Apparel and Promotions has handpicked a number of promotional products to help you brand your business and message with them.    Clic...

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Engaging Millennials

Sep 13

Trying to attract employees? Want to engage the younger workforce? According to Forbes, "Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are perhaps the most social...and yet the most isolated employee...

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KAP-IT!®-Seamless Year Long Marketing With Your Business Plan

Sep 06

Alpha Apparel & Promotions Introduces New Key Account Marketing Program   Alpha Apparel & Promotions has launched KAP, a key account program for their top clients.     Minne...

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Raise Your Glass

Sep 02

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and Jet...

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Case Study: Pull Up a Chair and Stay Awhile

Aug 26

Description: Foldable Chair Industry: Education/Sports What it was purchased for: A high school wanted to purchase an item they could resell to the parents in the spirit shop for fundraising dollars...

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How to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Aug 19

Do you ever find that no matter how hard you're working, you're not getting the results you want? You put in the long hours at the office, you answer every email, you skip lunch, and yet you're still ...

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Relax and Unwind With These 10 Promo Products

Aug 12

Like that classic Beatles song, sometimes it can feel like your working eight days a week. Maybe you’ve had back to back meetings or you’ve had a stressful travel week. Whatever the case, ...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Aug 05

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. Prod...

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Get Organized with Carhartt®

Aug 04

We carry quite a few of the Carhartt® brand tool bags, organizers, belts and of course apparel. We will feature more of it going into fall!  Every Construction guy I know has one of these!&nb...

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Great Time to order Fall Apparel!

Aug 04

August is a great time to plan your fall apparel needs.  Stock is typically good and you can get the colors and sizes you want and need!  Please contact us directly for ideas and quotes!&nbs...

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Fundraiser Products & Supplies

Aug 04

We can help booster clubs maximize their fund raising efforts. We can also help outfit your group for the big game!  Maybe you want to do a football themed marketing campaign for your business.&n...

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Back to School Supplies

Aug 04

Some may be groaning and some may be jumping up and down!  No matter which camp you fall in we can help with back to school needs.  We are a great resource for teachers and school admin for ...

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School Sports Uniforms & Spirit Gear

Aug 04

Deal of the Week!  Alpha Apparel is a proud dealer of Champro Sports.  They help parents and schools save money by offering a great quality product at fair prices no matter the sport!  ...

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Need Staff Shirts or State Fair Giveaways?

Aug 04

Promote yourself at local fairs and the Minnesota State Fair.  Don't be caught ordering at the last minute! The State Fair is just around the corner.  We are sure to have something that will...

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Labor Day Gift for Your Team?

Aug 04

In a tight labor market, if you don’t show your staff or team you appreciate their work, someone else will!  Show your staff or team you appreciate them this Labor Day with a logo’ed ...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass!

Jul 28

Objective A local brewery wanted an eye-catching promotional item to place on tables that would boost their alcohol sales and highlight their weekly specials while encouraging enrollment for their ta...

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How to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Jul 21

Business owners have a lot to lose in the event of an unfortunate data breach. From intellectual property to customer lists to bank account numbers, hackers have their eyes set on the most invaluable ...

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Attract New Customers

Jul 16

As part of their new corporate wellness program, the company wanted to stress the importance of healthy nutrition to its employees. Along with literature, discount memberships at a local health club a...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Jul 16

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants received ...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Jul 16

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the fo...

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Appreciation Gift

Jul 16

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We wil...

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Lunchtime Loot

Jul 16

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company chose ...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Jul 16

Product: Two-Tone Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Sports What it was purchased for: A major sports team was having difficulty keeping attendance up at weeknight games. They came up with the idea of doin...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Jul 16

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students who ...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Jul 14

A little branding goes a long way with these promo products perfect for the great outdoors! By adding your logo to these six sturdy items, your brand can be seen on hiking trails, huddled around a cam...

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Success on Campus

Jul 07

A large university needed a useful tool to promote its school app to students and faculty because it wanted to use the app to communicate important college news and upcoming events. Since most st...

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3 Things Every Busy Professional Needs

Jun 30

If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. We haven’t quite figured out a way to freeze time yet, but we have found ways to save it. If you’re a busy professional...

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Safety Neck Shade Cover Hard Hat

Jun 28

Neck Shade For Hardhats Feature: Neon Orange with Lime Green Elastic Band and Lime Green Bottom with 3/4" Reflective Tape(OSF). For special pricing contact us today at 1-800-633-1434.  To vi...

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State Fair Giveaways of All Kinds

Jun 28

It is hard to believe it is almost State Fair time.  We have promotional product ideas of all kinds, so many it requires a full data base.  To check them out, click on this link: https://www...

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Highway Emergency Set for the 4th

Jun 28

Emergencies can happen when they are least expected. Be prepared with this 7-piece highway emergency set. This set includes slotted and Phillips screwdrivers, one pair of gloves, jumper cables, socket...

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Why You Need Promotional Products

Jun 23

In a world of ever-changing advertisement trends, there is one marketing solution that never grows old – promotional products. Studies show promotional products were ranked as the highest advert...

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7 Promo Products That Will Get the Party Started

Jun 16

Do you remember the birthday parties you went to when you were a kid? And the party favors you received at the end of the festivities? Sometimes, those parting gifts were the highlight of the party. B...

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Top 10 Promotional Products for the Health and Wellness Industry

Jun 09

Now, more than ever before, people are focused on enriching their lives with healthy habits and wellbeing practices. In fact, the health & wellness industry has seen exponential growths over the p...

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10% Off ANSI 3 Yellow Safety Vest

Jun 05

June is National Safety Month.  Alpha Apparel & Promotions is marking this special month with a 10% sale on all safety items. This is great value for an ANSI/ISEA Class 3 Hi-Vis safety vest. ...

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10% Off Road Rescue Car Kit

Jun 05

June is National Safety Month.  Alpha Apparel & Promotions is marking this special month with a 10% sale on all safety items. The Road Rescue Car Kit includes: emergency tow rope, 2 screwdriv...

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10% Off Full Brim Vented Hard Hat

Jun 05

June is National Safety Month.  Alpha Apparel & Promotions is marking this special month with a 10% sale on all safety items.  This vented hard had features universal slots to fit variou...

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10% Off Pocket First Aid Kit

Jun 05

June is National Safety Month.  Alpha Apparel & Promotions is marking this special month with a 10% sale on all safety items.  Stay safe with this 30 piece first aid kit that is small en...

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Improve Sales and Traffic

Jun 02

A hotel wanted to promote its amenities to guests in a personable, yet non-intrusive manner. The goal was to encourage guests to utilize hotel amenities instead of going off-site to fulfill their need...

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Using our Expertise.

May 30

How many times have you wished you knew some information before a project rather than after?  Hindsight is 20/20 isn't that the saying?  While we can't always control every piece of the puzz...

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6 Ways to Get More Done Every Day

May 26

From the moment you get to work in the morning, you’re probably planning all the things you intend to get done. By the time you head home, you may wonder how the day got away from you! We’...

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Celebrate your Anniversary!

May 22

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4 Steps to #Winning Social Media

May 19

Social media is one of the fastest growing and ever-changing media platforms in existence. What began as an online community for the younger generations, now encompasses billions of people across the ...

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7 Ways to Take Advantage of Your Lunch Break

May 12

Taking a lunch break is important. It’s a time when you can step away from your computer and have a little “me” time. Your lunch break should be a time when you can unplug and stop t...

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How you can use Can Koozies in the Business World!

May 09

Spring is here and summer is sure to follow!  Many outdoor events and festivals will be popping up everywhere. To get ready, we've paired 5 popular events with 5 promotional products that hav...

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Increase Awareness

May 04

A national railroad wanted to promote their new train and how it was the best "green alternative" to air shuttle travel. The Save-A-Bottle was the perfect match! The bottle is made of super durable Ea...

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Day Spa Gets Creative with Customer Feedback

May 04

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Top 10 Promotional Product Ideas for the Construction Industry

Apr 27

Whether you’re working in the construction industry, cater to outdoor enthusiasts, or simply want to lead a company-wide safety session, having an array of timely, yet practical promotional prod...

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Game On: 10 Promo Product Games We Love!

Apr 27

From traditional favorites to new and trendy games, you can put your brand at the center of the fun whether it is at a tailgate, a special party or event, or just around the office.  Bean Bag To...

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Case Study: Inking Impressions

Apr 24

Portability and permanence are among the desirable traits sought in an effective promotional product. A company was looking for a unique self-promotion that incorporated these elements and decided on ...

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5 Invaluable Marketing Books to Help Grow Your Brand

Apr 17

In the world of business, marketing trends are always evolving and it's easy to be overwhelmed. Sometimes you take one step forward only to be knocked two steps back. Luckily, there are endless resour...

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11 Promo Products for an Active Lifestyle

Apr 10

Take your corporate match to the next level! From team building sporting events to company-wide marathons, your customized products guarantee you beat the competition. Below is a list of 11 sports-mi...

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Boost Branding

Apr 10

A local insurance agent wanted a way to connect with her customers and capture new leads with a useful promotional item that would also boost her personal branding and promote her services all year ro...

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