National Pet Day: Part 2

Last month we had an overwhelming number of submissions from Summiteer’s who are simply crazy about their pets!  After reading their stories and seeing everyone’s adorable pictures, it’s easy to understand why. If you didn’t have a chance to check out our post on National Pet Day, feel free to take a look here. Without further…

The Survey Says…

The verdict is in.  Consumers of all ages love promotional products!  According to a recent study, which I highly recommend you checking out, “promotional products allow brands to directly affect consumer lifestyles and maximize recall by organically integrating into everyday routines at work, home or play.” As seen in the chart to your left, there are a variety…

Promotional Products Work!

Numbers don’t lie: U.S. consumers love promotional products! Whether you’re in a meeting, attending a trade show, or checking out your favorite band, promotional products are everywhere. They’re the gadgets you can’t live without (think power banks!), the grocery totes you store in your trunk, and the coffee mug you drink out of every morning.…

Fashion Friday: Give Your Brand a Boost

The branded merchandise you select is a reflection of your brand.  We all know that.  If you choose something that is poorly made, there’s a chance the recipient will have a negative opinion of your company and the quality of your work. But, if you distribute an item that people want or can use (and it’s…

Showing Our Love on National Pet Day

In case you haven’t seen the hashtag all over social media, today is National Pet Day! While we show our love for our pets every day, today’s the day to give them a little extra attention. Below are a few bios our furry friends shared with the assistance of their parents 😉  We had so many…

Branded Merchandise Can Save Lives

What do you do when you receive a text while driving, or want to send one yourself? Do you wait until you’ve arrived safely to your destination or do you convince yourself that a quick glance is okay?  You’re an experienced driver, so texting with one hand while keeping the other on the steering wheel is fine,…

Fashion Friday: Cool Down! We Have What You Need.

In case you missed last month’s Fashion Friday, I reviewed S&S Activewear’s Killer Caboose Hi-Rise Capris which are still my favorite workout pants! Our rep there, Meg Erber, also sent me their Eco Jersey Cool Down Hoodie by Alternative (perks of the job!), and I am happy to report that I am just as pleased with this…

Fashion Friday: Killer Pants for a Killer Brand

While in Las Vegas this past January for the PPAI Expo (our industry’s largest and most-attended trade show), I had the opportunity to finally meet our sales representative Megan Erber from S&S Activewear.  A few of us ladies from Summit Group met up with Meg for lunch, with one of our biggest topics revolving around fitness and…

For She’s a Jolly Good (PPAI) Fellow!

Earlier this year our Director of Purchasing, Amy Rabideau, was inducted into the inaugural Promotional Product Association International’s (PPAI) Fellows Program, along with 14 other individuals within the industry (Click here for the full list). As PPAI’s website states, the Fellows Program, which was introduced in Summer 2016, is a way to “thank and recognize influential individuals…

Summit Group Wins at the 2017 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas!

Did you hear?!  Summit Group won an award at the PPAI Expo!  Account Manager Susan Hysen attended the PPAI Pyramid Awards Ceremony, where distributor members are recognized for their outstanding, creative use of promotional products in a variety of client programs and campaigns. Susan was nominated within the Not-For-Profit category for her collaboration with Goodwill Industries International…