Saturday, March 25, 2017

Are You Planting Seeds or Growing Weeds?

You've heard it before, April Shower bring May flowers, but have you every thought about how the showers and seeds grow your business?

Trite as it may sound, if you are not planting seeds and watering what you sow, nothing will sprout....except maybe weeds. Without a plan, "anything and everything" takes hold- aka WEEDS! Marketing, like tending a garden, requires vision and execution. Brand building occurs because of effective storytelling. When your message is clear and consistent the consumer doesn't have to guess what you've planted; they already know what's growing in your garden.

In May our company will turn 10!! 

As we plan for events this year, EDUCATION, INTERACTION, INNOVATION or stated another way, certification, collaborative and creativity will guide our plans. There is an old Chinese proverb which states, "When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people." At Promotional Partners each day we invest in our clients growth & future. Our suggestions are a result of one-on-one interaction & collaboration, which develop the core of your brand.

Product, decoration, and marketing education for our partners combined with an investment in the local community and industry partnerships with proven leaders were seeds we sowed from the start back in 2007. The result? Strong roots! We are known as a place where ideas get results because our partners are able to tap the resources we cultivated, which in turn developed a marketing edge for our partners. 

Are you following our newsletter? Each month we highlight events, education tips and community connections that will grow your knowledge and your brand. In fact, we have some extra special things planned for April and May you will want to add to your calendar!! What's your favorite tip?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Little Things Make A Big Impact

"A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. " stated Wade Boggs- 

In reading a blog today, the suggestion was that ending your day on a positive note is just as important as starting it on a positive note! We've all heard the saying that the power of positive thinking can do amazing things, but what steps do we each take daily to stay positive? 

There were several things mentioned in the blog that many of us do over here at Promotional Partners, and we added to the list. 

Our list is called "Little Things" that make a big impact! 

  • Share- stories with co- workers for a few minutes, bring everyone a cookie you made last night, or a flower from your garden.
  • Cross off, check mark or highlight your daily "to do" list- as you accomplish tasks
  • Clearing your desk and filing before you leave for a fresh slate
  • Making tomorrow's list before you leave, although if it's been a bad day that might make you less positive! 
  • Reflect on something positive about your day, a comment from a customer or co- worker, nice weather, a problem you solved, a good hair day, a pound or 2 lighter?
  • Unplug- stop texting, reading, liking and commenting on posts. People tend to post the best in their life, don't let a bad day be the day to compare your life to what seems to be the life of others around you.  
  • Get up and walk around the block! If you work in Apex you probably see us walking around town enjoying the weather and looking shop windows and the neighborhoods around the downtown. 

    What is your favorite way to "refresh" your perspective? If it's sharing a sweet treat, we don't judge!