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Spotlight on Sunglasses

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on Tuesday, 28 January 2014
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We continue to  feature some trends that are sure to be big in 2014 - we have already focused on Neons, Downhome Drinkware and Beats-Style Headphones.
 
Today's 2014 trend is focused on Sunglasses. Neon wayfarers, with their boxy shape and thick colorful frames, stole the spotlight, but we also saw classic aviators and novelty frames! For companies looking for great spring or summer giveaways at an affordable price point, sunglasses are they way to go.
 
In fact, one of our clients gave away novelty sunglasses at a concert they were a sponsor for last year - and fans were chanting the company's name to get the trendy shades! Sunglasses will continue to be high demand in 2014!
 
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Noticeable Neons!

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on Monday, 27 January 2014
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While bright neon hues have been big in fashion for many season, the trend has officially taken over the promotional product market. While in Vegas, St. Croix team members saw the trend really take off in the custom drinkware category - especially in tumblers and cups with straws. That isn't to say it hasn't also hit other promotional categories, such as notebooks, pens, and sunglasses - however, it is the most notable in the drinkware category.

For companies wanting to make a bold impression, neon is a smart choice! Neons bring energy to promotional products, and they eye is immediately drawn to them. We expect to see a lot of neon promotional products this spring and summer!

 

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Down-home Drinkware

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on Sunday, 26 January 2014
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We are excited to see custom drinkware take a casual twist in 2014. Mason Jars were on trend in 2013 and we will see them make their way into the promotional product industry this year! You will see lots of variations of mason jars this year. Color lids, straws, handles - you can show off your brand in a cool, laid-back style. These will be perfect for company picnics and summer events!

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Top 10 Promotional Product Trends for 2014

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One of the best spots to pinpoint promotional product trends is at the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas - the promotional industry's largest tradeshow.

We sent three members of the St. Croix Promotions Team to the Expo - and they were on the lookout for the latest trends in custom logo merchandise. They covered more than six miles of tradeshow aisles, looked at 600 new product introductions, and saw the latest offerings at 3,300 booths.

So, what's hot in the promotional product industry this year??

Tech is a leading trend - from cell phone chargers to Beats-style headphones. There's also a trend toward outdoor promos - from sunglasses to cool camo products that blend in with nature but help your logo stand out.

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Welcome to the Team!

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on Friday, 24 January 2014
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We wanted to formally welcome Eric Sitarz to the St. Croix team. Eric has a Business Degree from St. Thomas with an emphasis on Leadership and Management.

Eric joins our Retail team as our New Web Marketing Specialist. After only one week, Eric has worn many hats in his new position. Although he will officially focus on driving sales to the Local Brew and Uptown web stores, he has worked on product development, graphic design, video editing, social media, and anything else he is asked to try for us! Even though it is only his first week, he has been working hard on an awesome new idea for our MN Local Brew store – The Beer Box! Don’t worry; we will be sure to feature this in an upcoming post!

Some of Eric’s favorite things include:

  1. Making Music (play guitar, bass, drums)
  2. Good Beer (Surly Abrassive, Bell’s Hopslam)
  3. Good Music (Everything but Country)
  4. Graphic Design (good design in general)
  5. Exercising (at Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping)
  6. Watching Hockey (Minnesota Wild)

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