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Twenty-Five Fundraising Ideas for Your College Organization

College students always need money—and college-student led organizations are no different. Sororities and fraternities, along with any college club or organization, are dependent on the generosity of friends, donors, alumni, and faculty to stay open and meet various goals.

Fundraising is the traditional, tried-and-true means to filling the coffers and keeping the lights on, but are you stuck thinking of ideas?

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Party Favor Ideas for Any Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Easter is that time of the season when it’s socially acceptable to snack on brightly colored tiny sweets and chase a few golden eggs. But the hunts don’t have to be only for the kids this year, so let the adults join in on the fun, too! Whether they’re stuffed with candy, cash or tiny trinkets, everybody loves an exciting Easter egg prize. However, this holiday, you can take a step beyond the ordinary reward and use customized accessories like tote bags, USB flash drives, shot glasses, phone chargers and headphones, for something they can use beyond the holiday. Because they’re practical items with purpose and function, even specialized audiences like students, athletes and employees will enjoy these kinds of favors. Make your Easter event truly unforgettable with and adult Easter Egg Hunt for the ages.

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21 Awesome Customer Appreciation Ideas

If you want to keep customers, it’s time to start thinking outside the box when it comes to showing your appreciation for them. For a customer to know your appreciation is sincere, though, it needs to make sense for your company and your business-customer bond.

Doing the same thing everyone else does may work for short-term goals, but it won’t necessarily keep your customers at your side for years to come. It’s time to get personal and do things that truly show your customers just how important they are, and how much you want them to stick around for the long haul.

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It's Wedding Planning Season. Now What?

Wedding planners and brides-to-be, I know that creating the event of your dreams is no easy feat. Luckily for you, at DiscountMugs we have the secret to what makes your nuptials truly memorable. From customizable beverage koozies to calendars, plus shot glasses and tote bags, when it comes to the different ways in which you can utilize your gift, you're never limited to just the day-of! In this article, we’ll dive into all the fun ways you can apply engaging, useful accessories to pre- and post-wedding celebrations. I’m here to guide and inspire you to design the wedding of your dreams, while saving the most for your wallet. The options are endless when it comes to bringing your personalized message to life, delighting your guests, and remaining a tangible reminder of a very special day.

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Twenty-Four Game Ideas to Liven Up Your Next Company Party

 When you have a company picnic or outing, part of the planning includes deciding what games to play during the event. After all, you have to have games at a company event. It’s inhuman and un-American not to.

But what to pick? Not everyone likes board games or cards, and those can be impractical (table top space, only so many players, potential for gambling and embezzlement, etc.).

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Trendy Party Favors Wedding Planners Will Love

 Wedding planners, we know that the most anticipated and romantic season of the year is finally upon us! Therefore, it's time to procure the most thoughtful and memorable favors you can bestow upon your guests. Customizable wedding favors are a modern choice, plus they’re entertaining and useful items that honor and memorialize your client's special occasion for years beyond.

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Take Your Company Picnic From Grim to Great

Company picnics, like company outings, don’t have to be mandatory fun. They can be enjoyable times for bonding and camaraderie ( and more).

 

As the one responsible for organizing these events, it’s your job to do so in a way that will make people actually want to be there, instead of feeling obligated because “it’s a work thing.” Can this be? Is this really possible? It most certainly is—if you take the time to know your coworkers, put real effort into crafting a quality event, and use some common sense.

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18 Creative Swag Bag Ideas

Having good swag to give away at your event can take the experience off to the next level. I’m talking creative, visually appealing, portable goodies that will imprint your event on the minds of attendees.

Be sure to steer clear of large items that are not portable. Most people travel for events and will have minimal space to take loot home in. If you avoid these fails, your guests will not be heading to the waste basket after getting their goody bag.

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14 Ways to Use Storytelling in Your Marketing

Any business can venture in advertisement. But, what is the point of advertising if you don’t give your audience something to take away from it? If it’s not memorable, it’s pointless.

Are your potential customers going to be more interested in a running list of your services, or would they rather see a service or two in action, so they know what you can do for people like them?

This is why telling a story can make the difference between memorable, and not-so-memorable, marketing. Your audience wants to feel important, like you understand them. They want personal and emotion-provoking. This is what makes them interested in your business.

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10 Patriotic Accessories for Presidents Day

There is always a reason to celebrate our nation with red, white and blue. You don’t have to wait until the Fourth of July, because Presidents Day is right around the corner! This Presidents Day, honor the USA with fun, patriotic items that proudly represent America the Beautiful. Spread your holiday spirit with wearable and playful products you can give away as gifts to your favorite fellow patriots! With options such as bracelets, bags, shot glasses and t-shirts, you can observe this special holiday in nationalistic style.

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3 Effective Online Storytelling Ideas to Share Personal Success Stories

Have you ever been touched by a story you heard about a product, one that influenced the lives of those who used it? So many brands around the world have built their success on the foundation of storytelling. At times, a product that helps solve a problem or benefits the customer is the reason why a business becomes passionate about what they do. The story gives purpose not only to the product itself, but to the company as a whole. Sharing your personal story is a great start to branding and conveying the role your business plays in society.

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Making a Good Brand Impression

As an entrepreneur, you likely wear many hats. From CEO one day trying to negotiate a lucrative sales contract to maintenance person the next day trying to fix the copier. One aspect of running a business is the constant need for marketing.

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9 Fantastic Team Building Ideas, Games and Activities

Team building exercises are a must in creating a productive and closely-knit team. But with so many team building ideas, which are the ones that help make a happy team? Which of them are the most efficient, least time-consuming and most affordable?

Put simply: the best exercises are the team building activities that can increase communication and trust among the members of the team all while creating memories they can share.

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A Guide to Choosing Unique Trade Show Giveaways

Trade shows are about the art of merging friendship and business – you get to network with passionate, driven individuals who want to learn more about the businesses in their field. At these kinds of events, networking means not only meeting corporate representatives and learning about their business, it means exchanging ideas and inspirations with potential clients or colleagues. Trade shows are the seed of highly productive networking, and one way to leave a lasting impression is by giving an excellent tradeshow souvenir. Giveaways are a successful method for promoting your brand; with accessories that provide daily use, your “business card” won’t sit in a wallet to be forgotten about!

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The Best Trade Show Banners, Backdrops & Display Tables for Your Booth

It’s trade show season again, and your booth should be equipped with enough flair to bring attention to your brand. Among the hundreds of other businesses that will all make an effort to advertise themselves, you can easily stand out with banners, signs, tents, tablecloths, backdrops and display tables that are certain to draw in the crowds! With the right gear for the tradeshow floor, you’ll be sure to leave a lasting impression on the people you network – plus use and reuse it for years to come. Available in a variety of colors, fonts, and design options you can play around with the equipment to achieve the perfect trade show appearance. Let’s take a look at six essential items you need to put together the best booth in the room.

 

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