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History of Promotional Products

Posted by Susan Deering on Wed, Nov 27, 2013

Early History of the Promotional Products Industry

Have you ever wondered how the promotional industry got its start? The first known promotional products in the United States are commemorative buttons, tracing back to 1789, when George Washington was elected president. Dating back to the early and mid 1800s are advertising calendars, wooden specialties and the Farmers' Almanac. But it was not until the latter part of the 19th century that an abundance of promotional products were developed and marketed, leading to the birth of the industry as it is known today. 

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Topics: promotional products, promotional marketing, level2sportswear, promotional items, corporate clothing

Recycled Plastic Bottles and T-Shirts - What Do They Have in Common?

Posted by Susan Deering on Thu, Apr 04, 2013

Recycling plastic bottles and turning them into something useful.

Lately I’ve seen a lot of advertising about turning recycled bottles into t-shirts. And I started to question it. What does that mean for us? How does the process work? Here is a little info on it so you can learn about what major corporations are doing to lessen the amount of plastic bottles in the landfills.

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Topics: promotional products, level2sportswear, eco-friendly, T-shirts

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Posted by Susan Deering on Thu, Jan 24, 2013

What You Need to Know about Credit Card Safety

RFID Technology – What Is It? – If you use a credit or debit card, you should be aware that many of the cards use RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. This technology allows users to simply wave their card in front of the payment machine and it instantly collects your information and charges your account without having to put your card into a card reader.  These “chips” are also used in access cards, passports and drivers licenses. As well, they are used in microchips that are implanted in our pets so to help identify them if they’re lost.  The technology is absolutely amazing, but it still has a ways to go before its perfect.

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Topics: custom promotional items, promotional products, corporate products, RFID

Eye Safety - Are You Properly Protected?

Posted by Susan Deering on Tue, Jan 15, 2013

The Importance of Safety Glasses and Goggles


Do you work in an industry where you require safety goggles or glasses? Do you know if your current eyewear is industry compliant?  Read on for information on how wearing proper safety glasses or protective goggles can keep your eyes safe for a lifetime of good vision.

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Topics: custom promotional items, promotional products, corporate products, level2sportswear, corporate logo, calgary, promote, safety products

Logo Application 101 | Take a seat ... class is about to begin

Posted by Susan Deering on Fri, Nov 09, 2012

What is the best way to logo my corporate clothing?

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Topics: custom promotional items, promotional products, level2sportswear, logo, top product lines, corporate clothing, high end corporate gifts

You got COLD hands but you need HOT fingers

Posted by Susan Deering on Thu, Oct 11, 2012

Today in Calgary we woke up to snow and below freezing weather. Time to pull out the old winter jacket and gloves. But those old gloves do not work with the latest high tech gadgets like iPhones and tablet computers. These new devices use heat sensitive touch screens that provide greater accuracy and are easier to type on but do not work with old gloves.

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Topics: promotional products, corporate gifts, unique gifts

How many promotional items do you personally have?

Posted by Susan Deering on Fri, Aug 17, 2012

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Topics: custom promotional items, promotional products, corporate giveaways, promotional marketing, sportswear, unique gifts, quality giveaways, promotional giveaways, quality promotional items, engage, marketing mix, marketing plan, calgary

Does your Marketing Plan Cover Everything?

Posted by Susan Deering on Thu, Aug 09, 2012

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Topics: custom promotional items, promotional products, corporate gifts, promotional marketing, unique gifts, promotional giveaways, marketing mix, marketing plan

Eco-Friendly Stone Paper - Who Needs Trees??!

Posted by Susan Deering on Thu, Jul 19, 2012

Alert - No need to use trees to make paper any longer...

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Topics: promotional products, corporate gifts, eco-friendly, notebook

LEVEL 2 -- FREE Summer Contest for Great Promotional Prizes

Posted by Ryan Berry on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

All Level 2 Clients and Friends,

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Topics: promotional products, promotional giveaways, free, fun promotional items, contest