Time to Speak Up and Embrace Diversity

Written by Michael Wolaver, Captain of Magellan Promotions The issue of race and equality has been an evolving topic for me. When I grew up in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a well-off suburb of Chicago, there were very few African-Americans in the city. So I really had very little interaction with anyone of color in my life. When I went to Marquette University, all of my close friends were white and did not have much of a multicultural experience. I was on the sailing team and one of my teammates onceRead more »


Promotional Products Influence the College Search

Now is a crucial time for colleges to evaluate their marketing strategies as they continue to recruit and enroll students amid extreme competition. We know that using imprinted promotional products to connect with prospective college students is highly successful. In order to continue providing the best recommendations, we conducted first-of-its-kind research to measure how promotional products are valued by students. By partnering with Advantage Research, we were able to analyze insights from 400 currently-enrolled first-year and sophomore students, who represent 298 public and private schools in 45 states. Our researchRead more »



In Response to COVID-19

We are actively monitoring the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on our industry to remain agile as we continue to serve our clients. We are continuing to fulfill projects that come our way. More product suppliers have restarted production and we are monitoring the performance of the others. Magellan Promotions has long-standing relationships with production partners across the United States which allows us to continue sourcing products from a vast network. Clients continue to seek product solutions in response to COVID-19. We are providing an active list of face masks, faceRead more »


Be True to Your Mission and Core Values

Written by Michael Wolaver, Captain of Magellan Promotions These past several weeks have been trying for businesses and organizations in varying ways.  At my promotional product company, Magellan Promotions, we moved all employees to being remote, dealt with disruptions in our supply chain, and had orders cancelled. We continue to adapt our practices despite a significant slowdown in business, and are monitoring the tremendous financial impact COVID-19 is having on our core customer base.  While other businesses have it way worse off than ours, we have a number of challengesRead more »


Keep Your Brand Present in Work-from-Home Products

Organizations have been focused on learning to serve customers and manage employees in new ways with the shift to temporary remote work and ongoing social distancing recommendations.  Yet this moment presents a new opportunity to keep brands present. We are ready to help with product solutions that will help overcome challenges, such as: Keeping your brand present with clients  Discovering new ways to create engaging moments  Keeping up team morale  Acknowledging top connections in your network Providing a unique and connected experience for your remote teams Our new Work fromRead more »