Charge Up Your Transfer Recruitment Efforts

Many colleges and universities enroll almost as many transfer students as they do new freshman each year. Connecting with potential transfer students to assure they don’t feel like they’re simply incoming freshman is critical, right from the start. In general, transfer students are more thoughtful about their college inquiries and make decisions quicker than high school students. So when you receive an inquiry from a prospective transfer student, you need to put your best foot forward as quickly as possible. Best practices for transfer recruitment efforts have unique materials andRead more »


Engaging High School Counselors

Stay In Front of Your High School Counselors with the Wedge Staying top of mind with influencers like high school and community college guidance counselors has always been a major priority for admissions departments. With many students, meeting with their guidance counselor will play a major role in their higher education decision. The challenge is to stay top of mind when many other colleges and universities are targeting this same group of influencers. One way to do so is to give counselors an appreciated and useful desk-based promotional product. ARead more »


Maximizing Your Admit Pack

Receiving an admit pack is a memorable experience for a high school student. It’s the culmination of years of hard work and determination.  Thus it’s a perfect opportunity for students to celebrate and show pride in their college acceptance. To maximize this opportunity, make the your admit pack stand out and give students easy ways to share and show their pride. By using a Brandelope, a photo-worthy custom-printed envelope, the mailing itself will stand out and create its own statement. The Brandelope will excite students when it is found in theRead more »


Top Promotional Products of 2018

The Magellan Promotions team saw a lot of new products at the 2018 Promotional Products Association International Expo. After venturing through more than 1,200 booths and trying out all of our samples, the best of the best made our list of favorites for this year. Read on to learn more about these great products. Spark Tumbler What it is: The Spark Tumbler is a 12-ounce, double-walled, stainless steel coffee tumbler with a trendy powder-coated finish that ensures your coffee will stay warm. Key Feature: Unique size and look. Why we love it:Read more »


2018 Trends in the Promotional Products Industry

Earlier this month, we attended the 2018 Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo. The PPAI Expo is North America’s largest promotional products trade show and was the perfect place to get a sneak peek at the 2018 trends in promotional products. Here are four trends that caught our eye at this year’s expo: Cork Cork isn’t just for coasters and wine anymore, it’s seemingly everywhere these days and the promotional products industry is no different. There are the products where one would expect it to show up like drink ware, pencil pouches, journals,Read more »


Introducing The North Face and New Era apparel options

The North Face and New Era are both retail brands that people will seek out because they’ve become synonymous with quality and this has inspired brand loyalty. There are people who won’t wear a fleece unless it has a The North Face logo and people that won’t wear a cap unless it has the New Era flag on it. We’re happy to announce that we have offerings from both of these premier brands as another option for our clients. The North Face The North Face has been one of the premierRead more »


Day 3 at the 2018 PPAI Expo

Yesterday was the last day of the Promotional Products Association International’s 2018 expo, but that doesn’t mean we rested on our laurels trying to find great products our clients. If you haven’t seen what we loved from the first two days, be sure to check them out! Day One Day Two Check out our favorite items from our last day at the show below. Juice Box Zinc 5000 We live in a world where everyone is attached to their phone. If the battery life dips below 20 percent? A smallRead more »


Day 2 at the 2018 PPAI Expo

Day two of the PPAI expo is in the books! Day one had a ton of great new and exciting products and day two didn’t disappoint either. Check out some of our favorites from day two below. Journals Journals have been a trending item for the past few years. This year it’s the design of the journals that’s making the biggest impact. We’re now able to do a debossed design edge-to-edge on journal covers with the Bohemian Textured Journal. This is a great way to increase the perceived value ofRead more »


Day 1 at the 2018 PPAI Expo

Yesterday was day one of the 2018 Promotional Products Association International Expo in Las Vegas and Magellan Promotions is here learning about all of the new and trending items that are coming to our industry in 2018 and that can help you achieve your goals. The expo has 3,100 booths from 1,260 exhibitors and welcomes more than 21,000 people. This year, there will be more than 600 new products on the show floor, so we have our work cut out for us. Here are a few of our favorites from theRead more »


We’re at the PPAI expo!

The Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) yearly expo begins today in Las Vegas and we’re there! The PPAI Expo is North America’s largest promotional products trade show and features more than 1,200 exhibitors showcasing more than a quarter million products over six miles of show floor. Later this week we’ll report back with what we loved and, more importantly, what we think you’ll love. Want us to look for something in particular for you? Just let us know! Email an Account Manager, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled while we’re walking the showRead more »