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 »


Giving Tuesday at Magellan Promotions

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, helping to kick off the charitable giving season. This year the entire Magellan Promotions team got involved by making donations to our favorite causes and charities.  Thanks to matched donations from Magellan Promotions, our staff were able to contribute over $700 to these worthy organizations. Here’s where we each donated, and why. Michael: Roots Ethiopia Roots Ethiopia supports Ethiopian families succeeding in work and school through supporting and creating a number of self-help initiatives.  The long term visionRead more »


The Perfect Admit Pack

It’s time to admit your Class of 2022! But you’re not the only one. How do you take your admitted student packet from more than just a welcome letter to a memorable experience, making it stand out from your competition? By building an admit pack that increases your yield rate by providing a “Wow!” factor that excites and entices the accepted student to completing the enrollment process with your school. Here are the pieces that you’ll need: Unique Packaging Don’t just send another boring envelope! Sending acceptance letters in threeRead more »


It’s Raining, It’s Pouring… and We’ve Got the Solution!

An umbrella makes a great promotional gift because everyone needs one, but who really wants to go out and buy one? You can also never have too many umbrellas – keep one in the car, one at the house, one at the office, and more! A few weeks ago Peerless Umbrella, our go-to production partner for umbrellas, stopped by our office to tell us about what’s new and trending in umbrellas. Read on to learn more about our favorite umbrellas! What’s New – The Rebel The newest addition to Peerless’ lineRead more »