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 »


The Keyboard Sticker

I bet many (if not all) of your incoming freshmen applied to your school through your website – most likely sitting at a computer. During the next four years of their lives, your students will spend countless hours on their computers – writing and researching papers, completing homework assignments and more. And that’s just the incoming class of 2020. Think about all the ways that your constituents use their computers – students writing papers, alumni making donations and faculty advising their students, just to name a few. Since computers andRead more »


Creative Imprints Make a Statement

Are you looking for ways to make your logo standout on a coffee mug, water bottle, or glass? Check out these creative imprints to make a statement! Mirror Imprint The interior portion of a glass or clear piece can be looked at through a reverse view, as shown in the UCLA glass above. We take the logo and provide a reflective image. Both logos are on one side of the piece, so you aren’t having to cancel out logos in two different locations. The UCLA blue logo is viewed acrossRead more »


A “Key”Way to Show School Spirit

We LOVE discovering new and creative ideas for our clients. In some cases, we even create a custom item to fit client’s needs. This was the case for one recent project for the College of Engineering Alumni Office at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.  This definitely was a unique application for a tiny, keyboard key sized sticker.  It is an affordable, fun, and one “key” way to promote school spirit and overall love for your alma mater at a workplace or home office. We think this item will reallyRead more »


Promotional Version of S’well Bottle

The promotional product industry continues to move closer to the latest trends. One hot (or cold…) new retail water bottle is S’well. These are high end, fashionable bottles that keep liquids really hot or cold for an amazing period of time (hot up to 12 hours, cold up to 24!). To learn more about S’well and their recent rise, which included a feature in Oprah Magazine and shelf space at Nordstrom, see the article from Bizwomen: 5 defining moments in the evolution of S’well At Magellan Promotions we now canRead more »


Attention Grabbing 3D Direct Mail Ideas

For direct mail that really stands out in the mail pile and grabs attention consider adding dimension, eye-catching colors, and a promotional item. According to industry research, investing in direct mail will help deliver a bigger bang for your buck.  Consider the following stats: 4.4% is the average response rate of standard mail (Direct Marketing Association). 3D mailings receive a 250% better response rate than standard mail (Direct Marketing Association) A direct mail piece that includes a promotional item can increase response rates by 50% (Silver Marketing Group Study). WhileRead more »


Giving Back: How Roots Ethiopia used Promotional Products

As part of our Giving Back initiative, Magellan Promotions provides monetary donations and creates promotional items at cost to help non-profit organizations stretch their funds to better support their mission. Roots Ethiopia – an organization that we supported through at-cost production of items – recently shared their story of their field team, who enthusiastically used the field bags and hats that we created. Here is a brief overview of the organization and how these promotional products impacted their work. Supporting education and job creation in Southern Ethiopia is the mainRead more »


Decal Buying Guide

Bumper stickers and window decals are one of the best ways for students, family, staff and alumni to show their school pride.  Just look at vehicles around you as you’re driving (while still being safe of course), and you are bound to see bumper stickers, window decals or clings with a school’s name or mascot proudly displayed.  With all the time spent behind the wheel, it’s no surprise that our vehicles also serve as a “mobile billboard” to actively endorse and advertise favorite schools, organizations, musicians, politicians, and charitable causes.Read more »