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 Magellan Promotions team got involved by making donations to our favorite causes and charities.  Thanks to matched donations from Magellan Promotions, members of our team were able to contribute over $600 to these worthy organizations. Here’s where we each donated, and why. Michael: The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee We support student success because today’s UWM students will shape the world of tomorrow. Because cost should notRead more »


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 »