promotional products

Trendiest Products are Environmentally Friendly

One of the most enjoyable things about our jobs at Magellan Promotions is seeing the latest and greatest products coming out. We recently learned about new eco-friendly products from Leed’s, one of our top production partners. We’re impressed by the company’s commitment to offering products made from recycled materials or highly renewable sources. Besides, the products are very cool! Take a look below for some of our account managers’ favorites:   Hannah Jorgensen – I like the Bamboo Fiber Lunch Box with Cutting Board. This box is great for takingRead more »


Less Expensive Sticker Sheet Now Available for Smaller Quantities!

Like the idea of custom sticker sheets but surprised at the cost? Well, we are excited to announce a new sticker sheet option that is lower in price! Magellan Promotions looked for a way to provide a less expensive option to those ordering smaller quantities of sticker sheets and found that, by using digital printing for lower quantities, there is a savings as much as 20% on our popular full page, half page, and no. ten envelope size sticker sheets. In general, a lower quantity is defined as fewer thanRead more »


Promotional Products Sales Still Heating Up

The popularity of promotional products continues to rise! The latest data by Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), of which Magellan Promotions is a member, reveals that annual sales growth for the industry in 2018 was 6.3% over 2017 to a record $24.7 billion. Overall industry sales growth since 2009 has been 55%. “We have continued to see a strong interest in marketing through promotional products in the industries we serve as well. Our growth over the past few years has outpaced the industry, growing at more than 25% in 2018,”Read more »


New Products for 2019

In January, Magellan Promotions sent Julia Buraczewski and Haley Elmendorf to Las Vegas to attend the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) yearly expo.  The PPAI Expo is North America’s largest promotional products trade show and features 1,200 exhibitors showcasing more than a quarter million products over six miles of show floor. Haley and Julia scoured the show, picking up on trends and new products that they thought were not only cool and fun, but would be appreciated and used by the recipients.  They came back to Milwaukee with a list of ideas andRead 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »