Heroes and Villains

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I recognize that the following is not unique to the promotional products industry…my home for so many years.  I’ve seen it in the automotive industry, for example, where car companies market the same model, but with different names sold by their different brands.  Does it make them evil villains?  No…it’s all in the name of […]

“And Everything Looks Worse In Black and White”

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“And Everything Looks Worse In Black and White” Perhaps it’s because I’m presently reading Peter Ames Carlin’s biography of Paul Simon (“Homeward Bound”) that this blog post’s title came to mind so easily.  It’s a line from his song “Kodachrome”…if I had to tell you that, please stop reading right now, find your 8-track player […]

Guest Post: When A Pen Is Not “Just A Pen”

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My pal Tee Hamilton is one of the promo industry’s brightest lights (this, coming from one of its dimmest bulbs).  Through her business, CreativeAlchemy, her work has become some of the most recognizable in our universe…even if you’ve never had the pleasure of meeting her, seeing her do a presentation, or just getting to know […]