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Do Virtual Shows Benefit You? We Answer Your Top Questions.

Yes, it’s trade show season again, but as no surprise to anyone, everything’s virtual. Trade shows are one of the best ways to set the stage for a solid year for your business, network with your peers, and of course, build relationships with companies that supply decoration pros and promo distributors. 

First, coming up in Q1 2021, there are a few virtual events to check out (and attend):

So with most in-person trade shows and conferences in a holding pattern for now, are you ready to attend these same shows in online venues? We answer the top questions we’ve heard most from distributors, decorators and other industry pros about how to get the most out of cyber shows. Now’s your chance to create a solid alternate plan to reach your contacts, gain product knowledge and network like a pro.

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Scary Promo Stories to Tell in the Dark

It’s 10:00 pm on what passes for a “normal” Tuesday night in 2020. Today was a hard one. Lately, they all have been hard ones. You’re thinking about how great it is that you’re settling in for a solid eight hours of shut eye – your first in weeks – when you hear some familiar, unwelcome pulsing emanating from your nightstand.  “There goes that idea”, you think as you grope in the dark to silence your phone’s plea for attention. Phone in hand, the blue screen illuminates your face. Your brain can barely register what you see on the screen – an unplanned Zoom call to discuss uniform options with the top hospital in the country, first thing tomorrow morning?! Your heart flutters; your pulse noticeably quickens. “This can’t be happening”, you think, but the migraine beginning to take hold just over the bridge of your nose tells you that it most definitely is.

I know, what you’re thinking. “How the @#! am I going to get a presentation together in time?” We’ve been there; the pain and the panic are real. In those times, we’ve wished for immediate access to our own in-house creative agency that’s already done all the heavy lifting for us, too. Enter TM Studios.
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5 Wow-Worthy Decoration Techniques to Sell Now

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Bright, chunky embroidery. Full-color prints with detailing you can appreciate even when you’re social distancing. Statement graphics that spell out what we’re all thinking.

For decorated-apparel providers, keeping up with your customers means reimagining your offerings and how you take their experience with you to new heights.

We’ve got five must-have decorating trends that you should pitch to your clients now, whether you’re a decorator or a distributor who sells a lot of promotional apparel. 

These high-profit imprinting techniques will position you as a branding and marketing solutions provider in 2020 and beyond.
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