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Gearing up for Back to School

24 Jul

I was in a store yesterday buying a birthday card and they already had the Halloween decorations out.  It is way too soon for that in my opinion.  Sometimes you do have to think ahead though.  Now, with 5-6 weeks to go until school starts is a good time to start to think about great products for campus store and school fundraisers.  I used to love the little PTA store my elementary school had in the mornings, and it was a great fundraiser for the school.  Below is a selection of items sure to be student favorites.  They’ll also work great as PTA gifts to students and teachers.



The Basics:  Every school needs school pencils.  These are perfect for elementary schools. We also have neon and mechanical pencils, and don’t forget about pens and rulers too.  Consider this fun spring pen as a PTA gift or honor roll award.




A Little Fancier: Make studying a breeze with this pen and highlighter combination item.


drawstring backpack


Show Your Pride.  A drawstring backpack is ideal for carting around (and keeping together) gym clothes, going on field trips, and many other activities.  Don’t forget about getting t-shirts & hoodies too! Use our design tool to see how your school’s logo will look on different items.




Keep Everything Straight when Life Gets Busy.  Everyone knows the pace of things picks up in the fall.  Keep all your dates and assignments straight with a daily planner.


rubber bookmark


For Reading.  A no-slip bookmark, which doubles as a jar opener, would be a great, inexpensive PTA gift.



football key chain


Team Spirit: I have a feeling I’ll be posting this fan-favorite item again.  This foam football key chain can be imprinted with your school’s logo and makes a great fundraiser item.


stress relief


For the teachers.  This apple shaped stress-relief magnet would be a great teacher gift or fundraiser product.  There is also a nice pencil stress relief shape, as well as a school bus version.



iphone megaphone


Tech savvy.  This last item is definitely for the older set, but is sure to be a college favorite.  The iPhone megaphone is a silicone product that amplifies the volume of your iPhone 3 or 4 2-3 times without requiring any power.  See it in action here.



>>Don’t forget the staples like t-shirts, tote bags, and water bottles, which you can always find on our website.  I’ve put together a Pinterest board full of my choice items for back to school.  There’s also a page on our web store that is a dedicated selection of items ideal for campus stores and school fundraisers.

Promotions East Convention

7 Jun

Earlier this week, Nancy and I attended the Promotions East Conference in Atlantic City.  We worked diligently the entire time, taking classes on social media applications to help make product information more accessible to you.  On Tuesday, we spent most of the day at the Promotions East Trade Show learning about new designs, trends, products, and collecting all of this:

Weighing in at probably 30lbs if you ask my shoulders (Nancy was so kind to hand me all the new catalogs), I had the pleasure of delving through all the new samples we received.  If you’re interested, there is a comprehensive list at the bottom of this post.  I think the best way to give you the highlights of the swag and let you know about my favorite items is through a list of superlatives.   Keeping in mind this is only out of the items we brought back to the office, here’s the list!

Most Interesting Design: an Air Freshener Pen, which we definitely could have used Sunday night when we got to our hotel room

The Incognito Award: a Lipstick Pen, the refillable pen that looks like a tube of lipstick and comes in multiple colors

Largest Item: the Bags themselves since they held everything we received

Smallest Item: Beeches individual gum packs

Tastiest Item: a Chocolate Bite

Softest Item: A gray Trecentro T-shirt

Loudest Item: Bam-Bams with tassel ends

Most Colorful: a Sound Fan also from BamBams.  This was kind of a toss-up between the Crayo-wheel  crayon wheel and the candy cane stick, but I think the fan technically has more colors and it makes noise too

Most Useful Item: a Sticker you place on your phone.  If you lose your phone, someone who finds it can call the number on the sticker and the company will help connect you with the person who has your phone and the good Samaritan gets a $50 reward

Item I Want to Take Home: the Red Double Wall Tumbler we picked up.  I’d love to have this to take smoothies to work!

Most Unexpected Item: a Pizza Cutter

Most Environmentally Friendly: Seed Paper business cards and book marks.  You can plant the paper in the ground and grow wildflowers by only adding water

If you’d like to order any of the items listed or any similar, you can always reach us at 302-738-6824 and sales@nuimage.com.

Of the 12 superlative-winning items, you can see 8 above. The bags are in the first picture, and the chocolate is in the second. Somehow my stomach got the best of me and the chocolate bite didn’t make it into the last picture.

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