2014 Promotional Product Trend Predictions

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Not to be sappy, but as we wind down the final days of 2013, I’d like to sincerely express how grateful we are to work with some of the best and brightest marketing minds on the planet. We love what we do − and it’s a genuine pleasure to see advertising dollars spent on useful […]

There’s Still Time…FarFromBoring Can Help

December 17th, 2013 Comments off

Paying homage to the most overused quote of the year, “Stay Calm and Carry On” − now is the time to put into action the corporate gift-giving you’ve been mulling over for the past four to six weeks. It’s a no-brainer! You have those particular clients, employees, business partners and prospects who are primed to […]

Track Every Advertising Dollar

December 6th, 2013 Comments off

There’s a saying about advertising that goes something like this, “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you’re doing but nobody else does.” Then there’s this saying I have about spending money on anything that does not present a clear ROI, “It’s like getting poked in […]

Desktop Real Estate

December 2nd, 2013 Comments off

When it comes to holiday gifts for executives, the promo nerds (it’s okay, they love this moniker) at FarFromBoring are more than a little discerning about what they’ll recommend. Understandably so, as the promotional item aimed at the executive has to be a full on winner! After all, to underwhelm the recipient is simply a […]

What If Free Service Caught On Everywhere?

November 18th, 2013 Comments off

  Yesterday, one of our clients said the kindest thing, “You should charge extra for the service you provide.  I can’t believe how much time you spend on my business.” So, we added an extra $400 service charge to her order. Just kidding about that part! But, it got us thinking, what if other businesses […]

Holiday Gift Giving – Three Popular Approaches

November 11th, 2013 Comments off

The three most popular approaches to corporate gift giving for holidays are: 1)  Task a staff member to spend an inordinate amount of time to locate appropriate gifts within budget 2)  For fear of wasting company time, make a knee-jerk decision about holiday gift-giving regardless of whether or not it’s entirely productive 3)  Hire professionals […]

Susie’s Crazy…About Polaroid FOTOBAR Gift Cards

November 7th, 2013 Comments off

“You could give Albert Einstein as a gift, it would not as smart a gift as this!” I’m quoting myself here. There are so many amazing aspects of the Polaroid FOTOBAR Corporate Gift Card program, I don’t even know where to start, but I’ll start at the beginning (then work toward the middle and finish […]

Prevent The Flu From Preventing You!

November 4th, 2013 Comments off

Flu season is awesome, if you like lost productivity mixed with an unhealthy amount of pain and suffering.  Here is an example of how the crafty flu spreads and disrupts our business and lives: My favorite employee Susie leaves work and enjoys an evening with her beautiful child.  While doing so, that super cute kid […]

Rugby Ball Promotional Products Score Big at Super Yacht Show

October 26th, 2013 Comments off

When FarFromBoring client ISS Global Marine Travel required a unique and effective promotion for a Super Yacht Show in Monaco, our team went to work and came up with an awesome rugby ball promotional product. On short notice, the FarFromBoring promo nerds turned on a dime and conducted a stellar exercise in production, channel management and […]

Holiday Gift Cheat Sheet

October 16th, 2013 Comments off

“You are an idiot,” said the really smart marketing guy to the business owner who opted not to give holiday gifts to his employees and clients this year. I was personally outraged by his lewd comment, but had to agree with the meat and potatoes behind the remark. This year it’s estimated that more corporations, […]

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