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Case Study: Pull Up a Chair and Stay Awhile

May 21

Description: Foldable Chair Industry: Education/Sports What it was purchased for: A high school wanted to purchase an item they could resell to the parents in the spirit shop for fundraising dollars...

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Case Study: Where Has Your Pen Been?

May 14

  Products Javalina Splash® Pen   Industry Technology   Application Contest   An internet company created a branded website for a promotion called “Where has yo...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

May 07

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consistent....

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6 Morning Routine Products That Will Wake Anyone Up

Apr 30

Everyone has their very own personalized morning routine. It doesn't matter if you wake up 3 hours before work or 20 minutes before you have to rush out the door, with Pop-Tart in hand, we all have ou...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Apr 23

Product: Two-Tone Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Sports What it was purchased for: A major sports team was having difficulty keeping attendance up at weeknight games. They came up with the idea of doin...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Apr 16

 Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planner...

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Why You Should Buy USA-Made

Apr 09

During times of growing uncertainty in the global markets, customers are becoming more and more interested in purchasing American-made items. Buying American-made is about more than just patriotism &n...

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Case Study: Beach Balls? Bingo!

Apr 01

Description: Beach Ball Industry: Tourism What it was purchased for: The customer was looking for a low-cost, family-friendly summer giveaway item to promote their city's summer tourism program in t...

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6 Calming Products for Skincare Lovers

Mar 25

The hottest beauty trend of the late 2010s among millennials and Gen Zers was the dewy, bare-faced, minimal makeup look. This “Glossier girl” revolution led to a resurgence in skincare as ...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Mar 18

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming college ...

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Branding 101: Let’s Talk Logos

Mar 11

A logo is often a company’s first impression and it can impact a customer’s perception, purchase decisions and overall attitude toward your company. A logo is a symbol or graphic element t...

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Graphic Design Terms Everyone Should Know

Mar 04

It can be hard to communicate with a design team on a project when the designers speak their very own language. That's why we have a rundown of words you may come across frequently that can save you f...

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8 Elegant & Engravable Promotional Products

Feb 26

The promotional products industry has become so successful for one reason: people like free stuff. It’s true! So, how do you know which of the millions of products you want to be associated with...

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5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Positive Outlook

Feb 18

One of the most powerful things you can do to set yourself up for success is practice the art of positive thinking. It's easy to let the struggles of everyday life control your attitude. But by practi...

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6 Hot Products for the Grill Master

Feb 11

Nothing says summertime better than lounging on a pool float, roasting marshmallows under the stars, or feasting on tender barbecue.  It’s time to light up the grill, because these smokin&r...

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You Can Bank on These 7 Promotional Products

Feb 04

Finance-themed promotional products are a great marketing investment and help increase brand awareness and customer loyalty. These seven products can be used as financial seminar gifts, banking giveaw...

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6 Promotional Products to Fit Your Budget

Jan 28

Branding: it’s something that every company needs but there can be a common misconception that you need a large budget to get started. That’s not the case! Branding and promoting your comp...

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Top 8 Promotional Products for Real Estate Professionals

Jan 21

If you work in real estate, you know that your field generates billions of dollars in revenue per year in residential, commercial and industrial sectors. And you could pocket a good amount of that yie...

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6 Products to Include in Every Holiday Gift Basket

Jan 13

It’s always a good idea to get those gifts planned out and ready to go before the holiday chaos begins, and that includes client appreciation gifts. But, what do you get them? Put in extra thoug...

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Get in Gear With These Automotive Promo Products

Jan 06

Branding these car-accessory promotional products for a campaign will drive more customers to your business! In the U.S., the average daily work commute is 26 minutes and Americans spend around 38 hou...

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Case Study: A Picture is Worth...a Nice Donation

Dec 30, 2019

Description: Folded Photograph Card Industry: Fundraising What it was purchased for: A historical preservation society needed invitations for their annual dinner. A board member donated their photog...

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Your Graphic & Web Design Cheat Sheet

Dec 23, 2019

The world of graphic and web design is complicated and there is a lot of terminology out there to learn. To help you out, we’ve put together a cheat sheet with answers to some of the top graphic...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Dec 15, 2019

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We wil...

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Case Study: Keeping it All Together

Dec 08, 2019

Objective: An insurance company wanted to send new customers home with a special gift and a way to keep their new insurance policy documentation organized.Product: Insurance Document Pouch &...

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Case Study: Success on Campus

Dec 01, 2019

A large university needed a useful tool to promote its school app to students and faculty because it wanted to use the app to communicate important college news and upcoming events. Since most st...

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6 Promotional Products That Put the “Fun” in Fundraiser

Nov 24, 2019

Promotional products can help your fundraising event get donors in the giving spirit and maximize the amount of money you raise for charity. These 6 products for fundraisers show off your charitable c...

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Case Study: What Does Your Phone Stand For?

Nov 16, 2019

Product: Phone Stand Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A local financial institution needed a giveaway item for current and potential clients. It had to be useful to keep their name in ...

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5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale

Nov 09, 2019

When it comes to building a successful company culture, maintaining positive employee attitude is key. Not only are happy employees more productive, but your company is also more likely to attract and...

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Yes, There's a Difference: Everything You Need to Know About Pens

Nov 02, 2019

Even as much of our world goes digital and paperless, the pen remains an essential tool in both office and home life. With so many different types of pens, choosing the “write” one can be ...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Oct 26, 2019

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. Prod...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Oct 19, 2019

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants received ...

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6 Promotional Products for Music Lovers

Oct 12, 2019

These promotional products will be music to your ears! There are all kinds of music lovers out there, from fans of rock to jazz and everything in between, that would love to get any of these music-the...

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Advice for Getting the Most Out of a Business Trip

Oct 04, 2019

Traveling for business can be a hectic experience if you approach your upcoming trip without any preparation. As with everything else in the world, there is an art to getting the most out of business ...

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Case Study: Happy to Hang Around

Sep 27, 2019

Description: Standard Door Hangers Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: A collision center wanted to increase the number of customer satisfaction survey responses and boost online appoint...

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Perk up Your Promotions With These 6 Coffee Products

Sep 20, 2019

Coffee enthusiasts will love these promotional products that look like they’re straight from the coffee shop! Millions of people drink coffee and tea every day, even multiple times a day which m...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Sep 13, 2019

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students who ...

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5 Promotional Products for Firemen and Fire Departments

Sep 06, 2019

  Firemen deserve a special kind of admiration. They spend their careers rushing into buildings while others are rushing out. Many departments require aid from the community, and that’s wh...

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Corporate Social Responsibility and the Beauty of Giving Back

Aug 30, 2019

Organizing a fundraising event. Donating food to a local animal shelter. Serving at a soup kitchen. No matter what you do to give back, volunteering feels pretty good, doesn’t it?But it doesn&rs...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Aug 22, 2019

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded it...

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Know Your Shades: 4 Types of Iconic Sunglasses

Aug 15, 2019

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.” - Timbuk 3Sunglasses have been and always will be one of the most popular promotional products. Why? Because practically everyone wears...

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5 Office Toys That Will Bring Your Brand Joy

Aug 08, 2019

  Look around your office and you will probably find that your coworkers’ desktops are riddled with a variety of knick-knacks, toys, puzzles, and stress balls. Office toys are a great way ...

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You Need More Cowbell

Aug 01, 2019

Description: Cowbell Industry: Sporting Events, Athletics What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runners. They chose ...

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Case Study: Plastics Make it Possible

Jul 25, 2019

Description: Oasis Recycled Bottle Pen Industry: Chemicals What it was purchased for: Trade Show Giveaways How it was distributed: A chemical company needed something to give away at a tradeshow. T...

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Case Study: Financial Industry

Jul 18, 2019

  Products Javalina® Classic Pen   Industry Financial   Application Direct Mail   A local bank wanted to increase awareness of its low mortgage rates and decided to d...

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How to Put Together an Onboarding Kit

Jul 10, 2019

Employee engagement starts the second a new employee walks in the door, so it’s important for companies to make a good impression on their first day! The onboarding process shouldn’t just ...

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11 Promo Products for an Active Lifestyle

Jul 03, 2019

Take your corporate match to the next level! From team building sporting events to company-wide marathons, your customized products guarantee you beat the competition. Below is a list of 11 sports-mi...

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Give Your School Clubs a Boost With These Promotional Products

May 28, 2019

School clubs are an essential part of student life, and we’ve got the essential pieces you need to make the clubs a big success. These are promotional products that you can use for both to help ...

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Work Hard, Play Harder: 6 Promotional Products to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle

May 14, 2019

  Whether you’re playing a team sport, working out, running a marathon, or going to the game, these promotional products are built to fit any active lifestyle! Add your logo to any of thes...

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6 Retro Products That Are a Blast From the Past

May 07, 2019

No matter what decade you think of when you think of “retro products”, you can bet there’s a customizable product perfect for your next event. Using nostalgia to promote your busines...

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Drink It In: 6 Drinkware Products to Quench Your Thirst

Apr 30, 2019

What better way to put your money where your mouth is than to add your logo to some stylish drinkware? We have six unique picks to inspire your next drinkware order! Moscow Mule Gift Set Cheers to...

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5 Ways to Be Healthier in 2 Minutes or Less

Apr 23, 2019

Most people would agree that improving their health is important to them. But when it comes to making big life changes to accommodate a healthier lifestyle, who has the time? While we may not always b...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

Apr 16, 2019

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distribut...

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How to Protect Your Business From Hackers

Apr 09, 2019

Business owners have a lot to lose in the event of an unfortunate data breach. From intellectual property to customer lists to bank account numbers, hackers have their eyes set on the most invaluable ...

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Why You Need Promotional Products

Apr 02, 2019

In a world of ever-changing advertisement trends, there is one marketing solution that never grows old – promotional products. Studies show promotional products were ranked as the highest advert...

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7 Promo Products That Will Get the Party Started

Mar 25, 2019

Do you remember the birthday parties you went to when you were a kid? And the party favors you received at the end of the festivities? Sometimes, those parting gifts were the highlight of the party. B...

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Top 10 Promotional Product Ideas for the Construction Industry

Mar 18, 2019

Whether you’re working in the construction industry, cater to outdoor enthusiasts, or simply want to lead a company-wide safety session, having an array of timely, yet practical promotional prod...

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Case Study: Wine for the Win

Mar 11, 2019

A local winery at their annual fall festival was looking for a way to boost their sales on take-home bottles of wine. So, they gave away the imprinted Winged Corkscrew to anyone who purchased three bo...

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5 Outside-the-Box Promotional Products for Your Next School Order

Mar 03, 2019

If you’ve ever placed an order for promotional products for a school, you have probably seen your fair share of t-shirts and baseball caps. And trust us, those are definitely important! Wearable...

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Case Study: Resort Incentive Yields Oceans of Opportunity

Feb 24, 2019

A five-star resort that frequently hosts corporate events for Fortune 500 companies wanted to reach out to corporate guests to entice them to return for family vacations. The goal was for the guests t...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Feb 17, 2019

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for their top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. They c...

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Your Brand Is Your Business - Market It!

Feb 10, 2019

As a marketing professional, you understand better than anyone the importance of establishing a distinct brand presence for your company. People gravitate to those they identify with and can trust wit...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Feb 03, 2019

Description: Pencil Sharpener Industry: Construction What it was purchased for: A shipyard in a major city harbor has advocates who go out to local schools to promote shipbuilding. These advoca...

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O Canada! 6 Promotional Products Made in Canada

Jan 26, 2019

From sea to sea, Canada is a large and beautiful country that produces a wide range of products. There are so many Canadian-made products to choose from, but we worked hard to narrow it down to a shor...

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Case Study: 3D is the Key

Jan 19, 2019

A company was looking for unique items to commemorate the celebration of its 45th year in business. They wanted to incorporate a new logo that communicated the anniversary as well as the range of prod...

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Case Study: Raise Your Glass

Jan 12, 2019

The NY Yankees wanted to create special commemorative bottles to celebrate Derek Jeter’s accomplishments at Yankee Stadium. They chose 150 magnum-sized (1.5L) bottles with a special logo and Jet...

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10 Promo Products for Auto-Lovers

Jan 05, 2019

Grab your keys and prepare for a Bo Duke slide across the hood of your car. It’s time to take a look at 10 promo products for auto-lovers. For this list, we put together a travel-bag of gear wor...

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Increase Awareness

Dec 29, 2018

A national railroad wanted to promote their new train and how it was the best "green alternative" to air shuttle travel. The Save-A-Bottle was the perfect match! The bottle is made of super durable Ea...

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10 Promotional Products for Healthy Living

Dec 22, 2018

We all strive to be our best selves, but sometimes it’s easier said than done. We can all make excuses to make unhealthy choices. Your niece has a birthday and it would seem rude to turn down th...

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5 Promotional Products for School That Are 2 Cool 2-B 4-Got-N

Dec 15, 2018

Each school year, millions of students hit the books, shoot some hoops, and work hard to bring home that golden 4.0 GPA. Sometimes, the best way to promote your brand is by supporting the students in ...

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8 Paw-some Promotional Products for Dogs and Dog Lovers

Dec 08, 2018

Whether you work with animals or want to show that your business is pet-friendly, there are plenty of products that will win over every dog breed! Here are 8 of our favorite pet products.   Col...

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8 Fall Promo Products

Nov 30, 2018

As the weather cools down, we’re having dreams of color changing leaves and all the fall themed events and promotions to come.  From Halloween parties to homecoming football games, there ar...

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6 High-Tech Promotional Products

Nov 23, 2018

It seems like there are new cutting-edge gadgets coming to market every day.  It’s getting hard to keep up with what is really going to make your life easier and what’s just hype. We&...

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10 Must-Have Tech Products and Accessories

Nov 16, 2018

If you want to give your brand a modern and fresh new identity try throwing some cutting-edge tech gadgets into your marketing mix. The wave of wireless charging options, portable speakers, and wearab...

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6 Promo Products for the Great Outdoors

Nov 09, 2018

A little branding goes a long way with these promo products perfect for the great outdoors! By adding your logo to these six sturdy items, your brand can be seen on hiking trails, huddled around a cam...

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'Tis the Season to Bring out Our Favorite Holiday Gift Ideas!

Nov 02, 2018

It’s that time again! The holidays are around the corner and you’re probably thinking about everything you need to do between now and the new year. For most of us, that includes client and...

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3 Things Every Busy Professional Needs

Oct 25, 2018

If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. We haven’t quite figured out a way to freeze time yet, but we have found ways to save it. If you’re a busy professional...

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Case Study: Health & Wellness Spas

Jun 26, 2019

Products Javalina Jewel® Pen   Industry Health & Wellness Spas   Application Future Visits   A day spa wanted to ensure that its guests always received the royal treatm...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Jun 19, 2019

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repeat b...

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5 Awesome Recreational Wearables

Jun 12, 2019

Did you know that wearables are the #1 best-received promotional product? Add your logo to these fresh wearables and make your brand a walking advertisement with innumerable impressions all year long!...

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5 Promo Products for People Who Love to Plan

Jun 04, 2019

Calendars, planners, and clocks are some of the most popular promotional products because they are useful, inexpensive, and receive innumerable impressions on a daily basis. Brand these everyday essen...

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