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SAGE Monthly Trends Newsletter
March 2016 |  SAGE World  |  SAGE Member  | 
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60 Seconds With PicnicTime
What makes your company different than competitors?
Picnic Time is a branded company that focuses on innovation, award-winning customer service, and fantastic quality of products. We are the industry leader in the outdoor leisure and entertaining categories, but most of all, we have fun while doing it.

What are your most popular products right now?
In addition to our beach items, cooler totes, and outdoor seating, our licensed tailgating lines are very popular right now. Our new collection of growler totes, beer flights, and pilsner gift sets are also on our customers' "must-have" list.

What top 3 industries buy the above-mentioned products?
The beverage, automotive, and insurance/financial industries are our top three industries but our products are used across all channels.

What tips do you have for distributors?
Use us for ideas! We love to make educated recommendations that will blow your customers away. And don't be afraid to ask for samples! With a sample, you'll be able to feel the difference between our retail quality and standard promotional quality.

Why should customers order from you?
Your clients will love our products, and you'll love the peace of mind that comes with working with Picnic Time.

"I have been a customer with Picnic Time for over 10 years. The variety and quality of their product line is excellent and meets my business needs perfectly. Their customer service is A+."

- Distributor in California

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Facebook Custom picnic blankets are the perfect promotional product for a nice spring day!
Twitter What are your favorite camping and outdoor #promoproducts?
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"There are no traffic jams along the extra mile."
- Roger Staubach
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An easy way to drive traffic to your website is by commenting on blogs. You're already out there reading posts, so go ahead and drop some feedback, be insightful, or point out what you liked about the post. You can generally leave your website URL along with your comment, so other readers will be tempted to see who you are and what your company is.
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Industry Trends
Follow the handmade brick road! Consumers are trending toward artisan, handmade, and recyclable items, even in the promotional products industry. While you may not be able to get 1,000 hand-crafted pens for a decent price, try focusing on natural materials, like wood and cork, and eco-friendly products to get the attention of these buyers.
Advice Column
Q: How can I get the word out about upcoming specials?

A: Social Media is a great way to promote sales, but you don't want to overload customers. Try putting together a monthly newsletter that gives customers a heads up about specials that are coming soon. If you have a WebExpress or WebExpress Pro site, you can also rotate out your banner to highlight sales.
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Answered by
Rebecca Henderson
Marketing & Advertising Coordinator

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