Gym Necessities for the New Year

Happy New Year! It is 2022, and this time of year always gets people fired up to start on their new year’s resolutions. And one of the most common resolutions every year is to be healthier and more active. That’s why this is the busiest time of year for gyms! So, take advantage of all of the goals your customers and clients are setting! An easy way to do this is to set up an introduction deal to get these great gym necessities when they sign up for a membership at your gym!

Gym Necessities 

If you are looking for the perfect signing offer to hand out to your new members, look no further than this Gym Necessities Kit! Here’s a kit that has all you need for a workout, packaged together in one convenient pouch! Our Gym Necessities Kit fits perfectly into a gym bag, backpack, and more. 

Keep safe and clean with the antibacterial wet wipes. Wipe away sweat and dust with the soft and sturdy microfiber towel. Use the wallet to make sure that all of your important cards are organized during your workout. And keep your gym sesh moving by listening to the earbuds, perfect for hitting PRs! And the best part is you can also buy all of these great products individually as well as part of the kit!

This gym necessities kit is perfect for optimal brand exposure. There is plenty of imprint space on each item with no additional running charges. So, customize your lot today! For more information on the Gym Necessities Starter Kit, click HERE!

Do not miss out on the most popular time of year for gyms. Customize your kit today to give your newest members a gift and to make them walking advertisements for your business.

Back To Work After the Holidays

This Monday, we are all back to work after the holidays! And we all know that this is the weirdest work week of the year.  It’s hard to know what to do in this limbo between Christmas and the New Year. No one wants to start any new projects before the new year but, you still need to get stuff done.

Instead of having a week full of busywork, take a look back on the progress your business made this year and look forward to setting goals for 2022!


Looking back on 2021 may seem overwhelming at first. Auditing each and every part of your business is a large task. But, since this is a relatively uneventful week for most businesses, it’s the perfect time of year to conduct these unbiased examinations and evaluations. Break up all of your tasks over this week so the work is less daunting! 

There is a lot to be done. Run your financial report to put together a profit and loss statement. Take inventory of your goods and reevaluate your fulfillment process. Evaluate your website and social media presence. And most importantly, make a list of all that your business accomplished this past year!

Set New Goals

Every new year we set new high-flying goals for ourselves. But we also all know how easy and common it is to fall back into old patterns with ourselves and, the same is true for businesses. To create goals that your business is more likely to complete, base them on the progress and setbacks you had in this past year.

Create realistic and achievable goals for your business and watch yourself meet them. To make each high-level goal seem more attainable, break them down into steps to take every month and week. That way you do not get overwhelmed by only looking to the big goal. 

So, as this week in holiday limbo starts, take a look back and look towards the future. Finish the year strong by knowing exactly where you’ve been and where you’re going next year!

Holidays at the Office

Christmas is the perfect time of year to show some appreciation to your hard-working employees, especially after the year everyone has had! But, how do you make the holidays special while still in the office?  

Holiday Party Inspiration

Even with the pandemic still on our minds, you can still throw a fun office holiday party. So, get everyone out of the office! Try ax-throwing, escape rooms, or take over a bar or restaurant. Or take advantage of the season of giving as the perfect time to do group volunteering. You can select your time, and your group will have areas, rooms, and possibly, the whole place to yourselves!    

Customized Gifts 

What is a Christmas party without party favors! Give the gift of new tech that they’ll use every day in the office.


If you are looking for the perfect gift to get the party started at your office Christmas party, look no further than the Speaker-Powerbank. This powerful little gadget works overtime as a wireless speaker and a charging station. Simply connect through Bluetooth or plug in headphones for solo listening while you charge! Choose from five colors, add your brand’s name or logo to the side, and you have the perfect gift for your tech living employees. It even comes in a gift box, so your speaker will be ready for wrapping as soon as it arrives!

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Cup Cooler and Warmer Set

This cup cooler and warmer set is the perfect desktop gift for your employees this Christmas! Keep your cup hot, keep it cool, or charge your phone up with this multifunctional office essential. With its duel sensors, you can quickly and easily charge your phone on one side, then heat or cool your cup on the other.  The accompanying mug is crafted from highly conductive materials to dissipate heat without burning your hands. 

For more information on this Cup Cooler and Warmer Set, click HERE!

Take Charge During the Christmas Shopping Season

We have two weeks until Christmas! That means businesses everywhere are about to get a stream of last-minute shopping orders. While more orders and new customers are always welcome, this time of year can be overwhelming, especially for small businesses. So what is the best way to not only deal with the holiday rush but take advantage of it to benefit your business?

Promotions For Early Shoppers

The best way to get shoppers in the door and on your website is through deals! Think outside of the box! If you want to break up the crowds, offer promotions that run only for the week before Christmas. That way, you will be able to set out specific deals for early-bird shoppers.  This is a great way to ensure that you do not overwhelm your business the week of Christmas. BOGO deals and percents off individual services or whole shopping carts are perfect for this time of year!


With a higher volume of orders, the closer we get to the holidays, there is always a concern about fulfillment. Make sure to keep your inventory stocked up for the season and well managed. This means getting the logistics of your delivery service and your customer relations department are in order and ready for the rush.

Use Your Social Media Platforms

A great way to incorporate the previous tips into your holiday plan is to include them on your social media platforms. Advertise your promotions on your profiles. Issue updates on your fulfillment process. Your social media accounts are a great resource so use them!

To effectively take advantage of the holiday shopping season, you need to get your business ahead of the rush and keep organized all the way through it. 

Custom Holiday Products

It is going to be even more hectic than it usually is this holiday season. Check out our top picks this season and get a jump on ordering your custom holiday products today! 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

The holiday season just wouldn’t be the same without breaking out your favorite ugly Christmas sweater! Ugly Christmas sweater parties are a staple of the season and you can be the toast of anyone you attend with these Customizable Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

These custom full-knit sweaters are made with top-quality threads in a rainbow of amazing colors and shades. The designs are woven right into the fabric, ensuring that your logo or name will be there forever. This sweater will be perfect for any family gatherings, office parties, or nights out on the town this holiday season. 

For more information on the perfect Ugly Christmas Sweater, click HERE!

Clear Acrylic Ornament 

If you’ve been on the hunt for a sleek and classy ornament to fit the aesthetic of your brand, look no further than these clear acrylic ornaments from Wenning Branding! These beautiful ornaments come in various 3-inch shapes so you won’t have to worry about them clashing with ornaments you already have. Each ornament is laser engraved so you can be sure that your design will be long-lasting. So add some sophistication to your tree this year! 

Pro-Tip: Place these ornaments in front of the lights on your tree so they can reflect it and make your tree sparkle! For more information on these sleek Clear Acrylic Ornaments, click HERE!

Holiday Stocking

If you’re looking for the perfect office Christmas decorations, then you need these customizable Holiday Stockings! These felt stockings are perfect to decorate the office with to add a bit of holiday cheer. Or use them for your holiday party and put gifts in them for your employees. The options are limitless!

For more information on these festive Holiday Stockings, click HERE!

Get ahead of the holiday rush and order your custom holiday products today! 

What To Do After Black Friday

This year’s biggest weekend for holiday shopping is in the books! Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are over, and now it is back to business as usual. If you followed our tips all this month, you have a solid set of new clients and have reached many new customers. But you might be asking yourself: now what do you do? 

Follow Up Communication

The key to building lasting relationships with the clients and customers that you got this weekend is to follow up with them! Keep in regular contact with them. There are tons of ways to go about this. Take the emails that you gathered and put together and put out an email blast. Follow up with the people that have ordered from you or booked your service directly with information on timelines or just a quick “thank you.” Get active on social media with daily posts! Whichever method you choose, make sure to show your appreciation to your clientele. 

Focus On Fulfillment

This year has seen some of the most struggles, especially for small businesses, in terms of fulfillment ability. More and more people prefer ordering their holiday gifts and booking services online. But there are worker shortages and limited supply runs. This season there is a higher demand than there are supplies to fill it. 

So, focus your efforts on your fulfillment process. Delays are bound to happen, and there is only so much you can do about it. Make sure that you are setting realistic expectations for your company from the beginning. When issues come up that are out of your control, the best course of action is to communicate with your clientele. This will give your customers and clients more confidence in your capabilities.

The Bottom Line

The best way to build relationships with new clients that you connected with over this weekend is by communicating, fulfilling promises effectively, and setting reasonable expectations.

How To Deal With Holiday Hiccups

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are all just around the corner. Take advantage of the increase in shoppers by promoting a seasonal deal!

How To Create A Hybrid Trade Show Booth

Trade shows are back in full swing! However, the past year and a half of event cancelations have resulted in an attendance dip. This drop could be due to anxiety over health and safety procedures or just because they do not want to make the trip to an expo show anymore.

Whatever the reason, it is going to take a lot to get your prospective clients engaged during this year’s trade shows. Just because in person attendance might be down, that does not mean you are limited. One of the best ways to get your clients engaged and interested is to create a hybrid trade show booth!

Creating Hybrid Trade Show Booths

A hybrid booth is when you feature engagement opportunities in person at your trade show as well as online! The key to setting up a successful hybrid booth is to strike a good balance between in-person and virtual experiences.

Get Organized

Your first step to creating a hybrid booth is to get your information in order. Make sure you have an organized and easy-to-use online catalog of services and products you offer. This will be a helpful and easy-to-reference resource for your potential customers and clients to reference.

Creating Engagement

Once you get your information organized, then you can begin developing your engagement opportunities. Have short informational videos available online that are also able to stream on monitors at the event. Live stream from your booth. Host a short webinar for your product or service for your in-person visitors and stream it on your social media accounts.

Get creative with your hybrid events and find the right ones that fit for your business!

For more tips like this to make sure you stand out at your next trade show, check out this blog every Monday.


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Back To School Essential: Backpacks

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Summer is beginning to wind down. And with the weather slowly starting to get cooler, students are going back to school. This change of the seasons brings the perfect time for refreshing your branded materials.

How To Avoid Product Delays

With restrictions on working conditions due to health concerns and the worker shortage, it is extremely hard to get orders out in a rush anymore.

How To Incorporate Social Media Into Your Trade Show

One way to enhance your trade show game is to incorporate social media into your plan! But, if you’re just starting out or if you’re unfamiliar with how to effectively use social media that can seem overwhelming. That’s why this week, we’re breaking down the best ways to incorporate social media into your trade show from start to finish!

Incorporate Social Media Before The Event

Firstly, you should be consistently utilizing social media before the event. Combining social media ads along with your usual marketing plan will help you to reach a wider audience. And you don’t have to stop at simple awareness ads. Posting about a crazy, cool offer a week or two before will get people interested in you and keep your brand fresh in their heads.

What To Do While You’re There

Next, you should be utilizing social media during the event. Always remember that with social media, consistency is key! Posting and updating live during your trade show keeps people in the know. This will help raise awareness about your booth and giveaways. It will also get your information out there to people who weren’t able to make it.

Have fun with it and engage with your visitors! Have a custom geo-filter on Snapchat, which you can buy for a small area and get people to post on a snap map or local snap story, which everyone can see. A great idea is to make it a contest or game somehow about getting people to take a pic of something with the filter and win a prize!

What To Do After

Then afterward, all ways do follow up! Retarget ads with a limited offer (X% off if you book/buy in the next two weeks, the more you buy, the better the deal is, etc.). That combined with a good performance at the show will get people to stick with you and your brand. Get creative and have fun, and your visitors will remember your booth.

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Make Your Visitors Feel Special!

To your visitors, trade shows can seem like seas of endless tables and booths. And you are right in the middle of that mix, trying to get their attention. Whether you are a veteran in the tradeshow world or just starting out, the hardest part is always: How do I make my booth stand out and stick in my visitor’s minds?

Make Your Visitors Feel Special

The key to making a lasting impression on your visitors is to make them feel special. Our resident trade show expert, Eric Wenning, has a foolproof method to get people not only invested in your booth but to keep them coming back: VIP Lanyards!

At his booth, Eric often gave out a “VIP Lanyard” to visitors who stopped and talked at his booth. Then at the end of the day, he randomly picked someone who still wore it to feature in a small clip and gave them a prize!

This technique has many different benefits. First of all, it makes your guests feel special and welcomed by your organization with a unique gift and incentive to wear the lanyard all day. Also, it’s free marketing! You will catch the eye of other guests who have not seen your booth. The exclusivity of the badges will make them want to find out where everyone is getting them.

It also will slightly intimidate the competition, since guests go to their booths already wearing your branded merch. Not many other businesses do lanyards like this. So, it’s a great way to set yourself apart from the crowd.

Layer On The Prizes

Once your visitors return to your booth, it’s time to layer on the prizes! This is a perfect opportunity to have some fun with your branded items. Maybe you give your branded pen out to everyone who stops by but only those who come back with their VIP passes can get one of your more special branded items. Or if you really want to stand out, do what Eric did and hand out Amazon gift cards.

Whatever you choose, just make sure you stand out at your next trade show and leave a great first impression!

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Attention Grabbing Trade Show Tips

Attention Grabbing Trade Show Tips

After a year of being out of commission, trade shows are back and better than ever! But a year off has made all of us a little rusty in terms of our trade show tricks. It’s hard enough getting back to regular social functions, let alone selling and pitching yourself and your brand to strangers. Have no fear! The experts at Wenning Branding are here to help with tips and tricks on how to break the ice with potential clients and hold their attention to get them interested in your brand.

Break The Ice in a Creative Way!

The number one tool that you should be sharpening before you get to your trade show is your opener. This is the beginning of the crucial first impression. So, make it memorable!

For example, our leading expert on trade show tactics, Eric Wenning, has a signature opener for new clients. He would hand prospects a pamphlet and say: “Can you throw this out for me?” This funny one-liner caught their attention and made them feel comfortable enough to approach your booth.

Turn Your Brochure Into a Game!

Once you get people to your booth, you obviously want to keep them there. Try living up your materials! For example: turn your brochure into a game! With every booth handing out their own pamphlets, people are loaded up with so much stuff that they don’t even look at all of it. By putting a game on your brochure, people will be interested in your content and others will flock to see the fun booth with the game. It’s a great way to get people to look closely at your content in a memorable way.

Keep your mind on being creative. Get unique with your opening lines and your brochure. Tailor them to your specific company or brand and have fun with it! The more fun you’re having the more fun your potential clients will have. So get creative!

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