Last week Sarah and I traveled to Chicago for the ASI Show- one of the largest promo product trade shows out there! With hundreds of vendors and thousands of products displayed, it’s safe to say we walked away with plenty of print-spiration to deliver to our current (and future) clients.
It was so nice being back in person at events! From small takeaway items to higher end client/employee gifts, we got to see it all! Going to shows like these are so helpful for us. We were able to walk around and feel the quality of the products, connect with new vendors, and find products that immediately made us think of a particular business or industry.
One of the biggest takeaways from attending this show is the importance of ordering Christmas and end of year gifts EARLY this year! Just like most industries, supplies and materials are taking longer than usual to get, which is making availability and turnaround further out. If you are planning to do branded gifts this year, please reach out soon! This will hopefully help make your lives (and ours) easier. 😊
Thanks for giving us some much needed inspiration, Chicago!
If you have any specific promo product needs, or just want to chat and brainstorm some fun ideas, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Makenna Gunter, Promo & Brand Strategist