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  • Customized Promotional Products from EmbroidMe will Make Your Corporate Event Memorable

    West Palm Beach, Fl – May 10, 2012 –Your event can be more memorable with customized promotional products from EmbroidMe. Professional and novice party planners alike can create memorable events with custom details. It doesn’t matter if it’s a company milestone or anniversary observance, annual meeting or training seminar, corporate picnic or golf outing, EmbroidMe can help. 

    A great event starts with a creative invitation, and it doesn’t have to be confined to a letter-sized envelope or be an internal email or memo.  Consider using bottles of bubbles or bubbly with printed labels as the invitation to an annual awards banquet or client appreciation dinner. 

    Why use ordinary, generic party supplies when you can have them personalized for the event?  Customized promotional items, such as drinkware, coasters, plates and napkins will stand out with a logo or branding message on them. Items like flags, signs or window clings not only serve the practical function of identifying or directing attendees to your event, they are also decorative. Corporate logos on table decorations or party favors, like custom-imprinted centerpieces or candy, will make a memorable impression.

    Depending on the nature or theme of the event, certain customized promotional items can be used and appreciated immediately.  Training seminars are more efficient with pad covers and pens. What company picnic could do without folding chairs or caps?  Take-home gifts are appropriate for many events, and EmbroidMe has thousands of ideas for both the gift and the packaging.  From conferences to sponsored charity events, the professionals at EmbroidMe are prepared to help you add that extra touch to make any event unique and memorable.

    “Event staff or company attendees will stand out if they are wearing embroidered apparel,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe. “Staff will present a uniform look with matching shirts, and a corporate fundraiser team creates impact if everyone’s shirt identifies the company and supports the cause.”

    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you.

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  • Top 100 Franchises Global Ranking for 2012

    Top 100 Franchises Global Ranking for 2012We are very proud to announce that EmbroidMe has made it into the Top 100 Global Franchises for 2012. EmbroidMe placed #97 on the list this year.

    The Top 100 Global Franchises have been selected from thousands of franchises that have invested in international expansion strategies and have been ranked using an objective and measurable criteria.

    This criterion includes:

    • System size based on numbers of units
    • Sales revenue for the system
    • Stability and growth
    • Number of years in operation
    • Market expansion

    The ranking is also based on the implementation of:

    • Best practice in the areas of franchisee support and training
    • Environmental policy
    • Social responsibility

    Given the present economy, consideration was also given to the availability of financing to franchisees, and whether it was direct financing, SBA approved or third party financing. The information was gathered from Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDDs), email surveys, telephone interviews and published industry sources.

    Each franchise which appeared in The Top 100 list has excelled at international expansion, investing time and resources to acquire linguistic capabilities while combining them with cultural sensitivities. Due to globalization and the dismantling of trade barriers, franchises have achieved better economies of scale which allow them to grow and develop in foreign markets.

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  • Golf Accessories Are Par for the Course with EmbroidMe

    Golf Accessories Are Par for the Course with EmbroidMeWest Palm Beach, FL – April 19, 2012 – EmbroidMe has the customized golf accessories and golf clothes you’re looking for. Being able to combine a promotional opportunity with a pastime favored by clients is like hitting the elusive hole-in-one. Golf, for some people, is all about the win. For others, it’s the challenge of self-improvement, and for many more, it’s just the opportunity to be outside and simply participate in a sport they enjoy.  Whether you are a course champion or weekend enthusiast, a game of golf is also a time to build or maintain relationships, business and personal.  

    Golf accessories can become useful giveaways that fit almost any budget.  Game necessities like balls and tees are available in several packaged designs, like a match book, nylon pouch or reusable zippered organizers, each with a different configuration of balls, tees, markers, club brushes, divot repair tools or spike wrenches.  Refining the item selection provides an opportunity for multiple or repeated messages with imprinting options on each item in the assortment.  Additionally, most brands and varieties of golf balls are available by the box and send an impressive, memorable message when imprinted with a logo.  

    Looking good on the course is easy with embroidered or imprinted apparel.  Golf clothes like polos and T-shirts are practical yet valued giveaways. Additional options include caps and visors or outerwear like zippered jackets or pullover windshirts. 

    “Golf tournaments are terrific opportunities to build your brand with customized promotional products,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe.  “Organizers look for customized golf shirts for staff and teams, and participants appreciate event-supplied golf accessories such as club towels or pouches for valuables, but everyday items like water bottles and beverage can insulators are all popular items.  Post-event gatherings are ideal opportunities for awards and trophies, as well as prizes like golf umbrellas, shoe bags or coolers.”

    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you. Source: New feed

  • Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe Are Ideal Trade Show Giveaways

    Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe Are Ideal Trade Show GiveawaysWest Palm Beach, Fl – April 12, 2012 – You can have the most eye-catching trade show booth and use the latest technology to convey your message, but without a giveaway item, show attendees’ interest level in stopping at your booth may diminish. Customized promotional products make ideal trade show giveaways, which not only lure attendees to your booth, but more importantly, they provide a reminder of the visit to your booth.

    Although targeted, trade show attendees fall into three distinct groups: those that just aren’t your customer, those who are potential customers and those who will be customers.  Spend your marketing dollars wisely on customized promotional products  suited to the viability of your potential customer.  Inexpensive items with your logo complete the attendees’ experience where they can say, “I visited XYZ Company’s booth.”  Industry related items, like foam construction cones or a syringe-shaped highlighter, and home or office items, like pizza cutters or letter openers, are economically-priced crowd pleasers.  
    Higher-value items show your prospects you value them at this initial stage of the buying process. Premium customized promotional products like coolers, umbrellas or multi-purpose tools are useful, appreciated and memorable giveaways.  Another strategy is having an item selection tailored to fit customer interest levels – a tote bag versus a duffel bag for a more interested prospect, a ruler versus a tape measure, or a stadium cup versus a stainless steel travel mug. 

    When budgeting and ordering your giveaways, consider larger quantities that will cover your entire tradeshow season and a reserve supply, instead of smaller, per-show quantities. Pricing will be more cost-effective.  Keep in mind that some show attendees represent an entire department or team and would appreciate something to take back to all of their co-workers unable to attend. “Research shows 83% of customers remember the business who gave them a customized promotional product .  That kind of brand recall is hard to find anywhere else,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe. 

    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you.

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  • Going Green for Your Customized Promotional Products and Apparel is Easy with EmbroidMe

    Going Green for Your Customized Promotional Products and Apparel is Easy with EmbroidMeWest Palm Beach, FL – April 5, 2012 – There are countless ways to be eco-friendly, from recycling and composting to using less water and electricity, and many businesses have adopted “green” initiatives to help reduce landfill waste and conserve energy. Environmentally-conscious companies can look to EmbroidMe for eco-friendly customized promotional products and apparel. Certain items in EmbroidMe’s wide selection are labeled as green by the manufacturer, enabling companies to advance their green campaigns into more areas of operation.

    The upcoming anniversary of Earth Day is an ideal backdrop to initiate an eco-friendly statement that reminds employees and customers of the importance of protecting and preserving the environment, and encouraging the use of products made from recycled or sustainable products. Daily use items, like pens made of post-consumer recycled paper with plastic derived from corn or pad covers made of recycled PET (PolyEthylene Terephtalate) and note pads made from recycled paper can be integrated without substantial effort. Golf balls made of 100% recycled tire rubber, LED flashlights with rechargeable batteries or calendars made of recycled paper are useful customized promotional products.

    Consumers appreciate items such as reusable grocery shopping totes, biodegradable bags for picking up after the dog and items from renewable resources, like bamboo cutting boards or drink coasters. Logoed items are a constant reminder of your company and support of the cause.

    Eco-friendly customized apparel can span the range from work attire to everyday casual wear. Businesses requiring staff uniforms can support the initiative internally or use other types of apparel as giveaways. A green message can be displayed on the apparel along with the company logo. Eco-friendly shirts can be made of organic cotton, partially recycled cotton, post-consumer PET and recycled polyester. Customization will support the theme when items are embroidered with cotton thread or imprinted with vegetable-based inks.

    “Whether you are distributing individual items or sending large case quantities, your packaging should be eco-friendly, as well. Corrugated shipping cartons are reusable and recyclable,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe. “Our experienced staff and Eco Awareness Programs stand ready to assist you.”

    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you.

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  • United Franchise Group Announces Winners of J.J.'s Entrepreneurs Business Plan Competition

    Palm Beach Atlantic University Student Wins Grand Prize of $10,000 for Social Media Site Idea

    West Palm Beach, FL (March 26, 2011) – The United Franchise Group (UFG), the global leader for entrepreneurs, today announced the winners of its J.J’s Entrepreneurs Business Plan competition in partnership with Palm Beach Atlantic University. Jared Stresen-Reuter, a senior majoring in marketing, was awarded the grand prize of $10,000 for his idea of a social media site, named Toodol, which allows its users to post local events telling, explaining and even showing details about events going on in their area.

    “I’m very excited and honored to be the recipient of the first J.J.’s Entrepreneurs award,” said Stressen-Reuter. “The money is great, but the partnership with J.J. Prendamano and Ray Titus is worth everything,” 

    Students participating in the competition were mentored by business leaders Ray Titus, CEO of UFG and J.J. Prendamano, who together have more than 75 years of experience in business and franchise industries. A panel of judges representing members of the business community as well as University faculty and administrators reviewed the plans and chose the winners.

    “We are thrilled to honor Jared Stresen-Reuter for his innovative idea and it was very inspiring working with all the students involved in the competition,” said Ray Titus, CEO of UFG. “We hope to continue supporting our future entrepreneurs to accomplish their dreams.” 

    The J.J.’s Entrepreneur competition is part of a five-year $75,000 commitment to Palm Beach Atlantic University made by UFG. UFG is made up of five industry-leading franchise brands including SIGNARAMA, the world’s largest full-service sign business; EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise; Billboard Connection, a home-based advertising agency; Plan Ahead Events, a home-based event planning business; and TransWorld Business Advisors, a business brokerage and franchise development services firm. In 2010, UFG developed nearly 200 new franchises and projects its growth trend to continue in 2011 with a goal of adding up to 300 new franchise locations around the world. 

    About the United Franchise Group (UFG):

    United Franchise Group (https://www.unitedfranchisegroup.com) is a $500-million franchising expert with 30 years of experience and 1,400 franchise locations in over 50 countries. Brands include SIGNARAMA, EmbroidMe, Billboard Connection, Plan Ahead Events, and Transworld Business Advisors. Information on franchising opportunities is available at 800-286-8671 (U.S.) or 001-561-640-5570 (international).

    About Palm Beach Atlantic University: 

    Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, with campuses in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Wellington. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership and service. For additional information, visit our website: https://www.pba.edu.

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  • New EmbroidMe Ownership in Appleton

    APPLETON, Wisc. (March 22, 2012) – EmbroidMe, the world’s largest embroidery franchise, announces its Appleton store at N474 Eisenhower Dr., Suite L, under the ownership of local resident Mark Domasky.

    Before becoming an EmbroidMe franchisee, Domasky was an Account Manager for Packaging Incorporated from 2009-2011. Domasky was also an account manager for Marsh Electronics from 2006-2009 and a strategic account manager for Power and Signal Group from 2002-2006. Prior to that, he was a national sales manager for six years and a production manager for eight years.

    Spending much of his career on the road, logging 50,000 to 60,000 miles a year, Domasky felt it was time for a change, and says that discovering EmbroidMe was the right opportunity at the right time.

    The store re-opened on January 1, 2012 and Domasky would like to invite people in to say hello and see what’s new. The store hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 
    5:00 p.m.

    With nearly 400 retail locations, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen-printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts to both the private and commercial segments of the business community. 

    For more information on EmbroidMe of Appleton, WI, contact Domasky at 920-738-1999.  For franchising information, please call (800)727-6720 or visit www.embroidme.com.  

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  • Get Qualified Leads with Personalized URLs and Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe

    Get Qualified Leads with Personalized URLs and Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe
    West Palm Beach, FL – March 22, 2012 – Prospecting using personalized URLs (PURLs) and customized promotional products in conjunction with a direct marketing campaign is a sure way to get qualified leads. Sending personalized sales materials to potential customers not only gets their attention, it gives them an easy way to reach you.
    Let’s say you’re a developer looking to sell units in your housing project. You mail customized sales letters addressed to the recipients containing detailed information about their current property. You offer them a complimentary market valuation of their home, an introduction to your new project, a customized promotional item as an enticement to take the next step and a PURL for them to get more information online and easily be able to contact you.
    Potential customers follow the PURL (developer@new_project.com/customer_name) to the customized website, where they are greeted by name. Information fields on the page are automatically populated, enabling them to send you a message or simply request that you contact them. This landing page provides additional information about you, your offer, the development and the opportunity to choose the customized promotional product they want you to bring to the appointment they request.
    The mailing list and property information can be researched or purchased. The form letters and PURLs can be produced in house or outsourced. “The customized promotional products can be sourced from EmbroidMe,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe. “We are prepared to assist you in finding just the right item, from flashlights and tool sets to table clocks and wine openers.”
    This concept is adaptable to most any industry. The personalized website or landing page can be designed as a request for a demonstration, samples, discount offer or estimate. Additionally it can be used to RSVP to events, open houses and seminars, or allow customers to make a purchase without leaving the page.
    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Release section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you.

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  • Reinforce Your Brand at Trade Shows with Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe

    West Palm Beach, Fl – March 8, 2012 –. Trade shows are valuable marketing tools for many businesses.  But not maximizing each visual encounter at a trade show is a missed branding opportunity.  Customized promotional products  will provide your company with a consistent visual branding message. Trade shows are a considerable investment in resources - human and financial - and should be planned for accordingly.

    Of course your booth will have an attractive display of your product or visuals of your service, collateral materials with contact information, plenty of qualified staff on site and a ready devised means to track leads. But have you considered the details that will help attendees to remember your company’s name?  Reinforcing your brand with logo placement on embroidered apparel and customized promotional items will do just that.   

    Your staff should be wearing shirts appropriate for your business – polos or oxfords in colors consistent with your logo specifications.  Although less common today, neckties are appropriate in certain industries and allow traditional business attire to contribute to your brand awareness. You will want customized promotional products  that are creative, memorable, trendy, and maybe a bit out of the ordinary so that people will remember you after they leave your booth. These giveaways can also act as a traffic builder for your booth and the trade show. While bags remain one of the most common trade show items, the lengths one can go to are unlimited: customized promotional products with company logos can be found on everyday items like water bottles, golf balls, games and puzzles or unexpected items like Frisbees or bobble-heads!

    “Our staff is trained to help you think like a trade show expert whether this is your first show or you have done more shows than you can count.  We will guide you through the process of choosing customized promotional products for branding and QR code development for lead tracking or as part of your event marketing campaign,” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe “

    About EmbroidMe

    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. For more information about this topic and to view additional releases, visit the EmbroidMe News & Press Releases section of embroidme.com. Find EmbroidMe Locations nearest you.

    Media Contact:
    Christine Marion, MAS
    cmarion@ufgcorp.com
    P: 561.713.2503

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  • Customized Promotional Products by EmbroidMe Can Help Secure New Business

    West Palm Beach, Fl – February 16, 2012 – There are several ways to introduce yourself or your company to prospective customers. Many times the challenge is getting past the gate keeper.  Sometimes all it takes is an imaginative idea.  Customized promotional products from EmbroidMe can be a key component in a marketing campaign to get your foot in the door and get “that” piece of business. 

    A series of inventive mailers sent to the decision maker, in succession, will feed curiosity and keep your company name topical, helping to pave the way to a warm call.  Your mailer can start telling the story with packaging.  Are you using a generic envelope, an imprinted box or a custom designed mailer?  The contents are the meat and potatoes of the campaign.  Consider your message: will you include a series of clear informational pages or will it be a teaser note to be continued in a future mailing?  Choose customized promotional items  that work in harmony with your message. 

    A pot holder speaks to the need of protection required when handling a hot new product.  A ruler provides the means to measure results you can provide. A calculator offers assistance in adding up sales increases.  A pair of binoculars allows you to see new business on the horizon.  Each item features your logo and maybe your message.  Others tell the story by just being included in the mailing.  The items don’t have to be expensive, but have value none-the-less.  They can be something used daily or simply act as a reminder of you and your business.  EmbroidMe offers more than 800,000 customized promotional products  to choose from.  Don’t forget to use packing material or filler to complement your concept and protect your items during shipment.

     “We have the knowledge and experience to help you find the right customized promotional products to turn your ideas into reality while maintaining your budgetary constraints” said Christine Marion, MAS, director of retail operations for EmbroidMe.

    About EmbroidMe
    With hundreds of locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as customized promotional products and gifts to the business community. To locate the nearest store, visit: https://www.embroidme.com. 

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