Here for good

Here for good

The State Government’s bans on single-use plastic bags is a clear sign that consumers care about their impact on the environment and are starting to hold companies accountable for their practices.

If sustainable practices are part of your business strategy, incorporating eco-friendly promotional products allows you to do good for the environment and appeal to the growing consumer base who champion sustainable living.

To help you get started we’ve listed 5 sustainable products which can be incorporated into your marketing and promotional strategy.

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Plastic bags are out! How the ban has given rise to the tote bag!

Plastic bags are out! How the ban has given rise to the tote bag!

It’s official.

As of this year, New South Wales was the final state to join the rest of the country and head towards the ban of single-use plastic bags as part of an initiative to reduce landfill waste, litter clean-up costs, the danger to wildlife and pollution of the natural environment.

To demonstrate their commitment, Woolworths and Coles phased out single-use plastic bags nationwide in July, with Target and Kmart close behind, aiming for the start of 2019.

While the campaign is the right move and encouraging people to switch to reusable options, the need for bags remains strong, presenting the opportunity for tote bags to take centre stage.

Let’s discuss this greener reusable (and suddenly more popular) option in more detail.
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10 promo products that will improve your next mailing campaign

10 promo products that will improve your next mailing campaign

Direct Mail Campaigns are a popular way of getting out into the market and raising awareness. Something physical can be particularly refreshing as customers are bombarded in the digital space.

However, there can be a lot of letterbox clutter that your piece must compete with which can also distract your audience.

So, add that little touch of excitement by including the following branded promo items that your customers will love and won’t be able to ignore.

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Branding your promotional products: the 10 decoration methods explained

Branding your promotional products: the 10 decoration methods explained

The most common question our team at Blue Star get asked is: “How is my logo or brand applied to a promotional item?”

This is referring to what the industry calls decoration methods – which are the ways that your brand or promotional message gets printed onto an item, like a pen, a shirt or a USB.

Each decoration method is different and produces different results, so here is our complete guide to the different decoration methods used to brand promotional products to help you make the right decision.

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The top 5 latest tech promo items released in Australia

The top 5 latest tech promo items released in Australia

At Blue Star PROMOTE, we absolutely love new technology!

It’s so exciting when new promotional items become available, showcasing the latest in innovation and design.

But it’s just as exciting to consider the potential of these new items in the hands of the right brand, who use them in clever ways to engage their audience!

Take a look at our top 5 new tech promotion products available now.

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Promotional Merchandise Turnaround Times

Promotional Merchandise Turnaround Times

How long will it take for my promotional products order to arrive?

It’s a completely valid question! With organisations running on strict timelines to get projects underway, production, decorating and shipping turnaround times need to be taken into account when planning your upcoming promotional campaign.

Here is our guide to the average expected time it takes to complete a promotional products order to help you plan out your calendar. Read more