9 great promo industry blogs for distributors

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Whether you are new to the promotional products industry or a veteran, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest news, trends and resources available. If you do a quick google search of the “best promotional products blogs” however, you’ll notice most of the results are intended for end clients, not the distributors themselves.

So we’ve rounded up a list of 9 great promo industry blogs that will help keep distributors educated, inspired and sharp.

1. PromoKitchen

PromoKitchen is an all-volunteer organization led by suppliers, distributors and service providers who are creating a new voice for the industry. The blog includes helpful features, interviews and episodes of the PromoKitchen podcast.
Check out: Your Vendors as Partners

2. Brandivate

Bill Petrie has been in the promotional products industry for over 15 years helping distributors and suppliers. On his blog he shares his knowledge and experience through helpful posts.
Check out: The Non Product Website

3. Connections – Observations from Paul Bellantone

Paul Bellantone, President and CEO of PPAI, shares his personal insights and experiences and features guest posts by industry professionals.
Check out: Industry Transformation & A Time to Pivot

4. Hasseman Marketing Blog

Every week, Kirby Hasseman and the team update their stream of content which include promo ideas, Kirby’s personal blog and the Delivery Marketing Joy podcast where Kirby interviews someone in the promotional products industry.
Check out: Be a Connector

5. Brandextenders

Steve Woodburn shares his thoughts on branding and life in general from his 25 years of experience in the industry.
Check out: Innovate or Die

6. Promo Marketing Magazine Blog

Promo Marketing is a great source for product and marketing info for distributors and their blog has excellent content from contributors such as Dale Denham, Paul Kiewiet and Jeff Solomon.
Check out: The 2016 #Online18 (most influential people in the industry)

7. Delta Marketing Group

DMG has been in the business for over 30 years and their blog shares weekly insights on everything from inbound marketing to sales to promo trends.
Check out: This is The Biggest Piece Missing From Your Sales Calls

8. Your Brand Marketing

Ben Baker is all about creating tangible evidence to help companies communicate effectively. His blog provides insights into achieving results through branding, trade shows and more.
Check out: Why Should you Re-Brand?

9. Quintain

Quintain’s blog posts help you better understand how social media, content marketing and email marketing fit into your digital marketing strategy.
Check out: Should I Use Social Media Marketing as Part of my Inbound Strategy?

Bonus: commonsku

The commonsku blog is where you’ll find business resources, insights on promo industry trends, sales and marketing tips and episodes of our podcast, skucast.
Check out: Designing a sales compensation plan that works


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