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    • April 21-22, 2010  San Antonio, TX Got SWAG? Fort é Tarek Korraa Follow us on twitter: #cgxemerge
    • history of promo products industry
      • 1789 – Commemorative buttons when George Washington was elected President!
      • In the 1800’s - advertising calendars, bags for school books were used by an early pioneer
      • Then came caps, aprons, fans, advertising trays (think Coke)
      • Industry today has associations with over 7500 members comprising $18B in annual revenue
      • Members are both manufacturers and distributors
    • our history in this industry
      • In the business of promotional products since 1992
      • Forte, PiPS and H&N are all on the distributor side
      • Saw an opportunity to support our print customer’s need with additional services
      • Volume has tripled in size since 2005, year we were acquired by Consolidated Graphics
      • Attendance at major national trade shows critical to seeing new products and forming new relationships
    • offerings
      • The most recognized items include –
        • Tote bags
        • Pens, adhesive pads, magnets
        • T-shirts & caps
        • Ceramic & travel mugs, water bottles
        • Wearables (comprises 30%)
      • Unique gifts & ideas
        • Recognition awards
        • Food gifts
        • Electronics
        • Watches
        • Environmentally friendly products
    • why / how are they used?
      • It’s a form of gift-giving, originating from the earliest recorded history
      • Ideas for employee awards and incentives
      • Thank you’s to clients and prospective customers
      • Conventions and trade shows
      • Great for promoting and sustaining brand awareness - create lasting memories
      • People love to show off brand loyalties
    • available brands
      • Cutter & Buck
      • Cross, Waterman, Bic, Mont Blanc
      • 3M Post-it
      • Titleist, Calaway
      • Nike, Adidas, Slazenger, Dockers
      • Wenger
      • Zippo
      • Waterford
      • Etc, etc, etc…
    • decorating methods
      • Screen printing
      • Embroidery
      • Laser etching/engraving
      • Deboss
      • Foil/ Hot stamping
      • Pad printing
      • Heat transfer
      • Digital
      • Additional Decoration Methods for Wearables:
      • Sequin Embroidery
      • Laser Applique
      • Rhinestone Applique
    • trusted suppliers
      • Carefully selected, scrubbed, reliable list of supplier partners
      • Volume business = better pricing/service
      • Boutique suppliers for unique items
      • Throughout the United States & Asia
      • Relationship business
      • Asia - higher volumes if time allows
    • safety, health, environment
      • Bisphenol-A Free (BPA free)
        • Hormone disrupting chemical harmful to human health
        • From scratched or worn polycarbonate
      • California Prop 65
      • Green products
      • Child labor concerns
    • brand and process management
        • We know you – let us protect your brand
          • Your colors
          • Your standards
          • Your logo(s)
          • Your requirements
          • We apply our knowledge here
        • We manage the process for you & ensure deadlines and quality
    • integrated solutions
        • Print & promotional products often merged together in marketing campaigns
        • Fulfillment and one source solution
        • Online Solutions – storefronts
        • Use in direct mail to improve response rate
          • Magnets
          • Flash drives
          • Compressed t-shirts
    • creative ideas!
        • Our claim to fame!
        • Need something? Out of ideas? Talk to us!
          • What’s your budget?
          • What’s your occasion?
          • What are your goals?
          • Involve us early for options and samples
        • Depend on our expertise to come up with that ideal solution!
          • The latest and greatest
          • Special deals on overstocked merchandise
    • upcoming offerings from CGX
        • Print on demand items
        • Personalized one-off’s in full color
        • Initial offerings will include
          • T-shirts
          • Sweatshirts
          • Bags
          • Mugs
          • Mousepads
        • Great for your employees and your customers!
        • Orders through customized FotoFront available through CGX
    • April 21-22, 2010  San Antonio, TX Got SWAG? Fort é Tarek Korraa