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