The Inck Spot

Helping you navigate the world of branded merchandise. One blog at a time.
Virtual Event Merchandise

Virtual Event Merchandise

Can an event be just as powerful if your attendees are still in their PJs? The biggest challenge our clients have been having with the rise of ‘Virtual Events’ is…
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6 Questions to Ask Your Supplier

When it comes to ordering promo products people always ask us about the cost and delivery timelines, but most forget to ask the other important questions.
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2021 Trends Report

Our 2021 Trends Report Has Arrived! Looking for NEW promotional product ideas? Good news!  This month we have created a 2021 Trends Report especially for those of you seeking some…
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Twinings In’Fuse Wins Again

Twinings In’Fuse Wins Again! The team at Inck were rather chuffed to see that Twinings In’Fuse was selected as one of the 2020 Nielsen Breakthrough Innovation Winners in Australia last…
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Are You Guilty of Greenwashing?

Greenwashing = The act of advertising environmental claims without backing it up with real policy. There is little doubt that playing nice with the environment can boost a brand’s appeal.…
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Sustainable Promotional Products

Sustainable Promotional Products – 3 Steps

Here’s three steps to make sure your next activation is done with sustainable promotional products. 1. Aim for Quality over Disposability – The purpose of promotional products is to increase…
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promotional products sourcing

Responsible Sourcing Checklist

Responsible sourcing is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. When it comes to your promotional products, it is not enough to assume that your supplier (if you are…
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Tesla Branded Merchandise

Tesla Branded Merchandise?

Looking to slip into something more comfortable? For those of you who don’t mind your shorts extra snug, Tesla are now offering limited-edition branded red satin shorts. With “S3XY” written…
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Branded Merchandise Fail

Branded Merchandise Fail Alert.

A few years ago, an Australian government department ordered thousands of rubber wristbands to promote an environmental issue. When the promotional wristbands arrived each of them came individually wrapped in…
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Oversized Cardboard Crowns

Does size really matter?

When it comes to promotional merch, scale is certainly one way to engage with your customers and get your brand noticed. Burger King in Germany recently introduced oversized cardboard crowns…
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Promotional Products Work

Do Promotional Products Work?

The short answer? YES. But, don’t just take our (slightly biased) word for it. The studies and stats speak for themselves. A 2017 PPAI Study ranked promotional products the No 1 most…
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Promotional Products to Avoid

Promotional Swag – What NOT to Do

What a difference the right direction can make. In the late 90’s, the Bureau for At-Risk Youth, released an anti-drug propaganda pencil with the slogan “Too Cool To Do Drugs”.…
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Chinese New Year 2019

When is Chinese New Year 2019?

Chinese New Year officially begins on February 5th, 2019, and ends on February 19th. Preparations for the New Year begin on January 28th, 2019, and last until New Years Eve (the…
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twinings infuse

Liven Up Your Water in 3 simple steps!

Drop, Shake, Enjoy! With summer fast approaching, staying hydrated is a must. But often you have two choices: flavoured fizzy drinks or ‘juice’ which contains more sugar than fruit most…
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plastic straws

Inck Joins the effort to ditch plastic straws

Virgin Australia have recently announced that single use plastic straws and stirrers have been removed inflight and in Virgin Lounge, demonstrating their commitment to “Green” sustainability initiatives. Here is our list…
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Confused about promotional product safety?

Keen to protect your reputation, help your brand and mitigate risk?Download our Free Guide ‘Not Worth the Risk – The Ultimate Guide to Promotional Product Safety’