LOGO Expressions’ 20th Anniversary!

It is amazing to me that it was 20 years ago when I ventured out on my own to start LOGO Expressions out of my house in Vista.  I had been in the promotional products industry for 10 years working with a very nice small company called LOGO Communications and  had a really nice account base built up by that time. But at that point I was ready to try doing things my own way.

One thing entrepreneurs don’t  have is a crystal ball for the future.  My favorite saying is “ I don’t know what I don’t know”, and that perfectly explained my jump into starting my own business.    I had no idea how to run a business, other than to get a business license and buy the domain name : Logoexpressions.com for a website that did not exist at the moment.  That was in 1999 and companies were just getting started with building their own websites. I knew I would need one eventually – just had no idea how to even get started.

The extra money I thought I would be making by earning 100% of the profit instead of the normal 50% independent contractors made, was quickly eaten up by hiring neighborhood ladies to file, answer the phone, and help with the accounting.  

A friend of mine helped set up a very  basic website to get me started, and somehow my little business grew so that within a year or two I had outgrown my house and moved into a small office down the street.   The internet was still dial up so we had to share a single line amongst 4 different people and their computers in order to go online. Only one of us could be online at a time and  I couldn’t afford to have a second line. So funny to think back to that time and how primitive our processes were!

Marcy Rivera (now Sinatra ) happened upon my little office one day looking for a job and I hired her on the spot to be my office assistant.  She is still here and is our top sales person now. Anne Kuhnert ( now Bourne) had worked with me at the other company, Logo Communications, and she was ready for a change so she brought her customer base over to my company and we immediately doubled our sales.  She is still here all these years later and doing as awesome as ever.

Joel Lisenby came on board in 2004 as a graphic artist and I.T. support and was a teenager at that time.  He had a real gift for learning technology and took over the website to make it into the powerhouse that it is today.  Joel is still with us as an independent contractor and is now a grown adult with several different technology ventures rotating around him and he is never bored.

We grew from our first 1300 sqft office space and over the years inhabited many larger buildings before settling on our current space in Carlsbad which seems to be the perfect size for us.

We have had many talented and incredible people pass through our company over the years on their way to develop excellent skills and work habits, and it is gratifying to see the many success stories of people who once worked for LOGO Expressions.  Even my husband Greg worked here for a few years and really helped us develop an excellent sales and marketing team, before he retired.

Sheryl O’Hara Jones has been a salesperson for 10 years now and Tawny Dovico, also in sales, has been here 9 years, as she also manages her growing young family.   Johnny Putnum , graphic artist, and Rachel Mayers, sales, have been here for 3 years, and our phenomenal bookkeeper Debbie Johnson, has been here for about 15 years.  This is our best team ever and we were happy to have Patty Conklin join our group in September as a salesperson, and she is a delight to work with.

I don’t have a crystal ball for the future but the past has been wonderful – even with the economy’s ups and downs over the years.   We are very blessed to have such loyal and faithful customers who we love working with. Life is good!

Happy Promotional Holidays!

We all tend to wait until the last minute to buy holiday gifts, so beat the clock with these clever promotional products! The 16 oz Insulated Terra Mug, one of our favorite products, will keep your hot chocolate warm on those cozy winter nights!

From imprinted boxes of chocolates to ornaments that display your company’s name, LOGO Expressions is prepared to supply you with every promotional product you need to make a holiday impression!

4-in-1 Charging Buddy

We’ve all been asked if we have an Android or iPhone charger. Imagine if someone borrowed a phone charger with your logo imprinted on it from someone who had bought it? You will have doubled your business’s exposure!

Not only does the 4-in-1 Charging Buddy have the appropriate charger for your customer, but it nearly guarantees that it can charge the devices of your customer’s friends and family! Now your customers can be helpful friends with a phone charger that works for everyone!

Just make sure you get it back!

 

Dog Days of Summer – Sunglasses, Sunscreen and More!

Now that everyone has had a taste of summer, make sure your company or organization is prepared for their next beach trip! Stock up on imprinted beach supplies to promote your organization and let your employees know that you care about their recreational fun!

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Summer Fact: The “dog days of summer” refer to the weeks between July 3 and August 11 and are named after the Dog Star “Sirius” in the Canis Major constellation.

Interesting?

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We think so!

Call us at 1-877-603-5646 for more information on how we can help you promote your organization!

Custom Canopy just in time for Summer!

We all know that business doesn’t get a summer break.
But that doesn’t mean our companies cannot enjoy the nice weather.
Getting a customized canopy can add a nice, cool aspect to doing
business in the summer time. Whether your work is outdoors or you are just throwing  a company picnic, a custom canopy is a fantastic way to stay comfortable as well as advertise your company! With multiple color and imprint options, this is definitely a great way to visually market your brand. You can also get as creative as you would like by adding fully custom vinyl walls that easily attach to the canopy. In my opinion, the only way to enjoy the outdoors is under the
shade of a canopy.
Call us at 1-877- 603-5646 or shoot us an email at sales@logoexpressions.com

Custom Beach Towel on a Budget!

Custom Beach Towel
Our Premium weight hemmed custom beach towel works great for promotions with a tight budget. This product is perfect for the upcoming warm weather! From the beaches to the pool, you can be having summer fun and staying dry while promoting your company. These towels are made from 100% cotton terry fabric and are the perfect addition to all of your summertime activities! Whether you’re laying out in the sun or drying off after a dip, make sure you have one of your custom towels close by!

Custom Beach Towel Features

  • Made of 100% cotton loop terry fabric.
  • 8 lbs/dozen, 30″x 60″
  • Fabric Colors available: White, Black, Lime Green, Aqua Blue, Yellow, Hot Pink, Orange, Royal Blue
For more information on a custom towel of your own, or for any other promotional needs please contact us at 1-877-603-5646 or sales@logoexpressions.com

The Science of Stylish Business Attire

Many professionals do not know that when we are outfitted stylishly, we evoke a deep biological response from those we are attempting to impress in the business world. From enhancing abstract thinking to raising levels of testosterone in men, what we wear every day during our business interactions directly correlates with our success. These responses can easily make or break a sale. As the saying goes: you never get a second chance to make a first impression!

At Logo Expressions, any businessman or woman can easily find professional, successful attire for those important moments during their careers and for their employees. An employee wearing a shirt embroidered or imprinted with the logo of the business they support will feel pride for the company that valued their employee enough to make sure they had a shirt to wear. This is a deep biological response, and is more important than most companies realize. The company is then promoting itself through their employee and his or her daily interactions.

Whether a company is large or small, Logo Expressions can accommodate any company’s clothing needs!

New Custom Logo Duct Tapes!

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Check out these awesome custom logo duct tapes! These are great for branding around the office and adding your company’s touch when packaging shipments.

Contact 1-877-603-5646 or sales@logoexpressions.com with your inquiry on these delightful treats!

Choc-FULL of Holiday Ideas!

As the year winds down and the temperatures drop its time to break out the fuzzy socks, your favorite onesie-pajamas, and a huge cup of hot cocoa! Send your customers a warm reminder that they are appreciated with the Hot Chocolate on a Spoon Header Bags! Simply stir in the chocolate to your warm water or milk, and you’ll be swooning over this easy-to-make sweet treat!  We have Belgian flavors ranging from dark chocolate with peppermint, to milk chocolate with salted caramel, to the MUST-HAVE Mexican hot chocolate flavor perfect for personalizing the cocoa to satisfy cravings of anyone’s taste buds! YUM. Customize the header of the gift bag with your logo and a holiday greeting! Share the cheer this season with some chocolate goodies and Santa will be sure to reward you for your sweetness!

Contact 1-877-603-5646 or sales@logoexpressions.com with your inquiry on these delightful treats!

New Tablet Padfolios!

Have everyone stylin’ at your meetings with these sophisticated tablet portfolios! They’re professional style leather-like padfolios with iPad stands, and hold tablets 5” x 7” up to 8” x 10”. You can find a pen loop and stylus loop inside the pad for convenience alongside a lined notepad with 20 sheets. Customize the front with your logo either screen printed or debossed!

Check out more about these padfolios, give us a call at 1-877-603-5646 or email sales@logoexpressions.com