American Heart Association – Client Spotlight

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The American Heart Association (AHA), founded in 1924, is the nation’s oldest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.  With more than 22.5 million volunteers!  With this support network they have fund research, fight for public health policies and provide tools critical to saving lives.

PromoSpark has the privilege to work closely with the American Heart Association, providing custom apparel for the Red Out program. Red Out, like many of the AHA programs, focuses on cardiovascular disease awareness.  This program is unique among the other programs though, because it specifically targets school-age kids.  Schools can design their own Red Out program with students, faculty and staff, as well as the community.  This allows for a lot of freedom – and we’ve seen schools host athletic events, assemblies, and even events honoring survivors – the possibilities are endless!

PromoSpark has provided custom printed T-shirts, other apparel and promotional products to the Red Out program all across the country.

We designed a custom website so the American Heart Association staff could easily place orders any time of the day.  We warehouse printed shirts to accommodate the quick turnaround needs of the program.  PromoSpark is in a prime shipping location delivering to most of the country within 1-3 transit days!

We asked Susan Leonard, Director of the Youth Markets Customer Service Center, about her experience working with PromoSpark and the Red Out program.  “From help with design, shirt selection and actual ordering going on over a period of 6 months, we have been extremely pleased with PromoSpark.  We would certainly recommend PromoSpark to anyone looking for promotional products and great customer service!” We love hearing that Susan, and look forward to working with the AHA for years to come!

For more information on the American Heart Association, click here!

Author: Sarah Ellis

Sarah is a strong and hardworking sales manager, and the best vice president PromoSpark could ask for.  She never gives less than 110% on anything, and makes an impression everywhere she goes.

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5 Tips for Keeping your New Year’s Resolutions

According to Statistic Brain, only 8% of people successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions.  In fact, less than 50% of people even maintain their resolution past six months.  We want to help you beat the odds in 2017, so here are a few tips to help you!

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1. Write it down & keep it around

Your goals should be in writing, and placed where you will see it each day, reminding you of your goal.  Even further, make sure that you write down something POSITIVE.  A goal is a place you’re going – something you’re working to achieve and it’s a good thing!

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2. Make S.M.A.R.T. resolutions

S.M.A.R.T. is a classic system used for setting goals, and is probably one you’ve heard of before.

  • Specific: If your goal is vague, “I want to lose weight”, you haven’t really set a goal.  How much do you want to lose?  Do you want to lose on the scale, or a percentage of fat?  Be specific.
  • Measurable: It’s important that you set your goal that can be measured.  If we continue with the weight loss example –decide to lose 40 pounds of overall body weight.
  • Attainable: Your goals need to be possible.  It’s not realistic to lose 40 pounds in a month.  Set real, healthy and safe goals that are realistic and manageable.  They don’t have to be easy, but they shouldn’t be impossible.
  • Relevant: Think what you want for yourself and your future, and why you want it.  This will help you set goals you care about, and the more you care, the more likely you are to keep trying.
  • Time-Bound: You need a deadline.  If your New Year’s resolution is to lose 40 pounds in a year, then you know your deadline is December 31st of 2017.  Make sure you set multiple checkup deadlines, like 10 pounds every 3 months.

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3. Don’t stop, even if you fail

Slip ups are normal and they WILL happen.  If you become discouraged the moment something goes wrong, you’re never going to succeed.  Don’t have an “all or nothing” mentality either; just because you had one glass of wine doesn’t mean you should drink the whole bottle. Accept that you will slip up, and that things will not go your way 100% of the time.

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4. Hold yourself accountable

Share your goals with your family, friends, and co-workers.  Post your progress on social media, take photos when you meet a deadline and keep the fact that you’re working toward something in the forefront of your mind.  Get a buddy, and hold each other accountable and motivate one another.

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5. Take it seriously & schedule it in

It’s too easy to say “I don’t have time to do this today”.  Schedule time for the things you will need to do to achieve the goals you set for yourself.  Keep a calendar on your phone, set up reminders, and go through the motions to schedule in the things you need just like any other important events you have.

Author: Amber Steward


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PromoSpark Holiday Outreach

Tis the season to make a difference!  The holiday season is in full swing, and PromoSpark is working with the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BCBDD) again this year to help bring some holiday cheer to a local family in need.  We have partnered with BCBDD many times in recent years, and are proud to continue our annual participation in their holiday outreach program.

“I love working for a company that places such a high value on community service,” said Rebekah Law, the newest member of the PromoSpark team.

The whole team came together to make this effort possible.  “I was humbled to see the team come together so easily and effortlessly.  We were able to gather the funds to provide the family with monetary donations, coats and even something extra to make their holidays more festive,” one team member stated.

We, at PromoSpark, feel that giving back to our community is just as beneficial to us as it is to those we are endeavoring to help.  Community service is important to PromoSpark, and we are all honored to participate in such an important cause.

“It feels great participating in a program that will bring joy to a family in need during the holiday season,” commented PromoSpark Vice President, Sarah Ellis.

If you would like to learn more about BCBDD, what they do and the services they offer, please visit their website here.

Author: Amber Steward