Blog posts by Amy Clark

City Paper Blog

Blinded by the Blue Light

One of the innovative trends we are seeing in our industry in health and wellness is combating the exposure to blue light with blue light glasses.

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On Trend in 2020

Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue, and our favorite trends are taking cue from the past. Looking for some inspo and classic trends on the comeback?

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Summer Vibes & Promo Love

Summer's here and and we have amazing PROMO finds for you to discover! Need a boost for your seasonal buying? Check out this post to see what a few of our fav drinkwares, accessories and totes are this summer!

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Fun in the Sunscreen!

May 27th is National Sunscreen Day and the promo industry has figured out how to address the issue of UV rays with items for purchase that can help keep your skin and brand protected!​

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Jazz & Outdoor Festivals

As temperatures rise in the spring, people around the country enjoy celebrating the return outdoors at concerts and festivals, big and small. We are seeing trends in rich colors, textured fabrics and bold prints! Whether you are selling direct to the consumer or providing for your business, we have some great ideas for you!

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Return of the Pack

Fashion is trending back to 1990’s nostalgia and hot on that trend-venture is the FANNY PACK! At the PPAI show in Vegas this January the Fanny Pack, or Waist Belt (if you prefer) was totes the rage. This little accessory has been given credit for reviving the ever-declining accessory industry starting in 2018.

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Hot & New Promo for Spring!!

We are scouring our resources for the latest and greatest finds in promo. Here are a just a few items we are obsessed with this Spring in Technology, Apparel, Drinkware & Eco-Friendly categories. If you see something you like- reach out! We are happy to provide you with a quote and free mock up! Email us at citypaperpromotions@citypapercompany.com

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Earth Day & Eco Friendly Promo

We are literally 30 days from this years’ celebrated Earth Day. (April 22nd) This may not even be on your radar. But it’s on ours. Here are several green, eco-friendly promo items that we love.

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Preparing for Doctor's Day - March 30th

Whether you or your company is organizing a lunch, sending thank you cards or determining a marketing initiative, March is staring us in the face and it’s time to get a plan! Let us help you with a few of our favorite ideas.

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Last Minute Gift Guide for the Techie

If you are shopping for a techie this holiday season, there is a plethora of options. We scoured our favorite list of vendors to help comprise this list of twelve amazing- and out of the box ideas for the techie on your list!

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Last Minute Food Gift Ideas!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the holidays, you can’t go wrong with a gourmet food gift. Add your brand color for a subtle reminder or choose a custom printed box or ribbon to make your gift a branded surprise!

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The Promo Industry from a Designer’s Perspective

Everyday my inbox is flooded with product e-blasts… the latest pen with a light up message! ….the hottest gadget for your next trade show! …a notebook that smells like apples because the pages are made by using apple pulp!

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