In 2008, Indianapolis — the world renowned capitol of racing — found itself without a motor sports trade show. An independent company was hired to determine if local and regional industries would support a show. Over 8,000 businesses were surveyed, and the answer was a resounding YES. Jeff Stoops, a local business man who has a long standing relationship … (read more)
To answer to that question, it depends, but when do you want it?
With over a half million different promotional products, it varies. However, a vast majority are available the next day. And that’s with your message and brand on the product. Amazing. Things such as drink ware, pens, stationary, and technology (think flash drives) can be ready … (read more)
Are you ready? It’s pretty simple. The secret to leadership is… it’s not about you. Never. Ever. It’s about those you lead. Think about it. To be a leader, you need followers. Followers are more likely to follow you if it’s in their best interest. Self-serving is a sure fire way to NOT attract followers. If you want others to … (read more)
It’s that time ‘o year again — resolution time. I know many of us have made resolutions we didn’t follow through with; I’m certain I’m not alone. Last year, I made a very public New Year’s promise on this blog. Not only did I make one, but I outlined the milestones I would reach throughout 2012. My resolution was to finish my … (read more)
To answer this question, we first need to understand the most common types of artwork submissions.
Created in a pixel-based program, such as Adobe Photoshop. Acceptable file types include .psd, .psb, Photoshop EPS, .tiff, .jpeg, and high-quality PDF. Raster art is an image that has been created through the use of colorized blocks called “pixels.” Raster … (read more)
The last few years have seen many challenges and changes in the trucking industry. New regulations, fluctuating fuel prices, and a volatile economy have all impacted logistics. There will always be difficulties to face, but the light is brighter at the end of this tunnel. 2012 was an overall good year for much of the industry, and things are looking great for … (read more)
For the past two years, we’ve asked our friends to share their holiday wishes. Our third edition of holiday wishes includes some who’ve contributed for all three years, as well as new contributors. It’s fun to look back at our 2010 Holiday Wishes and 2011 Holiday Wishes — some of the wishes are similar, others have come true, and still others have … (read more)
TKO Graphix was thrilled to be an affiliate sponsor for the 2012 MBO (Masters of Business Online) Conference held last November. The event was attended by the TKO marketing staff — Nancy Jarial, Josh Humble, Kristi Came, and I. We hoped to gather ideas applicable to our marketing strategies, learn something new, and be inspired — we weren’t disappointed. … (read more)
I’m a control freak, and it seems both my adult daughters are, as well… wonder where they got that? I remember an awards banquet I coordinated several years ago. I had my three ring binder with every activity listed and planned down to the minute, from who would present each award, for how long, and what the band would play … (read more)
This Christmas, we were privileged to participated in the Salvation Army WISH Tree Toy Drive for the third consecutive year. The Christmas initiative targets people who are often missed by other holiday programs – working parents who are facing difficulties. To qualify, parents must be working or attending school. Last year, the Salvation Army helped nearly 9,000 children in the Indianapolis area. … (read more)
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