Sparky’s Fine…He’s Just Resting

Donn James

Last week we spoke about the lying on both sides of the aisle as if were some big revelation and had just started in 2016 and didn’t go all the way back to the dawn of time when Eve said, “I just took a small bite.” I believe we’ve become so inured to all the lies because we tell so many fibs in our everyday life. Generally, except for all you crooks out there, they are harmless and often done to spare someone’s feelings. I myself told a woman the other day that her eye shadow made her eyes pop and I left off the second half of the sentence which was…like a frog being strangled. But I am almost too kind and often go out of my way with concern for my fellow man while the majority of you do not.
We’ve all become so effective at prevarication it now has almost become first nature instead of its rightful place as second nature and I blame you parents. You lie about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Purim Possum, the Yeti and the tooth fairy…sorry if I’m breaking big news to some of you but when you saw Santa and your Mom making out, it should have been a clue. And if you can figure out the correlation between the Easter Bunny and chicken eggs, you’re a better person than I because I’ve had 4-year olds come up to me with a chocolate bunny and a hard-boiled egg and say, “OK, this doesn’t look right.”
The biggest lies we tell our children is where pets go and I understand kids feel their pets are part of the family so I empathize with the pressure parents are under. So I propose we try the honest approach so the next time you lose a pet. Just gather the kids around you and tell them the truth. “Remember how we told you Grandma moved and didn’t want to see you anymore? Well, Fluffy felt the same way.” One of my kids won a goldfish at a carnival when they were about 2 and it died in the plastic bag even before we got home but when we got home, the rest of the family went into the house and I dropped “Goldie” into a drain on the street and took the empty bag of water into the house. When the kids asked where the fish was, I just told them it must have swum away. I have a friend whose son had a tortoise and my friend accidentally turned him into soup by running over him with the minivan so he told his kid that his pet, “Had run off to join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”…and the kid believed it for 7 years. And if you believe Sparky is happy on the farm your parents sent him to, you’re probably running around today looking for pots of gold. If all the dogs we’ve said have gone away to live on farms to keep old people company really did that, we’d be up to our eyeballs in dogs…and old people. If you believed your parents when they said Mittens was fine, she just ran away by jumping on the bumper of that speeding car, you probably need a medication refilled. I have another friend and she still believes her bunny never died…every couple of years it just changed color. I’ve known parents who told their children the fish escaped and dove in the toilet bowl and swam away to freedom. That’s why the saying, “If you love something, set it free” should be “If you love something, flush twice.”

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. We welcome you to 2017 and wish you the best and we hope you had time to stop and visit IMC at the PPAI Las Vegas show. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…have you seen mittens?

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Let’s All Lie Down

Donn James

There’s been a lot of talk in the media about alternative facts as if we live in a parallel universe where blue means orange and John Gotti is a parish priest. If two people disagree about a fact, those are perceptions and while that may be your reality, it doesn’t make it real. The truth should be just the truth and while I don’t give a furry rat’s behind what side of the fence you’re on, we should all long for the day when the truth will just be the truth and not affected by some spin doctor, as if death by lethal injection is somehow more humane than being roasted on a spit. The problem is that we’ve left it to the media to cry foul and hold people accountable for what they say and do and we can’t always count on the media not to be corporate shills or would-be thespians. The media is not supposed to be entertainment and it’s not entertaining so stop trying to give us the news as if you’re auditioning for the Red Skelton School of Acting. So while I admit I used to have a greater respect for the 4th estate, it has waned over the years as they continue to pander to our baser instincts as if anyone with an IQ above a cabbage cares about Kim Kardashian’s what do I name my baby drama.
Owing to my keen mind and vast investigative skills I have deduced when news first turned the corner and was blinded by the bright lights of Hollywood…and I blame CNN, although every other outlet soon followed suit. It began slowly but now, after every tragedy, either weather or human-based, the news outlets actively engage in a contest to find the biggest idiot in the state to comment on it. Technically the 2nd biggest idiot because most states have already elected the biggest idiot to Congress. Think about it…every time a hurricane whips through the south, they end up talking to some guy with about three teeth who’s precariously perched on the top of his house with his chickens wondering how he’s going to get to his part-time job as a Waffle House busboy because he doesn’t know how to swim. When a tornado rips through a Nebraska trailer park it’s usually some old woman who lives in a cave by the river (for the view) because she saw a mobile home fly by. She hasn’t voted since Roosevelt died and she keeps comparing this morning’s wind with “the big one” in ’78, she thinks it’s still 2003 and the highlight of her interview is when she ends it with some homespun homily like, “and that’s the reason around here we call trailers…tornado bait.”
And for those journalists who work around Washington or any of the state capitals, I’m also getting a little tired of your professed outrage and offense when someone has the temerity to lie to you. In those arenas you’re asking questions of people who lie for a living so please spare us your phony incredulity and search for the truth with your supposed investigative skills. If you give us the truth there are enough smart people out here in America (you can usually tell who we are because we don’t have a gun in our car) to understand it. Believe me, out here in America there are millions of people smarter than you are so if you think it’s a lie, we’ll for damned sure know it’s a lie so call it that and worry less about whether the speaker meant it or not. That’s like telling someone you didn’t mean to pull the trigger.
A note to print journalists: Your only job is to tell us the truth and call people out when they lie. Stop writing as if it’s a Stephen King novella. If you could write a Stephen King novella, you’d be sitting in a cabin in Maine in front of a typewriter holding a mug of mulled wine. So investigate the story, tell us the truth and if you can’t do that, you’d better learn how to scramble eggs because I think Denny’s is hiring.

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…does that sound a little fishy?

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Let’s Just Stay Home!

Donn James

Donn James

We’ve got to do something about Las Vegas and since everyone who goes there acts like they’re in a parallel universe when they get there, I think we should move it to the moon. And with all the money we’re spending to build the wall there won’t be enough leftover to build a giant corral (since everyone who goes to Vegas acts like an ass) around the city so I think giving Las Vegas its own celestial body is a satisfactory compromise. The PR department can come up with catchy slogans or campaigns to attract other aliens, “Come see earthlings destroy a city outside their natural environment” or “What happens in Vegas wasn’t always staying in Vegas so we had to move it farther away.”
I don’t get it. I have nice, normal friends around here…that is to say they’re spoiled and entitled but reasonably sane most of the time but then they go to Vegas and act like an extra that’s been killed four times on The Walking Dead. If you go there you almost have to carry a wooden stake with you just in case you have to stab some zombie in the heart. It’s not gender-specific either because I know women you think are Mary Poppins around here but let them cross the state line and see the lights of Vegas and all of a sudden they’re Tila Tequila or…Cruella DeVille. Men who normally are soccer dads, granite salesmen or bank managers morph into lame hipsters with soul patches and man buns as if it was still 1997 or they turn into something they think will be a hit with the “ladies” as if drinking beer out of a glow-in-the-dark funnel while standing on your head in a swimming pool was an extraordinary feat and not something everyone could do.
Vegas has long been a destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties and that’s another good reason to move this hell to another planet. You cannot go there without seeing a gaggle of young women woo-wooing their way through a casino and the highlight of their evening appears to be when the bride-to-be has a bottle of champagne in one hand, a tiara perched precariously on her head and begins throwing up in a planter near the nickel slots. And the herd of men is certainly no better and possibly worse as they roam the casino in search of a woman willing to send the groom-to-be off to marriage in style because they’ve apparently pooled their money and are trying to give the groom the gift of an STD. This will put a whole new spin on the tagline, “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.”
None of this makes it right or excuses Vegas, but the whole idea of what might be crazy here is normal in Vegas makes for some interesting entertainment. If you miss the nude lady pushing her Lhaso Apso in a baby stroller while reciting a soliloquy from King Lear, she’s probably on a break so just walk around the block. If I did half of the things I’ve seen in Vegas I would either be dead, beaten up or arrested and while you might feel Vegas is nice and gives you some sort of mental or physical release, I don’t like visiting a city where people leave their morals at the door.

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. We welcome you to 2017 and wish you the best and we hope you had time to stop and visit IMC at the PPAI Las Vegas show. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…does it really stay there?

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How Deep is That Puddle?

Donn James

Donn James

We are on the leading edge of what is supposed to be the worst storms of the century. Given that the century is just entering its 17th year, that may not seem significant but…we don’t like to get wet. While many of you will blame the Russians, all around the area palm trees are banging up against the buildings and eucalyptus trees are fighting to stay in the ground. This storm has the potential to do serious damage like cancelling golf tournaments and picnics to lesser damages like mudslides and hillsides collapsing, major flooding and ending up with more things at sea level than were there before. When your hillsides burn in August and then it rains in February, there isn’t much left but mud. Around here we don’t have to hassle with snowfall, snowplows, salted streets that corrode the underside of your Bentley but…you’d better know how to swim. And I’m glad that you had the 8 million dollars so you buy that hillside mansion in Malibu but I hope you have another 8 million to rebuild because about 4 o’clock all you’re going to have is a very expensive but…temporary houseboat.
I have railed about this before but we have been encouraged for 5 years now to conserve water and many of us have traded roses for cacti in the effort, waiting to run the washer and dishwasher until they are full and many of you are just having more beer now instead of a healthy glass of water. Even now, when I walk my dogs I’ll pee outside with them…just to save the flush. Not sure how the neighbors feel about that but I believe I’m doing the state a favor. They’ve spent the last years beating up on citizens, schools and businesses so everywhere I go they have these waterfree urinals (which amaze me) so I feel like I’m just peeing into a hole in the ground anyway. In fact, the culprit seems to be the state because we’ve had to turn off our sprinklers while we can drive down public land and see broken sprinklers going off like Old Faithful and they still haven’t figured out how to stop all the drains from emptying into the ocean. Like nobody in that romper room we call the state legislature has had the light bulb go off in his/her head that says, “How ‘bout we save all this rain?”
Everything I’ve mentioned above pales in comparison to my predicament because, while the rest of you will be hydroplaning down the 101, I will be fighting my way into Costco because this morning I was given a list of products we need and apparently my family thinks I’m waterproof. More likely that I’m the least productive member of the family or the oldest and easiest to sacrifice for the greater good. Kind of like having the old Longhorn bull walk across the Rio Grande first to see how deep it is. For my own self-esteem I choose to believe it’s because my family thinks I look better…wet. Well, as many of you know, I live (for now) for this kind of challenge and I can’t stand the thought of my family going one more day without peanut butter or milk. Seriously, if I live through this mission there should be some kind of medal in it for me or maybe a nomination for sainthood. The bigger issue is that since it’s February in southern California, the only apparel Costco will have for sale are tank tops and flip flops. I can only hope they’ve put out the snorkels and swim fins so I can make it back to my car.

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. We welcome you to 2017 and wish you the best and we hope you had time to stop and visit IMC at the PPAI Las Vegas show. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…is it just a shower?

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Have I Got a Deal for You?

Donn James

Donn James

So, I had to go to a seminar on Wednesday and while I’ve been to hundreds of valuable seminars in the last forty years, this…was not one of those times. I really went looking for a couple of ideas because that is really all you can hope for with some of these but my hopes were shattered like I’d just walked through a sliding glass door without opening it. I was hoping that this seminar wasn’t one of those that is 95% stuff you have to scrape off your shoe after a visit to the dog park just to get 5% worth of valuable information. Continue reading

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Is Everyone Downsizing?

Donn James

Donn James

Having survived through several generations now I often have to remind the old or inform the young that the ‘good old days’ were not that good, they were just old but that doesn’t mean I’m above sharing data with you about then and now. For instance, many will not believe me when I tell you a Snickers bar used to cost a nickel and it was so big you almost needed your red wagon to get it home from the store and even as I write this I’m realizing the biggest change from then to now is size-related. The Snickers bar you once needed a forklift to get off the ground is now two bucks and resembles a half-eaten #2 pencil. But hey, I make more than $.64 an hour now so I don’t mind the price increase as much as their blatant attempts to trick me because they’ve come out with “mini” Snickers just to try and trick me into accepting their new version of ‘full-size.’ And this resizing phenomenon is spreading to the frozen food section because the new family-size box of macaroni and cheese is fine if your family is…you.
Another bait and switch tactic currently being embraced by the restaurant industry in an effort to charge us more is to bring your food out on a wood plank. Maybe they’re trying to convince me that if they bring my salmon on a cedar plank I’ll feel like I’m camping but I just feel like I’m eating at Home Depot. And now there’s an increasing trend to bring out bread in a miniature loaf on a wood cutting board with a knife so now I have bread with…“some assembly required.” I either have to slice it or tear off a chunk like I ‘m doing my Henry VIII impression. But I’m not sure this is even a bad change because you used to get a wicker basket and it held a bunch of rolls wrapped inside a cloth napkin someone had probably sneezed in yesterday. I do remember going to Italian restaurants years ago and having breadsticks so hard you could use them to carve your initials in the table. I think these were made with flour left over from the invasion of Normandy but they had the appearance of being free so we just gnawed on them like beavers building a dam. But that was then and this is now…then dinner was about $4 and my Mom had us steal all the ketchup packets we could find and now I’m paying $56 for a lamb chop the size of an apostrophe and I have to slice my own artisan rye, rosemary, pumpernickel, sourdough loaf.
Nowhere are size-related changes more apparent than in the electronics industry and oddly, in reality, prices have gone down. That 70” flat screen above the fireplace now, when adjusted for inflation, is less expensive than the 19” tube model you had in the corner of the living room in 1973. Of course, then you had to get up and walk to it to change to one of the other 3 channels but most of us counted that as exercise. Computers used to sit on raised floors and took up the entire basement of many college buildings and now I have 100 times the power of those computers in my cell phone and it fits easily into the pocket of my jeans where it easily misdials friends, plays music and destroys sperm cells. Ahhh progress.

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. We welcome you to 2017 and wish you the best and we hope you had time to stop and visit IMC at the PPAI Las Vegas show. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…are you bringing bread?

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Did I Pass?

Donn James

Donn James

The storm has passed and winter appears to be over as the roads are dry and most of the accidents and body parts have been scraped to the side of the road. Last week I wrote about driving on wet roads and now I realize I was being unduly kind…and that stops now. We get into accidents, I get that, but I hate when someone tells another that, “It happens to the best of us.” No, death happens to the best of us. If you’re getting into accidents it generally means you’re a terrible driver and you should be riding the bus with the rest of the terrible drivers. That way you have both hands free because people who get into accidents are the same people who post pictures of their desserts on Facebook.
We often forget that driving is a privilege, not a right, and the fact that you can eat a Happy Meal, put on makeup and take a phone call on the Ventura Freeway doesn’t exactly comfort the rest of us. Of course, we were probably already worried when we noticed you were missing a mirror and your bumpers have four colors of paint on them. You may think you’re a good driver but if your cigarette lighter works and your brake lights don’t, or your friends always offer to drive, some of us might have our doubts. Seriously, if you get into a lot of “not your fault” accidents…it probably is.
Over the last 50 years or so of driving I have had thousands of people tell me they’re good drivers right before or after they’ve been in an accident. That in itself bespeaks the lie. I’ve had young people, people who haven’t been driving long enough for hair to grow, tell me they are good drivers and…they’re wrong. They’re terrible drivers, taught for 6 hours by someone who couldn’t pass the Uber test and they have a few months working with their parents who also think they’re good drivers and…they’re wrong. In fact, their parents are the generation that has perpetuated the lie. It started with the damned participation trophy and has spiraled out of control to the point where they’ve taken parallel parking out of the driving test. Now all you have to be able to do is move the car forward and know how the steering wheel works as if that covers all driving situations. That’s like graduating high school because you can remember the combination to your locker. I didn’t think you could dumb down the driving test any more than it already was but now we’re making it easier to get a license than it is to get a library card. It’s astonishing to me that people who get into an accident that isn’t their fault think they are good drivers who got hit by a bad driver. The reality is that you are a bad driver and you just got hit by a worse driver. I realize we can’t live our lives in fear but you should be aware that, while you’re a bad driver, you’re probably surrounded by worse drivers every day…and could be seriously injured at any time.
Since I’ve learned so much this week about Executive Orders, when I’m president I’m going to sign one that makes adults retake the driving test once they become parents and they have to take the test while a cobra and a mongoose fight in the back seat of the car because that’s what driving with children is like. So the next time someone tells you they’re a good driver, just smile and say, “I’m sure you think so” because it’s just like people I’ve learned who have to tell you they’re a nice person…but they’re not. And, if your friends get really quiet when they hear you tell people you’re a good driver…I’d start saving up for a bus pass.

IMC has in excess of 2200 promotional products that will help you serve your client and we are adding new brand partners and products from our collections and our established retail brand partners. We believe IMC products speak for themselves and we can also show you ways to use and market them to your clients. Our products with decoration will have your customer coming back time and time again. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 50 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. We invite you to browse any of our 2,200+ products on the BRAND NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. You can register as a distributor, track orders, upload art for virtual samples and even create your own flyers and catalogs of our products. We welcome you to 2017 and wish you the best and we hope you had time to stop and visit IMC at the PPAI Las Vegas show. The 2017 IMC catalog is available by request from the IMC website and is posted on the online services. We’ll continue to treat our clients professionally and get your orders to you…on time and on budget. You can also request our 2017 catalog using the catalog page of our website or download the PDF. We have products for every event and if your client has invented a holiday or celebration, we can also custom-make almost anything you can dream to make your client’s event all it can be. Take a look at our YouTube channel to see some videos showcasing popular products for some ideas on how to use them. We take our business relationship seriously and we want you to enjoy, give and receive our products and be able to use them every day. We look forward to working with you and we always have ideas to make our products work for your clients. The 2017 IMC catalog is also live and available virtually at Zoomcatalog.com and on our website if you’re tired of fighting paper catalogs and it can be viewed nicely with your laptop, iPad, tablet or phone. IMC is the recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. We have promotional products for every event, show, convention, corporate store and company program that will keep your client looking to you for new ideas. What do you think? Let us know with a comment here or on Facebook or TwitterIMC wants to know…is this where I make a left?

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