Seriously, the world has some serious problems and generally I’m willing to begin, enter into or complete any serious discussion without regard to the fact that what I think and say will have little effect on the other 6,999,999,999 people on Earth. And I’m more than happy to hear your opinion and correct you when you’re wrong. What I don’t get is why people want to have a serious discussion about something that is not serious. If you have the time to care about what some reality clown chooses to name her baby, you’re probably playing Candy Crush Saga. After all, we’ve seen children named after seasons, cities, states, fruits and spices so maybe the only thing left was compass directions. All I know for sure is that Apple, Sage, Montana and Moon Unit are breathing sighs of relief since North came along. Someone joked that North West is the only guidance she’s going to get in her life but I think it’s the direction in which she should flee as soon as she can walk. As it is, she’s probably already wondering if she has to be able to talk to get psychiatric help.
That’s the problem with serious discussions. Occasionally you have to be serious. So, if you’re only concerned with what’s on the cover of the magazine in the supermarket checkout line, you’re not reading this and we’re certainly not Facebook friends. You’re more likely to be sitting on your couch with your phone on speed-dial so you can affect the voting for the next great singer or dancer who perfected his or her craft while living in the back seat of a Dodge Dart in Sylmar. You probably already think the actress on the cover really had the nose job to correct a deviated septum so I’m pretty sure we don’t need you to weigh in on whether or not we should bomb Syria. If you don’t find it all odd that only doctors in Hollywood are apparently able to diagnose and repair these noses, Bernanke is not likely to be calling on you for Econ tips. Here’s the deal Hollywood…if you have a schnoz that casts its own shadow just get it fixed. You don’t have to make up a medical condition to justify having it carved down to something manageable. Besides, I’m more likely to believe you have a sore neck from keeping your head upright or you just can’t see around it.
If I can just be serious for a minute…it all comes down to doing what you know and not doing what you don’t know. We have bagels and doughnuts on Friday but it apparently takes a professional doughnut buyer to get the job done right. On this particular Friday both our professionals were on vacation or pretending to be sick so we sent Courtney and, for this, we must shoulder some of the blame although it’s not as though we sent her out to do DNA testing. She returned with bagels and doughnuts she apparently bought from the same guy that sells fish out of the back of his truck. Another tip…if you go to a place that’s open 24 HRS, your doughnuts can be 24 hours old. Stale barely scratched the surface in a description of these things. These doughnuts had to be cut with a chain saw, they bounced if you dropped them, one lady broke a tooth and I caught the guys in the warehouse playing hockey with a chocolate-glazed.
It’s not really that different in business. IMC has thousands of products suitable any almost any multicultural event and we have fresh products and ideas all the time but we do give them some crazy names. We know it’s sometimes hard to find new and exciting products so visit our website to see four new brands (Filter2Go, Stewart/Stand®, Ten Design & Trendex) and new items from our collections and brands from our 2013 Holiday Flyer. You can download the flyer or we’ll send you some and you can see all the new items in the section of our website. Fresh ideas like these can help your clients celebrate milestones, anniversaries, shows or launches and will keep the celebration foremost in their minds. From crystal awards and designer pens for anniversaries, retirements, speaker or holiday gifting to pens and keychains for product launches, giveaways and thank-you gifts. And we know your clients test you with price, delivery and detailed logos so we know what we can do with our products and how you can use or market them. IMC knows our products are here to support your client’s event and we’ll be honest about what we can do in terms of pricing, decoration and shipping so you can make your customer happy. IMC has products to make you look and feel good and we continuously bring new brands and decorating options to the promotional product industry. These brands and options are developed with an eye toward the latest trends so we can continue to offer a wide realm of choices and options in both traditional and unusual promotional product categories. IMC is a recognized leader in the introduction of new retail brands to the promotional product industry and has multiple design awards from both ASI and PPAI. Our in-house family of decorators will transform your selection into a promotional product that will enhance your end-user’s event or ceremony. We treat every order with a practiced professionalism so the things that happen will be what you expect from an award-winning supplier. As well as continuously expanding the available product in our 6 Collections, IMC continues our industry-leading practice of bringing new retail brands to the promotional products industry. Since introducing Waterford® Writing Instruments and MoMA years ago, IMC has presented more than 35 retail brands from global suppliers to enhance the selections you can offer your clients. These include world renowned designers like Troika and the unique offerings from Fred & Friends and Charles Jourdan. We invite you to browse any of our 2,500+ products on the NEW IMC website to see items suitable for any occasion or event and pieces you can use to personalize your relationship with your clients. 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 Twitter. IMC wants to know…what’s your name?