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Giving Back? Can small companies give back?

Businesses both large and small work at giving back to the community in many ways, during a disaster both local or in other parts of the country or rallying around at the holiday and adopting a family.

Corporate Giving, also known at corporate philanthropy, refers to the act of for- profit companies donating some of their profits or resources to charity.  Donations may come from the company directly, or through separate, company-sponsored foundation or public charity.

When you are a small company like we are, you want to give back!!!  You may not have a corporate giving budget.  There are 3 easy ways you can give back

  1. Donate items from your organization
  2. Volunteer your time
  3. Adopt a family

Several years ago, as a small business owner I wanted to think of a way we could give back that would make an impact on people’s lives.  At Christmas I was volunteering at a food/clothing pantry.  I asked the director what was needed most.  They serve a huge homeless community.  She said the greatest need was socks.  If you have wet or cold feet, it is so uncomfortable and leads to illness. So…Socks in September was born.  As a small company we reached out to our customers, friends and organizations to help with donations.  We have been amazed at the generosity of people.  This year we collected 2,200 pairs of socks.  Just think how many people will get a new pair of socks to keep their feet warm and dry.

We have been collecting socks for Socks in September for 11 years and have collected over 30,000 pairs of socks.  It’s simple, it’s fun and it’s giving back.

The most important thing to remember is that just because you are a small company does not mean you cannot do big things. Even the smallest actions can have a huge impact on the lives of others.

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Holiday Gift Giving

The past few days here in Kansas City the air has turned towards the coolness of fall nights.  The season of gift giving will soon be upon us.  There are only 110 days until Christmas!

Now is the time to get your end of the year gift giving into place.

Here are just a few reminders of things that come to mind for the end of the year giving.

  • Employee Recognitiongot it online
  • End of the Year Recognition
  • Holidays
  • Customer Appreciation
  • Corporate Gifts

Big or small giving we can do it all.


We have some amazing holiday catalogs we would like to share with you.  Click the links below.

Magnet Group– drink-wear, blankets, journals, mailers, awards

Magnet Group Holiday Catalog

Sweda– tools, bags, gift sets, drink-wear, speakers, watches

Sweda Holiday Catalog

PCNA Holiday– apparel, technology, blankets, gift sets, custom packaging

PCNA Holiday Catalog

How can Davidson Promotional Help?

  • Let us do your shopping.  We are happy to send you presentations with pictures and pricing for you
  • Websites – gift giving can be difficult with picking something everyone will like.  Let us create a website and have people pick out their own gift
  • Low minimums…No problem we can find the perfect item with a low minimum for you
  • Budgets… we do great working with your budget.
  • I have to spend my money by the end of 2017.  We got you covered and can invoice you by the end of 2017.

We are looking forward to helping you finish 2017 in style with wonderful gifting and recognition products.

Give us a call today 913-851-9100








Throwback with a modern twist:

As a young child, we were allowed to watch TV for an hour after school before dinner.  This only happened in the fall and winter when the days were cold and blustery.  In early elementary school, I would come home and watch the iconic Mr Rogers. He came in the door put on his sweater and change into his sneakers.  I always thought that the sweater looked warm and inviting.  This fall and winter when the temps drop and you need some warm comfort check out the equinox knit blazer. From day to night this sweater will give you warmth and comfort with no need to change!

Equinox Knit Blazer: This is a fashion forward look that women will love.  It is made with a washable wool that is easy to care for and it features a shawl collar, tapered waist and a drop back hem.  This blazer can go easily from the office, to out for drinks with friends. This blazer has many options for decoration including shoulder, sleeve and left chest imprints.


As I grew older my tastes in TV changed and on Saturday nights we would watch one of the three available channels.  Yes…you read it right three channels, I was a kid in the 80’s! We would watch Happy Days every Saturday night.  All of the kids in Milwaukee would come into Arnold’s to have a milk shake and would be wearing letter jackets and sweaters with a similar color block style.  What a great casual look for a night on the town. Whether at a tailgate or an ice-cream shop for a malt this sweater will make a great impression.

M-Vorlage Half Zip Knit Jacket: This sporty ½ zip jacket is a great fall addition to a corporate collection. With the color blocking and pull over design it has a casual sweater feel that would be great on the golf course or at a tailgate party. Decorating options include the back yolk, sleeves and chest.


In the fall and winter these days I find myself pulling out some of the film noir classics for my after-work entertainment.   This next piece would be what I would wear when I was channeling my love for old school detectives like Sam Spade, Mike Hammer and Phillip Marlowe. These tough as nails detective showed off their skills and style with a great jacket.  With this Manhattan soft shell, you can grab that modern Bogart look! It will add some visual authority to your wardrobe!

The Manhattan soft shell jacket: This jacket gives a great professional style while giving protection from the elements. It is waterproof with a breathable membrane and roll away hoodie.  The decoration options are back yoke, sleeve and chest. Stylish professional jacket will take you from work to play in a fun and useful way!


Enjoy the seasons! Grab a modern twist on the old classic and go out there and make some of your own memories. Corporate apparel is a great way to get your company name out there.  You can find pieces that your employees will love all fall and winter! Invest in a modern style that will be iconic for years to come.

Branding at its best!!

Brand visibility is so important in today’s market.  We want to be your branding experts from promotional products, apparel, and print we can do it all for you.

Click below to watch our video on how to carry your brand across different products.

Branding Video

Call us today 913-851-9100 (KS) or 586-960-5752 (MI) to get the best ROI on your brand.

Make your promotion POP with Custom Packaging

There are so many ways to make your next promotion POP with custom packaging.

Combine the power of promotional products with the high-impact of custom packaging to strengthen your brand recognition.

  • Retail-Look Packaging
  • Low Prices / Low Quantites
  • Product Insertions Included
  • Variable Printing Available
  • 3-D Digital Viewer
  • Browse Products
  • Virtual- we can create some awesome visuals to see
  • Design Services

From a pens to tumblers and everything in between we can create a custom package solution for you.

Here are just a few for you to see.  We would love to help you out with your next promotion and custom packaging.  Give us a call today 913-851-9100.

Football Promo Items

With super hot temperatures outside right now its hard to believe that football season is just around the corner.  Soon we will be packing all our cold weather gear to cheer on our favorite football team.

Regardless if you are watching kids, high school, college or the NFL I wanted to share my top promotional items for football season and tailgating.

  1. NFL approved bags – the requirements state….Bags that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12.”  With lots of options these make a great gift for clients who you are talking to a NFL game.  Price point as low as $3.55 each.


NFL tote

2.  Hoodies…. You can beat a good hoodie at a football game.  There are so many choice to pick from Full Zip Hoodies, Basic Hoodies, Performance Hoodies, Youth, and Adult.


3.  Can Insulators  keep  your beverages cold and your hands warm.  Can and Bottle Insulators are a must at any football game.  We have you covered from, pocket coolies, bottle coolies, high end copper lined, or even some with magnets that attach to  your car!!

4.  Stadium Cushions – enjoy sitting on the metal bleachers a little more with a stadium cushion.  This is a great product due to its large imprint area.  Get your marketing message out in a big way with this product.  stadium

5.  Schedule Magnets I can’t thing of a better way to promote your brand than with a refrigerator magnet.  The ROI on this product is outstanding.  Your clients will be looking at this magnet weekly to see when their favorite team plays.


Your Davidson Promotional sales rep would be happy to help you with more ideas for your football season promotions.  Please give us a call today 913-851-9100 or visit our website for more ideas http://www.davidsonpromo.com

“Word of mouth is a force of nature! ”

Top 3 Branded Pet Products

Ever Since I was a little youngster in Colorado I have had a furry companion. My youth was spent snuggling with cats or playing ball with my golden retriever. Pets have always been a strong presence in my life. Even now with my two Davidson Promotional Products-Michigan mascot cats Diesel and Pippin! I am in the majority, according to the ASPCA 78 Million dogs and 85.8 Million cats are owned in the USA. With that many pet owners in the USA there are bound to be an abundance of potential clients that love their pet and would gladly do business with your company if you loved their pet as well.
These are the top 3 pet products for dogs on the promotional market today.
1. Rope Flying Disk

7” Diameter dog flyer made with a cotton rope and polyester center. This product has a great imprint area size.

2. Pet Flying Disk

9” frisbee made with dog safe plastic. This frisbee has a nice imprint area for a company logo.

3. Dog Tennis Ball

This heavy duty dog ball features non -toxic ink and less felt on the ball for you dogs safety.

These three dog centered branded toys would be great giveaways for companies with pet loving customers. What better way to make an impression with a future customer then bring their dog a toy when you come to bid a construction or landscape project. These would be great for drive through bank giveaways as well. Let your customers and future customers know you love their pet as much as they do.