Bruce Fox Blog

How To Be Your Client’s Hero

Posted by Kristina Hublar on May 14, 2019 1:02:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 9 Minutes


You don’t need super powers to help your clients. Although we all have those days when having super powers wouldn’t hurt.

However, despite us all wishing for telekinesis, teleportation, or time control, you don’t need any of those things to be a hero to your clients.

You just need these 5 skills – each will make you look awesome and leave your clients in admiration.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors

The Future of Promo

Posted by Kristina Hublar on May 7, 2019 9:23:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 12 Minutes


As the industry propels forward, we have seen countless changes. 15, 50, and 80+ year anniversaries, companies growing and closing, and mergers and acquisitions are plentiful.

Yet, despite the changes that are now, this industry will only continue to keep moving. So, it is our duty to look beyond the questions of tariffs and the latest trends. Like all businesses and industries, you must take the time to look to the future – where is this industry going?

ASI has released a few articles with some promo leaders’ predictions which we will discuss first. Then we’ll throw our two cents into the hat. You can keep the change.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors

Traditional Recognition

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Apr 30, 2019 7:09:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


As a promotional products distributor, you are familiar with trophies, awards, and other forms of recognition.

You know that there are plenty of options, so it comes down to picking your supplier partner  - who you trust to deliver on product and service.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor

Global and Local Promo Fulfillment

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Apr 23, 2019 12:09:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 13 Minutes


At Bruce Fox, we have a wide variety of services that we provide, but one such service that has increasingly become more popular and utilized is our Fulfillment service.

A Summary of Our Fulfillment Services

Need the product to be 100% made in the USA? We can do it – right here in our New Albany, Indiana facility.

Need something shipped from overseas and stored here? We can do that, too.

Our Capabilities Include:

  • On-site, dedicated warehousing facilities which allows us to manage and maintain your inventory.
  • Utilize a stock and release method to take advantage of quantity pricing for custom products.
  • Most release requests, or “callouts,” are typically shipped within five business days; many in 48 hours or less.
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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Challenges faced by distributors, Benefits for the end clients, Challenges faced by companies

3 Emerging Promotional Product Trends

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Mar 26, 2019 7:32:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 4 Minutes


Dave’s been in this business for a while. Anytime someone can claim 27+ years of knowledge, and that was a few years ago, then they’ve been in the promotional products industry for a while.

He’s seen the pop sockets, fidget spinners, and the fanny pack revival trends. Each popular with their target audiences and each were emerging trends at some point.

Combined with his years of experience, he, like many in the industry, has become apt in predicting certain trends.

In this case, he’s noticed three in our segment of the promotional products industry – custom awards and displayable products.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Bruce Fox

More Than Awards

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Mar 19, 2019 12:04:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 12 Minutes


It all started with an artist -a commercially trained artist whose early career was in advertising in New York as well as a sculptor and self-described “bon vivant.”

Throughout his travels, Fox had learned the traditional ways of metalworking and he was eager to bring his knowledge to the post-Depression American market. In 1938, he founded the company which still bears his name as the outlet for his artistic energies – Bruce Fox, Inc.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients

9 Services Bruce Fox, Inc. Provides

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Mar 5, 2019 9:05:00 AM

Estimated Read Time: 6 Minutes


Bruce Fox is unique in the industry, because besides creating custom and wow-worthy pieces, we also offer services few other suppliers (much less manufacturers) offer in the promotional products industry.

We are a design-build firm who offers a wide variety of services.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Bruce Fox

DYR – Diamond Acrylic

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jan 15, 2019 1:09:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 5 Minutes


I went to the St. Louis City Museum not too long ago. If you have kids, or are a big kid yourself, I highly recommend it. It is basically a giant indoor/outdoor playground with interactive (and educational) exhibits.

But what in the world does the City Museum have to do with DYR’s Diamond Acrylic?

Well, when I walked up to the front desk, I noticed a few things.

  1. The person behind the counter taking payment and giving out tickets.
  2. The glass panel separating us.
  3. The two desk signs. One talked about how they were rated as one of St. Louis’ top attractions while asking for us to go online & rate them on the that same site. The other was promoting “The Roof.” It seems if you pay a little more, you can get into another area of the museum that is only open during certain times of the year, depending on the weather.

How smart is that? The desktop signage didn’t take up much room, looked professional, and caught my attention.

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Tags: Sales tools for distributors, Benefits for the distributor, Benefits for the end clients

2019 PPAI Expo – Las Vegas

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jan 8, 2019 1:17:14 PM

Estimated Read Time: 6 Minutes


PPAI’s Las Vegas Expo is one of (if not the biggest) tradeshows for the Promotional Products industry.

It takes place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center from January 13-17 and each year it has grown bigger and bigger.

We’ve been attending for so many years, we’ve lost count and each year we see the same thing – a lot of stuff.

That’s the point of this Expo, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But when you’re walking through row upon row, aisle upon aisle, you start to just glace down the rows. However, when you do that, you start missing some of the exhibitors tucked away, out of eyesight.

Furthermore, we all know that over time, the products begin to blur, your swag bag gets fuller, and you start to miss your comfy bed.

Before we get started on what makes this PPAI Expo so unique, we’ve put together 5 expo tips – enjoy.

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Tags: Benefits for the distributor

New Sales Tactics for 2019

Posted by Kristina Hublar on Jan 1, 2019 12:13:00 PM

Estimated Read Time: 10 Minutes


While on the various Facebook groups, Twitter chats, and blogs, I’ve noticed a few key topics.

  1. Tariffs
  2. Interesting Products
  3. Sales Tips
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