Lunch and Dinner on the Run!

April 3, 2013 10:49 by Olha

I have outdone myself this weekend with delicious new recipes and tons of leftovers. My chicken bruschetta was a big hit! Despite all the delicous food, there were plenty left overs and had to be stored in my freeze-n-go lunch containers for this week. This really made my week super easy and relaxing since the dinners/lunches were all cooked. These lunch containers are lifesavers, you pack just enough in each for one serving size (lunch or dinner). Even the laziest of husbands should not have a problem heating this meal!


March 29, 2013 06:02 by Jon

At Motivators, there is one item in particular that I can say we have in any shape, size or form you want: a stressball.  Any event, industry, holiday, fundraiser you may have, we have a stressball for it.

Recently an ENT office called and asked for an ear. AN EAR? Yes, an ear stress ball. Item # 46942, all I had to do was type it in the Motivators search engine and it came up. I was a champ! I thought to myself, if we have an ear stress ball, what other odd items could we have? I made a list. Could any of these help promote your event?

Brains, any animal you could imagine, an alien, fire extinguisher, a taco, poker chips, an egg, a steamroller, lego blocks, an oil derrick, a wine bottle, a shrimp and my favorite a curling rock (see below).  In conclusion they have thought of everything to make into a small squeezy version of whatever you may want to take your daily frustrations out on!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday... CANESday!

March 28, 2013 04:28 by Ali

Well, I must say, it's great to be a Miami Hurricane!

After winning their last game against Illinois, the canes have made their way to the Sweet 16! And how sweet it is!

Living in Miami and being an alumnus of the University of Miami make for a great combination. I am in the heart of all the excitement surrounding the Canes Basketball team and the crazy UM fans (yes, I am totally one of them!) Tonight, they will play against Marquette for a chance to make it to the Elite 8 and I cannot wait!

A sports fan is no fan without the team gear, so I was pumped when I received an email from Hurricane Basketball for the Sweet 16 branded apparel.

 With over 60 pages of Canes Swag, there is something for everyone! And while I love all the new gear options, I am a little superstitious and plan to wear the same Hurricanes branded V-neck t-shirt I wore during the game last week. Don't fix it if it ain't broke, right? Well, that's how I see it at least.

Anyways, I can't blog about my canes without touching upon Fantasy Basketball. Unfortunately, my bracket is nothing to brag about but I do have my Canes taking it home! With one of my Final Four teams already out (Thanks, Gonzaga!), I am hoping for a faceoff between Umiami and Duke (EW!). Wouldn't it be nice to beat on of our biggest rivals?

So tell me, who are you rooting for? How is your bracket doing? And can I get a... C-A-N-E-S CANESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!


Healthy and Delicious

March 27, 2013 11:20 by Olha

Staying healthy is/should be on the top of everyone's list! In the past few years, I have been slowly trying to eat healthier and buy super foods, which I can say is definitely paying off.

This is not an easy thing to do since most "healthy" foods are boring and not as delicious as the junk we all love. Ozlem, my co-worker, found a great recipe for a strawberry/lime smoothie. It's very simple and tastes delicious. Most of the ingredients you can find right in your kitchen and it makes for an easy super food drink.

Grab a mason drinking jar and a straw and you are ready to celebrate spring with a kick of health!

St. 'PADDY'S' Day!

March 15, 2013 09:34 by Jon

Much like many of my past blogs, this one is going to talk about how much exposure your brand can get at bars and restaurants. St Paddy's day is a perfect example. 

Everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's day and everyone wants to have a good time. What better way than by giving out promotional products that party goers will keep and use after the parties are over? All you basically have to do is throw it at them!

From the bartenders or the host or hostess, or even through raffles and drawings. These items will go home with the people, and if they are useful enough, be used again and again. Don't have a good idea of what to give out? Call one of the specialists at Motivators to help you out! We have over 50,000 promotional items to help people remember your business. We also have a very user friendly website to help filter your choices!

Would you mind filling out this questionnaire?

March 14, 2013 08:58 by Ali

"Ma'am, Would you mind filling out this questionnaire?"

I am sure we have all heard that question before. Whether it's a company gathering information, student organization trying to research for a class, advocacy group spreading the word, government entity polling the audience, or start-up company figuring out their next move.. Does it ever feel like everyone wants you to answer their questionnaire? Well, I know I feel that way. And while I would like to think of myself as friendly and eager to help, sometimes I just don't feel like it. I might be in a rush to make an appointment or simply don't feel like talking. However, throw in a free giveaway and my eyes light up. (Now, I'm not saying I will miss my appointment for it, but I am more likely to stop by later).

Anyways, I hate to be brutally honest, but time is money and a little incentive never hurt anyone, right?

A few weeks ago while in Fort Lauderdale (at the same street fair with the Florida Lottery Booth), I suddenly noticed a commotion of people. I went over to see what all the fuss was about and assumed it had to be an art demonstration or street dancer or something of the sorts. Never in a million years did I expect it was people waiting to answer questions so that Lincoln Mercury could gather data that even money can't buy!

So, when I walked over confused, one of the surveyers (as I will call them) from Lincoln Mercury asked me to take their questionnaire, and informed me that in return I would receive an awesome branded water bottle. Shockingly (or not), I said, "Why, of course!" The bottle is similiar to our Tritan Water Bottle - 33 oz. and they even had a water dispenser so that you could fill up your bottle and be on your way to enjoy the rest of the Art Fair.

Now, Lincoln Mercury is by no means the first company to think of the freebie technique, but it certainly seemed that way. So the next time you want to gather invaluable information straight from the source, show them a little TLC and choose a promo item or two from It will change everything, I promise.

2013 Spring Craft Beer Festival

March 8, 2013 09:26 by Jon

This Saturday, March 9th at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, is the 7th annual 2013 Spring Craft Beer Festival. In the event center's 60,000 square foot area, there will be over 50 brewers from all over the country, pouring their selected brews.  There will be tons of food and a beer garden to enjoy. 

Now what is the point of brewers from all over the country, to come do this for almost no profit? ADVERTISING! That's what. They will hand out t-shirts and mugs and necklaces, all featuring their brewery's name and information.

When this event is over, their name will be on your apparel or kitchen water cup for a long time to come. They realize how important it is to get their product out there. Almost as important as name recognition and this event will ensure that.  So grab your promotional glass mug and support some small company breweries.  I forgot to mention, it's a blast!

Rain Rain Go Away!

February 27, 2013 11:09 by Olha

I look out the window each morning to see what the weather is like, and this usually determines my wardrobe.

Today I saw that rain was on the schedule, so I pulled out my Nor'easter Rain Jacket and headed off to work. Traffic this morning was just ridiculous! As soon as a few drops of rain fall, we all screech to a halt on the highway. While normally it takes 15 minutes to drive to work, today it took me a little over an hour.

So what is a girl to do in all this traffic?! Luckily, Elvis Duran and the Morning Show keeps me laughing and distracted during the long haul to work. I get so into their conversations that I feel like I am there with them, and then someone honks their car and I realize I have only moved one exit. The Elvis Duran and the Morning Show is just so addicting!


Better than a bag of peas!

February 20, 2013 09:52 by Olha

I have come to the unfortunate realization that I am not getting any younger. I notice more aches and pains that have gradually snuck up on me. I do the best I can to stay in shape but as we all know, "Ain't nobody got time for that!"

There are so many distractions and events going on that don't allow exercise/fitness time. At the end of the night, there is nothing better than an Aqua Pearl hot/cold pack to melt the stress away and ease the pain. These hot/cold packs come in fun colors and are definitely better than putting your dinner on your sore muscles. 

Custom Printed Aqua Pearl Hot/Cold Pack

Love my Nano Speaker!

February 6, 2013 10:08 by Olha

I recently purchased this small and cute nano speaker, which is probably one of the most amazing promotional products currently on the market. For something this small I cant believe how much sound it gives off and the portability of it is slightly more than AWESOME! I have finally found the perfect way to listen to music on the beach, park, or just hanging out in the backyard with some freinds. The Nano comes in fun colors, such as green, blue, red, yellow..etc. Technology has come along way, this little gadget works with your bluetooth device to give off high definition sound. No more annoying wires!


Spreading the Love

February 5, 2013 03:59 by Sam

Valentine's Day is slowly creeping upon us. This year here at Motivators, the sales department is really trying to step up the decorating for all the Holidays.  The previous years, I have been told, have been dismal at best.  It is not for a lack of effort by our wonderful sales manager Laurie, but she can only do so much without full cooperation! I have taken the lead this year starting with Valentine's Day.  Hanging around the sales department are hearts and baby cupids!  Also every week each sales member gets three fill-in-the-blank conversation paper hearts.  You can give them out anonymously or to whoever makes you smile that day!  What will you do for your coworkers this Valentine's Day? Check out some of these ideas: Valentine's Day Promotional Products.