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Black Friday Deals

Black Friday savings on
top-selling items!*

Moleskin Notebook and Pen Gift Set

This gift set includes one Hard Cover Ruled Medium Notebook and one pen packaged in a two-piece Moleskine gift box.

Minimum Quantity: 25
Pricing as low as:
Set Up: $65 / Art Proof: $12
Price includes 1 location debossed imprint on notebook

Grey Backpack

This backpack features an open main compartment and front zippered pocket.

Minimum Quantity: 100
Pricing as low as:
Set Up: $55 / Art Proof: $12
Price includes a 1 color, 1 location imprint

Miir Insulated Bottle and

Straw Lid Gift Set

This gift set includes one (1) 20 oz. MiiR® Vacuum Insulated Wide Mouth Bottle and one (1) 12 oz. MiiR® Straw Lid.

Minimum Quantity: 12
Pricing as low as:
Set Up: $65 / Art Proof: $12
Price includes 1 color 1 location imprint

Wireless Charging Pad

This wireless charging mouse pad is perfect for any desk. Simply use the kickstand on the back to prop up the top portion to charge your wireless charging smartphone while using the mouse pad and save desk space. Supports wireless charging at up to 1A for devices including: iPhone 8/8Plus/X/XS/XS Max/XR/11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/12/12 Pro/12 Pro Max/12 mini *Samsung Galaxy Note5/S6/S6 Edge/S6 Edge+/S7/S7 Edge/S8/S8+/S9/S9+/Note 9 * Google Nexus 5/6/7 * HTC Droid DNA, 8X * LG G3/G4, Lucid 2/3 * Nokia Lumia 920/930 *.

Minimum quantity: 20
Pricing as low as:
Set Up: $75.00 / Art Proof: $12
Price includes a deboss, 1 location imprint

*Discounts valid until 12/1/2020

3-Ply Adjustable Masks

Introducing our NEW 3-ply adjustable cloth face mask! Comfortable and adjustable to fit every lifestyle! They are easy to remove and you never lose. The adjustable neck strap allows your mask to stay clean and easily accessible! If you need to take your mask off, simply remove the ear straps and let it hang around your neck. The strap also allows for you to pull the ear loops tighter for a comfortable and snug fit.
The 3-ply cloth face mask is made with a pocket for an optional filter (filter sold separately). Made of 100% pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, it features three layers of uniquely woven fabric. The mask is secured in place with comfort fit ear loops that are made from 95% cotton and 5% spandex for a bit of stretch. With the neck band, the fit of your mask can be comfortably adjusted. One size fits most.
Decoration Method: Dye-Sublimated
Production Time: 12-15 business days


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Branded Items Foster Connection During Turbulent Times

We’re all adapting to new circumstances affecting our daily lives, including the way we do business. Whether it’s handling student orientations or commencements virtually, exploring virtual options for conferences, or helping employees navigate remote working, promotional products are a great way to bring a bit of joy to these uncertain days.

Below we share some tips for fostering connection during this changing landscape.

Q: Educational institutions from grade school through the university level are reacting to the potential that graduations and orientations may be rescheduled or cancelled. Some are considering going “virtual” through videoconferencing. Since these events are traditionally an opportunity for students to celebrate success and show school pride with awesome swag, what are some of the ways promo can still be included?

The Class of 2020 is feeling this in a significant way. Now, more than ever, swag will have a strong emotional connection and can be a great way to connect incoming and outgoing students to their school, at a time when connection REALLY matters.

Q: As people rethink large gatherings, many conferences and events are considering going “virtual” through videoconferencing. Since conferences and tradeshows are historically distribution centers for promotional products, what can be done?

Now, more than ever, event organizers will need to maintain their connection with attendees and exhibitors, even if they aren’t meeting together. Delivering a special “swag bag” to participants ahead of an event or after a virtual conference is a great way to connect and maintain top of mind awareness.

Journals are a great option and can be populated with the content for the conference, uplifting thoughts, and areas to take note of important ideas. Often paired with a pen, some of the top-selling journals include a tech option that includes images that can be scanned with any smartphone for instant access to digital content.

Q: The number of employees working from home has sharply increased. How will this shift influence the types of promotional products that are in demand?

Companies have a great opportunity to support their employees and build the company brand with a workforce that has suddenly shifted to a work-from-home solution out of concern for employee safety. Gift packages are a great idea to connect a remote workforce. Including branded home office essentials such as charging cables, Bluetooth® headphones and wireless charging pads, as well as versatile branded apparel like half-zips, knit jackets, and polos reinforces connection.

Q: Are there any other upcoming product trends that should be on our radar? Anything related to “social distancing”?

A heightened concern for cleanliness will likely be the new normal. As we’ve all seen, this means an increase in hand sanitizers, especially those attached to carabiners for easy access while on the go. Also, look for an increase in employees bringing beverages and meals from home. Coolers, food and beverage containers, really anything that protects food from exposure will see greater use.

Stay Healthy and Safe From COVID-19

In the promotional product industry and in retail, we are seeing a stock issue for hand sanitizer as people begin to prepare themselves for any illnesses that may come their way. Don’t worry, hand sanitizer isn’t the only way to keep hands clean during this time! In fact, it comes second to hand soap on the list of recommended care from the CDC. Being germ-free is more important than ever right now and understanding the ways for everyone to do their part in staying clean and aware is essential to staying healthy. 

Wash Your Hands 

Washing your hands with hand soap and water is the preferred method for keeping your hands germ-free and has proven to work better than hand sanitizer. The CDC recommends washing your hands with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. Our favorite and fun way to guarantee 20 seconds is singing Happy Birthday to yourself two times! It’s also important to avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands and always being aware of what you touch especially in public spaces. 

Stay Home If You Feel Sick 

If you feel sick, stay home to avoid running the risk of getting your co-workers, family or friends sick. Many companies are allowing their employees to work from home to avoid any sickness spreading through their office or to their clients! Find what works best for you and be open with your employer if you are feeling under the weather. It’s important to not be careless during a time like this. Be aware of your surroundings and the people around you, if you see someone that looks like they have symptoms of being sick, keep your distance and your hands to yourself. 

Clean and Disinfect 

Keeping your belongs and your home clean should be a top priority and should stay top of mind. Areas that are touched and used frequently should be cleaned daily to avoid the spread of germs. Disinfecting your car, kitchen table, bathrooms and kitchen should be an everyday occurrence to avoid any illnesses.  

Quick Tip: if disinfectant is sold out at a store near you, you can dilute household bleach or use alcohol solutions that have at least 70% alcohol.   

Stay up to date and alert 

Stay up to date on the risks of COVID-19 and understand the symptoms. It’s important to be aware of your surroundings and know the symptoms of COVID-19.  

For more information on symptoms, how it spreads, and general information visit the Center of Diseases Control and Prevention website on Coronvirus. 

A Coronavirus Controversy: DIY Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer and cleaning products are running scarce in a time where staying healthy is more important than ever. At Gorilla Marketing, we aren’t scientists … We just love promotional products and we understand that brands want to hand out branded hand sanitizer to clients during the Coronavirus crisis. With the heightened fear of the spreading virus and the desire to keep everyone’s hands clean, there has been a shortage of hand sanitizer in the promotional product industry and in retail.  

DIY Hand Sanitizer is proving to be a controversial alternative that many believe is not worth the hassle. We think you have the right to form your own opinion on DIY hand sanitizer and to find a solution that you see fitting for yourself during a stressful time. Below are a few interesting videos we found on the controversy that we think are worth the watch.  

The Telegraph, a national British broadcast newspaper, says experts don’t find DIY hand sanitizer as a fitting alternative to the store-bought kind. They talk through some of the common DIY recipes for hand sanitizers and provide an informational case as to why you shouldn’t try this at home. 

TODAY says that the golden standard is and always will be soap and water and to proceed with caution with DIY hand sanitizers. The focus should shift towards stocking up on essentials such as pain relivers, freezer friendly foods, fever reducers, and household supplies in case of a quarantine emergency.  

If you are still interested in making hand sanitizer on your own, CBS News shares a quick and easy way to make it with common household products. When making your own hand sanitizer at home, you should always follow the directions and use the correct products. 

The World Health Organization has easy to follow Instructions for a mixture that they recommend using when creating your own at home. The information can be found in WHO’s detailed guide to creating DIY hand sanitizer. 

We are not experts on this topic but the products we do offer in the realm of hand sanitizers are FDA compliant and safe to use. We understand that this shortage can cause branding frustrations and fears. Reach out with any questions you may have about stock shortages, shipments and germ fighting alternatives that we may have to brand!