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What is the “Just Do Good Campaign” ?

What is the Just Do Good Campaign? Gorilla Marketing CEO and UCLA Alum, Chris Arranaga created the Just Do Good Campaign in September of 2017. An avid volunteer within his community, Chris felt it was important to highlight the various student groups, organizations, and companies that #JustDoGood.handshake-2009195_1920

The goal of this campaign is to recognize, support, and reward student groups, businesses, and private enterprises who serve their communities in one way or another. Winners of this campaign will receive a FREE Swag Pack consisting of 100 shirts, 100 water bottles, 100 lanyards, and 100 cinch backpacks with their company or organization’s logo.

Have a story with a #JustDoGood focus? Share it with us for the chance to be featured on our blog and social media.  All submissions will be entered into our drawing and two organizations will be selected to win the swag package. The deadline for submissions is 11/22/17.

CLICK HERE to submit your story and tag us socially when you’re doing good using #JustDoGood.

Stay tuned for more #JustDoGood stories on the Gorilla Blog.

Just Do Good: Gorillas See, Gorillas Do!

Last month, we launched a brand new campaign that we are VERY excited about! The Just Do Good Campaign was created with the goal of highlighting businesses, student groups, and private enterprises for various #JustDoGood service acts. Groups submit their stories on our submission page (FOUND HERE), then we select from the stories that showcase people making this world a better place!

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Frankie with her sister, Gaby serving Thanksgiving dinner.

This week, we’re sharing a story about one of our very own Gorillas, our Social Media and Content Coordinator, Frankie Katafias. Frankie has been volunteering at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa with her family since 2014. She first became involved with the Soup Kitchen when her father volunteered his company for monthly service hours and brought Frankie and her sister along for the ride. Throughout her time at Someone Cares, Frankie developed bonds with fellow volunteers and the leaders of the Soup Kitchen. She learned the importance of preparing a warm meal and snacks for those in need. Whether it was peeling potatoes, sorting through produce or simply serving the patrons individually, Frankie was and still is touched by men and women who dedicate their time to serving.

“My experience with Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Tutoring Center has been humbling, heart-warming and eye-opening,” she said. She continues to serve whenever she can, and encourages others to donate food, time and other basic resources. No donation is too small.

To have your story published, please share it on our Just Do Good Submission Page.

Think Pink With These 8 Promo Products Your Brand Needs This OCTOBER!

With September starting TODAY and the first day of October only a month away, it’s the time of year when many are gearing up for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer has touched the lives of so many people in the United States and although pink promotional gear won’t cure this disease alone it will certainly bring awareness to various foundations that are involved with the search for a cure.Whether your brand is showing support for survivors, encouraging loved ones, and helping raise money for research, we hope this collection inspires you in your efforts to bring awareness to Breast Cancer with customized promotional products, and educational awareness tools for hospitals, imaging centers, health departments, foundations, groups, and businesses.

1. Coloring book featuring wellness tips. Coloring books are great for kids of all ages and can carry your message across all pages.

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2. Pink Athletic head wrap. Great for keeping hair out of the eyes and all eyes on your branding, these pink head wraps will ensure your message stays ‘top of mind’! 😉

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3. Pink Athletic Socks. Who doesn’t love a great pair of socks? And with cooler weather coming, these athletic socks are sure to set your event off on the right foot.

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4. Collapsible water bottle. About 87{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f} lighter than typical rigid bottles the foldable water bottles are easy to stash and go. Slim, when packed, they carry more than their weight in liquid refreshment.

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5. Reusable tote bag.

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6. Silicone cell phone wallet. Keep them thinking pink well after your event with an ultra-fun and functional silicone cell phone wallet.

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7. Breast Cancer Ribbon ice pack. Reusable ribbon-shaped ice pack can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Great for all of life’s bumps and bruises it’s sure to serve as a great reminder of your event.

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8. Breast Cancer Awareness cinch bag. Fill these Breast Cancer Awareness Drawstring Backpacks with pink ribbon candy, pink ribbon accessories, and more! Great for Breast Cancer Awareness funraisers and rallies, these stylish nylon backpacks are sure to be used year round.

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Interested in something else? Reach out and we’ll help you with your quest for essential pink ribbon-inspired items, including pins, stationery, pens, t-shirts, helpful kits, and more popular choices to support your walks, runs, and breast cancer fundraisers.




FALL In Love With These 9 Promotional Products!

With the first day of Fall right around the corner (September 22nd), we’ve compiled a list of promotional products we love, use often, and just can’t live without during the crisp, cool, and colorful autumn months. Our office Gorillas shared their promo product picks and the result is a wide variety of awesome items. So take a peek, use your imagination, and contact us with any questions or ideas you may have! We hope you FALL In Love With These 9 Promotional Products! 


1. With this umbrella, there’s no way the rain can ruin your latest campaign!

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2. Branded beanie’s keep the noggin warm while showcasing your logo in a trendy way.

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3 & 4. These fleece zip ups won’t let the weather or your prospective clients give your brand the cold shoulder!

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5. Made with sugar and spice and everything nice, this tin will keep your brand top of mind and leave your clients wanting MORE!

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6. As the weather cools down, the blankets comes out making Sherpa Throw Blankets an ideal way for people to get cozy with your brand.

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7. This mug is every coffee, tea, and hot drink loving person’s ideal accessory. Did we mention that you can customize these with a stackable message? #OMG

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8. Pair a Pumpkin Spice Latte with a stress relief pumpkin and squeeze worries away. Perfect for wellness programs and meetings, these are true seasonal favorites.  

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9. Ignite the spark and let your brand spread like the fragrance of a freshly lit aromatherapy candle in your home or office.

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What You Should Know About Chocolate Treats Products Before Ordering Them This Summer

Sunshine-filled days and warm nights make summer time enjoyable for all. Everything seems better in summer, right? Everything except chocolate. If there’s one promotional product that does NOT mix well with warm weather and sunshine, it’s chocolate. Chocolate is hands down the most challenging promotional item your company can purchase during this season. Regardless of where you’re located, most shipments will pass through parts of the country where the temperature exceeds 100 degrees fahrenheit- yikes! With that kind of weather, the chocolate as good as GONE unless the right care is taken. If chocolate is in your marketing mix this summer, consider three important tips before ordering chocolate based products for your brand.

1. Evaluate the Alternatives: Yes, chocolate might be a crowd favorite. Yes, it might impress your employees, seal the deal with that account you’re looking to secure, or even win over longtime clients. But there’s also a chance that even if it gets to you in perfect condition, it will get overheated waiting to get in the hands of your customers, or worse, on the trip back to their home or office. If you’re set on an edible promotional product, consider gummy worms, mints, pretzels, or even nuts at this time of year. We’ve got a vast array of delicious treats that are sure to please and stand up to the heat.

2. Make sure the vendor has “Warm Weather Shipping Policies”: If you’ve decided that you need chocolate for your event, Gorilla Marketing will reach out to one of our partners that has a Warm Weather Shipping policy. Basically this means that when the temperature exceeds 75 degrees, orders will be shipped in insulated in containers with ice packs. By doing this the product will preserve its shape and remain cool for about two days. It’s important to note that if you’re shipping beyond the two-day ground delivery zone, expedited shipping will be mandatory.

3. Have a plan to keep things cool at the event: Maybe your company already promised chocolate bars branded with your company logo… if that’s the case, consider how you’ll handle the giveaway the day of the event. Having a cooler on hand will ensure that the chocolates are stored at the proper temperature even if the event venue gets heated. And be sure to remind your folks to enjoy them early or get them to a cool place quickly.

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