Stay Informed with MOBO Promotional Solutions: Read Our Blog 

Did you know most people keep promotional products, from branded pens to travel mugs, for at least 6 months? That’s a very effective use of marketing dollars when portable and wearable promotional items make your name and logo highly visible. Find all the promotional products and apparel you need in at MOBO


After 30 years in business, our goal at MOBO remains the same: make the buying process as effortless as possible for our clients by giving sound advice and expertise. So, with that goal in mind, we thought a blog might be a valuable tool for our clients and prospective clients.

We are very aware that it is easy to become overwhelmed with all the incredible options of goods we carry. We always strive to point you to the best possible solution that will match your marketing objectives, timelines and budget while delivering the highest quality of goods we can source.

  • 14/09/2018
    Cotton and T-Shirts

    Here is a brief breakdown of the various types of cotton we most commonly see in North America:

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  • 11/09/2018
    Custom T-Shirts

    There is nothing quite as comfortable as your favorite T-Shirt is there? They are still one of the most popular items for branded apparel. However, the standard T has morphed into so much variety now though, whether it is in the fiber content, length of sleeve or body, the choices are truly endless.

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  • 04/09/2018
    Custom Embroidery

    Having our own Embroidery Studio onsite offers many advantages to our customers, but foremost is our attention to detail.


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  • 27/08/2018
    Promotional Solutions – Chocolate

    Whether you are buying for tradeshow or wedding or just as a year-end thank you for your best clients or staff, your gift will be appreciated.


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  • 20/08/2018
    Apparel – Corporate

    Your staff is the face of your company so ensure they are “dressed for success” as there is only one first impression! Whenever staff is out of the office for an event, you might consider dressing them professionally to help build brand equity for your company.


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  • 13/08/2018
    Apparel – General
    • Branded apparel gives a level of exposure that is unparalleled which is why it is the most popular promotional item category.
    • Choose material based on where and when it will be worn.
    • Remember pricing is always based on blank items – the way in which you decorate it will determine the final price.
    • What sizes should you buy for general stock? We recommend the following breakdown
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  • 06/08/2018
    Breast Cancer Awareness

    The time to start thinking in “pink” is now! As the events for this cause are typically held in the fall, we should be ordering right away to ensure availability of goods.

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  • 30/07/2018
    Back to School

    Back to School in our business usually means working with schools or organizations who need to order supplies in large quantities, i.e. Backpacks, Pens, Pencils or Sport Shirts for school teams.

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  • 22/07/2018
    Buttons, Name Badges and Lanyards

    Buttons are great for large events where you want your message to stand out. They can be very bold and colorful and yet inexpensive so you can afford one for everyone. Some things to remember:

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  • 10/07/2018
    Auto Accessories

    Depending on where you live, we can be spending anywhere from 1- 2 hours a day in our vehicles. The more your target market sees your logo, the more likely they are to remember your company when they next need to buy a product or service that you sell.

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  • 06/07/2018
    USB’s

    So often we produce USB’s for clients because they are a useful item that everyone needs and uses. They are also a perfect handout to give at a  tradeshow or as a follow up to a presentation. This is especially true if you have a lot of information to share but they don’t have loads of room to haul paper back with them from a tradeshow. You will be considered as an eco-friendly supplier/vendor and both they and their backs will appreciate you thinking of their comfort!

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  • 02/07/2018
    Stress Balls

    There is virtually a shape for every industry…from a tooth for Dentists to a cupcake for bakeries, stress relievers can be a fun way to share your message.

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  • 24/06/2018
    Sports & Leisure
    • Promo items and specific apparel are available for virtually every sport …from Hockey & Football to Curling & Golf, we can source something appropriate.
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  • 18/06/2018
    Tradeshow Displays & Signage

    Whether you are looking for outdoor signage that catches the eye or something to help you stand out at a tradeshow, we can help. From simple signage to fully branded static display stands we can help you design and source a winning display.

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  • 11/06/2018
    Tools

    It is always a good idea to start your search for a useful tool to give clients by thinking first about your specific industry. Look for something that will enhance or reiterate your message. For example, if you are an auto glass shop you may want to give an emergency hammer that breaks glass in case of an emergency.


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  • 04/06/2018
    Stress Balls

    Virtually a shape for every industry…from a tooth for dentists to a cupcake for bakeries, stress relievers can be a fun way to share your message.


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  • 28/05/2018
    Calendars

    Calendars are an excellent promotional item as 98% of people look at a calendar every day so it gives you year-long exposure!


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  • 21/05/2018
    Phone Chargers & Power Banks

    People are on the go with their phones and tablets now and as we all know, there is nothing worse than a “Low Battery Warning” popping up! As such, these are incredibly well appreciated promotional items to lend your brand to. 

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  • 14/05/2018
    Outdoor Fun

    Whether your clients hang out at the beach, in the woods or in their own backyard, there are appropriate gifts for all occasions that you can choose from. Making sure you are part of their leisure time ensures you and your product are part of those cherished memories.

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  • 07/05/2018
    Kitchenware

    If the number of cooking shows on TV is any indication, people are spending much more time in the kitchen nowadays then they have in years.

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  • 30/04/2018
    Keychains

    Your budget will most likely determine the material you end up choosing for your keychains: plastic, metal, wood or leather. While plastic may be the most affordable material to use, it can also be the longest lasting so don’t dismiss that too quickly!

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  • 19/04/2018
    Home Gifts

    When considering giving an item for the home, make sure to check on what your client’s company policies are about personal gifts before choosing items. You may be better off gifting the employee with things for the office vs. home.

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  • 16/04/2018
    Flashlights

    Flashlights are one of the MOST useful gifts you can give!

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  • 12/04/2018
    Eco-Friendly Gifts

    We are pleased to work with some of the leading suppliers who specialize in eco-friendly merchandise.

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  • 02/04/2018
    Office Supplies

    This is probably the most used category of promotional products because everyone needs and uses them: businesses, home-based professionals, schools and households!

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  • 19/03/2018
    Choosing a Promotional Item for an Awareness Campaign

    Lending your support to a cause is always a sound business strategy as it shows you care about your community. Here at MOBO, one of our core values is that we “reinvest in the community that supports us”. Your employees will be proud to volunteer for any given cause you choose and that in turn helps with retention.

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  • 12/03/2018
    Things to Keep in Mind When Buying Headwear

    Now is the time to consider restocking your supply of headwear for your spring and summer needs. The options in headwear are endless. We recommend that your first step be to establish a maximum budget per item and then work from that point. Some manufacturers require minimum quantities.

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  • 06/03/2018
    Things to Consider When Buying Umbrellas

    Spring is just a few weeks away and with that comes April showers…we hope! A perfect time to use umbrellas as a promotional item but they can be useful throughout the summer months too! Whether you want one suitable for rainy days, the beach or the golf course, rest assured we can help you source the perfect choice.

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  • 26/02/2018
    Things to Consider When Buying Branded Pens

    A promotional pen is the #1 item given as they are always used and appreciated. The choices are endless, so having an expert assisting you in choosing the perfect pen is advised.

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  • 19/02/2018
    Rebranding? The Advantages of Promotional Items

    You want the world to remember your new name and immediately identify it with the quality you stand for. 85% of consumers recall the advertiser that gave them a shirt or hat. When asked what types of advertising they like best, consumers under 55 prefer promotional products. They also prefer them 2.5x more than internet advertising.

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  • 13/02/2018
    Water, Water Everywhere…Some Tips to Keep in Mind When Ordering Water Bottles

    Congratulations! Giving water bottles is truly helping the environment as we want to cut down on plastic water bottles that are not reusable. This is a green choice you can feel good about aligning your brand with.


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  • 06/02/2018
    Tips to Keep in Mind When Ordering Drinkware

    The Drinkware category of promotional products is one of the largest and most popular because people need and use them each and every day. There is a wide variety of options so considering your budget is key but also do keep in mind the shipping costs.

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  • 24/01/2018
    Planning A Golf Tournament?

    If you are planning a golf tournament for this summer or just ordering for your staff tournament or corporate giving, you might want to read these suggestions. Here at MOBO Promotional Solutions we can help guide you in delivering a perfect day on the links. These suggestions are from the MOBO Promotional Solutions Buying Guide for Consumers – Simplifying Promotional Products.

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  • 22/01/2018
    The #5 Promotional Item To Give For Maximum Exposure

    Custom T-shirts are the fifth best promotional item to choose for maximum exposure. As per the ASI 2016 Edition of Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, custom T-shirts will give you on average 2,235 impressions of your company logo!

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  • 17/01/2018
    The #4 Promotional Item To Give For Maximum Exposure

    As reported in our January Newsletter, Outerwear is the fourth best promotional item to choose for maximum exposure. As per the ASI 2016 Edition of Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, writing instruments will give you on average 2,805 impressions of your company logo!

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  • 15/01/2018
    The #3 Promotional Item To Give For Maximum Exposure

    As reported in our January Newsletter, Writing Instruments are the third best promotional item to choose for maximum exposure. As per the ASI 2016 Edition of Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, writing instruments will give you on average 2,943 impressions of your company logo!

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  • 10/01/2018
    The #2 Best Promotional Item to Give for Maximum Exposure

    As reported in our January Newsletter, hats are the second best promotional item to choose for maximum exposure. As per the ASI 2016 Edition of Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, headwear will give you on average 3,634 impressions of your company logo!

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  • 08/01/2018
    The #1 Promotional Item To Give For Maximum Exposure

    As reported in our January Newsletter, Bags are the #1 promotional item to choose for maximum exposure. As per the ASI 2016 Edition of Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, bags will give you 4,724 impressions of your company logo!

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  • 02/01/2018
    Apparel Decorating Options: A Handy Reference Guide

    There are many options to choose from when it comes to decorating soft goods, such apparel and bags. These options include embroidery, screen-printing, laser etching and more. However, a product's material, size and the desired location for the decoration often dictate the decorating technique.

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  • 02/01/2018
    3 Tips to Consider When Ordering Branded Apparel

    Branded apparel gives your organization a level of exposure that is unparalleled. This is why it is the most popular promotional item category at MOBO. Whether you're ordering custom branded apparel for your team, promotional giveaways or for sale, you'll want to consider the following three tips.

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  • 02/01/2018
    Graphic Design Lingo: Understanding File Formats

    At MOBO, we want to ensure that you receive the highest quality promotional products available in Saskatoon and across Canada! That's why we work closely with you to create the artwork for your products, and try to make the process as simple as possible. However, we understand that, to our customers, it can sometimes sound like we're speaking a foreign language -- especially when discussing image file formats. So we created this guide to help.

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  • 13/12/2017
    What Are Hard Goods & Soft Goods in Retail?

    Here at MOBO, we carry and decorate hard and soft goods (also known as hardline and softline goods). What do these retail terms mean? Here are some examples.

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  • 30/11/2017
    What Is a Distributor?

    Quite often the team at MOBO is asked, "Where do you get your products from?" This diagram may help clarify our role in bringing goods to market.

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