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Promotional Products for businesses, schools and advertising needs.

What is Wheat Straw Plastic?

You may have heard of bamboo and eucalyptus being eco-friendly materials, but have you discovered wheat straw as a sustainable alternative?

What is wheat straw?

Wheat straw is an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic. It comes from the byproduct leftover from a wheat harvest – the dry stalk residue found after the grain is harvested. Common straw is typically a waste product, but throughout the years we have found additional uses for it, such as animal feed, bedding, thatched roofs, and now an alternative to plastic.

How is wheat straw made?

Basically, different components of the wheat straw are broken down to create polymers. These polymers are naturally formed, in contrast to plastic polymers which are artificially created. The polymers form a plastic-like substance which can mold into items like promotional cups, plates and straws.

Wheat Straw Features

  • Wheat straw is non-allergenic, BPA free, and meets FDA requirements, so it is safe for everyone.
  • There are no toxins added to increase the strength of this material, the natural fibers make it strong and sturdy.
  • These items are microwave and freezer safe, and can handle hot liquids up to around 200°F.
  • Wheat straw will not trap odors or produce mold.
  • The products created from wheat straw are also premium food grade.

Benefits of Wheat Straw

  • Wheat straw is fully biodegradable.
  • It takes less energy to produce than traditional plastic since it is a natural substance.
  • The material can be melted down to make new products again and again.
  • Wheat farmers can sell the byproducts for an additional source of income.
Is wheat straw gluten free?

In short: Yes! Although the name contains the word “wheat,” wheat straw does not contain any grain, and therefore no gluten. So if you have a gluten allergy, no worries– you can safely use and reuse these gluten-free items.

Sustainable Promotional Products

Wheat straw has become more and more popular because of its ability to create promotional products in an eco-friendly way. Check out our top 3 customizable promos made from wheat straw:

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1. Customized 12 oz. Wheat Mug

Upgrade your heavy ceramic mug to a light weight biodegradable wheat mug. These are microwave-safe…incase you need to reheat after one too many morning interruptions. They also offer a nice size imprint area to screen print your company’s logo on.

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2. Branded 16 oz. Wheat Travel Tumbler

Bring your drink on the go – hot or cold – in this sustainable custom tumbler. You have two custom location options to print your artwork on: the tumbler itself or on the colored band.

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3. Custom Buildable Wheat Straw Kit in Travel Case

Whether you are on a quest to save our oceans or trying to reduce unnecessary waste, a portable customized straw kit is the best way to set a green example, while getting your brand name out into the world.

Want to browse more green and reusable promotional items? Shop all of Executive Advertising’s eco-friendly custom products on our website today.

Avoid Shipageddon this Holiday Shipping Season

The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has quite literally changed everything in our normal day to day routine—we’re communicating through zoom calls, socializing virtually or at least a distance, working mostly from home, and shopping exclusively online or by the occasional curbside pickup.

The Only Guarantee in 2020, is That There Are No Guarantees

holiday-shipping-stats-7-millionThe holiday season is no different – you can count on changes happening here too. Expect extra hustle and bustle this time of year, particularly when you are mailing or waiting for a package. With major logistics companies and carriers like UPS, FedEx and USPS already shipping at near capacity, no delivery timeframe is guaranteed. Now, factor in holiday shipping.

Because of increased delivery volume and staffing shortages due to COVID, the major carriers have suspended any delivery guarantees. UPS stopped its service guarantee in March, and this is still in effect. FedEx put a halt to its money-back guarantee for their services until further notice. The United States Postal Service extended their Priority Mail and First-Class commitments by an extra day back in April. And it’s reported that up to 7 million packages a day between Thanksgiving and Christmas could face possible delay during this holiday shipping period.

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According to a holiday research survey by Accenture, 77% of shoppers still want purchases delivered directly to their homes. Most consumers have been understanding when it comes to product availability and transit times over the past 7 months, but patience is starting to diminish. Supply chains are now racing to ensure they can meet the holiday demand during this peak season.

As a consumer, to avoid the inevitable Shipageddon, the answer is simple: SHOP NOW! But seriously, don’t wait until the eleventh hour to order your employees their branded holiday promos or pick out custom Executive Gifts for your customers.

Shop Now, So We Can Ship Early

Let’s work together to ensure your customized promotional gifts arrive before the end of the year! As you do your part to order now (or early as possible), we will do everything we can to get your logo’d gifts shipped out ASAP. Executive Advertising is helping to mitigate this holiday shipping situation by working with our supply chain and have created a list of customized products that, although we cannot promise transit times, we are offering expanding ground shipping services for: Customized Gifts with Expanded Holiday Shipping Services for 2020.

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Holiday Parties are Out, WFH Swag Bags are In

It is no surprise that with a record number of employees working from home this year, most of us will also be spending our holidays at home. For many businesses, 2020 has brought a major shift to staff working remotely, zoom meetings (with the occasional dog, cat or baby cameo), and even turning Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) into, not only essential, but fashionable accessories.

As we enter the 4th quarter of this year, that is no exception – businesses must adapt to the way holidays are celebrated. Have you thought about how your business is spreading cheer to your employees during the holidays this year? That may mean planning a virtual corporate gathering, hosting an outdoor socially distanced event – or shipping a holiday swag bag straight to their home office!

What is a holiday swag bag?

We like to call it a party in a box – it can also be described as a collection of curated promotional products or employee appreciation gifts that are personalized with your company’s logo.

These are not just branded holiday gifts for employees, this is a totally new experience for your work from home staff – a surprise swag bag they get to unwrap at the end of the year.

The best part is, to build your own remote employee swag kit, all you really have to do is choose the items – the rest can be taken care of by your promotional products vendor; from the printing and assembly, to even drop shipping each package directly to your employee’s doorstep.

Follow these 5 steps to create your ultimate holiday swag bag:

  1. Sdownload the swag bag checklistet a budget.
    • Decide how much you are willing to dedicate per employee and stick to it. Remember this amount will cover the swag bag itself, the promos inside, art set-up charges, tax, and shipping. At Executive Advertising, our set-up fees are always free! That means more dollars in your budget to spend on your employees. An average starting point for a holiday swag bag is $30-40 per person.
  2. Determine the number of items.
    • Too few items, and your employees will be left feeling underwhelmed and underappreciated. Too many items, and your budget may start to spread too thin. Our recommendation is putting between 4-6 items inside your custom holiday appreciation kits.
  3. Choose your bag.
    • How do you want your items to be packaged? We suggest a zippered tote bag or sporty drawstring backpack. Another option is a custom gift box with die cut foam, however, be aware these may increase both your budget and production time.
  4. Select your items.
  5. Place your order and send in your logo.
    • Contact us for a quote or to place your order. You should also receive an art proof with your logo on each item before it heads to production. As the cherry on top, you can tell your employees “Happy Holidays!” by sending an insert card to be included in each kit.
  6. BONUS STEP for the lazy gift giver.
    • Forget about distributing the swag bags yourself — for a flat fee per box, we will drop ship your custom kits directly to each of your employees.

Show your staff that you are grateful for their loyalty and hard work this year by sending these employee appreciation gifts. You will not only end the year on a positive note with these swag bags, but will also be gearing up your WFH team to start out 2021 stronger than ever.

Head to Executive Advertising now to pick out the items for your customized holiday kits, and we will do the rest of the work! Don’t forget to download the holiday swag bag checklist to help build your perfect kit.

 

You Won’t Be Scared With Our Custom Glow Sticks!

Image result for halloween glow sticksHalloween Night Safety With Custom Glow Promos: Halloween is coming soon Thursday October 31st and we want to help and remind everyone of the important safety when trick or treating! Halloween is a super fun-filled night for children of all ages dressing up and going out to trick or treat for candy!

Some neighborhoods will be busier than others and we want you all to be prepared to go and have the safety items you need to be safe. The top 2 promotional safety items to use for Halloween night is customized glow sticks that glow neon colors and advertising flashlights.

Of course be sure to wear reflective clothing or have those imprinted glow sticks ready in hand or hanging around your neck that light up neon colors. We even have personalized glow bracelets at a low price of $0.44/each with your free logo.

You’ll be amazed of how many promotional glow items we carry here at The Executive Advertising! Our advertising glow products are fantastic for Halloween but for also glow type events. The 5K glow runs and parties like bachelor and bachelorette parties use marketing glow items.

So Happy Halloween to everyone and have a fun, spooky but extra safe night on the 31st of October! Go ahead and plan now for your big night of dressing up and trick or treating and grab those handy glow sticks, bracelets and other glow promos so you and your brand will be noticed!