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Flying The Stars And Stripes Right

by Susan Morgan on July 2, 2015

6a00d83451c49a69e201538f8f20e8970b-800wiWe’re getting to the time of year where Old Glory takes a place on center stage. And deservedly so. Seems like U.S. flags fly everywhere this time of year. We’re all proud Americans.

Flags got their start as military banners, a way to recognize an approaching enemy/ally. Early on in our own history there were several different revolutionary flags, but by June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress had selected one. The one we know. The red is meant to signify hardiness and valor, the white purity/innocence and the blue vigilance and perseverance and justice.

Flag Day didn’t come into existence until much later, 1949 thanks to a law signed by then President Harry S. Truman. The celebration of the holiday had started unofficially back in 1885 by a grade school teacher in Wisconsin. The flag we know today has been the official flag of the United States since 1960.

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79635_pennywise_lgIt’s an old expression that’s a perfect fit for what happens when companies set about cutting expenses without thinking about the harm they do to themselves in the process.

The first place cost cutters turn when looking to cut expenses is marketing, rooting around for savings by eliminating products that on the surface can be judged frivolous. Give aways, magnets, pens, mugs are all easy targets — giving anything away (imprinted or not) when money is tight seems wrong. Yet these hardworking items have a lower cost per impression than other ways of getting your message out. Things like newspapers, TV and radio spots.

Many companies, schools and non profits know how effective promotional products are. Politicians know it too, though they sometimes (most recently in Oklahoma) pretend they don’t. Whenever you hear such foolish talk, think about this. If promotional products were not affordable and effective ways to build awareness, to get a message out, would politicians be using these items themselves to win elections? Probably not.

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