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November 2015

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Responsive Websites; Isn't it Time Your Website Went Mobile-Friendly?

Sixty Percent. At last count, that's the portion of visitors that might be trying to view your website on a mobile device. Is your website responsive or mobile-friendly? If not, it's time to start thinking about re-designing your site on a responsive platform and providing a user-friendly browsing experience for what is rapidly becoming the largest segment of visitors to your website.

Responsive sites are those websites that adapt to your visitors' browsing device; websites that look and perform well on desktop also do so on tablets, phones and other mobile devices. DistributorCentral's new responsive website builder allows people of any web design experience to build robust, responsive websites that look great and feature products from DistributorCentral's vast, supplier-maintained product database.

Start with one of our templates or build your own site from scratch - the choice is yours! There's no need to be an HTML expert; our web editor is easy to use for beginners and yet powerful enough to provide experienced web designers an array of customization to make your site stand out from the crowd. What are you waiting for? Check out our new responsive web builder for yourself and get started building your new responsive, mobile-friendly website today!



Announcing the Winners of our 1st Annual DC Promo Pumpkin Contest

Thank you to everyone who participated. We had some really impressive submissions. If you would like to see all of the #DCPromoPumpkin entries, head over to our Facebook photo album, and like the ones that are your favorite!

Overall Most Creative: We all loved "George the Gourd" doing a variety of activities with his Perfect Imprint swag. Submitted by Jean-Paul Tamayo, Lead Graphic Designer from Perfect Imprints, Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card donated by DistributorCentral

Best Use of Promotional Products: Sarah Tomson, Customer Care Supervisor from EMT Indianapolis, Indiana
Sarah's pumpkin featured EMT products: Woven & USA produced Lanyards Survival Tool Golf Ball Marker Dog Tag with Bling Custom Badges/Lapel Pins Grip It Micro Fiber Screen Cleaners Speed Medal Blue Bike Light Die Struck Brass Challenge Coin

Prize: UltraClub Jacket donated by Bodek & Rhodes

Best Representation of Company Logo: Created by Kristina McWethy, Marketing Team Lead - HALO Corporate Office, Sterling, Illinois

Prize: Desert Sunset Biederlack Blanket donated by Kanata Blanket Co.

Winners may contact Stephanie at sprotz@distributorcentral.com to claim their prizes.

Thank you to our Prize Sponsors and again to all of the Participants. We look forward to next year's contest!


The Culture Question

The culture of any business is difficult to define, but we all know it when we experience it. An enterprise that is rich in culture will have high performing individuals accomplishing extraordinary things. Companies with a broken culture struggle mightily and are negatively impacted by the culture deficit. Culture is either an organizations greatest asset or most glaring liability. Even as most recognize the importance of establishing a strong culture, many simply don’t know how to create it. Below are 7 steps to ensure the culture you create will be one of strength:

1. Hire Right – When bringing new people into an organization, focus on passion above experience. The promotional products industry can be taught, but caring and passion cannot.

2. Always Communicate – Sit regularly with your team and discuss what is going and, more importantly, what isn’t. Allow all associates to share in an environment without fear of repercussion. Great cultures grow around people who listen.

Read steps 3 - 7 on our blog...

About brandivate

brandivate is a full-service executive outsourcing team that specializes in helping small to medium sized promotional products distributors profitably - and responsibly - grow their business. To learn more, visit brandivatemarketing.com.

Bill Petrie


Top 10 Searches in October 2015 

Keywords Searched - Last 30 Days Categories Browsed - Last 30 Days
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pen/pens Ballpoint Pens/Pens
postcards Display Products
magnet Badge Holders/Accessories
calendars Bags - Tote/Bag Accessories
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cards Cards
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Upcoming Events

Website Editor Webinar, Hosted by David Shultz


In this webinar we will preview DC's new fully-responsive, mobile-friendly website platform that allows your users to easily build and maintain e-commerce websites that adapt to any device. Plus a question and answer session at the end.

Wednesday, Dec 2 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm CT
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Distributor Features Overview Webinar, Hosted by Tiffany Tarr, CAS


In this webinar we will go over "How to Get Started in DC" and how to use all of DistributorCentral's features. All participants will be eligible for a Self-Promo Offer sponsored by a DC Pro or Platinum Supplier.

Wednesday, November 11 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
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Wednesday, December 9 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm CT
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Participants will be eligible for a Self-Promo offer from TradeNet!

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