Well, what a busy few months we've had since the Christmas break.
January is the month of trade shows in our industry and Fluid Branding have been represented by various team members at practically all of them.
First came PSI 2013 in Dusseldorf, Europe's largest trade show for promotional products. Miles, Peter and Ross visited first and checked out the vast array of new and exciting promotional merchandise on offer as well as immersing themselves in local culture. (say no more Pete!) Next was Matt, Hayley and John's turn.
A major trend from this show seemed to felt, notepads, folders, keyrings, iphone holders, all in felt! Other notables were "Sick chocolate" - white chocolate that looked like sick, head umbrellas, promotional body art (ooh er), limestone paper, banana and grass bags and various products made from recycled old nike trainers (they don't smell!).
Next came Sourcing City Live in Farnborough, a new trade show for our industry. A great time was had by Hayley, Gemma, Cat and Jemma. The party night photo booth was a particular highlight (see below!). A very well organised show that allowed us lots of time to talk with our lovely suppliers.
Then... (phew, told you we've been busy !) came the Trade Only Show attended by Matt, Miles, Ross, Jemma, Carrie and Amy.
Matt, Ross and Jemma went back to school with the BPMA training day and brushed up their sales skills.
The show was fantastic, the largest in the UK, lots of new ideas and products to see and the evening entertainment of JLS and Alexandra Burke was impressive and enjoyed by all!
So now we're back to the day job, armed with loads of exciting new promotional product ideas for our lovely clients and some really good memories!