AirPods Dominates 2019 Holiday Season

There’s no doubt that Apple AirPods, along with the new AirPods Pro, which launched in October 2019, continue to dominate in the tech gifts category over the 2019 corporate gifting season.

Even with the product shortage that consumers experienced this past holiday season, we helped countless businesses customize Apple AirPods and AirPods Pros for gifting opportunities. 

Our proprietary UV proprietary printing process allows for high-quality, full-color graphics to be permanently bonded onto devices. Because it is a direct print, the artwork won’t peel, flake or fade. Additionally, many clients also leveraged using custom device sleeves and gift wrap to create a memorable unboxing experience.

Check out a few highlights from FUSION OF IDEAS’ 2019 corporate gifting program:

A Winning New Look for Vegas Golden Knights

NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights announced broadcasting talent changes in the fall and most recently, revamped the look of their in-studio mobile technology. 

FUSION OF IDEAS worked with the Golden Knights to refresh the devices used by the new broadcast team by creating a custom design for their Apple Macbook Air laptops and iPad Air. The new artwork features the team’s logo in full color and is adhered to the laptops and iPad using FUSION OF IDEAS’ heat-bonded protective film, StealthArmor.

Fans can watch the Golden Knights on all regionally televised AT&T SportsNet game broadcasts. AT&T SportsNet, the official TV home of the Vegas Golden Knights, will produce and televise 76 games during the 2019-20 regular season.

We Are PPAI Proud

FUSION OF IDEAS is now a member of Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), the world’s largest not-for-profit trade association of the promotional products industry. 

For more than a decade, we have committed to helping our clients create powerful brand experiences to mobilize and grow their businesses. We do this through our laser etch, full-color direct print and StealthArmor branding solutions, as well as custom device packaging. 

Additionally, we are proud to hold the ‘Product Safety Aware’ status in PPAI’s Product Safety Awareness Program. This means we have met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements.

Maintaining this status is an ongoing effort we are committed to. We are dedicated to continuing education on all matters related to product safety and compliance in an effort to increase the value in the service that we deliver.

Founded in 1903, PPAI has a long history of leadership in the development of training and education programs meant to enhance safety programs in the promotional products industry. The Association is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit trade association for the $18.5 billion promotional products industry and is the leading provider of promotional products safety and compliance training and education with more than 50-years of professional development and certification.

Continuing the Kidd’s Kids Tradition

For more than 25 years, Kidd’s Kids has taken children with life-threatening and life-altering conditions and their families on an all-expense-paid trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

For the ninth consecutive year, FUSION OF IDEAS has gratefully donated our app development and customization services to this amazing cause. Together with Best Buy and Microsoft, we provided and personally handed out customized Microsoft Surface laptops to each Kidd’s Kids family. Each laptop was personalized with trip information preloaded in the devices.

Customized Microsoft Surface laptops were presented to each Kidd's Kids family.
Customized Microsoft Surface laptops were presented to each Kidd’s Kids family.

The gift of technology is an impactful one for the families. The children use these devices for schoolwork as well as entertainment when they are in the hospital, and for some, who are nonverbal, technology devices are valuable communication tools.

Kidd Kraddick founded Kidd’s Kids in 1991 with a dream to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who were dealing with life-altering conditions. The Irving, Texas-based organization has sent over 4,000 children and their families on a trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The FUSION OF IDEAS team and families onsite to help present the laptops.
The FUSION OF IDEAS team and families onsite to help present the laptops.

A Personalized Experience at the Rise Business Conference

Motivation speakers and media moguls, Rachel and Dave Hollis of The Hollis Company, recently led the Rise Business Conference in Charleston, S.C., where more than 6,000 small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs gathered for three days of learning. 

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6,200 entrepreneurs came together this weekend for our first conference bringing our event count to 17K+ attendees in 2019. I have a hard time processing that so many people would fly in from other countries and drive across states and pay for hotel rooms and get childcare and take on a thousand other hurdles I’ll never fully know but totally appreciate— just to be with us at a RISE weekend. I’m so grateful to EVERY attendee who put their faith in me and our team. I pray that each weekend was a blessing to you the way it was to us. Most importantly I feel honor bound to tell you that this year stretched me and challenged me in ways I can’t even explain. A year ago today I was looking at the audacious goals in front of me and felt nowhere near emotionally or physically strong enough to pull them off. I didn’t even know HOW we’d pull it off. To my knowledge, there isn’t another woman on earth who puts on multi day conferences / speaking each day for 4+ hours (or one time 6.5 because I went WAY over teaching / to crowds this size. When you’ve never done something before and haven’t ever seen someone like you do it either, it’s scary as hell to take it on. So I’ll tell you what I told my fellow entrepreneurs this weekend… the secret to how I achieved this success (and every other in my life) I took one more step. And then another. Even when it’s terrifying or you feel weary to the bone you can always take one more step forward. One more step. And another. It adds up. I finished up yesterday and as I sat on the plane home I said the most sincere prayer. I looked out the window and thought “Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God! Thank you for making me strong enough. Thank you for holding me up. Thank you for helping me take one more step. I hope when they looked at me they saw you. I hope when they heard me tell them I love them what they really heard was that YOU love them. I hope they know they are capable and worthy. I hope they saw your strength and your provision— even if I did drop a few f bombs. Thank you for showing me big dreams and for giving me big opportunity. Amen.” Thank YOU friends. #risebusiness #risexdallas #risexminn

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The conference’s VIP experience included a wealth of exclusive opportunities like a VIP lounge, professional headshots and preferred seating. VIP attendees were also welcomed with swag bags that included personalized Apple AirPods, customized by FUSION OF IDEAS.