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Inspiring Quotes for Empowering Women

On Sunday, the 8th of March, we celebrated International Women’s Day.

This day honours the achievements of women all across the world in a fight that has moved generations – the fight for equal rights. Throughout the past, women have been pursuing a better life, better work conditions, equal pay checks, the right to vote (…) – this battle has been bravely fought, we have accomplished a lot and launched a new era – many women are more independent and strong enough to stand up for themselves. But there’s still so much more to be accomplished. There’s still so many girls and women that are being denied their basic human rights. That’s why it’s STILL VERY IMPORTANT to acknowledge this date – we want the world to be reminded of our long journey fighting for gender equality, reminded that we have gone a long way, reminded that this battle isn’t over even though there’s more and more movements in supporting women. We believe that every single person on this planet deserves respect, love and freedom.

Interesting fact about Vietnam : Women in Vietnam plays a crucial role in the workforce; it is one of the countries in Asia where more women work. Indeed, this beautiful country has the highest labour-force participation rate in the entire world! An average of 79% of women aged between 15 to 65 are working, compared to 86% for mens.

On behalf of March 8th, Mindsparkz would like to send everyone a special gift – some inspiring quotes to empower women.

Inspiring quotes…

#1: “Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.” ~ Maya Angelou

#2: “A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.” ~ Coco Chanel

#3: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

#4: “The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we’re strong.” ~ S.a.r.k.

#5: “You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.” ~ Rosalynn Carter

#6: “You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement.” ~ Marie Curie

#7: “Women have discovered that they cannot rely on men’s chivalry to give them justice.” ~ Helen Keller

#8: “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” ~ Michelle Obama

#9: “When we empower girls hungry for education, we cultivate women who are emboldened to effect change within their communities and globally.” ~ Megan Markle

#10: “Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong, it’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.” ~ G.D. Anderson

Which one of these inspirational quotes for women was your favorite?

It’s always great to have some role models to look up to.

These words of wisdom can give encouragement and empowerment. This is also a way to celebrate and promote the achievements of women all around the world.

Hope you had a great women’s day !

Spread the love in the comment section below. Would be wonderful to know if you got inspired!

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How does China design products? Check out #127thCantonFair

Mindsparkz works with Chinese factories to design for export markets. How Does China Design Products and how do I access the best in class products? Well, we have been tracking one of the largest trade fairs on Twitter, with the hashtag #127thCantonFair. We love the greatest minds in the promotional products community coming together to spread innovation and creativity in the designs of and their products. Continue reading to find out fresh findings about what industry leaders are up to on Twitter and how Mindsparkz can help you unleash your creativity to form promotional products for your brand.

Tracking #127CantonFair on Twitter

While Mindsparkz isn’t a promotional products business or factory, we are a full service design agency specializing in designing promotional merchandise since 2013. Creating high-quality designs with manufacturing in mind for export markets.

For the past week leading up to the beginning of the Canton Fair, 15 June. Mindsparkz tracked hashtags on Twitter relating to the trade fair, to find out the fresh and ongoing insights on this global event. Continue reading for the fresh findings from the past 2 weeks we found on Twitter! 

It is no surprise that in the weeks leading up to one of the biggest trade fairs in the world, the engagement on Twitter with the #127CantonFair began to rise. The Canton Fair has grown to become one of the most well known and well respected trade fairs in the promotional products industry. It is a way of the community in the promotional products industry to come together and share innovative ideas within each industry. 

What we can look forward to on 127thCantonFair

As we look through the Tweets we tracked, we came across interesting ways companies are adapting to the virtual switch of the Canton Fair. Instead of physical booths, companies have been preparing set ups for virtual booths, in the image below. With links that will lead you to their exhibitions. How cool is that ??

Companies like Hvacstar have set up to prepare for the online showcase of their booths!

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In times of crisis and change we see brands unleashing creativity in their business! Other brands like Hune, have prepared an online introduction to their product.

What have Tweeters been saying?

We formed the word cloud above from the data sets of Tweets we collected over the past two weeks. The sizes of the words vary from the frequency of the words, the larger the word the higher the frequency. The words that stand out as seen are “online”, “trade”,  “suppliers”, “chat”, “import” and “export”

In this coming 127th Canton Fair that is going to be held online is something people can take advantage of using the benefits of online platforms and reaching out to a wider audience globally. With the exhibitors and exhibits present there will be factories who act as suppliers for promotional products which will be prominent in the trade fair. We also believe in the time where physical interaction isn’t possible, chats and communications becomes more important this year! As brands come together as a community there will be trade ongoing, with the importing and exporting of ideas and products over this fair.

Here are the top users on Twitter! Do you see yourself?

Being able to have the fair physically present or having it virtually like this year, Twitter engagement plays a significant role in the days leading up to and during the Canton Fair. It allows for direct engagement from brand to customer, start conversations, begin retweeting and get your product and exhibitions out there! Do you see yourself as part of the top influencers with #127thCantonFair?

How can Mindsparkz help?

Mindsparkz is full service design agency providing high-quality designs with manufacturing in mind for our clients. Although we are not a promotional products agency, we are just as excited for the 127thCantonFair and will keep our readers updated on this very anticipated trade fair. With the tons of inspiration and innovative ideas brands will see during this trade fair, Mindsparkz can help you bring your inspiration to life! We are a team of experience designers who are dedicated to designing promotional merchandise in the best interests on our clients. Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’d love to here from you!

Keep a look out for more updates on the 127th Canton Fair!

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Our authentic, creative and passionate staff works  every day to bring out the best for our clients. Our focus is to help you add that extra sparkle to your business! Be it in Vietnam or in any other part of the world! Interested? Contact us!

Top 25 Promotional Products from 125th Canton Fair – Product Sourcing

The 125th Canton Fair brought to us many new and innovative products! If you are interested in product sourcing, here is our list of the Top 25 Promotional Products consolidated from all three phases.

Find New Promotional Products at the 125th Canton Fair in 2019

Even though this may be the 125th Canton Fair from a year ago, these promotional products we spotted at the fair with a pinch of creativity will never goes out of style. Check this blog out!
We here at Mindsparkz are very experienced in product design, with countless product design projects for our clients! This blog will cover everything you need to know about product design to boost your marketing level!

Christmas is coming and due to the popularity of this product, we wanted to share with everyone the different stages involved in designing a custom snow globe.
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On-pack promotions

How to design On-pack Promotions

What are on-pack promotions?

On pack promotion is a sales promotion technique that is incorporated into the packaging of a product. This is commonly used for products that are in retail, and not as useful for the service sector. This technique is very popular with fast moving consumer goods, such as cereal boxes and toothpaste.

Why should I use on-pack promotions?

On-pack promotion is one of the most convenient way to promote your brand, as it is easily identified by customers when the promotion is incorporated onto the packaging. This is also a great strategy for marketing managers who want their brand their stand out from competitors in the retail environment.

How do I design an on-pack promotion?

On pack promotions can come in various forms. The main criteria is that it has to be part of the packaging. We’ve seen other brands do pretty well with discounts and premiums promoted on the packaging. However, we learn that these are not as popular as gifts-with-purchases. Gifts-with-purchases are much more enticing to customers as it gives them a perceived higher value of the product. We have simplified the process into 3 steps.

Step 1 : Understand your target customers and your product.

Market research is important, if time and resources permits. This will help you make a better judgement of your campaign, regardless of the strategy you choose to implement. For example, in the illustration – we try our best to design an appropriate gift that will make sense to the target customer. It is very crucial that your promotion aligns with your brand positioning.

Step 2 : Pricing

Sales promotions will always require an additional capital loss. Unless you own multiple fighter brands in retail, do not invest in sales promotions to make a loss. Therefore, take some time to plan out your expenses and returns.

Step 3 : Branding

The most crucial part of this is branding. We believe that sales promotions are not just about boosting sales volume, but also to create brand recognition. Relate your promotions to your brand as much as you can. Make sure your packaging has your website, brand logo and/or country of origin. Customers can sometimes associate the quality of your product with the country of origin. These are just some features of a packaging that will help with branding.

Why gift-with-purchase?

Customers tend to enjoy things that seem more tangible and therefore we recommend our clients to adopt a gift-with-purchase when designing an on-pack promotion. Gift-with-purchases are usually non-perishable goods. Therefore, when you personalize your gifts (with logos or mascots), it essentially creates a longer lasting brand exposure for your product.

What can Mindsparkz do for you?

Mindsparkz is a design agency operating under the ODM Group, with over 17 years of experience in the field of marketing. We help companies in almost every step of the process ; Branding, Product Design, Web Design and others. We can help you create your own branded packaging to help with your next on-pack promotion. This can also be complemented with our procurement office from the ODM Group, to help realize your designs. Check out our portfolio to check out our past projects.

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Vietnam national holidays 2020 : The Reunification Day and Labor Day

Reunification Day and Labor Day

There are 2 Vietnam national holidays : the Reunification Day that will take place the 30th of April 2020 and then the Labor Day that will take place the 1st of May.

Mindsparkz office in Ho Chi Minh will close for this important cultural occasion as well as all the factories and businesses in Vietnam. The office will be closed on 30th April, 2020 (Thursday) and will resume operations on 4th May, 2020 (Monday).

But what is the Reunification Day ?

This National Holiday marks the fall of the Saigon Government on 30th April 1975. This event signed the end of the Vietnam war and thanks to it, the process of unification of the Democratic Republic began.

This holiday is very popular in the country. Moreover, as it’s the day before the Labour Day, people who are working in big cities take the time to return to the country side and enjoy this extended break with family. Tourists take also this occasion to visit touristic sites.

All businesses in Vietnam are closed during those 2 days but most shops remain open.

How is it celebrated?

Big parades take place in big cities, flags will be flown everywhere in the country.

Usually, families come together with their elders to share a meal and love.

But unfortunately, due to this recent Covid-19 outbreak, gatherings will be prohibited during this special day.

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