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Moving Box Theater

Brand Channel recently conducted an interview with Mike Callaghan, the vice president of brand marketing for Century 21 realtors, regarding the company’s new online marketing campaign. The campaign creatively uses cut-outs made from moving boxes in order to tell short, silent stories about the challenge of moving to a new place.   Each stop-motion performance […]
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Ready to Welcome a Local Business Back to California

This is sure to be a hell of a move: Y&H Mercantile, a boutique clothing shop in Richmond, Virginia recently announced that it will be closing up shop after two years on the East Coast and moving all the way across the country, returning to its roots in Oakland, California.   Although they’ll be liquidating […]

Impact of Northeast Blizzards on Shipping

With winter weather in the northeast once again making national headlines, we’re willing to wager that customers of our shipping services in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and other western locations are thanking their lucky stars that they don’t have to put up with the effect of blizzards on transportation and shipping.   But […]

San Francisco Tech Moving to Asia

Channel News Asia recently reported on the opening of a co-working space for startups in the San Francisco area. Block 71 San Francisco is a direct extension of the existing Block 71 in Singapore, and it signifies a growing connection between the West Coast and Southeast Asia tech industries.   The new space is expected […]

Winter Weather: A Packaging and Shipping Peril

The first bouts of winter weather are affecting much of North America, just ahead of Thanksgiving travel time and holiday shipping. Many of the same areas that are getting pounded by wind and snow right now have been unusually lucky in the run-up to this barrage. So it’s been pretty easy to think of winter […]

Budweiser’s Vintage Wooden Crates

For distributors, crate shipping might not just be a way to get a product to market; it may also be a way of promoting the product along the way. That’s the lesson from Budweiser’s classic wooden crate marketing gimmick, which was covered recently by AdWeek. The article itself seems pretty cynical, given its suggestion that […]

Lego Art Shipping

From September 26 through January 4, there will be an exhibition on display at the Old Truman Brewery featuring about 80 sculptures by artist Nathan Sawaya, all of them made entirely out of Lego bricks.   Check out some examples here.   If you’re a fan of art, or of Lego, you might look at […]
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Shipping from Summer to Autumn

We haven’t hit the official start of autumn yet, but with Labor Day behind us, summer is over in the minds of most. That means there is a lot of lifestyle change happening across the US, and with it there is a lot of reason for packing and shipping. In some regions, the weather is […]

What do you do with an Antique Motorcycle?

There is a massive antique store in Temecula, California, called Granny’s Attic Antique Mall. It contains frequently changing display pieces in its 30,000 square foot space, and is home to seasonal antique shows. Throughout the month of September, it will be showing off a 1957 Harley-Davidson motorcycle of which only 165 were made, one of […]
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Be Careful with Your Moving Boxes!

Celebrities are usually great resources for promoting awareness of health and safety issues. And you might say that this month, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles became an unwitting spokesman for moving box safety, when the 27 year-old athlete tweaked his foot in what he described as a “freak accident” while carrying moving boxes […]
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