Category Archives: Promotions & Contests

Design Your Perfect Office with AT-A-GLANCE

pinterestSound too good to be true? Too much like a dream? That’s the point. It’s time to design your dream office with AT-A-GLANCE.

acco pinsEnter the AT-A-GLANCE “Design Your Perfect Office” Pinterest contest for your chance to win some of our organization tools. From planners and calendars to desk accessories, you can finally have the things you need to keep your office running like a dream.

How do you enter? Use the form below and follow these simple steps: 

  1. Create a Pinterest board with “Design Your Perfect Office” as the title.
  2. Add a description to the board which includes #PerfectOffice as well as a short description of why you would love an AT-A-GLANCE organized office.
  3. Start pinning! Pin things that you would want in your dream office, including items from AT-A-GLANCE and the AT-A-GLANCE blog. Use #PerfectOffice in the description of each pin. Pins can include, planners, calendars, desk accessories, etc.
  4. Submit your board through our simple entry form below.

That’s all it takes to be on your way to better organization with AT-A-GLANCE. Enter today!

Submit your first day of school photos and win

Say Cheeeeeeeese!

Everyone takes pictures of their kids on the first day of school, right? Maybe those pictures can make you a winner!

Submit a photo of your child(ren) taken on their first day of school this year and send it to robert.sadowski@acco.com. Include your first name, your child’s first name, the grade they are entering and a subject line with “Photo Contest” included. We will be posting each one to our Facebook page so friends and family can see the photo—be sure to show off your new school supplies!

We will draw two winners at random to receive some Five Star back-to-school goodies. This contest ends Friday, Aug. 23 at 12 Noon EDT. Good luck!

[photo by libookperson]

Recommended by Professional Organizers, Enter to Win Your Own WallMates Today!

I’ve talked about WallMates dry-erase surfaces in the past and provided detailed information on why they are the best wall organizing solution for most homes and offices. But why take my word for it?Use WallMates at home, in the office or at school

The professional organizers at Matt Baier Organizing recently reviewed WallMates, providing an informative and positive report. As stated in their review, “The WallMate is the difference between ‘We should hang a whiteboard’ and ‘We HAVE a whiteboard.’ I recommend it.” Read the complete review on the Matt Baier Organizing Blog.

There are so many options available when using a WallMates dry-erase surface. For example, being in the midst of back-to-school season, we’ve seen them in student lockers and as the “central schedule” in many households.

How would you use WallMates? Give us your unique and innovative ideas and you could win a back-to-school prize pack featuring your very own WallMates.

Deadline for entries is Friday, Aug. 16 at 12 Noon EDT. Don’t wait any longer—get “stuck” on WallMates today. Good luck!

FREE STUFF! (We knew that would get your attention!)

Back to School with Five StarIt’s back-to-school season, and the shopping for new clothes and classroom supplies is well underway. We want to give one lucky reader an additional “boost” in their supply shopping—all we ask is for you to tell us a story.

And we don’t mean just any story—we want your best back-to-school story. Be it a funny experience at the office supply store or something memorable that happened on the first day of class last year, we’re all ears. We’re even interested in your favorite parts of back-to-school, and maybe your not-so-favorite parts.

The best “story” will receive a Five Star back-to-school prize pack with best-in-class supplies that are built strong to last long. The deadline for submitting stories on the AT-A-GLANCE Blog is Thursday, Aug. 1 at 12 Noon EDT.

Act fast and give us your best anecdote for back-to-school season. Good Luck!

AT-A-GLANCE Standard Diary

There’s Nothing Standard about This Diary

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “diary,” visions of John Boy Walton and Cindy Brady come to mind. I realize I’m dating myself with that comment, but I think most of you will agree—diaries are commonly associated with personal journals, and we certainly see the value in journaling.

However, there are also many uses for diaries from a business and professional perspective. Sure, they can still be used as journals, but we’ve found a lot of our customers have even more innovative uses for them. And one of the industry mainstays that they use is the Standard Journal.

Founded in 1850 by Edwin Dresser and Eben Denton, what eventually became known as the Standard Diary Company had modest beginnings in two rooms over a storefront on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge. The company produced small diaries and memo books on hand-turned presses from paper carried from Boston by the owners. The rest, as they say, is history.

While I could run through the many uses for these diaries and the benefits they deliver, I want to hear from actual (or prospective) users. Let us know how you use or plan to use one of our Standard Diaries, elaborating a bit on why they would be a good fit for your needs. Do so by this FRIDAY, JULY 19 at 12 Noon EDT and you’ll be entered to WIN your own 2014 Standard Diary (Item SD381-74).

Get practical. Get creative. Get writing in that diary! Good luck!

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Don’t Pull Your Hair Out—Keep the Kids Busy this Summer

Kids home for summer break? Are they making you a bundle of nerves? Have you literally started pulling your hair out? If so, we have a great “bundle” of our own to offer that will help you keep your hair right where it belongs.

For a limited time, you can get any of our Early Learning Bundles for just $19.99. Plus, you’ll receive a free gift with each bundle. What a great way to help your children continue to learn and have fun over the summer.

Keep your sanity in check and order now: Mead Early Learning

[photo by stuartpilbrow]