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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]

School Box by Patrick Q

School’s Out—Time for Back-to-School Shopping Already?

Here at AT-A-GLANCE, we’re always looking for ways to make your planning and organizing efforts run smoothly and more efficiently. We also want to make sure these efforts permeate every facet of your life—work, home, school, family…you name it.

We want to help you achieve maximum productivity. And why not save you a buck or two in the process?

We’ve created a new section on the AT-A-GLANCE Blog where we’re able to pass along the best deals and promotions we have to offer. For example, this is the final week to take advantage of our End of School Blowout! School may have just ended, but you can get a jump on next year by doing some of your back-to-school shopping right now—and you’ll save 30% and receive FREE SHIPPING! Continue reading