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Our History

2019 - Present


In 2019, we unveiled an exciting range of high-quality, novelty drinkware exclusively on Amazon, marking the debut of our MugHeads Drinkware brand. This move was met with such enthusiasm that by November 2023, we had combined with, creating a unified shopping destination under the same trusted corporate umbrella of Effective Media, Inc.

2015 - 2023

Retail Mugs

While "Coffee Shop Promos" perfectly captured our essence, it never struck a chord with me. Acquiring back in 2011 opened a new chapter, but it wasn't until the fall of 2015 that we fully embraced our new identity. This pivot sharpened our presence in the coffee realm and ignited a steady climb in our sales.

2006 - 2015

Coffee Shop Promos

On a Saturday morning drive to a coffee shop rendezvous, I mused, "Surely a quaint shop's budget for promos must be just as petite." Yet, amidst our chat, inspiration struck. That epiphany catapulted me back to the office, where I birthed Coffee Shop Promos - the go-to source for custom-branded mugs for America's coffee nooks.

2002 - Present

Effective Media Inc

In February 2002, I traded the corporate world for entrepreneurial adventure, founding Effective Media on the iconic date of 02/22/2002. My journey began in Minneapolis in the realms of printing and mailing, but as I ventured independently, brokering print and web design became my forte. The venture took an exciting turn when a client's simple request for t-shirt printing marked the inception of our promotional products division.

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