About Julia Bartlett

Julia Bartlett is a veteran of the match industry. She has been in the business since 1988, primarily as a manufacturing specialist and also a customer service and sales representative. Julia loves the rich history behind the product, and enjoys promoting the elegant and unique features of matchbooks. Julia is also extremely proud to promote products Made in USA.

The Staying Power of Advertising Matchbooks

Even in a pandemic, matches are a good choice for restaurant advertising.  What else can you send your customers home with?  A business card doesn’t have the same effect as a real product bearing your restaurant name and logo.  And now, during a pandemic, is the time to customize the message.  Make it personal.  A [...]

By |2020-08-20T04:44:53-06:00August 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Staying Power of Advertising Matchbooks

Single-Use Lightweight Coaster

Custom Designs to Help You Bounce Back Made in USA Now is the time to try a lightweight coaster.  If you are clearing tables, tossing all the disposables, and disinfecting the table and chairs, then a lightweight coaster is right for you.  Especially now.  CDC is recommending disposable food service items whenever possible.   We are [...]

By |2020-06-19T13:20:43-06:00June 19th, 2020|Advertising, Custom Coaster, Events, Unique Promotional Products|Comments Off on Single-Use Lightweight Coaster

How to Buy Advertising in a Recession

Turning up the heat with Matchbook Advertising So your ad budget has been cut.  The pandemic has shifted dollars from ad spend to necessary operational or administrative costs.  Maybe you are so unsure of how the recovery is going to unfold, so you are holding onto your cash.  Or your boss has simply said “No” [...]

By |2020-06-17T09:15:25-06:00June 17th, 2020|Advertising, Matchcover design, Unique Promotional Products|Comments Off on How to Buy Advertising in a Recession

Traditional Manufacturing USA Matchbooks

There is a difference between Advanced Manufacturing and Traditional Manufacturing.  Some companies even think there are different types of "traditional" manufacturing.  For our purposes, we agree in calling Advanced Manufacturing those shop floors using robotics and other advanced technologies.  But at D.D. Bean where we make the Atlas Matches we disagree with identifying "innovation" as [...]

By |2020-05-15T12:52:16-06:00May 15th, 2020|Match Making|Comments Off on Traditional Manufacturing USA Matchbooks

Tiny Matchbook Art – Design a Cover Contest

Spark Your Creavitiy Somewhere, in the depths of your mind, is a Tiny Artist. And that Tiny Artist wants to create #tinymatchbookart. Why? Because, like any book, the matchbook conveys ideas and messages and images. Some matchbooks display a relaxing landscape or other lovely scene. Some matchbooks are covered in beautiful colors and designs. Some [...]

By |2020-04-21T13:33:41-06:00April 21st, 2020|Events, Matchcover design|Comments Off on Tiny Matchbook Art – Design a Cover Contest

You Might Be A Phillumenist

Do you like to collect keepsakes, to remind you of a special trip or another happy time?  If you do, and your memorabilia of choice is matchbooks, then you might be a Phillumenist. Collectible Matchbooks Collectors love to compare notes, and share details about their collections.  Searching the internet, you can come across any variety [...]

By |2019-12-06T16:20:33-06:00December 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on You Might Be A Phillumenist

Preparing for 2020 – New Offerings

The PPAI Expo is just around the corner, and Atlas Match is preparing some new items to bring to the show.  You might be wondering what the 80-year old manufacturer of matches could be doing that is new.  The addition of new printing equipment and upgrades to the assembly process have opened up opportunities for [...]

By |2019-10-10T14:53:09-06:00October 10th, 2019|Events, Unique Promotional Products|Comments Off on Preparing for 2020 – New Offerings

Happy New Year!

AMERICA’S MATCH COMPANY Almost since the time of its invention in 1892, the matchbook has played an important role in the history of the American promotional products industry. First used as an advertising medium in 1895 when actors from the Mendelson Opera Company in New York City pasted photos and slogans on a couple of [...]

By |2019-01-03T17:01:05-06:00January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Atlas Match Exhibits at PPAI 2019 Las Vegas Booth # 4536

Every year we ask ourselves - do we need to exhibit at the trade show?  It is expensive.  It is time consuming.  It is exhausting.  And it is the one time we get to see our friends in the promotional products industry!  Go PPAI!  This is still a face-to-face business.  The internet has made it [...]

By |2018-11-16T16:22:09-06:00October 23rd, 2018|Events|Comments Off on Atlas Match Exhibits at PPAI 2019 Las Vegas Booth # 4536

PPAI Product Safety Awareness – Atlas Match

Responsible sourcing is important today.  Many suppliers and distributors care deeply about the products they provide to their customers and clients.  The concerns depend on the product category and the intended audience.  Atlas Match has committed to product safety and become Product Safety Aware Certified by PPAI. Products intended for children carry a much higher [...]

By |2018-09-17T14:58:41-06:00September 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PPAI Product Safety Awareness – Atlas Match
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