TheMatchGroup Announces Their New Website!

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TheMatchGroup is proud to announce it’s NEW Website that’s viewable on your desktop computer and on your mobile devices!

Please take the time to visit www.GetMatches.com and check out our interactive tools to upload your logo and create your own match book and match box art layout designs!

TheMatchGroup was founded to provide the most efficient & responsive customer service, while offering the LOWEST Factory-Direct Prices and the Quickest Delivery Time in the industry. We produce the highest quality matches and promotional tabletop paper products at low factory direct costs. We offer the fastest order turnaround on the most popular domestically produced match books and boxes – from “proof to product” in a blazing 15 days!

With over 30 years in the industry, company founder Joe Danon’s passion and devotion to the historic importance, whimsy and efficacy of match advertising is unrivaled. His devoted and loyal clientele have long benefited from his “Love of Light,” graphic design expertise and unparalleled product knowledge.

TheMatchGroup relies upon the strong industry relationships Joe has forged over the past thirty years with the major match and tabletop paper product manufacturers located in the US and the Far East. With streamlined management and low overhead, you will benefit from the most efficient & responsive customer service, the lowest prices, and the fastest turn-around on our U.S made match books and match boxes as well as our wide range of promotional products.

Go ahead and take a test drive at our new website GetMatches.com to select the best match or promo product that will effectively and economically promote your your business. In addition to our high quality US made match books, match boxes, and branded paper products, we also offer a wide range of promotional products today!guaranteed to fire up your brand!

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Led Zeppelin’s Starship One Jet’s Match Boxes Sell for $700 on the History Channel’s Pawn Stars TV Show!

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Pawn Stars Starship One Matchboxes

We bet you’ll never guess what was valued at as much as $3,000 on a recent episode of “Pawn Stars…”

Matchboxes. Wait, what?!

But wait, these weren’t just any old matchboxes — they were from Led Zeppelin’s legendary Boeing 720 plane, The Starship One. (Video via YouTube / Thanasis Papadimitrou)

“If you framed them up and presented them well, $2,500 to $3,000 dollars for these,” said Warwick on “Pawn Stars.”$2,500 might seem like a lot for some matches, but rock and roll collectors would go crazy or this stuff.”

After an expert [in paper ephemera] examined the matchboxes, they were deemed authentic.

And if that wasn’t cool enough, each box included The Starship One’s logo and the names of several important passengers it carried over the years, including Elton John, Peter Frampton and Alice Cooper. Rock on.

There’s actually a huge demand for vintage matches, matchbooks, and the matches themselves in the collection world. In fact, there’s thousands of active listings for them on eBay.

But the seller of The Starship One matchboxes only needed to go as far as the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop to find a price he was happy with.

He ended up selling the collection for a cool $700. Now, that’s aplane good deal!

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To order your business’ own branded matchboxes get in touch with the experts at TheMatchGroup and call us at 800.605.7331 to get the painless process started today! Continue reading

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NEW Facebook Group Created for Fellow Lovers of Light (a.k.a. Match Collectors)

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All you Hard Core (and not so Hard Core) Match Collectors out there, please be sure to check out my new FB Group “Advertising Match Book & Match Box Collectors Group”

http://www.facebook.com/matchcollectorgroup

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALots of great pics of a sampling of #matchbooks and #matchboxes that Joe Danon and #TheMatchGroup have produced over the past 28 years! Please feel free to post pics of examples from your match collections. Enjoy!

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To order your business’ own branded matches go to: http://www.GetMatches.com or CALL 800.605.7331 Today!

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New York TImes Article: What Flying was Like Before The Smoke Cleared

Great Article from The New York Times February 23rd, 2015

What Flying Was Like Before the Smoke Cleared

Believe it or not, smoking was banned on domestic flights only 25 years ago!

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“It’s probably difficult for anyone who isn’t middle-aged or older to comprehend, but people could smoke cigarettes on airplanes until Feb. 25, 1990. That’s when the federal government, after years of pressure from a union, the Association of Flight Attendants, finally banned smoking on all but a handful of domestic flights over six hours in duration. Ten years later, smoking was prohibited on flights between the United States and foreign destinations. Today, virtually every commercial flight in the world is smoke-free.”

Prior to that period from the beginning of air travel smoking was permitted on ALL FfLights -Domestic and International.
Here is a collection of airline advertising match books that were distributed in the airport terminals and on board the aircraft.

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“The flight attendants union began fighting for a smoking ban in the late 1960s, against fierce opposition from the tobacco industry. “It was a real uphill battle,” Ms. Nelson said. “For us this was a workplace issue; we had members who were experiencing shortness of breath and all of the problems created by secondhand smoke, up to and including deadly diseases like lung cancer. We really were the tipping point that allowed for smoke-free workplaces in this country.”

“Robin Koval, the president of Legacy, a nonprofit organization that works to discourage tobacco use among young people, said that flight attendants’ efforts were crucial in creating smoke-free workplaces for everyone.”

Today, advertising matches are used for lighting candles, barbecues, fireplaces, camping -anywhere instant fire is needed! While those that smoke rely upon butane lighters to light their cigars or cigarettes.

To order your business’ own branded #match books or #matchboxes contact TheMatchGroup or CALL 800.605.7331 TODAY!

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AMC’s New Show “Better Call Saul” Featured An Advertising Matchbook In It’s First & Second Episodes!

The first & second episodes of AMC’s New Show “Better Call Saul” Featured An Advertising Matchbook as a major plot device!

This new Spinoff from AMC’s hit series Breaking Bad has the makings of another big hit!

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If you watched the first episode that was broadcasted 2/8 and the 2nd episode on 2/9, Jimmy McGill’s (who will later change his name to Saul Goodman) advertising matchbook was used as a major plot device. The matchbook was prominently displayed with the logo & ad copy “JAMES M. MCGILL A Lawyer You Can Trust” being advertised on his matchbook. It was pointed out to him that his advertising matchbook caused a conflict of interest with a much larger law firm that happened to include his brother’s same surname “McGill” as being listed as one of it’s founding partners in the larger firm’s name! So his brother advised him to change the name of his practice and use his new name for printing on his matches!

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Then in the second episode, his advertising match book SAVED HIS LIFE when he was about to be wacked by a drug gang!

Whether your business is a law firm, restaurant, candle maker or tobacconist: “Better Call The Match Group” at 800.605.7331 for (S)ALL of your Advertising Match and Promotional Product needs! GoTo:
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Today!

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Joe Danon Quoted re. The Resurgence in The Popularity of Advertising Matches in BALTIMORE BUSINESS JOURNAL 10-27-2000

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Joe Danon Quoted in The Baltimore Business Journal
10-27-2000

REKINDLING THE FLAME

“With the rise of the Internet, people have come to expect instant service, yet the match industry is still a smokestack industry,” said Joe Danon….”The production mechanisms all date back to World War II or before — there are no new match factories coming on line — and so the production side has not risen to the level that the current marketplace expects.”

The situation can be remedied. Danon rushes through first orders for new clients, and then gets clients on automatic reorder schedules so that no one ever runs out. He also spends a lot of time making nice to clients who can’t understand why it takes less than a day to get business cards printed, and more than two months to get matchbooks.

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As for the presumed bigger problem, the stop-smoking craze, Danon said it hardly comes up any more.
“As an advertising vehicle, restaurant owners have learned that toothpicks don’t cut it. Business cards don’t cut it. They just don’t have the same perceived value,” he said. “You can pay a dollar for a business card and still get better value from a 5-cent matchbook because it is in essence a functional business card. It is something people can use.”

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To order your business’ own branded #matchbooks or #matchboxes GoTo: TheMatchGroup or CALL 800.605.7331 to speak with one of our Match Mavens TODAY!

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Vanity Fair Magazine Feature FANFAIR July 2000 Issue “A Certain Flare” Celebrating the Resurgence of Match Advertising After Smoking Bans Were Implemented Throughout the U.S.

VANITY FAIR Magazine July 2000 Issue

FANFAIR ARTICLE “A CERTAIN FLARE” FEATURING the Resurgence of “Signature Matchbooks” [branded matches]

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This article celebrates the resurgence along with the relevance and effectiveness of branded restaurant matches right after several major cities had implemented their smoking bans, circa July 2000.
The article’s writer Steve Garbarino, made the argument for restaurants to continue purchasing and distributing their decorative advertising matches for them to serve the important purpose of being used as an alternative [functional] business card.

The majority of the matches pictured in the article happened to be produced by Joe Danon such as PASTIS, MATCH, MOOMBA, JOE’S PUB, CAMPAGNA, BAR CODE, FLORENT, CAFE LOUP, ODEON, LEMON, BOND ST, RESTAURANT DANIEL and ASIA de CUBA.

Branded match boxes and match books act as viral advertising that are used as an effective method for recommending a restaurant by being passed by a person who had a pleasant dining experience at the restaurant to their friends and family.

Historically, advertising matches have always been treasured as collectibles and as mementos of good times and travels that continue to make their intended repetitive impression on the restaurants’ clientele until the last match has been struck -and sometimes even years later!

To order your business’ own branded matches call 800.605.7331 or goto TheMatchGroup Today!

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Brides Magazine Feature on Decorative Wedding Matches for Favors

Brides Magazine Feature on Decorative Wedding Matches for Favors

Article from Brides magazine dated Nov 2005 Issue “411 BRIDES parties & planning”

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The feature represented 8 different decorative match boxes that were recommended and available at the time for the Bride to be to purchase for use as party favors and to pair with decorative candles.
The “Pink Stripe” patterned Cylindrical Style match box and the “Green Polka Dot” BXQ3 -20 stick Rectangular design match box were produced by the company UtilityHome where I was a partner with the very talented Graphic designer Susan Fisher. Susan was responsible for designing these two match boxes among dozens of other matches books and match boxes, as well as a range of decorative table top paper products that UtilityHome produced that included beverage coasters, place mats and breath mints for retail sale.

To order your business’ own branded matches  goto:TheMatchGroup or call 800.605.7331 to speak with one of our match experts today!

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Striking Images: Matchbook Advertising Article from UnderTheInfluence by CBC Rado

Fantastic Article about the remarkable story and journey of match advertising with references to some remarkable “moments in match history”     Under The Influence

Vintage Wrigley Spearmint Gum Advertising Match Book They were the first company to utilize matches in a National Advertising Campaign.

Vintage Wrigley Spearmint Gum Advertising Match Book
They were the first company to utilize matches in a National Advertising Campaign.

To order your Buisiness’ own branded match books get in touch with one of our “matchmakers” at TheMatchGroup or call 1-800.605.7331 TODAY!

 

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Another Happy Client! Candlefish Candle Company’s Post to Instagram is a Hit!

Serious matches we did for @shopcandlefish – so excited for this brand to come to life.

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Fuzzco’s Instagram pic of their little works of matchbox art for their new @shopcandlefish!

 

 

Another Happy Client! Fuzzco’s #Candlefish Candle company is thrilled with their recent delivery of their creative “miniature works of art” custom match boxes posted to their Instagram account.

They include these matches in the packaging of their unique and creative candles to promote their new @shopcandlefish!

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