Who doesn't love a great gift?

At Marketing Essentials, we connect people and companies with great products in the incentive market. Whether you’re looking for an amazing product to represent your brand at an event, you want to reward your team for great work, or you’re looking to say thank you to loyal customers – we can help you find the right items to send the message you’re looking for.



Exceptional Service.
High Quality Products. Decades of Experience.

That's what you'll get when you work with Marketing Essentials. We are a manufacturer's rep serving the premium incentive market in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, and western Wisconsin. When you need recognition awards, employee gifts, high quality promotional items, or onsite travel and event gifts - we've got you covered!


Why Choose Us?






What our customers are saying:

“We get asked questions and need answers very quickly. Responsiveness is the number one thing we appreciate about Marketing Essentials.” – Recognition buyer team leader with global company

“Our customers expect a high level of service, so it’s really important that our reps can help us with that. James does a really nice job making sure we have the information we need.” -  National performance marketing agency leader

“I’m really hoping other teams at our company reach out to you, because this is a fantastic program!” – Executive assistant for a team that partnered with Marketing Essentials for a year-end gift program


Maui Jim
Black & Decker
Echo Valley Meats