It’s that time of year again…time to order PersonalizedCalendars. These calendars make a wonderful stocking stuffer for your family, friends, coworkers, or clients. Each month features a design that artistically incorporates your friend’s name in the image. It is a great way to make someone feel special the entire year.
Minimum order for non-logo calendars is only TEN. If you are interested in getting your company logo on the calendar also, minimum order is only 100. All we need from you is an Excel Spreadsheet listing each name you would like on the calendars (please have one column for first names and one column for last names). Please call ASAP with questions or orders to make sure we have them in time for Christmas!
A study done by ASI found that, on average, respondents kept their promotional products for 5.4 months. Once broken down into categories, electronics were found to be held onto the longest – 8.1 months. With that being an average, many of the electronics are held onto for much longer and most likely were passed along to others. Looking at those statistics, it is easy to see why sales of technology related promotional products are on the rise.
Some of our favorite technology related products include…
The cell phone shelf – an easy way to store your phone and cable while it is charging. It keeps your phone close by and the cord off of your desk/countertop.
Gadgetgrips – This grip can be used on cell phones, iPods or iPads. Gadget grips stick onto the device with removable adhesive, allowing the top surface of the grip to keep your device from slipping or sliding. Perfect to hold it to the car dashboard! Even better, it keeps your customized message with your customers 24-hours a day.
USB Flash Drives – Everyone, even students, are carrying around their information on Flash Drives. They are becoming a required school supply in many classrooms. What better way to keep your logo in front of your customers. Flash drives come in many shapes and sizes to fit any need!
Those are just three of our favorites but there are thousands more uses. Check back as I post more ideas or give us a call to see what we can do for you.
I was in Target a week ago and they were tearing down their outdoor furniture and Fourth of July display. It wasn’t the fact that they were taking it down that amazed me, but what they were replacing it with – Back to School Supplies!! Then my friend told me that this past Sunday was the halfway point of summer for our students.
What that means for us is that it is time to get those Back to School promotions on order so we have them in time to give out to the children! Need some ideas other than pencils and pens? Pencil Cases are a huge hit. Most students need to keep all of their supplies in something and it provides a lot of room for your logo and information. Along that same line are cinch saks. Children are taking a lot more than just books to school anymore. They are packing gym clothes and after school activity supplies. Imagine having our logo on each child’s back as they walk to school – Perfect! How about:
The Back to School promotional opportunities are really endless and parents are spending so much already at this time of year, anything useful you can offer them is appreciated! Give us a call today for ideas and pricing!
Parents are always telling their children to stop using the word I – as in “I want”… and “I need”… but how many times a day do we use the word YOU incorrectly? You is meant to convey a feeling that we are aware of another person’s feelings, wishes, or intentions. However, if used improperly, you becomes accusatory and can hurt more than help.
Think of the following:
“You haven’t given me enough information to get the order processed”
“You waited to long to place the order” / “You need to give them more time to deliver”
“You can’t get that item with your budget”
The above statements come across more as accusations than statements. We don’t want our buyers on the defensive. Thinking a moment before we speak, and making it sound like less of an accusation will make for a much happier buyer. Maybe we can change the sentences to the following…
“With a little more information, we can get this order placed”
“That item is not going to be available when you need it. I do have some products with a faster delivery that we can look at”
“With respect to your budget, we could either order fewer pieces or look at a similar product more in your price range.”
These statements sound less like you are blaming your client and more like you are both working together to accomplish a goal. Notice how we replaces you…it becomes a ‘team effort’ instead of you against your client.
Promotions with Personality has taken on a new venture! We can now do FULL COLOR garment and portrait printing. We can take your design or photo and print it on a t-shirt, canvas, bag, or anything you would like.
We have printed children’s photos on a t-shirt for Mother’s Day, a wedding portrait on canvas, and just finished golf towels for a local golf outing.
Are you ready to take a chance, be bold, and asset yourself in a marketing campaign? If so, you may want to think of some type of guerilla marketing. This technique, defined by Jay Conrad Levinson in his book Guerilla Marketing, is the act of executing an unusual or unexpected marketing activity in a common, everyday place to generate a buzz for your products and services.
Guerilla marketing tactics produce a big impact mainly because they are different and typically unpredictable. This impact does involve some risk though. Are you ready to take a risk? If so, here are some guerilla marketing strategies that will help get your risk-taking juices flowing.
Sticky Notes – They are noticeable anywhere and people pay attention to them. Use them to promote your business on offices, cars, or above mailboxes.
Pay it forward – When you are in line, pay for the person behind you and ask the cashier to give them your business card. You may not get a client, but the word of mouth of your good deed will work
Business Cards – Go to the library or a bookstore and put your business card in any book relating to your business
Top 10 – Create a list of the top 10 reasons someone should use your business.
BBQ – Have a party and invite your clients and guests. It is a great way to mingle and be the focus of everyones attentions.
T-shirts – Give away a HIGH QUALITY t-shirt. It doesn’t even need to have your information on it. If it is stylish and of high quality, word of mouth will get out as to where to get it.
Fish Bowl Business Cards – Ask your neighborhood restaurant who has a fishbowl of cards for a free lunch to give you the losers each month. Great contact information!
Everyone wants things personalized these days. Companies sell personalized clothing, bags, and jewelry. You can get your personal message put on an iPod, a stamp or even M&Ms! My daughter was excited to choose her own colors for her expander!
Personalization for something no one will even be able to see – but it made hers unique and made her excited to get it put in. So if this is what everyone wants, why are we continually buying promotional items that are one and the same for everyone? Yes, it is nice when someone uses your product and sees your logo that they are reminded of your company, but what if they were reminded of your company whenever they looked at their great personalized product?
Skinit promos will allow you to provide your customers with a promotional item that they can personalize and make completely their own. It is a program in which users can be given a skinit card. This card provides them with a pin code with which they are able to design their own skin for their mobile device and have it shipped directly to them for free!
I was given a skinit card at a trade show and decided to see what the program was all about. The website contains thousands of images you can choose from – NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, the Simpsons, Harley Davidson, Looney Tunes, twilight, and many more. I chose however, to customize it even further and in only about 15 minutes, designed my own skin complete with pictures of my children. It was a quick, easy and fun process. They also offer skins for everything from flip cameras to phones, laptops to X-boxes.
This great program offers you the ability to give your customers something they will use for a long time. Different programs even offer you the ability to put your logo on the skins and use those instead of the skincards. Call today for pricing and particulars!
Have you ever had to walk to your car in a dark parking lot with only a small keylight to light the way? Or tried to find a way to store your big bulky flashlights (which require BIG size D batteries)? Or had to use your cell phone display
to see in front of you when the lights suddenly went out? If so, then you will see the advantages to having a Bentcil Smashlight Noah.
The newest of Bentcil’s flat flashlights is only .375″ thick! This small flashlight could easily fit in your purse, back pocket, kitchen drawer, or attach to your keychain. While small, it has 4 SUPER bright LED bulbs for great illumination. It has a full color graphic inlay, magnetic back, and REPLACEABLE Lithium batteries.
If you are looking for a great, useable, long-lasting promotion, the Smashlight is for you. Call today for pricing or samples.
On the chilly morning of February 2nd, 2011, Punxsutawney Phil promised us an early spring. OK, so he is only right 39% of the time, but we can always hope. Being that it has been almost four weeks since Groundhog Day, regardless of his predictive powers, spring is coming soon. One wonderful part of spring weather is the opening of area golf courses. Once those courses open, it is only a matter of time before the start of golf tournaments and golf give-aways!
If you are an event organizer or in charge of promotional products for a company that is inevitably asked to donate, we have found the perfect product for you. No more little gift bags filled with small giveaways…with BoxxHeadwear, your golfers can now receive a quality give-away, displayed perfectly in their cart.
BoxxHeadwear has introduced a new and revolutionary brand of headwear that turns the hat itself into packaging medium for a wide variety of products and options. The patent pending BoxxTop is a removable molded clear plastic sleeve that encases the brim of the hat and allows for packaging of a variety of popular golf accessories (divot tools, ball markers, hat clips, tees, or golf ball marking tools) directly on the hat.
The heart of this distinctive and fashionable package is the Boxx Headwear hat which features unsurpassed quality, logo placement and construction at unbeatable pricing. The hat of premium cotton construction comes in a choice of 23 colors, featuring 2 locations of embroidery. It also features a sandwich Brim with 6 needle stitching, a Premium Sweatband, a Mid Profile – Unstructured design and a fabric closure with buckle. A wide variety of options to customize your hat are also available.
This product is a perfect way to give you golfers quality giveaways that they will keep for years. It enables you also to highlight up to SIX sponsors for very little cost. Call us today for more information, pricing, and samples.
During July and August of 2010, businesspeople around the world were interviewed regarding promotional products they received. The results were then compiled into the Global Advertising Specialties Impressions Study, a cost analysis of promo
tional products vs. other media. Here are some of the hard statistics about promotional products:
The cost-per-impression of a promotional product is half a cent!
60% of people who receive promotional products do business with the advertiser afterward
83% indicated that they could identify the advertiser on the promotional item they owned
41% of respondents indicated that their opinion of an advertiser was more favorable after receiving a promotional product.
Those are some pretty impressive numbers! Now, one requirement many businesses want from their promotional product, is the assurance that it will be used and not just thrown away. The researchers calculated certain products IMPRESSIONS (multiplying the number of times an item is used by the number of people that see the item) Bags have the highest number of impressions in a month – over 1,000! Other impressions calculated include:
Caps/Headwear – 443/month
Writing Instruments – 437/month
Shirts – 344/month
Calendars – 295/month
If your t-shirt gets that many impressions in a month, and is kept for at least six months, your business gained a LOT of advertising from just one shirt! The proof of the benefits of promotional products is in the numbers.