Each year, I have the privilege of attending the PPAI Expo in Las Vegas, which is the largest promotional products trade show in the world. PPAI Expo 2018 was host to over 1200 suppliers with nearly 25,000 attendees and more than 250,000 promotional products showcased!
Not only am I able to connect with existing suppliers for Perfect Imprints, but I’m also able to connect with new suppliers within the industry. This helps expand our product offering and strengthen existing relationships with our vendors.
One major benefit of the thousands of exhibitors at PPAI Expo is that I’m able to identify trending promotional products within the marketplace, allowing Perfect Imprints to better serve our clients.
Based on the recent exhibiting products at PPAI Expo 2018, I’ve identified the following promos as hot and trending for 2018.
Note: Some of my favs are not available yet on our website because they are so new. For those productions, you'll see (Link coming soon). I'll be updating with the links as soon as they are available in the coming weeks.
2018 Hot and Trending Promotional Products
Get one of the hottest new products in the promotional products industry for mobile phones. The Petite Loop is a lightweight strap that attaches to you cell phone with case. The straps are printed in full colors, so you can create patterns or any background colors. These low cost giveaways are perfect since almost everyone carries around a mobile phone. One thing for sure is buying promos for mobile phones is always a popular option!
Although copper mugs have become trendy in recent times, these have been used for thousands of years. Copper mugs can be traced all the way back to ancient Ireland and to American colonists in the 1640's. Fast forward to modern day and the promotional copper mugs have become hot commodities. These mugs are stylish and have a high perceived value by those who receive them.
Have you ever written on paper made out of stones? Probably not, which means that your customers probably haven't either. These trendy, new notebooks contain paper made of natural stones. What a great conversation starter when you give out these journals! No trees are used to make this paper. And a few of the great things about this "paper" is it is waterproof, tear-resistant, smudge-proof, and anti-bacteria resistant. The surface is extremely smooth giving you a truly unique writing experience.
Non-Woven Polypropylene Bags With Reflective Strips
Halloween is only a few months away, but you can start using this popular holiday to promote your business near the beginning of October. With Halloween comes trick or treating, so promoting safety while trick or treating is always a great goal for your marketing. These bags are not only reusable as grocery bags or tote bags, but they also have reflective strips to increase visibility at night. See the video below to see how well they work! Be Trendy and give away Halloween bags that are different than the standard ones all your competitors are giving away.
With high school football starting now, it's time to begin promoting the Friday night games and filling the stadium. These football helmet shape yard signs are great to use in the medians of the roads on game day to promote attendance. They are also great to sell to the football players as fundraisers to proudly promote their team by displaying the sign in their front yard. These signs are not individually printed with each player's name; however, we do have other yard signs with that option.
If you are looking for upscale water bottles, these 32 oz. water bottles certainly fit the bill. They are made of Tritan and are crystal clear. They have a screw on, leak-proof lid and an internal lid that screws off so you can add ice to the bottles. The huge imprint area is great to advertise your logo! Choose from 6 different top colors.
Featured today on Trendy Tuesday is the sports shaker cup. This cup includes a strainer to better mix protein shakes and drinks. It also includes a detachable compartment to hold protein powder. Pricing includes your logo printed on 1 side of the cup.
This fashion lunch bag is just the right mix of fashion and functionality. You can advertise your business and look stylish at the same time. The lunch bag includes a zippered main compartment with hard-hinge opening and an open front pocket. It also includes dual carry handles and an ultra safe leak-proof PEVA lining to keep your food and drinks hot or cold for hours.