Promotional Product Ideas, Trendy Tuesday / 22.01.2018

Be sure to check out the Hot and Trending Items for 2019. (Updated 1-22-19). 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 
Promotional Product Ideas, Promotional Product News / 19.07.2017

You see promotional products everywhere. That pen you use to sign your credit card receipt. The drink coaster at your local pub. The notepad in your hotel room. The coffee mugs at your favorite diner. Those are all promotional items. This was a $20B dollar industry last year. So who's buying them? Below you'll find the top 10 buyers. If your business falls within one of the top 10 industries below and you're NOT using promotional items to promote your business, you're likely getting out-marketed by your competitors. You see promotional products everywhere because they are useful, effective, and essential to strengthening company brands. Every time you use a company branded item, their logo is "branded" into your brain. That company is brought to the forefront of your brain. While you may not need the products or services of that company at that moment, when you eventually do need them, you'll most likely think of them before you think about their competitors who didn't give you a useful promotional item.

So Who's Buying Promotional items?

Top 10 Buyers of Promotional Products It seems like everyone is buying them. The most successful businesses certainly are. Here's a breakdown of the top 10 industries who have embraced the effectiveness of promotional products. 
Beach Promotional Items, Marketing / 26.06.2017

  Boating is a huge recreational activity for visitors and residents of coastal towns, as well as for towns adjacent to large lakes and rivers. In fact, last year in the U.S., there were 11,861,811 registered recreational boating vessels. (Statistic from the U.S. Coast Guard) If your business sells services or merchandise to boaters, this list of the top promotional items for boaters is for you. Boating is an activity that consistently requires the purchase of new supplies, new parts for your boat, and routine boat maintenance and cleaning. Your goal as a business owner who sells primarily to boaters is to not only obtain new boating customers but also keep them coming back.

Keeping Your Business Afloat With Boaters

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 16.01.2015

Certainly the most exciting time of college basketball is March Madness. Sure, there are many exciting league games against rivals and high ranking teams, but all this excitement festers and builds up to even more excitement when its time for the NCAA selection for the tournament. 68 teams will make the initial cut to determine the NCAA National Champion. Surrounding all of this excitement are many opportunities for businesses to piggyback on this excitement with events, contests, promotions, and sales. Sports bars can use the big games to draw in crowds. Below we have listed the top 10 giveaways for March Madness for schools and many of them are great for businesses to use to promote their events.

Top 10 March Madness Giveaways

Mini Basketballs Mini Basketballs These are certainly the top giveaway at basketball games and events. Mini basketballs are fun to throw around with friends or to throw at friends. Add a mini hoop and you have hours of entertainment. You can choose from the soft, vinyl balls, foam balls, or even plastic basketballs that can be printed with your team mascot or your company logo.