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. 
Seasonal and Holiday / 03.07.2017

The sad truth is most Americans have never read the Declaration of Independence. It is only a 4-minute read. You can do it. You should do it. It's your patriotic duty to read it and understand how your freedom evolved. Please read it. Once you read it, please share this page to encourage other Americans to read the Declaration of Independence.

The Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America

Product Spotlight, Promotional Product Ideas / 13.03.2017

Nail Snaps - Logo Fingernail PrintsI recently attended an industry trade show in Las Vegas, My mission was to find the Latest and Hottest Trending Promotional Items of 2017. In an industry with over 3,900 suppliers and hundreds of thousands of products this was no easy task. But…I discovered NailSnaps. The industry’s only salon quality vinyl nail decal beauty brand. In today’s Instagram-Pinterest world, Nail art or should I say #Nails has reach over 100 million posts and climbing. As one of the top 5 most shared posts, tweets, and pics on social media, Nails are how millennial women connect and share the love of fashion, enthusiasm for sports, and even their political views.  This opens the marketing question, "Why isn't your brand using these products?" Consumers today expect brands to reach them on a personal level The Hype: NailSnaps claims to be the world’s best way to transform brand images into salon-quality nail wraps that can be applied at home in-minutes.
Promotional Product Ideas, Promotional Product News / 09.11.2016

Promotional Products are more effective than radio or TV ads.In past decades, TV and radio advertising has been considered top shelf by many advertising agencies and execs. However, with data in from the 2016 presidential elections, it seems times are achangin'. Is it possible this interruption style of advertising is no longer effective? If you compare results from the election to the media spend by each candidate, it seems radio and TV ads don't meet "cream of the crop" status, as many seem to think. According to CNBC, Trump spent only $238.9 million compared to $450.6 million spent by Clinton through mid-October. That equates to Clinton spending nearly twice as much as Trump. The difference is staggering, yet like it or not, Trump prevailed. Why is that?

Pivotal Factors

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 16.09.2015

Sports Spirit Items for Cheering LoudlyIf you have ever watched golf or a tennis match, then you know the etiquette is for the fans to stay quiet. A muted version of clapping is encouraged after a great swing or play. You don't find golf or tennis fans yelling through megaphones or banging together noisemakers such as thundersticks or hand clappers. You'll notice them very calmly observing and paying attention to every detail of play. Now, switch gears and think about a football or basketball game and you have the complete opposite reaction from the fans. They are loud during all times of play. As a matter of fact, if you asked them to quiet down, there would likely be uproar like what happened when the
Beach Promotional Items, Marketing, Promotional Product Ideas / 07.08.2015

Promotional Products for Hot DaysI live in Florida and the summers can be brutal. The temps are typically in the mid-90's. However, when you combine the humidity nearing 100% and temperatures in the mid-90's, it makes for a very uncomfortable situation when your home air conditioning unit goes out. As I sit here in the house trying to cool myself by being half-naked under a ceiling fan, it makes me think of several great promotional products for the hot, summer months. The products below are great giveaways for use during outdoor festivals, company picnics, concerts, political rallies, and other outdoor venues to help keep everyone cool. And, of course, they would also be nice for those who have an AC on the fritz!
Promotional Product Ideas, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 17.07.2015

Thundersticks Football season is near and that means it won't be long until you hear the booming from stadium noisemakers at your local and collegiate football games. Among the most popular noisemakers are thundersticks, the air-filled tubes that you bang together to make a thundering boom! Thundersticks may be the world's most popular noisemaker at sports stadiums, however, they are also great for other events for which cheering is encouraged. Events such as
Promotional Product Ideas / 29.06.2015

Super Hero Promotional ProductsI've never been a big fan of super hero movies. I realize with that opinion, I am in the minority in regards to the opinions of the rest of the country. However, despite my lonely opinion regarding super hero movies, the movie theaters are dominated by this movie genre. This domination has been consistent since 2002. Just an example...the top grossing super hero movie
School Spirit Items / 26.09.2014

College basketball starts in late November and many high school basketball seasons begin in early November, so it's time to order your thundersticks early to save money and make sure you receive them in time for the start of your season. These ever-popular stadium noisemakers go by many different names, includes thunderstix, BamBams, and just the plain English spelling "thundersticks." However, they are all very similar and essentially the same (except for our domestically printed thundersticks, which are reusable). There are; however, many different styles to choose from as shown below. Also, production time can vary depending on which ones you choose. The longer production time...the cheaper the price. So plan ahead and order early to get more "bang" for your buck!

Types of Thundersticks

Thundersticks printed in the USA Reusable Thundersticks These are printed in the USA, so they can typically be produced in about 1 week. Also, a 48 hour rush is available for these top-selling thundersticks. If you need them quickly, this is your best option. Choose from 8 different colors. These have a valve similar to a beach ball or a pool raft for easy inflation and deflation. They can be used game after game all season. There is only a 100 pair minimum, so these are great options for selling in your school booster club to raise money for your team or your organization.
  Traditional BamBams Traditional BamBams These are the traditional BamBams with no frills. If you are looking for a loud noisemaker with a low price point, these is your best choice. These start off white and can be printed any custom color that you want. Only 100 pair minimum order. Depending on your time frame and budget, choose from 3 different production speeds and save yourself a little money if you can order early! 9 Week Traditional BamBams  5 Week Traditional BamBams  3 Week Traditional BamBams
LED Light-Up BamBams Light-Up BamBams These noisemakers are great for indoor stadiums with a planned black-out time during a game. They are also great for the fan sections of your arena that are fairly dark. These have LED bulbs that illuminate the thundersticks to create a fun spirit item for your team. These light up options are great to really make your logo stand out for additional recognition. 9 Week Light-Up BamBams  5 Week Light-Up BamBams  3 Week Light-Up BamBams