Marketing, School Spirit Items / 15.01.2018

As a business owner, a common goal is to be #1 in your market. Your market might be only your local town, your region, or nationwide. For some companies, it could even be international. Either way, your company must have excellent relationships with your suppliers to reach that goal. You can't dominate your market if you have unreliable suppliers. Your suppliers must be trustworthy, fairly priced, and reliable. They must be willing to work with your company to overcome challenges if they arise, which any business owner knows far too well these "challenges" can show their face at the most inopportune times. On the flip side, you must be willing to reciprocate the business relationship with your suppliers. That means not beating them up on pricing. It means being loyal. It requires good communication.

Our #1 Foam Fingers Supplier

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit our favorite factory where our custom foam fingers are made. This experience was not only educational to learn the 7 steps to manufacturing bulk foam fingers but also critical in advancing our professional relationship with this key supplier.
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. 
School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 28.06.2017

  The Summer season signifies it's time for schools to focus on their football season. High school students and teachers may be out for the summer break, but football coaches are hard at work with training camps for their players, planning strategies for the upcoming season, and tryouts for new players. For those who manage fundraising campaigns for the school booster club, attention now must turn to the upcoming football spirit items. Planning ahead is important with your spirit items. Late planning can cause a loss of fundraising revenue due to extra rush charges, factory inventory issues, late arrivals for your booster club store, and many other problems.

Considerations When Planning Your Team Spirit Items:

PromoDoodles / 20.01.2017

We are releasing our PromoDoodles by Perfect Imprints one week early in honor of the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America. Some Americans are celebrating. Some are boycotting. Some are excited. Some are scared. We are rooting for unifying the people of our great country. Whether we voted for this man or not, he is our new President and we will support him as long as he keeps the best interest of the American people in mind while performing his Presidential duties. The PromoDoodle below shows Donald Trump juggling custom basketballs, which is symbolism of his enormous task of juggling the current feuding between Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. Donald Trump - Inauguration
PromoDoodles, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 30.12.2016

With the start of a new year, there will be plenty of New Year's resolutions to get healthier and to work out more. The new year also means college basketball comes into full swing with conference games starting for most teams. This PromoDoodle features a strong man lifting a barbell made from custom basketballs. This PromoDoodles by Perfect Imprints features our full size custom basketballs which can printed with your logo. Before you know it March Madness will be upon us. Basketball spirit items are a major part of the upcoming basketball excitement. PromoDoodles by Perfect Imprints - Custom Basketballs
Promotional Product Ideas, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 17.11.2016

[caption id="attachment_6165" align="alignnone" width="800"]Original Foam Finger By Associated Press (Ottumwa High School yearbook) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Foam fingers and foam hands have been a popular sports spirit item since they were introduced in 1971 at a high school boys state basketball final. However, the first prototype wasn't made of foam. Instead, the giant foam finger at that game was made of hardware cloth and papier-mâché. Since then, many different manufacturing companies have been producing foam fingers and foam hand gestures in bulk. They have become a staple item at football and basketball games. However, foam fingers and foam hands aren't just for sports games. They have been very effectively used in advertising, as well as for other "unsanctioned" uses.

A Disgraceful Day For Foam Fingers