Marketing, Promotional Product Ideas / 16.10.2017

Don't Take Shortcuts With Your Promotional Products Shortcuts. Timesavers. It's the way we are programmed as humans. We want to be as productive as possible with our work; therefore, we more often than not take the easy way when doing our tasks. We take "The road more traveled" as opposed to "The road less traveled." By following this path, we fail to differentiate ourselves. We are built for efficiency, which often hinders us from seeing the big picture - how we can achieve the best possible outcome for any given project. This innate way of quickly completing tasks can actually cripple our creativity. It's too easy to do things the way we have always done them in an effort to quickly check off that task from our ever-growing list.
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. 
Promotional Product Ideas, Sports & Outdoor / 11.07.2017

When you think of summertime a few things probably come to mind; sunshine, swimming, family picnics, and vacations to the beach. Summer is the perfect time to relax and enjoy all those things but it is also the perfect time to kick your marketing into high gear! Most businesses have a set of "go-to" marketing and promotional items to help attract all those summer shoppers, but if you are struggling to find ideas, we are here to help. We have compiled a list of 5 amazing promotional products that can be used by ANY business, from a hair salon to a mechanic shop, and every business in between. These products all have one thing in common, they are useful to most people!
Product Spotlight, Sports & Outdoor / 30.06.2017

In their 300+ year history, the umbrella has helped keep our heads dry, advertise for us, and has even become a fashion accessory. The umbrella has a rather simple design that is easy to operate and manufacture. Maybe that is why it has remained relatively unchanged in 300+ years. Breaking it down, there are 4 basic types of umbrellas with which most of us are familiar.
Marketing, Promotional Product Ideas / 27.06.2017

Need A Creative Way to Grab the Attention of Your Clients? Don't Miss These 25 Ways to use Promotional Items as Lead Magnets 25 Creative Ways to Use Promotional Items as Lead Magnets If you're looking for new, creative ways to grab the attention of your potential customers and clients, then read on to get these 25 ways to use promotional items in your marketing strategy today. Not only are these promotional products economical, but they are thoughtful. #1: Ship a Mug Brand a coffee mug or tumbler and ship it to a prospect. The next day, follow up with a branded packet of coffee and a note introducing your company. The two-day punch of gifts helps to peak interest in your company and serves to warm up your prospect to be much more receptive to receiving your phone call. #2: Mail a Handwritten Note Write a note of thanks on a company notecard and send it with a customized pen with your client's name printed on the barrel of the pen. In the note, thank your client for working with you on a past order. This is a great way to strengthen your relationship with your clients and earn more business from them.
Client Spotlights, Promotional Product Ideas, Sports & Outdoor / 12.12.2016

Custom exercise bands such as Therabands are very popular promotional items to help stretch and strengthen your muscles. These exercise promotional items are great for yoga studios, physical therapists, fitness centers, and other health-related businesses. They are also great for dance teams. Check out this Boomerang from Metropolitan Dance Theatre of New Orleans. They are happy with their Therabands to use for their dance team! We'd like to extend a BIG thanks to the MDTNO Team for sharing! Be sure to give them a follow on Instagram: @mdtdance

Our therabands are in!

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Christmas, Product Spotlight, Seasonal and Holiday / 08.11.2016

Top 5 Corporate Christmas GiftsIt's time to be thinking about corporate Christmas gifts for your employees and top clients. Whether you give out gifts specifically for Christmas or as "end of the year" gifts, both employees and clients appreciate them...especially if they are useful gifts. Many companies give away gift cards, retail merchandise (such as Yeti), or other non-company branded items, but this is a wasted opportunity to strengthen your company branding. There are many high quality and extremely useful items you can get decorated with your company logo that your recipients will LOVE! If you think about popular retail gifts that consumers are buying, you can typically find the same or a very similar promotional option that allows your logo to be printed on the products. Below are our favorite corporate Christmas gifts.

Top 5 Corporate Christmas Gifts

Stainless Steel Tumblers are great Corporate Christmas GiftsStainless Steel Tumblers Why have these items been so hot? Because they work and they work well. Most of the double wall stainless steel tumblers are the same or better quality than the beloved Yeti branded tumblers. However, at less than half the cost, you can have your company logo branded on the tumblers. Choose from the larger 30 oz. sizes, which are perfect for ice water, or the smaller 20 oz sizes, which are perfect for coffee. These ultra-functional tumblers will keep ice for over 24 hours and keep coffee hot for 5-6 hours! No wonder everyone loves them! 
Halloween, Seasonal and Holiday / 08.08.2016

Halloween Safety Tips - Halloween Safety Promotional Items & BagsThousands of pedestrian deaths happen each year due to motor vehicle incidents. The number of children involved in these incidents doubles on Halloween night and most, if not all, are completely preventable. Overall, October is ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, just behind August. The statistics are certainly scary. Your first instinct may be to cease trick or treating activities; however, you can't let these statistics bully you. You should take warning though and educate your children on the safety rules. Make sure your kids fully comprehend the rules and intend to follow them.
Promotional Product News, Sports & Outdoor / 04.08.2016

Promotional Insect Repellent Can Protect Against Zika VirusThis week, 11 new people were diagnosed with Zika virus in the North Miami area and the CDC issued a travel warning for pregnant women and their partners to avoid this area. To clarify, this travel warning is specifically for a small neighborhood (about 1 square mile) in the following area: NW 5th Avenue to the west, US 1 to the east, NW/NE 38th Street to the north and NW/NE 20th Street to the south. The CDC has recommended that you use insect repellent when outdoors in mosquito prone areas to avoid being bitten by Zika-infected mosquitoes. The EPA recommends using an insect repellent with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, Pacaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE), or IR3535. So it makes sense that giving away promotional sunscreen with one of these ingredients would be great to promote your company and help keep your clients safe, right?