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3 Tips for Using Promotional Products at Fundraising Events

Providing promotional products at fundraisers is a great way to get your company’s name out there. However, the tricky part is KEEPING it out there, so your efforts go beyond the fundraising event. When choosing a giveaway item it’s important to consider a few things before choosing a product.

 

1. Stick With the Brand

 

Before you settle on one of your giveaway ideas, consider your own brand and the type of fundraiser your hosting. If your brand is fun and whimsical, your promotional product should display the same vibe  Think a Mop Topper Pen. Same goes for the fundraiser. Fun and whimsical promotional products are an excellent choice for a fundraiser that either helps children or includes family-friendly events. If the event is more upscale or targeted to adults, consider a more refined product.  Maybe a leather padfoilio, or a great piece of drinkware.

 

2. Provide Something Useful

 

Think about the types of promotional products you’ve received from companies. Can you remember who gave you that nice pizza cutter? Or the event you received that awesome t-shirt that you won’t let your significant other throw away? Promotional products need to make an impact. They need to be relevant to the use, or they could end up in the trash bin.  (You know, the one that has that recycle logo?) To avoid wasting money and ensuring your promotion is effective, provide something that will be useful to the majority of people attending the fundraiser. An athletically inclined group might appreciate athletic apparel, aka athleisure, water bottles or even resistance bands, but those same products probably won’t go over as well at an art fundraiser. Target your product to your audience.

 

3. Use Quality Products

 

Regardless of which types of products you give away, make sure they are good quality. If you sacrifice quality to save money, but provide a lesser item, the recipients may assume that you cut corners with your paid products or services as well. While it’s acceptable and expected for you to stick to a company budget, ensure it is one that leaves you with options. Put more money into the product now, so you can get a higher return on your investment.

How to Use VR Glasses to Promote Your Company

Virtual Reality (VR) glasses are seen everywhere you turn. It is taking over the personal technology sector but it is more than that. it is also something that you can use to promote your business. Since it is a new technology, it is one that has a lot of potential. The key to success with this product and promoting your company is being innovative and thinking of new ways to use it. These are just a few ideas to get you started.

Use It To Show Your Capabilities

You can use this technology to show people what your company is capable of in the work force. This is a better way of showing people because it goes beyond just telling them. They can actually see these things for themselves. It creates a much more convincing pitch whether you are pitching to potential customers or clients.

Collaborate With Clients

On the other end of this are your clients. If your business is one that focuses on B2B, then this is a great tool for you to communicate and collaborate with your clients. This is a great way to clearly get your ideas across so there is no confusion on what you are wanting or what they see as the end result. This provides a way to further educate them as well.

Sell Services or Products

This is a great way of showing your products or services in virtual action and it can lead to more sales. When you use this type of technology, you may even find that people make decisions about whether or not they want to purchase from you much faster and with less hesitation. It is a great method for selling.

Provide VR Glasses

You don't just have to purchase expensive glasses to make an impact on your business. You can also get promotional VR glasses to give away. You can put your logo on them and showcase how innovative you are as a company. This promotional product will not break the bank, either! it is worth looking into and using for those special, technology focused events that you are planning.

VR is something that is changing the way businesses operate and you want to be on board for that as soon as possible. These are some great ways to do exactly that and take your business to the next level. Contact Promotion Pros to learn more.

Fidget Spinners: The Perfect Giveaway for both Kids and Adults

It’s almost time for school to be out for the summer. Along with summer break comes hours of fun most days but hours of boredom others. If you want to offer a promotional product that solves that boredom problem and practically every kid on the planet knows about and can’t get enough of, consider the Fidget Spinner.

These simple yet addictive little gadgets have it all for a promotion. Since 17-year-olds Allan Maman and Cooper Weiss first started churning out their invention on their high school’s 3D printer less than a year ago, Fidget Spinners have become a multi-national phenomenon that both kids and adults are clamoring for.

The simplicity of a Fidget Spinner is what makes it a perfect promotional product to demonstrate and offer. Just hold the middle section of the spinner between your thumb and middle finger, and spin away. Kids love them and adults find quickly find them mesmerizing.

For some people, spinner toys can help them concentrate or relieve anxiety.  Parents who have kids with special needs will thank you. Miriam Gwynne, a blogger who write for AutismAwareness.com says her autistic daughter loves her Fidget Spinners because all her classmates think they're cool and they help her cope.

"For her, the fidget spinner is not a must-have craze to be like her friends, but more a stress release from the demands placed upon her during her school day — much the same as she uses a stress ball or her twist-and-lock blocks.”

But what makes this a great promotional product is that it knows no age barrier. Kids love them and adults are drawn to them as stress relievers.

Fidget Spinners:

These gadgets are toys that should be called tools according to Claire Heffron, a pediatric occupational therapist in Cleveland. "These little gadgets should be called fidget tools, not toys, and they can be part of a successful strategy for managing fidgety behavior if they are introduced as a normal part of the classroom culture.”

But don’t tell kids young or old they aren’t toys! Just offer them one at your next promotion and they will thank you.

It's That Time of Year: Promotional Products Work Week

Promotional Products Work WeekIt’s officially our favorite week, Promotional Products Work Week (or PP-Dubs as we like to call it).  Here at Promotion Pros we love promotional products 365 days a year, this week we get to celebrate our industry even more!  A full week dedicated to celebrating promotional products and the value they bring to our customers!

“Promotional Products Work! Week is an industry-wide event dedicated to demonstrating the importance of promotional products as an effective advertising medium. This week we prove that communication tools work. By working with promotional products experts to design and implement creative and successful campaigns, you too could be successful! To be celebrated annually, the week-long event is held in honor of the entire industry – large and small companies, regional associations, distributors and suppliers, business services providers and multi-line representatives – to get behind an industry-wide movement in support of demonstrating the power, value, and effectiveness of promotional products.” – PPAI Press release

What better way to celebrate the week than with some cold hard FACTS on promotional products? 

  •          82.6% of consumers could recall an advertiser of a promotional product they receiv
  • Compare that to only 27% of recall for online ads and 67% for TV ads
  •          87% of people given a free promotional gift hang onto it for 12 months or more
  •          63% of those who receive unwanted promotional products
  •          More than half of consumers have a favorable impression of the advertiser after receiving a promotional product
  •          The average American has at least 9 promotional products
  •          Writing Instruments are the most owned item in the US; They are also the promotional products that are utilized most in a month by consumers. Promotional tote bags can generate over 1,000 views every month

Wow! Are you totally amazed? Time to make your own statistics! All week long we will be featuring two different promotional items a day! Talk about an awesome sale! Keep checking your email for each of the different sales. Happy Promotional Products Work Week!

Source: Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), www.ppai.org/research.

Score Promotional Par with These Great Custom Golf Products

The weather is great, the greens look great, and the Masters have been on television – people are excited about golf! Whether your business is attending a bit golf themed event or you simply want to appeal to all the golfers that visit your business, handing out golf swag is a great way to promote your business. You’ll want to choose items that will get your company remember, so here are a few great custom golf products to consider handing out to score promotional par with current and prospective customers.

 

2 3/4” Tall Golf TeeGolf Balls and Tees

Golf balls and tees are both important tools for golfing, and every golfer needs to have them on hand when they head to the golf course. If you need to keep costs down, go with a two-ball pack that incorporates your company logo. If you’re willing to invest a bit more, golf ball sets are a promotional product that golfers will love. Golf tees are affordable, and you can buy them individually or buy them in packets that show off your business name.

 

 

Nylon Shoe BagGolf Bags and Tags

Whether you’re heading to a corporate event or you’re handing out golf themed swag to your employees, golf bags make a great promotional gift. While they represent a larger investment, you can be sure that they’ll be used regularly. From stand bags to shoes bags to custom travel show bags, you have many options that range in price. Keeping track of golf bags and other golfing equipment is also essential, and golf tag sets let your customers keep track of their golfing items while keeping your business name in the forefront of their mind.

 

 

  

 

 

 

KOOZIE 6 Pack Kooler Golf Event Kit - Nike NDX HeatCoolers and Sports Bottles  

When golfers are out on the greens, having some drinks and snacks along in a cooler is a great idea. Everyone gets a bit thirsty when they’ve already gone through nine holes and there’s still nine to go. Water bottle coolers are a great choice for keeping drinks cold, while lunch bag coolers let golfers carry a bit more out on the fairways. Custom sports bottles also make thoughtful gifts that are visually appealing and functional, offering a great way to carry water along while golfing. Add your logo and business name to the bottle and you have a great custom product that golfers will love using.

 

Other great custom golf products include score card holders, golf gloves, golf towels, ditty bags, and golf tools. Go with just one product or choose a couple to allow clients to choose. Buy your custom golf products today and let golf season help you promote your business. 

Celebrate Your Nursing Staff with These Nurse-Themed Promotional Products

National Nurses Week is May 6 through May 12 this year, and the week is all about celebrating everything that nurses do for patients and other medical professionals. It’s the perfect time to celebrate your nursing staff, acknowledging the important contributions they offer your medical facility. If you’re looking for a great way to thank your nurses, here’s a look at some great nurse-themed promotional products nurses are sure to appreciate.

 

Hometown Helpers Nurse Sport Pack

Nurses have various items they need to bring with them to work each day, and the Hometown Helpers Nurse Sport Pack offers a great way for nurses to carry along the essentials. The fun design is sure to make the nurses on your staff smile as well. Add your logo to the pack to make sure you’re promoting your business too.

 

 

 

 

 

Promotional Nurse Silicone Mobile Device PocketNurse Silicone Mobile Device Pocket

Any nurse will love the fun, attractive Nurse Silicone Mobile Device Pocket that comes with a pre-printed nurse design that shows off their profession. It easily sticks to the back of mobile devices, offering a great way to hold business cards, a driver’s license, credit cards, and more. Since it makes it easy to carry along essentials with a mobile device, it offers extra convenience to nurses, both on and off the job.

 

 

 

 

 

Smilin’ Doctor Stress Reliever

Nurses deal with plenty of stress on the job, and the Smilin’ Doctor Stress Reliever offers a fun way for nurses to relieve a bit of that stress. These stress relievers are squishy and soft, and they come in female and male models, so you can order some of both so your nurses can take their pick. Add your logo or facility name to the stress relievers to help promote your medical practice or facility while giving nurses something fun they can use to relieve just a little stress throughout their busy days.

 

 

 

 

Medical Scrub Sticky Book

Most nurses spend a lot of time trying to stay organized and writing notes, making the Medical Scrub Sticky Book a great promotional product to give your nurses in appreciation for all their hard work. The scrub design is perfect for a nurse, and it’s small enough to easily carry around in scrub pockets.

 

 

 

 

Don’t let your nurses go unappreciated during Nurses Week. Have fun saying “thanks” with one of these great promotional products. Make your order today to make sure you get your promotional products in time for the special week.

Break Out the Outdoor Promotional Products

Warmer weather is coming very soon and if you are looking for ways to incorporate promotional products with your marketing themes this year, now is the time to start ordering. People spend a lot of time outside during the summer months and there are many ways you can meet their needs while also helping your brand awareness grow in your communities. Outdoor promotional products are great for the summer and we have the perfect ideas to help you get those creative juices flowing. 

  • Sunglasses. Everyone loves sunglasses in the summer and if you have any outdoor events, it is a great way to ensure that people can protect their eyes while promoting your company at the same time. You can choose sunglasses in bright colors or tone it down depending on your crowd and target audience. 
  • Towels and Blankets. These are great products for any sports events you may be sponsoring or even if events in a park. People will end up using these all summer long for their fun outings with friends and family and every time they use the towel or blanket, you get more exposure to their guests and any other people that may be in the area. 
  • Chairs. While this may a slightly more expensive option, it is also an option that will likely get a lot more use for your target audience. The more people use these, the more people will see your brand. You can give these promotional folding chairs away at tailgates, summer sporting events, and more. The opportunities are endless and people will likely use them over and over again throughout the summer and beyond. 
  • Games. If you are looking to attract a younger crowd, then branded games are right up your alley. There are so many items to choose from including frisbees, dart rockets, and even jump ropes. You can get a combination of games or choose to focus on one. Ideally, you will want to give these out in areas where they can be used by your target audience. 
  • BBQ Items. Want to appeal to men? Why not provide some custom BBQ items that they can use at the grill this summer. They will likely even use these with their friends so you can get your brand in front of more of your target audience. 

There are so many options for you to choose from and you cannot go wrong as long as you get some summer themed outdoor items for your target audience to use. For more ideas and to see what is available, be sure to check out Promotion Pros

Unique Wedding Favor Ideas

Weddings are a beautiful time but they can also be very stressful if you are trying to figure out the best favors for your guests. A very popular trend right now is including personalized gifts that have the bride and groom information listed on them. Even if you already have some cute ideas to get you started, these can help you further your wedding planning and may even give you a better idea  to work with.

 

 

 

  • Bottle Openers - Everyone lives to have a cool bottle opener and what better one to remember the day by than one from your wedding. You can give these to members of the bridal party or give them to all of your guests.
  • Notepad - Notepads may be simple but it is a good way to provide something useful to your guests while still having it personalized for your wedding. You can even get these made in your wedding colors.
  • Let Love Grow ImageUnique Pens - This is a good idea to go along with the notepad and it will last much longer. They will even be thinking of the happy couple for months and years to come when they use it.
  • Wine Stopper - A wine stopper is another great gift and may be ideal to use with the bottle openers. Guests can choose which one they like depending on their preferences.
  • Coaster - A custom coaster set is something that you know people will use for many years to come and if it is designed well, they will want to show it off.
  • Seed/Flower Container - If you want to go with something very unique, you can get a seed or flower container. You can even make it revolve around you new love and helping it grow.  Think: "Watch Our Love Grow Stronger: Bob & Angie 5/20/2017"
  • Sunglasses - Sunglasses are very fun and if you have an outdoor wedding, this is a great favor because they can use it that day and beyond.  Think of how cute your wedding pictures would be with all of your guests in matching glasses?!
  • Playing Cards - Playing cards are the perfect favor for the fun couple who is all about the games. When you giveaway a useful item, your sure your guests will actually use them and keep them for years to come.
  • Magnets - A magnet is something that everyone can put on their fridge and see every day. This would be a great idea for save the dates or a thank you message.  Magnets can be printed in full color, so the ideas are endless!


Any of these ideas will help your wedding be a very unique affair. You can mix and match the ideas and use them for different things as well. Check out more ideas at Promotion Pros onlin
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Promo Items Perfect for National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition MonthMarch is National Nutrition Month and if you are looking for ways to not only get the word out about ways people can be healthier and focus more on nutrition but also find ways to promote your business at the same time, one of the best ways you can do that is through promotional items. There are many different items you can focus on, which will be detailed later, and with each one you can put your logo or brand information on it. This will allow your customers and potential customers to constantly keep you on their mind when they are trying to live a healthier life.

Promotional Items to Consider

When you are looking for the perfect promotional items for National Nutrition Month, you want to find items that are geared towards promoting nutrition. These are a few great ones to consider:

Promotional Portion PlatePortion Plate

A portion plate is a great way to learn about portion sizes and what people should be eating. You can get one for adults as well as for children, depending on who your target audience is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imprint Coloring BookNutrition Coloring Book

If you clientele is more focused on children, then a nutrition coloring book is the perfect solution. It is a way to educate the children on good eating habits while also keeping them entertained. Parents will love this item and will remember that you were the one who provided it.


Nutrition Slide Chart

Sometimes, people want help determining what is and is not healthy. This nutritional slide chart can help them make better decisions while shopping and before every meal. It is something that will get a lot of usage as well.

 

 

Salad Shaker Set

Salads are really healthy options for lunches but some people find that getting the dressing all over their salad can be difficult without the right tools. A salad shaker set is perfect for lunches because it allows people to shake the dressing all over it. Plus, there is plenty of room for your logo on the outside.

 

 

 

 

 

Promotional Shaker BottleShaker Bottles

Shaker bottles are very popular with people who like to drink protein shakes or sports drinks. The bottle allows them to mix everything easily and if you put your logo on it, they will be reminded of your company every time they try to make a healthy shake.

 

There are a lot of good items perfect for this month and they will all get used often. Choose the best one from Promotion Pros to promote healthy eating as well as your company.

This Year's Hottest Giveaway Trends

Sometimes, promotions involve giveaways. This year, we’ve seen a ton of awesome hand-out ideas, spanning across practical sportswear to day-to-day office supplies. If you want to make a great impression, you’ll need to be smart. Check out this year’s hottest giveaway trends, and outfit your PR strategy with awesome, out-of-the-box giveaways.

 

Giveaway One: Custom-Etched Copper Tankard Mugs

 

Beer and wine glasses have risen in popularity due to the upsurge in breweries and microbreweries. Ironically, the most popular drinkware options around are copper plated tankard mugs. The Moscow Mule, among similar drinks, have become hip choices among Millennials and of-age workers who love attending event markets. Embroider your brand’s logo, and give your attendees some relief with an awesome drinking takeaway.

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Two: Virtual Reality Glasses

 

Google Cardboard is popular, and it’s spawned a generation of VR-lovers. You won’t need to break your bank to gift VR goggles, either, as most can be purchased for under five dollars. Show off your brand’s tech-savvy side, and link your smartphone-enabled fans to your brand’s latest, greatest online videos. The Folding Virtual Reality Glasses help to experience VR in 3D.  Immersion is in, and most smartphones support 3D, 360-degree views.

 

 

 

Giveaway Three: Flashlights

 

Portable flashlights have ramped up in popularity, recently. Mini flashlights with brand logos, in fact, have become modern event marketing staples. You have a range of styles to choose from, too, spanning across waterproof options and LED security lights. Maglites, in particular, make awesome additions—due to their incredible power relative to their size.

 

 

 

Giveaway Four: Bluetooth Speakers

 

You’d be surprised how many event-goers secretly hope for intuitive sound solutions. Bluetooth mini-boom speakers are surprisingly cheap, and they’re incredible bag-stuffers which you can use to supercharge your giveaways. Bluetooth speakers are often small, but they pack a punch, sound-wise. Really, they’re the perfect addition to your marketing plan—as they’ll represent your brand’s attention to detail while highlighting its tech-savviness.

 

 

 

Giveaway Five: Laptop Bags

 

In 2017, entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. Digital workers love their laptops, and they’ll love you for supplying trendy bags to carry them in. If you can support your event-goer’s endless need to travel, do digital work, answer emails and stay updated with social media—you’re in. Check out these awesome laptop bags, and get your brand-lovers talking with high-quality fashion accessories.

 

 

 

 

 

Giveaway Six: Wireless Earbuds

 

Since the iPhone 7’s release, wireless earbuds are in. They’re convenient, and they can be gifted in colorful varying cases. Wireless earbuds also reflect a brand’s high-tech side, and they’re perfect for tradeshows, travel events or even day-to-day use. iPhone 7 users, in particular, can listen to their music while charging their phone—which is an added bonus.

 

A lot of today’s event giveaway items are portable. They’re also conducive to our ever-increasing world of digital professionalism. If you want to add an extra bang, consider gifting items which can be used during the event. Travel bags, here, are awesome choices. If you can conclude your event with a relevant, useful item, your brand will thrive. Every year, the world of event marketing changes. Even if your brand promotes indirectly—or if it uses small pop-up shops to engage visitors—you can still benefit with great item giveaways.

 

Check out Promotion Pros, and take advantage of a great supply of products costing less than a dollar. You might be surprised at how economical giving away free things can be.