Personalized Ski Caps and Beanies Make Christmas Affordable!

by Neil L15. January 2013 17:49

Small companies, startups and boutiques may have a small holiday gift budget, and most cannot afford big bonuses for their employees this Christmas. Fortunately, it is still possible to get your staff something fun, personal and perfectly relevant for the holidays. Have you considered buying them caps and hats – you know, like custom ski caps and beanies? If not, you really should!

After all, no matter what part of the country you live in, it is bound to be cold at some point this winter. Plus, imprinted ski caps and beanies are the type of accessory that the younger crowd loves. If most of your staff is under 30, you can’t go wrong with a gift like this!

 

Promotional beanies and ski caps are perfect for pretty much any industry, too. Think about it: ski caps and beanies look just as appropriate on a macho construction crew as they do on a bunch of creative techies. Also, they are just as popular with women as they are with men. Look around the stands at your next football game and count the number of wives, moms and girlfriends you see sporting a ski cap or a beanie. See what we mean?

Another great advantage is that with personalized ski caps and beanies advertising your company’s name all over town, your employees can become a free marketing method for your business! If you have ever seen young adults wearing imprinted beanies and ski caps, you already know that these accessories are designed to promote everything from athletic equipment to rock bands; so if your employees are going to wear custom ski caps and beanies, they may as well wear ones that promote your brand! Since these types of caps are thought of as stylish, people can instantly associate your brand with edginess just by looking at a hat. Talk about great subliminal advertising!

But the best part of the personalized ski caps and beanies we offer is the price. When you check out our selection of colors and textures, you’ll see that the prices for our promotional ski caps and beanies start at just $2.60 per hat. That is an insanely inexpensive holiday gift you can feel good about ordering for your staff! If you have any questions about our custom ski caps and beanies, feel free to contact us at our toll free customer service number. We will be glad to answer your questions.

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Could Your Employees Use a Golf Umbrella?

by Neil L8. January 2013 10:59

Promotional golf umbrellas are perfect for surprising employees with an unexpected, totally handy holiday gift. But what if your employees don’t golf? Here’s a secret: Imprinted golf umbrellas are really just umbrellas! And as you know, umbrellas are something that everyone can use: men, women, indoor people, outdoor people. After all, everyone still has to get to work in the rain, right?

The cool thing is, umbrellas are truly easy to customize. Personalized golf umbrellas can have your company logo on it, or each employee’s name on it...or for that matter, anything you want. Better still, we carry a wide selection of colors and styles, which makes the job of designing custom golf umbrellas for your employees lots of fun.

Whether you are taking on the task yourself or have delegated it to an assistant, it is simple to select the respective styles of promotional golf umbrellas you want to give your male and female employees. Why should you make them different? Well, why not? After all, a little battle of the sexes is fun around the office. Men love to brag that they got the better gift from the boss – for that matter, so do women!

Of course, if you do have golfers in the office, then imprinted golf umbrellas are a really great idea. Some styles do look more conducive to playing golf than others, so be sure to select one that makes that “I’m the real golfer around here!” statement. For the serious golfer, we suggest you choose one of the following personalized golf umbrellas:

  • Drizzlestik Golf Club Umbrella
  • The Champ Vented Folding Golf Umbrella
  • The Legend Vented Golf Umbrella

For those who are a little less into golf but still need to keep shelter from the rain (and look good while doing it!), you may want to choose one of these custom golf umbrellas:

  • The Force Fiberglass Shaft Golf Umbrella
  • The Mulligan Fiberglass Shaft Golf Umbrella
  • The MVP Vented Golf Umbrella (Fox News logo not included…but it looks great, right?)

No matter what style of promotional golf umbrellas you choose to give, your employees are bound to thank you. An umbrella is practical, useful and stylish; what’s not to love about that? Contact us to order yours in time for Christmas!

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Promotional Stadium Blankets: A Fun Gift for Christmas!

by Neil L7. December 2012 10:26

It’s still football season, and by next year we may have hockey back as well (fingers crossed!). No matter the sport, anyone who enjoys being a spectator from September to March needs something to keep them warm in the chilly weather temperatures – and in some parts of the country, even a heavy jacket just won’t cut it. If you’re in Green Bay, Buffalo or another city known for its football but not known for its warm winters, the bottom line is that everyone you know needs custom stadium blankets to comfortably brave out a game until the end.

Cold weather games are only one reason that personalized stadium blankets are the perfect Christmas gift. They are really ideal for any group that wants to match when going to a game together: employees, board members, club members or even families. Matching jackets are too expensive and may not be too everyone’s taste, so imprinted stadium blankets featuring the team colors and the name of the wearer or organization are a great solution that keeps everyone looking (and feeling!) unified. There’s no better way to bring everyone together and get them feeling cozy inside and out this time of year.

 

 People love winter-themed gifts for Christmas, and blankets certainly qualify. But if you think promotional stadium blankets aren’t “enough” to show you care, why not make them part of a larger gift package? Consider these fun gift basket themes; any of them would be a charming way to present your group with personalized stadium blankets:

  • Winter theme: Cocoa, mugs, cookie mix and imprinted stadium blankets
  • Picnic theme: A blanket tucked into a picnic basket, with a bottle of wine and accoutrements
  • Sports theme: Team mugs, team tree ornaments and team-colored custom stadium blankets

See? These are gifts you can really have fun with! Take a look at our promotional stadium blankets now, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

 

Ways to Use Promotional USB Flash Drives

by Neil L4. December 2012 10:43

If there is one hand-held marketing tool that effectively communicates the professionalism of a brand, it is undoubtedly the flash drive. Because flash drives represent the mobility of the modern marketplace, distributing imprinted USB flash drives to your clients, prospects and the press is the perfect way to make sure they associate your brand with competence, efficiency and expertise.

Every time recipients of your personalized USB flash drives make presentations in a meeting, take projects to the printer or plug in the drive to access work documents at home, they can see the name of your company – and that’s powerful.

 

And there’s no reason the drives have to be blank, either. Although custom USB flash drives are designed for recipients to use, you can still make sure the drives contain one file for them to open and view. This will ensure that these promotional USB flash drives promote your brand even more. Here are some great ideas for files to put on your imprinted USB flash drives. They can  pay off every time you hand the drives out at trade shows or tuck them into press kits:

  • Use the drives to send a video presentation
  • Include a PowerPoint slideshow on the drives
  • Use personalized USB flash drives to share your catalog
  • Have each flash drive contain a coupon file

Any of these ideas make a great conversation piece when talking up a prospect. It is practically impossible to not impress prospects by handing them custom USB flash drives and saying, “Here, take one of these; it includes a great coupon for your first month of service.” In fact, if you place your promotional USB flash drives on the trade show table, don’t be surprised if people start asking you for them!

Don’t worry if they don’t want to talk at length when taking one off the table; just make sure your imprinted USB flash drives have your company name and website URL on them, so everyone can go to your site that evening and see what you’re all about. That’s really the point of personalized USB flash drives; they can effectively get people interested in your brand.

Custom Journals: Christmas Gifts Your Employees will Love!

by Neil L29. November 2012 10:06

Let’s be honest: We all like to hear ourselves talk. But since it isn’t always socially appropriate to speak our innermost thoughts in public, many of us can benefit from journaling. Kids may call them diaries, but that doesn’t mean adults don’t use them too. Journaling is a great way to pass the time, get your thoughts out on paper and experience a few minutes of personal catharsis. And doing it in your own personalized journals? Well, that’s even better.

For that reason, many employers are bypassing the cheap box of chocolates and low-value Starbucks cards this Christmas, and opting for a much more personalized employee gift: imprinted journals. They know that ordering custom journals for employees is a far more appreciated gesture. These don’t have to be promotional journals (although they can be); instead, some companies are actually ordering a set of imprinted journals with employees’ names on the front.

 

Another option is to go with semi-promotional journals, meaning that while they may have the company name, they may also have the employee names or even company departments on them. There are lots of graphics options for the front of the personalized journals, too, including your company logo or another fun, colorful graphic. There are even wine tasting journals that are perfect gifts for employees who enjoy the finer things in life. That’s the beauty of personalized products like custom journals; you can be as creative as you want to be. After all, what boss wants his employees to think he’s boring? Fair point, right?

Even if you aren’t sure how big your guys are on writing or sipping Chablis, their imprinted journals can be a great tool for them to use in meetings. Imagine the satisfaction you’ll feel sitting at the head of the conference table, looking down the line of attentive workers clutching their promotional journals from the company. Your whole team will look so much more professional, and you can be the rising star of upper management for that reason alone. This is going to work out for everyone! Take a look at our dozens of options in custom journals, and see if you don’t have a blast getting creative with your order.

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Promotional Pens are Still a Great Tool!

by Neil L28. November 2012 15:37

It’s no secret that typing and texting are popular. But handwriting is still a big part of our daily routine; people still write on Post-its, sign their names and fill out forms every day. No matter what technology becomes mainstream, people will always want, need and use pens.

And imprinted pens? They’re as popular as ever. Open up your desk drawer and count how many you have personally; chances are, you have at least two or three. And, it’s highly likely that you could name the businesses on your personalized pens without even looking. That means that custom pens make a big impact on people, and it’s the reason why you need to distribute promotional pens to your customers, prospects, event attendees and employees.   

There’s even better news here: Now, there are more choices for promotional pens than ever before. No longer are you relegated to one bland style; instead, you have tons of pen varieties and designs at your disposal. Here are a few of the most popular types of imprinted pens:

Ballpoint pens - These are the time-tested standard bearer in pens – personalized pens and otherwise! Ballpoint pens can be bought affordably in bulk and distributed anywhere as an unforgettable calling card.

Gel pens - People love brightly colored gel pens; the smooth flow of the ink is practically addictive. That alone is a great reason to make gel pens your go-to marketing tool the next time to plan to order custom pens for your business.

Rollerball pens – Speaking of free-flowing ink, rollerball pens have that as well. People love rollerball pens because they can make nearly any handwriting look like neat, precise penmanship. If you aren’t sure which kind of promotional pens people will use, trust us: You can’t go wrong with rollerball pens.

Magnetic pens - These are super fun. Everyone loves a little gadget for the desk, and a magnetic pen can be that gadget. These pens fit snugly into a magnetic stand that’s  impossible to resist playing with throughout the day. What better way to keep your business on the minds of clients?

Imprinted pens have always been, and will always be a great marketing tool. Simple, affordable and compact, personalized pens are so handy that the people you give them to will use them forever – and think of you when they do. You can’t go wrong with custom pens!

Promotional Mugs and Tumblers give Brand Recognition ROI

by Neil L28. November 2012 12:23

Drinkware is a popular item to personalize and distribute for promotional purposes. Why? Because people consume drinks. A lot. In fact, people tend to drink from the same cup for days, weeks or months at a time. They rinse the cup out at work every day, then put it back on the shelf and re-use it for as long as they can. As a result, the same people can see your brand name on the cups they use every day for years – that is, if they are using your imprinted mugs and tumblers.

For that reason, personalized mugs and tumblers are one of the best promotional product investments you can make. While we don’t have the numbers on ROI, there’s a good chance they are substantial – and if more mugs were distributed, the numbers would be even greater.  

Yes, there are plenty of great promotional products out there (that’s why we sell them, too!). But no matter what is imprinted on the side, promotional mugs and tumblers are far more likely to become a staple in someone’s routine than a t-shirt (not that there’s anything wrong with promotional t-shirts!). A great personalized t-shirt is likely to be worn, but it will only be worn sporadically.

On the flip side, someone that uses your custom mugs and tumblers for his work beverage is going to see the name of your brand every time he reaches for a drink, all day long – again, for years. That’s really why promotional mugs and tumblers are among the most common sense (dare we say “no brainer,” even) promotional products you can distribute. National brands have been known to issue imprinted mugs and tumblers to employees and loyal customers, because they understand this.

Of course, you don’t want to distribute just any personalized mugs and tumblers to your audience. You want mugs and tumblers that are made from high quality materials that won’t crack the moment they fall on the floor. That means choosing a design with, for example, fusion acrylic on top and stainless steel on the bottom; these are the highest quality materials for hot beverage mugs. For cold beverage tumblers, there is the sleek design of an acrylic mug with test tube liner. Durable materials like these will ensure that the item lasts for years.

When using their custom mugs and tumblers, the people in your audience will see the brand name imprinted on the side every day for years to come. Do you want it to be the name of your brand on their imprinted mugs and tumblers – or someone else’s? Think about it.

 

Ways to Use Promotional Tote Bags

by Neil L19. November 2012 17:11

Our clients know: People will always have uses for tote bags. Just when they think there are no more uses for the imprinted tote bags they’ve accumulated over the years, people who have them come up with fun functions for the custom tote bags in their closets. Here are a few of the most common:

As a Shopping Bag

Reusable shopping bags are quickly replacing traditional store bags. Eventually, our teenage baggers may stop asking if we want “paper or plastic” – and then what will we do? We’ll use our personalized tote bags, that’s what. Imprinted tote bags from events are eco-friendly alternatives to the big plastic ball of bags in the laundry room cupboard (does anyone really take them back to the store for recycling?). Shoppers are always grateful when they find promotional tote bags stashed in the car – and they’ll be glad to say goodbye to the big plastic ball.

As a Gym Bag

People who already budget for a gym membership in a recession need to cut costs somewhere, and many will start with the $100 gym bag. These days, no one thinks it’s cool to brag about how much you spent – but the one who gets everything for free is the one we admire. Chances are, many of your event attendees are ready for some new imprinted tote bags that can be converted to gym bags they can use.

As a Craft Bag

Custom tote bags for the gym are expensive, but their cost is dwarfed by the cost of the craft bag. Crafty types know that a tricked-out scrapbooking organizer or sewing caddy could run $100 or more. And usually, it doesn’t even have enough space to hold all the junk that’s needed. What doesn’t fit can go into personalized tote bags. Crafters love organizing them by making one for fabric, one for tools, one for paper…you get the picture. Hobbies are expensive enough, and people need more money for the hobby itself – not the bag the supplies go in. 

As a Supermom Stash Bag

From a child’s perspective, the making of a supermom is not in her ability to juggle work and family, but in her ability to bring along every conceivable item the child may want when the family goes somewhere. If a mom has toys, snacks and Band-Aids to lug around but her kids are too old for a diaper bag, she can haul that stuff in one of her most stylish promotional tote bags. If she has lots of imprinted tote bags at home, she can use them to make each child their own bag o’ junk. This is how supermoms are made.     

There are oh-so-many ways that those who attend your event can use their promotional tote bags. With a little creativity, they can turn the item you gave them into a tool that makes life simpler for years to come – and with your organization’s name printed on the bag, they will think of you every time they do it.

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