College students attend sports events, seminars and parties on a regular basis. They are usually on very strict budgets, and love free things. These same students, however, will soon have vast purchasing power and will need and be prepared to pay for your products and services. That is a pretty good reason for using promotional items for college students.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, as of 2004 (the last year for which statistics were available) the number of first-time freshmen enrolling in the fall was 2,630,000. That makes quite a large segment of the population that should be figured into your marketing plan. Of course, if you sell technology related items or clothing, these students can be some of your largest consumers even while they are in school. Today, many college and university students are older adults returning to school either to update their present degrees or to enter a new field. These adults have families, own homes, and make use of almost any products that you might produce, or services that your company offers.
College promotional products can take many forms, since you are targeting such a diverse audience. Some of these items are uniform best sellers, such as the inexpensive but popular aluminum bottle opener/can opener key ring. At a price as low as $.54 each, you can afford to use these valuable items for even large giveaways.
Among other best selling university promos is the custom rally towel. This towel has a large 11” x 14” imprint area for the prominent display fo your logo or other information. This lightweight sports towel will be particularly welcome for the college sports teams.
Duffel bags, sunglasses, coolers, notebooks and pens are also welcome gifts for this crowd, as are compu backpacks, t shirts and sweatshirts.
Distribute promotional items for college students at sports games and rallys for extra effectiveness – players and fans alike will be delighted to have them. Some can even be sold to fans for an added stream of revenue, such as sweatshirts and sunglasses. Be sure to include advertising to this large group when you set up your marketing campaign.
Where did what we call custom paper bags come from? They have been around for so long that we all just take them for granted. We carried our lunch to school in them as children, we carry our groceries home in them as adults. Fast food restaurants place our takeout orders in them.
The first machine for making paper bags was invented by Francis Wolle in 1852, and was followed by the machine to make square bottom bags by Margaret Knight sometime before 1914. Since that time, their popularity and use has grown by leaps and bounds.
Because the printed paper bags are used so often, for so many purposes, and are so reasonably priced, they make excellent promotional products. Just stop and think of how many times in just the last week you had a paper bag in your hands. How many opportunities for advertising have you lost by not having your logo on some of them? These bags can be given away almost anywhere – they can be distributed at tradeshows, conventions, seminars and all types of other events, either alone or filled with other promotional items. They can be folded and sent through the mail. And if you are in a business that sells products, you can package all of your goods in these imprinted paper bags.
You can purchase pharmacy bags, peanut bags, popcorn bags, gourmet bags, and even bags made from 100% recycled paper. The popular Jenny eco shopper are made from 100% recycled paper, and have matching twisted paper handles and serrated cut top. They have a large 7” x 7” imprint area for your logo. Do you prefer a sturdier bag? The paris matte eurotote may be just what you want. It is a 157 GSM premium weight matte laminated eurotote with matching macramé handles, reinforced fold-over top, and cardboard bottom insert.
Build your company logo recognition with any one of the almost 50 logo paper bags, or choose several for different uses. Each bag will give you maximum results and successful advertising returns.
We are accustomed to seeing custom plastic bags every day, in many different places. Yet our ancestors, as short a time ago as our grandparent’s generation, would have been shocked to see them. The well known plastic bag of today didn’t exist before the 1950’s! The first actual plastic bag commonly in use was the plastic sandwich bag in 1957. It wasn’t until 1974 that grocery stores began changing from paper to plastic bags for their merchandise.
Today, we use plastic bags as packaging for almost everything. When their use began to be considered as harmful to the environment, recycling became common. Today, many grocery stores provide containers to place the bags for recycling. This makes the use of reusable printed plastic bags a valuable and sensible practice.
There are drawstring plastic bags, handle bags and even die cut handle bags. Each of these bags, displaying your logo in an attractive way, advertises your business every time that they are carried. This a much more effective method of advertising than most traditional methods, and is much more cost effective.
Implementing the use of custom printed plastic bags with logo puts you on the cutting edge of innovative marketing, and can work wonders for your profits.
You can select from many different styles, including some, such as the 7 x 10 ½ die cut handle bag as low as $.27 each. These mini plastic bags with fold-over reinforced die cut handles and bottom gusset on select sizes have a large 4” x 4” imprint area for your logo. This makes an ideal display that will set off the logo and make it more visible to anyone who sees it.
These printed plastic bags can be circulated at tradeshows, conventions and other events, or even included in mailout campaigns, as they fold flat. They can even be filled with other promotional products and be given as door prizes or gifts. Any one of these methods, or a combination of them, will be sure to boost your company image.
Do you, your customers and employees do a lot of traveling, either for business or pleasure? Do you frequently have to carry large numbers of identification or documentation such as passports, tickets or boarding passes? Have you had problems in the past trying to find some convenient place to store your traveler’s checks, hotel or motel booking information, and other related items? The typical men’s wallet simply isn’t roomy enough to hold all of the belongings that are a necessity when you travel. Handing them to a woman to carry in her purse might help at times, but this really isn’t an ideal solution.
What is a good solution are custom travel wallets. Basically, these promotional travel wallets are small, flat cases which hold your personal information and money. This can include cash, credit and debit cards, traveler’s checks, driver’s license, passport information, business cards, pictures, hotel information, plane tickets and even more. Even loaded with all of your information, they still fit conveniently in your pocket. Losing any of these items can be devastating, and you want to know that they are safe and secure at all times.
Because of their usefulness and value, these travel wallets make marvelous promotional products. With your logo notably displayed on them, it is seen by not only the person carrying it, but also by everyone who comes in contact with them while it is in use. This means your advertising is being seen anywhere that the person travels, allowing your advertising to reach into areas where it would ordinarily be difficult for you to reach with traditional advertising tools. Each of the promotional travel wallets that you distribute rapidly returns your investment many times over in marketing power.
Are you looking for a gift that will not only be appreciated but also used again and again? Custom travel wallets are not a gift that will be tucked away and forgotten. Your customers will be pleased to receive them, and more than happy to use them. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness and insight into what they really need. Speed them on their way the next time they travel.
We’ve all heard the old saying about “the child in all of us.” Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to playing with toys! That is whypromotional toys should be such an important part of your marketing campaign.
We all know what happens when a little boy gets a toy train set for Christmas-dad is right there on the floor with him setting up the tracks. And who is next to the little girl playing with the new Barbie doll or dollhouse? We all get older, but it is the rare person who loses their love of toys.
Many of us collect toys through the years. Everything from dolls to matchbox cars to old fashion wooden toys are sought out from garage sales, second hand stores and estate sales, as well a from other collectors. Company logo toys have always been a favorite among collectors. Check out any old toy with the coca cola logo, and see what they sell for! Collectible items with the Marvel and DC logos sell for premium prices, as do many others.
You may not own a business that is on the level with Coca Cola (yet!), but when you are searching for a promotional product for your company, you really should consider promotional toys.
Inexpensive items such as crayons, ping pong balls, Frisbees and hacky sacks, to name just a few, are tremendous for advertising when emblazoned with your brightly colored logo. These toys can be given away in large quantities at tradeshows, conventions and other events.
More expensive items, such as a football bean bag throw, a premium poker game set or a stuffed plush bear with your logo, make wonderful gifts for employees and customers and their families.
No matter what business you are in, there is nothing like adding a little fun to your advertising to get your customers involved. Of course, if you happen to be in the toy business, or in any business that involves children in any way, there is no better choice for a promotional product than toys! Hospitals use them, doctors and dentist offices have found them very helpful in calming young patients. There are few businesses that can’t benefit from the use of promotional toys!
Your customers, potential customers and employees travel more and more in today’s busy world. They travel for business and pleasure, alone and with families and business colleagues. Each trip they take presents you with a unique opportunity to use travel promos to advertise your business.
Airlines, travel agents and cruise ships can all make great use of items such as promotional travel bags or even promotional travel coffee mugs. Restaurants, hotels and motels also gain great exposure through promotional items.
These travel promos go a long with the customers everywhere they go, advertising to multitudes of other people along the way. Your logo is highly visible, and the more people who see it, the better your advertising will be. Marketing goals are easily met, while your customers and employees enjoy the benefits of your gifts.
With over 300 items to choose from, it is an easy matter to select the one that best suits your business. You can order something as inexpensive as travel luggage tags, travel wallets or eyeglass cases, each with your company logo prominently displayed. Or you may choose more expensive items to use as gifts for treasured employees or customers. A Durahyde 20” duffel, with a zippered main compartment and end pockets with organizers, makes a perfect gift for any traveler. This duffel can have your logo imprinted with a screen print, debossed imprint or embroidery. The recipient will be proud to carry this anywhere they go, and will be constantly doing your advertising for you.
Another excellent choice would be an item such as the Wenger transit deluxe wheeled comp-case. This bag carries a standard 17” laptop, and has two large main compartments. It has a recessed handle and in line skate style wheels.
Low cost ID tags, luggage tags, and even lint removal brushes make excellent promotional products for use at tradeshows, seminars and other events. These inexpensive travel promos can be distributed in large numbers for maximum marketing value.
Let your customers and employees help you advertise, while they enjoy the benefits from your gifts.
Even inexpensive items such as a custom printed pen can be a perfect promotional product when you make quality choices. Always choose items which are useful, attractive, and of the highest quality you can find – it is better to sacrifice quantity rather than quality when you want to present your business or event in a positive manner.
Whether you choose to distribute them as giveaways at tradeshows, seminars and events, or give them away in a basket or box on your business counter, these cheap custom pens will be a valuable addition to your advertising campaign. They can be given away as a single item, or added to a journal or notebook for a package giveaway.
These custom pens are also small enough to be used as part of your mail out campaign. They are a useful item, and unlike flyers or brochures, will be kept and put to use. Each time a recipient uses you pens, they will be reminded of you and your business. The more often these promotional pens are used, the wider the visibility of your logo is, and the better the return on your investment.
A best seller such as the dart pen is available for as little as $.28, which means that even with a low advertising budget, you can distribute a large number of imprinted pens. There are over 1000 designs to make your selection from, so there should be no problem choosing the style that best compliments your business.
When you choose to use these pens as gifts for valued customers or for top salesmen, you may want to choose a pen of higher quality, such as the Cross Century II traditional black pen set that anyone will be proud to own, use and display. This legendary pen set is highlighted with 23 karat gold accents, and has a lifetime warranty.
Any style of custom ink pens that you choose will help you attain the advertising goals that you have set, and go a long way towards building your company image.
Custom printed golf towels make great gifts for men, women and children alike. Unlike sports such as football or baseball, anyone can participate in golf. You can play alone or with others, just for fun or to make a living. Millions of dollars are spent each year on golf accessories, and promotional golf towels are one of the most popular.
Young people play golf with their families and with school teams. Businessmen play alone or with clients and potential clients. Elderly people play for exercise and for companionship and fun. Over 28 million people played golf as of 2009, according to the National Golf Foundation. All of these people are potential recipients for logo golf towels. Having your logo displayed on these towels and giving them to the public provides you with a vast potential for advertising success.
Give these imprinted golf towels away in large numbers at tradeshows, conventions and seminars. Place them for sale in sports and school stores for an added stream of income. Give them away as gifts to customers and employees. Mix and match them in gift baskets with golf tees and balls. Each of these towels will bring you consistent advertising exposure for an extended period of time, in a variety of settings.
Choose the custom rally towel when you are looking for an inexpensive yet quality towel for large giveaways. It has a large 11” x 14” imprint area for your logo, and is available in a wide assortment of colors. This lightweight sports towel is made of 100% cotton, and is super absorbent. At a low cost of as little of $1.29, you can place a large number of these in the hands of the public.
Imprinted golf towelsare also available by such quality name brands as Cutter & Buck. The imprint on these towels is embroidered on 100% cotton material.
Whether you select low cost logo golf towels or opt for the more expensive variety for use as gifts, your advertising dollars will be very well spent. These towels will provide you with constant and well targeted traffic.
Custom cinch bags have so many different and varied uses that it is hard to imagine life without them! We use small ones to hold make up; we use them to hold small items such as nails, screws, nuts and bolts. We use them to carry change for laundry or to play bingo. Children load them down with marbles or trading cards. We slip all sorts of small items into them to keep them from getting lost, and even use them to organize our purses.
Medium sizepersonalized cinch bags hold sneakers and other shoes when going to the gym, as well as our other gym clothes; they make the perfect knitting or crochet bag to hold all of our tools. Even larger bags carry dirty laundry, or act as substitute backpacks. They are perfect storage containers. How many items do you know that perform so many different functions?
These cinch bags fold up small enough to be easily stored to save space, and expand as we need them. This also adds to their value as promotional items, as a large quantity of them can be easily stored while waiting distribution. It also means that some not used for a certain event can be stored until the next one without using up valuable space.
Promotional cinch bags are always in style, and everyone uses them. They have large areas for a logo imprint that can be easily seen by anyone close by. Unlike items such as business cards and brochures, they will not be thrown away or stuck in a drawer somewhere; you know that these bags will be in use and on view for some time to come. They guarantee that your logo will be on display many times for one low cost.
These custom cinch bags come in all sizes. Use one alone as a giveaway, or make up a package of several different sizes to use as gifts. Choose from solid color styles, or find one of the many colorful patterns that blend with your company colors. With almost 100 different and unique styles and designs to choose from, you can find the one to match your company personality.
Every winter, those in the snow belt spend hours a day shoveling and scraping snow and ice from on and around their cars and trucks. Even when they have driven on their way to the office or store, a short stay inside may require additional scraping to clear the windshield. Anyone who has ever faced this problem has also faced the problem of what to do without an ice scraper! A gloved hand might work alright for snow, but it isn’t worth much when ice has built up on the glass.
Logo ice scrapers are always welcome at times like this! Having several is best, since you never know when you might need one. Most people keep at leat one in their vehicle, and another at home and in the office. What better promotional product than one that people will use quite often, and will appreciate having received it from you? Your logo will be prominently displayed and seen every time the ice scraper is used.
Promotional ice scrapers can be given away at almost any tradeshow, convention or event, and being such an inexpensive item you can give out large numbers of them. They are also conveniently shaped and small enough to be distributed as part of a mail out campaign.
Are you looking for a novelty ice scraper? The ice scraper hand mitten will please everyone you choose to give them to. The mitten comes in handy when removing ice and snow, and protects you from the cold. You can have the ice scraper customized with your logo on the large 3” x 3” imprint area.
Car dealerships, service stations and sporting goods stores will all find these useful items to be a fantastic addition to their advertising mix. They can be handed out at sporting events in the fall and winter seasons, and everyone will appreciate them.
All of the Logo ice scrapers are made of highly durable material that will last through many seasons, giving your logo repeat advertising for a long period and through several seasons.