Trade shows are usually massive, multiple day events. People walk around from table to table, getting information on different companies and even scoping out other businesses with which to form partnerships. Usually, food is readily available, but many people will forget to bring bottles of water along with them while they are making the rounds. And no matter whether it is the middle of winter or the middle of the hottest summer possible, people need water to drink during these trade shows. Which is one of the biggest reasons that getting bottled water with your logo on it can be a very effective use of a promotional item.
If it’s your first trade show or your hundredth, everyone can agree that breaking the ice with people attending trade shows can be difficult. If you’ve got a consumable that nearly everyone needs, it becomes that much easier to say “Excuse me, would you like a drink?” than to shout a pitch over all the rest of the noise going on.
Don’t do trade shows? You can still benefit greatly from putting your logo on bottled water. Keep it on hand in the office for meetings, and load up employee refrigerators. Even if during meetings, most potential clients take coffee, it’s customary to offer water along with the coffee as well.
When your employees grab a drink before they head out on their lunch break, they’ll be carrying your brand along with them. This offers brand exposure opportunities; even better because the logo is in the hands of one of your employees, who can easily offer more information or specific phone numbers for people to contact.
Drinking more water is something we are constantly told to strive for because it is healthier. And, according to health research, it is. So why not take advantage of having bottled water with your logo on it? Get your brand out there and into people’s hands via something they will use and carry with them, and they will remember you.
Safety is a well known subject within the workplace. How often have you or your employees been made to sit through repetitive lectures on safety? However, safe work practices are consistently repeated both because of their performance and because sometimes taking a shortcut seems easier and faster than doing a job the proper way. The dangers of working in an unsafe manner are all too clear, and yet on a daily basis employees can often be found overlooking safety protocols in the name of getting a job done faster. One of the many ways to combat this is to implement a safety awards program.
A safety awards program recognizes and awards employees for abiding by safety protocols for the workplace and can also acknowledge and award those who go above and beyond safety protocols. Perhaps an employee has taken the time to address an unsafe environment within the workplace and has done something to help fix that particular area.
Further still, perhaps an employee has taken the time to teach others the proper way to do certain tasks in order to avoid unsafe situations. You may also take the time to reward an employee who has been in charge of safety for a certain period of time, or even let that employee liven up the next safety brief with a short awards ceremony. Award employees and groups of employees for taking charge of their workplace and showing care and concern for their coworkers, and you will see safety increase overall.
Recognizing these and other safety efforts with an award creates a similar response to what people felt as children upon receiving awards. No matter how old you are or what situation in which you are working, people love being awarded and recognized for their efforts. It reinforces good, safe work practices because it tells your employees, “I see what you are doing and I appreciate your efforts.”
Safety awards promote safe working because they work. Physically demonstrating that safety in the workplace is awarded and appreciated encourages the attitude to spread to the rest of your employees. This, in turn, will ensure that your employees strive to work in a safe manner and teach others to do the same.
Showing your employees that you value them is an important part of being a good employer. Taking the time to recognize employees for their hard work and achievements provides a number of benefits, including a great boost for morale. It shows that you care about and appreciate all the effort and care they put into their work, which will encourage that behavior to continue. And when you’re looking to hire new employees, a service award program – or programs – can prove to be a very attractive benefit for prospective employees. What sort of service award programs can you implement within your company?
Quarterly or Yearly Awards
If you have certain goals or milestones you would like your company to achieve within a certain time frame, take the time to award employees for their part in helping the company achieve these goals. The time frame in which you do this can be on a yearly cycle, or you can do quarterly awards or even awards upon the completion of certain milestones on a particularly large project.
Retirement and Employee Oriented Awards
Rewarding employees for staying with your company for certain periods of time encourages dedication to the company and to their job. Awards for lifetime achievements upon retirement are a given, but consider awarding employees on anniversaries of employment as well. Your Human Resources department will have the date the employee was hired, and awarding them for their years of service will encourage your employees to stay with the company and continue to be an asset.
Community Involvement Awards
If your company or employees participate in any community-oriented programs outside the workplace, this is a great opportunity to award employees for their community contributions. With certain community programs, such as cancer awareness walks and building playgrounds and parks, there will certainly be awards and recognition from the community, but be sure to take the time to acknowledge your employees’ efforts. Not only is it great public relations for your company, but it encourages your employees to be well-rounded, community, and team-minded.
There are so many opportunities for you to implement service award programs within your company, and any of these options brings with it great return on investment for you. Taking the time to recognize your employees and show that you care about their performance will in turn boost morale and encourage further efforts by your employees to see themselves and the company overall succeed.
In today’s world, we have all quickly learned that there is not much that you can get with $1. Or is there? Just because you are having to carefully watch your fiscal budget should not mean that you have to scrimp on promotional items. Conversely, just because you have a small promotional budget should not mean that you can not get the biggest bang for your buck – both literally and figuratively. Never fear, though, there are a surprising number of options if you are dealing with a smaller budget than normal or if you are looking to save some money and still get high quality promotional items. These items are also fantastic for smaller events that you may need to or want more customized for a particular event.
Value Nonwoven Tote
Reusable totes are everywhere – why shouldn’t there be a reusable tote with your brand on it? These totes are great for a number of reasons. You can give them out by themselves as promotional items, or fill them with other promotional items and informational materials about your business.
Custom Imprinted Wood Golf Tees
Golfing is a great way to relax and it is also a great way to get to know new clients. Why not be the prepared golfer on the course by having extra tees on hand? The bonus here is that your brand is imprinted into the wood, so feel free to hand them out, both to your fellow golfers and anyone else you see on the course.
Globe Stress Ball
Just about everyone has one in their office, and these things are just plain fun. They’re a great handout, and incredibly useful for a number of applications: from actual stress relief to games of office basketball.
Star Shape Massager
These little massagers are brilliant, and it’s because they work. Particularly if you work in the healthcare industry in some aspect or if you own a spa or run an orthopedic practice, these are both relevant to your industry and useful.
You don’t have to compromise on quality when you’re looking to save some money, especially when you have multiple events coming up within a short time of each other and you want to giveaway different items for each event. These are just a few of the amazing promotional items you can get for $1 and under!
The winter season, and particularly the holidays during the winter season, bring with them all sorts of classic patterns and designs. None of which is quite as immediately recognized as the peppermint’s red and white stripes. Red and white are those classic winter colors that connote cheer and happiness even during the coldest winter months, making this Peppermint Sedici Tumbler a great promotional gift idea.
These tumblers are a great seasonal item that will be used time and time again, and often no matter what the season. Tumblers provide a greener option to your typical throwaway plastic or paper cups you’ll often get at fast food or take out places, and they are hands-down more attractive.
Featuring an acrylic double wall design, the Peppermint Sedici Tumbler allows you to have hot or cold beverages in the tumbler without freezing or burning your fingers. And the stopper around the red and white striped straw will prevent major messes, too.
When your employees or your clients are taking their drinks on the go, they’ll be sure to grab this tumbler to take their drinks with them. Not only does this give them something with your business logo on it, the tumbler will also get your brand logo out in the public eye and get you exposure through every day use.
Looking for promotional holiday gifts or giveaway items that can be used multiple times and that fit within your company budget may seem like a daunting task. With this Peppermint Sedici Tumbler, our deal of the week, you’ll hit on all the right notes: attractive and practical.
If you’re looking for a very unique promotional item to give away at trade shows or even as a corporate gift, look no further than a custom printed umbrella! Whenever we need umbrellas, we almost never have them. This is why a custom printed umbrella makes a great giveaway or gift. Just remember to keep one for yourself.
Folding Umbrella- This is a great little umbrella. It’s compact and comes with its own case. Perfect for tossing in a bag or a briefcase or even in the glove compartment.
62″ Tour Golf Umbrella- This golf umbrella is not only eye catching, it’s incredibly well designed. Featuring a shoulder strap and lightning resistant fiberglass construction, the umbrella’s handle is made of rubber and is designed to be ergonomic.
41 Inch Umbrella- This best-selling umbrella is aggressively-priced and is the perfect mid-size option to protect you from downpours.
You may find yourself wondering how to effectively use these umbrellas at a trade show, but don’t worry! You can pass them out and say things like “we’ll never leave you out in the rain!” or “our company will never rain on your parade!” Do they sound corny? Sure, but when you say it with confidence and a smile? You’re going to leave a great impression with prospective customers, and they’re going to remember you.
Another suggestion is to keep them handy in your offices as a giveaway for your employees. If it’s raining and someone forgot an umbrella? Just take one of the company umbrellas, and keep it! Then, when they’re using the umbrella, people will see your company’s name and logo. And if you get the golf umbrellas, you can offer them as a giveaway at a golf tournament your company may be sponsoring in the future.
There are dozens of ways to effectively use custom printed umbrellas in a variety of settings – you just have to get a little creative! People will remember you for a unique gift that doubles as a practical everyday item.
When you’re looking for promotional items, there are a lot of companies from which to choose. Everyone seems to offer something different, and they’re all vying for your attention. However, RushIMPRINT stands out from the rest, in a few very noticeable ways. How is that?
RushIMPRINT offers one-day production on our inventory of thousands of promotional items. Yes, you read that right: one-day production, thousands of items. And if you’re not sure what or how you want your items designed? We offer free artwork.
Not only do we offer such a large selection, we also offer this selection at a cost-effective price, making it more financially feasible for you to get your name out there without breaking the bank. Our low minimums also give you the opportunity to mix up the promotional products you’d like to give out, making it easier to ensure you’re able to get something for everyone’s tastes.
At rushIMPRINT, we want you to not only be satisfied with the products you receive, we want you to be thrilled. We more than understand how difficult it can be to entrust another company with your promotional product needs, and we strive to offer you the best in customer service, with friendly and knowledgeable staff on hand for all your questions and concerns, and on-time shipping. As if you needed any more convincing, we also will price match with our competitors because we believe in the products we provide that much.
So when you are looking for a company through which to get your promotional products, look no further than rushIMPRINT. You will not only find what you’re looking for, you’ll also find hundreds of other ideas, and at cost-effective prices that won’t have your budget cringing at the thought. Because you want only the best, that’s all we’ll ever provide you with – the best in service and in promotional products.
Picking out gifts can seem like such an overwhelming task. With so much to choose from, you may be wondering where to start! Never fear, though, we’ve got you covered with this list of the best promotional holiday gifts. We’ve included a wide variety in this list to ensure that there’s a little bit of everything!
1- Belgio Chiller: This bottle chiller will keep any bottle chilled, whether it’s wine or champagne, and will do so with style. The stainless steel finish and complementing black wrap has a timeless, sophisticated look.
2- Griffin Survivor Case: Not only is this iPhone case attractive, it’s incredibly durable. Made with a polycarbonate frame that’s wrapped in silicone, this case will protect an iPhone from almost any abuse someone could put it through!
3- Brixen Journalbook: Combining style and practicality into one, this is a gift they’re sure to use over and over again, and will take with them wherever they go.
4- Mega Acrylic Tumbler: Everyone is looking for ways to go green, and this acrylic double-walled tumbler is perfect for taking drinks on the go without the hassle and waste of paper cups!
5- 2-in-One Tumbler and Mug: Of course, for those who tend to prefer hot drinks, you’ll want to look into getting them this 2-in-One Tumbler and Mug. Not only is the stainless steel finish attractive, it also vacuum seals and features a red indicator to let you know when it has been secured properly! No more accidental spills in the car!
6- Solar Charger & Desktop Phone Holder: If you’re looking for something that’s more on the tech side, but still unique, this Solar Charger & Desktop Phone Holder is perfect! Featuring a 1300 mAh lithium battery, this charger and holder is compatible with any iPhone, Blackberry, or Android device!
Every day, more people become aware of the importance of regular physical activity. The growth of this awareness cultivates increased demand for sports equipment. Perceptive businesses take advantage of the demand by increasing brand visibility using custom sports bags and accessories.
People of all fitness levels stride confidently to their preferred exercise facility with heads held high and sports bags grasped firmly. Whether the destination is a gym, basketball court or running track, they are going to increase their health and are proud to let their bags advertise the destination. Custom imprinted sports bags advertise business names as well as a dedication to physical fitness.
Gone are the days of bags consisting of one large cavern. The compartments in the Performance Sports Bag make it as organizationally efficient as purses and briefcases. Sections keep towels, clothing, equipment and shower necessities separate but easily accessible.
The accessories are often as mandatory as the bag. People serious about exercise understand the necessity of keeping hydrated during workouts. A water bottle included in the bag ensures fluid intake while a terrycloth towel wicks away moisture. Handy Carabiner Fans complete the comfort zone.
Custom sports bags and accessories extend comfort zones into the locker room. We notice promotional items when we change. It is easier to notice these items and use them as conversation starters than it is to stare at ceilings, floors or lockers. It is beneficial for business if the products display excellent quality.
RushIMPRINT gives high quality at prices that allow for quantity as well. The items, imprinting and embroidery endure, and your business becomes linked with the concept of endurance.
Promotional duffel bags provide substantial exposure to your corporate logo. We find duffel bags everywhere: Airports, gyms and schools merely begin the long list of locations. The extensive range of sites ideally suits the goal of imprinted items, which is to get a business name noticed.
RushIMPRINT sells a variety of promotional duffel bags appropriate for all budgets. If you are looking at a large order, you might consider the inexpensive but sturdy Trek Bag. With one color imprint included in the price, distributing these bags among a large staff or customer base keeps costs relatively low. This enables a large quantity of bags to be carried around, which exposes your image on the bags to be seen by numerous groups of people.
Alternatively, the Leather Weekender offers upscale luxury. The main compartment is roomy and contains a built-in organizer. Whether the bag is an award to a dedicated employee or an incentive to a potential client, the Weekender’s quality leather and construction paired with a beautifully debossed imprint merits appreciation.
While these two examples are from each end of the budget range, there are many more styles from which to choose. Consider providing a well-travelled executive with a wheeled duffel that exposes your brand across the country or celebrating a long-term client, one who has a liking for physical activity, with a sport duffel.
All promotional duffel bags sold by rushIMPRINT meet stringent guidelines set in place for quality and dependability. Choosing their items to promote your business ensures your name is also associated with quality.