Two of the best inexpensive promotional items are bottle openers and keychains. So why not combine the two and use really remarkable advertising items? Custom bottle opener keychains widen the scope of the scope of the audiences you can successfully target, and allow you to increase your marketing without increasing your costs.
Everyone uses keys on a daily basis, and keeping track of them can prove to be a real chore. If you lose a key or misplace it, replacing it can be both time-consuming and expensive. The solution to this, of course, is a keychain that keeps them all together and close at hand. They’ve always been an important inclusion for promotional campaigns. Bottle openers are another item which most people use frequently. We open juices, soft drinks and beers, and few people have enough of them. We keep them in cars, offices and at home. Because of their wide use and popularity, they too have become staples for the advertising market.
Merging the two and using personalized bottle opener keychains for your advertising just makes good common sense. You can select plain, simple, inexpensive varieties, or opt for the more unique, unusual styles. Either way, you will get tremendous value from them.
Hand them out at conventions, tradeshows, seminars and other events, put a basket of them on your counter or desk and invite customers and employees alike to “help yourself to one”. Each time they open a bottle or take out their keys, they will be thinking of your business and appreciating the gift.
You can select from such novelty promotional bottle opener keychains as the shark bottle opener key ringthat opens bottles and flip-top cans in a breeze. It’s a useful addition to any home with the advertiser’s name displayed for increased brand awareness. Are you planning a major giveaway and need to keep your costs low? The Aluminum Bottle/Can Opener Key Ring might be the style you choose at a cost as low as $.54 each.
Choose one or several of these custom bottle opener keychains to successfully represent your company in your next advertising blitz.
Your initiation into the world of custom fortune cookies was almost certainly at a Chinese restaurant, where they were served after dinner. These cookies come wrapped around a piece of paper on which is printed a “fortune” which is either words of wisdom or a prophecy. They typically consist of flour, sugar and vanilla, and are quite crisp. They were first actually introduced in Japan rather than China; they were imported into China in the late 1900’s and sold as “authentic American fortune cookies”. In China, they are also known as “good luck cookies”, “good luck sweet cookies” and “good luck biscuits”.
Whatever you call them or wherever you are, these personalized fortune cookies can be can be effectively used for your advertising. Include them when drawing up your marketing plan, and plan for their distribution carefully to get the maximum results from them.
Personalize these cookies not only with your logo, but also by writing the fortunes yourself. Why not include a “cents off” coupon fortune, or a special deal fortune? You can be as creative as possible with the writing, and increase your advertising while entertaining everyone who opens them.
Choose the giant logo fortune cookie as the ultimate personalized gift. This 4 pound cookie, the size of an ordinary football, is hand dipped in luscious white chocolate and a 100% edible image of your logo. You can include up to ten lines of a personalized fortune inside. Presented in a traditional crisp French Cellophane Bag and tied with an exquisite sheer wired ribbon, this cookie is GUARANTEED to make a BIG impression! Your cookie is hand packed in a signature glossy white gift box and topped with matching tissue paper. These cookies work well for any event where a gift is appropriate, and even make wonderful wedding fortune cookies!
Do you prefer the more classic size fortune cookies? At a cost of as low as $1.43 each, these cookies are hand dipped in white chocolate and have your edible logo and sprinkles to match. Each cookie is individually wrapped.
Custom fortune cookies make a unique and novel promotional product that you will want to use again and again to make a “sweet” impression!
When I was a child, candles were something you used when the power went out, and sometimes we had small ornamental ones for Christmas, but you didn’t light them, just used them for decorations. Now, there are whole stores dedicated to them – decorative candles, and delightfully scented ones. We light custom candles in the bath to relax us, and candles in the rest of the house to remove odors and leave a pleasant scent. There are candles designed to remove smoke or cooking odors, and others that are so attractive that we use them just for decoration. There are candle warmers that provide the scent from the candles without lighting them, so that they last much longer.
Aromatherapy, a type of alternative medicine, uses the scent of certain plants to relax and soothe you, by altering your mood. Aromatherapy candles can give your disposition a great boost.
Any time a candle is in a home or office, it could be doing your advertising for you. By placing your logo on any of these printed candles and distributing them, you are boosting your marketing and advertising efforts. They make wonderful gifts at holidays or any time of year, and can be as simple as the snap top tin candle, an aromatherapy and massage candle that is made from eco-friendly and biodegradable wax. It has a natural vanilla scent and color, and is a clean burning soy wax candle. It includes a 1 to 4 color process laminated decal or one color direct imprint.
Or you can go for more expensive but impressive logo candles such as the bowler aromatherapy candle in a 14 oz Libbey Bowl. Choose your scents from: Cucumber Melon (green), Vanilla (ivory), Rose (pink), Blueberry (navy), or Apple Cinnamon (red).
Every candle has a readily visible imprint of your logo displayed in a prominent area of the candle, to remind the user of where it came from. Even after the candle has been used, the glass or other container will be put to other uses, and your logo will continue to be on display for a long time.
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 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 rallies 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.
custom paper bags have been around a while, but where did they 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 trade shows, 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 love your promotional sweatshirts? I have several, and I know people who actually collect them. They’re warm, roomy and comfortable, and when worn with matching jogging or sweatpants make the perfect outfit for running, exercising, or even lounging around the house.
Any item that you choose to use as a promotional product should be something that is useful and needed. The more often an item is used, the more often your advertising message is put out in front of the public, making it more profitable as a marketing tool. Custom logo sweatshirts have a large area to imprint your logo on, making it much more visible than on smaller items. They are long lasting, easy to clean, and have helped in the branding efforts of many large companies in the past, giving them a good history as an advertising medium.
The first ascent ladies cloud layer fleece sweatshirt by Eddie Bauer is the perfect example of a sweatshirt that will delight everyone who receives it. It is the lightest, softest alternative to a sweater. It can be worn over a thin base layer for extra comfort and warmth, or thrown over a t-shirt when headed to dinner. The 5.89-ounce microfleece is brushed on both sides for softness and breathability. It has a slim, active fit that’s cut closer to the body with no bunching or binding.
Another excellent choice of sweatshirts with a company logo is the port company crew neck sweatshirt.This comfortable sweatshirt is made of 50% cotton, 50% poly fleece, and has set in sleeves. A best seller, this sweatshirt is as cozy as it is affordable.
Your customers will love the fit and feel of any of these custom logo sweatshirts that you select. They will wear them often, and carry your company logo with you every time. The high quality of any of these sweatshirts will be appreciated, and help give your company the reputation you want to present. Give them to customers, employees and their families as gifts, present them to team members of a group you sponsor, and don’t forget to wear one yourself!
Is it that time of year when it is too cold for short sleeves, but too warm yet for a jacket? It’s just perfect, then, for promotional hoodies. If by some chance you have managed not to become acquainted with hoodies, they are basically sweatshirts with hoods, with a zippered front or pullover style, with a drawstring to adjust the hood and a large pocket across the bottom front. They frequently have designs on the back or on the sleeves.
They are worn by boxers before matches, by skateboarders, and by fans attending sports events of all types. Hoodies have been in the U.S. since the 1930’s, when workers in northern New York state wore them in the freezing temperatures. Their emergence as a fashion trend took off in the 1970’s, when the movie Rocky made them popular.
Hoodies with a company logo constitute great promotional products. They have a large imprint area available for your logo so that is easily seen and recognized. Because of the large diversity of places in which they are worn, your advertising area is extended and your exposure multiplied. This means that your advertising dollar goes a lot further, and accomplishes more.
Children as well as adults love these custom logo hoodies, and they are available in youth as well as adult sizes. You can select from a wide range of colors and styles, to blend in with or contrast your logo.
The hyp apparel Portland hoodieis a great example of a best-selling promotional hoodie. This hooded sweatshirt is made of 100% rugged cotton French terry and is specially dyed and treated to provide a vintage look. It features a durable braided cotton drawstring, kangaroo pocket and V-notch stitch detail at the front neck. You can also elect to purchase a super heavyweight hoodie for those extra cool days.
Promotional hoodies will provide you with exceptional advertising results for a reasonable investment. You can give them as gifts, or use them for employees. They also make good team apparel, and can even be sold in school stores for the fans. Be sure to consider adding them to your marketing plan.
T shirts have been with us since the 19th century, and were originally worn as undergarments rather than as standalone shirts. They were valued because they were inexpensive, easily-cleaned, and easy to fit. They became popular as outerwear during the 2nd World War, and gained in recognition in the 1950’ when they showed up in the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” modeled by Marlon Brando. Since that time, promotional t shirts have continued with a constant rise in use and esteem.
Custom shirts are worn by men, women, and children of all age groups. They can be plain white or different colors and most have traditionally been made of cotton, though many also come in different materials as well. They can be plain, patterned, or have a company logo emblazoned on them. As promotional products they’re unrivaled, both because of their low cost and because of their wide use. One of the most widely-known companies to use T-shirts for advertising and branding was Disney with its many popular cartoon characters. We’ve all seen the smiley face t-shirts, and whenever you visit a resort or restaurant, it’s common to see them use company logo t shirts.
T-shirts today run the gamut in price range. You can select inexpensive promotional t-shirts such as the Hanes 100% cotton tagless t-shirt to give away to a large audience. Hand them out to valued employees or customers as a token of your appreciation.
At the other end of the spectrum, you can opt for a more expensive, higher quality piece of apparel like the alo ladies t shirt. Make every workout count with a shirt that moves with you and keeps you comfortably dry and cool. Made of 92/8 polyester/Spandex, it has StretchFlex technology that provides comfort and freedom of movement.
Choosing promotional t shirts as part of your advertising campaign is a smart move, which will help you reach the audience that you are targeting, and attain the goals that you have set.
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.
Custom travel wallets are a great solution. 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.