Happy Holidays everyone! I can’t believe we’re just a few days away from 2016. You know what that means, right? Trade show season is upon us. It’s time for you to find creative promotional ideas, including some for prospects and clients who’ll soon be working their own trade show booths. Help them stand out with these products. Enjoy!
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Top Tote The Pitch: Bags get far and away more impressions than any other promo product. And at trade shows, they’re a must-have item for attendees. This extra-wide wind walker rope cord bag from Ariel Premium Supply (asi/36730) should be a trade show staple. It’s made of non-woven polypropylene and has a reinforced, removable bottom panel along with a six-inch gusset. Order these bags for as low as $2.02(R). The Bottom Line: A useful item that will get tons of looks.
Drink Up The Pitch: Looking for a strong niche to target? Small and independent brewers now command 11% of the total beer market in the U.S. – continuing a staggering jump over the past five years. Craft brewery trade shows are now popping up everywhere and exhibitors could certainly use fun promotional giveaway items like this jumbo-size magnetic bottle opener from Nu Promo International (asi/74585). It offers a large imprint area and can be customized to showcase any craft beer brand. Priced as low as $0.98 (R). The Bottom Line: Get crafty for your next pitch.
Tough Tech The Pitch: Have clients that really want to make a big impression on the show floor? Or maybe they want a higher-end logoed item to raffle off as part of a contest? This iPad Air 2 rugged shoulder strap case from Colemax Group LLC (asi/45704) will certainly get people’s attention. It’s made from polycarbonate and includes a touch sensitive screen and a silicone cover to provide the ultimate armor for iPads. The case also conveniently folds into an easel form, so it’s great for business travelers. Grab one for as low as $29.50 (R). The Bottom Line: A perfect pick in a trendy market.
Handy & Helpful The Pitch: Great for healthcare trade shows and conventions, this hand sanitizer neoprene sleeve combo from Innovation Line (asi/62660) easily attaches to lanyards, backpacks or purses. Each holder includes a 0.5 oz. sanitizer gel bottle. More than a dozen imprint colors are available and the sleeve can be customized with logos or slogans. Priced as low as $1.15 (R). The Bottom Line: A clever product with real brand value.
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