Did you know that during the third quarter, Donald Trump spent $825,000 on branded merchandise? Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, spent $62,873 on Q3 signs and bumper stickers alone. Clearly, there's a growing market for election-related promotional products. Of course, while earning business from presidential front runners might be tough, remember there are 34 U.S. Senate races, 12 gubernatorial contests and over 400 Congressional districts up for grabs in 2016 – not to mention state and local elections. Here are some political promo products that can help you win big. Good luck!
–Dave Vagnoni, editor Follow me on Twitter: @VagnoniASI
Magnetic Appeal The Pitch: In my tiny town, candidates still walk door-to-door shaking hands and pitching their platforms. You know what they should give out? Magnets. These full-color business card magnets from Tradenet Publishing (asi/91760) stick to refrigerators, appliances, filing cabinets and any other metal surfaces. They offer plenty of space for a photo and a catchy campaign slogan. Priced as low as $0.08 (R). The Bottom Line: A practical item that serves as a great Election Day reminder.
Fan Favorite The Pitch: Most every candidate holds outdoor rallies or townhall style meetings. Keep supporters comfortable and cool with this durable and colorful hand fan from Ventura Inc (asi/93520). Featuring an 8" basswood handle, the fan is made from 10-point coated board stock and protected with double-sided lamination. Grab these fans for as low as $0.63 (R). The Bottom Line: These fans will keep popping up at events through the primaries and beyond.
Sign Them Up The Pitch: The ultimate campaign staple, this stylish yard sign will get plenty of looks. The ink will never fade and the sign's 34" heavy duty steel frame will hold up in any weather. What might be most important, though, is that the sign is made in the USA – something that more campaign managers and staffers say is a must-have feature. This Noteworthy (asi/74360) sign is also easy to install. Simply slip the plastic sign over the steel frame and push the frame into the ground. Priced as low as $1.77 (R). The Bottom Line:Candidates get great exposure and can easily customize their brand image.
Pin It The Pitch: Every party can agree on one thing: getting the vote out is key. This classic "I Voted" pin from PinMart, Inc (asi/47150) is die struck from jeweler's metal, designed with red, white and blue enamel colors, and comes nickel plated. Ideal for polling places, political action committees, election boards and a host of other groups. Each pin includes a clutch back and is individually poly bagged. Order for as low as $1.76 (P). The Bottom Line: The perfect patriotic motivator and thank you item.
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