Show Your Patriotic Side With USA-Made Promo Products Now is the perfect time to show your pride in America by running a marketing campaign chock-full of USA-themed products or items made in America. Start with this flag-shape keytag featuring a convenient split ring. A custom imprint of 1” x 1 5/8” can be added to the back side. Ideal for parades, museums, grand openings and trade shows. asi/52840
For that July 4 company picnic, make sure your employees have fun in the sun without a burn by distributing this SPF30 credit-card style container of sun block. This FDA-approved tropical scented lotion holds .68 oz. of sun block. Easy to apply and leaves a clean non-greasy feel. Ideal for the beach or golf course, too. asi/90807
If you’re sending your sales team on an incentive trip, surprise the men in the group with a gift they can use when they arrive like this Men’s II Migliore performance nexus jacquard polo. It’s 100% polyester with UV-protection, moisture-wicking and antimicrobial performance. Available in S-XL. asi/37127
Give the women a gift they can show off on the golf course, like this Citrus three-ball holder. It clips to the outside of a golf bag, making the three included pink golf balls easily accessible. The canvas made product with a water-repellent finish and leather measures 6” x 2.5” x 2”, and comes in blue-orange. asi/35232
Show your staff that your company is growing, that it’s green and all-American with this 12-oz. Grow Kit container. It’s high-definition color, and is made of plastic/polypropylene. Just add sun and water to the included soil and seeds. This eco-friendly garden kit is ideal for any staff meeting. asi/93975
For making a lasting impression on important clients, give them this gift box with gourmet candies and a custom molded chocolate bar that can be imprinted with your logo. The 7 ¾” x 7 ¾” x 1 ¼”gold box can be imprinted to match the bar or printed to your specifications. asi/66224
This journal made from 51% post-consumer recycled material is the perfect gift for those special staff members who achieved their goals. The interior organizer document pocket has two business card holders, a pen loop, and recycled sheets of lined paper featuring an Owl watermark logo. Comes in black. asi/66887
Whether it’s a trade show, convention or incentive trip, send your personnel off with this eco-friendly tote bag made from jute, a natural vegetable fiber. Offered in lime green, natural or navy, it features a matching cotton lining, piping and 7 ½” rope handles. Its size of 15 ½” x 14” x 7 ½” makes it ideal for trade show items and groceries. asi/79530
Here’s more fun for the picnic or beach. Designed for adults and children over three, this stretchable flying disc can be stretched four times its size of 5 ¾” x 5/16”. Its large imprint area shows off the logo. It is a gel item and offers a clear protective coating over the print. asi/36730
An ideal product for fundraisers, this 16-oz. low rider insulated mug is BPA-free and measures 3 5/8” x 7 1/8”. Features a double-insulated plastic and drink through lid, making it perfect for business meetings, coffee shops and corporate events. asi/90640
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Get Students' Attention Each year, SandRidge Energy visits college campuses across Oklahoma and neighboring states in search of talent to keep their company competitive.
In the spring and fall, SandRidge recruiters attend career fairs to talk with students majoring in engineering, IT, accounting and other business specialties about internships at the company. To stand out amid a crowded auditorium, SandRidge knew that they needed to have something special to give attendees. “The students swarm to the cool items,” says Ashley McDaniel, a recruiter for SandRidge. “We’ve used water bottles the last couple of years, so I wanted to do something different this year ... something we haven’t seen before.”
The SandRidge Communications Department worked with its distributor partner to design a new, double-walled tumbler that works for both hot and cold beverages. They selected a Triton 16-oz. tumbler. What really sets it apart, though, is the custom-woven patch with the SandRidge logo encapsulated inside the tumbler. A rep for the distributor firm says they used a woven patch to make a really sharp logo. It was the company’s first order of this particular product and with over 1,000 tumblers already sent, the rep says SandRidge is extremely pleased with the product and is planning to order more in the fall when they start attending career fairs again.
Biz tip: Give them what they want
If you’re working in the education market, make sure you’re pitching useful items to your target demographic. For instance, flash drives and organizers are great items for college students. Trendy apparel and technology accessories are must-haves in the high school market. Make sure you’re staying on top of what’s hot for this trend-oriented demographic. Contact your distributor partner for creative ideas and appropriate promo products.
Golf Products The summertime is a busy golf season. Make sure you have all the latest promotional items and apparel on hand to give out at tournaments and other golf events.
TOP PERFORMER Reebok Prism 100% poly polo has playdry moisture-wicking technology, features a three-button placket and is available in eight colors. asi/60582
THE COLLEGIAN Polyester yarn-dyed golf shirt has a three-color striped body and features UltraCool system, a half-moon yoke back, square bottom with side vents and open cuffs. asi/92125
CARRY ALL The TMAXGear Stratus stand bag features five pockets, an insulated beverage sleeve, pen slot, shoulder strap with velour lining and nylon bottom trunk handle for ease of carrying. asi/91417
DIFF'RENT STROKES Helluva golf club features Black Pro Tour Grip, stainless-steel head and True Temper shaft, 19-degree loft Square Hybrid. Available in right and left hand. Full-color imprint included. asi/73863
GAME CHANGER New Pro V1 golf balls feature game-optimizing technology. Imprint area is 7/8” diameter. Recommended for beginner golfers looking to improve their scores. asi/73863
HANDY KIT Varsity tumbler kit contains a 16-oz. tumbler, a 15” x 18” golf towel, four golf tees, a pocket golf club groove cleaner, a divot repair tool and your choice of golf ball. asi/57653
Shameless Promotion Month
Go to your office roof top and proclaim to the world how great your company is. Shameless promotion month is your chance to toot your own horn. A month-long promotion geared to clients and prospects should include proclamations on your website and via social media like Twitter and Facebook. Also, send out videos with employees declaring the great things you do for clients throughout the year. Follow up with visits and bring logoed gifts like T-shirts, caps and office accessories all emblazoned with your logo and something that says, “We rock.” Your distributor can help with all the planning.
3 Labor Day
This is the perfect time for a company to run an employee-appreciation campaign. While many folks have the day off, upon returning to work you can provide them with logoed products that will complement their jobs. Manual laborers can be given apparel like moisture-wicking shirts; office employees can receive journals or desk accessories. Your distributor is just the person to help you put together the perfect campaign.
2-8 Waffle Week
Surely Waffle House and IHOP aren’t the only establishments able to promote this week. Any company can run a fun campaign where they provide breakfast for employees (day one) and clients and prospects. Invite guests in for a morning open house and make them waffles and other breakfast goodies. Coffee and tea should be served in logoed mugs that the attendees can keep. Also a gift bag should be presented to everyone upon departure. The open house gives you an opportunity to present the products and services you offer. Your distributor can help with the products, and may also be a whiz at making waffles.
28 Love Note Day
“Roses are red. Violets are blue. I wished all clients were as great as you.” So maybe that isn’t exactly how you would word it, but today is Love Note Day, and it gives you the opportunity to tell your clients how important their business is to your company. Write a letter and deliver it with a box of logoed chocolates or gift basket with treats for the entire office.
Solve This Dilemma
Every month, Successful Promotions launches a new contest where we ask you, our readers and Facebook fans, for your most creative ideas for solving businesses’ dilemmas. Each entry should be 50 words or less, and a promotional product must be part of the solution to the challenge. Send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by the specified deadline in order to qualify for a free gift. Winners will be randomly selected from all entries.
Hut 1, Hut 2. The local high school’s booster club is planning its annual booster drive. The monies raised each year go toward buying letterman jackets for all the seniors. In addition to holding a bake sale at all the games, they want to provide a logoed item to those patrons who pledge at least $10. Therefore, they want an inexpensive product that reflects the team’s image. Got any ideas? Send your best ideas to email@example.com by July 15, 2012.
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