It is imperative for a marketing professional to find effective promotional items that capture your brand’s spirit and do their job. A recent report says that promotional products can boost brand effectiveness by as much as 50%, but some products are more practical than others. Actually, the custom koozies rank high in the hierarchy of promotional giveaways, because they tick all the effectiveness boxes—they’re desirable, useful, and easy to hand out to big crowds. Not only are custom can koozies popular for giving out at trade shows, job fairs and special events, they’re also perfect for rewarding high-performance employees and thanking your customers. They’re important crowd-pleasers—if your business has a fresh, youthful feel—or if it just so happens to make beverages in cans or bottles—then you can bet your target audience will prefer custom koozies. One of the wonderful things about branded drinkware is that it can be used by anyone. It’s not limited to a certain age group, region, or need. Anyone who spends time in the outdoors during the warmer months knows how valuable a trusty can koozie can be! Another major metric for measuring a promotional item’s value is how often it will get used. Notably, we seldom choose disposable branded swag because it simply wouldn’t leave enough impressions. The promotional items that get the most use—things like personalized can koozies, phone chargers and pens—are the ones that will make the most and longest-lasting impressions. Koozies get used again and again for years, stabilizing your company’s name and purpose into the minds of users. They’re affordable enough for big gives—marketing pros often seek out promotional goods that are simultaneously small, affordable and big-impact, and custom koozies are all of those things. While they consistently reach the top of the best-sellers list, koozies don’t need you to shell out a huge portion of your branding budget. We have promotional koozies that start at just $0.41 for large quantity orders, so you can stock up by the case and always have an affordable company gift on hand. They suit many company narratives—another reason why we love branded koozies is because they help you tell your company’s unique story. On the other hand, it can be customized in many particular colors and themes, you can be sure they will fit your branding goals no matter what they are.
When selecting custom water bottles, you may have found that we have different styles labeled as BPA-free. You might also hear this phrase before—BPA-free—but have you ever stopped to give it much thought? Finding promotional products that don’t have this potentially harmful chemical is good for the health and well-being of the people and the nature. Let’s take a deep dive into the importance of your corporate giveaways BPA-free. First, let’s discuss what is BPA? Briefly, it is an industrial chemical that is employed in the manufacture of many plastics and epoxy resins. It is widely used to coat the inside of plastics, including in your food storage containers, measuring cups, drinkware, and water bottles, in order to help the plastic last longer and not wear away over time. Unluckily, the downfall of this coating is that the BPA can seep into whatever the container is holding, including food and water. Whether you’re searching for better ways to encourage your employee wellness program or are setting up at a trade show and want to hand out health-focused giveaways, there are some reasons why custom BPA-free water bottles should earn your attention over lesser quality ones. Though the full spectrum of health risks aren’t yet completely known, BPA has been shown to play a role in hormone-dependent tumors, including breast and prostate cancer, as well as infertility. They’re not afraid of heat—one of the primary issues with BPA-laden containers is that the chemical can seep into their contents, particularly when they are waved. Studies show that BPA can mimic animal hormones and cause defects and reproduction issues in some aquatic animals. Of course, when BPA is disposed and enters the landfill, the chemicals then seep into the local environment and pollute the soil and waterways. They’re better quality—usually, when you’re buying promotional products labeled as BPA-free, you’re probably dealing with manufacturers and designers who care about quality and aren’t simply trying to produce the largest amount of gifts for the cheapest price. When you opt for BPA-free water bottles, for example, you’ll find that they tend to last longer and do a better job of regulating temperature. So no matter when you need promotional freebies and giveaways for trade shows, employee training kits, and corporate giveaways, make sure that you only hand out items that don’t contain this harmful chemical. So how can you tell if a product is BPA-free?
The new year is here and we have a lot to expect! Some of the trends from last year are sticking around and are expanding their influence into the apparel industry. It promotes one to enjoy comfortable time; whether that’s snuggling up in a soft sweatshirt, enjoying sofa-side chat with a loved one, taking a candlelit bath, or glass of wine in hand. The hygge trend has encouraged the apparel industry with luxe, rich and soft fabrics, muted, earth-tone color schemes, and unique silhouettes. Apparel brands in the promotional industry are no longer sitting back until these new retail trends come to life, but instead are right alongside the latest innovative styles. Big apparel name brands such as Hanes and Gildan are incorporating new t-shirts made from 100% ring spun and combed cotton. These processes create garments that are softer and more luxurious than regular cotton. Customers will benefit from purchasing a ring spun or combed cotton t-shirt because the smooth, low textured fabric is more comfortable, will last longer, and is easier to print on. We will more than likely see brands start to incorporate these types of fabrics into their full lines as consumers move in the direction of comfort and style. J.America is another brand that is taking full advantage of the luxurious and soft fabric trend by marrying on-trend styles with leisure comfort. They offer layered performance tops and hoodies which allow a person to go from a more casual office to lunch to the gym. Apparel brands have decided to hit the mute button when it comes to color palettes. Chocolate browns, reddish clays, sandy tans and forest greens are taking off in the apparel industry. Earthy neutrals are perfect for a monochromatic look and often emulate natural colors that derive from moss, dirt, trees and rock. Alternative promotional Apparel is another well-known apparel brand in both retail and wholesale. The brand concentrates on eco-friendly apparel with sustainable materials & processes, low-I mpact dyes & water conserving washes. Even though your company’s logo does not fit the muted color scheme, it is a great way to think outside the box and show customers that you are keeping with the times. For instance, your company could do an internal eco-friendly campaign and provide shirts for the office to spread awareness as well as increase participation! The loose fitting trend goes back to the leisure comfort style which is taking the apparel industry full force. The larger silhouettes allow for more movement and air circulation, which means that they’re a lot more comfortable than their closely fitted styles in many situations. The special silhouettes that are premiering in the promotional world will provide customers a wider range of options for employees to wear to the office. All in all, the promotional apparel suppliers and distributors have their fingers on the pulse of the most relevant fabrics, cuts and colors. By following these trends, your company will have a competitive edge by staying one step ahead.
There is nothing like a great promotional item to generate buzz around your business. You have to choose the right company promotional items to give away in order to make the most of it. Of course, everyone likes to get free stuff. However, not every gift will have the same effect on potential customers. That is why we are fond of distributing custom calendars. The simple calendar has many uses for many people. Beyond keeping track of the day and month, it is a good way to make notes, pencil in appointments and keep everyday life organized. For your business, it is also the nice way to insert some branded content into your customers’ and employees’ lives without being intrusive or too obvious. A central calendar is a proper place to put company and team-building events as well. Yes, computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices we use each day have a calendar. Most even do a better job by giving us quick reminders of upcoming events. In spite of all of this great technology, many people still love the old-fashioned calendar. Some people just would be glad to see the individual pictures and messages that come with each month. Custom calendars tend to be more creative and engaging than their desktop versions. A custom calendar as a promotional gift can be a wonderful thing. You can offer something special and useful to potential customers without spending a lot of time and fortune. It also gives you the most control over the final look of the gift itself. Do you want to print your logo? That’s easy. Want to share your company’s special milestones and everyday experiences? With the combination of text and pictures above each month, you can do just that. The creative possibilities with custom calendars are limitless. This can, however, make it hard to know what kind of cheap promotional calendar to make for the final giveaway. Here are some tips to make sure you have the perfect calendar to hand out. All calendars have the same thing in common: They share the days and months of a given year. In spite of this similarity, there are so many subtle differences between calendar types to consider. Once you have everything planned out, the only thing you need is the calendar itself. Ideally, you will have plenty of promotional calendars to give away to anyone you want. That is where we come in. We can print off as many calendars as you need in the style and design you want.
Holidays are the great time to let those close to you know that you care – including your employees. A simple holiday goody is a great way to let them know you appreciate their work. Better still, giving well-made promotional gifts is an perfect way to accent holiday parties and give party-goers something unique and useful for the holiday season. We like to ensure the holiday season is done right. We have a few great wholesale promotional products in mind if you want to treat your hardworking employees to something special for this time of year. The good news is you don’t need to spend so much money to pamper your employees for the holidays. If you are in a pinch or need to keep costs down, think about promotional gifts you’d normally reserve for expos or client care packages. Simple, cheap gifts are easy to bundle to give employees a small care package of their own. The trick is to mix things up with the package. Water bottles, T-shirts, hats, notepads, pens and other small things grouped together can make the good care package with the right pairings. Make one or two bundles themed around the holidays or your business if you have many employees. For smaller businesses or holiday parties, personalize the gift package with items you know each employee will enjoy. Branded custom blankets and sweatshirts, for instance, offer plenty of warmth and make great individualized gifts. Apart from the company logo, you can add some personalized details without spending too much extra. The leather sleeve also is a great place for custom branding or additional content to make the employee’s gift unique and personal to them. Drinkware is an especially popular option during the colder months when people reach for their favorite blends of tea, coffee, cider or hot chocolate to warm up. Like care packages, approach food as a bundled or assorted gift. A little bit of variety goes a long way, particularly if you have no idea of the personal tastes of your employees. To really jazz up your employees’ holiday experience, add a little electricity into the mix. Employees often find high tech promotional gifts to be more useful and appreciated more than a traditional gift. It’s not as expensive as you suppose – you don’t have to get everyone a new smartphone or tablet to give some great tech gifts. Want to keep costs low on tech gifts? Computer cases and travel bags are less expensive than smart devices but offer much value to your employees. A good laptop case, for example, adds some personalized style and protection to the device during travel or everyday use. It doesn’t take so much to spread the caring mood of the holiday season to your employees. Whether you keep it simple or go all out, custom promotional gifts are great for office parties and events during this season.
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