Looking for a great idea for your next trade show, event, meeting, or expo? Use business gifts and giveaways to represent your brand. They will help keep the idea of your company in every attendee’s mind. Check out these hot promotional ideas...
Take your drinks on the go! Tumblers make a great giveaway, such as the Insulated Tumbler Ice Cup. We love this cup because it is BPA free and features double wall insulation, a threaded lid with colored straw, molded grommet to keep the straw in the lid and a tapered bottom that fits most drink holders so you can take it with you anywhere. Ideal for trade shows, conventions, and corporate incentives, customize this classic giveaway by having your company logo or design imprinted on the surface. Select this plastic tumbler for your upcoming advertising campaign and sip on success!
Tote bags are always a hit at events. Plus they have a huge imprint area for your logo. The Umek Non-Woven Tote Bag is made of nonwoven polypropylene, comes in a variety of colors, has long handles for easy carrying, and a bottom gusset for the strength to hold it all. It makes a great reusable shopping bag, so recipients can do their part to conserve paper and plastic. Have your company logo or message silkscreened on the side to make a great giveaway or swag-bag for next company event.
Gadgets for technological devices are always a must! Promote your brand with an ideal product like a two-port USB wall charger. The universal charger is great for charging mobile devices like smartphones and iPads. Choose from either a regular or UL tested wall charger that's individually poly bagged. Recipients simply plug in the USB wall charger and use their existing USB cable to connect their mobile devices. The lightweight, compact item will be imprinted with 1-4 colors to reinforce your brand and logo.
There’s no doubt that winter is in full swing. With brown slush in the streets and grey skies, this time of year can be tough and more stressful. That’s why at Olive Promotions and Apparel we have put together a list of promotional products to help you, your employees, and your clients de-stress as the new-year gets moving.
Stress balls are iconic in the promotional product industry because everybody can ease tension throughout their work day! Thus, these items can be applied to so many different types of markets, including therapists, government workers, construction companies and even marketing agencies. We offer a wide selection of custom stress balls including shaped ones, such as hearts, hamburgers, hard hats, and houses.
We can’t leave out branded office toys for beating the winter blues! Your clients can take a break mid-day by tossing around a branded foam football or hacky sack and appreciate how laid back and fun your company is. Or your client’s office could be lacking a custom mini basketball hoop for tossing around ideas!
Earbuds and Headphones.
For many people, music is the ultimate form of relaxation. Your customers will love that you gifted them custom earbuds or headphones so they can listen to their tunes, and not their cubicle neighbor’s constant chatter.
Many people find that a warm cup of coffee at the beginning of their workday is great for stress relief. This makes for a perfect opportunity to have a custom imprint on coffee mugs! When your clients can look to your brand for their morning routine, they’ll remember how much they appreciate the relationship they have with you.
Have another idea in mind for a stress relieving product? Search for it on our website! We have thousands of branded promotional products at Olive Promotions and Apparel.
With all the snow, ice, and freezing temperatures, it’s an ideal time to take advantage of winter-themed promotional products. Whether you’re sending gifts to customers, thanking employees for their hard work, or wanting more brand exposure for your business, here are a few ideas to try this season:
To keep your customers and your employees warm as they travel through snow, consider custom outerwear such as winter accessory sets. Each of these sets typically include a fleece cap, scarf, and gloves all of which come in a matching drawstring pouch.
Winter and cold weather also mean icy windshields. Ice scrapers make for great promotional products because they’re inexpensive as a business expense yet practical for recipients and are extremely useful this time of year.
Another great idea for winter promotions are custom mugs. Consider creating a hot chocolate gift set by combining cocoa mix packets with a colorful mug or stainless steel thermo so clients can carry their toasty drink wherever they go. Remember, drinkware will be appreciated long after the cold weather disappears!
But who wants to go outside when it’s cold anyway? Give customers a reason to curl up by the fire with custom playing cards or a game set they can play while cooped up inside. Game sets can include anything from a deck of cards, dice, dominoes, checkers, chess, backgammon, and/or cribbage.
With promotional products like these, your customers and employees will make it comfortably through the winter and remember your brand name as well!
With ever-increasing competition, it’s vital to look for different ways to stay top-of-mind in customers' minds. One such trend is offering promotional products at trade shows, exhibitions, seminars, meetings, gatherings, and so on. Although this isn’t a new concept, promotional products have gained traction as a way to compete for new business and to solidify relationships with existing customers.
Every business wants to stand out and do something differently. Promotional items are a great way to allow your company to express its style and viewpoints in a unique and appealing manner. Don’t mistakenly believe that promotional items are available to large companies only! Small- and medium-sized companies can get exceptional return on investment using promotional products for an affordable prize.
Promotional products run the spectrum so if you’re balancing a budget, there are still plenty of viable options. For instance, custom pens are great-looking and their smooth-writing inks make them practical as well. They’re easily customized to promote your brand and your business in a variety of way. Have your company name and logo engraved on a stylish pen and then distribute them freely at the next trade show. And so much more awaits: coffee mugs, table clocks, t-shirts, and totes are other great promotional items. Their enduring presence will help you achieve the target result, as well as provide wonderful utility to the user, your customer.
In addition, promotional products are more affordable than traditional advertising, and possess a very long shelf-life. They’ll cost you less, but will repeatedly deliver – each and every time your customer picks up that pen imprinted with your company's name; fills that coffee mug that is sporting your logo; or plays a round of golf wearing that collared shirt with your company's name embroidered on it.
If you’re participating in any exhibitions, trade shows, conferences or simply to give away to your every-day customers, you can easily choose promotional items to give your company a kind of exposure that isn’t easily achieved through traditional advertising.
Go ahead and make the most of the wide world of promotions by contacting Olive Promotions today!
The end of the year is fast approaching, leaving many businesses looking over their 2017 budget to see if there’s any money leftover. If there is, that's great news! Having an end-of-year budget is a huge business advantage. Now you've just got to decide how to responsibly spend it:
Don’t let it get to your head.
No business can depend on a budget surplus happening annually but for the year(s) it does happen, it can feel like a second Christmas. Before going on a spur-of-the-moment spending spree, carefully consider the best places to spend your end-of-year budget in a way that maximizes your company’s benefit. Use this as an opportunity to evaluate your needs and invest in your business for the year to come.
Think of your team members.
If you’re having trouble coming up with a way to dispose of your excess money, investing in your employees with recognition gifts is a great way to go. The end of the year is a great time to show your appreciation to your employees and with a little extra budget on hand, you could really do something nice for them. According to a Reward Gateway study, 70% of employees say that motivation and morale would dramatically improve with managers saying thank you more. An even greater majority agreed that employers should reward their staff for great work.
Drawing a blank on what to buy for your employees? Here are several terrific gift ideas.
Lowest Cost per Impression.
It’s estimated that promotional products are used anywhere from 1-5 years. Even if an individual uses the item once a week, the number of impressions created per year is 42.
Increase in Booth traffic.
What better way to grab the attention of the consumers at trade shows than promotional gifts? They help in gaining a lot of traffic at your booth and potential buyers, as compared to your competition who don’t offer a promotional gift. Promotional gifts aren't the only deciding factor of increased booth traffic so also make sure your display is organized and visually appealing!
Huge Return on Investment.
Promotional products don’t have to incur high cost to the company. The products can be simple, ranging from apparel and cups to bags and pens. Along with a unique design and a quality product, branded giveaways can go a long way in helping your company grow as a result of increase in sales.
Prospects Remember Your Brand.
The primary goal at trade shows isn’t just to sell your product but also to make sure that the consumers remember your brand, in a positive way. People remember the name of brands who benefitted them, which is beneficial for the company and can be the start of a long relationship with your brand.
Improves Your Brand Image.
While conceptualizing the promotional products for the event, make sure they’re of good and branded quality and not an old or outdated stuff, because they represent your brand’s image. Among the many booths at a trade show, a company with giveaways stands out and has a better brand image in the eyes of the customers than those who’re reluctant to give out free products.
Some companies have big parties in the office or have a celebratory dinner, but a lot of companies give their staff holiday gifts. Here is a run-down of great promotional products that make wonderful thank you gifts for employees while promoting your brand as well!
The holidays are a great time to give your hard-working employees edible goodies. Tins, jars, mugs, and boxes can be imprinted with your company’s logo and come pre-filled with delicious treats. Some favorites are the Presidential Sweet Nine-Tier Holiday Gift Tower, the Holiday Snack Caddy Box with Peppermints, Cookies, Popcorn, and One Gallon Cookie Christmas Tin with Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Your employees will love to sport their company’s logo proudly while wearing a custom apparel that you give them this year. Great gender-neutral clothing ideas include jackets, vests, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and polo shirts. Items like the Gildan Adult Heavy Blend Hooded Sweatshirt, New Era Knit Beanie, and FootJoy Sport Windshirt come in a variety of colors and sizes to suit any company’s needs.
Customizable Office Essentials.
If you’re looking to give your employees something they could use every day at work, there are plenty of custom gifts perfect for the office. For instance, padfolios help employees stay organized and have everything at their fingertips. The all-in-one design is perfect to eliminate desk clutter and looks very sophisticated. Other great office gift items are desk accessories such as clocks, photo frames, and pen holders.
If you’d rather cater to specific employee interests, then gift sets are a great way to go! A few popular company gift set ideas are the Thermos Sipp Travel Tumbler Gift Set, the Ghirardelli Gift Set, and the Deluxe Golf Tool Gift Set. Don’t forget about wine-loving, Midwest residents either! They may like the Tuscany Wine Set or the Keep Warm Buddy Set, which can both be personalized for classy thank you gifts they are sure to love.
You will be satisfied with our selection of customizable products whether you're interested in gifts for employees, clients, or friends. Olive Promotions has exactly what you need to make this year memorable with the best corporate holiday gifts of 2017!
Giving corporate gifts during the holidays is the perfect time to thank clients and employees. It also happens to be a great promotional marketing strategy for your business. For the best results, consider the following concepts when choosing your corporate holiday gifts.
Know your customer so that the gift can reflect their personality and interests. This sends a message to the recipient that they were well thought of or at least, that you took time to look over their personal preferences. Adding these personal touches to gifts will show your genuine appreciation and extends the meaning behind the gift. Even if the gift is inexpensive, you’ll still be given good credit with the act of personalizing the gift.
Consideration should be taken to see if the gift is appropriate to the business relationship. The items chosen should make sense, stay within your budget, and not be too overwhelming or unjustifiable. For instance, it might not be a good idea to send a thousand-dollar gift to a business partner with insignificant investment in your business. In the end, make sure the corporate gift meets your marketing objectives while also driving a smooth relationship between you and your recipients.
The quality of the gift and its presentation reflects your company, so it’s important to consider its design. Promotional gifts shouldn’t only be attractive to the eyes of your recipient but to everyone else as well. In addition, the design should show consideration to your recipient’s business profile and include a formal message. As a result of designing an attractive promotional gift, you improve your reputation with current clients and establish brand awareness with prospect customers.
Are you familiar with the term “sensory memory”? It's a type of short term memory that helps you associate one of the fives senses with memory. Promotional products can play a role in sensory memory and are among the only form of advertising that allows an audience to interact with a brand on a physical level. With promotional products, customers can see, hear, smell, taste, and touch what you're advertising.
This is the sense we use most frequently and explains why traditional uses of sight in advertising don’t get much attention. Television, billboards, magazines, and internet advertisements are just another thing we see throughout the course of the day. If you really want to make a lasting impression, give people something interesting or stimulating, like a branded fidget spinner. Your target audience will still visually receive your message but will also be engaged in such a way that they'll actually remember your logo or advertising message.
Most people either don’t pay attention or switch the station/channel when radio advertisements and TV commercials come on. You can have much more success with your advertising efforts by using promotional products, such as imprinted earbuds or branded bluetooth speakers. These items engage the sense of sound, while simultaneously creating an enjoyable experience for the end user. In addition, you get your message out to your target audience in a memorable way that gets repeated engagements at no additional cost.
Of all the five senses, smell creates the most powerful and lasting impression in your brain. This fact continues to be proven in scientific studies showing that particular scents can trigger memories from decades ago. When looking for promotional products that can incorporate the sense of smell, look for things that may be associated with the scent. That way, when a prospective client enjoys the aroma of their fresh morning coffee (or tea) rising out of a mug with your logo on it, you can be certain that you're making a favorable impression.
Most people don't think of advertising by using food, but it's actually a very effective method. The best way to do this is by choosing an edible promotional product, such as a gourmet brownie with your logo on the wrapper. People love eating and tasting new things, so it’s a great way to reach potential customers. In fact, over 75% of Fortune 100 companies utilize edible promotional products because of their effectiveness in creating memorable experiences for the end-user.
This may be a given, but promotional products are tangible. Practically anything you have for promotional products can be physically held in the customer’s hands and consequently, will inspire the touch sense by feeling and using them. For instance, when someone writes with a pen imprinted with your logo, they are able to perform a useful task. This is yet another unique experience that can only be created by using promotional advertising.
The holiday season only comes around once a year and is the perfect time for businesses to take part in gift giving. Other than being in the seasonal spirit, there are several reasons to give holiday gifts to each of your stakeholders.
The holiday season is an excellent time to show your appreciation in a bigger way. Thus, remember to thank frequent or high-value customers for their loyalty with corporate gifts. This ends the year on a good note and starts the next year off on the right foot. Customers who feel appreciated and valued tend to stick around, increase their purchasing, and recommend your business to others.
As with customers, a business would not exist without its staff members. More than 60% of businesses give gifts to employees during the holiday season to show their appreciation for hard work over the past year. This in turn, makes employees feel valued and improves their overall work satisfaction. This also fuels pride in the brand and even boosts productivity.
Keep Your Brand Front and Center
Even though your customers will likely receive other business-related gifts or greeting cards, you don’t want to stand out as the one who didn’t send anything. Giving holiday gifts keeps your brand top of mind with customers, prospects, and even lapsed customers. The more they see and hear about it, the greater the chance they will remember it when it’s time to make a purchase or respond to a call to action.
Things to consider
When choosing holiday gifts, be sensitive to others’ religious beliefs and cultures. Also, try avoiding gifts that end up in re- gifting collections by getting something practical for people to use. Lastly, avoid buying cheaply-made items that can break or malfunction easily. These will leave a bad brand impression on your recipients and likely end up in the trash.
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