NFL preseason games begin this week and just like that, tailgating season is upon us, meaning this is the perfect time to consider football promotional products! Whether you’re throwing a party for an upcoming game or you’re looking to sponsor a sporting event, promotional products with custom branding are always a huge hit. Provide guests with useful and fun party favors that double as brand advertising for your company. The more useful the item, the more likely people are to take it with them after the event, increasing your brand exposure.
Below are a few of our best ideas for your next party, broken into three very important categories:
Keep Guests Quenched –
It’s hot outside and no one likes a warm soda or beer! Offer koozies (can coolers) to guests as they arrive to keep their drinks refreshingly cold throughout the game. Do you prefer to give them the option to pour their beverage into something? No problem! Customized mugs and stadium cups are the perfect addition to any tailgate. If your group has multiple drinks that need to be kept cold and on the go, try out a personalized cooler.
Keep Guests Warm –
If you live in the Midwest, you know how cold it can get from November to February. Fleece hooded sweatshirts and flannel joggers are two hot apparel items that will keep people cozy on a cold day while they cheer their team to victory (hopefully). Custom branded promotional blankets are another great option because they add extra warmth and are easy to carry around the stadium.
Keep Guests Entertained –
Personalized promotional items like pom-poms, cow bells, frisbees, and lawn games add an extra bit of flair and activity for people who aren’t as interested in the game but still want to socialize. Tailgate parties are a great way to mingle with other fans, so invite people over to join in on a game of ladder toss or handout foam footballs for everyone to throw around. These items are also a great way to keep the kids occupied so you can focus on the game. Once the game starts, get out the noise makers to pump up the crowd and cheer on your team!
Contact Olive Promotions for all of your tailgate party needs -
Give us a call to discuss potential themes and explore all of the different options for your upcoming tailgate party season. We’re happy to help suggest ideas and love to help our customers find the perfect custom items for all of their events. We look forward to hearing from you!
Although there’s no official “wedding season”, June and September are the peak months for couples to tie the knot, especially in the Midwest. Warm weather is on the way and it is the perfect time to begin thinking about custom wedding favors to help your (or a loved one’s) special day stand out from the rest.
Custom Wedding Items in Milwaukee
The More the Merrier. The demand for custom wedding items has substantially increased within the past decade. Now more than ever, people can customize practically anything online for an affordable price and have an endless supply of design inspiration from social media posts. Personalized party supplies for weddings, such as monogrammed napkins or balloons, are still popular but seem to be a bare minimum accessory.
It’s All About the Guests. In addition to the variety of color and style options, custom wedding favors have become either much more practical or amusing in this digital age. Family members and friends attending the event can expect to receive a handful of these custom wedding favors, featuring the names of the bride and groom or the wedding date. Bridesmaids and groomsmen can expect to receive even more!
What’s Trending. Popular products include drinkware, sunglasses, pens, and coasters but the #1 custom wedding favor is…drum roll please…wedding koozies! Both cost-effective and functional, this custom item continues to grow in popularity. Guests put these to use right away and love how the catchy phrase on the koozie is fitting to the couple’s personality. Here’s a few of our favorites:
Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Always
Eat, Drink, and Be Married
To Have and To Hold and To Keep Your Beer Cold
The Wedding is Here, Time for Beer
The Vows Are Done, It’s Time for Fun
Have a wedding coming up? Let Olive Promotions help you with all your customization needs for party supplies, reception items, and wedding favors!
It’s that time of year where winter is still lingering but summer is right around the corner. The Midwest is so famous for brutal winters that people forget that summers can reach temperatures up into the low 100’s. Combine high heat with thick humidity and you've got a recipe for sweat. At the same time, everyone in the Midwest knows that you must seize every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine and great outdoors during the summer. Choosing the right moisture-wicking clothing will make a world of difference and Olive Promotions has you covered.
Our Nike Golf Dri-FIT Embossed Tri-Blade Polo is an exceptional blend of casual style, comfort, and moisture-wicking technology. This shirt is perfect for many different situations - whether you're repping your brand on the links all day or just want your employees to look professional and stay cool.
The Cutter & Buck Men's DryTec Glendale Polo features “classic looks, cool comfort, and breathable fabric combine to create a polo that works with your lifestyle.” The Cutter & Buck brand is well known for high-quality apparel and attention to detail. This shirt is perfect for charity events, fundraisers, or other social situations or networking opportunities.
The OGIO Endurance Radius 1/4-Zip comes in five different sizes and is completely customizable. The lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for a full range of motion. This is a long-sleeved option but has all of the lightweight and breathable fabric technologies of the previous two options. It is the ideal choice if you want to protect your skin from the sun and harmful UV rays while also wicking moisture and remaining cool.
Give Olive Promotions a call to discuss all of your summer promotional items needs! We’re always here to have a discussion to understand and make recommendations.
In today’s marketing world there is a hyper-focus on measuring return on investment (ROI). Using data and research to plan marketing campaigns and create new ideas, such as incorporating promotional items, will always yield greater results. That's why we’ve put together a few interesting facts about promotional products to backup your sales and marketing strategy!
Think about your target audience
Think about your target audience when planning a campaign using promotional products. There are a number of different items that we are happy to recommend if your campaign targets a particular demographic. For example:
Spending a little extra time planning out your promotional campaign and thinking about what value you can bring to your audience will go a long way.
Pick items that are useful
77% of consumers say a promotional product’s usefulness is the #1 reason to keep it. Picking a product that is useful in everyday life will increase the likelihood that your audience keeps it and continues to use it. The end result is continuous brand exposure for your organization. Take a look around the office or the kitchen and imagine what might be useful. We provide custom versions of these items!
Use promotional items to increase overall campaign effectiveness
Using promotional items in conjunction with other marketing media efforts will increase your brand exposure. Consider doing a contest on social media to win custom promotional items. This is an excellent way to interact with your audience and spread brand awareness at the same time. The opportunity is endless!
Pick promotional items that will gain brand exposure
At Olive Promotions, we have worked with nearly every type of business and made recommendations for all sorts of different campaigns. Your success is our success and we have thousands of different items to choose from. Give us a call to chat about your goals and see how we can help!
There’s no doubt that winter is in full swing. The midwest has already experienced a record-breaking winter with the return of the polar vortex and the end is not yet in sight. With brown slush in the streets and grey skies above, this time of year is known to be tough and stressful. That’s why Olive Promotions and Apparel has 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! These items are relevant to almost every type of market, including but not limited to therapists, government workers, construction companies and even marketing agencies. We offer a wide selection of custom stress balls in a variety of shapes such as hearts, hamburgers, hard hats, and houses, perfect for different occasions. This is a cost effective way to show your employees and clients that you care!
Earbuds and Headphones
Research shows that certain types of music can increase happiness and a feeling of relaxation during stressful times. For many people, listening to music increases productivity and focus. Your customers are sure to love our custom earbuds or headphones. This will let them listen to their tunes and drown out the distractions around them -- like 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 is the perfect opportunity to create custom imprints 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.
Popular Corporate Apparel Items in 2019
The corporate environment has changed and is continuing to evolve as we head into 2019. In the age of tech companies like Google and Apple there are more efforts to increase employee retention and loyalty. It is a common occurrence for companies to hand out branded custom corporate apparel with their logos on it. The purpose of this is not to be used as a required uniform but rather as a regular day to day clothing item. Often times these items are distributed around special times such as a big annual event, holiday party, or company milestone. What are the most popular corporate apparel items in 2019? Let’s find out.
Custom Corporate Jackets
It is a known fact living in the midwest that winter is always around the corner. Brookfield and the surrounding areas deal with frigid temperatures nearly 6 out of 12 months of the year. This opens businesses up to a unique opportunity to provide custom branded jackets for employees. Olive Promotions offers fully customizable jackets, fleeces, and windbreakers. Choose from a wide collection of styles that you can easily personalize with your logo and company name! Other than actively showing off your brand, you’ll keep business associates warm and protected against wind and rain.
Personalized Performance Workout Apparel
Consider customizing performance athletic apparel for employees to encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. Another recent corporate trend is encouraging employees to be more active and promote wellness to reduce stress and even save on insurance premiums! Olive Promotions has you covered in this area too. Our moisture-wicking performance apparel comes equipped with UV protection and comfort seams. Consider starting a recreational jogging or walking group to go a step further!
Promotional Hats and Caps
Last but not least, providing branded hats and caps is a more cost effective option to fit within budgets while still showing employee appreciation and expanding brand awareness. From comfy beanies to top-quality caps, Olive Promotions offers a variety of personalized headwear in a range of styles and colors. Hats can be one size fits all or custom fit with several options for logo locations for maximum brand exposure.
As 2019 progresses, now is the perfect time to show employees that their hard work is being valued. Contribute to company culture and morale by providing branded apparel to be worn on their own time! The obvious benefit comes from potential customers around town seeing that your team is proud to work for the organization. Increased brand exposure is an added benefit. Give Olive Promotions a call to discuss how we can help find the right option to outfit your entire team!
3 Essential Items for Trade Shows
Spring and summer tends to be the busiest time of year for trade shows. Chicago and the midwest region hosts some of the largest trade shows in the country such as the International Home + Housewares Show in April. Trade shows often host thousands of different vendors/companies who are all competing for attention from visitors in the area. On top of that, it is tough to figure out how to maximize the limited amount of space granted to you at a trade show. How can you make sure that you stand out from your competition? Custom booth trade show booth design is a great way to start.
We know how important it is to maximize the investment and time that you put into presenting at trade shows. Make the most out of this important time with the right booth setup. At Olive Promotions we place emphasis on making sure you are equipped with all of the right promotional items to make your event a huge success. Give us a call and we will be happy to lend a hand!
Each year, thousands of companies utilize Thanksgiving Day to spread cheer by showing appreciation towards clients and employees. This is because marketing efforts that focus on Thanksgiving Day has to the capacity to improve rapport with clientele and morale with employees.
Have you ever promoted your brand during Thanksgiving Day? If not, now is the perfect chance. Take the opportunity to join in the festivities and gain the goodwill of customers and employees. Here are a few Thanksgiving marketing ideas that can drive your brand.
Keep In Touch With Your Customers
Send your existing customers Thanksgiving cards with personalized messages. They'll give an extra touch of personability and show extra appreciation for them. They also help customers remember your brand in a positive light, helping you retain their loyalty for a long time.
Gift Card Giveaways
A gift card is a great way to show your appreciation. Offering gifts cards is a simple but thoughtful gesture that allows valued customers and employees promising discounts at restaurants or any local business. Make it a point to advertise these cards or offers on your website and social media platforms so that more people notice and take advantage of them.
Donate to a Charity
Look for charities that are in need of donations or one that you are particularly interested in. Make a contribution to ensure they have a memorable Thanksgiving Day and holiday season -- either monetary or through handy giveaways that can be put to use immediately.
Create A Contest on Social Media
Invite followers on Facebook and Twitter to send in their favorite Thanksgiving photos and videos. Create a deadline to make sure a lot of people share their pictures and videos. Make sure that the contest is exposed to a large audience by aiming for a lot of shares and likes. Announce prizes to incentivize people to participate in the contest. Social media contests are a viable option for any industry because they're easy to set up, there is a variety of ways to conduct them, and they tend to attract a lot of attention.
Distribute seasonal giveaways
Distribute giveaways imprinted with your logo and message. Browse through our inventory for products that will fit within your budget. You can call us at 262.790.9110 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to get started.
This November, promote your Thanksgiving celebration with Olive Promotions promotional products. Thanksgiving is a holiday in which we take time to be thankful for all the wonderful things in our lives. Show your clients how thankful you are to have them with these promotional ideas.
As winter starts to settle in, it’s important that we remain warm during these cold winter months. Promoting your business using promotional items is a great way to gain positive advertising exposure. We recommend that you vary your giveaways based upon the season. For example, it doesn’t make sense to give away golf shirts in January, unless you have a specific indoor golf event. So make sure your giveaways are usable at the time you give them out. If you’re looking to give out a great winter promotional item, look not further than the OGIO Endurance Radius ¼ Zip.
This is the perfect winter item to showcase your company's logo or brand. This ¼ zip features wicking layerable warmth stretch flatlock seams for extreme comfort. The reflective details feature a 91/9 poly/spandex jersey with stay-cool wicking technology. The brushed interior reflective OGIO Endurance heat transfer label highlights a tag-free comfort zip-through cadet collar with molded cord pull. If you’re worried that your neck will be exposed, this ¼ zip has heat transfer at the back of the neck. The raglan sleeves have shaped cuffs with reflective heat transfers at the lower back. This product comes in three different colors- blacktop, electric blue and gear grey. The ¼ zip comes in five different sizes and is completely customizable. The lightweight stretch construction improves mobility for a full range of motion. You can buy this item in bulk and as a single item.
If want to be ready for the winter season, be sure to wear and hand out the OGIO Endurance Radius ¼ Zip. These ¼ zips are long lasting and durable. Your clients are bound to wear your sweatshirt for a lifetime.
Halloween Giveaway Ideas
Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to order some spooky promotional products for your business. Since there are so many ideas, it’s hard sometimes to narrow down your choices. However, it’s important to pick just the right one for your company logo. We’ve created a list of great giveaways that are sure to satisfy your trick-or-treaters and also your best customers.
Remember, candy is essential to any Halloween event, so put your clients in the festive mood with some custom imprinted treats! Skittles or chocolates are two of the more traditional candies you could use as a Halloween giveaway. To go down a more unique route, hand out mints or jelly beans, people are bound to remember these special treats. If you’re looking for something a bit more healthy, try giving away packets of nuts or granola. These fun giveaways are sure to put a smile on anyone's face. They are available in bite-sized packets and in larger decorative tins and jars.
Have your logo imprinted on mood color-changing pencils and your brand or logo will last way longer than it would on a piece of candy. Order your color-changing pencils in any Halloween colors. These colors include orange, green, and purple. If you want to get really spooky, have your message imprinted in black. Your customers will be shocked when they see the pencil change color right before their eyes. These type of pencils are inexpensive, so it’s easy to order big quantities for a small price. It’s a cheap and innovative way to get your brand into everyone’s hands.
Have you thought about being the company that provides kids dressed in Halloween costumes with a place to store their candy? Orange or purple-colored tote bags will do the trick to carry all of their goodies. If you’re looking for something a little more fun, try using a pumpkin themed tote bag. Kids will love to carry around their favorite candy in a creative bag when they’re trick-or-treating.
It’s tough to expand your brand without the use of promotional advertising in one form or another. Who doesn’t like free advertising? Although children might not be your company’s target demographic, giving out useful and fun items to trick-or-treaters is a sure fire way to circulate your businesses logo. No matter what item you decide to go with, kids will love your seasonal spirit. Don’t be afraid to show your creativity during the holidays when it comes to promoting and advertising your brand.
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