There are literally hundreds of thousands of promotional offerings available from thousands of promotional products suppliers. It's not hard to do a search and find out just how many options there are. But, who has the time? In a day when we are all asked to do more with less, who has the time to find a promo item, much less a promo item that is effective and a great value for the money.
Let me introduce myself. I'm the guy you're looking for. My job is to understand what you are looking for; being mindful of your budget, and by working together help find you the right item for your company. So, which one is the right one?
I look for three things to maximize the value and impact of a great promotional item: * Useful - Does the item serve a purpose? If so, the chances that it is used and visible for a longer time go up greatly. That $1.25 rubber keychain might never make it out of the junk drawer. The $2.00 tin of mints will last just as long as the last mint does. But give them a $4.00 quality pen, a $9.00 awesome backpack/slingback, or a super awesome $7.00 sunshade for their car, and you'll keep your brand in front of their eyes longer. * Practical - Let's face it. We've all gotten some super cool swag for promotional items before. Really, really nice. But what do we do with it? After that 30-45 seconds of coolness wears off, what then? I just opened my desk drawer and looked way in the back and found a small tin container from Microsoft Dynamics. Inside are two magnets that are basically designed for you to use and play with in your hand...similar to those items that's sole purpose are to give you something to play with. Cool? Yes. Practical? No. That's why they were in the desk drawer and not on top of the desk within eyesight. * Memorable - When someone asks you what the coolest or neatest thing you saw or got at an event...what do you tell them? Have you ever thought about it and simply said, "I don't know?" I have. Not only should a promo item be Useful and Practical, it should also be Memorable. If it is, others may find out about it and will associate that "Memorable" trait to that of your company. We all want our company to memorable.
Individually, these three traits are somewhat effective. Together, these three traits hit a homerun, knocking the cost/value out of the park. Other factors must be considered as well, but again, that's why you have us. Call us today and let us help you pick out that next great useful, practical and memorable give-away that will keep your brand in front of people for a very long time.