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Make your brand Swing

Doing business on the golf course has become an art form all on its own, its become a kind of corporate language where deals are brokered and mergers made.

That’s why as the new golf season approaches we want to make sure you are supporting your clients in this particular area of the corporate lifestyle with the right accessories, clothing and golfing essentials.

Below we’ve picked out some of the key products and methods you can utilise to make our full range of golf merchandise and clothing your personal branding tool, whether you want to offer a completely personalised, high quality corporate gift or a giveaway promotional item.

1. The Essentials:

nullFrom balls to tees, there’s no two ways about it, your golf loving clients need the essentials, why not provide these for them, with your branding to each item.

The essentials will be at the lower budget end of golfing gifts, but in many ways they provide the biggest opportunity to get your brand seen. Each item of our golfing essentials range will be used on course, while you mingle with your clients and your clients mingle with their clients. These products offer some of the highest usability and re-usability of any branded merchandise. Why not choose a selection of essentials and add a presentation box? Creating an incredible corporate gift option.

2. Accessories:

Wtitleist-umbhile it’s important for any golfer to have the essentials, why not provide your client with some of the ‘nice-to-haves’?

So why choose accessories over essentials ?

Accessories are about adding something MORE to your client’s golfing experience. They may already have a favourite brand for tees or balls, but by giving them an extra, you’re ADDING to their golf day out. In addition, sizeable items like our range of golf umbrellas will give you a huge space to brand on.

Your clients receive a great gift and you receive incredible brand awareness. What more could you want from a promotional product?

 

3. Apparel:

nike-dri-fit-knit-half-zipClothing and other forms of apparel are considered some of the most powerful tools in promotional marketing.

Why? They offer incredible brand mobility. You only have to look to the professional sportswear market to see that global brands clamour to have their logo on sports kit, whether they are a manufacturer or a potential sponsor.

What’s more, with our range offering huge brands like Nike and Adidas, you have a great dual branding opportunity, putting your logo next to that of sportswear market leaders.

Sportswear ensures your brand is seen on and off course. A branded polo-shirt, t-shirt or item of outerwear will be used at a sporting event or during casual play, but also encourages use in a number of other situations, whether your client is an avid gym goer or someone who enjoys wearing leisurewear.

 

Why not start putting your golf range together today? Contact your Account Manager today on 0113 386 5580 or info@creativeemporium.co.uk

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2018: The Latest Tech Concepts

Our brand new tech range is out! Don’t forget to contact your Account Manager for our full catalogue…

There was a time when tech products were low in variety and quality and high in cost. The last few years however have seen promotional technology become one of the most competitive, sexy, functional forms of promotional merchandise and corporate gifts.

Offering a range of product types, including branded power banks and Bluetooth speakers, tech has become a product category that can adapt to match any budget limit or specific requirement.

2018 is set to see tech evolve even further, to mark the release of our brand-new range, we’ve picked some of our favourite product trends:

1. Wireless Charging

ZESC02B-Wireless-charger-and-iPhoneHow many of your clients, their children, their children’s children and even their children’s children’s children have received an iPhone 8 or even an iPhone X for Christmas? Now could be a great opportunity to give them a breakthrough branded product that ties in directly with a central part of their life, their phone.

While the idea of wireless charging has been in the works for the past couple of years, companies like Zens have charged to the forefront and released sleek, unobtrusive charge pads that enable you to quite literally put your phone down to charge, pick up and go.

We’ve added these incredible products to our range of tech this year, which means not only can you purchase wireless chargers for your clients but you can add your logo directly onto the pad. What’s more, the Iphone 8 is the very first phone that has built-in wireless charging, so you can show off your brand while also showing your market awareness and on-trend tech expertise.

2. Bespocable 

2211-CC.450x450x1Until Wireless takes off, there’s a 100% chance that you are going to be holding onto to that charger cable. It’s an essential accessory to your smart-phone experience and the experience of every other smart phone user world wide. Why not make it stand out from the crowd?

With our Bespokable Cable…or just the Bespocable as we’ve come to affectionately call it, you can create completely customisable 3-in-1 USB cables in full colour print, personalisable with your own logo to the USB head. These funky charging options will work with just about any smartphone or tablet you can imagine.

We’ll admit, a cable on its own works great as a promotional giveaway item, but may not impress too much as a corporate gift. We recommend combining your custom cable with a branded powerbank from our range.

3. Full Colour Sounds

gillie1Bluetooth speakers have long been a mainstay of branded merchandise, over the past decade they’ve grown to offer a range of size, shapes and household brands that put them well into the premium product category.

2018 is a year for speakers to become more customisable than ever with the Gillie Speaker. Offering powerful sound, high durability and long battery life, the super soft Gillie Speaker is a breakthrough for the branding industry in terms of the options available when it comes to personalisation.

The Gillie is the first speaker on the market to offer full colour print with virtually no limitations. Want something more than just your logo on your speaker? no problem. Utilising the latest print techniques, you could print Salvador Dali’s Metamorphosis of Narcissus to the front of your speaker if you wanted to…though we’re not sure why you would.

4. Long Distance Relationships

SELFIE2For a while back in 2016 the world developed a brief obsession with an item known as the ‘Selfie Stick’. While the product itself was relatively short lived, it’s legacy has lived on and the internet community have been trying to take selfies from further and further away, utilising some rather creative means.

Well we think we have you all beat, with our super slick ‘Selfie Ring’. The Selfie Ring connects via Bluetooth to your phone, and slips comfortably onto your finger, enabling you to set your phone up and take a picture from up to 10 metres away.

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Promotional product trends 2016

For many brands promotional merchandise is a key part of their marketing strategy. But gone are the days where a pen with a printed logo can effectively communicate your brand message. Today effective merchandise must be relevant to and wanted by a mass audience. Being able  to match your merchandise to the latest trends can increase brand awareness and ultimately the success of a campaign. Here we look at what we think is going to be on trend in 2016.

Virtual Reality

virtual realityAlthough virtual reality marketing is still in its infancy it has started to build momentum with the launch of ‘Google Cardboard’ to a mass market. Using a specifically designed app, a mobile phone into the headset behind two stereoscopic lenses in order to provide the user with the sense of a virtual reality. Offering users  the opportunity to have a totally immersive preview of a product, consumers are able to feel like they are interacting with the product before they purchase it. Recently used by Volvo in the launch of the XC90, potential buyers were able to virtually test drive the car, cleverly made from just folding cardboard, Virtual Reality Headsets are completely customisable for a low cost making them an ideal giveaway as well as a premium gift that creates an engaging campaign, which is well ahead of its time.

Activity Trackers

Activity trackersWith an increased awareness and interest in healthy living, well-being and fitness products are beginning to dominate the market, Made popular by the FitBit, activity trackers or fitness watches are becoming a ‘must-have’ product. Designed to analyse your lifestyle, these gadgets can count your steps, record distances, amount and quality of sleep, calories burned, allow you to set goals and view notifications. With big brands now making their products available on the promotional market there is the opportunity for high-end customised gifts as well as suppliers developing more cost effective options to suit smaller budgets.

Power Banks

power banksAs technology continues to drive innovation in today’s markets it is only natural accessories for our smart phones and tablets are a growing trend in the promotional industry. 2014 saw the introduction of the power bank and many tech products, which often rapidly reach maturity, the power bank is very much here to stay. Stylish and practical these useful and portable products have become the ultimate promotional product. Now available in a range of styles with different print and technical capabilities there is one to suit every budget with premium versions becoming ever more stylised and unique. Custom shaped 3D power banks are truly able to bring a brand to life as well as creating a quirky and unique gift, which is sure to stand out from the crowd.

Packaging

packagingOne of the biggest trends set for 2016 is not just the product but how it is branded and packaged. The last few years has seen numerous advancements in production techniques, allowing brands to fully bespoke products in smaller quantities and smaller budgets. With the current focus on giving gifts that are high quality and useful, the presentation of those products can make a huge difference to the recipient. Packaging is an important detail in retail which can affect the perceived value of a product, message and tone. Unique and creative packaging and design can make your merchandise stand out from the crowd and get your brand noticed.

Complete Branding Solution

Wondering if your merchandise is on trend for 2016? We’re experts in providing the complete branding solution for our clients, so please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your branded merchandise and clothing. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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The Importance of Promotional Merchandise In Your Marketing Strategy

Living in the digital age means businesses are spoilt for choice when planning their marketing strategy. Online campaigns, social media, TV ads and print are all frequently used channels to engage with consumers, and often promotional merchandise is forgotten or undervalued. However, it’s important to recognise how merchandise can really help with your company’s branding and go hand in hand with your marketing strategy. Research by the BPMA has shown the power promotional merchandise can have when done well; it invokes brand loyalty in over three times as many recipients as the effects of the mediums of print , web, direct mail and TV. Here we will discuss the key benefits promotional merchandise can have for your business.

Brand Recognition

Unlike other forms of marketing, promotional products have longevity and can be extremely useful to the recipient. So many marketing tools focus on digital channels, whereas merchandise can take your brand in to the real world. For example, a branded cotton shopper takes your logo to the gym, to the supermarket, to a university campus. What’s more, studies have shown that many people keep promotional products for one year or longer resulting in increased brand awareness for both the person using the product and those around the recipient.

Customer Loyalty

The effects of receiving a gift for free will never fade! People experience a feeling of pleasure when given something unexpected and this positive emotion will associate the recipient with your brand. Research has shown that promotional merchandise makes almost six times as many recipients feel appreciated as other mediums of marketing such as print and web. As a lot of promotional merchandise is desk based and useful, such as pens and key rings, your brand is kept close to the consumer. This means it is always at the forefront of their mind, whether conscious or subconscious, making the likelihood of purchasing your product or service high due to the continuous reminder.

Range of Choice

When hearing the words ‘promotional merchandise’ the most obvious products which come to mind will likely be mugs, pens and USBs, traditionally given out at conferences and exhibitions. Fortunately as the industry has advanced there is so much more to offer your customers! Whilst we still love a great pen and a lovely mug it is worth taking into consideration other products which can really make your business stand out from the crowd. There are some great tech products available such as fully customisable power banks and stunning speakers for your forward-thinking clients or green options like pencils made from recycled denim or CD cases for your eco-conscious customers. A trend we have seen a lot of through out 2015 is ‘retail detail’;  promo products with a retail look and feel. Providing your customers with products that look great will increase the positive association the consumer has with your brand. When choosing products, it’s important to be creative and consider your client’s brand values and how this can be translated in to meaningful, powerful promotional merchandise.

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Cost

At the end of the day, marketing budgets can often be tight and choosing promotional merchandise as part of your marketing strategy is a great way to make your money go further. The cost to produce branded products can be considerably less than other forms of advertising and at the same time they have longevity as products are often kept or passed on  and used  for a long period of time whereas TV ads  and online campaigns are generally forgotten, increasing your return on investment. As promotional products are often kept and reused, this decreases the need to produce more and therefore saves your business money.

As you can see, it is always worth throwing promotional merchandise in to your marketing mix. Great products can be a conversation starter and create a buzz around your brand, especially if the product is innovative and well thought out. As well as this, promotional merchandise can compliment other forms of marketing such as your experiential campaigns or TV ads to create a greater impact and raise your brand’s profile in a competitive marketplace.

We can supply a huge range of promotional merchandise to suit any campaign and any budget. If you’re overwhelmed with choice and need some advice or have any questions and would like to discuss your requirements please get in touch today. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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Product Focus: Why packaging counts

Everyone loves promotional products – especially us. Every month we focus on a particular promotional product to show you why we think they’re a great sales tool to boost your brand. We’ve looked at mugs, bags and pens, tech products, sweets, notebooks and bespoke items. This month we’re talking…packaging!

Your product packaging is as important as the product itself.

Packaging is everywhere. It’s used on just about everything we eat, wear, and use in our everyday lives. It also creates the first impression on a potential buyer. So will it be a good one or a bad one?

The role of packaging in marketing has become quite significant as it is one of the ways companies can get their target customers to notice them. However, packaging is often overlooked when it comes to promotional merchandise. Actually, packaging is very important in the promotion of your product and brand! Here’s why:

‘Out of the box’ experience

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Packaging design can affect the ‘perceived value’ of the product, as well as your brand overall. If you want your audiences to have a high perceived value of your product and brand, don’t send them a cheap promo item in a jiffy bag! “Think about the total customer experience,” says Marketing Manager Hannah. “How do you want them to feel when they open and take the product out of the box? You want them to feel impressed, delighted even!”

Types of packaging

Promotional packaging is all about making your product, marketing campaign or promotional item stand out from the crowd and encourage a purchase decision. Whether this is through a unique shaped box, the innovative design of a mailer or even making your packaging interactive – there are many high quality, and creative, innovative packaging solutions.

“Packaging adds more perceived value to the product; it can also bring a retail feel or give additional print/branding space”, says our Creative Support Executive, Charlotte Mitchie. “There’s a huge variety of types to choose from: gift bags, gift boxes, poly-bagging, backing cards…as well as extras such as foam inserts, tissue paper, shredded paper, stickers and so on. The options are vast!”

What to consider when choosing the right packaging for your product:

  • Colour is influential, and can encourage the purchase decision for a potential customer. For example, green or brown paper packaging is increasingly being used to denote an eco/environmental orientation for a brand.

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  • Shape can be a strong form of persuasion. For instance, the unique shape of the Coca-Cola contour bottle, gives it immense power to provoke brand recognition:

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  • Package size is important . Keep it relevant to the product size , but don’t be afraid to have a bigger box for a smaller product, as you can include complementary items inside such as marketing literature and other promo gifts to make the person receiving it feel extra special!

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Differentiation

Packaging can differentiate your brand from your competitors, as it can be “bespoke branded with your company names, logos and colour schemes, making the item easily identifiable with your company” says Hannah.

Functional

The real ‘purpose’ of product packaging is to protect the product from damage. Simples! It not only protects the product during transit, but it also prevents damage while its sat in a warehouse or on a shelf.

We can offer tons of ideas to help you choose the best promotional packaging option for your next marketing campaign. Maybe we can inspire you? Please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your promotional merchandise and confectionery. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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Product Focus: Take note with a branded note book

 

Everyone loves promotional products – especially us. Every month we focus on a particular promotional product to show you why we think they’re a great sales tool to boost your brand. We’ve looked at mugs, bags and pens, tech products sweets and bespoke items. This month we’re talking…Note Books!

Ah the humble note book, a loyal accompaniment to the office meeting where you roughly scramble together every word that’s spoken; trusted companion to the budding artist drawing his latest sketches, or the creative writer bursting with her latest novel ideas. Despite living in a world where digital technology dominates, there is nothing quite like taking pen to paper. After all, they were made for each other…

For thousands of years, we have been writing things down – and note books can be used for so many things; from jotting down personal thoughts and observations, to-do lists, life goals, to project or product ideas. For those of us who do use a notebook regularly, whether for personal or business use – it can be relaxing and motivating to let your mind go and put pen to paper and see what comes out.

So what makes the humble notebook so great?

They’re versatile

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As a promotional tool, a notebook makes a great gift – because it’s tactile, and can be personalised to suit your target audience and your brand messaging. Some have thicker paper, more pages, less pages, different dimensions, and different properties. There are notebooks with everything from normal paper to synthetic resin-based papers that will stand up to incredible usage!

There is something for every budget

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With a wide range of sizes and styles, you can easily customise the product; for example, try using a hardback or a wiro-bound style. Depending on the nature of your promotion or campaign, there is something for all needs and budgets. Flip pads are a great low-cost option for the budget conscious marketer, and make a great giveaway at events or tradeshows. Leather-bound notebooks such as the popular moleskine (pictured above), exude premium luxury and are perfect as a thank-you gift for your customers.

They’re customisable

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Notebooks can be completely customised with different branding techniques, such as digital printing to suit a lower budget; to screen printing, foil blocking/stamping, and 3D embossing – all of which give a completely unique look and feel and different perceived value; with the latter options being more premium.

There is also the option for extra prints – e.g. printing extra or ‘special’ pages with key messaging/imagery, in addition to adding extra features such as a free pen, with the item.

So, whether you’re looking for simple notepads for a business conference or trade fair, or something with that extra special something for a great customer gift – there are so many fun, creative notebook products that will ensure your brand is seen by your target audience, every day.

We can offer tons of ideas to help you choose the best notebook product for your next marketing campaign. Maybe we can inspire you? Please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your promotional merchandise and confectionery. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

 

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Six creative xmas product ideas to wow your customers

‘Tis the season to be jolly…and generous! Nothing quite captures yuletide celebrations than a special gift to say ‘thank you’ to your customers for their business over the last year. You’ll no doubt have gotten to know your best customers well, so have an idea of the types of gifts they’d really appreciate. We’ve matched some creative corporate gift ideas to example customer personas, to inspire your corporate gifting choices and help you to keep your name on top of your clients’ minds this festive season.

The perfect way to show appreciation and stay on your client’s mind is by sending them a timely gift, and there is no better time than Christmas. Here are some ideas for interesting items that won’t break the bank, but will pleasantly surprise your customers…

What type of person is your customer?

The Gym Bunny

techWe’ve all worked with someone who loves to work out and spends most of their spare time in the gym or at a yoga class.

Give your customers and prospects a kick out of fitness with a fitness activity tracker band.

They can track their steps, distance, sleep patterns, steps climbed and calories burned. These handy little wrist bands act like a personal trainer without the weekly or monthly fees!

The Foodie

hamperWith every cookbook under the sun, this culinary pro loves to try new flavours and food, and is a bit of a dab hand in the kitchen (they even once auditioned for Master Chef), so what better way to win their hearts than with a luxury foodie hamper?

It can be beautifully boxed; chock full of luxurious goodies, such as the key ingredients plus a recipe to make a delicious festive meal from scratch. Oh, and it’d be rude not to include wine!

The Tech Addict

apple watch techGlued to their smart phone or latest tablet, they love nothing more than trying the latest tech products and apps to make their lives easier.

Wearable tech items, such as smartwatches, are super slim and stylish, and make great promotional gifts as they have a great area for printing your brand name or logo, and the straps can be pantone matched to your brand colours.

Smartwatches put the user in control do they don’t miss out on the important things in life, by staying connected and in sync with a smartphone delivering alerts on the go. This gift oozes style and swag!

The Family Guy

(or gal. We don’t discriminate!)

cookiesThey love talking about their kids, and spend their weekends between ballet and football lessons. Confectionary works a treat, because it also means they can share the goodies with their little ones when they get home from work!

Think custom cookies in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, to really make an impact.

The Thrill Seeker

sackThey’ve recently completed ‘Tough Mudder’ for the third year in a row, and have just signed up to do a charity sky dive. This adrenalin loves to push themselves to the limit, enjoys challenge, but also likes to give back to their community and charities.

So how about a quirky santa sack full of thrilling gifts?

The Pet Lover

reindeer blanketAlways talking about their cute pooch or adorable kitten, the pet lover gets all gooey-eyed over their four-legged friend.

A thoughtful gift for Christmas would be a snuggly reindeer blanket for their pet’s bed, which can double up as a throw for the sofa and avoid pet hair/muddy paw prints on your couch!

We hope there are a few ideas to inspire your corporate gifting this festive season, but before we finish, remember: packaging makes all the difference. It can make an average product stand out and look much more premium, so don’t overlook how your gift will be packaged when it comes to making your choices!

Complete Branding Solution

We’re experts in providing the complete branding solution for our clients, so please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your branded merchandise and clothing. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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Product Focus: A sweet way to engage your customers

Everyone loves promotional products – especially us. Every month we focus on a particular promotional product to show you why we think they’re a great sales tool to boost your brand. We’ve looked at mugs, bags and pens, tech products and bespoke items. This month we’re discussing something truly delicious…confectionery!

Hands up if you love sweet treats?

Us too! What better way to show your appreciation, gratitude or extend congratulations to your customers, colleagues and staff than with promotional confectionery? From promotional mints, to branded chocolates and lollies, you can make like Willy Wonka and have your customers beating a path to your door in order to get some more of your sweet freebies.

Why confectionery?

Our account director Lesley, and marketing manager Hannah, have both worked on a number of promotional confectionery campaigns for our clients, such as loyalty brand Nectar; and are sharing their thoughts on why confectionery is such as useful tool:

“Confectionery is often underestimated and overlooked when it comes to promotions, as people may think it’s been done too many times before. But – it can be one of the most effective ways to promote your business, and used correctly, can help to establish a business relationship with new clients, or just to say ‘thanks’ to a long-standing customer,” explains Lesley.

Boosts brand awareness

Hannah says “Promotional confectionery gifts do more than show appreciation; they also remind people about your brand. More and more brands are looking at creative ways to increase awareness of their brands using promotional merchandise, and confectionery is one of the most popular and cost-effective ways of doing this”

…plus, it’s Fun

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“Using confectionery products as part of your marketing and promotional activities is a fun way to boost brand awareness and the memorability factor. This is because everyone loves confectionery – chocolates, fun shapes, sweet and sour flavours – the possibilities are endless”, adds Les.

It’s Bespoke

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With the ability to customise the design, the flavours and even the colours, confectionery promotional products offer a tremendous amount of brand flexibility to promote your corporate image. You can adapt the packaging style and material to suit your corporate image such as pantone matching your brand colours.

“Tins are a really popular form of product packaging for confectionery which offer a fantastic printing area for your logo and brand messages, such as your strapline and web address. Other options are coloured wrappers, boxes, and jars, all adding a different experience for the customer”, Les explains.

What’s more, you can even get your logo and brand name imprinted into the sweet. A great idea is a love heart sweet with different brand messages embedded in the sweets!

It’s versatile

“Confectionery is suitable for giving out as a promotional tool to just about anyone to promote your brand and business”, says Hannah. “Promotional confectionery products work well for a variety of purposes such as giveaways at events and tradeshows, and are extremely popular as corporate gifts, such as a ‘thank you’ to new and existing customers”.

For example, it will serve equally well given to a large number of passers-by at a street event or to the managing director of a major company. “Few other promotional giveaways – or promotional tools of any kind – rival confectionery in terms of either its effectiveness or the breadth of its reach,” adds Lesley.

Cost Savings

Promotional confectionery is one of the most economical promotional products you can find, due to the volumes available and low price points. You can find a range of products to suit any budget – and they are most cost-effective when bought in bulk and then placed in custom containers.

It’s memorable

Perhaps the greatest benefit of promotional confectionery products is that they are unobtrusive, so people don’t really view them as advertising, which is probably why 97% of recipients keep promotional products they have received, according to research by the BPMA.

Indulging your sweet tooth…

We can offer a variety of promotional confectionery ideas to help you choose the best products for your next marketing campaign or brand strategy. Maybe we can inspire you? Please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your promotional merchandise and confectionery. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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Product Focus: All about Tech

Everyone loves promotional products – especially us. Every month we focus on a particular promotional product to show you why we think they’re a great sales tool to boost your brand. We’ve looked at mugs, bags and pens, and this month we’re discussing our fave TECH promo products…

We love gadgets and gizmos, and so do consumers. Why? Because tech products make our lives easier! They help us to multi task and do things faster. A great way to really connect with your audience and catch their attention is by using promotional merchandise with a tech focus.

“From USBs to power banks and charging stations, to imprinted iPad cases and logo selfie sticks, tech promotional products have a great ability to increase the power of your campaign or promotion”, says Marketing Manager Hannah. “For example, if you’re offering giveaways at your exhibition stand, visitors are more likely to come to your stand if you’re offering something useful and valuable. Tech products have a high perceived value and are more likely to be used regularly, meaning you get lasting brand awareness and stick in your customers’ memories for longer”.

Promo products with SWAG

Tech products are cool, confident and guaranteed to make a lasting impression on your target audiences. You can use these funky promotional gifts as marketing tools for trade shows and conferences, thank you gifts for customers, corporate merchandise, gifts with purchase etc – the possibilities are endless. We keep up with the latest trends and newest releases in tech promo products, and we’ve picked out some of our fave items, which are all completely customisable with your company logo, messages and colours.

USB flash drives

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USB flash drives are a popular and stylish business gift. These universally compatible, portable memory sticks are one of the most practical giveaway items that can really boost any marketing campaign.

USB Travel Chargers – “Black Box”

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This is an example Black Box which is a world travel charger with dual USB output ports to charge 2 devices at the same time. Easy to carry along, it is the best travel partner you could wish for!

Activity tracker

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Great for health, fitness and leisure sectors, as well as retail and corporate, these water resistant activity bands are worn around the wrist with an OLED display. These handy gadgets allow the user to monitor activity levels and overall lifestyle, with features to track, monitor and set goals for steps, activity, speed, sleep patterns, as well as a UV rays alarm and vibrating alarm with incoming messages!

Elegant Powerbanks

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Where tech meets style! Powerbanks are portable usb charging devices that are usually small cylindrical shapes, but this is the posh cousin of the powerbank! The elegant powerbank pictured above, has an executive look and feel, giving a premium touch to your brand with a leather style finish, ideal for embossing or for luxury finishes.

Portable Speakers

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These volcano Metal Travel Speakers are perfect for people on the go and deliver great sound (3W) with an elegant style. There is also a good branding area for engraving or printing!

Branded headphones

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Super slick and stylish, branded headphones are so hot right now! They provide great sound, with smart aesthetics and are guaranteed to help promote your brand with a fantastic print area.

Branded Selfie Remote

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The world has officially gone selfie mad, so why not pop your logo on some remote control selfies to use for your next event or promotion? This bluetooth remote control helps people take hassle free, flawless “selfie’s” and other photos with their smart phone. You’ll have people queueing up to get their hands on one of these bad boys! They’re super portable so great for popping in a gift bag with other items.

We can source anything! And we mean, anything!

We have excellent supplier relationships and a huge network of preferred suppliers and manufacturers who we’ve worked with for many years. So whether you’re looking for imprinted tech gadgets for promotional giveaways or for corporate events we can source thousands of unique tech themed promo items, such as custom printed power sticks and power chargers, imprinted iPad sleeves and computer cases and bags, logo selfie sticks, Bluetooth speakers, branded stylus pens and laser pointers, USB flash drives in custom shapes, imprinted headphones and ear buds and other promotional items that people will be excited to use and keep! If you want it, we can source it for you!

Complete Branding Solution

We’re experts in providing the complete branding solution for our clients, so please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your branded merchandise and clothing. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.

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Product Focus: Promotional Bags

Everyone loves promotional products – especially us. Every month we focus on a particular promotional product to show you why we think they’re a great sales tool to boost your brand. We’ve looked at mugs and pens, and this month we’re paying homage to the wonderful….promotional bag.

Coming in a multitude of sizes, materials, styles, colours and fit for different purposes, the promotional bag has got to be one of the most flexible and popular promotional marketing tools. Why? They work for various sectors – from retail, to big brands, charities, councils and many more -performing a major service in promoting business, products and services in all walks of life, throughout the world.

“Bags are part of daily life,” says account director and promo product fanatic, Lesley. “They’re powerful because they’re long lasting, cost effective and they work – both as forms of communication and as useable, necessary items for work or leisure. One of the biggest benefits of promotional bags is that they’re unobtrusive, so people don’t really view them as advertising. But they are one of the most effective promotional tools available!”

This is backed up by research findings about promotional products from the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association). Promotional bags are actually useful, so 97% of recipients keep them with over 50% for more than year). Since these items get used regularly, they result in 43% more brand recognition and recall than common advertising methods like TV, radio, or magazines.

What are the benefits?

• Increased brand awareness and goodwill

Printed promotional bags are a great way to increase your brand’s exposure before, during and after an event or campaign. “When given as a ‘goodie bag’ with other promotional products at an event for example, promotional bags become associated with a sense of goodwill and appreciation. These feelings carry over to your company”, says our marketing manager Hannah.

• Versatile and flexible to your brand objectives

Our Print Manager John Carden advises: “They are made in any size or colour and from a range of materials and they’re easy to print or embroider with a wide area for personalisation with your company logo for maximum brand exposure”

• High perceived value

“Many promotional bags have a high perceived ‘keepsake’ value, so they add longevity to your marketing campaign because they are used over and over again”, adds Hannah.

Ways to use promotional bags

Just think about your business goals. Are you looking for ways to boost sales, increase brand awareness and customer loyalty, or to promote your business to a wider audience? A promotional bag can help to achieve all of these objectives. Here’s how:

1. Offer a free bag as a gift

Everyone loves a freebie, so consider offering a free promotional bag to your customers – ideal for goody bags or take away bags for a range of events, such as:

• Launch parties – as goody bags filled with free gifts and sales literature
• Press conferences – containing press packs and samples
• Exhibitions – for literature, freebies, samples and sales coupons

2. Create a re-useable bag for life

Many retailers have realised the potential for selling promotional bags to their customers. Customers are willing to pay for a bag if the price is reasonable and the bag is well-designed and/or practical such as the large heavy-duty Supermarket bag. Tote Bags and Jute Bags are popular for this purpose and can be printed with eye-catching designs, making them desirable to customers so that they can be sold at a profit and therefore, creating an additional stream of revenue.

3. Give out delegate packs at a conference

Seminars and Conferences are a great opportunity to communicate your brand and marketing messages to an already engaged and receptive audience. Whether you’re hosting or sponsoring a conference, you can use promotional printed conference bags to get your message across to all delegates and raise awareness of your products and services.

CE TIP: Using a printed conference bag, create a ‘Delegate Pack’ that contains:
– An event programme
– Name badge
– Speaker biographies
– Background notes
– Feedback form
– Promotional gifts such as: branded calculators, printed pens and personalised notepaper

All you need to do is tailor the contents, and then you will have the perfect gift for the occasion that will ensure brand recognition and attendee satisfaction. Delegates will re-use at future events or use as part of their daily working life – greatly increasing your brand’s reach and exposure to a wider audience.

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We’re experts in providing the complete branding solution for our clients, so please get in touch today to discuss your requirements and how we can help you with your branded merchandise and clothing. Call us on 08707 500057 or drop us a line by email.