Eco-Friendly Promotional Items for a “Greener” Marketing Campaign

Marketing is not just about talking to your audience or handing out freebies and discounts to people. It’s actually more than that.

In order to reap the full benefits of marketing, you will need to be responsible about it. You have to choose the proper options, deliver the right message and effectively communicate with your target market. These are the only ways you can make things work.

That is why handing out eco-friendly promotional items can be quite a good idea…

By giving people freebies that are useful, effective—and environment-friendly, you are able to give out the message that you do not only care for your clients, but for Mother Nature as well.

Accordingly, this will make you and your business even more impressive. In turn, this can result to greater appreciation from your clients and lead to many other advantages that can ultimately help you reach your set business goals.

With that in mind, let’s discuss some of Promos Canada’s latest eco-friendly promotional items, and see how they can help you out:

Cork Mouse Pads – this is a very useful option, considering how computers have become a staple in many households today. For greater efficiency, you can utilize interesting designs, to catch the interest of more people.

Eco Notebooks – this promotional item is made of 100% of recycled materials. They come in different types, and you can just pick that particular notebook design that will best work with your intended recipients.

Brown Kraft Bags – another eco-friendly option that can help boost your promotional campaigns. This product is biodegradable and can be easily imprinted with your company or logo, for maximum brand exposure.

Eco-Carving Set – this promotional item comes with FDA-compliant utensils, including a knife, sharpener and fork. It is made of bamboo and stainless steel (environment-friendly components) and has been packaged with recycled materials—for an even “greener” marketing campaign.

Colouring Book – this handout is meant to educate kids regarding the importance of nature and why we should take care of it. Accordingly, this option will not only be impressive for kids, but their parents as well.

These are just some of the promotional giveaways that you can use for your respective campaigns…

In the end, what’s important is that you are able to show people that you do not only care for what they need—but for the environment as well. Accordingly, this can help you spread the proper message, and help you reap the appropriate benefits at the same time.

Are you looking for promotional items that can help boost your marketing campaigns? Do you want to make your message known to your current and prospective clients?

In that case, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1 877 552 6068 or click here for additional details. We’ll be more than glad to provide you with the assistance you need.

 

 

Promotional Products to Help You Welcome the New Year

Woo Hoo… 2014 is finally here!

And with the New Year, you can expect new challenges to come—along with new opportunities to make your business even better. Accordingly, you should not hesitate to grab at each chance to reach that goal.

As you know, handing out promotional products is a very effective way of reaching out to your target market and making your message known. As it is, you should consider utilizing this strategy—to help your current and prospective clients in welcoming the New Year. And once you’re able to do this, you can expect good things to come.

Here are some promotional items that you might want to hand out in 2014:

Bags – it’s not only the women who use bags regularly. Today, men are also using bags on a daily basis.

In light of such trend, you can opt to hand out promotional bags that cater to both men and women. This item can be quite useful, which means recipients are bound to appreciate it. These are also spacious enough for you to strategically place your company logo or name on, which means they can help in your name recognition and branding efforts as well.

Clocks – this option can be quite an excellent way of wishing your clients a good year. Clocks and time pieces, depending on their design or style, can be quite impressive handouts—and you might want to use them for encouraging your target audience as well.

Eco-Friendly Products – show your love for Mother Earth by handing out promotional products that promote love and care for the environment. By doing so, you get to give out the message that you don’t only care for your clients—but the world as well!

Examples of eco-friendly promotional items:

  • Clipper Eco Bookmark Pen
  • Blossom Eco Pen and highlighter
  • Eco Notebooks
  • Bamboo gift sets
  • Easi notes Eco Box with Adhesive Memo Pads

Popcorn – who doesn’t love popcorn? To make this option even better, you can opt to include a personalized popcorn bag to remind recipients as to how (and from whom) they got their “munchies” from.

Hand Sanitizers – give your current and prospective customers that “clean is cool” vibe by handing out sanitizers. This will surely give out an excellent message to people, which in turn, can mean good things for your marketing efforts as well.

Promos Canada is a leading marketing specialist with various promotional items and corporate giveaways that are not only of high-quality – but are quite affordable as well. To know more about our company and what we offer, click here for more details.

 

Stand Out While Protecting Yourself this Summer With Custom Hats & Promotional Sunglasses

Summer sun is strong, particularly between the hours of 10 AM and 3 PM. Anyone heading outdoors during this time should wear sunscreen and take some protective gear. This includes workers who spend the majority of each day outdoors. Show these employees that the business cares by providing custom hats and promotional sunglasses that offer protection and advertise the organization.

Promotional Products That Protect the Head

Experts recommend covering up the head when spending time in the summer sun because solar rays can burn delicate skin on the scalp. Products in the headwear category include safety caps that make workers noticeable to drivers and other equipment operators and hardcaps designed for everyday wear. Training caps are great for bike messengers and customized swimming caps are suitable for workers who spend time in the water repairing oil rigs and other structures in the sea.

Hats come in many sizes, styles, and colours. Some are adjustable and others are prefitted and may stretch to accommodate the diameter of the head. There are even eco-friendly hats made from organic materials, blended cotton, or bottles. Some of these caps can be recycled, eliminating additional waste from the environment.

Promotional Items Designed for Comfortable Vision

Sunglasses are popular because almost everyone needs them on sunny days. Styles range from basic and inexpensive to designer versions featuring polarized or mirrored lenses.  Most feature a special location, usually the side of the temple where a one-color logo is imprinted. These glasses protect sun from damaging retinas and improve vision during glary conditions.

The latest custom hats and promotional sunglasses are designed for fun. Beanies are perfect for wearing under motorcycle helmets and LED sunglasses illuminate and flash, capturing attention whenever they are worn. Encourage work-life balance by giving these to workers for some off-the-clock enjoyment this summer.

Spring Block Parties Are Not Complete Without Custom Temporary Tattoos

Spring means warmer temperatures and longer days, causing many people to spend more time outdoors. Local communities make this more fun by holding spring block parties, festivals, and fairs that cater to all ages. Businesses are encouraged to participate and can literally make their marks by offering custom temporary tattoos to everyone attending these events.

Faux Tattoos Are Fun, Cheap Promotional Items

While many people would never dare to get a real tattoo, most are not adverse to a temporary version. Dollar stores and boardwalk shops offer these in a variety of patterns and colors. Businesses can design their own versions and hand them out at springtime community events. Kids are huge fans of temporary ink and will plaster these tattoos all over their faces and arms. The business wins because each tattoo contains the company name or logo, broadcasting it to everyone.

Custom temporary tattoos are FDA compliant skin decorations applied with water and boasting up to four colors. Tattoos come in sizes ranging from 1.5×2.5 inches to 4×6 inches or larger. Companies use them to advertise their brands or specific products or services. When ordered in bulk, these tattoos are extremely inexpensive, making them affordable promotions for any business.

Tattoos as Eco-Friendly Promotional Products

While promotional products like pens and paper generate waste, these non-permanent tattoos do not. When the design begins to fade, the tattoo is simply washed off. Adults can remove it before heading to work the next day but kids will probably want to show their tattoos off at school, providing the advertiser with additional promotion.

Any business searching for an effective springtime promotion should consider custom temporary tattoos. These small, colorful items advertise without saying a word. Take these tattoos to a springtime festival and watch people line up to get one. Soon, everyone will be wearing an advertisement for the business.

Put Some Spring in Marketing Presentations With Custom USB Drives

Has your business caught spring fever yet? If not, it is high time it did! Spring is fast-approaching, so create a corporate marketing campaign to welcome the season in style. Give marketing presentations some refreshing and offer custom USB drives as prospect takeaways. This fresh approach should win new business this spring that leads to long-term relationships.

Custom USB Drives Are Value-Adds

A typical marketing presentation includes a Web-based or PowerPoint slide show, packet of marketing materials, and custom imprinted promotional products such as pens, calculators, or memo pads. To make the business stand out from its competition, a marketer should consider adding a customized USB drive containing the marketing presentation in digital form. Imprinted with the company logo, this product reduces paper waste and can be reused to store business files.

Also called a flash drive, a USB drive is an inexpensive promotional product that has lasting value. Prospects can review the preloaded marketing presentation as many times as necessary. Once they have decided to make a purchase, they can use the drive to store their own work files. Average memory size ranges from 256MB to 8GB or more, providing a drive for every marketing budget.

USB Drives Are Eco Friendly Promotional Products

A USB drive can be reused indefinitely, making it an environmentally-friendly alternative to a limited-use promotional item like a pen, calendar, or notepad. Recipients will appreciate receiving the marketing presentation in electronic form rather than as a huge stack of paper products that eventually join the waste stream. This eco friendly focus will not go unnoticed…or unrewarded.

Custom USB drives come in many shapes and styles including bracelets, pens, and lanyards. Marketers should have no trouble finding a style and color that highlights the corporate logo. Revising the corporate marketing presentation for the upcoming season and loading it onto these drives will cause any company to catch the fever!

Put Promotional Hats on Display at Spring Training

For baseball fans who cannot wait until opening day, spring training is the next best thing. Major League teams take to fields in balmy Arizona and Florida, showing off their skills in the beautiful weather. Businesses can put themselves in the middle of this action by offering promotional hats that protect heads of fans watching their favourite League games.

Promotional Hats Perfect for Baseball Games

Some hats seem like they were made for baseball games, one of them being the appropriately-named baseball cap. With these on their heads, spring training fans look as spiffy as the pros. Durable caps prevent sunburn on exposed scalps and keep sunshine out of the eyes so no plays are missed. Fans can size up players for their fantasy teams without changing seats to avoid glare.

Visors are perfect for cloudy days or fans with thick hair. These secure comfortably around the back of the head and prevent sun from shining into eyes. Foam visors make perfect stadium freebies and some feature favorite designs like the big foam finger. Spring training fans will proudly wear these cheap promotional items.

Hats as Eco Friendly Promotional Products

Yes, even hats become eco friendly when they are made from organic or recycled fabric. One hundred percent organic cotton used to make some caps is the result of environmentally friendly farming practices. Other caps feature a combination of cotton and recycled P.E.T. fabric. A poly-bamboo cap is quick-drying so sweating in the hot sun will not become an issue.

Each of these promotional hats can be imprinted with the name and logo of the advertiser. There is even enough room for a message of support for the team. Corporate marketers should make haste in ordering these hats because spring training will be over soon. A baseball game on a sunny day without any glare… does life get any better?

Family-Friendly Imprinted Promotional Products

Adults are not the only ones who find imprinted promotional products useful. Kids love these free items and are not shy about using them at home and school. Offering promo items that children find useful shows the public that your business is thoughtful. Parents will love these items and contact your company first when they need something it offers.

Kids love their music, so imprinted promotional products like metal CD cases are very popular. Each case holds 16 CDs and the metal zipper closure keeps CDs from falling out of the container. This case is much better than a regular CD sleeve because it protects CDs and prevents them from getting lost. Kids can throw the case into their school bag to share music with friends.

Many young children enjoy arts and crafts but parents have nightmares about the damage they can inflict with scissors. Unique promotional products like safety scissors are designed for youngsters with the urge to cut things. These are made entirely of plastic and feature no sharp points or edges but they are still able to cut through paper, cardboard, and even plastic. With the company name and logo imprinted on the side, these scissors look as sharp as they cut.

Sticky note booklets are one of the customized promotional products that children will use as much for fun as they do to mark pages in their schoolbooks. Each booklet features sticky note squares and five different colors of sticky flags. With the company name, logo, and slogan on the front cover, parents are reminded of your business.

These are just a few imprinted promotional products that children love. Distribute these at community events and adults will scoop up handfuls of these customized promo items to take home to their children. They will love your business for keeping their kids entertained and will quickly become loyal customers.

Eco Friendly Promotional Products to Go Green.

Many eco-friendly promotional products serve as business promotional items by having an imprinted company logo. This also promotes that the business believes in conserving our planetary resources. This kind of advertising gives positive implication and would encourage nice recommendations from existing customers.

Jar openers are one of the handiest devices because they are useful.  They cost less than one dollar each and are constructed from post-consumer recycled tires.  They’re a smart alternative for any business. The imprint area is huge and both sides are available. Select from designer colors like navy blue, teal, silver, and gold if the basic black or white will not cut it.

Calendars made from recycled paper are also an excellent choice. The covers are made from 100 percent recycled material and the wire binding is recyclable. Journals come with recycled pens and are available for under $6.00 each. If you need extra pens, they are available in different colors and styles with single and multiple color imprints available. Organic materials make the majority of the pen biodegradable.

Recycled and collapsible trash cans serve many purposes in addition to being refuse holders. They hold laundry, blankets, essentially anything that needs holding or storing. Consumers will find these very functional while noticing the company logo on the product. Compostable and biodegradable lawn and leaf bags take the company name outdoors. A four-color imprint makes any company logo stand out on these 30-gallon bags.

Consumers will be attracted to cotton and canvas totes, because they make a great beach bag overnight tote, and baby bags for as low as $8.50 each. The package comes with a 14-ounce tote with a zipper closure, contrasting color handles and bottom. The company logo is screen printed on the front pocket and an embroidery area is available on the back. If a more business-friendly bag is desired, consider the recycled messenger bag with multiple compartments and organizer sections.

Using environmental friendly products should pay off when it comes to customer word of mouth.

Personalized Corporate Gifts Make Great Trade Show Giveaways

Personalized corporate gifts make excellent trade show giveaways. Promotional product companies are working overtime expanding selections and lowering prices to help struggling businesses weather the challenging economy. Corporate gifts can still look expensive even if they are purchased at volume discounted prices. There are so many hot new products that cost under $35.00, you won’t know which to choose!

Some managers and executives find their business day stressful, and might enjoy a glass of wine after work. In this scenario they would appreciate having a corporate gift like a deluxe corkscrew gift pack, that features a mechanized wine opener, wine stopper, and foil cutter packaged in a tin silver case for as low as $28.35 each.  This will surely impress any exhibit booth visitor.

For golfers, consider the Pinnacle Ribbon golf balls starting at $32.62 per 15-pack. A pink ribbon side stamp reflects Susan G. Komen for the Cure – in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Customers recognize businesses with a strong social conscience, and may tend to shop in their direction.

Companies with smaller budgets can also find appealing new items such as a non-woven laundry bag at the cost of just $2.15 each. These will make pleasant giveaways for trade shows because they can be neatly folded and left in a briefcase, backpack or purse for later use. They are very useful bags, as they can also holds shoes, school supplies, or empty water bottles for recycling. Anyone can promote the company when they carry these  imprinted bags with them.

Hand sanitizer gel imprinted with the company logo costs only $2.50 each and you get a choice of unscented or citrus and a carabiner clip in your desired color. These are easy to ship to trade shows in large quantities and germ-conscious attendees will love the thought.

Another interesting item is a mini flashlight which is also very helpful at night. Select from silver, black, or yellow to coordinate with the company logo imprinted on the side.

Lunch coolers are also a great idea. This item features a waterproof liner and mesh pocket for a water bottle. It can hold ice or ice packs and has a zippered main compartment. Available in Royal Blue, Apple Green, Charcoal, and more colors at a price as low as $6.70, this is a giveaway that anyone will proudly use.

Promoting A Business With Imprinted Promotional Products

Marketers are responsible for ensuring that a business is not wasting money on useless promotional marketing. Freebies with business logos that are handed out to consumers will immediately find their way to the trash can if a consumer feels they are impractical, and this is a waste. Sensible imprinted promotional products are the most effective way of advertising a business.

One of these ideal advertising ideas is the fleece throw blanket. These come in a variety of colors and are available to have a business logo embroidered directly onto them. Comfy blankets are one thing no house can have enough of, so as a freebie, no one would pass up the chance to get their hands on one. They will be kept around for years, and thus, they are the perfect imprinted promotional products.

Imprinted promotional products are perfect when they could be otherwise expensive but serve a practical use as well. This is true of the wind-up weather radio and flashlight set or even the 58 piece first aid kit.  Every home should be prepared for power-outages and other disasters, so consumers are more than likely to have a desire for these products. Meanwhile, the fact that they are quality, practical tools will allow the customers to make a positive association with the promo products and the company name.

Furthermore, folding umbrellas are unique imprinted promotional products. Like the products mentioned before, they serve a practical purpose, even more so than a t-shirt or hat. Therefore, it is likely that the consumer will have this product for years to come and use it frequently, so the benefits really apply to the business.

Going practical is the best strategy for deciding which imprinted promotional products to use as advertising giveaways for a company. Certain products can be seen as excessive and its use will be short-lived. Thus, it’s important to decide what a customer might really use for an extended period of time, such as blankets and umbrellas.