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?

Go Green This Summer with Eco Friendly Promotional Products

Businesses have a responsibility to this planet just as people do. Companies should reduce consumption disposable items and make efforts to recycle supplies and equipment. This mindset of conservation can even carry over to marketing efforts. Businesses can use eco friendly promotional products throughout the year, even during the upcoming summer season.

Low-Priced Green Promo Items

There is a common misconception that eco friendly items cost more money. Though this may have been true when the green movement began, it is no longer the case. Consumers can find eco friendly cleaners and other products for the same prices as traditional versions. For businesses, environmentally friendly custom promotional products like corrugated magnets and biodegradable plastic bags are available for under a dollar each.

Corporate marketers are often surprised at the wide assortment of low-priced promo items with an eco-friendly aspect. They may not be familiar with biodegradable imprinted pens or jar openers made entirely from post consumer recycled tires. These interesting products allow a company to make an environmental statement while promoting itself.

Unique Eco Friendly Promos

There is more to the eco friendly promo line than basic pens and magnets. Unique products like hand-powered flashlights are also available. The rechargeable batteries that power the LED lights are charged by squeezing the handle of the flashlight. An on-off switch ensures that energy is not wasted and the included wrist strap makes it easy to take this flashlight everywhere.

A utensil set is another of the unique eco friendly promotional products. It is constructed from bamboo, packaged in recycled paper stuffing, and presented in a recycled corrugated tube imprinted with the company logo. The included spatula, strainer spoon, and serving spoon are FDA compliant, not to mention attractive. Recipients will think of your company each time they prepare a meal this summer.

Trade-Show Giveaways and Other Promotional Items Designed for Summer

Corporate marketers and sales reps planning to attend summer trade-shows should place their orders for trade-show giveaways and other promotional items now. This will allow enough time for the items to be customized and shipped to the office or show venue. Avoiding the last-minute rush reduces stress and shipping charges.

Trade Shows Giveaways for Businesses

The custom promotional products most suitable for trade shows are small and useful. Imprinted tote bags that can be used to hold other giveaways are excellent because they show off the name of your company while storing promos provided by the competition. Every other attendee will see only these bags and head to your booth to get one and learn more about your company.

Eco friendly promotional products have become very popular in recent years. If exhibitors are not providing customized biodegradable pens or recycled tote bags, they are offering corrugated magnets or reusable beverage holders. Trade show attendees appreciate company efforts to go green with marketing techniques, showing their gratitude by becoming loyal customers.

Using Local Promo Items

The recent economic recession caused many businesses to become more conscious of where their promos are made. Those who want to support employment close to home purchase only products made in North America. Fortunately, they will not suffer when it comes to variety because everything from customized cups, to ice scrapers, to hockey sticks are made in North America.

There are even quite a few unique promos made close to home. Flavored lip balm that can be imprinted with the company name and logo, colorful customized megaphones perfect for summer baseball games, and auto emergency kits are included in this category. These trade-show giveaways and other promotional items are designed to attract people to the booth so they can learn more about the company.

Join The Green Movement—Use Eco Friendly Promotional Products

Everyone seems to be “going green” these days and by joining the movement, a company shows it cares about the environment. Eco friendly promotional products get the corporate marketing message across and they take our planet into account. Whether they are made from recyclable materials or encourage green practices by those who use them, these unique products get noticed.

Tote bags made from recycled materials are the perfect green promotional products for a trade show. When visitors stop by the exhibit booth, they can pick up a colorful bag with the company logo on it. It will soon become their carryall, storing documents and other freebies. Once home, these bags are perfect for hauling groceries or laundry.

Whenever a flashlight is needed, the batteries always seem to be dead. This will never happen with hand-powered flashlights. To charge these eco friendly promotional products, simply squeeze the handle. Once the built-in rechargeable batteries have enough juice, the two white LED lights will shine through the darkness. A convenient wrist strap keeps this flashlight handy during a nighttime hike or while walking the dog.

It is wasteful to use paper and plastic cups because these items create more refuse for landfills. Clients will love eco friendly corporate gifts like reusable sports bottles and hot beverage containers. A company can even have its logo printed on a water bottle designed to fit in a bike cup holder. Every time they take a drink, recipients will think of the company that considers the environment.

Eco friendly promotional products make sense from a corporate perspective. They allow a company to advertise itself without any harmful effects on the environment. Prospects and customers appreciate the fact that a business puts the planet first. With the increasing number of green promotional products available, every marketing department should be able to find some appropriate items.

Promotional Items Designed For Travelers

Many business professionals find themselves traveling more often than not. If your company calls these busy workers its clients, take care of them. Corporate promotional items designed for travel will be much appreciated. They will also do a great job of promoting your business during their local, regional, and global journeys.

Airline regulations have made it less convenient to carry liquids onto a plane. A clear zippered pouch allows airport security personnel to see contents of small jars without having to remove each one. These airline-friendly promotional items contain liquids and other small items, keeping them from getting lost or spilling in the luggage. With the company logo screen printed on them, they are very professional advertisements.

A long plane trip is more comfortable when travelers have their own blanket and next pillow. Travel kits featuring these and an eye mask are perfect for clients who regularly fly the friendly skies. These custom promotional products feature a one-color imprint on the carrying bag, making them very attractive and convenient to transport.

Some people take their cup of java on the bus or train for the morning commute. They will appreciate free promotional items like travel mugs because these hold their beverage and keep it hot. Hardcore coffee drinkers will love a deluxe beverage kit that features a nice-sized stainless steel thermal beverage container and two stainless steel mugs. One mug can be kept at the office, while the other mug and the thermos make the daily commute.

Travel-friendly promotional items allow a company to market to a moving audience. Whether they are used on the bus, train, plane, or bike ride to work, they will get face time with prospective customers. Items like these can even spark a conversation, allowing the client to tell everyone what a great company yours is.

Go Green With Eco Friendly Promotional Products

With so many products on the market, we have become a society of excess. Not only is this unnecessary, it is wasteful. The greediness of today could lead to planetary problems for future generations. By selecting eco friendly promotional products, companies can do their part to conserve environmental resources and promote recycling.

Reusable shopping bags are popular eco friendly products seen at grocery stores and malls. Large retailers are jumping on the trend and even small towns sell these bags to raise money for downtown development. Organizations often choose these custom promotional products because they are low-priced and some styles are made partially from recyclable materials.

Traditional flashlights are powered by electricity or disposable batteries, both wasteful from an environmental perspective. Hand-powered flashlights are eco friendly promotional products because they feature recyclable batteries and an in-unit charger. The user simply squeezes the handle to charge the batteries when the two powerful white LED lights begin dimming. This small flashlight features a wrist strap for easy carrying.

Crank-powered weather band radios that use rechargeable batteries are eco friendly products designed for golfers, boaters, and others who enjoy outdoor activities. Users operate the wind-up mechanism to charge the batteries and they listen through the speaker or attach their own headphones. The company logo is silkscreened on the front of the radio beneath the band area. Promotional items like these are suitable for holiday gifts and welcome presents for new clients.

Eco friendly promotional products can be found in categories from office items to kitchen products. More businesses are incorporating these into marketing efforts. It is a guilt-free way to advertise the company because the items are either made from recycled materials or designed to be reused. Customers tend to appreciate these products much more than items they must discard after using once.

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.

Five Great Promotional Product Specials for 2010

We’ve got some great new business promotional product specials to help you with early 2010 trade show giveaways and other promotions. We work hard to provide a diverse, up to date set of promotional items for Canadian companies, with a special emphasis on eco-friendly promotional items. Some of our new items hit some of the biggest trends on promotions and in general consumer products. Check them out:

Promotional Snuggy Blanket: This is one of the biggest new consumer items. Lying somewhere between a blanket and apparel, Snuggies are an incredibly well-known, popular product. Now, Promos Canada offers embroidered Snuggies for your promotional needs. Add your company’s branding to Snuggies to send as gifts to partner companies and employees, or send them out as novel promotional items for as low as $19.03 per unit!

Imprinted Non-Woven Shopping Bag: The “Convenient” non-woven shopping bag is one of our latest eco-friendly promotional items. As we’ve said in the past, Canada is transitioning from shopping with disposable plastic bags to using reusable bags. It’s more cost-effective and better for the environment. Taking advantage of this transition gets your company’s name out where everyone can see it, and reinforces your brand’s prominence any time someone takes the imprinted bag out to go shopping.

We actually have a number of additional imprinted tote bags and shopping bags on sale. Just browse our specials page to see the full selection. The sturdy “Convenient” bag can cost as little as $2.19 per unit.

Dou-Pen Imprinted Pen: Imprinted pens are a backbone business promotional item. They have a low per-unit cost, are easy to give away, and tend to stick with recipients for a long time – almost everyone has at least one imprinted pen on their desks.

The Duo-Pen is particularly useful in offices, making it a great give for business to business promotions. In addition to a high quality ball point pen, the Duo-Pen includes an additional highlight nub, ideal for marking important elements of office printouts. The Duo-Pen costs as little as 53 cents per unit.

Waterless Tattoos: Waterless tattoos use non-toxic dyes to imprint a temporary tattoo. This promotion is ideal for trade shows, sporting events, company picnics and other fun, casual gatherings. Putting your brand on someone’s arm or face is a memorable promotion that will definitely draw attention. These are available for as low as 19 cents a tattoo.