Holiday Treat Baskets

Now that Halloween is coming to a close, it is time to start thinking about the upcoming holiday season. As a business professional, there is a lot to do to prepare for the pending season, not to mention the fast approaching New Year. There are also gifts to express appreciation to get, not only for friends and family but also for loyal customers and associates. Your steadfast customers are dear, so it is important to find the right gift for all. A simple yet delicious answer to this problem is to give the gift of food. Food can be fun, elegant, sweet, hearty, and even simple. It is the perfect gift for any valued customer or associate, and there is something for everyone. There is a wide variety of food gifts for you choose from, everything from extra fancy jumbo cashews to a whole ham or turkey and more! There are decadent sweets such as Belgian chocolate pretzels, and savory treats like the deluxe cheese and sausage sampler. Also available are baskets and towers (pictured) of food. The baskets come in an elegant and handy container that can be reused to house other objects such as toys and firewood. Or for a special treat, gift someone with a classic model vehicle such as a wooden box train or a 1911 pick-up truck. Each vehicle carries a gourmet treat such as delicious chocolate almonds. Each package, car, basket, and tower is foil stamped with your logo. Spread the joyful spirit of the holidays and say thank you to your valued costumers and associates with these fun and elegant food gifts!

Turn up the Volume!

There is something about music that just makes your day better, no matter what. Whether it is the beat, the lyrics, or simply the musical sensation, music is always a must have. Listening to your music quietly has its place, but sometimes you just want to turn it up, share the beat and just rock out! Speakers and volume enhancing apps are useful to turn the volume up, but regular speakers can be hard to carry around and safely transport. So how do we have our music and listen to it as loud as we want to? The answer is the T-361 iPhone megaphone speaker! The T-361 iPhone megaphone speaker uses the old-fashioned megaphone technologies so it is easily transportable, and extremely durable. This silicone speaker amplifies your music without any batteries, and works well in hands free mode. The Iphone megaphone speaker holds your Iphone horizontally, vertically and also has an opening reserved for a charger. The megaphone speaker comes in six beautiful colors such as Blue, Red , Green, Black, White, Orange! This nifty little speaker is compatible with the iPhone 3,4, & 5 models and is custom imprinted with your logo to not only share your music but to also advertise your business too. Spread the word about your business and turn the volume up with these popular and fun T-361 iPhone megaphone speakers!

Holiday Promotional Gifts

The holidays are fast approaching, and you know what that means…it’s time for wonder, wishes to come true, and presents! This season when you are looking for promotional gifts, think stuffed animals. A holiday stuffed animal is a great gift that can last, be used all year, and is versatile. A holiday animal can be a furry friend, a holiday decoration, a desk companion and much more.  It is a perfect gift for friends, family, and co workers of all ages. Each animal is adorned with a cozy piece of clothing such as a sweater or bandanna that displays a cheery holiday message from you and your company.Show you care this year by giving out these unique, holiday stuffed animals to those on your gift list. These quality imprinted animals are available in over 100 different styles and sizes. Spread holiday joy this season with these fun promotional stuffed animals!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is known for many things; the beginning of Fall, the official beginning of the holiday season, and Halloween. October is also marked by another very important event: breast cancer awareness month. It is important for everyone to know and understand what breast cancer is and how it effects women and their loved ones everywhere. Statistics state that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. But statistics also state that in 2011, there were more than 2.6 million breast cancer survivors in the US. Show you support  for this progress and for those whom have fought and are fighting it with these fun, new products. For those early mornings drink your favorite morning beverage in this 13 oz white ceramic mug with a pink ribbon shaped handle and your logo printed on the front. For those wet days this fall shield yourself from the rain with this pink umbrella. This umbrella comes in a artfully wrapped gift box with a fabric purse to carry it in. These as well as our other breast cancer awareness items are perfect gifts for others or just for yourself to raise awareness for breast cancer this month.

 

Promotional-Product Branding to Stay ‘Top-of-Mind’

As a business owner, you want customers and prospects to keep your name Top-of-Mind. This means when they need your products or services, they think of you first. Your business becomes synonymous with that product or service.

 How do YOU stay Top-of-Mind?

The key to building strong brand awareness is to repeatedly expose your brand to your target audience. You want to get your name, logo, and/or message in front of as many people as possible, as often as possible. Branded products prove among the most effective vehicles for that repetition.

 The 2010 Advertising Specialties Impressions Study in which 3,332 respondents were asked if they had received any promotional products in the last 12 months, reported “83 percent of business people said they can identify the advertiser on the promotional item they own.” And, “The average product is kept for 5-1/2 to 7 months.”

So what does thIS tell us? 

It means for a modest investment, a small business can obtain the type of exposure normally reserved for large companies with significant advertising budgets. Not only do promotional products make an impression on everyone who sees them, but also reinforce the brand every time the items get used.

The strategy behind branded promotional products is to find useful items that have a high perceived value and serve as a tangible reminder.  Key Benefits:

Targeted – you give it to the people you want to reach

Engaging – the owner interacts with your tangible product

Appreciated – the recipient will thank you for your gift

Affordable – a modest investment compared to other advertising

Repeat Exposure – constant reminder to owner and others who see it (2nd level impression)

High Perceived Value – greater value than the price tag

Staying Power – average product kept for 5-1/2 to 7 months

When considering various branding strategies, be sure to include promotional products in the mix. You know you’re reaching your target audience, because you give it directly to the people you want to reach—an efficient use of your marketing budget. Your customers and prospects will think of you every time they use it. You will stay top-of-mind.

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For creative solutions to the challenges of promoting a marketing strategy, company initiative, or trade show theme, Sheryl O’Hara-Jones can be reached at sheryl@logoexpressions.com  

By Sheryl O’Hara-Jones, LOGO Expressions