High-Tech gifts for the Holidays

MP3 PlayerHigh-Tech gifts, electronics, music players, and computer accessories are as popular as ever and are ideal gifts for the Holiday season.  Here is a MP3 Player that supports multiple formats (MP1, MP2, MP3, and WMA’s) and is equipped with FM radio. It features automatic sleep timer, built-in electronic phone book, E-Book, voice recorder, and a 1.5″ LCD display screen.

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Don’t wait until the last minute for your Holiday Gifts and Holiday Promotional Items!

Fun, Funky, and Unusual Promo Items

When that special customer comes looking for a unusual, fun, and unique promotional item you should have a small list on standby.  I saw a few unusual items in a recent article on the ASICentral.com website taken from “Advantages” magazine, that caught my eye. Here are a couple gifts that could be a good fit for that certain client request.Executive Promo Gift

Here is a stress reliever toy item that is great for a corporate gift. “Exec-u-Flipz” is a weighted, animated executive toy that spins, twists and flips, always landing on its feet. Comes in six solid colors and six translucent colors.

 Punching Pen

Promotional pens always come in handy, so why not add some fun.  Here is the Punching Pen; Press left or right handle on back to make the corresponding arm jab.

Fall Promotional Items… Mugs and Thermos’ still popular

Promotional ThermosTravel mugs and thermos-type drink ware are great ideas for corporate gifts, fall promo items, event planning products, and more. These popular and widely used products will go a long way with your client/customer.  Whether driving to work, going to weekend soccer games, or attending your next corporate meeting, they definitely come in handy. I love my travel mugs and more than half of them that I own are in fact promotional gifts.  I am still using some for years; and make note, that quality is important.  I have had some of my favorite ones with logos that have rubbed off in a matter of weeks and months.

Promo travel mugGood logo placement and quality artwork will make that last impression with your customers. Here are great ideas for Travel Mugs, Thermos items, and Fall Promotional products

Chocolate, Oh Chocolate… II

Chocolate PromotionAbout 6 months or so ago, I posted to our blog about the use of promotional chocolate for both promo items and corporate gifts, adding that your gift will stand out and make a lasting impression.  In a recent article “Corporate Gifts: Dark Chocolate Is In”, from ASICentral website states, “Dark chocolate is in this year as the holiday corporate gift season approaches”. With the help of recent news of dark chocolate possesing flavanols, which are anti-oxidants that can help improve blood flow and aid in lowering the risk of blood clots, popularity has risen. According to Datamonitor’s Productscan Online, the introductions of dark chocolate from candy makers has doubled the number in 2002 and sales are predicted towards a 29% increase.

Cooler Tote… A great way to start out the Fall sports season!

Cooler toteFootball season is here! Here is a cool and unique product that I came across on a supplier website. A cooler tote that allows the person to carry a cooler like a backpack. Great for tailgating, outdoor activities, company picnics, and other events. The strap is lightweight, portable and can carry a variety of cooler sizes. Put this to good use for those long walks to a sporting event, beach day, outdoor concert, and more! This cooler tote and many other sports and leisure products are fit for outdoor events.

Top Products for 2005: Promotional Apparel at #1

As noted in relation to my previous posting here on the popularity of golf apparel, I just read an article on the ASI website, “Apparel on top” by Shane Dale, stating that apparel was the top product in 2005 for promotional products. “For the sixth year in a row, wearables are the number one product category sold by promotional product distributors. In fact, of all the products ordered by clients, 73% of distributors say that shirts were one of the top three items bought last year.”

Down the list according to distributors goes… writing instruments at 44%, desk and office accessories at 28%, and fourth place were glassware/mugs at 21.8%. A couple things mentioned that contributed to apparel’s success were; drop in price of T-Shirt manufacturing, good exposure for advertising, and a good return on investment.

Golf Apparel: New Technology and Increased Popularity…. Part 4 of 4

Golf apparel comes in a variety of styles, materials, and technologies to help you stay cool, comfortable and looking good. Along with the presence on the course, golf clothing is quite popular in the corporate world. Golf shirts are commonly worn as corporate apparel in the business casual environment.

Today, more research is going into designing golf apparel to address the specific needs of golfers. Moisture-wicking and stretch fabrics are a couple of the latest trends that offer a higher level of performance and comfort. Technical fabrics such as the sensor cool fabric by the Ping Collection of Golf Shirts have become very popular. The golf shirt acts like a radiator; as the body temperature increases the pores in the fabric expand permitting the shirt to breathe. As the body temperature decreases, the pores in the fabric contract to store body heat. In addition to these fabrics, Dunbrooke offers a variety of performance golf apparel that provides UV protection. Some golf garments even have small pockets for golf tees and extra golf balls.

The new technologies and styles also make the shirts, jackets and caps well-liked in the corporate world. Therefore, the wearer does not have to be a golfer to enjoy the same benefits. The many designs, materials and technologies offer the same comfort, fit, and level of performance on the golf course as well as the office.

Back to School Promotional Ideas

Pencil BackpackSummer is still here, but school is around the corner.  In fact, it’s already time to start planning next term’s back-to-school promotions.  Popular items such as backpacks, bookmarks, and highlighters add both fun and usability. 

Traditional supplies like pencil cases, composition books and writing instruments are practical and can be counted on to give your clients repeat business.  Check out more great ideas in our schools promotion department

Media Coverage on Promotional Products gaining momentum

According to ASI (Advertisting Specialty Institute), Reporters from around the nation are interested in learning more about the promotional products industry and the emphasis they have in marketing. They have featured ASI members and a variety of promotional products in more than 100 media outlets, ranging from television, magazines, new media and newspapers.

2 examples: May 26, 2006 – The legendary Don Polec, of Action 6 News in Philadelphia, highlights the new Logo Bean, the rocket pen, and imprinted roses at the ASI Show.  May 8, 2006 – Advertising Age published a two-page story about the power of promotional products.  The magazine has a readership of 240,000 executives.

More evidence of the important role of promotional products to marketing…