Thursday, July 26, 2018

Hot New Promotional Item – Reusable Straws

In case you hadn’t heard, there is a growing movement to cut down on the use of plastic items, including drinking straws and bags. In the U.S. alone, Americans use millions of plastic straws and bags a day. These items are used for a few minutes and then tossed out, but they live on in our oceans and landfills for hundreds of years.

It’s a big pollution problem, as well as causing dangerous injuries for sea birds, fish and sea turtles, so restaurants, companies, and cities are starting to take action. Companies like McDonalds has already banned all plastic straws in their U.K. locations. Or Alaska Airlines who handed out 22 million straws in 2017 has decided to ban them from all flights and airport lounges. Teresa May, the Prime Minister of the U.K., has proposed banning them throughout all of Britain.

Here in the U.S. cities like Seattle, Malibu, Miami Beach, San Juan Obispo, and Ft. Myers have cracked down on plastic straw usage.

However, straws have a function that people don’t necessarily want to lose. Many disabled people rely on straws. So people are on the search for alternatives and that creates a branding opportunity for your company.

Reusable straws are becoming very popular promotional products right now. Here are two that we recommend to delight your customers, prospects, and employees with something new.

Folding, Collapsible Drinking Straw

This reusable straw is made of BPA-Free material. It’s collapsible, folding into 4 pcs. and fits into an included, imprinted carry case. It’s lightweight and portable so people can easily stash it in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. It’s also easy to clean with an included cleaning brush. Complies with CE, FCC, FDA, and RoHS standards. Your logo prints in one color on the carrying case.

Stainless Steel Reusable Drinking Straw

These metal, reusable drinking straws are made of food safe 18/8 stainless steel making it lightweight but still durable. Straws come with a cleaning brush and optional jute bag. Straw is available in 6 colors and you can print your logo or message in the gift packaging.

In fact, here's a video with more information on these reusable straws that I filmed at a recent promotional products show.

If you have any questions on these reusable straws or other unique promotional product ideas, please give me a call at 847-398-5500 or

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

When People Wear Your Brand, They Remember It!

Wearable items are always sought after promotional gifts. People love the quality and if they love your brand, they enjoy wearing socks, hats, shirts, jackets, and other clothing items that show off that love. Wearable promotional items offer a fantastic opportunity to turn your clients and potential customers into walking advertisements for your brand message.

From hats to socks to sunglasses, your brand can be showcased all over town with these five wonderful and wearable items.

Custom Pocket Socks

Pocket socks are a unique and multi-functional promotional product for all of your customers with outdoor aspirations! The Premium Pocket Sock comes on a white, gray and black base with one, fully decorated pocket on the exterior of the right sock. The pocket itself is fully customizable with PMS matching capabilities and it's large enough to fit the standard credit card or key. You can order as little as 30 pairs of socks to get started.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Summer Promotional Beverage Essentials to Share Your Brand

Summer is upon us, and these five essential promotional beverage items are sure to keep your name and branding message front and center throughout the hot season!

Useful and fun colored items like cups and coolers are always appreciated and will be used again and again, long after the summer season.

Reusable, Branded Clear Plastic Cups

Add a little oomph to your next event with these full-color printed, reusable plastic cups! This durable, 16 oz.  cup is printed in high gloss, hi-definition full-color and lets you create effective promotions using vibrant translucent colors and effects built by mixing opaque and transparent printing. They are dishwasher safe so you are sure to get added exposure as your customers use and reuse them all year long. Made in the USA with U.S.-made materials. The price is very reasonable for such a high impact item. Perfect as giveaways at outdoor festivals, music or golf events, and summer sports tournaments.

Make Sure Your Promotional Booth is Ready for Summer

Summer offers a wide range of opportunities to promote your brand and business, from outdoor expos and business fairs to concerts, events, and more. Make sure your booth is branded in a manner that will be memorable to those who stop by to chat. From your tent to your giveaways, planning it all out will ensure your message is shared and remembered.

Here are some of our favorite summer themed promotional items that will help you stand out and get your brand message across clearly.

Palm Leaf Shape Fan

During the hot summer season, this branded fan is a go-to item for outdoor events. You have a lot of space for marketing messages and creative design. This promotional item is sure to be appreciated and seen for a lot of brand exposure. Fans can be printed one color to four colors. Best yet, the price is incredibly attractive. Made in the USA for fast turnaround times.

Friday, April 6, 2018

5 Fitness Promotional Items That Promote Health and Your Brand

Promoting a healthier lifestyle for your clients or employees benefits you all. These fitness items will keep your brand message front and center while clients work out, run, or enjoy the outdoors.

Here are some of our favorite health and fitness-inspired promotional products for year-long motivation and multiple, long-lasting brand impressions.

Branded Cooling Towel

Your customers will stay cool and comfortable all day in the gym or on the go, thanks to you and this full-color cooling towel. This towel comes with a mesh storage bag and a large imprint area for your logo or branding message.

5 Top Promotional Product Beverage Items Under a Buck

Share your brand message and make a splash at any event with these five beverage promotional products! This list includes cups, bottles, and can coolies that will have your brand message on everyone's lips at your next special event, trade show, team outing, or celebration!

And with an incredible price point under $1, these items are perfect for every budget too.

Beverage Insulator Can Coolie

With a rainbow variety of colors to choose from and three areas for your logo imprint, this can coolie will carry your message around for a long time. Available in a variety of colors and prints.

Branded Stadium Cup

A classic promotional staple, this 16-ounce Stadium Cup is BPA free and lead free. With a large imprint area, these cups are perfect for sporting events, schools, picnics, and more. Print your logo or marketing message in one color.

8-Ounce Custom Water Bottle

Showcase your logo or marketing message on water in a clear bottle with full color, full-wrap, waterproof label and flat cap. Choose from 3 standard cap colors (Clear Frosted, Blue, Black) or 13 specialty cap colors (optional) to match or enhance your color scheme. Optional blue, Green or Turquoise tinted bottles are available as well.

22-Ounce Bike Bottle with Push-Pull Lid

This 22-ounce opaque bike sport bottle is BPA free and it's a great wellness gift for giving away at sporting events like marathons, fun runs, cycling events, and more. Includes Lid Assembly, a one color two sided imprint and a one color imprint two sided imprint is available on the rim as well!

Tall 12-Ounce Heavy Duty Coffee Cups

Add your marketing buzz to the "daily grind" and create lasting, high-quality brand impressions with these heavy duty coffee cups. These paper HOT cups are printed in Hi-Definition full-color giving you a colorful promotional item that makes your first impression a great one. Excellent for meetings, events, safety programs, and seminars-any place you want to influence hot beverage drinkers with a visually powerful, economical item.

For more information on how these affordable and effective promotional items can fit into your marketing plan, or to discuss other options, contact me at or 847-398-5500.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

5 Products That Will Keep Your Brand Moving With People On The Go

With people constantly on the go in today's busy world, they need tools and products to make their mobile life a little easier. These five promotional products are so handy that your customers and clients will carry them everywhere! From walking in the city to hiking in the country, these promotional products will travel well, displaying your brand message all over town.

Solar Power Bank

No need to search for a power outlet with the SolarBar - charge your phone battery while having fun in the sun. Ideal for everyday use, this power bank will keep you going whether you're in between meetings or need a battery back-up while hiking in the mountains. What really makes this power bank stand out from a promotional perspective is the imprint area for your brand or marketing message. The new Color Expressions 4 color process is designed to make your message stand out from the crowd!