It’s that time of year. Students are looking forward to (and dare we say dreaming) of getting back to school. Whatever year they are in, your education institution can benefit from school promotional products. A great way to entice school spirit through constant brand exposure.
Fundraisers are also a great way to make money and build school loyalty. Parents, teachers and alumni are always eager to support their school and students while also getting a useful product.
Here is a list of some of the more popular promotional products for your school, club or organization.
There are many options to choose from. For an affordable option check out the Expo Calculator. A great simple calculator perfect for primary and intermediate aged kids. Also, good to use in class as prizes of giveaways or sell them to students.
Customized Eco Recycled Ruler
A large imprint area for your school branding. Ultra-useful and made of recycled material so all rulers are unique. Use one of the many recycled messages on it as well.
Promotional School Organiser
Give them something to carry all their stuff around in. A useful branded product for students of all ages.
Make travelling to and from school easy. These are one of the most affordable, versatile and popular promotional items and a huge range to choose from. These bags are durable and come in a variety of colours to match your school. Also check out our huge range of backpacks.
Customized Drink Bottles
Encourage drinking more water and stay hydrated. A wide range of styles, materials such as PBA plastic and stainless steel. Mix and match colours, great for sports team as well. Trendy bottles with full wrap branding make great fundraising items.
Teachers Tote Bags
A desirable product for everyone but teachers especially love this one. The hottest trend when everyone is going plastic free. A branded bag will be around for years for future outing and shopping trips letting others see your branding as well. A real band for your branding dollar.
Pencil Sharpener and Eraser in one
Great for younger students and affordable enough to pass out to all students or at events with a learning message.
Eco Notebook and Pen
Students spend their days taking notes, so this is a product that is in constant demand. A perfect branded retail or fundraising item. Eco-friendly, this is a recycled cardboard product.
Another useful product that can be branded. Affordable enough for giveaways. A huge selected from one coloured to multi colours and matched with a pen.
Branded Sticky Notes Bookmark and Ruler
A multipurpose tool to help students keep track of important section of their work. A branded item that has an extremely affordable price tag as well.
Logo Pens or Pencils
When they don’t come prepared, sell them a branded pen of pencil. Large assortment of colours, styles, price ranges and branding options.
Branded Apparel – T-shirts, hats, caps and more
Everyone loves a branded t-shirt or cap. There is so much to choose from. Buckets hats, caps, beanies, scarves and even branded ties. Perfect for clubs, sports teams and organizations.
A branded item they will carry everywhere. It attaches to any phone and can carry money, cards, id etc. Great colours and very affordable.
This is just a taste of some of the more popular items for schools, students and fundraisers. If there is something specific you are looking for or need help with a promotional idea, let us know.
Whatever you call them, giveaways, swag, tchotchkes, every booth has them and attendees love to get them. When used correctly, they can entice people to your space, create leads and leave potential customer with a brand message long after the show is over.
Align your brand to the product. First, make sure that any product you choose has your brand message and or logo printed on it. If you are in the travel industry, select a clever travel product. If you are a builder, how about a multi-function tool or tape measure. If your booth has a theme, have products to match that idea. If you are running a specific campaign brand your promotional products for that purpose.
Make sure your team is branded. Not with just the ordinary polo shirt but try hats, caps, ties and scarves as well. Have a spinning wheel or dice game to attract attention and give some of these branded items away as premium gifts.
Giveaway products that make sense to your target audience. People want useful items that they will keep around and remind them of your message later. Sporty people like water bottles, towels, sunscreen. Business people like notebooks, pens, usb hubs etc.
Budget Promotional Products into the show cost. The idea is to rely a message, attract people to your booth and leave them with a lasting impression. You can have a few higher end products that you have contests or promotions attached to, have lead generating giveaways such as pens and more premium items for real prospects or sales.
Top 10 Promotional Giveaways
Phone wallets – Smartphone are part of us every day, everywhere. One of the most useful products is a lycra, plastic or neoprene phone wallet with a place to stash business cards, credit cards and money.
Reusable Drink Bottles – Metal are the most popular but there are tons of PBA free plastic and glass bottles also to choose from.
Reusable Tote Bags – The hottest trend when everyone is going plastic free. Not only will they carry around all the trade show goodies, they will be around for years for future outing and shopping trips letting others see your branding as well. A real bang for your branding dollar.
Lip Balm – This will get used around the busy trade show floor and you will be on the top of their mind every time they reach in their purse or pocket for this useful item.
USB Chargers – A high impact item as a giveaway but something everyone can use and will be impressed with.
T-shirts/caps – These are one of the most sought-after trade show giveaways. Amazingly affordable these days with your company branding. Great for a large or lengthy brand message. Worn for years to come.
Breath Mints – With all the talking that gets done at trade shows, the obvious products to brand are breath mints. These come in clever packaging some even reusable.
Food and drinks – Be hospitable and invite them in for a cuppa. Everyone loves a sweet or a coffee. Brand a variety of sweet treats and be clever with drinks such as coffee or tea by serving them in a branded cup they can keep.
Audio Devices – These are premium items meant for VIP’s but they will sure make an impact. You can also use these as gift with purchase or incentives for employees; whoever closes the most deals or get the most leads. Very popular are Bluetooth speakers, headphones and earplugs. These will get used right away and create long-lasting brand impact.
The Humble Pen – Finally, the most popular trade show giveaway. The options are endless with pens anymore. Try a pen stylus, multi- function pen, pen light or even a banner pen.
We know it is a hard decision to come up with just the right promotional items for your next trade show. But when done right, it can reap tremendous rewards in client engagement and recall.
If you need some clever ideas for your next trade show or even promotion, let us know we can suggest some ideas. firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter is among us and there are everyday items that people use
over and over again during this time of year.
Why not branded your company logo on some of these popular items to gain
These are great items to pass out at trade shows or conferences or use as a special incentives to create brand awareness. These also made good sales promotions such as; receive a useful branded item with a purchase or consultation.
Think outside the box on how promotional items can be used in your business. It’s proven that a person who receives a useful promotional product from you is 80% more likely to use your business in the future.
Thermal Mugs – When it’s cold outside people want something warm inside. We also have a huge coffee culture in New Zealand so these make great promo items used every day.
Water Bottles – People are still active and more people go to the gym instead of doing outdoor activities. Don’t forget all those sports activities you could sponsor with your logo on a water bottle. We have a great selection from basic to metal and glass.
Key Lights – It gets dark earlier and a key ring that is also a mini light comes in really handy. A big selection of multipurpose tools and lights are great giveaways and very affordable.
High Tech Headphones and Speakers – More time spent inside means chilling out and listening to some good music. Branded headphones and Bluetooth mini speakers are hot items right now.
Lanyards and Notebooks – It’s trade show and conference season so make sure you and your team or ready for the show, not just with swag to giveaway but lanyards, accessories and meeting items.
Duffel Bags and Backpacks – Great for sports and travel companies or for anyone who is carrying around stuff every day. Whether it’s to the gym, a long weekend away or to the slopes, a bag will be used for many years to come.
Fidget Spinners – Like the pet rock, this stress toy has totally taken off. Everyone is playing with them from kids to executives. They are going quick so place your order now. Great for resale as well.
Umbrellas – If it’s not snowing, it’s raining. Don’t wait till the next big flood to order your company branded umbrellas. Customers, guests and employees will really appreciate these.
Sunscreen and Lip Balm – The sun can be harsh in the winter especially if you are hitting the slopes or taking part in sports events.
Beanies and Sherpa Headwear – This is an obvious one. Everyone is rugging up and a cosy knit beanie branded with your logo is perfect as a promotional product or staff use. The new Sherpa Headwear is also great for those active on the slopes, hiking or mountain biking. It wicks sweat as well as can be worn as a buff, hat, scarf or headband. A large branding area and a no brainier in getting used and seen.
Let us help you find the right promotional items for your marketing needs. Contact us at email@example.com
High tech related items are among the fasted growing sector of the promotional products world. There’s no wonder, people of all ages are attached to their phone, computers and tablets through the day and night. Consumers are demanding these types of products as they are useful, reliable and long lasting. Companies are getting smart and giving high tech gadgets and accessories with their brand on them to gain maximum exposure for their products and services.
Some hot high items at the moment are power banks, mobile phone accessories including phone wallets, headphones, chargers, stands and usb flash drives. According to Delta Marketing, 87 Percent of consumers stated that they would keep a promotional power bank because of its usefulness and 60 percent said they would do business with the brand who gave it to them.
Adding a high value, useful branded product into a promotion is one of the best ways to get exposure for a company.
- Use these items for contest or to gain a new customer base.
- Use current best customers as “Brand Ambassadors” by rewarding their loyalty with a high tech promotional product.
- Many companies also outfit staff with branded products and use then as company gifts and incentives.
Other popular categories for promotional products include branded pens, drink ware including water bottles, mugs and accessories and notebooks. Let us help you find the right promotional items for your marketing needs. Check out these great high tech options.
Set a clear goal – You have invested a lot of money in this trade show. It is imperative get results. What do you ultimately want to get out of the show? Some common goals are to; build your brand, generate new leads and establish new relationships. If these are your goals, make every contact you have with potenital customers aimed at reaching those goals.
- Give out useful promotional products to build your brand and keep them thinking about you when you get home. Items like pens, key rings, tools, phone wallets
- Have a contest or drawing of some sort of a nice branded premium item to get people to fill out personal details. Ask more than just their name such as would they like more information on specific products or services.
- To establish relationships, ask them open ended questions you want answered and then let them talk. Follow up is very important shortly after the event.
Get out from behind your booth - Don’t create a barrier between you and your potential customer with a long table. Invite people into your booth to engage in conversation with you. Set up multiple stations so several conversations can be happening at a time. Make it comfortable for them. Give people something to look at or sign up for while they wait to talk to you if you are busy with another customer.
Don’t give out a lot of paper - To really make an impact put your presentation, photos and catalogs on a sleek branded usb stick or card. They will keep this and look at it later to review your materials in their time. Email or call them after the show to prompt them to look at the materials or see if they have any questions about them.
Rehearse your pitch – You have a very limited amount of time to get your point across to your potential customer. Rehearse snippets of your most important points and then ask them questions.
Never, ever eat at your booth - Nothing says “you are not important or go away” than eating at your booth. Take a break and always have a smile and be ready to engage when you are at your booth.
Dress the part – Brand your booth with large colourful graphics of what you are trying to sell. Keep to one or 2 ideas. Themes or costumes can be very interesting in getting attention. Luring them in with giveaway or activities to win something is always great. Promotional items such as branded pens, keychains, lollies or a branded bag they can put all their materials in. Don’t forget to brand yourself with a logo t-shirt and or hat, lanyard and name tags.
Have specific jobs for each booth worker - Maybe one person’s job is to lure them in, get them to sign up for something and then they go to the next person for the pitch and to answer questions. This keeps a good flow going through your booth.