Car Magnets are a great way to advertise your business or message without the permanence of adhesive vinyl. Car Magnets are printed on heavy-duty material and ideally suited for car door signage. These glossy magnets can also serve as temporary signage for construction sites or other changing work environments and offer long lasting outdoor use. They come in a variety of sizes and start as low as $14 plus shipping. Get your vehicle or job site logoed today!
One of my favorite promotional products has to be can koozies! They are graphic, affordable and most of all people love them! Here in Minnesota it is boating/camping/cabin season and you can never have enough koozies to keep your favorite beverage cold! They come in a regular size can, taller monster style size and of course zippered bottle holders.
This particular koozie also has a great feature, printing on the bottom. Summer special includes one set up for all three locations and your choice of koozie color and imprint color!
Think outside the box and advertise your message at the lake or cabin today!
The history of the dog tag is an interesting one.
During the American Civil War of 1861–1865, some soldiers pinned paper noteswith their name and home address to the backs of their coats. Other soldiers stenciled identification on their knapsacks or scratched it in the soft lead backing of the army belt buckle.
Manufacturers of identification badges recognized a market and began advertising in periodicals. Their pins were usually shaped to suggest a branch of service and engraved with the soldier’s name and unit. Machine-stamped tags were also made of brass or lead with a hole and usually had (on one side) an eagle or shield and such phrases as “War for the Union” or “Liberty, Union, and Equality”. The other side had the soldier’s name and unit and sometimes a list of battles in which he had participated.
Since then dog tags have become standard military issue and in some arenas a fashion statement. They are a sure fire fun way to promote an event!
The first mass production of metal buttons dates to the 1896 William McKinley campaign for president with “celluloid” buttons with one side of a metal disk covered with paper (printed with the message) and protected by a layer of clear plastic.
Since 1916, buttons have also been produced by lithographing the image directly onto the metal disk. A celluloid-type button is fastened to a garment using a pin on the back side of the button (in recently-produced buttons, the pin generally fits into a safety-pin-style catch). A lithographed button may fasten with a pinback or with a metal tab which folds over a lapel or pocket.
One of the most famous uses of campaign buttons occurred during the 1940 U.S. presidential election, when Wendell Willkie‘s campaign produced millions of lithographed slogan buttons in rapid response to news items about President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Now that we have a history of buttons, let’s look at what options we have for today!
Buttons come in various shapes and sizes. The company I use is located in the USA (Made in the USA) and does not charge a set up fee which makes these one of the few items in the industry to do so.
If you are thinking that a pin back is the only way to go, think again. Buttons now come with mirrors on the backside (great for ladies), magnetized for fridges and even have a bottle opener on the back! Some other unique options are zipper pulls and key tags.
And if you think round is the only shape, think again! Square, rectangular, oval are all available! With prices starting at just .21, these are an affordable way to help get your name out there!
We all get into our comfort zones. In the promotional products industry it is pens, cups, magnets and apparel. The good news is, it is never too late to change! Not that those things are bad mind you and there is something to be said for customers who can’t wait for next years pen or hat from your company since that is what you have always done! However, with a little creativity, thinking outside the box may land you more loyalty and new customers than you ever thought possible.
Let me share an example. I recently met with an accountant who does a ton of tax returns. They were looking for a new ways to advertise. After discussing their budget and proposed list, I recommended a custom chocolate piece. Custom chocolates and taxes? Yes! You see the chocolate was molded into the shape of a W2 form..clever right? It sparked their interest enough that we met and talked about how this marketing piece could stand alone or be incorporated into a campaign to not just land new customers (the power of chocolate!) but to remind her existing to get their returns in on time!
Every industry has their own niches, capitalize on yours by thinking OUTSIDE the box!
There a ton of unique products that do NOT cost a fortune and can really help your bottom line.
Fall is here and it is a great time to review your tax projection, many of us get so busy with our daily work that we forget to have a larger vision. Knowing where you are at and what expenses or savings you need to make before year end is key to not being surprised come tax time!
Product Highlight this month is this beauty
This would be a great gift for a football parent, it is a heated jacket with two zones of heat..
- 96% polyester/4% spandex microfleece ripstop
- 3-layer softshell with 5000mm water resistant/3000g breathable membrane
- Battery powered heating elements at upper chest and back-No coils
- Includes lightweight, rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.4V 2.4Ah
- Four power output levels-25-50-75-100
- Heat output 90°F – 135°F. 2-1/2 hours of heat per charge at 100% output.
- Zippered waist pockets and embroidery access zipper
- Hemmed sleeves
- Colors: BlackAvailable Sizes: S-3XL
Stock is still very good for many items for the upcoming holidays. Don’t forget your family, friends and of course your employees and clients! We can be your one stop shop from apparel, bags, hats and scarves, blankets, greeting cards and of course food gifts for the upcoming season. Our sale goes through Halloween and orders placed after December 1 cannot be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.
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