But pens remain one of the all-time best promotional tools. Very few can resist a cup of free pens on the reception desk. And how better to close a deal than to hand your client a fresh pen in order to sign on the dotted line?
That’s branding prowess writ large.
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Full disclosure: I am half of this comapny: www.brand-a-tee.com. But don’t let that stop you from checking it out. We honestly do produce the best promotional t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps on the web. Not only can we get you great prices on all the hotest shirt brands, our innovative methods will astound you as well. First there’s SmoothTouch™, screen printing so integrated into the shirt’s surface you’ll swear the artwork is dyed right into the fabric. Plus, we can print edge-to-edge—right over the collar band, if that’s what you want.
Want embroidery? We do that.
A unique specialty is applique. We take vintage Ts, laser cut them according to your artwork and then applique them onto the items. All of these methods can be combined as well. There’s almost no limit to what you can do.
We can even print with rhinestones if you want.
Visit the website., give us a call or drop us a note. We’ll be happy to quote on any of your needs.
We can’t really help you decide whom to by for or how much to spend, but we can do the leg work finding top-notch purveyors worthy of your consideration. See below for a few recent gift ideas, and head over to our new site, www.2009-CorporateGiftGuide.com. All through the holiday season we’ll be adding to the list as we find more great companies and hot offers.
A lot of these offerings are not logo-customizable. But sometimes blazing logos can seem a bit crass at holiday time in any case.
We’re also offering personalized gift-sourcing services. So check it out and give us a call.
Halloween is behind us and you know what that means - THE Holiday season has now officially begun.
Time to decide how you will celebrate the holidays with your clients and business associates. Gifts for some or all? Office parties? Lunches? Holiday greeting cards? Will you take this opportunity to promote your brand? Subtly? Overtly?
Lots to think about.
In these challenging times, extravagance is perhaps not the best tactic. But ignoring the season altogether is not smart either. Here are a few ideas:
- Make a donation to a charity that will resonate with those on your list in their honor, and then let them know about it in a specially designed holiday card. Moo.com has a full line of delightful customizable cards; or design one from scratch using your photos or other digital art. They make it all so easy. MOO Christmas Cards.
- If time is more available than money, volunteer your company to work with a local services organization. Be sure to provide your team with tee shirts and/or caps that feature your logo, and document the event on your website and holiday cards or emails. Zazzle can customize shirts and caps in an amazing array of ways.
- Make sure any gift you give is actually useful. Decorating the local landfill with your logo is not smart promotion, nor is it very “green.” How about giving Green Gift Cards from the Green Office? TheGreenOffice.com – Green Products, Great Prices!
- Keep your reception areas cheerful with bowls of M&Ms in holiday colors. Order them bulk now and your logo will be added free. Put Your Company Logo & A Message On MY M&M’S Candies. Free Logo Setup – $100 Value!
Happy Holidays from Put Your Logo On It!
There are lots of vendors selling business cards on line. And many of them have great products, prices and service. But, with the catchy bovine monicker, Moo.com, this one stands out from all the others as the most innovative.
First there’s the product lineup: standard size business cards and a memorable mini version. Each is paired with optional well-designed card cases that make presenting your card a more memorable event. Choose laminated or eco-friendly uncoated stock. All cards are double sided with the ability to use up to 50 different images in a single order of cards. The user interface is excellent, allowing for cropping and resizing of imagery which you can pull off your own computer or from your Flickr, Esty or Facebook account.
On the info side of the card you can use your logo or another image and choose from ten layouts and nine fonts. You can pull info in directly from your Linkedin account. Other products include greeting cards and post cards. There are ready made designs as well, and unlike the choices I’ve seen from other companies who have stock images, these are very unusual and generally quite sophisticated. There must be a hundred designers you can browse among. And, with up to 50 different images per order, visual artists can really show off their own designs. It’s like a portfolio in your pocket.
Another fun option is Textomatic, where the back side features text you input in one of eight large bold fonts on a colored background.
All-in-all it’s a unique site with great options. Moo.com.
Looking for a tasty item to promote your brand? One of my all time favorites is m&m candies sporting the brand’s colors.
The last brand launch I worked on we used m&m’s to rave reviews. We were introducing entirely an new color scheme to a huge population all across the globe. In the U.S., bulk m&m’s in our 3 new colors were used in training sessions. And on launch morning every employee found a custom package of m&m’s along with other branded promotional items and kickoff print materials on their desk.
You can also customize with your logo and/or message on one side. The distinctive “m” will be on the other. There are 25 colors to choose from and the company has graphic specialists to help you achieve your goals.
A little sugar makes change management much more pleasant.