Two Ways to Transform a Promo Product

There are thousands upon thousands of promo products on the market. Our clients always ask:

What’s new and different?

How can our promo giveaway stand out from our competitor?

As a promo company we are continuously trying to find unique products or ways to help our clients take the same type of promo product that their competitors have and make them stand out.

Here are two ways to instantly make your promo product shine.

  1. PRESENTATION, PRESENTATION, PRESENTATION

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I used to work at a local coffee shop in high school. We were told again and again ….. think presentation, presentation, presentation. No plate or drink can leave the kitchen unless it looks good! No one wants to eat food that looks bad. It is the same idea in the promo world.

Think presentation when it comes to your promo products. A little extra work and planning can make your ordinary promo product turn into an EXTRAordinary product.

Let’s talk drinkware for example. It is our top selling promotional product category. It’s something everyone uses every day for coffee, water or tea. If you are at a trade show or making a sales call, how do you make your tumbler the one the customer uses and remembers?

Presentation Tip #1: Fill the tumbler up with tea or Keurig Cups

Who wouldn’t love a tumbler filled with coffee K-Cups or tea? Many offices and homes around the country have a Keurig and it’s a great way to add a little treat along with the promo product.

Presentation Tip #2: Add a Starbucks or local coffee shop gift card in the tumbler

Adding a gift card to a coffee shop now increases the perceived value of the tumbler and yourself. You are showing the client that you care enough about them to give them more than just another tumbler.

 

  1. Make a common product USEFUL

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Paper products can be boring; however, sticky notes and notepads are used EVERY DAY for a variety of tasks. We use them in our homes, at work and on the go. Take those paper products one step further and give your customer a reason to use yours.

With a full color & large imprint area you can make paper products useful items like:

  • Calendars
  • Rulers
  • To-Do Lists
  • Alert Tabs
  • Shopping Lists
  • Order Forms

I find calendars and to-do lists the most useful in an office setting. It keeps me on time and on target. Your clients and employees will love these AND use them. It’s a clever & inexpensive way to keep your brand front and center in your client’s day.

 

Interested in one of these products or want more information? Email me at paige@studioeleven.net or tweet @paigepromotion!

 

-Paige

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Cool It Down- My Top Three Summer Promo Gifts

Boy the heat and Summer have hit hard in Ohio! Here are my top three products to cool it down!

A. The Coleman Basic 18-Can Cooler with Removable Liner has a soft-sided polyester exterior with heat-sealed PEVA lining. The Removable hard plastic liner made of FDA-approved food contact material will keep the ice cool and the cooler from leaking water. This cooler comes in blue, red and black! Perfect giveaway at a company picnic or customer appreciation outing! As low as $24.98

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B. 20 oz. & 30 oz. Two-Tone Viking Tumbler – My NEW favorite Yeti Knock-Off comes in a cooper and stainless duo! This executive gift is only $9.99 (20 oz.) and $14.99 (30 oz.)! Keeps ice cold and hot drinks hot for HOURS…. TOO MANY HOURS!

 

C. KEEP It Cool Wrap– This cooling wrap is useful for cooling wrist, neck and head. Perfect for employees working in the heat, 5K giveaways, sporting events and more! Only $2.99!

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Interested in one of these products or want more information? Email me at paige@studioeleven.net or tweet @paigepromotion!

 

-Paige

Products Your Brand Needs in 2017

I was on a mission to find out the new trends and promo ideas in our industry when attending a vendor product showcase last week. 2016 was the year of the “Yeti” knock-off. This year we are seeing new twists on the “Yeti” knock-offs, fun tech items, bright colors and custom packaging.

One of my favorite new products is the Sherpa 11-oz. Vacuum Tumbler and Insulator. The Sherpa keeps your drinks warm for 6 hours/cold for 12 hours and is the perfect size for traveling. This tumbler is available in black, gray, lime green purple, red, royal blue, silver, turquoise and white.

Oh… and did I mention that it is also a can coolie?! For only $7.99, you can easily make your customers happy!

 

Another product that seemed to be creating a ton of buzz… a light switch. Yes, sounds funny and strange – but companies are going crazy over this item. The Power Switch LED Light is great for fun promotions and is a very useful item. This ‘power switch-look’ light provides 6 LED lights and creates light in all dark places such as your closet or cupboard. The self adhesive tape and key hole slot on the back make it possible to place the light in most locations. At $2.99/each you can add any clever message.

 

 

The Edge Power Bank, 2200 mAH is a new power bank to hit the market. The Edge is a low cost power bank that is FULL of power. This is not only a great deal but will keep your customers charged on the go! Customize your own for only $4.99!

 

One last trend of the new year I want to share… custom packaging. Our clients are always asking us for ideas to make their promotional products/giveaways to stand out from their competitors. Full custom packaging is the best way to take your promotional giveaways to the next level.

Why not spend a little extra to have your logo’d giveaway placed in branded box with your messaging on it. Not only is it a nice, retail-like presentation but the quality of that giveaway increases. Check out some ideas below.

 

With all of these new products and marketing ideas, you are sure to impress your clients!

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion

New Year.

Over the holiday, I to reflect on 2016- the joys, the blessings, the stresses, the ups and the downs. I also took some time to reflect on the comings of 2017. I feel rejuvenated, inspired and motivated as I start the new year!

2016 was a year of personal change and growth. I became a mother. The most challenging yet rewarding responsibility I’ve ever experienced. My year was focused on the preparation of this huge change as well as welcoming in the most precious baby boy. I couldn’t have prepared for the overwhelming feelings of love, happiness, worry, the day-to-day hustle or pure joy that he continues to bring me each and every day.

My personal life balance and goals now revolves around someone who counts on you each morning, afternoon and evening. The things that once inspired me and motivated me no longer and now I’ve got the unconditional love and support from someone who doesn’t even understand it yet. What motivates me to be the best mom, wife, employee, care-giver is the very thing I gained this year. My baby.

As my husband and I wrapped up 2016 (asleep by 10:30 pm – yes… when baby sleeps, we sleep), I was reminded of the new year and the new change coming my way.

This year, in 2017, I want to not only grow personally … I want to grow professionally. My goal is to push myself and my personal brand to new heights. I started Paige Promotion last year to give creative help to those who purchase promotional products, headwear and corporate apparel. In an industry with hundreds of thousands of products, I wanted to make it easier to find good, quality products that customers and employees will love AND KEEP. I also wanted to show readers inside Studio Eleven and why this company is different than all the others. I wanted to share why working with my colleagues will be the best choice you make.

The reasons I started writing on this platform still stands true today. As I drive into my work refreshed and ready to make change, Paige Promotion remains top of mind!

Keep an eye out for some awesome new products, trends and promotional ideas coming your way!

4 Holiday Gift Giving Ideas That Will Impress

The countdown to the Holidays is in full swing and time is running out to get your customer and clients the perfect holiday gift. Don’t worry… you still have some time!

Here are my favorite holiday gifts that will make an impression on your clients and employees.

 

1. Sonic Boom Bluetooth Speaker w/Flashing LED Lights 24185962.jpg

Features:

  • Lights flash festively to the rhythm of the music.
  • Option of wireless or line-in connection.
  • Play and pause tracks right on the speaker.
  • Answer, refuse or redial phone calls right on the speaker.
  • Retail style box and charging cord included.
  • $24.95 (Sale price expires 12/31/16)
  • Minimum Order: 25 pieces
  • Price includes 4 color-process

 

2. Sport-Tek® Stripe Pom Pom Beanie

A favorite of mine. A classic beanie with three stripes and a tow-ton pom. Available in 7 different color combinations. Add tone on tone
embroidery to personalize this gift idea!

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3. Oh Sugar! Combo Mailer Box – 2 Quarts

Oh Sugar! cookies are the best I’ve ever had! We discovered these cookies at a trade show earlier this year. Send the best treat to your customer this holiday season and they will love you as much as these cookies!

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4. Cabana Cotton Boat Tote

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Features:

  • Stylish, sturdy cotton tote
  • Top zippered closure to large capacity main compartment
  • Front zippered pocket
  • Antique brass hardware
  • 26.5″ simulated leather carry handles

 

 

 

 

With one of these holiday gifts you are sure to make an impression. For more gift giving ideas check out our online Holiday Gift Guide!

 

@paigepromotion

 

 

 

Healthy Employees Make a Healthy Office

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.” – Mahatma Gandhi

We’ve seen a huge trend in health and wellness over the past couple of years with this year being the most demanding. Companies are now more than ever introducing wellness programs as a way to get their employees fit and active. Incentives and rewards are usually included to push employees to meet personal and company health goals.

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One of my favorite new “health & wellness” rewards has been the Activity Tracker
Wristband
. It tracks 10 different activities including steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. Plus it alerts you when you have a phone call on your smartphone OR can be used as an alarm for your personal morning wake up call.

You can add your logo or a motivational message to any of the four colors: black, lime green, bright blue or gray.

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This activity tracker is a perfect incentive to get your office up and moving!

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion

Custom Copper Drinkware

Drinkware has always been a top promotional product. Let’s be honest- everyone loves to have the latest water bottle, coffee mug, tumbler, etc. This year we’ve seen so many new items come out with a copper color options. With a material like copper, every logo looks good!

Here are some of my favorite copper influenced drinkware out on the market today!

1. One of my favorite custom tumblers out right now AND it compares to the YETI Tumbler is our Huge Copper Vacuum Insulated 20 oz Tumbler. There’s a reason this customizable tumbler is so popular. The double-wall stainless steel vacuum has a high-caliber look and the copper insulation does a fantastic job of keeping your drinks the way they were when you poured them. Hot beverages stay hot for at least 6 hours while cold drinks stay cold for 24 hours. And the price has been reduced because of the popularity of this product! Now you can get the tumbler for as low as $9.98.

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The Hugo Copper Vacuum Insulated 20 oz. Tumbler

 

2. The Arsenal 17 oz. Vacuum Bottle is a double-wall construction, vacuum insulated bottle that keeps your drinks hot for 5 hours and cold for 15 hours. The imprint size is huge (we all love tons of brand real estate)! Get this trendy bottle for as low as $8.99.

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Arsenal 17 oz. Vacuum Bottle

 

 

 

3. Who doesn’t love a moscow mule?! The Moscow Mule Gift Set set is just perfect for any logo or message! This upscale cocktail glass features aluminum construction with full copper coating. A gift box features the robust history of the cocktail and a recipe card comes included. Add a custom imprint of your organization’s name, logo and advertising message and create something that’s ideal for client gifts, executive recognitions and more!ms-44.jpeg

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion

 

Charge up your brand: Custom Power Banks

What a whirlwind the past 8 weeks have been! I’ve become a new mommy to the most precious boy in the world, Miles. I got to spend some much needed time off getting accustomed to my new normal as a mom.

Now that I’ve returned to work and am getting back into the swing of things, I want to introduce an awesome power bank to charge up your brand. The customizable Slim Ion Power Bank is a flat, trendy charger with tons of brand real estate. The imprint location and size is massive and will surely get your brand and message seen.

This sleek and slim credit card size design allows for you to take this power bank anywhere without the added weight. It is a 2,300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery and has a 5V/1A output you can charge any smartphone at the same rate as a wall charger.

I’ve found (…and I’m sure many of you have too) that many power banks take forever to charge mobile devices or only last through a few charges. The Slim Ion Power Bank is everything but that! With this custom power bank, you get a high quality, durable charger that you can count on.

Features and Decoration Details:

  • Product size: 3.75″ H X 0.25″ W X 2.25″ L
  • Available in white, black and blue
  • Silkscreen or PhotoGrafixx Decoration Available
  • Imprint Location: Upper Right Centered on Front
  • Imprint Size: 3.00″ H x 1.75″ W (Tons of brand real estate!)
  • 3 Color Max Imprint
  • 2,300 mAh Lithium Polymer battery
  • 5V/1A output
  • Comes in a 1-piece black gift box
  • Material: ABS Plastic
  • Includes a USB to Micro USB connecting cable

Click here to shop the custom Slim Ion Power Bank today!

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion

 

Summer Trend Alert: Infuser Water Bottle

Summer is quickly approaching and everyone is looking to get healthy and fit.What better promo product to customize than a trendy infuser water bottle. Your customers and employees will keep cool this summer while keeping your brand in their hands!

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The new Fruiton BPA Free Infuser Tritan Bottle is perfect for trade show giveaways, company outings and health initiatives. The modern design is made of BPA free Eastman Tritan material. Each bottle is shatter, stain and odor resistant.

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Add a new twist to your ice cold lemonade or water with a gift that holds up to 25 oz. of fluids. Choose from the variety of bright colors and customize with a logo or company name. The large imprint area will surely get your brand seen.

Click here to shop the Fuiton Infuser Bottle today!

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion

An Good, Quality American Brand- Tervis Drinkware and Tumblers

A good, quality American brand - Tervis Drinkware

There is something about a “Made in the USA” stamp that increases the perceived value of any product. People tend to hold on to those products and take pride in them. Many of our clients look to find nice, quality products to give to employees and clients that are made right here in the United States.

Tervis® drinkware has been a well-known American brand since 1946 and offers unique customization options for many of its products. Whether you have an employee recognition, customer appreciation or green initiatives program or sponsorships gifts, corporate incentives and events, Tervis drinkware products make the perfect giveaway!

Below you will find some of our most popular Tervis drinkware.

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Tervis Water Bottle
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24 oz. Tervis Tumbler
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Tervis Coffee Mug
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16 oz. Tervis Tumbler

 

Customizing your own Tervis tumblers and drinkware has never been easier or more creative. Choose from a full color wrap or custom embroidered design to showcase your brand. Plus, you can personalize any full color wrap design with names, initials, etc.

Putting your logo and company information on a well-known brand like Tervis tumblers, will only make your ROI that much higher. Shop our Tervis drinkware line by clicking here!

Oh and take some time to watch this quick YouTube Video about customizing Tervis tumblers and drinkware!

Need some ideas for an upcoming event, marketing campaign or just want to see the latest trends? I’d love to chat!

@paigepromotion