We all know very well that it is impossible to deny the 'power of free'... Visiting trade shows will prove it if you still doubt. Booths, exhibiting the latest new products, certainly gather huge crowds of people around them, but there are even more people at those booths, giving away the best free stuff. These items - clothing, alarm clocks, mugs, computer bags, etc - are promotional marketing products. Offering your company's logo or message for the long-lasting visibility, they generate the name recognition and create the customer goodwill, often at a very little cost. Moreover, they can be a great tool to help driving sales.
Backpacks and briefcases, badges and buttons, hats and t-shirts, mugs and glasses, Christmas ornaments and computer accessories, golf balls and tees, yo-yo's and stress balls, umbrellas and ice scrapers... the list of promotional options is endless. They vary from serious and useful to tacky and silly. What promotional item will suit your business? What things are most widely used by your target audience, current and potential customers?
Choosing the right promotional item is half of the whole job. The other half includes choosing a vendor, negotiations about prices, etc. Your very first task is to pick up the most effective way to put your company's name into the heads of potential customers. In order to be able to cope with this task properly, try to look through a web-based or print catalog. It will help you pursue a vendor's offerings
For instance, you are looking to attract repeat customers to your car repair shop. Then, it is perhaps wise to give away a tire pressure gauge, imprinted with your logo and phone number. If you are a financial service and your aim is to build the customer loyalty, why do not you think of pocket-sized solar calculators to give away? A perfect fit for a computer-related business is mouse pads or computer bags with a logo and URL.
A splendid solution of a gift for employees or to use as sales incentives are promotional briefcases. Giving briefcases with your company's logo to both current and potential customers is the best way to promote your company. Except briefcases, you can offer any other promotional item that is used by your customers on a daily basis. All of them will become visible reminders of your logo, service and message.
If your customers use your briefcases, the chances are that it will brand you to potential new clients as well. Custom printed briefcases are tried and true and a great customer thank you gift that they will use and appreciate. Moreover, you can use the opportunity to brand your customized message and logo on these cases at the same time, which is also great for promoting your business. Promotional briefcases and accessories can be of many great styles and prices, so you can choose what suits your business best.
As soon as the promotional item is chosen, do not forget to determine its colour, size, shape and quantity. You also should think carefully how and where your logo has to find itself on the item and provide your vendor with thorough instructions on that.