In our days, no business exhibition or corporate event can be conducted without the distribution of some promotional items. Most entrepreneurs present their promotional gifts at business meetings, negotiations or during the signing of contracts. Consumer promotional gifts are used to motivate consumers to make more purchases or to give them a good reason to come. Researches show that those consumers, who were given some sorts of advertising promotional gifts, come back to the store or office, where they have received it more often, than those, who received only a business card or a flyer.
Business promotional gifts are used for establishing or strengthening partnership relations or as incentives to employees. Such gifts usually are manufactured in small quantities so that they would represent something unique. It makes their recipients feel that through them you express your deep respect. Developing good relations with most loyal customers or VIP clients, many companies send them some special promotional gifts on various holidays or on their anniversaries and birthdays. Such advertising and public relations activity is a great reminder about your company. In many cases, the distribution of promotional items is no longer a nice-to-have thing. In some situations, it is a matter of expressing your respect and courtesy.
Selecting your business promotional items, you should take into consideration your marketing goals, your advertising budget and future recipients of those gifts. Some of the gifts are meant to extend your brand name and logo among large segments of your target customer audiences, while the others are aimed to make long lasting relations with business partners or VIP clients. Among the products that can be used as business promotional items or incentives, there are such things as computer media, databanks, cassette players, compasses, clocks, book ends, etc. Some of these items are more expensive than the others. However, the majority of such gifts are available in different configurations.
Databank and some other promotional items make very effective and memorable gifts for your customers. Cassette players? prices range from eighty up to one hundred and fifty dollars per unit. The prices for databanks, for instance, may range from eight up to eighty dollars per unit. Some of the less expensive databanks have only 2K of memory. They also have built in calculators, clocks, alarms and calendars. More expensive PDA databanks have a pen-touch organizer, an eight MB memory, 80 x 11 dot display, a PC link cable/software disk, telephone/address books, a scheduler with alarms, world time clocks, memos, a To-Do list, games, a calculator with conversions, an English/Spanish translator, a fourteen character and five line back-lit display and other features.
All this makes them very excellent employee incentive or business gifts. Keep in mind that such promotional items have a capability to produce numerous advertising impressions with your target customers. They will serve as your advertising vehicles for very long periods of time.