These days it’s hard to be a financial institute. In the past several years, customer satisfaction with banks and other financial institutes has reached an all-time low. Whether it’s due to the increased rate of bank failures or customer dissatisfaction with interest rates, many households are experiencing mixed feelings about putting their trust – and money – in banks. Pair that lack of confidence with the fact that customers can instantly compare national interest rates, and it’s incredibly difficult for banks to compete in this current financial climate. If you want your organization to stay in the game, you need to revamp your financial institute marketing ideas to reach new clients and restore existing customer confidence.
What Are Your Competitors Doing?
Take a look at your competition and their current financial institute marketing ideas. What are they doing differently from your organization? How can you do it better? Or better still, what can you offer customers that your competitors cannot? It’s their money after all – why should they trust your bank? Let customers know what your financial institute can offer them. Use your marketing campaigns to earn customer trust.
What Can You Do?
The best way to get ahead of the competition is to try several different marketing initiatives (maybe try one or two new marketing initiatives each quarter.) Put these financial institute marketing ideas in place and monitor them closely. When you’ve tested all of your chosen marketing ideas, it’s time to analyze them and measure their effectiveness. What worked? What didn’t? Which financial institute marketing ideas are worth keeping in your rotation? Which marketing campaigns can be eliminated and replaced with new ones?
Four Fantastic Financial Institute Marketing Ideas
Many financial institutes have had great success with free checking initiatives. While other financial institutes are charging fees for customer checking, these banks and credit unions are luring new clients to their branches by offering fee-free checking. Your institute can take that idea and make it even more alluring. When customers open a new checking account with your financial institute, they’ll not only enjoy freedom from fees, they’ll also receive a free gift card! Customers want free checking, but customers also like free gifts, too. Offering prospective clients a customized retail gift card is an added incentive for choosing your free checking offer.
A great way to gain new customers is through a demonstration of your existing customers’ satisfaction. Although social media is a great way to drive new customers to your business, a recent study by Optify has found that nothing beats building a new client roster quite like good old fashioned word of mouth. Promotional pamphlets featuring customer testimonials are a low-cost and effective method for spreading positive word of mouth. For an added dose of positivity, pair the pamphlets with a customized coffee K-Cup featuring your logo or contact info.
Back in the day, customers had to conform to “banker’s hours”. Transactions could only take place during specific times of the day and only on certain days. If you wanted to make a deposit after 5PM on Monday, you were confronted by locked doors. Want to make a transaction on a holiday? Forget it. But with the advent of ATMs and online banking, customers are experiencing a level of freedom that they were previously denied. Use customized promotional calendars to make prospective clients aware of your institute’s various online banking options and mobile device applications. You can also alert customers to all of the ATM locations in their community via customized refrigerator magnets.
And finally, when opening a new branch, you can attract new customer attention through the use of customized giveaways. Polo shirts featuring your financial institute’s logo are a great way to build buzz with clients. You can also reach future clients by focusing on child-friendly promotions. Customized piggy banks and coloring activity/books are not only fun, popular promotions, they also teach children important lessons about saving money and investing in the future. Showing customers that your financial institute cares about their children goes along way toward fostering trust and satisfaction.
Below you’ll find some of the products mentioned in the blog above. Use these and other great products from ADVANCE Custom Promotions to enhance your new financial institute marketing ideas!
Full-Color Retail Gift Card
A great way to gain new business is to reward your customers. What’s more rewarding than a full-color customized gift card to one of their favorite retailers? The redemption process is simple: recipients visit the branded web site, fill out the activation form and they’re ready to shop at a popular participating retail provider. Base price includes $5 on each card; $10 and $20 amounts are also available.
K-Cups in Personalized Sleeve Packaging
Serve up plenty of buzz with this hot promotion! Packaged in full-color customized sleeves, these individual serving-size coffee K-Cups are designed to work with all Keurig® brewers.
Devon & Jones® Men’s Pima Pique Polo Shirt
Classic short sleeve polo features a three-button placket, increased stretch in the shoulders, and durable collar and cuffs. Peruvian Pima cotton construction lets air circulate for better breathability and extra comfort.
Devon & Jones® Women’s Pima Pique Polo Shirt also available.
“Be Smart, Save Money” Coloring and Activity Book
Cash in big with this fantastic freebie. Customized coloring and activity book explains the importance of personal savings to children in terms they can understand. A fun giveaway that makes plenty of marketing sense for banks and financial institutes.
Piggy Coin Bank
This little piggy helps customers save their spare change. Made from PVC, this promotional piggy bank features a wide coin slot and a colorful snout. When it’s time to turn those coins into paper money, customers simply remove the snout to retrieve their savings.
Hooray! Summer has arrived and it’s time for your customers and staff to spend their weekends and vacations enjoying the outdoors and their favorite seasonal activities. But along with the joy that comes from hitting the beach, barbecuing in the backyard, playing softball, and camping in the woods, there is also the risk of suffering sunburn, skinned knees and insect bites. But preventative measures can be taken to make sure that their time spent outdoors is more enjoyable and less problematic. All that your clients and staff need is the right tools: promotional summer products and customized safety items courtesy of your company!
Although protection from harmful UV rays is important all year round, it’s especially important in the summertime since the public spends more of their free time outdoors. Supplying your customers and staff with promotional summer products such as UV indicators, sunscreen, and hats can help reduce the risks of skin damage and skin cancer.
UV Detector Keychain
Who doesn’t enjoy the benefits of a sunny day? Before customers and employees head outside for some fun in the sun, help them plan their preventative measures accordingly. In addition to its standard-issue split key ring, each customized keychain features a color-coded system that measures ultraviolet ray strength when exposed to the sun.
This low-cost giveaway delivers your message on a compact container of FDA-approved sunscreen. Housed in a silicone case with a handle, this practical promotion is the perfect personal care partner for jogging, sunbathing, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities.
X-Treme Six-Panel Cap
Throw this promotional hat in the marketing ring and watch your brand awareness take off! Six panel cotton cap features a large visor that provides shade and protects eyes when out and about in the sun. A large imprint area gives your logo lots of exposure.
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy recreational sports, camping with the family or simply spending some time on the porch watching the sun set. But all of those activities can result in scrapes, cuts and insect bites/stings. Safeguard your clients and staff with customized first aid kits, imprinted insect repellents and other promotional summer products.
Full-Color Outdoor First Aid Kit
Whether they’re camping in the woods or enjoying the surf and sand, your customers can always use a first aid kit. Housed in a sturdy plastic case, each set includes a selection of outdoor safety must-haves: twelve adhesive bandages, two blister bandages, one insect repellant packet, one sunscreen packet, and two refreshing wipes. A full-color label on the front showcases your logo.
Mosquito Repellant Bracelet
Customers will no longer be bugged by mosquitoes thanks to this beneficial bracelet. More than just a popular fashion accessory, this silicone bracelet contains the natural essence of oil to repel mosquitoes all day long. Add your logo to build buzz.
These are a just a sampling of the many promotional summer products that are available from ADVANCE Custom Promotions. Visit www.advancecsutompromotions to see our entire collection of promotional products and marketing materials.
To the casual observer, it would appear that student enrollment is the lifeblood of universities, colleges and other schools of higher learning. Although a steady supply of students is necessary for schools to thrive, there is another group of individuals who collectively can make a dramatic difference in university life: the alumni. Now more than ever it is important for schools to stay connected with their alumni.
Due to recent/projected government cutbacks and slow economic developments, universities and colleges are starting to feel the pinch. Once vital channels of school assistance are now either no longer open or have been dramatically decreased. Schools will have to focus on other areas for funding and assistance to ensure that students and faculty have the right tools and conditions for a proper education. One of the chief components of the continued growth of any school can be found in the contributions of the alumni. That’s why it’s imperative for schools to establish and/or maintain positive relationships with alumni. One of the best methods of establishing these relationships is through alumni marketing strategies.
Using promotional products in conjunction with alumni marketing strategies lets former students know that their alma mater cares about their input. When schools take the time to customize their gifts and promotional materials to gel with their alumni’s sensibilities and interests, it earns top marks in the good will category. And that goodwill leads to increased financial contributions and spikes in alumni-driven fundraising campaigns. Promotional gifts also let alumni know that their alma maters not only welcome their financial contributions, they also welcome their input in other areas. Fine-tuned alumni marketing strategies can also lead to the mentoring of current students by alumni who have had success in a number of professions. The end result of effective alumni marketing strategies: the continued growth and success of a school and its student body.
To get your alumni marketing strategies up and running, we recommend the following promotional products:
Aluminum Bottle – 27 oz.
Need a new water bottle for your next alumni marketing campaign? Look no further than this fantastic brand builder! Its durable aluminum construction is strong enough to endure day-to-day use, while its bold matte finish complements your imprinted message. Also features a plastic press-and-flip cap with a protective acrylic lid and a built-in loop that attaches to a carabiner.
Sleek Pen/Stylus Combo
Surprise multi-tasking alumni with the gift of this multi-functional giveaway! One click of its plunger reveals a medium point ballpoint pen. A second click retracts the ballpoint to create a touchscreen stylus for use with smart phones, tablets and other electronic devices. This unique handout isn’t complete until its metallic barrel sports your emblem.
Full-Color Fleece Blanket
This cozy and customizable blanket is an ideal choice for your next exclusive gift. Made from machine-washable polyester fleece, this brand-building blanket features matching whipstitch trim and full-color imprinting.
Square Chalkboard Magnet
Whether professionals are jotting down a phone message or a grocery list, this multi-purpose magnet is the “write” choice! Its chalkboard-inspired surface allows for message writing/erasing, while its large square design offers plenty of room for your custom imprint.
#1 LED Keychain
You’ll always be the #1 school in the eyes of your alumni with help from this hot handout! Customizable keychain features an eye-catching shape and a push button-activated LED light feature. Add your logo to the front for maximum brand exposure.
If you need quality promotions for your alumni marketing strategies, you’ll find plenty of great ideas at advancecustompromotions.com.
Want potential customers to pay attention to your brand? Hook them with something new and exciting! Whether you’re new to marketing or a seasoned vet, it pays to be aware of the latest trends and newest items in the promotional product world. Classic giveaways are great, but sometimes you need to stand out from the competition with a new twist on an old favorite or fresh product that just hit the promotional scene. One of the fast-growing promotional trends is the focus on “green” products. These giveaways and gifts are in tune with the public’s demand for environmentally-friendly products made with recycled materials and/or natural elements. Right now, one of the hottest materials in natural product lines is bamboo.
A highly-renewable resource known for its attractive appearance, durability, and flexibility, bamboo is rapidly becoming the “go-to” material for many environmentally-friendly items. Take a trip to a department store and you can bet you’ll spot bamboo-based products on the shelves and end-caps. Found in everything from clothing and accessories to building materials and bicycle frames, bamboo is now finding its way into the promotional product world.
Adding bamboo-based giveaways and gifts to your promotional line-up is an effective way to target clients who gravitate toward eco-friendly products. Not only that, but bamboo promotional products grab the attention of customers who are keen on keeping up with the latest trends. As the leading specialists in customized promotional items, ADVANCE Custom Promotions is dedicated to ensuring our customers are aware of the newest products available to them. That’s why when bamboo promotional products first arrived on the scene, we quickly added them to our selection of customizable products. We understand the value in supplying our customers with the finest bamboo promotional products currently available. Below are some of the newest arrivals to our line of bamboo promotional products.
Three-Piece Bamboo Gift Set
This environmentally-friendly gift set includes three practical accessories that every professional or student can use: a bamboo/cardboard jotter with 160 lined pages and spiral binding, a plunger-action ballpoint pen with bamboo barrel, metal accents and plastic trim, and a bamboo/metal key ring. Add your laser-engraved logo to each accessory for maximum brand exposure.
Bamboo Cutting Board
Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this customizable cutting board protects countertops and kitchen surfaces when slicing and dicing. Outfitted with a built-in handle, its unique grain pattern enhances your imprinted logo.
Bamboo Twist Pen
A natural choice for your next campaign! Made of bamboo, this promotional twist-action pen effectively builds brands with its distinct appearance and contrast-colored rubber comfort grip. Also features a pocket clip and a large imprint area.
Bamboo Square USB Drive
Compact, square-shaped flash drive lets clients and staff transfer, share and store data. Stored in an eco-friendly bamboo case with matching cap, this Windows and Mac compatible drive is available in your choice of memory size. Add your logo to connect with new business opportunities.
Bamboo Blossom Kit
See what bamboo can do for you – and your marketing message too. Biodegradable bamboo planter pot grows your choice of seeds along with bushels of brand awareness. Each pot safely decomposes over various time periods that correspond to usage.
You can find these and other popular bamboo promotional products.
Over the past several years, the health insurance industry had been the ire of many Americans, businesses and healthcare professionals. Why? There are many reasons, but we’ll highlight the problems that are most often cited. For individuals, one of the main points of contention is the fear of being denied coverage due to a previously existing condition. For businesses/employers, it’s the realization that by covering their employees’ healthcare benefits they are actually assuming more risk than the insurance companies themselves. As for healthcare professionals, they’re frustrated with not only having to get approval for every test or referral, but also the idea that the health insurance industry seems more interested in profits than treating and preventing illness. Add in the fact that both the public and many healthcare professionals are warming to the idea of accountable care organizations (healthcare providers, hospitals and medical centers uniting to form their own system of full-range medical care) replacing traditional health insurance, and it’s obvious that the health insurance industry’s reputation has seen better days.
The public and professional dissatisfaction with the health insurance industry was a hot topic in the last two national elections. The public’s demand for improvements in the health insurance world led to the creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Designed to decrease the number of uninsured Americans and reduce the overall costs of health care, the PPACA was signed into law by President Obama in 2010 and upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. With various phases of PPACA already in effect and more to follow in the next several years, it’s an ideal time for health insurance companies to reach new clients and put a new coat of PR paint on their tarnished image. More and more individuals are going to be shopping for health coverage for themselves and/or their families. Why not make the first move and gain their attention with health insurance promotional items?
Although changing the public’s perception of the health insurance industry needs a carefully planned strategy, an effective marketing campaign, a strong public relations spin and an ample amount of individual incentives, it also needs the assistance of promotional products. The right promotional item can ignite interest in your company and separate your brand from the competition. When paired with pamphlets, informative DVDs or direct mail material that document the advantages of your company’s policies, customized health insurance promotional items may convince customers to purchase their healthcare coverage from your organization. Demonstrating your company’s commitment to caring for its clients is a message that the public will find refreshing from an insurance company. ADVANCE Custom Promotions can help you determine which health insurance promotional items will work best for your needs. Our large selection of products and the expert advice of our sales staff are what you need to turn your image around and land new clients. Below, you’ll find some of the most popular promotional products that are geared toward changing the public’s perception of the health insurance industry and establishing a new customer base.
Three-Piece Salad Shaker Set
Encouraging clients to eat healthy foods and smaller portions is a message that goes hand-in-hand with the new face of health insurance. This customized kit includes a container that holds up to four cups of salad and a salad dressing container that stores into the snap-to-close lid. Made from BPA-free, FDA-approved material, it also includes a fork that slides into the lid for secure storage.
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Motivational Quote Journal
Add words of encouragement to your clients’ day with this thoughtful gift. This personal journal includes 100 lined sheets, an interior pocket on the back cover, and a contrast-colored elastic band and bookmark. But the most unique aspect of this journal is the use of motivational messages on every page. Motivational messages include: "Just be yourself...", "This too shall pass", "If the shoe fits, buy it", "Open your heart", "Everything in moderation", "Does this make me look fat?", "I have nothing to wear!", "True beauty comes from within". Its quilt pattern microfiber cover is the perfect place to show off your logo or marketing message.
Child ID Record Keeper
A must-have for every family, this customizable record keeper provides parents with invaluable information to prevent child abduction, and advice for dealing with a lost or missing child scenario. It also features a section for collecting and storing of hair samples, fingerprints and photos. This low-cost handout exemplifies your company’s commitment to caring about its clients and their families.
Full-Color Lip Balm and Sunstick Duo
Show the public that your organization is serious about preventative care by handing out this customized personal care combo. Designed to protect individuals from harmful UV rays, it dispenses SPF 30 sunscreen from one side, while the opposite side reveals an SPF 15 lip balm.
Fruit Infuser Tumbler with Flip-Top Spout – 25 oz.
Want your marketing campaign to bear fruit? Then add this popular promotional product to your line-up! Made from BPA-free material, this single-wall sport bottle features a twist-on lid with a flip-top spout for dribble-free drinking. But the coolest aspect of this 25-ounce bottle is a twist-on fruit infuser that adds extra flavor to water and other beverages.
These are just a few of the many promotional gifts and giveaways available at ADVANCE Custom Promotions. To see our complete collection of products that are suitable for the health insurance industry, please visit www.advancecustompromotions.com
Although October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that doesn’t mean breast cancer awareness events should only be held during that time frame. Breast cancer awareness events are a necessity all year long. Of all the events used to increase awareness of breast cancer, probably the most popular is the gala dinner. This event pairs the attire and elegance normally found at a black tie affair and melds it with fun activities that raise funds for breast cancer research and treatment.
If you’re entertaining the idea of hosting a company-sponsored breast cancer awareness-themed gala in the near future, ADVANCE Custom Promotions is ready, willing and able to offer advice, tips and suggestions for making your event a success on every level. We’ll also recommend some great promotional breast cancer gala giveaways that will satisfy your various needs.
The first step to making your gala a success is to spread the word about the event. Once you’ve finalized the guest list, it’s time to place an order customized invitations. Be sure to include all of the important details (date, time, admission/donation pricing, etc.) and provide a website link where guests can RSVP. Decked out with a full-color label on the outside, and a full-color customized invitation insert, our customizable “Message in a Bottle” is a unique way to make an announcement and spark interest in your event.
Once the guests arrive, present them with memorable and practical party favors. For the ladies, we recommend our customizable Breast Cancer Awareness Heart Charm Bracelet. This silvertone finish accessory features a lobster clasp closure and a choice of custom laser engraving or screen imprinting. For the men, we suggest our imprinted Leather Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Pin. Each pin features a durable leather ribbon with a pin closure that looks smart on any lapel.
A wonderful way to raise additional funds during the evening is to host a series of raffles. Participating guests can buy tickets and every ½ hour, one lucky winner can be drawn. Winners will receive a basket filled with some of our most popular promotional products such as Messenger Bags, iPhone Cases, K-Cups, Bamboo Cutting Boards, Fleece Hoodies and whatever breast cancer gala giveaways that match your events needs and budget.
As your guests bid goodnight, no doubt tired from all of the celebrating, you can present them with a customized sleep mask. It’s a nice way to say “thank you” for their time and generosity, and it gives them something to remember this special night.
These are just a few of the many ideas and breast cancer gala giveaways that organizations can incorporate into their upcoming breast cancer awareness galas. If you have any ideas or suggestions of your own, please feel free to share them in the comments below. Thanks!
It may be a well-known fact in the healthcare community that National Nurses Week is observed every May. But those outside the healthcare circle may not be aware of this annual event. It’s a good thing that ADVANCE Custom Promotions has a number of popular nursing giveaways that build buzz about Nurses Week.
It’s easy to create significant awareness of National Nurses Week. The most reliable marketing method is to simply include dates, event details, website information and other pertinent information on in-demand promotional products. The result is customized nursing giveaways that can be handed out at hospitals, private offices, nursing schools, pharmacies and any number of healthcare facilities to promote Nurses Week and/or Nurses Week festivities.
Customized Nurses Week promotions not only generate excitement for National Nurses Week, they also pull double duty as wonderful gifts and rewards for professional nurses and nursing students. Using customized promotional gifts to show appreciation to nurses and honor their commitment to quality patient care is a sure-fire way to make Nurses Week a success for your facility.
Although we have a wide-range of customizable products that can be used to create nursing giveaways, we’ve selected five of our most recent additions to demonstrate the powerful promotional possibilities that can be yours during Nurses Week.
Dual Compartment Lunch Cooler
Since many healthcare facilities and schools do not have an on-site cafeteria, a great number of nurses and nursing students have to brown bag it every day. Now you can help keep their food and beverages fresh with this customizable lunch cooler! Made using dependable 210 Denier polyester, each bag features a roomy food compartment with Velcro flap and zippered bottom compartment that’s perfect for storing canned or plastic-bottled beverages. Also features a front Velcro pocket for storing napkins/condiment packets, a mesh water bottle pocket on the side, PEVA lining in both compartments, and a handy carry strap.
Blingyard with Retractable Badge Holder
Keeping IDs close at hand is a necessity for nurses and nursing students. Not only do credentials grant access to schools and facilities, they also help visitors and co-workers identify individuals. That’s why a quality lanyard is a key component of a nurse’s uniform. This anything-but-ordinary lanyard features a neck cord embellished with rhinestones, and an imprinted, retractable badge reel. A swiveling vinyl snap holds both vertical and horizontal IDs.
Scrub Notebook with Swanky Stethoscope Pen
Ask any nurse or nursing student for a list of their everyday essentials, and there’s no doubt you’ll spot the words “a pen and notepad” almost immediately. From jotting down messages and recording important patient information to taking classroom notes and writing reminders, it’s easy to see why a pen and pad set can be a nurse’s best friend. Wrapped in a scrub top cover, this novelty notebook includes a 30-page lined pad that’s perfect for jotting down messages, reminders and other important info. What makes this gift even better is the inclusion of the popular Swanky pen outfitted with a stethoscope-shaped pocket clip and a smiley-faced plunger top.
Rubber Grip Glass Bottle
Staying properly hydrated during a busy shift is easier with the right water bottle. Made from high-quality borosilicate (laboratory) glass, this promotional water bottle features a plastic cap with a built-in handle and a snap-close spout, plus a matching rubber grip. Add your logo to complete this refreshing giveaway.
Aztec Soup Mug with Spoon (12 oz.)
Although a nice sit-down meal would be great, most nurses can’t spare the time. A quick and convenient meal such as soup is usually the fare of the day. That’s why this mug set is a must-have for your Nurses Week promotions. Its wide mouth and matching spoon are perfect for serving soups, stews, cereal and oatmeal
That’s just a sampling of the many customizable products available at ADVANCE Custom Promotions. If you have any questions about our nursing giveaways or would like help finding the perfect Nurses Week promotions, ADVANCE representatives are always prepared to assist you. Visit us at www.advancecustompromtions.com today!
If you’re looking for lasting value when marketing your brand, there’s no better method than the use of promotional gifts. And right now, the hottest giveaways on the scene are promotional water bottles.
What makes customized water bottles among the most popular promotions? With recent health reports and studies shining a light on the importance of proper hydration and the curbing of sugary drinks, the public’s consumption of bottled water has risen. But with the rise of bottled water consumption, another concern has arisen: how harmful are disposable bottles to our environment? That’s where promotional water bottles enter the picture. Since custom water bottles are reusable and durable, they allow customers to enjoy water in a more eco-conscious way. Plus, many customizable water bottles are made from BPA-free material making them a healthier alternative to disposable bottles.
In addition to the above factors, presenting potential clients, new customers and loyal fans of your brand with promotional water bottles is also one of the most effective ways to spark interest in your organization and/or emphasize its importance in your target audience’s daily lives. Unless your organization receives a primetime ad slot, radio and TV commercials may go unnoticed and/or not reach the intended audience. Print and web ads are often overlooked during web searches and social network usage. But promotional products put your message literally in customers’ hands. Promotional water bottles are smart handouts for tradeshows, store openings, product launches, conventions, marketing campaigns and much more. Plus, you can stuff your customized water bottles with marketing materials that lead customers and clients to your website.
Recognizing the importance of customizable water bottles in the contemporary marketing world, ADVANCE Custom Promotions made it a priority to find the most innovative, unusual and up-to-date promotional water bottles and to make them available to you. Below you’ll find five of the most recent additions to our ever-growing collection of customizable water bottles.
Accordion Water Bottle
Staying in tune with the public’s tastes is always sage advice in the marketing world. And right now, water bottles are incredibly popular promotions. This unusual specimen takes things to the next level thanks to an accordion-style design that allows the bottle to accommodate 16 ounces of water when collapsed and 28 ounces when expanded. Additional outstanding features include a screw-on lid, a push/pull drinking spout, and plenty of room for logos or messages. Please Note: Be sure to remove the lid or open the spout before collapsing or expanding the bottle.
Sipper Bottle with Infuser – 20 oz.
Infuse your current campaign with an exceptional brand builder! Made from single-wall SAN acrylic, this promotional bottle features a built-in fruit infuser that makes water even more refreshing. Its screw-on lid features a polypropylene straw outfitted with a molded gasket to prevent straw slippage.
Hand Grip Fitness Bottle – 10 oz.
Made from BPA-free plastic, this promotional fitness bottle sports an uncommon molded hand grip design and a tethered cap making it the perfect accessory for workouts and commuting. Best of all, this customizable sports water bottle can be used as an exercise weight when completely full.
Capped Water Bottle – 23 oz.
Deliver your marketing message on an eye-catching promotion. Made from smoke-colored BPA-free polypropylene, this 23-ounce water bottle features a classic milk bottle-shaped design with a bottle cap-shaped lid.
Perma-Frost Hydra Bottle – 20 oz.
What sets this promotional water bottle apart from the pack? First and foremost, is its impact-resistant, freezable BPA-free TritanTM construction that withstands both piping hot and extremely cold liquids. Additional selling points include a screw-on lid with flip-up drinking spout, and a large imprint area.
And that’s just a taste of the many water bottles that are waiting to showcase your logo, marketing message, business hours, website address and important information you want to share with customers. And since we love to stay current, we’re continually searching for new and fresh products to enhance our water bottle selection. See our most current collection of promotional water bottles.
Each year brings new brand building possibilities and projections for continued growth. The beginning of a new year also signifies the start of the employee anniversary cycle. While you’re preparing to place orders for your latest promotions, it’s a good idea to select and schedule your employee anniversary awards, too.
ADVANCE Custom Promotions has established itself as an invaluable resource for custom employee anniversary awards and staff recognition rewards. Our line of custom awards and rewards spans multiple industries, making it easy for even the most diverse organization to find products that fit its specific needs. Available in quantities and pricing that suit any budget, our customizable employee gifts and awards are a cost-effective way to celebrate professional achievements and to say thanks to loyal staff members.
Motivate your staff with some of the meaningful and memorable employee anniversary awards and recognition rewards below.
Leatherette Desk Clock & Pen Holder
When the time comes to choose an impressive employee anniversary award or staff recognition reward, be sure to put this desk accessory at the top of your list! Wrapped in contrast-stitched leatherette for an elegant appearance, this quartz-movement analog desk clock features a large face, a handy alarm clock option, and a built-in pen holder.
Full-Color Vertical Crystal Paperweight
The perfect idea for anniversaries, award ceremonies and staff recognition programs, this crystal paperweight make remarkable focal points for desks, mantles, or bookshelves. Full-color customization lets your include a unique graphic or meaningful message.
Leather-Wrapped Tumbler with M&M’s® Gift Set
How do you make a 16-ounce stainless steel tumbler even better? Package it with a bag of tasty M&M’s®. Double-wall insulation keeps contents at just the right temperature, while its acrylic lid prevents spills and splashes. Custom debossing on the removable leather wrap reminds staff members of their professional milestone every time they reach for their beverage.
Recognize your employees’ contributions to your organization with this exclusive gift. Stylish and strong polyester messenger bag features a roomy main compartment, an organizer panel, an exterior mesh water bottle pocket and an MP3 player headphone exit port. Also features an adjustable shoulder strap, a handle and an imprinted flap with Velcro closure.
Pull-Apart Key Tag/Ballpoint Pen Gift Set
Discover a number of staff recognition possibilities with this deluxe gift set. Brass pen features a ballpoint and black ink, while the keychain features a detachable key ring for valet parking, dealership night drop boxes, auto detailing services and many more uses. Makes a remarkable promotional gift for any occasion.
These are just a few of the many employee anniversary awards available at ADVANCE Custom Promotions. To see our complete collection of products that are suitable for staff celebrations and commemorations, please visit http://promotions.advanceweb.com/CC/Awards.aspx
From professional parks to high school fields, every sports venue needs an MVP – Most Valuable Promotion! Customized sport stadium giveaways from ADVANCE Custom Promotions help venues of all sizes spread the word about their upcoming events, ticket specials, concessions and home teams that help pack the stands. Shop for classic promotions such as buttons and bumper stickers or discover new handouts like plastic hand clappers and full-color car mirror covers. Find uncommon products for stadium ground-breaking or grand opening ceremonies. Use customized giveaways to commemorate stadium anniversaries or milestones.
Stadiums aren’t the only organizations that can benefit from the addition of sports-friendly products to their promotional product line ups and marketing campaigns. Professional teams wishing to reward fans and season ticket holders for their support throughout the season can do so with special sport stadium giveaways. Another great way to spark game-day or play-off excitement is to partner with a local “Sports Talk” radio station to offer promotional prize packs.
Schools can incorporate customized stadium products into their fundraising plans for athletic programs and extracurricular activities. Pairing educational materials and pamphlets with customized sports-themed products is also a great way for schools to encourage safety and good sportsmanship on the field and in the bleachers. And what fan wouldn’t welcome a warming fleece stadium blanket featuring the school mascot front and center?
We’ve compiled a list of several crowd-pleasing stadium giveaways that build buzz and create interest in venues, teams and events. Take a look!
Make promotional gift giving a cinch! This non-woven cushioned bag features a roomy main compartment, a built-in handle, and cinching string straps that allow you to carry over the shoulder or as a backpack. Best of all, it doubles as a seat cushion for sporting/outdoor events.
Meet the hand-held hit that packs plenty of promotional punch. This durable and detailed banner-style sign unrolls when its handles are pulled. Custom imprinting on the banner increases attention to team logos, messages, event details and more.
A horn of plenty – of promotional possibilities! Also known as a vuvuzela, these plastic horns have skyrocketed to global stardom thanks to their appearance at soccer’s World Cup. A sound brand builder for sports teams, stadiums, schools and more, this imprinted horn is perfect for cheering on the home team. Measuring 28”, it collapses to 15” for easy storage.
Full-Color Circular Car Magnet
Let vehicles speak volumes about your latest marketing message with these round wonders. Magnetic backing easily attaches to cars, trucks or any metallic surface to show off your full-color logo. A great idea for stadiums, ballparks, school/professional sports teams, mascots, and more.
Gripper Poly-Clear™ Bottle (30 oz.)
Designed for event attendees, this BPA-free water bottle features a 30-ounce capacity, squeezable design, shatterproof construction and a contoured body for a better grip. Its wide mouth opening makes it easier to clean, fill and add ice cubes. It also features a flip-top, drink-thru lid that prevents spills while cheering for favorite teams and players.
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Can you believe it? American Heart Health Month, National Wear Red Day® and Valentine’s Day are only a few weeks away! Although those occasions are getting closer, there is still plenty of time to order promotional items for your marketing campaigns. But how do you get your message to stand out from the pack in such a crowded marketing scene? Heart-shaped handouts, of course! Designed to increase heart health awareness and celebrate the spirit of Valentine’s Day, these uniquely-shaped and heart-themed promotional products can be customized with catchy slogans, event dates/details, and eye-catching artwork/logos that make important points and build your brand.
More than just brand builders, promotional heart shaped items and giveaways can be used to successfully educate the public about the importance of heart health. This can be a difficult task since a large percentage of the public doesn’t want to be “preached to” when it comes to health issues/concerns. Increasing understanding and stressing important heart health factors is more acceptable to many when the information is delivered via fun and unusual promotions. That’s why promotional heart shaped items are critical to any health-related campaign.
At the other end of the marketing spectrum, Valentine’s Day campaigns rely heavily on promotional products that represent the images most often associated with this special occasion. The most prominent image associated with Valentine’s Day is the heart. Heart-shaped promotions capture the attention of customers with their representation of romance and the essence of the special day. Valentine’s Day-related restaurant specials, retail sale announcements, and events details get more notice when they’re featured on heart-shaped handouts.
Create an instant impact for your American Heart Health Month, National Wear Red Day® and Valentine’s Day promotions with some of the great product recommendations we’ve included below.
Full-Color Heart-Shaped Paperweight
This heart-shaped paperweight is an eye-catching way to promote your latest marketing message, Valentine’s Day sales, or Heart Health Month events. Full-color imprinting gives your logo or graphics a dazzling 3-D effect that captures attention and builds your brand awareness.
Tote Bag in Heart-Shaped Pouch
If you love smart marketing, this bag’s for you! Made from 190 thread polyester, this practical promotional tote is the ideal accessory for shopping or commuting customers. When not in use, the entire tote easily folds into a heart-shaped drawstring pouch for easy and secure storage.
Heart Click Pen
Celebrate all promotional matters of the heart with this fun freebie. Medium point, black ink click pen with heart-themed barrel makes the perfect promotion for Heart Health Month events, Valentine’s Day, cardio specialists, fitness centers and more.
Jump Rope Pedometer and Calorie Counter
Health-conscious customers will jump at the chance to score one of these great gifts! Combination jump rope and calorie counter records the number of jumps and calories burned. Also features an adjustable rope, an easy-to-read LCD display screen and a battery-saving auto-off function.
Healthy Heart Pocket Slider
Lead the way to heart health with a healthy heart pocket slider. Explore each topic by sliding the view window. Topics include “The Facts,” “Healthy Living,” “Exercise,” “Stress,” “Medical Exams,” “Contributing Factors,” “Cholesterol,” and more. Your logo is highly visible on the front panel, while additional heart health information is available on the back.
If you want customers to take your message to heart this February, put your trust in promotional heart shaped items from ADVANCE Custom Promotions. Visit us at www.advancecustompromtions.com to see our full line of quality promotional products.
A new year means the start of another cycle full of new business opportunities and promotional possibilities. In addition to maintaining strong business relationships with existing clients, the New Year also marks the perfect time to connect with new customers. Building your brand with traditional promotions is always a good plan, but reaching out to new prospects in the New Year sometimes requires something different. If you really want to make an impression in 2013, blaze new marketing trails with new promotional products.
Bringing in new business often requires crossing new bridges. Your plan for marketing success over the course of the New Year should include plenty of new promotional products. Contemporary customizable gifts, accessories, giveaways and other promotional materials demonstrate your organization’s awareness of current trends and commitment to innovation. For the most up-to-the-minute marketing methods, choose some of the new promotional products below.
Ear Buds in Case
From joggers to office workers, everyone enjoys their everyday activities a little more when they’re set to music. Perfect for MP3 players, PCs, tablets, smart phones and other electronic devices, these ear buds are one of the most popular promotions on today’s scene. Housed in an imprinted travel case, they’re ideal for any marketing campaign.
Ballpoint Pen & Stylus
If you think there’s nothing new in the world of promotional pens, think again. This handsome twist-action pen features brass construction, chrome trim, a pocket clip, and decorative cut gem accents in the cap. Best of all, a built-in stylus is perfect for use with smart phones, tablets, eBooks, PDAs, and other electronic devices.
Stainless Steel Insulated Sipper Cup
A premium promotion at a reasonable price! Reusable tumbler features durable stainless steel construction, double-wall insulation and a screw-on lid with a matching straw. A crowd-pleasing promotion that’s perfect for store openings, product launches, tradeshows, and other brand-building opportunities.
Life Gear® Mini Flashlight
Shut off the searchlights. Your hunt for a hot handout ends here. Powered by three included batteries, this waterproof flashlight features three emergency signaling options: flasher mode, 200-hour glow light and an LED flashlight. With its compact size and “natural light” beam, it’s easy to see why this promotion is so popular.
iPhone 5 Hard Case
Designed to fit the iPhone 5, this high-quality plastic case protects the popular device from dirt, dust, smudges and scratches, while allowing unobstructed access to the screen and its icons. Add your custom imprint to the back of the case to complete this hot handout!
Reflecting popular trends, new promotional products are a great way to keep your company name — and marketing message — on their minds. Make your brand truly unforgettable with groundbreaking new promotional products from www.advancecustompromotions.com.
Can you believe it? The end of the year is here! While you’re busy sending promotional thank you gifts to loyal clients and new prospects for another year’s worth of wonderful business opportunities, don’t forget to take time out to recognize the importance of your employees. Without their efforts, continued success would be non-existent. Nothing ends the year on a high note better than custom employee recognition awards from ADVANCE Custom Promotions!
Perfect for year-end recognition programs and award ceremonies, our imprinted custom employee recognition awards let staff members know that their hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Our collection of custom employee recognition awards are perfect for motivating your sales force, boosting workplace morale, and saluting your organization’s star players. Best of all, our selection of custom employee recognition awards are available in quantities and pricing that suit any budget.
Below you’ll find just a few of the many cost-effective ways to say thanks to your employees.
Full-Color Vertical Crystal Paperweight
Full-color crystal paperweight becomes an influential accessory to brand building when displayed prominently on desktops or workspaces. A wonderful gift for exclusive clients, it’s also the perfect idea for award ceremonies and staff recognition programs.
Leather-Wrapped Tumbler with M&M’s® Gift Set
How do you make a promotional 16-ounce stainless steel tumbler even better? Package it with a bag of tasty M&M’s®. Double-wall insulation keeps contents at just the right temperature, while its acrylic lid prevents spills and splashes. Custom debossing on the removable leather wrap builds brand awareness every time clients or staff members reach for their beverage.
Card Case & Stylus/Pen Gift Set
Packaged in an attractive gift box, this custom set includes two accessories no professional should be without: a business card case and a ballpoint pen with a touchscreen stylus. Made from cowhide leather, the handsome card case is trimmed and lined in nylon and includes a front pocket, a main pocket and a magnetic closure. The lacquer-finished copper pen includes an imprinted cap and a silicone rubber stylus that works with tablets, e-Readers, and other electronic devices. A great gift idea for your end-of-the-year employee recognition programs.
Curved Glass Award
An attention-grabbing curved design and sand-etched personalization team up to create the perfect addition to employee recognition programs or award ceremonies.
Full-Color Heart-Shaped Paperweight
This heart-shaped paperweight is an eye-catching way to promote your latest marketing message or recognize the achievements of an outstanding employee. Full-color imprinting gives graphics a dazzling 3-D effect that captures attention. Also makes a great marketing idea for Valentine’s Day events or Heart Health Month campaigns.
ADVANCE Custom Promotions will help you find the customizable awards that best suit your year-end recognition programs. Visit www.advancecustompromotions.com to discover new and exciting custom employee recognition awards.
It’s beginning to look a lot like the Christmas season. Holiday displays are appearing in stores. TV commercials are announcing sales and specials. Decorations will soon be seen and music will be heard on stations across the country. It’s also the perfect time to add promotional wholesale stocking stuffers and giveaways to your holiday marketing campaign.
Why choose customizable holiday promotional products? Customized wholesale stocking stuffers and promotional products are a wonderful way to wish a happy holiday season to employees and staff members. Use wholesale stocking stuffers and promotional holiday gifts to thank loyal customers and ensure their continued business throughout the New Year. Imprinted holiday giveaways are an ideal way to entice shoppers at retail businesses, promote sales events, and announce the launch of new products. In addition to all of these brilliant uses, holiday-themed products and end-of-the-way giveaways are a smart way to get noticed by potential clients and possibly lay the groundwork for future business opportunities.
Take a look below at some of the most popular wholesale stocking stuffers and promotional holiday products that will help make your marketing season bright!
They’ll be a flurry of excitement when you add this powerful promotion to your seasonal line-up! These cotton candy-flavored lollipops feature a unique snowflake design that complements any holiday or winter marketing campaign. Other Christmas-themed lollipops/flavors available: Candy Cane-Shaped Lollipop/Peppermint, Ornament-Shaped Lollipop/Cotton Candy, Holiday Present-Shaped Lollipop/Cherry, Pinwheel-Shaped Lollipop/Cherry and Christmas Tree-Shaped Lollipop/Green Apple.
Holiday Candle Gift Set
Light up the holiday season with this custom candle set. Presented in an imprinted gift box with a decorative ribbon, each set features four candles in seasonal scents. As a special touch, the candle lids are printed with the inspiring messages “Joy”, “Hope”, “Peace”, and “Love.”
Fluorescent Ice Scraper
When winter weather hits hard, your customers can fight back with this great giveaway! Constructed from break-resistant fluorescent plastic, this customizable ice scraper features a wide blade that safely removes snow, frost and ice from windshields, windows and mirrors without scratching the glass. Additional features include a long handle with mounting hole, and a large imprint area on the blade.
Snap-In Photo Wreath Ornament
A thoughtful and memorable way to wish season’s greetings to customers and staff, this wreath-shaped ornament doubles as a photo frame. Add your personalized message to complete this brand-building decoration.
iPhone 5 Silicone Case
Clients can’t do without their iPhones. These smart phones have become essential accessories for professional and personal lives. When a new version of the iPhone is released, it’s always a big deal. That’s why this iPhone 5 case is a wise choice for your latest marketing campaign. Made from form-fitting silicone, this promotional case is designed to fit the iPhone 5, protecting its outer shell from scratches and smudges. Add your custom imprint to the back of the case for unbeatable brand exposure.
These are just a few of the many customizable wholesale stocking stuffers and holiday-themed promotional products we offer. Be sure to visit www.advancecustompromtions.com to see our complete collection of custom-ready wholesale stocking stuffers and holiday giveaways.
If continued business with existing clients and future ventures with new customers top your wish list, then you need to rely on three things: professionalism, a commitment to excellent service and year-end promotional gifts that can’t miss. Many organizations find that the holiday season is the perfect opportunity to present clients with promotional tech gifts as a way of saying “Thanks” and/or “Welcome Aboard”. Promotional tech gifts are extremely useful, popular among professionals, and offer an impressive presentation for your branded message. They’re exactly what you need to seal your business deals.
Still not convinced? That’s okay. Choosing the right year-end promotions is a big deal since you want the best return on your investment. Here are a few more reasons why more and more companies are incorporating promotional tech gifts into their year-end plans. Most of these promotional products offer large imprint areas for high-visibility of brands. These ample imprint areas ensure that there is never any doubt that your company is responsible for gifting these practical and popular items. Another reason companies are taking the tech gift route is that these brand-builders don’t have to stay at the workplace. Clients can use the imprinted executive-style tech gifts at home, on the road, or wherever they go. And no matter where they go, your logo is seen by others.
Whether you’re in the market for economical electronic accessories or high-end, executive-oriented professional gifts, you’ll find the promotional tech gifts that match your marketing budget and needs. Now it’s time to get down to business. Below you’ll find a brief sampling of some of the most popular promotional tech gifts available from ADVANCE Custom Promotions.
Whether they’re in the boardroom, on the road or at their desk, your clients will be prepared for their day thanks to this promotional padfolio. Made from contrast-stitched AlluraHyde, each customizable padfolio includes a solar-powered calculator, a clear ID window, two interior pockets, a slip pocket, a pen loop, and a 30-page lined writing pad.
Ultra-Thin iPad® Sleeve with Stand
Build your brand with one of the most popular promotions on the scene – customized iPad® sleeves! Made from simulated leather for a refined appearance, each imprinted sleeve features a scratch-resistant lining making it the perfect place to store second or third generation iPads when not in use. If that wasn’t cool enough, each sleeve includes a removable folding stand for hands-free viewing.
BUILT® Neoprene™ E-Reader/Tablet Envelope (9”-10”)
From airports and coffee shops, to conference rooms and living rooms, E-Readers and computer tablets are as commonplace as cell phones and MP3 players. Help your customers protect their pricey devices with these promotional envelope-style cases. Made from form-fitting and durable Neoprene™, these cases feature a cushioned front panel to prevent screen scratches, an interior zippered accessory pocket, and a large imprint area for logos or messages.
Candy Round Earbuds
Deliver your marketing message with a mixture of sight and sound. The sound is courtesy of these popular promotional earbuds. The sight is provided by the custom imprinting on the individual, form-fitting silicone speakers. Audio specifications: Speaker: 9.0 mm; Frequency range: 20 – 20K Hz; Max input: 100 mW.
MyPhone™ Case for iPhone 4
The next generation of great giveaways – the MyPhone™ Case! Made from strong, sturdy TPU plastic, this customizable case is designed to fit the iPhone 4, keeping it safe from damage. Custom imprinting on the back gets your logo seen every time customers use their iPhone 4.
Still not sure which promotional tech gifts best match your year-end marketing needs? We’re here to help. Our promotional product experts will offer advice and product suggestions to make sure you get the best return on investment. We’ll help you determine which promotional tech gifts reinforce relevance with current clients and strengthen relationships with your next wave of customers.