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10 Back to School Promotion Ideas

Published 31 July 15 11:20 AM


Summer is nearly over, and you know what that means – back to school promo time! Kids may be dreading the prospect, but for businesses, it’s a whole different story. Back to school promotions give companies an excellent opportunity to both connect with their customers and spread their marketing message.

If you’re looking to build your brand in an educational environment, ADVANCE Custom Promotions offers a variety of back to school promotional items to choose from. Whether you’re welcoming students back or showing appreciation for teachers, ADVANCE will meet your company’s specific needs while staying within your price range.

Today, we're sharing 10 back to school promotion ideas that are a smart choice for your campaign.

1. Apple-Shaped Gel Bead Hot/Cold Pack

The apple-shaped gel hot/cold pack is a wonderful gift idea for anyone that suffers from chronic pain or headaches. Its reusable design makes it perfect for any household, school or workplace. Just add your logo for a promotional item that will remain the apple of your eye. 

2. Pencil-Shaped Stress Toy

This pencil-shaped stress toy will be the savior of all stressed out students and teachers. Made from polyurethane foam, this stress reliever is ideal for schools, educational programs, back-to-school sales promotions and more. Best of all, it offers a large imprint area just waiting for your company logo.

3. Spirit Banner

Show some school spirit and promote your company with this spirit banner! This 10 3/8" x 31" banner is only 10 3/8” x 1 3/4" when closed, making it the perfect size for carrying to sporting events, pep rallies or wherever you need brand recognition. 


4. Spiral Notebook with Colored Paper

Whether it’s used for jotting down notes or writing lesson plans, this spiral notebook is sure to come in handy. With 100 unlined pages available in 4 different colors, both students and teachers will love this noteworthy gift. Add your logo for the final touch.

5. Pennant Drawstring Backpack

This pennant drawstring backpack is packed with marketing potential! Made of 210 Denier polyester, this customizable bag features a roomy main compartment that’s perfect for storing textbooks, binders and other school accessories. Plus, its large imprint area will draw attention to your brand. 

6. USA Designer™ Education Apple Twist Pen

Here’s a pen with an educational twist! With its apple design and wide imprint area, this education apple twist pen will gain support for education and your brand all at the same time!

7. Stadium 2 Go Tumbler – 20 oz.

Choose this stadium 2 go tumbler if you have a tall promotion to fill! Sporting a swirly snap-on lid and striped straw, this cup will prevent spills during sporting events. Available in a variety of colors, you can mix and match cup and straw colors for an attention-grabbing design.

8. Zippered Lunch Cooler Tote

This zippered lunch cooler tote is just the right size for storing school lunches, snacks or canned or plastic beverages. Its zippered PEVA lined main compartment will keep your customer’s food fresh and drinks cool, while the large imprint area increases brand awareness. 

9. Stainless Steel Water Bottle with Apple-Shaped Lid (17 oz.)

Educate your customers about your brand with this stainless steel water bottle! This sweet offering features a cute apple-shaped screw-on lid and a wide mouth opening for convenient cleaning and filling. Complete this winning promotion with your company logo.

10. All-Purpose Messenger Bag

Students can carry all of the essentials in this roomy all-purpose messenger bag! Storage options include a zippered main compartment with an open mesh accessory pocket, a zippered front pocket, a cell phone pocket, a mesh water bottle pocket and an open rear pocket. Fold-over flap covers an organizer panel and additional accessory pockets. Just add your company logo to send the perfect marketing message!

These are just some of our favorite back to school promotional items, but there are many more to be found! Choose any of the above for a successful marketing campaign or browse our full selection of promotional products for more back to school promotion ideas.

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