Stretching your marketing dollars is more important than ever. It goes without saying, you need a strategy that repeatedly pays off, not just a one-time wonder. Investing in promotional products is a tactic that advertises your business and boosts awareness practically anywhere. And we’re not talking just the obvious water bottles and keychains for giveaways. From apparel and drinkware to tech and essential PPE, the range of branded items is wide and profitable.
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Smartpress is not only the online printer for custom brochures, business cards and booklets, but we also offer the king of branded merchandise: apparel. From lightweight basics like T-shirts, aprons, baseball caps and visors to layers like fleece tops, vests, sweatshirts and beanies, our apparel items run the gamut to fit your marketing needs. Use your logo to outfit staff with matching uniforms, create swag bags for donors at events and sponsor sports teams in your local community.
Along with apparel, there’s no branded promo item more practical than drinkware. Create gift sets for clients with wine glasses and a decanter or welcome kits for new employees with coffee mugs, water bottles or tumblers. Build personal and professional relationships while keeping your name top-of-mind with drinkware in plastic, glass and ceramic materials with insulated options, even the ever-popular koozie.
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When conferences and trade shows are on the horizon, badges and lanyards advertise your company to industry colleagues and unify the staff wearing them. Design these branded promotional items with your business’ logo, colors and patterns to help keep groups together and recognizable at large venues.
Online printing with Smartpress means you can add convenient options like key clips and clear plastic pouches for name tags, identification and business cards. No marketing events in your future? No problem. Badges and lanyards are must-haves for employees to access your building daily, too.
As the saying goes: It’s the little things that count. That’s as true for relationships as it is for marketing. Even small accessories can leave the impression you want and make the connections you need. Promotional merchandise like pens, mechanical pencils, stylises and highlighters literally put your brand in your customer’s hand. Plus, they can be used as traditional offerings at events or as exclusive luxury gifts with top-of-the-line quality, so you can cater to established audiences and target wider ones, too.
Tech is a necessity in your accessories selection. Think portable chargers and flash drives, portable speakers, fitness trackers and ear buds. More and more, these are the items your clients are using every day. Make them available with your logo, brand motto or corporate colors.
Make carrying these small products no big deal with a branded bag. Choose the style that suits your employees best or design an array of bags for any purpose, from drawstring to duffel, tote to toiletry, coolers to caddies.
Build a Foundation
Sometimes the best strategy for leveraging promotional merchandise is to not overthink it. Potential clients and established customers alike love free stuff. Give the people what they want with prize bundles and giveaways full of branded lip balm, stress balls, pop sockets and fidget spinners. Customized blankets, golf tees and balls, pocket flashlights, pedometers. Whatever your angle, you can’t go wrong.
When compiling promotional gifts, don’t forget about food. Brand a themed gift bag with wine and cheese, coffee and chocolates or tea and cookies. Premade mixtures for cocktails, baking and grilling are always a hit. Combine your ingredients in a jar or separate them into tiered containers and tie them together with a bow. Be sure to tailor your messaging or theme to your audience.
Promotional products can even extend to essential personal protective equipment. Keeping your employees and offices safe, as well as the guests who visit your location, is of the utmost importance. Show your staff and customers we’re all in this together with branded face masks and ear saver clips, face shields and thermometers.
Keep your work spaces stocked with personalized hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, clean keys and antimicrobial pens and lanyards. It’s a simple way to show solidarity and take the necessary precautions.
How to Order
With Smartpress’ online printing services, ordering custom promotional products takes no time at all. Just request a quote for promotional products and fill out the form with as much information as possible – the more you provide, the more we can help. (Hint: Don’t see a product you’re looking for on the form? Select “Other” and we’ll work to source it.) A customer service representative will review your request and contact you by the next business day. And just like that, you’re on your way to memorable marketing.
EXPERT TIP: Instead of inexpensive, one-time-use items, we suggest investing in high-end products that lead to a larger return on investment for your brand. These branded products make an elevated impact and give recipients something they’re excited to use and proud to flaunt – widening your marketing network. Think of ways you can create a professional presentation within your company (like a branded water carafe in a conference room) and go green to encourage long-term use.
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