Category Archives: Seasonal Promotional Ideas

On the Road to Summer

With the summer months around the corner, it’s time to prepare to celebrate!  Why not get ahead of the game in the workplace?  Promote your company with products to get everyone ready for fun in the sun!  Whether you are looking for a simple giveaway or you are thinking about hosting a summer themed company gathering, summer time products are great way to get your company name into the hands of many!

Here are a few helpful ideas to get you thinking about your company’s next promotional solution.  All of these products make useful individual promotions or put them all together to make a summer fun gift bag!

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Stowaway Tote N Towel 

This 2-1 product acts as a draw string tote and folds out into a towel.  Watch this video for more details and to see where your logo can be imprinted.

 Beach Buddy Mat

Beach Buddy MatHead for the sand toting a promotional tool that’s built to please with the Beach Buddy Mat. This handy beach time promo is made using polypropylene material and comes complete with an inflatable pillow. It’s water and sand resistant, features a large front pocket and easily folds up into a large top bag with a web shoulder strap that measures 33 1/2″ (folded size is 23″ x 17″). Add your custom imprint and create something that’s ideal for corporate beach days and more!

The Sun Ray Sunglasses – Matte

 The Sun Ray Sunglasses - MatteGive your apparel store’s summer season line a boost in sales by offering the Sun Ray Sunglasses – Matte as a gift item with any purchase! This stylish eyewear offers UV 400 protective lenses. The shades are available in multiple eye-catching colors sure to make a fashion statement and go great with your logo imprint. Take advantage of these trendy accessories to expand your client base right away!

2 oz. Duo Bottle Sunscreen and Lip Balm

 2 oz. Duo Bottle with SPF 30 Sunscreen and SPF 15 Lip Balm For a 2-in-1 product that will keep you safe in the sun, look no further than this 2 oz. duo bottle with SPF 30 sunscreen and SPF 15 lip balm!  This useful product comes in a 3 5/8″H x 1 1/4″W container.  Customize with an imprint of your company name and logo for a handy giveaway during trade shows and conventions.


Aloe After Sun Gel

Aloe after Sun GelSoothe your skin after a long sunny day with the Bloc-Aid aloe after sun gel. American made, this unscented sun gel is made from the aloe leaf. Whether it’s a day at the beach or at the park, this handy sunscreen protectant comes in a convenient 1.9 oz refillable squeeze bottle with easy to use flip cap. To add the ease of portability, attach a clip.

 Pigment Dyed Baseball Cap

Pigment Dyed Baseball Cap100% pigment-dyed water washed cotton twill baseball cap with 6 panels, unstructured, embroidered eyelets, antique brass snap with tuck in closure, and contrasting pigment-dyed button and visor on two-tone cap. The perfect summer cap – great for the beach or the boardwalk! Keep the sun out of your eyes with this comfortable cotton twill cap.

28 oz Translucent Water Bottle with Sports Cap

28 oz Translucent Water Bottle with Sports CapHere’s an item that will help quench your need for a great promotional product! The poly clean sports bottle measures 3″ x 9 3/4″, is BPA-free & has a push pull lid. This item is hand wash only. Ideal product for staying hydrated while partaking in activities such as hiking, biking, working out, playing sports or a for a fun day at the beach. Just customize with an imprint & hand out at your next convention or trade show!

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Solutions that Travel

I have recently been communicating via our local train.  As I was observing commuters traveling into Chicago,  I was amazed at how many different products people were carrying with them.  Some of these products were branded with company logos while others were not.    The items I spotted were caps, beanies, brief cases, back packs, shopping totes, earbuds, lunch bags, tumblers, umbrellas, dress shirts, polo shirts, jackets, coffee mugs, water bottles, hoodies, head phones, sling bags, pad folios and even dogs with branded collars and leashes!

When a company logo is on a product your employees and clients, and even your pets, become walking billboards for your company or organization!  They peak interest and strike up conversations.  While one a plane, haven’t you ever looked with one eye towards the person with the laptop that had a mouse or laptop cover that was branded and wondered where that person worked?  Just think about all the people who travel by plane and how many times discussions regarding work come up with the person next to you and then you can’t get them to be quiet!

In short, branded items are a marketing solution that can travel the globe!

Browse through some ideas below to make your company travel!

Ear Buds and Headphones


Colored Button Style Ear Buds
Colored Button Style Earbuds
Tempo- Stereo Headphones
Tempo- Stereo Headphones





Back Packs and Tote Bags

Wave Back Pack
Wave Back Pack
Tote Bag Non-Woven Value Tote
Tote Bag Non-Woven Value Tote






Umbrellas and Tumblers

48" Arc Umbrella
48″ Arc Umbrella
14 oz. Stainless Steel Glossy Tumbler
14 oz. Stainless Steel Glossy Tumbler







Jackets and Accessories

Men's and Women's Dinaric Insulated Jacket
Men’s and Women’s Dinaric Insulated Jacket
Acrylic Knit Set
Acrylic Knit Set







I hope you have been inspired by some of these products!  Don’t under estimate the power of promotional products!  Visit Executive One Solutions website and search through our many options.  We will be happy to help you create your next promotional solution.

Awareness is Empowering

Breat Cancer AwarenessAs October is approaching, many are preparing for Breast Cancer Awareness.  Annually, more than 4 million people raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.  Relay is one of the many awareness campaigns that draw high-volume participation.  Promote your business and help worthy causes by providing branded merchandise for these charitable initiatives.

Here are a few ideas to spread awareness:

Breast Cancer Awareness Bag

Breast Cancer Awareness BagJoin the cause with our breast cancer awareness bags! These serve as a great reminder to stay strong and keep fighting! Made of laminated non-woven polypropylene with side gusset pockets and a 12″ over-the-shoulder carrying handle, and a 4″ gusset.


Awareness Grip Pen

Awareness Grip PenLet potential customers become “aware” of your brand with the help of this Awareness Grip Pen! This white awareness pen features a rubber ribbon grip and a matching clip. Great for awareness campaigns, this pen is available in a variety of vibrant colors. Add a personal message or your company logo via full color digital imprinting. Promote your cause by selecting this polished product as your next company favor or giveaway.

Ribbon Carabiner

Ribbon CarabinerSupport breast cancer awareness with this ribbon carabiner! This pink ribbon carabiner will serve as a great reminder of breast cancer awareness at any fundraiser, non-profit walk or health care event. Measuring 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ this carabiner can be laser imprinted to your specifications so you can show your company’s support of the cause at any event or promotion.


Ribbon Shaped Clip

Magnet Ribbon ClipDo your part to raise awareness for breast cancer with this magnet ribbon clip! This ribbon-shaped magnet comes in either white or pink. The product leaves plenty of space for you to imprint a message or your company name or logo for excellent brand exposure. This item is one of the most visible promos out there. A perfect item to hand out at charity events and marathons. A great promotional product to show that your business really cares!

Keep Calm and Stay Cool

Hot DaySummer is here and people are looking for the best way to stay cool.  Stay ahead of the game and offer your clients and employees products that are not only practical and useful but also leave a lasting impression!

Here are a few ideas to help you plan for your next promotional solution:

Ice Cream Flash Drive

Ice Cream Flash DriveCarry this ice cream flash drive to make you feel cool in the hot summer. This flash drive looks like ice cream.  Perfect for children’s activities or company picnics.  Imprint options and imprint size available at your request.  We can also create a custom mold of your favorite product.

Stainless Steel Ice Cube

Stainless Steel Ice CubeFreeze these liquid filled stainless steel ice cubes to keep drinks cold while not diluting the beverage. Perfect for expensive alcohol and even wine, the cubes are sold individually. These cubes even display the one-location imprint of your choice.  What a creative way to build your brand visibility! This unique way of advertising is perfect for parties at home or work. Order today and “drink” up success!

Small Round Gel Beads Hot/Cold Pack

Small Round Gel Beads Hot/Cold PackTherapeutic Gel Pack Applies Heat Or Cold To Sore Muscles. Microwave And Freezer Safe. Reusable And Non-Toxic.  After freezing, stays cold for up to 3 hours. If dropped, the item will not shatter or break. After microwaving 30 seconds, the item will stay warm for 90 minutes.

Spray Fan with Removable Mister

Spray Fan with Removeable Mister

A product like this is perfect for a hot summer day.  The Spray Fan with Removable Mister is a mister, a fan, and a spray mist fan. The removable mister makes it easy to refill and stay cool. The fan blades are made from soft, safe foam and holds two ounces of liquid.


Hamilton Beach Ice Cream Maker

Hamilton Beach Ice Cream MakerNow this will sure to be a crowd pleaser in the office or it could make a great prize at your next company function!  Customize your ice cream with your favorite mix-ins.  Enjoy ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet, or gelato. Makes ice cream in 25- 40 minutes. Canister cover prevents condensation.


So what do you think?  You will definitely keep calm and stay cool with products like these!  Visit to find more products that will keep you at the forefront of your clients.

We will be happy to help you with all of your promotional solutions needs.  Please contact us and we look forward to working with you!

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Planning an Open House?

OPEN HOUSEIs your company prepared for their next open house?  Here are some ideas and tips to make your next open house successful and productive.

Start out with a check list to stay organized.

1.  What is our budget?  When should we host the open house? What date and time will be most convenient for our customers?

This should always be first on your checklist.  Determine how much the company is willing to spend on the open house and then plan accordingly.  Discuss amongst the company members what date would work best for everyone and find out when your customers are available before planning the big event.

2.  Should we have a theme and decorations?

Floor Mat

Make an impression on your customers the moment they walk in the door.  Custom floor mats with your logo is the way to go.  These look great and leave a long, lasting impression.



What about Custom Blowflags for the lawn?   The Convex Economy Flying Banner is easy to set up, easy to transport and easy to store.  Help your customers to find your location easily with these flags.  It is suitable for numerous applications.




Use custom banners with your logo to display throughout the office.  Use these promotional banners for advertising, indoor and outdoor events.


 3.  Are we going to give away products to the guests?


You can keep give away products simple.  Think of products that most people could use in their every day life.  Logoed USB’s make the perfect promotional  give away gift at any open house.


PENSLogoed pens also make great give aways.  But don’t hand out just any pen, make it something that they will really hold onto.  For instance, the 3-in-1 Ballpoint / Stylus and LED flashlight pen.  This style pen includes a metal ballpoint, a stylus, and an LED flashlight!


MOBILE POCKETAdd convenience to their busy lifestyles with our Silicone Mobile Pocket! This 3M sticky mobile pocket adheres to the back of your mobile device and features a convenient storage for pocket business cards, credit cards and identification. Choose from a variety of bright, eye-catching colors and customize this item with your company’s logo to maximize brand recognition.

4.  How are we going to invite our guests?  Email invite?  U.S. mailer?

Email invites are an effect way to promote customers to your open house!  But it is always good to follow up with a hard copy mailer in case you email invite gets over looked.  Executive One Solutions will be happy to assist you with any printing evite needs!

5.  Who should we invite?

Not only should you invite your current customers but also have them invite one or two guests as well.  This is a great way to meet new people and new potential clients.

6. What will we serve our guests?

Most guests nowadays are looking for something more gourmet.  Try to stay away from hot dogs, chips, and soda.  Try serving simple, yet elegant Hors d’Oeuvres such as assorted cheeses and other small plates.  You can also provide an assortment of wine or sparking waters.

We hope this check list and other tips will help you plan for your next open house.  Please contact Executive One Solutions for your next upcoming event and we will be happy to assist you!

“Aha” Moments

We are proud to announce that Co-Owner Michele Broviak was highlighted in the April issue of the ASI Advantage magazine!

Michele was recently interviewed for her “Aha” moment and how the company “Builds Buzz with Awards.”   This included how she came up with the idea to present awards at local machine and tooling trade shows.  Congratulations Michele!

Click the link below to read Michele’s full article online.



Pictured here is Michele presenting the award to SANDVIK for Best Cooperate Apparel at the 2012 trade show.


Please visit the 2014 IMTS Executive One Solutions Choice Awards blog to read about all the winners.

Everyone Loves Fun

The approximate size of the global toy industry is more than $84 billion which suggests there is a strong market for branded toys like stuffed animals, games, and other fun items such as balloons and light up products.

One distributors client was hosting a gathering that was taking place during the day and running into the evening.  They wanted a product that would be memorable and stand out throughout the day light and well into the evening.  The distributor pitched the Light-Up mug.  It was exactly what the client was looking for.  The mugs were imprinted with the organization’s logo and website.  They were given away at the event and used for serving beverages.   These mugs were a hit!

Light Up Cup - 24 oz - Clear with Multi-Color LED
Light Up Cup – 24 oz – Clear with Multi-Color LED

Light up cups and mugs are great products for a variety of other events including car dealerships, coffee shops, startup technology firms, university recruiters and more!

Toys and fun novelties make great products to show that your company enjoys work and has fun!  Here a few promotional solutions to think about for your company’s next promotional need.  Click on the images below for more information about these fun products!

Dual color liquid timer
Dual color liquid timer

Dual Color Liquid Timer. Need to take a time out? Relax to the colorful liquid beads as they cascade and criss-cross down. It takes approximately two minutes to completely empty into the lower portion. Flip and repeat!

Magic Concepts (R) Econo Krazy Cube
Magic Concepts (R) Econo Krazy Cube

Magic Concepts (R) Overseas economical Krazy cube puzzle. Utilize your own images, including full-color photography. No magnetic closure. Size: 2 3/4″ cube.

Glitter Glow Keychain
Glitter Glow Keychain

Glitter glow keychain. This retro-shaped keychain has a bright color-changing LED that shines against the glitter to create a cool light effect. Twist on/off base. 1 1/4″ diameter keyring.

Thinking Putty
Thinking Putty

Medium 3″ diameter container putty. Wherever people are thinking, Give Thinking Putty. Break through the promotional clutter with our stress relieving, conversation starting, hand exercising, mind expanding Thinking Putty! Use it whenever you need: The perfect stress reliever, innovative thinking at your next meeting, promotion of your ‘outside the box’ business plans, employee appreciation gifts or favors for Birthdays, Weddings and Bar Mitzvahs.

Visit our website to view more promotional solutions for your company’s next event!  We are happy to assist you with your next order!

Tips from a Frequent Traveler

Promotional products for marketing campaigns are a key factor in the travel and resort field.  Check out these tips from expert and world traveler Tim Connor, author of Corporate Disconnect.

It’s important for people in the travel and tourism industry to work with their distributors in answering the following questions when choosing promotional products: What’s the rationale? What’s the agenda? What’s the outcome going to be? Connor says the number-one type of promotional item among these companies is one that helps guests and travelers associate the product with the good time they had during their trip. “The bottom line is, it should trigger a pleasant memory of some kind,” he says. Here’s what’s impressed him during his travels:

Destination Paradise Appointment Calendar

Hotels and Resorts: “I speak at 50-100 resorts a year, and the one I really liked gave away a calendar that had photographs of unique things at the resort,” he says. “So, maybe they had a Wednesday night cookout on the beach, and that was reflected in one of the pictures.” While calendars are already popular promotional items, this kind of personalized touch is what set these particular calendars apart for Connor. “For me, it wasn’t just a calendar. When I flipped through it, it was a reminder of how much I enjoyed that activity,” he says.

Pillow Pack with Button Style Ear Buds

Airlines: The same logic can be applied here: Give passengers a memento of their trip that they will enjoy and, therefore, keep. “I spoke in Singapore last year, and on most international flights, the airlines give you this package with earplugs and stuff,” he says, “but Singapore Airlines packaged it in such a way that it was the first one I ever kept. On the package was a vivid image of the Singapore skyline. The image had nothing to do with the airline itself. But I’ve spoken in Singapore two to three times, and I kept that as a souvenir.”

Brazilian Style Flip Flops

Cruise Lines: Items that customers can use before and after the cruise would be appreciated. “It can be a pair of sandals that they’ll wear all summer long,”he says. “Every time they put those sandals on, they’ll remember the great time they had on the cruise. And if they want to go on another cruise, they will go on one that they had the best memories of.” Other functional items, such as a reusable grocery bag, would be used by guests both on the ship and back on land.

Flashing Car Key Chain

Rental Cars: A simple keepsake for customers or their kids, such as a logoed toy metal car, would work well here, Connor says. “You can give someone a car that they could give to their kids,” he says. “An inexpensive but fun item like this could give these companies a big leg-up on their competition when drivers make rental car selections in the future. What is that going to cost them? They’re getting $150 for a rental car for a couple of days; they can give me a $2 metal car as a souvenir.”

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Promotional Items Boost Business

The use of promotional products plays a key role in promoting your business.  Imprinted items with your company’s logo is a smart way to stay in front of your clients.  See how a few financial advisors have used promotional products to help boost their business.

Spiral Jotter with Sticky Notes
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Promo Items Boost Business For Financial Advisors
Jon L. Ten Haagen, a certified financial planner, often speaks at seminars on financial planning. “I present on timely matters and give enough information that people realize they need more, so they come in for a consultation,” says Ten Haagen. Talks such as these give Ten Haagen the opportunity to provide those who attend with promotional giveaways, which includes a refrigerator magnet.

Mgnet- Telephone- Two Color
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Ten Haagen has a host of promotional refrigerator magnets. Designed to look like an old-fashioned phone, the magnets feature his firm’s contact information. He has been giving them out for years, and they continue to pay dividends.  “There are many times I will get a call from someone telling me they saw the magnet on someone’s refrigerator and asked the person about it,” says Ten Haagen, founder of Ten Haagen Financial Group.  Ten Haagen often gives two magnets to clients. “I ask them to put one on their refrigerator and give another to a relative or friend,” says Ten Haagen. “You never know where it will lead. I’ll get calls from friends and relatives who see them.”

Additionally, Ten Haagen gives out promotional pens and small flashlights that fit on keyrings, which also includes  his firm’s information.  Ten Haagen is also a member of a yacht club and  supplies keyrings that float to other mariners. “Boaters are always losing their keys overboard,” he says with a laugh.

One of the ways Irwin Gross, a partner with Family Wealth Partners, achieves his thriving referral rate is through personalized service for his clients.   This includes sending consolidated financial reports four times a year and customized birthday cards. Gross supports this outreach with promotional product initiatives that include giving clients laser-printed notepad holders, personalized pens and plaques.

Wealth manager Annette Bau builds relationships through sending personalized cards and food gifts, such as truffles on Valentine’s Day. She also hosts parties for clients, including a salsa dancing event on Cinco de Mayo.  These events provide a great opportunity for memorable, promotional giveaways. “It’s important that you build a relationship,” says Bau.

Often, personal finance firms sponsor events, such as charity walks or community initiatives. Using imprinted items like T-shirts, caps and water bottles gets a firm’s name featured prominently and positively.

 Visit Executive One Solutions website for promotional ideas that will help boost your business.

NFL Welcomes Promo Products

Fans at Super Bowl XLVIII scored way more than the Denver Broncos did with the “Warm Welcome” kits they received at the big game. The kits, provided by the NFL, warmed up, and lit up, the 84,000 fans in attendance, offering an array of ultra-cool gifts that were intended to keep fans comfortable in chilly Northeastern temperatures. The gift packages were housed within Super Bowl-themed seat cushions and placed on every seat in MetLife Stadium before the gates opened.

NFL’s distributor partner coordinated with League officials on ideas for upgrading the commemorative seat cushions that are typically given out to fans most years. Since this year’s Super Bowl was the first to be played outdoors in a cold-weather city, the NFL wanted to guarantee fans would be comfortable even if conditions turned chilly.

The cushions and contents got a lot of media playtime. NFL executive vice president Eric Grubman showcased the kits during a press conference, which was covered by several major media outlets. The kits got additional buzz when hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, a former player for the New York Giants, devoted a 4 ½-minute segment to the Warm Welcome kits on their morning talk show.

NFL Promo ProductsThe kits contained a slew of products to combat the cold: a “video ski hat,” branded ear muffs, texting gloves, a hand warmer pouch just like the quarterbacks wear, a Gator Dana neck wrap, lip balm, drink sleeves, hand-warmer packets, a small radio with earbuds and tissues. In addition to the 84,000 kits distributed at the game, 30 kits were sent to select TV, radio and print media.

The ski hats, which were beanie style and bore sponsor Pepsi’s logo, took on a starring role in the halftime show. The caps contained LED lights and an infrared receiver that, when activated remotely, turned the entire stadium into a backdrop of flashing lights. A Montreal-based multimedia company called PixMob created the technology that allowed fans to become a human light display during performances by Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Brainstorming for Super Bowl XLVIII began well before the previous Super Bowl. The products that ultimately made the cut were chosen because they could be used by fans long after the game, or be displayed alongside other keepsakes.

Besides coordinating the Warm Welcome kits, the NFL’s distributor partner also operated the official onsite NFL Super Bowl League Store. The store, which was inside NFL headquarters, was fully stocked with a combination of Super Bowl XLVIII and NFL Shield products. This League store was open exclusively to league employees and family members, NFL officials, NFL alumni and sponsors. There’s also a client gifting program for NFL buyers and partners. Gift bags are sold, and kitted with a variety of merchandise from the Super Bowl catalog and distributed to owners, players, sponsors and network affiliates.

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These are great ideas to consider for little league, high school, and college football.  We can provide you logoed products to keep your fans and visitors supportive and comfortable!   Let us create a company store that will keep your fans coming back for more. Check out Executive One Solutions website to find products to sell or distribute during the next big game!