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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.

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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.

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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!

For the Pizza Lovers

Pizza Lovers Compete for Free Tee

PizzaFor the past 20 years, Pete and Elda’s Bar & Carmen’s Pizzeria has been giving away free T-shirts to any guest who can eat their extra-extra-large pie!

This gimmick originally was started to bring in more business and has now turned into a tradition that brings in a number of pizza lovers who are eager to add a Pete and Elda T-shirt to their collection.  With T-shirt designs changing every six weeks, this gives the customers an incentive to come back for another pizza challenge and win a newly designed shirt.

Michael Jefferis, one of the five general managers at the restaurant, said “Every week we get at least one call from someone asking when the new design will be in.”   He also commented, “People keep coming back to check on what addition we have.   It’s like a collector’s item to our customers.”

The design team of a company in Manasquan, NJ works along with the manager of the restaurant to create new designs for the T-shirts.  This contest generates a lot of popularity with college kids.  It’s estimated that the restaurant gives away a couple hundred shirts a month!

The Pie Eater’s Club challenge is very important to the restaurant.  “We are famous for our pizza and by having this challenge, it makes it fun for our customers.  It brings excitement to their table, and gives them some memories that will last a lifetime,” says Jefferis.

In addition to the T-shirt giveaways, the eatery also sells branded merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and stickers.

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2014 IMTS Executive One Solutions Choice Awards

     On September 8-13, 2014, the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) was held at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.  This event hosted over 2,000 exhibitors.  Executive One Solutions, a branding solutions company, once again honored companies for their creative booth designs and for their effective means of promoting themselves at the show.
EOS 5611_337398-1L This beautiful glass award highlights the Chicago skyline along with the award title and their personalized company name.   This prestigious crystal award was gladly accepted by all recipients.  Congratulations!

AND THE WINNERS ARE………….

ALLIED MACHINE & ENGINEERING CORP 

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BEST IN SHOW

Allied Machine offered the complete package with a stadium tailgate theme.    Their entire booth incorporated this theme with their booth design,  promotional products, staff apparel, celebrity signing, games, food, all while showing off their company’s capabilities.


EROWA

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THE EMINENCE AWARD

New for 2014!  “THE EMINENCE AWARD”

This is what you would consider our client appreciation award.  We “Thank You” Erowa for investing  the most with Executive One Solutions in order to provide you with your branding and  promotional needs for IMTS 2014.


AMADA MACHINE TOOLS AMERICA, INC.  
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN

BIG KAISER PRECISION TOOLING INC.   BIG KAISER   Big kaiser 4
UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN


KENNAMETAL

      

UNIQUE BOOTH DESIGN

DOOSAN INFRACORE AMERICA

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   BEST EXHIBIT

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC CARBIDE, INC
 
UNIQUE EXHIBIT

TUNGALY AMERICA, INC

 
UNIQUE EXHIBIT

HYUNDIA WIA MACHINE TOOL AMERICA CORP.
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UNIQUE EXHIBIT

INGERSOLL CUTTING TOOLS
  BEST ENTERTAINMENT

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS USA CORP

 
BEST BOOTH DESIGN

WIDIA PRODUCTS GROUP

 
BEST CORPORATE APPAREL

MITSUBISHI EDM/LASER

   

Best Promotion

 We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.  Contact Executive One Solutions for all your trade show promotional, printing and entertainment needs.  

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MADE IN THE USA

USA MADEOur client, BIG Kaiser Precision Tooling, contacted us regarding purchasing USA- Made cloth wipes for their marketing campaign.  This information may be helpful in making sure you purchase genuine made USA products.

The Federal Tread Commission’s website, www.ftc.gov, assists in helping distinguish products that are truly U.S.- Made and products that claim to be U.S.-Made.  Their policy is for a product to qualify as “Made in the USA,” the product has to be “all or virtually all” made domestically.

What does the FTC mean by “all or virtually all?”  This means that all parts, processing, and labor must be of U.S. origin.  Products should not contain any foreign content.  The FTC defines “domestic” as products made in the United States including all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. territories and possessions.

WHY BUY U.S.-MADE PRODUCTS?

  • No long production and shipping times and tighter deadlines.
  • Clients must have goods that are 100% made in the USA for political or brand-association reasons to avoid offending their audience or being hypocritical.
  • Proof that strict safety and regulatory guidelines are met.
  • Quickly replenish stock with a more reliable inventory.
  • Support of workers and keeping jobs in the USA

5 AMERICAN MADE MARKETS

  1. Government/Political Organizations
  2. Automotive
  3. Military
  4. Unions
  5. Universities

Executive One Solutions suggests you choose USA Made products especially when it comes to drink ware, apparel, toys, and food.