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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!

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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.

PowerCap
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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.

Pizza Cutter

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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 

    ALLIED 1

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

Erowa

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

DOOSAN 4 Click image to watch the Doosan challenge
   BEST EXHIBIT

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC CARBIDE, INC
 
UNIQUE EXHIBIT

TUNGALY AMERICA, INC

 
UNIQUE EXHIBIT

HYUNDIA WIA MACHINE TOOL AMERICA CORP.
Miniature layout of the plant
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.