IT’S THE GIVING SEASON…but what about all year long?
Your business can always benefit from gift giving all year long. Promotional gifts generate good will at the same time that they provide advertising. Clients and customers remember your company every time they drink coffee from their travel mug or use the branded pen you gave them.
Giving gifts to employees is good business too, because this is an extra way of telling them that you value the hard work they have put in. Little morale boosters can make a difference in the overall workplace attitude, and the occasional gift lets your team know you couldn’t do it without them. Giving something useful like an umbrella or a lunch box means your employees bring your gift with them to work everyday, and remember your goodwill in giving it to them.
Take into consideration the personality of the receiver when it comes to giving client gifts. Do they like to take notes by hand? If so, would they appreciate a nice journal more than a padfolio? Would a set of wine glasses be appreciated or are they a chocolate fan?
September is here, kids are back to school, summer vacations are complete, and companies are no longer operating on a holiday schedule. It can be difficult to accept the change when those first leaves begin to hit the ground, so here are some tips to help you transition into a happier, healthier fall season, plus some on trend products that you can offer your clients to help them stay on track for the new season.
Don’t Be Late.
If you have children, fall means back to school and school drop off mornings. Even if you don’t have children, fall means adjusting your commute to school bus schedules.
Days are getting shorter, & it is important in the last few weeks of summer to think ahead regarding your new fall schedule. Get to bed earlier, finish up your fall shopping lists, and plan your commute and car pool schedule.
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With shorter days and the end of beach season comes less sunshine which means less Vitamin D, essential for healthy bones. Stock up on supplements, and increase your intake of Vitamin D rich foods such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon. and get outside when you can! A lunchtime stroll is the perfect way to squeeze in some autumn sunshine, even as it starts getting dark before you leave the office.
The relaxed vibe of summer usually leaves some extra clutter lying around. While you start thinking about raking leaves at home, don’t neglect your desk-the change of a season is a great time for some office reorganization.
Shorter days can make it tempting to stay inside. Fight the temptation by joining a gym, or signing up for a yoga class. Make getting up early for a run part of your new fall schedule. Buy yourself some stylish cool weather active wear to make continuing to exercise into the fall months still appealing.
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It may feel like summer outside, but Back to School season is already upon us. The approaching fall season is a perfect time to think school themed giveaways that your clients will actually use, bringing your brand with them into their daily lives.
What are some of the trends for Back to School 2018? Think practical, think new, think eye catching! Check out some of these products we offer below for some ideas on how to promote your brand throughout the Back to School season.
Begin with a solid, well thought out plan. Start thinking about your vacation at least 3 months in advance and use the head start to avoid conflicts with deadlines or special projects.
Step Two: Communicate and Coordinate.
Make sure your boss and coworkers are aware of the timing of your planned vacation. Keeping your team in the loop allows for low stress and effective vacation coverage.
Step Three: Unplug.
If you followed the first two steps, you will be able to truly leave your devices behind and enjoy your time away. Set up a out of the office reply on your email and make sure there is a clearly understood plan back at the office so you can truly be away with no worries.
Never underestimate the importance of a vacation checklist. Keep your chill time truly relaxing by doing some research in the planning stage, so you have all the info on where to go & what to bring.
Step Five: Don’t Forget to Plan for your Return.
Extend your vacation plan to your return. Don’t undo all that rest and relaxation by over scheduling yourself your first day back in the office. Do your self a favor & create a workplace schedule for your first day back that allows your to hold onto the vacation mindset.
And don’t forget the travel accessories! Remember that your clients are likely planning some summer travel as well, so consider these travel related giveaways that they are sure to take along!
Here we are at the start of summer, and it is not summer vacation in the marketing industry! Summer events offer a great opportunity for promotional products that fit the criteria of being both useful and memorable.
Give a client the beach cooler that they use all summer long, & you can be sure that your logo will be first and foremost in their mind.
Summer is also a popular time for travel, which is another golden opportunity for promotional products that people keep with them. Think travel accessories for marketing giveaways that stay with your client on their summer vacations.
What trend will capture the promotional products market in 2018? In 2017, consumers were taken over by the success of the fidget spinner. Stay ahead of the promotional products game by checking out these new trends emerging in the first quarter of 2018.
One theme so far is functional apparel, marrying style with purpose.
Whether you have faux suede totes that look expensive or Moleskin look journals, 2018 is all about looking expensive and valuable. The look can matter as much as function when it comes to the staying power of your brand.
Spring is just around the corner, and with a new season comes a fresh new energy to bring to your marketing approach. Every business starts out with the best of intentions and lofty resolutions at the beginning of the year. But by March, many of those aspirations have begun to fade.
Spring has become synonymous with spring cleaning and a fresh start. It has become the go-to season for millions to deep clean homes, get rid of unnecessary clutter, and look at things from a different perspective.
Let the new season inspire you!
This is a great time to get rid of all the products and services that haven’t been as profitable as you’d like, and to put your brand on something new. Your messaging should match the season with vibrant colors and a theme of renewal and revitalization. Focus on a new look for your website, a new feature, perhaps a new product offering to go along with the spirit of renewal.
There are some great holidays in the Spring that are perfect for marketing opportunities. Create a marketing effort related to the annual celebration of Earth Day. Go local and sponsor a road cleanup project or a tree planting event, and invite the community to join in. The week of Mothers Day: send flowers or a card to your clients who are mothers.
Check out some of these product ideas below for your next seasonal special event or marketing campaign!
DON’T FOR GET THE GIFT! Giving your guests something memorable to take home with them ensures that the association of your company & a successful event sticks with them. Make it something festive & a bit whimsical, but also something they will use in the future.
Welcome to 2018! A new year is the perfect time for new ideas. Did you know that of all promotional industry products sold, 8% are technology related? The mobile accessory category is adding new products & improving in quality daily, so why not excite your customers with a fresh modern idea?
Check out some stimulating new ways to display your brand in a way that shows you are looking forward to the future!
Visit Executive One Solutions website to check out these products & so many more! Start your New Year with your logo on an original & impressive product & who knows where it will take you! We will be here for you to help you create your next promotional solution.
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
Head 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
Give 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
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
Soothe 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
100% 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
Here’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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