August 23rd, 2013
If people in your office have sticky notes all over their computer monitors or laptops, they’ll love the Post-it® Notes 6 x 4 To Do list. This oversized sticky note keeps all of those to-do items in one place. Your team can place them anywhere and move them repeatedly.
These list-making helpers would also make great giveaways at conferences and workshops, helping attendees keep track of their takeaways. The 4imprint exclusive ‘To Do’ list is just one style of 6 x 4 repositionable notes, which are also available in an Executive Style and Flowers.
These promotional products are available a variety of colors. If you’re looking for something customers will appreciate, these updated Post-it Notes help add a little convenience to teams’ busy worlds.
August 13th, 2013
Cheater glasses have been around forever, but they’re new as promotional products. (If you haven’t used them before, cheaters are reading glasses that are available without a prescription.)
Available in the Central Park Readers style, these promotional products are both funky and useful. Modeled after a pop culture trend toward heavy, large frames, celebrities and public personalities alike have been sporting this style of glasses. And, they’re useful. As a giveaway, that means they’ll bring your organization to mind again and again.
Imagine providing these in a dimly lit restaurant, to help customers read the menu. Banks, mortgage companies or title companies could offer these to customers to help them read contractual fine print. Churches, synagogues or faith communities might provide these to help those who need a bit of help seeing worship materials. Each time recipients grab the pair of cheaters from their purse or pocket thereafter, they’ll be reminded of the organization that provided them.
When you order cheaters as a promotional product, the order is split into three lens strengths: light, medium and strong. So, you’ll be able to offer your customers just the bit of reading help they need. And, like other great promotional products, these will be used again and again.
August 7th, 2013
Looking for the best tech giveaway? Our single port USB car charger is hot and it makes you look cool.
This handy device can be used in your car to charge anything from MP3 players to phones. These are popular giveaways because they’re small, affordable, and lightweight to carry home.
The media charging station is another great giveaway for corporate travelers.
These promotional products are unique and convenient. And, they help customers remember your brand every time they charge up.
August 1st, 2013
If you’ve ever felt like promotional calendars weren’t made for you, it might be time to take a second look. A new line of promotional calendars is emerging that’s modern and fun.
This Tattoo Art Calendar is one example.
This calendar puts a new twist on an old idea. Each month in the calendar features a different tattoo masterpiece. These amazing body art creations will appeal to a wide range of audiences. Even if you don’t have a tattoo, you’re bound to appreciate the artwork.
Tattoos aren’t the only option in this new line of modern calendars. The Extreme Sports Motivational Calendar is another update to the classic calendar.
Traditional promotional calendars often feature motivations that aren’t widely relatable. This promotional calendar does the opposite, by featuring ordinary athletes in extraordinary places. And, the message isn’t really about athletics at all. It’s about achieving what’s important in life, and that makes this calendar resonate across age groups and demographics.
July 31st, 2013
Here’s a story worth reading.
Providing, preserving and protecting
The Ice Age National Scenic Trail has been around for 55 years. This popular hiking trail is slowly but surely being carved out and made accessible each summer throughout the state of Wisconsin. It is currently 1,000 miles long and is being created, maintained and protected solely by the volunteer-based group, The Ice Age Trail Alliance.
The Waushara County chapter of the Ice Age Trail Alliance recently received a 4imprint® one by one® grant after Chapter Coordinator Randy Lennartz heard about the program during a bike tour in the Upper Peninsula. “We don’t have opportunity to purchase promotional items—this grant was equivalent to what we get in a year to maintain the trail,” stated Lennartz. “It doesn’t get any better than this.”
The Ice Age Trail Alliance used the grant to purchase sport backpacks and stickers. The products were distributed at the “Blue Ribbon Kids Day”—a free, family-centered, activity-filled day that provides fun for kids and community information to parents. The Ice Age Trail Alliance participated by hosting a wooly mammoth coloring contest. Everyone who participated received a backpack and contest winners received a walking stick. The stickers purchased with the grant were handed out at the public library to any child who checked out media relating to glaciers or hiking.
“The Waushara County Chapter of the Alliance is made up of a lot of teachers—both current and retired—so we are passionate about kids. We try to promote healthy activities and ways to get active,” said Lennartz.
Read more one by one recipient stories on 4imprint’s Facebook page. To apply for a one by one grant, visit our website at onebyone.4imprint.com and click the Application tab.
July 29th, 2013
If you’re looking for promotional products that attract attention in the dark, light-up products are the perfect find. Grown-ups love this glow-in-the-dark gear, in part because it makes nighttime events even more fun. For example, a night-time fundraising walk or run team would have a blast with LED Neon Headband.
Or, if you’re having an evening party, light-up novelties can be a fun conversation starter and they add flair to a room. If you’re planning an evening wedding, consider the classic champagne glass with a light up spiral stem. They’re perfect for those memorable toasts. Light-up martini, margarita and pilsner styles are available as well.
If you’re looking for something a bit more light-hearted, the LED Ninja sword lights up and makes noise.
Imagine how much fun your team could have at an upcoming team-building activities or corporate celebration.
July 25th, 2013
I love seeing summer yard signs. It’s a fun way to remind people of summer activities or to advertise events. They’re affordable, easy and extremely effective.
While yard signs have many classic uses (yard sales, art fairs, farmers markets, campaigns and elections), customers are always finding different ways to use them.
Some use yard signs to promote upcoming job fairs, introduce new products or services or advertise neighborhood events.
They’re fun, easy, and eye catching. And, because they’re double-sided, they’ll be seen at any angle.
If you have an event or product that requires special promotion, the attention-getting outdoor sail banners will do the trick. Whether you’re a boat shop promoting new models, a restaurant drawing attention to your atmosphere or specials, a retailer offering a sale, or an event planner welcoming guest, these signs will grab the attention of anyone passing by.
Summer is a good time to spread your message. These promotional products help you take advantage of the outdoors, too.
July 11th, 2013
Here’s a story of one of the charitable organizations I had the privilege of working with.
Brittany’s Hope Foundation was created in loving memory of Brittany Abel, a vibrant young woman whose life was cut short by a car crash, but who’s dreams still live on today thanks to the dedication of her adopted parents, David and Candace Abel. Brittany was adopted by the Abel’s at the age of 12 after her mother and only family member died of cancer.
David and Candace have become passionate about adoption and have since welcomed 12 children into their family. This passion was passed on to Brittany, who shortly before her death spoke the words that today form the core of the foundation’s mission: “I dream of a world where all children know the peace and love only a family can provide.”
Today, Brittany’s Hope Foundation is carrying out Brittany’s dream by aiding and facilitating the adoptions of special needs children worldwide by raising funds to lower the cost of adoption. In addition, programs provide humanitarian aid and items such as cribs, blankets, adequate nutrition, and medical care for institutionalized children across Vietnam and Ethiopia.
One of Brittany’s Hope Foundation’s largest fundraisers is the “Walk of Love”—a cross-country, 5k run/walk for participants of all ages. The event is attended by donors, supporters, “Mom” groups and the local community. This year, every participant who raised at least $100 received a logo-imprinted water bottle, thanks to 4imprint’s® one by one® grant program. Marketing Director Aaron Fogleman said, “Our team was excited for the opportunity to raise awareness and funds through this generous grant.”
To read more stories like this one or to learn more about 4imprint’s one by one program, visit our Facebook page or our website at onebyone.4imprint.com.
June 6th, 2013
Yesterday was my oldest’s last day of school for the year. That means summer break, right? For her, yes. For me, not so much. I have taken on the task of being the PTA’s Food Drive Chairperson for the upcoming school year. In the past, our PTA has sponsored two food drives each year and since I am a planner by nature, I need to start planning now!
My responsibilities as chair include contacting local food pantries around the community to see what specific items they are looking for, recruiting other parents to help out what gathering/transporting the food and promoting the event. It will not be successful, though, if I don’t come up with a way to encourage student participation!
As I begin to layout my initial thoughts for this project, I’m thinking maybe some fun sport bottles or sportpacks, imprinted with the school logo and something about the event for each student and teacher in the class that brings in the most food. Or maybe a pizza lunch or ice cream party.
What has your PTA/PTO done to promote student participation?
June 3rd, 2013
While traveling recently, I saw two great examples of brands using inflatables in fun new ways: eye-catching guerrilla marketing and window design.
Outside a store, a team of people were wearing large inflatable neon flip flops, attracting attention at an outdoor shopping center.
Not long after seeing the bright colors of the street-level marketing, I saw a window display using inflatables as a backdrop. Talk about eye-catching.
Whether you’re planning a window, street-level marketing event or a fun giveaway, check out some inflatable promotional products.
Inflatable beach balls would make a great promotional window display that could work for a sports-themed window. String multiples them together like popcorn and cranberries or colored garland for a holiday display.
Use them as promotional giveaways for the beach-worthy days of summer!