Giveaways can generate impressions for your brand, but they can also do much more. On our #Swagging RightsSM page, 4imprint customers tell stories of top promotional items that allowed them to share a laugh, spread joy, create brand awareness and more. The next time you find yourself looking for a new promotional giveaway, take a look at these stories for inspiration.
Useful promotional items
The best promotional giveaways can do everything from offering comfort to making a sporting event a little more fun.
“We are an organization that helps promote suicide prevention and are always looking for ways to talk about the stigma of mental illness. The stress balls were chosen for their effectiveness in reducing stress. As a bonus, our website is on the ball should anyone need our help in spreading suicide prevention awareness as well as helping individuals find the resources they need.” – Melanie from Suicide Prevention Implementation Network
“Purchased the chairs for a year-end gift for our staff. Something to say a thank you to all. It’s a great neutral gift that is useful and fun. Easy to throw in the car.” – Christina from School District 23
“[Smartphone wallets were given] to new students as a way to promote the library and also be a useful item. Most students have a phone and their student ID is needed throughout the university.” – Carla from CBU Library
“We handed [soccer clappers] out to fans who attended our soccer home opener and then to fans the remainder of the season.” – Jadon from Olds College
Hats, shirts, jackets and more have customers and employees looking sharp while sharing your brand—which is why it’s always a favourite giveaway for those giving and receiving.
“Customers enjoy receiving ‘free stuff.’ It makes them feel appreciated and it keeps our brand on their mind and at their fingertips. I’ve noticed an increase of repeat customers since we started handing out some products [like these caps] with our brand and it looks good.” – Lorne from PEDAL2METAL TRUCKING INC.
“Our small family-owned and operated metal roofing company had just rebranded, so we wanted new items with our logo to inspire our team. It is always nice to hand out gifts to our employees that they can actually use, so we ordered T-shirts. Ordering was easy. The 4imprint team is awesome too. The T-shirts arrived when they said they would and were sized perfectly. They wash well and the guys were thrilled with the new logo shirts as we head into our busy season.” – Marion from Soare Contracting Inc.
“We are trying to promote our Slo-pitch League as well as reward our people with gifts [like this sweatshirt] for joining our family.” – Linda from WAMSL Inc.
“At Christmas we like to thank our customers for shopping at our store with gifts [including a knit jacket]. No one seems to do this much anymore but I believe in giving a little back. It makes people smile and that’s what it’s all about at Christmas.” – Nola from Chilled & Distilled Liquor Ltd.
Bags are a top giveaway because they also serve as billboards that bring your brand to homes, stores, offices and everywhere else people tote their stuff.
“We ordered the laminated tote bags, and these really were well received by passers-by when we were promoting our contest. We should’ve order[ed] more bags as they are durable and sharp looking, when we ran out, people were still coming to ask for one. Now I see our brand on these bags being used from time to time. 100% satisfied with the bag and ease of ordering them.” – Andrew from Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat
“Tote bags were purchased as a staff appreciation for coping with the covid19 outbreak at our home. We were very rushed to order them, and you came through for us with time to spare!!” – Robert from Harold and Grace Baker Centre
“We give each Kindergarten student a shark bag as a welcome to our school.” – Sylvia from St. Dominic Savio School
“We use these products [including bags] for promotional use by giving them away free to the community.” – Genevieve from BCHU
Drinkware offers many ways to toast your best clients and employees, whether you choose a mug with the perfect color to complement your brand or the extra-large tumbler to share with a favourite customer.
“First, I just wanted to update my own mugs (a more funky style that cooperates with my brand), also my patrons where asking to get cariboucrossingcoffeeshop items like mugs and/or T-Shirts. The first edition was also [to] be given away as an effort to support frontline and essential workers during covid 19. It definitely helped with promoting the Coffeeshop as a side effect.” – Heike from Cariboucrossingcoffee
“We sold 4 water bottles yesterday before we even had them out on display.” – Shirley from Homalco Wildlife & Cultural Tours
“Our orders [including this water bottle] have been sent to our staff for not only staff appreciation but for the team motivation. We are Team!” – Thuzar from Westminster House Retirement community
“I ran a curling tournament for 64 brand new, 1st year, adult curlers. They weren’t expecting anything and to get a mug commemorating their ‘first every event’ was very exciting to them. Hard to believe adults getting so excited about a ‘free mug.’ It was fun to be part of.” – Trudy from The Carleton Place Curling Club
Share your successes with us
Did you recently discover a favourite promotional product that helped you meet or exceed your expectations? We want to know all about it. Click on #SwaggingRights in your order history and tell us your story.