Since today is April Fools’ Day, we thought we’d have some fun with this week’s tips. Imprinted toys and novelties can create strong emotional connections with your customers. Those positive emotional connections can then help produce lifelong, loyal customers. From coloring books to executive desk toys, these customizable products bring entertainment value to your audience. And that’s no joke.
|Color their world.Coloring books are an excellent resource for tapping into customers’ and associates’ creativity. Retail sales for adult coloring books are skyrocketing—people everywhere are coloring their way to lower stress levels. Our Stress Relieving Adult Coloring Book provides adults with a much-needed therapeutic mental break. Coloring books for children have always been around, and we have children’s coloring books in every theme imaginable. Provide fun activities for adults and children with the Color-Me Activity Tote with Crayons. This coloring kit provides an opportunity for expression during orientations, seminars, meet-and-greets and team-building sessions. Pair any of these coloring projects with a Fun Crayon, which has a different color on each point of the five-sided barrel.|
|Spread warm fuzzies.Stuffed animals can promote feelings of warmth and security. Plushies also offer an effective way to reach a new audience. For schools and sports teams, we have Mascot Beanie Animals in a huge variety of animal designs and T-shirt colors, so you can create a customized stuffed animal your fans will adore. Despite their small stature, Sidekick Shorty animals can make a big impression. And Chit Chat Champs communicate with your audience in a friendly, approachable way. If you really want your message to be heard, there’s nothing like a Flying Shrieking Monkey to stop them in their tracks.|
|Go play outside.Inject some excitement into your advertising with promotional fun that can be taken outdoors. Inspire a game of catch with a Sun Fun Value Flyer—it changes color in the sun! The 16″ Beach Ball is an easily recognizable giveaway for company picnics, poolside parties, island-themed events or travel agency promotions. Throw your company name around on an imprinted Foam Football. And when the beach is open, bring out the 5″ Sand Pail & Shovel for castle building and trench digging.|
Take a hands-on approach.
Promote the value of simplicity with off-screen, hands-on games. Take the A-Mazing Game, for example. This puzzle tests problem-solving skills and hand/eye coordination. The two-player Air Hockey Desktop Game helps with team-building skills. Give them a break from the screen and sharpen their mind with a Large Print Puzzle Book—choose crossword puzzles, word searches or Sudoku. Or hand out playing cards, such as the Full Color Poker Cards – Dots, to encourage your customers to spend quality time with their loved ones.