Promotional Products Work – 16th Edition
4imprint customers tell you how they have used promotional products to grab attention, grow their business, say ‘thanks,’ raise awareness or otherwise spread the word!
Welcome to the sixteenth edition of Promotional Products Work!
Sixteen! Hard to believe we’re here already.
What they say is right, you know…time flies when you’re having fun. And putting together this e-Book is definitely fun. Hearing stories about our products making a difference puts a smile on my face every time.
I hope these customers’ stories help fuel inspiration for your organization. Maybe you’re rebranding your business or recruiting top talent. Or maybe you want to say thank you to people who make it possible for you to achieve your goals. Whatever the purpose, this book is filled with ideas to help you succeed. People just like you have been sharing their stories through 16 editions of our e-Book, and we’d love to see your story in our 17th edition.
Is anyone you know struggling to get their message heard? If so, go ahead and share this book with them. Hopefully, the stories inside will inspire them the way our customers inspire us.
Thank you for always being a source of inspiration—and fun—for us. We (literally!) couldn’t do this without you!
P.S. Look for this icon to see photos sent from our customers!
Table of Contents
- Booth buzz
- Build your brand
- For your cause
- Say thank you
- Spread the word
- Team unity
- The carrot
Promotional products work when it comes to making sure your booth is the one they visit. Up first are ways to make sure there is a well-worn path right to your booth.
Our Social Work wolves are a huge hit! We ordered them for raffle giveaways at a conference next month…but they’re so popular, our faculty and staff are taking them all!
Casey from Chicago, #118038, Bean Bag Buddy
These cute little guys have quickly become a client favorite!! We began using them at trade shows, but now we like to have them pop up on our clients’ desk! We are on our 3rd order of these guys with no end in sight!! Everyone wants them – in each color!! What an awesome score!!!
Jenny from La Habra, #142870, Jumbo MopTopper Desk Pen
At our spine surgery industry trade shows we exhibit with multiple brands which are all under the same investment firm. These notebooks are a great way for us to let our customers know who we are and that we’re a family of companies while giving them plenty of space to take notes on why they should use our products!
Breanna from Malden, #100544, Memo Book Jotter
These color-changing scoops will be a hit at our communicator’s conference! ‘Get the scoop!’
Georgia from Columbia, #140506, Mood Ice Cream Scoop
We revamped our trade show booth for the new year, and the addition of the director’s chair makes our space functional and also fun! We had a surge in people wanting to take their photo in the chair at our booth, perfect for organic marketing.
Monique from Springfield, #100358, Director Chair
These pens were a big hit at one of our recent trade shows, as always. People comment on how well they write and they love the shape and feel of this pen. Great pen, great price, great service, thank you 4imprint!
Nathan from Grand Prairie, #6551, Javelin Pen
We used the tote as the goodie bag for the participants in our 2019 Women’s Conference. It was the perfect size and weight for what we needed. The ladies loved it and we will be sure to come back for
2020 if not before then.
Lilette from Detroit, #110965, Magazine Tote
We used our branded mugs to attract people to our public sector booth at this months #BSEsymposium held in #NewYorkCity. Many buyers stopped by to hear more about making their buildings sustainable with our #LED lighting and #HVAC full turnkey solution.
Chanel from Newburgh, #140656, Rotondo Coffee Mug
Our booth won for “Most Informative” at one of our recent Home Shows thanks to our Geometric Junior Pop-Up! Thanks, 4imprint, for a great product that helps make our company look even better!
Crystal from Someret, #107865, Geometric Junior Pop-Up Tabletop Display
We recently ordered the Richardson Trucker Snapback Cap from 4imprint for an expo and were so pleased with the amount of traffic it helped bring to our booth. The caps turned out great and everyone loved them! Thanks 4imprint!
Tracy from San Antonio, #138629, Richardson Trucker Snapback Cap
Everyone loved the bright colorful magnets we gave away at the Spring Home & Garden Show! Even though we still have snow, they can look at the flower and feel like Spring is on its way!
Michelle from Syracuse, #39206, Flat Flexible Magnet
Build your brand
From small business to big business, university to healthcare, the name of the game is to make sure people know who you are and what you’re about. Promotional products can be a huge advantage when it comes to building your brand.
We wanted branded coffee mugs for our new restaurant. These fit the bill perfectly! We went with a black and yellow motif for our decor. This mug and color combo fit in wonderfully! Now we have to order more because customers are buying them!
Matt from Dayton, #114321, Riviera Ceramic Mug
We use our key chains to put on every one of our customer’s key sets. Not only does it make it so they have our business number right at their fingertips but the quality design is durable and doesn’t rub off like the others.
Nathan from DeWitt, #114210, Sof-Color Keychain
…We chose the golf towel because we wanted the participants to have something that they could take with them. We knew that if we supplied golf tees or golf balls those would eventually be lost and we knew with the towel they would attach it to their bag and it would stay with them for a much longer period of time…
Chris from Littleton, #123229, Microfiber Golf Towel
Ready to impress future clients with these bad boys!
Jody from Paris, #138369, Urban Peak 3-in-1 Insulator/Travel Tumbler
We are using these for our hockey suite, to advertise our company.
Marlo from Port Huron, #9498, Chair-Back Cover
These vests are the perfect accessory to wear while out for business trips or meetings. They’re just heavy enough to wear when it’s a little chilly outside but also light enough to not need to take it off once you’re inside, meaning your brand is shown during the entire meeting!
Caitlin from Charlotte, #123990, Crossland® Fleece Vest
We love these boxes as packaging for all our handmade calligraphy pens so that our customers can make use of and enjoy the packaging instead of tossing it. They fit with our overall branding. Thank you!
Anonymous, #119037, School Supply Case
…We let our patrons choose the library’s new pen style and color in bracket competition. This year, they picked the Javelin pen with metallic trim in Lime Green – and we’ve all been very happy with it. The color pops and the pen writes beautifully. Working with 4imprint for the design was very easy, as well, and we could not be happier with the results. We will definitely be coming back for next year’s pen!
Jude from Milligan College, #6551, Javelin Pen
We are an OB/GYN office. When we have a patient come in for a new pregnancy we give them an OB Bag which is filled with different things. Including these lovely pens that are the same colors as our practice colors! The pens have the name of our practice along with our phone number! Not only is it an advertisement, it helps the patient remember our phone number if they forget.
Christine from Chattanooga, #106765, Primetime Pen
Recently moved my practice and ordered these backpacks for my open house. Stuffed them with lots of goodies. My current and future patients loved them!
Sara from Evergreen, #6188, Drawstring Sportpack
For your cause
Whether it’s a nonprofit, school store or fundraiser, if you need money for the mission, promotional products are readily available.
Great product and looked great for our Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Beth from Belle Haven, #118877, Vinello Stemless Wine Glass
…so impressed by the all-around service that our FFA program decided to do a fundraiser and with all the emailed promotions that 4imprint has sent me we were able to do the mugs and are over the moon with how well priced and how quick you were to get them done. The students were very excited to start this fundraiser along with great ideas for Christmas gift for their parent to show off their work…
Valerie from Mount Morris, #311, Campfire Ceramic Mug
We got our order just in time for our Annual Pheasant Festival Dinner and Auction fundraiser to support our school Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary. People who attended purchased the totes to take home their auction winnings.
Scyntha from Colusa, #101326, Big Thunder Tote
Our Youth Group is selling these coffee mugs as a fundraiser!
Janet from Norfolk, #7001, Challenger Grande Mug
Every year at The Rotary Golf Outing Dr. Mayer Donates these Tee packets. Every 144 golfers get a goody bag with the Tee Packet. The Golfers love them and request them Every year! I golf as well & serve as Co-chair for this Golf Fundraiser. I am really impressed with your company’s product and wonderful Service.
Caroline from South Lyon, #8851, Tee Pack
…As members of the Madison Heights Arts & Culture Advisory Board (pictured left to right: vice chair, chair, mayor pro tem), we’ve teamed up with the city to reduce the use of plastic water bottles and raise funds for arts initiatives around the city of Madison Heights, MI. With a logo design created by our board advice chair from crayon transfer of a city manhole cover, we’ve gotten a great response and engagement from our community.
Kirstin from Madison Heights, #115226, h2go® Surge Aluminum Sport Bottle
Say thank you
Promotional products are great for saying thank you to volunteers, for applauding hard workers after a job well done or for recognizing an anniversary. Here are creative ways to say thanks.
We use the Camden metal keychains not only as tokens of our gratitude to our employees, but also coupled with pre-loaded USB drives. These make for attractive, memorable, and highly functional giveaways to our colleagues. We’re very pleased with the quality, speed of delivery, and overall value of the product, and will be reordering shortly!
Charles from Yuma, #125132, Camden Metal Keychain
We love our cork bottom mugs! These were given to teachers as an appreciation gift at the end-of-year party. Thank you, 4imprint!
Brittney from Hattiesburg, #137887, Cork Bottom Ceramic Mug
Everyone loves the hats we gave as customer gifts and are asking for more!!! Love the Nike hat – especially in agriculture. You can wash it over and over and it comes out like new.
Rita from Waddell, #102171, Nike® Performance Cap
I’m sending these to clients in my holiday cards. It’s an affordable and clever way to stay top of mind, and it doesn’t even require additional postage. After the holidays, I’ll pop them into thank you cards for new customers.
Barb from Batavia, #140946, Arc Phone Stand
We are so excited about the logo picnic blankets we ordered from you! We are using this as thank you gifts for guest speakers and student teacher supervisors. Thanks for your great work, quick service, and a great product!
Jennifer from Spokane, #7486, Roll-Up Blanket
Our Family Owned Hair Salon recently re-opened after being closed from a partial building collapse so we decided to get the pens as a thank you to our loyal clients that returned after we re-opened. Thank you 4imprint!!
Mike from Hamburg, #9764, Mardi Gras Pen
We LOVE these umbrellas! Our hard working school nutrition professionals come into work to feed 6,000+ students each day, often battling snow, sleet, and rain. I have not seen an umbrella with this type of plastic cover anywhere else! We wanted to show our appreciation for them with this functional promo item. Thank you!
Emily from Gainesville, #133888, Sterling Umbrella
We used the disco ball projector cup at our Holiday party. Everyone loved them! They made the room look so good. See attached photo, check out the ceiling plus we had some of them behind the menus. The reflection added to the festive mood for the evening.
Helene from Fort Lee, #141553, Disco Ball Projector Cup
The Admin Team purchased these jackets for our 9-1-1 Staff. We wrapped them all up and put them under the Christmas Tree in the 9-1-1 Center for the staff to open. Everyone is enjoying them and they are very warm!
Cheryl from Selinsgrove, #123990, Crossland® Colorblock Fleece Jacket
We purchased these bags for staff as a thank you to give out at a staff training day. They were a huge hit! Everyone was very impressed with the quality of the bags and loved the variety of colors. We have had requests to purchase extra bags and will probably purchase more bags in the future to use for new staff as a welcome to Jackson District Library! Thank you for the great product and excellent customer service!
Vicki from Jackson, #6251, Two-Tone Accent Gusseted Tote Bag
We changed our awards this year from ho-hum walnut-and-metal plaques to these beautiful blue awards. They exceeded expectations and were a huge hit with our honorees!
Sarah from Kalamazoo, #115606, Orbit Acrylic Award
Spread the word
No matter what your message, be it public safety or a simple community reminder, here are a few ideas to help spread the word about your special campaign.
These beach balls were the perfect giveaway for a groundbreaking ceremony as we began to build the new Everett YMCA in Snohomish County, WA.
Erin from Puyallup, #139871, 6″ Two-Tone Beach Ball
We bought 1000 water bottles printed with the City logo, website and heat safety tips. About 600+ went to seniors and vulnerable residents in partnership with several community agencies. These bottles also had health and safety information and a list of community resources and phone numbers.
Michele from Norwalk, #103066, Impact Guzzler Sport Bottle
At The Elephant Sanctuary, we believe that people can and must make a difference in protecting elephants so that the species can survive for generations to come, and part of protecting them includes protecting the environment we share. We purchased these reusable water bottles for special events to reduce plastic water bottle waste. Not only are they a sustainable alternative, but they are also the perfect size with a handle for convenient carrying.
Amanda from Hohenwald, #131553, Flair Bottle
We used the t-shirts to show all the faculty and staff that were first-generation college graduates on our campus. The goal was to show our support for first-generation college students at SU and to celebrate National First-Generation College Celebration Day on November 8th.
Amanda from Georgetown, #6729, Hanes® Tagless® T-Shirt
We use these power clips to put together flyers and helpful information for our students. We give out the packets and clips when we do classroom presentations about Student Life, Diversity & Equity, and other resources for students on campus!
Alli from Brooklyn Park, #2245, Power Clip
We used our banners to promote the Academic Success Center’s celebration of Pi-Day. Students, Faculty, and staff enjoyed Pizzas, Homemade Pies, and learned about how Pi is used in our everyday lives.
James from Lafayette, #8922, Economy Retractor Banner Display
We are using this product to promote the housing department to the current students. The blankets were used as a promotional item to incite the students to complete their applications for the upcoming school year. We are happy to report we have had a record number of completed applications thanks to this blanket.
Anonymous, #7486, Roll-Up Blanket
We are a veterinary clinic in a small town in northern Illinois. We are tired of the plastic bag litter that ruins our countryside, so we have decided to offer reusable bags instead. We are kicking off our RVH bag announcement on Earth Day!
Michelle from Rochelle, #121236, Bottom Gusset Shopper
The Office of Student Success here at Tulane put on a free workout class for students, to relieve some pre-finals stress. It was a great way for our staff to connect with students on a more personal level and promote our services. Students loved our bright, lime green water bottles! They definitely stand out on campus.
Anonymous, #147033, Clear Impact Halcyon Water Bottle
If you’re looking to outfit your team with a unified look, trying to build morale, or wanting to create walking billboards, promotional products get the job done.
The beginning of the school semester can be a very confusing time for both Students and Faculty. We stationed IT Technicians throughout our University and utilized the lanyards so they were easily identified. This helped us address any questions or concerns quickly.
Vina from New York, #110303, Hang In There Lanyard
…The mugs were a great hit, and are used daily in both of our offices. I’ve used 4imprint for many years, and their customer service is always top notch. On this particular project, they even matched a better price that I found on another site. They are always my first (and usually last) stop for all my promotional materials. #SwagOn
John from Greenville, #144802, Valhalla Vacuum Travel Tumbler with Cork Base
We are all about hydration! We put some ways to get healthy and stay hydrated in the employee’s cups before we passed them out, then we have containers of all kind of things to put in their water.
Lisa from Buffalo, #138131, Refresh® Pebble Tumbler with Straw
We are using our logo ornaments for a unique all staff meeting. They will be displayed on a white tree during the meeting and then transferred to the evening’s holiday party and used as part of the dinner table decor atop glass tubes of silver and gold ornaments.
Ann from Georgetown, #4316, Satin Round Ornament
We purchased these for our December Employee Appreciation gift. We also decided as full-time staff to wear them to our Thanksgiving Service project, helping out at a local ministry that gives out Thanksgiving meals to those less fortunate. Everyone loved them!
Angie from Joliet, #120512, Pom Pom Spectator Beanie
This item is wonderful as a gift to all of our newly on-boarded employees. It is a low-cost high impact piece for them to immediately feel like a part of the team! #SwaggingRights
Chaitra from Auburn, #118595, Pebble Grain Faux Leather Writing Pad
Thanks so much for our new water bottles! We love them and so do our youth sports players! We are using these water bottles as our end of season award for our 4-8 grade volleyball, basketball and soccer teams. #SwaggingRights
Denae from Springfield, #147935, Shoreline Water Bottle
We loved to use this cap as an employee gift during football season and leading up to hunting season. It makes a great fall gift and the quality is better than any other hat that we have seen! #SwaggingRights
Chiatra from Auburn, #138629, Richardson Trucker Snapback Cap
We handed out vests to our almost 300 employees as an annual appreciation gift. Staff loved them and some people are even purchasing a second one because they are wearing them so often! They are high quality and were a great price.
Anonymous, #123990, Crossland® Fleece Vest
Increase participation, improve registration and maybe even generate additional revenue. When you’re looking for that carrot, look for promotional products.
…Every child who registers receives a book bag that contains a folder full of several goodies, including their first reading record. Families are thrilled to receive their bag with the Blast Off to Kindergarten logo, which often then becomes their regular library bag!
Monica from Syracuse, #105223, Reusable Grocery Bag
We are using these coffee mugs as a gift to our employees for participating in training to advance our company culture. Employees love them! And I love mine too!
Sarah from Newbern, #123806, Customized Emma Coffee Mug
We provided a beach towel to employees who participated in AECI’s safety fair, which centered around water safety.
Byron from Springfield, #138358, Java Beach Towel
These little first aid kits were used to give kids after they attended a free first aid training! Plus you guys got them to us within 24 hours! You ROCK!!
Donna from Lead, #6607, Primary Care First Aid Kit
…Bell does a Maintain Don’t Gain Challenge …This year we got these awesome Refresh Clutch Water Bottles since water is an important part of staying healthy! We also ordered extra water bottles for new hires in the office for 2019!
Jenna from Madison, #127005, Refresh® Clutch Water Bottle
I use the Wolverine Pen to place inside our church visitors packets. Since doing so, we have seen an increase in the response of people filling out first-time visitors cards in comparison to not having pens in the visitors’ packets before. Thank you 4imprint for helping make this a success so far.
Stephanie from Sidney, #103789, Wolverine Pen
…We set up a photo booth…and encouraged viewers to take a selfie with our news talent. If they posed the picture, we gave them this 4imprint t-shirt! The response was better than expected and compliments on these great shirts are STILL flooding in. Not only did we get our logo out on 250 people, but also the faces of our news anchors on many social media feeds! THIS IS A WIN. CBS 3 gets #SwaggingRights for sure.
Paige from Duluth, #6729, Hanes® Tagless® T-Shirt
We ordered these tumblers as a gift for our IMPACT Award… We are absolutely THRILLED with how these came out and loved working with 4imprint staff throughout the entire process. We are so excited to give these tumblers to our finalists for all their hard work! We just know they will love them!
Anonymous, #147035, Crossland® Vacuum Mug
Share your success story!
Have you found success with your promotional products?
Share your expertise by visiting 4imprint.com/SwaggingRights and clicking the #SwaggingRights® button in your order history. Submit your photo with a description of your story. We’d love to share it with others via social media and maybe even in our next edition of Promotional Products Work!
See more ideas and past editions of 4imprint’s Promotional Products Work! At 4imprint.com/EBook