Customers appreciate a business that’s environmentally conscious and does its part to save the planet. Combine advocacy and brand promotion by using these reusable and beautifully designed cups. Give them away at conventions and campaigns or distribute to the entire team to reduce waste in the work place.
Innovative, attention-getting, professional look – that’s the Black Knight Cup! An eco-friendly alternative to disposable cups, this black 10 oz. double walled ceramic version features a pliable silicone lid that keeps beverages hot and a unique construction to help protect your hand from the heat.
It may look like a paper cup, but this innovative beverage accessory is actually made of biodegradable (in landfill conditions according to ASTM D5511) plastic! What a great way to show your concern for the environment, while also building brand awareness. It’s small enough to fit in corporate coffee machines and is top rack dishwasher safe.
Great for promoting sustainability initiatives, the eco-friendly New Yorker 14 oz. tumbler features a white ceramic cup with silicone lid and matching ribbed silicone grip. In addition to being dishwasher and microwave safe, it’s also BPA free, making this an ideal promotional tool for virtually any business or event.
Metallic products are showing up everywhere in retail right now and we are so on board with this trend. From fashion, to make-up, all the way to technology and phone accessories – shiny is in. With the holiday season officially upon us metallic is especially dominant in decorations, ornaments and wrapping paper, making it the perfect time to jump on this trend.
Today we’re taking you through our favorite metallic promotional holiday giveaways and gifts that are practical AND pretty. Oh – and did we mention affordable, too?
This shiny, vanilla flavored lip balm is the perfect stocking stuffer for clients or employees. Available in three chic metallic colors, this compact and customizable lip balm fits in a purse or desk drawer easily to prevent chapped lips wherever you are.
Functional and fun, the sleek Pep Power Bank comes in four colors including rose gold. With over 2 billion smartphone users in the world, this power bank is a thoughtful and stylish gift for all of your clients. They’ll think of you every time they use this power bank for a quick charge on the go. Morley
This gorgeous speaker is the ultimate luxe holiday gift! Your clients and employees can enjoy exceptional sound quality and take conference calls on this little beauty. Pretty enough to keep on the counter at home or your desk at the office, this speaker will be used over and over again – giving your logo maximum brand impressions.
The metallic finish and modern geometric design on this cinch backpack add lavish details to a classic promotional product. Ideal for gifting to the active client or employee, the large opening fits sneakers and a change of clothes perfectly. A side zippered pocket gives you extra storage for small valuables or tech accessories.
Your clients will be carrying their groceries or weekend essentials in style when they sport this lustrous tote. A metallic bottom adds just enough bling without going overboard. Added bonus – this customizable tote features a large decoration location front and center for your logo to shine.
Looking for fun, novel, and unique gifts for customers or potential leads during trade shows? You’ll love these customizable gifts!
Giving away creative and unique gifts is one sure way to get noticed and remembered when you’re marketing your brand. Gifts don;t have to be expensive but they do need to relate to what your business is all about so that it sets the tone for your future campaigns.
A few things to remember about giveaways for 2018 is that:
It needs to provide an experience
It’s useful but still fun
Partner the giveaway with other items that increase its value as a gift worth keeping
Make the presentation social media worthy for sharing
Recipients will get a kick out of these custom gifts:
Yes, you can certainly just wipe your phone or tablet’s screen but why not let a cute robot screen cleaner do it for you. It’s entertaining, novel, and is a great conversation starter. Cleaning businesses as well as tech brands can use this to promote a new campaign.
Your clients or employees will love these topple-proof mugs! Mighty Mug is powered by a patented Smartgrip technology which allows it to grip when hit but lift 100% naturally. It was created to avoid expensive computer repairs or destroying important paperwork caused by spills. Promote your business by adding a logo or add it as a retail item in your store just like the big coffee brands.
Bring back the good old days of having a phone receiver while you talk to your friends. Retro is so back and your brand can fully take advantage of this trend to get your name out there. Choose from a variety of colors to march your brand’s style. It’s compatible with almost any mobile device.
We’ve all had that mini heart attack. Your phone slips from your fingers, crashes on the floor face down and you hold your breath for a few seconds to find out if it’s broken or not.
Spare your customers from this nightmare and surprise them with a thoughtful but super affordable phone grip. Everyone has a phone and this device stays with us from the moment we wake up until we go to bed. This is the perfect spot for your logo to sit and it will remind customers and their friends about your brand each time they take their mobiles out.
Here are three trendy phone grips that are practical, customizable, and all under $5!
The Pearl sticks to the back of cell phones and tablets using removable adhesive, allowing the top surface of the grip to keep your phone & gadgets from slipping and sliding. Packaged in cellophane bag with distinctive instructional booklet. Perfect as trade show giveaways, civic events, school fundraisers, rock concerts.
A PopSocket sticks flat to the back of your phone, tablet or case with its reusable, repositionable gel. Once extended, the PopSocket becomes a media stand for your device, a photo or texting grip, or lower it for a video chat. It doesn’t get in the way when you keep your phone inside your pocket so it’s design will surely be hit.
Simple and effective! The Gadget Grips® STRAP makes it easy to secure your phone to your hand. Simply place the strap on your phone and slip your finger under the strap. It comes in a variety of colors to complement your brand’s style.
Sometimes, a single gift just won’t do. This is especially true if you’re trying to impress express appreciation for a business partner or client who’s been a big part of your brand. And while gift sets and basket are great, customized combo gifts often feel more personal.
For the holidays and the coming new year, clients or customers will most likely be making new plans and lists–certainly a lot of time spent on writing down ideas and thinking about another exciting year. Why not complement this mood by gifting them with a combination of a premium journal, a great pen, and a tea gift set?
Combine these three items and customize with a thoughtful message to show your message of appreciation for the past year, as well as to let them know that you are excited for the months ahead.
Shinola is a Detroit-based American luxury lifestyle brand with retail stores worldwide. Shinola journals are American-Made from all US-sourced components. Shinola journals are manufactured to exacting specifications using domestic, sustainably-cultivated sources for its paper.
The set includes a large ceramic tea mug with stainless steel infuser & matching ceramic lid to keep your tea hot. All items are nestled in an attractive contemporary designed gift box w/ 3 decoration location options; making this a keepsake gift as well as keeping your brand in view fulfilling the objective of pleasing your customers while retaining their attention.
2017 has been a whirlwind for many brands and shifts from one trend or behavior to another has gained a momentum that’s much faster than last year’s. We’ve seen campaigns succeed and fail and we have seen artificial intelligence in so many spaces we can barely keep up.
All these disruptions and insight shifts should not serve as a point of frustration for 2018, but rather fertile grounds for brand lifts, innovation, and creativity for marketers. Next year is going to be a doozy but in a good and exciting sense.
2018 is going to be the year for emotionally strategic marketing.
EXPERIENCES, NOT TRANSACTIONS
Next year, marketers need to really dig deep and hone in on truthful customer insights that will compel them to experience what a brand has to offer, which will eventually lead to a sale. The idea of “designing experiences” and “strategic storytelling” has been done over the past 5 years but it is now more crucial than ever to provide this consumer need to grow one’s brand.
Application of trend:
In the real estate industry, one good strategy we’ve recommended is having potential home buyers experience the neighborhood through food. The Michelin Guide to Restaurants has been an effective tool to provide this journey for customers because they get an outlook of their lives once they move in to their desired house. It then becomes a personal experience that leaves memories to your consumer.
EVERYONE IS A CUSTOMER
And by everyone, we mean (1) Other businesses/B2B, (2) Target customers & their friends/B2C, and (3) Employees/B2E.
Application of trend:
Just as you would plan for consumers, brands need to be more forward-thinking about future shareholders and collaborators. This can be done by combining the same strategy of creative story telling channeled through technology and other traditional outlets such as face to face client servicing. Referencing trend#1, brands need to be experiences-based rather than product-based.
Trade shows and conventions are the usual grounds that allow B2B brands to connect. It also serves as the perfect opportunity to show off your brand’s creativity in showcasing new products and educating potential clients. One creative application of storytelling is using pop culture themes that can be spun into your own such as the use of Star Wars for technology brands to feature “the force” behind their products. Combining a walk-through experience with branded gifts like light sabers transports clients to your story and livens-up the traditional information transfer.
Other experienced-based strategies for B2B is through the use of virtual reality to feature new services and offers.
Customers want to be part of the brand and they want to be a brand voice for products that have their own advocacy. Encouraging, recognizing, and crediting consumers who contribute to your brand voice makes them feel included, thus, more loyal. Designing a customer program that is mutually beneficial for you and the customer goes a long way. For instance, beautifully crafted samples which customers can use for video reviews or unboxing is a hard-working instrument that grows your consumer base and increases awareness exponentially.
If there is anything we can learn from big and successful companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google, is that they work hard to create valuable experiences not only for customers but also for their employees. This is what it means to work from the inside out. It’s forming a team that also genuinely believes in your brand’s advocacies so they themselves become advocates. By tapping into your core values as a company and expressing it through regular employee training and incentive programs.
HAVE A PURPOSE
More specifically, empathy is what consumers and other businesses want to feel. The need to leave the world a better place is a genuine need for small and large businesses, in general. When collaborators and customers know that you are driven to do as such, then they will more than willingly be a voice for you.
Application of trend:
Brand Spirit has always been actively engaging with purposeful organizations in order to give back and also provide and avenue for its community to also give back. For instance, our “Purchase with a Purpose” project allows us to send 1 vaccine to a child in need for every $100 purchase. We see this as something bigger than us and we will be continuing this effort as the brand grows.
Surely, there will be more trends that will keep marketers on their toes. But as long as you remember to be aware of what people want to experience and feel, then your brand should be well on its way to a booming 2018.
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Nothing says “I appreciate you!” more than a high end gift – but we know that sorting through all of the premium promotional products out there to find a suitable fit can be exhausting. Don’t worry – we’ve got your back AND the perfect gift for every client on your list.
Everyone loves a 2 for 1 deal, right? This wireless speaker and earbuds combo will impress your client that loves to stay fit. The ergonomic design and truly wireless capabilities of these earbuds (seriously – no wires at all!) make it easy to go for a run or lift some weights without those pesky wires getting in the way. The carrying care for these bad boys doubles as a charging station and a Bluetooth speaker. Score.
The HD Action Camera packs a premium quality punch for those clients of yours that can’t resist an adventure. It comes equipped with a 1080p HD lens and a 2” LCD screen to capture all of their extreme moments. Whether they’re on the trail or in the water – the 13 additional accessories including a waterproof case, helmet mount and handlebar mount guarantee that their footage is captured.
This Remote Control Drone Car is perfect for the client that didn’t want to grow up. The drone has the ability to fly in the air or drive on the ground, and features an advanced stability system that makes it easy to operate. Once they’ve mastered the craft, this drone can perform aerial flips! Includes a rechargeable battery, USB battery charging cable and extra propellers – just in case.
Transport your client to a faraway place when they try on the Virtual Reality Headset with Headphones. Truly a premium piece with an affordable price tag, this headset includes headphones that plug right into your smartphone, engaging all of your senses in the VR world! All they have to do is download any VR or 3D app on their phone and their journey in to the world of VR begins.