7 Trade Show Giveaway Essentials for 2018

The PPAI Expo 2018 is about to come to a close in Las Vegas and we’ve seen plenty of new fabulous trends that are expected to be seen in events, conventions, and other marketing efforts. The expo in Vegas certainly showcased innovative promotional products–mostly leaning towards tech, environmental consciousness, and unique experiences.

Here are 7 trade show essentials we’re sure you and clients will love:

  1. SILLY PUTTY / SLIME

 

glitter slime putty - trade show trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $2.05 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

With an increasingly stressful world, sometimes, one has to go back to the basics to decompress. We saw a lot of stress-relief giveaways that are perfectly cheap but totally fun– even for adults. ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) has been trending on social media and it involves exposing one’s self to stimuli that elicits a slight tingling sensation from the scalp down to the rest of the upper body that leads to lowered stress levels. Giving employees something as simple as slime to de-stress helps enormously in their productivity.

2. TRAVEL-SIZED PERSONAL CARE

hand sanitizer - trade show trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $1.65 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

The key to choosing personal care giveaways for 2018 is thinking about how conveniently they can be accessed and used. Travel-sized hand sanitizers, lotions, and toiletry kits will present a greater value for the recipient if they have security clips like carabiners or waterproof pouches. Giving away small but very useful gifts will more likely leave a longer lasting impression on the recipients and allow for more effective brand recall because they’ll take your gift in their bags.

3. PHONE POCKETS

 

silicone phone pockets - trade show trends 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $0.75 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

2018 is also all about tech and mobile accessories and they don’t even have to be expensive. Much like the idea of giving away travel-sized personal effects is gifting clients with multi-functional and practical mobile accessories like silicone phone pockets to keep your credit cards and cash on hand. These giveaways can be customized with full color decorations which makes it an ideal way to promote awareness for your brand. 

4. MOBILE POP SOCKETS

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As low as $4.53 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

Here’s another phone accessory that presents function and convenience for users. Pop sockets prevents accidental phone drops and makes taking selfies and groupfies easy. Unlike other similar holders, your phone can still lay flat and not in an odd angle when you lay it down. The decoration placement gives your brand full exposure whenever the recipient’s phone is in use.

5. SCREEN CLEANERS

screen cleaners spray and cloth - trade show goveaway trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $4.10 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

Another trade show trend to watch is tech and gadget care accessories. Screen cleaners have been seen all over the recent trade show and brands have taken advantage of the full color customization of cleaning cloths and kits. These also make great welcome kits employees. You can give these away in travel size or as kits.

6. FIDDLE CUBE

fiddle cube - trade show trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $2.26 in bulk order from brandspirit.com

Another trendy stress reliever item expected to become a hot promotional product is the fidget cube. It has more tactile switches and toggles than a spinner. Cubes also have bigger imprint areas ideal for brand awareness. Employees love these as swag items and trade show attendees are more than willing to check out your booth to get their hands on these ant-stress toys.

7. WEBCAM COVERS

webcam cover - trade show trend 2018 - brandspirit.com
As low as $0.92 in bulk order at brandspirit.com

Cyber security is a very high concern these days and giving away something as simple as a webcam cover can be a big gesture for clients. With people in front of their computers 6 to 8 hours a day, it’s very wise to have your business name on something they can always see. 

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The Perfect Pairing of Custom Journals & Tumblers

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to gift clients or employees with custom journals. They can use it for work, meetings, or personal schedules. Take it a step further and add value to your gift by pairing the journal with a customized drinkware.

Big brand coffee shops and even artisan boutique cafes have used these types of promotional products for awareness and reward programs. Promotional products with a retail look are certainly effective ways to get your business name out there and to make some profit from points programs.

Here are beautiful journals and drinkware pairings you can fully customize.

A DAINTY PAIR

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The Neoskin Hard Cover Journal has a beautiful metallic finish with a deboss decoration option. Metallic is in this 2018 and this custom journal is the perfect gift. Pair it with a decal-themed glass mug to complement the trendy look of the journal.

PERFECTLY PREMIUM

custom shinola journal and miir tumbler - promotional products - brandspirit.com
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If you’re looking for a more high end premium pair, then check out the Shinola softcover journal and the Miir Tumbler. Shinola is one of the most premium journal lines in the market that uses sustainable paper. The Miir Tumbler is inspired by the classic paper cup, made modern, that fits perfectly in all standard car cup holders.

MARBLE & ACRYLIC

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The journal has a faux marble design that gives it a very sleek and chic look despite it’s affordable price. The double wall acrylic Lunar Tumbler, on the other hand, allows you to design it with a full color insert to give your brand equally full exposure.

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Give Away Glam Journals to Start 2018 Right with Your Clients

It’ll be 2018 in a little over a month and that means your clients will be on the lookout for a fresh journal to write down their resolutions and ideas to start the year.

Businesses can take this opportunity to connect with clients by using premium, beautiful journals as holiday gifts. While it’s not recommended to give logo branded gifts as holiday gifts, journals can be exceptions to the rule because these items are often the perfect products to customize (just like the big coffee brands).

We’ve created a small curated list of the hottest journals that are the quintessential customized journals for clients, employees, and other VIPs.

 

SHINOLA Journal – Hardcover, Medium

This lovely journal is a Detroit-based American luxury lifestyle brand with retail stores worldwide. It’s American-dade from all US-sourced components. They’re also recognized as journals that are manufactured to exacting specifications using domestic, sustainably-cultivated sources for its paper. Your clients will love the eco-friendly factor of this gift.

Neoskin® Hard Cover Journal

Nothing says luxury like a bit of bling and this notebook speaks glam in volumes! Dressed to impress inside and out with 192 ivory lined pages, a gusseted pocket, a matching ribbon bookmark inside and an elastic closure to match the matte metallic hard cover outside, this Neoskin notebook will certainly make your brand shine. 

Send us a gift for the holidays, conventions, or company events. These would also make fabulous incentive gifts for employees as well as retail-worthy items for cafes, schools, or specialty shops.

SHINOLA Journal – Hardcover, Large

If you’re looking for a heavy duty journal for your clients, this baby should be just what you’re looking for. The pages are available in grid, lined, and blank options so doodle art, mind maps, and checklists will have a place in this journal.

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Fun Swag from Integrity Plus Pipeline Institute to Launch Career Boosting Program

Integrity Plus needed fidget spinners for their open classroom on-boarding session: Pipeline Fundamentals Orientation to keep attendees engaged, and provide a fun session break activity. The event’s main goal was to share knowledge and experience about the pipeline industry and orient oil and gas operator new comers with the best pipeline safety practices.

They also needed gifts to promote a sense of belonging to the industry and accomplishment for all the new students by presenting them with awesome Nike Shirts and branded hats. Brand Spirit was happy to help them with this mission.

In order to excite and set the tone for the training session, the Pipeline Institute chose fun but very useful giveaways for everyone. The customized Nike shirts stayed true to the current trend of giving away casual athleisure wear and it certainly was a premium choice that not only promoted awareness for the event but was also a high-value welcome gift for the trainees. Gifting them with this custom brand name apparel projects a positive impression for the company and demonstrates how much they valued the attendees.

Custom branded caps and Nike shirts to welcome the new trainees.
Custom branded caps and Nike shirts to welcome the new trainees.

The custom shirts paired perfectly with the logo branded hats, which are also wonderful everyday useful items they can keep for a long time. It served as a practical but thoughtful token for a milestone in their careers.

The fidget spinners were the icing on the cake that perfectly summed up the company’s mix of career boost guarantee and work-life balance to stay productive.

custom promotional fidget spinners for students and employees
Customized fidget spinners to help keep the trainees focused during their session.

Needless to say, the event was a success and the new students loved their cool swag.

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Gift Clients or Employees with Premium Computer Bags

Urban backpacks these days need to have protective sleeves to hold our computers and other gadgets. This is why giving away custom branded backpacks as employee incentive or customer premiums make them memorable and high-value brand promotion tools. 

Your sales team who are on the road can certainly benefit from these bags that have been designed to be checkpoint-friendly, which means traveling with them is a breeze.

Here is a handful of promotional backpack recommendations that’ll put smile on customers’ faces and put skip to the step of employees. 

Promotional backpacks with computer sleeves. Customize with logo
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The HIVE COMPU-BACKPACK is a more affordable option but not to be underestimated in function. The zippered main compartment holds your laptop and includes padded compartment for tablets. Its large front pocket has multiple pockets for small items and also has earbud access. It also has convenient two side pockets for easy grabbing of water bottles. 

Help customers lessen the stress of plane travel with the TSA-friendly ELLEVEN AMPED CHECKPOINT FRIENDLY BACKPACK. It’s a high-value promotional gift for corporate offices or VIP clients. The computer sleeve can accommodate a 17″ laptop and the main compartment can hold a substantial amount of personal items including your phone and tablet. The side pocket has a window for your ID and the key fob on the stap doubles as a bottle opener. PEVA insulated side pocket with exterior mesh pocket Media pocket with earbud port, trolley pass-through.

The HIGH SIERRA ELITE is also a premium promotional backpack that features a checkpoint-friendly laptop compartment to make airports a breeze. It has large, multi-compartment design,  Cushion Zone™ padded computer compartment; an adjustable sling system in laptop compartment for 17″ laptops, and a dedicated Tech Zone for your iPad or other tablet. The bag also has a Yoke-style, S-shaped Vapel™ mesh padded shoulder straps with Collar Comfort™ edge and integrated media/cell phone pocket for proper support during those long airport layovers. It also has a comfortable Vapel™ mesh padded back panel with Airflow™ and trolley pass-through.

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