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How to Promote your Brand Successfully at Trade Shows and Conventions

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Trade shows and conventions are extremely valuable resources and are a great place to advertise your brand and to earn yourself new business.  At every trade show and convention there are essential products and accessories that you must have in order to make your involvement a success. A great advertising opportunity, if planned right, these events will not only gain you new customers, but they will also help you to maximize your brand exposure.

With trade show season upon us, now is the time to focus your marketing efforts and increase the success of your exhibit by ordering promotional products from PrintGlobe. Custom trade show merchandise and booth giveaways not only make lasting impressions, but they will also give you an added promotional boost to help you beat the competition. With a wide selection of table covers, runners, banners, name badges, and giveaway items, we’ve got you covered! Below you will find some of our favorite items and a few tips to help make your trade show advertising efforts a success!

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While handouts and giveaways are a great way to advertise your brand, you first must get people to stop by your booth to hear what you have to say. By putting effort into the appearance of your space, you communicate to potential customers that you offer a product or service that you truly care about. If you make your booth a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing place to be, chances are, more people will visit, and therefore, more people will learn about the product or service you offer!

First, attract people to your booth with personalized banners. Functioning much like a magazine advertisement, your banner should communicate what kind of service you offer, and encourage people to visit for more information. We offer a wide variety of banners at all different price levels and in a number of different sizes. Most of our banners offer a one banner minimum requirement, and many offer quick production and turnaround times. Vinyl banner printing is a tried-and-true way to promote your name or message at trade shows, and is an excellent way to attract people to your booth.

Once people are there, make them want to stay by making your booth a comfortable place to be. Creating a beautiful exhibit is easy with our wide selection of custom table covers and runners. Table covers are an effective billboard to enhance your message and can transform any ordinary table into your very own advertising space, helping you to stand out from the rest of the crowd.

Before people leave, be sure to provide them with something to make them remember their visit. While it’s always smart to have personalized pens and notepads on hand, send visitors off with something more to ensure that they remember your brand or product. Remember, it’s important to offer an item that is clever and valuable to your target audience. Research from ASI shows that 81 percent of people will keep useful, well thought out promotional items, so don’t hand out an item just because it’s inexpensive and has your logo printed on it. Without deep thought and consideration, chances are, your giveaway item will get tossed in the trash or left in the hotel room. Instead, put some thought into it and give visitors something they can really use!

With thousands of items available on our site perfect for giveaways, it can be hard to decide what exactly you should choose to hand out to your booth visitors. To help make things easier for you, we’ve included a few of our favorite giveaway items below to help you decide. We’ve listed a few standard, classic trade show giveaways that are always useful to have, as well as items that we think will really make your brand stand out.  For more inspiration, please visit the trade show section of our website, or call a PrintGlobe dedicated account representative today!

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Reusable Shopping Bags and Water Bottles

Reusable shopping bags are an item one can never have enough of. Much of the country now enforces a B.Y.O.B(ag) policy, and those areas that don’t are well on their way. Reusable shopping bags get used at grocery and retail stores, libraries, schools, work, and more. They’re a great item to have at trade shows to lug around pamphlets and goodies, and are an item that will get repeat use long after the trade show ends. We love the Classic Cotton Meeting Tote for a classic tote pick and the 16” x 13” Metallic Gloss Designer Tote for a more stylish tote giveaway!

Similarly, reusable water bottles are super practical items to have, and when imprinted with your logo, people are sure to see your message time and time again. We’ve got several great bottles on our site perfect for giveaways, but in order to really stand out from the crowd and from other water bottle giveaways, we think that the 24 oz. h2go Hybrid Tritan Bottle, 32 oz. Transparent Sport Bottle, 16 oz. Tube Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler, and 20 oz. BPA Free Stainless Steel Sports Bottle are all great picks!

Lip Balm and Hand Sanitizer

Keep your visitors in good health with personalized lip balm tubes and custom hand sanitizer bottles. Many people use lip balm every day, making this a practical giveaway item, and just think about how many germs are floating around at trade shows… Help your visitors to stay healthy by providing them with a hand sanitizer bottle sporting your logo or message! When they don’t sick, your visitors will sure be glad that they stopped by your booth!

Badge Holders and Lanyards

Hanging around visitor’s necks, your logo is sure to be seen time and time again during the trade show with personalized badge holders and lanyards. Help to add personality to badges and to keep credentials in view with our huge selection of full color, polyester, cotton, nylon, elastic, and cord lanyards, as well as retractable and window badge holders.

Sunglasses and Tasty Treats

Sunglasses are an item that everyone can use, and they’re a proven trade show giveaway favorite! Imprint them with your logo to advertise your message all year long.

If you want to send customers off with something more, consider giving booth visitors a personalized tin filled with tasty treats. Trade shows can be hard work, and snacks are appreciated items when the going gets tough! Plus, the reusable tins are a great way to advertise your brand in offices, homes, and more.

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Power Banks and Chargers

Moving on to more specialized items, personalized mobile power banks and chargers are excellent items to hand out to booth visitors. Perfect for homes, offices, and travel, mobile power banks and chargers are sought after items and are a reliable way to get the message out about your brand. These high quality items aren’t something that will get tossed in the trash! These handy and practical products will get used time and time again, ensuring that your business receives the exposure that it deserves!

Smart Phone Card Holders and RFID Protection Sleeves

Smart phone card holders are a popular item that allow for easy advertising for you, and extra convenience for your visitors! Our Silicone Smart Phone Wallet and Hang on Smart Phone Card Holders are great options, as is our 3-in-1 Cell Phone Card Holder.

Likewise, offer your customers convenience and security with our RFID protection sleeves. As RFID technology is an unfamiliar topic for many, these sleeves and phone wallets are a great way to grab customer’s attention! They might stop by to learn about the technology, but they’ll leave with so much more!

Cell Phone Cases and Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Not only are cell phone covers highly useful and sought after items, but as cell phones aren’t indestructible, cell phone covers are an item that everyone wants and needs! Help to protect your customer’s cell phones by providing them with a personalized cell phone cover. As cell phones are items that get used on a daily basis, you can rest assured that your brand will receive exposure each time your visitors use their phone.

Additionally, microfiber cleaning cloths are highly practical items for technology users. They are great for cleaning phone, tablet, and computer screens, and when imprinted with your logo, you can trust that your message will be seen time and time again!

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Apple Pie Recipe

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Bite into America’s most quintessential dessert this holiday season! Our Apple Seeds and Apple Pie Recipe Cards make excellent gifts and are a great way to spread holiday cheer! Each card features your favorite recipe on one side and your logo or personal message on the other. Also included with each card is a handmade, plantable paper shape embedded with an ingredient relevant to your recipe.  These cards work great as holiday gift tags and business handouts, and also make wonderful stocking stuffers. With several paper shapes and seed options available, there’s surely a card for everyone on your list!

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Holiday Apple Pie

Crust Ingredients 

2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling

1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour (can substitute 1/2 cup flour)

16 Tbsp (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, chilled in freezer for at least 15 minutes

1 teaspoon salt

1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar

3 to 6 Tbsp water, very cold

Filling Ingredients

2/3 cup sugar

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

3 pounds of peeled and cored cooking apples (Granny Smith, Pippin, or Golden Delicious), sliced into 1/4 – 1/2 inch slices

1 1/2 tablespoons brandy

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a food processor, combine flour, almonds, salt and brown sugar. Pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal with pea size pieces of butter form. Add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, pulsing until mixture just begins to clump together. When ready, dough will hold together when pinched.

Remove dough from food processor and place on a clean surface. Carefully shape dough into two discs, being careful not to over knead.  Wrap each disc in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour.

Meanwhile, position a rack in the bottom third of the oven and preheat to 375°F. Combine sugar, flour and spices in a large bowl. Use your hands and mix in the apples so they are well coated. Drizzle in brandy and vanilla extract.

Once your dough has chilled, remove one disk and let it sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.

Next, sprinkle your dough with some flour and roll it out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to a 12 inch circle; about 1/8 of an inch thick. As you roll out the dough, use a metal spatula to check if the dough is sticking to the surface below. Add a few sprinkles of flour if necessary to keep the dough from sticking. Gently fold in half. Place on to a 9-inch pie plate, lining up the fold with the center of the pan. Gently unfold and press down to line the pie dish with the dough.

Spoon in your apple filling and create a slight mound in the center. Set aside.

Roll out second disk of dough and gently turn it over onto the top of the apples in the dish. Pinch the top and bottom of the dough rounds firmly together. Trim excess dough with kitchen shears, leaving a 3/4 inch overhang. Fold dough under itself so that the edge of the fold is flush with the edge of the pan. Flute edges using thumb and forefinger or press with a fork.

Stir yolk and cream in small bowl to blend. Brush over top of pie. Cut slits in the top of the crust to allow steam to escape. Bake pie until crust begins to turn golden, about 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Tent the rims with aluminum foil or use a pie protector if the edges are browning too quickly. Bake until crust is golden and juices are bubbling, anywhere from an additional 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the type of apples you are using. Transfer to rack; let stand 1 hour. Serve pie warm or at room temperature.

*Recipe courtesy of Symphony Handmade Papers Inc. 

Social Media Small Talk – Talk about the Weather & Show a Thermometer!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

There is a social media phenomenon occurring anytime there is extreme weather…people everywhere post pictures of their nearest thermometer showing off the current super hot, or outrageously cold temperatures!

In the summer when temps hit 100+, you can bet you’ll see news feeds full of  “OMG!” posts, accompanied by a shot of their car thermometer. And when temps plunge, like they have this week thanks to the “Artic Vortex” that has gripped most of the nation, thermometers are once again the most photographed old-school devices on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

So when it comes to brand exposure custom printed thermometers are the newest hidden gem of the marketing and promotional products world.

As give-aways, they’re unique, they’re useful, and they have excellent staying power, and like in this example below your brand and message have megawatt exposure when snapped into a weather selfie.

Orion Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Thermometers

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Brighten Up Your Brand With the Pantone Color of the Year

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The colors red, blue and black have been the go-to colors of promotional products for, well frankly, far too long.

Increasingly, business are shaking off the old stodgy design colors and bright, modern and punchy colors are making their way into corporate branding.

This year, Pantone, the experts in all things color, has designated “Radiant Orchid”…essentially a light purple hue…as their color of the year for 2014. Last year Emerald Green was the “It” color in fashion and design trends, and before that Tangerine Orange was the darling color of the moment.

So knowing that Radiant Orchid, and all things purple are soon to be in vogue, we know from past years that marketing products are soon to follow.

How can you incorporate purple in your brands marketing?

Purple is created by the blending of Red and Blue, two strong colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. This makes it a great color for any company or organization that wants to relay a sense of balance and equality.

Purple also represents peace of mind, and is a calming color, which makes it a great for outreach campaigns that want to reassure or soothe.

Purple is also known as a royal color, and can be an indicator of wealth, position and prestige, which makes it a natural selection for finance and investment marketing campaigns.

There are hundreds of items that currently come in brilliant shades of purple, and almost any logo converted to black or white will make a strong and lasting impression.

 

 

 

 

2 Most Powerful Promotional Products You Probably Aren’t Using

Monday, September 9th, 2013

When it comes to promoting your business there are all sorts of  ways to get your name out there in front of your potential customers. Social media strategies and online marketing campaigns get a lot of attention these days…but these 2 promotional products have proven to be cost effective, quick, and long lasting ways to quickly make an impression on a crowd.

Look closely, these two products have a great value to you customers and will  keep your logo in front of them for a long time.

Reusable Grocery Bags

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Reusable Grocery Totes Allow Your Brand To Make a Lasting Impression

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More and more cities like our very own Austin, TX are adopting plastic bag bans and these carry-all’s are becoming a trunk staple for many Americans. Because they have such a large available area for decoration these bags give your brand a ton of exposure, and allow you to showcase your logo, message, or campaign theme in a big bold visual way.

Reusable grocery bags are now available with insulation, with wine/bottle dividers, and in a huge assortment of colors, shapes and sizes. There is a reusable grocery bag for nearly every brand and campaign and marketing pros know that their usefulness extends well past the supermarket. Reusable bags are being spotted at the park and on the beach, at children’s sporting events, even at airports as a last minute and easy to pack backup carryon bag.

 Stylus Pens

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I'm Not Just A Pen, I'm A Tech Gadget!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pens, probably the most tried and true business branding essential of all time.  And with the proliferation of tablets, phablets, and smartphones, stylus pens are more than just a writing instrument, they’re valuable tech gadgets! A quick search of Amazon shows a range of tech styluses STARTING around $10-$12 each…and promotional stylus pens can be ordered right now for under $1.00 a piece! 

Stylus pens certainly deliver value and the most bang-for-your-marketing-buck this year.

 

 

 

PrintGlobe’s $500 Promo Products Giveaway!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

What’s the deal?

It’s scorching hot here at the PrintGlobe headquarters in Austin. We thought we’d beat the heat by throwing a fun Facebook giveaway to take our minds off of the sizzling summer weather.

What do I win?

PrintGlobe is giving one lucky person $500 in promotional products. That’s right – you’ll receive a $500 shopping spree at PrintGlobe.com, completely on us! That’s $500 to use for your business, organization, special event or just to have fun. Whether you need business cards, party supplies, drinkware, custom shirts, personalized gifts or tradeshow giveaways, we have every product imaginable.

How do I enter?

All you have to do is LIKE PrintGlobe on Facebook www.facebook.com/PrintGlobe from June 25th 2012 until September 25th 2012 and you’ll be entered to win $500 in custom printing, promotional products or personalized gifts. You only have to enter once, and you’ll have the chance to win the $500 giveaway – Good luck!

Click for contest rules or LIKE us on our Facebook page today!

15 Sizzling Giveaway Ideas for Outdoor Events

Monday, June 11th, 2012

As the weather starts to heat up, more and more people are heading into the great outdoors. Sporting events, company picnics, vacations on the beach, pool parties, backyard barbecues, these are all activities that bring people outside for the summer. There is another thing that all of these activities have in common – they’re all made better with the addition of custom giveaways!

PrintGlobe’s Top 15 Outdoor Giveaway Ideas

1. Custom Water Bottles: Always popular and instantly refreshing, water bottles are just what you need to beat the heat.
2. Logo Sunglasses:  Advertise in style with sunglasses. Perfect for all ages.
3. Sun Screen & Sun Protection : Promote sun safety with custom sunscreen!
4. Misting Fans: Keep cool with personalized misting fans – they’ll be a big hit.
5. Tote Bags: Forever popular – Custom tote bags are ideal for any occasion.
6. Can Coolers: Nothing is better than an ice cold drink on a hot day.
7. Personalized Folding Chairs: Grab a seat and enjoy the great outdoors.
8. Frisbee Flyers: Watch the level of fun soar with custom printed Frisbee flyers.
9. Custom Coolers: Be the life of the party, bring a cooler filled with ice cold drinks.
10. Logo Beach Balls: Have a ball with printed beach balls – fun for all ages.
11. Personalized Picnic Sets: You can’t go wrong with picnic sets. They make incredible  gifts for summer.
12. Custom Caps: Logo Hats help beat the heat while you advertise.
13. Custom Beach Towels: At the pool,  the beach or at a picnic, beach towels are just what you need.
14. Fly Swatters: Keep pests away while you play, with logo fly swatters.
15. Lip Balm: Don’t forget to stay moisturized. Logo lip balm is a small way to make a big impact.

Summer is the perfect time to celebrate the great outdoors and just have fun in the sun. Take your outdoor events to new heights with any one of our sizzling giveaway ideas. Now, get out of the office and enjoy your summer!

If you need more giveaway ideas or help finding that perfect promotional item for your summer events, call us toll free at 800-989-2181 or visit PrintGlobe.com.

PrintGlobe joins the Komen Race for the Cure

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

PrintGlobe is joining in on the 2011 Komen Austin Race for the Cure this year.We can’t wait to once again participate in such a fantastic event. We’re getting our pink outfits prepared and running shoes ready, to run alongside thousands of our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers in an effort to help make a difference and bring awareness to a great cause!

Why not have some fun and join us? It’s great exercise, fun for the whole family and a great way to raise money for breast cancer screenings, education and research. Together we can make a lasting impact. Join PrintGlobe’s team the GlobeCheckers today and get moving for a terrific cause.If you’d like to join us and Race for the Cure, visit KomenAustin and click “Join Team” to get registered. We’d love to have you!

Don’t forget that PrintGlobe has an excellent selection of Breast Cancer Awareness products available for your fundraiser, special event or giveaway needs. We have something for every budget, including; Pink Sports Bottles, AwarenessBracelets, BreastCancer Awareness Totes, PinkPens and more. All of these products are effective for spreading the word and helping you advertise your event or campaign. Check out our entire line of BreastCancer Awareness Products and personalize yours today!

Visit PrintGlobe for affordable prices, quality products and fast shipping.

Breast Cancer Awareness Products for October

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Did you know that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month? It’s a whole month dedicated to spreading awareness, sharing information and empowering individuals to monitor their health. It is all about a community of organizations, medical associations, survivors, patients and the general public working together to increase awareness and offer support.

If you’re interested in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, now is the perfect time to start planning your events, fundraisers, promotions and more. PrintGlobe is here to help you design the perfect promotional products for this cause. We offer a large selection of Breast Cancer Awareness Products that can be personalized with your logo, organization’s name or artwork.

Here are just a few of the great items we offer:

Custom bags are always an immensely popular giveaway item and our Pink Shopping Bags are a perfect example! We have everything from non-woven tote bags to frosted plastic shopping bags, and they are all available in fantastic shades of pink that command attention! Just add your logo or artwork to any one of our Pink Plastic Bags and they will make excellent giveaways, gifts, advertisements and more. Get a handle on your advertising and customize your Breast Cancer Awareness bags today!

If you’re looking for items that will get used on a day-to-day basis, look no further than pink drinkware! PrintGlobe carries a great selection of drinkware with Pink Sports Bottles being our most popular choice. Drinkware is effective because it gets your logo right into hands where it can be seen with every sip. Along with sports bottles, we also carry Pink Cups, including; stadium cups, coffee cups and disposable cups – all of which can be customized.

Last but not least are all of the other great giveaway items we carry, such as, Breast Cancer Awareness Wristbands, Awareness Ribbons, Pink Pens and Pink T-Shirts. No matter what item you’re looking for, PrintGlobe has the perfect promotion to help you spread awareness and gain recognition.

Trade Show Supplies and Promotional Giveaways

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Stand out from the crowd at your next convention, trade show or event with personalized trade show supplies and promotional giveaways from PrintGlobe! Custom tradeshow merchandise and booth giveaways will give you an added promotional boost to help you beat the competition and make a lasting impression.

Promotional Items
Some popular tradeshow supplies are badges, buttons, lanyards and ID holders. These sensible custom products will ensure your logo is seen by everyone. They offer a perfect budget friendly way to identify you at any important event.

Trade Show Table Covers
Custom table covers offer a simple and effective billboard to enhance your brand exposure or trade show booth. They help create a professional appearance and act as powerful promotional tools. Printed table covers can transform any ordinary table into your very own advertising space. Order yours today and make a huge impact!

Custom Presentation Folders
Presentations folders are perfect for increasing your advertising effectiveness. They offer a convenient way to organize your business information and sales sheets in an easy to distribute package. Perfect for convention handouts, presentations, trade shows and more! Call PrintGlobe for your custom folder printing today!

Custom Imprinted Pens
Everyone enjoys popular promotional pens! They are a tried and true giveaway for any event. Personalized pens are budget friendly and provide excellent branding opportunities. We have an excellent selection, including; retractable pens, wholesale pens, twist pens and metal pens. Place your custom imprint into the hands of your target audience with pens from PrintGlobe!

Personalized Keychains
Find the key to successful advertising with affordable custom keychains from PrintGlobe. Keychains are an excellent promotional giveaway that will gain repeat exposure for your brand. Shop our metal keychains, light keychains, bulk keychains and more to find the perfect promotional keychains for your event.

Trade Show Bags
Promote effortlessly with printed trade show bags. Custom promo bags are a staple trade show giveaway and convention handout. Your message or logo will gain massive exposure when carried by recipients on the trade show floor. Everyone loves to receive printed bags! Check out our selection of bags including; promotional plastic bags, printed reusable bags, recycled tote bags and more.

Logo Tattoos
Create walking billboards and make your logo stick with custom temporary tattoos from PrintGlobe. Wholesale temporary tattoos will get your message in front of hundreds of people effortlessly and take the hassle out of advertising. Promote in style with custom fake tattoos designed specifically for you.

Printed Sports Bottles
Promote with products that will get used time and time again by giving away reusable water bottles. If you’re looking for something more upscale try aluminum water bottles for an excellent eye-catching handout. Custom drinkware is perfect for trade shows, conventions, outdoor promotions, sporting events and more! Your logo will look phenomenal for years to come when imprinted on quality sports bottles.

Trade show products can be exceptionally effective promotional tools for any sized business. So trust PrintGlobe for all of your promotional product needs and save a bundle while making a huge impact!