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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!

 

 

 

 

 

Great Gifts that Ship Quick

Monday, December 15th, 2014

It’s not too late to order your personalized, holiday gifts! With FREE one-day turnaround and expedited shipping options, there’s still time to order personalized gifts from PrintGlobe! Make the most of the holiday season by giving gifts that get your personal message or company logo lasting visibility in homes and offices all year long. Below we’ve list 10 of our favorite gifts that ship quick to help make your last minute holiday shopping easy.  Order by Friday to receive your products in time for Christmas day!*

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Cutter & Buck® Legacy Card Holders

A wonderful corporate gift, this personalized wallet features signature legacy leather, a vintage button closure, four card slots for business cards or credit cards, and a clear exterior window to display an ID. Great as a traditional wallet or as a business card holder!

Modesto Picnic Carrier Sets

Not only are our Modesto Picnic Carrier Sets an excellent gift idea, but they’re also a great value! Each set includes a canvas picnic tote, a polished wood cutting board, a wine opener, and two stainless steel knives and forks with polished wooden handles. Holds up to three bottles of wine plus all of your other picnic goodies! Show your clients, employees, friends, or family members that you care with this thoughtful and useful gift!

Mission EnduraCool Towels

A great gift for golf lovers! The Mission EnduraCool Towel is made of performance fabric that absorbs sweat and water and circulates the molecules to regulate the rate of evaporation for an instant cooling effect! This personalized, reusable towel is chemical-free and offers UPF 45 protection, making it a great choice for the golf course!

Cutter & Buck® Jr. Writing Pad

Leave a classic impression with this soft, top quality leather writing pad! Our personalized, debossed writing pad is a timeless gift that will receive repeated use, ensuring that your logo is seen time and time again. Great for corporate and client appreciation gifts!

14 oz. Cutter & Buck® American Classic Leather Mug

Our Cutter & Buck® leather wrap mug is both practical and stylish, making it a great option for everyone on your list! Features a personalized, removable leather wrap, double-wall stainless steel construction, a plastic thumb-slide lid, and fits all standard car cup holders.

Belgio Wine & Cheese Ensemble

Treat the people on your list to life’s simple pleasures – wine and cheese! This six piece set is housed in an attractive black storage case bearing your promotion, and includes a solid wood cutting board, three cheese utensils, a bottle stopper, and a waiter’s corkscrew. Pair it with a bottle of wine for an unforgettable holiday gift!

High Sierra® Tahoe 3-in-1 Vacuum Bottle

Our High Sierra® Tahoe 3-in-1 Thermos set is great for everyone on your list! This 3-in-1 combination includes a durable, insulated thermos and two mugs. Its practical design creates a molded comfort grip handle, making this set easy to take on the road! Perfect for coffee lovers, picnickers, and for those who are always on the go!

Bluetooth Solo Speaker

Give the gift of music this holiday season with our personalized, Bluetooth speakers! This rechargeable speaker connects to your Bluetooth enabled device within 10 meters of the speaker and blasts your music across the room. A great gift for music lovers!

Joule Credit Card Sized Power Banks

Stay in touch with everyone on your list with these convenient, portable chargers! The small credit card design of these power banks makes them easy to slip into a pocket or to store inside of a wallet. Great as a stocking stuffer!

WorkMate Color 14 LED Flashlights

Guarantee lasting brand exposure with these highly useful, quality, customized flashlights! Offering a superior design and a super bright light with 14 LEDs, these personalized flashlights make great holiday gifts!

*All orders must be placed and proofed by 3:30 PM CST on 12/19 and expedited shipping may be necessary to ensure that your items arrive on time.

 

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 Wearable Mustache Promo’s For Men’s Health Awareness

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Can you answer this SAT style question?

The color pink is to October/breast cancer as _______ are to November/prostate cancer.

If you said MUSTACHES then you are familiar with men’s health awareness campaigns that have gained in global popularity over the last few years.

According to statistics published by the Movember Foundation, in the US alone, 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and men get diagnosed with prostate cancer 35% more than women get diagnosed with breast cancer.

These two creative and wearable promo’s will help raise awareness for your brand, and men’s health.

Pop-Out Coasters

More than a coaster, it's an instant costume!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mustache On A Stick

Your logo on this Mustache almost guarantee's Social Media exposure

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.

 

 

 

Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

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The hustle and bustle of the holidays is here. Hanukkah has ended, Christmas Day is only a few days away and New Year’s is almost upon us. It’s a great time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions and planning your promotions for 2013. Here are a few tips to help you stick to your goals for the New Year.

Make Attainable Resolutions:
The first tip for successful resolutions is making sure your goals are reasonable and that you’re not setting yourself up for failure. Don’t expect to change overnight; resolutions are a way to set goals to better yourself throughout the year. Make resolutions that are challenging yet attainable and stick with them!

Formulate A Plan:
Having a plan before you start tackling your resolution is an effective way to set goals and give you a precise plan of attack. This will help you decide how exactly you will accomplish your goals and how to stay committed to your resolution all year long.

Set Goals:
If you break down your resolution into smaller achievable goals it’s easier to stick with it. Aim for smaller goals that will add up to your end objective. This will also let you achieve small milestones that you can celebrate, which is a great way to stay motivated.

Find A Resolution Partner:
It’s a great idea to make a resolution with a partner. This person will act as a support system, offering encouragement, reminders and give you help when needed. You’re not alone – friends, family, peers, co-workers can all be fantastic motivators.

Don’t Give Up:
Remember that if you have a set-back, not to give up on your resolution. Just continue with your goals and keep putting forth effort into achieving your resolution. Everyone needs a break from time to time, so don’t let a small set-back in your goals stop you from keeping to your resolution.

Don’t forget to get an early start on your promotions for the year. Make this year a big success and raise the bar for 2013. Check out our huge selection of fantastic customizable products at PrintGlobe.com and start your year off right.

One Keyring to Rule Them All!

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Are you questing for the right promotional item? December is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to start shopping for gifts if you haven’t already. While December is full of great Holidays, this year it also means the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. If you’re unfamiliar, The Hobbit is the prequel to the Lord of the Rings. It’s an epic fantasy-adventure film series based on J.R.R. Tolkien novels and I can’t wait to see it!

Since the movie will be out in just a few weeks, it made me wonder how to bring my two loves together, The Lord of The Rings and promotional products. That is when it hit me, keyrings! Custom keyrings are a great way to play off of the quote from the story, “One keyring to rule the all” and they make excellent holiday gifts.

Luckily, PrintGlobe carries a huge selection of customizable keyrings. What’s so great about keyrings and keychains? They’re inexpensive, practical, will get used repeatedly and are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Let’s take a look at just a few available options.

Metal Key Chains and Leather Keychains may not help you stave off Orcs, but they are two great ways to add some class to your gifts or giveaways. Metal keyrings are a modern, classic and highly durable choice. They can be screen printed in a variety of colors and even laser etched for a sophisticated look. Leather Keychains are available in a variety of great leather colors and are an excellent way to impress recipients.

Eco-Friendly Key Rings would definitely be a Hobbit’s first choice. They are an excellent alternative to ordinary keychains. They’re available in biodegradable corn plastic, recycled plastic, sustainable bamboo, recycled rubber and more. They’re perfect for the environmentally conscious, green business campaigns and holiday gifts.

Budget Key Chains are a fantastic low cost option for large giveaways, thank you gifts and holiday events. These keyrings may be inexpensive, but they’re a high-quality way to stretch your budget. Budget Key Chains are available in a variety of materials and shapes that will look even better when imprinted with your artwork, logo or message.

Be sure to journey over to check out our whole line of Personalized Keychains.

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.