New fabric swatches for a midweek pick me up at the AnyPromo warehouse —
Top 5 Things About Drinkware
ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) surveyed more than 7,000 consumers in 21 different metro areas spanning the globe—including major cities in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Their annual Ad Impressions Study survey breaks down consumer preference and behavior regarding promotional items in comparison to other advertising media (radio, TV and internet advertising) and aims to support and prove the influential power of promotional products.
Placing a spotlight on drinkware items, these are the top 5 takeaways from this survey:
Interested in promoting your business or organization on drinkware items? We’ve got thousands of products to choose from: www.anypromo.com.
Whatever you’re sipping on today — bottoms up, and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!
(Green has been a popular color for a few seasons now. Here are some drinkware items available to customize.)
Abron’s one lucky little baby — and he’s all set for Monday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities!
The AnyPromo Guide to Powerbanks
In this simple guide to power banks, we’ll briefly go over some of the specifications and features associated with these external batteries, and suggest a few choices depending on your style and desired capacities.
As a mobile smart phone user, you have probably experienced the fear—and even panic of losing your phone’s charge while on the go/without a source of steady power. Be prepared for any of these occasions with these portable chargers.
Power banks are rated in milliamphours (mAh) and possess a 70-80% efficiency (due to the rest of the energy being lost to heat). Most of them are charged through their own individual USB cable.
In comparison, between two popular mobile devices, the iPhone 5 holds a 1440 mAh battery while the Samsung S4 possesses a 2600 mAh battery. Depending on your budget or preference, you can find a power bank that could provide a minimal amount of juice or one that will charge both your phone and your tablet in one sitting.
Here, we’re presenting a wide range of power banks in numerous capacities starting at 2000 mAh and extending to 10400 mAh below:
*Image above of the Flashlight Power Pack (2000 mAh)
USB Power Bank Charger (2200 mAh)
Icebang (4000 mAh)
Brookstone Portable Power Bank (5500 mAh)
Dual Port Power Bank for iPad & Smartphones (6000 mAh)
Power Bank for iPad and Smartphones (10400 mAh)
Did you know? 44% of US consumers own a promotional shirt*?
These navy tees are headed to Chef’s Cut Real Jerky in Florida—
*Data from ASI Ad Impressions Study
Finished Work: One of our favorite local pizzerias is celebrating their 30th Anniversary! These custom tees were made to help them celebrate!
These divot tools exclusively made for the NFL Alumni organization are perfect for their upcoming charity golf events!
Take it to the next level and customize golf — and football items on AnyPromo.com today!
Laser Engraved Power Banks -
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Laser engraving some power banks this afternoon. This is such a fun process to watch!
Top 3 Models for Achieving Business Sustainability (Environmental Focus)
by Rina Dakanay
A growing number of businesses and organizations are making changes, shifting long held paradigms, and introducing new processes to achieve a sustainable enterprise. Their bottom line: to create lasting value for customers, investors, and the environment.
In a recent study by the consulting group, SustainAbility, called: “Model Behavior: 20 Business Model Innovations for Sustainability”, they describe how companies are executing certain procedures aiming to improve collaboration, innovation and technology. Not only are they making financial and environmental gains with these processes—they are also broadening their social appeal and impact.
In the spirit of Earth Day next month (April 22), we’re highlighting 3 models and practices that are making lasting *positive* impact for businesses and the environment.
1.) Closed Loop Production: All materials used in manufacturing products are recycled through an ongoing process. This reduces the amount of waste produced, requiring less materials in the cycle. Additionally, this model allows the company to engage with customers if a take-back program is implemented.
Ex. Novelis (an aluminum company that produces beverage cans, architectural structures, and consumer electronics)
2.) Physical to Virtual: We live in a mobile, connected world and consumers are more accustomed to making their purchases online. Therefore it is no longer necessary to erect a brick and mortar store to establish a brand or to sell products. Setting up a business online/virtually not only requires less resources and funds—it has also become a convenience.
Ex. FreshDirect (a grocery delivery company)
3.) Produce on Demand: Some companies will only produce items based on the consumers’ demands. For example, Threadless, an online t-shirt company encourages artists to create designs- which others can vote on, and the most popular items will go on to production. These companies will provide further incentives aside from recognition. Monetary compensation can also be rewarded.
Ex. Lay’s (National Potato Chip Contest called “Do Us A Flavor” – consumers are encouraged to create their own flavor, the top 3 voted flavors will be produced and distributed)
Are you working towards a sustainable business? What are you implementing to create a greener enterprise?
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How creative can you get with a Mason Jar? There are hundreds of different ways to adorn, hack, and utilize these jars of goodness. From storage purposes to lighting and decor, these guys are a go-to item for crafters alike.
We hope we get you inspired to come up with your own projects. We’re featuring 5 of our favorites below—
1) Mason Jar Backdrop (via Kara’s Party Ideas)
2) Cocktail Shaker (via Kickstarter)
3) Monogram Lights (via Oleander + Palm)
4) Textured Typography (via The Lettered Cottage)
5) Hanging Storage (via HGTV)
We’ve got an assortment of Mason Jars for you to choose from on our own website. Happy Mason Jar Crafting! — http://ow.ly/u7Ddo
Finished Work: This pretty awesome graphic tee will be headed to a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team —an organization that aims to inspire children and teens to think, create, and enjoy the fields of science, engineering, and mathematics. Go Team Robokong!