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Add a 3D Version of Your Logo to Colored Headphones - #NewProducts

By Fausto Mendez

    Your fans are walking billboards; they are your greatest brand ambassadors. Equip them with gear that’ll make everyone around them focus on your company. 

    These custom colored headphones just arrived at our headquarters in Southern California. They feature a 3D version of your logo on the end of the bud, which makes them the perfect advertising tool for your brand. Hand these out to loyal fans to spread awareness of your brand amongst their peers.

    This product is so fresh, it’s not even in our online store as of the time of this writing, but if you are interested in placing an order, just call 877-368-5678 and ask for item #715290. Another option is to send this page’s URL to one of our customer care reps by email, sales@anypromo.com. 

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Finished Work: Promotional Cutting Boards for Milk Bone

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By Fausto Mendez

    Our partner AnyPromo.com is a promotional products supplier/retailer, and the company’s graphic artists love to show off their finished work. This is just another design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    Milk Bone® reached out to us for a promotional cutting board this week, and we’re honored to be approached by such a high-profile client. The above image previews the final design. This promotional product features full-color digital printing, so you’re not limited to by color and design. Check out the official product page for more details. Below, you can see a finished version of this cutting for another client.

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    Promotional cutting boards are ideal for office lunch rooms. Visit clients and leads, and offer a promotional cutting board as a gift. It’ll serve as a friendly brand reminder, but it’ll also send the message that you really value this client and its business.

    In the end, you’re only limited by your creativity. The effectiveness of your promotional giveaway is dependent on your plan of approach as much as it depends on the product itself. 

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Finished Work: T-Shirts for El Segundo’s Run For Education

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    Our partner AnyPromo.com is a promotional products supplier/retailer, and the company’s graphic artists love to show off their finished work. This is just another design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    El Segundo’s Run for Education 1K, 5K & 10K runs just happened over the weekend, and we were honored to be a sponsor of the festival. AnyPromo supplied the staff and runner shirts for the students, parents and teachers involved. Check us out on sponsors list printed at the back of every shirt.

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    This marathon illustrates the power of promotional apparel. When everyone at the event is wearing your shirt, you can’t be missed. Check out the staff shirts below.

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    At a more commercial event, you might also print the biggest sponsor on the front of the shirt to gain more exposure, but this non-profit event was all about the children. So we didn’t do that. In any case, the rear is prime real estate too. Not everyone’s looking at your front, after all.

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Marketing in the Sun: Promotional Giveaways for Summer Events and Outdoor Venues

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    Our partner AnyPromo.com is a promotional products supplier/retailer, and the company’s graphic artists love to show off their finished work. This is just another design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    Brands attending events at outdoor venues can really benefit from a smart promotional giveaway campaign, so I highly recommend stocking up on a variety of outdoor giveaways, such as sun glasses, hand sanitizer and SPF-15 chap stick.

    Low-cost giveaways like this often have a big impact at concerts, music festivals, hotels, beach parties, raves and outdoor bars. People tend to be in a good mood - probably a not-so-sober mood - so the products often have a strong emotional impact despite the fact they’re rather low-end products. That’s because a lot of people forget to bring along these basic items, so they really appreciate it when somebody, such as your company, solves this problem for them. Your brand can really benefit from that positive and memorable association.

    Other effective ideas include: water bottles, color-changing cupstumblers and tote bags. AnyPromo is also running a sale on custom beach balls this month, so you can choose from an assortment of outdoor promotional items that can really boost your promotional efforts. By the way, the products in the above picture are brand-spankin’ new, so they’re not on the AnyPromo.com website yet. Call 1-877-368-5678 to order

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Finished Work: Custom Glass Beer Mug / Pitcher for Engine 403 Medic Truck

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    Our partner AnyPromo.com is a promotional products supplier/retailer, and the company’s graphic artists love to show off their finished work. This is just another design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    This promotional glass mug, or pitcher (depends on how thirsty you are), starts production this week. The fire fighters from the City of Fairfax just approved the design, and we’re excited to ship it out with a new design. This mason jar turned promotional drinkware is one of our favorite glass mugs in the AnyPromo catalog, which includes about 40,000 to 50,000 different promotional giveaways, customizable office supplies and personalized gifts!

    New customers, don’t forget to enter promo code “AnyPromo” during checkout for a 10% discount on orders of $250 or more. 

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Screen-Printed Promotional Hat for Bad Ass Bunny

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Our partner AnyPromo.com is a promotional products supplier/retailer, and the company’s graphic artists love to show off their finished work. This is just another finished design of the many, many designs they finalize on a daily basis.

    This screen-printed hat ships out for production today. Check out the hat prior to customization at the AnyPromo website. Right now, new customers get 10% off the first order with the promo code: AnyPromo. 

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Introducing Customizable Water Bottles by Bobble

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    AnyPromo just picked up these smart water bottles (with internal filters) by Bobble. Customize them with your logo. Then, hand them out to potential clients, clients and partners to boost brand awareness. This is a brand new addition to the AnyPromo catalog, so you might have to call to order. 

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Check Out this Cell Phone Stand with a Hidden Compartment

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    You’ve probably seen a similar cell phone holder on a co-worker’s desk, but it probably didn’t have this hidden compartment (see below).

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    Pretty useful, right? When you’re talking on the cell and you suddenly need to jot down a quick note, you won’t have a shortage of note supplies anymore. Finish it with your company, team or organization’s logo; then, give it away to clients and partners to promote your brand.

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Low-Cost Marketing Tips for $0 Budgets

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By Fausto Mendez

Whether you’re a high-level executive or a business newbie, free marketing is always a great idea. Unfortunately, effective tactics on $0 budgets aren’t always obvious. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

    We came across a helpful piece this morning that describes some valuable marketing strategies that are virtually free or extremely low cost. We break down the basics below, but whole thing is worth a read if you have a few more minutes to spare.

    Use real people to design the look and message of your emails, not automated machines, and take your time with your email campaigns. Don’t force your customer to commit on the first message. It really helps to court them over time. Once you build trust with the customer, you can subtly introduce messages that are more direct. 

    Host webinars. There’s a lot of great platforms that help businesses host small webinars for free. This is an easy way to demonstrate your product to anyone in the whole world, and you can also use it to gauge feedback about your presentation and product. Improve your presentations over time, and you should eventually see some great results. After you hone your presentation skills, upgrade to a paid option  to host bigger webinars to reach more customers in one session. and boost your odds of success.

    Give away free samples, consultations or trials. This is another great way to collect feedback, but it also puts your product in the clients’ hands. If you play your cards right, you’ll make up the cost with increased sales. Extra tip: If you’re a distributor, you may have access to samples from the manufacturer at no cost to you.

    It’s all great advice, but we add our own two cents below. There’s much more you can do on a low marketing budget. 

    Give your clients and potential clients free promotional items, which are useful office supplies, apparel or gifts with your logo, name or information on it. This isn’t really a “free” option, but it is a low-cost way to stay on the client’s mind long after contact. It is such a common tactic that it is often overlooked by impatient newbies.

    A company like AnyPromo makes it easy to stock up on promotional products and gifts for face-to-face sales, trade shows, meetings, demonstrations and more. Try offering products that the client would often use - either on his own or in a community setting, such as in his office’s lunch room. AnyPromo offers customizable cutting boards, mugs, pens, bags, clocks, notebooks, portfolios, planners, USB solar chargers (for mobile devices), backpacks, safety glasses, tumblers, hard hats, business cards and much more. 

    Of course, you can also try your hand at social-media marketing, which is technically free, but you should have on staff a social-media guru even if he’s also involved in other areas of the company. It can be pretty easy to waste your time if you don’t know what you’re doing.

    If you’re an expert in a certain field, you can offer free advice on forums, blogs or magazines. In exchange for the free content, ask for or setup a “followed” backlink to your website in a signature to help boost your SEO, but the real reward is the exposure of your brand to new audiences. More importantly, you’re showing the audience your skills and experience, so they know you’re a trustworthy and legitimate source of help or business. Virgin CEO Richard Branson is an expert at this style of self marketing, and you may have already noticed that he’s always writing articles or conducting interviews with industry-leading magazines, websites and blogs.

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