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4 Ways to Help Your Employees Remember Their ID Badges

Posted by Dan Ryan on Jan 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

It's happened to all of us.

You're walking up the stairs at work in the morning, ready to start the day. You might still be half asleep, but you've got your coffee, your lunch bag and you're ready to start the day.

You get to the front door and reach for your employee badge...

"Uh oh."

Then come the familiar steps:

  • Check the other pocket? Nope.
  • What about your back pocket? Nada.
  • Is it in your backpack? No dice.
  • Maybe the car? You took the train today.
  • Did I drop it on the stairs? No.
  • Maybe it's in my shoe? Now you're being ridiculous.

It settles in: you forgot your ID badge!

Don't worry. Everyone forgets. Happens to the best of us.

However, when it comes to ID badges at the workplace, forgetting a badge can cause a variety of problems, both for employees and the employer.

From having someone stuck outside until a fellow employee arrives to the employer having to deal with the potential security issues of an unidentified person walking around the facility, the "I forgot" headaches start to add up.

The easiest solution, obviously, is to help employees stop forgetting their badges. Easier said than done, right?

However, there are steps you can take to help employees remember their credentials, from specific card-carrying accessories to some good, ol' fashioned embarrassment.

Functionality, cell phones and embarrassment: what do they have in common?

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Topics: card tips, ID cards, cell phone wallet, employee badges, employee ID cards, office tips

2 Unique Giveaway Items Impossible for Your Potential Customers to Ignore

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 27, 2016 7:04:12 AM

As many marketers and promoters know, one of the hardest things about branded promotional giveaway items is actually getting your customers to keep whatever it is you're offering.

With all of the other items being offered, it can be tough to get customers to grab the item off of your table at a trade show or promotional event in the first place. But achieving the ultimate goal of getting your brand in front of them by getting them to actually leave the event with it is even more difficult.

Having your customer keep your promotional giveaway item is (obviously) the most important part. After all, why spend all of that money on these products if they just end up left outside or forgotten on the bus?

The key, then, is for your customer giveaway item to be "sticky", something a potential customer simply can't leave behind. To be sticky, your giveaway item needs to check off a lot of boxes all at once.

The Sticky Product Checklist:

  • Interesting - Grabbing attention amidst a sea of giveaway items is half the battle. Make sure you stand out!
  • Useful - Customers are far more likely to keep something that actually benefits them in some way.
  • Easy to carry - Customers will get the item at an event of some kind. It can't be cumbersome to carry around.
  • Branded - What's the point in giveaway items if they don't put your brand front and center?
  • Unique - Potential customers won't want the same ol' thing.

"Oh, just ALL of those things? Piece of cake," you say. "While we're at it, I also need it to print money, fly and teleport me home during my evening commute."

OK, sure, it does sound a little far-fetched. 

But promotional giveaway items that check all of those boxes aren't figments of your imagination. They exist, and we have two of them: custom bottle opener lanyards and custom cell phone wallets.

Why are custom bottle opener lanyards and custom cell phone wallets "sticky"?

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Topics: trade show giveaways, custom bottle opener lanyard, custom products, cell phone wallet, promotional products

Product Spotlight: Silicone Mobile Phone Wallets

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 16, 2016 8:40:02 AM

Product Spotlight is a feature that will run multiple times a week, designed to showcase individual products in our broad offering. We'll highlight key features, discuss how the product is used and more. Interested in seeing a particular product featured here? Let us know!

Product: Silicone Mobile Phone Wallets
Product Category: Badge Holders
SKU: 1860-5001, 1860-5003, 1860-5006, 1860-5008

Cell phones. They're everywhere! No matter where you go, you'll see someone staring down at his or her hand, typing the day away or watching the 100th cat video on YouTube.

Our cultural obsession with the cell phone has reached the point that the cell phone has replaced keys or a wallet as the one "can't leave home without it" item.

Basically, you have your cell phone with you wherever you go. With that in mind, our silicone mobile phone wallets are a great way to cut down on the number of items you need to carry in that pocket or purse.

Convenient card carrying with branding opportunities

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Topics: custom products, product spotlight, cell phone wallet, badge holders

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