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3 Keys to Choosing a Successful Promotional Giveaway Item

Posted by Dan Ryan on Dec 14, 2016 11:30:00 AM

There you are, set up at your trade show or promotional event. You've got your nice sign, your table, your team in their matching company shirts.

Everything is laid out nice and neat on the table in front of you: brochures, business cards, samples and, of course, the giveaway item meant to draw in potential customers.

After all, everyone loves free stuff, right?

There's only one problem: no one is coming over to take your freebie.

Is it something you said? Something you did?

No, in all likelihood, it's something you didn't do: you didn't make your promotional giveaway unique or interesting enough to grab the viewer's attention on that crowded trade show floor.

As you sit at your table or booth watching potential customers drift by, only to stop at your competition's table ("hey, look! It lights up!"), you know you need to do something different next time: you need to come up with a better promotional giveaway so that you can draw customers to your booth and let your excellent sales team take it from there.

But how?

There are thousands of different promotional giveaway items out there to choose from. But for a promotional giveaway to be great, it needs to meet three specific criteria.

If you're giving it away, make sure they want to keep it

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Topics: trade show giveaways, custom products, promotional products

2 Unique Giveaway Items Impossible for Your Potential Customers to Ignore

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 27, 2016 10:04:12 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

4 Reasons a Custom Bottle Opener Lanyard is the Perfect Customer Giveaway Item for Your Brand

Posted by Dan Ryan on May 18, 2016 6:50:23 AM

Customer giveaway items are a dime a dozen. Everyone has a few lying around: pens, mouse pads, keychains and more, occupying desk drawers across the country.

It’s a tough market to crack: you want something that’s useful but affordable, branded without being obnoxious.

Marketing professionals and agencies are looking for that perfect product for their clients, wondering “what can we give to our customers to really get our point across? What’s the perfect customer or trade show giveaway item?”

The answer? Custom bottle opener lanyards.

These accessories serve a number of purposes and tick all of the “Promotional Items 101” boxes: they’re useful, they’re eye-catching, they promote a brand and they’re long-lasting. Custom bottle opener lanyards are perfect for soda companies, nightlife, breweries, beer festivals and more.

Read on to see the four reasons why custom bottle opener lanyards will be your next customer giveaway item…

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Topics: custom lanyards, trade show giveaways, custom bottle opener lanyard, marketing and events, custom products, promotional products

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