Marketing

Promotional Branded Items for your Marketing Plan

Promoting your company through the use of promotional branded items is guaranteed to be a success. However you do need to take care in your planning strategy when it comes to choosing the right promotional merchandise distributors. The best way forward if you are new to the idea of promotional branded items is to carry out your own research via the internet. This will give you some idea of the types of promotional gifts and items that are available, and how the promotion distributor can make it work for you through keeping prices reasonable and offering advice.

Once you start to investigate online you will be amazed at the range and number of promotional products available. Your budget, client base, and type of event to be planned will narrow the field down and make your search easier. Just to give you an idea, for corporate and business clients you can purchase anything from a mouse pad to a leather briefcase, or if you want to treat loyal clients then choose from a silver Parker pen to a case of quality wine. At the other end of the market you can easily get key-rings, mouse pads, notepads, Tote bags or calendars, all at a very reasonable rate.

Promotional branded items are a very clever marketing strategy and, known by businesses the world over, to be extremely effective. As a business they allow you to target a specific market, or group of people, this is what makes them so effective and a lucrative marketing strategy. If your company has a budget to keep to then there is no need to panic. Promotional products can be just as effective whatever their size, there are plenty of fun, novel, or practical gifts that are stylish and will be appreciated and admired by your customers or prospective customers. Highly popular items are key-rings, a simple enough idea but used everyday and useful for all. They are cheap enough to buy in bulk, and giving them away will bring in enough business to cover the cost of purchasing them. Keeping it small and simple will mean you don t go over budget and yet your promotion can still reach a lot of people. Investing in larger promotional items can also work but won t be as cost effective. Consider giving away a few large items with your name printed on them and then letting everyone know about it. Getting the local newspaper around to write a short story about the event will be seen by hundreds of people and get your logo known.

However for smaller companies, cheap giveaways are a much more economical method to advertise. Items, such as pens and key-rings are very cheap to buy but can last for years. Giving away 200 pens with your logo printed on them will be seen by at least 200 people, take into account the fact that everyone misplaces pens, or lends them out, and the number of people who will actually see those pens rises. Count the amount of times you use the pen and you can be guaranteed that thousands of people will see your logo every day!

Don t be misled by the fact that key-rings are cheap and might not leave an impression. Think about how many keys you need during the day and how many times you pull them out of your bag to use them. The house key, car key and office key are just a few times your logo has the chance to be glimpsed ensuring maximum visibility. There are some very stylish designs on the market. From a simple plastic smiley key-ring to a silver heart shaped key tag for Valentines Day. Some of them also have an added use, such as doubling as a bottle opener, a mini light, a compass or tool kit, even a photo frame.

If you are planning a promotional give away, then don’t be tempted to buy expensive items just select something that can have an impact on a lot of people and the investment made will definitely be worth it. Effective and easy to distribute, promotional branded items give 100% satisfaction.

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