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Top Promotional Items for Sponsoring an Outdoor Event

Promoting your company or brand is one of the most important things you can do as a business owner. Many people think it’s a waste of money, but you can’t rely on word of mouth if you want to grow your business properly.

No matter how awesome your product is, if people don’t know about it, they can’t purchase it or your services. One of the best ways to get your name out to the public is by sponsoring an event.

There are numerous kinds of events you can have, depending on what type of business you are promoting. For sports-related companies, sponsoring a local race, golf tournament, or even holding your own company-sponsored outdoor event is an effective way to get the attention of the masses.

For general businesses, offering to be a sponsor for an event, school, or sports team is a wonderful way to get involved in your community and let people know you are in business.

Let’s take a look at the top promotional items you want to have when sponsoring an outdoor event.

Bottled Water and Water Bottles

First and foremost, one of the most important items you can have on hand for any outdoor event is water! You want everyone to have a good time, but you don’t want anyone’s day ruined by a trip to the hospital for dehydration! Even if your guests are not participating in sports or any exertion activities, it is still easy to become dehydrated when spending time outdoors.

The easiest way to keep everyone hydrated is of course by keeping cold bottled water on hand. And sure, you can hit the local store and buy cases of water, but why promote someone else’s company at your own event? Have custom bottled water on hand for everyone to enjoy, that also gives you the benefit of your name being on the label!

Another convenient option is a custom water bottle. While this may not provide immediate hydration, it allows guests to fill up the bottle with their own beverage to enjoy during your event. And afterwards, they get to take it home and use it again and again, each time seeing the name of your company on the custom logo imprinted on the bottle!

Umbrellas

Company golf outings are a great way to boost employee morale, and while everyone is out having fun, you can advertise your company on a promotional golf umbrella! While umbrellas are typically used while it’s raining, they are also good to have on hand during outdoor events. Golf umbrellas are larger and offer protection from the sun as well as the rain. Sponsoring a golf tournament is another valuable way to market your brand.

Not just for golfing, custom umbrellas are always a good idea to have on hand for any outdoor event in the case of rain. Whether it’s your event or you are participating in a larger event, people will be grateful to protect them in case of rain.

Hand Sanitizer

In today’s world, you should never have an event without having lots of hand sanitizer available! It’s inexpensive, fits into any marketing budget, and is a fantastic way to promote your brand during any event. Not only can it be used during whatever occasion you are promoting, but it is small, portable, and can be easily displayed, no matter the venue.

Fill bowls or other containers with hand sanitizer with your custom label, and let attendees grab them when needed. Then they can take home the bottle to use at home or the office later, which will remind them of your event and company.

Lip Balm

Lip balm is another item you don’t want to forgo for your event. Being outdoors can take a toll on lips, leaving them dry and cracked, especially if it involves sports of any kind. You can even opt for a lip balm containing SPF to offer protection from the sun.

Custom lip balm is extremely affordable and gives guests another great reusable product they can use during the event and then take with them when they leave. Giving you another opportunity to keep your name, literally, on their lips!

Sunglasses

Sunglasses are a must for outdoor events! Even in the winter, the sun can be blinding, and you don’t want accidents to occur during sporting events because people were blinded by the sun causing them to lose sight of whatever their goal is. Even if they are not participating in the event sport, onlookers will be grateful for the protection a pair of UVA/UVB sunglasses will provide for their eyes.

Sunscreen

And of course, let’s not forget the custom sunscreen! A necessity for any outdoor event, sunscreen protects your attendees from the harmful rays of the sun. Most people don’t think about bringing sunscreen when they head out to a promotional event, so they will be grateful that you had the forethought to have it on hand in case they need it.

Even if your event is during the winter, the sun doesn’t take days off! Remember, you can get a sunburn even if it’s cloudy outside, so make sure you offer your guests the protection they need.

No Gimmicks!

What about the fads, the gimmicks, the cute little toys with your name on them? Sure, you can go that route if you like throwing your money away! Because that is exactly where that gimmick will end up – in the trash!

No one keeps those cute little fad toys, and if they even make it out of the event, they will either be tossed in the trash when they get home or given to a child to play with until it breaks (which honestly, won’t take long).

So don’t throw away your marketing dollars! Get the best exposure money can buy with a custom water bottle, bottled water, umbrella, sunglasses, lip balm, and hand sanitizer and make your event as successful as possible!

Personalized Wedding Favors for Summer Weddings

The Tradition

June has long been considered the best month to get married, a tradition which is believed to have begun in Ancient Rome. The month of June is named for Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage and childbirth, who was married to the God Jupiter. It was believed that couples who were married in June would be “blessed with prosperity and happiness”.

Romans celebrated this union on June 1, and the month has since been considered the best time to tie the knot. As it also coincided with their annual bath, it was a great time to get married since they would smell fresh and clean! The tradition of the bride carrying flowers was to help mask any lingering body odor. Thankfully, today we don’t have to worry about that! We can shower as often as we wish.

Still, the month of June remains the most popular month for weddings. “For they say when you marry in June, you’re a bride all your life.” Weddings are a big day in the bride and groom’s lives, and a lot of time and planning goes into making their day unique and unforgettable, which includes family traditions passed down through generations. While some traditions are family-specific, others are standard time-honored customs dating back further than anyone can remember.

These traditions play a huge part surrounding the wedding and include bridal showers, bachelor parties,  bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and more. One lasting tradition is the giving of gifts to the bridesmaids and groomsmen, which is often a distinctive gift that means something special to each individual.


Making your Day Memorable for Everyone

You can take the gift-giving to the next level and make it a memorable day for all of your guests, not just family and close friends! There are several fun ways to get guests involved in the wedding, to make the event more fun for everyone involved.

One idea is to provide disposable cameras on every table, so guests can take pictures of events as they happen. Your photographer can only be in one place at a time! So this helps capture moments you might miss and provide proof of some of the funny stories you might be told later!


Personalized Gifts for your Guests

Another wonderful idea is sending your guests home with custom wedding favors as souvenirs of your special day! While the traditional wedding is held indoors in a Church, many are held outdoors, in backyards, vineyards, parks, and even the beach.

Summer is the perfect time for an outdoor wedding. Gifts customized with the names of the bride and groom, along with the date of the wedding, provide guests with a permanent reminder of your blissful day.


Beach Weddings

A popular venue during the summer, beach weddings can add a bit of fun to your big day. Since they are held outdoors, you can pretty much do anything you like! Personalized gifts your wedding guests can use during the wedding and then take home with them once the event is over, makes a great keepsake for your special day.

 

Custom Sunglasses

Our Baja Neon and Malibu styles are our most popular personalized sunglasses for weddings. You can choose a color or two to match your wedding theme, or go bold with an assortment of colors and let guests choose the color they want.

An easy way to do this is to place a bowl near the entrance or in the center of each table with a selection of styles and/or colors, and let everyone grab the pair they want on the way in (or out). Guests will not only be guaranteed protection for their eyes, but will be able to see the event unfold without glare or interference from the sun.

 

Sunscreen and SPF Lip Balm

A necessity when spending time outdoors is sunscreen and lip balm containing SPF. When attending an event such as a wedding, it might not be on the minds of attendees to bring these items with them. Place large bowls around the event filled with custom sunscreen and lip balm, and let guests grab what they need.

Everyone will be able to enjoy your event longer without the fear of sunburn or chapped lips. Afterward, they can take the sunscreen and lip balm with them when they leave. In addition to standard sunscreen or lip balm, we also offer sunscreen with an included lip balm for a complete product!

 

Koozies

If you are serving canned or bottled drinks during your reception, personalized koozies are another fun idea for beach weddings. You can create your own design or opt for one of our stock designs, like our Flower, Gold Wedding Rings, or Heart in the Sand designs, and add your names and the date of the event. We have several designs that would make wonderful gifts for an outdoor wedding. You can see our entire selection of stock designs here.

There are many other ideas you could come up with to give guests a more memorable day, and we have products to cover them all at Promotional Webstores.

Spring is Here – Refresh your Promotional Products

A change of seasons always signals a time for renewal! As the saying goes – out with the old, and in with the new! The term “Spring Cleaning” brings to mind cleaning out closets, changing heating and air conditioning filters, refreshing batteries in smoke alarms, and buying new clothes. It’s also a great time to refresh your marketing efforts to attract new business with new promotional products.

Spring means warmer weather and more outdoor events. School will be ending soon, and people will start making plans to head to the beach and other vacation destinations with friends and family.

Whether you are thinking of sponsoring an outdoor event, booking a tradeshow, or ramping up your advertising efforts to promote your brand, it’s the ideal time to add new products to your collection of gifts for events and client gits.

Sunglasses, sunscreen, drinkware, tote bags, and umbrellas make wonderful promotional items for outdoor events!

Custom Sunglasses

Outdoor events are a fantastic place to showcase your name on a stylish-looking pair of sunglasses! At the Custom Sunglass Store, not only do we have a large selection of sunglasses available, but we offer the ability to mix colors so you can offer guests a choice.

You can choose one pair of sunglasses in several colors that match your company colors or event theme. One of our best sellers, the RETRO ! Baja Neon Rubber Sunglasses, comes in your choice of 9 colors, with the option to mix colors in quantities of only 25 pairs per color!

We have many styles available, including Retro Sunglasses, Malibu, and Aviators, as well as sunglasses for Pre-School Kids.

Custom Sunscreen

At the Custom Sunscreen Store, we offer sunscreen in various styles, including lotions, sprayers, sticks, and more sun protection, available in SPF 30 and SPF 50. We also offer several sunscreens that come with a lip balm also containing SPF to protect lips from the sun. We also carry aloe gel for customers that forgot to put the sunscreen on!

For a truly unique promotion, try our Sunburn Alert Stickers! These stickers change color and let wearers know when it is time to reapply sunscreen, to help prevent burning. The user simply adheres the sticker to their skin, and when it turns blue, they know it’s time to reapply or get out of the sun!

Custom Drinkware

Have a beach party, sponsor a race, or host a nighttime event! At the Custom Drinkware Store, we have promotional drinkware for everyone! Our Koozies are perfect for beach parties!

Ultra-affordable at prices starting below 50¢, koozies are an effective way to promote your event on any budget! They also make terrific take-home reminders for weddings and other family events.

We offer a vast selection of personalized drinkware including sports bottles and bottled water, ideal for promoting a foot or bike race. Sports bottles are reusable and give participants a permanent reminder of the fun they had running in the race! During the race, remind everyone who sponsored the event by serving bottled water featuring your logo! Why advertise a national brand of water when you can hydrate everyone using bottled water showcasing your brand!

For nighttime events, we have light-up drinkware! Custom drinkware that glows featuring your company logo or event message is a fun and distinctive way to promote your event. It adds an element of excitement, and guests can take one home as a reminder of the great fun they had that evening!

Custom Bags and Umbrellas

You should be customizing products that people will take with them everywhere they go. Why? It gives you better exposure! Every time someone uses your promotional product, it is seen by everyone around them.

You create a cooler featuring your brand’s logo or message – it’s seen every time it gets taken to the beach, a baseball game, on a picnic, or hiking. At The Custom Bag Store, we have everything from lunch bags to large coolers that hold a dozen cans or more for a day full of adventure! We have drawstring sports bags for kids’ sports and use at school, and tote bags that are good for, well, everything else!

And of course, we have the Custom Umbrellas Store – a very useful gift when you find yourself caught in a downpour of spring showers! Just think, your umbrella will be seen all over town – getting in and out of cars, running into buildings, and dashing through the streets – all featuring your company logo! And our golf umbrellas are perfect for sponsoring a local golf tournament!

The bottom line is, spring is a time of renewal, and there isn’t a better time to refresh your advertising arsenal and prepare for warm-weather events. At Promotional Webstores, you’ll find a vast and varied selection of products guaranteed to make your event a hit!

 

Take Your Brand on a Summer Vacation

The last couple of years have been hard on us all. But now the winter blues are starting to lift. Many of us are starting to think about that well-deserved summer vacation. A beach holiday in the summer sun perhaps? Maybe a beautiful apartment with a lovely swimming pool. Or a wonderful city break to that destination you have been dreaming about for the last few years. We all deserve it, don’t we?

With restrictions starting to lift around the planet, those summer vacations are back on and it may just be a record-breaking year for the tourism industry! Well, let’s hope so, especially after the last couple of years!

Does Your Brand Need a Vacation?

Have you ever considered sending your brand on a summer holiday? Now before you question if I have already started on the summer cocktails, let me explain what I mean.

When we go on holiday there are a few items we regularly need! Sunglasses comes to mind, a bag to carry my kit to the hotel gym or down to the pool or beach, and even a bottle of sunscreen. Imagine if these items were promotional products that highlighted your brand!

In a previous article, we highlighted the value of using promotional products for great brand awareness. For someone to keep and use a promotional product it needs to fit two main criteria. It is something they will regularly use in their daily life, and it has to be of high quality. Here at Promotional Webstores, we offer a great range of quality sunglasses, sunscreen, and bags that can be customized to your brand. All at competitive prices! Hand these out to your clients, let them use them not only in their daily lives but also when they go on vacation. Then suddenly you have international exposure!

Now you might be sitting there reading this, thinking my brand does not really need international exposure. So, this really does not apply to me. Before you click away let me convince you that this is might not be the case!

Social Media is a Powerful Advertising Tool

With the boom of picture-based and video social media, your products have the potential to be viewed by millions of people worldwide along with the whole of the US. Just one great photo or video where your branded product is in full view and before you know it you may just become a viral sensation!

Just think how many pictures and videos will be posted and viewed this summer, of people enjoying their summer vacations with the most wonderful views, on the most beautiful beaches, at a great romantic restaurant, or at that tropical swimming pool. Each picture potentially has your branded sunglasses, sunscreen, or bag in that photo. Viewed by all their followers who suddenly start thinking…. I wonder who that company is?

Still not convinced?

Think back to your last holiday. We look at everything, taking it all in. We see everyone. Intrigued by their appearance, what they are wearing and carrying. Then we take pictures and videos and post them on social media for the world to see!

I bet you can picture someone you saw on your travels with a certain bag or product, and you remember the name of that company that was printed on it. Maybe you even googled them. Maybe you ended up being one of their customers…