The new year is often a time for rebranding, changing directions, and looking to the future. It’s also a great time to refresh your promotional giveaways. You love giving customers little appreciation gifts, but reusing the same items year after year might not be the best way to entice customer loyalty. While they might already be a faithful customer, they might appreciate something new to remind them of your company. Consider changing your promotions or even your message to keep your company fresh in the minds of your customers.
Retain and Gain Customers
Receiving promotional items is not only fun for the recipient, but it’s also a really smart marketing strategy. Everyone loves receiving promotional products, and it’s a wonderful way to connect with your customers and keep your brand fresh in their minds.
Using promotional products to advertise your business helps people remember your brand, which means they are more likely to choose your business over another when they are in need of your services. A good promotional product can help you engage and retain current customers, while also attracting new ones.
Choosing the Right Product
The key to a good promotional item is usability! You don’t want to waste money on a one-use item or gimmick; they will only end up in the trash, which does you no good. When choosing a product to represent your brand, you want to focus on items that can be used over and over again, so the customer is constantly reminded of your company and services, providing you with a solid return on your investment!
Here are a few practical and useful recommendations to help promote your brand in the new year.
Growing more popular by the day, custom drinkware is one of the best ways to keep your name in front of customers. It’s something that everyone uses every day, making it one of the best ways to successfully market any brand. When selecting drinkware, you want to take into consideration the ways it can be used, of course, but you also want to be sure that it can be used by anyone at any age.
Make sure it’s BPA free, easy to use and clean, and something that will get a lot of use. Stainless steel drinkware checks off all these boxes! It’s the most versatile drinkware you can put your name on. You can use it for hot or cold beverages, and if you choose one that is insulated, it will keep them at their desired temperature for several hours (or longer!).
Stainless steel drinkware comes in a great selection of styles, so you can choose one that best works with your brand. You can opt for a travel mug, sports bottle, wine cup, tumbler, and more. Stainless steel drinkware is made from non-toxic metal without chemicals or carcinogens, and is better for you than plastic. It’s also the safest way to store water for drinking. You can keep water in a stainless steel bottle for up to a week at a time, which makes it ideal for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities. They are also environmentally friendly and can be recycled.
Promotional Stylus Pens
Pens are another item that is used daily by just about everyone. And with today’s technology, having a built-in stylus allows you to take physical notes while using your tablet or phone. A good stylus pen is an economical way to keep your name in front of current customers, as well as prospective clients. They are easy to store and travel with, and they make great leave-behind reminders when visiting a client’s office. You can leave a few behind so everyone in the office has a pen with your name on it.
Tradeshows are another way to distribute logo pens. You can share them with anyone who visits your table so they have a reminder of meeting you and your team to prompt them to check out your services once the event is over.
And the chances of the pen being shared with others is almost guaranteed, thereby expanding your reach even further. Think about how many pens you have lost in your lifetime and how many you have found!
Putting your logo on a bag is a great way to advertise. Bags get used, at home, in the office, while traveling, and while running errands. One of the most commonly used bags today is a shopping tote. Many people like to take their own bags when grocery shopping so they aren’t bogged down with a ton of plastic bags. Not only can they be a nuisance, but they are not easily recyclable and just end up in a landfill somewhere.
Additionally, a good shopping tote is like giving people a small portable billboard featuring your logo! The more usable the bag is, the more it will be seen by others as the user totes it around town while shopping and running errands.
Just remember, whatever product you choose, be sure that it represents your brand in a positive way, provides repeat exposure, and has an attractive and interesting logo, label, or message to attract people to your brand!