Custom umbrellas are a great way to promote any business! Not only are they reusable providing you with repeat exposure for your brand, but putting your name on an umbrella has many other benefits. Umbrellas are a great choice for any promotion, providing you with a lot of exposure for years to come. They also make wonderful marketing tools!
Picture this – it’s raining in your town and everywhere you look you see – your logo! Walking down the street, jumping in and out of cabs and cars, and entering and leaving buildings. Not only do you get repeated exposure, but you can get a lot of it if you come up with a good strategy for distributing them!
Consider handing them out during tradeshows, as customer and employee appreciation gifts, or during special promotional events. Better yet – do it all!
Selecting a Style
Once you have decided on a custom umbrella for your promotions, the next step is picking one out. There are many styles of umbrellas available, and they come in numerous colors, shapes, and sizes. So, which one do you pick? Let’s cover the basics to help you make your selection.
This seems pretty self-explanatory, but what makes them mini? The size of the arc, or the dimension of the canopy, when the umbrella is fully open, ranges from about 36” to 46”. Many of them fold to a length that fits into most purses and briefcases, and are sized for use by one person.
A vented umbrella is what you want during stormy or windy weather. If you live someplace where winds are prevalent – a vented umbrella is a must! These umbrellas are made to be extra strong with sturdy construction to keep them from turning inside out during heavy wind and rain and are usually windproof.
A folding umbrella is just what it sounds like. It folds down to a manageable size to make it easy to carry and store. These umbrellas are great to keep in a briefcase, purse, or backpack.
Golf umbrellas are big! Meant to cover two or more people, or maybe to set in a golf bag to keep equipment dry, these umbrellas are strong and make a great display for your logo. Ideal for promoting or sponsoring a tournament, golf umbrellas have extra-large imprint areas, and are an impressive way to display your logo.
Clear and Safety Umbrellas
The name says it all on these. Clear umbrellas have a translucent canvas to you can see where you are going without having to look out from under the umbrella. Safety umbrellas have the added protection of being reflective so others can see you even in the dark. They have one or more reflective strip, so the user is seen more easily at night and during dark and stormy days. These are ideal for people that spend a lot of time walking around time, or for children so commuters can easily see them.
How many times have you become soaked getting in a car while trying to close an umbrella? A regular umbrella closes downwards, often leaving you and your clothes wet. Inversion umbrellas are unique and close outwards, pushing the wet rain away from you, and keeping you and your clothes dry.
As the name implies, these umbrellas open at the touch of a button, and are very convenient for getting in and out of cars and building doors. They make it easier to maneuver when you are carrying multiple items so you can get the umbrellas open and closed without getting wet.
Manual Open Umbrellas
The good old fashion manual-open umbrella. Many people prefer these, so they have better control over how quickly they open and close so they don’t have to worry about pinching their fingers.