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March 21st, 2013 | Comments Off | Posted in Personalized Party Favors

Use Promotional Items to Create

Unique Birthday Celebrations for Grown Ups


promotional items for party celebrations When people think of promotional items, they usually think about business, but this time we’re here to talk about parties.

Everyone loves a party.  At least that is how the saying goes.

Children love parties because they get to play games, eat lots of treats and leave with a goodie bag in hand.

Grown-ups can have fun parties. They can also make away with goodies.

Using customized promotional items for your party will ensure that you create a bash  that is not only unique but also memorable. There are a number of ways to do it:



Why not put a unique spin on your party invitations by creating a customized coaster, jar opener or mouse pad with all the details printed on it? You can be certain that by providing something that is useful and creative, you won’t have anyone saying that they forgot or didn’t know when the party was! Fridge magnets are another item that you could choose to use as a unique invitation. Even better; folks will know that if you got that creative with the invitation, the party itself is sure to be a blast.

Goodie Bags:

Customized tote bags are available in so many styles and materials that the only limit is your budget and imagination. A laminated paper bag or imprinted grocery tote that is customized in the theme or colors you have chosen for the party will be reusable after the event, making it a sensible choice.

And, they are not just for filling with goodies! Why not create a scavenger hunt and your guests can use the bags to fill with their gathered loot!

However, if you do decide to just go the goodie route, your choice of contents will depend on the purpose of the party and whether the attendees are men, women or both.

Perfect gifts for women that can all be customized are lip balm, compact mirrors, lipstick holders, travel mugs, manicure sets, keychain flashlights, pillboxes and pretty pens.

For the men you could include customized golf items, beer or shot glasses, ice scrapers, bottle openers, USB sticks, flashlights or even a tool set.

If you want to create customized unisex goodie bags, then sticky notes, USB thumb drives, key rings, travel or ceramic mugs and stress balls will all prove to be popular.

Coasters, Place Mats and Mouse Pads

You can use customized coasters, place mats and even mouse pads to protect surfaces. They will provide an additional conversation piece, as well as an extra takeaway gift at the party’s end.

If you are having a dinner party, why not put a customized tin or box of candies in each place? Use party themed business cards as place cards by writing the names of each person on them, and putting them in the correct place. You could add a message such as, “Thank you for attending”, “Welcome” or even, “Enjoy!”


Customized glasses will make a real statement at your party and they are available in a number of different styles. If your budget doesn’t allow you to purchase glassware, then you can still use customized plastic cups. At the end of the party, guests can either take them away, or, depending on the level of customization,  you may even be able to re-use them!

Hopefully, these ideas have sparked your creativity.

Check out what is available and think how you can use customized promotional items to create a party to remember!

The Benefits of Promotional Items

March 12th, 2013 | Comments Off | Posted in Promotional Products

Should Your Business Be Using Promotional Items?

Benefits of Using Promotional Items


Promotional items such as mugs, pens, USB drives, to name only a few, are the perfect way to benefit your business and build your brand and increase its exposure and reach.


Regardless of the promotional item you choose to use, it will increase the reach of your company and your brand. Each time the lucky recipient uses that promotional pen, for instance, your company will be instantly at the forefront of their mind. It will also be visible to anyone else in their vicinity and may well spark a discussion about how, why and where the person received the pen or other promotional gift. The conversation may well continue with a discussion of the products or services that your company offers.


If you have given your company’s promotional items away at an event, such as a trade show, your company’s name will continue to be seen and mentioned long after that event has finished. Unlike flyers and brochures, which are often only looked at once and then thrown away, a pen, USB stick, cap or mug will be used and be visible for a much longer period. This means that any expenditure on the promotional gifts will have a good return on investment.


Any gifts that you give to prospective, or existing, clients and customers should be high quality and functional. By purchasing high quality gifts you will be known for providing quality and this perception will extend to the goods and services you offer. High quality gifts will be valued more highly by the recipient so they will be more inclined to use them or to show them off to their colleagues and friends. This can substantially increase the chances of gaining new business.

Ensure Results From Your Use of Promotional Gifts


Your choice of product to use as a promotional item may depend on the industry you are in, as well as your budget.


What should guide you in choice, though, is not just value for money but quality. It is pointless spending less on a poor quality item that will break as soon as it is used because it will be thrown away; even worse, your company will be perceived as one that does not care about quality.  Once the product has broken it loses any impact, creates a poor impression in the recipient and loses the chance of promoting your company in the future.


Another important consideration when choosing a promotional item is the purpose of your promotional efforts. If you are choosing an item to give away at an event then you will probably want to choose an item with a long shelf life so that any products not given away can be stored for later use. Items without specific dates or event names on them can be used at multiple events as well as be given away in between events whenever the opportunity arises.


Remember to include your company name as well as logo, web address and telephone number if space permits. The use of your company name and logo will ensure that they are easily visible to the recipient and anyone who sees your gift. By providing your website URL and/or your phone number you are making it easier for them to find you and get in touch.


Another important consideration will be cost. It is often more cost effective to order in larger quantities providing the promotional item you are choosing has no “expiration date” or time limitations for its use.


With the wide range of promotional items available you should have no trouble finding at least one that will suit your needs and budget. Any investment in these items will be well worth it, as they will provide you with a source of passive advertising. Choose a high quality and useful item that the recipient will be likely to use multiple times per day, and especially in front of others, and you will be advertising to a wider audience than you imagined with virtually no effort and minimal cost.

Great Ideas Trending

March 6th, 2013 | Comments Off | Posted in Personalized Gifts, Promotional Products

Great Promotional Products Story


Matriarch Gets Creative With

Family Reunion Gifts


Sarah Clarke Walburten, eldest sibling and family matriarch of the Clarke Family, decided to gift her family with memories and she used promotional products to do it.

Sarah has always been great at keeping family photo albums up to date. With 7 brothers and sisters, all of their kids and grandkids, as well as her 6 grown children and their offspring, there are a lot of pictures.

When the family decided to get together for an extended family reunion this spring. they reserved an estate in Nantucket; finding a vacation property that sleeps 60 adults and dozens of children wasn’t easy but they did it!

The special 3-day weekend event, which is scheduled for upcoming Memorial Day, is bound to be a terrific time, but Sarah wanted to do something really special for everyone. She got out the family photo albums along with a scanner and got to work. After all of her scanning, she jumped on Facebook too and started downloading pictures from there. Before long, Sarah had a few hundred awesome images of the entire family and, with the help of her youngest son, she put together a beautiful power point presentation and set it to some fun music.

Sarah has been a real estate agent for over 30 years and has always used promotional items to show her gratitude for the home sellers and buyers she works with. She asked her company graphic artist to do her a favor and put together a simple, yet beautiful design of a family tree with the first names of each family member drawn on the leaves. Then, she contacted PENSRUS, her go-to promotional products company, and ordered 100 custom drives, which she had pre-loaded with her power-point presentation.

The plan is to present the slide show at the Saturday night dinner party, but Sarah also wanted to send it home with every family member in the family, along with all the pictures that are sure to be taken over the weekend.

Upon arrival, each family member including any children over 3, will receive a disposable digital camera with instructions to take as many pictures as they like. When the weekend is over, Sara will collect all of the disposable digital cameras and download the images into a file marked Family Reunion 2013, load those files onto each drive and, voilà!, each family member will go home with a thumb drive full of memories.

We love hearing great ideas about the creative ways our clients use our products. Not just intended for promoting business, promotional items are a really great way to create something special for an event. What have you done with customized promotional products in your personal life?

Eco Friendly Promo Products

March 4th, 2013 | Comments Off | Posted in Promotional Products, Public Relations


Top Ten Eco Friendly Promo Products


& Why You Should Use Them



Many consumers are concerned with the delicate environmental state the world is in today. Smart business marketers are striving to appeal to conscientious “green” consumers by offering or using renewable, sustainable and eco-friendly processes, products and energy.


Regardless of the nature of your business, product or service, you can appeal to those same consumers by showing your earth friendly values when you gift green promotional products.


Here is our top ten:


  1. Water bottles allow us to refill from a larger water source again and again so we don’t ad to the plastic problem that is filling up our landmasses and oceans with non-biodegradable “disposable” plastic.
  2. Grocery tote bags are greatly appreciated as many cities are now passing laws that ban plastic grocery bags.  Just about every consumer market has jumped on the green bandwagon by offering grocery tote bags for purchase in stores. Why not show your concern and gift your clients with beautifully branded bags?
  3. Eco friendly USB drives eliminate wasted paper from printing and eco friendly USB drives will be appreciated by your recipients and you will be remembered when you gift them with a practical, eco friendly promotional item.
  4. Recycled pens & pencils are made of recycled plastic, bamboo or wood; eco friendly promotional pens and pencils will start conversation and be used again and again.
  5. Seeded paper products help the environment by planting new trees when the paper is used up and discarded.  When you gift your prospects with seeded paper promotional products, they won’t just ad to the land fills when they’ve used up the product, they will plant a tree and remember you each time they see it.
  6. Recycled polyester apparel helps curb discards, prolong landfills and reduce toxic emissions. Do your part by branding and gifting recycled polyester promotional apparel.
  7. Bamboo products are wonderful because bamboo is the fastest growing plant on the planet and is a good, degradable replacement for wood; it produces more oxygen, prevents erosion and can grow without pesticides and chemicals. Gifting promotional products made of bamboo gives a message that your company is environmentally conscious.
  8. Hand cranked flashlights help save the planet from eroding batteries while making a good impression by promoting your business with branded hand cranked flashlights
  9. Organic cotton apparel reduces the use of pesticides and chemicals that are destroying the planet; organic cotton is the best answer and when you gift promotional apparel made of organic cotton, you are helping Mother Earth and promoting conservation along with your business.
  10. Recycled paper products help save trees, mark your brand as eco-friendly and promote education and conversation.



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