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Crush It With Promotional Items and Social Media

April 18th, 2013 Posted in Marketing, Public Relations

Promotional Items + Social Media =

Brand Recognition and Sales


Using promotional items with social media has become a prominent marketing strategy in today’s world of digital marketing because promotional items can boost social media success by motivating people to become fans or followers, as well as to opt in to your emails or newsletters.

Businesses with a keen sense of marketing understand the need for a good social media strategy. Indeed, many will employ a social media manager who not only manages the various platforms but also helps identify opportunities for marketing within them.

In a recent survey, 37 percent of respondents admitted that they ‘liked’ brands on Facebook due to free promotional items. 43 percent of respondents admitted that they had begun to follow a brand on Twitter due to the fact that they had been offered a free gift. Having a brand page on Facebook and Twitter is therefore a key component in marketing that should not be missed.

The investment in low cost, yet useful and well made promotional items can get you significant returns on your social media marketing efforts.

Choosing a promotional item that will appeal to the widest demographic is essential. Having a gift with universal appeal will ensure that the chance of gaining more followers and fans is increased. It will also increase the likelihood of people sharing the giveaway message.

Some popular promotional items are things like tote bags, key ring flashlights, jar openers, USB thumb drives, and water bottles because they are useful; if you look you can find an array of useful items in every price range.  Most promotional items offer a large imprint area for branding purposes and they are lightweight and easily packaged for mailing.

The use of social media in conjunction with promotional items is a key way for companies, and organizations, to expand their reach and target new leads and customers. By running giveaways of promotional items in turn for ‘likes’, follows or opt ins, companies can boost their brand exposure because in social media, people always want to share.



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