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Garrett Specialties new business gifts website!

Garrett Specialties Promotional Products
Garrett Specialties has launched it’s new website! We hope our fresh new look will make your promotional product search more enjoyable. We are proud to have always had a site that is user friendly and easy to navigate.

The promotional items information page includes some of my favorite new features. This is the page where you can find information about each of the unique products we carry. At the top of the page you will find thumbnail images related to the product you are currently viewing. Click the right and left arrows … Continue Reading

Promotional Umbrellas – Walking Advertisements

Promotional Automatic UmbrellasThis clear promotional umbrella was given to customers by a hair salon in Vancouver called Gloss. The slogan reads, “Hair You Want to Show Off.” The genius idea turned clients into walking billboards. Loyal customers show off their new hairstyles while promoting the company.

It was a great way to say thank you to their consumers while displaying their work and exposing their logo. This is a perfect example of how promotional umbrellas can be used to increase brand awareness.

Pepsi Re-Branding

Corporate Brand Identity - Pepsi New LogoAn extensive pdf leaked the Internet, which describes the methodology of Pepsi’s new logo. The white band in the middle of the classic logo is transformed into a different smile depending on the product, a laugh for Pepsi Max and a grin for Diet Pepsi.

The document compares the product to the Mona Lisa and the solar system. Somehow there is a gravitational pull that shifts the expression. Quite bizarre as it may sound, Pepsi bought right into it and is spending a fortune on the re-branding project. The scientific explanation is … Continue Reading

Promotional Fun Stuff Items Improve Sales Performance

YoYo Tricks Fun Promo Giveaways
The purpose of a marketing campaign is to sell a product or create new relationships with potential clients. Sometimes they may fail for many reasons. One maybe that your advertising may not be captivating, charismatic or unique enough to hold the attention of your audience. Need to improve your sales pitch? Looking for ways to get noticed?

Spice up your promotion. Bump up the entertainment. Incorporate the use of fun stuff into your selling pitch. Maybe you know some custom yo-yo tricks or maybe you can create a challenging game withContinue Reading

Every Step Counts – Useful Giveaways

Promotional Fitness Multifunction PedometerWhether for a trade show, walk-a-thon, corporate event, or for any type of public awareness effort here are some useful giveaway ideas.

After all, every step counts when you are venturing to increase sales. Consider a promotional pedometer for your next campaign. Wear a pedometer on your belt or waistband to record the steps you take everyday. Some multifunction pedometers like the Deluxe Multi-Function Pedometer count the total steps taken, distance traveled, calorie consumption, date and time.

A pedometer serves as a motivational tool for people starting a walking program. Walking encourages weight … Continue Reading

New Promo Product Website Coming Soon!

New Website LaunchGarrett Specialties, a promotional product company will launch a new website in February 2009.

In 1991, Garrett Specialties was one of the first corporations to sell advertising specialties online. Now as one of the top promotional products distributors in the industry they are launching a new and highly anticipated website.

GarrettSpecialties.com has always been easy to navigate and user friendly. The new site continues to make the buyer experience effortless and straightforward. New dynamic features make it even easier and faster to get valued information for the most comprehensive selection of promotion products.

Winner of the web Award … Continue Reading

Bring On Success 2009 – Business Ideas and Tips

Successful Promotional GiftsWe all know the realities of today’s economy; it is going to be a challenging year. So, here is some expert marketing and business advice for a successful 2009.

Be Positive. Focus more on the positive and less on the negative by tuning out the news. Bad news brings you down mentally and emotionally.

Renegotiate. Take advantage of the tough times. Try to renegotiate cell phone plans, rent and other overhead cost. You will be surprised to see how willing people are to work with you and how much you can save.

Motivate. Create customer appreciation … Continue Reading

Custom Towels Show Team Spirit and Support a Cause

Imprinted Beach TowelThis customized towel has become the unofficial flag for the Steelers. It had originally been created by the late Steelers’ broadcaster Myron Cope as a marketing scheme to engage fans. An effective promotion, the promotional towels are proudly waved by fans across the country and imitated by other sports teams. The custom beach towel has turned “stadiums into pulsating seas of yellow.” It has become a symbol of the heart and sole of Pittsburgh. The Terrible Towel created a connection amongst fans all over the US. Maybe the influence this towel has … Continue Reading