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Brilliant Promotions: On Sale Now!

Stress Balls & Stress Relievers Discounted on SaleShop around and compare. You’ll find that Garrett Specialties has the best prices. Now on Sale are two great promotional stress balls for any industry. The Star Shaped Stress Ball and the Brain Shape Stress Balls.

Star Shape Stress Ball now as low as $.72! The star stress relievers are available in yellow and white. Hand them out to top performers to demonstrate recognition. Watch sales shape up, show’em you’re a star. Let your customer’s know that they are your shining stars. This stress reliever is the perfect gift for all … Continue Reading

Graduation Commencement Gifts

Grad Gifts and Products for Graduation
Graduation. The beginning of the rest of their lives. The start of a promising future. It’s an emotional and memorable day for students, parents, teachers and professors.

Celebrate, congratulate, express pride and show recognition with these graduation gifts.

Grad Cap Keylight. Keep the light of education shinning. Graduation Cap flashlights are made with soft-foam padding, covered with durable PVC. Includes LED bulb, lithium battery, and split key ring.

With the Graduation Cap Pen, graduates will remember their achievements and will be encouraged to succeed in the real world. Graduation Cap Pen is a full sized … Continue Reading Airport Security Ad Campaign

Zappos Airport AdvertisementThe perfect opportunity to advertise about shoes! placed these ads in airport security bins. It’s unexpected to see a promotion like this while going through security, a great way to captivate an audience. Zappos managed to capture their audience’s attention while they were not wearing shoes. Sending the message to buy your next pair from them.

Whatever your product or service maybe, you can choose a promotional item that will put your business on consumers’ mind.

Source: Guerrilla Marketing and Communication Arts

KFC Repaired Pothole Marketing

As a different approach, to save money on advertising and to do something good for the community, KFC instead spent their advertising budget on repairing potholes in select cities.

Everybody wins with this campaign. The city gets their potholes fixed while KFC get’s to advertise their logo in major metropolitan areas. Just like their fresh chicken, cities around the country have “fresh” streets. Spray painted on the street, “Re-freshed by KFC” The company gains a good reputation for positive marketing.

This is a great example of how marketing can do well for the community. Did you know that June is National Safety … Continue Reading

Candy Company Trade Show Advertisement

Hanging from the doors of hotel guests attending the All Candy Expo in Chicago were these creative door hangers. One of the sponsors for the trade show was the candy company, Just Born. They advertised their products on these beautiful “do not disturb” signs with the catchy tag line “Don’t make a peep.”

I wonder if guest found any candy gifts in their rooms.

Greenpeace Boomerangs for Social Awareness

Greenpeace: Advertising with Boomerangs for Earth Consciousness
These printed boomerangs are examples from a print advertising campaign launched by Greenpeace. Created by the same ad company that created the whimsical typography in a Nike advertisement we talked about in a previous post, DDB Paris, France.

Each has a different statement like “I could take the subway to work but my car is so much more comfortable.” or “I prefer to leave my computer on standby mode. Turning it on and off is too bad for it.” “Genetically modified foods are great. We can eat any kind of fruit … Continue Reading

Hotel Promotion Goes Green Bananas

Banana Green Hotel Advertisement

This is an ad campaign for a Swedish hotel, Scandic. The message is “Stay at a Scandic hotel this summer and book before the prices ripen.” The hotel chain is encouraging guest to book rooms early to receive discounted rates. Prices will ripen upon the arrival of summer.

A unique and clever concept, however, they could have imprinted a Banana Stress Ball with a slightly different expression. Like, “prices that never ripen.”

National Nurses Day

Tropical Badge Pull - Hawaiian Shirt
Today is Nurses Day, the first day of National Nurses Week. As one of the largest events within the healthcare industry, it is a time to recognize the talented and caring nurses around the country.

Last year a local hospital imprinted the Tropical Badge Pull and included it in their gift bags. The gift bags where full of various promotional items and given out to all resident nurses on Nurses Day.

This particular hospital chose the tropical badge pulls because they liked its island style design. They felt the bright color and Hawaiian shirt … Continue Reading

Skin Cancer Awareness

Skin Cancer Awareness Items
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer affects over one million people per year. However, this form of cancer is the most preventable with proper skin care and protection.

Garrett Specialties can provide you with promotional items for business that will help increase awareness and prevention while you promote your brand.

Baseball Caps
Wearing a hat in the sun protects your face from the sun’s harmful rays. The Ripstop Cap is perfect for runners and athletes. It provides protection from the sun and the quality rip stop material keeps cap dry and comfortable.

Protect your eyes … Continue Reading