Search this site:

Grab a Chair! Marketing Experiment.

Grab a Chair

We’ve seen something like this before. Reminds me of the Free Goodie Bag Scavenger Hunt. A New York designer planted couture handbags all over the city for anyone to find and keep. Handbag hunters could find location clues posted on Twitter.

Giveaways can be used with creative ideas like these to gain exposure and brand awareness.

In this case a furniture company, Blu Dot, placed sleek metal chairs around New York City. The campaign was based on … Continue Reading

Go Green and Get Ahead!

Going Green to Get Ahead Levi's Eco JeansImpress your clients by showing them you are Going Green. Give your promotions a boost by conveying interest in the environment. At the same time increase awareness. Use your business as an example to encourage other businesses and your clients to make the right eco-friendly decisions.

Green Products increase eco awareness, promote your brand, and are useful fun promotional gifts! Earth Friendly giveaways support eco initiatives. They are either made from post-consumer recycled material, biodegradable products, and organic materials. They cater to your brand while decreasing harmful effects on … Continue Reading

Garrett Specialties Officially Joins Facebook!

Garrett Specialties on FacebookWe are excited to have finally entered the social networking world. We hope you accept us with open arms. This will be a great way for us to connect with you, our clients, and keep you on top of promotional ideas, news and product specials.

Visit us at See you there!

Will Ferrell’s Sunscreen Is Nothing to Laugh At

Will Ferrell's Sunscreen Cancer Awareness PromotionProducts raise education funds for cancer survivors.

We know him as George W. Bush, newscaster Ron Burgundy and a deranged elf. Now, we also know comedian Will Ferrell as a swimsuit model. The prolific Saturday Night Live alumnus is featured on bottles of Hot Sexy Tan, Sun Stroke and Forbidden Fruit SPF 30 sunscreens. The line was created by the nonprofit organization Cancer for College.

Ferrell’s foray into branded merchandise came about because of his friendship with Craig Pollard. Pollard, a fraternity brother of Ferrell’s at the University of Southern California, is a … Continue Reading

Toy Soldiers Mailer Raises Awareness

Unicef Toy Soldiers Mailer To Raise Awareness for Children in Combat
Unicef created this unique toy soldier mailer to raise awareness for children used in combat. Their goal is to gain support for its program that aims to remove children from war and bring them back to the joy of childhood.

At first glance you may think that these are typical toy soldiers but with a closer look you’ll see that they are kids doing was kids do! They’re playing, reading, bike riding and smiling.

Non-profit charity promotional items helped to raise awareness for this unique cause. The mailer above … Continue Reading

Tips To Increase Sales and Gain New Leads

Make an impression to get new sales leads with giveaways!So what is the best way to get new business? Word of mouth has proven to be the most effective way. However, most sales people neglect to ask for them. Target clients that are already “sold” on your concept, service or products through referrals.

Make strong impressions on your existing clients so that they have a reason to refer you. Plan to make asking for referrals part of your sales and marketing operation. Then reinforce your brand with a promotional giveaway.

Direct mailers will also increase sales. Targeted mail can … Continue Reading

Boost up your promotions in 2010!

Digital Scale
Jump-start the intensity of your promotions! Improving relationships with clients is no sweat in 2010. Think about what’s on their mind and find brain-stimulating promotions for your advertising campaign.

Now that it’s a new year, they are setting goals for a better 2010. 45% of Americans make new resolutions every New Year. Among the top are weight loss, fitness, health, and money management.

Use Healthcare/Fitness products to get their butts into gear. Help boost business with Industry Related items. Useful giveaways increase ROI. Studies have shown that people who receive promotional items and incentive … Continue Reading

Get your Blox in order for 2010!

Motivation Blox

Get your New Year resolutions in order and motivate everyone around your business. Make sure they don’t lose focus with this creative cube stress ball and inspirational paper weight. Each side has a motivational word: innovation, teamwork, leadership, integrity, and excellence. The sixth side is reserved for your custom imprint. A great promotional gift for HR programs and executive gifts.

Need a motivational reminder for clients and employees? Keep them inspired with this stylish … Continue Reading

Freeze Your Promotions!

Promotional Ice Scrapers and Snow Brushes
A major portion of the US has already gotten slammed with winter weather this week. And old man winter has only begun to show his face. Some of us will enjoy the glistening white landscapes this holiday season. Others dread the work and energy involved while clearing snow and ice.

Take advantage of old man winter with your next promotion. Most ice scrapers provide a large and clear imprint area. Display your logo proudly on a useful snow brush. With each snow fall comes a new opportunity for that snow … Continue Reading

Looking forward to 2010 – Setting Goals

Employee Incentive Gifts - New Year Goals for Success
The New Year gives me the feeling of a new beginning or a clean slate.
What is your business plan for the New Year? What goals will you be focusing on?

I mean you do have goals right? If not, you should. Those who set goals are more successful. They keep you organized, determined and focused.

Here are a few ideas on how to stay on top of accomplishing your goal.

Be real. The things we want don’t always come easy that’s part of the reason why we want them. Set challenging goals … Continue Reading