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Start Selecting Your Holiday Promotions!

While personal preparations for the holidays may be a ways off, August is a good time for marketers to start preparing for the season. Believe it or not, consumers start to think about the holidays as early as September. But you really see a peak in interest by the first week of November. If that is the same time you start gathering your advertising ideas you’re going to drop the ball.

Start preparing your campaigns by analyzing your customers. Make decisions on who you want to reach and how you are going to reach them. Research upcoming seasonal trends.

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Ideas That Stick

Make your promotions stick with imprinted Note Cubes and Sticky Notes from Garrett Specialties!

Check out this artistic billboard idea I came across:
Celebrating ‘Ideas That Stick,’ Television star Angela Kinsey partners with post-it brand and publicolor to unveil world’s largest Artistic billboard MADE OF post-it Super Sticky Notes.

From August 3-6, Post-it Brand from 3M and not-for-profit organization Publicolor, revealed the winning artwork selected from their national student design contest in a big way – on the world’s largest artistic billboard made of multi-colored Post-it Super Sticky Notes in Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall.

Angela Kinsey, Post-it Note fanatic and star of Emmy-award-winning … Continue Reading

Promo Gifts for On-the-Go!

Glacier Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler
A fun promotion that looks just like a to-go cup!
Glacier Double Wall Acrylic Tumbler with straw. Acrylic to-go plastic drink-ware. Double wall insulated! Complete with a straw. The perfect promotion for restaurants, beverage companies, outdoor events, and so much more.

Sunblock Pocket Pack SPF30
Maximize your brand exposure without getting burned!
The perfect giveaway for any outdoor event, our SPF-30 Sunblock Lotion Pocket Pack offers maximum protection for minimum cost, and allows up to a 4-color process imprint to maximize the effect of your message!

Personal Lunch Tote
Personal Lunch Tote Transport healthier meals and beverages. A great give-away for health … Continue Reading

Best Friends: Marketing with Pet Promotions

One thing you may share with your clients is the love for pets. They really are man’s best friend. Who else can offer unconditional love. It’s a fact that pet owners are happier and live longer!

That’s why I’ve dedicated this post to Pet Accessories. They offer so many opportunities to connect with your clients. Pet-related promotions can be used by receivers on a daily basis while exposing and strengthening your brand. People love to talk about their pets. It’s a great way to break the ice. Use imprinted pet promos at events, trade shows, and daily giveaways. Also think about … Continue Reading

3 Immediate Actions to Grow Your Business

Grow your business now with this 3-step action plan!

Action One: Pick up the phone
Reach out to new and old contacts. Making the call is the most important step. Start with your previous customers. Take a few minutes to do some research just before the call. Gather information on how you can best meet their needs. Offer a discount incentive to first time and returning clients. Don’t forget to ask for a referral too!

Action Two: Market with Promotional Products
Promo gifts can generate up to 80% of new business. It’s a fact, logo giveaways standout and create favorable impressions. In comparison to … Continue Reading

Grip, Launch, and Shine attention!


Check-out this weeks top three promotions!

Get a good grip on your client’s attention. Choose the Eco Gripper Poly-Clear™ Bottle 30 oz.It’s shatterproof, recyclable, bio-degradable and made from recycled materials. A sure grip design and flip-top lid make it a great choice for a water bottle promo.

Here is a great item if you are launching a new business or new product! The Logo Launcher is a fun promotional toy that jumps 6 to 8 feet in the air. You won’t be missed at your next event.

Add a colorful shine and a twist to your ad campaign with the Mini Screwdriver … Continue Reading

2011 Promotional Calendar Sale!

All Garrett Specialties’ promotional calendars are on sale now through August 31, 2010.

Custom Imprinted Calendars and Planners provide 365 days of visibility. Calendars are the best promotion for your dollar. No other advertising gift provides such great exposure at such a low price.

Choose from several calendar themes to creatively convey your message. Select a calendar theme that coincides with your business or one that interests your clients.

Calendars and planners come in many varieties to suite your promotional idea. Choose a press ‘n stick calendar, wall calendar, tri-fold or desk calendar, magnet calendars and more.

Mid-year is the optimal time to order … Continue Reading

Let the Sun Shine Inspiration and Sales!

Summer is the time to relax and have some fun! But that’s no reason to let business go on vacation, make summer slow time profitable time. When your mind is at ease you are more open to inspiration. I get my best ideas while laying in the sun at the beach or driving on a beautiful day.

Let the sun shine in at work.
Engage employees and have a company picnic. This will lift their spirits and inspire them. Feeling positive, happy and motivated will bring out their best work!

Bring sales in on a cool breeze.
Keeping it cool is an easy task … Continue Reading

Silly Bandz! The Hottest Craze!

Simple, colorful and fun! Silly Bandz are all the rage! Kids everywhere аrе going wild over Silly Bandz!! Thеѕе colorful Rubber Bands аrе mаԁе οf silicone аnԁ die molded іn many different fun shapes. On уουr wrist, thеу look Ɩіkе regular bracelets. Whеn уου remove thеm, thеу twist back іntο shape. Sets available are: dental, farm animals, dinosaurs, fruit, insects, music, sea animals, transportation, Christmas, Halloween glow in the dark.

Whаt ԁο thеу ԁο wіth thе bracelets? Sοmе kids play a game wіth thеm: If уου guess thе shape correctly, thеn thе owner hаѕ tο accept a trade frοm thе guesser.

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Giveaways below $1.50

1.) Enhanced biodegradable properties. A great Green Promotion for the Summer! Bio Ad Squeeze Bottle, with pop top closure. Made in the USA with biodegradable plastic. Has a 32 oz capacity. BPA free.

Bio/Ad™ products will biodegrade naturally over a period of one to five years in a standard landfill environment. The products will last a lifetime under normal use.

2.) A fantastic giveaway that will turnaround your sales in a zip! Zip N Zoom is the latest indoor boomerang. Zip N Zoom has three blades of fun and easy to use. Toss it in the air and volla it makes a … Continue Reading