6 Types of Custom Coasters to Save Tables and Market Your Brand!

Drink coasters are a great way to market indirectly and are perfect for both business and pleasure. Whether you’re creating brand awareness at an event or business, or saying thank you with a gift your clients will take home and use every day, beverage coasters come in a variety of materials that might work for you!

1. Paper

paper coaster

Pub style paper coasters are strong and absorbent, and give your brand exposure every time someone puts down their drink. Perfect for events, restaurants & bars, and inexpensive office giveaways. See an example >

2. Cork

cork coaster

A great option when you have a bold logo that looks good in one color. Cork is also a sustainable product for an even “greener” coaster option. See an example >

3. Wood

wood coaster

Wood coasters are Earth friendly & renewable and no two pieces are alike. Consider  laser engraved wooden coasters for your next gift. See an example >

4. Stone

stone coaster

Carve out so me space at the top of your audience’s mind when they use an absorbent stone coaster. These make excellent high-end gifts, especially in sets of 4. See an example >

5. Leather (or leather-like vinyl)

leather coaster

Deboss your logo on a quality leather or vinyl coaster for an executive look! Perfect for corporate giveaways and incentives. See an example >

6. Neoprene

neoprene coaster

Koozies work well for keeping the condensation off your hand — and it works for coasters, too! With benefits like full color imprinting and a non-slip rubber backing, the neoprene coaster is a great marketing tool. See an example >

Don’t forget about Car Coasters!car coaster

One of the more popular types of coasters recently is the absorbent stone, cork, or neoprene coasters that fit into your car cup holders. Since most cup holders have a similar size, car coasters are pretty universal and are a great way to get your brand in front of your audience on the go! See an example >

Coasters are a great marketing tool, and we can help you choose the right one for your event, audience, and budget. Call or email us today! (800) 234-6605 / promos@perryop.com. View our Project Gallery >

 

 

Tips for Buying Custom Label Bottled Water

custom water

Want to carry your brand through the entire customer experience? Custom label bottled water is a prominent feature in many organizations, from car dealers and law offices, to hospitality. It’s considered a kind gesture, and is always a great way to keep your brand the focus, to the last sip. Here are some things to consider when you’re adding custom bottled water to your marketing ice chest.

1. Pick the type and size of bottle that’s right for your needs.

Crushable bottles, recycled bottles, premium bottles, even LIGHT-UP bottles… there are so many to choose from! Whether 8oz, 12oz, or the typical 16.9oz bottle is what you’re looking for, make sure you get a sample of the bottle so you know the quality you’re getting. And a pro tip: Smaller doesn’t always mean cheaper. The 8oz size is usually more expensive per bottle than the 16.9oz (although it would cost a little less in shipping).

Look at how many bottles there are! >

2. Know your label & maximize your imprint.

Most bottle options include a full color label, and only a small space is dedicated to the bottling information, so you have a nice canvas to display your logo and message. Consider adding a coupon or special offer that gives your label a longer “shelf life”.

And a label that isn’t waterproof will start to run when it meets the condensation. We always recommend a waterproof label for that reason.

3. Don’t forget about shipping (..and storage… and expiration).

 

There is usually a minimum of a half pallet on custom printed bottled water. Depending on the case quantity and size, that can be several cases of very heavy water, and it’s not cheap to ship, so factor that into your budget.

You’ll also want to consider where you will store your water to keep it from getting too hot (or too cold, if you’re not into bottled ice).

Also, many bottlers will stamp a recommended “best by” date on their bottles, or a “bottled on” date. Of course, water doesn’t really go bad, but for best taste, and to avoid grossing out your thirsty recipient, have a plan for using your water within about 1 to 2 years.

If navigating the bottled waters (haha!) sounds daunting, don’t worry. We’re here to help. Call or email us today to get started on your project: 800-234-6605 / promos@perryop.com

Red, White, & YOU: Marketing with Patriotic Promotions

Need something fresh for your July 4th event or Independence Day parade giveaway? Here are a few ideas for promotional products that are great options for marketing your brand and showing your support for the red, white, and blue!

Get your crowd in the spirit with this Statue of Liberty Crown.

What party-goer can resist a fun hat? Perfect for your July 4th photo booth!Libery Hat Patriotic Promotional Product

There’s a little bit of everything in this Celebrate America Kit.

This fun kit includes pen and sunglasses in a waterproof phone pouch.
What a great way to get your brand noticed!

Celebrate America Kit Promotional Product

 

Kids and students will enjoy this Patriotic Pencil!

For your school and kid-friendly event, you can’t go wrong with (or less expensive than) a pencil.

Patriotic pencil

 

Patriotic Beach Balls are a great way to bounce into summer.

Americans celebrating at outdoor events or water parks
will appreciate a fun branded beach ball!

 

Patriotic Hand Fans give patriotic event-goers a great way to stay cool.

The only thing hotter than summer will be your logo.

 

Business minded? Sticky notes are easy to make patriotic!

Add a patriotic background to a handy sticky note
and your brand will be shared and seen all over!

Promotional Sticky Notes

Get your grill on this Independence Day!

This patriotic spatula even has a built-in bottle opener. A great high-end giveaway or gift-with-purchase.

Patriotic Spatula Sportula Grill BBQ

Don’t stress this summer!

Need a great way to show your LOVE for your country?
Give this stress reliever a squeeze: your logo can be printed on the opposite side!

Patriotic Stress Reliever flag heart

These are just some examples of ways to use patriotic promotions to highlight your brand this summer. Americans love to party and we LOVE promotional products. Let us help you find the right one for your event. Visit perryop.com/promos for more info, or reach out by phone (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com.

10 Products that Make You Feel More Organized Just Looking at Them

Feeling a little overwhelmed at the office and looking to de-clutter and get organized? Here are 10 office products to inspire you to organized greatness!

12-Compartment Organizer with Mesh Drawers
Organize much? You’ll enjoy every one of the 12 drawers here.

Master Vision Magnetic Calendar Combo Board, 48 x 18
So much organization in a shorter height, perfect for underneath overhead storage or in a cubicle. Feels like the best way to start a day. Right after coffee.

Post-It Full Adhesive Roll
Use it as a note or label! The Super Sticky adhesive sticks securely and removes cleanly and the dispenser allows you to pull and cut the perfect length every time. You can use it as a sticky note to leave reminders and notes, or use it as a label to identify rooms, doors, supply baskets, tool boxes, shelves, tubs, and more. The full adhesive back means  it won’t peel up until you’re ready to remove it!

Safco White Mesh Organizer
Use it as an inbox, a to-do box, or to keep on-going projects close at hand. Five 1″ wide vertical sections hold file folders, slim binders, magazines and more, while three 1″ horizontal sections accommodate any letter-size document. How fresh and fun is that white, right?

HON Flaghship File Cabinet
At 30″ high, this multipurpose filing and storage cabinet can also double as part of your worksurface. Check out the link for other configurations. And don’t forget our Furniture Team can help you find just the right storage for your needs — just call 800-234-6605!

Smead Expanding Project Organizer
One of our favorites around the office — this has 10 pockets for keeping track of multiple projects — or multiple parts of a larger project. Keep track of project progress, contacts and notes, all in one place.

Pendaflex Assorted Clear Poly Index Folders
This 10-pack of file sleeves is a great way to put a visual with your ongoing projects. Durable poly folders have color-coded strips, plus white, write-on tab at top for color-coded organization.

Smead Cascading Wall Organizer
Save desk space by utilizing often overlooked wall space! The six cascading pockets are removable to make viewing and access to documents easy, and an elastic cord closure allows you to contract all the pockets and secure them for transport. Bonus: It adds a pop of color to your workspace!

Safco Onyx Mesh Mobile File
Ever wish you could roll that file cabinet out of the way? This a great option, with two supply drawers, a file drawer, a top shelf, and sturdy casters to keep you rolling through your day.

Dymo LabelManager 500TS
Now THAT’S a label maker! This touchscreen, handheld label has a full-color screen that allows you to easily change fonts, format text, and add graphics to your customized labels. Compatible with labels from 1/4″ to 1″ widths, you’ve got a lot of options for getting everything labeled and in its place.

Shop the Perry Office Plus website at perryop.com for many more organization tools and supplies!

7 New Ideas for Promotional Giveaways for 5K Races and Fun Runs

Are you tired of giving out the same old items for the springtime fun runs and yearly 5K races? We’re right there with you. So we’re suggesting some new ideas to get the most impact out of your marketing dollars this race season. (Pstt! These could also be good giveaways at any athletic or outdoor event!)

1. Wrap Sunglasses: How cool do you want your brand to be? This cool! These dark, ultraviolet protective lenses with UV 400 rating protect your eyes from the sun and feature sporty, wrap-around style frames.

Wrap sunglasses2. Bammies – The perfect outdoor accessory. These are inexpensive, covered in your brand, and can be worn a dozen different ways to suit the wearer — from a handy head band/wrap or dust mask, to a trendy armband or scarf.

Bammies

 

3. Mini Water Bottle: A cutie quencher! A more compact version of the classic water bottle, for no-fuss refreshment on-the-go!

Mini Water Bottle

4. Waterless Tattoos: Don’t water down your brand! These are a fun, easy way to get your brand noticed at outdoor events.

Waterless Tattoos

5. Earbuds: Just add tunes! Not everyone is wireless and if you lose them like we do, an extra set of earbuds can really come in handy.

Earbuds

6. Hot/Cold Packs: Heat up your marketing! Plenty of shapes and colors available to match your brand.

Hot Cold Packs

7. Massager: Pick a fun style to rub potential customers the right way! 

Massager

 

Whether it’s an outdoor event, athlete-related, or simply a fun run, your next promo doesn’t have to be boring! Call me for more ideas today!

Debbie Yearwood
Promotional Consultant
Perry Office Plus
(254) 778-4755 x 112
promos@perryop.com
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How to Choose a Promotional Product that’s GREAT, Even if Your Budget Isn’t

You’re planning your next promotional product for an event or initiative and you have a high end item in mind. Your budget might have other ideas — and that’s ok.

For every “high-end” item, there is a less expensive alternative that might be right for your audience (and certainly easier on your budget). Here are some ways you can scale back your wish list to choose an effective AND affordable promo!

$$$$ <— This … or this for less! —> $$
1. The full set? Do just a piece!
If an $8 Salon-Quality Manicure Kit is outside your budget, try a simpler Nail File Key Ring for under $1 each. Recipients will still appreciate its usefulness. You could even use it as a loyalty charm for repeat clients.

2. Full color? Simplify!
Instead of a $13 full-color branded smartphone case, a silicone “Smart Wallet” offers usefulness and branding in one, at a lower price point. You can even pop your business card inside each one as a handy way to distribute it.

3. Make a big splash? You could take the simpler option.
Instead of a $17 luxury logo’d towel, use an inexpensive branded Lip Balm with a high quality full-color label that will still be useful for days in the sun.

4. Instead of “Executive Style”, try “Functional & Affordable”.
Instead of a $4 metal stylus pen, add your logo to this less expensive Metallic Stylus Pen for less than $.80 each — attach it to a coupon for your product or services!

5. Items with a narrow appeal can cost more. Something universal helps!
Instead of a $15 stainless steel insulated tumbler, your audience might also like a more budget-friendly color-changing stadium cup — at less than $.89 each.

Bottom line: When your budget is limited, you can stretch your budget when you think outside the box!

Perry Office Plus would love to be your source for promotional products. Our dedicated consultant is on hand to guide and support your promotional needs from start to finish. Call today: (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com.

10 Imprinted Trade Show Giveaways that Attendees will Actually Keep

When your goal is to give your event attendees something that will stay with them and remind them of your brand — and it usually is, right? — you have to think strategically. These are categories to consider for your next trade show giveaway.

Electronics: Depending on the audience, a gadget not only gets attention, but is more likely to be kept than a pen. Consider a Mobile Device Charger or an LED Flashlight!

Mobile Device Charger

Light-Up Items: Something flashy is always a fun thing that attendees will carry around with them at the show and often keep for a while afterward. Consider bouncy Super Blinking Balls or these fun Flashing Rings.

Useful Conference/Trade Show Products: If your audience is the conference-going type, a handy padfolio, note pad, or bag is a great option with staying power. Keep it high-quality, as this crowd doesn’t like junk. Consider a Clear Value Note Pad, or a Wheeled Duffel Bag.

Useful for the Office: When attendees go home from the trade show or event, send them with something that would be a great addition to their desk, or helpful to have in their commute. Depending on your audience, add your logo to an Branded Adhesive Note Cube, a classy Wall or Appointment Calendar, or even a handy Lunch Cooler!

Oh… and don’t forget T-shirts! 😉 Can’t go wrong with Gildan.

 

The bottom line? Make it useful, fun, or unique and recipients will hang on to your logod items for much longer. That means more ad impressions and brand awareness for you!

Perry Office Plus would love to be your source for promotional products. Our dedicated consultant is on hand to guide and support your promotional needs from start to finish. Call today: (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com.