What’s the Big Deal about Glassboards?

You’ve probably heard about glassboards as an alternative to white boards, but what is all the fuss about? Here are some basics:

PROS of Glassboards

Durability: Glassboards are made from a tempered glass so it’s much stronger than regular glass.

Customization: Make your glassboard “blend” into the wall with a custom paint color, or personalize it with custom graphics.

Simple installation: It’s not complicated and not much different than that of a traditional white board. A white board typically has a frame of some sort, where a glassboard usually is ‘frameless’, creating a cleaner look.

Clean-ability and Long-Lasting: Glassboards are super easy to clean, thanks to their non-porous surface, meaning no marker can stain or “ghost” the board, no matter how often you use it. A quality glassboard can last for years and years, where a white board might have to be replaced pretty frequently if it’s used a lot.

CONS of Glassboards

Cost: Really the only downside of a glassboard versus a traditional white board is that they have a much higher cost. However, if the above points — durability, customization, easy installation, and being ridiculously easy to clean — are important to your application, the benefits far outweigh the extra cost.

 

The Perry Office Plus preferred glassboard vendor, Clarus, makes fantastic videos about their products, if you want to see more.

 

This is a great demonstration of how clean-able their glassboard is:

 

Watch how easy it is to install a Clarus glassboard:

 

And thanks to the non-porous surface, a glassboard is even CLEANER than a white board… The results of this test will shock healthcare professionals:

And finally, to really see what goes into a Clarus Glassboard, they’ve created this hilarious video to show their competitors how to make one on the cheap:

Contact our Furniture Team to get more information about a glassboard that suits your space: (800) 234-6605 or visit perryop.com/furniture

Germ Alert! Your Co-Workers Might Not Call in Sick [infographic]

It’s not just parents making their kids go to school — Americans are also shuffling off to work with heavy heads and red noses. Click to zoom in on this somewhat disturbing set of statistics about your under-the-weather office mates.

Shop cold and flu prevention products at perryop.com and keep your office well all winter.

5 Strengths of Promotional Products You Might Not Have Thought Of

What makes custom printed promotional products so effective? Why do we insist they are one of the most useful and effective ways to get a message across or promote a brand? We dig deeper than the typical answers of “It shows off a logo” or “A lot of people will see it.”

1. Promo products are TARGETED.

A properly selected promo item is laser-focused to your market. Unlike mass media types of advertising that are (hopefully) seen or heard by anyone even remotely paying attention, there’s much less “waste” with promotional items, which are typically given and appeal directly to your desired audience.  Think “rifle”, instead of “shotgun”.

2. Promo products are STICKY.

You may have heard that “sticky” marketing stays around, has a long shelf life, and a long-term advertising value. Good promotional products tend to be kept, used, and shared, giving them a life beyond the first impression.

3. Promo products are TANGIBLE.

When giving a promotional item — something tangible that a consumer actually touches — the medium becomes the message! Promos give you the opportunity to create a fun memory “hook”, such as a play on words or colorful imprint, that gives your message more impact.

4. Promo products are WELCOMED.

The right branded gift creates goodwill between the giver and the recipient. It’s one of the few forms of advertising people actually enjoy. They might skip through your commercial, but few people will turn down a great branded product — who ever got annoyed by a nice gift?

5. Promo products are ENDORSEMENTS.

By using or sharing a promotional item with your logo on it, it implies the user approves of your brand, and creates a more positive impression for those who see it. Branded gifts and giveaways are more than moving advertisements; they’re practically moving testimonials!

If you’re not using promotional items — or worse, have used them and not found them effective — please call us to discuss what might work better.

7 Promotional Items that are Perfect for Tailgating and Football Season (and 1 Extra Point)

Whether you’re taking advantage of the crowds at a tailgating event, or just offering giveaways that appeal to the sports fan, these are 7 you might not have thought of yet.

1. Drinkware & Accessories

From Koozies and  bottle openers, to reusable party cups and tumblers, these items will be kept and used again and again!

2. Hats

Color-coordinate your hat with team colors and get the die-hard fans pumped up and willing to wear your brand all year long!

3. Noisemakers & Spirit Items

There are plenty of ways to jump on the team bandwagon — temporary tattoos, inflatable noisemakers, pom-poms and more!

4. Sunblock & Sunglasses

It might be “fall”, but the sun is still shining at these games. Branded sunblock and imprinted sunglasses make a great giveaway.

5. Rally Towels

Show your team spirit by handing sports fans a great rally towel with your logo!

6. Folding Chairs

These folding Captain’s chairs make great raffle prizes and will be used year-round at outdoor events, camp sites, beaches, and family reunions.

7. Clear Totes

Many stadiums require the contents of a bag to be visible. You can add your logo and give recipients a useful see-through tote!

Extra Point: Hosting a space at tailgating or outdoor event? Here are a couple tips:

A branded bean bag toss (“corn hole”) or similar game is a fun way to occupy guests at your event while putting your brand front-and-center.

At Perry Office Plus, we’re here to help you brand and grow your business with promotional products. Call us at (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com to get professional promotional products help!

Trade Show Booth Games: 3 Things to Help Make them More Effective

Check out these ideas for trade show booth games!
All these can be branded with your logo, and you can add
your own prizes to the slots, using your own printer.

Not getting much from your trade show booth? Consider using a game to entice visitors to stop in and hear your pitch. Games generate buzz at an event, and get you a great return on your trade show investment.

1. “Pay” to Play!

Whether you get a business card, newsletter sign up, or being willing to hear a short pitch before they play, it’s a good idea to have a “price” to play the game or enter the giveaway. You’ll come away from your event with a larger prospect list.

2. For difficult games, offer consolation prizes.

If your game requires some skill like a Bean Bag Toss [shop bean bag toss games], or has a low chance of winning, offer a higher-end prize for winners, and less expensive gifts to say “thanks for playing”. They won’t walk away empty handed, AND they’ll have something branded to remember you by.

Higher end gifts might include:

  • Bluetooth speakers
  • Flashlights
  • Mobile power banks
  • Stainless steel water bottles

Consolation gifts might look like:

  • Plastic tumblers
  • Hand sanitizer sprays
  • Inexpensive sunglasses
  • Good quality pens

The same logic applies if you’re wanting to keep your costs down, but want to have an enticing game. For example, if you’re using a Prize Wheel [ shop prize wheels ], you could have a limited number of space with the higher end gifts and several with less costly items.

3. Capitalize on the “onlookers” with booth branding.

A crowd will often form around exciting games like a Prize Drop (commonly known as Plinko) [shop plinko games] or golf putt. Make sure the onlookers know who you are, even if you don’t get the chance to speak with them individually.

  • Brand your booth with stand-up banners, table covers, and easy-to-read signage.
  • Include displays with great images and benefits of working with you.
  • Place professionally printed materials near the front or corners of your booth.
  • Brand your game! Most games have the option for pre-printed graphics, or optional graphics you can create with your own printer.

No matter your industry, games are a great way to engage event attendees, and we can help you select the products to make it work.

Call (800) 234-6605 to speak with our Promotional Consultant or email promos@perryop.com to start working with Perry Office Plus on your next event!

If Co-Workers Were Songs: An Office Playlist

If you could re-imagine your co-workers as songs or as having an anthem, how close would this be?

Listen to this playlist on Spotify:

 

The Hot Mess Co-Worker
Their Song: Manic Monday, Cindi Lauper

The Bad Boss
Their Song:Big Boss Man, Elvis

The Good Boss
Their Song: Stand By Me

The Cheerful-Beyond-Reason Co-Worker
Their Song: Happy, Pharell Williams

The Social Butterfly
Their Song: We Should Be Friends, Miranda Lambert

The Micro-manager
Their Song: Every Breath You Take, The Police

The Absentee Co-Worker
Their Song: Never There by Cake

The Annoying Cube Mate
Their Song: Go Away, Weezer

The Office Flirt
Their Song:Blank Space, Taylor Swift

The Co-Worker that is Always Ready for the Weekend
Their Song: It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere, Jimmy Buffet

The Co-Worker Who Always Wears a Sweater
Their Song: Cold As Ice, Foreigner

The Nose-to-the Grindstone Co-Worker
Their Song: She Works Hard for the Money, Donna Summer / Hard Workin Man, Brooks & Dunn

The Office Gossip
Their Song:
Something to Talk About, Bonnie Raitt

The Co-Worker that Watches the Clock
Their Song: 9 to 5, Dolly Parton

The Office Cheerleader
Their Song: Eye of the Tiger

How’d we do? Any you would add? Share with your co-workers!

7 Promotional Items that Light Up Your Brand

Have you considered something a little flashy for your next promotion? Whether it’s a night run or “glow run”, or simply an evening party or event, there are some fantastic ways to incorporate your brand into a memorable, LED promotional giveaway!

Light up Your Party or Event:

1. Flashing & light-up drinkware is a keepsake everyone will love.

2. LED ice cubes are the perfect addition to any adult beverage!

Get glowing reviews of your Night Race or Glow Run:

3. Did you know some screenprinters can add glow-in-the-dark ink to your T-shirt?

4. Consider a flashlight keychain for a fun and useful keepsake!

5. Even a simple water bottle can become a lantern with a reusable LED cap! [product details]

Trade Show and Conference Attendees Love LEDs:

6. Wearable party gear like an LED wristband will make your brand stand out at a training or corporate event. Everyone will be looking for the source of those awesome giveaways!

7. And don’t forget — pens are one of the most popular promotional products, and when you add an LED, it just gets better. Check out the Luminate Stylus that lights up your LOGO!

There are so many options for adding a BRIGHT twist to the typical promotional item. Call us today to get ideas and pricing on your next promotional items!

Perry Office Plus
(800) 234-6605
promos@perryop.com

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