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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How to Make the Most of a One-Color T-shirt Design

When you’re talking about screenprinted T-shirts, more colors mean more money. To keep costs down, many marketers opt for a one-color design on their promotional T-shirt. But that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! Here are 5 ways to end up with a super creative shirt design with only one ink color:

Method 1: Choose a color shirt!

Texas A&M University - Central Texas / Warrior Kids Promotional Shirt in Multiple Colors

Why? A white t-shirt is sort of a no-brainer for an inexpensive shirt. But did you know a color shirt with a one-color design is actually cheaper than a white shirt with multiple ink colors? There are shirts available in almost any color of the rainbow these days, so pick a fun color that suits your brand and make a splash!

Extra Cost: Less than a white T-shirt with multiple ink colors!

 

Method 2: Use a distressed effect for a trendy vintage look.

Why: Retro and vintage designs are very IN right now. It’s a simple process to add a distressed effect to your logo or message to make your shirt look more like something the cool kids would wear.

Extra Cost: None. It’s all done in the art file itself, and it doesn’t cost a thing.

 

Method 3: Be creative with “negative space”.

UMHB Promotional Shirt in one-color

 

Why? Use the color of your shirt as a “second” color in your design. Your logo could be “cut out” of the middle of a shape (your home state, or another shape relevant to your organization). It gives your imprint a big impact with out adding ink colors!

Extra Cost: None.

 

Method 4: Go for subtly with tone-on-tone.

Why: It’s trendy, saves you money, and makes your shirt extra wearable and hip! Tone-on-tone refers to the low contrast between the color of the shirt and the imprint color. Simply select an imprint color that’s a shade or two lighter (or darker) than your shirt color. BOOM!

Extra Cost: None, unless you need a very specific color for your imprint, which can cost anywhere from $25 to $60.

 

Method 5: Choose a unique shirt!

Why: Super soft shirts, V-neck shirts, 3/4 sleeve shirts, moisture-wicking shirts… the list of features is long. Invest your advertising dollars in a quality shirt your recipients will want to wear over and over, for maximum exposure — and no one will even notice or care it’s just a black or white imprint.

Extra Cost: Varies by shirt, but it’s built for attractiveness!

 

Bottom Line: While any one of these methods will give you some oomph, you might consider combining two or more. A tone-on-tone design that uses negative space and a distressed effect can bring a shirt design idea to life and make it THE hot promo item you’ve been looking for.

Need help creating a fun design for your promotional T-shirt? Call Perry Office Plus today: (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com for quotes and recommendations.

4 Questions We Ask Before You Buy Promotional Products

When you discuss promotional products with our Promotional Consultant, we’ll ask you (at least) these four simple questions. Each is meant to save time, and get exactly the information needed to recommend products that meet your specific marketing needs. Who doesn’t like to save time? So let’s cut to the chase!

1. What’s the timeline?

Some products are available on a RUSH, but others can take WEEKS. We only want to offer you options that are available in your required timeframe.

2. What’s your budget?

We don’t want to suggest a $10 item if your budget is $2 per item! We can make better recommendations when we have a rough idea of your total budget — factoring in shipping, setup, and any needed art fees.

3. What’s the quantity needed?

We’ll want to check inventory to make sure that the imprintable items we’re suggesting are in stock.

4. What and who is it for?

If we know the type of event and the audience, we’ll be able to suggest much better items to boost your ROI. We wouldn’t want to suggest a high-tech giveaway for a children’s event, or an embroidered blanket for an outdoor summer event. Knowing the event and your audience will keep our recommendations on target.

That’s it!

That’s everything your Promotional Consultant will need in order to get you a quote on just the right items for your needs. Call us today to get started: (800) 234-6605 or visit perryop.com/promos to request a quote!

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 >