3 Keys to Encouraging Healthy Habits with Branded Products

Is your target audience a health-conscious crowd? Are you considering a wellness program to help improve the overall health of your staff? Branded products are a great way to make a connection with either audience. However, there are some important factors when choosing a promotional product for your health-focused campaign.

portion control lunch kit1. Make it useful.

The more useful the item, the more likely it is to be kept, used, and seen repeatedly. So increase your ROI with useful items like these:

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2. Choose something attractive.

Any promotional item is more desirable if it’s got a cool, trendy look.

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3. Don’t skimp on quality.

A throw-away item will end up just that, while a quality fitness product will have staying power.

 

Adult Coloring Books: Your Next Marketing Campaign?

Adult Coloring Book with Imprint Space for Your Logo

This creative outlet is a powerful way to relieve stress and promote relaxation. Release your inner artist by adding your creative touch to 12 beautifully rendered designs, accompanied by inspirational messages. Click to see all the different editions to customize your campaign.

Kids’ coloring books with spaces for a logo have been available for years, but we are now seeing a vast array of books designed for the adult set, each designed to relieve stress and promote creativity. Some are even accompanied by inspirational messages.

From flowers, birds and animals, to intricate unique designs, these “grown-up” or adult coloring books are a wildly popular trend that has media reporting its stress-busting benefits. Retail versions have been listed as best-sellers on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Now you can get in on this trend by adding your logo to adult coloring books! Why?

  • Ability to engage and hold attention.
  • Promotes a healthy habit, relaxation, and creativity.
  • Wide audience and suitable in many different industries.
  • Used and kept for weeks, if not months.
  • Some people post their completed designs online.
  • Cost per impression is low when you weigh potential exposure against product price.

The main purpose of these coloring books is for relaxation, so they will fit into any campaign that is promoting mental health, wellness and relaxation.

  • Promoting healthy habits in health care
  • Assisted living center welcome gifts
  • Keeping minds active in Senior Centers
  • Encouragement in rehab programs
  • Recruiting for Colleges & Universities
  • Encouraging high school students to take a break from your phone
  • Fun for corporate team building seminars & workshops
  • Motivation for wellness programs
  • Build awareness for nonprofits or use as donor gifts
  • A perfect way for resorts and attractions to help patrons remember a vacation

You can even use these coloring books as part of a contest! For example, a wellness program focused on stress management could prompt participants to turn in their colored designs for prizes.

This unique promotional product is sure to light up the faces and pique the interest of your recipients. Contact me today to get some recommendations on the right coloring book for your campaign or event!

Debbie Yearwood, BASI
Promotional Consultant
Perry Office Plus
(254) 778-4755 x 112
promos@perryop.com

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12 Promotion Ideas for Quirky Holidays in 2016

Every month is a reason to celebrate! And in some cases, they make great opportunities to market your business, promote a special program, or boost employee morale. Check out these quirky holidays and get them on your calendar for 2016.

January: Shape Up U.S. Month

This month is dedicated to improving the health of children and teaching kids that the new year’s health focus is not just for grown-ups!

Promotion Idea: Imprint your logo on this fun “I Can Be Healthier” Activity Book and hand out at a youth event or local school for parental brownie points.january

February: Launch of Awards Season

Starting with the Grammy’s on February 15th, awards season begins in Hollywood.

Promotion Idea: Host your own watching events or have your own awards show for employees and hand out these fabulous flashing LED microphones, emblazoned with your logo!

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 March 12: International Fanny Pack Day

They may be out of style, but they are convenient.

Promotion Idea: Bring them back with your own custom imprinted Fanny Pack! Runners, travelers, and festival-goers will all appreciate these handy accessories.march

April 5: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

There are so many kinds of pizza to love — this is just really specific!

Promotion Idea: Give a Supreme Pizza Cut-It to customers for whom you’re “deeply” thankful! Share them with prospects to get them on board with your “deep” discounts or extra “dough”.april

May: National Barbecue Month

Celebrate the warming weather and get ready for those cookouts.

Promotion Idea: The LogoTec BBQ Master Grill Set makes a great “gift with purchase” or door prize at your spring event.

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June 23: Runner’s Selfie Day

There is an art to taking a selfie while running!

Promotion Idea: Custom imprinted selfie sticks can make this process a little easier — use them as a door prize at races.june

July: National Ice Cream Month

As if we need an excuse to enjoy delicious, creamy desserts all month!

Promotion Idea: Remind your customers how “sweet” you think they are with this fun Ice Cream Cone Pen.july

August 15: Relaxation Day

Sunday might be a day of rest, but who couldn’t use another one?

Promo Idea: Encourage your customers to relax and pamper themselves with the Bamboo Relaxation Bath Set.august

 

September: Fall Hat Month

As we all go out to enjoy football and soccer games, don’t neglect your noggin!

Promotion Idea: A perfect hand out for the cooling weather is this Custom Embroidered Double Layer Fleece Beanie.september

October: National Popcorn Poppin’ Month

Enjoy this delicious snack, and be sure to share it with others!

Promotion Idea: This Personalized Popcorn Bag is a fun way to share a message with your audience.october

November 15: America Recycles Day

A day to remember that recycling helps!

Promotion Idea: This Mini-Eco Note Combo is made of recycled cardboard with 60 pages of ruled recycled paper and includes a paper barrel pen for an eco-friendly gift.november

December 17: Maple Syrup Day

It’s good for pancakes, waffles, and many other yummy treats — breakfast or otherwise.

Promotion Idea: Use custom-printed bottles of maple syrup to tell your best clients or employees how sweet it is to work with them.december

 

Like one of these ideas or need more? Call or email me today — and be sure to visit our online promo gallery of past projects. 

3 Steps to Creating an Employee Wellness Program

Whether you’re planning for January and resolutions, or just want to invest in your employees’ health, a program to promote healthy habits and reward your team for participating is a great way to show you care. Plus, healthy employees are absent less, are more productive and even help to keep health insurance rates down! Custom imprinted giveaways should be part of your program, as these build awareness, encourage teamwork and are great daily reminders.

Here are three key steps to creating a company health program:

Lunch KitStep 1: Generate Buzz!

Before you launch your Employee Health Program, provide your employees with the tools they need to get ready.  A custom imprinted salad shaker, protein shaker or lunch kit are all great options to help your team prep their lunches to bring to work!

Salad ShakerConsider developing a special name, logo and/or slogan for your program to create a true team atmosphere, and a feeling of “we’re in this together”.

 

Health & Fitness JournalStep 2: Track the Progress!

Decide on a goal for your program and how to track it. Is it a competition based on weight loss? Have a group weight loss goal posted in your break room, or compete for which group of employees is most active! A custom-imprinted Health & Fitness Journal will help your employees be more aware of the choices they are making.

StepWell Smart PedometerThe Step Well Smart Pedometer is a cloud-based turn-key solution that allows each of your employees to compare their daily movement results against their team members AND their competition. You’ll want a personal demonstration of this promotional pedometer to see all the opportunities that come with it! Call our Promotional Product Specialist for details: (800) 234-6605

Gym BagStep 3: Reward & Encourage!

When your program comes to a conclusion, it is important to acknowledge not only your “winners”, but everyone who participated. Have a closing ceremony for the program and discuss ways to continue your new healthy habits. Fitness bandPromotional items like gym bags and wearable fitness trackers are great items to encourage long term healthy choices!

Let’s get started! Need more ideas for your health program? Call today!

Debbie Yearwood | Promotional Products Specialist
(800) 234-6605 x 112 | promos@perryop.com

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School Fundraisers that Build Spirit

Thinking about a fundraiser or awareness campaign for your school? Here are three areas to consider and some helpful item suggestions for each.

1. Get Magnetic!

Custom magnets are hot, inexpensive and useful. From photo frame magnets at school picture time, to event schedules that parents will want to keep handy, magnets make an easy fundraiser. Even car magnets are a fun way to build some buzz and some funds for a team or special program. Use your school logo, colors and themed artwork. Most of the magnets we recommend include a full color imprint with virtually limitless possiblities!

2. Gear up for Sports with Spirit Items!

From foam fingers and pom poms to lanyards, wristbands, and temporary tattoos… spirit items can be an easy way to get a fundraiser going. Add a school logo or slogan and get everyone pumped up for the next big game!

Cheer Gloves come in a wide range of color combinations and can be purchased embroidered or simply blank to save time and money.

3. Use Your Colors & Skip the Imprint!

Did you know we offer thousands of “blank” promotional products? If you’re short on time and/or funds, many items are available in a variety of “school colors” and you can often purchase fewer than the imprinted minimum. Items like Cheer Gloves that are a great fall spirit promotion, can be purchased in almost any quantity and color combination.

Another great fundraiser that almost no one can resist is the plush mascot. There are so many animals available in tiny stuffed versions that could even wear an appropriately colored shirt!

No matter what your goal is, the best plan is to start early for the best price and selection and to avoid rush fees. Let our Promotional Product Specialist find the right item for your fundraiser. Reach out at (800) 234-6605 or email promos@perryop.com.

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5 Promotional Gifts Your Employees Won’t Throw Away After the Company Picnic

by Debbie Yearwood, Promotional Consultant | Perry Office Plus

Putting together a Company Picnic or employee team-building event and need a fun reminder of the day or special gift for your staff? Koozies are a reliable standby, but consider one of these cool products to help make a memorable event.

Item MJ25 | 25 oz. Old School Mason Jar with Lid & Straw by Magnet Group

1. Mason Jar Drinkware

The popularity of mason jars as drinkware is everywhere — first at chic country weddings and now as plastic or acrylic promotional cups.

A great option is this 25oz Mason Jar mug made with BPA-Free, recyclable Tritan plastic to meet FDA requirements. It comes in a variety of festive colors and has a wide mouth to easily add ice.

 

Eyevertising Sunglasses2. A Cool Pair of Sunglasses

Hand out a little style with a fun pair of sunglasses. Cheapies will get chunked fast, so make it something fun with a great imprint. These Eyvertising Sunglasses are a great option. New printing technology offers the unique ability to print full color directly on the lens or anywhere on the frame! These are a high-quality frame and will be fun for group pictures!

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3. A Fun-in-the-Sun Toy

Beach balls or a flying disc can be a fun, reusable gift that can be used at the event and taken home for the family to enjoy. There are a tone of color options and some, like this Zippy Flyer, come with a carrying pouch.

 

4. A Playful Picnic Blanket

Playful Plaid Picnic BlanketA gift the whole family can enjoy at the event or on their next camping trip! Your employees will appreciate a picnic blanket, like this 50″ x 52″ Plaid Picnic Blanket printed with your company’s logo or message of employee appreciation.

 

5. Hats or Visors

Most people like to receive some kind of wearable promotion — it’s not something that gets thrown away and when it’s used, it becomes a walking billboard for your company, too!

 

15-can cooler bag with picnic / BBQ setBONUS: Add a Great Door Prize!

If you need a nice gift for a team member’s special achievement or just a fun door prize for the party, you can keep the picnic or outdoor theme and add your logo to something fun. A great idea is this 15-Can cooler with Picnic and BBQ Set that will be appreciated and used for years.

 

Get a Custom Package!

Call or email me with the details of your upcoming Company Picnic or Employee Appreciation Event and I can put together a custom package of gifts and giveaways that can help boost morale and create a great event for everyone! Let’s get started: Call me at (800) 234-6605 x 112, email me at promos@perryop.com or use the Custom Products Information Request Form on our website.

Being Grateful: Perry People Brag on their Furniture

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving (and office furniture), we asked some of the Perry Office Plus team what they like best about their office furniture or workspace:

Debbie, Promotional Products Sales

“I am grateful for our amazingly comfortable break room that makes having lunch here more enjoyable than leaving to grab fast food — helps me relax and saves me money!”

The Perry Office Plus break room features HON Preside tabels and Motivate seating. The bar-height tables feature power plugs.

The Perry break room features HON Preside tables and Motivate seating. The bar-height tables feature power plugs.

Jessica, Furniture Dept.

“I am extremely grateful for my tasklight. I sit in a corner that’s a little darker, so it helps give me enough light to work. Plus, it moves around so I can adjust to different areas on my desk.  I LOVE IT.”

Jessica has the VIVID-LE Two-Arm LED Task Light by ESI, with a 50,000 hour life, 180° rotation at the light source and 360° rotation on the base.

Shelli, COO

“I really love my Allsteel Relate chair because I am short and it is one of the few chairs that I have been able to custom fit for great comfort.”

With all the adjustments available on the Allsteel Relate, it can be custom fit to accommodate 90% of people, from the 5th percentile woman to 95th percentile man.

Bonnie, Marketing

“My monitor arms make having dual monitors so much easier. I can easily turn and share my screen with someone across my desk, and even move them out of the way when I need more space for tasks at my desk.”

Dual Monitor Arms free up desk space and allow for easier screen movement for collaborating, etc.

Monitor arms free up desk space and allow for easier screen movement for collaborating, etc.

Lea, Furniture Dept.

“I like the HON Voi desks we use because they let me store so much stuff. The layering shelves allow me to organize books and papers into categories. I also like our shared worksurface and the ‘mixed materials’ look.”

HON Voi features a huge variety of layering options for storage and worksurfaces.

HON Voi features a huge variety of layering options for storage and worksurfaces.

What are you grateful for in terms of your furniture or workspace? If there isn’t much to be thankful for there, give our Furniture Consultants a call and find out what we can do to help!

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