Come rain or shine, umbrellas are an excellent product to promote your brand, company, or organization. Invented over four thousand years ago according to evidence in ancient art and artifacts from Egypt, Assyria, Greece and China, they were first designed only to provide shade from the sun. Today, these versatile items can be used to provide shade from the sun, shelter from the rain, and awareness about your company's brand and message! Simply because umbrellas have a universal appeal that translates into great gifts or giveaways for men and women while also functioning like mobile billboards for your organization. This is especially true if your company participates in some sort of outdoor event where you can use these large items, imprinted with your company's name and logo, to shade an entire table of employees or even just a couple customers as they talk at your stand.