Office and Desktop

Let the Sun Shine In!

promotional lip balmI don’t know about you, but during the summer I sometimes find it hard to concentrate. Now I know we all work incredibly hard, but on occasion the beaming sun and hot summer air just calls to me!

If you suffer from this same condition, bring a little sunshine inside! Summer’s a fun time filled with vacations, holidays and family. Keep the mood light and bright in your office over these hot months.

Some of my favorite products for these sunshiny days are Goofy Group products. This fun product line includes bath and body products like lip balm and hand sanitizer, along with office-appropriate gifts like pens and notepads. Some of the pens and stress relievers even include sounds and messages.

Keep your promotions fresh and fun this summer. Brighten up your desk, home or purse with these goofy promos!

Kim
Marketing Coordinator

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Trips to the Water Cooler, Staring Off into Space, and Chewing on Pen Caps Just Not Cutting It Anymore?

sunshinecityHave no fear- Pinnacle Promotions may have just what you need to help your employees and/or customers observe National Anti-Boredom Month! Experts have proven that taking regular breaks during the workday can actually increase productivity. A little creativity never hurt anyone, and providing workers with mentally stimulating, fun office toys is a great way to enhance job satisfaction.

Custom imprinted cube puzzles are a throwback to the classic Rubik’s Cube, but manage to subtly incorporate your brand’s logo into the challenge. Designate a few minutes a day for employees to work on the puzzle. You can even consider rewarding the first person who is able to solve it- friendly competition enables coworkers to interact and can foster a sense of community within the office.

This Perplexia Master Pyramid is another desktop game that can keep recipients’ hands (and minds!) busy during moments of downtime. Brainteasers and mind games have an inherent stress-relief quality that is beneficial to hard-working professionals, and they may therefore view this gift as an escape from the pressures of everyday life. It is certain to spark discussion among office visitors.

Lastly, the Promotional Slide Puzzle is an inexpensive option to distribute at sponsored events or business meetings. It is an innovative item to integrate with a specific campaign or theme, as it features ample room on the front and back to accommodate your marketing message. The low price is an added bonus- you can’t afford NOT to purchase this popular promotional giveaway for your brand!

There is no reason for you to hear employees or clients complaining of boredom or burnout this month when so many exciting and unique Office Toys and Games are available to entertain them, while also advertising your business.

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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Here’s to Shakespeare!

book lightOn this day in 1613, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre burned to the ground. It was the most ornate theatre present in London at the time, and was built in 1597-1598. It could hold several thousand people and was a popular venue for civilians to take in Shakespearean plays.

Whether you are reading (or re-reading!) a transcription of one of Shakespeare’s plays or another literary work, avid readers can never possess too many bookmarks. Why not give your customers and employees this handy Bookmark Ruler with Pop Up Sticky Flags? It is always nice to earmark pages with important passages or quotes for future reference, and this way they will see your logo every time they reach for a book. A book light is another practical gift for bookworms who stay up until all hours of the night telling themselves “one more chapter!” By clipping this tiny but bright source of light onto their reading material, they can stay engrossed in their books without disturbing anybody else in the room or area.

Encourage your associates and clients to appreciate literature anytime of the year by providing promotional products to enhance their reading experiences.

Dana
Marketing Assistant


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Homebuyers Need Promotional Products, Too!

America’s real estate market is slowly strengthening, with certain areas showing definite signs of improvement. Sales of existing homes grew by 2.4% from April to May of this year, and many first-time homebuyers are taking advantage of recently established state and national tax credits. Foreclosures and short sales present opportunities for many people to purchase homes that would have otherwise been out of their price ranges, and the current “buyer’s market” means that real estate agents and brokers need to work that much harder to satisfy clients.

Promotional products can be beneficial to realtors because they serve as a useful reminder to prospective buyers and sellers that they should choose to do business with you instead of your competitors. Real estate is an aggressive industry, and especially so during tumultuous economic times when people are looking for the best deals out there.

The popular saying “There’s no place like home” rings true for homebuyers, and what better way to remind them that your services can help them attain their dream home than with house-shaped key chains or photo magnets? By customizing these items with your logo, you will effectively start to build relationships with your clientele and make your contact information accessible to them whenever they seek real estate expertise.

Our Real Estate category has a multitude of products that can be custom imprinted and distributed to your patrons. The more familiar they are with your name and brand, the more likely they are to trust you to cater to their real estate needs in the future!

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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Spice it Up!

Looking for a way to season up your marketing efforts over the hot summer? Think back to those carnivals and fairs you attended when you were a kid… You’d play tons of expensive games just to win that cute stuffed animal. Apply that logic this summer to your marketing strategy. Why not add a contest into your normal marketing mix?! Whether for your internal employees, customers or both, a fun and interactive contest or game is a great way to boost business.

Develop an interactive game to include for a short time on your website. Let your clients know in an e-blast and drive traffic to your site. We can all get a little anxious on those beautiful summer afternoons. Send your customers a link to your contest or game and offer them a five-minute break from the stressors of the day. Have a little fun with your marketing! They’ll appreciate your efforts and remember you for it. Offer branded apparel and summer-appropriate prizes like picnic sets to winners. Participants have fun while participating and are always thrilled to leave with a prize.

When your prizes are fun imprinted products that promote your company, you make clients happy while boosting your business. And while you’re at it, don’t forget your employees! Have leftover giveaways from your contest? Use them at your summer employee cookout. The summer is a great time to show them your appreciation. Give out new corporate apparel or even an imprinted cooler. Its always a great time to show you care!

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More Hours in a Day?

Well, maybe not more hours in a day, but more hours of sunlight each day… Can you believe the photo above was taken at 11:00 pm? Yesterday was the Summer Solstice, also known as the longest day of the year. A solstice can be defined as an astronomical event which occurs twice a year, when the Earth’s axis is tilted to the greatest degree toward or away from the Sun, thus bringing the Sun’s position in the sky as seen from Earth to its northernmost or southernmost extreme.

Fortunately for all those people constantly reiterating that “there aren’t enough hours in a day,” the Summer Solstice means more hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Solar-powered calculators or alarms are especially appropriate giveaways during summer months because of the few additional hours of sunshine each day able to power these energy-efficient products. Watches are other promotional items that make great summertime gifts or freebies, as extended daylight hours often interfere with peoples’ internal clocks- I know I tend to check my watch more frequently when the sun doesn’t set until 9:00 pm! Include an informational sheet or even a factual tagline on the item itself to educate recipients about the reason for the season.

Summer is a fantastic time to implement creative promotional campaigns and surprise clients and employees with unique giveaways that they can utilize all day long- particularly when every day around the solstice provides bonus hours for them to use promotional products custom imprinted with your logo!

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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Trade Show Tips and Tricks, Part 2 of 2

 

A great way to increase trade-showShow 'N' Rise ™ 10' Curve Floor Mural Display traffic is by holding a raffle or drawing for a premium giveaway. Advertise this contest before the event so that attendees and exhibitors know the prize in advance, or even increase suspense by having a surprise giveaway. Put out a bowl or box (or even a briefcase, as pictured above!) for visitors to enter the contest by submitting a business card, and this way you will be able to follow-up after the drawing.

Now that you know how to lure visitors to your booth, hold their interest by distributing inexpensive giveaways to keep your name fresh in their minds long after the trade-show is over. Remember that unique and exciting giveaways can make a lasting impact on recipients because of their novelty factor, but traditional, more practical items like jotters and journals also prove to be successful time after time.

Impress spectators at your booth by filling folders with marketing collateral about your business, testimonials from past clients or partners, and any other relevant information that could pique their interest. Have several copies scattered around your table or display, and a few extras in case visitors want to take one with them.

Cause a stir at your next trade-show with promo products from Pinnacle Promotions!

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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Keep Reading to See Just How Far a Dollar Can Stretch…

 

dollar dealsParticularly in tough economic times, organizations and individuals are looking for maximum return on marketing investments. Promotional products are valuable tools to get your brand optimal exposure, and there are thousands of unique options that won’t cost a fortune. With Pinnacle’s Dollar Deals, you can browse our constantly growing selection of promotional items that sell for less than a buck per unit! This category on our website is a great starting point if you are interested in promotional products but unsure about the added expense. At such a small price, our Dollar Deals can afford you the opportunity to purchase much larger quantities of items like pens, keychains, mugs, and tote bags. Now you may assume that these items are so inexpensive because they are outdated, poor quality, or damaged inventory, but these products are honestly just a great deal!

The current recession has affected every area of corporate spending, with budget cuts, hiring freezes, and layoffs bringing down consumer confidence across the board. Remind your clients and partners that you value their business by providing them with practical custom imprinted office supplies, like adhesive notepads or letter openers. These thoughtful gifts will send the message that you are available to support their needs, and let them know that you appreciate the relationship you have built with them- all for less than the price of soda!

Make your marketing goals recession-proof by taking advantage of creative and cheap promotional products!

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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“Say Cheese!”

 

May is National Photography Month! There is no better time than the present to start documenting and preserving your most treasured memories. The old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” says it all: whether they are goofy, sentimental, or historical in nature, photos capture a moment in time that can never be repeated.

As a gift or giveaway, cameras are a valuable piece of equipment for recording special events and occurrences, and custom imprinted cameras can integrate your company’s name or logo into the photographer’s memories for years to come. Digital frames are another creative gift idea, as they incorporate cutting edge technology with a thoughtful, personalized item.

For more traditional ways to store and organize photographs, photo albums or picture frames turn timeless snapshots into pieces of art.

Don’t forget to “Say Cheese!” and smile for the camera over the next few days in honor of National Photography Month!

Dana
Marketing Assistant

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May Showers, But Where Are The Flowers?

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I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “April showers bring May flowers.” But as we near the end of May and the showers keep on coming, it’s easy to forget how nice those flowers and the newly emerging greenery can be.

While the rain is much needed and a great relief to the drought the South has been dealing with for the past few years, it can get a bit gloomy after awhile.

If you’re anything like me and are missing those sunny afternoons, do what I’ve done and bring a little Spring to your desktop! Grow-Cups are perfect sized plants you can grow at your desk. Choose from different seed types and actually garden while you work. The cups themselves can be completely customized with your artwork or you can choose from several stock designs. And for just a hair over $2, you can’t beat the value!

Add a little green to your desk and brighten up these rainy Spring days with living promotional products.

Kim
Marketing Coordinator

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