How can promotional products boost the awareness of your brand?

How promotional products can enhance brand awarenessPromotional products are one of the most effective ways that your brand can generate a greater brand awareness. This is not only effective in smaller business but is also used by many larger companies.

In the article below we look at how some of the larger companies have used promotional products in the past!

All companies can use promotional products to boost their brand awareness, however, some do this with great success. One of the most notable is Coca-Cola. In regard to, the promotional products that they used, there was a large range and this article is going to cover those.

Share a Coke

The most memorable promotional product campaign that they were running was the ‘Share a Coke With …” campaign. This is one of the more memorable campaigns due to the fact that the customer gets the satisfaction that they have a bottle of Coca-Cola with their name on it.

Origin of this video: http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/stories/share-a-coke

As well as the point above, the ‘Share a Coke’ campaign attracted people who drink other brands of fizzy drinks to Coca-Cola as they are able to have their name on a well-known drinks supplier. This has in turn encouraged more and more people to buy a soft-drink that is produced by Coca-Cola, which in turn has gifted them a much larger share in the market that they are targeting.

The ‘Share a Coke’ campaign was a great way to raise brand awareness as everybody was out to get their own name on a bottle of Coca-Cola.

There are many other promotional items that Coca-Cola have used but they are not as memorable as the ‘Share a Coke’ campaign.

Bottle Openers

The first one that comes to mind is the bottle openers that they produced around 4-5 years ago now. Those were one of the most sought-after items when they were first released as they were not only designed to open bottles with the standard metal lids. They had a few different uses such as the ability to open the twist metal caps and plastic caps, and they were able to open the cans too.

Triple Play Bottle OpenerBy having such a unique item, it allowed for them to make the most of the opportunity that they had, and they took full advantage. By doing this it meant that their customers felt valued and because of this would be willing to spread the word about how they have one of promotional bottle openers that everyone wanted. By generating such hype around this product, it meant that the first thing that came to mind when people were thinking about soft drinks they were immediately thinking of the promotional bottle opener that Coca-Cola had produced.

Bottle Shaped Bottle Opener

There is also another type of bottle opener that they have previously produced prior to the one mentioned above. This one was in the shape of a bottle, with the bottle opener attached to the neck of the bottle. By having this design, it allowed for them to be more creative with their marketing campaign based around this.

Coke bottle openerOverall, Coca-Cola have released around 7 different types of promotional bottle openers and most likely have plans to release more in the future.

This was a very good way to raise their brand awareness, not only were they helping their customers with giving them a practical item, but they were putting their brand name on all of those things that were helping people out.

Umbrellas and Flags

One of the promotional products that are always seen branded with Coca-Cola’s logo are umbrellas. This is due to the simple fact that the British Weather needs to be taken seriously. With Coca-Cola having their branding all over an umbrella it allows for them to have their name on display even on the dullest of days.

Coke UmbrellaThe umbrellas are also accompanied by the promotional flags that you see at all of Coca-Cola’s events. These flags work perfectly alongside the umbrellas as they are both perfect for different types of weather. In the summer, many companies don’t give away printed umbrellas as they wouldn’t get used, instead, they invest their money into other promotional summer items that are more appropriate to the time of year.

Printed umbrellas are always a great promotional giveaway especially in the winter months, Coca-Cola have perfected the use of printed umbrellas. They have them at every event that they hold, especially in the winter months.

Sports Bottles

During the World Cup and the Olympics, Coca-Cola run a promotion giving away promotional sports bottles, these bottles are not always associated with the Coca-Cola brand, they are sometimes related to the other products that they produce. A good example of this is the promotional Powerade bottles that they were giving away during the 2012 Olympics.

The sports bottles are a more effective medium for targeting the younger side of their audience, allowing for them to potentially reach more customers. Along with being able to target a new market, they are also sponsoring an event at the same time, this, therefore, gives them double the airtime as people will see their sports bottles an also see them on TV whilst watching the various sporting events that they sponsor.

Sports bottles were one of the most successful products that Coca-Cola have used to raise their brand awareness. This was used in the 2016 European Football Championships, the reason that they were so successful is down to the fact that they were not promoting the overall brand of Coca-Cola, but one of the products they produce (Powerade).

USB’s

Coca-Cola have also used USB’s in the past. The USB’s that they used we very bespoke to them meaning that they were able to generate a great response from giving them away at various events that they were attending. Although promotional USB’s are quite an expensive item to purchase they do generate a greater brand awareness, this is mainly due to the fact that once people receive the USB, they are always going to be used within their daily life.

Footballs

Yes, you have read that correctly Coca-Cola have made promotional footballs. They run this campaign every year to raise awareness of child labour. This campaign is not only raising awareness of Coca-Cola’s brand but is also raising the awareness that child labour is still happening on a daily basis.

Why footballs you may ask, well Coca-Cola have chosen footballs as they see that as one of the main products that children in third world countries are making. The footballs are then given away to the children in those countries to allow them to have more of a sense of childhood rather than them having to make footballs for the majority of their life.

This is one of the most consistent campaigns that they run, this campaign is slowly gaining more and more traction as the customers are becoming more aware of what Coca-Cola are doing.

McDonald’s Glasses

There is one campaign that everybody will remember that was actually run 7 years ago now. McDonald’s were at the forefront of giving the glasses away, but Coca-Cola were behind the idea.

Before we go into the detail as to how this benefited both companies, lets take a look at the reasoning behind it.

Coca-Cola are one of the world largest soft-drinks brands, they celebrated their 125th anniversary back in 2011, and to celebrate this they decided that they wanted to give back to their customers. One of the biggest decisions that they made was to get loads of glasses made that were shaped like the base of a Coca-Cola bottle and have it in the style of their retro bottles.

Now, how did this help both companies out?

Well, the answer is very simple. McDonalds is the world’s leading fast food outlet and Coca-Cola is one of the largest soft-drinks brands. When two companies come together on such a large project there are many things that could go wrong but this went down without a hitch.

Both companies gained from this a McDonalds were seeing larger numbers of customers as they were wanting a promotional glass, and Coca-Cola were gaining as they were getting their glasses distributed around generating more awareness.

Silicone Wristbands

Silicone wristbands are a great way to boost any brands awareness. Coca-Cola have used silicone wristbands in many of their different campaigns. But the most recent was during the 2016 European Football Championships alongside their promotional Powerade bottles. The promotional wristbands made these a more desirable product as the wristband could be debossed with a quote from a list and a name that you were able to type in on their website.

Another time that they had used them was during the 2011 125th anniversary glasses giveaway at McDonalds. This was a great addition to the overall effect of the marketing campaign that was run at that time. The glasses were for use at home, but many people were wearing the wristbands the second that they were given them. This was generating a greater brand awareness due to the fact that they were so recognisable.

Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, about some of the ways in which Coca-Cola have used promotional products to enhance their brand awareness.

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The new Government Legislation regarding surcharges.


 

 

 

All the information cited in this post has come directly from HM Treasury:
The Letter from the HM Treasury – Dated: 24/01/18

The idea behind the government putting this legislation regarding Credit Card Surcharges into place is with the consumer in mind. With “the intention to make the rules around surcharging less confusing for customers and to reduce the chances of the customer being ‘ripped off’ by some unscrupulous firms.” In essence, this means that it has the purpose to improve the overall rights of the consumer and clarify any unclear ruling in the law. The overall objective being to address surcharges that added excessive payment to the customer. However, the government does in fact wish to protect the individuals as well as small businesses.

The surcharge ban applies directly to the “retail payment instruments” only. The “surcharging continues to be permitted on commercial payment instruments”. This ultimately allows for businesses to pass “on the direct cost borne by payees for processing the relevant means of payment.”

In our efforts to help customers avoid this surcharge please make payment by Debit Card, for which Promo Parrot will apply no surcharge. Alternatively, you may also pay by Pro Forma Invoice (Bank Transfer and Cheque). Promo Parrot will only apply this surcharge to Credit Cards.

 

 

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What Promotional Products Should We Use?

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What promotional products should we use?

This is a question that is asked a lot. When you are considering what promotional product is suitable for your promotion, there are a lot of different things you should be considering. This blog is going to cover some of the bases that need to be considered when purchasing promotional products.

Place

The venue that you are looking to use the promotional products at is the biggest consideration that needs to be made. If you don’t know the venue, then you are not going to be able to make a well-informed decision on which promotional products would be suitable. Imagine this, you are holding a conference at your company’s head office and you would like everyone in attendance to have a product branded with your logo. You leave the decision down to your marketing department and they are unsure on the location of the conference, so they go ahead and purchase some promotional umbrellas. These umbrellas are not going to be a useful resource at this conference as you are all sat down at a desk. In cases like this, you would be looking for promotional pens and promotional notebooks. You cannot leave this down to chance and must ensure that all parties involved in the process are aware of the location the event is taking place.

Time of year

The time of the year in which the event is taking place is also a huge factor that must be considered. If you are holding an event in the winter, people will not really appreciate having summer promotional items (frisbees and sunglasses). This is mainly due to the fact that people want promotional items that they are able to use right away. Therefore, in the winter people want items such as travel mugs and beanies. These are products that can be used straight away, this is what everybody wants. Therefore, the time of year is another vital consideration that must be taken.

Don’t follow the crowd

Just because every other business in your sector is giving away printed bags doesn’t mean that you have to. You should stand out from the crowd. Try something different like a mug or even something as simple as a pen. Not following the crowd allows you to stand out and make your brand more memorable. With this, there is also a lot scope to go wrong. You could pick a product that is totally irrelevant to the sector that you are working in, this would then give your brand a bad reputation around the thought you put into your presentation and promotions.

Quality

The quality of the product is what comes to mind whenever people think about promotional products. This is not really the biggest factor; however, it is one that should be mentioned. All promotional products are high quality if purchased from the right place. If quality is the biggest issue, then there are very few products that you should avoid. However, these are not to be covered in this article. The quality can also affect what your customers think about your brand. If you have a cheap and poor-quality product then that is what your potential customers may think about your brand, to avoid this you should always pick products that you know will work well with the overall brand recognition.

Budget

Your budget allocated to the project is also a huge factor in what promotional product is right for your promotion. If you have a high budget, you could possibly purchase more than one promotional product. However, many companies are testing the water and only have a limited budget, therefore the marketing team would have to consider all their options. Normally, in these cases, choices are made based on the conversation they have with their promotional products supplier which normally results in the customer purchasing their best seller even if this isn’t what they were originally looking for.

Don’t always go with the first suggestion

As mentioned at the end of the last paragraph, customers tend to go for the option that is recommended by the promotional products supplier. The suppliers are very good at giving advice as to which products work as a promotion, let’s not forget this is the speciality. However, if you have doubts about if that product will work for you then you should go away and do some research. When you have done some research, you are able to present some information to your supplier and then ask them for some more advice. If you find that the original product that was suggested was perfectly fine, just go with that. The research allows you to know that you are not going into the purchase without any knowledge regarding the subject.

For more information about our promotional products or for a quote don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us on 0113 3221010 or email sales@promoparrot.com

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How can your online business use a promotional giveaway to advertise the business?

If you are looking for a sure-fire way to promote your online business, then promotional products are the way to go. If you are going to choose promotional merchandise, then you need to find the right product for your business. You also need to know when and where you will be using the item to promote your business, this is due to the fact that you want to get maximum exposure for the longest possible time.

The best place in which your company can put all of the announcements is directly on your site and on all of the social media. This allows for you to showcase your promotion and the products you are using with it.

What is the best type of promotional item for you to choose?

Choosing the right type of item to promote as a free giveaway is a matter of the utmost importance. If your business deals largely in construction, you may want to give away an item associated with the industry, such as a hard hat stress toy or hard hat pencil sharpener.

These items are excellent choices because they are inexpensive and easy to produce in mass numbers. They can also be specially branded with your company logo and website URL so that every time someone uses the item, your company will receive additional free publicity.

Where is the best place to start a promotional campaign for your give away item?

Once you have the correct promotional item in mind, you will need to make sure that as many people as possible know about your offer. As noted above, the world wide web is the natural place to spread the news about such a promotion. This is the place where the majority of your customers come to shop from your store.

As a result, you should be sending out promotional emails to everyone on your mailing list to inform them of this new development. You should also be making full use of all of your pages on social media networks sites to let people know you have a promotional item to give them.

You don’t need to spend a million pounds to promote your business

One thing you need to keep in mind at all times is that you simply do not have to spend a million Dollar, Pounds, or Euros to successfully promote your business. This is exactly why you choose an inexpensive item as your giveaway in the first place.

You then use the power of the world wide web to spread the word about this promotional offer. By doing so, you can accomplish more in 24 hours for nearly nothing that you were ever able to in the old days using traditional means of advertising.

Once the word is out about the promotion, you’ll be amazed at the response!

Once the word begins to trickle out concerning your new promotional giveaway, you will be amazed at how quickly your customers will respond to it. Every customer loves the idea of being able to get “something like nothing”, or at least something a little extra with their order.

Giving your customers this free promotional item is an excellent way to build goodwill with the public. Every accolade your business receives for first class customer service will contribute toward the strengthening of your brand. This is the way to guarantee yourself a prosperous career.

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The Positive Influence that Promotional Confectionery can have on your Business

Promotional Confectionery is a great way to market your brand. We understand that it’s the last thing on everyone’s minds throughout the duration of the January. The time of year where everybody is suffering from the dreaded post-Christmas blues, or are deep into a diabolical New Year’s diet! Here at Promo Parrot, we believe that the time for change is now! Treat yourself, clients, customers and even employees to a wide variety of treats from out Promotional Chocolate, Mint and Sweets.

Promotional Confectionery as a whole offers such a broad variety of choices, it allows you to cater the product to the purpose you may require it for. A great example of this is the Chocolate Neopolitan. It is a very versatile product as it used frequently in the service industry, either by hotels as a small treat on the pillow for each guest. It is also utilised by restaurants, with it being served as a compliment with coffee. This adds connotations of class and luxury to your product, especially with the inclusion of a company logo to make to add a personal flair.

 

Another great example of promotional confectionary being put into frequent usage is with the use of promotional mints. Specifically, with Promotional Mint Cards, the perfect example of a wallet-sized advertisement. The ideal handout at trade shows, as it makes for a small memento for the customer, as well as it being so portable, yet practical making it ideal for a marketing strategy. Staying in this same vein of promotional mints, there are many other iterations of containers for them. These can vary from more conventional shapes such as tubes, pots and tins. To the more unique shapes such as mint cards shaped like a house or a car and even the contemporary Mint Twister. This further cements the fact that the mint is a versatile promotional product that can conform to any marketing campaign.

Promotional Sweets are another good way to market, as it taps into a slightly differing audience of customers. Not only does it allow for it to appeal to an adult audience but also allows for the potential to tap into a younger market, this allows for them to utilised by organisations work with children such as a nursery or childminding service. Additionally the packaging can be used similarly to how mints are, as having a highly unique packaging can be very eye-catching to potential customers. Prime examples of this can vary from a simple wrapped sweet, with branding on, all the way through to a Skittles Sweet Pouch, complete with a bevelled label.

Promotional Chocolates, Mints and Sweets are always a consistently good way to be used as a reward system. A great example of this either giving it as a thank you, in amongst an order or as a corporate gift, to co-workers as a small sweet boost.

Speaking conclusively, it’s hard to go wrong with whatever choice you make, Promotional Confectionery, with it being a universally loved product it’s difficult to go wrong.

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Top 5 Promotional Products for 2018

As technology progresses and diversifies as a medium. The production of technology affiliated promotional products, however, the more conventional products aren’t dead and buried as of yet. Here at Promo Parrot, we understand that it’s difficult finding the next big thing, or the newest “hot” promotional trend. Therefore we’ve compiled a Top 5 Promotional Products for 2018.

5. – The Travel Mug, ideal for the go-getter:

The travel mug is a fairly new concept for promotional products but has emerged as a strong contender, being wildly popular. Due to the surge in individuals wishing to consume hot beverages, whilst in transit. This acts as a great advertisement as it has a large branding area, the individual it belongs to would use it both in and out of their house. This acts as a “mini-billboard” for your branding, as other individuals will see it.  This further increases the influence and reach your brand has.

4 – The future is wireless:

It is becoming more increasingly apparent that one of the trends of 2018 is “wireless” and one of our latest and greatest on our site is the Wireless Hub Charger. Us here at the Promo Parrot team are really enthused about this product. It uses QI technology within newer models of phones to charge it without the use of a tether. This is ideal to reflect your brand as modern and contemporary, with a highly up-to-date and on-trend product. It features a round plate section for branding making it a subtle, yet effective way of promoting your brand.

3. – The Pen is mightier for the promotion:

The pen in the realm of the promotional product is an absolute must-have. Despite seeming outdated in relation to some of the other products on this list, the pen will retain its presence as a marketing. Pens, generally speaking, are one of the most useful and practical commodities to an individual. This makes it one of the most optimal products, talking in relation to the branding space. As well as the longevity of how long people can keep a pen within their household. This ensures your branding becomes imprinted in the subconscious of the individual.

2. – Something you can bank on:

The appeal of charging your phone on-the-go is infinitely appealing. However different to the wireless charging hub, a power bank behaves as your last reserve. As you can charge your phone without a mains supply. This is great for those who travel frequently. The benefit of having to brand on a power bank, despite its size, it is a very efficient way to market, with it being a useful and impactful product. This is because it’s an almost universally utilised product as most people use a smartphone in either a work or recreational capacity.

1. – The Tote reigns supreme:

Last but not least, the promotional tote bag. A promotional merchandising classic. It is the prime example of an effective marketing strategy. It is highly cost-effective with it being both cheap and easy to produce. The usage of the bag itself is also ingrained into most people’s daily life, due to the cost of the plastic bags when shopping due to the detrimental environmental effect. People looked for an eco-friendly alternative to this.  Furthermore, in some UK social circles, tote bags are worn as a fashion accessory, due to its environmental and alternative nature. They make for one of the most optimal promotional products, due to its large branding space and its everyday usage in the majority of people’s lives.

Speaking conclusively, all of these products are all great ways to market your brand, making it hard to go wrong when selecting which product to promote your business with!

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The best products for a promotional product giveaway at trade shows

There is no better way to start the year than to begin planning and organising all of your events and the products you need for them. With your first trade show fast approaching, you have a lot to think about and it can be easy to forget about the little things (which are actually big things), like what promotional product giveaway you’re going to do this year?

I know you’re probably thinking, hang-on I’ve got way more important things to think about than promotional products, but when the trade show is all over and done with, it is the best promotional giveaways that your potential customers are left with and what better way to ensure a strong relationship is built from that moment than an unforgettable promotional giveaway.

Whether your event is a recruitment fair, exhibition, internal networking day or and industry event, the ideas below for the best promotional giveaways for trade shows and exhibitions, will help you to find the right products to stand out from the crowd and help you secure those all-important leads.

The best promotional products for exhibitions are those that are useful for then end recipient, promotional products that are quirky look great but if they are not of any use to your customers then they are not going to get used time and time again and your brand will be at the back of their drawer and their mind. Therefore, below are our exhibition giveaway ideas that are always a success!

Power Banks

I’m sure that this doesn’t come as a shock to many, but promotional power banks are becoming more and more popular. Many of the big-name brands are starting to capitalise on the fact that their customers want to be able to charge their mobile devices whilst on the go, hence the reason that power banks are becoming a huge hit. You’re not going to be left behind if you are following the latest trends and anything that is technology based is always going to be a hit.

Lanyards

Promotional lanyards are also another of the big hits at any trade show or event. People see the lanyards as a memento, they will always remember that they were at the event and your lanyard will remind them that they met you and your company at the event. Not only are they a memento, but they also have many different uses. Therefore, lanyards are a great product to be given away at event.

Bags

Printed bags are always a huge hit as you are allowing your potential customers to carry more freebies. This is always going to win the heart of your potential clients. Even after the event has ended you are still remembered by them, not only because of all the extra freebies you allowed them to get, but because that bag will become a part of their day-to-day life, especially since the plastic carrier bag charges came in.

Travel Mugs

Travel mugs will always be a big hit especially at the start of the year where the temperature outside is still very low. You will warm the cockles of their hearts by giving them a way to have a hot drink on their way to other events and even on their way home from the event. The travel mugs are a handy product that can be used by anybody, they are not only useful whilst on the move but also whilst in the office. It allows your drink to stay hot for a longer period of time, meaning that your customers don’t suffer from heartbreak when their drink is cold when it comes to them drinking their drink.

All of the above products are those that we would recommend to use at a trade show or exhibition. This is all based upon the fact that they are the more popular products and are always a practical product even after the trade show.

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The Impact Technological Promotional Products can have on your business.

Promotional products, in general, are a highly impactful asset to promoting awareness of a company generally speaking. With the huge influx in development of technology as a whole. Therefore technological promotional products have come onto the scene in a big way.

Extend the longevity of your Brand!

The idea of a promotional product in itself is to display a product or brand for a long period of time, acting as an advertisement for your company. So ideally the product should be long-lasting and practical. This is evidenced fundamentally by the materials the products themselves are made of, with plastics and metal components being common. Some great examples of product longevity include products such as a pen or mug, being exceptional examples of this as at least one promotional product in the majority of people’s homes, evidencing the lasting effect of these items.

It’s always great to be trendy

Technology is a highly trend-based medium, catering to the immediate need of the consumer, a great example of this the usage of power banks. With the increase in popularity of smartphones, taking into account the fact that people use mobile devices in excess, as well as their limited battery capacity. This led to a surge in the consumption of power banks. Eventually leading to the route of promotion and give away, as smaller power banks are easily stored and more portable. Another example that is highly trend based is the implementation of selfie stick and other “selfie” affiliated products. This piggy-backed hugely from the selfie trend and the influence of social media in popular culture. Which ultimately benefits marketers as on-trend branding is a great way to maximise the audience your company can reach.

What your product can say about you

Promotional products are a great way to reflect brand values, referring back to the pen example, the quality of pen that you can choose. A lower quality pen may cheaper and more readily available, however, may break in within a few uses. Conversely, if you use a promotional pen of a higher quality, that lasts, it creates a positive resonance with the customer. Similarly so, with the use of technology as it is already an expensive commodity, therefore the quality is of a higher standard. It would also suggest to customers connotations of class and prestige, with being a technology-based product. Furthermore, technology often has an element of wonder to them, as if it is a new and contemporary product such as a promotional wireless charger. Suggesting that the company associated is up-to-date and relevant.

Speaking conclusively it is becoming increasingly apparent that the future of promotion may lie in more technological products.  This is evidenced by the vast variety, as well as the ability the products have to cater to specific sectors. Overall making technology an overall beneficial thing to consider when choosing a promotional product.

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How do we ensure a consistent colour across products?

Many of the products that we at Promo Parrot sell come in a vast array of different colours. This means the choice of standard stock colours across the entire product selection of branded merchandise is huge. Colour variations will also be visible given that the products are made via multiple sources across the world.

So, when it comes to trying to match a product to a company’s branding colours, this is when an in-depth consultation needs to take place.

As you can see below, something like our Cambridge mug can have subtle differences when put against a product of similar colour. The questions to ask here are, “are either or both these colours good enough for that campaign? They are two different materials, so is this colour difference too big?”

If we felt that the colour difference was too much, we would then put forward other options. That might take the form of an item that has a coloured trim. A pen is a good example as they come in a range of colours, and offer neutral base colour that can take the branding well.

If the brand colours were more royal blue, you could go for a white base colour and add the brand colour as the trim. Or you could even reverse that, and go for an all blue pen which will clearly stand out but will then take in white.

Colours evoke emotion. When you’ve invested so much time on your branding and want to ensure its correctly applied. The colour and product choice is vast, so more often than not, there will be an item that matches your brand colours. But there are options and it’s always worth having that chat to see what you really want to achieve.

Pantone Matched Products

So, another area to look at is pantone matched products. These are becoming more and more common in the promotional product sector as technological advancements take place. This allows products to be an exact pantone match to your brand colours.

These might come as a slightly higher price or there might be some minimum quantity requirements, but it is certainly worth considering given how much effort you will have been to, to make sure that the branding is right for your company and activity.

So just to summarise, there are always options with regards to product colours. There might be ever so slight subtle variations in terms of different materials, manufacturing bases or products, but it’s worth investing that time early, with a company like us, to ensure that your choice is absolutely spot on. Whether you use a neutral product with your brand colour, or go with a coloured product, we will work with you to ensure it really matches well.

For more information about our promotional products or for a quote don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us on 0113 3221010 or email sales@promoparrot.com

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What promotional products are expected to be successful in 2018?

This is a question that we want to address right at the start of the year, as we deem this important. Many companies are looking for what will be the big promotional product of the year in 2018. In the following article is what we at Promo Parrot believe will be some of the most successful promotional products in 2018.

Notebooks

We believe that notebooks are going to be a successful product in 2018. Not only are they a good product that can be used for work, but many people also use them for writing notes for things that they have to do when they are at home or even use them for a shopping list.We think that due to the many uses that they have, promotional notebooks will be used by everybody no matter what they are doing. With this information in mind, you are a step closer to knowing what promotional product you should choose for 2018.

At Promo Parrot we have a range of notebooks which can be seen by clicking here.

Travel Mugs

Another promotional item that we believe will be a huge success this year are travel mugs. Travel mugs are useful both for traveling and for general office use.

Yes, we get it, they are called travel mugs so why use them in the office? Well, the answer is simple, we have all been in that situation where you have made a hot drink and then got distracted and started to tackle a task and forget all about that hot drink you made. You then go to drink it and its cold. This whole issue can be solved with the use of a travel mug.

At Promo Parrot we have a selection of travel mugs which can be viewed here.

Cotton and Tote Shopping Bags

Cotton and tote shopping bags are always a big seller in the promotional merchandise sector. We think that this is down to the fact that all consumers and clients’ needs bags especially with the charge for the single-use plastic carrier bags. So, by using printed cotton and tote bags you are killing 2 birds with one stone. You are getting your brand name out there and you are giving your clients a bag that they can use for their shopping which then saves them some money.

We think that it is possible that shopping bags will be in the top promotional items at the end of the year too. Every year the number of orders for bags goes up, therefore they must be working. They are worth a try for your business.

At Promo Parrot we have a large range of cotton and tote shopping bags which can be seen here.

Power Banks

Power banks are expected to become one of the most sought-after promotional products this year. Mainly due to the fact that they are always useful, as we move further into the technological age more and more people are needing to charge their mobile devices whilst on the move. By providing your clients with a promotional power bank you are allowing them to stay inline whilst on the move, and you will always be in their mind as you are the people that saved their lives.

To see the range of power banks click here.

We believe that power banks are going to be in the 10 3 bestselling items in 2018. This means that we are backing this product for the whole of the year. Power banks are both effective for you clients and employees, so they are perfect for promoting your business.

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