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Promotional Keychains: Your Logo in Overdrive

How many keychains do you think the average person has on his/her key ring? Three? Four? Maybe even five? Keychains are popular add-ons to the everyday set of keys, and they’re often seen as a way of expressing ones personality.

Now, insert your logo.

Promotional keychains are the perfect way to get your brand into the everyday lives of your audience, and they’re also great for sneaking in a little on-the-go brand promotion. Your custom keychains will (literally) hook your customers to your brand, and provide them with an impressionable keepsake they’ll use time and time again.

Basically, once you get your branded promotional keychains into the hands of your customers, you can amplify the reach of your brand, as well as put your logo into overdrive.

Here is just a small sampling of a couple custom-printed keychains that just might do the trick:

Bright Idea Bottle Opener Key Light

Disclaimer: This is NOT your average keychain. Perfect for parties and events, this custom keychain is cleverly (and awesomely) equipped with an LED light AND a bottle opener. These extra touches are sure to spark the interest of your audience and will literally illuminate your brand. This multifunctional branded keychain is the perfect way to take an everyday item to the next level with some simple branding and extra functionality.

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Light ‘n Whistle Key Tag

It’s exciting to think that your brand could actually be a hero, and the Light ‘n Whistle Key Tag can help to make that possible. This promotional keychain not only safely holds your keys, but it also features a safety whistle and a red LED light, ensuring your audience is always safe when they have your brand at their side. Light up the night and provide your audience with peace of mind with this useful and efficient custom keychain!

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Micro Rubik’s® Cube Key Holder

Put a stop to boredom and put your business into motion with this custom-printed Micro Rubik’s Cube key holder. More than just a snazzy addition to your key ring, this custom keychain doubles as the popular puzzle we all know and love (and sometimes hate). This promotional keychain has ample room for branding and logo-imprinting, as well as a totally new and unique fun factor! When you give away a branded keychain such as this one, you’ll leave your audience surprised, impressed AND totally busy with your brand!

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Promotional keychains come in all shapes and styles, and they offer several means of customization and logo-imprinting. These items are useful to consumers in more ways than one, and they can undoubtedly give your brand a much-needed lift.

To purchase any of the custom keychains above or to browse other options, be sure to check out our vast selection of promotional keychains and hook your audience to your brand!

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Leed’s: High-Quality Promotional Products for High-Quality Brands

Every business is always looking for growth, regardless of the industry. New business relationships are all about account acquisition, while repeat business relationships are about account management. High-quality promotional products can be key factors in acquiring new customers, as well as maintaining ongoing relationships with them.

According to the Advertising Specialty Institute’s 2014 Impressions Study, high-quality promotional products help your audience remember you, and more than one-third of recipients are more likely to do business with you after receiving your promotional products.

You can’t beat those odds.

Because of their unparalleled degree of quality and efficiency, Leed’s brand promotional products are perfect items for growing existing customer relationships, as well as creating new ones.

These promotional products do so much more than just promote your brand and logo – they also help to up your level of customer service, and they provide your audience with items they’ll use time and time again.

The following must-have Leed’s products have a track record of success, and they’re the perfect high-quality products for high-quality brands:

The Pen

No matter the style, a promotional pen can be a key element of marketing for yourself or for your business. For everyone from the savvy salesperson to the budding entrepreneur, a Leed’s promotional pen can be a useful calling card and a great way for your logo to leave a lasting impression. This Leed’s pen is an effective and affordable option for brands and audiences across the board.

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The Bag

Having custom branded bags in your marketing arsenal is a must, and having Leed’s bags is even more important. With everything from promotional laptop bags to custom reusable totes, a Leed’s bag is perfect for everyone from trade show attendees to teachers and more. Not to mention your audience be reminded of your high-quality brand every time they use your high-quality bag. Get your logo on the move with a Leed’s item like this stylish messenger bag.

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The Journal

A journal is more than just a handy tool for keeping notes. And when it’s a custom Leed’s journal, it becomes a trusty and reliable companion for your clients and potential customers. Your brand will become a go-to for jotting down quick thoughts, as well as a trusted source for storing notes and important information. If this sounds like the right fit for your logo and your business, take a look at this high-quality Leed’s journal.

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Leed’s promotional items help to represent your brand in a memorable, useful, and professional way.  Your current clients will appreciate the high-quality and efficiency that these products bring to the table, and your potential customers will be more likely to do business with you.

Here at Pinnacle Promotions, our long-standing relationship with Leed’s promotional products allows us to provide you with these items that are second to none. So go ahead - take a look.

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Promotional Golf Products for a Killer Tee Time

If you visit your nearest golf course, you’ll more than likely find ladies and gentlemen clad in golf polos and shorts, fancy socks and shoes, and much more.

On the back of their golf cart, you’ll find bags full of golf balls, golf clubs, golf tees, towels and everything else you could imagine for a day well spent on the course.

And what does this mean? This means that getting your logo on even just a few of those products can easily and effectively build your following and boost your brand awareness. And with the rise in popularity for the game of golf, promotional golf products have rapidly become more important and more effective than ever.

Think about it – Next time your clients tee up, they could be using the promotional golf tee that you provided them. They could be standing under your custom umbrella to avoid the heat of the sun, and they could even be hitting your very own logoed golf balls.

Basically, the opportunity for brand exposure is endless here, and your customers will be keen to hit the greens when provided with promotional golf products that can help up their game.

Here are just a handful of promotional golf products that we think will undoubtedly equip your customers –  old and new – for a killer tee time:

Nike RZN White Golf Balls

Whether your customers are golf enthusiasts or novices to the game, these high-performance branded golf balls are items that will see long-term use. The softer coating and lighter core of these promotional Nike RZN golf balls enhances the ease of play, and their efficiency will ensure your logo stays in the minds of your customers with every swing. Pair this promotional golf ball with your brand for a winning marketing game.

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Golf Ball Promotional Cinch Pack

Promoting your brand will (literally) be a cinch when you have the Golf Ball Promotional Cinch Pack in your marketing arsenal. Set your customers up for success on the golf course with this twist on the traditional promotional drawstring bag. Not only is this bag a compact way to carry items, but it’s also amusingly shaped like a golf ball. Get your logo screen-printed onto this promotional golf bag to start making impressions across golf courses everywhere!

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Nike Golf Collapsible Umbrella

There won’t be any raining on your (golf) parade with this promotional umbrella on your side. The reinforced fiberglass frame makes this promotional umbrella lightweight, while the canopy allows it to withstand strong winds. Golfers and non-golfers alike can benefit from using this custom umbrella, and your brand will be making impressions every time they do.

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2 ¾” Tall Tees

Your brand and your customers will really hit it off when you provide them with these promotional golf tees. Carefully created with golfers in mind, these custom golf tees allow for ample opportunity for branding with 8 different color selections and several different imprint methods. Get your logo screen-sprinted on one of these promotional golf tees for optimal brand exposure and impressions.

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Promotional golf products are creative ways to reach your customers, regardless of whether or not they’re golf newbies, long-time players, or lifelong lovers of the sport.

Check out the custom golf products offered here at Pinnacle Promotions and start upping your branding game.

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Promotional Tumblers: Top Products for a Tumblin’ Brand

Promotional tumblers provide your business with tremendous opportunity to expand your market. It may surprise you that with a little zing, you can spice up the traditional mixing glass and the value of your brand.

A 2014 study conducted by The Advertising Specialty Institute shows that half of U.S. consumers who own logoed drinkware use it 2-3 times a week or more. The study also shows that more than half of consumers in the West and Pacific regions reported they are more likely to do business with the advertiser on their drinkware.

Given all of this, it can only benefit your business and brand to take advantage of this quickly-growing market. For an affordable price, these custom tumblers can provide you with several options to efficiently and effectively display your branding.

And with that, we bring you some of our favorite (and most effective) promotional tumblers:

1. Glass Pint2Go 16oz

With the Pint2Go glass, you can choose from eight vibrant colors, and you can customize it by imprinting your brand name or logo right on the tumbler itself. The simple design allows you to easily sip from the swivel lid or from the included straw. For everyone from the partygoer to the on-the-go mom, having a convenient branded tumbler like the Pint2Go certainly comes in handy. And it also provides an additional memorable point of contact between your brand and your customer.

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2. 25oz Mason Jar with Straw

The ever-popular fan favorite, our 25oz Mason Jar Tumbler with matching straw is a durable and modern option for promoting your brand. This one-of-a-kind custom tumbler not only creatively advertises your brand, but it also puts your logo on the fast track to becoming a part of the popular mason jar trend. As an added bonus, this promotional tumbler is available in seven different colors AND is completely BPA-Free! Get your brand on one of these trendy tumblers for exposure at outdoor parties, concerts, events and more!

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3. 24oz Biggie Tumbler with Lid

One of our most popular custom tumblers, the 24oz Biggie Tumbler is a durable, double-wall tumbler that’s equipped to carry both hot and cold beverages. Not only is this tumbler stylish and eye-catching, but it’s also large enough to fit your logo, company slogan and more. Get your logo on this classic custom tumbler for optimal brand exposure, mileage and impressions.

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Whether you choose one of the tumbler options above or you choose another one of our custom promotional tumblers, we’re sure you’ll find the right tumbler to leave your audience thirsting for more from your brand! Join us – Jump on the tumbler bandwagon!

 

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Your Promotional Sunglasses Giveaway: Creative Ideas

Custom promotional sunglasses pull double-duty as both a stylish pair of shades and a fun way to reinforce your brand. Imagine your brand in the hands of people of all ages at events such as company picnics, trade shows and more. With promotional sunglasses, you’ll be providing your audience with a long-lasting memento that’s unique, functional and fun!

It may surprise you how simply enhancing products with custom branding can create a promotional message that resonates with your audience. Your brand is sure to make a cool and lasting impression with some of these top picks for branded sunglasses:

1. Best Seller: Malibu Neon Sunglasses

People will stop dead in their tracks when they see your clients rocking our promotional Malibu Neon Sunglasses. Available in a variety of colors, the Malibu Neon Sunglasses are also conveniently equipped with a thick arm, which provides ample room for your logo. Aside from being stylish, these promotional sunglasses are also made from recycled materials! What could be better than gaining brand exposure, helping the environment AND looking smooth at the same time?

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2. Staff Pick: Metallic Malibu Sunglasses

The promotional Metallic Malibu Sunglasses are our personal favorites, and they’re sure to strike a chord with audiences across the board. A cool and stylish twist on the classic Malibu glasses, the Metallic Malibu Sunglasses add a little extra chic and style. As an added bonus, these promotional sunglasses provide 100% UVA and UVB protection. Choose from six stylish colors, take advantage of the extensive branding space and get the party started!

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Metallic Malibu Sunglasses. Item #6226

3. Multi-Functional: Promotional Sunglasses & Bottle Opener

These show-stopping promotional sunglasses are unlike any you’ve ever seen (or worn) before. They perform three, very important functions: They protect your eyes, act as bottle-openers, and even glow in the dark! Your brand will be the talk of the town at your next event with these multi-functional promotional sunglasses that are sure to be demand attention.

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With the use of promotional sunglasses, you can creatively put your brand message right in front of your audience’s eyes (literally). They help to add a little extra flair to your brand and provide a functional keepsake that will help your business shine.

Be sure to check out our vast selection of promotional sunglasses and more of the awesome promotional products we offer here at Pinnacle Promotions.

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Promotional Bags: Cheap Ideas That Don’t Look Cheap

Custom promotional bags have grown tremendously popular among audiences over the years. In fact, according to a 2014 study conducted by the Advertising Specialty Institute, promotional bags generate more impressions in the United States than any other promotional item available.

This is partly because promotional bags allow you several options in style, imprint method, efficiency and usage, all while being cost-effective and affordable. So, not only will you be getting your brand on one of the most effective promotional items possible, but you’ll also be getting the most bang for your buck.

Below you will find a few of our favorite cost-effective promotional bags and totes. We’re sure these choices will be perfect for both your brand and your advertising budget, because while their price tag may be cheap, the bags themselves certainly don’t look it:

1. Non-Woven Promotional Cinch Pack

This Non-Woven Promotional Cinch Pack is perfect for sporting events, family outings, gym, school and much more. The uses for drawstring bags are essentially endless, which gives your logo and brand much more opportunity to gain exposure. Providing a bag that offers more usage options can create brand affinity and quickly turn new clients into repeat customers. At a starting price of $1.05/bag for small orders of 100-249 or $.95/bag for bulk orders of 5,000 or more, your return on investment with these promotional drawstring bags is sure to be substantial.

Non-Woven Promotional Cinch Drawstring Bag - Item #3074

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2. Two-Tone Metro Enviro-Shopper Custom Bag

Reusable grocery totes are some of the most popular promotional bag choices, and our Enviro-Shopper Custom Bag is not only perfect for brand exposure, but it’s also perfect for helping the environment. Your business will gain exposure every time your recipients carry your logoed grocery tote with them to the store, and it will also show that you’re an eco-friendly brand. With a starting price of $1.76/bag for small orders of 150-599 or $1.58/bag for bulk orders of 10,400 or more, these custom grocery totes are some the least-expensive forms of advertisement!

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3. The Mini Elm Tote Bag

One of our most affordable – yet highly effective – promotional bags is our Mini Elm Tote Bag. Small enough for days spent on the go but big enough to fit the essentials, the Mini Elm Tote is the perfect high-efficiency promotional tote for nearly anything and everything. At $.95/bag for small orders of 150-699 or as low as $.87/bag for bulk orders of 2,500 or more, this tote bag is one of our favorite picks for a promotional item that’s both inexpensive and impressionable.

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Custom promotional bags and totes work perfectly as inexpensive welcome gifts for new clients, trade show giveaways or simply just promotional merchandise to show your appreciation.

The variety of materials allows for screen-printing, and the array of sizes and shapes provides you with increased flexibility in imprint size areas. You just can’t go wrong with promotional bags and totes!

 

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Unique Promotional Products for Prom Giveaways

The theme. The dresses. The dance moves.

Prom can be one of the most exciting and unforgettable events for high school students, and giving away the right promotional products leaves them with more than just memories.

The key is to give away items that they can treasure long after their done with high school, and with everything from promotional cups to T-shirts and even chocolate, we’re sure some of these promotional products will leave them dancing even long after the music stops:

1. Promotional Drinkware and Tumblers

Branded cups and tumblers make easy and inexpensive party takeaways that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Popular among all ages, promotional tumblers are the perfect way to leave students with a promotional item they’ll use long after their high school career has ended.

24 oz. Revolution Tumbler Item #24REVNEO

24 oz. Revolution Tumbler Item #24REVNEO

2. Promotional Chocolate

Okay, we can’t exactly promise that this sweet promotional product won’t get eaten right away, but c’mon – what’s cooler than getting your logo on a sweet piece of promotional chocolate? Get your school mascot or logo on one these party treats to leave them with some sweet and tasty memories.

Logo Caramel Chocolate Apple Item #LCCA

Logo Caramel Chocolate Apple Item #LCCA

3. Promotional T-shirts

Custom promotional T-shirts are among some of the most popular promotional products on the market, and a commemorative shirt makes for a great giveaway item. Not only are you providing everyone with a keepsake, but you’re also getting your mascot, brand or logo onto a wearable item that’s sure to gain exposure. Prom night wouldn’t be complete without the perfect promotional T-shirt.

Port & Company 5.5-oz All Cotton T-Shirt Item #PC54

Port & Company 5.5-oz All Cotton T-Shirt Item #PC54

4. Promotional Photo Frames

Take a second to think about how many pictures are taken before prom, at prom AND after prom. Between eager parents, selfies, photo booths and more, the opportunities to create photographic memories are endless. Therefore, providing your students with a promotional photo frame that’s screen-printed with the event name is a promotional item they’ll be using for years to come.

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5″ x 7″ Aluminum Frame Item #1070-56


With the right promotional products for prom, partygoers can focus on the most important part of the night: making memories. Be sure to check out Pinnacle Promotion’s selection of promotional items for Prom Night to give away memories that won’t fade with time.

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Top Healthcare and Medical Promotional Items

Finding the right medical promotional items for your healthcare company can seem like a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be. With everything from promotional fitness items to promotional first aid kits, there are numerous ways to promote your healthcare and wellness brand.

Getting your logo on these types of promotional products are perfect ways to ensure maximum brand exposure. Every time someone takes your promotional water bottle to the gym or uses one of your custom-printed bandages, your brand is getting in front of an entirely new audience.

With all the medical promotional items to choose from, one could find it difficult to find the right ones to use. So to help you out, we made a list of our top three favorites:

1. Walking Enthusiast Kit

When it comes right down to it, everybody wants to be able to see the results of their exercise, whether it’s running, jogging or simply just walking. Our Walking Enthusiast Kits not only help them track their movement throughout the day, but this promotional walking kit also helps to get your brand moving, too!

Walking Enthusiast Kit Item #3804

Walking Enthusiast Kit Item #3804

2. Travelers Exercise Kit

Traveling can sometimes put a dampener on a healthy lifestyle, but not anymore! Our next favorite medical promotional item is the Travelers Exercise Kit, which is perfect for those who are always on the go! This kit comes with everything from jump ropes to hand exercisers, and it’s convenient enough to toss into a purse, travel bag or even a laptop bag. Get your logo on one of these traveling promotional products for a little first class brand exposure.

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Travelers Exercise Kit Item #PL-4401


 

3. Ultimate Gym Set- Water bottle, earbuds and armband

Give the gift of fitness with The Ultimate Gym Set, fully equipped with promotional water bottles, headphones and armbands. This promotional gym set not only encourages workouts for your recipients, but it also gets your logo onto items they’re going to be using on a daily basis.

Ultimate Gym Set- Water bottle, earbuds and armband Item #GFT4106

Ultimate Gym Set- Water bottle, earbuds and armband Item #GFT4106

With health and fitness on the rise in popularity among the masses, getting your brand onto healthcare and medical promotional items is one of the most effective ways of getting impressionable exposure. Be sure to check out our promotional products for health and wellness to learn more about the products above or to browse other options.

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3 Surprising Things You Don’t Know About…Promotional Apparel

When shopping for promotional apparel, don’t make the mistake of missing out on 3 key factors that matter and should be part of your decision-making process.

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We interviewed our Sr. Merchandising Manager Megan McConnell and she shared her top 3 things that people need to know about purchasing promotional apparel.

Protection Factors

The trend of protection factors in fabrics also applies to promotional apparel. OSHA recommends your workforce be protected from UV Rays and monitor themselves for skin cancer regularly.

Many customizable items have fabric that is rated for UVA-blocking ingredients. Also, you can find micro-bacterial fabrics throughout promotional categories such as apparel and even home goods.

Port Authority Ladies Tech Pique Polo

Port Authority Ladies Tech Pique Polo

Port Authority Tech Pique Polo

Port Authority Tech Pique Polo

Quality Standards

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has strict requirements for apparel labeled or sold as “Youth” apparel. The fabric must be labeled for origin of location, contents and safety issues like flammability. A hooded promotional sweatshirt labeled for “Youth” does not have drawstrings around the hood, per USCPSC guidelines.

Gildan Youth Heavy Blend Hood

Gildan Youth Heavy Blend Hood

Get a sample!

Pinnacle recommends you request an actual sample when purchasing promotional apparel or uniforms. This helps with both product use and sizing. With a sample in hand, you can see better how the embroidered image will look and you can get a feel for sizing in length and width. Looking for tall or extended sizes? Talk to your Account Manager for more information! Call us today at 800-351-4226.

When thinking about promotional apparel for your organization or your customers, think about these 3 surprising things that help guarantee the customized apparel you choose will help you to Make the right impression.™

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Case Study: Gift with Purchase

Challenge

Hush Puppies was looking to increase sales of Hush Puppies shoes in the Fall for their WeatherSmart campaign and in the Spring for their Commuter campaign using a gift with purchase. The Pinnacle programs team worked closely with the fabulous group at Hush Puppies to develop just the right products to help Hush Puppies make the right impression with their value-added items.

“Hush Puppies helped the world relax… but it took a bit of work to get there. The history of Hush Puppies is rooted in comfort innovation – from the first casual shoe with Worry-Free Suede® to the many patented technologies that make shoes more comfortable and lightweight. From the beginning, the revolutionary use of Scotchgard® leather protector, added during the tanning process, made Hush Puppies leather scuff, stain and water resistant and changed suede footwear forever. Water beaded up and rolled away, leaving feet dry and the suede soft, supple and looking like new. Hush Puppies made “worryfree” a benchmark of its shoes and its brand attitude. In the 1980’s, Hush Puppies combined “computer modeling, biomechanical design and state of the art shoe crafting” to introduce the Hush Puppies “Body Shoe®” and ushered in the walking shoe era.”

The long, storied history of innovation at Hush Puppies set the bar high for quality and unique product offerings!

Solution

Pinnacle provided our client with IdeaKits featuring product ideas that would speak to the campaign messages.
• For WeatherSmart Campaign, we designed a fashion-forward folding umbrella that would appeal to the retail distribution channel.HPW-U-041810 042
• For Commuter Campaign, we designed a fashion-forward keychain and introduced a clever, new & unique product called the PopSockets(R) for a mobile technology accessory.HPS119HPS118

Pinnacle managed the production and distribution of these 2 campaigns to Hush Puppies’s nationwide retail channels. We also held available leftover inventory on these items that we then re-purposed for Dealer Incentives (WeatherSmart) and to tie into a Social Media Campaign Giveaways (Commuter).

Result

Pinnacle not only was able to manage and execute the projects successfully for the US, but also for the UK and Canada markets. In addition the retail partners responsible were very impressed with the drive in sales and appreciated we were able to integrate into their distribution network without any hassles.

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