Category Archives: Cool Promotional Products We Love

Have ‘em all ears

It’s hard for me to make it through a work day without my trusty earbuds keeping me entertained with the newest episode of my favorite podcasts (This American Life and the Nerdist top the list by the way, if you were wondering), or jamming out to my many and diverse Pandora stations. Headphones and earbuds are a must for my everday. I used to have these big, amazing-but-clunky over the ear headphones that were gifted to me, but in the work atmosphere made me feel just a tad too college slacker. I then tried my hand at earbuds: the standard Apple ones that came with my iPhone died out after just a few months of use and I spent one frantic day asking if anyone had any sample ones I could borrow. My journey brought me to two contenders for the title of my favorite earbuds: the Deluxe Case with Ear Buds & Mic and the Flat Cord Ear Buds with Microfiber Pouch.


If you’re looking for ear buds that can do it all without breaking the bank, then the Deluxe Case with Ear Buds and Mic (Left) are your choice. The ear buds themselves are crisp white reminiscent of the ones that come standard with your i-device and the different color options for your case really make them pop. Best of all, instead of having a tangled mess every time you need to take a phone call, they come with a built in mic.

For the fashion savvy the Flat Cord Ear Buds with the Microfiber Pouch (Right) is a great way to go. Choose the one that matches a company logo and you’ll have a great tool for promoting brand recognition. Not only that, the microfiber pouch that comes along is great for keeping ear buds safe, lessening chances of ruining them in a purse or briefcase or losing them.

Merchandising Assistant

Best of the Promotional Best

One of my favorite categories on our website is the New & Unique for 2013 cateogry. If you’re looking for a promotional product to set you high above the rest, take a look here. New & Unique adds a twist on the everyday promo product, pens become scented pens,  your stylus becomes a trendy wearable bracelet, and your iPhone can double as your wallet. One of my personal fav’s from this category is the 23 oz. Smoky Vintage Soda Bottle.

These vintage-feel bottles would be a great health initiative giveaway or even a great way to serve old-fashioned drinks and cocktails at a company event. The smoky gray color of the bottle will lend itself to blending in with any decor colors while you can choose a lid color that mimics one within your logo color scheme.

So if you’re feeling cross-eyed from searching through a litany of basic pens, make sure you stop by the New & Unique category and step up your promotional product game with these one of kind items.

Merchandising Assistant


Where would you use your promotional sunscreen?

Have you checked out our Deal of the Month for April? It’s the SPF 30 Jumbo Sunscreen Tube.

Jumbo Sunscreen Tube

The weather in April is fickle. If you’re down in the South like we are, Mother Nature seemed to forget spring entirely and jumped from winter straight into summer with temps jumping from the 40 and 50s to the 80s with nothing in-between!  However, I know that some of you are still dealing with hail and snow so thoughts of summer rays are far from your mind.

But even if you’re dealing with a winter that just won’t quit, we’re well into spring and days spent outside at the pool or lake are closer than you think.  This sunscreen is perfect for sticking into your purse or bag so you can put it on when you need.  Since it comes in a tube and isn’t liquid-y, there’s no danger of it spilling.  Because there’s nothing more fun than reaching into your purse for some change and pulling out a glob of sunscreen-covered money, right?  (That needs the sarcasm font.)  With a tropical or coconut breeze scent, just the smell will remind you of being in your happy, sun-drenched place, wherever that may be.  (And for those of you who prefer your happy place to be scent-free, there’s that option too.)

Do you follow Pinnacle on Facebook?  If not, you should because not only do we post links to new items, sales and general fun stuff, but we also do giveaways from time to time and last week, we gave away 20 of these sunscreens to our Facebook fans.  For our giveaway, we asked where they would use their promotional sunscreen and here are some of the answers we received:

• For the beach rays

•  At the beach/lake/pool

• Sitting in [the] yard enjoying the sun

•  At the bleach (we hope this meant beach!!)

Where would you use your promotional sunscreen?  Aside from the beach, I’d use mine at a festival, concert, baseball game and road race.  Pretty much anytime I’m outside, this sunscreen is going to come in handy.  Lucky for me, I have one in my purse.

Marketing Coordinator


Heather’s Product Pick of the Week: Sun Fun Stadium Cup

It’s about this time of the year that many American’s take a Spring Break trip to the beach.  Unfortunately for me, I’m not taking such a vacation this year, but I have been day dreaming about sitting at the beach and drinking a fruity frozen drink.  When I came across the 17 oz Sun Fun Stadium Cup, I thought it was a unique promotional product that could be used for your Spring/Summer and Beach promotions.


The Sun Fun Stadium Cup starts out as a subdued translucent plastic stadium cup but when exposed to sunlight, it changes colors to a  bold, brighter color.  This cup also features a full color imprinting capability, so if you have a logo with multiple colors or if you want to print your whole advertising message in full color you can do that with this cup’s large imprint area.  The icing on the cake for this fun cup had to be that it is Made in the USA.  These days it can be hard to find unique products that are made here in the US… when I can support local products, I’m all for it!

If you are looking for an inexpensive, unique way to make your Summer or Beach Promotions stand out, order a sample of the Sun Fun Cup today!  (Pinnacle provides free product samples under $8.00 for our clients)



Merchandising Manager

Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: Scented Pens!

I see hundreds of pens a year. Some of them great, some not so great. I have become a little numb to the writing instrument category of promotional products. As a pen aficionado- I have my favorites and my go-to models when suggesting writing tools for various projects.

When the USA Snifty Pen came across my desk, I was brought back to my childhood! My favorite markers were scented, I used them all the time! Do you remeber those? My favorite was the mint scented ones. The Snifty pen has ten different scents to choose from! Each scent is actually infused into the rubber grip of the pen! Each of the pens scent color coordinates with the color accent grip and designer border wrap artwork. So fancy! And each pen is made in the USA! I am digging the Strawberry and Vanilla Cupcake models. Which one will be your favorite?

Check out the snifty pen and other out of the ordinary writing solutions here. 


Merchandising Manager

Wake Up with Fred & Friends

Monday is when I indulge my coffee habit. Having strived to cut down on my dependance on an early morning jolt of caffeine, I find that I now take even more pleasure when I do decide to have a cup. Not only does this mean I can splurge on pricier roasts, it’s also made me appreciate my coffee mug even more. High on my list of favorites is the Fred & Friends Wake Up Mug

This unique mug uses heat sensitive inks that take the initial droopy eyed look into a bright eyed one when you add your hot drink (tea drinkers rejoice!). This is a great giveaway for conference that may have an early start time or sporting the logo of your coffee shop. Caffeine and laughter are always a great way to start a Monday!

Merchandising Assistant

Party Pen [Video]

One of my favorite new pen products this year is the Party Pen!  It’s a 3-in-1 Pen that features an LED light, bottle opener, and of course a twist action pen.


For whatever your emergency may be, the LED Aluminum Light with Bottle Opener and Pen will probably be able to help. Light up a word, jot down a note, and open a drink without having to switch tools.  This item makes a great giveaway for any organization or company that is promoting a “work hard, play hard” culture.

To learn more about the Party Pen, check out our video featuring Sofia, our Merchandising Coordinator.


Don’t you just love her party scene?



Merchandising Manager

Megan’s Product Pick of the Week: the Vanessa Bracelet & Stylus

Currently I am drawn toward promotional products that assist with technology. Everyday essentials such as iPad sleeves, Bluetooth enabled speakers, checkpoint friendly computer bags and battery power sticks help us make it thru our busy days. The smallest gadget, like a stylus helps the user navigate their tablet or smartphone without fumbling or making fingerprints on their screen.

And I have seen a lot of unique styluses out there. Models that have a screen cleaner embedded in the case, pen/stylus combos, and even a pen/stylus/highlighter combo! When I discovered the Vanessa bracelet/stylus I was wowed. A rubberized bracelet that has a stylus tip and that can triple as a bookmark? So cool!

The modern colors and sleek material are not to be ignored. My favorite is the green. Choose from 6 PMS shades to coordinate with your logo. This product would be unique and cost effective to mail to your favorite customers! They will be wearing your brand around town! Up to 3 colors can be screen printed on the center of the band.

Check out the Vanessa Stylus & Bracelet and our stylus offerings here.

Merchandising Manager

Stylus Pen with Gift

I am a huge fan of gifts with purchase and have talked myself into many a makeup shopping spree because I loved the free tote and samples I’d get along with my purchase. Now you can take advantage of our own free gift with purchase if you’re looking to buy stylus pens!

Stylus pens have steadily risen in the ranks of popular pens, with it’s knockout combination that enables you to go from paper to touchscreen just by flipping which side you’re are using. The Premium Stylus Pen is no exception and boasts metal-tone features and a soft rubber grip that will make it easy for your recipients to take notes during meetings or class without hurting their fingers. And for a short while longer, starting with a 1,000 minimum order you’ll receive a gift with your awesome new stylus pens. Depending on the size of your order, you could receive Keurig Elite B40 Coffeemaker, or a MacBook air or any gift of your choice. Check out all your choices here! Sometimes having to order new promotional products can feel like a chore but we all know that chores are often easier if there’s incentive at the end. Make sure to check out the Premium Stylus Pen and gift options!

Merchandising Assistant

The Promotional iWallet

March brings on an avalanche of celebrations for me: my birthday, my significant other’s birthday, and St. Patrick’s day as well as many outdoor festivals celebrating the returning spring and more than one reminiscent pub crawl.The one thing I’m not looking forward to lugging along to all these festivities? My purse. My ever-growing purse collection and I have reached a sort of museum-currator relationship: I fawn, obsess and spend only to find out it looks much better sitting on my shelf than as a functioning piece of my wardrobe. They are either comically small or so big that, as I comedian whose name I can’t quite remember once quipped, I could probably fit the Stanley Cup in there. Well no more! For the days and nights that I just want to travel light, the iWallet has got my back!

The iWallet is a adhesive silicone wallet that sticks to the back of any phone and can hold up to 3 credit cards, a drivers license, or business cards. It’s great for a night on the town where you don’t want to risk losing a purse or wallet. As a gift or giveaway, it guarantees usage because what’s the one thing we’re all apt to carry everywhere we go? Our phones. Now you gents, and your clients, won’t have to promise your chiropractors that you’ll stop putting your wallet in your back pockets (terrible for your spine I hear!) and I, along with the growing population of ladies who are using weekender bags as everyday bags, can stop complaining that our purses are hurting us more than our high heels.

Merchandising Assistant

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