I’m going to preface this post by saying that it’s slightly ironic that I’m about to write about football. I went to a school in New England that didn’t even have a football team (Go Catamounts – there were other sports that we were good at!) and I’ve never been to a football game in my life. However, I can appreciate a good tailgate and that’s what I want to blog about.
photo credit: kmoliver
(South Carolina is my husband’s alma mater, thus the picture.)
So it’s the end of September and the retail stores have had their Halloween candy and costumes out for weeks! I have to admit, I love this time of year and really get into Halloween and the fun that surrounds it. At Pinnacle we always dress up, have a party and eat waaay too much food and candy. I still need to figure out costumes for this year and have been scouring Pinterest for unique, DIY ideas.
Pinnacle's Halloween Party 2011
Halloween is a great holiday that everyone loves to celebrate. Take this opportunity to market your company or organization in a fun, memorable way. Here are my Top 5 Halloween promotional products picks.
1) Pumpkin Drawstring Backpack
A great alternative to the disposable trick-or-treating bags and is much more functional for kids to wear instead of carrying. The jack o’ lantern stock art comes pre-printed on the front of each bag in reflective ink.
See all 5 Halloween Promotional Product picks
As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s that time of year again when people start wearing their pink and promoting awareness for the disease and support survivors. Many companies and organizations focus some of their marketing efforts on specific causes or philanthropies that they support. Breast Cancer Awareness happens to be one cause that has shown tremendous support and growth in recent years.
At Pinnacle we have continued to grow our line of pink promotional products to cater to this need.
Now that it’s August, I guess it’s time to start thinking about back to school, football and fall fashion. Where did the summer go? It has been an exceptionally hot summer so I am actually looking forward to the weather cooling down.
In a couple of weeks my kids will start at a new school, so being a Merchandiser at Pinnacle, naturally I have back to school promotional items on my mind. There have been some really unique products that came out this year for the education industry and I’ve been pinning like crazy to our Back to School Pinterest board.
My 5 Favorite School Promotional Items this year are…
1) Safe T Scissors
The Safe T Scissors have a rounded edge and plastic blades so children won’t get injured using them. Very useful product that won’t be thrown in the trash.
See more of my favorite school products
It makes sense that May 25th, the Friday before Memorial Day is National Towel Day. Though summer doesn’t actually begin until June 20th, Memorial Day Weekend signifies the unofficial start with pools opening, barbecues happening and people heading to the beach or lake for the long weekend.
[towel from Target]
Next Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, and did you know that the holiday most of society associates with happy, playful leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and pots of gold is marred by misconceptions?
Depending on your significant other’s personality and interests, proclaiming your love for him or her on Valentine’s Day may require some creativity. As illustrated by actress Kristen Bell’s admission of her sloth obsession on the Ellen Degeneres Show several weeks ago, some people are simply more responsive to unusual gifts than others.
From adopting a roach for your lover to a romantic, candle-lit dinner for two at Waffle House, keep reading for a variety of options that will make your Valentine’s Day one for the books…
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Valentine’s Day? Flowers? Chocolates? Dinner reservations?
In my mind, nothing says Valentine’s Day like a conversation heart. This classic custom candy has been around for as long as I can remember and always seems to find a way into my hands come February.
2012 is mere days away, and the new year presents a slew of new marketing opportunities. Magnetic calendars, in particular, are one of the most cost-efficient and effective products on the market to ensure that your brand maintains top of mind recall among your target audience throughout the year.
The Happy New Years Postcard with Magnetic Calendar is one unique way to send warm wishes to clients, while also securing prime real estate on their bulletin board or fridge (in the break room or even at home!).
According to PriceGrabber, 39% of consumers plan to shop today’s Cyber Monday sales- 37% more than in 2010! Of those savvy shoppers, 92% plan to shop on Cyber Monday because it offers the most one-day deals and free shipping offers.
Among the benefits of shopping online for holiday gifts, the top reasons provided by survey respondents* spanned:
-Getting the best prices and deals (64%)
-Having the convenience of shopping from home (57%)
-Avoiding crowds (47%)
-Researching and finding the best gifts (36%)
-Accessing better inventory and selection (32%)
-Saving money on gas (16%)
This year, Pinnacle isn’t limiting our best online deals to a single day- we’re offering our customers the chance to shop online for inexpensive corporate holiday gifts all season long! Our “Seasonal Steals” category features impressive gift items, ranging from Gifts Under $5 to Gifts Under $50… fantastic options for employees, customers, and end users of all interests and demographics.
Keep reading for more reasons why you should choose Pinnacle for your holiday marketing needs…