Ode to My Favorite Four-Legged Friend

1133211_200From the moment I laid eyes on my family’s dog, Oakley, I knew I had found the love of my life. This little guy has the sweetest personality, and though we had never owned a dog before, every member of my household quickly forged a special bond with him. We have had him for about eighteen months now and he is more a part of the family than ever!
This morning, the mobile groomer came to our house to give him the royal treatment and it occurred to me that my family cannot possibly be the only ones that go ga-ga over our pet. For many people, animals become such an integral part of our lives, and what better way to recognize and revere that relationship than with products geared to your clients’ or employees’ furry friends?

Animal-friendly businesses can offer staff and customers custom imprinted gifts for their creatures to enjoy, like a pet travel bowl (Oakley was fortunate enough to receive one of these as a holiday present!) or a retractable pet leash. Pinnacle also offers a multitude of items related to pets that are meant for use by their owners. For example, this plastic paw letter slitter shaped like a paw is appropriate for anyone, regardless of whether or not they themselves own an animal.

Browse through our promotional pet products and pet-themed paraphernalia that can be personalized to promote your brand!

Dana
Marketing Assistant
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Someone’s in the Kitchen!

So a little quick background on my family and me… We LOVE to cook! We have no fear of experimenting with new recipes, new ingredients and new kitchen gadgets!

As some of you may know, my husband and I were married just a little over a month ago. Loads of our gifts are still neatly packed in the boxes and bags that they arrived it. (Not because we don’t like them. It just takes time to get organized!)

Last night, my husband and my brother (who is actually a legitimate and paid cook) decided to cook dinner for the family, and try out a few of our new kitchen supplies. While some of our gifts remain untouched, one gift that quickly became a favorite – maybe even an obsession – in our household is silicone kitchen equipment!

We cannot get enough of silicone kitchen gadgets and gizmos! Heat resistant, flexible, colorful and collapsible, silicone colanders and oven mitts make excellent gifts and impressive giveaways.

So if you’re anything like my family, distribute imprinted silicone gadgets to clients, friends and employees and watch your logo spread around kitchens and homes everywhere! And don’t forget to stock your own cupboard with colorful and practical silicone kitchen equipment.

Kim
Marketing Coordinator
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Promotional Products in Our Daily Lives

kyz-what'sinmybagToday, rather than focusing on an unusual event or theme, I’d like to walk you through my ordinary, run-of-the-mill Saturday and all of the ways that products benefited my everyday life. These items can be easily customized to advertise your brand, exposing your customers or employees to your company’s logo or message hundreds (maybe even thousands!) of times a year. Just think: I am only one person… If I managed to incorporate this many normal items into my daily activities, your impact on an entire workforce or client base could be huge!

In the morning, I woke to the incessant buzzing of my alarm clock and rolled out of bed. I stumbled to the bathroom, took my glasses out of their case, and reached for my toothbrush. Armed with minty fresh breath, I decided to start my day, which involved cooking breakfast, going grocery shopping, and hitting the pool before a night out with my friends.

I do not possess outstanding culinary prowess, but I have been trying to master some of the basics- scrambled eggs, turkey bacon, and biscuits. Two classic promotional kitchen utensils that I made use of would look great imprinted with your logo: a timer and oven mitt are kitchen staples that should be found in every household.

After chowing down and then cleaning up the mess in my kitchen, I grabbed my car keys and raced out the door. Anybody who knows me personally has seen my unwieldy collection of key chains- from key chain flashlights to carabiners, I have them all. Key chains make a fantastic gift for employees or clients, as we all need our car or house keys on our person at all times.

My first stop was the grocery store, and I had come prepared with a handful of non woven bags. These bags get lots of mileage and serve to promote your company’s environmentally sound business practices to observers.

Next, I dropped off my groceries at home, and took a quick break to refuel before gathering my supplies for the pool. I threw promotional beach items like sunscreen, a beach towel, and a radio into my beach bag and claimed my spot in the sunshine. Any outing to the pool would be incomplete without these products, which makes them ideal options for displaying information about your brand. They can be enjoyed by people of all ages, genders, and interests so can’t help but provide high exposure for your business.

After lounging poolside for much of the afternoon, I reluctantly came inside to prepare for my night out. I took my cell phone out of its holder and called a few friends to meet up for dinner. I made sure to take my camera out of its desktop charging station so I could document our shenanigans to laugh about later!

There is no way I could include every single product that was involved in making my day run smoothly, but that just proves my initial claim to be true: the opportunities are endless for your brand to make a lasting impression through the use of promotional items. What better way to get your company noticed than by making the lives of your employees and customers easier?

Dana
Marketing Assistant
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Don’t Forget the Sanitizer!

This Wednesday my husband had the very unfortunate experience of an unexpected hospital stay. No worries. He’s fine now. But after 24 hours in a hospital bed (with me in a tiny, squeaky recliner next to him) he is very happy to be home!

I don’t know about you, but I never really associate the summer months with sickness. I’m accustomed to the constant allergy sneezing of everyone around me in the early spring months, and the chronic sniffles and coughs during the winter, yet I never really think about coming down with a bug during the summer. But trust me… It happens.

Keep your loved ones, employees, friends and clients happy, healthy and out of the hospital with antibacterial products. Hand sanitizers and wet wipes are great (and inexpensive) items to giveaway. Not only will the recipient use them, but they’ll also be shared with neighbors, co-workers and other acquaintances.

Now I know you can’t prevent all illnesses. Viruses are nasty little bugs, and you can’t avoid them all. But give those around you a great tool to help. Imprinted wipes and sanitizing sprays are great to use for your promotions. I know currently I probably have three tubes of hand sanitizer in my desk along with one in my purse. I’m not germophobic. But I’ll never pass up such a practical free giveaway!

Kim
Marketing Coordinator
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Watch and Learn: Leed’s Walnut Grove BBQ Set

Leed’s Walnut Grove BBQ Set

The above video features two of Pinnacle’s fabulous employees, Natasha and Courtney, discussing the Leed’s Walnut Grove BBQ Set (no longer available, but check out some great alternatives in our promotional picnic products category!). This was one of our most popular summer giveaways, and grill sets remain a creative gift idea for your clients or employees. Grilling and tailgating for sporting events are timeless summertime activities, so customizing a BBQ Set with your company’s logo and brand information can maximize your exposure in and around the community.

The pair of tongs, grilling fork, and handy spatula included in this set were made from stainless steel and featured wooden handles to allow for a comfortable grip while manning the grill. The handles also remained cool to the touch, which was a useful option to the grill-master. These tools arrived in a durable, high quality canvas carrying case that doubled as an apron.

Utilize a BBQ Set as part of your next promotion or campaign! Make your brand a valuable part of your customers’ and colleagues’ summertime memories by purchasing phenomenal picnic items from Pinnacle Promotions.

Dana
Marketing Assistant
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Break Out Your Biking Gear!

The Tour de France is one of the oldest and most prestigious bicycle races in the world. The 96th annual Tour de France began on July 4th and continues through July 26th, covering over 2000 miles of France and its neighboring countries. The 23 day race draws some of the most esteemed cyclists from across the globe, and on-going television coverage allows those of us unable to jetset to Europe for the race to watch it from the comfort of our own homes.

Whether your customers or employees are aspiring Lance Armstrongs or just cycle to stay in shape, all bikers require the same basic items during their rides. Promotional products related to cycling can make great “thank you” gifts, holiday presents, or general giveaways. Versatile ideas include water bottles and reflective backpacks, both of which can be enjoyed by non-bikers and bikers alike. Not only are these options practical, but they also increase visibility of your brand and logo around the community.

The “green” movement taking the planet by storm has inspired many people to bike to work rather than drive, as automobiles release large quantities of harmful pollutants into the air. Reward environmentally conscious employees with an EarthSmart™ award plaque made from recycled materials. This gift recognizes their dedication to sustainable causes in a manner that is consistent with their eco-friendly actions.

Inspire your colleagues and clients to venture out into the fresh air for a bicycle ride toting custom products featuring your company’s logo and message!

Dana
Marketing Assistant
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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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Go Team!

JohnRH4I was checking my email today and stumbled across an email from one of our apparel manufacturers. They only sell collegiate sportswear and they do it well! Their casual plaid patterns, over-sized sweatshirts and casual tees brought me back to my early college days.

Back then nothing was better than waking up and changing into my pajama-like outfit to go to my 8am classes. I mean, you wanted to look like you just rolled out of bed, but you had to be clean!

Still to this day one of my favorite fall weekend sweaters is my gray Champion® crew-neck sweatshirt with ‘Georgia State University’ across the front. And there is nothing better than throwing on my sweats and bumming around on those lazy afternoons.

Now, as the end of summer nears and the start of the new school year approaches, it’s the perfect time to think about your back-to-school promotions. Outfit your students and teachers with great promotional crewneck sweatshirts. They’ll wear them now, and, if they’re anything like me, I guarantee they’ll wear them until the sleeves fall off! And since we only sell the highest quality merchandise, manufactured by the most respected brands, that isn’t likely to happen.

If branded spiritwear isn’t your thing, try a messenger bag or even custom spirit accessories like hand fans, sports horns or foam footballs. No matter what promotion you choose, you’ll get your students, teachers and parents ramped up for the start of a new year. And with tons of people touting your name, you’ll get tons of inexpensive brand exposure!

Kim
Marketing Coordinator
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Want to Keep Up With the Joneses? How About the Browns or the Smiths?

July is Family Reunion Month! If your family has a gathering planned, outfit your kin in style with custom imprinted promotional products. Members of your family will stand out from other guests at hotels and venues if each of you wear or carry an item proudly displaying your family’s last name. Your uniform appearance will also look great when captured on camera! Custom giveaways are not only applicable to family reunions, as fun promotional products are certain to be a hit at high school, college, or workplace reunions. Consider investing in personalized t-shirts or tote bags- even the kids can join the fun with shirts available in youth sizes. Think of a catchy slogan or mascot to adorn your gear and start a tradition that you can continue years into the future.

If this post is inspiring you to throw together a last minute, impromptu reunion, do not fret! With our selection of products available on RocketShip 24-Hour Express Service™, your order can be ready in no time at all… And don’t let the size of your family or group limit your choice of products; our Low Minimums section has plenty of options for smaller get-togethers .

At your reunion this month, don’t just keep up with the Joneses- use trendy promotional products to show them that your group has exceptional style and pizazz!

Dana
Marketing Assistant
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