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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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Promotional Malibu Neon Sunglasses – Item #6223

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Power Bank 101: Your Guide to Promotional Power Banks

With most people owning a smartphone, tablet, laptop or all of the above, portable chargers – aka “power banks” – have quickly become sought after tech gadgets. This hot techie accessory has many monikers – power bank, charger, emergency battery and power rock – just to name a few.

One can easily spend upwards of $40 purchasing a power bank at retail price. Be a lifesaver to your clients – give them the gift of power with a personalized portable charger! Engrave your logo onto a power bank, and they’ll think of your brand every time they plug their device into the emergency battery. And with everything from laser engraving to 1 color screen print and full color design, the different ways to prominently customize your logo are essentially endless!

Here are some of my favorite portable chargers – from basic to more high tech.

1. Jolt Mobile Phone Charger

The Jolt Charger is the classic type of power bank and the most popular among users. With this product, you’re able to charge a smartphone 100% (due to the 2200mAh battery) – providing up to 8 additional hours of talk time. This is an ideal battery to have in your purse or suitcase, and this gadget is reliable for someone who travels or is away from a power outlet most of the day.

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Jolt Mobile Phone Charger Item #7120-15

2. Portable Dual-Port Charger

If you’re looking for smartphone and tablet emergency batteries, I would recommend a dual port charger with a 7800 mAh battery. mAh (milliampere hour) is the determining measure for how much energy the battery will hold. This power bank can handle charging a smartphone AND a tablet to full battery with ease, and it also has 2 designated ports to allow the proper amps to the device at hand. My favorite one is the Portable Dual-Port Charger. Its digital battery indicator and cool laser logo customization illuminates your logo, making this power bank the ultimate luxury option. I like the idea of having one battery that can charge both!

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Portable Dual Port Charger Item #2635

If you’re looking for something that’s efficient, convenient AND multifunctional, then these next power banks are the ones for you:

3. Glow in the Dark Power Bank

Never lose sight of your portable charger again! With the Glow in the Dark Power Bank, now you can find it in your dark bag, purse or briefcase with ease. Not only is it easy to locate in your time of need, this little gadget also has enough power to charge you up for a whopping 8 hours of talk time!

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Glow in the Dark Powerbank Item #7120-43

4. Mobile Charger with LED Light

The Leeman NY Charger has an ultra-bright LED flashlight, and has been tested and certified by the UL (Underwriters Laboratory). This battery will charge smartphones 100% and tablets 70%- 100% based on the make and model, and it’s Lithiom-ion battery allows you to charge your device virtually anywhere.

Mobile Charger with LED Light Item #PL-4449

Mobile Charger with LED Light Item #PL-4449

Since most people today are so dependent on their smartphones and tablets, power banks and portable chargers have quickly become essential tools. Get your logo on one of these gadgets and not only will you be promoting your brand, but you’ll also be helping your client in their time of need!

Visit our power bank shop to browse other power bank options or to purchase any of the gadgets mentioned above.

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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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3 Must-Haves for a Killer Tradeshow Display

Tradeshow season is upon us! If you will be presenting at a tradeshow this season, you need to read this!

Of course, everyone on the tradeshow floor will have a booth contest, caricaturist, prize wheel or some other sort of entertainment. But, don’t forget about the basics. Do you have what it takes for a great tradeshow display?

Here are our picks to guarantee you have a killer tradeshow display!

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In a show with hundreds of vendors, grab the passers-by with an eye-popping display. But make sure it is something you can take down, put up, and travel with easily!
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Don’t go bare! A classy table drape and side banners add a simple elegance and buttoned-up look to any booth space.
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Attendees will remember you long after the show is over if you have unique, economical giveaways. Essentials include a reusable branded tote for carting away the show goodies, and a functional giveaway such as a promotional stylus pen or mini-journal.

Economy Tote Bag

Economy Tote Bag

Satin Stylus and Pen

Satin Stylus and Pen

Spiral Jotter with Sticky Notes & Pen

Spiral Jotter with Sticky Notes & Pen

Stay top-of-mind on the tradeshow floor, and long after your attendees have returned home. A powerfully branded display, with tables drapes and banners will reel in your audience. The perfect promotional giveaway item will help you make the right impression long after the show attendees leave your space.

Comment, and tell you your thoughts on tradeshow display must-haves!

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3 Surprising Things You Don’t Know About…Embroidery

Embroidery, as a process, goes back thousands of years. The earliest recorded embroidered garment dates back to 700 CE. Today, the embroidery process is completely digitized, though some of the foundations of embroidery are still key to the process as a whole.

Old Tools

-Hoop
The use of the embroider hoop dates back to the beginning of the process. They were originally made of wood, bone or ivory. Today, they are made of wood or plastic. Even machines with multiple stations still require one hoop per station. Hoops are necessary to keep the fabric taut while working.

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Photo by Teunie

-Fabric
Thread or yarn is used in the embroidery process. Modern commercial embroidery thread is most often made of cotton or rayon, and available in unlimited color combinations.
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New Tools

-Computer design
“In 1980, Wilcom introduced the first computer graphics embroidery design system to run on a minicomputer. “
The ability to design a multi-colored image has come a long way, but it still the hardest art to set-up because it requires the highest minimum font sizes. Detail is limited because in embroidery you are using thread instead of ink, and are confined by the size of the thread.

-Computer machinery
Current embroidery machinery can run more than 55 heads at once with more than 25 colors at one time. Tajima and Barudan are two top embroidery machine manufacturers.

Photo from Tajima

Photo from Tajima

Method

-Process
The age-old process of pulling the fabric tight, setting it into a hoop and stitching into it, remains the same. However, the types of fabric and the speed of which determines the length of the process. The average logo contains approx. 8,000 stitches or less.

-Material
Embroidery is a sturdier, more substantial imprint process than screen-printing. You can embroider on most fabrics, from cotton to blends to full polyester or rayon. The favorite location for apparel, and the spot that receives the most impressions, is the front, left chest.

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Embroidery remains the second most popular imprint method for promotional apparel. The ability to customize embroider on a bucket hat or a polo shirt, a soft-side cooler or picnic blanket, allows the customer to be flexible in the promotional product choice, even when limited by design. Click for more information on other imprint methods. Contact us for more information about your logo and how we can embroider it on just about anything! 

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Can’t Miss Tradeshow Tech Trends

Whether you are attending the tradeshow, hosting the booth, or the guest speaker, tradeshow technology is on the rise, and fast! Technology is making an impact across all aspects of the tradeshow world. Here are some key areas technology is changing the way we conduct and attend tradeshows.

Giveaways

Giveaways have become more prevalent than ever at tradeshows, and the use of tech tradeshow giveaways has increased year over year. Giveaways have transformed beyond uni-function pens, keychains, and bags.

-The promotional pen is no longer just a pen; it is a pen stylus and LED light combination.
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-The branded keychain is no longer just a keychain; it is a LED flashlight and bottle opener.
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-The imprinted bag is no longer just a bag; it is a full-color, screen-printed, reusable tote bag complete with embedded QR codes that links to the full event schedule online.
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Security

Security has become an exceedingly important part of the tradeshow experience. It is more important than ever to protect your identity when traveling for business. It’d not just your personal information that is at risk, but a compromised corporate credit card can be a nightmare for both employee and company.

– RFID-protection (RFID, Radio-frequency Identification, is the wireless use of radio frequency to access information and transfer data) technology can be found in everything from logo’d travel wallets to laptop bags and briefcases. 0011-28_500

-We recently wrote about the rise of RFID protection in promotional products.

Apps

Last but not least, get a good app! Whether at a small venue near your office, or McCormick Place in Chicago there are several apps that can help the tradeshow traveler on the go!

Google Maps can help you avoid traffic and arrive on time at the right destination.

-Whether parking at the airport or convention center, you’ll probably leave the facility with your arms full and tired feet. Don’t wander! Use the Find My Car app to help you locate your vehicle right away.

-This great blog post highlights a few other apps that can help make your tradeshow experience better.

Whether the attendee or host, your tradeshow experience will be touched, and more than likely improved by the increased use of technology. Be on the cutting edge of what you see on the tradeshow floor, and stand out among the competitors by upping your technology game with unique giveaways. Be safe with RFID technology promotional products. And, don’t forget to use Find My Car so you aren’t left wandering the convention center parking garage after a long day on the show floor.

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