Pinnacle Promotions recently celebrated our 20th birthday! Pinnacle owners Mitch and Dave Weintraub have been in this business long enough to see new products come and go. We decided to take a look back at promotional products that weren’t around 20 years ago when these two brothers started up the business.
20 years ago no small, cellular phones even existed. No cellular phones, no need for the Powerbank as we know it today.
2. BPA Free Water Bottles
Bisphenol A has been used to make plastics since 1957. However in 1998 the government began to investigate potential safety concerns. A 2010 FDA report labeled BPA as potential hazardous to our health. This led to the creation of the BPA-free water bottle.
3. Neptune Screen Cleaning Cloth
Again, no small, cellular phones with touch screens no need for the Neptune Cloth screen cleaner.
4. Stylus Pen
No touch screen, no stylus!
5. Stemless Wine Glass
Reidel introduced the worlds fist stemless wine glass in 2004. “The tumbler, used for centuries as an all-around drinking vessel, is now turned into a sophisticated wine accessory.” http://bit.ly/1ogRA5z
6. Moustache Pen
While there were moustaches 20 years ago, there weren’t “hipsters.” Hence, the Moustache Pen.
7. Retro Boombox Cooler
20 years ago we were using actual boom boxes! Not, coolers dressed up to look like boom boxes that use Bluetooth technology to play music!
8. Clear Stadium Tote
While the clear bag may have existed 20 years ago, the clear bag for use at NFL games and other sporting events only existed since the beginning of the 2013 season in response to uncertainties following 9/11.
9. Full-color grocery tote with QR code
Full-color images have been around for a while. However, the inclusion of the QR code inside the color image is new. One client used the bag as a giveaway for conference attendees. When users activate the QR code, they were provided with the conference schedule and coupons for meals and local attractions that were exclusive to the QR code users.
Take a look around you right now! What things do you see that weren’t around 20 years ago? Tell us in the comments below.