Posted on July 26th, 2013
We all know the feeling… a typo escapes all of the checks and balances and ends up in 500 printed pieces that have to be reprinted. But, what happens when you’re Nike and you print an “undisclosed” number of t-shirts that proudly display the Carolina Panthers logo embedded in a beautiful cutout of South Carolina? (The big deal is that the Carolina Panthers play in Charlotte, North Carolina.)
Nike is a company that usually brings to mind cutting edge technology and extreme precision. So, how could this have been prevented? We’re confident that if Nike had used Pinnacle Promotions, this wouldn’t have happened. That’s because we have live, breathing human beings (we call them Account Managers & Coordinators) working on your projects, guiding you through the process, and checking the integrity of your brand at every step of the way.
Reasons why having a human element makes a difference when purchasing promotional products:
- You have extra sets of eyes scouring your order to make sure each and every little detail is right.
- They can let you know when if your logo will be lost against the contrast of a t-shirt.
- The will suggest tweaks that will make your chosen promotional product stand out.
- We make sure there’s ample time and opportunity to spot any dreaded typos or mistakes, even if your order is a rush one.
It’s why we at Pinnacle are left scratching our heads in confusion when we hear about massive imprint orders that go so terribly wrong that they end up as viral news stories.
Here’s another story…
Nike’s mistake seems near trivial when compared to Missouri State University’s gaffe earlier this year. The University misspelled its own name on around 17,800 bags. These bags were given to students when they were purchasing new books for the semester. I wonder how many students rethought their enrollment after this mistake.
Considering the size and enormity of the order, we would have expected their vendor to have raked over the logo with the same attention that a watchmaker devotes to his prize clock. At Pinnacle Promotions, all orders get this level of detail regardless of order size, but one would think that at $70,844 order that someone would have caught the error.
We know you have seen misprints out there. What is your favorite brand oopsie that made it’s way to production and distribution?