Why Dogs Hate Halloween (And Promotional Products for Our Four-Legged Friends)


plasticrevolverI know Halloween is officially over but I thought I would take one more opportunity to dedicate a post to one of the relatively newer aspects of a long-standing tradition – dressing up one’s pets – and dogs specifically – in costumes.

The modern tradition of humans dressing in costume for Halloween is said to have its roots in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain. The ancient Celts believed that the boundaries between our world, and the world of the dead, became thin on the night of Samhain, allowing spirits and ghosts to enter the earthly realm. To avoid being recognized as humans to be haunted, people would don masks whenever they left their homes after dark so the ghosts would mistake them as fellow spirits.

Now I do not think that a dressed up dog is likely to scare off wandering ghosts, but it sure is cute!

If you were one of the many pet-owners who dressed your animal(s) in Halloween attire, you may want to thank them for their compliance with your twisted
By offering them some promotional pet products or perhaps a promotional stuffed animal as they will probably be looking for friendship in another for awhile until the scars that their costumes left have healed.

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“Saved by the Bell”: The Pinnacle Years

Custom SunglassesWhile going about my morning routine before work, I typically roll out of bed, grab breakfast from the kitchen, and switch on the TV to get my daily dose of “Saved by the Bell.” Growing up, 5:05-5:35 PM was a very important time of day, dedicated exclusively to watching SBTB. Starting my workdays with Zack Morris, A.C. Slater, and the rest of the Bayside posse has inspired me to write a SBTB-themed blog entry about a few of the fictional characters, which real-life market segments they most resemble, and suggestions for promotional products that would best fit with their hobbies and interests.

Zack Morris: I think “Preppy” would most appreciate items that would enhance his fun-loving, laidback California attitude. Promotional Beach Items like coolers, sunscreen, and sports balls are great options, but Zack’s social butterfly persona could also make use of networking tools like business card cases or daily planners. His entrepreneurial spirit often landed him in trouble with authority, such as when he attempted to sell Lisa’s clothes for a profit so she could pay off her credit card debt. When Mr. Belding inquired as to what was going on, Zack accidentally offered to donate Lisa’s clothes to Bayside’s charity clothing drive! The moral of the story is that entrepreneurs, like Zack, who engage in frequent client meetings or are constantly on the road can benefit from promotional products that can help them stay organized on-the-go. Travel Accessories or office accessories may be ideal gifts for associates or customers similar to Zack.

A.C. Slater: Slater’s athleticism, sense of humor, and willingness to take part in his friends’ crazy schemes made him an unforgettable character. Whether your intended recipients are already fitness-conscious or you are trying to encourage them to become more physically active, promotional fitness accessories are the right promotional products for you! Slater would have appreciated any sports-related giveaways to accompany his healthy lifestyle.
His love of sports occasionally made him come across to the show’s audience as a “dumb jock,” but in actuality he often displayed a sensitive side, too. In one episode, his touching class presentation about his best friend, his pet lizard Artie, portrayed him as a caring animal-lover. For clients that demonstrate an affinity for four-legged friends, opt for promotional products from our pets category. Your company’s thoughtful, considerate gifts will make a positive impression and show leads or existing clientele that you pay close attention to their needs.

Screech Powers: Where can I even begin to discuss this goofy guy? Screech’s klutzy, awkward presence played a key role in making SBTB a success. One of my favorite episodes was when he was competing in a chess tournament against Valley’s Russian exchange student. For clients who love board games like Chess or Checkers, consider promotional items from our “Puzzles and Games” section. They will be able to perfect their strategies, while viewing your company’s name and logo every time they play the game.

Get ready for more “Saved by the Bell” fun in Monday’s blog post, this time with an emphasis on Bayside’s leading ladies. Goooo Tigers!

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Clip It to It!

When searching for the next big thing, sometimes it’s easy to forget about the tried and true.

I’m always on the lookout for new & unique promotional ideas. Fun and funky promos are a great way to pique interest in your company. Whether you choose a trendy cap or a digital photo frame, high-tech and fashionable items are always a hit with recipients. Sometimes, though, you just need a simple reminder of your company. A staple item will give your logo tons of advertising at a low price-point that fits your budget.

I was paying a few bills last night and realized that the most functional, and frequently used, supply on my desk (after my computer, of course) is an ordinary Crocodile Clip that prominently displays the name of my car insurance company. The strong magnet on the back attaches to my metal desk organizer and clips my unpaid bills right where I can see them.

The little promotional clip gets my attention daily, giving my insurance company’s logo tons of exposure. While not everyone will stick the clip on their desk, whether it’s on a fridge, computer, filing cabinet or bag of chips, the logoed clip is going to be used somehow: and it will get exposure.

In addition to the classic Crocodile Clip, there are hundreds of innovative clip designs out there. The brightly colored acrylic Keep-It Clip™ is just one of many options – you can be sure there’s a clip to fit your needs.

Next time you’re looking for a practical giveaway that won’t break the bank, remember tried and true promotional clips and make the most out of a tight budget.

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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!

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