December 10th, 2013
The best gift I ever received was…
Pinnacle Promotions is hosting a contest to give away our top picks for Holiday Thank You Gifts. I am ineligible to enter.
However, I still want to have the chance to tell everyone about the best present I ever received.
I am a life-long Houston Oiler fan, who has converted into a Houston Texans fan. Three years ago, my husband gave me tickets to the Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans football game in Nashville, only a few hours from where I live. I had never before been to an Oilers or Texans football game, home or away.
My husband purchased amazing seats to the December game. He booked a beautiful hotel in the heart of Nashville. Who just happened to be staying at the hotel? Why, the Houston Texans team, staff and flight crew were all staying at the hotel. By chance, we became fast friends with the flight crew before we even knew who they were. That friendship led to player introductions, too-numerous-to-count photos, sideline passes and life-long friendships.
While Pinnacle Promotions is not giving away tickets to the Texans-Titans football game, we are giving away a fabulous gift pack of items from our top picks of promotional, customized Thank You Gifts for end of the year giving.
What is the best gift you ever received? CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK and tell us. You just might win! ENTER HERE!
November 26th, 2013
According to the European Promotional Products Association, a whopping 91% of consumers keep a promotional product in their kitchen. This was surprising to me, until I realized that the EPPA was talking about me. Not only do I do this, but also I might be a promotional product hoarder.
The best burger place in the Dallas-Fort Worth area is called Scotty P’s. There are six locations. The menu items are the same at each location, but are named specific to that location. For example, the BBQ burger is called the Watson Burger at the Allen location, and the Warren Burger at the Frisco location based on prominent members of those communities.
It’s not just the food that draws you to Scotty P’s. For years, they gave a plastic cup with each drink purchase. There was no upsell attached to the cup. You bought a drink; you got a cup with their logo imprinted on it. As loyal customers, we have more than one Scotty P’s cup. The Pink cup during October was especially sought after. Some restaurants maintain arrangements with their drink brand to provide promotional cups. These cups are usually co-branded with the restaurant logo and the drink brand logo. The Scotty P’s cups are just branded with their corporate logo.
Inspired by the EPPA statistics, I decided to take a look around the kitchen. After further review, I decided I might be a promo hoarder. I own more than 30+ Scotty P’s cups. And, I don’t even live in Texas any longer.
Are you one of the 55% of people who keep a promotional product in your bedroom? Are you one of the 25% of people who use a promotional pen in the home or office? Tell us: Are you a promotional products hoarder?
March 26th, 2013
Currently I am drawn toward promotional products that assist with technology. Everyday essentials such as iPad sleeves, Bluetooth enabled speakers, checkpoint friendly computer bags and battery power sticks help us make it thru our busy days. The smallest gadget, like a stylus helps the user navigate their tablet or smartphone without fumbling or making fingerprints on their screen.
And I have seen a lot of unique styluses out there. Models that have a screen cleaner embedded in the case, pen/stylus combos, and even a pen/stylus/highlighter combo! When I discovered the Vanessa bracelet/stylus I was wowed. A rubberized bracelet that has a stylus tip and that can triple as a bookmark? So cool!
The modern colors and sleek material are not to be ignored. My favorite is the green. Choose from 6 PMS shades to coordinate with your logo. This product would be unique and cost effective to mail to your favorite customers! They will be wearing your brand around town! Up to 3 colors can be screen printed on the center of the band.
Check out the Vanessa Stylus & Bracelet and our stylus offerings here.
July 17th, 2012
Summer is in full swing here in Atlanta. I came across the PERFECT seasonal party favor…the Kikkerland Ceramic Red Party Cup!
Modeled after the infamous Red Solo Cup, this fun twist on the plastic classic is ceramic and reusable! Applications of this product include: festival giveaways, music promotions, family reunions…even weddings! What guest wouldn’t be happy to receive a Red Party Cup in their goodie bag? They will think about you and your brand every time they reach for it! And don’t you think your logo would look fabulous printed on this fashionable tumbler?
Check out more cool ideas here.
March 26th, 2012
“Loyalty” is one of these buzz words that marketers cannot escape.
In the most literal sense of the word, “loyalty” implies that a person or group of people is faithful to another person, country, group, or cause. For the business world, “loyalty” alludes to the fact that a brand’s customers will choose its offerings, despite being faced with a slew of competing choices. Whether customers remain loyal because of low prices, convenience, superior service, and/or exceptional products or services, some element that they weight heavily in the purchasing process stands out in their minds and warrants a commitment.
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December 6th, 2011
photo credit: ParisSharing
V.I.P… “Very Important Person,” or for the purposes of this blog post, “Very Important Prospect.” Who doesn’t enjoy feeling wanted and appreciated? Particularly around the holidays, when mass marketing permeates consumers’ mailboxes, inboxes, and minds, crafty marketers understand that segmentation can mean the difference between a stellar campaign and a mediocre one. By isolating the prospects who exhibit the characteristics of current valued customers and demonstrating through your promotional giveaways campaign how badly you want their business, you stand a much greater chance of securing their loyalty.
As a cardholder at a popular national department store, I was invited, along with a guest, to attend a “Private Shopping Event” Sunday night. Personalized invitation in hand, I approached the door after regular business hours to take part in the exclusive activity.
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May 13th, 2011
As of April 29th, Kate Middleton may officially be recognized as the Duchess of Cambridge, however Oprah Winfrey still remains the queen of talk show hosts around the world. For twenty five seasons, The Oprah Winfrey Show has aired spectacular episodes that have played host to numerous musicians, actors, celebrities, authors, doctors, and even politicians. However, none of these esteemed guests could compare to the popularity of the annual “Oprah’s Favorite Things” episodes, where Oprah surprises her audience with an abundance of promotional giveaways. Now, as the producers prepare for the highly secretive finale of her last season, fans throughout the world take a look at some of the memorable moments that brought Oprah 25 years of success.
Throughout the years, Oprah has managed to promote her brand while still spontaneously surprising her audience with a wide variety of promotional giveaways. Some of Oprah’s most famous promotional giveaways have included items such as: books, clothing, jewelry, candy in customized tins, Apple products, and of course, who could forget her 2004 episode in which she generously gave each of her 276 audience members a brand new Pontiac G-6 midsize 2005 sports sedan? In addition to the long list of promotional giveaways, Oprah’s website also boasts a section specifically dedicated to apparel and other items which fans can purchase in order to show their support and help promote the Oprah Winfrey brand.
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March 16th, 2011
You might be ready for March Madness, but is your office?
Across the country, many workplaces are already abuzz with gossip about first round games, which began yesterday. Moreover, sources estimate that the United State economy will loose $1.8 billion to wasted productivity throughout the course of this week alone. Rather than working on projects as they should, employees in all industries will spend a portion of their time filling out brackets, vying for a spot in front of an office TV (or streaming highlights of a game online), and chatting with their co-workers about game results and bracket scores.
The upside is that all of this March Madness frenzy leads to increased employee morale, in part because the game day discussions serve as a unifying force. While the NCAA tournament is certainly fun, organizations across the country can distribute promotional giveaways to unite their employees without decreasing productivity. Consider giving wearable promotional giveaways that employees can use to show support for their favorite team – and your company.
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November 18th, 2010
Retail giants and local mom & pop establishments alike are slowly but surely gearing up for the great American tradition that is Black Friday. “Leaked” versions of store circulars advertising all of the best deals have been popping up on Black Friday sites since early November, and many savvy shoppers have already started working on detailed schedules that will get them the best combination of early bird specials, promotional giveaways, and more at the crack of dawn (or earlier!) next Friday morning.
March 29th, 2010
First off, apologies for the lack of posts here the past few days. Pinnacle’s Marketing Department is in overdrive finishing up some work for our site. Thanks for staying loyal and checking back with us.
Everyone loves getting mail, right? A few days ago, alongside junk coupons and the U.S. Census, I received a tiny envelope in my mailbox with my address hand-written on the front. I opened it and lifted out an embossed note from my friend Allison, thanking me for a favor I’d done for her.
Read about the charms of handwritten thank-you notes and promotional giveaways…