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Promotional Power Banks: A Mobile Phone Accessory That Can’t Be Overlooked

Promotions are considered as one of the safest methods to brand your organization/company. There are ways to start your promotional campaigns but it takes courage to truly get to where you wanted. The only ideology to get succeed in promotional product is picking up the item that matters to customers. Pen, notepad, key ring, mouse pad are some common products used in promotional marketing. However these items are not much successful today as these were once. At present, people love to receive accessories and gadgets that’s the reason why most companies are now selecting their promotional items accordingly. One such accessory is a mobile Power Bank.

With a power bank, you are able to enhance the experience of people who own smartphones. Now they can leave the house without worrying if they have a full battery or low battery. They can charge anywhere and anytime they want. Having such features, the power banks offer security, reliance, and value to smartphones. This highly useful promotional product helps you achieve your promotional objective as a business. You can buy these promotional power banks online, as there are tons of suppliers that help you get the job done. Personalize with your company logo, tagline and distribute among your customers and let it builds your brand well.

Request a Quote today and see how affordable this branding solution can be for your next promotional event.

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9 Promotional Items to Consider Using in Your Next Direct Mail Campaign

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If you feel like your mailing results are on a downhill slide, you may need mix things up a little bit. Now is the time to send out a mailing that is really different with some effective promotional items.

One of the most critical aspects of your direct mail campaign is getting prospects to open and read your message. Unlike email campaigns, where you can actually track the number of people who open your message, it’s impossible to determine exactly how many times your direct mail piece is opened. However, there are proven ways to make your letter or package more attractive. Using a creative piece that stands out and attracts your prospects is one of them.

It’s surprising what the post office will let you to mail. Really, you can mail things like coconuts and bottles without putting them in a box! Just slap a mailing label and stamps on them. And when it comes to things that you do put in a box or envelope, the sky’s the limit. (I’m not kidding, you can even mail bees!) Use the right messaging on the outside of the package, and people will eagerly open it to get what’s inside.

Of course, there are postal restrictions on things like harmful materials, firearms, tobacco products, and alcohol. But if you’re just mailing some fun items you shouldn’t have a problem. Still, it’s always a good idea to check with the post office while you’re still in the planning stages of your direct mail campaign to avoid any nasty (and expensive) surprises.

There are companies that specialize in producing imprinted promotional products that you can easily incorporate into your direct mail campaigns. If they are useful and clever, people will keep them long after they toss the original letter, and will be reminded of you every time they use the product. If you can somehow tie in the gift item with your business or the theme of your campaign, all the better.

Consider using promotional items in your next direct mail campaign.

1. Imprinted objects. You can imprint your logo and contact information on a variety of everyday objects. For example, you can send printed magnet cards with some kind of useful reference information(like measurement converters). And people can always use bookmarks. You can make the bookmark even more valuable by putting a ruler on the edge, and making the whole thing a magnifier. Imprinted pens are another very popular promotional item. Even with all of today’s technology, people always use pens and like getting them free. If you’re a dentist you can send a toothbrush. A dry cleaner can send a lint brush. You can use copy like “make customers stick to you,” or “measure your success,” or “make your mark,” or “clean up your act” to tie in the gift with your business.

2. Microfiber products. Microfiber cleaning cloths for electronics make a highly valued gift. Imprint your name on the item tag, and use copy about “clean up your competition.” Or what about a microfiber sunglass pouch? This is something your prospects will really use.

3. Seasonal items. Take advantage of the season. For example, in the spring send imprinted seed cards or sunflower-shaped jar openers. Near the holidays send collapsible bows or other gift packaging. Is football season coming up? Sports schedules make great gifts to the right group of prospects.

4. Calendars. Did you know that the average home has four calendars? Or that most business people have two to three calendars within easy reach of their work area? According to research people refer to calendars four or five times a day. That means they could potentially be reminded of your name and your contact information four times a day, for an entire year! And people will appreciate receiving them since otherwise they’d have to go out and pay money to buy calendars. Your imprinted calendar provides continuous, ongoing advertising for many times less than you’d pay for a daily newspaper ad (that your prospect might not even see).

5. USB Flash Drives. These are surprisingly inexpensive, and they are very impressive. Put your sales message on a flash drive, and just out of curiosity prospects will plug them in to see what you have to say. Or send a blank drive they can put whatever they want on, and if they send it to someone else, you’ll get double the mileage on your mailing.

6. Power Banks. With most people using mobile or portable electronic devices to work or keep in touch, a promotional power bank makes a great giveaway item.  Chances are, you yourself have run low on batteries while out on the go, so this handy backup battery sure comes in handy & makes a well appreciated promotional item if you have a $8 or more budget to present your marketing message.

7. Food gifts. A fun idea is to send some kind of food item, like a fortune cookie, some home made chocolate chip cookies, some jam, and so on. Make sure the item is professionally wrapped and labeled, and that you don’t send anything perishable.

8. Product Samples. Do you sell artificial turf? Send a sample. Do you do custom cabinetry? Send a sample of your high quality materials. Use your imagination.

9. 3-Dimensionals. If you’re willing to try something really new, you can follow marketers who mail out fun pieces that recipients have to assemble themselves, or can fold into a toy. How about a message card that changes color in the light? Or one where the message magically appears when you hold it under running water? You may have to do some research to find a vendor who can create something like this for you, but it will certainly get noticed.

Making sure your envelope gets opened. 

If you’re going to the expense of putting something appealing inside your direct mail package, make sure your prospect knows there’s something exciting inside. That means putting that message on the envelope:

  • The most obvious thing is to clearly state “Gift Inside!” or “Labor Saving Device Inside!” or “USB Inside!”
  • Make sure the envelope feels bulky. Just that can make it irresistible to some people.
  • Use interesting, eye-catching postage stamps. First-class stamps give more legitimacy to your package. For “decoration” you can buy cancelled stamps and/or foreign stamps in bulk from a stamp dealer.
  • Put seals, official stamps and other interesting graphics on the envelope.

Putting together a direct mail campaign costs money. If you can do something to get your recipients from throwing your money in the trash before they even open the envelope, you can make the most of your investment. The ideas we talked about here should help. But do research your prospects so you know what will appeal to them. You don’t want to send something that will not be appealing, that doesn’t make sense, or worst of all, may be offensive.

Then, as always, test your results. Do the returns you get from your “creative” campaign justify the extra cost and effort? If they do, keep up with it. If they don’t, that doesn’t mean you have to give up on it altogether. Maybe you just haven’t found the right formula. Keep trying new ideas and testing the results.

Don’t be afraid to try some of these promotional products as creative ideas. They could very well help create more business for you!

 

Inspired by CRAIG SIMPSON – Entrepeneur online

 

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Order your custom usb drives, lanyards, power banks or bluetooth speakers from USB Canada by April 30th and receive your order without paying any shipping.

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A Custom Power Bank to Boost Your Brand

You know the feeling when you are browsing on your smartphone while you are out waiting for your friend to show up…and then the worse thing happens. That low battery warning and not having access to charge your phone. Frustration, panic and unnecessary stress can all be eliminated if you have in your possession a custom power bank. If you are like most people, your cellphone has become an extension of your body – it’s your lifeline to everything. As silly as it sounds think about it, you are like a lost puppy without it and it’s never not within a arms reach away from you.

Power Banks

Most marketers struggle with choosing a promotional product that will be useful and not tossed in the trash or stuck in a drawer and never seen again. Your clients and prospective clients are all using a mobile phone, tablet or portable laptop each and every day. A fully charged battery is essential to having a productive stress free day. Giving a promotional power bank with your logo on it to clients will be one of the most powerful items you can give-a-way. Portable chargers will be utilized in their car, office, or even in a restaurant during a lunch break over and over again…day in and day out.

External Power Banks Are Not Cheap

With minimums starting at 100 units, most quality power bank supplies are just over $14 each, which includes the imprinting of your one color logo – full color options cost a bit more. Of course the more you order the lower the unit cost is – for example 1,000 units are in the $9 range with your logo on them.

When choosing a mobile device charger, you need to make sure that it has at minimum a battery capacity of 2200 aAh and that is charges via USB cable – sounds like a no brainer but some do not. If should have a LED light indicator while it’s charging and input: 5V/800mA with an output: 5V/1000mA. Some other things to consider when purchasing these in bulk is to be sure a nice gift box is included in the price and a USB cable, these minimal features will make this a killer promotional corporate gift and will keep you in the minds of everyone who uses your custom branded power banks.

For a detailed quote on custom power banks browse our website here.

All the best!

USB Canada