Event Lanyard Tips
Lanyards are often considered insignificant or a decorated piece of rope to hold a key or maybe a pen drives or even an identity card. However, most of the businesses fail to understand the real nature of these tools and often miss a great opportunity to market themselves or their products. To get a great insight on how to use these little pieces of material, read on and leverage the right marketing potential for your business with A-Z promotional lanyard tips.
• Learn what these lanyards are made of – Lanyards can be made with different materials like leather, nylon, slim rope, or rubber. However, the best material to be used for a lanyard is poly-ribbed material. The printing done on such material is often quite distinctive and the material itself comes in various colors because of which it becomes easier to opt for them. Consequently, they are the best sellers as promotional lanyards.
• The components of a lanyard- it is not a simple rope to be honest. Lanyards have come a long way from the older relatives. They now have an executive type sleek swivel, a detachable phone holder, clip connector and a safety breakaway clip. All these components give more flexibility and enhance the utility of the lanyard. Nonetheless, if it is made of 20 mm polyester ribbed material; you will never have to look back at anything else.
• Play with the lanyard- no, don’t do it literally before you start distributing the promotional backyards. You have to play with colors and designs of the lanyard. The lanyards are always customizable and they can be printed with any logo or design. Therefore, it is easier to customize them and use them as low cost but effective promotional materials.
• How to design the lanyard? - In the beginning, the lanyard would simply be a solid colored fabric. You can then choose to print the logo or trademark or the text of your choice on the lanyard. It can be printed using a hot stamp, screen printing or the dye sublimation process in order to get the desired finished look.
How to Use the Lanyards
• Use them as an identity or a distinction- you must have seen many companies giving identity cum swipe cards to their employees. These cards are generally worn around the neck with the help of a lanyard. You can print the name of your company or your business on these lanyards to help provide a kind of distinction to your employees from the rest. This is also a very helpful marketing tool as there are many people who will use these lanyards to identify your employees. In case you want some subtle brand exposure opportunity then this will work the best for you.
• They can be used as an accessory- When you distribute promotional lanyards, especially those that come with a clip connector or an executive type swivel, you will make for a great accessory. They can also be used to hold electronic items like USB Drives, cameras and the likes. The point is that when such lanyards are given away, your employees, consumers or even potential consumers get to recognize your company, business o brand faster. They even generate a rapport with the company which makes it even better to be used.
• Use them at events- Well; events are the best platforms for these kinds of promotional materials. The fact they can be used for strategic placement of a logo or business, makes them an instant hit with the business owners. You may be participating in a sporting event. You can distribute the O-ringed lanyard to the referees so that they may attach their whistles to it. They get a brand new utility and you get to show your brand. Therefore, when it comes to the placement of the brand right in front of the user without making him realize that something is being promoted, use them in events.
Why Should You Choose Lanyards?
The first factor is obviously the price. Event Lanyards are cheaper than many other promotional materials. On top of that, they are durable. This is the reason why the target audience is able to retain the brand for longer in their mind. If we focus on the sporting event example given above, we will find that the referees are sporting the lanyards you had ordered. Therefore, the on lookers will certainly remember seeing your logo and next time they make a purchase, they will focus on your brand as you are familiar. Moreover, the referees will keep using it for long and in turn keep advertising your products.
There are many physical stores that can get these promotional lanyards made for you in any color, shape or size. There are online stores as well that are even more cost effective with a huge number of color and design options available.
Were back in 2013! Yes the Promotional Blog still lives and we shall be trying to update it on a regular basis. Whats new and exciting for 2013? Once or twice a month we shall be showcasing new and exciting products which are new to the Australian Promotional Products Industry. Simply bookmark our blog or sign up to the RSS feed to ensure you get the updates. Check out the first of our Products below:
Now this PBA Free Promotional Water is available from Boost Promotional Products. What the water bottle does include is an easy to use Freezer Insert that can be placed into any freezer overnight and then straight into the bottle the next day to keep your contents cold all day long.
These customisable water bottles come in bright sea blue or translucent red in color and can be decorated with your logo or design onto any side of your choice. Volume is 750ml so your clients won’t be going thirsty any time soon. We have had great feedback from clients who have used these particular water bottles. In fact they were so good, we even ordered a whole bunch for the office.
We like products with a purpose and that are built to last. Interested? Call our office now for your free samples upon quote request. Pricing is available upon request and will depend on quantities and destination. Priced from $3.65 per bottle. Great for events, kids, businesses and more.
Now is great time to order your Corporate Christmas Gifts! Why? With just only 8 weeks until Christmas it’s makes sense to plan ahead of other peoples bad timing. Generally speaking many people leave there printed Corporate Gifts right until the very last minute when most Promotional Products printing departments are flat out. There is nothing more disappointing than not being able to offer your clients gifts simply because you ran out of time or forgot to order during this very busy time of the year.
Typically most lead in times for Custom Printed Corporate Gifts range from 10-15 days. Consider this when you place your order to avoid disappointment. During the month of November from 1-15 we have tried to accommodate everyone by placing on more staff to meet an unseasonal demand for Corporate Gifts delivered throughout Australia. Boost Promotional Products is now offering a 3-5 day lead in times for this period. If you require something printed or branded just let us know. Also if you are in the Sydney or Melbourne area we can also be flexible with these time frames.
In other words if you need something URGENT we can do it! If not, no one can.
Our Corporate Gift Ideas for 2012 include:
Custom Printed Cooler Bags
Clocks & Calculators
Contact our support team today.
There is no doubt that many groups and associated with running can spend serious amounts of money and time when it comes to a technical running garment. For basic, low cost Printed Marathon T Shirts, consider purchasing a plain cotton t shirts or singlets and then printing your logo design or text onto this garment. T Shirts only become expensive when you decide to buy quality. The old saying applies “you get what you pay for”. Performance Wear T Shirts, or Technical T Shirts offer the wearer significant advantages over traditional cotton materials.
While basic cotton t shirts are typically made from 100% ring-spun combined cotton materials, performance t shirts are generally not made from this material. They incorporate breathable polyester materials, offer quick drying and are very lightweight. Do these advantages for a more durable and technical marathon running t shirt explain the significant price increase? For many competitors the answer will always be YES. Why, well the answer is simple. For athletes of all levels, reducing your core body temperature and having a garment that wicks away moisture when perspiring heavily is something that is absolutely essential. These two added advantages are enough for any marathon runner to buy one immediately.
Other factor to consider when purchasing printed Marathon T Shirts
Some of the other factors when purchasing marathon t shirts include colors and sizing. Colors include a range of stock standard colors from your supplier when inquiring along with multiple color options and custom made options that fit your marathon colors. There are literally endless combination’s of color to choose from and for you and your event or club to design. If you are unsure on your colors simply ask your supplier that you are dealing with for a complete design brief, they should be able to provide this to you free of charge. With sizes for men’s and women’s t shirts, we typically start at XS for children and then move onto S, M, L, XL, XXL.
Decoration of your marathon T Shirts
Decoration of your logo onto plain cotton t shirts is a relatively straight forward process. Decoration onto technical garments is a very specialised job. It is very easy for this one to go wrong, so do your homework and choose a reputable promotional products company to complete this task. Due to the nature of technical fabrics, special pre-treatments need to be applied to the fabric to ensure that the inks will adhere to the material. Other easier logo applications include direct print transfers or full color transfer prints. This process can be very cost effective if you are printing several colors for your marathon t shirts. For more information regarding to custom printed marathon t shirts, please contact Boost Promotional Products. We are more than happy to design your t shirts free of charge and provide some of the best pricing in Australia for all marathon events.
Promotional Products For Schools
There are a wide variety of Promotional Products that are well suited to schools in Australia. First let’s take a look at a definition of a school is and what they are trying to achieve. A school in an institution used by parents for educating their children. It can also be an institution or instruction in a particular skill of field. Another example of this would be a college or university.
One of the first things that may come to mind when thinking about merchandising for schools is bags. Most children or teenagers that attend school typically have a school bag of some description. School bags come in many sizes shapes and forms. We are noticing that kindergartens and pre-school type facilities may have very basic styles of bags to give too or sell to their children. These days many of these types of printed school bags are decorated or embroidered with logo’s or designs to identify children from a specific school. Moving up to primary school, these types of children require a bigger school bag with more space and storage. High School students require something bigger again. It’s important to keep these bags in proportion to the user’s size and weight. The very last thing you don’t want to see is a primary school child that is carrying a bag that is simply too large for his/her size. This in effect is seen more now than ever with most schools implementing a one-size-fits-all type of bag.
Other types of Promotional Products for schools include:
Lanyards for teachers
ID Cards or Sleeves
The last item of note here is uniforms. Yes the one word parents dread because of the substantial cost involved every year. Typically modern day uniforms in Australia are now embroidered due to the exceptional hard-wearing nature of the decoration. Uniforms can be purchased in an unlimited range of color and sizes and are custom made for schools in general. For more information regarding Promotional Products for Schools, please visit Boost Promotional Products Australia.
During any time of the year in Australia, anyone can benefit with the use of a Umbrella. With many names associated with this device such as rain shade, brolly, sunshade, parasol or miniature canopy, these functional items are designed to perform one of two tasks. They either protect one from the rain or sun. For many businesses and companies it has become common practice to offer employees the added bonus of gifting Printed Umbrellas or selling then on for a profit.
Typically these days most umbrellas that you see are without a doubt decorated umbrellas. Why? It makes sense for someone to order decorated umbrellas, instead of plain old, dull colors with no decoration. Most umbrella printing or decoration can be easily seen up to 50 meters away from the person holing the item. Now what a fantastic opportunity for anyone to display their logo in a way that all can see by all, on a wet or sunny day. The materials used to make umbrellas are usually water proof. This allows water to slide down the panels when it is raining keeping the user dry and comfortable.
Some of the features on more modern day umbrellas include:
Full fiberglass shafts for additional strength and durability.
Wind safe frames
Ultra strong fiberglass ribs which in turn supports the waterproof panels
Auto opening systems
“J” handles or premium rubber handles
Over-locked panel joins for added strength and durability
Blow-out or wind proof systems
Velcro closure systems
Nylon carry bags
Printed Umbrellas can be used for the following:
Decoration options for umbrellas include screen printing or transfer printing. All types of Umbrellas are very delicate to decorate. It takes a well trained printer or decorator with the knowledge of how to print these special items. Whether you need a umbrella for a force 10 wind or 40 degree day view our range of advertising umbrellas today.
Compendium – Definition
Compendiums are a personal reference folder or organiser containing detailed information about a particular subject matter. A person that uses a compendium for personal use typically has one or more of the following attributes. They are manufactured in a material that is hard wearing and can be used on a daily basis. Many business or corporate types of people use these folders to organise their daily activities. On the inside of a compendium you can typically find things like daily planners, calculators, pen holders, business card holders, lined refill paper and more. Some of the more “modern day” types of compendiums will include “I Phone Holders” and “I Pad Holders” too. Typically these functional devices will include several pockets or internal sleeves for additional storage too. Often one can very surprised as to just how much one can fit into a daily organiser like these compendiums referenced here.
Considering these items are very hard wearing, we have had several reports of people still utilising these compendiums 4-5 years after they had first obtained them. I you take the purchasing price of single high quality leather compendium at $70-80.00 over the term of 5 years, that’s a promotional product that cost you just over $14.00 a year to own or just 0.04 cents a day. That really is great value for money and money well spent on a product that your recipients will always use.
It’s important to know as a buyer a little about where your Promotional Merchandise is coming from and just where are your origins of your items. Most of the manufactures that we utilize have been certified and audited as socially compliant. This process ensures that that simple outlines in the company such as health and safety, fundamental rights for employees are outlined and addressed in each and every certification. We ask for audits and certifications from each of our suppliers and encourage any new suppliers to do the same prior to our company seeking a new contract. For more information or notes on Audit Certification contact Boost Promotional Products today. 394QM9MC6TG3
Does your business offer Calico Bags to your customers in Australia? Known worldwide for centuries as an affordable and attractive material, earth-friendly calico has been rediscovered by eco-conscious devotees. Calico Shopping Bags are designed to replace those ugly, ubiquitous plastic grocery bags now clogging our oceans and destroying sea life. With the recent focus on “bagging the bag” and returning to actual old-fashioned shopping bags, the classic Australia calico bag is just the thing for people who want to go green and make a fashion statement at the same time.
Reusable shopping bags are catching on everywhere. Some are made of recycled plastic bags, but of course these take energy to produce and often have an unpleasantly artificial feel. Today’s calico shopping bags are made of 100 per cent cotton, one of the easiest fibers in the world to grow and naturally renewable and self-sustaining.
Most people think calico is the word for the designs, the tiny flowers, stars, animals and birds associated with the fabric. However, calico is the name for the fabric itself. It originated in Calicut, India in the eleventh century and is traditionally made of unbleached, unrefined cotton. Calico was already well known throughout East Asia when European spice traders arrived in the seventeenth century. They bought it up in great quantities and used it in trade with Indonesia, bringing Indonesian spices to India as well as Europe. Calico cloth was actually banned in England for a time, owing to its popularity making it a competitor with native cloths, especially wool.
Calico is perfect for today’s rural-rustic and shabby-chic fashion trends. People want to surround themselves with pleasant memories of the past, with the scent of home-baked bread and the comfort of grandmother’s quilts. They want to take an old-fashioned calico bag to the market as she once did.
The colorful decorations are dyed into the fabric or printed on. They can also be painted on, with your designs and informational type material. Today’s calico bags are digitally screen printed and may even use vegetable inks. They can bear the logo of your business, school, organisation or any design you wish. Calico cotton isn’t just for shopping bags. Book bags, messenger bags, wine bags, purses, duffels and even backpacks are made from this durable material. With more and more people buying calico bags hoping to do their part to clean up the planet and save the animals, your logo will gain visibility and respect.
The Big Five: Why Big Names and Budding Businesses Use Promotional Products
Brand awareness and popularity along with brand loyalty tops the list of the most important reasons why smart business owners order promotional products. Statistics show that across Australia and all over the globe, business owners use promotional items with this specific objective in mind. Customers remember a brand better when they feel that they are gaining more than what they have paid for. Point of sales premium gift items along with a customer’s purchases not only gives them a memorable experience; it makes them come back for more. Using top-selling wearable promotional products like clothing and accessories bolsters brand awareness due to optimized visibility. It is the most effective way to keep consumers reminded that a top quality brand exists.
Promoting team spirit among employees and special events falls second on the purposes of promotional products. Wearing the company logo and the company slogan encourages team members to become more efficient and competitive. It keeps each one reminded of the company’s goals and what it stands for. Promotional shirts and other logo-bearing accessories also boost self-esteem and self-worth which ultimately build up team productivity. Promotional goods also announce a company anniversary celebration and special events.
Businesses also use promotional creations to draw big crowds to tradeshows and exhibits. The thought of acquiring interesting gift items, seeing innovative products and having new experiences attracts consumers and investors. Tradeshows are sales-generating promotional campaigns that boost traffic and commerce which benefits consumers and business owners, alike.
Giving promotional products is a way for businesses to return the favor; making this purpose fourth on the list of the reasons why businesses purchase promotional gift items. This covers community assistance, sponsorships, school programs, and media and public relations. This particular purpose demonstrates that a company reaches out to the community where it belongs; an expression of appreciation for the consumers that patronize the business.
Last of the big five reasons why wise entrepreneurs, big and small, invest on promotional products is to expand customer base. Effective advertising through increased visibility and public appeal with the use of interesting and superior promotional products attracts more consumers and lure them in like bait. Prospecting and acquiring more customers has been successful through the years because of the advantages that the ‘act of giving’ brings.
These are the top five reasons why promotional products is a fast-rising tool that business owners incorporate for them to gain the leverage they seek to keep them over and above their competitors.
Other reasons are as follows: dealer and distributor appreciation; new merchandise and service introduction; team and employee recognition; non-profit distribution; internal promotions, incentives, employee reminders and information dissemination; referral stimulation; and marketing research and observation.
For whatever purpose it may serve, the promotional products industry is a fast-growing and flourishing endeavor because it undoubtedly delivers GUARANTEED OPTIMUM RESULTS.