23 Dec 2013

Printed glasses promote business in hotels

Glass is an extraordinary material. It always baffles me that it can be made of something that is solid and non-transparent! There are many fantastic facts based around glass for example... recycling 2 bottles can save enough energy to boil water for five cups of tea or power a computer for 50 minutes and that the average household uses 330 glass bottles a year! It must be said though that 70% of consumers believe that glass packaging suggests quality – which in turn, says a lot about investing in glass promotional products!

The demand for printed glasses has dramatically increased over the past ten years and more and more people are seeing the benefits that they pose. There is something nice about drinking from a glass and no matter what people say, it is certainly superior to any plastic tumbler! Custom printed wine glasses are very fashionable at the moment within the hotel and leisure industry. They offer an heir of elegance and sophistication and really add something special to an occasion. They are a very high end way to advertise a business - big and small. The great thing about wine glasses is that they are a fantastic way to promote your company logo whether it’s engraved or screen printed on the side of the glass. People will be impressed with the effort you have put into the product, creating that euphoric feeling! There seems to be so many people that love drinking wine, so just imagine how many people will be able to see your company logo at the same time. There is no doubt they will significantly benefit your business!

Where cost is concerned glass wear can vary in price. Companies such as promotionalproducts.co.uk offer a wide selection for all spectrums of the budget. All in all, they are very affordable for what they are and how long they last. If you are on a tight budget, but you still want to buy a customised glass, it is advisable to buy online as they seem to be cheaper than when purchased in retail stores. Obviously, if you are a hotel chain and you are buying in bulk, the more you buy will conjurer up a much better deal and prices can be negotiated better.

The key piece of advice to any ‘glass buyer’ is to keep your design simple and effective. The last thing you want is an intricate design that can’t be seen particularly well when produced. That would just be heart-breaking. It is always advisable to ask advice from the experts you are buying them from, as they will know what works and what doesn’t!

Promotional glassware from the promotional mugs range are a great way to attract attention to your business and raise brand awareness.

16 Dec 2013

China mugs add sophistication to any campaign

I could never understand why my Mother never drank out of a mug. She would always choose the cup and saucer, the thin bone china cup that always kept the tea scolding for ages. I personally always preferred a earthenware mug but that was until she made me a cuppa in the china mug! I don’t know the science behind it but it definitely tastes better. Therefore I am going to push the boat out by saying that promotional china mugs are the way forward where promotional gifts are concerned. Supplying promotional china mugs to your special clients at this time of year is a great way to say thank you and acknowledge their support over the past 12 months. It can also leave a long lasting impression as you are giving them a quality present, that will look good and also make their tea or coffee taste better!

Bone china gets its name from the fact that the mug/cup is manufactured from bone ash which gives the vibrant bright white appearance. In the US all china must have at least 25% bone ash to carry the name (but often most china has about 50%). The process of creating this type of mug is very complex but the end result presents you with a lighter and stronger alternative to Porcelain. China mugs have always been referred to as ‘china mugs’ because the process was developed in China. They certainly are a cut above the rest. As you are probably aware, there is always something nice about receiving something for free whether it be during the festive period or any time of the year for that matter. It can make a customer feel valued and if they are feeling this way then they are more likely to use your company in the future. Giving away a personalised bone china mug can instantly add sophistication to any campaign or marketing strategy because they have always had that reputation of superiority. People know they can be expensive so appreciate it when given one. When in actual fact they are quite affordable so you are killing two birds with one stone as they have a high perceived value.

China mugs can also vary in appearance. When you hear the words ‘china mug’ it can automatically make you think about old fashioned cups and saucers – this is far from the truth! Nowadays contemporary china mugs come in all different shapes and sizes and can be screen printed in up to four colours. They can also start from as little as £1.80 per mug. When you think about it seriously you are getting great value for money. Websites such as www.promotionalproducts.co.uk offer a wide range all promotional mugs all of which can be customised with whatever your specifications are. The most common designs usually incorporate a company’s name, logo, contact details and website. This not only looks great but is a gentle reminder to the customer when they are drinking their morning coffee: who you are and what you do. It also offers them a means of easy access communication if they decide to use your company for something.

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12 Dec 2013

Engage more customers with Branded Mugs

Printed mugs are a great way of getting your name out there and maximising your brand exposure. In the current economic climate it is become increasingly hard to claw customers in and encourage them to spend money. At the end of the day everyone is after the best deal and a bargain – so if you can offer this against your competitors – you’ll be laughing! One way of reminding customers who you are is to send them a promotional gift or give out promotional giveaways at events. Branded mugs provide a great avenue for this. They offer potential customers something which they can use on a daily basis and something that really advertises your brand and reminds people of who you are and what you do.

It’s common knowledge that mugs are normally utilized for tea and coffee and other hot beverages but they are also used as very effective advertising tools. Mugs are always lying around the office, on desks, on shelves, in the hands of staff and offered to visitors on a regular basis. This means people are constantly in view of what’s written on the mug and if that’s your company name and contact details, they will be reminded about who you are on a regular basis. Not to mention your name will be exposed to a wider audience on a daily basis too. They are also the perfect promotional gift. Promotional mugs have a high perceived value and you can guarantee that whoever you give one too, it will be used (whether it be by them or their friends, colleagues, families!) The efficiency of such things helps make them more noticeable as opposed to others. Even though mugs can be a bit more expensive and costly in comparison with other promotional products like pens and keyrings, the advertising potential stands way above the rest.

Promotional mugs are not only given away as promotional gifts at Christmas and other special occasions, they are also present at tradeshows and conferences, seminars, product launches, business meetings and large corporate events. They are also given out to staff to boast team spirit and staff morale. If you compare the cost of purchasing some printed branded mugs to the cost of billboard advertising and other media outlet advertising – you are really getting longevity and value for money as mugs can be used for years and years. They are highly robust and durable.

The other great thing about printed mugs is that they come in an array of different styles, textures, designs and colours. There is always the perfect mug to suit any event as there are hundreds to choose from. Select a company such as www.promotionalproducts.co.uk and take a peek at their broad range. You can even upload your logo and see what it looks like virtually before you decide to buy. Once uploaded you can then amend, adjust and reposition until your heart’s content!

Promotional mugs are one of the best sellers in the industry so they are certainly worth it!

9 Dec 2013

Invest in your company for business leads.

With so many alternatives to advertising and promotions, finding the perfect promotional product has become just as important as finding a decent and affordable company to maintain your website and internet identities. Some people say that promotional products only have a short shelf life in the current rapidly moving technological environment but I would strongly disagree! There are still many advantages to giving away promotional products and I don’t see these reasons diminishing anytime soon. Promotional products have worked for decades and there are numerous reasons why. Sometimes you just can’t beat something tangible to really create a buzz around your business or product.

Printed promotional pens are one of the most popular promotional products of all time. Pens are great because they can be brought and given away for free and let’s face it; everyone likes to get something for free. You can kill two birds with one stone with pens because they can be beneficial to the recipient on a daily basis and they also clearly display your company name and contact details for all to see. This can provide you with all year round advertising. If you consider the life of a pen and how many people use and see your printed pen – you really do get value for money over a long period of time. Pens are also cost effective because they can be part of a long term marketing strategy as they do not date and can be used months and even years after being purchased. They seem to be a cost effective method in comparison to other outbound marketing strategies. It seems to be the case that if you invest in printed pens for your company, this will pay off in the long run and you will benefit from various business leads.

There are many different promotional pens that you can choose from and if you are unsure, you can always ask companies to send you out a variety of samples for a minimum cost or in most cases for free! Pens come in all shapes and sizes nowadays and have come on over the past decade. Gone are the days of the cheap low cost pen which dries out within a couple of weeks. Now we have parker pens, gel filled pens, roller ball pens, ball point pens, multifunctional pens and felt pens, all of which can be personalised with your own design. Many pens can also be printed with more than one colour which really makes them stand out in the crowd and look professional.

Sometimes it seems that you have to spend a little to get something back and advertising is one of the most important aspects of business. If you just rely solely on word of mouth – you could encounter difficulties further down the line. You really need to investigate all aspects of advertising and promotion and combine them together to make a real difference. For more information on promotional pens, visit www.promotionalproducts.co.uk and see how you can help your company progress further.