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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

What's in a logo?


Since we were on the topic of logos this week I thought it would be important to look at a few carefully designed of some well-known companies and organizations. Which one do you think is the most creative?

Logos help convey a businesses personality. Colors, font and graphics can all help to create an image be it professional, relaxed, modern or traditional. Consult a graphic artists or public relations firm before making drastic changes to an existing logo or before creating one for the first time.

4AllPromos has graphic artists on staff to help organizations create or edit their logos. We are here to help and there is no project too big or too small for us. Our promotional products can be imprinted with text, logos, QR codes, websites and any other message your may want to send out to customers. Promo products are smart way to advertise your brand to new, old and potential customers.

 For more information about creating new artwork or making changes to an imprint visit 4AllPromos.com or call toll-free at 1-866-732-3386.

Do you see the arrow between the "E" and "x"?
The second and third "t's" are two people sharing a tortilla over a bowl of salsa.





Probably the world's most famous bike race. The "R" in "Tour" is a cyclist - yellow circle front wheel of bicycle.

Arrow probably means Amazon has everything from A to Z?






There is a sideways chocolate kiss between "K" and "I"






Monday, February 27, 2012

3 Ways to Better Brand Your Business


Owning your own business is tough these days. The market is dog-eat-dog and small companies as well as larger businesses much stay abreast of the newest and latest trends and technologies to keep their competitive edge. How do you brand your business-sponsorships, social media and blogging, print, radio or television advertising or promotional products?

Many marketing and public relations professionals both agree and disagree on the best ways to brand a business these days. And while it is always good to try different things to stand out from the masses there are also some traditional methods that have stood the test of time.

Here are 5 ideas to try when working to improve your business brand:

1. Perfect your logo- Companies like FedEx, Pepsi, M&M's and United Way all have distinct logos that can be recognized by consumers around the world. If graphic design is not your forte higher a freelancer to help draw up some design concepts. It might even be a fun idea to ask your family, friends or customers which ones they like best through social media outlets to help create hype around your business or product. Have fun with it and think outside the box to create a bold, colorful and strong logo that can help consumers better know your brand.

2. Partner up- Non-profits, schools, sports leagues and local civic organizations are always looking for sponsors. Team up with a little league team, a school prom committee, silent auction or a road race and get your name, logo or character mascot recognized. Community members will appreciate your support and for a small fee your business can appear on all kinds of promotional products, signs and print products that will be seen by many people. Investing in sponsorships will help to create a good image for your brand and garner the support of the local community.

3. Use promotional products- You didn't think we were going to write this blog entry without mentioning promotional products did you? Promotional products are a great way to distribute your name out to potential customers. Promotional products are an inexpensive way to advertise to niche customers. There are thousands of products to choose from (on www.4allpromos.com) and something for every kind of customer from business professionals to parents to travelers and even earth conscious shoppers. Hand out promo products at trade shows, community events, concerts, conferences and more.


To find out more about how promotional products with strong logos and imprints can help improve your business and brand visit 4AllPromos.com or call one of our friendly product specialists toll-free at   

1-866-732-3386.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Take a gamble with promotional products from 4AllPromos

The Irish might not be the only 'lucky' ones this time of year. Do your clients, customers or patrons like to gamble? The gaming industry is continuing to grow around New England. Connecticut is home to two casinos, neighboring Rhode Island has one and Massachusetts has two in the works right now.

Whether you gamble for fun or just on certain occasions it's often fun to test your luck. Card and dice games, board games or table games can make for fun party themes. 4AllPromos has a fun selection of everything from custom imprinted chocolate to playing cards and board games for every kind of player.

Many gaming facilities give incentives to gamers who spend a lot of time or money in their establishment. Promotional or custom imprinted products help get customers in the door. Promotional products from 4AllPromos can certainly help bring in the crowds. Giveaways are a great way to get customers to support your industry and to keep customers coming back for more.

Plan your next party with these fun promotional products.
  • Dice
  • Playing cards
  • Poker set
  • Multi-game set
  • Game related chocolates, stress balls or other related casino and gaming promotional products.
Game and gambling related products can be used outside the industry as well. Non-profits can use items like stress balls, sticky notes and magnets to help raise awareness about problem gambling. Charity organizations or Prom committees can use dice, cards and board games as part of their party themes or as a way to help raise money for an important cause.

At 4AllPromos we encourage our customers to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to selecting the perfect promotional products. So take a gamble and choose a fun, exciting and different custom imprinted product for your organizations next event or promotion and help your customers to feel lucky! 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Take 4AllPromos to go!


Are you watching your budget in 2012? If so, did you know you can save around $1300 a year by packing a brown bag lunch? Bento boxes, Tupperware, insulated lunch boxes and other portable food containers are commanding a lot of attention lately thanks to the health conscious campaigns of Michelle Obama and many other health related organizations. Packing your meals allows for a better control over your calorie intake and helps you keep on track with healthy dieting and weight loss goals. It's also much, much cheaper than spending anywhere from $5 to $8 on lunch five days a week.

4AllPromos proudly supports 'brown bag lunches' as a part of a healthy lifestyle that is why they carry a diverse assortment of to-go food containers including lunch bags, plastic containers, BPA free water bottles and other utensils perfect for busy workers on the go.

Help to encourage customers, clients, employees or students to take their lunch on the go with these custom imprinted and promotional to-go products:
  • Sport/water bottles. Part of being healthy means drinking plenty of water or about 8 cups a day. Cut back on disposable cups at the water cooler by giving each employee his/her own BPA free water bottles. 4AllPromos has hundreds of stylish, light weight water bottles for everyone.
  • Lunch boxes. It's important when packing a lunch to make sure the temperature items such as yogurt, cheeses and meat are regulated at a safe temperature to ensure bacteria does not contaminate the food. 4AllPromos has a large selection of insulated lunch boxes that are sure to keep food hot or cold for hours at a time.
  • To-go containers. Take cereal, a salad or an entire lunch on the go with 4AllPromos to-go containers. The cereal on the go cup allows you to store milk and cereal and even comes with a spoon. The Stayfit Deluxe Salad ExpressKit allows you to keep your salad cold and store dressing separately. The StayFit Lunch Express has several different compartments that allows your to pack a sandwich with a side or fruit or vegetables. With these practical containers it's so easy to take any meal on the go!
Stay healthy but keep your wallet fat by packing your lunch and staying on track with healthy eating! 4AllPromos has many promotional products that help endorse a healthy lifestyle. Call one of our product specialists toll free today at 1-877-560-2998 to find the right product for your customers or clients! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

4 Ways to Keep Repeat Customers

It's one thing to get customers in the door but it's an entirely different game to get them to come back time and time again. Repeat customers are important business because they help sell your brand and business and prove that your products or services are worth returning for. 4AllPromos finds great pride in the fact that we have many repeat customers returning on a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis to order quality promotional products. We reward repeat customers with special incentives, bonus items, discounts and gifts like Starbucks cards or sample gift items.

Looking to increase your repeat customers? Use these 4 tips to help increase business and show your customers you really care about their shopping experience.

1. Be consistent- Provide quality products, services and experiences to each and every customer. If for some reason a product or experience is not up to your standards then make it up to the customer. Assure them that you value their business and wish to make it up to them. Prove that your products and business are reliable and infallible.

2. Stay in touch- Never ever harass your customers. Keep in touch on maybe a monthly, semi-annual or annual basis. Check in with customers around the time they ordered their last product to see if they want to place the same order or perhaps a new one. Remind them that you are here to help them gets the items they need for their daily or professional needs. Allow customers to choose when they are contacted either through the mail or e-mail or maybe on a mobile device.

3. Offer incentives- Sales, bonus products, gifts and other buying incentives help usher customers through the door again and again. The more the custom comes back perhaps the more or higher quality products you want to offer them. Send out holiday or birthday gifts to show your appreciation.

4. Keep up with trends- Trends, products and customer needs are constantly changing in the world of business and commerce. Make sure your company and staff members are well equipped and trained on the evolving business needs of your customers. Update your inventory and
services to help customers be on the cutting edge.

4AllPromos is constantly updating their inventory of promotional and custom imprinted products. We stock everything from pens and sticky notes to Wacky Products or products that can be printed with a QR code. 4AllPromos is constantly trying to stay on the cutting edge of the industry by providing professional with smart products that will help improve their business, promote their cause or events or support their school, non-profit or industry. Give us a call or visit our website to find the perfect product for your special customers.

Monday, February 13, 2012

5 Ways to Show Some Spirit with Promotional Products from 4AllPromos

There's a bit of a lull in the world of professional sports from now until March Madness. So now is the perfect time to start brainstorming ideas for basketball playoffs, Spring pep rallies or opening day of the baseball season. Cheerleaders aren't the only ones who can show their team spirit. Promotional products are a great way to show your support for your favorite school or sports team. Products such as foam hands, cowbells, thundersticks, rally towels and other vibrant or noisy products help get the crowds going and the teams inspired.

 1. Sports Stick
Foam products such as foam sticks and foam fingers are a great way to distract the rival team when they are headed to the goal. The are a safe affordable product for any event including football games, baseball games and soccer games.


 
2. Thunder Stick
Help bring up the decibels of the roar of the crowd with thunder sticks. These inflatable sticks can be knocked together to created a thunderous roar that will help get the crowd roaring for the home team!




3. Hand Clappers
Hand clappers are another way to help show your support. Keep the round of applause going with these easy to use hand clappers. custom imprint your team mascot or school name on each side!








4. Cow Bells
You know what the Blue Oyster Cult says...you probably need more cowbell! These fun bells can be used at almost any event including an auction, game or 5K race.  Help remind your favorite player that you are there watching them in the crowd!








5. Megaphones
Cheerleaders, coxwains, drill sergeants and other team leaders can use these megaphones to get the crowd's attention.









4AllPromos has school spirit products for everyone from apparel to stadium cushions, mugs, key chains and items to cheer on the school's sports teams. Call one of our product specialist's today to place your Spring order!


Thursday, February 09, 2012

The Good News: Sales are Up

Yes, the economy is still suffering but there are little signs all around that things are improving. For one, the Advertising Sales Institute recently announced that industry sales were up 6.2 percent in 2011.

4AllPromos also showed a strong year in sales as we continue to grow our customer based and acquire more vendors. Inexpensive promotional products such as tote bags, mugs, pens, sticky notes, magnets and many other items prove time and time again to be a simple, yet effective method of advertising. Customers and clients love to receive small mementos from companies they do business with. 

Small business and large businesses alike can benefit from the power of promotional products and simple advertising products. Promotional products have been proven to help with customer retention because everyday products such as pens, notepads and coffee mugs help shoppers remember where they shop. Promotional products offer a great return on your investment. Help strengthen consumer confidence by promoting your business or organization with promotional products from 4AllPromos in 2012.

Here are a few more details about the study conducted by ASI:
  •     Eighty-five percent of larger distributors (over $1 million in revenue) reported an increase in sales in 2011, while over two-thirds (70%) of all distributors reported an increase.
  •     Over one-half (54%) of all distributors reported an increase in the fourth quarter, with distributorships of at least $250,000 in annual revenue reporting greater percentage increases in sales than small distributorships.
  •     More than three-quarters (77%) of all distributors feel sales for 2012 will be higher than sales in 2011.
  •     The sales forecast among distributor firms for 2012 vs. 2011 shows consistency across different sized distributorships. About three-quarters of all sized distributor firms feel that sales in 2012 will be higher than in 2011.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Make your customers feel 'lucky' with promotional products



Ever hear the saying 'Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day.' It's true; everyone loves to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with music, beer, food and other green and shamrock shaped products. According to Retailsails.com the average person will spend $33.97 for St. Patrick's Day. 4AllPromos loves to celebrate holidays and special events; that is why we are fully stocked with tons of green products fit to be custom imprinted with your organization, bar. restaurant or city's name.

Irish or not 83 percent of people polled by Retailsail.com say they will wear green on St. Patrick's Day. Apparel such as shirts and hats makes great St. Patrick's Day merchandise. Sell special event apparel at your bar or restaurant or on the street at a St. Patrick's Day parade.  Custom imprinted apparel is great for advertising and will get people talking. Be creative with Irish lyrics, sayings or authentic Celtic symbols.

What better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a pint of Guinness, an Irish car bomb or whiskey? Help your patrons raise their glasses and toast with their Irish pals with custom imprinted glassware or stadium cups. Keepsake or non-breakable glasses will come in handy for thirsty leprechauns everywhere. 

Finally, get ready for those rowdy Irish parades with outdoor items such as clappers, hand fans, flying discs, cowbells or rally towels. These kinds of giveaways are perfect to hand out at town celebrations.

Search the terms 'green', 'shamrock', 'St. Patrick's' or 'clover' to shop 4AllPromos large collection of St. Patrick's promotional products. Hurry time is running out to place your order!



Erin Go Bragh!



Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Support sports with 4AllPromos

Sunday is perhaps the most important day in American sports all year long. Experts are forecasting this Super Bowl may be the most watch television event ever! The Patriots and the Giants obviously have a long standing rivalry and fans across New England into New York will be glued to their televisions to find out which city, Boston or New York, reigns supreme. (I'm going to go against my bosses wishes here and say the Pats are a shoe-in! Good luck Tom!)

Sports are a huge part of American culture. Children and adults alike participate in school and community sports leagues. Most major cities or states have at least one professional team representing them. This year we will get to watch some of the greatest athletes compete in the summer Olympics in London, England too.

4AllPromos likes sports too that's why we carry a large selection of sports themed promotional products. Help support your schools sports teams, intramural leagues, park and recreation leagues, bowling league or whatever other sport related activity you are into with items such as sports bottles, drawstring backpacks, tote bags, t-shirts, snacks and tons of other fun and useful items.

The spring sport season is quickly approaching so it's time to order team t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles or other school spirit and fundraising items.

4AllPromos doesn't just have items for athletes; we have plenty of items for sports fans too. Show your team spiriti with thunder sticks, hand fans, cowbells, clappers, foam fingers, foam hats, whistles and more!

Browse or website or call one of our friendly product specialists toll-free at 1-866-732-3386 to find the perfect promotional product to represent your team or sport!