EOFY – Are You Ready?

What is traditionally seen as one of the busiest times of year is upon us as we start to consider all the business decisions we have made over the past 12 months and call up our accountants to confirm details, all while processing through the last minute things that have been left until now.

So the question is, have you prepared?

Here in the office we are as busy as every with your orders, and we have seen a definite increase in last minute work as many of our clients strive to get their requirements met on time.

This is a handy little list that was put up a few years ago, but is still a great way to make sure you tick things off so that EOFY can be as smooth as possible!

http://myob.com.au/blog/a-handy-eofy-checklist-for-small-business-owners/

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

SportsBalls – a growing product group

Australia is renowned for it’s sporting heritage, and clubs all over the nation are packed full of eager players and parents looking to have fun and keep fit. As a part of our culture and tradition, something as simple as a game of footy or cricket on a Sunday can help build team-skills, offer a relaxing few hours and help to improve overall well-being.

This offers a fantastic opportunity to us as marketers – a large goup of people gathered and having a good time – what an opportunity to help grow your brand awareness with some promotional sports balls!

Soccer Size 5 Balls

We are currently re-vamping our range of balls to include promotional, training and match grade items that can really offer a point of difference for your club, team or business. We specialise in Soccer, AFL, Rugby (league and union) Cricket and Netball/Volleyball, so no matter what sport you follow we can help.

Just call us today and ask us for pricing and availability!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

OTG Flash Drives – What Are They?

Every day we see innovation in the technology space. Recently, we have had the development of the OTG USB – a hybrid system that fits in your pocket and will be the savior for phone enthusiasts and those with a real interest in transportable technology you can fit in your pocket.

Androidpit.com gives a great explanation of the OTG USB:

“USB OTG (USB On The Go) is a standard that enables mobile devices to talk to one another. Traditionally mobile devices could only connect to a Mac/PC by USB, but USB OTG makes it possible for devices to connect directly to each other. And that’s not all USB OTG can do. By enabling your device to act as a USB host – that is, to be the boss of other devices that you connect to it – you can use additional hardware such as storage, keyboards or even musical instruments together with your handset.”

Ascot OTG Flash Drives

So you use this fantastic tool to connect your phone to your computer or device, and from there you can use it to transfer data between the two portals. As well as this it acts as a standard USB, in itself able to carry data and files easily in it’s high capacity memory chip.

So if you want to remain at the front of the curve, have a look at something a little different.

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

Promotional Pens – why is a classic still a classic?

Look down at your desk. Look in your bag, your pencil case, or your drawer at home. There is almost a certainly a pen bearing some form of logo or message on it within arms reach. Why is that?

The bottom line is that pens fall into the category that makes them one of the most popular and effective promotional items of all time – the category of products that we use every day. It’s hard to imagine a day that goes past that we don’t at least jot down a note using a pen. So if we use it every day, that a strong benefit.

The second reason is because of the variety – pens never get old because there are literally thousands of designs to choose from, so you can choose the one that best suits you, and hundreds of price points – from a humble plastic pen right through to a designer Parker option. 

Waterman Perspective Pens

So they’re popular, widely used, highly versatile and can be cost effective – what else is there?

Familiarity. A driving force, people naturally gravitate towards products they know and can associate with. Pens are a natural choice for generations of people who have used pens since their formative years, and as such recognize the value of a high grade promotional pen.

So, it seems like a bit of a no-brainer doesn’t it?

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products