Start the BBQ!

Printed Pens…Again!

picture of banner printed pensHere we go again! If I’ve written once about printed pens, I’ve written a dozen times about them! Or is that the case? You see, as a promotional product, pens are so numerous and diverse, and by extension, no two blog articles could ever be the same. No two recipient offices could be the same – one of our clients chose a banner printed pen (the body of the pen contains a furled banner on which is printed all your important messages) and delivered it to two sets of his customers. Continue reading

Bang per Buck

Promotional Calculators Start Adding Up

picture of a promotional calculatorChances are that you, a colleague, a client or customer will use a calculator at some stage in the near future…and the chances are they’ll scrounge around aimlessly in the their desk drawer and fail to work out the calculator on their mobile phone.The figures will still need adding up and there’ll be a lot of head scratching and cursing words. Continue reading

Big Game Changers

Branded USB Promotional Products

picture of usb drives in a lanyardUSB devices are by far one of the biggest game changers in the Promotional Products industry of late. Their cost effective technology has meant savvy business owners and marketers can now buy a really useful piece of modern office kit in large numbers and even brand their logo or message on its’ side. Continue reading

Build IT

Promotional Power Banks for the Organised

picture of a promotional power bank for mobile phones and tablets“Build it and they will come”…no sooner had Sony, Apple and Samsung created a wonderful range of smart phones that have revolutionised the world (literally in some Countries) but the world realised their power-hungry screens drained their batteries pretty quickly. Continue reading

Part of Being Human

De-Stress with Anti Stress Toys

picture of a Samford Tennis Club promotional anti stress ballI’ve always regarded stress as a normal and essential part of being human, as though that constant hum in the background is needed to maintain one’s sense of awareness.
We all experience it to some extent – if you didn’t, you’d be dead to the world…. Continue reading

Tartan Pants and White Shoes

Custom T Shirts for the Fashionista

image of a custom t shirtIt’s a dilemma of mine before every social engagement as to what cloth I’ll drape over my tired and sagging frame…Gees, that sounds awful!!! The level of self disrespect for my carcass which has transported me through almost half a century of fun and frivolity…. Continue reading

Gen Y Ending her Phonecall: “…OK.”

USB Phone Charger Kit and Caboodle

image of a usb powered phone charger kitSo, your mobile phone is flat again? And you also forgot to charge your Powerbank? And don’t tell me, your charging adaptor is at home and none of your swanky colleagues has an “old, retro” plug for an iPhone 4s? Think you’re alone in this quandry? Not on your Nellie! Continue reading

Instant Desert Appeal

Promotional Water Pouches – a New Invention?

picture or a few colourful promotional water pouchesSometimes I sit at my desk and pluck a promotional product off the shelf to write about. I sit, staring at it’s form, acknowledging it’s function and the value it adds to our lives, from a practical viewpoint and as a marketing aid. Sometimes it takes a few cups of coffee to kick-start the cerebral cortex into bitch-slapping my hippocampus and forming a cohesive argument as to why a promotional mug makes perfect sense for B2B or B2C.

What my inner seahorse has to do with that thought process is beyond me…  Continue reading

Are you a “Sheep”?

Printed T Shirts – Preferably Cotton, not Wool

picture of a crazy printed t shirt In a world of mass-production and consumption, there is a growing trend towards bespoke designs and individual expressionism – sound wanky? Perhaps but are you yourself a “sheep”? Are you so indoctrinated by societal pressure that you wear the prescribed suit and tie to work, jeans and nike t shirt at home, whilst walking the labrador with 2.2 kids in tow around your standard suburban estate flocked with Ford Falcons and Commodores? Continue reading