New iPhone – how does it impact you?

As many of you will have seen, Apple recently released it’s new iPhone. And while it comes with an all new feature list, stunning design and a lot more, it’s certainly no stranger to controversy in it’s first few days.

Designed to (once again) take Apple to the top of the phone game, the new iPhone is now water resistant, with better cameras and faster processors. But one item of concern that keeps cropping up is the wireless headphones, courtesy of a lack of auxiliary connection.

And anyone who’s owned a set of Apple headphones knows how easily they go missing! Fortunately, Promotion Products has you covered:

Urban Wireless BT Earbuds

Our Urban Wireless BT Earbuds are the perfect choice to match to your phone! Featuring a high grade Bluetooth connection and superior build quality, these headphones are the perfect addition to your new iPhone!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

Sportsballs!

One of the fastest growing and effective promotional ranges available on the market today are sports balls. So how can you ensure that you use these fantastic, Aussie-culture-ingrained products to get the most bang for your promotional buck?

We can offer these balls as a total custom job – you can literally design them from scratch! Available in a range of qualities and prices, this is one of those products that we offer as a collaborative effort with you – you come up with what you like, and we can make it happen.

This means that the person who knows your brand best (you) has maximum input, and we blend that with our product knowledge and expertise (as well as great pricing) to bring a product to life that you can not only be proud of and take ownership of, but also reaches your target audience perfectly.

We do have a standard range available if you need some inspiration!

Australians love sport, and we do too – now you can make that work for your brand!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

New Brand, New Look!

Rebranding can be an incredibly stressful, busy time. So how can you ensure that you don’t get lost in the rush and still maintain the brand image you’ve fought to build?

Changing your brand, logo or message can have a huge impact on the awareness the target market has on your product, let alone the amount of time and investment it takes to fully complete such an arduous task. Therefore, planning is essential to ensure that you have the smoothest transition possible.

For us, that means helping you with your new promotional material ahead of time! While some notice is a good thing, by pre-planning ou your brand change you can ensure that you have the most time possible for your product, leading to a more consultative process with your artwork and order, and ensuing the lowest pricing possible.

By ensuring that you provide yourself with the most notice possible, it allows you to look at lower cost items but not sacrifice on quality, such as the Race Day Cooler Bag, and also ensures your artwork is of the best quality to make your whole process a success!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

USBs – the most popular promotional product!

Some products are widely recognised, and used – pens, bags and apparel are all classic items that are staples of companies all over the globe and have been for many years.

But there’s one product that over the past 4-5 years has outstripped them all for variety, popularity and usage – the Promotional USB or Flash Drive.

Franklin Flash Drive

As one of the most widely used items in the world, these usbs are a perfect addition to any marketing promotion – practical, durable and made to the highest standards of quality, they are perfect brand ambassadors no matter your target audience demographic or branding.

So call us today – after all, we are the experts!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

The Election is over – how does this affect us?

With Malcolm Turnbull claiming victory in the recent federal election after a lengthy campaign, the question remains – how does this affect the promotional landscape?

While elections tend to have more of a macro-economic effect rather than impacting the micro-market, we can see a relative ease in tensions around the doubt in the economy that is always caused by a potential change in government. This shift in thinking now directs us towards a period of relatively higher interest in the commercial market, especially at the end of the financial year.

What this means for you and I as marketers is that people are now looking for products and services again. With new financial year specials, new products emerging (such as our new Trumen Pen) and new interest in the market, this is the perfect time to look to expose your brand to the market.

Trumen Pens

By engaging with your potential client base at this time, you open your brand to a higher level of awareness and a higher level of positive consumer sentiment, which will do nothing to hurt your chances of growing your revenue!

Nicholas Letts
Marketing Manager – Promotion Products

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

Brand name promotional material

Although the point of promotional items is to highlight your brand and message, sometimes there is a certain level of peace of mind that comes with a product from a supplier that you know outside of the promotional marketing area.

A classic case in point is Bic – they have been the standard when it comes to pens and more for many years, and are a widely known brand in lighters, waterbottles, their famous pens and more.

BIC® Clic Stic™

As an approved wholesaler of Bic products, we know their quality and the impact that their brand can have on enhancing your logo and message. Being able to associate your company with a globally recognised brand like Bic makes a tangible difference in your ROI for promotional items.

Our range includes a number of items that you will have used yourself, and so will be able to speak to their quality and superior feel, but of course we are always happy to help with samples and artwork mock ups.

So to really make an impact, call us or get in contact on the LiveChat and ask how we can get started building your brand!

Nicholas Letts
Promotion Products – Marketing Manager