Nothing Less than Fine Bone China

Promotional Paper Cups over China

promo paper-cupA century ago, people would’ve scoffed at the prospect of drinking from a promotional paper cup (or paper cup of any description!). Mind you, walking on the moon and journeying to the bottom of the ocean were also pie in the sky endeavours. But filling a vessel made of paper and not expecting a soaking was beyond their thinking. Even as a child, I remember my grandparents refusing to drink tea from anything less than a fine bone china mug, such was their entrenched attitude. Continue reading

How Does Your Promotion Measure Up?

Promotional Rulers

image of promotional rulersIt’s a great time to organise your summer promotions and plan ahead for the silly season’s opportunities. In Oz, we not only work harder and longer than much of the rest of the word (bunch of grafters), but we also like to kick back and party just as hard – finding the off switch just isn’t in our vocabulary! To compound things, late night and Sunday trading thrusts our society into a true 24/7 scenario where the “machine” never stops, always consumes, eternally demands. Continue reading

The Classic Promotional Item – the Pen!

Mornington Promotional Pen – Budget Friendly

a promotional pen for giveawaysSometimes you just cant beat a classic, and that is certainly the case in the promotional marketing industry. With a look at some of the most important factors that make up the ideal promotional product, Chief Sales Guru Doug lays out why the humble Promotional Pen has become the iconic marketing product, and how it can help to develop and grow your business. Continue reading

Don’t be Institutionalised

Promotional Slinky Fun to the Rescue

slinkySometimes the trivial and frivolous has a place in business – it’s a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind that institutionalises us. All work and no play makes for Johnny a miserable existence….until Johnny wakes up to the realisation that injecting a little fun into the office/store/shop/workshop has benefits that extend beyond 9-5. Continue reading

Love The Quirk

Highlight Your Brand With Promotional Pencils

photograph of 4 promotional pencilsWhen it comes to office and desk gadgets, I love things that are quirky. Mostly, we’re presented with bulk standard promotional pens and pencils which have their place…but NOT on my desk. It’s a personal space that reflects my personality and love of new and different things. Continue reading

B2C H2o!

The Ultimate Luxury – Custom Water!

picture of custom water bottlesSound ridiculous? Of course it is to you and me either at home or at work, but for those running or attending an event whether it’s a conference, sports’ meet, AGM, trade show or fun run, having the ability to advertise directly in the hand of your targets, is incredibly powerful. And you can do this with Custom Water! Continue reading

Where’s the Humanity?

Promotional Letter Openers – Still in Demand!

picture of promotional letter openerSo, we’ve all moved into the digital age and cast aside our olde fashioned ways using pens and paper. Mail has become so electronically refined and a well organised Inbox sorts your mail upon receipt, helps you prioritise, reminds you when to reply, archives on demand, shares in an instant, retreives photographs and stores them on your desktop etc. Continue reading

Salute the Flag Folks!

Australiana Products  – our Hidden Gem

picture of an australian t shirt and a new zealand tee shirtOK, we think we have a traitor in our ranks and the finger of suspicion is firmly pointed at our Sales Supremo, Will – he of the Kiwi persuasion!

Appointed with the job of developing our range of Australiana products, we found this sneaky little one which he slipped under the radar. So, Will went off-topic a bit…or did he? Continue reading

If you like it put a ring on it.

Branded Custom Keyrings are Gobsmackingly Amazing!

photograph of a customised keyringBeyonce is an outstanding performer – no doubt about it, she’s a consummate professional…and a bit of a babe. Disappointing then to read last week that she’s been named as one of the celebrities with the worst, smelliest breath in her industry, closely flanked by P Diddy and Justin Beaver… Honestly, if we sold promotional toothpaste, I could make a strong link between success and bad breath, and hence push our branded oral hygiene range to the professions – thank goodness we don’t yet stock any. Continue reading

Think Outwith the Norm

Promotional Items – No Right or Wrong

picture of many promotional itemsThere are many ways to skin a cat (although, as a multiple cat owner, that’s a awful saying) but it’s ostensibly true. It’s one of the reasons we. as a species are so successful – we employ a degree of flexibility to the physical and imaginary world around us that helps us cope with uncertainty. Not all of us however enjoy that gift.  Continue reading