Deck the Halls A clean, organized office space has a calming effect, even during the chaos of the holiday season. Combine your efforts to tidy up and bring glad tidings by decorating your work space with small but cheerful reminders of the winter wonderland outside. Better yet, add a personalized touch to every office space by placing a fun trinket such as a stress ball or Rubikâ€™s Cube with â€œHappy Holidaysâ€ printed on the front. Break the Ice Reignite your companyâ€™s team spirit by throwing a seasonal potluck! Encourage everyone at the office to contribute a holiday dish, and share the lunch hour together with games and festivity. Customize party glasses with the company logo on the front to hand out to each employee. Everyone will enjoy the quick break from the morning of work, and the holiday spirit will surely spread to increase creativity throughout the rest of the day. Gift of Giving One of the best sentiments to express to your customers is that you appreciate their business. Send a personalized greeting to all of your employees and clients by sending out a company holiday card! Include your company name and logo, as well as a fun background print. Another way to give back this holiday season is getting involved with organizations like Toys for Tots . To ring in the season, gather your office together to be bell ringers over the weekend and raise money for the Red Kettle Campaign. You can also hand out giveaways emblazed with your logo to each person that donates. Stocking Stuffers Spread the holiday cheer beyond the office this season by creating a stocking or gift basket for your clients. Fill the stockings with fun trinkets, like pens topped with reindeer heads, candies, yo-yos, keychains, mugs filled with sweets, and coasters imprinted with your company logo. Gifts are excellent ways to grow strong corporate relationships and encourage repeat business.
Businesses have varying philosophies on holiday corporate gift giving. Corporate gifts are a great way to help foster business relationships of all kinds. Whether its gifts for employees, shareholders or outside clients and vendors, budget is nearly always a determining factor in these purchasing decisions. Given that the years largest gift-giving season is only a few weeks away, it is time to finalize plans and place orders. The helpful and knowledgeable staff at EmbroidMe has experience working with all types of businesses and within all budgets to create the perfect corporate holiday gifts. Whether you need simple gifts which can satisfy all December celebrations, or exclusive gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or other holiday observances, we have the right products at the right prices and can help create your own custom designs. Some of our most popular categories are wearables, such as embroidered polos, jackets and fleece, custom engraved glasses and stemware, or business and technology-related gifts, such as laptop cases, travel bags and desktop accessories. The holiday season is also a popular time of the year for sales goal recognition and annual award presentations. We offer a full line of awards and incentive products to help end the year on a positive note, and keep the momentum moving forward into the New Year. Call us today at (877) 877-0234 to finalize all of your holiday shopping needs, or visit us online at www.embroidme.com.
January is "Get Organized Month", an annual campaign to promote education about the importance of proper organization skills; and there is no better way for your business to tie in than by contacting your local EmbroidMe Resource Center, which is brimming with great ideas to incorporate into your promotional marketing campaign. The campaign, which originated with the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), is an effort to help businesses and organizations reduce clutter and effectively improve their workplace environments while boosting productivity.
Get Organized Month shines a spotlight on the benefits of proper organization in the home and workplace. By educating your employees and clients about effective organization, your business can benefit from saved time, increased profit, reduced stress and more efficient productivity.
There are many ways for companies to participate in Get Organized Month, and the time to prepare a promotional marketing campaign for January is now.
- Take classes and attend annual organization conferences via the Professional Organizer Curriculum webinar to enhance productivity in the workplace
- Sponsor display advertising by reserving a full or partial page advertisement in the NAPO News interactive online magazine
- Partner with the National Association of Professional Organizers by downloading the NAPO Corporate Partner Program Brochure
- Attend local organizing expositions or hold public giveaways to help get consumers organized
On a smaller scale, a company can simply raise awareness about the importance of getting organized by developing custom products emblazoned with their logo and passing them out to employees and clients.
Businesses interested in mounting a Get Organized Month promotional marketing campaign must design and order their products now to be ready for January.
Ideas for custom products to pass out to employees and clients or at organization expos are plentiful. They include promotional note cases, convention totes, organization padfolios, monthly calendars and planners, storage cases, hanging purse holders and other office accessories. All promotional products can be imprinted with business logos and messages about Get Organized Month. All such products - and many more - are available from one of the hundreds of EmbroidMe Resource Centers around the world.
Christine Marion, Director of Retail Operations for EmbroidMe, says: "Whatever role a company decides to play in promoting Get Organized Month, EmbroidMe offers the ability to customize products that will convey the message that your business wants to help boost the organization initiative."
Hand out the best giveaways You will be the talk of the town when customers brag about the cool promotional items they received from your company. When others ask about the source of the goodies, your brand will receive positive attention. Go above and beyond by customizing unique tradeshow giveaways such as a branded phone stand, stylus pen or powerbank. Stay on top of your game As basketball season begins and football fans everywhere are celebrating (or disappointed with) their fantasy football picks, the hype of the game is only growing. Be with your customers as they celebrate their favorite sports teams this holiday season! Custom-cut vinyl can make team wear for the whole family. Create real solutions Appeal to a corporate occasion by customizing pens and tradeshow totes with your brands logo on the front. Business professionals will appreciate the extra hand while picking up items at other tradeshow booths. Better yet, your logo will be front and center as customers walk around holding your bag. Build partnerships Promotional products are a great way to boost brand reputation throughout all types of crowds. By aligning with local universities and organizations, you can effectively integrate your brand. A great way to increase brand awareness is by introducing your company to local college campuses. Customize varsity jackets or university promotional items to get students in the school spirit and hyped by your business. Think ahead There is nothing worse than realizing your brand strategy schedule is running behind. Prepare your company for the holidays by staying up to date with the best brand awareness boosters. By putting your customers first and providing unique products, your brand will have top-of-mind awareness.
While everyone is enjoying cool hikes under autumn trees, sipping apple cider with pumpkin bars and perfecting their latest chili recipes, businesses everywhere are revamping their fall brand strategies. One of the most important ingredients in powerful product placement is promotional giveaway. Businesses can utilize contests and promotions to increase popularity while instilling a top-of-mind awareness for their brands. Here are the top five ways companies can efficiently and effectively promote to their audiences. Social Media Whether your business has an Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn account, encourage your customers to like or follow your social media pages. Your products can be a good reminder of your Internet presence as well as encouragement for your customers to represent your following. Another way to boost your brand this fall is through seasonal social media campaigns. Use your promotional items to invite customers to use a fall-inspired hashtag, or ask customers to like, share and retweet your posts with a chance to win popular seasonal promotional items such as scarves, thermos mugs and fall totes. Surveys and Sign-Ups Attract customers to your tradeshow event booth with personalized tablecloths and signs. These items can make or break a successful interaction with the audience. Other critical ingredients to brand success are quality giveaway items that will attract potential customers to your booth and do the talking for you. Your audience will be more willing to fill out an informational survey or sign up for your services if they are enticed by free items, and will be reminded of your brand from the moment they leave your booth. Charities and Causes Promote your business by lending a helping hand. Businesses can build an effective marketing strategy by using promotional products to align their brand with a seasonal charity or cause. There are many popular causes to participate in during October, including Child Health Day, Osteoporosis Day and Lung Health Day. We can help your company design promotional items to generate support for fundraising efforts while boosting your brand reputation. Follow Up Perhaps the most important ingredient in any promotional strategy is the consideration of your customers. By distributing useful, quality promotional products, your business can gain the upper hand and remain popular this fall. Make sure to involve the opinions of your customer throughout your brand strategy journey. Not only will you receive promising feedback to improve your next promotion, your clients will appreciate the effort you make to keep in touch.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR BUSINESSES TO PREPARE A PROMOTIONAL CAUSE MARKETING CAMPAIGN THAT TIES IN WITH SHAPE UP US MONTH IN JANUARY.
January is "Shape Up US Month", an annual campaign to promote education about America's obesity health epidemic and enlighten Americans about healthy living strategies for children. Unfortunately, as stated in the 2008 report "Overview of Federal Child Nutrition Legislation," federal funding for school nutrition programs was cut, reducing access to health education in schools and healthy food in cafeterias across the country.
According to the Journal of Adolescent Health, comprehensive programs that educate children about well-being, including physical, social and emotional health, are sorely needed. By taking part in Shape Up US Month, businesses can help fund physical education and wellness programs in schools throughout the nation.
Shape Up US Month shines a spotlight on the risks of childhood obesity and emphasizes the importance of making healthier lifestyle choices, which will ultimately reduce the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer.
There are many ways for businesses to participate in Shape Up U.S. Month, and the time to prepare a promotional cause marketing campaign for January is now.
- Fund local Shape Up programs such as Just Clap For Life
- Join or start a team in Hip Hop Healthy Heart Program for Children, a comprehensive health program that engages children and their families to stay healthy and make health education affordable
- Sponsor health and wellness live events to promote health education in schools throughout the country
- Secure a booth at a Shape Up US Health and Wellness Expo, encouraging the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle while also boosting sales for your business
On a smaller scale, businesses can simply raise awareness about developing a healthier lifestyle from an early age by developing custom products emblazoned with their logo and passing them out to employees and clients.
Businesses interested in mounting a Shape Up US Month promotional marketing campaign must design and order their products now to be ready for January.
Ideas for custom products to pass out to employees and clients or at health events and education expos are plentiful. They include promotional healthy recipe cookbooks, food journals and fitness products such as pedometers, fitness belt pouches, water bottles and duffel bags. All promotional products can be imprinted with business logos and messages about shaping up. All such products - and many more - are available from one of the hundreds of EmbroidMe Resource Centers around the world.
Christine Marion, Director of Retail Operations for EmbroidMe, says: "Whatever role a business decides to play in promoting Shape Up US Month, EmbroidMe offers businesses the ability to customize products that will convey the message that a business wants to help schools fund health education programs. Businesses should place their orders now to make sure they are ready for the Shape Up US Month campaign in January."
The anticipation of October was quite the rush; and now that the month is more than halfway over, leaves are changing and pumpkin lovers everywhere are on cloud nine. However, before pondering Thanksgiving preparation, we must not forget one very important holiday: Halloween! Children everywhere will be dressing up in spooky costumes; and schools, churches, nonprofits, and businesses are preparing for eerie events to light up the night. Here are some ways your business can be the treat of the tradeshow this October with Halloween promotional marketing. Safety First While Halloween is all about tricking and treating, it is also a great way to introduce safe and fun promotional wear. Items such as brightly-colored trick-or-treat bags or totes, glow sticks, reflective zipper pulls, glow-in-the-dark wristbands, flashlights and reflective bracelets branded with an organizations logo will keep kids safe and entertained all night. Many of these safety-conscious items are reusable and will be useful for visibility after dark long after Halloween has come and gone. By giving both parents and children peace of mind, your companys name will be remembered throughout the entire night of festivities. Treating Your Customers Businesses and other organizations participating in Halloween-themed events can also distribute promotional items to be handed out to trick-or-treaters. Branded school supplies, such as pens and pencils, crayons, notepads and stickers with engaging pictures of ghosts, bats, pumpkins and witches, will stand out in the large pillow cases of colorful candy. Photo Contests After Halloween has passed, create a contest for the recipients of your promotional items. Tell your customers to post a photo of their favorite promotional goodie, and the trick-or-treater with the most entertaining post will win a customized hoodie. Not only will this create hype over your October promotional items, it will start a conversation about your brand. Stay on Top Be sure to keep your promotional marketing and tradeshow gear up to date and in season. Halloween has quickly crept up on us, and so will November. EmbroidMes on-site specialists are ready to provide you with first-class service and trade show products of the highest quality. With more than 400 retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts. To enhance your trade show branding, locate the store nearest you by visiting: https://www.embroidme.com.
Temperatures are already beginning to drop, which means that winter will come knocking sooner than you think. Get your business professionally prepared for winter trade shows and events with EmbroidMes customizable promotional products. Now is a great time to update your companys promotional appearance and improve its branding. Want to make your companys booth stand out in a trade show? Start by personalizing your table covers, displays and giveaways. You should also be mindful of what the people staffing your booth are wearing. EmbroidMe supplies and embroiders winter wear such as jackets, vests and hoodies with your logo. Cozy up to your customers and help them keep warm by customizing winter items such as blankets, thermos sets, mugs and coffee cups. Our quilted jackets, fleece sweatshirts, beanies, gloves and scarves are also popular giveaways. These promotional items will attract prospective clients to your booth and ensure a positive brand impression for your business long after the tradeshow. People love our comfortable apparel, and they will be showing off your brand every time they bundle up. Branded reflective winter apparel, personalized flashlights, keychain lights, and ice scrapers will keep everyone safe during winter storms. Customers will be reminded of your business every time they use your promotional items this winter! Whether you are in need of branded clothing, table accessories, or promotional items, EmbroidMe has hundreds of Resource Centers around the world to keep your company prepared for every trade show and event. EmbroidMes on-site specialists are ready to provide you with first-class service and trade show products of the highest quality. With more than 400 retail locations worldwide, EmbroidMe provides full-service custom embroidery and screen printing for apparel, as well as promotional products and gifts. To enhance your companys presence at trade shows and events, locate the store nearest you by visiting our website at https://www.embroidme.com.
December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month, an annual campaign of Prevent Blindness America, the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization working to prevent blindness and save eye sight. Safe Toys and Gifts Month is dedicated to promoting awareness of and education about toy safety. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, hospital emergency rooms treated about 251,700 toy-related injuries in 2010 throughout the United States. 72% of them were people less than 15 years of age.
Safe Toys and Gifts Month informs parents, grandparents and anyone with small children about how to avoid risks when buying toys and gifts. By keeping updated on the latest recalls and looking for specific safety labels before purchasing a gift, toy-related injuries can be reduced and prevented. Another important safety precaution when purchasing gifts for young children is educating parents about the appropriate age range and skill set for each toy. Safe Toys and Gifts Month allows adults to become involved in the well-being of all children, especially during the holiday season, by monitoring the toys and gifts they are giving and receiving.
There are many ways, large and small, for businesses to participate in Safe Toys and Gifts Month, and the time to prepare a promotional cause marketing campaign for December is now. Businesses can:
- Fund or host a local Saving For Sight Day with all donations going to Prevent Blindness
- Sponsor fundraising events to provide eye exams and glasses to families with financial needs
- Sponsor a toy drive requiring all gifts to pass ASTM safety standards
- Promote public service announcements to raise awareness of the most current guidelines, regulations, and product recalls for all toys and gifts
On a smaller scale, businesses can simply promote the importance of safe toys and gifts by working with an EmbroidMe Resource Center to develop custom products emblazoned with the Prevent Blindness green emblem, and passing them out to staff and clients.
EmbroidMe features many child-friendly items including plush stuffed animals, glow-in-the-dark sunglasses, foam puzzles, kid-friendly art supplies and picture books featuring child safety themes. Places of business that promote an in-office challenge to promote toy safety can reward the largest reach or donation with UV protection sunglasses. All safety awareness promotional products can be imprinted with business logos. All such products - and many more - are available from one of the hundreds of EmbroidMe Resource Centers around the world.
"Businesses participating in Safe Toys and Gifts Month with EmbroidMe's promotional products will be supporting the safety of children while simultaneously promoting their brands," said Christine Marion, Director of Retail Operations for EmbroidMe. "EmbroidMe offers the ability to customize products that will convey the message that your company cares about promoting safe toys and gifts and has fun doing it."
Whether businesses are in need of branded clothing, branded office supplies, or promotional items, EmbroidMe has hundreds of Resource Centers around the world to help your business develop the perfect products to honor Safe Toys and Gifts Month. EmbroidMe's on-site specialists are ready to provide you with first-class service and products of the highest quality. Just click EmbroidMe Locations to find the Resource Center nearest you, or call (877) 877-0234 to speak to a trained design professional.
EmbroidMe of Boca Raton was recently featured in American Towns. There is an excerpt below, as well as a link to the full article.
Raymond Fernandez and Lillian Fernandez will be opening their embroidery, garment/screen printing and full service promotional marketing business EmbroidMe of Boca Raton at the end of August. Located at Boca Lyons Plaza on 9186 Glades Road, the husband and wife team will celebrate over two decades of marriage by working together with the company Entrepreneur Magazine has named one of Americas top global companies for three consecutive years. Providing customized apparel including corporate apparel, awars, clothing, team apparel, promotional products and more, Raymond and Lillian will leverage unique backgrounds to serve clients throughout southern Palm Beach County. For 29 years, Raymond worked in the financial service industry as a foreign equity trader specializing in American Depositary Receipt (ADR) arbitrage, and block trading, 11 years of which was with French bank BNP Paribas. For her part, Lillian worked in the fashion industry, designing and developing private labels for several department stores in New York CIty until she left to focus on raising the couple's three children. Read More...