Promotional Gifts: The Premium Potential
Who doesn’t like a freebie from time to time? That said promotional items and corporate gifts are a powerful part of your marketing collateral mix, and here are some of the reasons why:
Relevant Across Generations
Do they work?
Promotional items rank as one of the most effective prompts to action across generations at low cost, compared to other media, providing a ROI you can’t ignore.
Promotional items take 1st place for impression ratings across the Millennials, Generation X and the Baby Boomers beating broadcast, web, print and mobile platforms.
It’s simple, people love free stuff. Research shows up to 83% of consumers like receiving promotional gifts and 53% of them use the item once a week or more.
Recall of Brand/Company
Recall of Product/Service
Recall of Brand/Company AND Product/Service
Need to boost your social media engagement? Want insight into your target market? Or simply need to push product? You will be surprised how influential a promotional gift can be.
Promotional items are without a doubt novel and seasonal. The top trends emerging in 2018 are:
Quality & Environmental Friendliness
Quality is key. If it breaks or falls apart, your brand’s reputation is at risk and so is the environment. Cheap may tick the budget box, but considering the quality of materials may save your consumer’s perception and will keep it out the landfill.
Make your customers feel valued by differentiating them with personalised gifts. Technology is making this easier to execute and the result delivers a powerful and memorable impression.
Technology has become part of our every day lives, so it’s no surprise to see promotional tech based products in demand. Everything from chargers, speakers, earphones and mobile phone accessories are assured to be a hit.
Notebooks and pens still remain in high demand but smart design can offer more value through multipurpose items and help tell your brand’s story.
The dawn of the Millennials has brought back the value of experience, leading to a rise in promotional items focused on enhancing the user’s experience. People love lifestyle products that add to the creation of memories.
But how do you ensure that this item you’ve invested in is actually going to be used over another company’s branded item? Go custom – unique, bespoke and memorable.
So now you’re worried about cost. Remember at the scale that promotional items are typically produced in, custom items are not only affordable but often available within similar lead times as imported stock items.
But maybe you don’t quite have the volume? Well not to worry, with the rise in demand for custom items, manufacturers are constantly developing new methods to achieve the same cost efficiencies in smaller production runs. Although not always possible, it’s definitely worth exploring before you purchase an ordinary, off the shelf item.