Promotional products remain one of the most effective marketing tools today. They’re also cheap, versatile, and a great addition to your existing marketing strategy.
Business executives (and SMEs) understand the power of custom notepads, pens, and wearables that have a lower cost per impression than any other media type – but can be highly effective sales and marketing tools.
And the best part…they’re ideal for both new and established businesses. Here’s why you should consider promotional items as part of your marketing strategy:
Increase brand awareness
Your company’s name is seen every time someone uses one of your promotional products. As a result, recipients will remember you the next time that they require the products or services you offer.
When you distribute items such as hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, or tote bags, the recipients become walking billboards every time they wear them.
Validates brand identity
Branded products are valued by more than just customers.
Strong brand identity in the workplace can increase employee loyalty and get them excited about the company.
Social brand identity, in which employees are proud to show off their place in a company, is an excellent way to boost employee motivation and teamwork – as well as improve your free marketing opportunities.
With promotional products as incentives/giveaways, you can turn your employees into brand ambassadors.
While billboards and social media advertisements reach a large audience, only a portion of that audience may be interested in your product or service.
You can control the distribution of promotional products and target people who are interested in your product or service for a fraction of the cost. This results in a more effective marketing campaign and a higher return on investment.
It is versatile and easy to customize
There are numerous ways to use promotional products in your own business.
Aside from that, there are thousands of promotional items on the market – so you should have no trouble finding one that fits your company’s marketing strategy and budget. You can be creative with promotional products because you get to choose the message, colors, audience, and more.
Long lasting and tangible
The life of a promotional item is often longer than that of other forms of marketing. Notepads, pens, mugs, and promotional USBs are all items that customers use on a regular basis – meaning they’ll be consistently exposed to your company’s brand for an extended period of time. The tangible nature of promotional items is also an advantage. People may forget about digital or TV ads, but they retain physical items for a much longer period of time. This not only increases exposure to your brand and message, but it also ensures that customers are being constantly reminded of the quality products and services you offer.
Build personal connections with your customers
A digital banner advertisement or a social media photo cannot be touched – it’s also easily forgotten. Something tangible creates a connection between your customer and your company.
When you ask someone about a recent promotional item they’ve received, they’ll remember what it was – and who gave it to them much more easily.
It makes your company memorable because gift recipients will repeatedly see and use your item.
Everyone loves them
Who doesn’t appreciate a freebie?
People gravitate toward tents, stands, and booths that are giving away items – whether at a sporting event or a trade show. A practical and entertaining promotional item leaves a positive and long-lasting impression on your company.
Are you looking to add promotional items to your marketing plan, gain traction, generate more sales and convert more customers? Start here.