Choosing the Best Promotional Products

Promotional Products in marketing is moving toward being one of the best ways to receive large amounts of consumer interaction. It’s simple – people like to receive free things a.k.a.Promotional products. Promotional products are a great way to spread your brand. Handing out a few  t shirts at events or even handing out a pen to someone who comes into your storefront will have a huge impact on your customers.
According to research by the Advertising Specialty Institute, one third of consumers said that they are more likely to do business with a company after receiving some type of Promotional item than they were beforehand. Consumers mentioned that they not only remembered the name of the advertiser, but they also felt more positive about that company. According to the Promotional Products Association International’s 2017 Consumer Study, “promotional products were ranked highest by consumers across all generations as the most effective advertising vehicle.”
Wow, Like we said – people like free (promotional) things. Taking all this data into consideration, businesses like yourself, need to ensure that you chose the best promotional product for your target consumers.

Here are some tips for choosing the best promotional products:

 1. Consider Functionality.

The main reason people keep promotional products is because they’re functional! Consumers  think of functional as something that has  multiple purposes or has one purpose that can make a task easier. Consumers can use your functional product daily, so that your company will always be in reach.  No matter what your business is or what size it is, a functional promotional product will always be a successful option for marketing.

2. Consider what’s trending.

Another big reason people enjoy promotional products because they fit their style or personality. To help customize common marketing campaigns, it’s important to keep up with industry and retail trends. In the now promotional items attract people to your brand through popular colors, textures and construction! Everyone likes to be in trend, and will usually keep promotional products that are “trending”.

3. Consider the location or event.

Handing out promotional products at events, conferences, concerts etc. is a great way to promote your company. Choose promotional products that relate to and can be used at that specific event or location. Have a booth at an outdoor event, pass out hats and sunglasses. At a concert try light up gear, fun flags, tattoos and even portable chargers. Not only will consumers use your product that very moment, they’re also more likely to keep them because they are tied to an experience.
Using these tips and Optamark’s amazing selection of promotional products, incorporating promotional products into your current or new marketing strategy will be a breeze!

Custom Design Postcard: Applications and Printing Tips

While there are many different marketing methods, a simple custom design postcard mailed to a customer can make all the difference with increasing sales and revenue. With most business-to-customer connections being done through email, a custom design postcard in the mail is the perfect wake me up to sleepy customers who might have missed some of your previous outreach emails. It’s also a great way to say “Hello!” to new prospective customers.

When using a custom design postcard for promo, you can’t just use any old card – some generic designs might not market your business to its fullest potential. The best route to go would be a custom design postcard that can effectively market your business in a unique way. Here are some tips for the design, printing and application of a custom postcard for your business.

To create an effective custom design postcard, you should know these two things :

1. Know your customers. Design your postcard for the audience you are aiming to market to. For example, use bright colors, fun fonts and abstract designs for teens and young adults or try muted colors and simple designs for an older, mature customer.

2. Know your intentions. A good custom design postcard will  displays exactly what is being marketed. Ask yourself if you are reaching out for promotion, for an event, or for a personal reason? Then start designing!

Have a design already? Click here to visit Optamark’s print products page for postcards!

To print an effective custom design postcard, focus on these things :

1. The Right Stock. The type of paper your postcard is being printed on can tell a lot about your business to your customers. Consider going with a thicker stock as opposed to something lighter. This can let a customer know that you put a lot of thought and effort into reaching out and connecting with them. Also, consider your design. If your postcard is featuring a lot of photographs, glossy is the way to go. Have a lot of text? Try matte.

2. Image Resolution. Remember to look for high-res images and vector graphics to ensure the best quality after printing. No one likes a pixelated postcard, which are often a sign of a low-res file or images. Avoid this by using only high quality graphics.

As mentioned earlier, remember to always switch it up with marketing and use different medias to reach out to customers. While these are only a few tips on creating a exclusive custom postcard design to connect with customers, there are many other methods to be innovative with custom design postcards!

If you’re still not sure about using custom design postcards in your company’s marketing, let us know in the comments!  We’re happy to help.