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The Top Promotional Products Trends Of 2016


From custom tote bags, to drinkware, to apparel…there are so many options for promotional merchandise it could literally make your head spin.  While most companies are going to use promo item staples such as bags and pens, you don’t need to be boring.  If you take a look at companies like Google, their promo choices are never boring – ever! If you want to stand out, make a statement and kick your competition to the curb, you have to step up your game.  That is what working with ePromos is all about.

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Here is our most recent instalment of top trends to get you noticed and make your competition jealous. Inventors are constantly bringing us the latest concepts in branded giveaways and our merchandisers have their fingers on the pulse of leading-edge promotional products. Here is the Top 10 list shaping the 2016 promotional products landscape.

1. Inflatable Loungers:

You’re probably seeing these brightly colored custom inflatable loungers everywhere.  Also known as breeze bags, wind couches, beach sofas and air chairs. They are a retail sensation and now you can get them with your logo. Talk about impressing your clients. At home loungers are great outdoors or indoors: soccer games, movie nights, video gaming, sleepovers or instant  extra seating that looks cool. Many of our clients are saying recipients love them at the office as a fun piece of extra furniture. Portable, waterproof, durable, and easy…just gather some air, roll up the end and clip – it’s  ready to go in seconds. Unclip, rollup releasing the air and store in the drawstring bag. Your logo goes both on the lounger and the bag for great exposure.  Go make your mark with this trendsetting product.

Instant Inflatable Custom Lounger Bag

Click here to see our video on How to blow up an inflatable lounger.

2. Insulated Tumblers:

Two of the biggest names in drinkware have made a huge impact in retail. Everyone wants one! However, there is no need to spend $30-$50 per tumbler on a Yeti or Swell. ePromos has similar high quality custom tumblers and you don’t have to pay the high price tag for a brand name.  Depending on the drinkware you choose, these less expensive tumblers will also keep ice for more than 24 hours. Vacuum-sealed which means the temperature outside doesn’t conduct through to the liquid inside. Many of our items are sprayed internally with copper for extra insulation. Insulated tumblers have become increasingly popular for coffee and tea, too…keeping beverages hot long after a morning commute. In addition, you don’t have to settle for just the stainless steel color and smooth texture, ePromos brings some style in a wide range of textures and colors to match your company’s identity..

Stainless Steel Double Wall Custom Tumbler – 20 oz.

Stainless Steel Copper Insulated Custom Tumblers – 20 oz.

Stainless Steel Copper Insulated Custom Tumblers – 30 oz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Virtual Reality Goggles:

Virtual Reality Goggles are no longer a product of the future. Today your brand can exist on this futuristic product so anyone can experience VR and transport themselves anywhere in the world. Choose your favorite virtual reality app, slide a smartphone into these goggles (promoting your logo) and transform any cellphone into a virtual reality experience. Promote your brand at a low cost and you can order small quantities to make this cool giveaway even more affordable. You can even speak to our our Brand Consultants about making your very own VR application featuring your brand in the experience.

Cardboard Virtual Reality Custom Goggles

Cardboard Virtual Reality Custom Goggles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers:

Bluetooth technology is quickly making wired electronics a thing of the past. When customers need a bigger sound from their devices, you can gift  them a quality speaker imprinted with your logo – an item with high perceived value that people will appreciate. Our current selection of custom Bluetooth speakers features over 80 items in a wide variety of shapes with carry-along features such as carabiners, straps, clips or hooks to secure the speaker. We even have multifunction speakers that also serve as chargers and sell from brand names such as Brookstone and OrigAudio.

Waterproof Bluetooth Cube Custom Speakers

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5. The Heather Look

One of the most fashionable fabric trends this year has been heathered items. Traditionally custom apparel was the only promotional product where you found heather looks. Now this fashion favorite look of heather can be found in portfolios, lanyards, totes, caps, duffel bags and more. And, you’ll find colors beyond the traditional heather gray, we are using many base colors interwoven with white thread to produce muted shades to match your logo. Look for these hot new items at ePromos.com.

Striped Heather Custom Tote Bag – 18.25″w x 13.75″h x 4.25″d

Heathered Custom Lanyards w/Metal Crimp & Split Ring – .75″w

New Era Heather Melton Wool Unstructured Custom Caps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Drones

Remote Control Flying Drone Custom Toys

The newest and coolest trend up there, literally is Remote Control Flying Drones. You’ll be making a difference with your logo on a promotional drone that you know is going straight home and creating backyard bonding with the family. Gifts that allow for family bonding are always effective. Drones will be the main attraction as the top prize at any tradeshow booth – talk about a conversation starter! Giving a drone as a gift will be an effective advertising tool as well as keeping recipients buzzing while your brand is taken to new heights.

 

 

 

 

7. Fitness Bracelets

Personal fitness trackers are on the shelf at stores everywhere. ePromos offers brand name Fitbits with your logo and fortunately, we also have activity trackers  at much lower prices so you can get your name on recipient’s wrist daily! Imagine your logo on the trendiest fitness technology in the industry. These fitness-aware devices not only keep time, track distances and display calories burned, these good health promoters will show your company cares about wellness. Jump on this trend to make your business stand out from the rest.

Activity Tracker Custom Wristband w/ Clock

 

 

8. Mobile Chargers

Cell Phone Custom Chargers Accessory Kit

Today, cellphone battery life is a lifeline. Whether it’s personal or business, people rely on cell phones every day…so you can bet your audience will find a cool charger imprinted with your brand very useful. ePromos suggests this custom charging kit to show your clients you are there for them. The kit includes a USB car charger, a USB wall charger and 3-in-1 charging cables. At 2.1 amps of power these work with tablets and charge smartphones twice as fast as typical 1 amp chargers. That’s power at clients’ fingertips…and your brand is there, associated with being a lifesaver too!

 

 

9. Selfie Sticks

Yes, Selfie Sticks are still hot! Reach out to your customers and promote an easier way to take a selfie. Favorite moments will be captured while you promote your brand with an ePromos customized selfie stick. Travel with your audience and capture the good times with the perfect picture…your logo is alongside the fun too!

10. City Style Totes

The conservation movement is huge right now in the world but many bags lack style. Handing out an ePromos custom RuMe Tote Bag with your logo provides a high fashion on trend item that is practical and eco friendly. shows your company is environmentally aware. Customers opting for green-friendly commuting need an on-the-go carrying solution will love this bag! Imagine a lightweight bag that can fold up to fit in the palm of your hand, and is. But this durable enough to tote expands and can hold up to 50 pounds! Useful every day and ready to carry almost anything…anywhere. Here’s a link to many other on trend styles:

RuMe Classic Medium Custom Tote Bags – 15.5″w x 15.5″h x 4″d

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One Simple Way To Turn Custom Water Bottles Into A Powerful Promotion


Custom water bottles aren’t just great giveaways – they’re vessels for full-fledged marketing promotions. The reason? All that space on the inside. You can insert coupons, business cards, invitations, contest details – anything you want to promote. You can even insert smaller promo items such as lip balm, pens or keychains.

By making use of a water bottle’s ability to hold something, you’re elevating it from a basic giveaway to a potentially amazing promotion.

At ePromos, we love calling attention to businesses that creatively use promotional products. Hickory & Tweed is a great example. The premier ski and cycle shop in Armonk, New York, handed out promotional water bottles at the Armonk Outdoor Art Show Road Race last month.

But the shop didn’t settle for simply adding its logo and handing out the bottles. It printed a coupon with an expiration date to place inside the water bottles. Hickory & Tweed used the opposite side of the coupon for general branding and a congratulatory note to runners.

When recipients open the bottle, they have no choice but to take out the coupon. Hickory & Tweed offered a 10% discount on all bike-related items. Whether your offer is a percent-off discount or a freebie (free appetizer, free upgrade – whatever works for your business), your audience comes in direct contact with it. There’s no chance of the marketing offer not being seen.

No wonder the shop has been so well-known in the Westchester and Fairfield counties and the New York City metro area for more than 50 years. It gets how to maximize promo giveaways.

Many marketers just give out promotional items and don’t take time to think about how to turn them into a promo success. With water bottles, it’s simple: Fill them up.

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It’s a double gift: a water bottle and a discount

 

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Hickory & Tweed offered a note of congratulations on the flip side of the coupon

 

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A crisp, clean imprint along with the shop’s phone number

 


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You Know Those Bobble Bottles? Get Them Customized With Your Logo.


Bobble bottles have been making a splash, getting coverage in news outlets ranging from the TODAY Show to In Style magazine. People simply love these colorful, reusable water bottles that filter as you drink.

Put your logo on a Bobble, and you have a brilliant marketing tool. Customers can enjoy crisp, clean water straight from the tap, and your company gets the exposure every time they use the Bobble.

Plus, there’s the eco-friendly element that always piques everyone’s interest. The plastic used to make the Bobble itself is made from recycled materials, and it’s BPA-free. The filter, which is the equivalent of 300 water bottles, is made from activated charcoal with a slight electro-positive charge, removing impurities as water passes through.

The result? The pure, natural taste of water – no chlorine, hard metals, contaminants or funky flavors.

Custom Bobble drinkware is offered in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors to perfectly fit your promotional campaign.

Bobble imprinted sports bottle - 18.5 oz

The Bobble Filtered Imprinted Sports Bottle – 18.5 oz. is the original fan favorite. It features a customizable non-slip band for easy carrying.

 

Bobble imprinted sports bottle - 24 oz.

The Bobble Filtered Imprinted Sports Bottle -24 oz. is sporty and easy to use with a soft-touch integrated cap and easy-carry handle. Add your logo to the non-slip band.

 

Bobble custom pitcher

Designed with a built-in handle and flip-top lid, the Custom Bobble Pitcher is perfect for meeting facilities, hotels, or to use as corporate gifts.

 

Give your customers a Bobble imprinted with your logo, and it will easily become their go-to water bottle. After all, consumers already know and love the product. And then there’s the obvious fact: Everyone needs H2O. Custom Bobble water bottles refresh your customers and your marketing. You can’t go wrong.


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Four Reasons To Promote With Custom Water Bottles


Get your custom water bottles ready – people are guzzling H2O more than any other beverage. Water has knocked soda out of its top spot as the nation’s preferred drink, according to the Associated Press.

promotional water bottlesFor more than 20 years, the fizzy stuff was America’s favorite, with consumption peaking in 1998 at 54 gallons a year for the average American. Water trickled in at second place at 42 gallons a year.

Now, the refreshment tables have turned. Water is a clear favorite, increasing 38% to about 58 gallons a year. Americans only consume about 44 gallons of soda annually.

With the trend of people turning to water to quench their thirst, smart marketers are turning to custom water bottles to promote their businesses. Here are four reasons why:

1. They’re useful to your customers.

It doesn’t get easier than promotional water bottles. Customers can take them straight to the tap – and then anywhere they go. They’re reusable, portable, and they satisfy the basic need for water. Everybody loves a freebie – especially when they serve such a natural purpose.

2. They promote a healthy lifestyle.

Drinking water isn’t just good for the body – it’s essential for life. Make it easy for customers to stay hydrated (and show that you care about more than just your company’s bottom line) by giving out water bottles they can fill up with the cold stuff.

3. Water bottles make your brand look good.

Whether it’s a neon promotional sports bottle or a classy stainless steel water bottle, it makes your brand distinctive, unique and memorable. Your brand also scores on an eco-friendly level. You’re giving your customers something they can use again and again, eliminating the need for disposable drinkware.

4. They get your logo seen everywhere.

At the office, at the gym, in the car, running errands – promotional water bottles travel wherever your customers go. That means people are exposed to your brand everywhere.

Take a look around. No doubt, people are sipping from something. Water bottles, just like phones, are a required accessory – people don’t go anywhere without them. Add your logo, and you have a smart, functional promotional gift that gets your brand repeated exposure.

Promo know-how tip:

The material of your promotional water bottles impacts the overall feel of your campaign. For example, stainless steel water bottles have a higher-end feel, while bright plastic water bottles are sporty and fun. Let our Brand Consultants help you find the right style for your brand and campaign.


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Custom Bottled Water Can Creatively Promote Your Message


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The label reads: Water is a natural resource that ends. Don’t waste to don’t miss it.

We found this great promotion out of Brazil that uses custom bottled water. The promotional label hits the mark perfectly, but look closely—the bottles are only partially filled.

Why only a swig of water in these promo giveaways? Because they’re promoting more than a company—they’re spreading awareness about water scarcity and the need for people to use water in a conscious way.

Darwin, the company that created the bottled water, handed them out on World Water Day. These giveaways are so powerful because they’re different (when have you received a near-empty bottle of water?), and they get people thinking about the issue at hand.

The promotional label explains that even though water is a renewable resource, the world’s water supply is limited. The custom bottled water is a tangible way to remind people that water is a precious resource that shouldn’t be wasted.

This clever promo certainly made us want to turn off the tap when we’re brushing our teeth and shorten shower times a bit. What an exceptional use of promotional products to spread awareness about a worldwide issue.

Promo know-how tip:

Use the label on your promotional bottled water to tell your brand’s story, generate awareness about a cause, or introduce a new product or service. Our Brand Consultants can offer creative tips for making the most of this promotional tool.


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Custom Water Bottles: Always A Coveted Giveaway


Custom water bottles make excellent gifts for staff, and they’re also sought-after giveaways at conferences. People love receiving custom water bottles because they can use them anywhere: at home, at the office, on their commute.

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Custom water bottles are also an eco-friendly alternative to disposable cups, which is exactly why they made perfect giveaways for our client, Robert N. Hartsell, P.A. His law firm, which focuses on providing exceptional representation to the environmental community in South Florida, is committed to a sustainable practice.

When he came to ePromos seeking promotional giveaways for a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) event in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we just knew: It had to be eco-friendly drinkware.

With an audience of about 200 affiliate members and attorneys who belong to the Florida bar, custom water bottles were just the thing to bring attention to the firm.

These promotional tumblers, made of lightweight aluminum, are durable, crack-resistant, 100% recyclable and feature the upscale look and feel of metal, but without the weight. They’re great for outdoor enthusiasts who want to minimize their environmental footprint.

Plus, considering that the law firm’s primary focus is environmental, land use, zoning, permits and everglades restoration law, these custom water bottles were the perfect extension of the firm’s brand.

“Everybody loved the tumblers, especially the children of the attorneys that attended the event. They would take 5-10 bottles at a time and just stockpile them outside the event,” Hartsell says. “The tumblers just had a really great impact. I like that people can use them over and over again, rather than a single-use type of promotion.”

The custom water bottles proved to be a popular, useful giveaway. In fact, one recipient even took one to Montana’s Glacier National Park and sent a picture back to Hartsell.

“Beautiful view, and the park ain’t so bad either,” he jokes.

Promo know-how tip: Look for a way to tie your brand into your promotional giveaway. It should make sense to your recipients that the giveaway came from you.