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4 Creative Ways to Keep Employees Engaged During Virtual Meetings

Let’s face it, work looks A LOT different than it did a few months ago. Between the remote offices and the social distancing and the endless virtual meetings and Zoom conferences, “going to work” isn’t the same—and, likely, won’t be for a very long time.

Now more than ever that sacred work-life balance is out the window—for better or for worse. While many enjoy the comfort, convenience and, yes, elevated productivity levels that come from working at home, there’s still a serious stress factor. Think about it—your employees and clients are likely teaching fifth-grade math, whipping up lunches, and working non-stop from a makeshift office in the middle of their living room. Convenient? Sure. One-way path to Burnout Central? Also, YES.

This can certainly be a challenge, especially when you’ve got a mission-critical virtual meeting on the books. So, what to do? Keep employees, clients, vendors, and partners engaged and upbeat with these creative solutions.

#1. Send a “Swag Box” Ahead of Time

Employers are hyping up their employees for meetings by sending “Swag Boxes” ahead of time. These goodie boxes are packed full of items employees can use during and after the meeting—anything from notebooks to drink tumblers to phone chargers, and beyond.

Try assembling your own version of a “Swag Box” and sending them off to your employees to get them excited about virtual meetings. Not only will it boost their spirits, but it will encourage interaction and conversation between everyone as they share what’s in their box (but be sure to allocate a specific amount of time for this in your agenda—more on that later).

Chelsea, sporting her North-Face branded jacket in a virtual meeting

Need some ideas? Try tossing in a customizable tumbler cup for your employees to enjoy their favorite beverage poolside at the end of a long workday, or a stylish baseball hat they can bring along on their weekend trips to the lake. Apparel is always a hit and can be worn during the meeting (just be sure to get the sizing right)!

Notebooks are also a wonderful option—they’ll encourage employees to take notes during the meeting and write down any questions they have. . If the virtual meeting is scheduled during morning hours, your employees would definitely appreciate a coffee mug to wake up with.

Don’t forget to customize each of these items with your company’s logo—it’ll give your employees a sense of camaraderie and shed a positive light around attending the virtual meetings. Because who doesn’t like gifts? Especially when it’s not yet the holiday season!

Browse our Top 100 list to discover more products you can add to your “Swag Boxes!”

#2. Turn it into a Happy Hour

If there’s one tried-and-true way to get your employees excited about a virtual meeting, it’s by turning it into a happy hour. What’s better than throwing together an ice-cold cocktail and enjoying it with your colleagues (while ALSO getting some work done)? Talk about encouraging a work/life balance…

Encourage your employees to mix up their favorite drink and tune-in—it’ll make the obligation feel less like work and encourage them to have some fun if they’ve had a stressful day.

If you’re sending out goodie boxes, include some happy-hour essentials such as wine tumblers, drink Koozies®, beverage cubes, reusable straws, and more. You could also get super fancy and send them a drinkware gift set, too.

#3. Create an Agenda Beforehand

When planning a virtual meeting (especially if it’s a happy hour meeting), be sure to organize and publish a meeting agenda beforehand—it’ll help you stay on-track and be productive in case you start having too much fun and drift off-topic.

Share the agenda at least two days beforehand so all participants have ample time to prepare for the discussion and write down their questions and concerns. Giving employees time to prepare will contribute greatly to the fluidity and effectiveness of the meeting.

When creating the agenda, be sure to include these key aspects for each topic you’ll touch on:

  • How much time you’ll spend on this topic (allocate about 20% more time than you think is necessary for each topic—this will ensure you aren’t rushed through the agenda)
  • Why this topic needs to be discussed
  • What will be accomplished when discussing this topic
  • What you need from participants for each section (suggestions, possible solutions, etc.)
#4. Encourage Participants to Stay off Their Phones

Perhaps the hardest—and most awkward—part of staying on task during virtual meetings is reminding your employees to stay focused and off their phones.

Working from home doubles the possibility of personal life interruptions and being in their own homes might make employees feel more comfortable breaking the rules.

A creative way to encourage participants to keep their phones out of sight is by supplying them with their own wireless charger—it’ll encourage them to use the time to re-charge their phone, rather than use it, for the duration of the meeting. Looking to really wow them? Combine the charger with a phone sanitizer (these are hot in 2020) – it’s a win-win.

You could even allocate a specific time for this in your agenda—send them the charger a few days before, and when it’s time to tune-in, tell participants to fire-up those chargers and set their phones aside.

We’re full of ideas over here at ePromos, so give us a call to strategize about your next virtual meeting together.


Cancelled Trade Show or Event? Here’s How to Stay Connected this Season

The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused seismic shifts across industries, closing schools, public events, and much of the spring conference and trade show circuit. As our clients stabilize their emergency operations and protocols, they have already begun to turn to us and ask questions. What happens when events are cancelled? What happens when we can’t visit our customers? What happens when stock runs out, and replacements from overseas are delayed for months? How do we continue to build culture and relationships with a remote workforce?

Here are just a few ideas for keeping up your marketing momentum, including what to do with all those promo products you ordered.

Repurpose Already Purchased Event Products

As events around the country continue to get cancelled, you may wonder what happens if you’ve already ordered branded products. One option: find a new delivery route. A thoughtful promo product that arrives at just the right time can be all you need to make an introduction or build a connection—even from many miles away.
We can help you package these goods with special messaging and ship them right to a recipient’s doorstep. Now a missed face-to-face interaction becomes an opportunity for a memorable connection.

Freshen Up a New Workspace

Working remotely can be a big adjustment. Help create a smooth transition for your customers by sending custom kits filled with a curated collection of branded items perfect for working from home. Here are some of our favorite products that can help your brand sit front and center as a fixture of someone’s home office:

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Screened devices emit blue light that can result in blurry vision and painfully dry eyes. Blue light can even trigger insomnia, preventing you from getting that great night’s sleep that helps you stay healthy. These glasses are comfortable and durable, protecting your vision during long at-home work sessions.

Wireless Earphones

Working from home presents unique challenges when it comes to staying connected with coworkers and colleagues. With Bluetooth® technology, comfortable headphones free you up while plugging you in to music, meetings, or important calls.

Travel Mugs Without the Travel

With so many options to choose from, we opt for travel mugs to keep that delicious coffee or tea in the mug and safely away from your home keyboard.

One of our personal favorites? This cork-bottom stainless-steel custom tumbler. Comes in black, blue, titanium, silver and white and can be produced in just 5 days!

Our Cork bottom tumblers
Qi Wireless Charging Mouse Pad

This mouse pad is also a Qi charging pad and a phone stand, which results in less clutter and more productivity—not to mention a full charge on your smartphone.

Refillable Phone Sanitizer Spray

Speaking of your smartphone, it’s important to keep it cleaned and disinfected. These refillable spray packs come in a variety of colors but, most importantly, the spray kills germs and bacteria on contact. Looking for other preventive healthcare items? Click here.

Surprise and Delight with Personalization

This is also a perfect time to capture a consumer’s attention with a personalized gift. Consider adding to the excitement of your promo box collection by including an item that features the recipient’s name alongside your branding. Best sellers for personalization include drinkware and calendars.

Prepare for Price Increases

As popular promo items repeatedly go out of stock due to aggressive buying (looking at you, travel hand sanitizer), it’s likely that later this year we’ll see the price of those items increase due to larger demand. Keep this possibility in mind as you make decisions about any promo items you’re planning to order in upcoming seasons.

Continue to Think Long-Term

Disruptions make it easy to lose sight of our long-term strategies. Instead, think about what you can do in the meantime to stay proactive. For example, if you’re struggling to capture clients’ home addresses for product delivery, try going back to the basics with a direct mail or continuity campaign. Or maybe you have your own list of high-value promo items you’d like to stock up on now in order to take advantage of lower prices.

Strengthen Existing Relationships

Consider other ways you can nurture a customer relationship without an in-person exchange this season. Replace phone calls with video chat meetings or touch-based videos when you can. Or show you care by taking a few extra minutes to send a handwritten birthday card to clients. These small, thoughtful actions can go a long way in cultivating loyal brand advocates who will stick around through unexpected challenges.

Ready to get creative about marketing this year and think outside the box? Call us, the Promo Know-How People, to ensure your products make an impact—no matter where they’re going. Stay safe, everyone, and know that we are here for you when you need us.


Cool Giveaways to Throw in a Sponsored Swag Bag

People love free stuff, which is why gifting a swag bag at your next event is a genius way to not only get noticed, but instantly get on potential customers’ good sides from the beginning. A swag bag, in case you’re not familiar, is a goodie bag full of items like branded goods and samples. They’re usually handed out to folks at events, corporate parties, and other sponsored gatherings. They are a great way to thank guests for attending and making sure they remember your brand.

In short, it’s hard not to love a swag bag. But if you’re going to do one, do it right. After all, your brand or logo will be all over the items inside it—each item is a mini representation of your company. As such, you don’t want to just throw whatever cheap items into it. Your swag bag should be obviously connected to your brand, while being thoughtful and useful.

Sponsored swag bags are also a smart way to stand out in a crowd, especially when trying to win over the crowd at a conference or trade show when throngs of brands are all vying for customers’ attentions. Rather than throwing a few free typical items like pens or water bottles across your booth, switch it up with the conference equivalent of a party favor. Below, we offer 10 of our favorite items to stash inside a swag bag.

Cool Tradeshow Giveaway Ideas

Giveaway #1: Reusable Water Bottles

26 oz Triple Insulated Water Bottle


Limiting single-use plastic in favor of more sustainable options is a growing movement around the country, especially for millennials. A sustainable, reusable water bottle is a great way to exhibit your corporate responsibility to the environment in a very trending way.


Giveaway #2: Wireless Charging Pads

Looking to excite a tech-friendly crowd? Consider throwing a wireless charging pad into the swag bag. They’re small and lightweight, making them easily fit inside a bag of (nearly) any size. And frankly, they’re neat and unique—a nice upgrade from the standard cord charger. They’re also versatile, working well in the office or at home.

Giveaway #3: Tote or Drawstring Bags

When putting together a swag bag, all your attention will likely go into what you ought to put in the bag but don’t forget—you actually need a bag. Rather than using a bag that will end up in the trash, why not opt for a branded reusable bag (hello, sustainability)? Reusable bags are a favorite promotional giveaway, as they have a strong lasting power. Fill one up with goodies? Even better.

Giveaway #4: Pens

The promotional pen may get an eye roll for being an old standby but they’re actually incredibly useful. With nearly all our communication these days being digital, folks rarely think to carry a pen with them, despite it being an office/desk staple. Simply put, having a pen in your swag bag will come in useful for attendees.

Giveaway #5: PopSockets

You might have seen this useful accessory attached to phones recently. Although trendy, PopSockets help improve grip on expensive mobile phones. Tradeshow attendees (and their kids) will appreciate an affordable yet practical piece of mobile tech applicable in daily life. Plus, when the PopSocket becomes attached, it creates a walking billboard of your brand or logo for whoever can’t put down their phone.

Giveaway #6: Lunch & Cooler Bags 

Multi-day conferences and tradeshows can get expensive for attendees (especially if not work-sponsored). Multiple bottles of water, snacks throughout the day, breakfast, lunch…it adds up fast. It’s not uncommon for folks to bring their own snacks, but they often end up squished and crumpled from laying in the bottom of a bag all day. Help folks out by gifting them a lunch bag—an easy way to carry snacks and even meals with them during the event.

Giveaway #7: Lip Balm

Lip balm is kind of a phenomenon…and a multimillion-dollar industry. As a cold-weather necessity, women are almost never without some on hand. This is a swag-bag item that’s not only going to get some love, but a long-life—folks will likely use it until it’s used up.

Giveaway #8: Baseball Hats

T-shirts are a favorite promotional item because folks tend to keep and wear them for a long time to come, but they can be tricky when you’re trying to appeal to folks in a one-size-fits-all manner. Swag bags need to be stuffed and ready to go prior to the event, so you can forget tailoring them to each attendee (can you imagine trying to check each person’s size preference at a huge event?). Enter the baseball cap. Same principal as the t-shirt, but much more universal and easier to fit all most attendees.

Giveaway #9: Web Cam Covers

Technology is fantastic but like all good things, it has its bad side, too. Privacy is a huge issue when it comes to computers, especially with the threat of hackers who can break into webcams. Conspiracy theories aside, it’s also far too easy to accidentally turn your webcam on during a team meeting—and suddenly everyone sees that you’re running it in your pajamas at home. To avoid these mishaps, many folks place tape, a sticky note, etc., over the webcam on their computer. Gifting a real web cam cover in a swag bag will delight guests (and likely make them wonder why they’ve been using a sticker all this time…).

Giveaway #10: Notebooks

Soft Touch Lined Custom JournalLike a pen, paper has been largely traded in for its digital counterpart (much to the relief of forests everywhere). That said, there are plenty of times you still wish you had a piece of paper handy, especially when at an event like a conference or tradeshow where it’s difficult to lug around a laptop. A notebook is a great way for folks to jot down notes while on-the-go or while listening to presentations. Placing one in a swag bag is like gifting the thing folks didn’t know they needed—but do.

We hope these ideas for swag bags have got your wheels turning as you prepare for your next event. Just remember, while folks love free stuff, it’s the quality/functional/thought-out items that they’ll actually use and keep—and everything in your bag (including said bag) is a representation of your brand. Make sure it’s giving off a message that’s on track with your brand, its values, and voice.


The 5 Most Effective Giveaways for Tech Conferences

5 Most Effective Tech Conference GiveawaysTech conferences are a fantastic way to learn the latest and greatest gadgets and software, mingle with industry experts, and do some serious networking. Whether you’re a college student looking to break into the field post-graduation, a seasoned professional or vendor with tech-approved wares, conferences are a great place to see and be seen.

From a marketing perspective, sponsorship is a smart strategy for your brand. While so much of today’s marketing approaches are focused online (like SEO and social media), it’s hard to beat the in-person connection that comes from chatting with a potential customer face-to-face.

To ensure you get the most out of attending, we’ve pulled a list of example promotional products that our clients claim are the most effective giveaways for tech conferences. We’re also sharing a handful of ideas for how to execute cool giveaways at your booth, so that you draw in a crowd and are remembered by attendees.

Giveaway #1: Snacks and/or Beverages

Conferences are long. All are guaranteed hours of sitting through speaker presentations, schmoozing, and – depending on the size – logging some serious steps around the convention center and/or expo hall.

Custom Branded Chocolate BarsNow, pair that with the fact that conferences typically have a pretty low bar for food and beverages. While bad news for conference-goers, this is an ideal opportunity for your team! There are plenty of options for nurturing new leads through nourishment. Nuts, veggie packs like baby carrots and hummus, fruit, and chocolates branded with your logo are all easy on-the-go snacks that attendees will grab. And while you probably can’t pass out beers, you can offer bottled waters as well as soda and energy drinks!

Giveaway #2: Charging Accessories

Tech conferences will be full of (drum roll, please) tech devices. From phones to tablets to laptops, attendees will be lugging and heavily using their favorite technology the entire day, weekend or week they’re there. That makes portable chargers and similar devices an ideal gift for those who drop by your booth.

One issue many will run into over the course of the conference? Poor battery life. Wireless power banks, which can charge virtually anything with a USB charge port, are a lifesaver when you’re constantly on the move… like, say, at a conference. Charging pads are another trendy device that can be branded with your logo or messaging.

From wall chargers to car adapters and fancy gift sets, these giveaways are practical as anything – sure to receive use and gain visibility among the conference’s plugged-in crowd.

Giveaway #3: Cell Phone Accessories

We can try to deny being hooked on them, but cell phones are seriously important to, well, everyone. Even with days’ worth of presentations, demonstrations and conversations, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single attendee without his or her cell phone in tow.
What does this mean for your marketing strategy? That promotional cell phone accessories are another sure-fire product that can help to encourage visitors to your booth. Give those who drop off their business card a useful gadget, like Pop Sockets, phone wallets, and phone stands, printed with your logo on it. Unlike another keychain or pair of sunglasses, they’ll keep these types of giveaways. And if not, the perceived value is high enough the item would be passed onto a colleague or friend, thereby extending your reach!

Giveaway #4: Journals and Notepads

Just as college students are discouraged from taking notes on their laptops, professionals know that taking notes with pen and paper improves retention and focus. With all the planning that goes into travel for a conference, one item that is often forgotten is a simple notepad. Especially for expos with workshops hosted over multiple days, this item is a highly useful one to giveaway.

Castelli-Tuscon-Lanybook-JournalWhat’s more, notebooks, journals and jotters can provide a welcome respite from the constant talk and use of technology. Consider interesting ways you can promote their use among attendees – for example, by including prompts about goal-setting, brainstorming, or inviting recipients to submit a response to a tech-related question via pen and paper for a bigger prize.

Giveaway #5: Travel Accessories

Attendees will fly in from all around the world for a really popular tech conference. This creates an opportunity for you to base your marketing products around easing the burden of flying and travel.

There are a ton of useful items you can jazz folks up with, such as inflatable neck pillows for the plane, luggage tags, toiletry kits, and even a handy handheld luggage scale. After all, there’s nothing worse than realizing you’ve over-packed and are about to be bombarded with extra weight fees!

Creative Ideas to Promote Your Tech-Friendly Giveaway

Settling on the perfect product that conference attendees will like, use, and keep is only half the battle. Now you need a plan to attract attendees and entice them to open up a dialogue. Below, we offer a few ideas to make your booth a sure stand-out at any tech conference:

Idea #1: Relaxation Station

Tech conventions are high-energy – and for all their good, they can be exhausting. We’ve talked about cool giveaways to recharge attendees’ gadgets, but why not allow your potential customers to recharge, too? Offer passersby a few moments to chill out at your booth, without fear of a sales pitch. This could mean electronic massage chairs, free 10 or 15-minute chair massages from a professional, or simply a couch and TV set-up. If you choose this route, just be sure to plan for the popularity of your station!

Idea #2: Game Haven

Jeopardy-Wall-Trade-ShowRentalThe goal of hosting a booth at a conference is to get brand exposure and meet potential customers. Of course, to do this in a meaningful way, you’ll need to connect and engage with them by creating a dialogue. And if you can accomplish this by getting them to lighten up and have some fun, even better! In fact, positive energy and emotions will increase the likelihood that the remember the encounter and think fondly of your business.

A perfect way to do this? Turn your space into a game-oriented haven to give out your branded giveaways. Raffles and prize wheels are classic options; but don’t be afraid to go a step further by setting up a game of Jeopardy or other game show remake, host a contest, a mini putting course or even set-up a scavenger hunt around the convention. Attendees will flock to play and watch others do so. Remember, when confined to the same rooms for days on end, everyone will be hungry for new and exciting things to talk about!

Idea #3: Move the Conversation Online

Rather than fight the flow of foot traffic, why not make your booth stand out on social media? Especially for a tech-heavy audience, expect that apps like Instagram and Twitter will be active with updates from attendees. All you have to do is find out the official and unofficial hashtags being used!

Work with your social media person or team to engage with attendees online before and during the event. Whether you’re asking open-ended questions, running fun polls or eliciting responses in another way, there are plenty of opportunities for inviting those commenters to pick up their winning prize at your station.

We hope our list of giveaways and suggestions for how to actually gift them have your creative juices flowing. Not only will these methods help your business to standout at the next tech conference, but they’ll ensure your brand presents itself in a memorable way.

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What to Know about Hosting a Charging Station at Events

Smartphones have become ingrained in everyday life thanks to the numerous and tremendous tasks they perform. But for all their good, there’s one thing most folks would agree needs a mega-facelift: battery life.

We’ve all experienced the sinking feeling that comes when the dreaded “20%” warning flashes across the screen. We’ve all searched high and low for an accessible outlet to camp out at for those few short minutes while getting in a quick recharge. After all, the only thing worse than a dying battery is a dead one. Despite poor battery life being a common complaint of smartphone users, most rarely carry a charger with them, which is why hosting a charging station at your next event is a brilliant marketing move.

What is a charging station?

A charging station is a portable pad, kiosk or furniture with multiple charging outlets for folks to plug into and recharge the batteries for any portable devices. They’re a natural fit for any event, from trade shows and conferences to just about any type of mass group outing, like concerts, sporting events, auctions, and more. If there’s going to be a crowd, there’s going to be tons of smartphones… with quickly depleting batteries (and frustrated attendees).

Below, we discuss some of the important must-knows of hosting a charging station at an event:

Who can host a charging station?

In theory, anyone can host a charging station, but you’ll want to check with the corporate sponsor of the event before assuming it’s okay. Most sponsors welcome the addition of a charging station, as it benefits everyone there. However, at bigger conferences and trade shows, the event will typically have a specific charging station set up, complements of one of the event’s larger business sponsors.

Depending on the style charging station, you may need a larger amount of floor space – especially if you’re bringing a free-standing kiosk or chargeable counter. From a practicality standpoint, these require significant space and access to at least one electrical outlet to plug into. Again, get your sponsor’s blessing before you plan on setting up your own at their event.

What equipment is needed?

Charging stations are wonderfully low-maintenance. They don’t require a ton of equipment at all. In fact, they’re fairly self-sufficient.

As mentioned above, you’ll need to make sure you have easy access to an appropriate power outlet to plug your station into at the event. The specific requirements for voltage may vary, but it’s a relatively safe bet that you’ll only need the common 110 V. If you have a small table or booth, make sure you’ll have outlet space enough for the guests as well as for your team and their set-up!

Should I buy or rent?

You can do either! The choice is up to you. To give you an idea:

On renting: There are plenty of charging station rental companies that are happy to outfit your event for reasonable prices. This is a great option for companies testing out the effectiveness of this offering at events, or who want to use it for their own functions.
Renting is also ideal for those who require assistance, as rentals typically include 24/7 support for any issues that may crop up. Rental fees vary from about $200-800 per day. These fees are based on several items, such as the type of charging station, length of rental, and branding options.

On buying or leasing: On the other hand, if you find yourself constantly renting, it may be time to invest. Having your own saves the hassle of arranging pick-up and drop-off of the equipment. The cost for a charging station vary greatly – you can find prices for as low as $400 all the way up to $6000+. Many sellers offer the option of buying outright or leasing their products, to better fit your marketing budget needs.

What style station should I get?

Before choosing a product type, the first question you should ask is whether users will have to stay with their device to charge it, or whether it can be secured and left for a period of time while charging. There are pros and cons to both, and the station you opt for will depend on your goals for hosting the charging station.

With either option, you can expect improved brand perception and awareness – kudos! But aside from that, are you looking to further engage with attendees, perhaps about a product or service you offer?

If so, you may want to keep them around while their device charges, as it provides a great opportunity to showcase what you’re offering. In this case, you might opt for one of the following charging station types:

  • Table with built-in outlet, where you can have a professional, sit-down discussion with attendees while they plug in
  • Reception counter, where attendees can charge devices while chatting with your teammates or perusing your company literature
  • Display kiosks, where visitors can charge while viewing a slideshow, film, or live demo with your staff on the kiosk’s monitor
  • Couches or reclining chairs, where guests can get off their feet while giving their battery some life
  • Individual ports or portable charging bays, which can display prominently on a table at your booth for guests to use while reading your material and picking up swag
  • A recharge “lounge”, separate from your booth. where guests can plug in while watching, reading, or networking

On the other hand, maybe you prefer to give recipients the freedom to drop off their devices and continue about. In which case, chaining them to a charging station is unnecessary. Allowing attendees to lock up their phones and get back to the event is a win-win for all – they get a charged phone, and you keep their interest on the show/event/etc. In this case, you have just a few options:

  • Charging lockers or cabinets, where guests can lock up their devices in an individually secured cubby for as long as needed
  • Touch-screen charging kiosks, where attendees can leave their devices and return to pick them up when ready
What if my charging station gets too crowded?

This can be an issue particularly for events that prefer attendees don’t hang around the station waiting for their phones. You’d better believe that folks will line up and wait it out for the chance to plug in!

To avoid this, make sure you have an adequate number of stations available. We recommend one charging port for every 400 people; but depending on the event and the demographic it draws, you may prefer more or less.

If, despite your best efforts, your station is still too crowded, consider a contingency plan. We suggest gifting branded power banks and chargers or during the event, offering them alongside your marketing materials and other swag. Everyone can always use an extra charger! Plus, there’s inherent comfort in having one in-hand, even if it can’t be used at that exact moment.

Folks can relax knowing they’ll be able to power back up as soon as they get to an outlet, which gives them time and peace of mind to talk to you about your business.

What are the benefits of hosting a charging station?

There are a number of reasons why smart brands choose to offer guests a free juice up:

  • Increased brand awareness – especially when your charging station is branded with your company name and logo
  • Improved brand perception – provided a free charge is a generous act that will ensure users view your brand in a positive light
  • Increased foot traffic – according to Veloxity, customers who use cell phone charging stations saw improvements up to 35%
  • Boost engagement – folks who need their phone to charge are more likely to stop and strike up a conversation; what’s more, they’ll spend a longer time on average at your booth or table while waiting for their phone to finish powering
  • Better retention – “My phone is dying” is a totally acceptable excuse to leave an event early. Charging stations help to keep more attendees at the event or on the exhibition floor for longer – which means more leads for you, and a more enjoyable time for everyone!
How can I make my charging station stand out?

Throw a charging station into the mix of your event and folks will be happy – but why stop there? You can absolutely make your charging station into a destination, especially if you want folks to hang around so you can engage with them.

For instance, create a full-blown “café corner” complete with a coffee bar and light snacks for attendees to enjoy while charging their phones. Comfy seats are another bonus, especially for events that require a lot of standing or walking. Creating a mini café will make your interaction with folks more natural and relaxed, rather than them feeling potentially awkward just standing around – and zipping off as soon as their phone is done charging.
Want more ideas? Check out this piece, which highlights 15 unique charging stations from big brands like Toyota and Lacoste.

Ready to jump onboard and host a charging station at your next event? We thought so! For other trade show necessities – including displays, games, banners, and giveaways – check out our fully customizable selection at ePromos.


LEEMAN NYC Custom Cell Phone Wallet with Ring Phone Stand and Holder

We’ve seen a trend here at ePromos since the start of the new year. Our customers often come to us asking for a gift that appeals to everyone. “What is nice enough for executives, yet affordable enough for trade shows?” They ask. “What will people actually use?”

The answer we’ve been giving them is our custom Cell Phone Wallet with Ring Phone Stand and Holder. Here’s the rational: Most people don’t leave their home without their cell phone. And, the majority of people don’t leave home without their wallet (although as Mobile Wallets become more accepted across the globe, the need for carrying a traditional wallet is diminishing). Not only does this piece serve as a wallet, it’s ring also serves as a stand and a great hand grip.


Many only carry their license and business cards , using cash less and keeping credit card info stored in their mobile wallet. If you want your brand to travel everywhere your target audience goes, promotional wallets that attach to any smartphone are a smart promotional product choice.

Some additional questions we’re commonly asked where a cell phone wallet is clearly the answer:

What products will keep my brand close-at-hand for my customers?

Take a look at your phone. You are probably looking at the screen. After all, that’s the “business end” of your smartphone. Now turn your phone over. See all that space? You can put that space to good use and put your brand in the hand of your target audience.

Add your logo, brand messaging or other artwork to this wallet with ring holder and phone stand. A cell phone is prime real estate for advertising your brand.

Will an affordable giveaway be an impressive gift?

For employee recognition, high-end gifts are appropriate; however, if your company has numerous employees, a gift such as this leatherette wallet/holder/phone stand is a more affordable choice. The debossed decoration is subtle, your brand name is there, but it doesn’t intrude on the elegant look of the wallet. This is an ideal giveaway for tradeshows, in the office, for your sales team, or as a party favor!

Which merchandise will appeal to the masses that I can giveaway at an event?

We tell our customers that three-in-one promotional gifts make an interesting giveaway at trade shows, conventions, and other large-scale events. They’re typically affordable enough for large crowds while still being extremely useful.

The ring is handy and the card holder sticks to the back of cell phones, boosting the chances that it will get used and your logo will be seen. People love the convenience of having all their necessities in one place.

What types of gifts look like they are for an executive, yet are affordable?

Made by Leeman™ New York, this stylish, leather-look wallet is great for men and women. Another feature that makes this gift perfect for business partners, CEOs, and top-notch customers is the decoration method that is used for your logo.

Embossing is a printing method that raises the image off the product to give it a 3D effect. The opposite of embossing is debossing. Debossing is the art of stamping or printing, leaving an elegant imprint permanently depressed into the product’s surface. The executive you give this wallet to is sure to be impressed – not only due to its attractiveness, but because this patent-pending product is so unique.

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Look to ePromos – we’re the “promo know-how people” and we can help you find the right fit.

Some reasons why we love this product in particular:

Think of the convenience of having 3-gifts-in-1! Customers will have one place for a wallet, a cell phone holder, and a phone stand.

1. The wallet has a single slip pocket to carry customers’ credit card, cash, and driver’s license. You can leave the big wallet at home and carry only one item.
2. The metal ring is a convenient and safe grip that allows users to hold their smartphone more easily. It also prevents the accidental fumble when talking, texting or taking a picture.
3. The ring used to hold the phone with one finger can also serve as a cell phone stand to watch videos, Facetime, Skype or remain hands-free on a phone call.
LEEMAN NYC Custom Cell Phone Wallet w/ Ring Phone StandSKU:10008135


Each soft case is uniquely designed for perfection in form and detail. They look stylish and feel natural to use. Easily attach this little promo to the flat back of any smartphone using the removable adhesive back. And worry not – should recipients wish to remove it, the adhesive is residue-free. It’s small enough (3-5/8”x2.5”) to fit on the back of any smartphone and large enough to highlight your logo right below the metal ring.

Additional imprint locations and/or methods may be available. Ask your Brand Consultant for details. The wallet is available in black, navy blue, red, and tan. Shop now, or call us to talk through ways we can help you to customize a LEEMAN NYC cell phone wallet for your company.

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