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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.


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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.

custom-cell-phone-wallet-ring-stand

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.

How do I choose the right promotional product for my marketing campaign?

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.

Love this post? It’s our Product of the Month pick for February, 2018. Check out January’s here.


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Connect at Trade Shows with Promo Products


Mining for new prospects is often the most important goal of trade shows. One of the benefits of exhibiting at an event is you get face-to-face interaction. You can dive in to understand your prospects’ business and what’s in their pipeline from a marketing/events standpoint. As part of those conversations, and even before them, you’ll need a good tactic to initially get attendees to stop at your booth.

Building brand awareness is an important part of trade show exhibiting. So how to do that? One answer is with promotional products, that can help you remain top-of-mind with prospects and loyal customers alike. Did you know that according to PPAI, approximately 82% of people have a more favorable impression of a brand after they receive a promotional item?

Remember, you won’t be the only company handing out freebies at your show. That’s why you want your giveaways to stand out – you want to be the go-to booth for the best promotions. Think about gifts that are:

1) useful;

2) uniquely timeless;

3) space-saving; and,

4) won’t bust your budget.

Useful
Stocking your booth with giveaways that are useful is vital. Free gifts draw people to any booth, but practical gifts, those giveaways your audience will actually use, allow your sales team to easily pitch the usefulness of your company’s products and services. According to ASI, 91% of people in the US keep USB Flash Drives because they are useful.

In the US, 91% keep USB drives because they are useful

Timeless

Outfitting your exhibit with useful gifts, ones that are not the latest gimmick, offer a long shelf life to your giveaways. Go ahead and order the maximum quantity to save money in the long run! Items like bags, cellphone wallets, hand sanitizers, microfiber cleaning cloths and can coolers will always fulfill whatever promotional need you may have in the future. These enduring products are relevant for all seasons of the year.

Choose a product that will easily tie into any of your company’s promotional themes or marketing campaigns. As an example, if your company’s industry is hotel/tourism –  luggage, luggage tags and business card holders easily fall in line with that theme. Depending on your organization’s unique branding or selling points, you’ll find a number of timeless promotional products to fit the bill.

Space-Saving

Each trade show venue gives a vendor a pre-determined amount of booth space. This acreage is valuable! Small space-saving promo products utilize your surface area in an efficient and organized manner. After all, you came to the trade show to sell, not just give away branded merchandise.

Compact promotional products use an appropriate amount of space without distracting from the content that matters most to your company! Our favorites this year: Webcam Covers and Popsockets. With so many people having multiple smartphone devices, these items will surely get used and your brand will be in your customer’s face – literally. Other space-saving swag includes travel-friendly option such as pens, carabiners, note pads, and key chains.

Budget-Conscious

Trade shows are valuable because they give you face-to-face time with your prospects and customers. Impressive, budget-conscious products that capture the right person’s attention are pure gold! ePromos offers a huge selection of  items under $1 that are great staples to use any time.

Tried and True

Now that we’ve discussed the ways trade show items can be classified, let’s explore some options that fall into these categories. Not only are all the items featured below useful, timeless, space-saving and budget conscious, they are also tried and recommended by our customers.

Bags

Bags are a great conversation starter because everyone, and we mean everyone at a trade show, will need a bag to carry all the swag they are collecting. Not only are our custom tote bags a fun way to say, “Thanks for stopping by!”,  but you can ensure your company’s information finds its way back to the attendees’ offices by pre-stuffing the bags with promotional literature.

The tote bag we’ve chosen to highlight is a durable, non-woven bag that comes in colors to match your branding: yellow, burgundy, navy, black, orange, purple, red, reflex blue, white, lime green, pink, hunter green and light “Carolina” blue. We guarantee you will get the most out of your trade show investment when you showcase your brand on the front of a tote bag! Budget-conscious price: as low as $1.15!

Non-Woven Custom Tote Bag

*****Love the Tote Bags, very strong and durable. Right color and very useful. Great hand-out bag. Probably will order again when needed. Evelyn L. from Hartselle, AL

 

Can Coolers

From industry expos, to commercial shows, to corporate events, any kind of promotional incentive is a proven traffic booster for your trade show booth. However, can coolers are fun giveaways that trade show attendees will bring to the next tailgating party or home to a family member. Either way, your brand becomes memorable. And, brand recognition is the name of the game!

This lightweight can cooler is a great insulator with laminated open cell foam. It folds flat for easy storage in a pocket or purse and can be inexpensively mailed to prospects. Choose from 22 colors: black, brown, camouflage, fuchsia, green, hot pink, khaki, light green, navy, lime green, orange, pink, purple, red, royal blue, burnt orange, turquoise, yellow, burgundy, white, light blue and gray. Budget-conscious price: as low as 55 cents!

Budget Folding Custom Can Cooler SKU:8837812

*****Great quality product for a great price. The print is crisp and clean, and it fits a can perfectly. Austin L. from Lincoln, NE

 

Cell Phone Wallets

People don’t go anywhere without their cellphones. Most of us believe we couldn’t live without them. So, what’s the perfect giveaway? A Custom Wallet for Cell Phones.

This slim, silicone pocket attaches to the outside of any mobile device and is perfect for storing a driver’s license, credit cards, hotel key, business cards and cash. These tiny tools will be taken everywhere, which means more visibility for your brand. Just imagine how many times a day your logo will be seen, the possibilities with a cell phone wallet are endless.

This wallet adheres to the back of a cellphone with a strong adhesive that won’t leave marks or residue after being removed. Match your logo to our blue, black, gray, white, lime, orange, pink purple, red, yellow, burgundy, green and navy wallets. Budget-conscious price: as low as 99 cents!

Silicone Adhesive Custom Wallets for Cell Phones SKU:10003951

*****Our clients loved these silicone adhesive wallets for their cellphones. They were very good quality. Worth the money, they were a good value. Cristina J. from Evans, GA

 

Microfiber Cleaning Cloths

Few promotional products are so small, yet so beloved. Our lightweight, inexpensive and attractive cloths will clean every delicate screen made today. Not only are they great for electronic screens, they’ll clean glasses and sunglasses too! Your logo will be visible on the brightly-colored cloth through the clear storage pouch.

This customer favorite is available in 8 colors: khaki, lime, burgundy, green, gray, orange, red and blue.  This practical accessory will give you the advantage of a little extra something and reinforce your brand. Microfiber cloths are not just a trade show-only investment. Stock your whole office with them and hand them out to new hires. Budget-conscious price: as low as 65 cents!

Microfiber Custom Cleaning Cloth w/ Pouch SKU:10008241

*****For our target audience, this cleaning cloth is the best choice for our budget. The pouch looks professional and easily fits in a pocket to remind them of our company later. Christopher K. Breckenridge, MN

 

Hand Sanitizer Spray

Tradeshows involve an insurmountable amount of handshaking. Your giveaway will be used right away at the event, giving your brand immediate credibility. This bestseller promotes overall health along with your business. You can put your full-color logo on the container and wrap the graphics all the way around this hand sanitizer spray.

Sanitizing sprays are more convenient than other sanitizer products such as hand wipes. This spray has .27 ounces of lightly-scented disinfectant effective at eliminating over 99.9% of germs and bacteria. The container, made of durable plastic, easily fits in a pocket or purse and has a convenient pocket clip. Budget-conscious price: as low as 85 cents!

Full Color Promotional Hand Sanitizer Spray - .27 oz. SKU:8837815

*****This product exceeded our expectations. The scent was nice, and the product size was just right. You fit our logo and desired wording perfectly. Bess G. from Loma Linda, CA

 

We hope you found these recommendations useful for solidifying existing affiliations. If you need more ideas or inspiration, contact one of ePromos Brand Consultants. Don’t forget, we are “the promo know-how people”!


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ASI Orlando 2018: Trade Show Floor Trends


We’re back from ASI Orlando, the first show of the new year. It was fun walking this show, as there’s always a high-level of energy in the crowd. Marketers are eager to identify new trends and talk 2017 success stories with their partners. That’s probably the case with many trade shows, but being since this one took place January 2-5, 2018, everyone had resolutions fresh in their minds.

For me, in particular, this meant getting a feel for what trends would be big this season, and making that trend come to life for our avid readers. We’ll briefly explore some of the findings from the show today, and follow up in greater detail when we summarize our findings from the PPAI Expo show in Las Vegas, later this quarter.
 

Most-Seen Color on the floor:

Pantone’s color of the year, ultra violet, which was featured in the New York Times, as a color which “communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking”. Duly noted.

Custom Packaging:

Whether you’re a new company trying to break through the clutter, or an established business thanking your customers, presentation is everything.

Upscale Design:

Two decorating methods, which can be combined, stood out to me as game changers. The Spectrum printing, shown in the stars below as a tone-on-tone, and the Chisel method, where the imprint is cut out, revealing the actual color of the bottle. Full Color Basecamp Tundra Custom Water Bottles - 20 oz. SKU:10006973

Cell Phone Accessories:

Still hot! In 2015 we talked a lot about this, with the focus being on selfie sticks. One of our partners did great with these selfie lights as a giveaway to promote a concert. It was a huge hit. Even more the craze? PopSockets®Cell Phone Custom Selfie Ring Light SKU:10008332

Chip on Board (COB) Lighting:

in lanterns, flashlights and key rings. Significantly brighter, less expensive and lasts longer, this technology is slowly replacing traditional LED.

 

Pocket Aluminum COB Promo Flashlight w/ StrapSKU:10007737

 

Growlers:

They were everywhere! The Craft Beer industry has been increasing, as are visits and experiences around microbreweries. I loved this bottle in particular because it had a drink-easy access cap on the top. Great not only for retail, but also as a giveaway for trips to the beach, tailgating and company events. The 64 oz. holds a six-pack.

Stainless Steel Custom Vacuum Growler - 64 oz.SKU:10008329

 

Augmented Reality:

(technology that superimposes a CGI on a user’s view of the real world): You’d be surprised how many of our partners are dabbling in this. Think of what this means for the future of sales pitches for ad agencies!

Don’t forget, we’re the Promo Know-How People. Call us to bring your ideas to life.


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How To Keep Your Webcam Covered | ePromos


Webcams revolutionized the way we communicate. Now, you can hold a business meeting with someone overseas from the comfort of your office. The technology is so useful that almost every computer ships with a camera built in.

But webcams also pose a security risk. Since they’re everywhere, they present a tempting target to hackers who might want to spy on your business. If they get access, they could take pictures of you, your business, or even your family. Creepy, we know! But we have a stylish solution that helps to keep you secure.

Now, maybe you saw that picture of Mark Zuckerberg’s computer with tape over the camera. In fact, you might already use a post-it note or sticker on your own webcam. Unfortunately, these low-tech solutions don’t last very long. If you’re not careful, the tape will wear out and fall off your camera. Over time, they’ll also leave a sticky residue that’s difficult to clean.

ePromos’ webcam covers are a sophisticated alternative. Our webcam covers are some of the thinnest on the market but still provide maximum protection.

Security Slide-Action Webcam Cover

It’s User-Friendly

At ePromos, we chose our webcam covers carefully, only selecting options that were user friendly. This promotional slide-action camera cover is so easy to install, anyone can do it!
1. Simply remove the tape that is covering the strong adhesive strip.
2. Position the cover over the webcam.
3. Press down firmly for a few seconds.
4. Slide open or closed with on simple finger movement.

Whenever you’re not using your camera, simply slide the cover closed and enjoy the peace of mind security brings. The plastic protects your office or home from prying eyes. Whenever you want to video chat with someone, slide open the cover and you’re ready to go!

Protects Your Camera Lens

Unlike a sticker or tape, the slide-action cover never comes in contact with your webcam’s lens. This means that, when you’re ready to use it, your webcam is as clean and scratch free as the day you bought it. In fact, an additional benefit of the webcam cover is to protect the camera lens from scratches. Made of high-grade durable plastic, these covers can last the life of your laptop or PC.

Ultra-thin hardware

Despite the slide-action design, these webcam covers feature an ultra-slim profile. This means that most people who use one can still close their laptop without any issues. The sleek design also makes them a perfect to cover the camera on your tablet and smart TV. The design even works with some cell phones!

Note: If a laptop does not close completely it can damage the screen. If the webcam cover prevents your laptop from closing, do not attempt to force the shell to close.

The Perfect Promotional Giveaway

These promotional camera covers are useful and affordable. More importantly, they offer the priceless gift of security. Perfect for tablets, laptops, desktops, or smart TV’s, they can be the perfect giveaway. Whether you’re at a tech conference, trade show, or have a booth at a college campus, everyone will love these webcam covers.

At ePromos, you can customize these slide-action covers with your company logo or name. Then, when your customers use them, your name appears directly above their screen. Your logo’s literally in their face, but they’ll love you for it because you gave them security and peace of mind.

Product Specifications

The approximate size of our webcam cover is 1.5”x5/8” and is available in gray, black or white. The imprint area is ¾”x1/4”, highlighting your one-color logo that is pad printed onto the webcam cover. Ask your Brand Consultant for more details.