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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.


Custom Water Bottles Make Hyatt’s Housekeeping Staff Happy

Employees are an organization’s most important asset, and Hyatt Regency Atlanta recently showed it with custom water bottles. The luxury hotel wanted to recognize employees during International Housekeeping Week, an annual celebration of the professionals who maintain clean, safe and healthy environments for guests.

Hyatt worked with ePromos earlier this year for custom tote bags for housekeepers to carry their daily supplies, and the hotel turned to us again for a memorable gift.

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“Our staff has a very physical and strenuous job, and their hard work can be overlooked at times,” explains Travis Brooks, assistant executive housekeeper. “A water bottle is a great gift for a couple of reasons: The water bottle is something that they can utilize each and every day to stay hydrated while at work, and it also serves as a reminder of Housekeeping Week when they were recognized for all of their hard work.”

Everyone was clamoring for these custom water bottles, which went to 150 employees, supervisors and managers.

“Employees who were off work when we originally gave out the water bottles and saw the other staff with them were mobbing me in the office to make sure they got one of their own,” Brooks says. “We also had other non-housekeeping staff at the hotel who saw the bottles asking if they could have one.”

Why were these water bottles so immensely popular? Because they were attractive, well-designed and useful.

Hyatt’s logo is crisp and sharp on the bottles, and the reason for the gift—International Housekeeping Week—is displayed prominently, always reminding recipients that they’re valued and appreciated.

A smart design also plays a role. These custom water bottles feature an ergonomic grip and a flip top, making it convenient for employees to use throughout the day without missing a beat.

“The ladies really like the color and logos—they came out great,” says Brooks. “They also said the bottle has a nice sturdy cap so it won’t spill or leak.”

Hyatt hit the mark exactly when it comes to showing employee appreciation, and Brooks says he couldn’t have been more pleased with the final outcome.

Promo know-how tip: Don’t get so bogged down in day-to-day tasks that you forget to recognize your staff. Our promotions specialists are here to help you find the perfect promotional gift to show appreciation.


Custom Water Bottles Get Spunky To Draw Attention

If you saw someone taking a swig from a bottle of hot sauce, you’d look again. That’s what makes this promotion for a New York bike shop so brilliant.

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Gage+DeSoto, a store that specializes in all things road cycling, used custom water bottles to spice up its brand. The water bottles are designed to look like the iconic Sriracha hot chili sauce—the notoriously fiery hot sauce that brings eaters to their knees.

Affectionately dubbed “rooster sauce” after the bold rooster logo on each bottle, Sriracha skyrocketed to popularity in 1980 when founder David Tran immigrated to Los Angeles from Vietnam. Craving a spicy kick for his food, Tran concocted his own potent elixir to bring the heat and began selling the sauce out of the back of his van.

“I made this sauce for the Asian community,” Tran said in a New York Times article, “but I wanted something I could sell to more than just the Vietnamese.”

He succeeded. Wildly.

Today, more than 10 million bottles of Sriracha are sold every year. It’s a key ingredient in everything from street food to epicurean fare, and it’s truly a multicultural brand. Even the ingredient list on the back of the bottle is printed in Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Vietnamese. Serving ideas include everything from pizza to pâté.

Everybody knows this hot stuff in a squeeze bottle, which is what made Gage+DeSoto’s promotion so intriguing. The blazing-red bottles perfectly mirror the traditional Sriracha packaging—from the Chinese markings to the rooster logo. Only these custom water bottles boast Gage+DeSoto’s name, address and website.

This promotion is creative, attention-getting, and it fits seamlessly into the store’s culture. Cyclists can use these promotional water bottles while on a ride, quenching their thirst and getting big-time buzz for the bike shop.

It was a clever way to kick up their marketing. Well, while it lasted, anyway. The custom water bottles are now sold out and discontinued. Perhaps Gage+DeSoto got a little too close for comfort when it comes to the Sriracha brand. To keep your company out of legal hot water, follow these 10 commandments of branding.

Promo know-how tip: When selecting promotional items, make sure they tie into your brand. There should be consistency in the promotional products you choose and what your company represents.


Vodka Promotion Takes A New Twist

How do you take your vodka? How about in a promotional water bottle? It’s an unconventional idea, but it’s one that’s getting KRU 82 vodka some serious attention on the shelves.

One liquor outlet in the New York metro area reported that 80 percent of customers wanted to try KRU 82; a normal taste test only attracts about 30 percent of customers. The liquor outlet sold 20 cases in a matter of days. The owner says the packaging is the reason for the swift sales.

With a thick, black strap and a convenient carabiner, the KRU 82 bottle conveys style and outdoorsy appeal. Hikers can pack some glasses and vermouth in their backpacks, and voila: martinis on the slopes.

Or not. It’s just nice to have the option.

This packaging also appeals to the green crowd. It’s 100-percent BPA-free and shatterproof, so users can refill and reuse.

KRU 82 stands out from other vodkas because of its distinctive packaging. So we say: Ditch the proverbial bottle. Dare to mix it up with your packaging.

Promo know-how tip: Presentation matters. Polish your campaign with the right packaging, whether it’s a promotional jute bag or a logo gift box.


World Water Week: March 20-26, 2011

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Most of us don’t have to worry about the quality of the tap water we get at restaurants. The wait staff fills our glasses, and we don’t give it a second thought – we drink it down without question.

Unfortunately there are a lot of people in the world that don’t have this peace of  mind. In fact, lack of clean water is the second largest killer of children under 5 worldwide.

This week, you’ll have the chance to make a difference for these people when you dine at restaurants participating in UNICEF’s Tap Project.

Restaurants participating in this project will offer customers the chance to donate $1 for the tap water they normally receive for free. All of the proceeds from this World Water Week promotion will go directly towards providing clean drinking water and sanitation where it is needed most.

Your business can participate in the Tap Project and help raise money for World Water Week with promotional drinkware like the AquaSkin foldable water bottle. These promotional waterbottles can be customized and sold to raise money, or they can be imprinted with information about these projects to help raise awareness.

For more information and ideas about using eco-friendly promotional items during World Water Week, speak with an ePromos Promotions Specialist by calling 800-LOGO-216.