If you are headed to a trade show or convention to get new customers, raise awareness of your company or organization or just reconnect with customers you are more than likely looking to giveaway some sort of swag. After nearly a decade in the promotional products industry, I have learned not all items are created equal. So I have put together a list of the top 5 best giveaways that will give you the most bang for your buck. After all, you are not just buying the swag to give out to make friends: you want a return on your marketing investment.
1. Laminated Tote Bags
First of all, go big! Make sure you purchase at least one item that has a big imprint area for your company’s logo, website, or phone number. These non-woven laminated totes are very similar to the Lululemon shopping bags that you see everywhere. They are great quality tote bags and have a large place for your logo.
2. Custom Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizers are another great item to giveaway. Especially at the big shows where you come in contact with hundreds of people. These small and portable sanitizers have a perfect space for your imprint. Potential customers will keep hold of this useful healthcare themed item, reminding them of your brand. They are also an inexpensive option at under $1.
3. Stylus Pens
I normally advise against buying pens for trade shows, simply because everyone is giving them, away but this item is the exception. Our Curvaceous Twist Action Ballpoint Pen With Stylus And Rubber Grip is the perfect pen that people are sure to want and hold on to. The promo writing item has a ballpoint pen on one end and a stylus at the other end. A perfect tech-themed item to use with your iPhone, iPad or any other touch screen device or phone. These pens are also less than $1 with your imprint!
4. Customized Sunglasses
Our neon custom sunglasses are our best selling product for three years running. They are not just popular fraternity party props or wedding favors anymore! Companies of all sizes are using these fun and useful items year around. Another new and very popular option is the retro specs that come with an imprint on the front of the sunglasses. Don’t worry you can still see out of the glasses.
5. Stress Balls of All Sizes, Shapes, and Types!
Last but not least one of the other most creative and poplar swag items for your next big convention is stress relievers! They come in hundreds of shapes, colors, and styles to match just about any branding you have or service you may offer. We have a wide selection of thousands of creative stress balls in everything from fruits to body parts to technology themed items. The imprint area is not huge, but our customers have given us feedback that attendees at shows go crazy over the unique stress balls. Check out all of our custom stress balls.