Okay… Seriously? Who turned the furnace off outside? All of a sudden this past week I’ve been having to put the seat warmers on in my car and turn the heat up in my apartment. And of course… I get yelled at because the heating bill is “going to go through the roof”. Even the office is cold! It’s like I can’t escape. If you can imagine how much I complain when I’m inside, just think about the whining I’ll be doing when I’m tailgating this weekend out in the cold (GO DAWGS!!!).
Or maybe I won’t be complaining as much as I think… As the weather is only beginning to cool off (or in my mind entering the second ice age) it’s time to start thinking about some promotional products that will surely be in the hands of your clients for the next few months!
Fleece blankets quite possibly are my most favorite thing in the world. And I’m not just saying that – Its inevitable when your feet are always cold (even in socks). I ALWAYS have one on my couch; no matter the weather. This fold up blanket is a great way to get your brand out and about and off the couch. Because its so compact its definitely going to make its way to outdoor sporting events such as high school football games, campfires, and tailgates! More than likely they will be shared as well! If I’m cold and standing outside for hours at a time, you can bet I’m cuddling up with someone who has some warmth!
Whats also great about this fold up promotional blanket is that it can be used during the spring and summer for picnics, beach trips, laying out under the stars and other outings! So not only is it awesome for the winter its pretty perfect giveaway for the entire year!
Whats even worse than being cold… is being cold and eating cold food. Seriously, who wants to eat cold sandwiches when they’re standing in a parking lot and there are flurries coming down out there? Uh not me, that’s for sure! Sure coolers a great to keep your beverages cold. But lets get real, having a grill is the way to go — no more amateur tailgating. Lets step it up a bit. I can’t tell you how many random fans come up to our tailgates asking if we have any burgers to spare. The second question is usually, “That thing is so cool! Where did you get that?!” So not only are you stepping outside of the box by giving your client a pretty sweet gift… it also gets your clients talking to other people about your company! Not to mention all the envious people who walk by and see it too!
And for the ladies who need a little more than hot chocolate and a hot dog to warm up there is always the option of a wine tote. i honestly had never really seen a wine tote like this until I started working here. Shocker… considering I’m friends with some pretty serious wino’s. Not only are they great to bring to the tailgate, but they’re also a great holiday gift. I can’t tell you how many times this would have come in handy when going to a holiday party or gathering where I’ve brought bottles of wine as a nice gesture. It could have saved the hassle of hearing the bottles clanging around in the trunk when they escaped the paper bag with a cardboard divider. And definitely could have made me look a little classier when entering someone’s house. They’re also great because they’re reusable and probably won’t be thrown away after one party. What stinks about other promotional products is that people don’t really tend to mind if they lose the sticky pad or let someone borrow their pen- because they’re replaceable. When you give a good quality product people will tend to hang onto them longer — meaning more exposure to your brand.
So as you’re freezing your buns off at the next tailgate or your child’s football game (maybe don’t bring the wine there…) and you see others enjoying their warm promotional goodies don’t say I didn’t warn ya!
Let me know if I can assist you in any way! I’m tellin’ ya… it’s going to be a cold one this winter so start planning now for your companies 4th quarter, Christmas, and client corporate gifts!
I am Lauren and I can be reached at 615-221-1158 x108