Monday, November 17, 2008

Why Calendars are the 2nd Most Popular Promotional Product

Did you know that calendars are the 2nd most popular promotional product in the industry?  Why you ask?  Good promotional products should be Useful, Long Lasting and Appreciated.  Calendars definitely fit the bill.    Here is the top reason you should include calendars in your promotional product mix:

Price Per View.  Calendars are relatively inexpensive already, but when you calculate the "Price Per View", they become even cheaper.  If your calendar is selected, your customer will be looking at your calendar often daily (or for office calendars, Monday through Friday).  Say you spend $2.35 per calendar, and your customer looks at your calendar only 100 days in a year, that's only 2 cents per day (NOT TO MENTION PER VIEW)!  Can you afford NOT to have your name in front of your customers EVERY DAY?

There are a number of calendar options.  In addition to the classic appointment wall calendar you can choose pocket planner calendars, large desk calendars, magnet calendars and more.  

So, how do you pick a calendar that's right for you?  Let me tell you about some calendars orders from the past:

1. I had a home medical company buy large desk calendars to give to doctors offices and insurance offices.  That way their name, logo and contact information is in front of people who will potentially recommend their business to customers.  

2. A local insurance agency picked the magnet calendar with their picture at the top to not only keep their number handy for their customers, but they also included a picture of the employees so that customers can see them and know who they are talking to when they are on the phone.

Give me a call, I can help you select the right calendar for your business.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BIC Wide Body Pens - Buy One Get One FREE!

This is a spectacular deal from BIC. One of their most popular pens, the BIC Wide Body pen, is on a promotion for buy one get one free on quantities of 500 all the way to 10,000. (So if you want 2,500 pens, you get 2,500 FREE during this limited time offer!)

Here are the per unit costs:
500 Quanity = $1.04 each (You'll get 1,000!)
1,000 Quantity = $1.03 each (You'll get 2,000!)
2,500 Quantity = $.92 each (You'll get 5,000!)
5,000 Quantity = $.90 each (You'll get 10,000!)
10,000 Quantity = $.81 each (You'll get 20,000!)

There are a number of color options for barrels, trims and ink! See me for details!

Pricing includes a one color imprint (additional colors available for additional charge). BIC never charges for screen charges! Shipping and tax not included.

If you are intersted, call me, or email me at michelle at doodadspromotional dot com or you can phone me by going to my website and clicking on "contact us".

Don't let this deal pass you by. Offer ends December 30th, 2008!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

In Today's Economy Companies Are Choosing Holiday Cards Over Holiday Gifts

I can't believe the holidays are here.  I mean, it's November.  Where did the time go?  

I'm starting to work with customers on putting together the perfect holiday gift for clients and employees.  Already I've helped a Salt Lake City based media company finalize a USB Drive where they can put their portfolio on the drive and also give a very classy gift as well.

But, as I'm sure you know, times are tough.  They are tough for homes and companies too.  So we're finding a trend that businesses are turning to Holiday Cards to let customers know that they are thinking of them during the season.  They are sometimes cheaper, but still send the message that I care about the business relationship we've grown over the year.

The important thing is that you do something.  You don't have to spend a lot of money to say thank you at this time of year.  

According to Hallmark, customers are 66% more likely to buy from a company or vendor that sent them a holiday card.  Can you afford to loose on this business?

If I can help you find a way to celebrate and thank your clients, customers and employees for the holidays, give me a call!

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