Monday, November 16, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
- Ship Weight: 4 lbs. each — 6 units/case
- Wooden Chest Dimensions: 8" x 8" x 3"
- Imprint Area: 4" x 2" Artwork Requirements
- Price includes firebranded imprint on lid.
- Gift cards available Options and Prices
- Individual mailing cartons included at no charge
- FOB Wisconsin factory (3C)
- Individual shipment directly to recipients is available Options and Prices
- Maximum Size for Customer Supplied Enclosure Cards: 7" x 7"
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Polly 32 oz.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
For questions on these or other products on sale, give me a ring!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
As always, I'm here to help you find the right product for your business. If you know you want something, but don't know what, give me a call and I'll put together a custom quote for you. With 850,000 products we're sure to find something unique for your business.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Buy one of the first four products listed (including the ever popular permanent Sharpie marker), then choose the FREE product you would like to recieve in addition to your order!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Minimum Quantity: 100 Regular Price: $3.91 SPECIAL PRICE $3.03 - 10% off
Minumum Quantity: 300 Regular Price $.85 each - 10% off
Minimum Quantity: 500 Regular Price $.80 each SPECIAL PRICE $.56 each - 10% off
Saturday, March 28, 2009
carabiner key chains
lip balm $.96 each on special through 4/30/09
…and that’s just the beginning!
300 $0.85 each
500 $0.82 each
1000 $0.77 each
2500 $0.71 each
5000 $0.65 each
Ink Color/Point Style: Black ink with medium point
Price Includes: 1-color imprint, 1-location
Product Size: Approx. 7-1/4"
Item Colors: Blue, Green, Purple, Red
Production Time: 4 Business Days
Standard Imprint Method(s):
Screen Print: Back Side of Barrel, 2-1/8"w x 1"h, 1 color(s) max
Monday, March 16, 2009
Quantity **Doodads Price Regular Price
50 $7.49 each $7.91 each
150 $6.69 each $6.99 each
500 $5.99 each $6.07 each
• SCREEN CHARGE: $50.00 per color/location. Exact repeat orders, no charge.
** Because of Doodad's volume purchasing, I am able to secure discounts for MANY of our products. This is one example. The Bic price is listed to the right, and my every day low price is in the second column. Just another reason to choose Doodads as your promotional product supplier!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Fifty-three percent of the 1,000 senior level marketers surveyed said event marketing "is the discipline that best accelerates and deepens relationships with target audiences." Slightly more than a quarter (26 percent), said it drives the greatest return-on-investment—up 4% from 2007. The EventView 2009: North America report was conducted by an independent third party research firm on behalf of the Meeting Professionals International Foundation, the Event Marketing Institute and George P. Johnson.
"The underlying theme of the 2009 EventView data is that smart marketers will answer the call of their bosses to drive business as soon as possible," says David Rich, senior vice president for strategic marketing/worldwide at the event marketing company George P. Johnson. "This is best accomplished by accelerating the shift away from passive and interruptive marketing tactics and moving as quickly as possible to the more targeted, direct and engaging strategy of brand experiences that in and of themselves deliver value to the prospect or customer."
Want a break from the usual event bag? This fun and fashionable alternative is inexpensive AND hip!
Turn simple drawcord styling into a fashionable accessory. 210D Polyester featuring a series of multi-color and mono-color patterns with reinforced corners and double drawcord closure.
100 $2.95 each
250 $2.65 each
500 $2.25 each
Setup Charge: FREE. Colors: Black/White/Red circles, Red/White/Orange circles, Navy/White/Lime circles. General Information: Vitronic Catalog.
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Additional Charges May Apply.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
This year, I'm celebrating 10 years in business.
I started Doodads Promotional Products when I was 19 years old. I was working at an advertising agency in St. George, Utah, and going to school full-time at Dixie College. I had a customer looking for imprinted brochure holders, business card holders, t-shirts and mugs. 10 years ago we didn't have the resources on the internet that we do now, but even still, I was searching online for a promotional products supplier that could get me all the products under one roof. I found a man by the name of Bob Spooner in the Mid-west who was willing to help. After rounds of quotes and samples, he did what I least expected: he encouraged me to start a company of my own and connected me with the distributor so that I could manage the orders and make the profit myself. He became a mentor and a dear friend. The agency, TenneyClemons Advertising, became my first customer, and they are still a customer today.
Times have changed. There are hundreds of promotional products suppliers on the internet now, and it would be easy for me to find one. Now I have to work harder to separate my business from my competitors (and I'm sure you are looking for ways to do the same for your business). I've made a lot of mistakes over the years - I'm not perfect, but my dedicated efforts to grow my business have been spent in client retention, not finding new clients. And it has paid off:
- On average, 97% of my business has come from repeat customers or referrals every year for the last 5 years. That last three percent is new customers that I had to pay for, meaning that I bought advertising or paid to be a member of the chamber of commerce. I've slowly learned I need to pay less money on getting new customers and more on keeping my current customers happy.
- Doodads Promotional Products has run profitably every year since it began back in 1999. I used my own money to start the business, made that money back in the first 6 months and have used that money to grow the business over the years. It was a very slow growth process, but it was worth the wait.
- Everyone is talking about tough times, but I'm grateful for a solid business structure and practices that will keep me afloat. In all honesty, it's been the slowest three months I have ever had. I won't lie, it's been painful. But I'll make it.
I wanted to do a post in celebration of 10 great years. Not to boast, but to give you an insight into Doodads Promotional Products and how we do business. We'll be celebrating on this blog over the coming months. Giveaways, events and more - stay tuned.
In the interim, if you want to know more about what we do, give me a call.
Every quarter, Norwood, one of my preferred suppliers offers discounts on over 200 products in a number of categories: Health and Wellness; Bags and Meetings: Golf, Sports and Fun; Auto Tools and Flashlights; Drinkware; and Writing Instruments.
I wanted to highlight some of the Health and Wellness items for this post. Targeting your customer base, or choosing a product to match a promotion or marketing plan is essential to helping customers remember your company. Health and Wellness items are great for many industries because the customer or potential customer will find these items to be useful and sometimes everyday items. The great part, is that for the same low price as a pen, you can pass out something unique, useful and appreciated. What a great way to stand out at your next trade show or event!
Original Colored Dispenser with Colored Bandages (Shown above)
Regular Price: $.80 each for 500 Quantity Sale Price: $.56 each for 500 quantity
Brightly colored bandages in a colored dispenser are a great way to spice up your safety promotion. Your dispenser comes with 5 assorted colors.
Great for safety and healthcare promotions
Price Includes: 1-color imprint, 1-location
Product Includes: 5 colored bandages in a refillable dispenser; a color assortment will be provided as standard; other combinations available upon request at no additional charge
Product Size: 4-1/8"w x 1-1/2"h x 1/2"d
Item Colors: Translucent Blue, Translucent Green, Translucent Orange, Translucent Purple, Translucent Red
Production Time: 5 Business Days (Does not include shipping, order creation, etc.
Standard Imprint Method(s):
Screen Print: Front, 2"w x 1"h, 4 color(s) max
Imprint color(s): black, gold, silver, white
Product is or contains a registered medical device
SPF-23 Lip Balm - With OPTIONAL 4 color processRegular Price: $1.29 each for 250 quantity Sale Price: $.96 each for 250 quantity
One of our most popular products, this moisturizing lip balm offers extra protection from the sun. The 4-color process decoration option is sure to get your message noticed!
PABA-free lip balm contains both UVA and UVB protectors; contains aloe vera to soothe lips
Available flavors: cherry, spearmint, vanilla
Price Includes: 1-4 color process imprint
Product Size: 9/16"w x 2-5/8"h x 9/16"d
Item Color and Flavors: White (Cherry), White (Spearmint), White (Vanilla)
Production Time: 3 Business Days
Standard Imprint Method(s):
Screen Print: Front, 1-1/2"w x 1/2"h, 1 color(s) max
1 color printed directly on tube. 2-4 color process printed on white label. For 2-4 color process imprints, specify product information color; if not specified, we will use our best judgment
Assorted flavors available with a copy change charge of $30(g) for each flavor due to ingredient listing requirements; minimum quantity per flavor is 250 pieces
Exact PMS match cannot be guaranteed Product not available for shipment to Canada
Additional Health and Wellness items on sale at Norwood:
Stress Relievers, Sunblock Lotion, Pocket First Aid Kits, Pill Box, Instant Hand Cleaner, and more! If you'd like more information on these or other discounted items on sale, leave a comment or call me 801.592.1101.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A question I get asked every day: What's the minimum quantity?
Saturday, January 31, 2009
It's tradeshow season!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
The study concluded that ad specialty products’ cost per impression is $0.004. That is 4 tenths of a penny for each time the item is used and the “advertisement” is seen.
Comparing this to Nielsen Media data shows that the cost per impression is below that of
- TV ($0.006-$0.019)
- Radio ($0.005)
- Newspaper ($0.0129)
- National magazine ads ($0.033)
Another interesting find is that among wearables, bags were reported to be used most often by the end user at an average of 9 times per month. They also deliver the most impression with an average of 1,038 per month. That means your logo and/or message is seen over 1,000 times a month by the end user or others.
Other interesting results include:·
- 84% of people remember the advertiser on the product they receive·
- 42% have a more favorable impression of the advertiser after receiving a product·
- 62% have done business with the advertiser after receiving the product·
- 24% are more likely to do business with the advertiser on the items they receive·
- 81% of promotional products were kept because they were considered useful
I'm not saying that you shouldn't have a balanced marketing effort, but here are a few statistics to consider as you evaluate where and how promotional products should be part of your marketing and event planning. I've seen a lot of customers cut out promotional products recently in an effort to cut back. We're all making cut backs, one way or another, in our businesses. Perhaps finding cheaper spiffs is the answer, instead of eliminating them all together from your marketing mix.
Please let me know how I can help you with your marketing needs for 2009. It's going to be a great year. Different than we had hoped maybe, but we'll make it!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The original Rubik’s® Cube, a stimulation puzzle that has captivated people worldwide since it was first introduced in 1980. The Rubik’s® Cube is known to have “43 quintillion” possible moves, yet only one solution.
• SETUP CHARGE: $55.00 (G) per color. Exact repeat $25.00 (G).
• SIZE: 2 ¼" cube.
• COLORS: Multi color.
• COPY: 1 color on 5/8" sq. on each of nine tiles or 2" sq. on the white panel. Imprinting available on any other color panel. Yellow panel contains the Rubik’s® logo.
• ADD’L COLORS: .55 (G) ea. running charge per color. Max. colors depends on artwork.
• ABS MINIMUM: 38, $55.00 (G) add’l charge.
• WEIGHT: 32 lbs/100. PACKING: Gift Box.
• FOB: Prime Line; CT 06610. (3C)
Additional Charges May Apply
Now, for one week only, you can get these Rubik's Cubes for 10% off. Order on or before 1/30/2009. Call me for details 801.592.1101.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Vicki Winterton, owner of Organizing Mind Over Matter, is a professional organizer and is the woman to know. Do you have places and paper in your house that need to be tackled so that you can improve your productivity? Vicki will be here to speak on how to get a handle on your paper and personal and professional space so that you can improve productivity and efficiency in your day.
Tina Beck, owner of Professional Accounting Solutions, is a money savvy maven and just what we need in today's shaky financial times. To address these timely concerns, Tina will be speaking on 'Building a Strong Business Foundation in Today's Economy'. With the Financial D-Day Lurking on every doorstep, it's important to learn how to protect yourself.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Ghennipher of SimSpin
Krista Parry, of Park City Mountain Resort
Jesse Stay of Stay-n-Alive
Monday, January 12, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Yesterday I had the opportunity to look for some items that can be produced in a REALLY quick turn around. I found Norwood, one of my preferred suppliers, who has a list of 431 items that can be produced with a one color imprint in 24 hours WITHOUT ADDITIONAL RUSH CHARGES.