Promotional giveaways that give back: How to get the most return on your investment

Using promotional giveaways is an effective publicity strategy. Personalizing items that promote your brand, your products, your resources and your services assist in keeping you in the forefront of your prospects’ and clients’ minds. Promotional gifts which are carefully selected will be used regularly and should assist in reminding them of your company. These gifts may range from pens imprinted with the website which leads to your home page or USB drives embossed with your company name and logo. If you have not purchased promotional giveaways customized with your company information, it may seem that the task is as easy as buying a stack of pens or t-shirts from a retailer. However, it is a more involving process that requires a knack for detail and design. There are three important factors that should be considered when purchasing promotional gifts including:

  1. Audience (who will be receiving the promotional gifts);
  2. Cost/budget (what can you afford);
  3. Creativity (how will you get your audience’s attention).

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Non-Standard Products at Promotional Drives

Over the years, we have expanded our product offering form USB Cards to nearly twenty standard products that we sell. We just recently added four new power banks to our website – make sure to check them out as they are getting really popular these days. The products that we have on our website have become favorites with our new and existing customers. However, occasionally our clients ask us for products that we do not advertise on our website. These include everything from rough ideas they had or something they saw elsewhere. From our various custom product requests, below are our three favorite products.

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Best Artworks – January 2017

We have the pleasure of working with some of the greatest customers within every industry. Not just in terms of how courteous and friendly they are, but also in terms of their creativity.

I have previously written a blog post showcasing some of our customers’ creativity a couple of months ago. However, as we continue to grow, and the number of customers we serve continue to increase, we see more and more awe-inspiring artwork!

As such, welcome to the ‘Best Artworks – 2017′ – the inaugural monthly blog showcasing some of the best designed artworks by our customers.  Continue reading

14 Industries using Promotional USB Drives (and what they use them for!)

Much like promotional products and promotional giveaways in general, promotional USB flash drives tend to be used in a wide range of industries for a wide range of applications. However, unlike other promotional items (such as pens, mugs, hats), promotional USB drives more often than not tend to serve a more practical purpose than simply being “just another giveaway”.

The reason for this is it is not merely about the physical logo branded product, but about the digital storage as well. For example a company may hand out promotional pens at a trade-show as a promotional product, the idea being people will keep the pen to use and their brand will get promoted. If however they are handing out promotional USB drives instead, chances are that they are also delivering some digital content on the USB drives, such as a price sheet or catalog. This is the reason USB drives are so much more effective at promoting companies and brands.

Because of this, promotional USB drives have come to the forefront of the promotional products industry. There are a broad range of industries that utilize promotional USB Drives. However there are a few prominent industries that we have seen use promotional USB drives over and over again for the past few years.

Over the past 5+ years at Promotional Drives, here are the industries we have seen use promotional USB Drives in various ways (prior to going into detail, here is a clickable list in case you are interested in a specific industry and want to jump right to it):

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DID YOU KNOW: Different File formats for USB drive: FAT32 vs. exFAT vs. NTFS

Welcome to another edition of our ‘DID YOU KNOW Series’ where we post about things related to USBs that most people are unaware of. In the past, we have posted on: data locking, renaming your USB drive, useful ways to use USBs, and converting your USB to a WebKey. In this edition, we will talk about the different ways you can format your USB flash drive.

There are many file systems a USB drive can be formatted in. Each format has its own pros and cons. By understanding the fundamental difference between the most common file systems, you can derive the most use out of your promotional USB drives. In the subsequent discussion, we will highlight the major differences between the most common USB drive file formats so that you can determine which formatting works best for you! Continue reading

Hey Accounting Firms – Tax Season is Coming. Move to Promotional USBs Now!

With tax season right around the corner, most accounting firms specializing in tax are getting ready to hunker down. This is the time of year their tax accountants will be working long hours, ferociously calculating their clients’ tax positions. So, to get them ready, every accounting firm will start to compile a list of everything their tax accountants will need to effectively complete their jobs.

Yes, I am, of course, talking about replenishing the firm’s kitchen’s coffee reserves. But that’s not all. Firms will also need to make sure their printers are fully functional, with extra toner and ink on standby – along with hundreds of stacks of papers.

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USB Drives for Realtors

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The cost of USB drives are decreasing every day. This has made it possible for many businesses and organizations to distribute USB drives away for free to create public awareness and brand recognition in various marketing campaigns. USB drives can be easily customized to have logos of companies printed or engraved on them. These promotional USB drives can also have information and multimedia, e.g. videos, pictures and photos, presentations, forms and documents preloaded on them that may be important for clients and prospects to know.  Continue reading

DID YOU KNOW: You can convert your USB to a WebKey?

Hello and welcome back to yet another installation of our DID YOU KNOW Series where we talk about things you can make your custom USB drives do that you probably did not know about. So far, we’ve posted blogs on items like: being able to lock the data you have had uploaded on your custom USB drives, exploring some of the ways to use your custom USB drives that you probably had no idea about, and most recently, providing an alternative name for your custom USB drive (no, it does not have to be named ‘Removable Disk’).

For this addition to the DID YOU KNOW Series, I will talk about converting your custom USB drive from a storage USB, to a WebKey. I’m not a fortune teller, but if I were, I’d be willing to bet that you immediately have two questions. The first, ‘is it even possible to have your USB behave as something other than a storage device?’ The answer: YES. The second question you most likely have is ‘wait, what is a WebKey?’ Well, keep on reading to find out! Continue reading