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Use Promotional Products in Your Marketing Campaign

All industries are competitive. Overall, your product/service may not be much different from that of the competition. How do you distinguish yourself? Sometimes, what you do matters more than what you can provide.

Let’s consider Coke and Pepsi. Yes, the sodas do not have identical tastes, but they are not oceans apart. They attract their customers through creativity as in television commercials, sponsored events, seasonal campaigns, etc.

Using promotional products is one way companies augment their marketing efforts in order to intrigue customers and differentiate themselves from the competition. The extent of your line of promotional products is contingent on the amount of your creativity. Your company’s promotional products can be golf balls, candy, t-shirts, key chains, etc.

You want your business’ name to stay, so it is best to employ promotional products that have the most practical uses such as umbrellas, pens, writing tablets, etc. The following article offers suggestions to help make the most of your promotional product campaign.

Premeditate
What do you want the promotional products to accomplish for your company? You must first address this question. Do you want to attract more customers? Do you want to reward existing customers? Are you trying to promote your brand? Choose a product that will best serve your primary purpose.

It is not to be a detriment
The enterprise of producing promotional products will cost some money, but it should not be a detriment to your budget. Like any marketing strategy, you want to consider return on investment. Closely cogitating on the above insight will ensure your dollars will be put to good use.

Consider the ‘shelf life’ of your promotional products. It might be best to utilize products that will have ‘anytime’ practical use like hats, shirts, writing utensils, etc. If you are going to use products specifically focused (like candy for Valentine’s Day), then consider it can only be used for that period and will not be utilized after the holiday.

Partner
Joint efforts can be advantageous for both parties in regards to promotional products. You can share the costs and acclaim with a partner that tie in with your campaign. For example, a dentist can team with a toothpaste company in providing toothbrushes to patients.



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