Promotional products are one of the best advertising tools that can promote your brand efficiently. They are used as free promotional gifts that are given to the target consumers and clients on special events and occasions. You can also use them as tradeshow giveaways to expand your customer reach. However, besides being economical and practical items, you need to make sure that you go for high-quality promotional items that offer a long shelf life.
See to it that you order your products and get them customized from a reputed distributor in the industry. Here is a list of the top 40 distributors for your reference.
E = Estimated Revenue Numbers
|2010 RANK||DISTRIBUTORS||2009 NORTH AMERICAN SALES|
|1||Staples Promo Products||
|3||Group II Communications/IMS||$207 million|
|5||4 Imprint||$165.4 million|
|6||Halo/Lee Wayne||$139.3 million|
|7||Cintas||$134.4 million (E)|
|9||National Pen Corp.||$130 million|
|10||Branders.com||$120 million (E)|
|11||American Solutions For Business||$96.5 million|
|12||Adventures In Advertising||$92 million|
|14||Tic Toc||$82 million (E)|
|15||Summit Marketing Group||$81.95 million|
|16||Banyan Incentives||$80.5 million|
|18||Kaeser & Blair||$75.2 million|
|20||Myron||$65.3 million (E)|
|21||Accolade Reaction Promotion Group||$65 million|
|22||MTM Recognition/Mid West Trophy||$63.2 million (E)|
|23||Brown & Bigelow||$57.5 million|
|24||Jack Nadel International||$56.4 million|
|26||Artcraft Promotional Concepts||$51 million|
|29||Newton Manufacturing||$45.9 million|
|30||G & G Outfitters||$45.5 million|
|31||GMPC LLC||$40.5 million (E)|
|32||Norscot Group||$32.4 million (E)|
|33||Boundless Network||$32 million|
|35||Positive Promotions (E)||$30.8 million (E)|
|36||Caliendo Savio Enterprises – CSE||$30.3 million|
|37||Axis Promotions||$26.3 million|
|38||Genumark Promotional Merchandise||$26 million|
Everyone likes to receive food gifts. Especially, if the gifts contain delicacies like chocolates, candies, dry-fruits or cookies. People feel happy on receiving tasty foods that they can munch on anytime. Giving out such food gifts to customers or corporate clients creates a good impression and you can consider these useful items to promote your brand in an effective way. Wisconsin-based Maple Ridge Farms, a leading supplier of food gifts in the promotional products industry has implemented this idea by introducing customized cookies with 4-color labels. Their home-style cookies are famous with distributors and clients and they also distribute the cookie boxes at the tradeshows with their brand logo and information imprinted on them.
Maple Ridge Farms also offers two versions of cookie packs. One has a six-week shelf life and other with a two-week shelf life. With no die charge, no set-up charge, no running charge and a low minimum of 500 cookies; these packs are great promotional items for trade-show handouts, grand openings, sales calls, company parties, and corporate events. Thus, the next time you plan a promotional event, consider logo imprinted food gifts to please your clients. Your customers will appreciate your efforts and your brand will get the needed exposure.
Recently, Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) revealed some interesting statistics about the impact promotional products can create. As per this research, 83% of consumers reported that they like receiving Promotional Products with an advertising message because these products are useful and durable. Most of the customers recall these products and the brands associated to them. This shows that companies can rely on giving away the promotional items to their customers as they help their customers remember the brand. And, for this reason, companies consider promotional products as the most preferred forms of brand advertising. High-utility, low-priced promotional products help in getting your brand repetitive exposure as customers find them handy and convenient for everyday use.