May 25

Using a celebrity to endorse a brand is good idea as customers relate to the celebrities in a better way. Celebrity behavior influences customers without doubt and customers tend to use the brand products and services advertised by their favorite celebrities. However, celebrity promotions and big screen endorsements are costly affairs and every brand cannot afford to spend too much for brand promotion in a down economy. Thus, the best and cost-effective way to deal with this issue is to use promotional giveaways.

Using celebrity to endorse your brand for better exposure

According to a promotional gifts company blog, goodie bags worth $91,000 were given out as promotional giveaways at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood. The movie industry uses novelty promotional gifts to give away at premieres. These have included a glass ornament containing a wad of “wolf hair” for the movie “An American Werewolf in Paris”, a heart shaped car deodorizer for the film “Riding in Cars with Boys”, and an “evidence bag” for the film “Texas Chainsaw Massacre”.

Occasions such as product launches, re-branding events and award ceremonies can be great opportunities to either give away freebies or even get your own star of stage or screen to turn up and adorn them with your products. Giving away goodie bags loaded with gifts is also a good way of making an impression. As you’ve seen above, the quirkier the better and if you can produce something that is related to the event and has an element of fun, people will be more inclined to hold on to them.

May 18

ASI womens summit 2010The advertising and media industry has been underestimating the power of women since a long period of time.  The recent research and case studies published by Jupiter Research show that 83% of online purchase decisions in the US are influenced by women. Business women are aware of this fact and know that they have the ability to create a powerful customer base. Women tend to understand the consumer behavior better and that shows them their way to success. The ASI Women’s Summit 2010 reinforced the same fact in an effective way.

This event was designed for women in the advertising specialty industry. The show was a big hit as it provided innovative insights and networking opportunities to the women attendees. Barbara Corcoran, an American real estate investor and agent, was invited as the keynote speaker at the ASI Women’s Summit 2010. Corcoran provided some valuable inputs that were noteworthy and helpful. She also gave a copy of her book to the attendees, signed with a personalized message.

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