Things Are Heating Up: Time for Outdoor Promotional Items!Posted April 12, 2011 | Promotional Products, Promotions by Theme or Event
The picture above was taken by InkHead’s customer service manager Sam Hughes while she was vacationing in Gulf Shores, AL a couple weeks ago, and it got me thinking: although it’s only April, now is the time to start thinking about ordering products for any outdoor promotions you may have planned over the spring and summer months.
Here in Georgia, the summer months can be too hot for outdoor events, so months like April and May are full of fun events taking place outdoors. For example, this weekend sees both the Sweetwater 420 Festival at Decatur’s Candler Park, a three-day music festival and artist showcase, and the Dogwood Festival at Piedmont Park, an Atlanta tradition celebrating its 75th year.
If you’re planning to a presence at an outdoor concert or festival such as the Sweetwater 420 Festival or Dogwood Festival, then you may want to consider ordering picnic blankets or one of InkHead’s other Promotional Printed Picnic Items.
One of the biggest complaints people have about outdoor events is standing up for extending periods of time, and so a giveaway item like a picnic blanket will be very much appreciated by event attendees who may have forgotten their lawn chairs or beach towels.
That said, we recommend using custom picnic blankets as an incentive gift. Offer them to attendees who stop by your booth and sign up for your service. Not only will they appreciate the gift, their fellow attendees left standing up will want to know where they got the picnic blanket.
Pictured above is the Meadow Picnic Blanket, which is made from polycotton fleece and includes a carrying handle and front pocket with Velcro closure, making carrying and stowing this item a breeze.
If you want to give something to those attendees who just stop by your booth or table without engaging your service, think about something more cost-effective, such as custom koozies or promotional can coolers.
Everyone loves a frosty beverage on a scorching summer day, which is why Custom Can Koozies or can coolers are one of the cornerstones to nearly any outdoor or summertime promotional event. And because koozies are one of the most cost-effective promotional items you can buy (many koozies are available for less than a dollar each), you will be sure that you are getting your money’s worth.
Koozies are good just about anywhere: picnics, the golf course, the ball game, or even on the back deck. After sliding a koozie over a can or bottle of your favorite beverage, you will be able to keep it cooler, better protect it from outside elements (such as sand or dirt), and more easily differentiate your drink from everyone else’s.
InkHead’s selection of koozies includes classic koozies (made from foam), collapsible koozies (made from open cell foam or neoprene), and bottle koozies for both beer and wine bottles. Above, you will see our most popular koozie, the Kan-Tastic Koozie, which is made from open cell foam and folds flat for easy storage in a pocket or purse.
If you’re wanting to give your own employees a gift this summer, then think about ordering one of the many Promotional Beverage Coolers available from InkHead. Hand them out as door prizes at the company picnic or buy them for the silent auction at your church.
The Back Nine Cooler (pictured right), one of our most popular beverage coolers, offers a front zip pocket, a large back pocket with side mesh and zip closure, a front handle, and an adjustable shoulder strap—making it ideal for more than just the golf course. You could take this cooler on trips, tailgates, picnics, and to the beach!
InkHead’s selection of beverage coolers can be somewhat overwhelming. If you find yourself inundated with the choices available to you, be sure to review our Customized Lunch Bags & Pesonalized Coolers Buying Guide, which explains some of the different things to watch out for when ordering lunch bags and coolers from InkHead.
The Bottom Line
For many companies, the summer months can mean lulls in business. By attending (and more importantly promoting at) outdoor events like the Dogwood Festival or the Sweetwater 420 Festival, you could boost your company’s bottom line without paying too much in overhead—especially if you choose to send attendees off with a promotional item customized with your logo or slogan.
Items appearing in this post are for illustrative purposes only and may not be in stock at the time of your order. Contact us at 800-554-0127 between 9 AM and 8 PM Monday-Friday to confirm availability.