When I was a kid, summer was summer. School let out at the beginning of June and resumed in September. Sure, technically summer continues until the third week of September, but as far as we were concerned, June and July and August were the summer months, time to be lazy and get into as much trouble as possible. Now, as my wife and I shop for our two teenagers and the sleepy college town we live in starts to wake up and get ready for the flood of returning students, it’s obvious that August is now a fall month. But it sure doesn’t feel like one!
Back-to school time may be a drag for the kids, but it’s a great time for promotions. Your brand positioned on a few well-chosen and useful Promotional School Supplies for giveaway means a lot of exposure and more than a little customer goodwill. For example, Imprinted Rulers provide a lot of space for your logo or message at very little cost, and you know they’ll get used. Custom Personalized Bookmarks are another inexpensive item with high visibility.
For schools that have their own supply stores, a Customized School Supply Kit custom imprinted with the school’s name and mascot makes a great fundraiser item.
The start of school is also when fraternities, sororities, and student organizations rev up their membership drives and plan the year’s events. One promotional item that’s proven a perennial favorite for student organizations is a cool pair of Advertising Sunglasses with the organization or Greek letters on the arm, sure to get used all year round, not just in the artificial fall months. And of course we have a vast selection of Company Logo T-Shirts and Custom Embroidered Bags to choose from, all with serious promotional bang for a reasonable buck.
Of course along with these practical promotional items are all the Custom Spirit Items that are synonymous with fall football and pep rallies. Few items in this world can boast as much visibility as pennants and giant foam spirit fingers!
These are just a few suggestions from among the many, many (and I mean many) options available from InkHead. A good place to start is our University, College and Education Promotional Products Buying Guide. And as always, you can call our staff of experts to help you with all your back-to-school and fall promotional product needs.
As for me, I don’t care what they say. August is still summer.