In Athens, Georgia we’re battening down the hatches for three months of sustained craziness. September 4th marks the first game of the University of Georgia Bulldogs football season, a home game against U. of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the craziness continues until November 27th, when Georgia plays their arch-rival Georgia Tech, again at home. And when I say “craziness,” I’m not exaggerating. Between the festivities downtown, the traffic, and the parties (UGA was just ranked the #1 Party School in the nation by The Princeton Review), sleepy Athens becomes a place Genghis Khan would think twice about invading on Game Day.
It’s not just my town, though. It doesn’t matter where you are or where you’re from, whether your team is pro, college, high-school, or Peewee League—the next sixteen weeks are going to be insane. And if you’re looking for promotional opportunities, they’re going to be all around you. Football season brings with it a host of possibilities for advancing your brand or advertising your business with well-placed Promotional Items from InkHead.
Before the game, there’s always tailgating. I once saw a group of people who drove to Athens on Game Day just to tailgate – they were in a parking lot cooking out while the game was playing on a big-screen TV on the back of their truck. InkHead carries a wide line of Custom Grill Kits that make very smart corporate gifts and giveaways. Handsome sets with your brand or logo emblazoned on the case, our grill kits are guaranteed to generate goodwill with every use, not only during football tailgating but also for many springs and summers to come.
For those clients who prefer to leave the barbecuing to others, we carry some really nice Personalized Picnic Sets and Custom Imprinted Coolers. As we always say, the more useful a promotional item is, the more it gets used—and the more your brand gets seen. As long as football and food go together, these kits will be a great promotional tool. Another tailgating must with terrific visibility are Company Logo Folding Chairs, an item we don’t usually think of when looking for promotional products but one which provides a nice imprint area with guaranteed repeated use.
Speaking of things you sit on, Promotional Seat Cushions are always a popular item around this time of year. Not only does a seat cushion’s shape and surface lend itself to bold presentation of your brand (or a school’s logo and mascot) but it also makes a great area to post your team’s schedule. And anyone who’s ever sat through four quarters in those cold, hard bleachers will appreciate your promotional thoughtfulness where it counts.
As summer slides into fall, those football weekends are going to get colder and wetter. The change in weather also provides some terrific opportunities for promotional items with bold exposure. Specifically, we mean Embroidered Blankets and Printed Ponchos, both of which have huge imprint areas to give your brand maximum visibility. These items make great game-day giveaways and will be greatly appreciated by your customers. And depending on the games they get into, who knows? You may see your logo on TV!