SOMETHING practical people will use every day, or something slightly off-the-wall and memorable - choosing the right promotional product for your exhibition stand or gift bag can be a headache.
For anyone looking for guidance, the team at Promote-it Ltd can provide inspiration via a comprehensive range of promotional products, from pens, notepads, sweets and keyrings, through to branded Rubik's cubes, wacky fridge magnets and stress balls in the shape of a brain.
For the event organiser, the Northamptonshire-based promotions company can provide conference packs, stationery and lanyards, all branded so that delegates take away a lasting reminder.
Increasingly popular, and almost certain to be well used, are branded reusable Americano Mugs, an eco-friendly alternative to the disposable coffee cup. The growing pressure on people to cut down on the cups they throw away, and the likes of Costa charging less if you take in your own cup, is going to make a reusable cup more desirable than ever.
Alan Piggot of Promote-it Ltd, said: "We have a lot of conference or exhibition organisers among our clients, looking to us for desktop stationery or USB sticks that can be branded with the event details for a professional look. The range is enormous, as a quick look at our website will show."
Promote-it Ltd it can find something that works within each client's budget and that could mean anything from pens, pencils, sticky notes or coasters, through to umbrellas, mouse mats or promotional clothing.
In addition, the Promote-it Ltd in-house design team assists with the artwork and design layouts, while fast turnaround times ensure that there's no last minute panic as the event approaches.
Alan added: "Promotional items are a sound investment if used correctly - they get you noticed, keep your name in front of customers and serve a purpose in their use. They don't have to cost a fortune - people think they have to come up with something new and innovative, but many people use a pen or a coaster on their desk all day every day so why not give them something that's going to be permanently at hand.
"There are thousands of items to choose from, probably items you never dreamed could be used as promotional products. In most cases we have a no-minimum order service, too, so you can test the water and see what works best."