Have you ever wondered why some businesses weather the storms of recession while others lose money and eventually close their doors – especially when it is a smaller business? The primary reason behind their success is that they have well-established brands and have increased their market awareness. Unfortunately, new businesses are opening all the time and markets are getting saturated. The result is that the competition can be extremely fierce and building a quality brand is not as easy as it once was.
Build Your Brand Using Promotional Items
One of the more functional and versatile items to consider adding to your marketing efforts is promotional gloves. Stop and think about it. Nothing is worse in winter time than having cold hands. If your hands get cold during inclement weather, then you know the same is true for your clients or customers hands. Think about how easily they would remember your company if they were given a pair of gloves with your company logo and name on them. Granted, you could sell them, but they will be more effective as promotional giveaways.
Gloves are available in a wide range of colors, materials, and sizes in order to accommodate all personal tastes. There are also the one-size-fits-all varieties made from stretch materials that will fit just about every shape and size hand. For a classier, more professional look, design your promotional gloves using leather instead of fabric. No matter what fabric or material you choose, you can save a considerable amount of money by purchasing them in bulk quantities and then having them embossed or imprinted.
Be sure that you consider purchasing multiple sizes or the one-size-fits-all stretch fabrics so that you can fit all shapes and sizes of hands. Additionally, you will want to plan ahead so that your promotional gloves are ready for giveaways or selling before the cold weather sets in. By ordering them in advance of when you need them, you will have plenty of time to get them embroidered or printed and be assured that they will be in stock before you need them. You may be able to save money by ordering them in the off-season as well.
In addition to playing a key role in your marketing endeavors, promotional gloves make great gifts for your employees as well as your clients or customers. Just think about all the times you have left the house in bad weather and forgot your gloves. You may be more apt to remember that warm pair of driving gloves that you were handed at a recent charity function, fundraising event, or trade show. If you already have a pair of winter gloves, keep the giveaway pair as a back-up in your glove compartment.
You may be apprehensive about giving promotional gloves as gifts as it is a very common item that is given for numerous gift-giving occasions. However, from the standpoint of advertising and marketing, this is one of the better, more cost-effective methods for promoting your company and the products or services you sell. Be sure when you are starting out that you choose a color of material for your gloves that make your logo and name stand out clearly. Finally, be sure that you order enough so you have a sufficient inventory of them on hand at all times.