Mass Quantity Advertising Specialties
Trade show and convention promo buyers have an interesting job on their hands every time they prep for an upcoming event. Not only do they have to make sure that the booth is ready- with all necessary repairs made (the replacing of light bulbs, the mending of pictures and attachments, and the checking of all logistics for getting the booth to the location on time), but they also have to handle giveaways. This can be a tough task because while it's easy enough to predict the number of people that will be passing by your booth, it's tough to predict what people will like in terms of promos and how much you should spend. Spend too much, and you've blown your budget for the next event. Spend too little, and people will either not take your promos or will trash them immediately upon returning home. There's a sweet spot for mass quantity ordering of advertising specialties, and we can point you in the right direction of some innovative low cost items that people tend to keep, and some classics that have become classics for a very good reason.
Custom temporary tattoos, finger nail stickers, and custom logo eye strips/eye black are an incredibly low cost giveaway that people keep and use in alarming numbers. The low shelf life of consumables like this is usually a bad thing, but the price combined with the fact that people tend to remember who gave them these temporary tattoos makes them a marketing winner.
We've spent so much time discussing keychains that we are going to group them all into one category. Guitar picks, keychains, bottle openers, bottle opener keychains, etc. are always a good idea. People keep them, even if they are silly. Also, much like the other items mentioned on this page, they are easy to ship and don't cost much to get them to your locations.
You don't want to be the stinky breath person walking around a trade show asking "HHHHHow much per pc." or "HHHHHHHOW long does it take this product to be delivered." Custom logo mints and gum are low cost, and people really do make use of them. Talking all day can lead to a condition called "convention mouth", and it's bad for everyone involved. It's almost as bad as "convention hand" which you get from touching stuff at a convention all day, and we have something for that as well, customized sanitizer spray pens.
Pens are our all time top seller and always will be. Even if you order one of the other items above, it's probably a good idea to always have pens around as a secondary promo, as most people do.