Monday, November 1, 2010

Tradeshow Ready? January starts a new year of tradeshows will you be ready?

Colorful displays, prize wheels, punko games, chairs, counters, display stands, flags , banners, digital backdrops and table covers, floor graphics, pop up and retractable signs, outdoor tents, balloons, full size mascots for interaction these are all areas we can help our clients. Often our clients only see us for the source for the promotional give away for attendees, but we can design tiered prizes for good prospects, branded raffle items and of course unique reasons for attendees to visit your booth. Perhaps your booth will have the hot bag, fun toy to take home to the kids, the latest techie item or some standard items such as pens and mints.

Here’s an item that was a hit with some of our clients this past year, custom fortune cookies! Available in many colors and flavors with 23 flavors, 12 colors and up to 5 custom inserts, your booth can create contests and fun with food.

Here are some examples of fortunes we have used for our own company:

The journey of 1,000 miles begins when you take your first step with Promotional Partners

Your lucky number for a successful promotion is 387-9223

Editable Profit that we make boring and stale fresh and exciting

Wiseman once side, Improve your results with unique brand exposure by Promotional Partners

Made’ya look are some of our favorites with results

Of course each fortune also includes our contact information. We’ve even given these out in a giant double handed size for administrative assistant’s week to our local administrative assistant’s! Reply if you want to know what flavors or colors you may select.

Shopping Local

Shopping local

A recent nationwide survey conducted by WebVisiable in conjunction with market research firm Synovate e Nation conducted a survey involving 1,000 consumers. The posed the question “What makes you choose to patronize a small local independent business over a large chain?” 4 out of 5 respondents sited small business over “big box” and provided consistent answers for their top three reason as being, supporting the community, more convenient and personal service. Promotional Partners is part of the Apex Downtown Business Association or the ADBA. You can find our website at to see our membership. Our ADBA in this past year was a Gold Level Sponsor of the Apex HS Cougar Club, many of our business donated prizes to local charities and school groups seeking auction items, we have businesses that have own retail and food awards, our membership regularly supports the local Apex Herald and The Salem Street Gazette with advertising and articles. Our businesses are sponsors of local church and civic activities in our community and our collective energy helps to sponsor our own activities such as Trick or Treat on Salem Street and Christmas On Salem Street as well as participating in town sponsored events such as Peakfest and July 4th. Check out some images from our photo gallery on Facebook (

Promotional Research

According to research conducted by PPAI 69% of attendees at tradeshows and events would keep and use a promotional item that was given to them; free. Only 2% don’t appreciate free products and 74% of the respondents to the survey reported having at least one promotional product in their work area while 59% had between 2-11 products. Last winter we challenged our clients for a fun blog contest for unofficial confirmation regarding the presence of promotional items in their immediate work space. The responses were overwhelmingly yes, full of free branded items with many respondents hosting at least 25-30 products within their desk chair!