Category Archives: Advertising ideas

Promote in Style with Custom Stylus Pens

Stylus Paragon PenThe days of keys and buttons are diminishing as non-smartphones become a thing of the past. However, even the newest technology does not come without challenges. One struggle with smartphones can be the touchscreen. Large fingers, clumsy fingers, acrylic nails, and even poor eyesight all contribute to words with jumbled letters that leave the recipient playing decoder.

Most people have attempted to use the tip of a pen or pencil only to find that the sensors of the smartphone screens know better. Getting that perfect precision to accurately hit all the correct letters is near impossible, unless you use a stylus!

Traditional stylus’ tend to be small, thin and are easily lost. What is the point of having a stylus if you never have it on you when you need it? That is why you need to entice your prospective or current clients with a stylus pen combo.

The Colorama Deluxe Pen and Stylus and the Stylus Paragon Pen are optimal for their dual functionality: a stylus and a pen. This truly is a writing instrument that serves the most functional purposes, and therefore makes an excellent promotional product.

When giving your clients or employees a stylus pen, you aren’t just giving them a nifty product; you are relieving them of the headaches that come with smartphone typing. Sleek in design and branded with your logo, message, or contact information, the recipients will know who to thank!

Personalized Pencils for Back-to-School

full color pencilsIt is back to school time! From haircuts to first day of school outfits, it is a familiar season that everyone knows far too well. Teachers are organizing their desks and collecting their lesson plans, principals are preparing the first-day assembly. What can set your school apart from others and create a sense of community that every student is urging to feel? 

Having personalized pencils or other school supplies with text such as “I am apart of Mrs. Torrence’s 2nd grade class” or “Hardworking Student of Hillside Elementary” can create a sense of belonging that students appreciate.

For some children, school supplies are not affordable for their family. Although a pencil seems like such a small gesture, for the child that doesn’t have a pencil on the first day of school, you have just made their world so much brighter. 

The Hex Pencil is one of the best budget options.  As low as $0.12 each, the Hex Pencil can be personalized at an affordable cost.  The Full Color Wood Pencils are a bright and colorful option that can also be personalized.  

Whether you are shopping for a preschool, elementary school, middle school or high school, make your back-to-school shopping or marketing efforts something that will create a sense of community and smiles!

Make your Marketing Colorful

Colored PensWhile you can say your message with words, you can also portray the feeling behind that message with different colors! Marketers and advertisers have been using the psychology of colors for a long time to help reinforce their brand image. Our new shop by colors pages organize all of our promotional items by the colors in which they are available so you can quickly narrow down your options by the feeling you are trying to portray. 

Our Shop Red page is perfect for those looking to portray energy, passion, desire, and confidence. Red can also stimulate an appetite; so for all of those restaurants and food businesses, red is for you! 

Our Shop Orange page is perfect for those adventurous ones full of enthusiasm! Orange has also been associated with giving off affordable and creative vibes.

We created the Shop Yellow page for those businesses looking to portray a happy and cheerful image. Yellow has been associated with being analytical, focused and having mental clarity. Time to make some good decisions!

Green gives off the vibes of nature, healing, and peace. Self-reliant and practical, having your promotional items in green is sure to impress. Check out our Shop Green page!

Want to Shop Blue? You must be looking to show honesty, trust and dependability. Blue is also a calming and peaceful color.

Purple is a royal color with creative and selfless connotations. Full of mystery and fantasy, our Shop Purple page just may be the right one for you!

Your logo along with the right supporting color will really give a coherent message to your clients or employees. It is important that whoever holds your promotional items has a full understanding of your company or organization and its values, and choosing the right color to support that is the first step!

Recharge Your Promotions Campaign with Portable Chargers

portable chargerOur society today is extremely mobile.  Conference calls happen while you’re driving to the airport with your headset on. Emails are replied while you’re pumping gas, and business hours are no longer limited from 8 to 5. The biggest facilitator in this cultural shift was the introduction of internet capabilities on wireless devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers.

Most people use one smartphone for both their work and personal use. But what happens when you’re on an important call, you see a text message from one of your family members come through, and then you notice that your battery icon is displaying that little red sliver notifying you that you’re down to the dangerous 3%. You shouldn’t have to be put in that situation of choosing between finishing the call or replying to your family member before battery runs out. And until the bionic battery with a 300 active hour charge life is invented, this is a situation that almost everyone will continue to face on a regular basis.

However, the Portable Charger uses a 2200 milli-ampere hour (mAh) battery that easily connects to your iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPod, Smart Phone or MP3 Player on the go with no other power source needed. That’s right! This little emergency battery can re-charge almost any mobile device anywhere and can provide hours of added battery life.  Simply use the connection cable to plug the portable charger to your device. Small enough to fit in a purse, wallet, or car console, you will want several of these little emergency savers to keep wherever you find yourself running on low battery.

Giving your clients the Portable Charger  branded with your logo is giving them something they will need and utilize almost daily.  The Dual USB Portable Car Charger and the On the Go Portable Car Charger  provide car charging capabilities through the 12 volt auxiliary power outlet in your car with the help of a USB charging cable.

Whether you are looking to have self-sustaining charging capabilities or just the added convenience of car-charging, giving your clients the ease of mind and a quick way out of the 3% battery life danger zone is something they will remember!

Celebrate Independence Day with Made-in-USA Promotional Products!

4th of JulyA whopping 150 million hot dogs will be smothered in ketchup, mustard, grilled onions and peppers. Smoke from grills will fill backyards spanning the 3.79 million square miles of our country. Fireworks will decorate the night sky with bright colors and their smoky paths. Memories will be made and laughter will be shared as 41 million Americans enjoy the hospitality of a friends’ home this Independence Day.

While the Fourth of July is an iconic American holiday, remembering our independence and all the sacrifice it took to achieve it is far from a lighthearted topic. Our country, the land of the free and the home of the brave, came at a high cost. Patriotism has been well earned and is well deserved from every United States Citizen.

The National in National Pen represents just that. We are so proud to support the stars and stripes! With over 100 promotional products made in the USA, National Pen believes in keeping products and production local when possible to provide jobs and economic support to our home country.

Not only do we offer made-in-USA promotional products, we also offer patriotic themes for some of our products so that you can display patriotism on your promotional items. Your product could be your first impression to a new client.  Showing your respect and appreciation for the Red, White, and Blue will reflect loyalty to your country and as a company. That will leave a lasting impression like fireworks!

Heat Up Your Marketing Efforts with Promotional Products for Summer

30+ reasons to love summerNot every company can have their logo on a banner that’s flying off the back of a jet on a bright, summer day. Few can have messages written in smoke, displaying their company slogan for thousands and thousands of people to see. Thankfully, there are more affordable options to effectively promote your company during the summertime.

National Pen has gathered about 30 products that are perfect for summertime and ideal for your marketing budget. Whether these products are in the hands of your loyal customers, enthusiastic employees or potential clients, these summer promotional products give your company 30+ reasons to love summer. When else do you have the opportunity to give away fun beach mats with your brand name?

With a variety of products, ranging from sunglasses to coolers, you can surely find a useful product for your target customer. An avid sports lover can get to know your company through a customized basketball or a personalized football. A beach-obsessed client would greatly appreciate your company gift of sunscreen, cotton twill visor or beach buddy mat. A barbeque master chef can surely start cooking with his promotional BBQ set or non-woven full apron, both of which have your company’s name advertised to all who crave a delicious hamburger!

All of these promotional products can be perfect for a warm summer day at the beach. If you and your customers aren’t near the coast, you can still enjoy the perks of these summertime products during a day at the park, golf course or baseball stadium. The promotional possibilities are endless! If only summertime was just as endless.

With summer here and the Fourth of July quickly approaching, get on board with National Pen’s summer products. All of these items and more can be personalized with your company logo, contact information or message. So catch this wave before you miss out on this summertime promotional opportunity!

Shop by Industry

shop by industryIf pens are the only promotional items to come to your mind, then our new Shop by Industry page is just for you! Because you specialize in a specific field or industry, we specialize in out-of-the-box marketing thinking! We created a variety of promotional items that are industry specific for four of our largest industries.

Construction

As much as we wanted to help you design the blueprints of your next big project, we thought we would be more useful helping you with the marketing. I hope your blueprints came out as awesome as our brand new Construction Page! We found items like a 6 in 1 Screwdriver, a Hard Hat Stress Reliever, and a Koozie 6-Pack Kooler lunch bag that we thought are perfect for your industry that can be branded with your company name AND we put them all in one spot!

Real-Estate

While you were closing the deal on the last house you sold, we were busy figuring out how we could better help you with your next open house! Our Real-Estate Page is sure to help you sell that next house even faster than the last! You always get that Type-A personality wanting to make sure that their furniture will all fit before they even check-out the upstairs. That’s why our Tape Measure can be found on the Real-Estate page and is ready to display all your contact information!  Make the event welcoming with custom Door Hangers and colorful Balloons

Automotive

We know your hands are busy changing breaks and replacing tires, so we put ours to work by compiling the best promotional items for the automotive industry on our Automotive Page. You know automotive safety better than anyone, so why not share it (and your logo) with The Emergency auto safety tool. From an On-The-Go Car Charger for electronic devices to the Super Slim Ice Scraper, leaving these little gifts in your clients’ cars is a nice charming touch. They can all be found on our Automotive Page.

Religious

While you were focusing on spiritual growth, we were focusing on how we can help you share it! Our Religious Design page hosts a variety of religious designs that can be applied to some of our best selling items! Ceramic Mugs can display a simple yet strong cross design while the inspiring words of John 3:16 can be the background of a Calendar Magnet. Jewish words of faith can be displayed on our best-selling Contour Pen. Whatever spiritual design you chose, we can help incorporate your logo or contact information so you can make the best impression.

Whether you are in the Construction, Real-Estate, Automotive or Spiritual industry, our Shop by Industries pages were created just for you and to make your marketing more creative and targeted.

A Cold Beverage Warms the Heart

beverage holdersBaseball games, the Fourth of July, late night bonfires, summer soirées, can you feel the essence of summer? The common theme in all of these events is the cold libations. However, there’s no summer killer like warm beer. While ice coolers are great to initially chill the beverage, there aren’t many options once the can has been cracked or the bottle has been opened. A cold beverage is such an essential aspect to any summer event and people rarely obtain these beverage cooling items on their own. Don’t you want to be responsible for keeping the summer festivities alive?

Summer is the perfect time to transition your promotional items to the beverage cooling category. Your clients and employees will appreciate that your company went that extra effort to provide the chill and keep the party going.

Not only will your company name be viewed by the recipient, but everyone who attends the summer event will know that you provided possibly the best contribution. The Handy Hugger koozie is perfect for keeping cans chilled. Using bottles? No problem! The Bottle Buddy is a long necked bottle insulator that is equipped with a zipper closure to accommodate standard 12oz bottles. For cooling larger bottles such as wine, the Flexi Bottle Chiller is the best option.

To make sure that all of your clients’ beverage cooling needs are met, order a combination of all three. All of these products can be branded with your company logo, contact information or message. What a perfect, season appropriate, way to promote your business!

Customized Beach Balls Will Help “Inflate” Your Marketing Results

16" Beach BallWork a sunny and fun marketing angle with customized summertime beach balls from National Pen

Promotional marketing tools are an important component to any marketing manager’s toolkit – so why invest in customized beach balls this time of year? And, how can these entertaining gifts help you to increase sales and customer loyalty? For obvious reasons, this time of year draws a distinct connection to outdoor activities like picnics in the park and days at the beach. The late spring and early summer season is perfect for getting out and moving around at parks, playgrounds, sporting events and more.

Beach balls make tremendous marketing tools, no matter how you categorize your industry or business line, and they are perfect for your upcoming, warm-weather marketing campaign. Think about a local baseball team’s summer afternoon game – a beach ball playfully dancing among the spectators. Or, consider your own family outing to the beach and the resulting good times that are had when your custom beach ball is swatted around on the sand. There are so many venues that are perfect for having fun with a beach ball, and a customized unit from National Pen will help you market your business while the recipients are simply having fun.

The concept is simple – your brand name, logo, company title, or contact information will be prominently displayed on the beach ball for all to see. This means that your company information will be front of mind while others are simply having fun with your custom beach ball. This positive correlation between good times and your business will help reinforce the notion that you are the right organization to partner with. And, since summer get-togethers are often social events, you’ll find that your beach ball will make the rounds among several guests. This also contributes to better brand recognition and enhanced market awareness for your company.

When it comes to building and sustaining client loyalty, customized promotional gifts like beach balls, coolers, caps, and other summertime focused gifts will keep your business relationships engaged with your brand throughout the busy summer season. Beach balls also make great gifts for your employees and can be brought and used at company picnics, summer group outings, or simply sent back to your team as a thank you for their continual hard work.

The possibilities are endless, but the time to strike is now. Custom beach balls are well-suited to the spring and summer months, so consider ordering promotional beach balls today – you’ll surely see a lift in your business!