“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron

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Published on: October 24, 2017

“It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. It took one afternoon on the golf course.” – Hank Aaron

Whether your golf game resembles Hank Aaron’s experience as above, or PGA superstar Rory McIlroy’s, one thing remains the same: Quality tools are a must!

In the world of promotions, not all products are created equal.  From the products themselves to the domes we use for decoration, you can market and sell our golf products with absolute confidence!

After balls and tees, one essential on the course is a golf ball marker. We have a number of options available ranging from a standard ball marker to a hat clip and money clip, and even a hat-clip ball marker option with built-in bottle opener.

Like our other golf products, these feature high-quality, full color dome imprint making these fun to hand out and easy to find.

Another golf course essential is the divot repair tool.  One of the most popular lines we carry are the professional grade, retail product PitchFix.   In addition to the original PitchFix line, we recently added the PitchFix 2.0 which features a magnetic base to hold included removable ball marker, 2-sided imprint, spring action, and five options for handle colors.  In addition to being an incredible product on its own, we also offer a number of different kitting and packaging options (shown below) for gift giving, retail displays, or awards presentations.

 

Maybe you’re saying, “The PitchFix is incredible, but I don’t have the budget for it at this time”  We understand. While the PitchFix product line is definitely something to be desired, we have divot repair tools and golf items to fit almost every budget.  Click here to browse our entire line of golf items, and then email customer service to schedule a time to discuss putting together a program that will best suit your needs.  We’re confident that with our help, your next golf event will be one of your very best.  Why? Because at EMT we make golf promotions EASY!

 

The 12 Days of Christmas EMT Style!

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Published on: September 19, 2017

You know the drill. It might be pumpkin spice everything at the moment, but all things pumpkin spice will soon giveway to all things peppermint mocha. And no, we’re not talking My Little Pony, although with all of the marketing tactics they are deploying lately, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Starbucks release a new Rainbow Dash drink in the near future.  While it might seem insignificant to some, this change in flavors signals the end of lazy summer days and the start of the race to the holiday season. Somehow in the fury of planning office holiday parties and doing the tasks necessary to wrap things up for the year, busy marketing executives sometimes forget about their need for employee gifts.  While it may seem early, we suggest that if you aren’t already having the holiday gift conversation with your clients, you should start now. In order to help you do this, we’ve got an unbranded flyer that you can download from our site, or customize and send right from our site.

Our traditional holiday themed items are limited to our domed ornaments. You can find these by clicking here. However, we also have some other items available that are sure to put a smile on the faces of all who receive them. To add holiday flair, just mix them with a little out-of-the-box thinking!

In no particular order we present to you, The 12 Days of Christmas – EMT Style!

  1. PromoLoops – These full color loops keep phones safe from costly drops and keep your marketing message visible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Check out the video to learn more!
  2. PitchFix – Clients who love golf will also love our PitchFix products. These retail tools can be branded and come with various packaging options.
  3. Purse Holders – Stop the spread of Bagteria and look great while doing it! These pateneted products offer a high perceived value with a price that’s easy on the budget!
  4. Lapel Pins – Lapel pins are great for recognizing years of service, or sending a message of gratitude. We have both stock and custom options available so you can choose from something we already have, or create your own. Pair with a custom package to give these tokens even more flair!
  5. Air Fresheners – Looking for a stocking stuffer or white elephant type item? Engage all the senses and incorporate creative messages into our full color, custom shaped air fresheners.
  6. Medallion Plates – When you need a higher end gift for the more traditional buyer, or desire a gift that might also serve as an award,  we’ve got just the right option for you. Medallion plates come in various sizes and can be personalized as well.  They are available in two-tone gold or silver, antique brass,  silver or copper finishes.
  7. Beverage Openers – What better way to spread holiday cheer than with a great looking product that helps open beer!?
  8. Poly Resin Sculptures – While this might not be something you’d think of instinctively, poly resin sculputures can be a unique way to commemorate something or someone. For a very traditional company, this is a great option to memorialize a founder or important figurehead.  However, for the non-traditional marketer, casting an object or something that lends itself toward humor and the less serious, could make this item a big hit for recipients.
  9. Bracelets and Pendants – We carry a full line of InspireRings products. Made of nickel, brass, or steel, these items have a retail look and feel.
  10. Key Tags – It may sound cheesy to have a key tag on a list of holiday gift giving ideas, but there is a reason so many gift shops stock them….People buy them! And these aren’t your plain jane key tags either.  Our key tags marry form and function. If the recipients keys are going anywhere, your logo is going with them!
  11. Challenge Coins – Commemorative and collectible, these inexpensive keepsake items are not only classy, they are an item that will be kept and admired for years.  Be sure to ask about our storage and display options!
  12. Ugly Christmas Sweater Ornaments – I know we already talked about Christmas oranments, but these deserve a special call out. What holiday party is complete without the ugly Christmas sweater?  We love this product so much we even wrote a blog post on it.

And there it is. The 12 days of Christmas EMT style!  When it comes down to it, every client has a unique need.  If one of our products can help you be your client’s holiday hero, please contact us right away.  Until then, enjoy that pumpkin spice latte, or Oreo cookie, or Twinkie, or whatever else it is they are flavoring with pumpkin spice. Talk to you soon!

19% of Dropped Cell Phones End Up in a Toilet

True story bro. Of the phones that are dropped and sustain damage in a year, one in five of these has water damage from falling into a toilet.  This is an alarming statistic in light of the fact that we live in an age where people would rather lose their wallet or purse than their mobile device.  What exactly do you do in that situation?!

We here at EMT have a preventative solution to this less than pleasant situation. This solution is called the PromoLoop!  Our PromoLoops come in three versions: The Petite Loop, Ninja Loop, and the Awareness Loop.   The three are different, but similar in design and exist for the sole purpose of saving cell phones from costly, or utterly disgusting, falls and drops.

One PromoLoop user picked up a Petite Loop at PPAI Expo this past year and recently sent us this photo with a caption that read, “In a restaurant bathroom with no purse. My credit card and ID are in my pocket, but I have nowhere to put my phone. PromoLoops to the rescue!”

In addition to being quite handy, the sublimated print method means that your brand message will be displayed in vibrant, full color. And, thanks to the fact that most people keep their phones with them day and night, users and the people they interact with will be exposed to your message nearly 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  There are very few products available in the industry that can boast that kind of exposure rate.

Still not convinced that PromoLoops are the right fit for your next promotion?  Consider the fact that PromoLoops can be used by people of all ages and are a great fit for almost every demographic.  You can also feel free to watch and share these videos. They do an incredible job of telling the PromoLoop story and helping to show your clients that for just about $2.00 or less, depending on quantity, they can purchase a small product that will make a big impression over, and over, and over again.

So…Are you ready to put PromoLoops to work for you?  If so, just email customercare@emteasy.com for pricing, samples, and/or virtuals. We’ll help you keep cell phones out of the toilet and keep your clients’ brands in everyone’s hand!

The Power of Promo

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Published on: May 30, 2017

Industry professionals are using the hashtag #powerofpromo, and for good reason! These often small products can make a big impact when used correctly.

We recently wrote a post on a patch we did for a self promotion campaign in alignment with our attendance at the PromoMarketing Power Meetings. This set of patches became coveted and meeting attendees were not only eager to perform the actions necessary to receive the patch, but as we are hearing, most of these patches made the trip home and were kept by the recipients. That’s a big deal!

Similarly, Catherine Graham of commonsku issued a challenge from the stage at skucon for the audience to write down three scary things they always wanted to do, but were too scared to do.   The challenge Catherine issued resonated with us so we decided to create something to send out to remind people of this challenge after this amazing conference. Our team developed a postcard mailer that was both visually stunning and also included something tactile, an adhesive patch with the words “Get Comfortable on the Edge” on it.  The patch was a simple, full color product that people could peel off and keep nearby as a reminder to do the things that scare them.  In addition the card included a very strong call to action, asking people to write down their three scary things and then go do them!

Some of these pieces ended up on commonsku and in other social media feeds, and are still showing up even now, almost half a year later.

One of these posts was from our friend and supporter, Charity Gibson, who posted not once, but twice.  The first photo she posted was right after the event and her three things were 1) Ride roller coasters at Six Flags, 2) Move out of State, and 3) Visit China.  In a follow-up post four months later, she posted this:

 

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Another memorable post was made by our friend Anna Henley of Spot Prints. She posted this photo and commentary:

 

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The thing I really love about posts like these are that promotional products have the ability to do so much more than just hold a logo.  A pin, a patch, or though we don’t sell them, even something as simple as branded pens, have the power to help brands share messages and tell their stories. Even more, these products have the power to help brands become a part of their clients’ stories.  When you find a way to do that, you win, and the prize is so much more than just a one-time transaction.   A win like this means you develop relationships, earn trust, and build loyalty.   THAT is the #powerofpromo!

 

Case Study: Wine Bottle Stopper

Purpose: The bottle stopper makes for a fun promotional gift that anyone can use. Place the stopper in any open beverage bottle to preserve freshness and promote your company.

Market: Beverage products

Objective: To increase sales and customer satisfaction

Strategy: As a part of their 50th anniversary celebration, a local Oregon winery decided to host a wine tasting event. They wanted their customers to have something special as reminder of their brand long after the wine was gone. To accomplish this, every person who bought a bottle of wine received a free bottle stopper.

Results: The celebration went off without a hitch with nearly 800 people in attendance. Customers enjoyed the bottle stopper and were reminded of the winery when they used it. This was seen in an 8% increase in sales over the next few months as well as an expansion in social media interest.

Features:

>       Rubber stopper insert fits most wine and other beverage bottles

>       Unique, die cast sculpted swirl design flows into a full color epoxy dome imprint

>       Deluxe black, two-piece gift box packaging included

>       Highly polished nickel finish with 7/8” round imprint

>       Production time: 6 Working days. 4 working day rush service available

Wine Bottle Stopper

Case Study: Belt Buckles

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Published on: October 30, 2015

Purpose: The belt buckle is a stylish accessory that can complement almost any outfit while also promoting your business. It is a practical and thoughtful gift that can be personalized to fit any occasion.

Market: Agricultural industries

Objective: To honor employees’ hard work and dedication

Strategy: Diligent and committed employees’ are the backbone of any thriving company. In order to honor their employees’ loyalty, a large agricultural company decided to gift those who had worked for them 5 years or more with a personalized belt buckle.

Results: Employees were grateful for the gesture and enjoyed having such a practical reward for their service. This resulted in an increase in their overall productivity and satisfaction. They were also able to wear the belt buckles while out on the job which resulted in an increase in emblem recognition.

Features:

>       Reproduce intricate designs or logos in any size or shape

>       Custom shape at no extra charge. Choose from 2D or 3D high relief

>       Plating Options: bright nickel, bright copper, black nickel, antique brass or antique copper. Other finishes quoted upon request

>       Personalization, numeral tabs and consecutive numbering, jewels, and PMS color match enamel fill options available

>       Production time: 4 weeks – rush available

 

Belt Buckles

Case Study: Guardian Angel

Purpose: The guardian angel is a light, portable, inconspicuous tool that can be used to protect yourself and loved ones from potential attackers. Designed mainly for women, the guardian angel is used by placing two fingers inside the holes with the bottom resting securely in your palm. In the event of an attack, the wing points will be jabbed towards the eyes or any fleshy part of an attacker. By attaching this key chain to your car keys, you are insuring that a guardian angel is always watching over you.

Market: Personal Protection

Objective: To increase the security and well-being of women as they travel

Strategy: The owner of a major promotional company became aware of an increase in street violence when a close friend of theirs was mugged in a parking lot. Wanting to reduce the number of defenseless women in the city, they started offering a line of personal protection gear to their customers. The first in this line was the guardian angel which was given to a handful of employees to test.

Results: The testimonials of the employees were extremely positive. The guardian angel made them feel more secure as they traveled and were intuitive to use. It felt comfortable in their hands and those that had children off at college said they would feel better knowing their child had a guardian angel.

Features:

>       Contoured to fit most hands

>       Concentrates strike force to deter attackers

>       Available in black and white

>       Convenient key ring attachment

>       Large pad print spot color 1 ½” X 1”

>       Production time: 6 Working days

Guardian Angel in White

Case Study: Pink 2-D Ribbon Lapel Pins

Case Study: Pink Ribbon Lapel Pins

Purpose: Durable and long lasting pin die struck from jewelers metal, with hand filled bold enamel colors. Size: 1.” Each pin comes with a clutch back and is individually poly bagged.

Market:  Health/Wellness

Objective: Create awareness about mammograms for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, increase social media presence, and gain new clientele.

Strategy:  A large drugstore that just opened wellness clinics in a large city hoped to increase patient intake by offering discounted mammograms for the month of October. These patients would be offered five pink ribbon lapel pins to distribute to their friends with the hopes that they too would get mammograms, and spread the word about breast cancer awareness for October. Th

Results: In the month of October, the number of mammograms performed rose over 30%. On social media, word spread and on Facebook, the company page received an additional 600 likes, in addition to hundreds of new followers on Twitter.  The campaign was a huge success giving the clinic both good publicity and increasing sales.

Features:

  • Highly Polished Gold Finish
  • 2-D
  • Immediate Shipment

 

Item #AR2, 2-D Pink Ribbon Lapel Pin

EMT at the DC Power Meeting

Veronica with a EMT ribbon lapel pin and safety light

Testimonial: Novella Charon, Account Manager

“The customer was delighted with the item. They had not done a divot tool in the past, and their customers liked them as well – all around  positive experience working with Novella Charon at EMT. You will hear from me again on other projects I am working on!”

–Jim Santangelo, Pin High Products

New Testimonial: Novella Charon, Account Manager

 

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