What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You!

The 2004 data from the National Crime Prevention Council estimates that there are 21.1 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people and 4.3 assault incidents per 1,000 people in the United States each year. With the proper preparedness and protection, however, many of these crimes can be prevented!

What does preparedness look like? After being aware of your surroundings, preparedness means having items on hand that are easily accessible in the event of an attack. EMT has a full line of personal protection products to help assist with preparedness. While our products can’t guarantee your safety, having personal protection items ready in the event of an emergency can significantly improve your chances of overcoming an assault.

Let’s take a look at the products we offer so you can see which might be a good fit for your client’s needs:

Item #PS750 – .5 oz Pepper Spray

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    Pepper Spray is Non-lethal self-defense that contains oleoresin capsicum from cayenne pepper. It irritates skin & closes eyes, temporarily disabling assailants. This product has a 6 ft range with provides protection at a safe distance and 2-year shelf life.  Also available is our item #PS751, which is .5 oz Pepper Spray on a key ring, and our #PS1056 which is Pepper Spray concealed in a lip stick container. This item provides both safety and style!

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Item #GA-P-W, #GA-P-B, and #GA-L-B – Guardian Angel Key Ring

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The Guardian Angel Keyring comes in black or white with two different imprint methods available, thus the different item numbers.  This is an intuitive, non-lethal self-protection device that is to be used at close range and concentrates striking force to deter attackers.  It’s contoured to fit most hands, has a convenient key ring attachment, and is made of rigid ABS plastic.

Finally, EMT offers you three different stun gun options.

The first is item #SG-328. This is a form of Non-Lethal Self Defense in a pink lipstick style case.  It includes a charger and delivers a low amperage, high voltage shock to disables assailant.  
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We also offer item #SG-105 and #SG-800. These items deliver a slightly higher output and both include a charger and carrying case.

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Please note that stun guns are not legal/cannot be shipped to Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Wisconsin and the following cities: Annapolis, MD, Baltimore, MD, Baltimore County, MD, District of Columbia and Philadelphia, PA.

At the end of the day, only you and you customer can determine which personal protection items are right for them and their brand.  When you decide to move forward in doing so, keep EMT in mind. We make branding personal protection items easy!

For more information and resources on crime prevention in general, visit www.ncpc.org and for more information on the products featured in this post, or additional branded products available through EMT, visit www.emteasy.com.

 

 

New Case Study: Crystal Key Tags

Purposes:

2-D or 3-D crystal key tags with Red, green or blue internal led light complete with upscale nickel plated key ring, light up a dark entryway. The stock shape is rectangular, and the imprint can be etched in the crystal, on the crystal, or both. This gift comes in a deluxe packaging, so it’s perfect for gift-giving, trade shows, and business gifts.

Market: Education

Objective: Shine a light on a very serious issue, and provide an affordable, but practical promotional product to be part of a gift bag conference attendees were receiving.

Strategy: A conference was planned on a state college campus by the state’s Human Trafficking Task Force in an effort to “shine a light” on human trafficking.” The cost to attend the conference was $125. After the event, each attendee of the conference received a gift bag full of contact information, souvenirs, and marketing collateral.  The symbolic, but practical crystal key tag was selected for the promotional bag, because it went the theme of “shining a light” on a serious issue.

Results:  In the conference, one speaker used the promotional item to start a social media campaign. All of the attendees were asked to pose with the crystal key tag and post a selfie on the taskforce’s Facebook page. Approximately 749 people posted on a selfie with the light on, to bring this very serious issue into the light. The Facebook page gained 204 additional likes, and several people inquired on how and where to get the key tag to help “shine a light on human trafficking in Michigan.”
 

  • On/off switch to conserve replaceable battery
  • Stock rectangular shape, with a 2D or 3D imprint etched in the crystal, on the crystal, or both
  • Production time: 15 working days
  • red, green and blue LED light

 

Crystal Key Tags

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

Case Study: American Flag Lapel Pin

 

Purposes: It’s more than a lapel pin, an American Flag lapel pin is a statement about your pride and dedication to your country. Our selection of American Flag Lapel Pins are perfect for any campaign, event, or giveaway.

Market: Politics

Objective: Win over voters by making them feel a sense of pride in the country and respect for the candidate.

Strategy: A well-known politician in Ohio decided to run for senator. He was running on a platform about restoring the American dream. It was all about making people feel pride in their country once again. He decided to order thousands of American Flag lapel pins and hand them out to anyway and everyone he spoke to.

Result: After months of rallies, debates, and events, the politician gained a lot of traction and won the election. People felt a certain closeness to him because of the lapel pins and a feeling of pride in their vote and their country.

  • Die struck U.S. flag lapel pin
  • Highly polished gold metal finish with three soft enamel colors
  • Includes butterfly clutch
  • Size: 7/8″
  • In stock for fast delivery
American Flag Lapel Pin

Case Study: PitchFix Twister

Purposes: The PitchFix Twister as an easy, fun way to correct your divot mark on the golf course. Avoid impacting soil and damaging roots on golf greens with new twist technology.

Market: Insurance

Objective: An independently owned insurance company in Virginia decided to host a golf outing for their loyal customers. They invited everyone who had been with the company for over 5 years to participate. Aside from golf, lunch and drinks, they wanted something fun, memorable, and useful to give their clients to remember the occasion.

Strategy: The golf outing had a great turn out, and clients were excited about the new twister! Most of them were thrilled about the new golf tool, exclaiming praises on how they had never seen something like this before. It certainly was a point of conversation for the day. The insurance company even saw an increase in customer retention from the event. The importance of customer appreciation became an important part of the company’s mission statement, and they became the fastest growing insurance company in the state the next year.

  • Available in 8 color combinations: Black, Blue, Light Blue, Green, Red, Orange, Flourecent Pink, Flourecent Yellow
  • Black Metal Pins
  • Rubbarized Top Parts
  • ABS Rubberized body in gun metal
  • Removable Ball Marker
  • Production Time: 6 Working Days; 4 day rush available

    PitchFix Twister

Case Study: Challenge Coins

Purposes: The Die Cast Challenge Coin is detailed and created for a high perceived value. They are perfect for any type of recognition and carry more meaning and value than can be calculated.

Market: Military

Objective: To recognize a new level of achievement in the armed forces

Strategy: People who serve in the armed forces aren’t there for personal gain; they are often there to serve a bigger purpose than themselves. Honor and prestige is almost a form of currency to them. For decades, the challenge coin has been offered to show recognition for an accomplishment, and it’s no different in this case. The custom shape, edge, and finish allowed for a truly original coin.

Results: The challenge coins were beautiful and carried a high level of prestige. They were awarded after reaching a new level in accomplishment for a branch of the military. They were a perfect award for the occasion.

  • Pricing includes a custom shape with one or two-sided 2D imprint with no tooling charge for pierced or cutout areas
  • Choice of metal finishes: bright nickel, bright copper, black nickel, antique brass or antique copper
  • Other sizes and finishes available and quoted upon request
  • See Enhancements tab for more options, including custom edges, thickness, and textures
  • Individual poly bag standard, see Packaging tab for more options
  • Production time: 3-4 weeks – rush available
Challenge Coin

Case Study: Bottle Opener BOL120

Purposes: Our stock bottle openers offer quality promotional items at an affordable price in only 8 working days! They are the perfect promotional item for parties and special events, tradeshow giveaways, organizations, restaurant and bar openings, micro-breweries, etc.

Market: Bars and Lounges

Objective: To help successfully create a perfect opening night, setting the reputation for the night club into the future.

Strategy: In a place like Miami, competition among high end nightlife is high. Some say the success of the opening night can determine the club’s future in the busy city. A new night club was opening and promotion was high to create a buzz around town. They wanted not only to create a reputation for themselves, but to keep people coming. They decided to use the high quality custom bottle openers throughout the night, and gave one to everyone on their way out.

Results: Opening night was a huge success. The bar created a buzz around town and the bottle openers were popping up all over the city. They helped promote the bar for months as they were on people’s keychains, and the bar has been packed every weekend since they opened!

  • Die cast key ring with reverse side bottle opener.
  • Includes full color epoxy dome imprint (size: 7/8″ round).
  • Matte nickel finish.
  • Includes split key ring attachment
  • Production time on all of the above: 8 working days
  • 5 working day rush service available. QUR

 

BOL120

 

Case Study: Grip-It Microfiber Cloth

Purposes: The all new Grip-It microfiber cloth was designed to offer a convenient way to promote your company while still offering practicality and use. Whether it’s a phone screen or a pair of glasses, this microfiber cloth is sure to clear up whatever mess you may have.

Market: Eyewear

Objective: To differentiate a company and spread the brand image

Strategy: A large national eyewear company was looking for a new way to differentiate themselves among the competition. They knew their customers loved the little things that set their brand apart. They decided to offer the custom Grip-It microfiber cloth to any customer who purchased a new pair of glasses or sunglasses. This surmounts to thousands of glasses every day across the country. With some advertisement of the limited time promotion, they were sure to attract some new customers. They also knew that people using the cloth in their daily life would spread the name brand of their company.

Results: The campaign lasted a month and thousands of people were now carrying the microfiber cloth. They had a record-breaking sales month by selling 18% more than their average. They continued to see the effects of the campaign for months after the promotion ended since customers used their new Grip-It to clean off their valuables and glasses, which was free brand promotion.

  • Dye sublimated full color imprint on 260GSM 80% polyester/20% polyamide microfiber
  • Silicone Grippers make cleaning even the dirtiest screens easy
  • Silicone Grippers available as dots or logo shapes
  • 6″ x 7″ standard size; Custom sizes available and QUR
  • Fast 2 week production

 

Grip It Microfiber Cloth

Case Study: PitchFix AlignMee

Purposes: The PitchFix AlignMee is a fun tool to help align your putt, while also promoting your business with a large 1.5” imprint area! The AlignMee can be used by practically any industry that works with golf and for any age group.

Market: Technology

Objective: To increase corporate reputation by making people associate their company with a good cause and increase awareness for a current cause.

Strategy: After hearing about a spontaneous golf outing to raise money for disaster relief in Nepal, the large technology company located outside San Francisco wanted to help donate money to the cause, and help out with the event. They donated the PitchFix AlignMee to provide a fun useful tool for all the golfers who participated. People loved using the tool and continued to use it into the future.

Results: Not only did the event help raise over $43,000 for disaster relief, but local companies started to associate the brand with good values. They saw a quick spike in sales, and were acknowledged by the local news for all of their help.

  • Carabineer hook easily attaches to golf bag or belt loop
  • Integrated permanent marker for marking the ball
  • Full color customized cover
  • ABS with touchable rubberized coating
  • Production time: 6 working days. 4 working day rush service available, QUR

 

 

PitchFix AlignMee

Case Study: Custom Belt Buckle

 

Purposes: The Die Struck Belt Buckle presents a custom and very unique way to show off your brand or associationn a fashionable way. Often times, one thinks of a prized promotional item when viewing custom belt buckles.

Market:  Financial

Objective: To make employees feel valued and keep the turnover rate low.

Strategy: A large financial firm located in Boise, Idaho were able to tie overall company morale to customer satisfaction and sales. In a country where the average amount of jobs for people by the age of 50 is 11.7, the retention rate for good employees is extremely important. The firm hires hundreds of drivers to transport valuable goods and currency across the country. In order to lower the turnover rate, which in turn saves millions of dollars, the company started an employee appreciation program. Part of this program was rewarding drivers for each milestone with the company. One of the biggest rewards was a bonus and gift basket for every million miles driven. The custom belt buckle was proudly worn by employees who had a new appreciation for their jobs and felt more valued within the company. Employees were rewarded for the longevity of their employment, special projects, and other various accomplishments.

 

Results: While the program was relatively low cost for the company, it made employees happier, increasing productivity, and decreased the turnover rate by over 27%! This saved the company millions of dollars in training and time. The belt buckles were a huge hit among drivers, who wore them proudly, increasing the company’s name recognition.

 

  • Reproduce intricate designs or logos in any size or shape
  • Choose from 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional high relief
  • Custom shape at no extra charge
  • Choice of bright nickel, bright copper, black nickel, antique brass or antique copper finishes. Other finishes QUR
  • Optional soft enamel or resin enamel colorfill. Free PMS color match
  • Enhancements include personalization, numeral tabs and consecutive numbering

 

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