Consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of where their food comes from, whether they eat it at the dinner table or on a picnic blanket. To set their minds at ease, many people decide to join food cooperatives, which sell fresh food that’s locally made or grown.
Recently, one co-op wanted to spread the word in their community about healthy eating and the importance of supporting the local economy. They teamed up with a neighboring company that had recently implemented an employee health and wellness program, and distributed imprinted foodware to encourage the employees to bring healthy foods for their day-time meals. The co-op is located down the street from the company, and they encouraged their employees to shop at the co-op for fresh food before and after work.
One of the items employees received was the Salad/Snack Bowl Set which was decorated with the co-op’s logo. More than 275 bowls were distributed, and other decorated items were also given out as part of the campaign. The co-op’s distributor partner was able to tie the promotion to a specific health initiative, based on Affordable Care Act guidelines
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Want to take your teambuilding programs up a notch? Here are six unique programs along with sample destinations and promotional products to enhance your teambuilding experiences.
Go Underground: Groups can enjoy the spelunker experience by navigating through cave complexes using maps to reach designated destinations. In typical exploration sessions, each team member is assigned a role. Leaders are responsible for group well-being. Learning sessions promote communication skills and show how strategies can be improved as participants gain insights that can be integrated into work environments. Participants assist each other in unfamiliar situations that challenge comfort zones and bring cohesiveness into play to overcome fears. While the guides’ main roles are to ensure safety, they’re also on hand to interpret the cave’s natural history.
Promotional Gifts: logoed headlamps and flashlights, glow sticks, gloves and whistles.
Sample Destination: Moaning Cavern Park, Vallecito, CA, www.caverntours.com
Fly Through The Air: Flying trapeze teambuilding programs engender feelings of involvement and team spirit as your group reaches for the heights. Programs start with safety training before anyone sets foot on the trapeze. These activities produce aerial dynamics that bolster cooperation, efficiency and courage. The objective is to build team spirit and create new bonds to face the challenges of demanding business environments. Sessions usually rotate through challenge stations with increasing levels of difficulty and can be tailored to the groups’ time and budget.
Promotional Gifts: trapeze-shaped belt buckles, workout monitors, exercise clothes and headbands.
Sample Destination: Trapeze School New York, six U.S. locations, www.trapezeschool.com
Climb A Mountain: Rock climbing and rappelling programs are fantastic ways to create strong bonds and improve communication skills while setting and achieving goals. Courses teach the simplest forms of outdoor rock climbing and rappelling, emphasizing the skills of climbing knots, belaying, anchors and movement. These programs present teamwork as a natural solution to overcoming intense mental and physical challenges.
Promotional Gifts: carabineers, binoculars, climbing vests and hats.
Sample Destination: Fox Mountain Guides and Climbing School, multiple Southeast locations,
Race A Yacht: These waterborne regattas are designed for sailors and non-sailors alike and physical condition is never an issue; it’s about fostering teamwork through a desire to win. Team members begin by practicing crew positions and learn to work together as a cohesive team; skills that will later prove valuable in business environments. Rating systems allow for handicapping so that all boats are judged equal at the finish. There’s plenty of action, tacking upwind, rounding the marks and running downwind. Before returning to the dock for the awards celebration, each team will have the duration of the regatta to pleasure sail and explore the waterway.
Promotional Gifts: boat bags, compasses, binoculars and nautical jewelry.
Sample Destination: Schooner Woodwind, Annapolis, MD, www.schoonerwoodwind.com
Build A House: Your team will learn building skills that improve communications and develop cooperation and camaraderie through interacting with coworkers from all levels of your corporate hierarchy. These efforts work to build morale and team spirit and forge bonds by working toward a common goal. In addition, the program fees provided to Habitat For Humanity are fully tax deductible. Habitat For Humanity can also provide access to their branding so that your company logo can be combined with Habitat’s to use as a powerful marketing tool. Best of all, it’s for a great cause.
Promotional Gifts: tape measures, calculators, tool kits, gloves, T-shirts and hats.
Sample Destination: Contact Habitat For Humanity to locate programs www.habitat.org
Join A Cattle Drive: Your group will learn cowboy management techniques when you send them on a cattle drive. Most cattle ranches are located in areas of natural beauty that offer scenic cattle work accompanied by spectacular vistas, including pine forests, alpine meadows and mountain lakes. Your teambuilding group will learn the organizational skills required to trail cattle and move herds across water and up and down hills; skills that will come in handy when it’s time for your staff to round up new customers.
Promotional Gifts: Western gear including logoed cowboy hats, jewelry and belt buckles.
Sample Destination: The Hideout Lodge and Guest Ranch, Shell, WY, www.thehideout.com
ID&T, the festival powerhouse behind Mysteryland, hosted top acts like Kaskade, Dillon Francis, Moby, Steve Aoki, Nervo, Showtek and Fedde Le Grand on the main stage. The Boat Stage, which catered to bass-hungry fans, featured Zomboy, Flosstradamus, Big Gigantic and Bro Safari. “Sunday School,” a mini festival within Mysteryland, offered three stages of the sounds of techno, tech-house and vinyl-only DJs. Hardstyle fans could throw their bodies to Coone, Noisecontrollers and Brennan Heart in the Q-Dance tent. If fans needed time to rest their feet (and ears), they could venture to the “Healing Garden” for yoga, meditation or aromatherapy. Among this eclectic mix of music, dance and art, there was also an abundance of fun branded promotional products.
One of the main sponsors of Mysteryland USA was Rekorderlig Cider from Sweden. Friendly Rekorderlig vendors decked out in red logoed polos happily offered free samples of their Strawberry-Lime, Berry or Pear flavored hard cider. They also gave soaked dancers Rekorderlig branded ponchos for the intermittent downpours throughout that Saturday afternoon. One of the promoters explained that the plastic pouch the ponchos came in could act as a waterproof case for cell phones.
A popular meeting place for separated friends was the prominent Rekorderlig hot-air balloon. One of the perks to visiting the hard cider vendor was the chance to win a balloon ride over the lush fields where, 45 years earlier, concertgoers danced to Hendrix, Santana, Joplin and other top acts.
On the trail to the main stage, attendees were greeted by another Rekorderlig booth that sold garland crowns for $20. Many of the female guests got in touch with their inner flower child and chose from a variety of colorful blossoms to be custom-fit around their heads, staying true to the Rekorderlig slogan, “Beautifully Swedish.”
Aside from Rekorderlig, there was a plethora of Mysteryland merchandise, which featured the Mysteryland and/or Woodstock ’69 logos on apparel, hats and headbands. Rookie campers were also able to buy blankets, sleeping bags and other outdoor necessities. Mysteryland offered “Holy Ground” campers their own camping survival kit, with a two-person tent, airbed and sleeping bags. Festival-goers were able to purchase unique meals and snacks from Smorgasburg Food Fest. Smorgasburg is a food market held every Saturday in the hipster Brooklyn town of Williamsburg, who partnered with Mysteryland to offer organic, vegan and other food options.
Mysteryland was one of the first “cashless” U.S. music festivals. Attendees were able to put money onto their logoed wristbands either online or at stations throughout the festival grounds. Their credit changed into “birdie bucks” to pay for food, beverages, merchandise or showers throughout the weekend. The leftover money was then refunded back onto the provided credit card. The birdie bucks wristbands allowed for quicker service in the long lines for showers and food.
With the help of sponsors such as Rekorderlig and many others, Mysteryland was able to successfully offer a mecca for fans of all EDM genres to come together to explore and dance in the historical grounds that inspired a revolution of music, fashion and a state of mind back in 1969. And with logoed keepsakes, the memories from Mysteryland are guaranteed to live on.
Two hundred and fifteen pages of promotional ideas, apparel, company store ideas, sports and event promos, etc. Too much to list. Call 860-304-2899, and ask for Eric for your free Catalog! The GS Promo Source promotional catalog is jam packed with great ideas and information.
PACKED WITH GREAT PROMOS AND IDEAS!
Monday March 24, 2014
At GS Promo Source, we always strive to provide the best in promotional ideas. A recent customer asked us to develop an entire product line for a specialty retail store on a nearby Island. What a great opportunity! Our ability to think outside the box, deliver custom solutions and high quality merchandise at the best prices is why customers choose GS Promo Source.
In today’s IDEA CENTER, we explore a small selection of marketing products across three unique event and promotional categories.
Three great ideas for your special event or promotion.
This sunscreen offers maximum protection while providing great decoration options. This is a great individual gift, or can be used as a component in a gift set.
Lightweight, one-size-fits-all hooded and waterproof. This Poncho has side straps, a portable storage pouch and offers a variety of logo imprint sizes and areas.
Fully-padded with adjustable reclining backrest, the Beachcomber allows you to stretch out your legs over a durable polyester mat sparing you from messy sand or bug-infested grass. It also features an adjustable shoulder strap and a zippered pocket, large enough to hold magazines and personal effects such as a wallet or shirt. Its steel frame means the Beachcomber is built to last. You won’t be disappointed with this beach mat. Size (Open) : 21.25 h x 42.5 w.
Outdoor Survival Kit:
Keep yourself ready for emergencies with this handy survival kit.
– Measures 2.7″W x 4.2″H
– Made of plastic
– Waterproof and impact resistant
– Great for outdoor events
Wide Brim Hat:
Water-resistant travel cap
Bungee detail for custom fit
Folds up inside interior pocket for easy transport
This durable binoculars will give customers the right perspective!
– Measures 3.38″L x 4.25″W
– Made of rubber
– Features 4 x 30mm power
– Has bold rubberized color finish with black accents
– Includes neck rope and carrying case
Environmentally friendly 150 page jotter is made from 100% recycled materials. Perfect for nature and bird walks.
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Personalization is a key component to connect to your employees, business customers or prospects. Put your brand on a custom CD Jewel Case size Desk Calendar or Flip Calendar. These calendars can be customized with a huge variety of options (birthdays, special event dates, custom images, etc)
That’s brand recognition!
Set up is easy, all you need is an Excel spreadsheet with your employee/prospect/customer name and birth date. GS Promo Source will handle the creation, packaging and mailing of each calendar.
We like these Calendar’s so much we sent samples to our customers and they absolutely loved the concept! Stand out from the crowd with personalized desktop calendars. Call Kristen or Eric today for pricing, and setup! Call: (860) 304-2899
With Image Personalization, we integrate names into special stock images, making it look like it was photographed that way. Using variable data printing, we generate the images automatically from your list. Choose from our library of over 50 images.
Highlight up to four dates every month to make sure they are noticed. Great for sales meetings, trade shows, appointments, and reminders. Automatically include US holidays and observances (counts toward monthly 4 date limit).
Create your own custom artwork for the cover page. You have full control over the layout and design. You can even add the recipient’s name as variable text.
Provide an extra level of personalization by recognizing the recipient’s birthday. We will replace the image in their birthday month with a personalized cake and highlight the special day on the calendar.
The message insert is an additional card placed between the months of your choice. It’s great for special offers, messages, or coupons. The artwork is printed on both sides of the card ensuring your recipient will see it.
Protect your calendar with one of our box options. Choose a basic white corrugated box, or for a more stylish presentation, choose one of our full-color sleeves.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What products would you suggest to raise awareness among your employees/clients?
I have several products that I LOVE for Breast Cancer Awareness Month! You can either give them out to increase awareness or sell them and donate the proceeds to your favorite Breast Cancer charity.
1. Silicone Awareness Bracelets are a great and very inexpensive item to hand out to your all of your employees and clients – prevention and early detection save lives. They are great items to give out to remind your employees (or their significant other) to get an annual mammogram.
2. 16 oz. Carnival Cups are a great reward for employees (or their spouses) that went for their annual mammogram. Early detection is key when it comes to breast cancer. Giving out these cups as a great reward lets employees and their families know that you care WHILE also bringing down your healthcare costs.
3. Awareness Ribbon Key holder. Many people drive their cars to and from work (or at least to and from somewhere at least once a day), ensuring that your message is in front of your employee or client,
reminding them that you care about them and their health several times per day.
4. Neoprene Lunch Bag. Whether healthy or sick you’ve gotta eat, and so do your employees or clients. A neoprene lunch bag is not only attractive and durable; it keeps the message of breast cancer awareness, early detection/prevention and working for a cure in front of them and everyone they eat with on a daily basis.
5. Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt . Lastly, but not least, a Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirt. Let us customize t-shirts especially for you and your business. We have many different Breast Cancer Awareness slogans that are both funny and attention-getting. My favorite was one we did for a ladies softball team that said “Don’t Let Breast Cancer Steal Second Base”. They sold them for $25 each raising over $2,000 for breast cancer research.
Would you like us to put together a Breast Cancer Awareness Program for your company and/or clients? Or, would you like to raise some money for your favorite breast cancer research center or charity? We offer so many great items that would work well for you including, mugs, tumblers, pens, bags, totes, stress relievers, etc.
Call GS PROMO SOURCE, LLC anytime for terrific ideas and products that you can use to promote your company, keep your employees/clients healthy or just to spread the word about Breast Cancer prevention, early detection and awareness in your local community in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month at 860-304-2899.