FOOTBALL TEAM SCORES EQUIPMENT THROUGH GOLF

Mission Viejo High School’s Diablo football team needed to raise money for new training and safety equipment and facilities, and they had a small timeframe to work with. Traditional fundraising efforts taking weeks or months weren’t the answer. The solution was to pump up the previous year’s fundraiser – the high school’s annual Diablo Classic Golf Tournament.

 

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California-based Mission Viejo chose one of South Orange County’s finest golf courses to host the event, and used the Diablo Classic website and a variety of online and personal communication efforts to advertise it. The tourney featured a round of golf plus lunch, dinner and opportunities to win Diablo-branded promotional gifts via hole-in-one contests and other on-course events. Prizes included branded golfers’ gift-packs featuring shoe bags, divot fixers and tee pouches. Diablo-branded thank-you gifts were also given to golfers to encourage them to donate to the football team.

Tournament participants and donors enjoyed the promotional gifts, and the branding helped keep the Diablos in mind well after the football season ended. The tournament itself was a success as the effort exceeded expectations, raising more than enough money to cover the season’s football needs.

Are you looking to raise money for your school or sports team?

Make sure to use innovative techniques to connect prospects to a school’s offerings to boost school enrollment or raise funds for teams. The best methods to do this use promotional products and a strong partnership with your distributor who can show you great ways to incorporate branded items into your campaign.

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How would you like to turn your next trade show giveaway into a business card or even a raffle ticket, and at no additional charge? Call and ask me how at 860.304.2899.

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ASK KRISTEN ~ COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS

Advertising specialties remain less expensive per impression than most other forms of advertising. The investment in ad specialties is modest, more targeted and allows for much greater levels of interaction with consumers than other forms of advertising.

As the chart on this page illustrates, promotional products have a lower cost-per-impression in the United States than prime-time television advertising, national magazine advertising and newspaper ads, and a similar CPI to radio and Internet advertising. Plus, while all of these other forms of advertising are often passive, advertising specialties allow for much more active interaction, such as storing valuable information on a USB drive or carrying groceries or other items around town in a promotional bag.

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Also, consider that when consumers receive advertising specialties, they are often the exact market segment the advertiser is trying to reach. Banks aren’t simply mailing out pens to consumers of all ages from all areas, whether or not they have a branch there. Rather, they are giving out the pens only to current or prospective customers in the geographic areas that they serve. This targeted approach to advertising is much more diffi cult, if not impossible, to achieve in other forms of mass market advertising.

More good news: The cost for advertising specialties is not expected to increase markedly in the next few years, making them a more stable, reliable and innovative way for advertisers to reach consumers.

Even more good news: Consider that the cost of producing a 30-second radio or television commercial is often out of reach for all but the biggest advertisers. Many would have their entire advertising budget eaten up before they even aired the commercial more than a few times. This isn’t true with advertising specialties. Companies from the smallest local businesses to the largest Fortune 100 companies have access to the best that the advertising specialty business has to offer.

Consider letting GS Promo Source (GSPS) help you manage your promotional/advertising campaign.  We believe you will be pleasantly surprised by the cost effectiveness of our services and excellence of our work.

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ASK KRISTEN ~ Unique Team Building Programs

UNIQUE TEAM BUILDING PROGRAMS

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,
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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

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month! – Think Pink in October!

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Show your support for Breast Cancer Treatment and Research in October.  GS Promo Source (GSPS) offers more than 4,000 Breast Cancer related promotional items.  From scarves, to pens, to  bracelets to tote bags.  Be sure to visit our website www.gspromosource.com for the full list of items.  Or click this link to be taken directly to the “Think Pink” page!  For more information about Breast Cancer treatment and programs, please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

Pocket Slider – Breast Cancer Awareness
Stay ahead with our Pocket Slider – Breast Cancer Awareness! Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammograms and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart operates just like a slide rule, just match up the bullet point and view information and tips in the cutout window. This item is available in Spanish!

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Signature Peppermints
Filled with Signature Peppermints, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Signature Peppermin
Filled with Signature Peppermints, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Cinnamon Red Hots
Filled with Cinnamon Red Hots, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Tin with Cinnamon Red Hots
Filled with Cinnamon Red Hots, this upscale pink round breast cancer awareness Snap-Top Tin comes printed with a 4-color process laminated decal or a 1-color direct imprint. Customize your logo including breast cancer awareness. Other fills: Signature Peppermints, Cinnamon Red Hots, Gum, Chocolate Littles, Sugar-Free Mints, or Colored Bullet Candy. Great promotional product to increase breast cancer awareness.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 6″ Engineer Pocket Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 6″ aluminum engineer pocket scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness AlumiEraser
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum sleek design AlumiEraser gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Large Rectangular Aluminum Key Tag
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The large aluminum rectangular key tag gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Business Card
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum business card gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Luggage Tag w/ Black Strap
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The aluminum luggage tag with black strap gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Engineer Hollow Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ aluminum engineer hollow scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Aluminum Combination Key Tag
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The combination gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 6″ Architect Pocket Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 6″ aluminum architect pocket scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Office Ruler – Aluminum
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ two bevel aluminum office ruler gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Architect Hollow Scale
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ aluminum architect hollow scale gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed.

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Breast Cancer Awareness 12″ Desk Ruler
We are proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. Show your organization’s support and affiliation for this worthy cause. The 12″ desk ruler gives people a chance to show support everyday. We will donate 10% of the 1st column price to Breast Cancer Research. So even if you buy in large volumes to take advantage of the quantity discount, 10% will still be donated off of the highest price listed. Working together we can help put an end to breast cancer.

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Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer (Spanish)
Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. That is why the Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer Spanish version can be a very helpful handout! Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammogram’s and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart is great for mailings, trade shows and take-along’s. The front of the product leaves room for you to imprint a personal message or your company name or logo!

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Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer
Breast cancer affects one in four women, but with early treatment and diagnosis, many are cured. That is why the Pocket Slider: Breast Cancer can be a very helpful handout! Keep up to date on exams, risk factors, mammogram’s and breast self-exams. This interactive slide chart is great for mailings, trade shows and take-along’s. The front of the product leaves room for you to imprint a personal message or your company name or logo!

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Breast Cancer Awareness 54″ Shoelaces
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item will be seen wherever recipients go. These adult male size shoelaces are 54″ long and especially designed for the cause. Perfect for charity walks or marathons these shoelaces can be printed with your company name and logo for a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year around. Ideal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month events every October.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Lanyard w/3 Day Service
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item that will stay in sight. These flat ribbed polyester lanyards are especially designed for the cause and make a great giveaway at charity walks or marathons. Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place throughout October but with your name and logo printed on these lanyards you’ve got a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year round. 3 day service!

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Breast Cancer Awareness 45″ Shoelaces
Show your dedication to the fight against Breast Cancer with a long-lasting item will be seen wherever recipients go. These adult female size shoelaces are 45″ long and especially designed for the cause. Perfect for charity walks or marathons these shoelaces can be printed with your company name and logo for a promotional souvenir that will spread awareness all year around. Ideal for Breast Cancer Awareness Month events every October!

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ITS NO MYSTERY: PROMO PRODUCTS PUMP-UP SALES

Mysteryland, the longest running electronic dance music (EDM) festival in the world, made its U.S. debut over the Memorial Day weekend at the iconic Woodstock grounds in Bethel Woods, NY, by telling attendees to “take a trip down the rabbit hole.” Unlike the original Woodstock concert, attendance was strictly enforced and limited to 20,000, with ticket prices starting at $179, and VIP passes going for $299. According to The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch, the EDM market is estimated to be close to $20 billion and is growing by over 10% every year.

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.

The Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge – We are a proud sponsor!

GS Promo Source is proud to be a premier sponsor of The Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge!  It’s a four day event that combines challenging off-road driving with vintage and modern Land Rovers and vehicle based gourmet cooking!  Hosted at historic Lime Rock Motorsports Park in Lakeville, CT.

Visit www.muddychef.com for more info!

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