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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Most charity runs and walks have a ‘no dogs allowed’ policy. Not so at the Southwestern Guide Dogs walkathons, a series of walking events in Florida that raise money for the organization.
“It’s wonderful to see people bringing their dogs to these events,” says Andy Kramer, the development director of the Palmetto, FL-based nonprofit that has trained hundreds of guide dogs. “You can’t help but see families with their dogs and not smile.”
At each of the nine events held during the summer, Kramer says, the organization’s guide dog trainers are also invited to bring their puppies and current trainee dogs to the event. The puppies, which Kramer calls “Goldadorables,” are a special cross breed of Labradors and Golden Retrievers. “This breed produces wonderful guide dogs that are able to form and nurture partnership with visually impaired individuals, facilitating their life’s journeys with mobility, independence and integrity,” he says.
Promotional items play a major part in the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons, starting with fundraising awards. “For example, if someone raises $100 for an event, they get a monogrammed T-shirt,” Kramer says, “$250 gets you a branded tumbler. In addition, every attending dog gets a logoed bandana and we also bring lots of branded promos from our gift shop, including hats, shirts and leashes, for sale at our events.” GSPS has a huge variety of branded items for you to choose from. Visit our website www.gspromosource.com
This year’s events raised a whopping $835,000 for the charity – a new record.
The Guide Dog Walkathons are expanding to two new locations next year. “We’ve been able to grow new events in markets where we are not as well-known via grass roots fundraising campaigns that net us more friends and sponsors and help us provide more dogs to the visually impaired,” Kramer says. “Recently, Publix and Subaru came on board, which shows that success breeds success.”
Also on tap for the 2016 season: Participants will be invited to design the logoed T-shirts that will be used as event giveaways. “We work really hard to build excitement for these events each year, and the promotional products we incorporate really help do that,” Kramer says.
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.
This week we are working on our own project. GS Promo Source is a sponsor of The Land Rover Muddy Chef Challenge @ Lime Rock Motorsports Park. It’s a four day event that combines off-road driving and vehicle based gourmet cooking (think The Iron Chef meets The Great Race).
For the event, we are creating a variety of promotional products. Including hats, event decals, t-shirts, outdoors/fly fishing type shirts and drinkware.
First up – Hats. There are several styles of promotional hats. The most affordable hat is what you would expect as a giveaway. Usually, these are branded in a single location (usually an embroidery on the front of the cap) and that’s about it.
Photo: This is a cheap, giveaway hat. It looks cheap and feels cheap.
More upscale hats offer significantly more customizing. Let’s look at a sample.
Starting with the front of the hat is a high quality, embroidered logo. It’s expertly embroidered, colorful and large. The setup for digitizing the logo is free, and can be as many stitches as you want as long as it stays within the front two panels of the cap.
Custom embroidery across the back of the cap. GS Promo Source can also custom embroider not only the back of the cap, but the cap adjustment band.
Product quality, feel and branding are further enhances by side of the cap embroidery. Right side logo.
Left side logo.
Our caps can even have customized metal work on the cap buckle. For The Muddy Chef Challenge, our hats will display a sponsor logo. When you are branding and trying to stand out – these details make the difference.
These seem like lots of options, but it doesn’t end there. You can also get embroidery on the top and even underneath the visor, customized sandwich, customized embroidered or woven back strap, customized inside taping and even a label with YOUR brand/logo on it. With our custom caps you are only limited by your imagination.
PHOTO: We love the branding on GrayGear’s hats. Custom Tags.
PHOTO: Custom logo on cap adjustment strap and custom skull tag.
PHOTO: Custom logo tape and top button. This is the Ferrari of hats. Branding perfection!
We are very excited to be a sponsor of the Muddy Chef Challenge (www.muddychef.com). If you are an existing GS Promo Source customer and would like to join us at Lime Rock Park please contact Kristen or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org We would love to have our clients judge the food challenge, take a ride in a vintage Land Rover, and enjoy a tour of historic Lime Rock Motorsports Park!
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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.