Find EVERYTHING! ~ Custom imprinted Bluetooth Tracking Tags

  • ONE TAP TO FIND: Attach an iHere to each valuable you want to track. Tap on the free iHere3 mobile app to ring iHere and quickly find your keys, wallet or purse.
  • DOES SO MUCH MORE: Click on iHere to locate your car or find your phone. Ring a lost iPhone even when the phone is on silent. Separation alerts further prevent you from leaving your phone behind.
  • BONUS FUN: Click to capture spontaneous moments with iHere’s remote camera control. Click to record voice memos handsfree.
  • CHARGE FOR LIFE: The only rechargeable key finder in the world. No battery replacements needed.
  • HIGHLY DURABLE: Slim yet sturdy enough to withstand a 7-foot drop. Optimized for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with iOS 7.1 or later. Also support Android!
  • YOUR CUSTOMERS WILL LOVE THIS: Give a promotion that will last for years and get people talking.  Call our product specialists today for more information.  Tel: 860-304-2899

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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.

Click or call us today for more info!

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Variable Data Printing / Turn anything into a raffle prize!

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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Promotional USB Drives @ GREAT PRICES!

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Give them the power of the swivel with these unique USB swivel flash drives.
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Build your own drive by choosing body and swing colors. Each includes a keychain as well as free setup and measure 3 1/8” x 5/8” Add your brand in laser engraved or pad print imprinting for an effective promotional tool that they’re sure to appreciate. Due to memory chip market fluctuations please contact factory when placing order.
Call our dedicated team of promotional product experts today!  We don’t just sell you promo products, we solve your problems and are the idea specialists!  GSPS or GS Promo Source is your one stop shop for everything in the world of promotional items.

Great promotional ideas! – Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

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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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Branded Caps / IDEA CENTER

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Product quality, feel and branding are further enhances by side of the cap embroidery.  Right side logo.

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Left side logo.

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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.

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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.

 

 

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PHOTO: Custom logo on cap adjustment strap and custom skull tag.

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PHOTO: Custom logo tape and top button.  This is the Ferrari of hats.  Branding perfection!

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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 info@muddychef.com  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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Tel:  (860) 664-0696  /  Fax:  (860) 664-0649

Email: info@gspromosource.com

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IDEA CENTER / Custom Branded RFID Security for your Credit Cards

 

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In December of 2013 Hackers stole more than 40 million credit card account numbers from Target.  In 2007, Hackers stole more than 45 million credit card account numbers.  Today, more and more Credit Cards contain a built in RFID Chip.

Check your wallet:

You might not know it, but you could have a credit or debit card that uses a tiny computer chip and a radio antenna to transmit account information from your card—even when you’re not shopping.

MasterCard uses “PayPass” to identify the cards. Chase bank coined the term “Blink.” Some contactless cards, which use a radio frequency identification, or RFID, chip, might simply have a symbol on the card consisting of four curved lines. An industry newsletter, The Nilson Report, says 35 million contactless chip cards are in circulation in the U.S.

The cards are touted as convenient, but they are also vulnerable to being skimmed without ever leaving your pocket. The information communicated from your card to a card reader can be enough to create a counterfeit card that can be successfully used to make an unauthorized purchase.

Protect Your  Assets:

The expansion of RFID technology has created several new opportunities for both promotion and protection.

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Promotion and Branding:

In the promotion arena, many consumers are being confronted with the realities of electronic-pick-pocketing as they are given credit and debit cards with RFID chips. News outlet after news outlet tells the story of how “wireless” pick-pocketing of unprotected credit and debit cards can leave consumers feeling helpless.

You can assist in this effort and build a solid brand bonus by providing protective RFID Sleeves for Credit and Debit Cards.

RFID Sleeves are an inexpensive way to protect your customers and prospects. Place brand information or even promotional text on the sleeves. Cards with RFID embedded chips are placed in the protective sleeves and tucked away in the wallet. Then your brand gets promotional announcements each time the card is pulled from the wallet for use.

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Protection of Business and Corporate Assets:

If your offices and facilities are protected using a tap and go card at the door, then much like the consumer card, this convenient access card can be wirelessly cloned and the bad guys don′t even have to break in. They just wait for an appropriate time and walk right in with their cloned card.

What could possibly be on their mind?

  • Mischief
  • Theft of supplies or inventories
  • Industrial espionage like placement of listening devices; taking of trade secrets or theft of competitive plans. Cell phone cameras are easy visual recorders.
  • Employee conflict

RFID Sleeves from GS Promo Source are an excellent way to secure and brand your organization.

Click here to visit our website and learn more about RFID Data Guards and Sleeves

 

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Tel:  (860) 664-0696  /  Fax:  (860) 664-0649

Email: info@gspromosource.com

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IDEA CENTER / Clear bags for travel, corporate or sports events

 

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The Clear Bag!  Recent changes in security at airports and at sporting events make Clear Bags excellent gifts for your corporate customers, staff or clients.   Check out this NFL video explaining the new bag guidelines (click photo below).

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At GS Promo Source, we offer a wide variety of customized Clear Bags.  All can be printed in full color.  Contact our product specialists today to learn more.  These bags start at under $3.00!

 

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Tel:  (860) 664-0696  /  Fax:  (860) 664-0649

Email: info@gspromosource.com

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ASK KRISTEN / closeout promotional products?

What are your thoughts on closeouts?

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Clients have called me on many occasions looking for closeout DEALS on promotional products and apparel. Closeout promotional items are usually offered at a discount (and sometimes a DEEP discount), which can be very exciting to someone on budget. Once in a while we get LUCKY, but unfortunately closeouts usually don’t work out for several reasons:

  1. Many items go into closeout because they are “old hat” or just unpopular. Even at a discount these items will most likely NOT appeal to your customer long term if at all.
  2. Some items are discontinued due to product flaws, or they have improved the initial product. These items look and sound great, but they may not function properly or as well as the new version.
  3. Some companies stop offering certain items because their inventory is very low and they have decided not to reorder. Often, by the time you find these closeouts they are already sold out, which can be very disappointing.
  4. When it comes to “children’s” items, meant for children under 12, many items go on closeout because due to new laws they are no longer deemed safe for children. These are never a good idea because if they get into the hands of children under 12 AND have your name on them AND a child gets injured you and your company could be liable.

If you want some new, creative, functional, cutting edge and affordably-priced ideas – Call us today at 860-304-2899.

Like us on Facebook or follow our blog and we’ll give you a FREE setup on your first order.

Kristen Larcom Feeney | GS Promo Source, LLC |Direct: 860.304.2899 | Email:info@gspromosource.com | Web: www.gsPromoSource.com

 

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