Business promotion is never an easy task! It can stress you out. If you’re like many business owners, then you’ve grown tired of buying promotional products that don’t seem to do anything for your business.
That’s because you haven’t done the most important thing first: plan. There’s a lot more to purchasing promotional products than you think. You need to spend time and think about what and how you will use the product.
You need to ask questions like what’s the basic idea of this promotion. What results do I want to get? What exactly is the promotion? Who is the promotion for? Where do they live now? If I received this promotional product, would I use it or toss it?
This is one thing that many marketers don’t consider. If they wouldn’t use that cheap pen or soda can themselves, why would they think their customers would use them?
So never, ever underestimate your customer-even if that customer or person who will be using your promotional product is a child or teenager. In fact, you can pretty much count on the fact that unless you do some serious planning for your promotion, any promotional item or product you give away will be taken home and given to the kids.
It’s best if you plan your promotional product purchases around a central idea. That would involve knowing if there is a need for your promotional product. It isn’t likely that people are beating down your door to get a notepad or refrigerator magnet from you.
If people don’t want or can’t use your promotional product, then it isn’t worth much to them. The reverse is true too. A promotional product that isn’t directly related to your business, then it’s not very effective. You’ll just be wasting your money.
So have your group brainstorm some good promotional product ideas. You should keep in mind what your customers want and what you want to get from the promotional products. This ensures that you’ll have great promotional products that will give you your desired results.