“Stuff We All Get”, or SWAG – people love getting it. But after that warm fuzzy feeling of getting something new dissipates, do they keep their swag? Yes, they do! 47% keep it for a year or more and 81% of them say they keep it because it’s useful. That makes sense, but what promo products are the most useful? Moreover, which products also allow strong delivery of your company's brand message? Next time you're tasked to order swag for your company's tradeshow, special event or marketing initiative, check out this list of smart swag pieces that not only have great functionality but will help you and your brand shine.
1. Mobile Device Battery Boost ($22.19 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Stay in the loop despite your mobile device miraculously low battery juice. This sleek portable lithium battery allows you to boost your smartphone and other mobile devices’ batteries virtually anywhere. Includes standard USB connector cable to charge battery from your computer or any USB port with a power supply. Charge time: approx. 6 hours.
2. The Vista Mug ($8.49 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Great for helping to fuel your day, the Vista puts conventional white ceramic mugs to shame. Clear, double wall borosilicate glass and color accent handle looks so good with your logo, your drink tastes better because of it. For hot or cold beverages. Hand wash only, Do Not Microwave. 11 Oz.
3. The Medium WindowPad Journal ($8.60 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Paper journals a thing of the past? No way! The WindowPad makes for super easy access to notes, to-do lists and more, trumping tablets in screen sleep mode and promoting your brand all the while. No batteries needed.
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4. The Ferris Rotating iPad Case ($23.50 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
With so many presentations being shown on or output from iPads these days, the Ferris helps you ninja the next A/V adventure with greater ease. A 360-degree rotating swivel allows iPads to rotate while in the case. Additional features include: 3 convenient stand positions, easy snap on feature allowing quick attachment and detachment onto case, and scratch-resistant interior. Thick elastic band closure keeps iPad secure.
5. The MicroBuff Tab ($2.99 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Think hybrid between a decorative laptop skin and a screen wipe. The MicroBuff Tab gets rid of screen fuzz and gives great brand exposure as you work from your favorite coffee shop. Peel off of device, wipe screen with soft side, restick and repeat. Repositionable Sticky Pad Technology® allows it to grip tightly to back of devices after many uses.
6. The Twist USB Hub ($9.69 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Have a serious flash drive collection? The Twist USB Hub lets you keep additional flash drives and other USB dependent devices plugged in, 2.0 speed lets you access files with good speed. Twists into a ring for easy portability. As frosting on the ol’ usb cake, the hub makes loading collateral on flash drives for hand out even easier.
7. The Save-A-Water Bottle ($6.59 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
The Clark Kent of H2O gear, the Save-A-Water Bottle looks mild mannered, but it's made of durable, top rack dishwasher-safe, BPA-Free TRITAN plastic. Large, secondary opening for easy refill encourages reuse, making your brand stay with 'em for a super long time.
8. Jelly Sticky Pad HD ($4.89 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Keeps digital devices, phones, glasses and coins top of car dash and your brand top of mind. Patented gel material grips tightly to car surfaces and prevents objects from sliding off into under-your-seat oblivion. Pad cleans easily for renewable grip.
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9. Commuter USB Car Round Mobile Device Charger ($7.20 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
This 2-Port charger makes for a great passenger - charge iPod®, iPhone®, iPad® with the white port, charge Samsung®, HTC, Blackberry®, smart phones, and tablets with the black port. An LED ring helps illuminate your full color logo area in the dark.
10. The Induction Speaker ($19.99 ea plus freight, based on 100 qty)
Amplified sound, no strings attached. Simply place your smartphone atop the induction speaker and voila, hear conference calls with greater ease, project audio to a small group, even rock out to music while holed up in your hotel room.
There you have it! :)
With this list at your disposal, your next swag recipients will keep their useful new goodies around and your brand message in mind.
Which swag items get you most excited? Let me know in the comments section below!