Today’s Top Trends in Promotional Products and B2b Swag is all about finding out about what is hot, cool and on the rise in popularity both at retail and for promo!

Promo Motive is an incredibly unique Supplier of Promotional Products. We Zig where others Zag. Here’s what make us different.

Firstly, we import direct from the factory to you, saving money and passing along the savings. Secondly. We only do cool. We don’t do dull and only offer amazing. No mugs, pens, hats or such here. As we like to say “We Do Weird Well”!

In our blog you will find articles and ideas on Today’s Top Trends in Promotional Products and B2b Swag. These include Fidget Cubes, POP phone grips, Fidget Sticks and several other creative ideas for tradeshows, B2b, ad specialty and promotional product marketing.

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Having a Hard Time Understanding Your Younger Customer

Let’s Face It! The average age of Promo Distributors according to ASI is 57. No wonder you are struggling to understand your younger buyer. The dreaded Millenial!

I have been in this business for nearly 25 years so I am not a millenial. However, I have Millenial kids and and have a very young innovative approach to the promo business.

In regards to Millenials and promo there are a few earth-shaking changes that us older promo people need to consider.

  1. Millenials want something new. Millenials are not going to repeat their pen order with the same logo and same pen for the next 10 years. You better get used to this idea because if you rely on repeats year after year you are out of luck.
  2. Millenials do not want what they predecessor bought. Even if what the predecessor bought worked, the Millenial will not keep on doing it. Best to stop trying to push them in this direction.
  3. Millenials want what is happening at retail for promo. Fidget Cubes, Popsockets, Fidget Spinners are all great examples of retail trends for promo. If you are not on-trend you will get crushed.

We Do It Differently, “We Do Weird Well!”

We specialize in the unique and the unusual, the trending and the social media savvy……in short we know what Millenials want. Don’t believe me? You sure you want to take that risk?

Here is what is trending. NOW! Call 888-908-1481 for info or email me John

square popsocket style media stand for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

square popsocket style media stand for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

 

custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

keysmart quick key key organizer for tradeshows

keysmart quick key key organizer for tradeshows

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

infinity cube for marketing and trade show logo

infinity cube for marketing and trade show logo

team 6 mini tactical flashlight

Move Over Maglite. Team 6 Tactical Flashlight for Logo is Here.

Looking for a Powerful Tactical Grade FlashLight in a Compact Size? Priced Right?

Promo Motive is pleased to announce a unique-one-of-a-kind partnership with one of China’s premier tactical flashlight manufacturers to provide you factory direct pricing on the Team 6 Mini Tactical Flashlight

350 Lumens – Swiss Optics – Adjustable Focal Length – CNC Metal Machined Case – Waterproof Switch – Sprung Steel Clip

Team 6 mini tactical flashlight

Team 6 mini tactical flashlight

team 6 mini tactical flashlight

team 6 mini tactical flashlight

infinity cube

Promo’s Wacky Supplier Hits a Home Run

The Infinity Cube is todays hot new fidget idea. Promo Motive is once again leading the way!

The infinity cube is a great idea for your logo. This idea captures the hands and attention of your clients and has a great ability to provide hundreds of logo impressions.

View the Product Page

infinity cube

infinity cube

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

 

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

Giving Birth To New Promotional Products Ideas.

At Promo Motive we pride ourselves on being the innovator in the Promotional Products Industry.

We are always on the outlook for new ideas that are trending on social media and in specialized retail where the product can be logo’d. We also look for products that engage and entertain.

Engaging and entertaining the end user is one of the founding top reasons of what makes a great promotional product. In short.

 

“Cool Ideas and Fun Products Get Your Logo in Front of Peoples Eyes!”

 

This weeks cool new idea is the Fidget Stick. Have a look, send the end user flyer (below) to your client and see what they say.

Delivery and Details.
+ Delivery is 10 days or less. Price includes FREE Freight and NO set ups. Easy!
+ Includes a Laser logo or 4 color logo and 2 sided imprint.

MIN order 250-499 $3.88 c  500-999 $3.58 c 1000 plus $3.18 c

Includes shipping to anywhere plus all logos.

For product details.

Click Here.

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

fidget sticks for promotional giveaway

fidget sticks for promotional giveaway

fidget stick 2 for promo swag

fidget stick 2 for promo swag

fidget sticks for logo

fidget sticks for logo

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Prop Ring Phone Stand Price Breakthrough!

Proprings are the latest in logo’d phone stands, phone holders and promotional swag!

view the product page here!

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Prices below are on a “C” and include free shipping and 4 color imprint.No set ups!

500—$1.83 /pcs    1000—$1.76 /pcs   2000—$1.58 /pcs    5000—$1.38 /pcs   10000—$1.18 /pcs

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Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

Get your business or event logo on a Pop Socket ring holder and grip for tradeshow promo swag.

chinese new years is over and promotional products marketing gets back on track

Chinese New Years is Over. Promotional Products Markets Open. Chaos Reigns.

2018’s Chinese New Years is slowly and finally coming to an end. Promotional Products factories re-open amid annual chaos.

Even though CNY 2018 is officially open the “fun is yet to begin”. John Graham of Promo Motive explains some of the pitfalls and chaos expected in the weeks ahead.

Fast Facts.

  1. 12% of all employees do not return to work and over 60% of those not returning do not inform their employer.
  2. 17% of those employees returning to work after the 3 week holiday do not go to the employer of their pre-holiday work but start a new job!
  3. There are more people retiring in China each year than enter the workforce. This means employers are always fighting to retain workers.

With all of the above in mind it is important to stress the following. Get your orders in ASAP so you are at the head of the line!

What else does CNY bring?

Chinese New Years 2018 also gives us time to add new ideas and products to our offering. Below are a few of the new swag ideas for 2018!

 

click to see infinity cube 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

click to see POP SQ

square pop phone grip and media stand

square pop phone grip and media stand

 

 

POP custom shaped pop socket phone grip style promotional pop out phone holder for tradeshows -

Custom Shaped Pop Phone

Everyone has heard of Pop Sockets but now there is a new kid in the game, custom shaped Pops.

Turn your clients logo or icon into a custom shaped phone and media stand.

Get your logo or event identity on a custom shaped pop socket style propring phone and media stand.

Min order 500 unit. Price upon request…email john@promocrunch.com

custom shaped popsockets

custom shaped pops

POP custom shaped pop socket phone grip style promotional pop out phone holder for tradeshows -

POP custom shaped pop socket phone grip style promotional pop out phone holder for tradeshows –

Looking for something a little more traditional?

Check out our POP’s media and phone grips and stands.

Pop phone stands are a huge hit with trade shows and promotional product distributors. Get Your Logo On It!

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

square popsocket style media stand for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

square popsocket style media stand for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

New Product New Year 2018

Each Year I go away for 14 days to recconect with new products and to refocus the business. This is 2018’s trip.

I have been in this business for a number of years and have learned that you need a break every year to focus on a bit of relaxation and most importantly new product.

I just got back Saturday from this place in La Manzanilla   

It is pretty special, and inexpensive (about $90 a day). Located in a small fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coast about 4 hours south of Puerto Villarta.

Below are a few pics of my trip and a few new product ideas I took the time to photograph.

I’d like to thank all of you distributors for making my life a good one. We hope we can make your life happy and succesful as well in 2018.

John “Hopefully Happy” Graham

custom shaped popsocket for b2b marketing

custom shaped pop for b2b marketing

peepers eyeglass cleaning system for marketing and tradeshow swag

peepers eyeglass cleaning system for marketing and tradeshow swag

keysmart quick key key organizer for tradeshows

key quick key key organizer for tradeshows

infinity cube for marketing and trade show logo

infinity cube for marketing and trade show logo

square pop phone grip and media stand

square pop phone grip and media stand

hi intensity mini tactical flash light

hi intensity mini tactical flash light

clip on wide angle smartphone camera lens

clip on wide angle smartphone camera lens

 

and of course…there are the pics of the place and the people……..

lamanzanilla beach

lamanzanilla beach

view from my Mexican office

view from my Mexican office

sunset

sunset

local crocs

local crocs

pop phone stand promotional products and trade show swag

If you’re paying set up fees you’re getting ripped off.

I am a long-time promotional products supplier and I am shocked that people are still charging and still paying for set-ups, run charges, color matches etc.

Stop it Now!

Let me let you in on a secret.

As a supplier of swag who sells to distributors I am going to tell you now that you should never, ever, pay for set ups, run charges etc. It is a scam.

Issue #1

When was the last time you bought blanks and decorated them yourselves? Never. You always want it logo’d!

Issue #2

If issue #1 is true then why don’t suppliers just price out the product with a logo on it? They already know you’re going to want it with a logo!

Issue #3

Here’s where the suppliers who charge will say, “well…there’s a cost difference for 1,2,3 or 4 colors.” I say Bullshit!

I tell you this, the cost difference is so small that if a supplier can’t charge you an all inclusive logo cost or better yet an all inclusive product with logo cost regardless of how many colors you need then they are not very informed or  are playing the game as seen in the next issue, #4.

Issue #4

Suppliers who charge run fees, color matching etc. do this for 2 reasons…..1 to make more money and 2 to make their product appear less expensive than it really is!

Issue #4

Confusion to the client. (yes I know I used 4 twice…thought I would confuse you) Not only are these charges unnecessarily extra but they are coded on idiotic numerals like a G! This is just confusing and a time-waster.

Issue #5

Some charges are real and should be charged. When there is a real cost and its a significant one, go ahead and charge it. On our custom shaped flash drives for instance we pay $80 to the factory in China for the mold. Guess what, we charge our customers $80. I think that’s fair.

Issue #6

Make it easy on the customer. I can’t tell you how many clients I have spoken with who say they spend about 20 minutes costing out a job! 20 Minutes! Are you nuts!

The costing of the job should take 1 minute, the other 19 minutes you should be selling something else, high-fiving the guy in the cubicle next to you or rooting around on YouTube. You should get from the supplier a price. one, all inclusive price, you then would do your mark up on it and send it to the end user. Badda bing badda boom, done!

And on that note ,if you are sending a quote to customers with run charges, color matches etc….How do you think they feel about that?

In closing, I am sure there will be some of those out there who think I am nuts on this issue and that it is ok for all of these ridiculous charges. To you I say the following………You are wrong!

 

Below is an example of how it should be. Coded on a C to include shipping to your door and 1,2, 3 or even 4 color process logo. No extra charges! How easy does that make it!

 

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices

pop phone stand pop phone stand pop socket style media grip for trade shows and b2b marketing

pop phone stand pop phone stand pop socket style media grip for trade shows and b2b marketing

not set up fees on any promotional products

not set up fees on any promotional products