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.

Chinese New Years Dates and Factory Closures 2018. Why does it affect International business so dramatically?

Chinese New Years Dates and Factory Closures 2018. Why does it affect International business so dramatically?

Each year the Chinese New Years disrupts business and lives like no other holiday on the planet. Imagine Christmas, Hannukah, Ramadan and Thanksgiving all rolled into one 3 week long bender and you get CNY.

Factory Closures January 27th- Feb 20th 2018

Promo Crunch and Promo Motive deals direct with factories in China to deliver unique promotional products. Each year the world’s largest holiday throws a wrench into business and trade around the world. Here is a clear and concise explanation.”

Want to know more…? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us 
Pop phone grips, phone and media stands, tradeshow, giveaway

Chinese New Years 2018

The reason and facts about Chinese New Years are unknown to many of here in the West…so this blog post will give you a simple explanation which might help you to explain to your customers why the holiday is so disruptive.
1) China is the most populous country in the world with 1.25 BILLION people. That is 4 times the population of the USA living in about the same area as the USA. It is 40 times the population of Canada!
2) Most people in China work in TRADE ZONES….these are large industrial areas (such as Shenzhen) . A TRADE ZONE is where cities and areas were built 30-40 years ago by the Chinese Govt to concentrate certain types of industry in one area. Shenzhen is electronics.
3) 35 years ago Shenzhen had a population of 100,000 people, mostly farmers. Now, Shenzhen is a city of 25 million with 100 Million living in the surrounding area. The total area of Shenzhen is about the size of Southern California from Los Angeles to San Diego!
4) Most people living in Shenzhen (and the other major centers) have moved there from the country-side of rural China…… If you were to look at Miami on a USA map…or Newfoundland on a map of Canada…think of that as Shenzhen….then think of Seattle in the USA or Whitehorse in Canada and imagine that many people living in Shenzhen originally come from Seattle or Whitehorse (or somewhere along that route).
5) Come Chinese New Years…(or close to the actual holiday)….100’s of millions of people (yes 100’s of millions) get on the train or in their cars and go home……most cannot afford to fly home (domestic airlines are expensive) so they drive for 2-5 days or train for the 3-4 days….just to get home for New Years.
6) The best way to think of this is imagine EVERYONE in the USA leaves work and gets in their car or takes a train to travel a minimum of 500-1000 miles. That is a pretty close idea of the chaos!
7) Once they get back home, (after 2-5 days of travel)  about 15% of the all of the people who went home for the holiday…DO NOT RETURN…..they don’t phone in and say they are not coming back…they just DON’T RETURN!
8) So….after the holidays…employers are scrambling to get new employees to fill the roles of those who did not return.  There is even a NEW business that has cropped up after the holiday to capture the returnees……Job Catchers…these are people who stand at the train stations and ask returning workers A) What do you do?..and B) How much do you make?…..They then offer these returnees (right there and then) another job at a better wage..(and then drive them to the new factory or place of work)….a full 5-7% of people returning back actually start a NEW JOB!
9) The actual holiday is Feb 16th in 2018, but it effects are felt well in advance and well after the holiday….and oh yeah…almost forgot…
10) In September and October (9 months after CNY) there is a baby boom….spouses who have not seen each other except for CNY get pregnant and then in the Autumn the woman goes home to have the baby….
So…..next time a client asks you why………send them this blog…..and it will help….
Thanks
John Graham

Be a Marketing Super Hero. Turn Your Logo, Idea or Product into a Custom Shaped USB Flash Drive.

Looking to Become a Marketing Super Hero! Look No further!

The best way to market your business or clients business is to find a promotional product that will tick all the boxes of what it takes to make for a great promotional product. The hilites of this process are easy.

 

Step 1

Find a product or idea that makes your brand stand out from the competition. Simply put if you put your logo on the same pen or baseball hat as the competition you will look like an also ran. No one wants to look like an also ran!

 

Step 2

Get a promotional product that is useful. If the product hasa purpose then the product will not be thrown away but used. This will give you more and more logo impressions.

 

Step 3

Make it affordable. No need in spending a$100 per unit if all you can afford is 20 units. Even thought the promo might be awesome, only a handfull will get the gift and there will be those who didn’t get one and resent not getting it.

 

If you agree with the above, then the best solution is a custom shaped USB flash drive. Promo Crunch and Promo Motive are the leaders in the promotional products world for custom shaped flash drives, powewr banks and data cables.

If you think your client would like to see their logo or product designed into a custom shape simply do the following:

Step 1

Send us the logo and the picture of the product to john@promocrunch.com 

Step 2

Give us 48 hours to produce a FREE Virtual Proof that you can show your client.

 

That’s easy!

Promotional merchandise, sometimes nicknamed swag or schwag, are products, often branded with a logo or slogan, used in marketing and communication programs. They are given away to promote a company, corporate image, brand, or event at trade shows, conferences, and as part of guerrilla marketing campaigns.

Promotional merchandise, sometimes nicknamed swag or schwag, are products, often branded with a logo or slogan, used in marketing and communication programs. They are given away to promote a company, corporate image, brand, or event at trade shows, conferences, and as part of guerrilla marketing campaigns.

PRICES FOR WHOLESALE POP STYLE PHONE GRIPS FOR TRADESHOW, MARKETING AND B2B SWAG.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST FOR A POP OUT COLLAPSIBLE PHONE HOLDER AND POP STYLE PHONE GRIP?

“IF THIS ISN’T THE MOST ASKED QUESTION THESE DAYS I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS!”

In order to make it easier for marketers and promotional product distributors to find their way in the ever confusing price jungle out there, we have made it simple and easy to price your promotional POP phone grips.

CALL US AT 1-888-908-1481 OR EMAIL US FOR INFO!

POp grip phone holders for marketing and b2b swag

Here Goes:

NO Set Ups, The Price is the Price!: I hate being scammed by what appears to be the lowest posted price only to find that the set ups and “extras” are adding 10-20% to the bottom line price. 

I see this when I fly in the form of hidden baggage fees, on my insurance bill and most especially in the promotional swag industry for extra colors, proof fees, run charges and all that crap. 

I understand why promotional suppliers want to appear to be the lowest price but when you add $20 each color run and $30 for a “set-up” I know I am getting hosed. That why we never charge extras!

“WE NEVER EVER CHARGE A SET UP FEE! IT’S A SCAM!”

FREE Freight: We don’t charge for Shipping here’s why? 

Shipping from our factories direct to your door is a variable cost to us. The actual hard cost we pay to Fedex, UPS etc. ranges from 15 cents a piece at a low for a large order (several 1000)  to about 25 cents for a small order (250 units). Not much. So we quote the price with this all rolled into it!

I REALLY REALLY HATE GETTING AN INVOICE AT THE END OF THE JOB FOR A FREIGHT COST THAT WAS A “FUZZY ESTIMATE” AT THE START OF THE ORDER. IT P%*SSES ME OFF!

So with all of that in mind, here are the prices for the POP Phone holders and grips.

promotional product pricing on pops, popsockets, propring for tradeshow giveaway

Styles of POP Phone Grips! Click to View Our Collection!

pop grips and socket style phone holders for tradeshow swag

pop socket style pop phone grips for tradeshow swag

Propring pop style phone holder for tradeshow swag

 

 

NEW YORK GIRL NEARLY DIES GLUED TO HER POPSOCKET!

NEW YORK GIRL NEARLY DIES GLUED TO HER POPSOCKET!

 

pop style square socket shaped promotional phone stand for tradeshows

DID THIS REALLY HAPPEN?

NO, BUT THIS TREND IS ALMOST THIS CRAZY!

Lookout America POP phone grips are sweeping the nation as the newest “must-haves” in the promotional product market. 

Finally, the smartphone has become the next great place to promote your brand, event or marketing idea.

The backside of the smartphone is fast becoming the marketing destination of choice for millions of b2b and promo swag marketers. Read More…

Want Prices? Want FREE Virtuals? Want FREE Samples? Call 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@PromoCrunch.com

 

 

pop socket style phone grips and tradeshow swag

POP collapsible popsocket style phone grips for tradeshow marketing

 

What is EDC mean and why is EDC a trend in marketing these days?

EDC? What is it and why is it trending in the world of promotional products?

Promo Motive, the trendsetter in the promotional products world has identified an emerging trend for 2018 in the form of EDC Multi tools.

The trend is undeniable and forecast is for continuing strong sales of EDC multi tools for the tradeshow, b2b and promotional products marketplaces.

edc multi tool 8 tools in 1 marketing tool

“The trend for EDC is simple. This generation of users have grown up with a totally digital interface to their lives and now craves something analog, like their fathers tools. This means as promotional swag EDC will be hot in 2018!”

edc multi tool 11 tools in 1 for trade shows

EDC multi tools come is a wide array of shapes and sizes from the most basic of a wallet credit card multi tool with 8 in 1 tool features all the way up to full blown 20 in 1 multi tools such as these ideas.

bugout multi tool for trade show promotional products

EDC posts are everywhere on the net including this EDC Tools for beginners guide.

edc multi tool promo 11 tools in 1

To order your EDC call Promo Motive at 1-888-908-1481 or email us. John@promocrunch.com 

Looking to Create a Marketing Masterpiece?

Looking to Create a Marketing Masterpiece?

Turn Your Product or Idea into a Custom Shaped Flash Drive!

custom shaped usb flash drives and memory stticks for tradeshows, b2b marketing and promotional giveaways

For nearly a decade Promo Crunch has been seen by the experts in the promotional product marketing business as the place to go for custom shaped flash drives. 

Over the many years we have produced literally 1000’s of unique designs including planes, trains, trucks, buses and just about anything you can imagine.

To see just how AWESOME these designs are…click here to check out a Google Image Search Result-Amazing!

Tsingtao Bottle Custom Shaped Flash Drive

Heineken bottle custom shaped usb flash drive and memory stick for b2b marketing

 

Would you like to see what your product or idea looks like as a Custom Flash Drive?

We make it easy…simply email us the logo and the image or the idea you want created and give us 24 hours! Email us john@promocrunch.com 

get a free custom flash drive design for your business or promotional marketing campaign.

 

Would You Like To See a Factory Video of How a Custom Flash Drive is Made?

Here are just a few examples of our most recent custom flash drive designs.

We can turn just about anything into a Custom Shaped Flash Drives. Low Minimums, awesome pricing.

custom shaped promotional flash drive

VW bus custom shaped flash drive

spiderman custom shaped flash drive

 

CRAZY BUSINESS MARKETING TREND SPOTTED!

Crazy Business and Promo Marketing Trend Spotted. Look Out!
POP collapsible popout phone stands and media stands are the next great place to put your logo on.

In what is seen as an unprecedented trend spotting analysis, phone holders and ring phone stands like the Popsocket , POP and PropRing are set to sell like “hotcakes!”

Soaring high on all Social Media sites, Amazon, EBay, Instagram and dozens of other key trend indicator sites phone and media stands like Popsockets, POP Phone Swag and the Propring are zooming to the top.

The word is out, these POP’s phone and media stands are HOT, HOT, HOT for this Winter and Spring 2018 both at retail and in the Promotional Products world! 

popsocket pop phone grip and phone holder for tradeshow , b2b marketing and promotional product.

 

View the gallery of POP Phone Stands For Your Logo! Click

How was the trend was first recognized?

Promotional Product trendspotter Promo Motive announced today that their algorithm has clearly shown that “these phone stands are the next big thing in tradeshow swag”. CEO John Graham states:

“these phone stands are about to be the next big thing in trade show swag. Our key indicators are off the chart! Lat year we saw the avalanche that was Fidget Spinners coming a good 2 months ahead of the majority of the marketplace, these POPs have all the same markings of that trend!” 

The reason for this surge is best explained in an article written about the POPSockets in an article from the INDEPENDENT from the UK. Also further explained in this article from the promotional product swag source Promo Motive. Read more.

Would You Like Prices and Samples of the POP’s for Your Next B2b and Promotional Marketing Campaign? Click Here To Email Us!

 

aluminum popsocket pop phone grip and phone holder for tradeshow , b2b marketing and promotional product.

CRAZY MARKETING TREND SPOTTED pop socket for tradeshow and b2b marketing

 

popring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

 

trade show swag popring phone stand tradeshow giveaway

 

View the gallery of POP Phone stands https://www.promomotive.com/collections/phone-stands-and-grips

Meet the next big trend. Promotional Popsockets, Propring and Pop Phone Grips.

Popsockets, PropRing and POP Phone Grips. If you are a marketer and do not know what these are you should!

Why? Your client is asking for them!

It seems that every year there is a new fad or idea that seems to catch the public’s collective imagination. Last winter and into the summer it was the Fidget Spinner and to a lesser degree, the Fidget Cube.

In mid 2017 if you were looking for swag for your tradeshow or for your clients business campaign and wanted to get the best possible reaction you chose to put your logo on a fidget spinner.

square popsocket type tradeshow and conference promotional products

View Square Pops Here.

Now in 2018 the hot new trend is Phone Grips. Originally started by Popsocket (of Boulder Co) these collapsible phone grips are now available in a wide variety of styles, shapes and sizes. Want to know more on the original popsocket a good place to start is to read this article on the Popsockets from the U.K.

Are you a trade show supplier or marketing professional?

If you are and have not yet figured out what these are and how to incorporate them into your sales pitch or marketing plan a good place to start is to read this article on phone grips for tradeshows. 

pop and popsocket style grip and promotional swag

There are new styles of collapsible tradeshow ready POP phone grips available and with a delivery time of 7 days from start to in hands these are fast becoming a  “hot item’ in the promotional product market place (ie trade shows, b2b marketing, conference gifts etc).

See POP Prices and Selection.

1. Use it as a media stand: Pop phone grips make amazing stands. You can ‘pop’ them for easy use as media stand to watch Youtube, take photos on the phones timer or even use your phone to act as an alarm clock by your bedside.

2. The BEST selfies: The new generation of smartphone cameras no longer need the 3 feet reach of yesterdays dorky selfie sticks. Drop the stick and pick up the Pop’s for the best social media tool. 

3. Easy grip while running: Pop’s make holding your phone easier while you are doing various activities like running. 

4. Video calls: Simply mount your phone on your laptop while on a video call, allowing you to go hands-free so that you can multi-task. 

5. Use it as a media grip: Pop’s make great grips, making activities like taking one-handed selfie, talking on the phone and texting much easier.

6. Earbud cord management: You can wrap your earbuds around your Pop’s to keep them in one place and tangle-free.

7. Grips for Tablets: Pop’s make it easy to hold larger devices such as tablets and e-readers in a secure manner. 

9. Gaming: You can turn your phone/ tablet into a joystick by aThre ttaching two Pop’s to the back of it.

The Trend is always your Friend!

The adage goes like this…”The trend is your friend” and if this is true then this trend which is sparking alight the world of socail media and celebrity gushing will soon and dramatically enter into the the Top 10 status as a “must have” promotional product or swag for 2018.

If you would like to learn more or get info and prices call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us here.

popsocket pop retail price list for tradeshow giveaway

 POP phone stands for tradeshow giveaway

squa re popsocket style phone grips for tradeshow

 

 

 

 

Jersey Girl Nearly Dies Glued To Her PopSocket!

pop style square socket shaped promotional phone stand for tradeshows

Did This Really Happen?

No, but this trend is almost this crazy!

Lookout America POP phone grips are sweeping the nation as the newest “must-haves” in the promotional product market. 

Finally, the smartphone has become the next great place to promote your brand, event or marketing idea.

The backside of the smartphone is fast becoming the marketing destination of choice for millions of b2b and promo swag marketers. Read More…

Want Prices? Want FREE Virtuals? Want FREE Samples? Call 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@PromoCrunch.com

 

 

pop socket style phone grips and tradeshow swag

POP collapsible popsocket style phone grips for tradeshow marketing

 

Custom Socks for Trade shows and B2B Swag. Trending Up or Down?

Custom Socks for Tradeshows and B2B Swag. What is behind the marketing idea?

Its seems today everything can have your business or event logo on it. From new ideas like the Fidget Spinner and Fidget Cubes to “old standbys” like the T-shirt and coffee mug corporate America is being branded on just about anything and everything……including now, SOCKS!

the Ellen show gives away promotional socks

Even daytime TV Queen Ellen DeGeneres is now selling Ellen Socks on her online store. With this, the highest of all kudo’s being given to any promotional product, lets dig into the Why?

Custom socks is our trendsetting idea for this week.

Socks 101

1) Everyone wears socks. This stat is always a great place to start when considering looking for a succesful promotional marketing idea. Consider past winners such as the Coffee Mug (everyone drinks it), Pens (everyone used to have them) and the ever-popular White Tee (everyone has or had at least 1 or 2 of these)

2) One size fits many. Nothing worse than having to guess at which sizes are best for your clients and potential customers when buying promotional swag. Socks pretty much do away with that problem as sizes are far less of an issue.

3) Socks are a Retail Fashion Trend these days. Like all good ideas at promo the trend often starts at retail. Currently (unless you live under a rock) you already know, Fashion and quirky socks are very desirableIn short, the trend is always your friend!

4) Inexpensive. I was going to say cheap, but cheap intones something nasty and stinky (like a very used sock?) but call it cheap, inexpensive, affordable etc a great promotional product has to be cost-effective! Socks average in price about $2-3 each.

With all of the above taken into account it looks like Custom Socks is getting our thumbs up in our trending chart for the week of Nov 6-13th 2017. 

Get More info on Custom Socks by visiting here

 

sleemand beer promotional socks

 Sleeman Beer gets Promotional socks