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offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

Is this ad offensive or funny?

Is this ad offensive or funny? Recent email ad causes some recipients to be offended. But is it offensive?

In today’s hyper-sensitive world is it possible that ads that were once cosidered tongue-in-cheek funny are now so offensive that they speak of an enormous insensitivity?

offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

offensive ad about promotional products for tradeshows and business promotional products

As a marketer to promotional products distributors, professional swag sellers, I am one who often pushes the boundaries in advertising. In my opinion, our ASI industry is a little too cautious in our approach which seems odd to me as we are an industry that takes pride in providing products with your logo on them that “cuts through the clutter”.

“In short, the ASI promotional industry seems to me to take pride in providing ideas and products that cut through the clutter, yet at the same time prefer to be so cautious in their own marketing to not offend anyone that they have become boring! Am I right in this?”

send me an email John@promocrunch.com

Last week I sent out the above ad via an email blast and had great response in click through (892 visits) but had one response in particular that was from a very upset person.

In part here is what she said.

“I’m sure you know what’s best for your company and the demographic you sell to, as I feel I know what’s best for my clients and the demographic I sell to. Just know that this appallingly self-congratulatory and grand-standing response didn’t win any business from me, and I’m of the opinion that winning business was the point of the ad.
Your ad is the exact opposite: it’s not edgy or dangerous; it’s out of touch with younger, open-minded, diverse and self-aware generations that don’t want to see misogyny continued in advertising. If anything, it’s an exact reflection of a sixty year old white dude. And who am I to say that’s not who you’re targeting as a demographic?”

 

My opinion is simple, my question is simpler.

I feel we have become so in tune with being sensitive to not offending anyone that we have lost our ability to laugh. If we lose this ability I feel we lose creativity and in this industry, isn’t creativity and boundary pushing part of our job.

Question.

Is this ad offensive?

send me an email John@promocrunch.com

tradeshow and promotional product giveaway pop phone stand and holder

tradeshow and promotional product giveaway pop phone stand and holder

POP The Socket Phone Holder

POP The Socket Phone Holder.

Everyone who has a Smartphone should have a POP phone holder. Marketers who are looking to promote their business brand or logo should get their logo on a POP collapsible phone accessory.

The POP smartphone holder is a socket style collapsible cell phone stand that attaches to the back of most smartphones, I-Pad’s or Tech Tablet.

Its purpose is several fold. Firstly it allows the user to firmly grip their smart phone with one hand, allowing for simple hands-free use. It then acts as a table top smart phone stand allowing the user to free up both hands to use while the phone remains upright.

It’s also a cable and earbud organizer as well as a phone stand. The beauty in this promo swag is that the smartphone is one of the most visible surfaces shown to consumers and using your logo on a Pop allows a great return on promo swag ROI.

 

To get your logo on a Pop Socket  please contact john@promocrunch.com or call Promo Motive at 888-908-1481. Visit the Promomotive site here or feel free to visit our custom flash drive site Promo Crunch

 

Fidget Spinner

FIDGET Spinner

 

The Fidget Spinner is without a doubt the hottest toy trend and promotional product fad of the 21st century. The Fidget Spinner was originally designed over 25 years ago by Catherine Hettinger

The original use of the Fidget Spinner was as a cure for children with ADHD and anxiety. This worked well but the Fidget Spinner also worked as a great way for all people to use, unwind and relax.

In early 2016 Promo Motive saw that the Fidget Spinner was an ideal vehicle for use as a promotional product and trade show swag.

Starting with a single design The Troika premium fidget spinner, Promo Motive has grown to have nearly 50 Fidget Spinner designs available for trade shows, conferences and b2b marketing swag.

To get your logo on a Fidget Cube please contact john@promocrunch.com or call Promo Motive at 888-908-1481. Visit the Promomotive site here or feel free to visit our custom flash drive site Promo Crunch

 

Fidget Spinner

FIDGET Spinner

 The Fidget Spinner is without a doubt the hottest toy trend and promotional product fad of the 21st century. The Fidget Spinner was originally designed over 25 years ago by Catherine Hettinger

The Fidget Spinner is without a doubt the hottest toy trend and promotional product fad of the 21st century. The Fidget Spinner was originally designed over 25 years ago by Catherine Hettinger

The original use of the Fidget Spinner was as a cure for children with ADHD and anxiety. This worked well but the Fidget Spinner also worked as a great way for all people to use, unwind and relax.

In early 2016 Promo Motive saw that the Fidget Spinner was an ideal vehicle for use as a promotional product and trade show swag.

Starting with a single design The Troika premium fidget spinner, Promo Motive has grown to have nearly 50 Fidget Spinner designs available for trade shows, conferences and b2b marketing swag.

To get your logo on a Fidget Cube please contact john@promocrunch.com or call Promo Motive at 888-908-1481. Visit the Promomotive site here or feel free to visit our custom flash drive site Promo Crunch

Honda Promotes with New Tire Treads Fidget Spinner

honda promotes with new fidget spinner

There is no doubt about it, fidget spinners are huge at both a retail and promotional level.

What is up for discussion is the following questions:

Are fidget spinners a fad or a sign of something else still to come?

Fad? No two ways about it. This is a fad. It meets the meaning of a fad by all definitions. On this one side of the question there is no discussion. 

Is it a fad that will morph into something more?

On this point the evidence is in and after careful analysis the evidence strongly points to fidget spinners as a new and emerging trend and category with a long way yet still to go. Why? Compiled from a variety of sources including Scientific American, Psychology Today and Ad Week the overarching evidence points that the fidget cube fad is here to stay and will continue to grow!

Get your logo on TRACKER tire tread fidget spinner today!

Volkswagen Handing Out Fidget Cubes at Upcoming Tradeshow

volkswagen handing out fidget cubes

There is no doubt about it, fidget cubes are huge at both a retail and promotional level.

What is up for discussion is the following questions:

Are fidget cubes a fad or a sign of something else still to come?

Fad? No two ways about it. This is a fad. It meets the meaning of a fad by all definitions. On this one side of the question there is no discussion. 

Is it a fad that will morph into something more?

On this point the evidence is in and after careful analysis the evidence strongly points to fidget cubes as a new and emerging trend and category with a long way yet still to go. Why? Compiled from a variety of sources including Scientific American, Psychology Today and Ad Week  the overarching evidence points that the fidget cube fad is here to stay and will continue to grow!

Pick your color and GET YOUR LOGO ON IT!

Apple Employees Use Fidget Cube to Stay Focused

There is no doubt about it, fidget cubes are huge at both a retail and promotional level.

What is up for discussion is the following questions:

Are fidget cubes a fad or a sign of something else still to come?

Fad? No two ways about it. This is a fad. It meets the meaning of a fad by all definitions. On this one side of the question there is no discussion. 

Is it a fad that will morph into something more?

On this point the evidence is in and after careful analysis the evidence strongly points to fidget cubes as a new and emerging trend and category with a long way yet still to go. Why? Compiled from a variety of sources including Scientific American, Psychology Today and Ad Week  the overarching evidence points that the fidget cube fad is here to stay and will continue to grow!

Increase your brand identity with a custom logo imprint on a personalized fidget cube!

Starbucks Gives Out Fidget Cube with Every Tenth Cup of Coffee

starbucks gives out fidget cube

There is no doubt about it, fidget cubes are huge at both a retail and promotional level.

What is up for discussion is the following questions:

Are fidget cubes a fad or a sign of something else still to come?

Fad? No two ways about it. This is a fad. It meets the meaning of a fad by all definitions. On this one side of the question there is no discussion. 

Is it a fad that will morph into something more?

On this point the evidence is in and after careful analysis the evidence strongly points to fidget cubes as a new and emerging trend and category with a long way yet still to go. Why? Compiled from a variety of sources including Scientific American, Psychology Today and Ad Week the overarching evidence points that the fidget cube fad is here to stay and will continue to grow!

Click here to personalize a custom set of fidget cubes with an imprint of your company’s logo!