the fidget spinner is dead

The Death of the Fidget Spinner.

This just in. The Fidget Spinner Fad is Officially Dead!

I am completely within the rights to make this announement. The Fidget Spinner is Dead. After selling over 1 million of them in the Winter, Spring and early Summer of 2017 I can now tell you that the Fidget Spinner Phenomenom is over, kaput, finito, dead as a doornail, long, long gone!

dead fidget spinner is now officially dead

dead fidget spinner is now officially dead

Let’s look back for a moment. At this exact time in the early spring of 2017 I could not turn my phone on at anytime without it ringing and a request for a Fidget Spinner.It was insane.

As fun and as profitable as it was to be in on a the ground floor of a fad it was a toll taker on the head and business. We put in 14 hour days and could barely just keep ahead of the order entries. We were fortunate in the fact that we spotted the trend late in 2016 and made sure our off-shore factories we all aligned to meet the demand and we did meet the demand.

“I am sure glad we carry no inventory as those suppliers who still have fidget spinners in stock are sitting on a heap of rusting bearings and plastic that no one wants!”


the fidget spinner is dead

the fidget spinner is dead


The Fidget Spinner was one of those rare bits of social science that captures people attention like few other things. Cabbage patch dolls, Pet Rocks, Hula Hoops and Fidget Spinners will all be in the fad hall of fame.

Fidget Spinners were great for marketers. It was a huge sensation that worked perfectly at tradeshows and b2b marketing. However for those who thought it would have a long shelf life and brought in hundreds of thousands to sit on their shelf awaiting small orders with logos they are holding a ticking time-bomb.

Bearings should be stored in grease and when used are always encased in a grease or oil based lubricant. This is NOT how suppliers who have these in stock are storing them. As this is the case even if you order fidget spinners you are likely to get one that is rusty.

Furthermore a lot of the truly “fadish spinners” such as glow in the dark and LED are no longer having housings made, there is just no demand.

“The only fidget spinner still worth buying are high qaulity metal spinners that are custom made for you and shipped by air and greased to go!”

So, a year after the world went ape-shit-crazy for the Fidget Spinner I am now deleting all but a few of the best quality ones from Promo Motive as I know these are valuable and quality oriented.

The world has moved on and the new fad is quite possibly the POP Socket!

Pop socket phone stands for trade shows

Pop socket phone stands for trade shows

coded pop phone stand prices without c

coded pop phone stand prices without c


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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

Is Your Smartphone The Next Big Thing in Promo Swag Marketing?

phone stands and collapsible phone holders

Your Smartphone? Is this the next frontier in promotional swag marketing?

If a single word answer is best, the answer is YES!

For years, decades even, just about everything from the lowly T-shirt to coffee mugs, pens and padfolios have been fair game for promotional advertising. The purpose has been and remains a simple one. To imprint your brand and logo into your clients mind for the least amount of cost per imprint.

“It Takes 7 Imprints To Make an Impression”


The adage “It takes 7 imprints to make an impression” is an old one but one that still holds true.

Basically it goes like this. To be made sufficiently aware of your logo or brand a prospective customer must see the brand (imprint) at least 7 times!

Your Smartphone is the next marketing frontier!

Love them or hate them, smartphones are here to stay and they are everywhere. Curiously, until now, they have evaded effective branding. Phone cases are too varied to be bought in bulk and imprinted and the various “accessories” on the market have not shown to have any traction. So why does the phone holder and phone rings buck the trend?

pop out collapsible smart phone grip and stand

There’s an APP for that!

Apps like Facetime are turning smartphones into real life video conferencing tools. To be effective, the phone needs to be stable for best video effect and at the same time a stand lets the user have both hands free to be expressive! (afterall, don’t we all have a little Italian in all of us? 🙂 

Pop ring 360 degree phone stand for tradeshow giveaway

Selfie Sticks Suck!

The selfie stick had its day but is now as stinky as yesterdays fish! In the end it never was a good branding vehicle and using one often came with DORK attached to the user. But the real reason is as follows.

The selfie stick made for good “selfies” because the reach of the stick gave the smartphone cameras of 3 years ago enough distance to the subject to provide a great shot. However, the latest generation of smartphone cameras are so good they no longer need that distance (focal length) to the subject.

custom shaped smartphone stand

What are the Options?

The options for attachable phone stands for your smartphone are many. Here are just a few. Visit the Smartphone stand gallery. 

Today’s Top 3 Swag Ideas

We are ALWAYS on point when it comes to identifying hot new trends in the Swag Promo Biz.

Promo Motive is always searching, researching and analysing social media, trending retail sites and leading bloggers to find out what’s hot and what’s not.

Each week or so, we release the latest 3 ideas to put your logo on got the next tradeshow, marketing event or corporate b2b initiative. 

For the week of Oct 9-16th here are the TOP 3 trending ideas. Want to know more call 1-888-908-1481 or email us.

1) POP -The Collapsible Phone Holder and Cable Wrap. Read more….


2) Mojave: 10 in 1 Multi Tool Read More…

pFidget Cube for promo


 3) Hi Speed 12 Volt USB Port Car Chargers Read More…

USB multi port 12 volt car chargers

MoonDrop- The Gravity Defying Trade Show Promotion

MoonDrop- The Gravity Defying Trade Show Promotion. Can you see this as the next marketing idea for your promo swag needs?

Fidget Toys are all the rage this year and it seems that with each passing week there is something new and exciting.

This weeks idea is the MOONDROP. This gravity defying promotional swag incorporates rare earth magnets and premium quality metals to create a desktop toy that literally defies gravity.

Price will be around $2-$3 net.

My Question: If we put a corporate logo on this, can you sell it or want to buy it?

Send us your opinion to 

moondrop promo swag for trade show

moondrop fidget toy

Moondrop anti gravity swag

moondrop desktop fidget gadget

Free Samples

Free Samples: You Can’t Buy’em if you Can’t Try’em! Free Fidget and Gadget Samples!

Promo Motive is proud to announce our free sample program or as we like to say “You can’t buy’em if you can’t try’em!” Program.


Our Free Sample program is SIMPLE as 1-2-3!

1) Email and ask for any of the sample items shown below.

2) Give us your ship to address and COURIER acct. We need this as it is a requirement of the sample warehouse. (avg freight cost is 5 bucks or so!)

3) Wait 3 days. (not very long..: ) 

 Available samples are random colors with logo.

1) You have NEVER seen this! Spin Cube. 

Check out the latest idea..SPIN CUBE. Click to see!

spin cube The world coolest fidget spinning cube.


2)  The Newest Fidget Gadget! The Enduro Multi Tool.

10 in tools. The Enduro…Check it out here.

10 in 1 tool for promo swag, tradeshows and b2b marketing



3) The World’s Best Fidget Spinner! The Troika.

The World’s most popular Fidget Spinner: The Troika. Click to see!

troika worlds bets inexpensive fidget spinner


4) The Fixer 20 in 1 tool. AWESOME!

The FIXER. Promo Swag’s next great idea. See it here!

fixr fixer 20 in 1 multi tool, the worlds coolest promo swag


For more information call us at 888-908-1481 or email


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The Next 3 Big Things for Promo

The Promotional Products world has never been more interesting than it is now.

The advent of the Fidget category for Swag has opened up a ton of new ideas for marketers to put their logo on!

Here are the Top 3 Swag Products of 2017 as named by USA Today!

Fidget Spinners: Yes we all know that the Fidget Spinner is hot but did you know that we are now seeing the downward slide of the basic spinners and the upward trending of Premium Metal Fidget Spinners?

The reason for this is simple. The cheapest spinners are having quality issues and the premium metal spinners are coming down in price. As in all things, Quality Trumps Crap!

premium quality metal fidget spinners for promotional product marketing


Multi Tools: There is a whole generation out there who are not familiar with hand tools or multi tools.

The Boomers all have hand tools for “working around the house”, they all came of age in a hand tool era.

Todays younger generations are increasingly less familiar with anything “analog” having been raised in a completely or nearly completely “digital environment”  meaning…” EDC 20-in-1 Multi Tools ( the Swiss Army Knife of this Generation) are now really desirable!” NYT. 

So if you are looking for what is cool today, look at what was cool a few yesterdays ago!

edc multi tool for trade show and promotional product giveaway


Fidget Games:  In the last 2 years sales of the once moribund tabletop games industry have soared. There are many editorials and socialogists weighing in on the reasons for this but it seems to speak to the need for the “digital generation” to have an “analog experience”.

 fidget games and fidget giveaways for promotional marketing swag

 “It seems the millennial generation is really looking for analog experiences to compliment their online digital world” 


To read the original USA Today article read more here…



Looking for long spin time in an affordable metal fidget spinner? Get your hands on the VICTORY!

Victory premium metal fidget spinner

Are you looking for the best in an inexpensive premium metal fidget spinner? If yes, then consider the Victory.

What makes the Victory a great fidget spinner?

+ 4 – Hi-Spin Bearings.Premium Bearing Style # r 188 read more.

+ High centrifugal outerweighted design. read more.

Delivery and Details.

+ Delivery is 10 days or less. Price includes FREE Freight and NO set ups. Easy!

+ 8 Stock colors. 

+ Includes a laser logo or a 4 color logo and 2 sided imprint.


Right click on image below to save the end user flyer. “C” Includes freight and all set up.

troika promotional fidget spinner.