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Develop A Promotional Plan with T&N Promotions Plus

Successful promotion campaigns don’t happen by chance. To realize goals, promotional products programs must be carefully planned, taking into consideration the audience, budget and, of course, the ultimate result to be gained.

Ready to plan your next promotion?  Contact T&N Promotions Plus . You and your consultant will discuss these seven important elements to help you plan the best promotion for reaching your objective:

1. Define a specific objective.

Whether the goal is to increase traffic at a tradeshow exhibit or to boost sales with current clients, the first step in any campaign is to clarify the purpose of the program.

2. Determine a workable distribution plan to a targeted audience.

Distribution of a promotional product is as important as the item itself. Research shows that a carefully executed distribution plan significantly increases the effectiveness of promotional products. For example, a pre-show mailing to a select audience delivers more tradeshow traffic and qualified leads than simply distributing items to passersby at the show.

3. Create a central theme.

Linking a recognizable logo and color to all aspects of a campaign, from promotional products to sales sheets to product packaging, helps create an instantly recognizable image.

4. Develop a message to support the theme.

Supporting a campaign’s theme with a message helps to solidify a company’s name, service or products in the target audience’s mind. For instance, to promote its services to small businesses, a bank created the theme “Are you tired of being treated like a small fish?” and sent fish-related products to its prospects along with promotional literature.

5. Select a promotional product that bears a natural relationship to your profession or communications theme.

A good example is a company that developed a magic motif for its conference at Disney World. Attendees received magic-related products to tie in with the theme “Experience the magic at Disney®.”

6. Don’t pick an item based solely on uniqueness, price or perceived value.

Don’t fall prey to the latest trends or fads. The most effective promotional products are used in a cohesive, well-planned campaign.

7. Use a qualified promotional products consultant.

A good promotional products consultant will help you answer all of these questions as well as offer a variety of value-added services, including unique product ideas, creative distribution solutions and insight on the different imprinting methods just to name a few

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Effectiveness Of Pens As A Promotional Vehicle

Importance Of The Pen In Daily Life
Overall 76 percent of people surveyed consider the pen an important/very important/extremely
important part of their daily personal activities. Age and education makes a difference when rating
the importance of pens in people’s daily lives. Respondents 35 years or younger rated the
importance of pens much greater than those over 65. The higher the education level, the higher
the importance of pens became.

Methodology
The study was conducted by PPAI’s Research Department and fielded through panel provider
MarketTools Inc. in California. An electronic survey was sent to a panel of 1,114 people
representing the general population of the U.S. The electronic survey link was provided to
MarketTools who then sent the survey to their panelists. The margin of error for the survey is +/‐
2.94% at the 95% confidence level.
Purpose Of The Research
The study takes a first look at the importance of writing instruments in the average person’s life.
It examines demographic characteristics of writing instrument users, the extent to which they use
writing instruments in their daily lives, their preferences, purchase habits and clarifies price
points for writing instruments they buy. An important focus of the study is to identify how
recipients of free promotional pens or writing instruments react to them, as well as to measure
the effectiveness of the promotional writing instrument as an advertising medium. While we ask
about writing instruments in general for a few questions, most often the focus is primarily on the
pen. The general thrust of the study is to focus on the effectiveness of writing instruments as an
advertising medium but the predominant focus is on the pen as it is the most common of all
writing instruments given out as a promotional product. An attempt is also made to measure the
recipient’s recall of the advertiser and the message on the promotional pen. Further, the study
seeks to answer the question of whether writing instruments are becoming face obsolescence with
the advent of new technologies.Types Of Writing Instruments Used

Ballpoint pens are the most popular type of writing instrument. They are used on a daily basis by
those in every age and income group. Highlighters and markers are used occasionally to do task‐
specific jobs. Pencils garner a love‐hate relationship, with 40 percent of respondents using them
frequently while another 40 percent never using them at all.
Attributes Considered When Choosing A Pen
When asked to provide detail about their preferences when choosing a pen, users ranked the
following in order of preference: (1) Smooth ink flow, (2) Smudge proof ink, (3) Functionality, (4)
Waterproof ink, (5) Made in the USA, (6) Retractable, (7) Meets safety standards, (8) Utility value,
(9) Eco‐friendly, (10) Writes upside down, (11) Comes with refills, and (12) exclusiveness.

Purchase Of Pens
Regarding actual number of purchases, six out of 10 people described purchasing pens between
two and 50 times. Thirty‐one percent of those surveyed purchased pens more than 50 times.
When asked to identify where they purchased pens, 60 percent of the respondents identified an
office supply store. Slightly less than a third purchased a pen from a grocery store or a department
store.

Pen Ownership, Preferences and Purchase Practices
Seven out of 10 people report that once they have the type of pen they like, they tend to want to
keep it to themselves without sharing it with others. Also, seven out of 10 people have a preferred
pen. Almost eight out of 10 users state that they use pens with advertising or company logos on
them. Regarding purchasing practices, 14% of those surveyed will try out the pen before making a
purchase. About a fifth were brand loyal and tended to buy the same brand of pen every time.
Seven percent of those surveyed used free advertising pens exclusively and never ever purchased
a pen. Sixty percent of those surveyed spent between $1 and $3 when buying a pen.

Number Of Writing Instruments Present On The Person
Pens are everywhere. Almost three‐quarters of those surveyed report actually carrying a pen on
their person at all times. Only about half the men carry pens on themselves while almost 90
percent of women carry them. Nearly 92 percent of those surveyed who owned a car, carry a pen
in their car. The second most likely place to find a pen is in a purse or handbag.

People like

Promotional pen

Bic Clic Stic Retractable Ballpoint Pen

to keep promotional writing instruments. Their favorites are ranked as follows: (1)
ballpoint (2) roller ball (3) gel (4) highlighter and (5) permanent marker.

3T MRI Rollout

Objective – Hospital was purchasing new state of the art MRI equipment for the Hospital called a 3T MRI. they wanted to advertise to the local Doctors and employees about the equipment in a fun inventive way within a budget of $5 and under for the doctors and $2 and under for the employees

Action – One promotional item was chosen  to send out to the Doctors that would refer patients to the Hospital to use to highlight the new machine and 1 item was selected to give the employees as a gift to promote the new machinery. The item selected was a desk piece that was a magnet that had 3 people clips on top that looked like a person laying down on a MRI machine. Imprint said 3T MRI and the hospital name. The employee gift was a packet of 3 tea bags to promote the name of the machine the 3T MRI.

Result – The result was increased excitement and awareness within the hospital of the new machine. The awareness resulted increased bookings scheduled within that department for the months following the promotion. The more times the equipment was used the more times it could pay for itself. Client loved both solutions and re-ordered on the desk magnets for the doctors a two times from T&N Promotions Plus .

Digital frame

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Tomax digital frame

Sierra Skin Care and Surgery Center

The Problem:

Sierra Skin Care Clinic wanted to insure repeat and referral business for their skin care business as well as promote their skin care clinic services to their plastic surgery patients.

The Solution:

They purchased the Tomax digital frame as a thank you gift for both the plastic surgery and skin care patients. They preloaded with coupons which could be used various popular procedures which could be distributed for referral points so they could earn discount on their next service. There was also before and after images of various procedures. As a personal touch, the customers were given the gift with a handwritten thank you note.

The Outcome:

They had both an increase in referrals and repeat visits from existing customer. They made plans to continue the program for the future.

Diagonal 1.5 inch screen* Picture formats: JPG or BMP *With Time and calendar functions * Built-in memory: 16Mb/107 pictures*Rechargeable Lithium battery *Power supply: built-in 3.7V lithium battery or USB 5V supply *Colors available: Black, Silver, White, Red, Green, Pink * USB cable included*

Item Size:
H 2 1/2 x W 2 5/16 x D 13/16
Imprint:
H 1 1/8 x W 13/16
Weight:
100 pcs /18 lbs.
50 100 250 500
$15.90 $14.90 $14.50 $14.20

What a Girl (and her purse) Needs

It’s the latest.It’s the greatest.But is it a waste of money?

Promotional items are a proven and valuable way to increase tradeshow effectiveness.matches your product benefit.swamp your staff with unqualified leads!

However, the hottest new promotional product on the market can be a complete waste of money, and even worse, your time at a tradeshow if you don’t have good metrics for evaluating ROI.

When selecting promotional items for your tradeshow booth you need to carefully examine what you really want to accomplish at the show. For example:

Are you looking to increase brand awareness?
Do you want to give product demos and collect leads?
Are you looking to close sales?

Each outcome should determine the kind of ad specialty item you use and your method for delivery.

Let’s assume that you need to increase brand awareness for a new product and are attending a targeted show where almost everyone is a realistic prospect.

In this case, to increase booth traffic, you might want to offer attendees the latest and greatest ad specialty item that

Now, what happens if your company’s product is already established and your goal is to give demos to qualified buyers? That same booth driver can

Even worse, if you are looking to the show to drive revenue, your team is now wasting time with bad prospects and losing valuable sales opportunities!

Try this instead. If you are looking to give product demos, you might want to choose a higher-end product and pre/post market to attendees. Get them to schedule a demo time and have the item on hand to give them after the demo is over.

If you are looking to close sales, consider a separate meeting room and promotional product that will set the tone for the discussion. Often times you may want to present the item to them on location and offer to either ship it or hold on to it until the event’s close.