5 Characteristics of Effective Promotional Products

Promotional products are great tools for many businesses, but not just any promotional product will make the right impact. At Infinity Signs NW we offer nearly endless possibilities for promotional products, but to be effective, the right promotional product needs to be given to the right person at the right time.

Here are five characteristics that effective promotional products can have:

  1. Sentimental

Emotions are powerful, and when connected to a promotional item, that item serves as a reminder to those who received it.  These types of promotional products have more meaning, because of the event at which they were received. In this case they promotional item has less to do with the product itself, but the event attached to it, such as a charity event.

  1. Well Designed

Something that looks nice will always be desirable and valued more than something that doesn’t look quite as nice. The graphic design team at Infinity Signs creates beautifully-designed promotional items so they look their best.

  1. Useful

Practical items are more likely to be kept and used. That’s why pens are still such a huge promotional product. Find something useful to the audience and they will pull it out more often, keeping your business name in front of them more often and increasing brand awareness.

  1. Desirable

Not everyone is going to want a certain promotional product. The item needs to be desirable to your specific target audience. Consider their specific needs and interests when choosing the perfect promotional product.

  1. High Quality

Poor quality products can give a negative impression of the company. Talk to Infinity Signs NW about the variety of quality promotional items they have available. Promotional items don’t have to be expensive to be high quality.

A promotional item can have one or more of these qualities. Finding the right product for an event can be difficult, but Infinity Signs NW is here to help. Ask about their monthly promotional product specials and look at the entire promotional products catalog.

Marketing a Landscaping Business

Businesses that offer services, such as landscaping, have to be a little more creative when it comes to marketing. Attracting new clientele means getting the business’s name in front of the public using a variety of methods. Some ways of promoting a landscaping business include:

  1. Yard Signage

Upon completion of a project, ask clients if they would mind having a promotional sign in their yard. The sign should include the company name and contact information. A graphic or logo also makes a nice addition. Placing signs at completed job sites spreads brand awareness and also lets people know who made the landscaping look so great. Infinity Signs NW can create and produce yard signs in a range of sizes and styles.

  1. Trade Shows

Having a booth at home and garden shows or other local events is a fantastic opportunity to let people know about the landscaping services being offered. Hand out promotional items with the business’s contact information to potential customers. Landscaping businesses can take advantage of unique promotional items such as seed bombs or other yardwork and garden-related items.  Take a look at the large range of promotional items available in the catalog on the Infinity Signs NW website.

  1. Vehicle Wraps

Landscaping requires many different types of vehicles and trailers. Wrapping the entire fleet of trucks and trailers is a great way to make impressions on potential clients when driving to a job site and while parked at the job site. It also creates uniformity in the appearance of the vehicles. Whether a full vehicle wrap or partial graphic is needed, Infinity Signs NW can design, create and install the wraps on any type of vehicle or trailer.

The team at Infinity Signs NW can help with all three of the marketing efforts listed above. Visit our website to see some of the yard signs, examples of vehicle wraps, and more.

Advertise at Festivals and Fairs with Promotional Items

Festival and fair season is just around the corner, which gives local businesses a whole new way to market themselves. Take advantage of these opportunities with promotional items geared toward these events. Here are some ideas for festival and fair promotional items that Infinity Signs NW can help create:

  1. Water Bottles

With the weather warming up, it’s even more important to stay hydrated. Hand out branded water bottles to help attendees stay hydrated while advertising your company. Infinity Signs NW has many different styles of water bottles to choose from and can customize them too.

  1. Sunglasses

You can never have enough sunglasses, especially when attending an outdoor event. With a large variety of styles to choose from, Infinity Signs NW can make sure the sunglass style fits the business’s brand or the target audience’s style perfectly.

  1. Cooling Scarf

It can get hot out in the Boise sun, so help event attendees cool off with the CooLoop Active Water Scarf. It is put around the neck and cools the body down to reduce heat stress. There are many colors to pick from and the cooling scarf can be customized with a message or business logo.

  1. Coolie

Keep beverages cool with a branded coolie. In Infinity Sign’s promotional products catalog there are numerous different coolies to choose from, a wide range of colors, and each can be customized with a logo.

  1. Drawstring Bag

With all of the awesome promotional items they get, fair or festival attendees will need something to put them all in. Hand out drawstring bags to help out with this. When people wear them around to carry everything, it’s free advertising for your business.

Festivals and fairs draw huge crowds, making them a great advertising opportunity. Let Infinity Signs NW help maximize advertising potential with some customized promotional items. Visit the website or contact Kyle at 208.473.2916.

5 Digital Signage Statistics

A lot of business owners are starting to wonder about digital signage and if it could help their business. These five statistics might help with this decision:
1. Digital Stands Out
A 2012 study found that 71% of people felt advertising on digital billboards stood out more than online ads. They are also more prominent than television ads according to 46% of the participants.
2. Digital Signs Reach More Customers
Seventy percent of Americans report having seen a digital video display in the past month. Another interesting fact is that 75% percent of people recall seeing a digital billboard in the past month while traveling, which means the digital signs are reaching more than just the people who live in the particular town where the sign is located.
3. Digital Holds Attention
Drivers spend significantly longer looking at digital billboards than traditional billboards as they are driving. Giving these signs more attention helps viewers recall the digital advertisement later, especially when it has an animated and colorful display. Although driver distraction was a concern when these signs first became popular, experience has proven this is not a problem.
4. People Remember the Message
Of people who have recently seen a digital billboard, 55 percent could recall the specific message displayed. Advertisers frequently find it challenging to get people to remember a specific message through an advertising campaign, but digital signage has proven to be one of the better ways to reinforce the message.
5. Drive Sales
When people see an ad, it can make them want that item immediately. Digital advertisements can do the same thing when people drive by and see them. Nineteen percent of consumers claim to have made an unplanned, impulse purchase of products they’ve seen digitally advertised.
If your business has decided to use digital signage talk to the team at Infinity Signs NW. We will work to find the right digital sign for your business needs.

3 Ways to Use T-Shirts to Grow Revenue

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Embroidered Shirts and Hats

Many companies use T-shirts as part of their company uniform without realizing some of the other benefits T-shirts can bring to business marketing. Increase revenue and brand awareness by using t-shirts in the following ways:

  1. Client Appreciation

Businesses thrive by gaining and retaining clients. One way to demonstrate your appreciation for clients is with gifts. T-shirts with the company brand show customers they are an important part of the company’s success, and how much they are valued.

  1. Brand Buildingscreen-printed-t-shirts

T-shirts can be a cost effective way to build brand awareness. Having employees wear them, passing them out at events, or selling them at your storefront, creates a mobile billboard for others to see. The more people wearing your T-shirts around town, the more eyes see your brand. Including a creative design or catchy phrase on your shirts may even stimulate conversations which will further help to promote your business. This nearly free publicity may even open doors to other companies when the shirts are worn in the workplace.

For companies with smaller marketing budgets who can’t afford large advertisements, t-shirts can really get the company name out there. Prospective clients become aware of the brand due to the t-shirts they have seen, making them more comfortable with the brand and company.

  1. Improved Employee Relationships

boise-realtors-t-shirtsAs mentioned above, one way to help brand awareness is with employee t-shirts. However, that isn’t the only benefit that can come from giving employees company–shirts. These shirts can give the employees the sense that they are part of a team, which can lead to increased productivity and a positive work environment.

Talk to Infinity Signs about designing a company t-shirt and starting a t-shirt program. The team at Infinity Signs can design t-shirts, or add your business logo almost any other type of clothing to help businesses grow.

 

3 Tips for Creating a Company Logo

Creating a company logo is an important step in starting a new business. It helps to shape the identity and often is the first thing customers will see. This is why it needs to symbolize what the company stands for.

There are three types of logos:

  • Font-based logos: these are made up of a type treatment with a twist so they aren’t just simple print
  • Illustrative logos: this type is literally an illustration of what the company does
  • Abstract graphic symbols: these logos don’t necessarily have anything to do with the actual business, such as the Nike swoosh

Not everyone is a creative genius, which can make creating a company logo difficult. That’s where Infinity Signs NW comes in. Their graphic design team can help create the perfect company logo to put on signage, promotional products, and more. However, coming in with a few ideas is helpful. Here are some ideas to get started:

  1. Seek out the competition

Some logos might not fly in a certain industry. It can be a good idea to check out what other companies are doing and which type of logo is used a lot in that industry. It can also give companies an idea of how to make theirs stand out.

  1. The message

The logo is a direct message to customers telling them what the company is about. If the company is more conservative, the logo should reflect that. The target audience should also be taken into consideration.

  1. Concise

Logos can’t afford to be cluttered. They need to be clean and able to be put on anything from a business card to the side of a vehicle. The best logos are easily reproduced and distinctive.

While actually creating the logo oneself isn’t the best idea, brainstorming some ideas can really help expedite the process. Talk to Infinity Signs NW about creating the perfect company logo to go on any sign or product needed.

Brochure Design Elements

Along with a variety of signs, promotional products, and vehicle wraps, Infinity Signs can also help design and manufacture brochures for businesses, non-profits, events, and more. When designing a brochure, there are some elements that make up a good design.

Format

Brochures come in different formats. Some formats work better than others for certain brochures and the type of information being presented. The most common format that comes to mind when people think of brochures is a tri-fold brochure. This format allows a lot of information to be presented because it is broken up by the folds. However, if big pictures and luxury products are going to be in the brochure, then a tri-fold style might not be the best choice.

White Space

While people want to include as much information in a brochure as possible, they also need to leave room for white space. Without balanced white space the brochure will look cluttered and confuse the eye.

Colors

The colors should coordinate with the company logo and color scheme. Avoid going overboard with color because too much will be off-putting. However, using no color will make the brochure boring and people will be less inclined to pay attention to it.

Typography

Because brochures are to be read, the font, its size and spacing matters. Avoid using small fonts just to cram more information on the page. Keep the text simple and easy to read. It needs to be large enough for the audience the brochure is targeting and should have sufficient spacing so it doesn’t look like the words are sitting right on top one another.

Those who plan on designing their brochure themselves before having Infinity Signs print it, should keep these elements in mind. The graphic design team at Infinity Signs can also help design brochures. Talk to them about creating the perfect brochure for the next company event.