I recently became curious as to how many promotional items I have in my own home. To be fair, I won't include the swag that I've garnered through trade shows. I want to dissect the average home and giveaways in store. So at some point I will count the promotional magnets, tally up the promotional t-shirts and collect the keychains to find out what items stick around.
As I pick my brain for the promotional products I know are popular in my home, one stands ahead of the pack, promotional drinkware.
Sitting in a cabinet over my kitchen sink, are at least twelve custom imprinted brewery glasses. Most of them are imprinted with a logo, slogan or image token to Maine. My parents enjoy a nice glass of beer and they adore Maine, so at restaurants up North, they often purchase the available drinkware. That way, they're able to bring a little piece of Maine back to Long Island every trip.
There are glasses with imprinted Moose, one with some blue berries and many imprinted with my parent's favorite brew, "The Maine Brewing Company."
If your eyes shoot to the cabinet above the stove, they'll see a collection of more random drinkware. Martini glasses, fish bowls and margarita glasses all call this cabinet home. I'll refer to it as the cruise cabinet, because most of the drinkware was acquired on tropical cruises. Again, while vacationing, my parents enjoy their cocktails and tend to buy the special promotional drinks.
By just focusing on the promotional drinkware in my home, I can truly say that promotional products work. Everydaaaaaaaaaaay my parents fill up one of their beer glasses or fishbowls and reminisce about the trip they got it on. Then they book another trip.