A Thoughtful Gift

December 5, 2013 11:01 by Ali
      

Being that the holiday season is upon us, I think it important to remember that there are many unique ways that Motivators can help you show appreciation for your clients, employees or friends. One item that I am specifically referring to is our collection of promotional Business Card Sculptures. I always find that they become more and more popular during the holiday season and I even bought one for my dad a few years ago.

Business card sculptures are for everyone! Who doesn't love a sculpture, made out of your own business cards, just for you! They are unique, and great conversation starters which makes them the perfect gift for anyone to keep on their desk or on display. They come in a beautiful case and you can even add a name plate with the person's name! The best part is that our minimum order is just one! So, I encourage you to think outside the box this holiday season and give them something that says WOW! 

Make Reading Fun

December 4, 2013 11:45 by Meryem
      

I hate to admit it but I do not read as much as I would like to. I usually like to read a little bit before i go to bed. However, lately I have not been so successful. With everything that goes on all day long at work I am so tired by the time I get home. All I want to do is lay down and watch TV. Because of the Turkish TV we have at home and all of the shows that I am hooked on, there is so much I have to catch up on. 

Last week, my little brother came home from school with a promotional book light he won at the library. I knew what it was but since I never used one, I never realized how convenient it was. It was so much easier to turn the lights off and get into bed and still be able to read a few pages. I loved it so much that I ordered myself one. 

Read!

November 14, 2013 04:03 by Meryem
      

I hate to admit it, but I do not read as much as I would like to. My usual routine is to read a little bit before I go to bed. However, lately I have not been so successful. With everything that goes on all day long at work, and all of the catching up to do with my t.v. shows after work, there is just no time to read. Until Now! Recently I received a promotional book light from my local library which is just wonderful. Even if I turn off my light and go to bed, I can still read without being lazy to turn the lights off. I can finally get through all of the books on my list.

 

Wedding Planning

October 11, 2013 10:14 by Jon
      

Yea, I can't escape promotional products.  Lately my fiancee and I have been planning our wedding and going on tons of appointments.  What's the common denominator with all these vendors?  Pens, and mugs and magnets!

Everyone we have met with, knows the importance of remaining on a potential clients mind, even when they're not in the office.  We have so many appointments it get's difficult to remember which one's we went on and which one's we didn't, even with Lauren having a really cool wedding planning book.....

Earlier in the week, there was a small custom calendar on our table from a vendor we meant to see, but it just slipped our mind.  This tiny .99 cent calendar reminded us to call for an appointment.  Not only that but this tiny, inexpensive calendar could potentially mean thousands of dollars in revenue for this vendor, all because of this little hand out.  It's crazy how the right promo item can help your business grow!

 

FunTober!

October 9, 2013 08:49 by Meryem
      

Who knew October would be so such a busy month! Yes, Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness month, but many other events also are happening for me in October. I have two weddings and two henna nights to attend all within October. Also this week at work, we are celebrating Customer Service Appreciation Week by dressing up each day of the week in different themes for spirit week. In honor of Customer Service Week, my friend ordered custom food baskets for her team at Investor Bank. My other friend received a personalized award from his job (see image below). Everyday seems to be full of excitement, cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for me!

Calendar Season

October 9, 2013 07:57 by Sung
      

For those who missed the early bird special, rest assured Motivators still has some great deals on custom calendars. Lately, I have been receiving a lot of calendar requests, and I love looking at the pictures of the scenic ones. If I can't be there, I can certainly daydream about all the beautiful places on this planet.

I believe calendars are one of the most effective marketing tools. Why, you ask? It stays on someone's desk or wall for a full 365 days. No marketing material can really top that. Plus, every day you are looking at it. Calendars are also great mailers to ship out to your client for a fraction of cost.

If you are looking to get a little bit more creative and have a WOW factor, I highly recommend these fully customized calendars (pictured below). You can pretty much customize the entire calendar. What's great is you can have a different photograph every month of the year. So if you haven't ordered yet, come check out our selection.

Fully Customized 2014 Calendar

A Big Fat L On My Calendar

September 13, 2013 09:37 by Jon
      

If you've read my blogs you would know how huge of a Jets fan I am. It's all my dad's fault! He's had season tickets since before I was born. I went to my first game before my first birthday. My middle name is Mark after Jets great Mark Gastineau (my mother would say after her uncle, but I know the truth!). So I sort of had this coming before I could even talk.

Now, being a Jets fan isn't easy. There's always a circus-ish persona around the Jets. Always high hopes and then they're crushed! They have a way of torturing their fans, yet giving us just enough to hang on. Just enough to hold out hope that we can win it all.

Now besides the TONS of NFL and Jets promo products that are sold everywhere, how can they stay front and center even after football season is over? Custom calendars, that's how!  I stare at mine every time I need to calculate shipping time, or if I want to look at the next holiday.  They are right there hanging all year around, to keep my miserable Jets on my mind from last night's loss through the summer months!

This works well with your brand too. No one throws away a calendar, and with tons under $1, how can you go wrong?

MMMM Ramen

July 26, 2013 10:39 by Jon
      

One day a week here at Motivators, each of us on the sales team has a late day.  It's from 11-8 and I kind of enjoy a day to get some personal things done in the morning.  It's a great way to catch up when things are a bit quieter at work as well.

This past Thursday was no different.  I was taking some chats and calls when my stomach started to rumble.  What do you know I had a packet of ramen noodles in my desk drawer.  FANTASTIC!  So I grab and briskly walk over to the kitchen, but there is a problem.  I have no bowl!!  i search through the cabinets and look around the room and there is nothing!  Feeling slightly defeated I walk back to my desk only to find my logo mug sitting right there.  What do you know it worked perfectly!

So no matter, coffee, tea, water or now ramen noodles, your branded mug can come in handy!

 

Squeaky Clean

April 19, 2013 04:34 by Ali
      

Summer is just around the corner for my New York friends so it is time to take out those shades! I know you have them in hiding for the past couple of months, but I promise, the sunshine awaits you!

Maybe it's because I grew up around glasses, or maybe I am just a nut, but I hate when I notice that someone has dirty glasses on. Whether they are sunglasses or eyeglasses, I feel the lenses should be as clean as possible because after all, the cleaner they are, the clearer we can see. That is why one of my favorite promo items is the Wesleyan Microfiber Cloth. Available in a wide range of sizes, this is the perfect pocket item to carry with you wherever, whenever. The best part is that not only can you use it on your glasses, but it is great for electronics as well. Get rid of those iPhone fingerprints with this cloth and enjoy a cleaner browsing, texting, or "Facetime" experience.

You can opt for a digital imprint that takes up the entire cloth for a huge branding opportunity! Check out the ones we use here, at Motivators: 

Dear Diary

April 12, 2013 06:31 by Greg
      

As a Dad of three, I have started a diary for each one to document events of their life starting on their birth date.  Sometimes it is a daily effort other times it is weekly, but I always highlight the big moments like rolling over, crawling, walking, first words, etc. Recently my wife and I had a chance to go back and read some of the entries, some of the entries are hilarious and others touching.  We have some great promotional diaries available to document your next life changing event... or others just to make sure you know what day of the week it is. 

Leatherette Weekly Planner

Top Five Greatest Day Of The Year!

March 22, 2013 10:42 by Jon
      

This Saturday, March 23, is my league's fantasy baseball draft. This is absolutely in the top five events of the year. We begin around noon: A little lunch, some playful banter about how bad every other team was the previous year, and chats about how our own teams are going to win it all.

We then take our seats. Some with partners others without. Papers, magazines even an adult beverage or two in front of us and the draft begins.

We have a 60-inch flat screen scrolling like ESPN across the bottom of the screen. Insults are aplenty and work is the last thing on all of our minds. Then some promotional gifts pop up.

The company that hosts our league sends us a board and t-shirts and a bobble head trophy. All of those items will go home with someone, and keep us reminded all year about their website.  Promotional items... You just can't get away :).