My New Fav: Kids Tumbler!

September 12, 2013 02:41 by Olha

I recently purchased a custom printed CamelBak Eddy kids tumbler for my daughter to use for school. It is a .4L bottle and is perfect for a 5-year-old. 

She loves the cool colors (we got berry) and I love that is BPA FREE, easy to clean, child safe, and has a simple stem and bite valve straw. I originally gave Vika a regular bottle of water (Poland Spring) and I feel that it was just too heavy for her backpack, especially since she can't drink the whole bottle in the few hours of Kindergarten.

I would definitely recommend this bottle to anyone with children. Even with the straw upright, the bottle is spill proof. Love it!

Drink more water, cheers to that!

August 28, 2013 07:43 by Olha

Doctors recommend drinking at least eight cups of water per day. To be honest, as easy as it sounds, it just sometimes doesn't work out.

Most of the time, we don't keep track of how much water we drink or we are distracted by sodas, juices, coffee or tea. I usually end up being bored of the same old water bottle.

I rotate between promotional bottled water, my double walled tumbler, and now, of course, my new Hello Kitty water dispenser. Check my new set up at work!

Since my daughter is too young to use it and will make a mess, I had to take it out of the house. And what better place for it then my desk! Cheers to drinking water!!!

Twisty Straw Tumbler

June 26, 2013 12:03 by Meryem

My custom printed twisty straw tumbler was a favor from Abigail's 2nd birthday party. Even though I did not attend Abby's birthday, Laurie was kind enough to bring one in for us at the office. It was filled with chocolate, candy and a picture of Abigail. I instantly fell in love with it and use it daily to consume my 64 ounces of water. That would make four cups with my 16 oz tumbler.

As I do every morning when I get to work, I was cleaning my tumbler to fill it with water. This time I tried to do something extra sanitary I assume and filled my tumbler with hot water so inside the straw would get clean. I, of course did not take into consideration that the straw was plastic and it would melt. So when I poured out the hot water the straw took a different shape and I was not able to fit it back into the tumbler. I was so upset that Laurie brought in a new straw for me the next day and saved the day!


The Skinny on 'Skinny,' Marketing's New 'It' Phrase

May 21, 2013 04:36 by Brandon

This morning I read an article about how "skinny" has become one of the hottest phrases in the marketing world. And while the piece focused on food and drink, it got me thinking about other industries that employ the same strategy.

Consumer-research psychologist Kit Yarrow told Ad Age that "Skinny is the new 'baby,' as in baby carrots [and] baby spinach. It personifies food and makes it more endearing." But what about skinny jeans or skinny hair serum? If you ask me, the marketing power of "skinny" reaches far beyond what we eat and drink.

Heck, there are even skinny promotional products! Take our hot & cold skinny tumbler, for example: 

Printed Hot & Cold Skinny Tumbler

Do marketers really apply the term "skinny" to our clothes and hair products for the cute factor? I'm not sure I'm buying it.

If you ask me, it's pretty obvious that marketers use "skinny" in order to tap into the consumer's psyche. In today's looks-obsessed society, we're constantly being offered solutions for trimming down. I'd go as far as to bet that even something as simple as holding a skinny water bottle might make some people feel more slender.

What do you think? Is the term "skinny" in marketing meant to mess with our heads? Or is it, as Ms. Yarrow said, simply the lighthearted 'it' phrase of today?

Summer Must Have

May 20, 2013 04:11 by Sam

Since I received my Promotional Econo Double Wall Tumbler, we have been inseparable. It is definitely one of my staple products for this summer.  Also its double wall design prevents it from sweating in the summer's heat. It comes in great fun colors that will brighten up your summer days and nights!  I really love this products, I have one at work and home.  It really helps me drink more water, which is necessary during the summer months! I've had to order more from my family and friends because they were always trying to steal mine! This great promotional product has my vote as one of this summer's must haves!

How to Keep Them Coming Back: Bag of Swag

February 19, 2013 04:59 by Brandon

Let's be honest: Everybody loves free stuff. So if you want to promote your business, passing out promotional giveaways is a great start.

For example, Adrienne (who's a very important part of Motivators' IT team) visited a new dentist this weekend. She originally heard about the doctor from a friend, and when it was time for her annual checkup, she decided to give him a shot.

Adrienne's appointment went well (apparently she has immaculate teeth!), but what really made her day was receiving this impressive bag of swag: 

The folks at Babylon Dental Care clearly did their homework. They picked promotional products that people are sure to use, including a tumbler, lip balm and antibacterial spray. Each item features the company's name, logo and contact information. Nicely done!

Adrienne has to go back to the dentist soon (her husband needs a root canal -- yikes!), and the giveaways provided by Babylon Dental Care will make scheduling her next appointment easier than ever. Now that's how to keep them coming back!

Last Minute Shopping

December 19, 2012 05:07 by Sung

There are 6 days left until Christmas. I still have not completed my Christmas shopping yet. I'm sure there are tons of other people who are waiting until the last minute. I'm more of a internet shopper than going to traditional department stores. I hate the wait of lines, and traveling in cold temperatures.

I tell myself every year that I will start early; however, that never works out. Next year I really can finish by the 1st week of December. For those that are still looking for Christmas Promotional Products, it's not too late. Motivators offers a rush section with items we can turn around in 24 hours. For those in the colder climates, one of the best gifts can be a travel tumbler. Check out our vacuum insulated ones. They keep your drinks hot for hours.

 	 Leeds Auto Perf Tumbler & Flask Gift Set

Do You Like Your Mug?

December 11, 2012 05:04 by Sung

Every morning I come into work, I have a routine for going for coffee. That's what gets me jump-started in the morning. Something simple as a coffee mug can make your day so much better.

It never bothered me that the mug I had wasn't very stylish. As a matter of fact, it was plain. One of my coworkers was saying that her travel mug kept her liquids hot throughout the whole day. So I started to look at our promotional travel mugs.

There were so many to choose from it was hard to make a decision. For me, rather than focusing on style, I prefer a more functional mug with vacuum insulation technology.

Travel Mugs

November 19, 2012 10:47 by Sam

Today I finally bought a travel mug for my boyfriend. He used to drink coffee out of an old (broken) protein shaker bottle; it was gross!

So I was happy to introduce him to one of our stylish promotional travel mugs. I got him our double wall plastic tumbler to take with him every morning to work. He loves to drink Turkish coffee in the morning and now he can take it to go. He will actually be able to drink a warm coffee on the train now!

Would You Buy Your Coffee From a Funeral Home?

July 13, 2012 03:40 by Brandon

I can't be the only one who's completely creeped out by this story (after all, it is Friday the 13th).

The Huffington Post reports that "A funeral home in northwestern South Carolina will be offering what it calls the Starbucks experience" so those who need comfort can pick up their favorite latte. Even weirder, the Coffee Corner, which will be attached to Robinson Funeral Home in Easley, South Carolina, will be open to the public.

Employees from the massive coffee chain will train funeral home staff before the store opens.

Do you think they'll sell any unusual promotional mugs?

Flavored water, anyone?

June 27, 2012 07:45 by Christian

I’ve always been a fan of water bottles. I try to keep myself well-hydrated during walks so a personal water bottle is a must for me. I don’t like the idea of buying water in a disposable plastic bottle whenever I go out because, aside from the fact that it’s an additional expense for me, proper disposal of the plastic bottle is another thing that I worry about. So more often than not, I have with me my ever-reliable, 32 oz. spill-proof tumbler wherever I go.

Most of the time I try to keep away from flavored juices and sodas because I want to keep my sugar intake at a minimal level. I do admit though that sometimes I get tired of the flavorless taste of water and crave for a sweet or fruity zest in my drink. That’s when I found out that Motivators has a water bottle that’s just perfect for my craving – the promotional infuser water bottle.

This specific 27 oz. water bottle has a removable snap lock infuser basket that can fit fruits and other foods to help you create your own flavored water. Put in slices of lemon or lime to add a zest to your drinks! Dice up some apples to have apple-flavored water. You don't just get the flavor, but also the nutrients that can be found in your fruit. Besides, as they say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away!"

These are just a couple of ways to make your drink more interesting and nutritious.  You can mix different slices of fruits and come up with flavors that suit you.  Also check out the brand new glass fruit infuser water bottle below.  Drink up and enjoy!

promotional Single Wall Glass Water Bottle with Built In Fruit Infuser