Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Why Brand Your Business?

Bargay Advertising include a wide variety of items with the goal of branding your business and taking your business down a path of success and achievement in the advertising world. Fun promotional items will be distributed to your employees, clientele and their friends and family that may know prospects to bring you even more business. Your advertising campaign will be effective and a strategic way of bringing more traffic to your business.
Did you know that it was surveyed that 83% of the American population said they like receiving fun promotional items with an advertising message? 48% of them said they would love to receive fun promotional items more often and 38% said they felt promotional products served as a constant reminder of the advertiser. Consumers also said that if products were being handed out for free at an event, mall or tradeshow that 69% of them would pick up a promotional item if they found it to be useful to them such as pens, hats, backpacks, key chains, flashlights, calendars etc.
There is no doubt that there is need for these fun promotional items as they integrate into everyday life and not just sit around collecting dust. They make great d├ęcor, and are necessary tools for daily task. These fun promotional items are liked already, they are already being kept and consumers want more of these promotional items so why reinvent the wheel when you can do what is already working and ride it to the bank?

Friday, March 27, 2015

Eco-Friendly

Green is not just a color anymore. It’s more like a concept. A way of life. A direction for how a business wants to present itself to customers.
Yes, the eco-friendly craze has caught fire and it’s trickling down to the world of marketing. Companies are trying to promote their green efforts and appeal to other businesses and consumers with an eco-friendly message. They know there is big money to be made from presenting themselves as conscious of the environment and doing everything they can to protect the earth’s natural resources.
At Fun Promotional Products, we are speaking to clients about how they can enhance their green marketing efforts by using promotional products that fulfill their goals. Whether it’s an organic cotton T-shirt, a USB drive made from natural ingredients or a biodegradable pen, there are a multitude of options to talk to clients about right now.
In the following pages, we’ve put together a showcase of products that are sure to spark the interest of eco-conscious clients. So click below and take a look at the extremely diverse green options that are available in the ad specialty market today.

Washing Your Screen Printed Shirt

 Getting custom screen printed shirts and feeling proud to wear your name or logo is the best. But cleaning it? Not so much. It’s okay though, because we’re here to help!

 You might be thinking “it’s just a t-shirt, how hard can it be to wash? I’ve been doing laundry my whole life!” While this may be true (hopefully) it’s also wise to know how to care for your own custom screen printed shirts. Who doesn’t want their own shirts to last?

Thankfully there’s only a few simple steps to remember to ensure your shirt can last you a long time:

·         Use Cold Water! We’ve always heard that hot water is better than cold water when cleaning, but not in this case. Cold water will help the design stay intact because it is gentler than hot water and will reduce the chances of cracking.

·         NO Bleach! Bleach or any other harsh detergents will make your design weaker and slowly deteriorate, stick to mild detergent and spot remover if needed.

·         VERY IMPORTANT: Wash Inside Out! I’m sure you’ve heard before that you should turn clothes inside out to wash, this isn’t a myth. Turning your shirt inside out will help prevent it from fading as well as protect the design.

·         Wash With Similar Fabric! Putting your shirt with a bunch of jeans isn’t ideal. Remember, your clothes are going to be spun around and thrown together, so if you have a soft material with a rough material, there’s definitely going to be some rubbing going on and this could fade out your shirt and design.

·         Heat Is The Enemy! Okay, not really. But in this case of drying your shirt it won’t do it any good to use excessive heat. Dry your shirt on a medium or cooler setting because heat will cause your design to crack. If you really want to preserve this shirt, take it out of the dryer once it’s almost done and hang to finish drying.

·         Iron Inside Out! As we’ve said, heat is the enemy, but of course if your shirt is all wrinkly you’re not going to be wearing it. If you must iron it, do it inside out and don’t leave it too long on the back of the design. NO STEAM should be used.

See how simple that is? We know it’s a little different than your usual routine but if you’re willing to let your design crack and get faded, that’s your choice. With these steps to keep in mind, it’ll help he chances of keeping your design just the way you like it and ready to be seen by the world!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What is a Promotional Product?

By definition it’s a useful item imprinted with someone’s logo, name or offer, but you would never guess that it’s so much more than that.

Promotional products offer an opportunity to reach out to more people, let them know your name and share it with others. They are mementos that will make you proud of your business and show a professionalism and care for what you.
What should you consider when thinking of promoting your business or name on a product? It’s simple really:
·         How much are you looking to spend? (having a budget helps us find you some options of good quality items well within your budget.)

·         What is it you want printed on your product? (you can imprint anything you’d like, so having some idea of what you want to put on your product will give us the ability to see your image and help create something you and your customers/friends will love.)

·         Here’s an important one: What products are you interested in? (now you don’t have to know exactly what you want, if you do that makes things way easier of course but otherwise, that’s what we’re here for! For example, if you work at a mechanic shop and you’re not too sure what products you want other than some pens, we can select some items to present that you might  find useful such as flashlights, multi-purpose tools, t-shirts, stickers, etc. We have hundreds of products and we’re here to find the one that can best represent you. )

·         When do you need these products by? (Many times we’ll have a client who is throwing a company event and need their items by the end of the week. Now, this might cost them extra due to rush service to get it there on time, but also it may not be able to get done depending on some factors such as location and quantity. Something very important is to make sure we have enough time to get an item out to you in a timely fashion with a little room for error [ because we don’t run UPS or FedEx ] and also enough time to make sure we can send you a proof of what you want printed. ) 


That’s all there is to it! Of course depending on what you’re looking for the experience may vary, but all in all you are the customer and any company should try their best to attend to your needs and give you exactly (or even better!) what you imagined. 

If you'd like any product information, give us a call now at 305-221-9299.