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5 Great Promotional Merchandise Ideas

Eco friendly promotional merchandising is the best idea in the current times. The fact that there are climatic changes like the global warming make the situation even worse. By using this option not only will people get to know of your corporate product but also they get to know that you are environmentally friendly. In an error where people are informed of the important e of taking care of the environment this is the best way to go.

Professional Carrier Bags:
When it comes to give away the first thing that comes into your mind is the professional carrier bags. It is imperative that you consider an environmentally friendly option rather than the normal plastic bags. It is a well-known fact that a lot of petroleum product is used in the plastic industry every day. This can be fatal to aquatic life and even suffocate plants and terrestrial animals. Choosing an eco-friendly option like the other corporations is a good way to start.

Printed Company Apparels:
Printed apparels are given away as a form of promotion by many companies. Choosing ecofriendly ones is something that can make a whole lot of difference. The difference with the other normal t shirts is razor thin made can be hard for person to discover. However, what you know is they are made from organic cotton making them special.

Giveaway Pens:
Eco friendly pens are another option that you cannot afford to do without. Not only are they functional but they also stand out from the rest. This makes them unique in a big way and whoever gets them will appreciate. It is very rare to have someone giving you a wooden pen. It is a good promotional tool that can be used.

Solar Chargers:

Many times there is usually the problem where your phone goes off due to power when you are conducting your business. This can really be frustrating if you are thinking of making an important call. Moreover you are going to notice that this is a good excuse of employees not to answer their bosses call. If you can supply them with a portable solar charger this will be a thing of the past. Not only is it going to assist in the normal running of the business but also it is going to increase the efficiency of the business.

USB Flash Drives:

In a digital era, information is passed electronically. One of the most popular ways to carry our information with us is on a USB flash drive. This is so common that school supply lists include flash drives. By promoting your logo on low cost drives and handing them out, you can assure your brand is seen every day.

Why choose promotional Merchandising?
Promotional merchandising is a good marketing strategy that can be used to make the difference. Most companies however will prefer to spend heavily on advertisements and hiring celebrities to get this job done. What they do not know is they would have spent much less by using this option rather than the other marketing strategy. Moreover the results from such marketing strategies is simply amazing when compares with other options.

There is a lot of information about marketing if you go online. A good research will reveal a lot of solution to assist you in solving your problem. One important consideration that you must always keep in mind is to make sure you have good knowledge of the product you are dealing with. This puts you in a better position to be able to know what the clients expect.

A satisfied customer is the best advertisement and for this reason you need to make sure that you take good care of the clients. Despite using other promotional skills it is important that when you finally attract some prospective clients you satisfy their needs. As you may know the most important visitor to your business is the customer. This is a unique visitor since you depend on them rather than them depending on you.

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Do not, I repeat do not, look at the elephant in the room.

I never cease to be amazed at man’s propensity to overlook that which is staring him in the face.  Ever look for your glasses only to find them on your forehead?  How about the one where you walk around the office looking for your keys only to find them in your hand, or finding out that the girl who has been your “best friend” through your last tragic relationships is actually in love with you?

There was such an “ah ha” moment yesterday at the Bay office.

Having implemented several new accounts in the past couple of weeks, it seemed like a good idea to back up the whole system on our external drive.  Not being a huge office set up with an IT provider, I still have to do this manually.  Needless to say it had been a while.

The hard drive had accumulated a serious amount of dust, but all 500Gigs were still there waiting to be refreshed.  I booted the thing up, connected the USB cord, got all comfortable and hunkered in for my 2 hours of finding something else to do (like take a real long lunch and a walk) while it did it’s thing.  One can never trust the thing to just set it up, hit go, and leave for the day.  Oh no, there is always just one last prompt one forgets that will wait for ya until you show up the next morning.

So I dove in just before lunch.  The thing asked me for prompt after prompt, then went blank.  I repeated the processes, so did the drive.  I uninstalled the software and tried to find it on the web to re-install it.   Running diagnostics on the drive, a serial number and model number were produced.  This didn’t check out with the numbers for an external drive, and after many troubleshooting and FAQ inquiries it seemed insurmountable so tech support was finally called in.

The next half hour was spent negotiating with the nice man in Bangalore regarding the fact that the drive was no longer supported (it was, after all, over a year old and therefore obsolete) therefore this call was not free.  Next up was registering the product, which was always put off when you buy the thing because you needed it right away or you wouldn’t have bought it.  The serial numbers that came up on the computer were that of an internal drive.  The obvious:  the internal drive on the computer happened to be manufactured by the same company.  Duh.

Now the actual numbers on the external drive itself were written in some cryptic microscopic font that required literally three sets of reading glasses stacked one on top of the other so they could be read.  Having entered the now correct serial numbers, and registering the product, and updated my status (paid more) as the “free trial” for the product that I had never used was now expired, we were ready to download and install the software.  This took a half hour.  Then the “backing up” commenced.  There were no queries as to what was to be backed up, it just took off and started backing.

I checked on it dutifully for almost three hours, and was finally feeling an exhilarating triumph when it was announced “backup complete.”  This exaltation was short lived when it was discovered that the offending external drive backup program that has now cost me roughly 6 hours and $50 only backed up 26G out of the 57G on the drive.  Back to square one.

Then I heard that giant popping sound of my head leaving my backside.

I formatted the drive, wiping everything off of it, went to the “backup” utility that appears when the C-Drive Icon is right clicked, and hit ENTER.  The entire C-Drive copied itself on my external drive just as if it were a memory stick.  It took 5 mins to set up, and was there the whole time.  DUH.

How many “answers” in business can you think of that were sitting on your desk the whole time?


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