Five years ago I entered the world of promotional products. I knew nothing about the industry or what “promotional products” meant. Today they are all I see everywhere I go. I recently returned from a three-week vacation from Turkey. Yes, it was an amazing experience and time away from work, but not away from promotional products. Everywhere I went all I saw was promotional products. Here are my top promotional items I encountered on my trip:
We flew with Turkish Airlines, and I must say it is one of the best. From how nice the crew is to how delicious the food, I wouldn’t fly with anyone else. It’s about a 10-hour flight, and you have everything you need. They give you these promotional airplane kits that include socks, slippers, toothpaste, toothbrush, lip balm, sleep mask, earplugs, and a nice case that the items all fit inside. I don’t have to mention the pillow and the blanket. The only problem is sleeping while sitting.
This item is by far my favorite. Every restaurant you walk into will hand you one at the beginning and end of your meal with your check. They are individually packaged wet napkins. They offer a handy way to keep germ-free and an alternative to washing hands before and after meals. I think we need these in the States as well. You can even throw them in your bag and use them at a later time. You never know when you need one!
Coasters might be an outdated product that people really do not pay attention to, but it’s one of my favorites. This could be because I hate messes even if the mess is just water residue. To protect my table, desk and counters, coasters are a must. So while I was in Turkey, I saw really cool coasters with images of tourist locations. Out of the ones I saw, I bought my favorite. It has an image of the Maidens Tower in Istanbul, which reminds me of the Statue of Liberty (maybe because they’re both islands floating in the ocean).
Magnets never really caught my eye until I came across these! What a fun idea for an ice cream chain to make magnets out of ice cream cones. It looks so real that it makes you want ice cream. Whoever thought of the idea did a great job for sure! This next magnet was a wedding favor of friends who tied the knot in June. The groom is actually a pilot, and it’s a cute idea they did!
I wonder how many promotional items you run into every day without even knowing! Call us to share your story.