The power of a logoed umbrella is often underestimated. When it comes down to it, nobody likes to get drenched on the way into work or school. So if you're thinking about handing out umbrellas with your company name, you're definitely onto something.
However, if you've noticed how many different types of umbrellas there are to choose from, you might have a few questions. No need to worry, though; this guide will help you find the giveaway that suits your needs perfectly. Consider the following points, and you'll be on the fast-track to purchasing a handout that's sure to boost your brand awareness.
Who will be receiving your umbrellas?
When shopping for logoed umbrellas, it's imperative that you keep the end-user in mind. After all, these are the people who will hopefully be using your umbrellas, thereby showing off your company name and logo all over town. You wouldn't buy the same umbrella for a child as you would for a busy professional, would you?
If you're purchasing umbrellas to promote your country club or golf course, your best bet is to look for golf umbrellas. Some are designed to protect golf clubs in case of rain, while others feature a larger arc that will shield both the golfer and his equipment. However, if you'll be handing out your giveaways to beach goers, there are umbrellas with even bigger arcs that would better suit their needs. As you can see, it's important to think about your audience in order to choose a handout that will work best for them.
How many people are you shopping for?
You may be selecting an umbrella to hand out to hundreds of customers, or maybe you're only picking out a handful for the students in your class. If you're not buying in bulk, it's recommended that you take a look at low minimum logoed umbrellas. That way, you'll have just enough to give away to the people who matter to you and your organization.
How's the weather in your city?
Some logoed umbrellas feature a ventilation system that's proven to stand up against super-strong winds. Here's how it works: The vents, which are located on the canopy, allow the wind to pass through without inverting the umbrella. If you're located in an area of the country that's prone to gusty conditions, you may want to seriously consider purchasing vented umbrellas with your name and logo. Doing so should give you peace of mind; you'll know that your imprinted giveaway will withstand even the toughest weather forecast.
What's the look you're going for?
Printing your logoed umbrellas with your name and logo is only one way to achieve a specific look. There are plenty of variables you can play around with, from color to pattern. If you're purchasing giveaways for a business or professional service, look for umbrellas that come in dark and conservative colors. On the other hand, umbrellas that will be distributed at schools and clubs can be a bit brighter and more eye-catching. Remember, your handout's style will nonverbally communicate a lot to customers and potential customers, so make sure you're happy with its message.
Other points to consider:
Size: You'll notice our umbrellas all include an arc size, which is measured in inches. The number actually indicates the size of an umbrella's coverage. So an item with a 46" arc will offer more protection than an umbrella with a 37" arc, for example. Motivators' umbrellas are available with a variety of different arc sizes, depending on your needs. Note: An umbrella with a smaller arc will generally be more portable than one with a large one.
Type: If you're purchasing umbrellas for a specific event or promotion, you'll find it easy to navigate through Motivators' selection of products. For example, our golf umbrellas are ideal for golf outings, tournaments and country club events. Other popular types include folding umbrellas, beach umbrellas and personal umbrellas.
Material: Once you've determined which type of umbrella you need, you can then sort by a variety of factors including price, color and material. Many people prefer their umbrella's handle to be made from wood or plastic. Organizing by material will help you find an umbrella that matches your needs.
There are so many logoed umbrellas to choose from that it might at first seem overwhelming. But once you take these points into consideration, narrowing down your selection should be easy. Remember, the most important factor when shopping for any promotional giveaway is to find an item that end-users will love. Choose the right product, and you can be sure that it will be used often. That ensures that your company name and logo will always be on display!