Branded Gifts Your Customers Will Keep: And Ones They Will Trash…

Branded Gifts Your Customers Will Keep: And Ones They Will Trash…

Custom Products

Custom gift bags and branded items are a great way to thank your staff, customers, or clients. In conjunction with an event or product launch, branded swag is a great way to create some brand awareness through thoughtful product sourcing. But don’t be fooled into thinking a t-shirt or coffee mug is the best option for your next order. There are three things that matter most to consumers; and with some thoughtful ideating on fresh product ideas – you can keep your new loot out of the trash.

A cursory search of Amazon’s best selling products over the last few years, and you will find something quite interesting. From lip balms and silk pillowcases to yoga pants and Squatty Potties… three things are certain! Function, Frequency, and Comfort reign supreme. And it’s not difficult to understand why that’s the case. The items and tools we interact with on a daily basis must be functional to make our tasks easier. If there is little reason for the item to be functional… there is little reason to keep the item or use it often.

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Give them something they will use often

In addition, the higher the potential frequency of an item matters! And sometimes the frequency and your customers location matters. For example, a branded umbrella and custom Miir coffee mug might be an excellent combo for Vancouver or Seattle customers. But we wouldn’t recommend a branded beach towel and koozie in Wisconsin… as it’s likely heading for a lonely cupboard or junk drawer. It’s important to think about how your recipient of custom gifts will use your items, and how frequently. The higher the frequency, the longer these items stick around and can create some organic brand awareness wherever they go.

Quality and feel

Comfort and textures also play an important role in what items are retained, and what items are tossed. Silk is often a comforting texture, whereas canvas has been known to elicit more masculine and resilient properties. Clinical Psychologist (Daniel Graham) says:

“Texture is ubiquitous. It contains important visual information about an object and allows us to distinguish between animals, plants, foods, and fabrics. This makes texture a significant part of the sensory input that we receive every day. In the visual arts, texture is the perceived surface quality of a work of art.”.

This is why it’s important to think about how the comfort of your product will translate via texture.  Promoting an in-store shopping experience or pop-up shop? A sturdy and reliable canvas tote bag might be the perfect choice for your customers. Selling a CBD infused sleep tincture? Perhaps a silk sleep mask would go nicely with your product. Releasing a new distilled spirit into the wild? A laser-etched glass tumbler might stick around longer than a t-shirt that feels like sandpaper. Comfort matters!

No matter what you choose to design and create… always be sure that function, frequency, and comfort are a part of the conversation. Check out these amazing gift items that can be branded for your company:

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1) Create a geo frame

Our agency can draw a digital frame around any building or building in the United States down to the square meter. Any device with location services turned on (94% of cell phones) can be captured and targeted for ads. This allows us to target very specific interest groups at home, work, or travel.


2) Trace back to Home IP

We can go back in time up to six months on geo-frame capture. This allows us to target a specific window of time at a building. For example, let’s say you wanted to capture the device ID’s at a medical equipment conference that happened two months ago. We can input the event start and end time and only capture devices that attended the event.
After device capture, we can trace back to their home IP addresses and deliver ads to all devices on their home network, including video ads to web and streaming services like Peacock, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.


3) Deliver digital ads

After defining our geo-frame targets and time frame, we can deliver targeted ad content to those devices. Ads will propagate across all non-vice websites that support ads. In addition, we win our ad calls at a much higher clip because we are not looking for demographics, locations, or interests. Because we have captures the unique device ID, we are only targeting people that were inside of our geo frames.

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Hyper Targeted

Because we are framing buildings during precise times, we can be certain we have the right interests. This means we save money by not wasting impressions on uninterested people.

Tailored Messaging

Due to the precision of the technology, we can curate ad content that speaks to the consumer in a very specific way. Because we know the places they frequent, our ads can deliver tailored verbiage to drive CTR (click-through rates).

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our agency can design your creative and deliver compelling still image ads, animated ads, and/or video advertisements that can be delivered to streaming platforms like Hulu, Peacock TV, and more.

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we are a full-service digital marketing agency for brands and businesses. Our agency specializes in geo-framing campaigns that allow us to target devices based on the physical location of potential customers. We can do this by going back in time up to six months and framing a building without ever setting foot on the property. Then we can send targeted advertisements to the devices that stepped inside of our frame. This new technology eliminated the need for cookies and is highly accurate. See how the tech works below, and download our white paper.

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