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Toothbrush Rinser : simplify your ritual

Posted on 31/08/2012 by Lorene

toothbrush-rinserTooth brushing should be easy, life is too complicated already !

After a long day, the only wish you have is to go straight to your bed without having to put on your pyjamas and especially without brushing your teeth. But knowing how important this ritual is, you move reluctantly to your bathroom, you take a cup to rinse your mouth, you squeeze the toothpaste tube onto your toothbrush and the procedure starts. Do not forget that it should last not less than 3 minutes to be effective ! :)

This long ritual can be turned into something easy and fun, which is even more important ! You can forget about the cups, what you need is a toothbrush with a fountain. What a miracle : you simply aim the fountain where you want it to go, you rinse your mouth and you smile when looking at yourself in a mirror, what a wonderful invention you have here ! The American company  Amron Exptl, based in Westbur (NY) in the USA received several awards for this invention. toothbrush-rinser.2jpg

You can also see a video on their website. What is more with this product, no need to buy new toothbrushes every three months, you can replace the head and keep your magic brush longer.

We are talking about a new innovative item on the market. It could be turned into a very appealing promotional product. Promotional products suppliers, cease the opportunity to be creative !

Interested in toothbrush rinser ? Visit www.amronexperimental.com.

Intestered in original promotional product you can personalize ? Contact www.horizonsources.com

Article written by Yuliya Zabitovska

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Is the Slinky the All-Time Greatest Promo Item?

Posted on 09/08/2012 by Henk KROON
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slinkyTrue story: a few years back, when my wife and I got married, it was decided–probably by her–that we needed some sort of “promotional item” for our nuptials. Personally, I think an open bar and a piece of cake should suffice, but–just like at an American baseball game–some sort of toy seems necessary these days to mark the occasion.

Rather than play the grump, I tried to get into the spirit of it, and we came up with rainbow colored Slinkys, printed with our names and the date. In their own little boxes, of course, so that everyone would have something to open.

Remarkably, when visiting friends or relatives who had been at the wedding, the Slinkys can be seen on bookshelves or desks in their homes.

“You still have the Slinky!” I’ll say.

“Love the Slinky,” is the stock reply.

All of which goes to prove that the humble Slinky might be the greatest promotional item of all time.

Which might be surprising, since–unlike many promotional items–the Slinky has almost no utilitarian use at all. It is what might be called a “pure toy.” Which might have something to do with its popularity.

Let’s face it, by this time in the game, everyone’s seen the refrigerator magnet with your name on it, or the imprinted stack of post-its, the battery powered personal fan, and the rest. But if you want to see someone’s face light up, hand them a Slinky.

I’ve gotten a similar reaction from Pez, the little plastic candy containers in various disguises–the Santa Claus Pez sits on my desk–but even there, someone is getting a piece of candy.

You might be able to get the Slinky to walk down the stairs, but other than that trick, mostly what the Slinky does is sit in your hands as you watch the coils go this way and that. Fascinating.

The Slinky may not be able to do much, but then again it makes few demands. It doesn’t need to be updated, doesn’t require a password, and it doesn’t require you to do something else first to play with it. It’s pure entertainment.

slinky-promotionalThe Slinky was invented by a naval engineer in the 1940s and first demonstrated at a Philadelphia department store in 1945. The first production run of 400 sold out in 90 minutes. Soon, Slinkys began turning up in classrooms as teaching tools–gravity, don’t you know. It’s also been used as a radio antenna, and in NASA physics experiments.

But, most people who receive a Slinky will just start playing with it in their own way.

So, if you’re looking for a promotional item that has almost zero utility, but will amuse its recipients by letting them be children for a few minutes, and will probably hang around the house for years, give ‘em a Slinky.

As the commercial said, “Everyone loves a Slinky.”

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Clipclope eco astrays : innovative and fun !

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Lorene

Hey guys, you know how bad it is to smoke but we’re not going to play the educator here. We’re just going to help you to remain clean by not putting your cigarette stub everywhere. For this, we found a very  innovative concept :  the clipclope® ashtray(you have to know that « clope » in French means « ciggie »)

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Seven years after Keol pocket ashtrays were first launched, I have seen many pocket ashtrays appear, but they are far from being innovative and  exciting.

Here below you will find the description of this original ecological ashtray :

° Ecological : no more stubs in nature ; this protects our environment.

° Practical : in your pocket, at home, at work, in your car...

° Can be a game : a portable ashtray : a table ashtray or a magnetic ball ! The ClipClope® can be assembled in 2 our 4 pieces by using different colours.

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An ashtray for all the occasions ! The ClipClope® is a real nomadic companion of a smoker. Its magnets help it make itself comfortable anywhere. In the car, while walking, in a cafe and at home, it can be easily clipped. In a flash, it can be transformed into a ClipBoxe®, a tiny and aesthetic handy box. The material it is made of as well as its design are chosen to turn it into a nice and a long -lasting product.

There is a large colour range : available in 6 colours, the interior of its hood can be personalized in full-color. Silkscreen printing is applied.

A awesone product which will help you to be ecological smoker !

You’interested into producing promotional products ? Contact the specialist : www.horizonsources.com

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Customized seatcovers: keep your but dry and boost your promotion!

Posted on 16/05/2012 by Yuliya
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Article written by Lorène on 16/05/2012

seatcover04-bigI know: you really have this idea that whenever it rains whatever is plastic can protect you from humidity, however, it usually makes you look very foolish. The first picture that comes to your mind is a poncho, and let’s be honest here: very often it looks like a trash bag. Well, it is not what will turn you into a beauty queen.

However, there is still hope: you can keep your dignity in the rain! As in all fashion trends, what makes a product fashionable is actually its personalization. This is the secret. A basic silicone wristband can thus become a real jewel, just like a ridiculous rain poncho can become a product that people will fight over if only you use the right colors and the right catchphrase to personalize it. People, proud of wearing the colors of the event they have been waiting for, will be happy to make the common to all symbol visible! The product considered as « has been » can become the « in » in one second!seatcover03-big

A perfect example of a good plastic product (to be more precise, a PVC one) is a customized seatcover. It is super original and can be customized according to your taste. What is more, it is also known for being useful. It will let you get on your bike, you’ll be calm and serene because you won’t get your but wet while going home!

We know that you have always wished to go to work by bike, because of ecological concerns and because you want to keep your body of an athlete in good shape at the same time. Because of bad weather and dangerous traffic you seem to be discouraged and your good intentions towards the planet are no longer a priority. We understand you perfectly well. After a long « rainy » day at work where you deal with problems all day long, you would like to take your bike and avoid the feeling of having a wet but. Too much is too much. As for your ecological intentions..well there is a limit to everything! That is why the customized seatcover is perfect to cover your seat and protect it from rain and other dirty marks.

Extra light and small, the coverseat can be folded easily and you can put it into any small pocket of your bag, even the tiniest one. It is hard-wearing and you can reuse it whenever. The fun part: this product can be entirely customized. All colors can be printed, it is an extraordinary advertising aid, which is already a proof of future success for your promotion.seatcover-01-big

So, no more excuses: get on your bike that has a customized seatcover, pedal to make your legs tapering and sleep well as you are preserving the planet! :)

Do you wish to get some customized seatcovers? Contact the specialist: www.horizonsources.net

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Twist N’Ball

Posted on 04/05/2012 by Yuliya

Twist N’Ball, the 2012 discovery of the « communication through promotional products » market.

Article posted by Lorène on 20/03/2012

Article written by Augustin AUTRAND

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Twist N’Co offers you more than 250 cm2 of advertising cover space on this new original communication item which is effective and common.

Whether you are Head of Marketing department in a big company, an innovative SME or a sports institution, the Twist N’Ball is a perfect communication object for your company gifts, for promoting an event internal to the company, for communicating around a sports event, for animating a seminar or a new product launch campaign.

Still unknown in France, though invented in 1998 by a Serbian mathematician Josip Matijek and patented worldwide since 2001, the Twist N’Ball is at the same time a strategy game and a small ball. It is a bit similar to the Rubik’s Cube due to being a sort of a puzzle, but it differs from it in design: it has this small ball aspect on exterior and is appreciated by everyone.

The 20 pieces of the Twist N’Ball can all be customized: colors, printed pictures, the puzzle level can be chosen by you.

Twist N’Co offers you a possibility to put up to 4 different images on the circles. On the triangles you can put 4 different texts and messages.

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On the official website  www.twistnball.com you can create your own model of a Twist N’Ball with your own colors; in 48 hours that follow you will receive a 3D animation with the Twist N’Ball you customized.

If we were to summarize what a Twist N’Ball is, we would choose: « originality, effectiveness, and community ». « ORIGINALITY,  EFFECTIVENESS and COMMUNITY » is indeed the promise of the Twist N’Co team.

Opt for originality with this totally new product on the French market. It will make you stand out from your competitors.

  • Choose effectiveness with more than 30 cm2 of advertising cover space for your logo and your catchphrase.
  • Opt for community with buzz community solutions developed by out teams.

These advantages are so obvious that the Twist N’Ball is piling up rewards worldwide:

-          Gold Medal at International Eureka Contest of Bruxelles (Belgium)

-          Gold Medal at the International salon of Geneva Inventions (Switzerland)

-          Silver Medal at Invention & New Product Exposition of Pittsburgh INPEX (USA)

-          Silver Medal at the Nuremberg Salon of Innovation (Germany)

Check the pricelist at: www.twistnball.com.

You can order starting from 50 pieces and up to 20 000.

They are produced in our factory in Slovenia, the EU, and are in accordance with all the EC norms. The delivery costs are free starting from 2000 pieces ordered!

Do not hesitate to have a look at www.twistnball.com. The whole Twist N’Ball team is waiting for you.

Written by Augustin AUTRAND

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Promotional Calendars Are Still Prominent and Profitable

Posted on 13/02/2012 by Lorene

Article written by Maya Case

Do you miss those « real » calendars now that you’ve got your Blackberry, iPhone, or other hand held portable digital device? Are you tired of always needing to refer to your online calendar? If so, you’re not alone! Distributors of desk calendars and wall calendars have had a slice taken out of their business, it’s true, but they are far from extinct.Iphone-calendar

Makers of desk and wall promotional calendars have gotten very creative in order to continue to compete and profit in this digital age. If you’re a business products distributor, there are plenty of desk-top and wall calendars out there for you to get a hold of and sell to your business clients, both for their use and for them to give away as promotional items to their clients. And, if you are in business and you want to impress clients and prospects with your sense of taste and class (or if you are a little tired of the PDA calendar yourself), you may want to check out what makers of calendars are offering for the 21st century.

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For instance, if you would like to keep your message prominent in front of your clients’ eyes as they are using their computers, there are silkscreen computer cover calendars. Let your clients keep track of their busy days and protect their monitors, keyboards, and laptops all at the same time-and when they’re doing that, they’re seeing your message and your logo over and over again.

For a dynamic look that is unique as well as pragmatic, there are 3-D pop-up calendars. One of these calendars looks impressive with its dodecahedral shape. These 3-D calendars can also be used for small storage spaces, in which to keep things like postage stamps, business cards, or a pad of Sticky Notes. You could even give them away as promotional items in combination with another item from your company tucked inside. On a somewhat related theme, there are traditional hanging wall calendars that come with pockets for keeping coupons. Give one of these calendars away with a coupon tucked into each one of the 12 pockets to really make a great impression on clients.

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The hard cover journal-calendar with a beautiful cover never goes out of style, as a highly portable calendar that doubles as a note pad or personal journal. Give one of these away along with a pen that has your company message imprinted on it.

Flip-calendar

Perpetual flip calendars that are creatively made make great promotional gifts. For example, find some that offer funny sayings or cartoons that help to relieve the stress of the daily grind. Remember those little glossy greeting card calendars? Yes, they are still around! Clients love them, as they are so portable and can be kept in the jacket or shirt breast pocket for quick, easy access.

Then there’s the « old school » flip calendar. This involves a tasty, understated aesthetic design with 12 pages, each page featuring one line each for each day of that month on which appointments and activities can be written. Give off a sense of charm and remembering « the good ol’ days » with this calendar.

So, you see, there is plenty of creativity out there in the world of printed calendars. You can use this to the advantage of your business. Give people a break from their PDA today, and get your message across!

Article written by Maya CASE

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Promotional inflatable drawings

Posted on 20/09/2010 by Carletti mathilde
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For many years children make drawings, putting their imagination on paper.
Wouldn’t it be even more fun if they could play with these colored drawings? To let these drawings really fly or drive?
Right now that’s possible with the inflatable drawing!

To read the continuation of this fascinating article, click here

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Promotion through Beauty Salons and Barbershops

Posted on 08/09/2010 by Henk KROON
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Posted by Bric McMann from www.campaigncapes.com

The Campaign Capes Advertising Network

capes advertisingCaptive audiences are attractive audiences to advertisers, especially when that captive audience is in a relaxed and happy setting.
You don’t get much more relaxed and happy than at a hair salon or barber shop, enjoying
a great haircut or service and the company of others.
Salons and barber shops and are a great place for advertisers to target consumers.

What’s the case for using a salon as a marketing tool?
More and more time being spent out of home and the salon customer demographics are perfect for active consumers because they offer a truly captive audience with lots of dwell time.
Salons are described as recession proof. Research has found that salons are open later hours than most businesses and the average customer spends 90 minutes in the salon and return as often as every 4 weeks.
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