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Bring Out the Luck of the Irish with these Inspiring St. Patrick’s Day Giveaways

St. Patrick’s Day began in the 17th century as a feast day in celebration of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Since then, each March 17 is celebrated not only in Ireland but around the world. The holiday is known for green everything, Irish foods and beverages, music and dancing. Many St. Patrick’s Day festivities allow for vendors to set up, and this is a great time to give away some of your promotional items for your business.


Offer the “Write” Stuff with Quality Promotional Pens and More

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Shamrock Offset Printed Memo Board

When a person has a great thought or needs to remember something, having a handy message board such as the Shamrock Offset Printed Memo Board is an ideal solution. This marketing product pairs well with quality promotional pens with your company’s name on them. Every time a person needs to write something or take notes, he or she will see your company’s name.



Drink Up

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25 oz Aluminum Sport Bottle

St. Patrick’s Day is often celebrated with ale, but having a bottle of water is key to any successful celebration. These aluminum sport water bottles hold 25 ounces of water and are lightweight and easy to transport. This makes a useful and portable product in a similar vein as the best promotional pens do. Items that come in handy on a daily basis lay a great foundation for turning your company into a household name.


End of the Rainbow

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Signature Cube Collection w/ Gold Coins

Be sure to share a little treasure with your customers this St. Patrick’s Day. Chocolate gold coins or shamrocks are a sweet treat your clientele will enjoy. Hand out temporary tattoos  or a pot of gold necklace to be adorned on this magical day and get your company’s name out there.


Go Green With Tote Bags

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Gulf Breeze Recycled P.E.T. Tote Bag

When you want your promotional item to have some pizzazz, the Gulf Breeze Recycled P. E. T. Tote Bag is a natural choice. This tote bag allows St. Patrick’s Day revelers to put all of their loot into it. Made from 80% post-consumer waste, this promotional item is something that you and the recipients can feel good about using. There is also enough room in this 15 inches long by 17 inches wide bag to slide in a water bottle for quenching thirst while watching a parade or going to an Irish jig. These tote bags can have your company’s logo printed on one or both sides, and they are available in vibrant green and other colors.


Plan for the Party

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Leprechaun Bottle Opener Medallion Beads

Never forget the classics! Staple items like Shamrock Shutter Glasses, St. Patrick’s Day hats and beaded necklaces are always fun and fashionable on this day of the year. A Leprechaun Bottle Opener is sure to get its fair share of use. Hand these out to your customers to make sure that you’re branding is seen on the big green day.

Many people enjoy the rich culture and festivities of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. From the food and beverages to the music and dancing, plenty of fun can be had at these events. Your presence is sure to make a good impression on all of the guests who are having fun on this annual holiday. Check out these fun St. Patrick’s Day giveaways and more promotional products at Ad Cetera, Inc.

What’s your favorite St. Patty’s Day item? Tell us in the comments below!

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Carrying Its Own Weight in Brand Awareness: TSA-Approved Carry-On Baggage as a Promotional Giveaway

The contemporary professional is always on the go and is perpetually looking for new ways to haul around the accouterments associated with the business lifestyle. That said, it’s no surprise that offering TSA-approved luggage as a promotional item is one of the best ways to please potential clients while simultaneously gaining brand exposure wherever they go. Quality promotional pens are a great way to get your brand out there in miniature, but there’s hardly anything more eye-catching than a smartly placed logo on a carry-on bag as it rolls down the concourse.


Promotional Products with a Practical Purpose

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High Sierra® 20″ Hardside Luggage

Many types of promotional items look pretty but are easily lost or forgotten. Even the best promotional pens have a way of falling by the wayside, and items like calendars only last a year. A well-constructed and convenient carry-on bag, however, is something that will be used year after year, practically guaranteeing perennial brand exposure.

Plus, a TSA-approved promotional carry-on bag is one of the biggest canvasses available for giving your brand extra exposure. The right promotional bag basically serves as a rolling billboard, drawing attention and raising all the right kinds of questions.


Perfect Packer for the Best Promotional Pens

Promotional carry-on bags can also serve as the perfect containers for other promotional items. There’s nothing more satisfying as the receiver of free stuff than opening your gift and finding even more goodies inside. TSA-approved promotional carry-on bags are the ideal items to pair with other products that bear your distinctive brand logo. Perfect pairings include promotional luggage tagsdeluxe passport covers, and TSA-approved hand sanitizer. While you’re at it, don’t forget to throw in a few quality promotional pens just to be safe.


Equally Enticing Alternatives

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Metallic Luggage Tag

While the benefits of TSA-approved carry-on bags that bear your logo are certainly alluring, investing in a whole fleet of these promotional items can get pretty pricey. If you want to promote your brand with bags that won’t break the bank, there are plenty of options available besides your traditional rollaboards.

Anyone who’s ever been to a convention can’t help but be familiar with iconic and affordable drawstring backpacks. These promotional items are the cheapest of the cheap when it comes to carry-on bags, enabling you to proliferate your brand on a budget. But there’s also plenty of middle-ground to work with, including medium-priced computer backpacks and convenient sling backpacks.

All of these items do the hard work of getting your logo in front of curious eyes but don’t entail the same degree of financial investment as TSA-approved carry-on baggage. Yet nothing can ever truly replace the sleek style of a beautifully branded rollaboard.


Summing It Up

TSA-approved carry-on baggage stands the test of time because there’s no chance of a disgruntled worker breaking the lock and ruining the bag. These promotional items also positively scream “business,” associating your brand with the elite lifestyle and executive quality. Though more affordable options certainly exist, nothing pairs better with other travel-oriented promotional items than a TSA-approved rollaboard with your logo on it. Take a look through the comprehensive catalog of promotional bags available from ad cetera, inc. to get an idea of the incredible options that are at your disposal.

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Crossing the Finish Line: The Best Promotional Items for Your Walk or Run

The signs are clear: blocked roads on a Saturday morning, a stream of happy individuals or enthusiastic families with paper numbers taped to their backs and cheering onlookers. As the weather warms up, businesses and organizations around the country will begin sponsoring their annual fundraising walks, runs and races.

If you are planning such an event, be sure to stock up on fun, inexpensive giveaways so that all your participants remember the special day regardless of where they finish.


Keep Them Hydrated

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16 Oz. Comfort Grip Flex Water Bottle

Popular giveaways for a walk or a run include items that encourage your participants to stay hydrated. Flip-top water bottles and comfort grip water bottles both make great giveaways at the beginning or end of the race. Koozies and insulators are also a popular choice.


Keep Them Fed

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PowerBar® with Overwrap

Consuming a big meal right before exercising is generally not recommended, but everyone needs to be sure they have the energy to cross the finish line. While participants are busy completing their paperwork and getting their numbers in the morning, you can provide a small reminder of your business with a customized energy bar or other healthy snack. Individual packs of trail mix are a great option that are sure to provide an infusion of protein before or after the event.


Provide Pocket Reminders With the Best Promotional Pen


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Macaw™ Pen

Small items that are always needed like quality promotional pens make affordable, easy-to-distribute gifts when you’re looking for something that can satisfy hundreds of participants. They are not bulky to transport, and they are easy to hand out. For your business or organization, they are easy to personalize with a logo or reminder of the big race day.


Help Them Clean Up

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11″x18″ Rally Towel

Rally towels provide a fun, practical way to advertise at these types of events. If your budget allows, you can give these colorful giveaways to onlookers who can wave them from the sidelines of the race to cheer on their favorite walker or runner. Participants are always thankful for a towel to mop up the sweat on a hot day. These washable towels can be a useful addition around the home as well as a reminder of the special event.


Give Racers Totes to Stay Organized

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Non-Woven Shopper’s Pocket Tote Bag

It’s amazing how many things can quickly accumulate for participants on race day. Extra clothes, water bottles, paperwork, maps, towels and snacks can be tough to keep together. Consider providing tote bags as a participant giveaway to help racers gather their swag more easily at the end of the day. You can encourage reuse of the totes on shopping days to make an ongoing contribution to environmental sustainability as well.

Planning an annual walk or run event can be a lot of work. The details of signing up participants, coordinating with city officials, planning the route and managing race-day logistics are often a full-time job for someone in your organization. Make the promotional giveaway component a little easier by contacting ad cetera, inc to help. We can provide ideas and customization of everything from water bottles to the best promotional pens for your special event.


What’s your favorite special event swag?

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Eco-Friendly Items That Engage Your Desired Demographic

Today’s consumers increasingly prefer products that have a reduced impact on the environment. This preference even extends to promotional items that are received for free at conventions or as part of marketing campaigns. Given this demand for biodegradable, recycled, and sustainable items, savvy brand promoters are provided with the opportunity to engage their audience from an unconventional and often-overlooked angle.

Exposing Your Brand to Engage Sustainable Interest

A rising focus on sustainable consuming habits can make it so that the material your promotional items are made from becomes more memorable than the item itself. For instance, if your quality promotional pens are made from sustainable materials, people are more likely to associate your brand with sustainable practices, improving your brand perception. Even better are sustainably produced items like the Growables Planter, which is made from spruce wood without using any glue. A planter with your company’s name on it is the perfect way to show customers of your nursery or flower shop that you care about the environment.

What Are the Best Promotional Pens for Leaving a Mark?

The types of promotional pens that leave the most lasting impression on potential clients are those that effectively convey your brand’s story while also fitting in with the potential client’s priorities and values. Items that are clearly labeled as being recycled are more likely to be used frequently and remarked upon, leading to greater retention of your brand and greater likelihood that the item’s user will share your brand with others simply due to your focus on sustainability. Certain promotional items like the Promo Write Recycled Notebook are made from recycled materials and come with a sustainably manufactured pen that will leave a lasting impression on customers of your legal office or consulting firm.

Often-Overlooked Avenues to Biodegradable Engagement

Biodegradable promotional items can be utilized for increased brand awareness in a number of surprising ways. For instance, biodegradable dental office promotional items like the Escape Jute Tote Bag don’t only serve as reminders to come back in for a checkup or further dental work; they also serve as a way to expose your brand to anyone who sees these items at the home or workplace of one of your patients. Using biodegradable promotional items as dental office freebies is a great way to conform to the value judgments of your existing patients while also anticipating the values that potential new clients hold dear.

Any brand can use the end of the old year and the coming of spring to their advantage by using new year promotional items at conventions, through the mail, or at the workplace. Many potential clients look forward to the new year as an opportunity to start fresh and leave behind the habits of the past in order to start something new. This forward-looking mindset is the perfect mentality with which to associate biodegradable promotional items.

Promote Your Priorities with Precision

Nobody likes wasteful merchandise, so choosing environmentally friendly products representing your business shows clients and customers that you’re thoughtful about your branding and business. Whether you’re leaning toward biodegradable products meant to be used for a short (but impactful) time or items made of high-quality recycled materials or designed with an eye to sustainability, we provide a variety of dependable and fun choices.

Many brands opt to work with ad cetera, inc due to the quality of the promotional products that we offer and the plenitude of recycled, biodegradable, and sustainable options that populate our catalog. Take a look at our wide array of personalizable promotional items to get an idea of what ad cetera, inc can do for your brand.

What is your favorite eco-friendly item? Tell us in the comments below!
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Send Customers Away With More Than Full Bellies: The Best Promo Items for Your Restaurant

As a restaurant owner, your first priority is to provide quality food at reasonable prices and with excellent service. Although that alone will help boost your business, don’t overlook the power of the giveaway. Customers love taking free stuff home, so be sure to bid them farewell with more than just a satisfied appetite. Fun, inexpensive promotional products help keep your restaurant at the forefront of their minds and serve as great conversation starters for potential new business.

During Their Visit: Things You Need Anyway

Whether you are a small, local hole-in-the-wall cafe, a major national chain, or a high-class bistro, you need a wide variety of items to serve your patrons during a meal. Dishes, coasters, glasses, napkins, and flatware all have the potential to promote your restaurant to your most captive audience. Be sure to select items that fit the decor and atmosphere of your restaurant, whether that be beer steins, cocktail napkins or to-go cups.

The Write Idea: Quality Promotional Pens

Everyone can use extra pens. When you offer free pens to your customers, you are peppering their homes, cars, and offices with tiny ads for your restaurant. The extra writing tools will come in handy whether they end up in a desk drawer, a pocket or on the kitchen counter and will serve as a little reminder of a positive dining experience. Often, they can serve as calling cards as they get passed along to a friend, family member or stranger who is looking for a pen.

Food Fun for All

Consider using food shaped items to get your name out there. A cheeseburger stress reliever or a magnet shaped like a slice of pizza with your company info are great ways to make sure you’re restaurant is memorable and encourage repeat business. Have a more upscale clientele? An elegant corkscrew is a great way to reward your most loyal guests.

A Sweet Farewell: A Treat on the Way Out

Grabbing a few mints on the way out is always a pleasant way to say “Goodbye, and please come again!” to your customers. For just a few pennies, you can create a promotional wrapper for a butter mint that will serve as a reminder of a tasty lunch or pleasant dinner, and perhaps it’ll be shared with a friend or colleague later in the day.

The Take-Out Box: Put Leftovers to Work

Portion size continues to climb, and when your customers can’t quite finish everything on their plate, give them something to take home and remember you by. By hand-selecting promotional takeout containers or take-out bags, you can put all those leftovers to work. Bags and boxes serve as small signposts to keep your eatery in the minds of your regular customers as well as possibly introduce new people to your restaurant as bags get reused or re-purposed in upcoming weeks.

The Cool Association: Give ’em Something to Wear

If you have a hip and happening restaurant, think about selling some attractive T-shirts or hats to get your restaurant’s name out into the community. Come up with a signature design or creative message, and watch your promotional items go viral.

If you’re ready to get your restaurant’s name out there and take advantage of the opportunities that come up each day, check out the myriad of products offered by ad cetera, inc. Whether you’re looking for the best promotional pens, coasters, corkscrews, or apparel, ad cetera, inc. is sure to be able to find you a unique item that can deliver your message effectively. Fun and useful promotional items serve as a great complement to delicious food, personal service, and affordable prices.

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Discover the Secrets to Marketing Your Brand for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year is fast approaching! Does your business marketing strategy include marketing for the Chinese New Year? If not, you’re missing out on reaching a giant demographic. For instance, did you know there are over 50 million people of Chinese birth or descent living outside of China, in addition to the over 1.3 billion people living in China?


Organically Incorporate Chinese New Year Promotional Items

If your business decides to reach out to the Chinese community by marketing for the Chinese New Year, it’s important to launch a culturally sensitive campaign that goes beyond just handing out some quickly-designed Chinese New Year promotional products. It may seem like an easy strategy to hand out some quality promotional pens with Chinese themed graphics, but Chinese New Year is much more than just a commercial holiday for people in Chinese communities. Instead, it’s a giant, multiweek family celebration full of traditions and cultural significance.

In order to honor your business’s relationship with the Chinese community, be sure to only use Chinese New Year promotional items that are appropriate and relevant to the holiday. For example, if you choose to hand out pens to clients that are branded with a Chinese New Year greeting, make sure the pen’s graphics and message are culturally appropriate, and choose the best promotional pens you can afford. This will demonstrate to your clients that you truly value the significance of Chinese New Year and your business relationship with the Chinese community.

Your marketing strategy should go far beyond simply distributing culturally-sensitive Chinese New Year promotional items, though. A particularly effective strategy involves integrating your brand into existing local celebrations of the Chinese New Year. This type of marketing will allow your business’s branding to become an organic part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in your community, instead of seeming like a disingenuous attempt to simply sell more products or services.


Promote with Celebratory Events

Retailers may want to consider holding a Chinese New Year event in their stores. Having a Chinese New Year celebration in your store shows that you are a part of the community, and it brings the celebration directly to you.

Your business might consider advertising the event by handing out red envelopes with coupons or some other item of value that customers can use in your store during the event. Red envelopes are a particularly effective marketing strategy since envelopes containing money are commonly exchanged between the members of Chinese families. Keeping a bowl of fortune cookies customized with your own unique fortunes near your register is another great way to participate in the festivities while still maintaining your brand.

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Fortune Cookie with Custom Fortune

Regardless of the exact marketing strategy you choose, be sure your brand communicates a genuine expression of care and goodwill to everyone celebrating the Chinese New Year. These qualities are central aspects of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinese communities, so any marketing promotion including Chinese New Year themes will be better received by the Chinese community if your message is genuine and heartfelt.

Are you ready to include Chinese New Year celebrations as part of your brand’s marketing strategy? If you are, visit ad cetera, inc to find the best promotional items for your Chinese New Year marketing campaign.

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What Story Do You Want Your Advertising to Tell?

Promotional products can give a short and sweet description of your company and what it has to offer. This is how you keep your business in front of a target audience long after an initial contact has been made. It helps to give away something useful like a quality promotional pen or an insulated mug. The key is telling your story in a concise and catchy manner.


Conference Giveaways

At conferences and events, everyone’s looking to snag some bling. Make your freebies the best when it comes to quality and style, and you’ll continue to advertise whenever the items are used. What’s the one thing about your business that stands out the most for you? Is it related to quality, dependability or value? Figure it out and then wrap your slogan around a full-color ceramic mug.


The Best Promotional Pens

You can’t go wrong if you give out quality promotional pens since everyone’s always looking for something to write with. The key is choosing an attractive pen and adding a clear message from your company. Ballpoint pens are always welcome, or you can stand out from the crowd with a specialty pen like a combination ballpoint pen, highlighter and stylus.


Desk Accessories

Notepadscalculators and desk caddies are all giveaways that serve a purpose. You’re increasing the chances of putting your company name in front of someone every working day when you give one of these products away. Notepads have the most room for advertising since you can include a background that represents the theme of your endeavor. A personalized photo frame desk caddy is one special gift that’s likely to be appreciated and displayed proudly.


Executive Gifts

High-end gifts for executives in your company or those you’re seeking to do business with can make a big splash. Your theme, company name and/or logo can be tastefully added to an item that the recipient will cherish enough to keep and use. For the employee who values name brand items, a Nike Sport Duffle or glass Bowl might make a substantial impression. The best promotional pens are available in sets of roller ball and ballpoint.


Apparel that Tells a Story

One of the best ways to advertise your business is with quality apparel that employees and business associates will wear with pride. You’re not only putting your logo in front of people, you’re also showing off your company’s taste and style. Corporate jackets can be a status symbol for those who receive them, with name brands available like Eddie BauerPort Authority and Sport-Tek.


There’s a Product for Any Niche

The gamut of promotional gifts isn’t limited to office accessories, mugs, pens and clothing. At Ad Cetera, Inc., you can find a product for any purpose, from the status-conscious to the whimsical. The point of these products is to give away something of value that will remind the receiver of you and your business. It might be a small gift, but if it’s personal and useful it could be used for years. You can’t top that for long-term exposure!