New Golf Item: Covert Coolers

The Covert Cooler is specially designed to slip inside of that big pocket on the outside of a golf bag, keeping drinks and food cold, handy and out of sight. The inside liner is watertight, which is obviously important to protect the golf bag. The detachable shoulder strap adds versatility, so it can also be used for picnics, fishing trips, or anywhere you’d want to take a small & portable cooler.

BUT… the BEST two things about it from a promotional standpoint… AD SPACE & GREAT PRESENTATION. Let me explain:

AD SPACE: The imprint area is huge, 4″ x 12″, which is plenty of room for MULTIPLE SPONSOR LOGOS. In other words, you can sell ad space on the covert coolers to your tournament sponsors for $3-$5 per ad. You can easily fit 5-6 sponsor logos on this and more than cover the cost of the coolers. To add two more sponsors, add a logo’d zipper pull to the zipper and a luggage/bag tag to the handle. This is a great way to raise extra $$ for charity tournaments.

GREAT PRESENTATION: Just think of the Covert Cooler as another version of the ‘Swag Bag’ – you can stuff it with the goodies you get from your sponsors: golf shirts, visors, beer koozies, divot tools, golf towels… you get the picture. Makes it easy to hand out all that stuff in one neat package!

If you want more information or pricing, I’m happy to help! Simply call me, toll-free at 866-247-4320 (M-F 8:30-5:00 Pacific Time) or shoot me an e-mail:

i-Kleen – Promo Cellphone Cleaner/Charms

This is an item that’s HUGE in Japan right now, but new to the American promotional market – it’s called an i-Kleen, and it’s basically a vinyl cellphone charm that has a microfiber cloth backing that safely cleans the screens of cellphones and other personal electronic devices.

These are a natural for companies that want to reach the youth market, which is notoriously resistant to most forms of advertising and tend to be jaded when it comes to promotional items. Keeping your logo on their cellphones is huge, considering the near constant cellphone usage of young people these days to stay in touch with each other.

The size, shape and artwork of the i-Kleen is limited only by your imagination – there are dozens of stock shapes available to choose from, or we can help you custom-create your own for large quantity orders.

Priced at well under $1 in quantities of 10k or more, this is a great mass-giveaway item for summer events and promotions. If you’re interested in this item, just drop me an e-mail ( and I’ll be happy to help you out.

To see pricing, stock shapes & other details, follow this link to our supplier’s website:

New Item! Gliding Promo Pins

Crave a little wave, a glide in your ride, some motion in your promotion. Well search no further! We have just the thing to create that next fun promotional “zing”, Glider Pins! These pins are actually two emblematic pieces combined to create one fun grooving, moving piece. The base is die cut to create a path for the upper emblematic charm to move freely back and forth, up and down or diagonally. No longer stationary, these lapel pins can show something floating, boating, swinging, soaring, sliding, flying, gliding, tripping, coasting, drifting, racing, waving, and more! Think of the sports possibilities! Imagine a ball being thrown, an athlete skiing, a tennis ball soaring, a golf club swinging, a skater gliding, a surfer surfing, a bike racing, a ball flying. Make fundraising and recognition hip and interesting. Little league, school sports fundraising, school athletic awards, souvenirs and fan appreciation days. Trading and collecting, lapel pins are top notch, so create more than one pin. Kids will love them.

Not your ordinary lapel pin, they’ll sway back and forth with the recipients movements and are sure to grab one’s attention. If reach and frequency are the measures of advertising, then these lapel pins are an exceptionally effective advertising message at an outstanding value.

Two Ideas for Realtors

I came across this special today and thought I’d share it, since I know Realtors are always looking for good ideas (these are also good items for mortgage people too).

The first one is a ‘Key Rock’ – looks just like a rock but holds a hidden key, with the agent’s logo on the cover that goes over the hole in the rock. These are on a 2-for-1 special right now, you can see the pricing and details if you click this link:

The other item is new for 2006 – a house-shaped magnet clip. This is a hot category in our industry (kind of like caribiners were last year) and suppliers are riding the wave of popularity by constantly introducing magnet clips in new shapes. I like this one because of the house shape, and also because it allows for a nice big imprint – much bigger than on most clips. Here’s a link to the pricing and details on this item as well:

Custom Printed Sports Balls

I just learned about a new company we can source from called Logo Stars, and they provide Custom Printed sports balls of all types, in full-color process, in 72 hours or less.

They offer guaranteed 3-day lead time on orders of up to 1,000 balls and have a super-low minimum order of only 6 balls. They print in full color with no set-up fees (which is HUGE) and their patented process puts any type of logo or image on the balls without distortion. The place where this makes PERFECT SENSE is for any type of Championship game, where it’s not for sure which teams will be in the game until just a few days before the event.

Sport ball types they can print on include: baseballs, softballs, hockey pucks, footballs, basketballs, water polo balls, volleyballs, cricket balls and more. To see their product line (which can be ordered through my company, Advance Promotions), click this link to their site:

New Arnold Palmer Golf Umbrella

Arnold Palmer is a golf legend, and according to Arnie the Windbrella is the best golf umbrella on the market. What makes it great? Patented double-canopy design will not blow inside out in gusty weather. It also features the industry’s only ‘Auto-Open Pinchless Runner’ which means no more pinched fingers when opening or closing your umbrella!!

Now Arnie has lent his name to a limited-edition Windbrella that can be co-branded with your logo. Arnie’s signature appears on two of the panels, and your logo goes on two of the others. If your company wants a product with recognizable, name-brand prestige for this summer’s golf events, this is a great pick! And at a price of $25.00 (which INCLUDES your 1-color logo on 2 panels) it’s a great deal (retail price is $34.95). Minimum order is 24 pieces. This is a limited edition, so I wanted to get it on my blog right away – let me know if we can help you with these or any other golf items for this summer!

New Spring Colors for Cross Pens

Spring has sprung, and AT Cross has
come out with BRAND NEW colors
for their classic pens.

Be among the very first to put YOUR company logo on the fresh crop of Cross pens – these make a fantastic, higher-end business gift for important clients, key employees, referral sources or other people who are valuable to your organization. Priced at $45.50/ea. with a minimum order of 12 pieces (this includes laser engraving & a Cross gift box).

As an authorized distributor of AT Cross products, we can help with any Cross items you are looking for!