Light Up Your Marketing

Too many (way too many) times we hear “I just need something to give away with my logo on it”. It causes us pain. Severe pain. With just a little creativity and thinking outside the box, you can tie your branding or message into the item you are giving away, which greatly increases your ROI. Talking to us about your product, service, event, end users and more will enable us to suggest swag that is not only useful, but the perfect vehicle for your message. Today we are going to look at ways to “light up” your branding while tying it into your product or service.

One of our most popular categories on our website is “Ideas under $3”. With that in mind, let’s look at some inexpensive lights that can be used for a variety of branding purposes.

Keyring flashlights make a great small gift for car dealerships, a way to promote a safety message to students on campus or inexpensive trade show handouts. The classic keylite offers great space for your message. Or choose an option with additional useful features like this keyring flashlight with a bottle opener. Styles such as these flat lights make excellent direct mail pieces or we can afix them to a card or other backer for additional space for your message. For more options under $3, visit our website and enter Flashlight in the search box, then sort by price (low to high).

In addition to bottle openers, there are many flashlights that come with tool options such as this screwdriver set, this LED light multitool or one with an added tapemeasure. Depening on the tools added these can make excelling closing gifts or Realtors, promotional items for the construction industry, or tradeshow giveaways for home improvement shows.

LED or COB bulbs provide brighter light, making these flashlights the perfect swag idea for safety programs or to promote a safety message. And think of all the creative ways you can tie a safety tagline or message into your marketing with these compact, but bright aluminum flashlights or this rechargable tactical light. These COB lights are perfect for keeping in the car. Check out more LED lights we can put your logo on here and COB lights here.

Hands free headlamps aren’t often thought of when thinking about flashlights, but these items can be perfect if your target market is runners, marathoners, mechanics, dog walkers or others that need both hands free, but also need a functional light to work by or just to be safe.

Workplace safety is an important issue to address. Whether you are wanting to reduce lost time accidents, increase awareness of safety issues or just promote general safety, a name brand flashlite such as maglite can do just that. Available in many sizes, alone or in sets, Maglite also make excellent client and employee gifts.

Once you choose your branded flashlight, tying it into your marketing or message is the next step. Check out these tagline and slogans to get you started:

“We make your ________ shine”

“Let us shine a light on YOU (your home, your business, etc).”

“We put you in the spotlight”

“Let us brighten up your home (office, life, teeth, etc)”

“Lumens…we put that s*&^ on everything”

“We aren’t a FLASH in the pan”

“XXX and You. We are brighter together”

“Be Bright. Be Bold. Be Safe”

“Keeping you safe day and night”

“Being prepared is being safe”

“You are the reason we shine”

“See us in a whole new light”

Contact us today for more ideas (and possibly corny tag lines).

http://www.barefootswag.com 866-247-4320

sales@barefootswag.com

Go With the Flow

How to still get great swag during ongoing Covid complications

Covid has certainly disrupted many aspect of life… work, school, travel, dining, entertainment, even healthcare.  Sadly, swag is no different!  Between stock issues, production disruptions, shipping delays, and higher prices, it’s tempting to just assume it’s too much to tackle right now.  But here are some pro tips on how to make swag still feasible (and even easy!) during such a difficult time.

1. PLAN AHEAD- in the past, we have worked some serious miracles when it came to in-hands dates.  There was even one order that we produced AND delivered in the same day for a customer that was in an emergency!  Sadly, those days are LONG gone.  We now have very limited options even for 24-48 hour rush, and those options have more restrictions and higher fees.  Additionally, standard production times are longer, as suppliers battle staffing shortages.  Your best option is to PLAN AHEAD.  Most suppliers are currently at a 7-10 day production after art and order approval, plus shipping.  So we encourage everyone to give themselves a good 3 business weeks to have access to the largest variety of options.

2. BE FLEXIBLE WITH YOUR CHOICES- stock issues have meant that everyone has to be a little flexible with the products they choose.  We highly recommend that you have a few backup choices so that if an item is out of stock, you have a second, third, and sometimes even a fourth choice to fall back on.  It’s better to identify these “alternates” when you’re making your initial product selection so that no time is wasted making new selections if an item is out of stock.  We are also really happy to help you find items!  If you’re able to provide us with a budget, quantity, and deadline, we can pull together a selection of items that we know are in stock to meet your needs.

3. BUDGETS MAY NEED TO CHANGE- as we’re sure you’re feeling at the grocery store, hardware store, car dealership, etc., prices are going up.  Worldwide supply chain issues means demand is outpacing supply, and labor shortages means that the cost to produce any goods is higher.  So naturally, the price to the end user is higher as well.  This is important to keep in mind, as your dollar may not go as far as it did on the same products even just a few months ago.  That doesn’t mean you can’t get a good value though!  We can help you find items that haven’t seen such a large price increase, and we can certainly help you find items that are produced closer to you to cut down on shipping costs. 

4. WHEN IN DOUBT, REACH OUT- if time has gotten away from you, or you need something very specific, it doesn’t mean we absolutely CAN’T come through with what you need!  It’s always best to ask, but know that we are doing everything we can to meet needs, without setting unrealistic expectations or making promises we can’t keep.  If we feel confident we can meet a deadline or get a product, we’ll do it!  But if we don’t feel totally sure, we’ll definitely tell you… and then suggest some other options that might still work.

Now is a GREAT time to start planning for spring and summer events, when hopefully germs, quarantines and cancelled activities won’t be such issues.  Give us a call or email us today to let us get started on helping you plan!

sales@barefootswag.com http://www.barefootswag.com

866-247-4320