Telford, PA (PressExposure) April 28, 2009 -- One of the best ways to not waste your time, effort and money on useless giveaways during trade shows is to consider getting the right promotional items at the right time. Let us face it; promotional items such as your print note pads are the best marketing tools.
Note pads come in handy as both a giveaway and a marketing tool in order to get your message across to your target market. Not only that, your promotional items can help you market your business on a repetitive basis. This means getting your target clients to use your promotional items such as your print note pads, thereby having the repeated opportunity of reminding them of your message. Therefore, if you invest on stuffs that do not do what is expected of them, then you are missing out on greater opportunities to increase your ROIs.
Never order late. Printing custom notepads or any other print collateral for that matter, takes a lot of time and planning before you can have the final output. Unlike retail products that you just take out from the shelves and have them shipped, print note pads require time to produce.
So do not expect to have your custom notepads shipped to you on time and according to your budget if you do not have them with your printer on a specified schedule. Ordering late and getting rush service entail extra costs, not to mention that you contend with having bigger problems later when the production is finished, e.g. misprinted product, not so good graphics, wrong color, even missing out on the specified delivery date.
Never say finished with marketing your business. Do not even think that your marketing is only during the trade show itself and that afterwards you can take off your shoes and relax. On the contrary, for you to get the best results from your promotional items, you need to market continuously to the contacts you have made during the exhibit. This is until the start of the next trade show. The key is for you to continue to build on your initial presentation during your exhibit and follow up on that.
Never fit your clients and recipients with one size. One size definitely does not fit all. This is especially true for your loyal customers. This means you need to have different types of gifts for different clients. A special gift should be given to those who have kept your business going for many years. They deserve special treatment. A gift that rewards your best clients, and even the average ones, can go a long way in making them feel appreciated, hence, an opportunity for repeat business.
Nevertheless, never lose track of the purpose of your giveaways â to generate new leads to your business. So make sure that you are giving away useable and functional items that can help keep you in their minds. The bottom line is to invest on promotional items that work hard to achieve your goals, and not on items that do not give you the ROIs you expect.