Case Studies

Case Study: The Techno Pup!

Jun 30

A software company creates attention at tradeshow events with custom plush animal mascot giveaways. This plush Leonberger Dog Mascot for the company as giveaways at trade shows and other marketing ...

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Case Study: Getting Bent out of Shape for More Business

Jun 01

Product: Gel Stress Toy Client: Health Food Store What it was purchased for: As a gift to reward customers for spending over a certain amount. Why it worked: The gel stress toy which, unlike the...

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Case Study: Back in Business

Apr 26

A behavioral health practice was preparing to reopen when shelter-in-place orders were lifted. However, they needed a way to communicate the enhanced safety protocols they put in place to patients ...

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Case Study: Hay, Where'd You Get That Tote?

Apr 19

Description: Large Boat Tote Industry: Sports / Fitness What it was purchased for: Horse show giveaways How it was distributed: A local horse show needed gifts for their major contributors. A ...

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Case Study: Charity Fundraiser

Apr 12

The organizer of a charity fundraiser wanted to add an element of fun and excitement to their door prize giveaways. As each guest arrived, they were given a Mardi Gras Jubilee pen and instructions ...

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Case Study: Brighten Their Day

Mar 28

A realtor wanted to give a thank-you gift to those who purchased a new home with them. They chose the LED Carbon Fiber Aluminum Flashlight. They printed their logo along with the tagline, "We will ...

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Case Study: Fresh Mesh Promotions

Jan 22

Market: Real Estate Product Use: Incentive Gift Promotion: A high-end resort selected the Atlantis Mesh Beach Tote as an incentive gift for the visitors who attended their timeshare presentatio...

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Case Study: Roaming Free with the YUMA Clear Freedom Bottle

Jan 15

What do outdoor gear brands like Marmot® and Teva® have in common? Their target customers, high-value brand partners, and pretty much all of their employees are thirsty for adventure in t...

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Case Study: Bringing Back the Fanny Pack

Nov 02, 2023

Market: Entertainment Product Use: Gift With Purchase Promotion: A major theme park chose the Safeguard Security Waist Belt as a gift with purchase for customers who bought season passes. The w...

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Braving Campground Antics with the SAHARA Sports Bottle

Oct 18, 2023

Camping isn’t always a vacation, y’all. Seasonal KOA® Work Kampers help KOA owners wrangle feisty RV transients (a.k.a. retirees) for their supper. The least they deserve is a fre...

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Case Study: Promo'd to a Tee

Aug 12, 2023

As part of a newly developed corporate social responsibility initiative, an insurance company instituted an annual “give back” day where employee groups volunteered in their communities...

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Case Study: Success on Campus

Aug 05, 2023

A large university needed a useful tool to promote its school app to students and faculty because it wanted to use the app to communicate important college news and upcoming events. Since most stud...

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Case Study: A Hole in One Promotion

Jul 14, 2023

Product: Jumbo Cooler Bag Industry: Agriculture What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament. How it was distributed: All participants receiv...

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Case Study: Safety First

Jul 06, 2023

Product: Auto Safety Kit Industry: Banking What it was purchased for: As a gift to anyone who opened a new bank account for over $1,000.00. How it was distributed: The bank was looking for a bra...

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Case Study: Good Deeds for Kids in Need

May 31, 2023

Item: Landscape Mesh Tote Purpose: Fundraising Gala gift bag Audience: Kids in Need Foundation supporters The Kids in Need Foundation Gala is one of the organization’s largest fundraisi...

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Case Study: Computer Repair At Your Fuzzy Fingertips

Apr 10, 2023

A computer repair store attended a local home show and wanted something useful but unique to attract attendees to their booth. They also wanted something that would keep their name top of mind when...

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Case Study: Calendar Puns are Week

Apr 02, 2023

Objective: A real estate agent wanted a useful promotional item to boost her personal branding and promote her services while staying top of mind all year round. Product: Desk Calendar with 4-Co...

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Case Study: Snap a Pic!

Mar 26, 2023

Objective: A large photography studio wanted a better welcome kit for their wedding clients than just a few loose flyers. Product: Mini Horizontal Pocket Folder Personalization: The photography s...

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Case Study: The Write Way

Mar 19, 2023

Item: WideBody® Message Pen Purpose: Inform people about range of services Audience: Clients and general public A chiropractic office wanted to inform clients and others about their range...

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Case Study: Keep it Cooler

Feb 18, 2023

Description: Dual Compartment Cooler Bag Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: An annual company picnic for employees and their families. Each year they give thei...

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Case Study: Pull Up a Chair and Stay Awhile

Feb 04, 2023

Description: Foldable Chair Industry: Education/Sports What it was purchased for: A high school wanted to purchase an item they could resell to the parents in the spirit shop for fundraising doll...

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Case Study: A StuPENdous Promotion

Jan 21, 2023

Description: Dart Pen Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A data storage company wanted an item they could put on their company store website in which branches or divisions could purc...

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Case Study: Jot It Down

Jan 07, 2023

Description: Mini Flip Pad Jotter Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: An investment firm wanted to promote their new financial blog to their existing customers with a memorable branded...

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Case Study: Too Hot to Jot

Dec 30, 2022

Objective: Department managers wanted their new employees to have an easy way to take notes during the onboarding process. They wanted to incorporate company branding to keep their image consiste...

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Case Study: Put That on Your Calendar!

Dec 15, 2022

Objective: A local insurance agent wanted a way to connect with her customers and capture new leads with a useful promotional item that would also boost her personal branding and promote her serv...

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Case Study: Info in a Flash

Nov 08, 2022

Item: 8GB Custom USB 2.0 Flash Drive Purpose: Provide information about the school and programs Audience: Students and prospective students A community college was looking for a unique way to...

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Case Study: Keeping it All Together

Oct 31, 2022

Objective: An insurance company wanted to send new customers home with a special gift and a way to keep their new insurance policy documentation organized. Product: Insurance Document Pouch & Fu...

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Case Study: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions

Oct 23, 2022

Clever Meets Subtle: A New Way to Do Cross-Promotions Organization: Department Store Product Featured: Lanyard with Vinyl Pouch Goal of Promotion: Promoting Store Sales Description of Case ...

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Case Study: A Race to Remember

Aug 26, 2022

Item: Sport Bottle with Metallic Ring – 28 oz. Purpose: Race day giveaway Audience: Breast cancer survivors and race participants A regional race supporting breast cancer research added an...

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Case Study: Create Your Own Reality

Jul 05, 2022

Description: Custom Cardboard Virtual Reality v2 Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: A leave behind for Field Marketing Account Managers to help convert business from the...

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Case Study: Shine Bright

Jun 13, 2022

Description: Sunglasses and Sunglass Case Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: Summer is a big opportunity for coffee chains to sell frozen drinks. Part of an employee reward duri...

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Case Study: Thank You for Spooning

Jun 06, 2022

Description: 10 Oz. Aztec Spooner Mug Industry: Advertising / Marketing / Publishing What it was purchased for: A major coupon distributor was looking for a thank you to give out to advertisers...

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Case Study: Sometimes You Just Need to Vent

May 29, 2022

Description: Auto Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount Industry: Technology What it was purchased for: A technology business was looking for a giveaway item that was unique but also fit within their b...

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Case Study: Rock out on the Run

May 22, 2022

Description: Earbuds With a Wristband Industry: Marathon What it was purchased for: A sponsor was looking for an item or items that runners/walkers could be given at the race that they could use ...

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Case Study: Do a Double Take

Apr 29, 2022

Objective: A general contracting company was looking for a fun way to provide "before and after" photos to their clients after a remodeling project was complete. Product: Double-Sided Portrait F...

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Case Study: Pillow Box

Mar 23, 2022

Objective A children's hospital wanted to send a thank you gift package to donors. They wanted patients to be able to add a personalized touch to the gift to connect donors better to the cause. P...

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Case Study: I Was Framed!

Feb 21, 2022

Objective: The city was celebrating National Public Works Week with a community event. The event provided education for community members, as well as games for entertainment. Event planners wante...

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Case Study: This Event Needs More Cowbell

Feb 14, 2022

Description: Cow Bell Industry: Trade Show / Convention / Events What it was purchased for: A charity marathon coordinator wanted a giveaway that spectators could use to cheer on their runner...

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Case Study: Make a Spectacle

Jan 01, 2022

Description: Rubberized Sunglasses Industry: Broadcast Media / Telecommunication What it was purchased for: A vampire-based television show hosted blood drives at outdoor events. These were given...

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Case Study: Yes, We Can!

Dec 17, 2021

Description: Kan-Tastic Industry: Food & Beverage What it was purchased for: Fast-food chain giveaway for college football night. How it was distributed: The vendor handed the Kan-Tastic out a...

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Case Study: Employee Appreciation Gift

Dec 02, 2021

A company with many sales representatives needed an item for their top sales performers. Since their sales staff has both men and women, they needed an item that could be used by either gender. The...

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Case Study: Don't Run from this Promo!

Nov 18, 2021

Description: Running Belt Fanny Pack Industry: Sports / Fitness What it was purchased for: A nationwide gym chain was looking for an item to give away with the purchase of yearly memberships....

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Case Study: "Single Use" Pens for COVID-19

Nov 04, 2021

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, a financial institution decided to provide single-use pens in all their locations and for drive thru banking. This idea was intended to help stop the spre...

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Case Study: Insuring Happy Employees

Oct 20, 2021

Item: JAFFA® Round Zinc Coaster Purpose: End of year gifts for employees Audience: Insurance firm employees An insurance firm had a particularly prosperous year and wanted to give employees ...

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Case Study: Roll Up in Style

Oct 06, 2021

Description: Roll-Up Blanket Industry: Corporate / Fortune 500 What it was purchased for: A reward to employees for good service. How it was distributed: These blankets were mailed to locations ...

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Case Study: Welcome New Hires!

Sep 08, 2021

Objective A small business owner wanted an easy way to present important paperwork to new employees to help them stay organized in their first few months with the company. They wanted to instill p...

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Case Study: Time for a Rebrand

Sep 01, 2021

Objective: A university had just completed a major rebrand complete with a new logo and wanted to make sure they had all the necessary branded items for functions throughout the year. They had prev...

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Case Study: Work it Out!

Aug 17, 2021

A nationwide insurance company shifted their employees out of their field offices to at-home workspaces due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Their HR team was tasked with providing a team appreciation ...

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Case Study: Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard

Jul 18, 2021

Fewer Tricks and More Treats: Halloween Safety Lanyard Organization Insurance Company Product Featured Reflective Lanyard Goal of Promotion Promoting safety on Halloween Description of Cas...

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Case Study: What Does Your Phone Stand For?

Jul 04, 2021

Product: Phone Stand Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A local financial institution needed a giveaway item for current and potential clients. It had to be useful to keep their name ...

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Case Study: Fun in the Sun

Jun 26, 2021

Product: Two-Tone Malibu Sunglasses Industry: Sports What it was purchased for: A major sports team was having difficulty keeping attendance up at weeknight games. They came up with the idea of d...

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Case Study: Financial Industry

Jun 19, 2021

Products Javalina® Classic Pen Industry Financial Application Direct Mail A local bank wanted to increase awareness of its low mortgage rates and decided to do a direct mailin...

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Case Study: Do the Wave

Jun 12, 2021

Market: School Objective: A school’s athletic program was struggling to pay for recurring expenses. Game attendance had dropped over the previous year, and alumni attendance was weak. The...

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Case Study: A Shoe-In

Jun 05, 2021

Golf Mesh Shoe Bag for Association Tournaments A national golf association wanted a giveaway item for golfers in weekend tournaments and high school students considering golf at the collegiate lev...

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Case Study: Lunchtime Loot

May 14, 2021

A restaurant supply company was planning its annual company picnic for employees and their families. Every year, the company gives employees a nice gift in the $10 range. This year, the company cho...

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Case Study: This Promotional Product is in the Bag

May 07, 2021

Description: Laundry Bag Industry: Financial What it was purchased for: A credit union wanted to target college students and offer them an incentive to open a new account. They chose a stock desi...

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Case Study: Sharper Students

Apr 08, 2021

Description: Pencil Sharpener Industry: Construction What it was purchased for: A shipyard in a major city harbor has advocates who go out to local schools to promote shipbuilding. These advocate...

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Case Study: The Weather is Snow Joke

Apr 01, 2021

Description: Keep Warm Buddy Set Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A local school was looking for a fundraiser item to help older kids raise money for an overnight camping trip. ...

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Case Study: Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time

Mar 25, 2021

Keeping Colds at Bay, One Spritz at a Time Organization High School Product Featured Spray Hand Sanitizer Goal of Promotion To promote good health for the winter season Description of Cas...

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Case Study: Wave Hello to Promotions

Mar 18, 2021

Description: Custom Wave Cap Industry: Automotive What it was purchased for: The client was looking for a signature cap that would be unique, high-quality, and something that the recipient wo...

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Case Study: Bake in Business

Mar 11, 2021

Description: Set of 4 Measuring Cups Industry: Hospitality / Tourism What it was purchased for: A casino in the Milwaukee area wanted to spice up a "normal giveaway" with a theme. They had come t...

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Case Study: College Fair Giveaway

Feb 17, 2021

Description: 4" Mini Plush Buddies Frog with Shirt Industry: Education What it was purchased for: A community college was looking for a giveaway item to have at their booth for the upcoming colle...

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Case Study: It Takes a Village

Feb 03, 2021

Objective: A village needed an easy way to let residents know when there were issues with their water meters. They wanted a faster method of communication than mailing letters, and something more...

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Case Study: It's in the Bag

Jan 27, 2021

Description Non-Woven Shopper Tote Bag Industry Bookstore What it was purchased for A large Metropolitan Community College Bookstore wanted to feature a reusable shopping bag to the students w...

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Case Study: Stick to the Schedule

Dec 29, 2020

Industry: Hospitality Personalization: A small sandwich shop wanted to increase their business during lunch hour. Their target market was people who worked near their restaurant. Method of Distri...

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A Lunch That Packs a Punch

Dec 24, 2018

Description: 3 Section Lunch Container Industry: Healthcare What it was purchased for: A hospital was looking for a unique lunch packet for nurses, doctors, and anyone else employed at any of the...

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Case Study: The Big Picture

Nov 24, 2018

Description: Coupon Photo Folder Industry: Hospitality What it was purchased for: A restaurant was looking for a unique way to deliver custom printed coupons to their guests to attract more repea...

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Increase Awareness

Mar 05, 2018

A national railroad wanted to promote their new train and how it was the best "green alternative" to air shuttle travel. The Save-A-Bottle was the perfect match! The bottle is made of super durable...

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Increase Sales

Mar 05, 2018

With orange juice consumption down 13 percent in the past four years due to an ever-proliferating increase in beverage choices and consumers’ avoidance of orange juice’s high sugar cont...

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