When a company has a promotional event they should have promotional items to give away to the crowd. Many companies make the mistake of handing out ineffective promotional items. Frisbees, key chains and flashlights with a company name or logo on them are not effective promotional items because they are not regularly seen by anyone other than the person who owns them. In order for a promotional item to be as effective as possible it should be seen by many people.
A great promotional item to hand out to crowds is promotional clothing. When choosing the promotional clothing to hand out a company should consider having a variety. They could easily get tank tops made to hand out to the women in the crowd. Hats could be given to men, women, and children. Fitted t-shirts are great for women or teenagers, as well. When choosing the promotional clothing it is important to use colors that will look nice on different skin tones so that people will actually want wear the clothing rather than just throw it in their drawer.
Many companies look at promotional t-shirts as a great investment. Many companies pay for advertising. They pay for print, television and radio advertisements. While these are also great investments they are often quite expensive and require the company to pay for the spots repeatedly. Promotional t-shirts can serve as a walking billboard. A company only has to pay for the shirt to be printed one time and every time someone wears it they will be advertising for the business. When someone wears the shirt, it can also be viewed as a reference for the company. Many people will not wear clothing that has the name of a business that they do not like. When a friend, family member or even passer-by sees someone wearing the promotional shirt they may consider trying the company for themselves because they see that someone else likes the company enough to wear a shirt that has the logo or name of the company on it.
When a company has promotional items made it is a good idea to include the business name and phone number. The words and number should be in a print that is easy to read. The items should be bold so that they are noticeable and draw attention. This will help to get someone to look at the item and notice what it says.
Handing out promotional polo shirts is also a good idea because they can be worn in a work or casual environment. There are many companies that require an employee to wear a polo shirt to work on a daily basis but do not mandate what the shirt can have on it. If someone wears a promotional polo shirt as workwear, it could spark up a conversation about the company and thus get some new business through the door. Promotional items are advertising that pays for itself repeatedly. Every time someone wears one of the items and starts talking about how great the business is it will serve as a great advertisement for the company.