Reach New Heights with Hiking Themed Promo

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Hiking is one of Vermont’s most popular Summer activities. We’re called the Green Mountain State for a reason! If outdoor lovers make up your client base, promotional products designed for activities like hiking are an ideal choice for giveaways and thank you gifts. Here are some of our favorite hiking-related items available for branding.

1) Backpacks

Logoed Backpack for hiking

A durable backpack is a must-have for any hiker. A drawstring pack may be perfect for a short trek, while a zippered pack with comfortable straps and lots of pockets is ideal for longer climbs. You can even put your logo on packs with built in water containers. Branded bags also generate the most impressions per item of any promotional piece.

2) Water Bottle

Branded waterbottle

Whatever activity your audience participates in during the Summer months, it’s essential to stay hydrated. An insulated bottle is durable enough to make it to the top of any mountain and will help to keep beverages cold throughout a day-long adventure.

3) Flashlight

Black branded flashlight

Being on top of a mountain is one of the best places to watch sunrises and sunsets. But it also means part of your hike must be completed in the dark. A branded flashlight can be kept in the car for emergencies and added to a hiking pack to make getting up and down the mountain in the dark a little safer.

4) First Aid Kit

Red first aid kit with white logo

With an activity like hiking, cuts and scrapes are always possible. A first aid kit can be clipped to your branded pack, showing your audience you always have their safety in mind.

5) Sunscreen, Lip Balm, and Bug Repellent

Branded sunscreen and lip balm combination for hiking

We may love the outdoors, but we have to protect ourselves from the elements. Branded sunscreen, lip balm, and bug repellents are handy for use on the go and can clip right to a backpack for easy access and visibility of your logo.

6) Multitool, Compass, & Carabiner

Multitool keychain in red, silver, and blue

Help your customers be prepared for anything the great outdoors can throw at them with accessories like multitools, carabiners, and compasses.

7) Power Bank

Branded power bank in the shape of a stone
A fun combination of nature and technology– a power bank that looks like a stone!

Your audience may be spending time in the great outdoors, but technology is never far from their hands. You can give them the power to recharge their devices on the go with a branded power bank.

8) Branded Socks

Custom ankle socks

Comfortable footwear is a must-have for any trek. Branded socks are one of the most fun and functional promotional items, sure to bring a smile to any recipient’s face. And they’re available in a variety of styles, including custom ankle socks, boot socks, and ski socks.

9) Hats & Caps

Apparel is the most popular promotional product category. Ball caps protect our faces from the sun, while a knitted cap keeps heads warm on Autumn hikes. A quality cap is sure to be a favorite accessory with your clients for years to come.

While any promotional piece can have an element of fun to it, promotional items designed with your client’s favorite hobbies in mind can help associate your brand with leisure, activity, and entertainment. Contact Sarah, our Promotional Branding Specialist, to discuss ways you can brand for the Summer with promotional products.

10 Essential Outdoor Promotional Products

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Summer has arrived, with Vermonters trading winter coats and skis for flip flops and camping gear. This season is especially hot for outdoor promotional products, with a variety of items available for branding that emphasize being active and enjoying all that the outdoors has to offer.

Here are 10 of our favorite picks for branded outdoor promotional products.

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8 Steps to an Effective Business Card

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The business card is an old dog that’s learned quite a few new tricks.

A lot of different print work comes through our doors at Paw Print, but business cards consistently remain the most popular order. Business cards trace their roots back to 15th century China, when visitors left “visiting cards” at the homes of businessmen they hoped to meet with. Over the centuries these cards evolved to convey a variety of information, but one thing remained constant: they were designed to make an impression.

Often a business card is one of the first things a customer or potential client will receive from you. A well-designed business card can go a long way towards creating a favorable impression of your business, as well as generating engaging conversations between you and your customers.

Why Should You Print Business Cards?

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Eco-Friendly Promotional Products Speak Volumes

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What does it mean to you to be a Vermonter? One thing that has always been a piece of the Vermont brand, and that’s a part of my philosophy, is minimizing our environmental impact. Vermont is overflowing with locally produced items that breathe quality and sustainability. It’s an essential part of who we are as a community.

In the business world, it’s crucial that you can back up your claims.  You want your marketing, including promotional products, to accurately reflect your brand and its core beliefs. If your company has an eco-friendly focus and you’re looking to market your brand with promotional products, there are several options available produced with sustainability in mind.

This is especially important in today’s market due to the up and coming generation – Gen Z. Expected to make up 40% of the U.S. consumer market by 2020, members of Gen Z consistently list a company’s values as a top factor in choosing whether to work with that company. Those values include both social and environmental responsibility.

With that in mind, we created our Promo with a Purpose campaign to highlight promotional products that are made with a focus on sustainability and reusability.

Explore our ultimate guide to eco-friendly promotional products below!

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Top 5 Reasons Your Customers Keep Promotional Products

Considering using promotional products to market your business? With so many different items available for branding, there’s sure to be a product that’s the perfect fit for your brand’s personality, which you can put to work to promote your company or organization.

But before you buy just any logoed product, consider this. Your promotional products are going to have the most impact, and lead to the most success for your business, if they are regularly used by the recipients.

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The (Fun) History of The Branded Tote Bag

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Searching for logo branded items? These days, the possibilities are almost endless. It’s easier than ever to find an item that represents your brand and your message.

The promotional products industry is a massive, global industry. And it owes its launch to a basic product: the branded tote bag.

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5 Steps for Marketing Planning Success

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When it comes to marketing your business, you’re only as effective as your marketing plan. Without a set of concrete goals and detailed steps for achieving them, it’s difficult to stay on track and impossible to measure the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

For many businesses, a new year is a natural time to plan for the year ahead and begin implementing new strategies and schedules. Whether you’re in the midst of planning your marketing for the year or are waiting for a slower time to plan, the following tips can help you begin to think about making this year the best yet for your marketing.

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5 Key Digital Marketing Trends for 2019

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New Year’s resolutions have a reputation of being short-lived. Make a resolution for 2019 that you’re sure to keep—a commitment to marketing your business better! These 5 trends are on our radar for the coming year. Incorporating any one of them into your digital marketing strategy can help 2019 be the best year yet for your business.

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Build Trust with Education-Based Marketing

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Are you tired of sales pitches? Do you hate feeling like you’re being sold to? So do I. Like many consumers today, I want more from the companies I choose to do business with.

There are two key things you need to know about consumers today:

  • They make purchases and do business based on trust
  • Purchases are made on their own timetable, whether or not it aligns with your business

In other words, traditional marketing styles no longer have the impact they once did. Consumers are more discerning and focused on the value your company can give them rather than simply the products or services you provide. If traditional marketing is sale-based, today’s approach is education-based.

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Direct Mail Tracking & ROI Success Indicators

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Personal. Reliable. Trustworthy. Useful. These are all words that have recently been used to describe direct mail. Direct mail is a powerful marketing and fundraising tool. A key to its success lies in tracking response and measuring results. If you have no way of knowing what a recipient does once they receive your mailer, you can’t know the true value that mailer holds for your target audience. So, what do we measure? And how do we make mail trackable and measurable? The following measurements and tracking strategies can apply to for profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

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