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Excellent Pen’s from Names You Trust

Pen’s are a fantastic & economical way to get your logo seen over and over again – people love pens!  Finding the right pen for your promotion may seem like a daunting endeavor – there are literally thousands of options.  But we are here to help!  We have some favorites that we have tested and names that you have trusted for years, like paper-mate, sharpie & uniball.

Yes, it’s true, you can put your brand on one of the most popular permanent markers around…the Sharpie!sharpie

 

Take a look at the catalog linked to the picture or reach out to us and we will come up with options that we think

would work best for your brand or event.

 

 

LogoStuff@PTwoPromo.com

866-764-7635

 

 

SSPCA Doggy Dash 2014

 

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Every year the Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash raises $230k+ to help animals in need. Power of Two Promotions is proud to be an ongoing large supporter for such a great cause. We do all the screen printed t shirts and  imprinted gifts provided to donors. This will be our 5th year donating & helping to make the Doggy Dash a howling success!

Join us at the event on Saturday, June 7, 2014! The 2k-5k walk starts at 9am but get there early to get your t-shirt and see the first agility course demo at 8am. There are plenty of fun things to do with your dog(s)and  family throughout the morning:

8 a.m. Fun First agility demonstration
8:30 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
10 a.m. The Running of the Pugs
10:15 a.m. Top fundraising and team awards
10:35 a.m. Sacramento PD K9 Unit demonstration
11 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
11:15 a.m. Disc, Toss & Fetch ContestRuff Mutter SSPCA Doggy Dash - ptwopromo

If you really want to test you & your dog’s “ruff”ness then enter in the first ever Ruff Mutter event! This special event is sponsored by Lasher Elk Grove Subaru. You & your best friend will compete for the fastest time on a challengingly fun K9-friendly obstacle course.

Be ready to dart around tires, crawl through a tunnel & make your way into a mud pit! It will be the ultimate Ruff Mutter experience! Plus you can win great prizes! (Sign up on morning of the event)

Sittin’ pretty more your style? Well there is stuff for you too! You can enter in your winning pooch / mutt / pure bred companion to compete in “The Pup Show”:

10:20 a.m. Most enthusiastic wag
10:30 a.m. Smile Generation’s best smile
10:40 a.m. Best kisser
10:50 a.m. Fluffiest dog
11 a.m. Best tricks
11:15 a.m. Best look-a-likes
11:25 a.m. So ugly I’m cute
11:35 a.m. Best costume
11:45 a.m. Tallest dog
11:55 a.m. Smallest dog
12 p.m. Best in Show

It’s a lot of family friendly fun for a great cause – to raise money to keep the Sacramento SPCA’s doors & services open to help the thousands of abused or neglected animals find new loving homes. It also helps fund the low-cost spay & neuter clinic which benefits everyone.

We hope to see you there!

 

The Amazing Banner Pen

It’s Trade Show Season Again!

It’s that time of year again so we thought we would re-visit this trade show event tip list for your promotional pleasure.

Do you want to get more qualified leads to stop by your booth at your next trade show event? Of course you do! Here are a few tradeshow tips to keep in mind as you are planning your next event.

1. SHOUT OUT – Make sure your existing, and  potential clients know you are going to be there…

No-Brainer: Add a link to the event on corresponding emails, add a link on your social media sites and of course use your voice to get the word out.

Big-Brainer: Send out teasers in the mail to peak interest in your booth. (By the way, we have some fantastic ideas about this!)

2. FREE STUFF – People always love their “free stuff” when wandering the aisles at tradeshow conventions…

No-Brainer: Make sure to have something to give away to the potential customers that stop by your booth.

Big-Brainer: Have a tiered giveaway strategy in place to hone in on the most promising prospects. (In case you are wondering, we happen to know a little something about this too!)

3. ON-SITE – I’m here, so now what?

No-Brainer: Make sure to offer unique “show-exclusives”, keep your booth space open so that people can “come in”, and out easily and make handouts readily available.

Big-Brainer: Incorporate an on-site marketing BUZZ campaign that will significantly increase your booth traffic. (You guessed it, we got you covered!)

Final Note: If you haven’t combined a lead retrieval concept into your plan – what were you thinking? Make sure you have a way of reaching out to the people who stop by your booth.

 

We are here to help save you time – so Call 866-764-7635 for fastest service or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

 

Stressed out? …Say goodbye with stress balls

Are you feeling stressed? Me too!

According to the 2000 National Health Interview survey (which was before the recession!) 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks.

So, you take a hot bath. Go to the spa. Take a nap. Have a glass of wine. Go for a run. Or you could squeeze something REALLY REALLY hard!

Stress balls

The first stress ball originated in China during the Ming Dynasty in 1368 A.D and they were called Baoding Balls. Since then, the stress ball has evolved. They can now be so much more than a ball:

You could use a stress stoplight (stop the stress….get it?):

Traffic Signal Stress Reliever

Or a stress heart (squeeze the life out of an imaginary person):

HEART WITH BLUE VEINS

How about a beer mug (until you can have a real beer later this evening):

BEER MUG

 

Match the perfect stress reliever with your business message and put your logo in the hands you need it in.

 

Call 866-764-7635 or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com to save time – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

 

Trick it out!

Halloween is one of those holidays that are often spent in the office. Maybe you dress up.

Maybe you put those pull apart spider webs everywhere! Maybe you play tricks on your co workers (I am not advocating this. ) Or maybe there is just a bowl of candy… could it have your logo on it? It could! What a great excuse to name drop.

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We got chocolate!

These are a few of our favorite things!

The best “things” are the things you love…or the things that are useful. Isn’t it awesome when the items can be both?!?!? Here are some items we recently used for a promotion of our business that we think are super fun (yes there is a little bit of dorkinesses involved) and useful, especially if the apocalypse occurs in December of this year! If it does, I for one will be armed with a beautiful, dependable, well made mag light! I will also be able to navigate with my carabinier compass and to quickly assemble shelter and other necessities with my classic multitool. On top of all that, I will be hydrated with my clip on and take anywhere water bottle!



you are getting thirsty just looking at it

What do you think? Useful? Awesome? Both?

Power of Two Promotions Loves America

This time of year is so beautiful. The leaves fall, the air gets a chill, and the political machine goes crazy!

I really do find it interesting to watch our democratic process at work. We get to watch some major political figures show off their rhetorical skills, people get passionate about our democracy, and some of it is awesome. Some of it is hilarious, but some of it is awesome.

Here are some awesome political promo items I found that I just had to share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is nail polish. Here is what i got a kick out of :

“Red-y To Win Red – A delightfully deep red, a bold pop of color that makes a statement. Victory White – A soft, clean white perfectly polished for every day wear. Bo Blue – A shimmering sapphire blue, a fun take on the classic navy. Made in the USA. ”

Even the Senate is getting in on the proven power of promotional products!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tell us what your perfect political promotional item would be? (alliteration intended.)

Labor Day for the Employer

Labor Day is coming! Are you ready? Now, to most Americans this question means: is your picnic ready? is your bathing suit ready? do you have sunscreen? Ext. But to employers it is , hopefully, more philosophical.

Labor Day is meant to celebrate “the economic and social contributions of workers.” The form that the holiday has taken as recreation and festivities does not overshadow the fact that the day is meant to acknowledge  and appreciate the time, talents, and hard work that has contributed so much to our society…and your business.

Your employees are a significant investment. When they are not happy, your business suffers. High turnover rate has been shown to negatively effect all types of business – huge and small. Keep in mind that how well an employee does their job is also often directly linked to how they feel about that job. Small businesses are even more effected by their employees as they often become as close as family, or are family.

The question becomes: How do you keep your employees happy? How do you show them that you value them  and their hard work? Is it your superior leadership skills? Is it the amazing work environment you have thoughtfully crafted? Is it the bounteous compensation package you provide?

Needless to say, even the best employer could do more to show their appreciation and to get the most out of every worker.

Here are some cool ways to show your gratitude:

VACATIONS!!!!!!! Ok, maybe two weeks in Maui is more part of the compensation package but, little “vacations” or treats like an office lunch outside of the office give employees a quick break and connect them to you and their other employees. Try a donuts morning or Starbucks for all.

Traditions. Fun holiday or special event traditions breed connections that have bound world cultures together for thousands of years. Labor Day traditions are especially appropriate – coffee and lunch meetings for special occasions make people feel “human”and appreciated.

Awards. Employees can touch, feel, and see the appreciation on their desk everyday or at home. They feel validated, recognized for their contributions,  and even get admiration from their co-workers. Important to note that less expensive awards can sometimes come across very “cheesy” so be sure you put thought into the award & how it is presented. (We can help you stay away from the “cheesy” factor!)

Flexibility. Being flexible with hours, or vacations, or whatever shows them that you know that they have lives outside of work and that you value their family & work-balance ratio. It also means that when push comes to shove, they will likely be more flexible with you.

 

Gifts. They don’t have to be big or expensive. Getting something other than a paycheck is meaningful and fun. Also, if it is chosen carefully, it becomes a constant reminder of an employers gratitude.

Picnic Blanket20oz Aluminum BottleDesktop Magnetic DartboardModesto Picnic Carrier Set