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Banks and Credit Union Giveaways


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Banks, Savings & Loans or Credit Unions are always trying to attract new customers and new deposits.
Giveaways can include Currency Envelopes or promotional products. The items can be imprinted with the name of the institution and can be very inexpensive such as the Currency Envelopes or Money Holders or can be an item that will be used as a lasting reminder of the institution and the financial services they offer. Many smaller institutions like to give Currency Envelopes around the holidays but many will have them available year around for Birthdays or other special occasions. Gift envelopes are a type of Promotional Product of which there are literally tens of thousands of products to choose from. There are database searches available for customers to put in their budgets, themes, quantities and other factors to help them narrow down promotional products that they would be interested in. Here is such a promotional product database.

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Written by Buzz Tatom
buzz@odeecompany.com
The Odee Company, Dallas, Texas
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Think promotional products are boring, useless, and old fashioned? The Odee Company can help you find creative and exciting products that fit your Corporation’s needs.
Any of these New high tech promotional products with your company name on it will be sure to grab potential and existing customer’s attention.

Some fun products include: USB jump drives, USB pens ( a pen with a compact USB drive located inside), MP3 players ,portable MP3 speakers, or an Icon Vase Speaker, a two way surround sound speaker that uses innovative audio lens technology.

Promotional products that are useful in the corporate world include: a presentation laser pointer, this product is not only a laser pointer but it can remotely control your power point presentation, Voice over internet protocol (VoIP ) speaker phone , which allows you to make low cost international calls over the internet.

Let the Odee Company put your promotional products on the cutting edge, contact us today!

Written by: Whitney Patterson
Whitney@odeecompany.com
The Odee Company
Executive Gifts with the highest quality, by The Odee Company
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What is the most popular promotional product?

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With over 850,000 different products to choose from, finding the right promotion can seem like a daunting task. So many of our clients start out by asking, “What is the most popular promotional product?” The short answer is pens. Pens are still an industry staple because they are cost effective and something that people use everyday. And there are so many different types of pens, from high-end Waterford pens, all the way down to basic stick pens. Yes, pens are the most popular promotional item.

However, we can take this one step further. The most popular items to use as promotional product are anything that can be found on one’s desk. A clients, or potential clients desktop is the most valuable real estate there is. So calculators, staplers, desk pad calendars, rulers, sticky notes, pens and pencils are the best items to look for. These are things that people will use everyday, or at least look at everyday. That is the kind of visibility you want in your promotion.


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Jennifer Fitzgerald
jennifer@odeecompany.com
The Odee Company, Dallas, Texas
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How is promotional products marketing used?

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Since promotional products can be used alone, or integrated with other media, there are virtually limitless ways to use them. Popular programs most often cited by promotional product distributors are business gifts; employee relations; orientation programs; corporate communications; safety programs; employee retention programs; and, at trade shows to generate booth traffic.

The Odee Company
can help you develop any of these programs or update an existing one. It can be incorporated with print and variable data printing to increase returns and help you land new customers. Please call us today and we'll put our ideas to work for you.

Written by:
Joyce Fletcher
The Odee Company, Dallas, Texas
Executive Gifts with the highest quality, by The Odee Company
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Why sell golf products?

golf balls promotional products

Golf is a great sport to center your promotional products around for a number of reasons. The first being that it is not gender or age specific, so it targets all markets. Of the estimated 26.2 million golfers in the U.S., 22 percent are female. There are so many different golf related products that you are sure to find something to fit your budget. It is not just about golf balls anymore.


golf tees promotional products
Some of the most popular golf promotional items are divot tools, ball markers, tee packs, golf towels, and many, many more! If you were looking for an executive gift, you could give them a imprinted golf bag or a nice golf club. Dont forget about golf apparel and golf hats. Another idea is to send something that you would find at a golf tournament such as, coolers, umbrellas, sports bottles, or golf ball pouches. The options are endless when you choose a golf promotion.

Written by:
Jennifer Fitzgerald
jennifer@odeecompany.com
The Odee Company
Executive Gifts with the highest quality, by The Odee Company
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Do promotional products leave a lasting impression of your company to potential clients?

According to a recent study, 76.1% of respondents could recall the advertiser’s name on a promotional product that they had received in the past 12 months. In addition, 75.4% of respondents said they kept their promotional product because it was useful.

There is no other advertising medium that can pay those long term benefits like promotional products. The key is to find something useful and unique that reminds your customer of your company in a repetitive constant way. One of the best selling tools is when the need for your product that you are selling comes across your customers desk there is also something there to remind them of your company. It needs to be part of a process of touches that you have. Personal contact, phone, email, printed collateral and promotional products all contribute to give you enough touches in your customers mind to give you the opportunity. This is where promotional products do such a good job.

You can only call, email, and have personal contact so many times before you start becoming a borderline nuisance. Promotional products should be used as one of the arrows in your quiver. Let The Odee Company help create a promotional campaign that fits your company's needs and budget.

Written by:
Joyce Fletcher
Director of Promotions
The Odee Company
joyce@odeecompany.com
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Drive traffic to your tradeshow booth by handing out promotional products. Depending on the demographics of your audience and budget, The Odee Company will help you pick out the best possible item to hand out.

Some of the most popular tradeshow giveaways are tote bags, pens, stress balls, bottled water, logo candy, anti-bacterial hand gel, badge holders, key chains, lanyards, and koozies.

The goal of tradeshows is to talk to potential customers. That means you have to attract them to your booth. You have to get them to stop and here about your products. Do you realize that most prospects walking down the aisle are looking at a way to eliminate a booth. The average attendee will only stop for 10-20% of the booths in a show. If you have a useful promotional product that they see your booth attendees getting, your at least going to have the opportunity to talk with them. From there it is a numbers game on how many good potential customers you find. Tradeshow giveaways give you a chance. Drive traffic to your tradeshow booth. That is the key to a successful tradeshow.

Written by:
Joyce Fletcher
Director of Promotions
The Odee Company, Dallas, Texas
joyce@odeecompany.com
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This is a question that purchasing agents should ponder when looking at different companies to buy promotional products from. Why shouldn't it just be based on price? Anyone can offer "lowest prices guaranteed" on their webpage, but that does not guarantee quality products, good service or on-time delivery. If any of the other factors mentioned are important to you, the purchaser, then you should not automatically go with the company with the lowest price.

We have had dozens of customers with horror stories come to us with last minute requests because they chose someone that they didn't know based solely on price. They either received inferior products, no products at all or cannot get in touch with the company to follow up on orders to make sure that everything is on schedule. The lowest price can often mean a compromise to product quality and the service level you will receive.

The Odee Company has been in business since 1923 and is proud to say that we not only offer very competitive pricing but excellent customer service. Please check out our testimonial section of our website where new and long-term customers post comments about the way we conduct business. Our job is to make sure that you get the best product possible whether it is a $1 giveaway or a prestigious award for the CEO of your company. Every order is treated with the same level of service whether it totals $250 or $5000+. We want to build long lasting relationships with our customers, and we have been successful in doing that by offering low prices and great customer service. Please call The Odee Company today and you be the judge. We look forward to working with you.

Written by:
Joyce Fletcher, Director of Promotions
The Odee Company
Executive Gifts with the highest quality, from Dallas, by The Odee Company

joyce@odeecompany.com

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Some wonder why it is necessary to order products through an Ad Specialty Distributor. The simplest answer is convenience. There are over 850,000 different promotional products, and more than 8,000 manufacturers. If you are working with a Distributor then you can have all of these resources available through one company. That means that you can call once person and get the giveaways for the tradeshow coming up, update your company's apparel, and order the anniversary gifts for the next quarterly meeting all at once.

The main goal of an Ad Specialty Distributor is to make your job easier. Another perk to using a distributor are the researching capabilities. Even if you don't know what product you need for your next promotion you can call a Distributor, give them the reason for the promotion and a budget, and they can come back to you with the best items for your project. It is all about saving you time and money.

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Written by: Jennifer Fitzgerald
The Odee Company
jennifer@odeecompany.com

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Trash and Trinkets or Swag?

The Promotional Products industry is categorized many different ways. Some people call promotional products "Trinkets & Trash" while others call it "swag". Is there a difference between the two? There really isn't. It all depends on the mindset of the individual that is purchasing the products.

We have found that most ad agencies and upscale PR firms prefer to use the word "swag" when looking for promotional products while people just looking for a cheap giveaway will refer to the term "trinkets & trash". Whether you are looking for chotzkies, trinkets & trash or swag, The Odee Company can help. We offer over 850,000 different products and can help you choose the right product to fit your current promotional needs. Call us today!

Written by:
Joyce Fletcher, Director of Promotions
The Odee Company
joyce@odeecompany.com

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