APPA (Australasian Promotional Products Association) recently completed a survey of 200 customers via independent company Sweeney Research.
One of the findings:
Why do SMEs use Promotional products in their marketing mix?
- 87% of SME respondents said that promotional products help them connect with their consumers.
- Likewise, 87% said promotional products increase awareness of their brand
- Other high ranking reasons for using promotional products among the SME base included encouraging brand loyalty (81%), providing added value to attendees at events and activities (79%) and creating a way to stand out from competitors.
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The promotional t-shirt is an effective way to engage with your audience and staff. They have high perceived value and are long lasting (a good quality t-shirt with a great design, is often kept and worn for years).
One of the most popular uses is in event marketing, where a branded t-shirt is either given free as part of a ticket sale or sold as event merchandise. Food and wine festivals, concerts and sporting events are great examples.
Win/Win: Your brand gets promoted long after the event ... and people love displaying their attendance at an event.
Staff and Company Profile
A clever design or smart line of text, can create plenty of interest. Consider using a promotional t-shirt for staff to wear at a trade show, networking events or as a staff uniform.
Win/Win: Who doesn't like a free t-shirt as an employee .. it sure takes the pressure off the wardrobe. Your staff will promote your brand beyond the confines of the office while heading to work and out to lunch. At trade shows they help as direction finders to your stand and unify your stand's theme.
If you use competitions to create interaction with your website, Facebook and other fans, use a promotional t-shirt as the prize. For some brands, you may even like to make the t-shirt the competition i.e. 'design my tshirt'.
Win/Win: Everyone loves free stuff and your brand gets exposure beyond the competition period.
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