Diet Coke Launched A Pink Can Treasure Hunt for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month began Oct. 1 and brands are showcasing campaigns to join the fight.

Diet Coke is presenting a great promotional incentive program with a treasure hunt of sorts to raise awareness for the ASDA Tickled Pink initiative in the UK.

The brand has hidden 10 limited-edition pink cans in 60,000 specially marked Tickled Pink multi-packs. The packs are available in selected ASDA supermarket stores and online throughout from the end of September through October, according to PopSugar.

Those who find one of the pink cans hidden within the pack will win 1,000 Euros.

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What If Giving Thanks Could Improve Your Business?

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Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is over, but giving thanks shouldn’t be. Thanksgiving provides us time to pause and really reflect on all the things we have to be thankful for in our lives. But the truth is, giving thanks shouldn’t be confined to just one season. By only focusing on the larger, less frequent events, you run the risk of overlooking daily blessings and ultimately end up missing opportunities to appreciate the richness of everyday life.

Did you know spending time each day focusing on gratitude can have a huge impact on your health and well-being throughout the year?

In fact, those who express gratitude are 25 percent happier, more optimistic, and better sleepers according to research from Robert Emmons, author of Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier.

Not only can thankfulness improve your health, but it will also impact your business!  Showing appreciation should be a regular year-long practice at any company. Expressing gratitude to clients, employees, the community and other stakeholders pays off for all sides, boosting happiness quotients and ROI.

According to a new study, companies with high levels of employee engagement grew year-to-year income by 19 percent, while businesses with disengaged employees fell by 33 percent.

That’s a fairly large return on something that’s essentially free. It’s not the monetary value here, but rather putting an emphasis on the appreciation factor. Thus, expressing your gratitude doesn’t require you to spend hundreds upon thousands of dollars. Instead, small businesses can find meaningful ways to show thanks to their key business partners, clients, and employees and build stronger relationships in the process.

Little Things Matter Most:

Often times, people assume that acknowledging the “small stuff” won’t amount to much. However, it is actually the micro choices which exponentially grow into macro results. Gratitude and ensuring people know you notice their contribution is no different.

As humans, we naturally respond positively to acknowledgement. And thus, through expressing gratitude to the people helping your business thrive, you are naturally guiding them to better performance.

One “ratio” worth mentioning is the 80/20 rule; and that is 80% of your business usually comes from 20% of your customers- so before you go chasing new customers, why not make sure you thank the current ones.

And finally, people will remember less of what you said and more of how you said it if delivered in a grateful way. People remember the feeling you gave them, not necessarily the words.

So how can you pay it forward?

For clients:

  • Send handwritten thank you letters accompanied by a personal touch (such as some delicious chocolate covered almonds or assorted nuts)
  • LISTEN attentively to your customers, do more asking than telling, and retain some of their personal details
  • Be respectful of their time
  • Send out reminder gifts to prospective and current clients.
  • Send sympathy, holiday and birthday cards & gifts
  • Focus on the small victories and events

For employees:

  • Always listen to their ideas and be grateful and appreciative.
  • Show gratitude when they successfully complete a task and share their accomplishments with the rest of the organization (one way to effectively do this….  Rewards highlighting their achievements)
  • Treat mistakes as learning opportunities
  • Host holiday parties and other events to increase employee engagement (don’t forget to incorporate corporate gifts into the mix)
  • Send out small gifts year-round to show gratitude… something as simple as their favorite candy or bluetooth speaker

Give The Gift of Life, Battery Life That is…

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How long could you live off the grid? And how much business would you lose if you did? Nowadays, phones are more important than ever. Not just that, but people are beginning to use multiple tech devices throughout the day. And nothing… literally nothing, is more annoying than a dead battery.

According to Pew Research, 30% of cell-phone owners describe their phones as something they can’t live without. Additionally, 67% of cell-phone owners check their phones for messages, alerts, or calls, even when they don’t notice it vibrating or ringing.

Phones, along with the rest of our favorite tech gadgets, have become embedded into our everyday lives. We constantly need them charged and ready to go – and when they’re not… things can get pretty frustrating.

As the holidays get closer and closer, so do the deadlines for holiday gifting. Every business knows, or at least should know, relationships matter. Building and maintaining relationships are what keep your company afloat and are absolutely essential to making sales. So this holiday season, let the people who support and patronize your business know how much you appreciate them. Start catering to your customers’ technology needs with custom power banks.

Not only are power banks compatible with every phone, whether it’s iPhone, Android, Motorola, HTC, etc., but you can also use them to charge GPS devices, iPad’s, and other tablets.

Turn a cool tech gift into a useful marketing tool. Every time recipients charge up their phone or tech device (so… most likely daily), they’ll be reminded of your business! Plus, power banks come in virtually all shapes, sizes, colors and patterns. You can design power banks to fit your brand and campaign perfectly, no matter what your end goal is.

Bigger Isn’t Always Better

Yes. They’re small, slim and sleek… but don’t let their size fool you, power banks are able to fully charge iPhones or other tech devices in the most convenient way possible. With the amount of time professionals spend on the road, in the air, and in hotel rooms, power banks are the perfect travel accessory – making them excellent executive gifts.

It’s one of the best ways to reinforce your innovative thinking. Remember the right product can help tell your story, and your story is what people will remember about your brand. Whether you’re looking for something simple and effective to get the job done or you’d prefer something with a bit more spark, Edventure has got you covered.

So… how can you make sure you truly get the best bang for your buck? Let us help you with that, I mean, it is our job.


power-banks1Sometimes, basic really is best. Both our
Aluminum Power Tube and our Double Flat Power Bank provide just the right amount of charge, and are small enough to take with you anywhere.

Looking for something with a bit more flare? Two-in-one power banks offer exactly that. This multi-function 2 watt aluminum power bank can charge your smartphone and doubles as a LED flashlight, for all your lighting needs.


powerbank2Charge your electronic device AND listen to music while on the go with
this rechargeable power bank and speaker. OR simultaneously charge both your tablet and smartphone, with the multi-functional 900 mAh power bank featuring a compact design perfect for those on the move!


speakerThe flat build on
this power bank allows for a large imprint area, and an easy fit for laptop cases, briefcases and purses. It also features an LED flashlight and power indicator lights,

Compact chargers, of all shapes and sizes, keep mobile devices powered up, whether they’re being used for streaming music, checking email, or watching video. So no matter what your customer is doing, your company will remain top of mind all day long.

 

Find out how much energy the battery in your device can store by clicking here.

Still not sure which power bank will work best for you? Call us today at 312.440.1800 or email us at team@edventurepromotions.com and we’ll send over some samples 🙂

 

Sweeten Your Sales

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Once you gain a client, you want to keep that client right? For many, this isn’t the easiest thing. It takes strategy, organization, and drive to manage these relationships to ensure that your client comes back to you time and time again.

According to the Harvard Business School, increasing customer retention rates by 5 percent increases profits by 25 to 95 percent. Even the lower of that number is considerable, and well worth striving for.

As we approach the holiday season, there is one easy and effective way to raise your retention rates: corporate gifts. This brings us to a whole new issue… what the hell are you supposed to buy? Just as with any other business decision, choosing the right corporate gift is all about strategy. You must choose something that will be appreciated, utilized and remembered by your client.

Edventure is about to make gift-giving deliciously simple.

To really tickle your customers taste buds, send them something they can consume.

In general, food is an ideal gift for almost all promotional applications, particularly in the fourth quarter. It’s clearly a universal need. Everybody needs food, everybody enjoys food. Not only does it contain mass appeal, but it has a high perceived value AND it’s satisfying.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, everything… and we mean everything… involves food. During the holiday season, food gifts bring happiness and a sense of calming to a usual hectic time. Treats such as fresh-baked cookies tap into the senses – taste, smell, sight, bringing back memories of good times and holiday cheer.

Whether you’re a man, woman, young or old, they provide a non-gender specific gift that creates goodwill. Food gifts satisfy a diverse audience and therefore make perfect gifts for your clients and business partners. When they’re enjoyed one holiday, they’re pretty much expected the next, making food related gifts a renewable program year to year.

The Season of Sharing

Begin the holiday season early this year, food gifts pair perfectly with the tastes of thanksgiving. This year along with Christmas cheer, send November gratitude.

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Reward those who deserve it most with this wide array of gourmet favorites. Overflowing with delicious treats, this gift has something for everyone to share. It’s a gift they’ll enjoy at once and remember throughout the year.

Sometimes, small treats make a big impact, and these certainly will.  Packed with 6 Oreo cookies, covered in milk, white and dark chocolate, into a silver gift box, foil stamped with your logo ororeos promotional message in one of four colors and finished with a matching satin ribbon.


Paint an image your clients will never forget with this creative marketing solution or if you’re more into variety, send them this tower, featuring three boxes filled with
almondsChocolate Covered Pretzels, fresh baked large Chocolate Chip Cookies and gourmet Pistachios. A perfect gift for a deserving client that shows your appreciation!


Looking for something a bit healthier, but that still satisfies your sweet tooth?
Chocolate covered almonds are the way to go. Salty, nutty, and chocolatey… can’t get much better than that.

 

The best thing about edible gifts is that they have application across all markets.

Call us at 312.440.1800 or email team@edventurepromotions.com and we’ll send you some delicious samples that’ll guarantee you’ll be remembered.

The Softest Sell: Fleece As A Branding Vehicle

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Summer is coming to an end and we all know what that means…. Bring on pumpkin flavored everything, apple picking, bonfires, haunted houses, and other fall festivities.

So yes, we all know what fall means for ‘basic’ girls everywhere… but what about for your company?

What if you could be fashionable, comfortable and warm all at the same time?

Well with fleece you can, so it’s no surprise that it’s always on trend for fall weather apparel. Even those who mourn the end of summer welcome the comfort of the fabric when cold weather approaches.

Think about what clothing you wear most often, it’s probably something comfortable, right?

So why not be comfortable at work, too? That’s the great thing about fleece, it appeals to everyone and can be worn just about anywhere. By placing your logo on a stylish, soft, comfortable, fleece style, it’ll be worn again and again, adding value to fleece as a branding vehicle.

The Versatility Factor

Imagine a product that offers a no-nonsense simple solve to a mixture of fall and winter weather woes.

Fleece is exactly that. There are so many ways to wear it, whether it’s over a t-shirt, or a button down, as a jacket, or layered under a heavier piece for colder temperatures.

Layered looks are one area fleece excels in. Soft shell jackets— a layering necessity, provide style, warmth and performance in one.

It also adapts well to trends. Things like soft shells and seam-sealed jackets are no longer just for outdoor enthusiasts. In fact, there’s a continued demand for brands to breathe some functionality and technical performance into workplace and lifestyle apparel.

Additionally, 100% polyester fleece not only wicks moisture away from your body, but it looks sharp too! On the outside, it maintains its shape and color, on the inside, spun polyester is super soft and comfortable. Double whammy!

Three-in-one system jackets are another perfect way to conquer the changing temperatures of the season, arming you with two separate removable layers  to be worn as separates or combine the two as the third option (which can all be individually branded) to keep anyone warm and comfortable in varying environments.

Fleece is also stylish! Think ponchos, tunics, wraps and over sized shirts that can be paired with leggings for a comfy way to stay fashionable.

Fleece Items for Fall

Given its versatility and comfortability, there are endless products to choose from with fleece, so where should you start?
We have gathered a few of the most popular fleece options that will make anyone feel warm, comfortable, and stylish throughout the fall AND winter seasons.

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Victory Hybrid Performance Fleece Jacket Styles:

Celebrate the everyday victories by sporting these hybrid performance fleece jackets. Combining lightweight polyester ripstop with moisture-wicking performance fleece, you’ll feel ready to achieve your daily goals with protection and style. Cover your core, without sacrificing mobility with journey style fleece vests.

 


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Journey Fleece Styles

These journey style fleece jackets serve as the ultimate versatile pullover to keep you warm for any season. This lightweight jacket features ½ zip collar design to protect yourself on a cold windy day, heading to the gym, going out for a morning jog or simply walking to class or work.  If you are looking for a new go to jacket for the season, or simply looking for a new fleece to layer with while hitting the slopes, the Journey is your jacket! They are also available in vest style, for lighter coverage.

 

 

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Gravity performance Fleece Jacket Styles

Loaded with Visual appeal and dynamic details, this performance fleece jacket incorporates contrast cover stitching design, while its audio port access accommodates your personal audio device when you’re on the go.

 

 

 

For more fleece products, search our online store http://www.edventurepromotions.com/shop or contact us at 312.440.1800!