Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Engaged or Disengaged? Ask your employees how they feel!

One of the most costly things a corporation can face is disengaged employees. This is also one of the most overlooked issues. 

Companies with unhappy employees have a problem. Ideally everyone on your team is on the same page and after the same mission for the organization. Realistically, that is not usually the case. One recent study found that up to 70 percent of employees report they just aren't that into their jobs. You may be asking, "what's the big deal" and you may be thinking, "not every job is a dream job." That may be true, but it doesn't mean you can't make sure you are employing satisfied people. Let's look at some of the ways these unhappy workers affect your company. We all know when you catch wind or a bad attitude when you walk into any business, it's a sure way to make sure you never return to that business. If someone isn't interested in something or doesn't have any concern for the end result, you can bet they will do their jobs half way. Not to mention you are looking at more sick time and a higher chance of them walking out on you, leaving you looking for a replacement on the quick. This all costs you money, with no return. Where there is a problem, you must have a solution. 

Though we are not corporate management training experts, we do have extremely happy employees and a happy workplace. We have processes and management that focus solely on driving our employees and team building in ways that work for our company. We would love to help you revamp your employee attitudes, but this is not what we are here for. You will have work on that on your end. We do know that a large majority of our customers are employers looking for way to focus on company-wide engagement. We talk to customers who make happy employees their focus and work on it daily. They use promotional products as incentives in a regular part of their program.

Now, as much as we love selling promotional products; promotional products alone are not the end all be all solution. Experts suggests starting with opening up your line of communication with employees and building trust. It is imperative for employers to make real connections with their employees on a personal level, provide transparency and authenticity, and really relate to them to build relationships.
Do your research and make sure you are focusing on the core of your company, your employees! Promotional products can have a very important role in the building blocks of a more engaged workplace. However, this does require that we make recommendations that are personal, individual and meaningful. Call us today to talk about solutions!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Summertime Promotional Products

Summer is here and companies such as hotels, resorts, marinas, restaurants, and travel agents are wanting to use summer timepromotional products to further strengthen their brand recognition.  My Promotional Pens has many great swag products that are summer related that people love.  Frisbees, floats, sunglasses, Koozies, Keychain Floaties, and Beach Balls just to name a few.

We can get anything under the summer sun and at the best prices.  Take a look and start promoting now!

Custom Sunscreen Spray Bottles
Custom Beach Balls

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Customized High School Graduation Banners as Gifts

Graduation is just around the corner. This a a huge milestone and deserves some celebration. Custom graduation gifts are a great way to honor the graduates in your life. There are all kinds of items available as gifts, decor and much more. Whether your the parent, family or friend or part of the school faculty, we've got what you're looking for! Custom graduation banners are a must have for everyone!

High School Graduation Banners

Highlight the students accomplishments and put them on display. Graduation banners are great in your yard, the neighborhood entrance, at the graduation ceremony, in front of the school or for use at your after party. You can then give it to the student, to treasure for years to come. These are completely customizable with full color photo printing. Not sure how you want it to look? You can just ask us to help with a design. Custom banners can be used for any graduation, including college and for any event!

Read more here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Promote with style on a Stylus Pen

The research has been done time and again and promotional pens when every time, when it comes a favorite promotional item. It just can't be beat. People love them. They are a giveaway that people will use for years to come. There is no doubt that the ROI is high and they are well worth every penny.

It is 2014 and everyone is looking for a newer, more cutting edge way to get to the top. Being that most people now own some sort of touchscreen device, stylus pens are growing in popularity. They combine the classic simplicity of a promotional pen with style and sophistication of technology.

You can still aim to reach target audiences, as with any product. However, stylus pens truly fit all ages. Young and old are carrying products like smart phones, tablets, and advanced new laptops, making stylus pens the perfect addition to your advertising packet.

Stylus promotional pens are already available in many varieties. From plastic to metal, full color eco touch stylus pens and with features like flashlights! They are a really are a fun way to spice up your advertising. Keeping your marketing fresh will show your audience that you are staying current and active in your work.

We are keeping our products up to date with the hottest trends. If you don't see it here, just call us!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

15 Hot New Stylus Pens

Check out the newest additions to our Stylus collection. Multi-function pens are all the rage. Check out these new designs, low prices and low minimums!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Spring Trends are in! Pantone Reveals Color of the Year for 2014

Radiant Orchid is the new color of the year for 2014. We love it! A classic color that brings an exotic warmth to the table.

This is a mixture of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones. It has been said to boosts confidence. You can't help but feel joyful when looking at this color. It has already hit the Spring 2014 fashion shows. It is a versatile color, that suits anyone's wardrobe. Be sure to add this to yours, if you don't already have it. It is fun color for kids clothes.

 Radiant Orchid is lovely as an accent color in your wardrobe.

These Tom's are a heel in Radiant Orchid...perfect for every Spring occasion! LOVE!

This color is amazing as a splash of warmth to any room or all over the walls. Perfect for a chic room or a little girls bedroom.
Don't forget to keep your advertising fun and fresh. A great way is to keep up with the current color trends. Radiant Orchid Promotional Pens
Order your Spring pens today @ My Promotional Pens

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Why You Should Advertise With Promotional Products and Promotional Pens

There is nothing like promotional products when it comes to marketing and growing your company. They draw attention from new clients, increase brand awareness, and retain old clients, like no other form of marketing out there.

Everyone knows that running a business is not cheap. We also know that you have to spend money to make money. The question everyone doesn't know the answer to, is what should be spending our money on? What are the things I can do, that will make me more money? This can get overwhelming. The answer is really quite simple, use promotional products. Promotional pens are the number one promotional item.

Time and time again, the research has shown that they are effective. They will make you money, they will reach a huge audience and they take very little work on your behalf. They are truly a one stop shop for your advertising campaign. This means, you've got more time for other important things!

If you still aren't sure how they work or why, I have a few things listed, that promotional products do for your company. Please check them out!

1.) Starting the conversation/relationship
This one is really simple. Give and you shall receive. Typically when someone receives a gift from you, they feel thankful. They feel special and they know you want to communicate with them. They know you are taking time to recognize them. Receiving a promotional product is very likely to induce a feeling of them wanting to return the favor and do business with you.
One study found that 52% of people, who receive a promotional product, result in doing business with that company. The remaining 48% said that would be more likely to choose that company for their future business. This is all because of a kind gift!
If you are giving these out in person, it is a great way to have something to talk about with them.

2.) They get you noticed
Promotional products will grab anyone's attention, no matter where they are at. A great place is a trade show. It can be hard to be the most popular booth. Giving things away for FREE is very powerful. People will come running. When they see people with your hats on, they are going to come from across the conventions center, just to get one. You know they will lose a pen, when they see the promotional pens your both is giving away, they are sure to pay you a visit.
One study found that trade-show booths saw a 176% traffic increase, when they used promotional products.That is huge!

3.) You keep getting your monies worth, again and again
Let's say you run a commercial or ad in the newspaper. How long do those last? Even billboards are costly to run for months on end. When you give out promotional products, they literally seem to last forever. This one is easy to prove, open up your center console, your desk drawer or look in your purse. I bet you are loaded down with items you have had for years. These people paid one time and their message is still reaching consumers. Not to mention, when they get passed from person to person, they reach lots of different people. That is pretty amazing.

Random business travelers were interviewed at a variety of airports across the country. In this study, 71% of the participants said they had received a promotional product sometime in the last 12 months. 33% of those same participants had that product with them.
These items stick around and keep doing their job, for years to come.

4.) Branding
Branding your company takes exposure to the brand name, slogan and logo over and over again. Think of the companies you remember and how many times you see their name thrown out there. Advertising over and over is the main way people will remember you.
I found another study that said 39% of all people who have received a promotional product in the last 6 months can remember the name of the company on that product. That is pretty remarkable.

5.) Reaching a larger audience
Promotional products, easily reach a much larger audience than other methods of advertising. They can be seen by so many people day in and day out. You aren't just reaching one group of people. For example, promotional pens are always traveling from person to person. They are passed around at restaurants, grocery stores, offices, churches and much more. This means your message is reaching a huge number of people, for years and years.

6.) Creating a positive image
It's been said that 70% of people who received promotional products, actually remember the message. Odds are they have a positive image of you, if nothing else, simply because of your kind gift.
7.) People will give away, YOUR give away gifts!

In most cases, giving someone a gift you received is considered rude. In the case of promotional products, it is greatly appreciated! You can be people will loan someone your promotional pens and say "oh you can just keep it". This is what makes these items have amazing results! The more people your products reach, the more it drives your cost per impression down... which is exactly what you want!
Here's another tad bit of info; 62% of people who have a promotional item will pass it on to someone else, rather than toss it in the trash! Thank you for helping!

9.) Making money
Isn't it simple? One pen can bring you your largest customer! It has happened time and again. This means, you make money!

Hopefully this is enough to answer some of your questions, about advertising with promotional products. What are you waiting for? Time to get yours out there and start seeing the largest ROI you have seen yet!

Christmas and Pen Art!

We love Christmas time and we love pens. There are people that truly have a passion for pen art. While admiring some pen art today, I came across this Mercedes. This car is amazing. It is covered in personalized pens and a Christmas wreath. The wreath is also decked out! Wow, wouldn't you love to just read all those pens. I bet there are advertising messages from all over the country. We love seeing fun, pen projects! We have people call from time to time. They tell us their story and their projects with pens. They will ask for any pen donations, to help them out. We are happy to be part of these projects and help out any way we can. This artist's work is really inspiring.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

We Are Social At My Promotional Pens!!!

Check our social networking pages. We will update you with new products, ideas, deals and fun information. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blog and Google Plus. Thanks for the support. Feel free to contact us anywhere, anyway for marketing questions!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stylus Pens for Holiday Gifts

Christmas is just around the corner, but you've still got time to find that perfect holiday gift. Employees and special clients are always thankful to be noticed at the end of the year. No matter who you are shopping for, we've got something. One of the favorites for this occasion, are the stylus pens. There are truly so many to choose from, so there is something for everyone's budget. Did you know that stylus pens are now available for the price your normal stick pen?

There are also executive, metal pens available in a stylus.

 Look online today and see all the stylus pens, we have to offer. Santa's loading up his sleigh and time is running out! Ho Ho Ho!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Creative Crafts with Your Non-Refillable Promotional Pens

Everyone has promotional pens laying around the house or office.  Typically when they run out of ink, they are either thrown away or left in the infamous junk drawer.  I am the type of person that hates to see anything go to waste, so I thought I would write an article on ideas for keeping the dead pens alive.

1)  Pen Garden Sprinkler

2)  The Pen Garden Marker
3) The Kids Spiked Pen Bracelet
4) The Pen Sewing Caddy

and last but not least only if you have 1000's of pens and a spare mercedes to decorate obnoxiously... 
Created by the one and only King of salvaging old pens rightfully named "The Pen Guy"

5) The Pen Mercedes

Don't stop creating!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Shopping Planners Are a Christmas must!

Have you ever wondered your grandchild's shirt size or your wife's shoe size or what your nephew might wish for? – Wonder no more with this holiday shopping planner! Holiday shopping is no longer a hassle with this helpful new full color wallet-sized organizer. The holiday shopping list section allows you to write in names, sizes, favorite colors and multiple gift choices to help make your shopping experience a breeze! Also includes space to write in your upcoming events. 2 1/8" W x 3 3/8" L 

Are you looking for holiday promotion ideas, but this is not quite what your looking for? Give us a call and we'll help you find just what you need. 866-856-7063

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Paint the Town Pink ~ Raise Breast Cancer Awareness All Year Long!

Breast cancer awareness month is going on now! Prevention Saves Lives! October is such a special month in creating awareness for this disease. This cause is one that has been proven to save lives. There are so many events going on now, be sure to get involved in one. If you company or cause is hosting or part of one of these events, we can help you in picking out the perfect, pink giveaways. As simple as it may seem, giving away breast cancer promotional pens, keeps the awareness going all year long. It won't stop at the end of October. Spread your message today. We've got a full line of breast cancer promotional products. Pens, water bottles, totes, hats, notepads, ribbons, you name, we've got it. There is something for everyone. Call us now and let one of our marketing specialists get to work on your personalized, pink campaign today!

 Early detection saves lives!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Full Line of Quill Pens

My Promotional Pens is truly the one and only source for all promotional pens. We are constantly adding new products and if it is not on our site, we'll find it for you! We've been selling Quill Pens for years, but we've just added the full line to our site. We just wanted to give an update, to all you Quill lovers. These pens may not be for everyone, well actually they are for everyone! They will scream style and sophistication. Who doesn't want that Once you have one, we know you will not switch! They are perfect for high end gifts, for those special clients or employees. Whether you order them regularly or you are looking for something special, this post is for you. With Christmas, New Years and other holidays, just around the corner; this is a great time to switch it up and give a beautiful gift that keeps on giving,

Quill offers a line that offers nothing but quality. Yet, they have a wide price range.The lower cost, Quill pens are beautiful and stylish.  When you give a Quill Pen, you make a statement.