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20 Ways Promotional Products Help Grow your Business!

May 31, 2023

We’re jumping on the Chat GPT train and giving you ideas to illustrate how promotional products can be used in your advertising campaigns!

  1. Brand recognition: A great way to increase brand recognition is by putting your logo and branding in front of potential customers.
  2. Advertising: Promo can be a cost-effective way to advertise your business, especially if items are given out at events or tradeshows.
  3. Incentives: Incentives to encourage customers to buy more or refer new customers to your business.
  4. Customer loyalty: Build customer loyalty by showing your appreciation for their business and creating a positive association with your brand.
  5. Employee motivation: Incentives motivate employees to reach sales goals or perform well on the job.
  6. Trade show giveaways: Promotional products are a must-have at trade shows, where they can help attract potential customers to your booth and create brand recognition.
  7. Product launches: Generate buzz and excitement around new product launches to increase sales and brand recognition.
  8. Sales meetings: Use as giveaways at sales meetings to motivate sales representatives.
  9. Brand differentiation: Help differentiate your brand from competitors by creating a unique and memorable experience for customers.
  10. Public relations: Use in public relations efforts, such as media kits or press events, to create positive exposure for your brand.
  11. Charitable events: Give out at charitable events to show your support and create goodwill in the community.
  12. Brand ambassadors: Give to brand ambassadors or influencers to help promote your business and increase brand recognition.
  13. Customer appreciation: Show appreciation to loyal customers, increasing their loyalty and likelihood of repeat business.
  14. Social media: Generate social media engagement and buzz by encouraging customers to post photos or reviews with your products.
  15. Referral programs: Incentivize customers who refer new business to your company, increasing sales and brand recognition.
  16. Employee gifts: Give as gifts to employees, creating a positive work environment and increasing job satisfaction.
  17. Direct mail campaigns: Include in direct mail campaigns, increasing the likelihood that your message will be received and remembered.
  18. Thank-you gifts: Thank-you gifts to show appreciation to clients or partners, creating positive relationships and increasing business opportunities.
  19. Sponsorships: Include as part of sponsorship packages, increasing brand exposure and creating positive associations with the sponsored event or organization.
  20. Brand identity: Help reinforce your brand identity by creating a consistent look and feel across all promotional materials.

These are broad ideas that can benefit any business. For more inspiration tailored to your company, contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant. 

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 9:08 am

More Summer Guide Favorites

May 26, 2023

Have you checked out our new Summer Guide? We’re back with more of our favorites to help guide you to the right promotion for your business.

962 | 9” Professional Frequent Flyer (page 2)
You could say I’m a sucker for nostalgic items. I can remember playing for hours in the neighborhood with these growing up. My grandsons have multiple flyers and play with them often. With summer upon us, now’s the perfect time to add this to your product mix for participating in parades, company picnics or other special outdoor festivities!
KG3000 | Giusti Shoe Bag (page 5)
This classy looking golf bag is made of durable Novohyde vinyl. It features lots of pockets and includes tees and a divot tool. It’s easy to transport with a convenient carry handle and also has a luggage tag. With a low 12 piece minimum it makes a great gift for hole prizes, door prizes and winning teams.
3882 | Golf Ball Cleaning Pouch (page 5)
Here’s an item that can be given to all participants in a golf tournament. I think these are the handiest golf items, other than clubs and balls. I always carry one. Clip it to your golf bag, golf cart or belt loop and it’s ready for use.
CL02 | Magnetic Power Clips (page 8)
This clip has hundreds of uses for homes and/or offices. We have multiple on the side of our refrigerator and usually one or more can be found inside keeping packages sealed. It features a solid power clip that has a strong magnet for super holding power!
52100 | Slash N Smash Emergency Car Tool  (page 10)
The Slash N Smash is a comprehensive emergency kit made to cut your seatbelt or break out your car window. You’ll be thankful to have this handy tool in the event that you need it. Talk to your insurance agents, car dealers, mechanics and/or tire dealers. After writing a policy or servicing a vehicle, suggest they give one to their customer or leave it in the vehicle.
PC22702 | Curvaceous Infinity Pencil (page 17)
This pencil has it all: a graphene tip, silver sprayed barrel and a metal clip that will put all other metal clips to shame. The best part – it doesn’t need sharpening or refilling; this pencil is infinite.




AC7006 | Coleman® Mesh Quad Chair (page 2)
This chair includes a cooling mesh back, mesh cup holder, strong steel frame, roomy seat and carrying strap for easy transportation (no carrying bag.) The branding sends a positive message partnered with a trusted brand like Coleman®. I won a chair similar earlier this year and I LOVE it. My children (ages 21 and 22) are both impressed with this chair and try to nab it before I do.
35011 | Chargecuterie (page 7)
The Chargecuterie is a sleek bamboo charging stand with a built-in wireless charger for phones and AirPods. It also has a spot to insert a smart watch charging puck (includes a silicone insert but the user must supply their own watch charger). Take advantage of the free set-up! This item looks stylish and straightforward to use. Most people have at least two items they charge daily and this allows for a tidy, attractive way to do it.
TOY-W | The Wedge Mobile Device Stand (page 7)
The Wedge is a fun non-techy tech piece. It takes up very little room on my desk, props my phone at the perfect angle to compliment my desktop screen. Each Wedge is hand sewn in the USA. This is a multifunctional mobile device stand that props and cleans, has plush microfiber color options available at no extra charge, full-color dye sublimation for vibrant graphics and unbeatable presentation.
R102 | Peeling Paring Knife (page 8)
This is part of a timeless collection of knives available and backed by our supplier’s lifetime guarantee. Our office loves anything from this line. Their pieces are classic staples that will be appreciated in any kitchen. You can also create a continuity program that grows with your business over the years.


View our full Summer Guide here! Contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant for more information.

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 8:46 am

Why your company should promote with eco friendly products

May 22, 2023

Offering sustainable promotional products in your marketing campaign is important for several reasons:

  1. Environmental Responsibility: Sustainable promotional products are made from materials that are eco-friendly and have a reduced impact on the environment. By offering these products, you demonstrate your commitment to environmental responsibility, which can help build your brand’s reputation as a socially responsible company.
  2. Customer Perception: Consumers are becoming increasingly aware of environmental issues, and many are making purchasing decisions based on a company’s commitment to sustainability. Offering sustainable promotional products can help you connect with environmentally conscious customers and demonstrate that you share their values.
  3. Brand Image: Offering sustainable promotional products can help improve your brand image and position your company as a forward-thinking, socially responsible organization. This can help attract and retain customers, as well as improve employee morale and attract top talent.
  4. Long-Term Value: Sustainable promotional products are often designed to be durable and long-lasting, which means they can offer greater value over time compared to disposable or low-quality items. This can help reinforce your brand message and provide ongoing exposure for your company.

Overall, offering sustainable promotional products can help you differentiate your brand, connect with environmentally conscious consumers, and demonstrate your commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.

Find eco-friendly ideas here. Contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant for ideas and more info.

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 8:17 am

Summer Guide Favorites

May 16, 2023

It’s that time of year again! We’re rolling out our favorite products from your Summer Guide – products we think will help boost brand recognition for your business.
26247 | Collapsible Picnic Basket (page 2)
I have a very similar basket and I love it. Not only is it great for taking things to picnics, potlucks and award banquets but I haul it back and forth to family get togethers. It has a low minimum of 24 pieces and a built in bottle opener as well.
WHO-DB22 | Daybreak Digital Alarm Clock Sunrise Simulation (page 8)
Sunrise simulation transitions the light from dark to fully lit over a 20 minute duration leading up to the alarm time selected. The light source is designed to mimic natural dawn or morning light. Unlike traditional alarms that typically jolt people awake with a burst of loud, disorienting noise, dawn simulators can “enhance the wake up experience”.
100928-XXX | Happy Daylight Desk Lamp (page 12)
This daylight lamp is designed with 3 colors of light that will provide you with your daily boost of sunshine to help keep you energetic and focused. Sunlight regulates the cycles of our bodies and our moods. With people spending more time indoors these days, it’s important to make sure our bodies get what they need, and this daylight lamp is here to shine some light for you.
WDQ-L | Discovery 14 oz. Tumbler (page 19)
This 14 oz. double wall tumbler is made with innovative recycled materials to reduce waste. Air insulation creates a highly portable spill proof cup. Logos will stand out using their silver mirror precision laser engraving.
SBZSBS | ZipSip Tall Dye Sublimated Neoprene Can Cooler (page 20)
The world’s first adjustable drink holder. The cooler features two zippers with a canvas gusset adjusting to fit different size beverages. Holds slim cans, regular cans, long neck bottles, coffee drinks, pint glasses, energy drinks and solo cups.
30064 | Anywhere Belt Bag (page 22)
I have never been thrilled with fanny packs but I like the cross overs. This particular one can be worn as a fanny pack or across the chest, has a zipper main compartment, back zippered pocket and a 40” adjustable strap. Available in black, gray and navy blue at this time. Eventually should have in an additional 7 colors.


1805 | Storm Guard Water Resistant Backpack (page 6)
A must have for every college student! It is a great gift for incoming college students at orientation. Today’s kids are carrying expensive laptops for their college courses and certainly don’t need the expensive technology to get ruined. Also good for throwing in your backpack for hiking trips.
OM212BB | Microwavable Bowl Buddy (page 8)
Every household should have more than one of these—at least one per person. It helps protect hands from getting burned when heating up food in the microwave. The bowl buddy is large enough it could also be a plate buddy. The bowl buddy makes a nice gift. Also great for a bowl of ice cream.
FLT014 | Featherlite Universal Seat Belt (page 10)
This is a great feeling piece. When you’re short and your husband likes to have the seat belt all the way to the top – your neck has a tendency to get scratched. I really like this piece. Also great for golf and shoulder bags.
2010 | Stone State Paperweight (page 12)
These paperweights make a special award piece that can be given as a thank you for years of service or a retirement gift. The item is USA made right here in Iowa. Made from recycled materials in over 95 colors and a variety of patterns.
JT2 | Boogie Board® Writing Tablet™ | Compass Promos (page 12)
Reusable tablet is perfect for jotting down notes, lists and reminders. What’s nice about the Boogie Board is that it comes with an app to download notes/names/numbers, etc. that can be sent to the app on your phone or other smart device.
87-RP | Cord Buddy (page 21)
Help organize their cords! The cord buddy is perfect for a company with a fun or unique logo. It is less expensive than doing a custom stress reliever if trying to stay within a budget. A custom backer card can be created to help solidify a specific message such as launching a new product or website.


View our full Summer Guide here! Contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant for more information.


Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 8:54 am

Personal Care Promos

May 4, 2023

Over the last few years we’ve all learned how important it is to prioritize self care! We have products that take care of your customers and give back to others.

Here are a few reasons to add Personal Care Products to your mix:


1. Repetition. Personal Care products evoke all of your senses. When you hand out personal care products, you are are opening a door to allow recipients to experience your event/activity repeatedly every time they use that product.
2. Longevity and Usefulness. Personal care products are used anywhere from 2-10 times a day and will last anywhere from 3-12 months. You will not find this longevity and usefulness with other products for the same cost. Your  Message/Brand will be with the recipient for nearly a year.
3. Health and Wellness. During the pandemic, we learned that we must take care of ourselves to lead happier lives. When you hand out Personal Care products, you are telling your audience that you care about their health and wellness. This message carries a lot of weight in the eyes of the recipients.

Our suppliers have give-back programs that donate proceeds to local farmers, their community and honeybees. A percentage of annual profits for these items go back to support honeybees and beekeeping families.

Popular Personal Care Items

Add these products to your marketing mix today! Contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant for more information.

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 10:58 am

Patio Party

May 1, 2023

The weather is getting warmer so it’s time to get outside and gather with friends, family and at events. Wow your audience with these classy promos that are sure to impress.

KP9286 | Veggieway Salad Hands

Environmentally friendly set of two hands to toss and serve salad. Made from bamboo, which is among one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Strong, durable and easy to care for. Makes a great addition to any kitchen.

WDFAN | Dynasty Wood Hand Fan 

The Dynasty Wooden Hand Fan was designed to pay tribute to the historical nature of hand fans, presenting an elegant cooling or decor promotional product option. The thin wooden slates are mounted to revolve around a pivot making it easy to close and store when not in use. Easy to use for hands of all sizes. Perfect for weddings, bridal showers, galas or any other outdoor or summer event that presents a feeling of high class. This is a unique, earth-friendly branding option that plants a tree with every order.

101450-880 | Be Home® Luxe Hanging Bar Tool Set

These gold bar tools help serve up some sparkle at the next cocktail event. Set includes four premium quality bar tools that hang on a marble stand: cocktail strainer, double-sided jigger, bottle opener and bar knife to slice citrus and other garnishes. The strainer delivers chilled drinks without an ice cube.

101547-262 | Stonewall Kitchen Bloody Mary Craft Cocktail Gift Set

Bloody Mary drink set comes with two Soirée Tritan™ Pint Glasses, 24 oz. bloody mary mixer, vodka brined olives and crunchy carrots. Glasses are made from shatter-proof and durable BPA-free Eastman Tritan™ material. This Bloody Mary Mixer has a subtle kick, a good amount of lemon flavor and just the right level of zesty seasonings. Stonewall kitchen items are made in USA.

1651 | Square Slate Coaster

Coasters are an event staple and can be saved and reused over and over again. These slate coasters are perfect for outdoor events and are packaged in an onyx presentation box.

1213 | 16 oz. Handled Jar 

Classic styled mason jars come with a lid and can be paired with reusable straws for a great souvenir. Perfect for picnics and casual events.

75017 | Bamboo Portable Wine & Cheese Table

Wine and cheese table is great for picnics or eating somewhere you don’t have a sturdy spot to place your wine glass. Bottle can also sit in the open center. Can be used as a wine bottle stand, wine glass holder & serving tray. Features collapsible legs for easy travel & storage.

101445-214 | La Cuisine Picnic Table & Carrier 

This two-in-one custom low profile picnic table doubles as a tote basket for easy carrying. When folded, glasses, a bottle of wine and picnic fair may be tucked into the ‘box’ area of the folded table. Made of acacia wood. Look for this product in the 2023 Summer Guide!


Contact your Bankers Promotional Consultant to help with more ideas for spring and summer events coming up. Graduation is looming, make sure your schools are all covered when it comes to promo.

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 1:20 pm

Lessons to Learn from the Leading Ladies of Iowa Basketball

April 27, 2023

I’m a proud University of Iowa Women’s Basketball season ticket holder, so you can imagine I was disappointed with the outcome of the national championship game. When I started at Bankers in the fall of 2021 I was new to Iowa City and still trying to find my place in the community. One day at work your Old Sage, Bill Bywater, had extra tickets for a basketball game that he wasn’t able to use. I jumped at the opportunity for a night out at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. My fiancé has been an Iowa fan since birth, but I’m an Iowa State class of ’21 grad and was unsure about this whole “Hawkeye thing.” Little did I know that first game was going to change so much of my life. I fell in love with women’s basketball and this team. My fiancé and I didn’t miss another game that season and signed up to be season ticket holders for the 2022-2023 season. I was lucky enough to see our same five starters for the last two years. They’re a force to be reckoned with and I’m so proud of the year the team has had. I love my alma mater, but you can consider me a full-fledged Hawkeye now. For the first time in program history, our women’s team made it to the NCAA championship game. While the outcome wasn’t what Iowa fans were hoping for, the Hawkeyes reached many milestones and broke records in ways that haven’t been seen before. Carver-Hawkeye Arena holds up to 15,000 fans. This team sold it out for the NCAA tournament first and second round in 53 minutes. As a team they were Big 10 Tournament Champs and named a #2 seed in the NCAA tournament. The Women’s NCAA championship game sold out even with Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour in town. Even better, ticket prices for the women’s championship were more expensive than the men’s this year. That’s a major milestone.

Caitlin Clark averaged 31.8 points per game and scored 191 total points in the NCAA tournament. The previous record was 177 by Sheryl Swoopes in 1993 for women and 184 by Glen Rice in 1989 for men. Caitlin had 60 total assists which was a new record for women (men’s record is 61). In the game against Louisville, she dropped 41 points/10 rebounds/12 assists making her the first player in NCAA tournament history (men’s or women’s) with back-to back 40-point triple doubles. Caitlin and Monika Czinano both surpassed 2,000 career points this year. It was the first time in Big Ten history that it’s been done in the same season by teammates. McKenna Warnock also exceeded 1,000 career points, making her one of only eight Iowa women’s players to reach this goal.

I might be a bit biased and want to shout their successes from the rooftops, but there is something you can learn from each Iowa player that will help lead you to success in any field:

Caitlin Clark – Leadership
Caitlin fearlessly leads her team on the court and they respect her because of the hard work she puts in. Iowa can count on her because she’s reliable and not afraid to take charge. When the team wins, she highlights her teammates’ accomplishments – with specifics and calling them out by name. When they lose, she takes responsibility and reinforces how proud she is of her team. A great leader spreads the wealth in good times and owns up to their mistakes that contribute to a loss in bad times.

Monika Czinano – Specialize in What You do Best
In the game against Georgia, Monika scored 20 points without dribbling the ball once. This was partly due to her teammates’ laser passes, superior coaching by assistant coach Jan Jensen, and the rest was due to her hard work in practice. A shirt was made that says, “Zero Dribbles, Zero Problems, Czinanooooo.” The drawing out of her last name represents how the announcer at home games affectionately yells her name when she scores a basket. That’s something I’m really going to miss next year. Major kudos to Monika for her selflessness and sportsmanship when she fouled out towards the end of the LSU game. It was her last game as a Hawkeye and her first instinct was to go to Addie and tell her “you’ve got this,” instead of being upset about the ref’s call.

McKenna Warnock – Be Aggressive in your Efforts
McKenna is a star three-point shooter but makes a big difference when it comes to rebounds and jump balls down in the paint. She’s not scared to get her hands dirty and fight for her team. The determination is clear to see on her face.

Gabbie Marshall – Mix it up, Make them Remember your Name
Gabbie is known for many things. Even being the “cute little one with the eyes, who is that?….Cute eyes, pretty eyes” (as she was referred to by Georgia’s coach). To start out the NCAA tournament, Gabbie was making three point baskets left and right. In fact, she made five in the game against Georgia. Her shooting percentage was higher than it had been all season. Her real grit came when the team was struggling to make shots in the last game against LSU. Gabbie shifted gears and locked in her outstanding defense as another way to help her team.

Kate Martin – Keep a Level Head
Kate has been referred to as “the glue for this team numerous times. She’s a senior coming back next year for her Covid year, so she has learned the patience and confidence that allows her to see the game from a level-headed perspective. She’s the first person to say a few motivating or reassuring words when her teammate messes up or is getting passionate on the court. She’s a rockstar when it comes to physical game-play, but her mental game is off the charts.

Molly Davis – Lay it all on the Line
Molly is a star player for many reasons, but possibly the most impressive is her dedication to finishing the play. She’s a reliable game changer and always makes her minutes count. Most notably in the Big 10 tournament against Ohio State when she sacrificed herself for a hard half court pass from Caitlin to make the layup. It’s a play I’ll not soon forget.

Sydney Affolter – Consistency
Sydney came in off the bench to play crucial minutes in tight games. She’s underrated for her ability to hit threes, free throws and make rebounds. I’m excited to see what’s in store for her next season.

Addie O’Grady – Get Up and Go!
Addie is going to be the next generation of Iowa Bigs for the 23-24 season when Monika is gone next year. She has been a consistent, unwavering back-up when our starters find themselves in foul trouble. She goes in and gets the job done, even when she is coming off the bench cold. That’s hard to do.

Hannah Stuelke – Stay Positive, Love what you Do
I have a “Happy Like Hannah” t-shirt for a reason. Hannah is a freshman this year and came out hot. She plays tough games with a smile on her face and it’s easy to see she loves the game of basketball.

Sharon Goodman – Be Your own Cheerleader
Sharon is known for being the first one to celebrate the team’s accomplishments from the bench. Her towel is always waving and letting her teammates know they did well. Sharon was also awarded for having the highest GPA out of all the players in the NCAA tournament final four. That’s something to be proud of.

Coach Lisa Bluder – Prep work
Lisa Bluder has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to basketball. This year we’ve really been able to see the impact her plays have in game situations. You may remember the last minute play to win the game against Indiana. The players worked to get open and Caitlin scored a three-pointer. It’s obvious that Coach has been putting in the time (credit to her staff as well) to create amazing plays that this team can execute.

I’m definitely biased, but there is so much to learn from this group of women and the way they play basketball. We know promos help create memories and now NCAA athletes can profit from their name, image and likeness. These shirts are  created when enough fans request shirts for a specific player and part of the money goes back to the player. If you love them like I do, you can find all of these shirts on the RAYGUN website and support them.

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 10:10 am

Backyard BBQ

April 21, 2023

May is national BBQ month. For my family, summer is all about grilling. I love getting together to eat good food and play yard games. Here are some promo ideas that I can see fitting right in at our family BBQs.

CB101-E | S’mores Dessert Charcuterie Board 

S’mores are one of my favorite things about summer! This gift allows you to have your logo on the charcuterie board and cookies. The set comes complete with 2.5 oz. of half jet marshmallows, 3.15 oz. of graham crackers, 4- 1 oz. chocolate bars and 4 customizable round cookies. Serves around 6-8 people. Eco-friendly, charcuterie board is durable and made of pure bamboo. Biodegradable and dishwasher safe.

101391-001 | Cuisinart® Petite Tabletop Fire Bowl 

This promo is perfect for small patios and outdoor areas. My parents have a similar one in their pavilion and we use it to stay warm on early or late summer nights, keep bugs away and make s’mores when we need a quick fix, but don’t have time for a big fire.

KM8416 | Perka® Kempton 40 oz. Stainless Steel Travel Mug 

40 oz. tumblers are so popular right now! This mug is light weight and convenient to carry with its ergonomic handle. It has double wall vacuum insulated construction and copper lining to provide extra temperature retention. Comes with a transparent lid with spill-resistant slide closure for hot drinks and a Tritan™ drinking straw for cold drinks. Fits in most cup holders and gives back to Shelter to Soldier.

OD610 | Foam Axe Throwing Game

This game perfect for indoor and outdoor play, includes two foam axes and an easy to fold target with a suction cup. For Easter one year, my cousin brought real axes and a target. It was fun, but this is safer and allows for a worry-free good time.

1450-89 | BBQ Now Apron and 7 piece BBQ Set 

Any grill master needs these tools to be successful. Here they are all packaged together for a great gift. The BBQ set includes an apron, spatula, fork, tongs and oven mitt with salt and pepper shakers. Adjustable back and neck strap allow the apron to be adjusted for a comfortable day in front of the grill.

2001E | Deep Etched Pitcher and Pint Set 

Warm weather means you need to stay refreshed. Whether it’s beer, lemonade or water, your imprint will stand out. This set is laser etched on all five pieces and would make a thoughtful gift for employees, investors, board members and loyal customers.

45404 | Koozie® Party Kooler 

The Koozie® Party Kooler holds up to 24 12 oz. cans plus ice and has a built-in bottle or can opener so you’re never without. Its easy-clean, leak-proof vinyl liner makes it the perfect accessory for a day of fun.

WTV-SC22 | Stay Cool Spray Bottle & Fan 

I’m a fair weather fan. If I’m going to stay outside on really hot days, this fan is a necessity. It’ll keep them cool at hot outdoor events with the spray bottle that lightly mists. The fan blades are made from soft pliable plastic for safe operation. The clear plastic water reservoir holds up to 11 oz. of liquid.

8875 | Soft Feel Color Blend Sunglasses 

Protect their eyes with these sunglasses and make them look good doing it. Broadcast your brand with bold, vibrant and colorful frames with a velvety soft-feel finish. Pricing includes a full or partial imprint on both arms. Each pair of sunglasses provides 100% UV protection and features shatter resistant lenses.

DCQS3 | Deluxe Grilling Scraper & Flippers Set 

Blackstone and other flat grills are becoming really popular! We’re excited to showcase this new-to-the-industry product! This deluxe grilling set contains two flippers and a scraper/chopper. One flipper is a solid blade, and the other is a perforated blade. Both feature a beveled edge for scooping food on a flat-top grill or surface. These grilling tools can be bought individually or as a set.


Prepare for summer and show off your brand with these fun BBQ-friendly promos!

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 8:30 am

Stress Self Care!

February 24, 2023

One of our suppliers recently shared these stats on stress and how they relate to the workplace.

April is Stress Awareness Month! Stress is often referred to as the silent killer so having an open conversation is key. A branded stress reliever can help start that dialogue, visual proof of your investment in your audience’s health and wellness. Customers and employees alike will feel appreciated when you hand out these products.

Three stats to be aware of for Stress Awareness Month:

  1. 94% of U.S. workers report having work-related stress. 23% said their stress level was high; 6% said unreasonably high; only 6% had no stress. (Wrike 2019 Stress in the Workplace Survey)
  2. Work is the #1 source of stress for Americans. Following, #2 is money, #3 is health, #4 is relationships. (American Psychological Association)
  3. About 1 million American workers call in sick because of stress every day. (American Institute of Stress

Mini Coloring Book With Spiral Binding #CA9266

Coloring isn’t just for kids! It’s a therapeutic activity that allows minds to drift away from the stresses of life and into the beauty. Features 30 sheets of 120 gram paper inside with 60 different designs and top metal spiral binding. Miniature size allows for easy storage, making it the perfect coloring book for a mental reset on work breaks.

Yoga can help reduce stress because it promotes relaxation, which is the natural opposite of stress. Yoga can benefit three aspects of ourselves that are often affected by

Yoga Mat YM3704

stress: our body, mind, and breathing. You don’t have to wait to feel stressed out to do yoga, and you shouldn’t! Yoga mat comes complete with polyester carry bag with mesh and shoulder strap. Perfect for yoga on the go. Easily transported to and from work for a quick yoga session.

aRoma™ Ball #3213

Refreshing stress relief! The aRoma Ball is a high-quality stress ball that doubles as a scent diffuser when squeezed. Clean and inviting scents make for the ultimate stress relief product. Premium lycra covering provides a comfortable exterior. Perfect for stress relief and physical therapy. Contains powerful aromas inspired by best-selling fragrances, great for therapeutic relief.

Since work is the leading cause of stress and employee retention is low, many employers are implementing recognition programs and ways to reduce stress. Check out more ideas here

Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 8:24 am

Super Bowl Success

February 13, 2023

Well, we finally know which team won the face off at Super Bowl 2023: the Kansas City Chiefs. Scrolling through social media in the wake of the qualifying games, we saw sports fans excited for the game and others sharing that they were only watching for the halftime show. 

That’s the thing about the Super Bowl, isn’t it? Even if your team’s not in it, you watch. For many people, even if you don’t like football, you watch. It’s ubiquitous. It’s unavoidable. It’s classic. And, between the game, the halftime show, and the commercials, there really is something in it for everyone.

Wouldn’t it be great if your company could make those claims?          

Well, that’s why we’re here: to help you leverage the marketing power of promotional products to deliver Super (Bowl) Successes – campaigns that are ubiquitous, unavoidable, and classic. Campaigns that catch the eye and draw people in, even if they’re loyal to a different brand. Even if they know nothing about the product.

Like the football game of games, a good promotional marketing campaign takes head-in-the-game hard work, like the players on the field. It takes a bold dash of creativity, like the halftime show. And it takes reaching out with humor and compassion for the part that people usually ignore in other contexts: the commercials, or, in our context, the ask.

So whether you were in it to root for the teams, to check out the Rihanna halftime show, or to laugh and cry at the commercials, remember that all three work together to draw in the over 110 million people who tune in every year. Bankers is here to work hard, get creative, make that ask – and deliver you Super (Bowl) Successes every time!


Uncategorized — Dawn Toney @ 9:43 am

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