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Silicone Whistle Bracelets — Branded Safety and Identification Meets Colorful Flexible Design

This item blows me away ( shameless pun ) and it will blow your target audience away too.  The silicone wristband whistle is extremely visible branding and identification for groups but just as important, the whistle adds an element of safety.   

I have been in the promotional products space my whole 40-year career.  Maybe once or twice a year I actually see something new that makes sense.  The silicone wristband whistle is that item for me so far in 2018.  While it doesn’t have application for all purposes and demographics, it is the perfect blend of safety, identification, and branding for a host of markets.  Here are but a few examples of where this custom wristband whistle would be a perfect fit: 

Kids Camps.  The usefulness should be apparent.  It helps to quickly identify groups and gives those groups a safety device in the event they become lost or are otherwise in danger.  Custom branding them with the camp or group name makes them even more useful and a diversity of band colors makes quick identification possible. 

Community Outreach.  An example would be to use the band color to signify the color of a bus route or subway route.  The whistle gives the recipient a useful item to use while riding or simple to have on hand as a safety whistle in their backpack, tote or purse. The band could be custom printed with a safety message to riders. The high visibility and addition of the whistle, combined with the low price of this item, make it budget friendly for transportation companies to use in safety and awareness campaigns. 

Group Tours.  Got an elderly group visiting a major city or country?  This item would be a welcome addition in the guides toolbox as they could easily see which ones are their members and should a member stray or panic or need assistance, they might be heard more clearly with a whistle above the drone of voices.  It is a low cost highly effective promotional item as well; one that will likely remind the travelers of your company for years to come. 

Silicone Whistle BraceletThe whistles are a safety necessity, acting as a fast and loud alarm that signals a need for help and the smooth, integrated design makes them a great fit for camps and safety programs, walks, runs, and so much more.  

After the event, these whistle bracelets will be used again and again by joggers, walkers, seniors, and students alike as an addition to a go-bag or emergency kit, for camping, boating, hiking, biking, general survival, and countless other outdoor activities. The double frequency whistles emit a shrill, high-pitched sound, with minimal effort and the smooth, integrated silicone slap bracelets make them convenient to carry so they’re on hand whenever the need to use arises. The whistle is made of ABS plastic.

Silicone Whistle Bracelets are available in a choice of five bold colors with a 1-color imprint for as low as $1.29 a unit.  

If you’re interested in this, or any other item, contact your account executive today to discuss options for your brand.  


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6 Fun Promotional Giveaway Ideas for Your Next Running Event

Brand promotional giveaways for your next running or walking event with products that participants will use during and after the race. Check out these six fun ideas that will help your brand take a step in the right direction so you get to the finish line faster.

Running Belt Fanny Pack

These Fanny Packs were made with runners in mind. They are perfect for runners and walkers alike because they don’t get in the way, keep essentials safe, and will keep your brand top of mind. These fanny packs are available for as low as $4.25 a unit.

Hydra Flat Bottle

These bottles roll up to make for easier storage. Hand these out before the race begins or as a small gift for signing up for your event. A carabiner is included so the bottles can be attached to a belt loop or backpack. These flat portable bottles are available for as low as $2.51 a unit. 


You won’t have to sweat looking for the perfect giveaway with these cool sweatbands! Decorated with your logo, they make great giveaways anywhere that people will work up a sweat. Available in 11 different colors, they’re sure to fit your brand’s needs. These sweatbands available for as low as $1.99 a unit. 

Cool WrapsCooling Towel

Keep your participants cool, calm, and collected with these cooling wraps. Just dip into water and they provide hours of cooling after a big race. Perfect for outdoor events, they’re sure to be used again and again. These fun wraps are available for as low as $2.99 a unit. 

Clear Cinch BagClear Drawstring Cinch Bag

Cinch bags are a crowd-pleasing giveaway they’re useful items that everybody wants and needs. These clear bags can be used for day-to-day activities after the run, giving your brand additional exposure well after the event is over. These bags are available for as low as $2.65 a unit.

Sunscreen and Aloe Cool Pocket Packs

Protect participants from the burn with these easy and affordable sunscreen and aloe cool pocket packs. Branded with your logo, they’re the perfect handout before or after your run or walk and participants will appreciate that you’ve got their back, and shoulders, and face! These sunscreen and aloe cool pocket packs are available for as low as $0.98 a unit.


Like any of these ideas or have some of your own? Contact us today to discuss ideas!

Top Year End Items for Universities

What’s the best promo product for university giveaways? Marketing departments around the country are asking this question right now as they look for new and creative ways to welcome incoming freshman and graduate students. While searching for the perfect promotional product may feel like searching for a needle in a haystack, we’ve compiled a list of the top items of the year with the goal to simplify your decision making during this busy time of year.

Clear Stadium TotesClear Stadium Tote

Clear stadium totes are owned by few and mandated at an increasing number of colleges and professional arenas and stadium. Help students gear up and get ready for game time with clear stadium totes for the upcoming football season. Handing out approved clear totes will get students ahead of the game. These are available in a variety of cool shapes for as low as $2.15 a unit. 



Branded sunglasses highlighsunglassest that your students’ futures are looking bright. These fun giveaways help you gain exposure for your school and come in a wide array of bold and fun colors. These are available for as low as $2.15 a unit. 

WaterbottleWater Bottles

Equipping students with logo’d reusable water bottles promote healthy living and reduces waster. Choose from a wide variety of shapes and materials so your brand stands out. These item pictures are available for as low as $3.25 a unit. TShirt


T-Shirts are walking billboards and a really great shirt gets better with age. Whether you opt for a timeless classic or one that’s on point, we’ve got an option to suit your crowd. Contact your account executive for options and pricing.


Journals are affordable and useful giveaways that will get daily use. Hand these out at summer orientation to get students prepared in noteworthy style. These journals are available for as low as $4.36 a unit. 

Lapel Pins

Pin up your alma mater pride with custom lapel pins. The perfect lapel pin is a thought that will be saved long after graduation. There are a wide array of styles, sizes, and textures available. Your items pictured start as low as $1.40 a unit. 

DecalCustom Decals

Decals make great giveaways, especially for events. Hand these out to students and they are sure to add them to their laptops, water bottles, and cars. There is a wide variety of standard and custom die cut options available. These are available for as low as 0.26 a unit depending on sizing.



Like any of these ideas or have some of your own? Contact your account executive today! 

2018 Commencement Items You’ll Need for the Big Day

Commencement is coming and we are excited to help the newly grads celebrate with some of these items! From gifts to awards and all the little things in between, we got you covered for the big day.

Commencement Cords

Thinking about giving your club members or volunteers a cord to recognize them at Commencement? We can help you with that with cords of every color! These are available for as low as $1.37 a unit. 

Commencement Stole

Stoles are a great way to recognize student’s accomplishments and showcase their passions. We can help you find the perfect color, length, and size of stole for students’ on their big day. These pictured are available for as low as $18.25 a unit. 


Keychains are a great reminder of moving forward into becoming an Alumni to your Alma mater. Hand these out when students sign up for commencement or pick up their cap and gown. A small token that shows you care that can hang on their keys. These are available for as low as $4.44 a unit.

Book Shaped Awards

Looking to honor a professor, student or staff member this year? These book shaped awards will look great with any name or logo and is an elegant way to recognize someone for their dedication or achievement. These are available for as low as $89.75 a unit.

Graduation Cap Stress Relievers

Squeeze away the stress with these grad cap stress relievers! A great giveaway when tabling for commencement and getting students to engage with you. A small reminder that graduation is right around the corner and that they are finally graduating. These are available for as low as $1.49 a unit.

Graduation Cap Spinners

Grad cap spinners are unique, different, and totally awesome! Spin your way into commencement as giveaways or gifts to get students excited. They come in white and will look great with your logo.  These are available for as low as $2.79 a unit.


What comes after commencement? Summertime! Celebrate the next few months with an awesome pair of sunglasses branded with your university and students will wear them everywhere. These sunglasses are stylish and hip making them more fashion-forward than regular promotional sunglasses. These are available for as low as $2.95 a unit.


Like any of these ideas or have some of your own? Contact us today!

Administrative Professionals’ Day 2018

Administrative Professionals’ Day is a day to recognize the work and efforts of receptionists, secretaries, and administrative assistants. This year, it lands on Wednesday, April 25th, which means now is the time to come up with ideas to show your appreciation.

Celebrating their hard work with any of these small (and not so small) gifts will remind your favorite administrative professionals that their work doesn’t go unnoticed.

18 oz. Tumbler

These tumblers have an everyday use and feel to them. They have double wall for insulation for cold or hot liquids and can be purchased in seven bright and vibrant colors. These are available for as low as $3.27 a unit.

Stoneware Mug

Mugs are a great go-to gift for office employees because it is something that can stay at their desk or go home with them. Mugs can also be filled with candies or treats for a little bit more excitement. These mugs come in an assortment of colors that are sure to fit your brand or logos needs. These are available for as low as $1.89 a unit.

Gift Bag of Cookies

If you don’t know, now you know that we also can do custom treats! These cute little cookies come in a custom logo’d box with a bow. Treats are a great way to show you care and celebrate accomplishments. These are available for as low as $4.99 a unit.

Boat Tote

Canvas totes are a great gift to show you appreciate Administrative Professionals. This gift is great for the weekend and will showcase your logo where ever they go. These are available for as low as 4.98 a unit.

Executive Pen with Case 

These pens have a great clean look to them and come in a case to match. Sometimes a nice pen is a great way to show you appreciate hard work. These pens come in black and can be imprinted with different colors to fit your brand. These are available for as low as $3.99 a unit.



Like any of these ideas or have some of your own? Contact your Account Executive today!