7 Promotional Water Bottles for Different Needs

In the US, 53% of  consumers own promotional drinkware and of that 53%,  half use such items an average of 2-3 times per week! Drinkware is a popular promotional product category because it makes a big impact and is effective when it comes to marketing your brand and sharing your message. One popular drinkware item is custom water bottles. Water bottles make great gifts and giveaways because they are relevant to everyone, and can be used again and again. Like with any promotional giveaway, in order to get the most bang for your marketing dollars, it is important to choose a water bottle that will be the best possible fit for your particular audience. Upon first glance, it may seem like all water bottles serve the same purpose, but different water bottles offer different features that make them better suited for different uses and environments. If you are planning on … Read More

A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Promotional T-Shirt

Did you know that 58% of consumers own a promotional shirt? With so many different t-shirts to pick from, it can be hard to know which one is right for your specific needs. Promotional t-shirts are now available in a number of different materials, weights, blends and fits and each has its own set of benefits based on the use that you need it for. To ensure that you choose the tee that is the best solution for your needs, we’ve broken T-shirts down into three categories and chosen a top selling tee from each category to use as an example for you to base a decision on. First, some  information that will make your apparel shopping easier: Fabric Weight: both online and in our catalog, you will notice that our apparel items have a weight in from of the material listed, for example, 6 oz. cotton. This weight will … Read More

Why Classic Items Make Amazing Promotional Giveaways

 After decades of consistent use, it is easy to call the Boat tote style a classic. Canvas boat bags were originally used to haul ice in New England, but over time, their versatility and classic appeal have transformed this style of tote into an all-purpose bag used by many. Boat totes make excellent promotional tote bags because of their transcendent style and their ability to be used for so many different uses. From finance to education to non-profit organizations, custom boat bags are a great promotional item to try. The Classic Boat Bag in Action: KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a non-profit network of college-preparatory public charter schools serving elementary, middle and high school students in educationally underserved communities. They have eight schools in Atlanta serving 2,900 students. They believe that excellent academics, safe and structured schools, empowered teachers, an emphasis on character development, and support through college are the … Read More

How to Celebrate National Hospital Week

Celebrate the professionals who work every day to support the health and well-being of their community members with their compassion and knowledge with customized gifts of appreciation. National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week are great opportunity to show your appreciation for these dedicated workers and promote your hospitals good name. This year, Nurses Week is May 6- 12 and Hospital Week will be taking place from May 8-14. Here is what you can do to commend your workers and advocate for your hospital. Showing Appreciation for Employees: It’s true for every business, your employees are your most important asset! Use National Hospital week and National nurses week to give back to your employees. Showing appreciation for your employees shows that you care and employees who are cared about are happier and perform better. How can you thank your health care professionals? Put together a gift bag of fun goodies that … Read More

Introducing Crestline's Low Minimum Shop

We’ve heard it time and time again, customers tell us that they love our products, but they wish that some items were available in lower quantities. Crestline has acknowledged that every business need is different and we understand that sometimes you don’t need 300+ custom products. Sometimes you just need 30. In order to better meet the needs of small businesses, teams and events with limited attendance, we have put together a specialty shop of promotional products available at low minimums, including many of our customers favorite items! In our new low minimum shop, you will find powerful promotional products from nearly every category that we offer on our website. Who is this shop for? Our low minimum shop can help many small businesses and teams better share their message. If you are looking for duffle bags for your small team of athletes, water bottles for your 50 employees or … Read More

Unique Ways to Use Promotional Products for Personal Events

Promotional products have been used in business for decades top provide reach and top of mind recall for organizations across nearly every industry. Promotional products have proven their success in business, if you don’t believe it, check out these facts about the power of promotional products. What you may not have considered yet is that promotional products can be just as powerful for your personal events. That’s right, we’re talking about weddings, family reunions, anniversaries, birthdays, and more! Have a blast at your next big get-together by adding custom giveaways to the mix! Promotional giveaways are loved by the masses, so it makes sense that these items would be a big hit anywhere. If you are getting ready to throw a large family event or a gathering of friends, customized giveaways are an affordable and impactful way to build anticipation for your event, and give those who attend a way to remember … Read More

5 Convincing Reasons to Try Promotional Products

Click here to download this infographic.   When it comes to choosing an advertising method, as a business, it can be a tough decision to make. There are so many different mediums to choose from between traditional advertising and new media, figuring out the best way to disperse your marketing dollars can turn into a tough task! At Crestline, we sell promotional products because we believe in them. Here are a few integral reasons why we think promotional products should be a part of your marketing mix:  59% of promotional product recipients had a more favorable impression of the advertiser after receiving the item. So if you are looking to give your customer the warm and fuzzies, a thoughtful promotional product could do the trick! 88% of recipients could recall the advertisers who gave them a promotional product. This is important! Being memorable doesn’t mean much if your audience only … Read More

7 Pet-Friendly Giveaways for Animal Lovers

Do you have a pet at home? A recent study directed by the American Pet Products Association indicated that roughly 65% of American households or 79.9 million people, own pets! Many pet owners consider their pets to be part of the family and treat them with the same love and respect as they do their fellow humans. With that being said, it’s no surprise that promotional pet giveaways are one of our top picks for 2016 trends. The pet industry is alive and booming. Pet owners spent an estimated 60.59 billion dollars on their pets in 2015 and that number will likely grow in the current year. Humans look for ways to connect their lives with their pets and will frequently spend more on services such as hotel stays, shopping trips and more if it means they can take their furry friends with them. With this in mind, maybe it’s … Read More

Six Promotional Products for Fun Runs and Charity Walks

For the past decade, a new trend has been sweeping across the country. Chances are you’ve already noticed—the trend is the fun run, or the non-traditional run such as charity walks, color runs, and other fun themed runs. The organization, Running USA, says, “since 2009, the estimated number of finishers of non-traditional runs has grown from the low six figures to over 4 million in 2013.” Fun runs differ from traditional running events because of the audience that they attract. Those who participate in fun runs are less serious about running as a sport and are participating more frequently for the social experience or for a cause that is close to them. Despite the fact that these runners may not necessarily care about how quickly they make it past the finish line, they still show up inspired to have fun and participate. Due to the popularity of this growing industry, non-traditional … Read More

Getting Creative With Promotional Lip Balm

  Cereal City Science (CCS) is a unit of Battle Creek Math and Science Center, located in Michigan.  CCS has developed a Kindergarten through seventh-grade inquiry-based science unit curriculum that is aligned with the Michigan grade level content expectations. The purpose of the program is to provide good, inquiry-based science instruction in the classroom with opportunities for students to engage in all four strands of science proficiency (physical science, life science, earth science and inquiry and technology). The curriculum provides teachers with classroom instruction that includes opportunities for interaction in the classroom, where students carry out investigations, talk and write about their observations and emerging understandings, and discuss ways to test them Each unit undergoes an extensive development and evaluation process. We are in over 300+ districts in the state of Michigan as well as a few districts in other states. We are gearing up to go national with the … Read More

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