Prep for Your Pop-Up Shop

As the retail industry adjusts to more online purchasing, pop-up shops are growing in popularity. Popups are an easy, affordable, and efficient way to connect in-person with customers, showcase products and promote a brand. Plus, they can occur anywhere from a street corner to inside a larger store! Is a popup right for your business? Here are a few things to consider and some tips for success: Make your brand the center of your display. You’ll need signage and decorations to attract attention and generate interest. Try a bright, welcoming table cover, a stand-up or hanging banner, or a folding display board. Stand out with a bright balloon cluster. Find the right location. Websites like thestorefront.com are a great way to find short-term retail locations in major cities around the country. Have the right staff. Whoever represents your company should reflect your values and be warm, energetic, and informed. The … Read More

In the News: The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm

In response to a violent crime against an elderly New York City resident, the NYPD’s Community Affairs Bureau started Senior Safe, a new program aimed at protecting senior citizens. As part of this safety initiative, the NYPD has made plans to distribute bracelets with the personal safety keychain alarm attached, to every senior center in the city. Read more here The Personal Safety Keychain Alarm is extremely loud at 100-110 decibels, and can be heard up to 175-225 feet away. It also has an LED light for additional security. It is fast and simple to use, making it ideal for emergency situations.

Making Change: Bringing a Non-Profit’s Logo to Life

When World of Change launched in 2017, its mission was elegantly simple: collect spare change to fund worthy causes. With an estimated $10 billion in loose coins currently sitting idle in households, the concept has the potential to add up to some big change. But during the initial startup phase, founder Matt Hoidal was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to take this simple idea and translate it into a fully fleshed out brand from scratch. Says Hoidal, “World of Change needs to be something people can visualize, touch, hear and feel, so we had to have something tangible to help illustrate how our change collection and investment concept would work.” For the organization and its purpose to be communicated successfully, it was clear that sandwich bags and envelopes wouldn’t cut it when it came to coin collection. Instead, Hoidal created coin kits all his own by repurposing … Read More

Phone Accessories You Can't Stop Talking About

We’re proud of the products we carry and try to sing their praises at every chance we get. But, you don’t just have to take our word for it! Here is a roundup of some of our best-selling phone accessories with reviews from real customers who can’t stop raving about these great finds: Orso Media Stand What It Is: A sleek, low profile media stand for tablets or phones with silicone grip pads for no-slip satisfaction. Why They Love It:  “I love that this stand gives me two different viewing options (device standing up or lying down). Also, the silicone grips at the top and bottom ensure that the stand and my device will not slip or slide around.” —Jennifer from Maine Stylin’ Stylus Pen What It Is: A pen-stylus combo that makes switching from paper to touch-screen devices and back again a seamless transition. Why They Love It: “Received … Read More

Our 9 Favorite Products for Low-Minimum Orders

Make use of our low minimum shop for those times you don’t need a large amount of one particular item. This assortment of customizable products is well suited to anything from corporate gifts to sports teams to birthday parties. Color Pop Earbuds W/Microphone Min. Quantity: 50 Earbuds are a practical and well-liked choice for giveaways at conferences and assemblies, but with a minimum quantity order this low, they also can be used as fun take-home gifts at birthdays, sweet sixteens and graduation celebrations. EZ-Click Uno Umbrella Min. Quantity: 36 Get a great bang for your buck with these customizable umbrellas, which function almost like a walking billboard for your brand. These items make for a classy corporate gift, or work well for employees who travel a lot for business. 21 oz Chrome Bottle Min. Quantity: 36 Available in the right quantity for sports teams, these stylish water bottles are perfect … Read More

5 Products to Show Off Your Brand’s Playful Side

With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to bring a lighter sensibility to your brand by using out-of-the-box promotional productions. Here, we list out our top picks for getting a little creative with your logo presentation: Yo-Yos Take an old-school approach by placing your company’s logo on a classic yo-yo. Everyone will find the simplicity of this nostalgic item appealing, making a branded yo-yo a great giveaway for tradeshows, company picnics and retreats. Coloring Books Coloring books are making a comeback with all age groups. Grownups are grabbing crayons and pencils to bring black-and-white line drawings to life as a way to relax and unplug. Therapists and yoga studios would do well to use these branded books to appeal to clients looking for a meditative hobby. Fidget Spinners The award for hottest of-the-moment trend easily goes to the fidget spinner, a sensory tool turned fad that helps … Read More

Going to Their Happy Place

When someone tells you to “go to your happy place,” where do you envision you are? Wherever it is, it is likely defined by blissed-out enjoyment and relaxation. Investing in swag that will make your customers’ happy place even happier is a great way to promote your brand. The Beach Put your logo on fun accessories like sunglasses, beach towels and beach balls that consumers can use during a family trip to the beach. Our bold, stripped beach mats, complete with an inflatable pillow, roll up into a built-in carrier with handles for easy breakdown—a feature overwhelmed parents are sure to appreciate. The Fishing Hole There are few recreational activities more zen-like then fishing by a lake or river. Lures make an amazing promotional giveaway, and we promise that they’re as good at hooking customers as they are at catching fish! The Camping Ground For companies in the outdoor industry, … Read More

In The Spirit of Spring

As the snow starts to melt, the flowers begin to bloom and the grass gets a little greener, it’s time to trade beanies for baseball caps and stock up on promotional products that speak to the spring season. Here are our picks for trendy items that will carry your brand into the warmer months: April Showers… Spring is synonymous with rain, which means promotional products like umbrellas and wellies will get a lot of wear on dreary days. Functional and practical, rain gear is almost like a mobile billboard for your brand, communicating your company’s message to a large pool of potential customers. …Bring May Flowers Seeds and flower kits make excellent, timely giveaways for spring trade shows and help reinforce a green message for companies trying to promote their commitment to sustainability. Don’t forget, Earth Day is April 20, which is another opportunity to entice potential customers with an … Read More

The Six Best New Giveaway Trends

As we gear up for the spring trade show season here at Crestline, great giveaways are top of mind. You can always go the classic route by decorating your table with branded pens like the Bic® Clic Stic®—and with the lowest cost per impressions of any item, it would be a smart move. But if you’re looking to shake things up this year, we’ve compiled a list of six out-of-the-box giveaways that are sure to be a hit. EOS™ Smooth Sphere Lip Balm ($5.89-$3.90) Lip balm is used by almost everyone, and the EOS™ brand is particularly well-known and well-liked. Research shows that promo products from recognizable retail brands resonate better with consumers, particularly with millenials. Safe Guard RFID Card Sleeve ($1.19-$0.82) With identity theft on the rise, this simple sleeve can be a real lifesaver of a giveaway. The RFID compliant, polyethylene material protects against digital data theft while … Read More

Encouraging Word-Of-Mouth Advertising with Promotional Products

Word of Mouth Advertising (WOM)—even if you are not a marketer, you are probably no stranger to this term. Word of mouth marketing is the natural conversation about your business and your message between a customer and another person or group, either spoken out loud or documented somewhere on the internet. This act is considered to be one of the strongest forms of customer acquisition, and it is important for businesses of all sizes. Word of mouth is so effective because of its credibility. We trust our family, friends, and other consumers in our same position. Their recommendations and opinions carry more weight than advertising spots on television or the radio. When a consumer receives impeccable service or has an experience that was better than expected, it is a natural reaction to want to share it. On the same note, when a consumer receives less than excellent service and is … Read More

Mailing Address:
Crestline Customer Service
PO Box 2027
Lewiston, ME 04241
Crestline Customer Service:
US: 866-488-4975
Intl: +1 207-488-4975
email: crestlinehelp@crestline.com
© 2011 Crestline Blog