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Promotional Giveaways

Postby suity13 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:56 am

Hi Guys and Gals
We've been asked if we would like to contribute to a "show bag" for a conference of 4500 people, Being newbies it would be a great opportunity to get our name out, I was wondering if anyone else has done anything like this and what you made? I was thinking something useful that would get seen often and perhaps spark conversation - Perhaps a bottle opener key ring with our web address on it?
Any input is appreciated
Kind regards,
Rachel - Australia

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby langdoniron » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:20 am

Bottle opener seems like the natural bet. I am a blacksmith by trade and give away bottle openers always seem to be one of the most kept freebies

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby little blue choo » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:56 pm

Seems to be a very expensive way to get your name out. If you make 4500 of anything you are going to have a lot of money and a lot of time invested. Sounds like someone is looking for 4500 free gifts. I would say thank you but no thank you. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby Bobkovacs » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:29 am

I agree with Rick- that's a huge investment that will likely net you almost nothing.

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby little blue choo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:28 am

If your mind is set on doing this, ask them if you can include a business card /discount coupon. If they say yes , go to Vista Print and have them print you some really nice business cards with pictures of your nicest work on them and a 25% discount on the rear. DAMN now I've got to have more cards printed. :lol: Hope things work out for you.

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby michmetalman » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:31 am

Hell no! lol Your ROI would not even be worth the time and money. There are so many other ways to get your name and product out there and still make money.

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby little blue choo » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:13 am

little blue choo wrote:If your mind is set on doing this, ask them if you can include a business card /discount coupon. If they say yes , go to Vista Print and have them print you some really nice business cards with pictures of your nicest work on them and a 25% discount on the rear. DAMN now I've got to have more cards printed. :lol: Hope things work out for you.

Rick


I just looked and you can get 5000 cards printed on both sides at GotPrint.com for $66.50.

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Software Mach 3, Sheetcam, Solid Edge 2D, Inkscape

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Re: Promotional Giveaways

Postby Doc Hollywood » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:42 pm

I have to jump in here too and say no way. In fact, i don't do any free giveaways for anyone. I've done it 4 or 5 times, contributing to gift baskets, and charity auctions, and never gotten anything in return.


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