31 Oct

Meet Emily Graham

Meet Emily Graham

We are pleased to introduce Emily Graham to the Promo Crunch promotional products family.

As the owner of the business I am very sensitive to making any changes to the company that are not in the best interest of our customers. We believe in “extreme customer service” and any addition we make – whether it be product or personnel – I am always aware that every step forward must be an improvement.

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Emily was raised on Promo…

Emily has been around and in the promo business since she was born. As I am a long-time promo supplier, my two daughters have both been raised on Promo. Over the last quarter century they have watched as I’ve built Promo Crunch and Promo Motive.

 

“We believe in EXTREME customer service!”

 

They have learned what coded pricing is, what a Supplier does and what is a Distributor. They have learned all about the arcane world of ASI/PPAI. Emily is no ordinary “hire off the street CSR” when in comes to promotion.

 

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Multi-Dimensional Character Brings a Fresh Millennial Perspective

Emily is not the run of the mill “owner’s kid” – in fact, I am really offended that people hire their kids even if they are wrong for the job. Emily has been offered work here several times over the years but has turned it down to pursue her own goals. Emily has attended University, has performed at a National level as a pro fitness model (just like her Dad… NOT!) and has worked as national sales rep for a nutritional supplements company. Emily is a very goal-oriented salesperson.

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Of Course, I am her Dad – Yes, I am biased.

It would be disingenuous of me to say that being Emily’s Dad doesn’t play a part in me hiring her as a customer rep. I had to think long and hard about it. Was she right for the job, would she understand your needs, would she dig deep and hard to solve your promo needs. After much reflection, the only answer I could come back with was and is YES. Emily Graham will rock your promo product world.

 

To reach Emily call 1-888-908-1481 or email her at Emily@PromoCrunch.com

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24 Sep

New Ideas are the Lifeblood of the Promo Industry

NEW Promo Ideas! Don’t Run Away!

New ideas are the lifeblood of the promotional products industry. End-users from all over the country are looking for new ideas from their distributors and Promo Motive is the SUPPLIER of these new ideas to Distributors.

In every business it easy to get in a rut. However, if you are a promo Distributor, getting in a product rut is a very bad idea. It is very common for Distributors to continue to go to the same old Supplier well and promote the same old Supplier ideas. Promo Motive is a supplier who does it differently. We concentrate on NEW ideas ONLY!

 

“Promo Motive: the Supplier Who Does Weird Well!”

 

New Idea #1 – Last Straw: the folding reusable drinking straw

Folding reusable drinking straw for your logo or promotional marketing

Click here to go to product page

 

New Idea #2 – PPR Wallet: the 100% recyclable Tyvek paper wallet

get yourr logo or business marketing message on a water proof tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable tyvek paper wallet.

Click here to go to product page

New Idea #3 – POP Phone Grips: the pop out phone stand for smartphone

custom pop phone grips

Why pay too much? Click here to go to product page

New Idea #4 – Stainless Steel Straws: the set of reusable drinking straws

promotional stainless steel drinking straw

Best price on the planet! Click here to go to product page

New Idea #5 – Custom Socks: knitted or sublimated

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Click here to go to product page

 

Wanna know more? Call 888 908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com

11 Jul

Folding Reusable Drinking Straw in Maui

Maui hosts Last Straw photo shoot

Maui is the home of the Sea Turtle and also the place for our latest photo shoot of the Last Straw.

Sometimes product research can be tough and grueling work. Just not this week. 🙂 This week we are in Maui taking product shots. Here are a few of our new folding reusable drinking straws.

If you would like to send these to customers email john@promocrunch.com or simply right click on the image and save to your desktop. If you have a MAC I have no idea how to help. Aloha!

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last straw folding reusable drinking straw

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Looking to get your client’s logo on a folding reusable drinking straw but don’t know how to sell it?

Look no further as the LAST STRAW collapsible folding drinking straw. Now available at Promo Motive!

The Last Straw is the last word in eco-friendly promotional products. The Last Straw is specifically designed to be easily logo’d in up to 3 colors.

Available in 5 case and 5 straw colors, the Last Straw is available today and sold through your local or regional promotional products specialist.

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How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw: Last Straw!

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again. In fact, there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

“The sell on the folding straw is not about the function of it, it’s about the emotional appeal!”

First point:

This all started with a Turtle Video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose.

WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

Second Point:

After over 30 million views of this video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws.

Seattle bans straw…read more...
Vancouver bans Straws…read more...
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

Third Point:

It’s not about why would you pay $10 for a straw, but more importantly it’s about what it says about a brand to have their logo on a folding reusable drinking straw. Your client’s logo on a LAST STRAW says that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends (meaning they are “in touch”) and lastly, but not least, they want to be seen as helping solve a recognized world problem and being a part of the solution.

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Want help, FREE flyers, FREE virtuals or samples?

CALL US OR E-MAIL. WE LOVE TO TALK!

Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

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16 May

FREE virtual proofs in 20 minutes or less!

Now here’s a challenge that most suppliers can’t live up to: virtual proofs on the following items in 20 minutes or less.

As a distributor you hate to wait! I get that! So on the following items we will get you FREE virtual proofs in under 20 minutes.

To get your free virtual proofs simply click on this email link and send me the logos. We will respond ASAP…or faster!

 

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag. Ge

 

Also: get your logo on the keysmarter… “get rid of the ring!”

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

 

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

keysmart smart key system for keys. Promotional Product, b2b and tradeshow giveaway and marketing swag.

We believe you deserve more.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”

 

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more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!

 

“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”

What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.

WE WANT YOU TO USE THE TOP ONE AS WE KNOW YOU CAN MAKE MORE THAN A LOUSY C!

Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

04 Apr

Distributor or Dinosaur. Who will be the first to become extinct? In the age of the internet this is a question that begs to be asked.

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After spending nearly 25 years as a distributor first and then a supplier for the last 17 years I can say without hesitation that the old school ASI Distributor/Supplier model has never been more in jeopardy. Here is why!

  1. The original ASI concept did not take into account the internet. In many ways, todays ASI approach to the business is still firmly rooted in the world of the printed catalog and faxed in orders. This may suit some distributors but take these facts into account. (according to ASI June 2017)

“The average distributor age is 57 while the average age of their end user is now under 40!”

2. This fact alone means the following…..the end user grew up with the internet and is most familiar with this mode of shopping while the average distributor finds the net “unfamiliar and overwhelming.”

“In short this means that the end user is looking for an online retail type experience to shop for their swag”

3. The end user is now looking to social media (Pinterest, FB, Instagram etc) for their promo inspirations. They want something with their logo that they found in the online social media experience. In short they want trending ideas.

” Younger end users don’t want what their predecessors ordered, even if it worked as a marketing giveaway. They want new and trending!”

4. New and Trending does NOT fit the typical ASI supplier. Suppliers typically wait until 2 things happen…A) the product is proven to be of interest to the end user and B) they can bring in boatloads of them for inventory. This paradigm is flawed. It means one thing.

“By the time a typical Supplier has a trending product on their shelves the trend is over. Think about this, there is an estimated 2 million fidget spinners in stock in the top 10 suppliers warehouses in the USA. Is your end user still asking for these? NOT!”

5. How does a Distibutor beat this old style of business and get ahead of the curve and ahead of their clients desires? Simple.

“Stop doing the same old thing and expect a different result. If your promo suggestions to the end user are not being bought, suggesting it again and again will not work any better!”

 

Here’s what we suggest to stem the tide of Distributor extinction.

 

  1. Look for non conforming suppliers. Suppliers like www.PromoCrunch.com and www.PromoMotive.com are always bringing in new and unusual ideas direct from the factory to the distributor. This means they are not stuck with stale-dated inventory that they have to clear out and that no one wants. It also means that you are far more likely to find ideas that your customer actually wants.
  2. Reconsider dealing with a supplier who imports directly from China to your door. Today the minimums are lower and the speed of delivery is faster. Why pay for USA inventory especially if the idea becomes stale-dated.

“Offshore direct to your door suppliers like Promo Motive are offering low minimums and fast delivery often in 10 days or less. In short the supplier who does this can deliver a cooler idea at a faster time than the traditional ASI supplier. Why would you not consider this idea?”

For more info call 1-888-908-1481 or emailJohn@PromoCrunch.com

 

Todays trending ideas…..

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promotional products and b2b swag. Giving birth to new ideas

Trade show swag and promotional products for b2b marketing, tradeshow giveaways and imprinted promo swag. Get your logo on tradeshow swag and edc multi tools

wholesale imprinted and personalized tradeshow promo swag and promotional products for professional distributors. We specialize in custom socks, custom flash drives, pop phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and fidget gadgets for the marketing and promotional products industry.

pop media stand for trade show and business marketing. Wholesale bulk promotional product aka swag

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

25 Mar

Stop Paying Too Much for Promo

Attention Promotional Products Distributors. Why are you paying too much for your Promotional Products?

Now that the world of business is much smaller, Chinese factory’s are faster and international freight is less expensive why do you continue to buy your promotional products the old-fashioned and expensive way?

Overpaying Problem #1

Inventory in a big Stateside warehouse is a bad idea! The old days when buying in bulk from China and shipping to a central US warehouse make no sense any more. Here are the reasons.

A) Clients want fresh ideas. Buyers are less and less ordering repeats of the old tried and trues! The days when people ordered the same T-shirt/Mug and got the same imprint on them each April ARE MOSTLY OVER! With this fact in mind the idea that the best way to buy both on price and innovation is to buy from some giant warehouse is simply wrong. The reason are complex but I will try to explain.

B) If clients want new ideas all the time (which they do) then the old style swag (ie pens/mugs/T’s) sits on the warehouse shelf unsold. Ask yourself this…How many Fidget Spinners are on suppliers shelves NOT SELLING? 

C) When a slow selling inventory product goes unsold the cost of that unsold inventory gets placed upon more popular selling items. In short the best sellers carry additional costs to off-set the cost of slow sellers.

D) if you are buying from the same place as everyone else then you are selling at the same price as everyone else. If true, what is your competitive advantage? If you want to create a sale that stops your client from either shopping online or bidding you out, stop selling the same old thing as everyone else!

 

LIke what you have just read….find out more!

Want to know more about buying smarter? Then you should call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us. We know what we are doing, we know how how to “do cool” and we are your secret supplier you want to know!

 

Coming Next Week Problem #2 Why ASI is a bad idea for all of us!

 

wholesale tradeshow swag and promotional products including custom socks, custom flash drives, pop sockets and phone stands, lazy bag air sofa and edc multi tools.

01 Jun

FIDGET SPINNERS ARE KIDS FAVOURITE TOYS

FIDGET SPINNERS ARE KIDS FAVOURITE TOYS. GET YOUR LOGO ON IT TODAY!

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Kids all over the world are going crazy for awesome promotional fidget spinners! If you want to market your brand and have people everywhere see it, then make sure to imprint your logo on wholesale fidget spinners today!


01 Jun

FIDGET SPINNERS ARE THE WORLD’S MOST EFFECTIVE MARKETING TOOL

FIDGET SPINNERS ARE THE WORLD’S MOST EFFECTIVE MARKETING TOOL. GET YOUR LOGO ON ONE TODAY!get your logo on a fidget spinner today

Fidget spinners are the world’s most popular and effective marketing tool! If you have a tradeshow or event coming up you don’t want to miss out on this amazing promotional opportunity. You can imprint your logo directly on the wholesale spinners and hand them out to get people interested in your company!