Posted on August 20, 2013 by Amy Forsell
What makes for a long, long ride home from the Great Smoky Mountains to Chicago?
A) the 500+ miles
B) the fact that there are four kids in the car insisting they can’t hear Nemo screaming from all twelve or whatever speakers strategically placed throughout the Vantasy
C) the fact that someone needs a bathroom approximately every 75 miles
D) heart-stopping, impromptu concerts performed on promotional harmonicas
Apparently I’m sensitive to noise, because that little fish in Finding Nemo was starting to get to me with his hysterical bouts of screaming through the van’s DVD system about as much as the sudden, startling attempts at harmonica playing by some super bored triplet boys.
If you haven’t already guessed, those boys of mine stumbled upon some custom printed harmonicas in the souvenir shop at the end of their first whitewater rafting trip. With spending cash from grandma burning holes in their wallets, all three eagerly plunked down their windfall in exchange for these gift boxed noisemakers printed with the words, “Great Smoky Mountains.”
“Mom, it will remind us of our trip,” one of the boys announced with delight before attempting an unrecognizable rendition of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.”
That it will.
Not only did the souvenir shop profit handsomely on the sale of three promotional harmonicas, those loud little items will remind my boys of their trip. I can hear it now. “Hey, Mom. Remember when we went on that whitewater rafting trip? Can we go again?”
Because that’s what happens when kids remember something good and fun. They want to do it again. Because they really want to do it again, I’ll probably take them, and the people making a living off the tourism surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains will have successfully harnessed the super powers of promotional products.
How can promotional products keep your customers begging for more? The sales team at Show Your Logo has plenty of ideas and they’re always happy to share.