Posted on September 2, 2014 by Steve Brungart
I know, I know, a shocking proclamation to make, right? In this, the Digital Age, where all things are convenient and literally within hand’s reach (hello, handy dandy iPhone!), why do we really need desk or wall calendars? Well, truthfully, I put some thought into this. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I do enjoy my dry erase board calendar at home. It’s nice to be able to just look up without scrolling through countless apps to find a date on my calendar (and that’s if I don’t get distracted by Twitter in the process) to see when bills are due, birthdays are taking place, or when that term paper deadline is creeping up. Consider this: How many times have you been on your mobile phone arranging plans, and suddenly you’re not sure if you’ve already got something scheduled that night? Now you have to put your friend on speakerphone and, in a hostage negotiation-like situation, and carefully pan through your screen trying to find your calendar while not hanging up on them!
Okay, so it’s probably not that bad, but it’s still an annoyance. But let’s face it. In this age of ever-changing technology, the printed calendar is still here. Among survey recipients, 82% revealed they enjoyed receiving calendars as complimentary gifts, whereas 74% of recipients remember the name of the company that gave them a calendar.
In many ways all of this technology has helped the calendar’s evolution. For years the industry has been stagnant; printed wall calendars were the only game in town when it came to keeping a good record of the date and events. However, here’s a fun tip: the calendar ordering cycle is not like other promotional items. An order of mugs could take a company two years to go through, and order of scratch pads maybe three years. After one year a calendar becomes more or less obsolete no matter how many of those fun little squares you’ve filled up! But come what may, it’s a new year, and you need a new calendar to stay informed and organized. The funny thing is, the calendar, whether paper or digital, still hasn’t changed that much, but we can certainly make them stylish and appealing to any industry!
There is the ever so classic wall calendar if you enjoy the span-the-year, conquering-one-day-at-a-time sort of feeling. If you’re more the motivational calendar type, we have those too! Dog person? Cat person? We have a calendar for that! (Think of it as an app, whatever it is, there’s one for it.) Want a small mailer piece to send to your customers at a low quantity? The Press-N-Stick calendar is perfect! Lightweight and small enough to fit in a regular envelope, it’s a great way to make sure you remain on their fridge, office wall, or anywhere else for easy access to your place of business contact information.
I could go on all day about this. (No, seriously, I could. In fact by the time I’m done you would need a new calendar.) But I won’t. Check out the options listed here, or give us a call at 888-253-5800 to get started on stocking (or re-stocking) your calendar supply today!
Posted on April 24, 2013 by Amy Forsell
It’s Administrative Professionals Day! Show these hard working people how much you appreciate them with flowers, a lunch, a gift certificate to the spa or the golf course…or with promotional products. You don’t need a day on the calendar to find an excuse to show your appreciation. Print your company logo on some fantastic products and give them as gifts to all those administrative professionals who work for your company.
Pretty custom desk clocks, anyone? These quartz, promotional desk clocks are top notch. A high luster finish will draw all kinds of warranted attention to your company logo. Every administrative professional can benefit from an attractive desk clock. As low as price: $22.49/each
If a tighter budget is keeping you from splurging on the aforementioned desk clocks, check out this affordable alternative. These perfectly lovely logo clocks are available in black or matte silver. As low as price: $2.99/each
Print on aluminum photo frames for a great low price (as low as $2.77 each) and show your employees and your company logo some love. Don’t forget your wallet. Your wallet is going to love these frames, too.
Print on these attractive custom glass frames or have them laser engraved. Your choice! Either way, they’ll look fantastic on employee desks all over the office. Everyone loves to keep cherished photos close by, and with an as low as price of $4.57 each, these glass frames won’t break your budget.
Customize digital frames and give a gift that will knock her socks off. This memorable gift allows users to view a photo album’s worth of pictures in just one picture frame. Nice! As low as price $47.24 each.
This custom leather desk clock pen organizer make an attractive, useful gift for any administrative professional. With the addition of your company logo and/or personal message, it make a truly memorable gift. As low as price: $14.99 each.
Give the gift of a high quality, durable travel mug. This is an excellent, attractive choice. Made of porcelain and stainless steel, anyone can see that this is a quality promotional product. Available in black, navy, and white so you can choose the color that best represents your business or organization. With a 14 ounce capacity, this travel mug will be a well utilized gift. As low as price: $9.94 each.
This desk set includes a custom printed pen as well as a custom printed usb drive. These high quality items are guaranteed to find a practical purpose at home or in the office. As low as price: $7.49 each.
High quality printed pens always make terrific employee gifts. This Cutter and Buck Legacy Pen Set includes a twist pen and a roller pen. Customize both to your specifications and give a gift that looks highly polished and professional. As low as price $22.86 each.
Print custom iPad cases for those administrative professionals and other employees who have access to iPads in the office or at home. These attractive, durable protective cases as much appreciated by iPad owners everywhere. As low as price $16.88 each.
In need of other gift ideas for Administrative Professionals Day? In need of promotional products to show your employee appreciation? Follow our Pinterest Board titled “Employee Appreciation Gifts.” Contact the sales team at Show Your Logo. They’re all familiar with 750,000 promotional products available for customization.