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The Season is Upon Us!

Darius Rucker said, “There’s two times of the year for me: Football season, and waiting for football season.”

With the preseason here, Fantasy Leagues are gearing up and parties are being planned all across the country. That’s not the only thing getting into full swing, though. School football teams and themed promotions are just around the corner, too, and for that we have the perfect smorgasbord to fulfill all of your game day events!

Fun to throw and more fun still as a work day distraction (Show Your Logo tested & approved), plastic and foam footballs are great items to toss out at events with your logo printed on the side. Both allow for a double sided imprint and are available in a wide array of colors allowing you to replicate your own or your local team’s colors!

For something a little less traditional but with great reusability are the sports themed bags. These vary based on sports and themes and are preprinted with the appropriate detailing for the ball impteam-car-magnetsrint.

Nothing says support like having a magnet or bumper sticker with your favorite team on it! (Okay, plenty of other things probably say it more, but none are as fun as these!) Coming in all different shapes and sizes, these magnets feature a magnificently wide imprint area to include school logos, mascots, business information, and more.

Another item that comes ready and shaped in any sports theme you like, cheering sticks are a great way to show off some flare on game day. They also can make great parade or assembly giveaways as they are lightweight and easy to throw. These can also go hand in hand with our inflatable noisemakers that, while they are limited to a single shape, come in a wide array of colors so you can still show team spirit!customized-inflatable-cheering-sticks

Hydration is the key at sporting events whether you’re a player or spectator. Some of those dog days of summer games require water while out in that early evening sun, and those fall nighttime games will leave you wanting some coffee or hot chocolate. The good news is that all of these items make for great giveaways at games, items to sell, or promotional products with team logos.

We Americans love our sports, but I don’t know too many that enjoy those bleacher seats. Stadium cushions offer a large imprint area and a wide variety of colors. The advertising options and price point make these a fantastic option for any business looking to promote themselves during game season.

There are twcheap-fleece-blanketso different versions of this blanket that we feature. One is all fleece while the other has a tarp bottom. While there are not as many color options with this item, I highly recommend the blanket with the tarp. I took one to Comic Con this year and it worked great when stuck sitting in the grass during those long Hall H lines during the wee hours of the morning. They’re large enough for two people to lie down on or three to sit and allow a waterproof cushion between you and the ground.

This list really only scratches the surface on all the options we offer for sports giveaways, and just because we’re bringing this blog out at the start of football season doesn’t mean we’re just limited to football for promotional products. Browse our website or give us a call today at 888-253-5800 for any recommendations or inquiries for your team or business so we can start helping you show your logo!

The U.S., Soccer, and Branding

Here at Show Your Logo, we know why soccer has not taken off in the Unites States like has in the rest of the world!  It isn’t the perceived notion that there’s more action in hockey and basketball, nor is it that you “don’t get the physical play as you do in American football.”  Both of these statements are false–soccer is both action-packed and physical. The real reason? The United States National Team has been screwing up their jerseys for years!

 

Before I get into the jersey situation, I need to share some relevant information about myself.  I am a Chicago sports fan: Bears, Bulls, Cubs, and Blackhawks. (Props to you if you pronounced “the” as “da” at the beginning of each team name!) When you think of these teams I have listed (don’t worry about the ones I left off), the one thing they have in common is that their uniforms have stayed relatively unchanged for thirty or more years.  Yes, they may change to have longer shorts or pants, and the manufactures may have changed, but overall, the Bear’s uniform is still a simple mix of navy, orange, and white on a jersey with a navy helmet and that wonderful iconic “C.” The Bulls’ jerseys just say “Bulls.”  The Cubs wear pinstripes.  The Blackhawks’ Indian head is so iconic that you are not allowed to step on it in the dressing room (we’re looking at you Biebs!).  Even looking outside of Chicago there are plenty of uniforms that have stayed consistent through the years: The Yankees, Packers, Lakers, Celtics, just to name a few!  Lately there has been a trend to have retro jerseys.  There are also a lot of universities that have been going with some crazy uniforms.  The streamlined consistency of these team uniforms, their color schemes, and the stylized presentation of their branding makes them recognizable even to non-fans.

 

There are many soccer uniforms that are the same way.  Brazil has a very iconic jersey (or “kit” as it is called everywhere else in the world).  The Brazilian uniform is always a yellow shirt with green trim.  It doesn’t matter if Nike or Adidas is making it, those are their colors and that is their style.  The same goes for Argentina.  Their shirts are always white with light blue vertical stripes.  England, Italy, France, Holland… all have had jerseys that have stayed more or less consistent during the course of time.

 

Then there is the United States soccer uniform.  The only thing really consistent about our uniforms is that they aren’t consistent.  The colors aren’t even consistent!  Sometimes the blue is a royal blue, and other times it is a navy blue.

Each of these things is not like the other!

Each of these things is not like the other!

Please do not even get me started on the time they used denim! (See the 1994 away jersey).

 

From a marketing standpoint, this is bad for business. Like, really bad.  You want to build a consistent brand, and that includes the uniform.  If this was your logo being bounced all over, you’d be enraged at the inconsistency of the presentation of your brand. So why aren’t we Americans upset about how we are presenting ourselves to one of the largest sporting events of the world?

 

The uniforms have had some terrible designs.  There was the denim start design in 1994 (which while probably appropriate for that time really should never be acknowledged again), the sash design of 2011, the wavy lines of 1993, and that’s just to name a few. The U.S. team needs to start having a modern, youthful design in their look.  Let’s face it, in the grand scheme of things, we are a pretty young country. Shouldn’t our uniforms reflect that? Or better yet, what’s wrong with some simplicity? We’ve seen time and time again some fantastic examples of when less truly is more, so go all out! Or don’t! Just make it nice to look at? Please??

 

The United States National Team needs to get a consistent and moderately aesthetically pleasing uniform, and then the sport will really have a chance to catch on here.  If it doesn’t catch on, I will be blaming the years of inconsistent uniforms.

5 Stadium Cushions for Footballs Fans and Benchwarmers

Everyone who’s ever warmed some stadium seating knows how uncomfortable it can get after only a few minutes. Those metal seats get really hot or really cold exposed to the elements. They also have a way of misaligning your spine after too long. If you’re looking for a promotional giveaway or a logoed product to sell at all those upcoming football games to help alleviate some of this discomfort, printed stadium cushions are the way to go. From your basic stadium cushion to your deluxe models, there’s a stadium cushion to suit every kind of customer on every kinds of budget.

 

cheap custom stadium cushions

Budget Friendly Custom Stadium Cushions

If you’re prepping for a substantial giveaway or planning on selling these printed stadium cushions to a cash-strapped crowd of students, these economic  are a great choice.

 

 

 

custom pocket stadium cushionsDeluxe Promotional Stadium Cushions

Looking for a stadium cushion that’s “higher end?” Look no further than this model! It feature a roomy back pocket, two web handle with adjustable support side straps, and front pockets to hold smaller items like your mobile phone, wallet, sunscreen, sports bottles, and so on. What’s more, there are fiberglass (lightweight!) poles in the seat and the comfy backrest for stability. This stadium cushion is bound to keep you comfortable well into the fourth quarter and into overtime.

 

 

non woven stadium cushionsPrint on Non Woven Stadium Cushions with Carrying Handle

This affordable choice features a non woven, water resistant cover (along with a built in front pocket). Water resistant covers like these are perfect for those outdoor games and events!

 

 

 

promotional folding stadium cushions

Custom Printed Folding Stadium Cushions

This super lightweight, foldable stadium cushion isn’t remotely bulky. Fold it up and it’s nice and compact for ease of use. Available in black, royal blue, forest green and red.

 

 

 

custom stadium cushion blanket

Stadium Cushion Blanket

Do you often find yourself freezing at outdoor games in Fall or winter in spite of bundling up? Then you’ll be amongst those who will really appreciate this giveaway: a stadium cushion that unfolds into a blanket.

 

 

Contact the Show Your Logo sales team for more information about these promotional stadium cushions. They’re more than happy to help you find the promotional products you need at prices that fit your needs as well as your budget.

 

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