Promotional gifts have become a well used marketing tool within the market place. Gone are the days where corporations alone would be seen implementing this form of marketing strategy as smaller businesses understand its potential for increasing customer satisfaction and brand awareness. Promotional gifts can be implemented on a variety of different scales depending on the target market and aim of the campaign. While targeting a large target market or particular associates and clients is a well established way of utilizing promotional gifts, there are other areas worth considering as well. If you business or company focuses on children and/or parents then it is well worth the effort to consider promotional gifts aimed at children in particular.
You will find many businesses utilize this concept; fast food businesses are a popular example. Consider how often you find McDonalds advertising another toy gift taken from a recent blockbuster movie. Promotional gifts for children can be applicable in a variety of different settings from restaurants, waiting rooms, hotels to exhibitions and shows. By providing promotional gifts that will keep children entertained, you will have the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with your consumer base as well as expose your brand to anyone in sight.
Providing the right gift does not need to be expensive; with a little creative thought you can put together some great ideas with minimal expenditure. Balloons for example with your logo imprinted on it can be a great gift and requires very little effort. With many shapes and colours to choose from you can match these balloons to your company’s image. Balloons can be a great addition to many situations especially at shows, restaurants and hotels. From here you can get a little more creative. For hotels, restaurants and waiting rooms wouldn’t a child pack be very effective? You could include such items as a small toy, cuddly bear, puzzle, colouring-in book with pencils and/or crayons… the list is endless and many of the items can be bought in bulk at a cost-effective price. All these items can be appropriately branded with your logo so that your brand stands out and is noticeable.
Children can be much easier to please than adults so you won’t be short of possibilities once you get your creative juices flowing. The important aspect about choosing promotional gifts for children is to ensure they are age appropriate and safe. Don’t put unnecessary time pressure on yourself as this is where mistakes can happen. You need time to work out what you want to achieve, how you plan to do this and what budget you have available.
Therefore, before taking any practical steps make sure you work out exactly what target market you want to attract with these promotional gifts, what background will these families and children have and what do you hope to gain from the enterprise? By having a clear idea of what you are doing and why you will more likely generate increased brand exposure and sales.