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It's that time of year when promotional backpacks are needed for the millions of children and college students heading back to school.  Which custom backpack works for your event?  We are the experts.  In business for many years, we've seen it all.  We help schools use custom backpacks as fundraisers, and non profits collect backpacks and supplies for lower income schools.  Give us a call for more embroidered and silk screened backpack options!

These are our Top Five Custom Backpacks


1.  Elementary students need something small.  Less than 17 inches for sure in terms of height.  If you have a small budget, perhaps you are packing custom pens and school supplies into these, you might try our drawstring backpacks which offer a budget price and are great for after school sleep overs as well!  We love this style below which has a pocket for your cell phone or lunch money.


Back sack from Adco Marketing


2.  We also love the Elementary school custom backpack with school logo in it.  This one is simple, but super strong and will hold up to being thrown down on the playground.  Too cool for school right?


 Elementary School Backpack with Logo



3.  Number 3 is our long time On the Move Custom Backpack best selling backpack for logo school giveaways.  Great for days when there aren't a lot of classes, or you just want to grab and go for a promotional school field trip backpack.  Speaking of field trips don't forget Adco Marketing does lanyards as well as traditional custom tshirts.




4. Ok it's middle school and above age range?  Serious homework time!  Let's get them this larger gemline backpack with lots of pockets, and room for those binders.




5.  Lastly college students love our name brand backpacks from Ogio.  Custom embroidered backpacks with your logo will definitely stand out on campus!


 Embroidered Ogio Backpack by Adco



Who needs more top ten school promotional products?  Call 888-332-ADCO for additional ideas!

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How do you evaluate one of the top suppliers of promotional products in our industry? Best service, "check".  Great pricing, "check".  Unique ideas, "check".  Next question?  Oh right... On time delivery, "check".  Take Purchase orders?  "check".   Accept VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMERICAN EXPRESS? "check". 

Now that your list is checked off, let's get down to business.  Email us your event description and your budget.  Let us mockup ideas for you with your logo or event name.  We will remind you of "start to finish" preparation for that convention.  Let us help you make your own checklist!  


Table Cloths?  Six foot or eight foot?  Or maybe one that converts?

Napkins and Paper Plates for the cocktail hour or breakfast?

Custom Tote Bags - what kind?  Inexpensive?  Reusable?  Quality, thick messenger style bag?  Maybe a backpack is more appropriate?

Hospitality suite for top clients? - It's not just about the hotel food you serve, let's produce a custom blue tooth speaker, or your own branded Alexa, or high end custom mint tins or chocolate as a nice take home.

Volunteer apparel?  How will conventioners know which direction to go, who can help them?  Don't have the budget for t-shirts or polos?  How about caps, or branded arm sleeves?

Speaker gifts?  One piece minimums for awards and speaker gifts.  Just ask your sales person for ideas!

Custom note pads so your customers can take notes on what they learn at your conference?  We can insert agendas, tip in pages, floor maps and more!

How prepared are you for that annual conference?  Do you feel "stuck", having handed out the same items for years?  Let us impress your boss or committee.  We have been thinking ahead for more than 20 years.  Relax.  We've got this!


Call 888-332-ADCO or email sales@adcomarketing.com 




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22. January 2018 05:41

Cruise Incentive Travel Giveaways

Organizing a corporate retreat on a cruise?  How about a family reunion or a wedding?  Typically our cruise incentive gifts are organized by days, with a new gift dropped in room each day.  You can arrange this ahead of time with the wait staff of the cruise.  Building suspense is a great idea, and everyone will be excited to go to their room each night and see the new gift!

We recommend as follows:

Invitation to the cruise - use our amazing fun mailable promotional items for your invitation.  A cruise shaped luggage tag certainly fits the bill.  Or our invitations made from seeds that can be planted to spread wild flowers in the garden.  Let us get creative for you depending on your theme and we can design. 

Day one room drop gift - of course a wearable item is perfect, whether our nice ring spun cotton tshirts, or custom caps or visors.

Day two custom cruise promotional item gift:

A drawstring backpack is the perfect day two room drop gift.  Everyone needs to carry things around for those day excursions, and it will be easy to find each other when you disembark.   These come in a variety of quality levels so think about how heavy those souveniers are, and go for our high strength backpack options.  

Alternately if you've got a different more wedding type of crowd, a nice nautical themed tote bag is the way to go!


Day three incentive travel gift:

The third day depends on the kind of cruise you are on.  Typically we recommend something to keep memories in, like a photo frame, or full color coaster set.  Have something preprinted inside with instructions for the last night banquet, or a thank you from the CEO.  


These sales incentive travel trips can be exhausting as well!  How about one of our hang over recovery kits, or a basic first aid kit for day four?


Let Adco Marketing 

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Custom hand sanitizers whether by Purell or our regular brand are the gift with extra messages for your client year round.


Subliminially, the handout of a pocket size hand sanitizer says "we care about you and your health".  That is an important message.  It's more than the all mighty dollar that keeps your customers coming back to you.  It's that sense that on the basic "personal" level, we care about you, your health, your longevity, and your experience here on this planet.


In a world with "technology" components everywhere you look, a custom hand sanitizer is a physical connection as well.  As they spray the sanitizer onto their hands, or rub the sanitizer gel, your customer reconnects away from technology if only for a moment.  It truly brings them to the present.


And talk about a great gift that will take them a year to go through, that's a lot of logo views!  In fact for cold and flu season lasting up to six months you can bet your logo and phone number will be in their pocket or purse for quite a while.


Do you prefer unscented sanitizer?  We have that option as well here at Adco Marketing.  Finally, this under a dollar trade show giveaway fits the budget too.

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3 reasons why mints are a trade show and event staple -

Mints are the timeless universal giveaway. The perfect promotional item. The possibilities are endless with unique of custom packaging, variety of flavors, and even mints with a logo on each piece. Throw out what you thought you knew about marketing with mints.

1. Imprint area

The custom packaging options for our mints allow you to create the right message for your product. Our mint cards offer a large full color imprint area, a great substitute for a business card. Our classic mint boxes have a LOT of real estate to accommodate all of the info about a property for sale. Send us your logo today and let our team create a free virtual mock up!

2. Positive Reinforcement

Trade show booths with edible promos are always crowded on the showroom floor. A delicious treat paired with your logo will help associate your brand with a positive experience. Our high-quality individually wrapped soft buttermints are the perfect bite-sized treat for your clientele, and priced so that you tell them to "take two". Call us today for a quote!

3. Mints say "Thank You"

Our imprinted mints are usually the last thing your customers will see when leaving your business. Leaving a fresh taste in their mouth while conveying a parting message is just as important as a first impression. Send us a sample request today to see and taste an example of a tried and true classic.

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28. December 2017 05:02

Cannabis Dispensary Marketing

How best to market your cannabis medical marijuana dispensary?  Giving your customers fun promotional items with your phone number and website will maximize your repeat business sales.  A great way to advertise medical marijuana outlets or any hemp-based industry is with our marijuana leaf promotional items.   Whether it's a stress reliever, a pen shaped like the leaf, or a small tin for carrying around your product, let our designers combine this image or your own logo to showcase your products.

 Adco Marketing offers a variety of giveaways for medical marijuana dispensaries or clinics focusing on cancer treatment or holistic healing.  Differentiate yourselves in this market with promotional products.  Are you focused on medical benefits?  Perhaps your product helps people sleep (so give an eye pillow), or it gets pain away (give a massager), or it's just for recreation (give a frisbee or or toy)


We love this squeezie key tag in the shape of the leaf!  

Promote your marijuana dispensary by using personalized promotional items. Our best selling marijuana handout items for cannabis dispensaries are cigarette and joint lighters, custom printed T-shirts, embroidered sports caps and hemp bags and totes. Logo water bottles and custom imprinted backpacks are also popular customer giveaways at medical marijuana dispensaries. Both have a large imprint to display your logo along with a stock graphic of a marijuana leaf, joint, or cigarette.   Are you going to an outdoor cannabis convention?  We offer banners, table cloths and your customers will also appreciate receiving a pair of imprinted sunglasses with your clinic's name and phone number. 
Marijuana dispensary products are going to be a necessity in this crowded market.  Let Adco Marketing help you stand out from the crowd!  Call 888-332-ADCO for advice.
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4. December 2017 08:57

5 Unique Swag Promotional Item Ideas

It's getting toward that time of year when new ideas are needed.  You've already handed out pens, power banks, mugs and sticky note pads.  Maybe it's time for some creativity!  We've seen a interest in tying phone apps to promotional items.  For example, have you ever handed out an umbrella that could tell you when it's going to rain?  Here at Adco Marketing we can add a hang tag, include the app for rain, and your logo pops up every time they use the app.


Idea One:  Reversible Umbrellas

Idea Two:  Mop Topper Fun Pens - a pen that cleans your screen, acts as a stylus and makes people smile.

Idea Three:  Full color blankets (go crazy with your logo!)  

Idea Four:  Hubs for cell phone and ipad connectivity.  (trust me your clients are tired of crawling under their desks, or running out of ports for their cell charging!)

Idea Five:  Blue tooth ear buds!  They are all the rage thanks to the new iphones.


Call us for more ideas, 415-927-2881, or 888-332-ADCO.

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Creative Ways to Repurpose Adco Marketing Mint Tins

So, you are out of those fresh mints that help freshen your breath and now all you have left are those little metal tins. WAIT, don’t throw them away. Those tins that held your tasty mints can in be reused for a multitude of creative ideas. You can start by cleaning your tins thoroughly, with some warm water and mild soap. Once you have removed all the residue from them and make sure you dry them, you’re ready to reclaim them into little creative cool boxes.

First things first, thoughts on decorating your mint tins:

Paint, paper, or polish and with a dash of patience you can give these cool little mint tins a new creative and unique look. Listed below are several ways to customize and personalize your mint tins and give it a special exiting new appearance.

The materials you’ll need decorating your mint tins:

Paint – Acrylic paint is the best to use. Available in many colors. Acrylic paint can be purchased from any craft store (Testors paint for models), paint stores, and home improvement stores. Use a small bristle or foam brush and make sure to get the paint dry before proceeding of paint again.

Stickers – Do you remember when you were little, and you collected those funny little stickers mainly from those sticker books? We’ll stickers are for decoration, not for collecting, and will stick to your mint tins. If the adhesive on those stickers isn’t very strong or you have to shape your stickers around the tin, try using some hot glue on the back of the sticker to help stay in place.

Jewels, Gems and Colored Beads – Little colored beads, gems, or jewels will add a 3-d texture and a shine to your little boxes. These items can be purchased at a craft store. Also, you’ll need a hot glue gun to adhere them to your mint tins.

Let’s put them to good Use:

Now that you’ve decorated your mint tins, there are countless ways that you can use them. Below are just a few ideas.

First Aid Kits – We all know the importance of having an emergency first aid survival kits, but we don’t carry these around with us daily. What if you’re at work and you get a cut that really won’t stop bleeding? Or your child falls and scrapes their knee at the playground and you're left your first aid kit at home? Well, now you can carry a mini kit with you always. Simply fill your decorated tin with band-aids and Neosporin (antibiotic ointment), Q-tips, dental floss, a sewing needle, pain relievers, tweezers, lip balm and some sterile gauze. You can even place some paper money, just in case you need to Uber ride to the hospital.

Jewelry Boxes – These are great when going on vacation and trying to figure out where to keep your rings, earrings, cufflinks and a necklace? Use your decorated mint tin to safely carry your precious belongings without getting lost in your carry-ons. Secure a rubber band around your tin, so it doesn’t open while traveling.

Button Boxes – Everyone has extra buttons in their home. Usually scattered or mixed with other little things. Now you can organize all those spare buttons in your awesome little personalized mint tin so the next time a button falls off your favorite shirt or blouse, now you can save time by finding the exact button (or close to it) in your tin of buttons. Just keep some thread and a few needles in as well so you’ll ready to mend anything in a dash.

Hold extra game pieces – Create a custom and personalized look for holding your extra game pieces. Like Monopoly, Chess, Checkers pieces.

Repurposing old used objects can be exciting and a great way to eliminate waste. Just make sure that your materials are non-toxic, and always be careful when you use a hot glue gun. Metal mint tins are great for organizing small items and creating tiny to go kits in addition to just holding mints. Make them for yourself or give them as gifts. Tell us how you like to use your old used mint tins.

Thanks for reading!

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Backpacks are all-American, sure, we didn’t invent the concept but we did coin the term around the turn of the century. Before the “backpack” was common lingo, the German-derived name was “rucksack.” “money bag” or “packsack” was widely used. While the history of the backpack is an extensive one, the American chapter of its evolution is rich and varied

Backpacks are so useful, so sublimely functional, that most of us assume they’ve been around forever. There are many different styles and color choices when it comes to backpacks and picking the right backpack plays an important part for your day to day tasks or activity. Too big, and you’ll have too much extra weight. Too small, and you’ll never fit anything in. Pick the wrong material and your stuff will be soaked in the rain or discovering that your books are laying out all over the ground and your important papers blowing carelessly everywhere. Let’s face it, there are so many options out there that it can be confusing.

I remember, I spent a good hour picking out my first mountain bike backpack, this of course of after the hours spent researching online. Well, I’m happy to say that I found the right one and it lasted me several years, well until my girlfriend decided that she wanted to use my backpack for school, and shove heavy college course books in it.

At Adco Marketing we have 100’s of different custom backpacks with your choice of colors and styles. We have the best backpacks for school, popular backpacks for college, cute backpacks for young women, drawstring backpacks, backpacks for hiking and traveling also fashion laptop backpacks. We also have the one arm “sling backpack” these are great for being “quick on, and quick off” one shoulder use. We also carry promotional Adidas, Nike, Under Armor, High Sierra, and Ogio branded backpacks all available with your own personalized or company brand logo.

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Our backpacks are great for promoting your company branded logo. Hand these out to prospective clients and vendors. These are also great for tradeshow and marketing giveaways.

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Power Banks – What best describes you?

As part of society, we have an infinite possibility for personalization of what we use and do. If you think about it; your coffee order in the morning, you pull around to the drive-thru and give the attendant your custom coffee order. What about the clothes you were? And for the tech-savvy building your own custom-built computer, infinite custom possibilities. But what about portable power? You do use a mobile device, right? Well like most users you’ll charge your device at night when heading off to go to sleep right? You wake up to pull the phone off your charger and rush to get where you’re going.

If you’re a power user like myself, your usually around 40% towards mid-morning, but what’s your battery power like towards late afternoon? 20% or lower? I’m sure your thinking to yourself I’ve got plenty of battery left. Well, what if your night just doesn’t end at the office? What if you decide to meet up with some co-workers or friends after work? So, you’re at your favorite sushi place getting your Mac on with dragon roll sushi and suddenly you hear the cell phone of death; beep beep!

At Adco Marketing we don’t want this to happen to you! Have we the latest custom portable power banks to fit your type of lifestyle? Need help deciding which power bank is best for you?

I’m a fashionista

You love looking good. High-quality clothes, just right hair, you follow the latest trends, have many who follow you on Instagram. People that want to dress like you. You probably have a small dog as a fashion accessory. But how are you going to update the world on your style without a charged phone? What you need is a portable power bank that will make all your followers gawk. We have a small stylish power bank that will fit in just about anywhere our custom power bank emergency battery charger it has a 2200 mAh rechargeable lithium battery.

Are you a traveler?

The world may be filed with power outlets, but they’re very difficult from your own, electrical currents differ too, depending on the country you’re visiting, as a traveler, you need reliable backup power for your electronics without overloading cumbersome weight of your carry on. For you, your best bet is either the Dual power bank with 5,000 mAh or Mega Jolt power bank with 8,000 mAh

I’m Tech Savvy

“Nerds”, as quoted from “Revenge of the Nerds” well, they rule the world. But to do so, they need their gear charged and ready to go at a moment notice. Access to a ton of amazing devices features is never a bad thing. You brilliant folks need either the Mega Vault Dual power bank with 8,800 mAh power or our High Capacity power bank rated at 10,400 mAh backup power. Both offer as well as our other battery backups a quality battery that will ensure safe true power and longer life. Provides protection from over current, over-voltage, or short circuit mishaps. These would keep the power flowing on even the longest trips. Throw one of our power banks into one of our Mission Smart Pack backpacks by Origaudio These are great because they fit most 15” laptops, made with durable water repellent 600d snow canvas. There’s even a RFID lined pocket to protect your sensitive materials like credit cards and your ID card strips.


I’m a beach/get together with friends Enthusiast

Nature is meant to be enjoyed. And with the latest mobile devices, you’ll never have to worry about finding your way back home. To keep those great moments going, in the sun with our Solar USB Market Umbrella with its flexible cell panels it can charge up to two cell phones or tablets at once. These are great for the weekend beach or camping events.


I’m a Nomophobe

Nomophobia is an abbreviation for no-mobile-phone phobia, it a common anxiety disorder in this super-connected society. Simply it’s a fear of being out of the phone, text, and social media contact. This can cause stress, panic attacks, and exacerbate existing other health issues. You can alleviate this by ensuring your battery doesn’t die while away from home or out on the town. You need reliable, large capacity power like our Wavy Power Bank it has a whopping 15,000 mAh with dual USB outlets and a built-in LCD Power indicator. Use this baby for your charge on the go and you’ll never miss another opportunity to connect with your friends or family again.

We are unique individuals that don’t conform or compromise. With all the incredible options that are available, there is no longer any need to make your life your technology. Instead, take control and make your technology items fit your life and style. You’ll be glad you did.

Thanks for reading!

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Categories: General | Tradeshow Giveaways