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19. July 2019 10:11

What is trending in bags

Need retail fashion bags?  How about a conference bag with a little style?  Looks like here is what in:

 

Vintage inspired shapes are big including flap shoulder bags with tailored handles.  The textured leathers such as stamped croc, python and other faux materials.  Boutique bags that are laminated Lu Lu Lemon style are also seeing an increase in sales on the retail side as well as the convention side of bag purchases.

 

Geometric shapes are emerging as the newest trend including a circular bag, globe shape and even trapezoid shapes.

 

Handbags offering practical function such as ipad carriers, are always in the news.

 

And finally yes fanny packs are back.  What goes around comes around (of course with a few extra inches "around" for those of us aging in the middle body...)

 

So grab your custom brightly colored tote bags from Adco Marketing and hit the trade show scene in style!  Think lime green and tangerine bags.  Give Adco Marketing a call at 888-322-ADCO to get our expert trending bag advice!

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18. January 2019 09:36

Promotional Marketing Dreams

We get it.  Your company wants marketing items.  Creative, unique, high quality, and budget priced.  Staring wistfully at a page full of power banks, and another of colorful copper walled tumblers, you sigh and click on the javalina pen, and the white ceramic mug.  But wait!  Our design team is ready to advise you on other options in whatever price range you need for your events and client marketing gifts.  If you still order the pen and mug, let us play with your art, come up with a creative tag line, or perhaps a city scape at the bottom to jazz up even the most budget of products.  Our under a dollar promotional items range from cell phone wallets and ice packs to jar openers and cell phone holders. 

 

Wait!  A bad dream a week later...  It's the last moment and you need a custom table cloth for the trade show booth, oh and do we carry custom napkins for that receiption you are hosting?  

We get it.  Budgets open up, event dates change, shipping locations change, logos change, taglines change - it's that kind of world.  You need a flexible marketing ideas type of company that rolls with the punches right?  Call us, the experts who have tested all the items on our site and offer many more not shown.

Let Adco Marketing fulfill your marketing dreams, one pen at a time...  888-332-2326.  sales@adcomarketing.com 

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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.

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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.

Posted by Darren Duffy

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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15. October 2017 15:32

It's All About The Halloween Candy

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE HALLOWEEN CANDY!

“When the witches start riding their brooms and when you start to see black cats more than the normal. When the witches moon appears and laughs and whispers, ‘it’s all hallows eve (Halloween).”

Halloween is one my favorite holiday (other than Christmas, of course) Now I know I’m certainly not Morticia or Endora but I just may have some tricks up my sleeve this Halloween for our Lil tricksters and a whole lot of delicious candy they’ll howl about!

Let me let you on a secret; I’m a child of the 70’s Yes, that’s right the 70’s bell bottom Jeans and funky large lapels jackets and shorts and platform shoes. And a lot of my childhood memories are about Halloween. I grew up applauding the good witch and booing for the bad ones. What I would give to pop into a room like Endora or twitch my nose like Samantha Stevens did on Bewitched and my house instantly clean itself!

I have read Casper the friendly ghost and Wendy the good little witch comic books. And let’s face it; it was always Halloween at the Munster’s and of course the Addams Family’s house. My best friend and I could stay up late and watch Creature Features with Bob Wilkins on Friday’s we would always have a contest to see who can stay up the longest.

I danced to Thriller by Michael Jackson so many times, I think I removed the grooves from the record. Yes, those were the days. I remember my Dad and I would make my Halloween costumes usually make out of paper mache and cardboard. We would always go to this pumpkin patch in our little city by the Bay and pick up a few pumpkins Be Picking out a pumpkin would always remind me of Linus from the Peanuts looking up in the sky and trying to find the great pumpkin…

But the best part of Halloween was going trick or treating through our neighborhood. Trying to get all the candy was the goal, M&M’s Chocolates, Chocolate coins, Andes Thin Mints I really think Hershey Kisses were my favorite. We would always have those orange plastic bags the would have a pumpkin on them and collect all those delicious candies! We get to the front door and YELL “Trick or Treat” Then our neighbors would try to guess who we were and most of the time they couldn’t figure it out.

When our bags got too heavy to carry, we’d head home to count all that glorious treasure. My best friend and I would separate our candy into piles on the living room carpet and trade each other for the ones we liked the best!

Halloween is creeping around the corner, and it’s time to stock up on those long-standing favorites and try some of the new candies from Adco Marketing just out for Halloween. These are also great for Tradeshow Giveaways with your Branded Logo or Marketing Giveaways.

There’s our custom chocolate squares, sea salt chocolate caramel, Zagasnack snack packs, Ferrero Rocher Chocolates, custom chocolate squares, custom chocolate cookies, Mrs. Fields Custom Chocolate Chip Cookies, hard hat chocolate and gourmet brownies.

I’ve shared some of my favorite Halloween memories, and I’d love to hang around, but now it’s your turn to tell me some of your favorite Halloween candy memories…

Happy Haunting!

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13. October 2017 08:44

National Umbrella Day is Coming

Happy Friday Everyone! Did you know that February 10th is Umbrella Day!

Did you know that Umbrellas fate back to over 4 thousand years ago? They were originally called parasols, umbrellas were not invented to protect us from light to heavy rainstorms, but they were to protect us from the harsh Sun’s rays. In fact, the word “Umbrella” comes from the Latin word “Umbra” means “sunshade”.

The Asian culture was the first to take their paper umbrellas, and apply wax and lacquer to them to help protect them from the rain. Umbrellas were used solely for Women until a Persian traveler broke the trend and carried one with him, making the umbrella as part of an accessory for both Men, Women, and Children.

At Adco Marketing we carry all types of umbrellas to the traditional umbrellas to the large vented golf Umbrellas, Market Umbrellas, Café Umbrellas, SOHO Fashion Umbrellas, Portable Totes Umbrellas, and the Retro Totes Bubble Umbrellas. With different styles and colors to choose from.

Need a custom Umbrella? What about getting your umbrella personalized or customized?  We got those too! Choose your style and choice of color and get your own company logo printed right onto it.

Our promotional umbrellas are a great way to show off your company pride. Use our umbrellas for tradeshow giveaways, they also they make a great handout for your employees for those who don’t have a way to protect them from the sun or rain walking out to their vehicle.

For such as unique day, look at our new stock.

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15. March 2016 06:37

Full Color Logos

Quite often our clients would like to put their full color logos on our promotional products.   However our experienced staff can show you which trade show giveaways can hold these complex logos. In the case of a pen for example, this can often be difficult, but not with our full color pens, an example of which is below:

Maybe your logo has half tones and shading?  We know it looks so cool, and often customers are quite sad when we explain that the custom travel mug cannot show half tones.  But rejoice, because new full color technology is all the rage and now we can show those full color imprints on a variety of items from backpacks and pens to power banks and cell phone wallets.  Sometimes the digital printing processes take a bit longer, perhaps a week or more, so be sure to call Adco Marketing first and look at what might work for your event date.

Need to hand out some fun full color imprint promotional products such as lip balms, custom candy bags or microfiber cloths?  Adco Marketing is here to help.  Go crazy with these cloths below with nice large imprint areas in a variety of shapes and sizes.  Great under a dollar promotional giveaway!

 

 

 

 

Really nice quality lip balms hold a logo as well with full color - just ask us to show how your logo looks on these unique, high quality Made in the USA lip balms.  It sounds like a sales pitch, but really in terms of products made in the USA, we do an exceptional job with our lip balms.  Whether with SPF, tinted, or just a really nice assortment of flavors, we rock the full color imprinting on these!

 

 

 

And for a higher end promotional item with full color logo, our custom travel mugs now can be printed with that super cool logo as well!  See the exceptional detail and close registration on the artwork below.

 

 

 

Adco Marketing 888-332-2326

 

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8. February 2016 08:31

Budget Printed Promotional Products

Promotional products range from the incredibly useful such as phone charging cords and phone battery packs (called power banks) to the slightly more "fun" side of life including smiley face emoticon stress balls and cool looking unique pens.  Going with functional items does not need to be expensive - indeed our 3m postit notes are as low as $.37 each and honestly even with all the computers and tablet devices in the world, once in a while you still need a decent sticky note to scribble down that important information!  No one will throw them away if they are at your tradeshow booth, and they get a nice long desk life especially if you can do one that is 50 sheets or 100 sheets thick.  

Speaking of functional items, Adco Marketing produces these really great coasters.  Unless you are going to use your iphone for a coaster (not recommended!), these are another item not going anywhere.  Whether it's the full color stone coasters, or the custom cork coaster, or even the pub coasters made from cardboard, what a terrific promotional item on a budget!  

Finally when you are on a tight convention trade show budget, even though you've spent thousands on your booth space, we recommend giving out a logo item more than your brochure (and full color brochures aren't cheap these days).  The average pen lasts two years and is owned by eight people - that's great exposure!  Try our javalina pen for under fifty cents for a cute pen that still writes really well.  Even our custom memory flashdrives are now under five dollars and you can load that brochure and your corporate video onto there.

Adco Marketing has lots of products under a dollar, so give us a call to find some other budget promotional ideas!  Yes, even our car chargers are under two dollars now...

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