Posts Tagged ‘Hat’

Promotional Products are Fair Game

August 23rd, 2011

The State Fair: three small words, but they evoke a sensory whirlwind. Food, music, livestock…and a whole lot of people.

 Texas boasts the largest state fair with an estimated annual attendance of 3,000,000. The largest paid state fair is in Minnesota, which drew nearly 1.8 million visitors in 2010.

These attendance numbers add up to one thing for those in the advertising specialty industry: extra eyes on your brand. State fairs represent an extraordinary opportunity for the advertising specialty industry. While Texas and Minnesota win the blue ribbon attendance prizes, state fairs all around the country attract people in droves. Attendees are ripe for a good time — and for free goodies!

Why not consider capitalizing on the throngs of fun-seeking fairgoers with a branded promotional product? Give away highly coveted beads, and you’ll have fairgoers asking each other, “Where did you get that?” Offer branded drawstring backpacks and your logo will be loud, clear and mobile as fairgoers carry your backpack around all day.

Consider these additional “fair-ready” promotional product ideas:

IMC Idea Generator | POP-UP HEADWEAR

July 9th, 2010

popupheadwearblogHeadwear is a popular accessory that can be fun and functional!

IMC Sourcing found these cute pop-up caps that are a great billboard for your brand and super for sun-drenched outdoor sporting events, fairs, races, and concerts. Why headwear as a promotional choice for live event marketing?

According to a recent PPAI study 69% of respondents would pick up a promotional product if they found it to be useful. 

In fact, usability is the #1 reason for recipients to keep a promotional product. Pop-up Hats provide portable shade in a fun and festive product. 


For access to the complete 10 page study conducted by PPAI and fielded through MarketTools, Inc., Effectiveness of Promotional Products as an Advertising Medium, visit

CLICK HERE for more information about Pop-up Hats.

Sightings: IMC Promotional Products in Action

June 25th, 2010

Dominos-Umbrella-HatDomino’s Pizza Guy spotted in Spring Park, MN wearing a custom Domino’s umbrella hat. Promotional products pop up where you least expect them!

This was a seriously fun ad specialty to produce. A favorite “wear around the office” product for the IMC staff. Who knew that the real deal would be walking right down our street! One of our Reps spotted him and paused to snap this photo.