How often do we drink coffee in a mug, which is given to you as a promotional product? Probably never, right? How often do we wear such a hat or a cap. Firstly, cap being a style quotient the stylists are extremely choosy, so they reject that offer, and others, well they generally prefer open head except to hide baldness or saving themselves from sunlight. Pens generally hit straight into the drawers or pen holders, though can come handy in occasionally in banks or government offices, where borrowing a pen is almost an impossible task. Let us take another example of Custom USB flash drives. These being extremely useful, affordable yet small can get lost easily and above that being neglected by the non techno savvy generation, as they prefer hard copy storage.
- Each of the promotional product has its pros and cons, yet they do the work more efficiently than a commercial, which costs lakhs or even crores of rupees sometimes.
- Having said that, a custom USB promotional product is advantageous only when it is effective or else it will render the whole promotional activity useless.
- Therefore, choosing the product which provides the maximum impact is necessary.
While choosing the promotional product, it is necessary to study the target audience. By target audience, we mean the class of people who are targeted as potential consumers. Therefore, if your target audiences are in the age group of 20-40, a customized flash drive is a more impact-making option, rather than a mug or a cap. If your audiences are female, a more feminine promotional product is advisable.
Utility being another important aspect that decides the fate of the promotional product. The more useful the product the greater chance of it being used by the user and thus making an impression on the minds of the user and persons around him.
Affordability should not just be thought from the angle of the company or the organization, but also from the point of view of the end user. How often do we keep a cheap gift we personally don’t like? Never! Actually, we can’t expect the same from the end user as well. Therefore, there must be a balance to be maintained between the quality of the product and its affordability to the company.
So a product being useful, affordable, chose according to target audience and above that high impact making is the perfect product for promotion. Choosing the same with these principles can help you achieve the desired result.