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Show Favorites!

Our 5th Annual Idea Showcase was a huge hit!  A big thank you to all of our vendors and clients for making this another fabulous year!  A huge thank you to the Hampton Inn of Kinston for hosting us again this year.  Their customer service is outstanding, and we get compliments on our location choice every year.

A special shout-out to Misty Murphrey with White & Allen who won 100 free customized can huggers and to Jessica Meadows with Wayne Community College who won a jacket of her choice!  

We could go on and on about the great ideas we saw, but we have limited ourselves to showing our 7 favorite things.  Contact us if you want to see more!

Tradeshow Survival Kit

Tradeshow Survival Kit

Have you found that you want to give away more than one thing at a large tradeshow or event, but you don't have the time or manpower to stuff all the bags?  We have the solution for you!  Our friend Pete has a huge selection of kits that can all be customized with your logo. Best part is that everything has been stuffed into the bag, cup, etc. for you!

Power Bank in Case

Power Bank in Case

Portable power banks have been popular for a while because there's nothing worse than having a dead phone or tablet when away from a wall charger.  These make a great gift for students, business meetings, and golf tournaments.  It stands out to us because it comes with attractive packaging that quickly turns a handy giveaway into a valued gift.

1oz. Cleaning Spray with Cloth

1oz. Cleaning Spray with Cloth

This is one of those items that looks like a good idea on paper (or screen), but when you see it in person, you must have it!  The case is the perfect size for a purse, car console, or desk drawer.  The imprint is a beautiful full color label.  Our favorite part is that the cloth not only fits inside the cap, but there are air vents to allow the cloth to dry and not get musty.  Did I mention the large, full color label?  Perfect advertising space with repeat exposure!

Sherpa Blanket

Sherpa Blanket

We always want to find products for our clients that we know will be appreciated by their recipients and not be thrown away.  This blanket will give the recipients warm and fuzzy thoughts about your organization for years to come!  It's amazingly soft.

Solaris Stylus Pen

Solaris Stylus Pen

This isn't just the token pen choice...this pen will absolutely captivate an audience and will quickly become a favorite.  The writing tip has an internal magnetic plunger, so the tip only is in writing mode when it's pointed down and you are ready to write.  When the pen is horizontal or tip pointed up, the tip is inside the pen, as if you had clicked the plunger button, but of course, there is no plunger or twist mechanism.  It's just magic (kind of)!  Frank, our rep who brought the pen, told us that if you give this pen away, the recipient is sure to show their friend because it's so cool (also giving the logo repeat exposure).  Would you believe a client came up to me during the show, and said "Hey, did you see that pen...?" Who knew a pen could create hype during a tradeshow?!

Rounder Tote

Rounder Tote

In a room full of totes, this bag stood out with its cute shape, cinched top, and imprint potential. We can print in one color or full color and on one side or both.  It also comes in orange and black with a stock art option to create the perfect Halloween bag giveaway.

Economy Glass Coaster Set

Economy Glass Coaster Set

High Perceived Value Alert!  It's always a thrill to find something that looks expensive but is actually sold at an incredibly reasonable price.  That's what we found in this glass coaster set.  The set of four etched coasters comes in a clear box (another gift-ready item), and starts at $9.50 per set.  That's less than $2.50 per coaster, but the recipient will assume you spent much, much more.