26 Jun

Queen gets Jiggy with her promotional swag. Pop phone grip tickles her Majesty!

The 94 year old Queen is Getting Down and Getting Jiggy with her Promotional Swag!

Like all of us, the monarch loves her smartphone and like anyone who loves their phone, she LOVES her POP phone grips!

The Queen gets a POP phone grip with her logo for the next Buckingham Palace tradeshow!

queen gets jiggy

Phone grips come in all shapes and sizes and Promo Motive leads the way with the best in low cost POP phone grips complete with 3M reusable adhesive backing and pop out grip styling.

POP NET PRICES: 250 $1.88 – 500 $1.68 – 1000 $1.48 FREE SHIPPING – NO SET UPS

pop socket style phone grip and media stand for business and promotional product

POP SQUARE NET PRICES: 250 $2.18 – 500 $1.98 – 1000 $1.78 FREE SHIPPING – NO SET UPS

pop sockets for trade show

Tons of other Phone POP grips available including Custom shaped, POP rings and more. For complete info call 1-888-908-1481 or email John@PromoCrunch.com.

custom-shaped-popsockets

25 Jun

McDonalds and Starbucks move to ban plastic straws, transition to reusable

The trend to ban plastic straws continues its worldwide movement as both Starbucks and McDonalds ban plastic straws.

Disposable plastic straws continue to be the poster child for everything bad in the world of non-recyclable plastics and major corporations are taking notice.

As is often the case, major corporations start at the edges of their business empires and then quickly move towards the center. Today both McDonald’s and Starbucks of India banned the use of all disposable plastics including drinking straws.

This ban comes amidst an ever-increasing chorus of bans from cities, states and countries banning the disposable plastic straw. This ban includes Seattle, Vancouver and over 500 other cities.

wholesale bulk folding drinking straw

 

What started all of this, a Turtle Video?

Yes…24 million views of the video below showing a sea turtle having a disposable plastic straw wrenched from its nostril (where it had become embedded in its sinus and throat) has prompted a worldwide backlash against the disposable straw and given rise to the folding stainless steel drinking straw.

The disposable plastic straw is now being banned worldwide. Seattle bans plastic straws.

The Promotional Products market gets in early on the trend.

Often the promotional products market is slow to adopt new ideas but the folding reusable straw is out of the gate and available for corporate promotions as of August 1, 2018. Get it here first.

folding collapsing drinking straw

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20 Jun

Promotional Products Industry Embraces Folding Reusable Drinking Straw

The 27 Billion Dollar Promotion Products Industry Embraces The Folding Reusable Drinking Straw with Open Arms!

The ASI promotional products industry, often cited as being slow to respond to eco-trends has woken up with a start and wholeheartedly embraced the Last Straw folding reusable drinking straw.

Promotional products’ main purpose is to draw attention and produce customer retention with a logo on an eye-catching or innovative product. Nothing is more eye-catching or innovative than the folding collapsible eco friendly Last Straw.

folding drinking straw promotional swag

folding drinking straw promotional swag

“Promo experts predict the Last Straw folding drinking straw will be the hula hoop for 2019!”

The promo industry has long been the place for businesses both big and small to seek out new products and ideas to slap their logo on. The 27 Billion dollar industry is often thought of as being somewhat slow to embrace new ideas despite their mantra of being innovative. However, it seems that when it comes to the folding reusable straw they are way ahead of the curve.

promotional giveaway folding drinking straw

What caused the big stir about folding drinking straws?

Basically two disparate but simultaneous events started the ball rolling on the foldable, reusable drinking straw.

The first was the Turtle Video. This haunting and emotion evoking video shows a plastic disposable drinking straw being yanked out of its nose for almost 10 excruciating minutes!

The second was the Final Straw Kickstarter campaign!

Final Straw came out with a version of the folding straw that raised 38443 backers who each paid between $20-$30 for a single folding straw. The total pledged was $1,894,878 to help bring this project to life. Originally they sought about 1000 or so backers. Obviously they’ve exceeded their wildest dreams!

Promo Motive has created their own version of this folding straw which will be available August 1.

Promo supplier Promo Motive, the supplier that “Does Weird Well!” is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the logoable collapsible stainless steel straw, scheduled for August 1st with a distributor retail price C of between $7-$8.50 at MOQ.

folding straw for promotional swag

20 Jun

Woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw!

U.K. woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw!

Unthinkable scenario seems more and more likely as countries, states and cities move enmasse to ban disposable plastic straws.

The disposable plastic straw has come to an end in many marketplaces faster than anyone anticipated. A lot of this is due to 2 things happening independently of each other but both interlocking.

 

“Using plastic disposable is already illegal to use in over 400 cities, counties and states worldwide, can imprisonment for its use be far behind?”

UK woman arrested for illegal use of plastic drinking straw

The Turtle with the straw in its nose video.

This heartwrenching video made by an intrepid group of eco warriors brought home the point that even our most cherished wildlife is endangered by our addiction to unnecessary plastics. In the video it shows the Turtle rescuers pulling out a foot long plastic straw that has been embedded in the Turtles nostril!

The invention of the folding eco-friendly stainless steel straw.

Spurred on by companies such as Final Straw and Last Straw a new way to think of a drinking straw has emerged. The idea of a folding, key chain, collapsing stainless steel straw is going viral. Made from bacteria resistant stainless steel and bacteria resistant food grade silicone, the folding drinking straw works as a long term solution. Instead of throwaway one-time use straws the user can carry around this reusable and recyclable folding steel straw.

folding drinking straw

The $27 Billion dollar Promotional Products industry seizes upon the idea!

The ASI promotional products industry has seized upon the folding straw product as a trend-setting product perfect for the world-wide b2b consumer base. Starting in the fall of 2018 a number of leading suppliers including Promo Motive will be launching their own versions of the folding collapsible straw.

wholesale bulk orders of folding collapsible steel straw

For more information on the folding drinking straw complete with your logo and custom packaging email john@promocrunch.com.

19 Jun

Massive price drop of 50% on collapsible folding drinking straw predicted!

Price drop of collapsible folding drinking straw could be 50% or more!

The wholesale price of the trendsetting collapsible and folding eco-friendly drinking straw, the Last Straw is rapidly declining.

Originally the idea of a folding straw was launched on a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign sold at a price of $30 per unit. This was done by Final Straw and we are now seeing other variations of this design coming to the market for prices well under $10 with further price drops expected. Read why below.

folding stainless steel collapsible drinking straw

Why such a massive price decline?

We have seen the same massive price declines in many previous successful Kickstarter campaigns. The problem or reason seems to be the disconnect between invention and manufacturing.

Inventors and their inventions are often not well clued into the costs and procedures of off-shore manufacturing and at the same time their propensity to oversubscribe their initial Kickstarter offering, as tempting as that may be, can cause enormous problems as seen in production delays, cost overruns and more.

Lets consider last year’s Fidget Cube. Initially the inventors sought $15,000 as start up money to get their Fidget Cube molded and marketed. They offered each Kickstarter investor a single cube for $25. Instead of raising $15,000 they raised more than $6,000,000.00! Currently the wholesale on a cube is about $2.

Now this may seem like a good problem for Fidget Cube to have had but trust me things aren’t always rosy!

the last straw collapsible drinking straw for promotional product swag

 

Why is this a problem?

The problem is really a variety of problems combining to make one big headache for the original manufacturer and to simultaneously rapidly accelerate a whole lot of competitors to make a similar product, especially as this product may not yet be patented and may not be patented, ever!

Oversubscribed Kickstarter campaigns can rapidly accelerate a whole lot of competitors to make a similar product, especially as the product is not yet patented and may not be patented, ever!

 

If a promoter/inventor of a new take on an idea gets too successful on Kickstarter then they can easily create a huge bottleneck in development and early production. If you are a newbie manufacturer not used to how China works, the manufacturing and delivery issues unique to the country and how to ramp up production quickly and effortlessly, then you end up with a delivery problem of enormous size. This is seemingly what happened to Fidget Cube with their initial deliveries being delayed months past promised dates. This could easily be the same for Final Straw as they too have oversubscribed significantly their Kickstarter campaign with their delivery dates now not scheduled until November 2018!

We have the Last Straw available for wholesale as of August 1, 2018.

Promo Motive is a leading supplier of promotional products for the North American and European ad specialty, b2b and promotional product marketplaces.

last straw folding collapsible straw for sale now. Wholesale bulk orders

19 Jun

Collapsible straw set to enter promotional products marketplace

The collapsible reusable drinking straw is set to enter the promotional products marketplace in the Fall of 2018.

Darling of Kickstarter, the reusable and collapsible stainless steel straw is the ideal new idea for the ever-changing promotional products marketplace.

It seems almost daily we are seeing ideas that have been around forever suddenly reimagined in new and interesting ways. Today’s new redo is the drinking straw.

the last straw collapsible drinking straw for promotional product

The Turtle Video that changed the world!

Sometimes just the simplest and most graphic imagery can change people’s minds and focus them on the problem at hand. The genesis for the reusable collapsible straw was this amazing video of a sea turtle having a straw removed from his/her nose.

The World responded in a way that no one could imagine!

Single use disposable plastic straws are now being banned in over 20 countries and hundreds of states, provinces, cities and communities across the globe. Even McDonalds is starting to ban plastic straws? 

the last straw collapsible drinking straw for promotional product swag

Promotional Products Industry Leads the Way…

The promo industry, which is often seen as an offender in the eyes of many for the amount of disposable plastic items it produces, is keen to be on the edge of this movement with several suppliers positioning themselves as leaders in the supply of the reusable straw.

Overcoming distributor objections is easy!

Distributors have been lighting up forums on Facebook and more spelling out worry about product safety. Not to worry, these collapsible straws are made from food grade stainless steel (incapable of supporting bacteria)  and lined with a food grade silicone tube (also incapable of supporting bacteria). The straws also come with a cleaning widget. No worries.

For more info contact us at 1-888-908-1481 or email john@promocrunch.com.

collapsible drinking straw for promotional promo

18 Jun

New promotional product ideas for Fall 2018 unveiled

New Promotional Product ideas for Fall of 2018 are now unveiled!

The promo industry thrives on new ideas. Here are 5 new ones set to rock the promo world.

Promotional products (aka Swag) is a 27 Billion US dollar industry currently going through a major sea change, metamorphing from a catalog based, slow moving print and promotions business to now a primarily web-based business working on short retail type cycles with ideas rapidly coming on scene and almost just as fast, vanishing.

New promotional product ideas for 2018

 

Distributors. Do you feel out of touch with your client, stuck?

This is a pretty common feeling amongst distributors and not without good reason. The average ASI distributor is 57 years old while the average end user buyer is 35. This has come as a result of ASI not doing a good enough job recruiting new people into the industry and at the same time millenials are moving into business in ever increasing numbers.

“By 2025 50% of the US workforce will be occupied by the millenials while the average age of ASI distributors will be 59-62. No wonder distributors feel lost!”

Promo Motive is bucking the trend from other legacy suppliers by bringing you newly emerging trends and innovative promotional ideas. Here are what we see as the top 5 for Fall 2018. For samples, prices and imprint info call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email John@promocrunch.com.

#1 for Fall 2018 is the Collapsible Last Straw: the Last Straw you will ever need.

collapsible final straw last straw for promotional product

#2 for Fall 2018 is the PPR Wallet. Rip proof, water proof, fully imprintable and 100% recyclable. Millenials love it.

get your logo or business marketing message on a water proof tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable tyvek paper wallet.

#3 for Fall 2018 is the POP phone grip. Got a smart phone, your client will need one.

popsocket phone stand specifically for tradeshows, promotional products and b2b marketing

#4 for Fall 2018 is Sublimated Socks. Get your logo on these cool socks and become the center of attention.

sublimated custom socks logo socks promotional product swag

#5 for Fall 2018 is the Key Smarter key organization system. Get rid of the ring and sort out those bulky keys.

keysmart for tradeshow marketing and b2b promotional products . Metal key organizer for smart key holder. Perfect for trade show and business marketing swag

Let us know what you think of these sweet new swag ideas at ideas@promomotive.com!

14 Jun

PPR WALLET: the rip-proof, waterproof fully imprintable slim Tyvek paper wallet

The PPR wallet is taking the Tyvek paper wallet from the rarified regions of hipster retail and putting it into the promotional products business.

PPR Wallet: the world’s best Tyvek paper wallet for your logo or event.

The PPR Wallet is are made from extremely durable Tyvek® paper. Tyvek® is paper-thin and all paperwallet accessories are carefully designed and folded to create fully functional modern accessories. Tyvek® is also elastic, waterproof, and long-lasting, and is built to keep up with your busy life.

paper wallet tyvek for promo

Slim, simple and designed by artists, the PPR wallet guarantees endurance being made from waterproof, tear proof and 100% recyclable Tvyek. The expandable material allows a total of 18 credit cards and plenty of cash!

PPR Wallet is made from one continuous piece of Tyvek® smart material with an option RFID seamlessly integrated into the fold. This makes it virtually unrippable and highly resistant to wear and tear all while keeping your private electronic information safe from theft.

Apart from being super-durable, the Tyvek® we use for the PPR Wallet is also water-resistant, so rain or shine, you know you’re protected.

Check out this unboxing review of the Mighty Wallet!

Coded C Distributor Pricing includes freight and all logos!

Yup you heard it right, FREE shipping, NO set up fees and NO ridiculous extra costs! 3 week delivery.

tyvek paper wallet for promotional products

Get your logo or business marketing message on a water proof Tyvek paper wallet. Wholesale pricing on this fully imprintable Tyvek paper wallet.

Get a Free Virtual Design Done!

Want to see what your client’s logo looks like with a free virtual proof? just send us your art to john@promocrunch.com 

free virtual design of paper tyvek wallet for business promo

Check out some of the most popular designs done at retail to get an idea what a promo PPR Wallet will look like!

Get innovative with your clients logo, give it a retail look. Perfect for the millennial client.

paper tyvek wallet

business logo on a paperwallet

tyvek paper wallet for promotional product