Promotional products are an extremely powerful marketing tool allowing you to connect with your consumers and create a more memorable brand experience. We want our clients to be able to get the hottest promo items in order to get their brand message out there. So, we thought it’d be a great idea to share with you our favorite promotional products!
There are so many promotional products out there, but here are PMD Group’s favorite promotional products for 2020.
Robin Donnelly – Business Development and Marketing Specialist
The Pedova Journal has been named my PMD Bible. I use it every day for notes and client visits. I’m on my 4th full journal! It’s the perfect size to fit in a purse and strong enough to hold up in my backpack. I have sold this to a couple of clients, and it is my most complimented item.
Cynthia Blackshear – Web and Digital Manager
My recent favorite is the 2 Pack Hot Sauce and Dry Rub Combo Gift Set. You can select from a variety of hot sauces and dry rubs to include in the set and fully customize the labels on each, as well as the gift box. Not only is it a great-looking gift for clients, the sauces and rubs actually taste delicious.
Shawna White – Design Director and Project Development
I love the Stratton Reversible Inverted Umbrella. I use it all the time, it’s not flimsy like the huge golf ones so it doesn’t flip backwards when the wind hits. And it actually works when you get in the car and close it. I get asked about it all the time when I have it!
A family favorite is the Live Edge Cutting Board with Handle. My son loves to make sandwiches on it and says it’s easier to clean than wiping down the counters. It looks great displayed in our kitchen as well!
Laura Hanusch – President
All of my favorites are kitchen related. The Gourmet Bamboo Pizza Set/Cutting Board is my all- time favorite. It comes with a stainless steel pizza cutter and is perfect for all the pizza lovers.
My next favorite is the 30 oz. RTIC Tumbler. It’s perfect for keeping iced drinks cold for a long time and keeps hot drinks, hot!
The Rona Wine Glass is another favorite. It can be customized with your business logo and makes a great gift for special occasions as well!
Last but not least, the Live Edge Cutting Board with Handle. It makes a great display in my kitchen and is perfect for cutting, serving, cheese boards, etc.
Bonnie Nelson – Vice President of Marketing and Sales
I love my Tech and Travel Backpack. The quality is superb and it’s comfortable to wear while navigating to my airport gate or to my next meeting. My computer feels highly protected in it and there is plenty of room for me to throw in other items. It has so many features, such as two water bottle holders, a built-in charging cable, an external charging port and it’s waterproof.
Scott Martin – Senior Graphic Designer
My favorite is definitely the Speckled Sherpa 11oz Tumbler & Insulator. I have been using it for my rum and cokes as well as coffee to keep it hot longer. It’s the perfect size for both and when I’m not filling it with drinks, it can also be used as a can or bottle insulator.
Sarah Messer – Production Estimator
I love the Live Edge Cutting Board with Handle. It fits in perfectly with my kitchen! It’s heavier than other cutting boards, which means it’s sturdy enough to stay in place when slicing fruit or chopping veggies and still looks brand new after months of regular use.
Febe Prado – Graphic Designer
I use the 30 oz. RTIC Tumbler almost daily. I drink water all day long and this keeps the water at the temperature I like and prevents big spills. If I do knock my cup over there’s a few seconds to grab it before it makes a huge mess.
I also love the Live Edge Cutting Board with Handle, it’s so pretty. We use it mostly for bread and charcuterie boards.
Rebecca Carroll – Production and Digital Marketing Specialist
My favorite promo product is the Speckled Thor Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle. I rarely leave the house without it. I like the speckled finish and my water stays cool for a really long time, even after sitting all day in a hot car. At 22 oz., it’s also a great size, not too big and not too small, and the slender design means that it easily fits in every size cup holder. I can also toss it in my bag and have never had an issue with leaks, so it’s great for travel.
Bridget Partain – Vice President of Operations
My favorite and most used item is the Pedova Journal. It’s professional looking for client meetings, yet functional for keeping up with all of my daily tasks, notes and meeting agendas. The double bookmarks allow me to keep notes for PMD business separated in the back from client related notes and business items – silly but it works for my system. Also, it’s just the right size that it fits in my laptop bag without adding a ton of bulk and weight. It’s even small enough to slip into my purse…but I have a bigger purse too. It is well used but it doesn’t look in rough shape, so it holds up well with daily use!
Kent McGowan – Production Coordinator
I really like the Roma Journal with Phone Pocket. You can keep business cards in addition to your phone in the front pocket. It comes in a variety of colors and is a great size for taking notes at meetings, as well as using for to-do and grocery lists.
Caroline Sherry – Content and Sales Coordinator
I have two favorites. My first is the Rune Stone 8.5” x 11” Notebook. The paper in this notebook is amazing! It’s made from natural stone and is so smooth to write on. I won’t write my notes in anything but this notebook. It’s even waterproof and tear resistant so if you accidentally spill some water at your desk, it’s no big deal.
My next favorite is the Live Edge Cutting Board with Handle. I use this all the time! My favorite thing to use it for is making cheese boards. It also makes a great accessory in the kitchen as well as the perfect gift for any occasion.
Bill Mack – Print and Digital Designer
I love the 10L Waterproof Dry Bag. They’re perfect for keeping items dry when going out on the lake or floating a river. There is a buckle so you can attach the bag to your kayak, paddle board, tube, or hang it onto your beach bag. I also make sure to bring one with me when competing in an Iron Man or running an ultra-marathon. I can put dirty clothes, wet swimsuits and towels, or muddy shoes in the bag and it keeps everything else in my car and luggage dry and odor-free.
Renee Steckbeck – Promotional Sales Manager
A family favorite of ours is the FRIO 24-7 Cup with a bottle opener on the bottom. It is the best cup we’ve found to keep our drinks super cold. It will even keep the ice overnight if left out.
My second favorite is the Intensity® Clic™ Gel Pen. I love how smooth it writes! I have several and use them daily.
Cathy Goodwin – Senior Marketing Specialist
I love the Pedova Journal. I actually use mine for daily journaling.
Another favorite is the SlingGrip. I always use a phone sling for extra security and prefer it over the bulky pop sockets. I think it’s subtle but provides a great branding opportunity.
What are your favorite promotional products for 2020? Visit www.PMDPROMOS.com to check out all of the staff favorites and let us know!