Zooming Into Christmas With Running Mate

Succulent turkey, homemade gravy, a few extra spuds and some Christmas pudding. Oh, and not forgetting plentiful chocolate oranges! This is the delicious food the bmt Promotions crew will sure to be filling our faces with this Christmas and, we will be relishing in it. The last thing we want to do is pile on too many pounds though, and this is where our wonderful customer Running Mate comes in. Susan from Running Mate believes that absolutely anyone can run, and can enjoy it and, what better way to burn off those mince pies than a jog in the fresh air.

Here are Running Mates replies to the bmt Promotions Q&A on business and Christmas:

How has 2017 been positive for you in business?
More and more runners coming to join us, and our first ever marathon finishers. And the sense of friendship and fun in all our groups, it’s more than just about running for us, we’re a Running Mate family.

What difficulties have you faced in business in 2017?christmas
Never enough hours in the day!

What are your hopes for your company in 2018?
That people keep enjoying what we do, keep running, keep surprising themselves with what they’re capable of.

How will you be spending your time over the Christmas break?
With family, and hopefully some of it with my feet up!

Which Christmas tune makes you turn your volume dial up?
Wham – Last Christmas

What’s on your Christmas wish-list this year?
For my children to learn what a lie in is! Also, there’s no such thing as too many trainers…

Do you have a favorite festive film? If so, which one?
Santa Claus the movie

What’s the worst Christmas present you have received?
I’m sure there must have been one, but I honestly can’t remember!

What is your favourite Christmas tipple?
Has to be prosecco!

From all at bmt Promotions, Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year to you!

Wonderful Winter Promotional Products To Gift To Your Customers

Crisp white snow has fallen over the majority of the UK over the last few days. Lots of people have been out and about with family and friends making snowmen, throwing snowballs and sweeping roads and paths so folk can still get to work and school. Lots of fun activity has been had!

Snowfall and frost create the perfect opportunity to get your brand displayed on some winter themed products.

Branded Winter Wear

Keep your employees and customers warm this winter with branded hats, gloves and scarves. Your logo could be seen while a neighbour is shovelling snow, or on a snowy dog walk and it may inspire a conversation about your company. Promotional products are such a unique way of advertising and could drum up some leads for your business.

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Promotional Hi – Visibility Wear

Hi-Visibility vests and gloves are a great winter giveaway for your customers, you never know when you may be unlucky enough to break down and be stranded by the side of the road! A hi-vis vest and glove set isn’t always a top priority for some people to buy so, provide a branded gift, it will be really appreciated!

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Bespoke Car Accessories

Add-ons for cars are a fantastic promotional item to giveaway to your customers during the UK winter frost. Branded ice scrapers and car windscreen covers will come in so useful to people who drive to work and help them with their busy morning routines with icy car windows!

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Branded Hot Chocolate Spoons

To keep your customers warm this winter why not gift them a divine branded hot chocolate spoon. The branding can be displayed on the spoon or on the chocolate itself. One of these chocolate spoons is a sure fire way to keep your customers in your good books and remembering your brand.

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Promote your company with some outdoor promotional products this winter, you never know who is going to see and need your product or service, get your brand out there!

 

Website: bmtpromotions

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933 409489

A Christmas Q&A with Coo-Var

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It’s busy in the bmt Promotions office at this festive time of year but, with just over two weeks to go until Christmas Day all of us here are well and truly in the celebratory spirit! Last week’s Christmas question and answer session with our Director, Jack went down a storm, so we thought we’d get our customers involved in some of the yuletide fun too.

Here’s Danielle from Coo-Var, the paint and coating specialists with her answers to our Christmas questionnaire:

 

Q. How has 2017 been positive for you in business?

Well, we are all still here, so I guess that’s a positive!

Q. What difficulties have you faced in business in 2017?

In our department, it was a real struggle to assign someone to tea maker… but I did the right thing and stepped up to the job. It was a difficult decision but the best all round as I clean the cups thoroughly and now found a new hidden talent which I never knew I had.

Q. What are your hopes for your company in 2018?

That we continue to be a happy working family!

Q. How will you be spending your time over the Christmas break?

Putting on weight and enjoying family time.

Q. Which Christmas tune makes you turn your volume dial up?

All of them!

Q. What’s on your Christmas wish-list this year?

Ooooooh…. I’d love a new hoover!

Q. Do you have a favourite festive film? Yes

If so, which one? ELF!!

Q. What’s the worst Christmas present you have received?

Cooking utensils from the boyfriend on Christmas. Nothing says I love you like some large spoons.

Q. What is your favourite Christmas tipple?

Anything alcoholic!

Thank you, Danielle. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! We hope your stocking is filled with lovely treats and not spoon this year!

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The Top Promotional Products of 2017

2017 has been a fun year for the more inventive promotional product. Don’t get me wrong, the standard, essential products such as pens, lanyards and leaflets are still flying out to customers but, companies are becoming much more daring with the types of promotional products they are giving away to their customers.

Technology related items

Technology is fast growing and the consumables to go alongside are useful and desired. Mobile phone accessories such as earphones, mobile phone cases, mobile phone stands are quickly becoming popular promotional products that companies gift to their customers. Branding these practical items means that they will be seen by a huge array of people day to day.

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Fun workwear

Formal shirts, polo-shirts and t-shirts are always going to be needed within the uniform choices for your company but, you can’t always see a branded shirt on someone when they’re out and about in the frosty winter.Fleeces, gilets and coats are becoming much more popular to brand, so you can promote your company, whatever the weather.

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Higher value items over cheaper branded items

This might not be what budget buyers want to hear but, when consumers are attending exhibitions or events they are setting their sights higher than the less expensive branded giveaways that are on offer. Branded sweets, trolley coins and mugs will always be appreciated but, top end promotional giveaways such as branded power banks, promotional golf umbrellas and bespoke diaries are becoming more common , valued freebies.

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Exhibition kit

At exhibitions the stands and apparel are also becoming more brand heavy with not only the company name on the stands but also the table cloths, napkins, and in some cases, printed on the stools and tables that’s the exhibitor is sitting on.

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For your promotional product requirements visit bmt promotions website.

Telephone: 01933 409489

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

A Christmas Q&A with bmt Promotions Director

It’s December and it’s time to get a little festive in the office! We’ve opened day 1 of the advent calendar, put up a Christmas tree, and we have yuletide tunes blasting from the radio. I’ve nabbed our busy Director at BMT Promotions, Jack Thomas to talk about business in 2017 and all things Christmas.

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How has 2017 been positive for you in business?

Most significantly, we brought our search marketing operation in house & took on a dedicated employee to oversee our digital marketing activities. We are receiving lots of new business across a wide range of sectors, and our year on year turnover has increased by 34% which is very encouraging heading into 2018.

What difficulties have you faced in business in 2017?

Other than the odd computer/server problem, one occasion resulted in me not leaving the office until 3:30am – and we were leaving for the airport for our summer holiday at 6:00am! Aside from these minor difficulties, we were approached with an acquisition proposal earlier in the year which was a big crossroad in both personal & business life. Ultimately, the deal was not right for us and we continue on our path of internal growth.

What are your hopes for your company in 2018?

Our new website will be launched in January, which we are really excited about. We are looking forward to working with our existing customers, and continue to add to our customer base through 2018 & beyond.

How will you be spending your time over the Christmas break?

With my wife, son & dog in a cottage in Yorkshire. Plenty of walks & quality family time. Time to relax, reflect & re-charge ready for 2018.

Which Christmas tune makes you turn your volume dial up?

Step into Christmas – Elton John

What’s on your Christmas wish-list this year?

Terrys Chocolate Orange!

Do you have a favourite festive film? If so, which one?

Home Alone

What’s the worst Christmas present you have received?

Whisky flavoured Fudge

What is your favourite Christmas tipple?

Kraken Spiced Rum

Go Eco-Friendly With Your Marketing Merchandise

Eco-friendly promotional products are fast becoming THE branded item to have. Adding your company branding to an array of environmentally friendly products means, when you give these to a customer or potential customer, they get to see your logo on a regular basis and the eco-friendly item promotes that you are an environmentally friendly business.

BMT Promotions have many eco-friendly products that can be branded with your logo. Take a look at a few of our favourites below:

Branded Jute Bag

Jute is a vegetable fibre used mainly to make course cloth. A branded jute bag is highly sustainable and can be your ‘bag for life’, eliminating the need for plastic carrier bags. bmt Promotions have a variety of promotional jute bag sizes and styles that can be branded to your specification.

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Promotional desktop plant

A terracotta pot or recycled metal tin including some peat and seeds makes for a quirky and eco-friendly promotional product that your customers can grow in their office. There’s plenty of space for your advertising on the packaging and in some cases the pot or tin can be printed with your company logo.

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Promotional Recycled Card Notebooks

Promotional recycled card notebooks branded with your custom design. These promotional notebooks are perfect for the office or out at exhibitions and events and, are great ‘green’ giveaways to give out to your customers. They can come in a variety of sizes. Head to bmt Promotions website for a quote.

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Promotional Recycled Pen Pots

Branded recycled, full-colour, pen pots made of recycled paper and plastic offer a great eco-friendly addition to any office environment. bmt Promotions can supply these in a variety of colours and styles, like the quirky wheelie bin ones below, and with various branding options to suit your needs.

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Any product that helps the environment is going to be favoured so, have a look at bmt promotions website for more ideas on eco-friendly promotional items. Please get in touch if you want to discuss some ideas for branded environmentally friendly products for your business.

 

Website: bmt promotions

               Telephone:01933 409489          Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Preparing Your Business Goals For 2018

In the run up to the festive season in business, there always seem to be a lot to do. Deadlines to hit, orders to fulfil in time for many companies having their Christmas break, the 2017 goals still to achieve and goals for 2018 to set.

At bmt Promotions we are looking forward to some business changes within the next year and have started planning our New Year goals. Here are a few ways on how to get ready for 2018:

Set descriptive business goals.

Write down your business goals on a piece of paper or white board at work and try to visualize them. Your goal could be to make a certain amount of profit within 12 months. Think of that money and what could be done with it. You could invest the money back into the business or buy yourself something if you achieve the goal. Visualizing your goal will give you the motivation to achieve it.

Design a plan and act on it.

To achieve any business goal, you will first need toplan on how you are going to accomplish it. If you want to make a certain amount of profit within 12 months, you will need to come up with a list of steps on how you are going to get to this goal.

Set realistic, time-based goals.

Not all business goals have to be about the big picture at the end – That can seem a daunting task to achieve! Break up your goals into smaller ones to accomplish each week or month, that way, the end goal doesn’t seem so far away, and you feel like you are progressing on a regular basis.

Track,Analyse and Amend

To succeed in achieving your goals your will need to track and analyse your plan on a regular basis to ensure that you are on the road to success. Set yourself up with a spreadsheet to keep up to date with all your key figures so you know how well you are progressing in attaining your goal and if the plans not working, re-think and amend!

Website: bmtpromotions

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933 409489

Five Branded Mugs To Market Your Business

Branded mugs are a great promotional tool for many companies. They are affordable, substantial and offer vast variety. You can easily distribute promotional mugs as giveaways to your customers to raise the exposure of your business and get your brand seen. Have a peek at the promotional cups and mugs we can offer for your company marketing.

Colour Match Mugs

  • A Durham style mug with an exact colour-match to your company’s logo.

  • The inside of the mug is white.

  • Your company logo design is screen overprinted.

  • The mug base can also be printed in one colour

  • Available with Gloss, Matt or Neon finish.

  • A great promotional mug for an office environment and one of bmt Promotions most popular mugs supplied to our customers.

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Espresso Cups

  • Espresso size china mug for that shot of coffee in the morning.

  • Great for use with most coffee machines

  • White in colour has a smooth, straight edge.

  • Full Top to Bottom photo quality print

  • Glossy finish

  • Great for any office or meeting room with a coffee machine. They’re also a fabulous branded giveaway gift for your customers.

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Chalk Mugs

  • ‘Sparta’ style mug.

  • Black chalk board material.

  • Comes with a piece of chalk so you can write your own message on.

  • Your company logo can be printed on the mug.

  • A fantastic promotional item for teachers in a school or staff at a local council.

Chalk-Mugs

Plastic Tumblers 

  • A great promotional itemand giveaway to children.

  • You can print your company logo on the tumbler.

  • Comes in a variety of colours including purple, red, blue and green.

  • Can be supplied in clear form or glittery.

  • These tumblers would be a great branded attribute into any nursery or infant school.

Plastic-Tumblers

Thermal Travel Mugs 

  • A handle-less travel-mug has a double skinned body that traps air between helping a drink retain heat for longer.

  • The thermal travel mug can be colour-matched exactly to your company logo.

  • Comes with a screw on lid to avoid spills.

  • Can be supplied in a gloss or matt finish.

  • A fantastic branded item for any outdoor worker, a farmer, construction worker or gardener.

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Take a peek at bmt Promotions branded mugs and cups and contact us with any queries or for a quote.

Website: bmt Promotions

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933409489

The Christmas Party Countdown is On!

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The Christmas Party countdown is on!

It’s less than 6 weeks until Christmas so hopefully your Christmas party planning is in full swing and,it’s only the final small details to be tweaked over these next few weeks. If you haven’t organised your annual Christmas get-together, here are a few ideas on how to arrange the perfect company Christmas party.

Keep it out of the office

One of the main rules of holding a successful company Christmas party is that you don’t have the party at the office. If your colleagues are drinking a little wine or nibbling on a canapé at their place of work then they are less inclined to have fun and switch off from the day-to-day and, will inevitably end up discussing work.You can however, have a little bit of work at your Christmas party in the form of a branded Christmas gift. Why not a promotional mug or branded pen set to say thank you to your esteemed colleagues for all of their hard work?

Go for a festive lunch

Christmas parties tend to be evening affairs with lots of alcohol consumption and some dodgy dancing from someone in the accounts team. Sounds like fun but, if you want a smaller, more civilized affair, why not head out for a lunch with your colleagues and lap up the turkey with all the trimmings and be back in the office in the afternoon?

Change your setting every year.

Whatever you typically do, change it each year. You can get more and more inventive with each party. You could host a bowling party, a disco, afternoon tea or a wine tasting event with lots of nibbles all around the theme of Christmas.Top off your party with a branded gift bag of goodies for each employee.

Invite the family

Christmas parties are always more enjoyable when the family are invited along too. It means no-one is left out and your colleagues are more likely to come if they can bring a Wife, Father or Sister to accompany them. It’s also a great way for your fellow workers to meet some of your family and get to know you a little better.

Add some yuletide games

Games are a great way to break the ice at a Christmas party. You could play ‘decorate the christmas tree’ and whoever’s is best wins a prize or, you could giveaway some branded games as a gift to your colleagues for working so hard all year round. Take a look at bmt Promotions branded Chocolate games for gifts for your employees this festive season.

Whatever you decide to do this year, or next, add a little promotional gift for your colleagues as a thank you for all theirefforts. Head to bmt Promotions website for a peek at the products we can add your branding too.

Website: bmt Promotions

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk        Telephone: 01933 409489

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Why Promotional Pens Can Mean Profit For Your Business

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Promotional pens are a popular choice when it comes to brand recognition during marketing campaigns. They are easy to carry and can be simply distributed to potential customers and handed out at fund-raisers and exhibitions and, absolutely everyone can make use of the item.

Here are some other reasons why you should up your investment in branded pens.

Increasing Brand Recognition

Promotional pens are a modest tool but one that can assist in increasing the awareness of your brand. You can intentionally tailor branded pens by adding your logo and company name to the product, ensuring that your brand name stays in the front of the mind of your customers and potential clients. A vast number of bespoke branded pens can be made in one consignment, which provides your company with boundless exposure.

Usability

Promotional pens are exclusive in the fact that almost everyone uses or needs a pen for day to day tasks.Your brand will pop up in a customer’s mind each time he or she writes down a single word!Investing in promotional pens means that the products won’t go waste and will provide great exposure for your company.

Great budget products

Promotional pens are a perfect way of marketing your brand whatever your budget may be. You can invest in the higher end vector roller balls with its respected reputation and superior finish or, depending on budget, the contour promotional pen that are sleek,trendy and a simple and cost-efficient way to promote your marketing campaign.

Here at BMT we can offer you a wide range of promotional pens. We have printed ball-pens, engraved pens, low-cost budget pens, promotional metal pens, pantone matched ball-pens and high end corporate executive pens.

Please get in touch for a quotation or to discuss designs.

Website: bmt Promotions

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933 409489

Bespoke Branded Products For The Savvy Student

As a former student, I know how great it feels when we are given free gifts, especially when they are useful and unique to us. Here are some great ideas for promotional giveaways aimed at students;

Clothing

Comfy clothes are a big hit, whether lounging around the halls or headed to the library to study. Think two-tone hoodies, oversized t-shirts, beanie hats. Branded Items of clothing are the perfect product to market to students as your brand will be seen in lectures, cafes, and all over campus.

Kitchen Items

We recently worked with a Casino chain on a giveaway item for fresher’s week, and came up with the idea of a fridge magnet which doubled up as a bottle opener. We made the design an Ace of Spade to fit in with the casino theme. A prime example of a useful promotional product, that will expose your brand endlessly. Other useful products are travel flask, tea towel or mug; students often take coffee to University (to save on cash) and many have people round at halls for tea, which leads to extra exposure for your brand.

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Stationary

The stalwart of the promotional merchandise industry! People who study, need stationary. You can never have too many pens! If you want to deviate from the norm, then eraser, pencils, highlighters, stationery box sets, sharpeners or notepads & diaries will all ensure your brand has maximum exposure.

Tote Bags

Simply a life saver, and extremely popular. Seeing students with a cotton bag over their shoulder was a daily occurrence, often filled with books, shopping or sports kit. Placing your brand on a bag & giving them away to students will ensure you are seen time & time again.

Which promotional products do you think work well? You could stay safe with promotional pens, or go out-there with branded condoms! Whichever product you choose, make sure you increase brand awareness and reach out to the student market.

Get in touch with us at bmt Promotions for your promotional product requirements.

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933 409489

Promotional Umbrellas For A Winter Washout

Promotional umbrellas are a fantastic way to advertise your brand during the wet winter months. When it is pouring with rain on your way to a business meeting or event, pop up one of your branded umbrellas and let the passersby see your company logo. Promotional umbrellas are great giveaways for your customers too! When your customers use promotional umbrellas, they become a walking advertisement for your business, building brand awareness without you occurring additional advertisement costs. With bmt Promotions branded umbrellas you can choose your design, quantity and style of umbrella based on your budget.

Here are a few types of umbrella that bmt Promotions can produce for you with your company branding!

Branded Golf Umbrellas

  • Ideal for hospitality events or high-end gifts to clients

  • Golf umbrellas are used for size and sturdiness.

  • Larger area for your company logo and your promotional message

  • Bmt Promotions have a vast range of promotional golf umbrellas in many colours.

  • We can pantone match your logo with a promotional golf umbrella

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Bespoke City Walking Umbrellas

  • Slightly smaller than a golf umbrella

  • Great for crowded environments

  • The majority have an auto opening function

  • City walking umbrellas can be fully customized

  • Bmt Promotions can supply many design options

  • Select your material type from a small range

  • Premium and durable for repeated use

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Promotional Telescopic Mini Umbrellas

  • Branded Telescopic umbrellas are small enough to carry in a bag but also big enough to still keep you dry

  • Lightweight and versatile

  • Great for a promotional giveaway

  • Huge design modifying options

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All bmt Promotions umbrellas come in a variety of colours, handle choices and printing methods.

 

To see bmt Promotions range of bespoke branded umbrellas please head to our website

www.bmtpromotions.co.uk

or get in touch for a quote or design assistance.

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Telephone: 01933 409489

Promotional Products for A Bonfire Bonanza

Some of the wondrous sights and sounds that I love about bonfire night are; the crackling sound of the huge fire, the swirling colours of the Catherine Wheels, the smell of the hotdogs with fried onions, a warm hot chocolate and the explosions in the night sky of the last few fireworks that top off a magical evening.

If you’re a company running a firework event, or any outdoor occasion, and you want to promote your brand at the same time here are my top 5 promotional items for you to get your hands on.

1. Promotional Umbrellas

The British weather can be unpredictable as we know, and keeping dry cannot be guaranteed at outdoor events! The perfect problem-solving product, a promotional umbrella! Bmt Promotions can produce small or large umbrellas branded with your company logo.

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2. Thermal Travel Mugs

Spoil your event goers! Your customers can enjoy a hot drink on a cold autumnal evening event in their own promotional mug. It’s a gift that can be taken away with them meaning extra exposure for your brand. Thermal mugs come in many sizes and styles and can branded with any company logo.

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3. Branded Hot Chocolate Spoon

What a treat! A spoon with chocolate attached. All you need to add is hot water to a mug (a branded thermal mug!) and it makes for a delicious warm drink on these cold nights. You can add a full colour printed logo to a label on the spoon so your customers know where it’s come from.

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4. Promotional Fleeces

A perfect way to keep outdoor event goers warm this winter is with a branded hoodie or fleece. Bmt promotions can attach your logo in many ways including embroidery and printing. The fleeces and hoodies come in a variety of styles, colours and sizes. There are so many to choose from!

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5. Branded Raincoat in a keyring

The ultimate quirky giveaway at an outdoor event is a branded raincoat in a key ring. The key ring has a small ball attached to it, the ball comes apart to reveal a rolled up raincoat. This is a perfect promotional item for the erratic British weather. Bmt Promotions can brand the keyring ball orthe raincoat itself.

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To take a look at the range of promotional products bmt Promotions provides, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01933 409489                             Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Website: bmt Promotions

Why Your Customers Need One of Our Corporate Calendars

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Corporate Calendars

Branded calendars from bmt Promotions are a great corporate gift to distribute to your customers. Here’s why:

  1. A calendar is in a customer’s office or warehouse all year round, so your brand is visible to them throughout the year. The more a customer sees your branding the more likely they are to use your company again for the products or services you provide.

  2. Not only will your customers see your branding, their customers and visitors will potentially see it as well. This is fantastic extra exposure for your brand!

  3. With bmt Promotions range of calendars you can add as many of your own images as you wish. This enables you to advertise your brand and give your customers a further insight into what your company does.

  4. There are several types of calendar to choose from – desk calendars, wall planner calendars, box calendars to name just a few. You choose what you think is correct for your customers and best to get your brand visible.

  5. There’s an option for every budget whether you wish to go for asmall promotional desk calendar or, a large wall memo calendar with heavy branding and lots of pictures. There are no limits!

  6. Bmt Promotions branded calendars can be printed in black and white or full colour digital print, your choice!

  7. The minimum order quantity for promotional calendars from us is 50, much lower than our competitors.

  8. Bmt Promotions have a fast turnaround on our corporate calendars so, they can be delivered and given out to your customers as great gifts in time for Christmas!

  9. We offer competitive pricing on all our calendars and, delivery is free! What more information do you need?

  10. To get ordering your corporate branded calendars, head to the bmt Promotions website, call us on 01933 409489 or email hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

It’s Scary Running Your Own Business!

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There are no ghouls, demons or ghosts in the bmt Promotions office but, there is always something bubbling, like a witch’s cauldron. As much as we love it, running your own business can also be slightly scary for us, here are a few reasons why:There are no ghouls, demons or ghosts in the bmt Promotions office but, there is always something bubbling, like a witch’s cauldron. As much as we love it, running your own business can also be slightly scary for us, here are a few reasons why:

Responsibility

All the decisions that are made regarding the products we sell and market, how we advertise and communicate with people, where we choose our office to be and how many hours we work each day, as the owners, are totally up to us. We are accountable for everything that happens, good and bad, that can be daunting yet very exciting and rewarding.

Fear of the unknown

The promotional products industry is vast and ever-changing. Bmt Promotions need to be able to keep up with the changes and develop innovative ideas to improve our business continuously. We have many ideas floating about and it can be problematic to know which ones to pursue and which we think will work for our business. Uncertainty can creep in and here at bmt Promotions we can deliberate if our ideas are good enough but, the motivation to succeed overrides this. Brainstorming sessions seem to work wonders when we’re having any creative issues.

Increased competition

It is very simple to set up a business these days. There is no requirement for an office or warehouse immediately, all that’s needed is a domain name and you’re away! There are many promotional product companies out there doing an excellent job. The competition is huge and maintaining a presence in this industry is a challenge, but one that we thrive on and one that we will continue to work hard at upholding. We love overseeing our family run business and wouldn’t change a thing.

“Fear is nothing more than an obstacle that stands in the way of progress. In overcoming our fears, we can move forward stronger and wiser within ourselves.”

For all your business promotional products requirements please get in touch!

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk                    Telephone: 01933 409489
         Website: bmtPromotions.co.uk

Taking On A Tagline – Say More, Be More

When brainstorming a tagline for our company ‘Say More, Be More’ was the one idea that stood out to us here at bmt Promotions.

What Say More, Be More means to us.

All companies, at some point, will use advertising to boost the sales of their products or services. Many will choose using a local listings service to advertise or, a business may embrace social media to connect with customers. Here at bmt Promotions we want to help businesses use promotional products as their bespoke marketing tool. Distributing promotional merchandise at exhibitions or, as giveaways to your customers can expose your brand to the masses.

 

“85% of people do business with a brand after receiving a promotional product from them” BPMA

 

By using unique, bespoke promotional items that your competitors are not, you are “Saying more” than your rivals. The more ways you advertise, the more likely new business can come your way allowing your company to thrive and “Be More”, hence how “Say More, Be More” came to life.

Why do you need to use a tagline?

A tagline is a phrase that goes alongside your brand name aids in displaying your business’s brand identity into one single line or phrase. The tagline should be one that will be remembered by consumers and it is intended to deliver to consumers an idea of your what your brand is and your brands market place in just a few striking words.

Here are a few ways to develop a tagline for your company in just five small steps:

  1. Keep your tagline short and simple.
  2. Focus on what makes you different.
  3. Make it a timeless phrase.
  4. Ensure it is not related to any other companies’ tagline
  5. Consider your target market.

For your promotional products needs please head to bmtPromotions website and take a peek at our products.

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk 

Telephone: 01933 409489

 

Charity Merchandise – Why It Works

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If you see many people out and about today wearing shades of cerise, crimson and rose, there is a brilliant reason. Today is ‘Wear it Pink’ day, raising awareness about Breast Cancer by the charity Breast Cancer Now. The aim to is increase awareness of the disease, raise some money and help fund life-saving research in the hope that by 2050, anyone diagnosed with breast cancer will survive. A very strong statement.

The idea that everyone wears something pink is very powerful. If you see countless people wearing the same colour walking around your town, you’ll undoubtedly question why. You may potentially research  this online and details of the awareness day will appear. Awareness is raised and the charity have done their job very well!

Charities have a challenging time raising money as there are so many around the world all looking to acquire the same thing, awareness and money for their cause. To entice people to part with their hard-earned money charities need to come up with ideas to grab the public’s attention. Days like ‘Wear It Pink’ and selling merchandise are two of the ways to do this.

How Charity Merchandise Works?

Charities do not have bags of money, so fundraising events are a key to their success in bringing in some revenue. At these events huge varieties of merchandise can be sold and when purchased, cash is raised for important research that needs to be carried out in the specific field.

If you see people wearing a charity badge with their emblem or, wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a charity logo awareness is being raised of the specific charity and the work that they carry out. The more awareness that is raised the potential for it encouraging new donors is much higher!

Bmt Promotions has worked with many charities helping to inspire best ideas for merchandise to get the outcome the charity needs.

Merchandise ideas

  • Teddies
  • Keyrings
  • Trolley Coins
  • Pin Badges
  • Mugs
  • Pens
  • Umbrellas

If you require assistance with some merchandise ideas for your charity, bmt Promotions can help.

Please visit our website to see our products and much more.

Telephone: 01933 409489  Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

 

 

The C Word

Its mid-October and the leaves are well and truly falling from the trees, it’s getting noticeably colder and darker and it’s time to start thinking about The C Word. No, I’m not swearing at you, I’m talking about Christmas!

Christmas is only 9 weeks away and now is the time to start thinking about rewarding your employees or treating your customers to a little gift to say “Thank You”.

If you’re going to give out a gift, why not give out a promotional item? A branded gift works well for you in two ways:

  1. The customer or employee receives a thoughtful product from yourselves therefore they are more likely to remember you positively, this is always good in business.
  2. A promotional gift emblazoned with your company name is extra exposure for yourselves and gets your brand seen.

Ok, so now you’re sold on the idea of gifting your customers and employees with a branded product, below are some ideas of items that bmt Promotions can provide for you!

Branded Advent Calendars

A pre- Christmas gift with your bespoke design and branding, filled with 24 little chocolates, branded advent calendars. You must hurry though as orders need to be in by early November for delivery before December!

Branded Power Banks UK

Branded 2018 Calendars

Potential customers will be able to see your brand all year round with a bespoke branded calendar. There are many designs and sizes depending on your budget just head to our website for a peek!

Premium Promotional Calendars

Promotional Keyrings, Pens and Mugs

Promotional keyrings, pens and mugs are great budget buys and giveaways for employees and customers alike. Why not order some of each item and we can create a gift bundle for you to distribute to your recipients?

Promotional Mugs UKBranded Gift Bags

A present in a promotional bag adorned with your logo is a fantastic way to wrap the gift up and show the customers or employees exactly where the gift has come from.

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If you require any assistance with your promotional Christmas gift ideas please do not hesitate to contact us here at bmt Promotions, we’re happy to help!

Phone: 01933 409489      

Email: hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Website: bmtPromotions

Chocolate, Chocolate everywhere!

 

It’s that time of year again! The shops are filled with novelty Halloween costumes, fireworks and sparklers for bonfire night, advent calendars and, dare I say it, Christmas goodies! One theme runs through all of these events, CHOCOLATE!

I’ve already seen packets of candy ghouls, edible Santa’s and sweet treats in the shape of exploding fireworks. Chocolate is a true UK favourite and is a highly successful promotional gift to give to your business customers or employees. Here are a few reasons why chocolate should be at the top of your list for giveaways and promotions at this time of year:

Versatility

Chocolate is an extremely versatile way of promoting yourself. It can be crafted into many different ways for your customers;

Small Neapolitan squares

Small chocolates are great for giveaways at exhibitions and local stands. The wrappers of the chocolates can be designed to involve an upcoming celebration: Diwali, Halloween, bonfire night or Christmas! A bag of these sent to a potential customer with your branding will go down a (sweet) treat!

Blocks of chocolate

These can be shaped as a standard bar or moulded into a shape: a medal, coins, your logo!  These are ideal for company award ceremonies, casinos, and business parties. The varieties of chocolate are huge too: milk, dark, white, flavoured – The possibilities are endless!

 

 

Boxes

A box of luxuriously presented chocolates with your company logo comes across as a personal gift to a customer or employee – great for a Christmas giveaway! It’s a product that requires effort and thought and shall be supremely appreciated by potential consumers and employees alike.

 

 

 

Economical

Compared to some other promotional products, chocolate is one of the most economical. You can decide on the quantity you want, the size of the product, the message you wish to give and how your branding appears on the chocolates, all dependent on your budget.  

 

Universally treasured

Chocolate is a cherished treat by the majority of people and, most consumers will appreciate passing an exhibition stand and picking some up. It’s a great product to entice people towards you and get them talking to you about your business. Sending a potential or, loyal customer a promotional box of chocolates in the post will also, no doubt, be very welcomed and create future talking points between you and your customers.

Please click below to look at bmt Promotions branded advent calendars and the branded chocolate range:

 

http://bmtpromotions.co.uk/branded-advent-calendars/

http://bmtpromotions.co.uk/promotional-chocolates/

Promotional Products Week 2017

October 2nd – 6th 2017 is Promotional Products week. Here at bmt Promotions we have an offer for this week only! If you place any order with us between the 2nd Oct – 6th Oct 2017 we will give your business 10 free branded mugs with your company logo on!

 

Here is what Promotional Products can mean for your business:

 

  • They can generate leads.

    Promotional products are smart as they can lead customers, old, current and new, to get into contact with you. In a recent survey 82% of businesses reported that they had purchased products or services from a company that had given them a promotional gift. This proves that gifting to potential and loyal customers really is worthwhile.

 

  •  Instant brand recognition.

    Brand recognition is the extent to which a consumer can correctly identify a product or service, just by viewing the product or service’s logo, packaging or advertising campaign. If you gift promotional items to your customers it can help them to recognize your business and the products you make or services you sell if your logo is spotted elsewhere.

 

  • More exposure.

    When you see an advert in a newspaper or, on a billboard the amount of time you are exposed to the advert is brief. With promotional products such as office based products or branded uniform, potential customers are exposed to your brand for much longer periods of time and as a result, are more likely to purchase your goods or services.

 

  • It’s an alternative to a business card.

    Business cards will always be an invaluable tool to promote your business but, adding promotional products such as a quirky branded keyring, pen, USB key or ice scraper, alongside your business card, is a quirky way to help people remember your brand.

 

  •  Cost effective marketing.

    Promotional products do not have to mean a huge outlay for your company. Branded pens, usb keys, keyrings and mugs are a small cost to your business and they are products that will sit on a potential customer’s desk all year round meaning your brand is always in sight. A small cost for a potentially substantial impact on your business.

Five valid points to get you looking into your promotional products needs and bmt Promotions are ready to help you.

Have a look on bmt Promotions website (www.bmtpromotions.co.uk) for a peek at the products we can brand for you and remember, any order placed between 2nd– October and 6th October 2017 with us, you will receive 10 FREE branded mugs with you company logo!  Alternatively, give us a call on 01933 409489 or email hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk with your requirements.