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

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

 

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.

 

Fidget Spinners – The 90’s toy that’s made a 2017 comeback

 

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It’s halfway through 2017 and we’ve already seen a number of trends pop up over the course of the year. Internet memes, weird fashion trends like plastic jeans and now we’ve been reintroduced to a 90’s toy that’s made a comeback…Fidget Spinners.

What is a Fidget Spinner? It’s a type of toy, who marketers claim relieves stress. It’s a toy that consists of a bearing in the centre of a design made from a variety of different materials including brass, stainless steel, titanium, copper and plastic. The Fidget Spinner was originally designed for people who have trouble with focussing or fidgeting (such as those with ADHD, autism or anxiety) by acting as a release mechanism for nervous energy or psychological stress.

Fidget Spinners were originally invented in the 1990’s, but suddenly saw a huge rise in popularity in 2017 after James Plafke of Forbes published an article on December 23rd 2016 describing fidget spinners as the “must-have office toy for 2017”.

Following on from this, in March 2017, users on social media websites such as YouTube and Reddit began uploading videos reviewing and performing tricks with fidget spinners. Now it’s hard to remember the last time we scrolled through our Facebook timeline without seeing a video on fidget spinners, or even dogs with fidget spinners on their heads!

Putting aside the entertaining value of dog’s having fidget spinners spun on their heads, there are a ton of health benefits that fidget spinners offer. The main purpose of a fidget spinner is to relieve stress, especially for those with mental health issues, ADHD, autism, or for those who need constant stimulation.

From the rise in popularity and the reports of the fidget spinners mental health benefits, the fidget spinner is back whether you love them or loathe them.

At BMT, we couldn’t resist jumping on this trend and we now offer fidget spinners for those looking for customised fidget spinners. You can choose a custom design to place on your fidget spinner  for pleasure, to relieve stress or to spin on top of your dog’s head!

As the must-have office toy for 2017, it’s the perfect way to get your brand across through a fun, interactive toy and your clients will thank you for giving them something to entertain themselves during the day.

If you would like to enquire about Fidget Spinners and would like yours branded with us, you can get a free quote on our website, or alternatively you can call 01903 409489.

Why Choose BMT for your promotional branding

 

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Here at BMT, we have an experienced team of professionals who work extremely hard to fulfill the needs of both existing and new customers, in a friendly manner. We want to help you promote the thing that you do best… your business! On products that you use everyday, or even products that you haven’t even thought of yet that will engage your clients and give you the brand awareness and recognition you deserve.

But why should you choose BMT to help you achieve this? What makes us different? We’ve highlighted our 6 key points on why BMT should get your promotional products branded by us:

Planning and Strategy

The early stages of any project are the most important. Planning the strategy sets up every stage of the project and drives success. We will work with you to ensure we cover every fine detail so you’re 100% satisfied.

Design and Develop

We have an experienced team of successful designers who are here to create your vision and provide support right up the completion of the project. We can customise your products in a range of styles, colours and can help get the right message across to your clients.

Deliver Results

Our philosophy is simple; the right product, the right price, the right time. You’ll guarantee to get results!

Quality and Support

Our team is comprised of professionals with varying experience and this is how we get big wins for our customers.

100% Commitment

We measure our success on our customer’s satisfaction; we don’t believe in half measures. Choosing BMT means choosing a company with over 25 years’ experience that gives 110% on every project.

Great Choice

We cast our net far and wide when we source our products. With a supply base that spans the world over we can offer products that you may never have even thought of.

Want to find out more? You can get a free quote from us today! Or you can ring us on 01933 409489.

National Pencil Day

 

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We’re celebrating here at BMT! Because on 30th March, it’s National Pencil Day!

Every year on March 30th, National Pencil Day is celebrated because it’s when Hymen Lipman received a patent for a pencil with an attached eraser on this day in 1858. Therefore, the pencil is almost 160 years old!

And even after almost 160 years on, the pencil is still a tool that we use today.

As you can see, we’re big fans of pencils and love creating the most powerful of branding on the most simple, yet useful of products. Pencils are always needed at hand when you’re in the office, which is why they are great for increasing your brand awareness as they won’t be shoved in a drawer! Therefore, they make a for a fantastic free gift to give to clients to boost your brand recognition.

Because it’s National Pencil Day; we’ve come up with prime examples of when a pencil can be most useful:

Writing notes – The most obvious use for a pencil is for writing. Pencils are useful for when you need to make a quick note on a sticky note, in a notepad or perhaps you use a pencil for your everyday to-do list to check things off? There’s always a pencil lying around when you need it most; so if you add a brand message or logo on one, you’re instantly getting the attention you want.

Drawing and sketching – A pencil is the first choice of stationary to use when it comes to drawing and sketching. Unlike pens, depending on how soft or hard you press on paper, you can determine the intensity of what something will look like drawn or sketched on. Whether you’re just doing the odd doodles on a notepad to pass the time at work or if you’re a budding artist, a pencil is your best friend for this type of activity.

Placed on your ear – A pencil that’s placed on top of the ear can be a handy place to keep it when you need it most. Have you ever seen someone in your office who always has a pen on their ear? Or perhaps you’re one of those people who always has a pencil on them? So when you need somewhere to keep a pencil, stick it on top of your ear!

Erasing mistakes – The beauty of most pencils, compared to pens, is that most of them will have an eraser attached at the end of them. This means anything that you’ve written down accidently, or made an error with whilst drawing; you can erase those mistakes straight away.

Want to celebrate National Pencil Day with us? You can order your promotional pencils from our online catalogue, see our page on why promotional pencils make the best free gift or call us for a free quote on 01933 409489.

Every Daffodil Counts: Marie Curie

 

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March is here and it’s the month of the Daffodil. Therefore, we are proud to be working with Marie Curie, the national charity that specialises in giving care and support for people living with any terminal illness. We have recently supplied them with a large quantity of Marie Curie pens, which will be supplied to their network of over 500 fundraising support groups across the UK. These volunteers will use them on an ongoing basis as giveaways to their local supporters and donors.

Promotional Pens are the gift that keeps on giving because they are not only useful and reliable, but these specific ones will have the Marie Curie brand on so more people can become aware of what amazing work the charity does for people, giving them the brand recognition they deserve.

Marie Curie have been providing vital care and support for people living with terminal illnesses and their families for over 65 years and in 2016 alone, they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. For every £1 Marie Curie raises, these go towards helping people living with terminal illnesses and their families by giving them the support they need the most. Without their supporters, they wouldn’t be able to provide vital care and support to the people who need them at an extremely difficult time.

Jack Thomas, Managing Director of BMT commented:

“I am delighted to be working with such a prestigious organisation as Marie Curie. They have over 2,000 nurses and 9,400 regular volunteers. We are producing a large volume of promotional pens for them, and in the past have produced other promotional items such as t-shirts, cotton shopper bags and umbrellas. These types of promotional items are great for brand awareness which is key to sustaining the support & care they give to over 31,000 people every year”.

So what can you do raise awareness and support Marie Curie?

Support the Great Daffodil Appeal – By supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal, you will be helping nurses across the UK to care for people living with a terminal illness. Whether you donate online, in your local charity shop or simply popping money into a Marie Curie pot to purchase a daffodil to wear; anything makes a huge impact.

Organise an event – Do something within your local community to raise awareness and money for Marie Curie. You can be as creative as you want; organise a bike ride, an event, take part in a run or you can find what’s going on in your local area on their website.

Donate to Charity Shops – For all the bargain hunters who love to shop, you can visit a local Marie Curie charity shop and anything you spend within the shop is donated to the great services they provide to people who need it most. If you’re thinking of having a spring clean, then why not drop off anything you no longer need into your local charity shop? By donating a few pre-loved items, you can help fund crucial nursing care.

Volunteering – Become a volunteer for Marie Curie where you can join thousands of people who donate their time, skills and enthusiasm to support people living with terminal illnesses and their families. Without volunteers, Marie Curie would not be able to deliver the range of services and support that they do.

To find out more about Marie Curie and the amazing work the charity does, visit their website www.mariecurie.org.uk.

Or if you’re looking to gain some brand awareness, whether you’re a business or charity big or small, contact us today and see what we can do for you: 01933 409489.

Powerful branding

 

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We’ve all been there, you go to make a call, check your email or browse the internet only to find that your mobile’s battery has run out! Portable power bank chargers have become an increasingly popular gadget for smartphone & portable device users. Companies worldwide are tapping into this lucrative market by branding power bank chargers for promotional giveaways.

Smartphone unit sales are expected to exceed 2.35 billion by 2019 (ABI Research). The need for accessories, and in particular portable power chargers, will grow significantly. A recent YouGov survey of 2,000 people found that 60 per cent of people claim they have a smartphone battery that doesn’t last a day.

We have over 50 different styles in our product range, and they come with different levels of mAh, which is power. They range from 1,800mAh – 50,000mAh. Typically, a 5,000mAh power bank charger will charge an iPhone 6 twice, before it needs recharging. All our products are supplied with a micro USB cable for attaching the user’s device to the power bank. Minimum order quantities start at 50 units, and prices start at around £4.95 + VAT (includes all printing & delivery costs).

We have produced branded power banks for local companies such as Car Shop, Aspers and Logistex, along with customers further afield such as Battersea Power Station, Sheffield & Bolton University, and The English Touring Theatre. Giving a branded power bank to your customer is a great way of ensuring they never lose touch with what matters.

If you would like to discuss with our team please call 01933 409489 or email hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

 

Hassle free brand promotion

 

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BMT Promotions has been supplying businesses across the UK with promotional merchandise for the last 8 years and put supply chain management at the centre of their business operation.

Many businesses may invest in branded merchandise at the start of their venture, then as the workload increases it drops down the priority list. In reality this shouldn’t be the case. As your business grows you should promote your brand more.

With advances in printing technologies the variety of available merchandise is not only vast, but also more affordable. The BMT team make it their job to find the right product for their clients’ requirement or marketing activity. They achieve this by understanding the objective of the exercise.

Approximately 6 years ago BMT was let down by a UK supplier. This indirectly lead to them speaking to a manufacturer in China, which looking back was a significant turning point for the business.

Dealing with this particular manufacturer opened the door to a twenty strong network of others including an introduction to a specialist manufacturer. BMT now has full control over its supply chain, providing confidence in delivering a great customer experience.

EXAMPLE:

“A recent job was for 500 branded lanyards with card holders costing 75p + VAT (including delivery). They arrived 10 days after the order was placed. Other companies in the UK may turn around the same order quicker, but when the prices were compared they were 42% more expensive on average”

BMT’s buying power and supplier choice can provide some very attractive price points, meaning you don’t have to find lots of extra budget to do some form of promotion. These activities are really well received by clients and your internal team, sometimes putting a little life back into marketing activities.

If you want to explore what could work for your business or have any questions about products available, call the team 01933 409489 or email hello@bmtpromotions.co.uk

Celebrating Chinese New Year at BMT

 

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January 28th 2017 marks the Chinese New Year, one of the most highly anticipated and most colourful events of the year which sees people in China and across the globe taking to the streets to celebrate. The new year celebrations will continue for 2 weeks with the year lasting until February 15th 2018.

So what is Chinese New Year?

Chinese New Year takes place on a different date each year because it’s based on the lunar calendar, therefore New Year’s Day normally falls between January 21st and February 20th. The global celebrations are an explosion of light and sound involving bell ringing, lighting firecrackers and watching traditional lion dances.

Traditionally, Chinese families gather together for a reunion dinner on New Year’s Eve and to clean their houses to sweep away bad fortune on New Year’s Day.

This year is the Year of the Rooster. The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, therefore those born in 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993 and 2005 are known as Roosters. This is the year of the Fire Rooster, which last fell in 1957 and is one of five types of Roosters within the Chinese zodiac and they all have different personalities. Fire Roosters are known for being trustworthy, punctual and responsible.

In China, the diversity of practises and rituals in context to tea, performed during the new year festivities, varies from regions based on their own heritage and custom. Therefore, we want to follow tradition here at BMT by creating promotional pyramid boxes, which can be branded with your logo and contain traditional Chinese tea’s of your choice.

Why not have a promotional mug to go with your pyramid boxes? Promotional Mugs are another fantastic way in getting your brand out there and it’s a product that will certainly be used to go with whatever hot beverage you will be drinking during this Chinese New Year.

We’d like to wish all our suppliers, customers and future customers who celebrate Chinese New Year a very Happy New Year.

新年快乐 (New Year Happiness!)