Enhancing Your Brand Using Custom Clocks

Thinking about what gift you would like to give your schools’ guest lecturers, cherished alumni, retiring professors, or newly tenured professors?  Or perhaps you are looking for a high-quality product to give out at your school’s next award ceremony? Custom clocks are the perfect gift for any such occasions.  Whether they be custom imprinted dials, custom engraved clocks, or a mixture of both, full-color custom clocks are an impressive gift that will showcase your school’s logo or mascot for everyone to see.

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Custom Imprinted Dials

By using a custom imprinted clock as a gift or an award, you have the ability to subtly promote and market your school. High-quality clocks coupled with your school’s design will make for an elegant presentation that will surely wow the recipient. Additionally, because clocks are used on a day-to-day basis, your mascot or logo will be seen multiple times a day and will continually remind its owner of their accomplishment, achievement, or positive association with your university.

Custom dial clocks come in many different shapes and styles. Ranging from wooden bases, to metal frames, to glass models — there is a clock for any occasion!  Artwork of your choosing is carefully printed and set as the background face of your clock.  Depending on what works best with your artwork, you can choose one of three different dial graphics to add your logo to, or just go without!  The minimum order for custom dials is only 25 pieces.


Custom Body Engraving

Laser imprinting and engraving on the body of the clock is also possible.  This option is perfect for people who want to use one of these clocks as an award or tribute.  Engravement produces a one-of-a-kind piece with a very personal and sentimental touch.  The minimum order for custom engraved clocks is only one piece, so you are able to specially customize each clock to its particular recipient.

Customized Branding With Your School

Customzing a clock with engravement or imprinting promotes your school in a specially tailored manner.  You are branding your university just by utilizing these features.  As previously stated, because people are constantly checking to see what time it is, they will glance at, stare at, or look at this specifically tailored promotional product that endorses your higher education institution. Your logo will be continually branded in their minds all day long.

The Perfect Addition To Any Home or Office

Magellan Collegaite Promotions is proud to offer clocks by Howard Miller, a world renound clock manufacturer.  Howard Miller clocks are manufactured as both promotional products and retail pieces.  Walk into any major clock retail shop and you will almost certainly find a Howard Miller clock.

The company’s clocks are elegantly crafted fashion peices that will add personality to any room.  They are not just practical items — they are the perfect accessory that look great in any home or office.  Personalized custom imprinted dials add even more to a room.  Custom clocks showcase a person’s achievement or commitment to a particular higher educaltional institution.

Used as recognition awards, promotional or ceremonial gifts, or just as a nice thank you, custom imprinted clocks will further bolster goodwill toward your school as they sit on a desk, mantle or anywhere else for people to see them!

Promotional Products v. The Tootsie Roll Pop

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Although the world may never know how may licks it takes
to get to the center of a tootsie roll pop,
we do know that it would take a very long time.

Why Promotional Products Are Important To Higher Education Part 2:

The Tootsie Roll Pop Paradigm

As we have discussed before, promotional products are very important to higher education for many reasons — one of which is that they are implied endorsements.  Going off of the notion of endorsements, another reason why promotional products are so important to higher education is because they are long lasting.  And while the idea of a long lasting product doesn’t sound quite as catchy as implied endorsements does and it is not an earth shattering innovative idea in and of itself, it is extremely relevant and differentiating.

Promotional products come in many different shapes, sizes, materials, etc.  Things like t-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, calendars, sunglasses, and even pizza cutters are all popular promotional products that colleges and universities consistently tend to distribute.  These simple, yet handy items (that also display your school’s logo for everyone to see) are used by students on a daily basis, over a long period of time.

Thus your advertising becomes long lasting.

Unlike a short-lived and usually ignored TV commercial, newspaper or magazine advertisement, or obnoxious pop up window on your favorite website, promotional products are used and last longer than any other form of advertising.  They become 3-Dimensional advertising vehicles for your higher education institution.  A good promotional product will potentially stay with a student from the moment they get it, to the time they move into their first house, and into the next couple of years after that.

A useful product given to a student will typically be used and reused by that student until it either breaks or falls apart and can no longer be taped together or super glued shut.  Because students tend to utilize these promotional items for whatever purposes they can figure out, the item — and the promotional imprint on the item — become very important.

Continuous, long lasting advertisements.

Take for example, the yellow foam media holder in the shape of a La-Z-Boy chair that we developed with the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  Numbers to residence hall security, the campus police, BOSS, and the student health center were all printed on the back of the chair.  Incoming freshman living in the Sandburg Residence halls were all given these media holders upon moving in.  Many students have said that they took their chair-shaped cell phone holders with them when they moved out of the dorms.  Today, you can probably find students that still use these silly yellow foam chairs in their houses or apartments as a convenient holder for their cell phones.

Promotional products are important to higher education because they help promote and advertise a higher educational institution over a long period of time while also acting as a useful product for students to take advantage of.  It’s a win-win situation.

One great product that many schools are starting to utilize is the Media Lounger — it is like an updated, sleeker version of the media holder that we helped develope for UWM.  The lounger holds any media device in an upright position so you can see the screen.  The imprint area is on the bottom and can be seen while the device is being used!  It is a great place to showcase your school’s logo, website URL, or contact information, and will be used by your students for years to come!

Three Examples of Media Loungers