As we mentioned in a previous post, Michael Wolaver and Pat Conley from our sales team attended the PPAI Expo in January. There they visited with promotional product suppliers to learn about what’s new and trending for 2015. After sharing their long list of products and reviewing pictures, we came up with ten awesome new products that any business could incorporate into marketing plans.
2015 New Promotional Products
It’s probably no surprise that more than half of the ten top new items are related to technology. Year after year the number of tech promotional products continues to grow and innovate. Heading up our list are the tech items.
1. Cell Mate Phone Wallet and Stand
This Phone Wallet was one of our favorite products of 2014. Available March 2015, the Cell Mate Phone Wallet is a multi-tasker because it can open up to be used as a phone stand.
It’s bi-fold design also means more security than the phone wallet we saw in 2014. Cards and cash are safely stowed with less risk of falling out. Leather material also provides a higher-end look and feel.
2. Mobile Device Cleaning Kit
While we LOVE the DigiClean smartphone cleaning pad, we really liked the look and convenience of this device cleaning kit.
Neatly packaged inside a pouch comes a lint free, microfiber cloth and a 6.75 mL spray cleaner. The cleaner is safe for electronics, alcohol free and non-toxic. It cleans and sanitizes at the same time, keep your device smudge-free,
and safe from bacteria that causes illness.
3. Solar Power Banks
We’ve seen more and more interest in on the go chargers. One of the newest iterations is a solar powered charger.
These power banks use Monocrystal silicon solar panels, which efficiently convert sunlight to energy. The compact battery can charge any mobile device from smart phones to iPads and tablets. The Solar Power Bank comes individually boxed with a USB cable, so it’s easy to handout.
4. Leather Swivel & Stand Tablet Holder
Do you ever wish a tablet holder could accommodate both vertical and horizontal orientations? The Eclipse Swivel & Stand Tablet Holder can do just that!
Here’s a quick video demonstration of the product:
5. Lynktec Stylus Pen
Here’s a high quality stylus pen with a very fine point for more accurate contact with a smartphone or device.
The DigiClean Screen Cleaner is one of our most popular promotional items. When a new product in this same line was introduced, we decided to take a closer look. The DigiGrip Plus Anti-Slip Wipes is a screen cleaner AND a phone grip that sticks to your phone, including most cases, even if rubberized or heavily textured.
Similar to the DigiClean Plus, it includes full color, two sided imprint, including the sticky side that adheres to your device. Photos, QR codes, phone numbers, and locations can easily be imprinted on the DigiGrips Wipe itself or on the included custom 3.5″ x 6″ Marketing Card or 2″ x 3.5″ Business Card!
7. Cooling Towel
This promotional product is something you have to physically touch to believe! Michael demonstrated the Chilly iCool Towel in the office, and we were all impressed!
The towel can absorb eight times its weight in water and keeps cool as the water evaporates. It can continue cooling for hours as long as the towel is kept damp. The chemical-free design is biodegradable and machine washable. Store the clean, moist towel in its original package to get years of reliable use. Pretty cool, huh?!
8. Tritan Tumbler
This is a classic style, higher end tumbler that keeps drinks colder since it is lined with a double wall. This means your hand does not warm up the glass when holding on to it.
We recently created a tumbler for Western Racquet Club, using their logo on an embroidered patch. Learn more about that project in our case study.
9. Hustle Duffel Bag
We like this affordable duffel bag as an alternative to an event tote bag.
This sports bag has a roomy main compartment and a mesh outer pocket. Available in six colors.
10. Puffy Vest
This lightweight, packable vest caught our eye. The shell of the vest is made from recycled PET bottles.
Premium insulation provides warmth without the bulk of other puffy vests.
From tech items to drinkware, our top ten new promotional products for 2015 spanned across a lot of categories and price points. Which promo product would you want to include in your branding and marketing? Comment below and let us know your favorite!
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