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by Cathy Houston Cathy Houston on October 23, 2015

What are Popular Promotional Products for Events?

Highlight your event with promotional products people will love.


As a marketer, I know that people attend events for all kinds of reasons; they want to go for the main content, they're required to go for work or school, or it's convenient for them to go. There's also a smaller perk of going to events that can make or break the experience for attendees: the free stuff! In fact, I've heard of people going to events solely for the promotional handouts. 

However, event attendees won't be satisfied by just any old product. Marketers must make sure the promotional products they plan to handout at events are relevant, interesting, and useful to those attending. I've compiled a list of popular promotional products for events that, in my experience, have proven to be a hit among attendees!

1. Promotional EOS Lip Balm

Promotional EOS Lip BalmChances are you've seen these little guys at grocery stores, pharmacies, or big department stores like Walmart and Target. Despite being present in our everyday lives, did you know that they make great promotional products? Promotional EOS lip balms are hot items because of celebrity endorsements and their unique shape. Brand your logo on these products that event attendees are sure to love.

2. Custom Mobile Phone Charging Cord

Custom Mobile Charging CordGuilty as charged: I'm addicted to my smartphone! So are a majority of Americans, seeing as 81% of people keep their smartphones with them at all times, according to Gallup. Give event attendees a custom mobile charging cord, an item they're sure to appreciate! This particular cord is MFI Certified, meaning it approved by Apple. This device charges Apple products, including iPhones and iPads, as well as Android based phones and tablets from Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. 

3. Branded T-Shirts

Branded T-ShirtsGive attendees comfy, branded t-shirts with an attractive design and they'll wear it; it's a proven fact! 50% of consumers prefer promotional items they can wear, according to PPAI. What a great way for attendees to remember the event and your brand. Choose the perfect fit from our handpicked collection of promotional t-shirts here.

4. Personalized Tumblers

Personalized TumblersDrinkware items are extremely popular among consumers; U.S. citizens in particular! 25% of people in the United States own logoed drinkware, according to ASI. I see that as a perfect opportunity for brand exposure! Personalized tumblers are growing in popularity. They are sold in major coffee chain stores like Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Don't give attendees the same old ceramic coffee mugs, give them a unique product they're curious about!

5. Customized CamelBak Water Bottles

Customized CamelBak Water BottlesBy now, everyone knows that reusable water bottles are useful giveaways that are a hit among consumers. But what if every booth at an event is giving away or selling water bottles? How do you make your company stand out? Select a brand that consumers trust. Customized CamelBak water bottles are a top pick among consumers, and having your company promoted on a trusted brand will satisfy consumers. Find the perfect custom CamelBak water bottle in our collection here.

6. Personalized Tote Bags

Personalized Tote BagsI've been to many events, and I know for a fact that attendees are sick of receiving the same old cheap tote bags. Let your company be the brand to switch it up with the personalized fun tote bag. This bag is special because of the top zippered closure, side pocket for water bottles, and a split ring for keys and carabiners. Clients will love your brand for this useful tote bag!

7. Promotional Stylus Pen

Promotional Stylus PenThis product is an ideal event giveaway if you're on a budget. The promotional stylus pen is less than a dollar, but that doesn't mean it's just another cheap, promotional pen. This ballpoint pen is sleek, high-quality, and features a stylus at the opposite end for touch screen technology, a feature that event goers will love!

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Cathy Houston

Written by Cathy Houston

As an innovative forward-thinker who looks beyond traditional promotional products, Cathy takes pride in finding unique products that meet her clients’ needs while integrating seamlessly with each aspect of their marketing strategy.

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