Today, we’re taking another look at the PPAI Expo to see what sets some freebies apart from others.
We’ll also discuss using promotional products to increase perceptions of your meetings or events, and look at buying behaviors of the new generation in town.
This article discusses some of the top trends from the PPAI Expo. The first being what is referred to as retail details. These are embellishments and small things added to already great products so that the feel more like something you would buy on your own rather than a cheap freebie you were handed when visiting a booth.
Anything that makes your cap look like you bought it off the shelf of a retail store instead of ordered it in bulk from a distributor will set you apart in the minds of your customers.
- It’s all about the retail details.
- Customers are looking for an experience, not a product.
- Two is better than one—multi feature products are here to stay.
This article talks about ways to make your meeting, show, or event memorable and worthwhile to attendees. Including, of course, giving away freebies.
In addition to event photos and videos, you can provide attendees with promotional products, snacks, and virtual freebies like music downloads or egift cards.
- A Proud Picture
- An Emotional Event Video
- Practical Promotional Products
- A Tasty Treat
- A Virtual Swag Bag
Just as we think we’ve started to understand the buying practices of millennials, a new generation emerges: Gen Z. This article discusses how to sell to them and communicate with them.
It also provides the following statistics regarding to Gen Z:
- 60% say they’d speak with a sales rep before making a purchase in a store.
- They represent 55% of the U.S. workforce.
- 50% of them shop online.
- They account for $200 Billion in annual spending.
- They use 3 screens daily—phone, laptop, and TV.
Have you had any success working with buyers from Gen Z yet? Let us know any tips you have in the comments below. You can also follow us on Instagram using the hashtag #hatswork.