How Promotional Mugs Help Business

When it comes to promotional branded products available to your business or entity, there are a lot of options out there today. However, have you ever considered the value and permanence of a coffee mug and how these common place promotional mugs help business? The very item we fill up with coffee or tea every morning to power us throughout the day?

The statistics don’t lie. In a study reported on Sage World, it was found that 57% of people were able to recall a brand or advertiser on their promotional mugs. In contrast, these same people could only recall radio brands at 32% and television at 28%.

The choice of mugs available for business to use as a marketing tool grows year on year! Marketers can now select from traditional ceramic mugs, plastic mugs, travel mugs for those on-the-go or eco-friendly mugs and reusable coffee cups for the environmentally conscious. There are wonderful enamel camping mugs for outdoor events and fine bone china or porcelain mugs for business executives. If you wish to make a real impression, you can even select Pantone Matched Mugs sprayed with your specific brand colour to create a stunning and unique gift. So as you can see, the marketing options with mugs is enormous.


Here are the top 5 reasons how promotional mugs help business:

1. Practicality

More than 83% of adults drink coffee every morning, not including those that opt for the tea alternative. Mugs are used, and they are used frequently – you can count on it. The consistent practicality of mugs is what earns them a recall rate of 57% today with the most popular mugs of choice been printed Sparta Mugs, branded Marrow Mugs and Durham Photo Mugs all of which can be printed with your logo graphics.

2. Longevity

Promotional mugs can last years, even decades, before they start to wear away. We can bet you own a mug from years ago because it still gets the job done. If you print your logo or promotional message on a mug and give it out, that’s marketing with longevity in mind. What other type of advertising enables you to market to patrons for 5, 10, or 15-years into the future?

3. Proximity

When we drink out of mugs, we have to bring the mug up to our mouths to take a sip of some nice, hot java. When the mug is at eye-level, we are subconsciously reading the logo or information printed on the mug. Unlike promotional printed bags that hang by our sides, mugs get up close and personal to our centre of vision – it’s hard to ignore the information they are carrying.

4. Functionality

We all need mugs. There probably isn’t an adult who doesn’t own at least one mug. However, if you’re handing out printed caps and hats or promotional t-shirts, you run the risk of actually engaging with people who won’t wear the products. With mugs, on the other hand, everyone needs one, and everyone uses one. By giving out mugs, you’re handing out a household essential. It’s functional marketing.

5. Exposure

Many people pack up  reusable coffee mugs and bring them into their place of employment. We might take logo printed travel mugs for example on a trip, out camping, or with us to the park nearby as we sip on some hot chocolate. Every time your mug is transported, that’s new sets of eyeballs taking in your brand and your logo. Except unlike digital advertisements that eventually reach their lifecycle, the mug marketing can go on forever.

In the UK alone today, 8 out of 10 consumers have at least one promotional product at home. Why not make that promotional product a mug, which is more effective than radio and television marketing combined? Save money, reach into homes and kitchens everywhere, and invest in long-term branding for your business this year.

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Take a look at our wide selection of promotional drinkware and we’re sure you will find the perfect item for your next promotion. If however, you require further information or have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to give a member of our experienced team a call on 0800 0148 970 or simply email us today.