This might sound like a bold statement, but there are few products as interesting and useful as printed stress toys.
If you're a business person, you are of course asking yourself "well, wait a minute! What about all of those other business promotional products that everyone uses?" Do not fret, we understand what you're trying to say. After all, a t-shirt will give you free advertising better than any other product, since someone is wearing it around and showing everyone your logo or company name.
A promotional pen will eventually be used to write something important, and promotional lighters are perfect for that large smoking section of your customers. Promotional umbrellas work the same as clothing, as do caps and banners. And that printed pocket knife will come in handy at some point, plus it's cool to have. Even printed keyrings, as small as they are, help you find your keys faster. Hell, some companies are even giving away free USB flash drives with company logos and addresses!
In light of all of that, why would anyone use a stress ball to promote their product or service? After all, a regular customer won't wear it everywhere, nor will they use it that often. It's not something you can really borrow, so viral marketing doesn't factor into it. Not to mention that they doesn't have a common specific use like printed pens or pocket knives. So naturally, you're wondering ...
Good question. Let's get to know the product first, and then get into the advantages of using it for promoting a product or service. Stress balls are little (sometimes) spherical soft "toys" which you squeeze and let loose to reduce stress. They are normally 7 centimetres or 2.8 inches in diameter and made from different materials. If you've ever watched American shows or films dealing with college football, you've definitely seen the so-called "Hacky Sack." It's a tiny bean bag with granular material inside, which makes it change shape upon pressure or impact. Other stress balls are made of either foam or gel, and some are even wholly firm and solid.
Each of these balls has one purpose. As their name suggests, they relieve the stress of their user. You squeeze it and over time, you calm yourself down, and the ball itself gets back to its original, pre-squeezed shape. In other words, it is a perfect product for a hard worker of any class or upbringing, and it works well as a promotional product. In the following paragraphs, you will learn what some of the advantages of having promotional stress balls are.
What does it mean, "Generous to design?" Well, much like promotional t-shirts, printed stress toys have a large area for printing. You can put slogans, logos, company names, information, and really anything else onto a stress ball. The sky's the limit. Most other promotional products have issues with this. For example, a pen or a lighter have barely enough room for the company name and address. But a stress ball offers that room.
Moreover, you can have fun designing your promotional stress balls. Any colour and shape can do, and if you can make it into a shape linked to your company, like a mascot or a logo, you'll have a perfect product. Something that can be both fun to look at and useful to a buyer. Speaking of ...
Our society is far faster and more infuriating than any before. Whatever your job is, there will be stress. And what better way to relieve that stress than with a stress ball?
That's right. Your promotional stress balls will not only get you a customer but will also help them with their own issues. You will have a product that's as beneficial as it is interesting. A happy, relaxed customer always comes back for more. Don't waste that opportunity - make sure you have plenty of promotional stress balls in stock.
Keeping spare branded stress balls in your office will help you in many ways. First, they will give you some literal stress relief during those long days in the office. Next, you can show your visitors (i.e. potential business partners) that you believe in your product by actively using it. Finally, you will have a piece of free marketing right there at your fingertips. Even if your visitor is not a potential business partner, they can always turn into a loyal consumer.
Your workers will benefit from using these balls, too. By letting them have one or two, you're letting them know that you're aware of how hard they work. Plus it's a kind gesture on your part to offer free gifts. When they use these promotional stress balls at home, your workers will also advertise the brand for free, even if they don't actively do it. A neighbour or a visitor can take a look at a stress ball and decide to use your services.
Promotional stress balls are unique insofar as anyone, literally anyone can use them. For example, an adult client will squeeze it to calm down and relax. On the other hand, a child can play with it as if it were just a soft, squishy ball. Hell, even pets can get a kick out of chasing and chewing a promotional stress ball! Though you need to make sure the ball doesn't have any materials which can harm the canines, of course.
A stress ball is also a unisex item. There's no need to make separate male and female products, as is the case with shirts and badges, for example. A well-designed promotional stress ball can make any man or woman happy and willing to use your service or buy your product.
Do stress balls work? Well, this is probably the most important advantage of using promotional stress balls as a tool to promote your business or organisation. Stress is a very real problem in today's society, and it can lead to massive health problems. Therefore, distributing branded stress toys with your logo and message on them can actually help with a customer's health, in a very real way.
The Health and Safety Commission reported that there are an estimated 53,000 employees that have actively sought medical advice due to the effects of stress related issues in the work place. With the recent decline in the economy, and job security at risk for many there is little wonder that this is a significant increase on previous years.
Naturally, the stress ball is not a replacement for a doctor's treatment, or medical advice, but it can help a lot with everyday stress, and it doesn't require a lot of effort to do so. In other words, when you hand out promotional stress balls, you're aiding your fellow man.
Promotional stress balls have lots of advantages. You can use any shape, any colour, print any message, and give them to any person of any age, gender, or build. They are very good for your health, your business, and last but not least - they're fun. It's no wonder, then, that stress balls are the third most used promotional product in the UK.
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