Using pens for marketing and promotions

Printed promotional pens continue to remain the preferred choice for savvy marketing experts when it comes to brand promotions even above current top sellers such as promotional cotton bags and printed water bottles. Although the concept of printed pens has been around pretty much since the dawn of the promotional products industry, there are still few branding opportunities which offer are more cost effective and practical than a pen featuring a client logo and message, and certainly none which offers the same continuing value and return on investment. Simply put, they tick every box when it comes to the definition of promotional products!

Despite living in a digital age, it seems that we just can't get enough of free cheap promotional pens, they just seem to be everywhere at conferences, exhibitions, offices, trade shows, schools, the list is endless. Industry research carried out by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) clearly demonstrates that promotional pens remain the number one choice when it comes to engaging audiences, increasing brand awareness and creating a lasting impression.

Printed pens for business - the ultimate reliable practical brand ambassadors

There are many benefits to using custom printed pens to promote your business, but one of the key ones is their ability to travel far beyond the original recipient. Branded pens just seem to disappear when you need one the most, and if you've experience this then you will appreciate the awesome ability that they have to travel and thus carry your message to new potential customers.

When someone requires a pen, one is often duly provided and in most situations the writer simply walks away with it. If you are going to find yourself in a situation where they are flying off your desk, or out of the door, you may as well ensure they are going away with your logo and message printed on them.

The perfect cost-effective business marketing and advertising solution

In these tough economic times businesses and organisations are continually monitoring their marketing budgets with a view to achieving the very best possible return on investment for any marketing spend.

This is where custom printed pens for business are the stand out solution for many, with their cheap financial outlay and amazing ability to reach a large audience at a highly cost-effective price point making them the perfect choice.

There are simply very few other printed gifts which come even close to the practicality, vast range of styles and colours and budget friendliness that promotional pens have to offer, hence their continued success and why they remain the stand alone number one business giveaway year after year.

Making the right choice for the greatest return

With so many personalised pens to choose from it can be a daunting task at first. When considering which pen is the right one for your company advertising needs they can be split into two most popular categories, plastic pens and metal pens.

Plastic ballpoint pens are the cheapest option and by far the most popular choice when it comes to general promotions and giveaways. They represent the foundation of the promotional merchandise market with literally thousands of different colours and styles to choose from.

Promotional metal pens however are mainly used for those extra special occasions such as corporate gifts for valued clients, in order to celebrate a particular business anniversary or employee recognition. At GoPromotional we have a huge range of promotional and corporate pens to choose from so whether it's budget friendly cheap printed pens or discerning engraved promotional metal pens we've got all the options covered for you in abundance.

Extensive printing and branding options

We offer an extensive choice of bespoke printing options ranging from single side printed pens to full wrap-around printing and also print to the clip for added brand exposure. We are at the forefront of the latest print technology, and as such can offer a unique range of pens which can be branded in UltraHD print allowing us to reproduce full colour images and logos to a standard most suppliers can only dream of.

In addition, we also offer precision laser engraving on our executive metal pens to create a truly professional finish which is ideal for those special corporate giveaways or business gifts.

Our team of professional graphic designers are always on hand to offer expert advice in product selection and to ensure that your logo and message is reproduced to the highest quality, representing your brand in the very best possible way.

We continually check our prices against the competition to ensure that you are receiving the very best prices!

We continually check our prices daily against all the leading UK suppliers and wholesale manufacturers to ensure that you, our customer is receiving the very best possible prices. 

So, if you are looking for low cost, budget, bulk discount, value or cheap pens, and happen to find the same pens cheaper, with the same print specification and turnaround, just let us know and we will match the price and back it with our industry Award Winning Customer Service - that's our guarantee! 

For additional information on our extensive range of promotional printed pens, how effective are promotional pens, or how to use promotional products in order to create a positive impact on your marketing efforts, why not contact us and have a chat to one of our dedicated account managers who will be happy to advise you further.

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