Tech Savvy Promotional Product Ideas for the Sales Professional


It used to be that a salesperson from a particular supplier or service, would walk into a customer's facility and leave behind items like coffee mugs, key chains and letter openers with the organization's logo inscribed. These items were designed to keep the company in front of the customer. Were they effective? Not really. The mugs wound up in a group with all the others in the dish drain in the break room. The other items got tossed in a drawer never to be seen again. Would it not be better if these items were used more frequently and remained in the forefront?

Today, marketers have many options of products that will be put to good use to keep their name in front of the customer. This is due to the personal technology that is everywhere in today's business environment. Everyone has an iPhone or smart phone and every desk has a PC or Mac. Marketing savvy business people can have their logo, and contact info, emblazoned on a number of different items that are certain to be appreciated by the recipient and well used.

Tech Savvy Products

  • Custom iPhone Cases -- It is easy to have any design or picture placed on an iPhone case with easy to use sites like Tiny Prints. They can be tailored to match the business. Aside from just a company logo, designs or photos that represent the particular business can be added.
  • iPhone Screen Cleaners -- A cost effective marketing tool, these are perfect when there are a lot of customers such as at a trade show. Made of microfiber, these can be ordered with logo for as little as 1.69 each at ePromos.
  • USB Car Chargers -- An inexpensive, yet useful item is an iPhone USB car charger. These too can be adorned with the logo of the company and are available at Empire Promos.
  • USB Drives -- An oldie, but a goody -- everyone can use file storage. However, you don't want be average here. Try a new kind of USB drive like the credit card drive. Or you can even request a custom shaped drive of your logo. A unique item like that is sure to be held on to. USB Memory Direct offers all of these options and more.

High End Tech Products

  • Solar Charger -- For a special client or customer, a higher end gift like a customized window solar phone/tablet charger might be more appropriate. This product is available on Empire Promos.
  • Tablet Keyboard Pad Folio -- Available on 4Imprint, this pad folio case can fit any sized tablet and zips closed for secure protection when traveling.
  • Digital Photo Frame -- Sleek and classy, digital photo frames from Pinnacle Promotions are sure to be displayed in the office and at the home. When coworkers, family or friends go to view the photos, what else do they see? Your logo and good taste.
By searching online there are endless possibilities in all price ranges for tech savvy marketing items; products that will be utilized and appreciated rather than winding up in the desk junk drawer. Marketing is keeping a brand in front of the customer and also the competition. The customer sees the name as friendly and familiar. The competition sees all of the logo items as marking of territory.

There is no affiliation with the companies listed above.
Jen Lopez
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  • /data/userPictures/2C767D46-73DA-4713-8986-201856EE4512.jpgStan Krupa2/6/2013 8:26:55 PM
    I'm a diehard pen and pencil promoter, but you're right. I doubt any of my pencils brought in business. Got gum from a salesman once. Worst tasting stuff ever, but I remember the guy because of it. Maybe that was the point.

    Do you have any really really unique ideas a little more low-tech? Something like the gum guy where even if the promo piece is gone, it sticks in their head for a while...for a good reason though. Can anyone else share a unique promo they did? I could use the ideas.

  • /data/userPictures/F22A5405-880A-418B-A8C6-CF9B48CAF469.jpgSarah Payano5/23/2018 12:57:30 AM
    Even tho I think there are some traditional promotional products that are very useful (like an umbrella), this is a really good point to address when having this conversation with marketing, customers get bored after receiving the same old products and as time changes, it is a good idea to change with it. Thanks, excellent article!