Companies Use Promotional Items To Attract Graduates

As hiring is picking up in 2011, a new survey from ASI shows (Advertising Specialty Institute) that an increasing number of companies are using promotional products this year to court college graduates. The exclusive study from ASI shows that 56% of human resources professionals say promotional products imprinted with a company’s name or logo convey a positive image when distributed during job fairs and other recruiting efforts.

Of those surveyed, 55% say they use promotional pens in their recruiting efforts, and 41% use logoed items like T-shirts, calendars and high-tech accessories in conjunction with hiring. This enhanced use of ad specialty items in recruiting efforts comes as companies are increasing their rate of hiring recent college graduates. After several slow years, employers are actively recruiting on campuses again, and hiring is up 19.3% for 2011 college graduates compared to the Class of 2010, according to surveys by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, a research group.

When it comes to attracting top grads, unusual and useful branded items are essential to drive word-of-mouth conversation and branding exposure, said Jessica Miller-Merrell, CEO of Xceptional HR, a human resource consulting firm. “Companies need to bring their A game to job fairs, conferences and other events where they recruit and engage candidates,” said Miller-Merrell. “Items need to be original, interesting and applicable to the audience. Interactive giveaways are one of the most effective tools, as well as interesting and unusual pins and items that appeal to the audience.”

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Time for Sunscreen and Lip Balm

FlavoredLipBalm May is skin cancer awareness month which means suncreen and lip balm should be used every day. It also means company picnics, outdoor concerts, days at the beach, time for a cruise holiday and more fun in the sun. Keep your employees and customers protected at your next event with flavored lip balms and sunscreen. They will remember who is watching their back when they see your company logo or organization’s message on the label.

Remember, uunprotected skin can be damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays in as little as 15 minutes. Yet it can take up to 12 hours for skin to show the full effect of sun exposure. CDC is an advisory member of the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention , which has designated the Friday before Memorial Day “Don’t Fry Day ” to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors. By handing out promotional sunscreen and custom logo lip balm at your next outing you will be not only helping to save your attendees from sunburn, you will get a little exposure too!

Visit http://www.CorporateGiftPromotions.com for more product ideas for staying safe in the sun.

Double Duty Golf Gift Ideas

Custom Gift of Golf Water Bottle Tees When planning a golf tournament where you decide on the golf gifts to present to your golfers, you want the give away to do double duty.  The logo golf gift needs to be something useful for your event and it should also be useful after the event is over so that your logo is seen every time the recipient uses your gift.

One great idea is the water bottle cooler. The water bottle cooler not only keeps a 16.9 oz. beverage of choice chilled, while out on the golf course, but it can also be used again and again for running, walking, sporting events, days at the beach and more. Your logo will be top of mind every time they take a sip.

Another great double duty golf gift ideas is our awesome 3 in 1 sunglass case with 2 golf balls and 10 tees.  The scratch-free stylish neoprene sunglasses case can be used over and over and the metal carabiner can be easily clipped on a golf bag.  Use this item for golf charity events and tournaments.

“Texting Kills” Thumb Bands – Help Prevent Accidents

Remind new student drivers to turn off the phone until they are homeDid you know that if you are texting while driving you are 23 times more likely to get into a crash?  Wearing a simple thumb band that reads “Texting Kills” may save you from picking up your mobile and texting while on the road.  These ”Texting Kills” thumb bands are a simple and inexpensive idea that will help save lives.  Good for High Schools, trade shows, police and fire station events.  Keep passing the word on about how dangerous texting really is while driving! – Keep everyone safe, don’t text and drive – Jaime

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