It is no hidden fact that everything today is becoming increasingly digitized. There is nothing that is left untouched by this wave. It is possible, and also actually true, that due to this rapid growth of digital marketing, traditional methods of marketing have more or less been neglected by most of the businesses. While marketing your business as modern and tech-savvy is important, it is equally important to not cut back on traditional methods of marketing which have stood the test of time and have done a lot of businesses a lot of good.
One such traditional method of marketing is promotional items. It includes a lot of things like branded pens, hats, stress balls, diaries, keyrings etc. Most of the items that you use in your daily life can be distributed as business promotional items. In this article, we will pay special attention to promotional sweets and we’ll look at why these are pretty effective and are thus becoming increasingly popular as a next gen marketing tool.
Trust me, it’s sweet!
While buying and distributing promotional sweets is certainly not a new idea, it is still widely accepted as one of the best ways to market your business, brand, product or service. For example, suppose you have a brick and mortar store for your business or an office. If you keep promotional sweets to welcome your clients and customers, or if you give it to them when they’re leaving, it is bound to have a positive reflection of your business in their minds. This is the exact reason why dentists and some other doctors keep small sweet treats for kids after they’ve undergone their procedure. It makes sure that they come back. What we’re doing here is that we’re associating your business with the sugar-rush that comes with having a great sweet! From a marketing point of view, that is a great achievement!
Let’s talk about a few more points that help the case for promotional sweets:
- Value for Money: Every business owner on this planet closely watches their costs and it is the single most important thing when you’re analyzing and developing your business. There are a lot of small sized businesses out there that simply cannot afford that huge billboard by the highway or the primetime slot on television. Even print ads in local newspapers and magazines are pretty expensive and are just not worth it. However, most of these businesses can comfortably buy some promotional sweets and can also save quite a big sum of money. They can be customized as per the preference of the brand and can drive home the mission statement of your company. The money you saved can be re-allocated towards improving your products, taking care of your employees etc.
- Ideal for Trade Shows and Exhibitions: When you’re representing your brand at a trade show or an expo, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when deciding your business promotional items. The first requirement is that you’ll need to grab the attention of the attendees. The items must be attractive to look at. Secondly, the items need to be small and easy to carry around with them and maybe take it home. Promotional sweets check all of the above boxes! They’ll attract potential customers to your stall, give you an opportunity to engage with them and will also offer them a little something to munch on between the trade show. Plus, it is super easy to carry them with you to the location of the expo as compared to any other business promotional items.
- Versatile: Promotional sweets are one of the most versatile items and will suit any kind of business. Why? Because everyone likes sweets at all times! There are a lot of business promotional items that don’t suit every type of business. Some even result in a negative perception of the brand. However, promotional sweets are something that have universal appeal!
It’s now clear that sweets are one of the best tools to add to your marketing arsenal. Add them to your strategy and see your sales multiply!