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Custom Mugs For Christmas

It is that time of the year again where you need to think about the kind of gift you want to send your customers. It is always a difficult decision to make especially considering the huge range of gift ideas that you have to choose from. If you just look at our website alone there are thousands of gifts available to give your clients. All of which are great ideas in themselves which doesn’t make the task any easier.

One such gift choice is Custom Mugs. Custom promotional mugs are a great gift choice at this time of year. Not only are they an inexpensive gift but they are easy to brand and come with a large print area. Although they are in inexpensive Christmas gift you can enhance the perceived value of the item by packing them in a gift box or even bundling them with other items such as in a gift pack. That said there are a huge assortment of mugs to choose from with a range of pricing which means to can fit them into any budget you have.

The most common printing method got custom coffee mugs is pad printing. With this print method you can print up to 4 colours. In places where you require multiple colours or a logo with a gradient then we also have digital print option. Finally there is the photo print option which allows you to print and image on the coffee mug. Current technologies also allow you to do  wrap print all around the mug for added effect.


Qualities to Look for in Vendors of Promotional Products

Promotional products can be a big investment, especially if you’re running a large campaign and need many different items. It’s important to choose the right store to ensure the money isn’t wasted on poor quality products. At Brand Republic, we recommend looking for the qualities mentioned below before making a decision:

  1. Reputation and services

This is one of the most important factors to consider while buying promotional products from an online store. Look for reviews and explore the website to determine if they provide good-quality services. Explore the range of services provided by the store in order to understand what to expect from them and then make the decision to purchase.

  1. Shipping costs and policies

It’s easy to forget about the additional shipping costs while making a purchase, which can have a big impact on the total cost of the promotional products. Take time to read through the website’s shipping costs and policies, see how they handle returns, and then make a decision. A store without good returns and shipping policies can cause problems down the line.

  1. Samples and quality of products

See if the website provides samples of printed promotional products. If they don’t provide samples, check the minimum purchase amount. For example, some websites will allow a customer to purchase one or two items, so you don’t need to spend too much on your first order. Some websites have higher minimum purchase limits, and that can prove to be problematic down the line.

You can know more about our products and services at Brand Republic by getting in touch with us today on this number- 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. Alternatively contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


Why Focus on The Quality of Promotional Merchandise?

Many business owners are hesitant to spend excessive amounts of money on promotional merchandise and cut corners. Unfortunately, sometimes cutting corners can also mean compromising on the quality of the product. At Brand Republic, we strongly believe that you should focus on the quality of the products because:

  1. The promotional merchandise doesn’t have to be expensive

This is one of the most common misconceptions customers have because they believe people have to compromise on quality in order to keep their marketing budget comfortable. But it’s possible to get affordable promotional merchandise, just find the right vendor with a wide range of products across different price points.

  1. Quality has an impact on reputation

All promotional merchandise must be of good quality if you want to create a good impression on your customers. If the quality of the merchandise is bad, the customers will assume you don’t care enough about them or quality in general and that will have a negative impact on the reputation of the company.

  1. Useful merchandise has a bigger impact

Good quality useful merchandise creates a positive impression on the customer. For example, a pen that breaks down after two uses will be discarded and forgotten but a pen that lasts for several months and performs reliably will be memorable. Investing in durable and good-quality products will provide a much greater ROI than low-quality and cheap promotional merchandise. Long term use will also ensure that your logo and company name gets good visibility.

You can know more about our products and services at Brand Republic by getting in touch with us today on this number- 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. Alternatively contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


Lanyards Great For Concert Events

You may have heard it said that a lanyard is a boring item meant just for office workers and students. But no matter what you have heard nothing could be further from the truth. A lanyard is not just a versatile item that can be utilised across all industries but it can be used at any event. Apart from being practical for daily uses, they are also great for concerts and events. One such event that they are great for is concerts. It you have attended a concert of any sort whether a rock concert or pop concert or gone to see your favourite band at your local concert hall then you most certainly would have seen someone wearing a lanyards.

I have been to numerous concerts myself when I was younger and I have seen quite a few. I attended heaps of blues concert in the past and I saw quite a few. They are aways attended my staff who could not do without a lanyard nor could they function without one. With large events such as rock concert it is important for attendees to be able to identify staff as those events. Any concert that you attend you will invariably see all sorts of support staff looking after the every needs of the concert goers. There are of course the ushers. How would anyone be able to identify the ushers without their lanyards and polo shirts with “staff” emblazed across them. Also how could trust their credentials without their ID attached to their lanyard.

People also inevitable get sick at these rock concerts so finding first aid staff needs to be easy and they need to be visible to others at the event. They too would require the staff to have identification would would necessitate a lanyard and an ID card attached.

So next time you go to a rock concert or a pop concert with Madonna, Tailor Swift or the Rolling Stones then will definitely see staff are wearing and you will see that a printed lanyard and you will realise that they are not boring after all.


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4 Reasons Why Your Cafe Needs Promotional Products

If you’ve ever visited popular coffee shops and cafes, you’ll notice a significant brand presence in them. The logos and brand names are everywhere, including the cutlery and utensils. That’s because cafes and coffee shops rely heavily on branding so if you want to stay ahead of the game, you need to develop and reinforce your brand. At Brand Republic, we sell a number of great promotional products that can help improve brand visibility. Here are some reasons why you should include them:

  1. Familiarise your audience with your brand logo 

You want your customers and visitors to recognise your brand logo and associate it with your brand name on sight. That will only happen if you expose them to your brand regularly and consistently through your promotional products.

  1. Establish a uniform brand presence 

Displaying your promotional products in your cafe and on your employees will help you establish a uniform brand presence. Your customers will be exposed to it the moment they step into your establishment, and that can help you in the long run. 

  1. Appearance of professionalism and quality 

Modern customers often consider good branding to be a sign of quality and professionalism. If you have a steady and consistent brand presence in your cafe, your visitors and customers will be more likely to trust you and the quality of your products. 

  1. Reinforcing your identity 

Promotional products will reinforce your identity and help you stand out in the crowd. This is essential because you don’t want your brand to be confused with some other business.

You can know more about our products and services at Brand Republic by getting in touch with us today! You can call us on 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. You can also contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


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Should B2B Businesses Use Promotional Merchandise?

Marketing can be a challenge for B2B businesses because you’re communicating with other businesses instead of consumers directly. You need to adopt different rules and marketing strategies in order to gain visibility and recognition in this field. However, if you plan well and use the right techniques, you can be successful in this field and get ample traction. At Brand Republic, we interact with several B2B businesses and understand their goals well. We’ve noticed several business owners don’t know if promotional merchandise can help their business. Here are some tips that can help answer the question.

Do B2B companies use promotional merchandise?

Yes. In fact, promotional merchandise is more commonly used in B2B industries than B2C industries. Business owners will often gift their associates with useful and attractive merchandise in order to promote the brand, keep the customers engaged, and develop healthy relationships. It’s not uncommon for B2B businesses to exchange promotional merchandise during holidays and special occasions.

Does promotional merchandise really help? 

Promotional merchandise is designed to passively increase visibility for your brand and business. They’re also long-term solutions rather than short term investments, which makes them ideal for B2B marketing. As long as the recipient uses your promotional merchandise regularly, you will get visibility and make more people familiar with your brand and logo.

Do you need to spend a lot of money on it? 

Promotional items come in a number of different forms. You can gift flash drives, umbrellas, coffee mugs, t-shirts, and several other items. You only need to spend as much as you want to and there’s something for everyone available at our store.

You can know more about our products and services at Brand Republic by getting in touch with us today! You can call us on 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. You can also contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


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Aspects to Consider Before Purchasing Promotional Products

Promotional products are an effective way to strengthen the visibility and standing of your brand. Large global corporations use imagery and various promotional products to ensure their branding stays relevant and visible to their customers, both present and future. But this particular marketing strategy isn’t relevant only to larger companies; and small and medium businesses can use it to their advantage as well. All it takes is a bit of meticulous planning to create a great promotional campaign around the promotional products you choose.

We at Brand Republic recognise the relevance and importance of promotional products in broader marketing campaigns and work closely with you to ensure you get the kind of products you need at pricing that fits in perfectly with your budget. This customised and personalised approach helps you establish a strong presence in the market.

Aspects to consider

Unfortunately, it’s not very easy to plan an effective campaign around these promotional items, especially if you don’t have much experience with it and aren’t sure about which promotional items will work best. There are certain aspects you should be keeping in view while deciding which products to buy:

  1. The amount you are looking to spend 

When you are planning on investing in promotional products for your marketing campaign, the budget is one of the first things that would have to be taken into consideration; this will decide the type and quantity of items to be ordered. In addition to the cost of the products, you would have to factor in the cost of printing your logo and brand name on the products as well. Even if you are working on a tight budget, you will find that there are a number of interesting and useful products that can be quite functional as well.

  1. The quantity 

This is the other important factor that would have to be taken into account while buying promotional products online. If you buy very few, that can mean some of the target audience gets left out and that can have a negative impact on your reputation. If you order excessive amounts, you may be left with too many even after the event and will have to plan for storage as well. In some cases, the printing on the items may be date and event-specific and that means you won’t be able to use them at a later date. This is why estimating the quantity right is very important.

  1. Quality

The other important aspect is that of quality. Always choose good quality promotional products. No one likes to receive items that will stop working within a day or ones that will break or become damaged even with light use. This is why you should always purchase these products from a credible and well-established company like ours.

You can know more about our products and services at Brand Republic by getting in touch with us today! You can call us on 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. You can also contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


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Types of Promotional Merchandise Suitable for Child-Targeted Businesses

It can be quite challenging to look for promotional items for companies that cater to the children’s’ market segment. If you are a business that deals in product such as toys, clothes, shoes, sports goods or any other merchandise used by children , you know that the products and  your marketing strategy has to appeal to the children and the parents.

Modern day kids are very sure about the type of clothing and shoes they want and will wear and this has a significant influence on the purchase decisions their parents make. This is why when you are designing your marketing strategy or choosing promotional merchandise for your business, the products should be attractive enough to be appealing to the kids and of a quality that will impress the parents as well.

We at Brand Republic, work very closely with our customers to understand what their ‘objectives and requirements are, and then provide promotional merchandise solutions that will be in sync with your overall marketing campaigns. Here are a few recommendations that you’ll find useful:

  1. Toys and small games

 This is one choice you can’t go wrong with, when your target market is kids. Children just love playing and would be thrilled with any games or toys you gift them. Small toys don’t have to be expensive and you need to find something interesting and which fits into your budget. The other aspects you need to keep in view is that the promotional merchandise you  choose should have some space where you can print your logo and other brand –related information. The different options you can choose from include:

  • Jigsaw Puzzles
  • Colourful springs
  • Classic Puzzle Games
  • Boomerangs
  • Mini Fans
  • Customized Sliding Tile Puzzles

These are simple promotional items that can keep young kids engaged for a longer period of time, which helps give your brand additional visibility.

  1. Stickers

 Most kids love stickers that they can use on books, toys, their room and other places. Opt for age-specific stickers in bright colours and fun designs that also fit in with your brand image. Make sure that these don’t overpower the print and design of your stickers. 

3. Plush Toys and Balloons

Plush toys are definitely appealing to young kids which make them ideal promotional merchandise. Kids rarely discard plush toys they own and if they really like something, will end up keeping them for a very long time and this proves to be an excellent return on investment for you.

  1. Balloons 

Balloons are another great option because they are attractive and visible and you can print your company logo and brand name very clearly on them. They are a good option because they’re affordable and can be handed out at events, fairs and conventions and will fit perfectly into your budget.

For more information about our products and services at Brand Republic get in touch with us today! You can call us on 03 9646 7066 or email us at info@brandrepublic.com.au. You can also contact us through this form and we’ll get right back to you.


Lanyards for a Cheap and Memorable Gift

These days it is becoming more and more difficult to manage ever shrinking budgets in the work place. This as true for marketing departments as it is with other corporate departments. Which ia why it is important to look for inexpensive products to incorporate in you promotional products inventory. One such product is lanyards. Lanyards are a great way of getting your brand out to a wider audience, and are a versatile product to use in your business. From events and functions through to everyday staff use, a lanyard can market your business to an audience you may not typically reach through your normal marketing.

There are three main uses for lanyard – events & functions, sporting events and general office use. For events and functions you need a custom lanyard that looks good and gets your brand across while still looking professional. There are a number of lanyards which are suitable in particular our silk lanyard. It is perfect for giving that little bit extra class and adding value to a product with very little additional cost.

For sporting events you would probably want to consider something comfortable and something that will get your brand across. Our sublimation lanyards are perfect as they allow for a bright and bold print with a photo quality finish. Also the polyester lanyards are a great choice for an all-round promotional lanyard that looks good and is comfortable to wear.

For general office use your first choice should be something comfortable to wear as your staff members are likely to have it on them at all times. Again, our Satin Lanyards are perfect for day to day use and will bring a touch of professionalism. They allow for a great logo print, and will bring attention to your brand.

Lanyards are a great promotional tool and often get used over and over again bringing your brand more marketing opportunities. If you need a promotional lanyard for your next event or function you should consider one of the many options we have available.