They may not be as high-tech as those noise-cancelling headphones or as hip as that moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, all-over print T-shirt, but badges, buttons, lanyards and magnets are still essential items. They're the foundation of any good promotion, spreading your clients' brand messages one trade show, one conference, one refrigerator at a time.
It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it—so why not do it with the best products available? Check out some of our favorites below.
The Dual-purpose Badge Holder from Credential Express lets you keep a name badge or I.D. card in the front pocket, and business cards or other documents in the back slot. (That's where we keep our "Wallet Inspector" license.) The badge holder has a 1.25" round area on the back for a label or domed embellishment. For more information, visit www.credentialexpress.com.
The Light Up Lanyard from Crown Products is made from PVC and has an L.E.D. light with a a flashing setting. It's great for use as a booth giveaway, but better for use as a signal flare on the trade show floor, because ahh! So many people! Send help! The lanyard comes in two colors and includes a one-color imprint. For more information, visit www.crownprod.com.
Heart of the Matter
Wear your heart on your sleeve (that's a weird spot for a badge holder, but hey, whatever works for you) with the Heart Secure-A-Badge from Evans Manufacturing. It features a 30" nylon cord, a snap lock and a slide clip, and comes in seven colors. Center and outer edge imprints are available. For more information, visit www.evans-mfg.com.
Even with a smartphone, it can be tough to keep track of everything that's going on. Whether planning for a business event or a wedding, EvPro's Domed Save-the-Date Magnet keeps the message in clear view on a fully customizable magnet with clear polyurethane coating. The magnet is available in 3x5" and 4x6" sizes. For more information, visit www.evproline.com.