Fast, New and Fancy
Drinkware—it's one of the fundamental components of the promotional industry. Maybe it's because our bodies are 75 percent water, or maybe it's because it is the most efficient way to get sugar, alcohol and precious, precious caffeine into our bodies, but humans just can't get enough drinking. As a result, nine times out of 10, distributors just can't get enough drinkware selling.
That one time out of 10 though? That's when you hit one of the rare speed bumps in selling to the thirsty. A client forgot to order water bottles for a 5K that is next week, your biggest barware customer is getting bored with the same old pint glasses, or, even worse, a brand-new customer has an unbelievably big marketing budget, but can't seem to find a drinkware piece nice enough to spend it on.
The following products are sure to quench your customers' drinkware needs.
Cube and Tell
AAkron Line's Mood Cube Tumbler offers a color-changing cube pattern in a variety of different hues. Think of it like Tetris, except instead of a frustrating streak of Z-pieces it's a distinctive tumbler option that's great for a variety of marketing purposes. For more information, visit www.aakronline.com.
Everyone knows it's not a party without drinks, bling and pink sleeve-y things. (Seriously, it's right there in the dictionary. Look it up.) Keep clients partying within the correct, formal definition of the word with The Cup from Best Promotions USA.For more information, visit www.bestpromotionsusa.com.
Let Freedom Slurp
Fact: Samuel Francis Smith, writer of "My Country 'Tis of Thee, went through a ton of verbs before settling on "let freedom ring." Slurp, quench, hydrate ... actually, could it be that he was just a time traveler with Crown Products' Freedom Tumbler stuck on his mind? Looks like we've finally got a question for Mythbusters! For more information, visit www.crownprod.com.
Is it ethical to tell your clients that Enduraline's Titan Thermal Tumbler with Animated Flip "Patch" Insert changes its logo not via lenticular insert, but through literal magic, changing its logo via the ancient power of Merlin? Probably not. However, and we're just putting this out there, telling your clients your drinkware comes straight from Merlin's laboratory is probably a great way to sell a lot of tumblers. (You're welcome.) For more information, visit www.enduraline.com.
When Thirst Calls
We at Print+Promo are of the generation that pretty much only knows Dan Marino for his work in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Now, thankfully, we can add something else to that list: He also has the same name as the Marino from Gordon Sinclair. [Editor's Note: The bottle also has as much skill at winning Super Bowls. Hiyo!] For more information, visit www.gordonsinclair.com.
We've never participated in a bike race, but we did walk up some stairs today and that pretty much killed us, so we can imagine that riding a bike any non-zero distance is pretty thirsty work. Keep cyclists (and their infinitely less athletic stair-climbing brethren) hydrated with the ProShot Bike Bottle from Huffermen Inc. For more information, visit www.huffermen.com.
You Mason Me Jealous
Mason jars: Once only notable for holding jams or various bathtub moonshines, now an acceptable drinking device for all kinds of things. Example: The Game Day Double-Wall Mason Jar from Leed's. It's great for any game-day beverage, from stadium beer to your Uncle Chet's "Go Lions" backwoods fightin' water. For more information, visit www.leedsworld.com.
Life's Building Block
Leading hydration scientists agree: Drinking square water is much better for you than "round" water. (We don't want to get too technical, but it has something to do with the water's edges reborking your body's glabulons. According to the latest issue of "Popular Nonscience" anyway.) So give end-users the superior, edgier, reborkulating hydration they deserve with Logomark's Tritan 25 oz. Water Bottle. For more information, visit www.logomark.com.
Making a protein shake without a specialized mixing tumbler like VisionUSA's Mixer Shaker is not only the worst thing in the world, but also our go-to excuse for why we're eating a pint of ice cream instead of going to the gym. Other good excuses? "It's national ice cream day," "It's the healthy kind, I swear," and "Someone stole my sweet Mixer Shaker." For more information, visit www.vision1usa.com.
We know what you're thinking. "But Print+Promo, diamonds are also from nature, so your headline here is actually pretty confusing." Our response? "Look, it's been a long day. Will you just check out the Double Wall Pint from Xpres LLC without hassling us about our word choice? Thanks!" For more information, visit www.xpres.com.