Forget the Selfie – its time for the Deskie!

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Deskie

The BPMA are looking for desks with character, desks with style, desks that have seen a lot of life and a bit of loving by office workers around the UK.

Simply take a ‘deskie’, post it on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/bpmasourcing and you could be up for the ‘Desk of the Year’ Award as well as win £1,000 of desk accessories.

The Desk of the Year is a national campaign being run as part of Promotional Products Week (PPW) and anyone can submit their ‘deskie’ on Facebook until 19 September.

Snap a shot of your own desk or that of your colleagues.  Who has the untidiest work desk in the office?  Do your co-workers frown each time they walk past a desk? Is your desk covered or does everything have its designated place? In the business world of hot desking, why not show us how you have made it your own personal space, temporarily?

It doesn’t matter whether your working desk is in an office, the garden shed or even the kitchen table; why not take a ‘deskie’ and either post it on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/bpmaSourcing, email ppweek@bpma.co.uk or tweet @PPWeek #PPWeek.

There is no need to tidy up beforehand, put pictures up of your children that weren’t previously there, clear the in-tray or get rid of excess coffee cups, crisp packets or chocolate wrappers; we want to see it all!

All respondents who upload a snapshot of their desk onto the Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/bpmaSourcing; email ppweek@bpma.co.uk or tweet @PPWeek #PPWeek will automatically be entered into a prize draw where the winner will receive £1,000 of desk accessories as well as the much coveted and highly anticipated title ‘Desk of the Year’ and will be presented with a beautiful plaque.

Come on Britain show us your desk!

Promotional Products Week takes place during the 15th – 19th September and is being run by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA) and will see activity from its 600 plus members, including open days, events and hospitality, new product launches and special offers, as well as the BPMA Student Design Innovation Awards, which is run in conjunction with Brunel University

Source || Incentive and Motivation

WIN 250 ELLIE POO PADS FOR A SCHOOL!

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Happy Friday Folks!

Earlier in the week, we showed you our Ellie Poo range and told you a bit about World Elephant Day | August 12, 2014.

AdGiftsOnline are proud supporters of this day and we’ve come up with our own competition. We want students from all over the UK to design their own elephant.

The winner will have their artwork featured on the cover of 250 Ellie Poo pads for their school!

You have until 12th September, 2014 to get your entries in.

This is the perfect boredom-buster for all kids through the 6 weeks!

Elephant Competition
Here’s the template:

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If you have any questions about this competition or wish to order any of our Ellie Poo products, please contact us at sales@adgiftsonline.com

Promoting Your Business the ECO Way with World Elephant Day

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AdGiftsOnline are proud supporters of World Elephant Day.

Up until 12th September 2014, for each order placed for our ECO-FRIENDLY Ellie Poo products through us – BORN FREE will provide a baby elephant with 280 pints of milk.
Milk ElephantWhat are Ellie Poo products?

These are a range of cover and wiro bound pads using ‘Ellie Poo’ card and recycled paper.

100% recycled Ellie Poo board is made with post consumer waste which has been collected from schools, colleges and offices around the UK. It is then mixed with elephant dung to produce the unique and very unusual Ellie Poo board. Contains no bleaches or detergents. Made within the UK.

Why do we supply elephant dung board? Elephants are used as working animals around the world and after their usefulness has ended due to injury or old age, they become a burden and are discarded.  Through the Ellie Poo range we support the Millennium Foundation in Sri Lanka who then look after these elephants.

Ellie PooAn unusual promotional product like this has several benefits which include being socially responsible, making your company memorable and making an impact.

To see our range of Ellie Poo pads, simply click here.


Just what is World Elephant Day?

On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature.

The escalation of poaching, habitat loss, human-elephant conflict and mistreatment in captivity are just some of the threats to both African and Asian elephants. Working towards better protection for wild elephants, improving enforcement policies to prevent the illegal poaching and trade of ivory, conserving elephant habitats, better treatment for captive elephants and, when appropriate, reintroducing captive elephants into natural, protected sanctuaries are the goals that numerous elephant conservation organizations are focusing on around the world.

World Elephant Day asks you to experience elephants in non-exploitive and sustainable environments where elephants can thrive under care and protection. On World Elephant Day, August 12, express your concern, share your knowledge and support solutions for the better care of captive and wild elephants alike.

World Elephant Day 2014

For more green products and merchandising solutions please call us on 01782 571 950 or email us at sales@adgiftsonline.com

Promotional Products Week 2014

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Promotional Products Week 2014

 

Promotional Products Week is a celebration of the Promotional Products Industry.

Promotional products are more than just a freebie, if a promotional item is useful, research shows that 89% of people will keep it.

The aim of Promotional Products Week is to nationally raise the profile of promotional products and encourage their use within the marketing mix. We want companies to recognise the value of promotional products and understand the many different ways they can improve brand awareness.

  • Promotional Products Week (PPW) will take place from the 15th-19thSeptember 2014. This follows on from its inaugural launch in 2013 which proved highly popular and a resounding success
  • The ‘Week’ will showcase promotional merchandise at its best highlighting its essential role in the marketing mix and explaining why it’s continually used by marketers keen to make an impact on end users
  • Sales of promotional products in the UK are worth a staggering £840 million per annum

 A survey commissioned by PPW in 2013 found that the UK is a nation of freebie hunters and that brands who use promotional products as part of the marketing mix will reap the benefits.  The research found that 3 in 10 consumers had purposely changed their regular brand in order to receive a promotional product. Furthermore almost a sixth of consumers said that they would use devious means, such as giving out false personal details or gaining uninvited entry to a venue or event, to acquire a free product.

Source || BPMA