Tag Archives: Client Spotlight

20Mar/19

Client Spotlight: Corporate Air Mechanical Services

Connect the Dots Client Spotlight: Corporate Air Mechanical Services

promotional productsBuilding connections, fostering relationships, and supporting businesses in which we believe are some of the most fundamental priorities at Connect the Dots Promotions.  From time to time, we enjoy shining the light on some of our most recent projects and customers.  We recently had the opportunity to work with Cherri Marrese, President of Corporate Air Mechanical Services on a spring marketing campaign including some unique promotional products!  

Choosing a Perfect Promotional Product

Because Corporate Air Mechanical Services is in the industrial/commercial cooling industry, they presented the idea of a desk fan to give as a thank you to customers.  They knew they wanted one that could have a message on it to remind customers of the upcoming Arizona summer heat.

How Connect the Dots Helped Select the Perfect Promotional Product!
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Desk Fan with LED Customizable Display

We just happened to be speaking to Cherri about this project right before we attended the 2019 PPAI Expo in Las Vegas. The timing could not have been more perfect because we were able to take their directives and go to the PPAI Expo where we could look at products from over 3,000 supplier booths.  It was like they were all just waiting for us to find the perfect item for our customers!  Because the PPAI Expo is so large, we combed through aisle after aisle looking for the perfect fan.  Despite there being such a selection, it seemed to be like finding a needle in a haystack and we were starting to worry the perfect fan was not out there.  But, we never lost hope and continued the dedicated hunt for our customer.  

The last day of the PPAI Expo is always the best when looking for a specific promotional product because many attendees have already begun to leave.  This means it is less crowded and suppliers have additional time to talk to you.  As we were walking on the last day, Karie spotted someone she knew personally operating a vendor’s booth.  While we were standing there, low and behold, Kim looked up and it was like you could hear angels singing!  There it was!  The perfect fan with an LED lighted programmable message capability sitting right in front of us!  Kim shouted, “OMG, there it is I’ve been here for 4 days and now I find it!.”  The supplier/vendor thought Kim lost her marbles!

Dedication to Creative Promotional Products & Unique Marketing Campaigns

We returned home the next day from PPAI Expo and ordered a sample for Cherri to view.  We then met to discuss Corporate Air Mechanical Services’ 2019 marketing campaign and share the sample fan with Cherri and her sale’s executive, Tanner.  Needless to say, it was a big hit!  They started programming it with their phones (an option we love!) and then immediately placed an order.  We have already begun to work on several other items in which they are interested. Also, we always execute a ‘nudge plan’ to help our customers stay organized and ahead of their marketing plans for the holidays, corporate events corporate wearables, and other items. At Connect the Dots, we couldn’t be more happy to have connected our client with the perfect promotional products and we look forward to working more with Corporate Air Mechanical Services!

03Dec/18

WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact Awards

WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact Awards

WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact AwardsDecember is a month filled with celebration, gathering with friends and colleagues old and new,  looking back on the previous year, and looking forward to the year to come.  This week Connect the Dots Promotions has the honor of hosting the WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact Awards. WBEC-West is a regional partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), a coalition of corporations, WBEs and regionally focused women’s business organizations. We are so proud to be a part of this organization and are thrilled to be hosting this year’s Winter Celebration & Impact Awards.

Giving Back to Diaper Bank of Central Arizona

WBEC-West Diaper Bank of Central ArizonaAt Connect the Dots, we strongly believe in giving back to the community in which we live and are so happy that the event has partnered with Diaper Bank of Central Arizona to gather diapers for those in need.  So, if you are attending the event and would like to donate, please donate packs of child or adult diapers that are new or unopened/unused.  Also, there is an urgent need for size 6 diapers.  

WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact Awards Recipient: Karie Cowden!

WBEC-West Karie CowdenIn addition to having a great time at the event, we are thrilled to announce that Connect the Dots’ very own owner, Karie Cowden, will be the recipient of the WBEC-West Impact Award which recognizes the work Karie has done for WBEC-West and the WBE Community.  Wow, what a tremendous honor!

Celebrate with Entertainment from DanceMotion: The North Pole Flamingo

WBEC-West Dance Motion North Pole FlamingoLast but not least, the WBEC-West Winter Celebration & Impact Awards will be filled with fun, food, and holiday cheer that will be enhanced by DanceMotion. DanceMotion is one of the Valley’s premiere youth dance companies and they will be presenting a performance from their show, North Pole Flamingo! This is sure to be great entertainment you will not want to miss!

27Sep/18

8 Fun School Spirit Promotional Products to Show Your School Pride!

Get in the School Spirit with Promotional Products!

We all love to root for our favorite home team, represent our alma mater with pride, or show off our school colors!  Being a part of a school community is fun but the fun can be further enhanced with school spirit promotional items.  Whether you are preparing for ‘back-to-school,’ have a school spirit shop, a big homecoming game, athletic events, academic events, or just want to represent your school with pride every day, there are a wide array of promotional products that will excellently represent your school spirit.

Give Consumers What They Want & Foster School Loyalty with Promotional Products

School spirit promotional products never go out of style.  And, even if there are extras you can always give them away as a gesture of goodwill or reward for an achievement, or you could sell them in your school spirit shop! PPAI points out that smart young consumers (high school and college students, for example) are eager to be on trend while representing their school spirit during their school years and as alumni as well, “With more than 20 million students roaming U.S. college campuses this fall, building brand loyalty among them seems as easy as a course in underwater basketweaving. But the tastes and opinions of these savvy young consumers are as diverse as their backgrounds, so campaigns need to be thoughtful, targeted and on trend…Tote bags and backpacks, including inexpensive drawstring bags, are popular as well, she says. “Totes are used to carry stuff at events; backpacks are given out at orientation to carry books and laptops; drawstring bags are used to advertise events.” Rounding out the top three for Larick’s clients are portable drinkware options. “Disposable water bottles are being banned on many campuses we work with,” she says. “Students often carry water bottles and thermal coffee mugs around campus.” School spirit continues to live on for many alumni, particularly those who participated in campus organizations such as sports teams, fraternities and sororities.”  Custom school spirit promotional products will show off your school pride in style, provide traveling marketing opportunities for more people to learn about your school, serve many helpful purposes, and ultimately – they are a lot of fun!  

8 Fun School Spirit Promotional Products
  1. Drawstring Bag
      • Every kid can use a drawstring bag to tote their gym clothes, shoes, books, or other items!
  1. Cups or Tumblers
      • Everyone in the family will love having a custom school spirit cup or tumbler!
  1. Sports Ball
      • Whether you opt to customize a football, basketball, soccer ball, baseball or volleyball – custom school balls are great gifts! Give them to school athletic team members, students or families!
  1. Pens & Pencils
      • Pens and pencils are necessary school writing tools. They are also some of the most inexpensive promotional products! These budget-friendly school spirit promotional products are a great choice!
  1. Notebooks
      • Jot down class notes in style or just have a handy notebook at the ready with a custom logo notebook.
  1. Lanyards
      • Most schools today require student ID cards or badge.  A custom logo lanyard is not only spreading school spirit but a helpful accessory to promote school security!
  1. Hats
      • Hats are a staple in the promotional product industry, and for good reason – everybody loves a great hat!  It is the easiest and most convenient way to represent your favorite school while also keeping the sun out of your eyes!
  1. Stadium Seats or Cushions
      • Cheering on your school team can sometimes last hours but that doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable!  Sit on a customized school spirit stadium seat or cushion!

Connect the Dots Can Customize Your School Spirit Promotional Products!

At Connect the Dots Promotions, we recently had the opportunity to work with Scottsdale Christian Academy on their school spirit promotional products and we can’t wait to see them in action at their 2018 Homecoming football game! Go team go!

30Apr/18

Promotional Product Client Spotlight: Jean Briese – Arizona Motivational Speaker

Promotional Products Popsockets CoastersAt Connect the Dots Promotions, we love to shine a spotlight on some of our awesome customers and the exciting promotional products they have implemented in their marketing campaigns.  As a local, woman-owned company, we prioritize supporting local businesses and get particularly excited to showcase other women-owned businesses in Arizona. We recently had the pleasure of working with Jean Briese, a gifted communicator, business leader, sales coach, and life coach.

Jean Briese knows what it takes to succeed in business and life and so we consider it a particular honor that she recognizes the power of promotional products.  Jean ordered both coasters and POPSOCKETS as thank you gifts for her clients and also as follow up gifts with potential clients.

Don’t Just Give a Gift – Give a Branded Gift!

Jean understands the power of an excellent presentation and that goes for promotional products as well.  A gift is always better received in pretty packaging and the packaging represents an extension of your brand as well.  Custom promotional products like coasters and POPSOCKETS are things that are incredibly useful which means that they will provide great ROI since every time a client reaches for them, they will see your branding and be reminded of your generosity and excellent business.

A Personal Touch Makes a Big Impact

In today’s digital, highly automated era, a personal touch goes a long way.  Something as simple as a branded promotional product and a thank you note can have a big impact on a client’s impression of your business and ultimately, client retention.

Inspire, Imagine, Transform

Jean sets out to inspire you, help you imagine, and help you transform your life. If you are in need of high-quality sales coaching, life coaching, or a motivational speaker for your next event, we cannot recommend Jean Briese enough.

13Feb/18

InfinityHR Creates a Branded Environment with Promotional Products

At Connect the Dots Promotions it is our pleasure to work with clients to strategically enhance their marketing campaigns.  We are fortunate to have many clients that are not only great to work with but with whom it is fun to collaborate on unique and exciting promotional products. We believe strongly in supporting local businesses which is why we are excited to share about a locally-based company – InfinityHR.

Connect the Dots Client Spotlight: InfinityHR

InfinityHR Branded EnvironmentInfinityHR provides clients of any size with an online employee benefits enrollment application.  What started as an employee benefits application has grown to include services that include HR solutions, hire to retire, and more – all in one location.  InfinityHR’s integrated solution for human capital management is a powerful and accessible HR software solutions tool.

InfinityHR Creates Branded Environment with Promotional Products

We recently had the pleasure of working with InfinityHR on their marketing and promotional products.  InfinityHR attended a trade show and their trade show display was exceptionally successful because they took advantage of what is known as creating a ‘branded environment.’  Today, many potential customers are inundated with marketing and advertising throughout every minute of their day – whether they realize it or not.  Because of that, businesses must take their promotional products, marketing, InfinityHR Branded Environment PopSocketand trade show displays to the next level to truly draw in a customer and grab their attention.  And, by creating a branded environment, once they are inside your trade show display, every moment of their experience will be an experience with your brand.  Forbes elaborates on why creating a branded environment complete with branded promotional products will attract today’s harder-to-reach clientele, “Millennials are happy to share their feelings about brands on social media and branded events are no exception. In fact, Splash found (and shared in Adweek) that 81% of millennials shared photos on social media at a branded event, 71% used the event’s hashtag, 67% followed the brand on social and 56% signed up for an email list. All of this interaction took place at a branded event where millennials received products such as bottles, t-shirts, hats, glasses, totes or pens. Although branded swag isn’t required for millennials to talk about their branded event experience on social, it does help when it comes to images. Give millennials something to wear and share and they will…Sometimes it can be as simple as having a really unique and cool branded item that millennials are bound to use and want to show off immediately. In this way, branded swag can masquerade as a free product.”

InfinityHR did an outstanding job creating a branded environment and providing clients with exciting and fun swag that they will want to use, wear, and show off!

InfinityHR Branded Interactive Game

InfinityHR Branded Environment Promotional Game

InfinityHR Branded PopSockets & Beverage Holders

InfinityHR Branded Environment PopSocket

InfinityHR Branded Beverage Holders and Pens

InfinityHR Branded Environment Beverage Holder Pens

InfinityHR’s trade show booth was fun, effective and the client interacted with their unique brand from the moment they walked in until the moment they left.  And, because they took fun branded promotional products with them, the interaction with InfinityHR’s brand is limitless.  If you are interested in learning more about creating a branded environment at an event or trade show or ordering exciting promotional products to attract potential products, Connect the Dots Promotions can help!  And, if you are in need of an outstanding application that assists you with employee benefits enrollment, HR solutions, hire to retire, or other services, contact InfinityHR!

04Oct/17

Promotional Products for Arizona Tutoring Company – Focus Tutoring

Client Spotlight on Arizona Tutoring Company – Focus Tutoring

Arizona Tutoring Company - Focus FoundationWorking with clients on their marketing campaigns and promotional products is always an exciting opportunity.  But, when we have the opportunity to work with clients that are serving and improving the community it is a more than an opportunity, it is a privilege.  At Connect the Dots Promotions, we love partnering with clients to collaborate on developing unique and exciting promotional products. Recently, we had the opportunity to work with Focus Tutoring on new promotional products.  Focus Tutoring is an Arizona tutoring company that connects skilled educators with youth in need.  Their vision is that when young people learn how to navigate education, they can navigate their future.

How Focus Tutoring Supports & Educates Arizona Youth

Arizona Tutoring Company - Custom Water TumblerFocus Tutoring recognizes an important need in Arizona – that over 38,000 children need the help of tutors.  Homeless children or children in foster care struggle to get the educational support they need.  That is where Focus Tutoring comes in.  Focus Foundation of Arizona works to match children in need with skilled educators.  Further, these educators help fill the gap of children’s educational needs through PSAT and ACT classes, test prep, subject tutoring, and skill support.  Focus Tutoring partners with organizations that assist homeless and foster youth.  And, you can support this great organization in two ways.  First, you can donate to their foundation to support ongoing efforts to educate.  And, you can partner with Focus Tutoring to help educate Arizona youth.

How Connect the Dots Created Custom Water Tumblers for Focus Tutoring

Arizona Tutoring Company - Custom Water TumblerAt Connect the Dots, we love what Focus Tutoring is all about and enjoyed creating unique promotional products for them.  We worked with them to develop custom water tumblers to serve as gifts for new partners.  They are able to give these tumblers out to individuals that join their team.  And, the gift serves two purposes – a thank you and promotional tool.  The Focus Tutoring logo is visible anywhere someone carries the water bottle.  This is an inexpensive way to expand marketing and brand recognition. Also, we always encourage clients to focus on promotional products that fit their niche. By doing so, you expand your brand culture and foster goodwill.  And, it is easy for tutors to carry their water to each client meeting so it is not only an attractive but practical promotional product.

We work hard to stay educated about the latest technology and trends in promotional products and the marketing industry.  If you have questions about how you can use promotional products for marketing and branding, Connect the Dots is here to help!  And, if you are interested in more information about how to support Arizona tutoring services, partner with Focus Tutoring!

 

 

06Sep/17

Promotional Products & Marketing for Sluyk Family Dentistry

Client Spotlight: Sluyk Family Dentistry

Featuring clients is one of our favorite things to do at Connect the Dots Promotions.  Not only do we love our clients, but we love collaborating on fun and unique promotional products.  We believe strongly in supporting local businesses which is why we are excited to share about Scottsdale dentist, Sluyk Family Dentistry.  We love who Sluyk Family Dentistry is and the quality of service they provide to their patients.

Who Is Sluyk Family Dentistry?

Sluyk Family Dentistry works passionately to serve the members of our community with honesty, integrity, and compassion.  And those three driving missions are apparent the moment you step through the doors!  Scottsdale dentist Dr. Daniel Sluyk and a highly qualified, caring team of individuals run Sluyk Family Dentistry.  They strive to treat patients the way they would want to be treated if they were in the dentist’s chair.  Lasting, sustainable oral health is promoted because they provide such a high level of care.  Everything about the way Sluyk Family Dentistry operates facilitates long-term patient relationships based on trust, respect, and quality care.

Promotional Products for Sluyk Family Dentistry

We have had the pleasure of working with Sluyk Family Dentistry on a variety of promotional products.  First, we chose a highly appropriate promotional item with patients in mind – lip balm.  Sluyk Family Dentistry keeps custom branded lip balm at the front desk at all times for patients to take freely.  Not only does it go perfectly with the overall dentistry brand but it is very useful!  Excellent patient care will always be on a patient’s mind when they reach for their custom logo lip balm.  It is a great way to always keep your business name in front of your client base.

Additionally, we created logo sunglasses for Sluyk Family Dentistry.  Some patients like to wear sunglasses during treatment to shield their eyes from the bright dental light.  Dr. Sluyk and his team are able to hand branded sunglasses out to patients to use in office and take with them.  We live in the Valley of the Sun so sunglasses are always a handy item to have!  And, when a patient wears their sunglasses outside the dental office, they are a walking advertisement!  Sunglasses basically serve as free mobile marketing.  Useful promotional products encourage patients to actually use them and market your brand.  If patients use them they are more likely to not only return to your business but spread the word to others about your business.

It has been a pleasure working with Sluyk Family Dentistry and we look forward to designing promotional products for future marketing projects.  If you need a Scottsdale dentist or Phoenix dentist, you can do no better than Sluyk Family Dentistry.  To learn more about Sluyk Family Dentistry or schedule your next appointment and grab a lip balm or sunglasses of your own, visit their website HERE!

27Mar/17

Client Spotlight: Emailage Promotional Products Campaign

Nothing feels better than a text from a client saying, “We love our promotional products!”  And, that is exactly what we received from Emailage!  Emailage is a new client who was referred to us and with whom we were fortunate to work recently.  Based locally in Chandler, AZ, they are a company with an incredibly fun atmosphere and a passion for what they do.  Emailage works with a variety of clients from all over the world.  Their mission is to provide products and solutions that make everyday email transactions easier, more efficient and more secure.  Emailage’s team is dedicated to providing its clients with a proactive approach to fraud strategy.  At Connect the Dots, we were very excited to work with Emailage on their promotional products campaign. We helped them create promotional products that would perfectly exemplify who they are as a brand and a business.

As we do with all clients, we worked closely with Emailage to design a variety of promotional products.  Those products included polo shirts, notebooks, bookmarks, and Popsockets. Notyet familiar with what Popsockets are?  Ask us about what they are and why we think they are a great promotional product option for any company!  Emailage wanted a selection of promotional products so that, as they meet with clients, they have options to pass out.  These kind of promotional products are incredibly useful.  It is highly likely that the client will actually use them in their day-to-day life. Thus, they will be influenced by Emailage’s branding in a positive way on a consistent basis.  We love all of our clients and especially enjoyed working with Emailage on their promotional products campaign.  If you haven’t had the chance, check out their website to learn more about what a great company they are!

Promotional Wearables

Promotional Products Polo Shirt

 

 

Anyone can use another polo shirt or pullover when it looks this good! Ensure that your logo gets seen by many with a stylish custom-branded polo shirt!

 

 

 

 

Promotional Notebooks

Promotional Products Notebook

 

This notebook is not only stylish but incredibly useful.  You know that whoever receives this notebook is sure to bring it with them wherever they go. Ultimately, that means they will bring your branding with them as well!

 

 

 

 

Promotional Popsockets

Promotional Products Popsocket

One of this year’s most popular promotional products is the Popsocket!  People are putting the Popsocket on their phones and raving about it’s features. It provides a better handheld position, better headset storage, and for mounting or resting their phones for ideal viewing.  These Emailage Popsockets are just so cool and effective!