We’re all aware that there is a distinct line between professional and nerdy, and sadly, we’re rarely allowed to cross it. So while there are lots of blatantly nerdy promotional products out there, unless you own a comic book store, it might not be practical to hand them out for your business.
I feel your pain. I’ve held many jobs where I had to reel in my nerd for the sake of “propriety.” But never fear, I’ve found some products that can expand your brand and your nerdiness. There are tons of professional-looking products that have names or uses that will keep any DC fan smiling to herself.
Any fan of the Man of Steel knows how important it is to keep your work essentials close. So while Clark Kent wears his Superman outfit under his work clothes, you can carry your important files in the Metropolis Meeting Tote. With all of those pockets and zippers, you can store business cards, pens: whatever you need to save the day and land a new client.
If you need to render the competition powerless, though, I recommend the Krypton Pen. They come in as many colors as there are forms of Kryptonite, and the bright colors will catch anyone’s eye. Act fast, though, because we just had a large order from guy named Lex.
And wouldn’t it be great to transform anything in our minds into a giant mass of green energy like Green Lantern? While you might not have a green power ring (though if you do, let’s talk!), you can always shed new light on the situation with a Lantern Light. Try the clear lantern with a green imprint for maximum nerdiness.
A promotion that needs an air of mystery and intrigue could use the dark Knight Stainless Travel Mug. With all the looks of Bruce Wayne and the power of Batman, this is the ultimate drink holder. Your future clients will have their eyes transfixed on your logo as they try to determine where they have seen that chiseled mug before.
Events where you need to keep track of volunteers or participants will be indestructible when you use the Adult Size Neoprene Promo Bands. These fun wrist bands will launch your brand to Amazonian heights and deflect all the competition. Order them in Gray to become the next Wonder Woman of promotion.
Does your business have an aquatic association? The Tropical Fish Stress Ball is a must. These squeezie fish are just about as cute as the fact that the Justice League still lets Aquaman come to meetings. Get one of every color to line up on your desk to ward off any underwater threats.
Who doesn’t need to add a little magic to their day? Grab your morning, mid-morning, and afternoon coffee in the White Magic Mug. Feel as magical as Zatanna Zatara when a picture appears above your logo – just make sure you say “Eeffoc” first.
Focus and aim are both essential to successful marketing campaigns, so use an Arrow Click Pen to start jotting down one of your own. The Green Arrow himself couldn’t find a sleeker, finer pen in all of Star City. The pen clip hooks to your pocket so you can fight crime or business meetings with both hands.
Sadly, the Canary Pen does not come in black. But the ink does, and you can be signing deals faster than the Black Canary’s cry can render someone unconscious. Still not swayed? Purchase the green colored Canary Pen and match it with a black imprint to create a canonical and promotional match. Green Arrow and Black Canary are married in many of the DC comics, which further illustrates how well black and green go together.
So lament no longer, DC fans: there are promotional products that will let you embrace your inner nerd while also keeping a professional edge. Just the sheer knowledge that you have incorporated geekiness into a successful promotion is enough to put a bounce in anyone’s step. Still a little bummed that you couldn’t geek out to the fullest extent? Keep in mind that even superheroes have to have secret identities.
Feel empowered to put a little more geek in your promotion? Are there any other promo products with a nod to the Justice League? Do you Marvel fans feel cheated?