To Pen or Not to Pen…
So, this past weekend I sat down to write out my “to- do” list (am I the only one that does that anymore?) and I spent about 30 minutes looking around my house for my favorite pen before I found it. Since I have self-diagnosed ADHD, my mind soon started wandering about pens. Yes, you heard right: my mind wandered about promotional pens, of all things.
Then, I remembered that I have had my favorite pen for years! I was intrigued.
When I got to work the next day, I decided to observe how many people seemed to ALWAYS use their favorite pen. It was mind boggling! Almost everyone! SO, I started asking people about their favorite promotional product and there were answers all across the board, from stress balls to wine racks (yes, wine racks). Then, I started to ask people how long they possessed those favorite promotional items – out of everyone I asked, the longest answer was 1 year!
Right after someone had gotten done telling me about their personal favorite item that they’d ever received (that he said lasted for 6 months, FYI), I looked down at his hand. Oddly enough, he was holding a personalized pen. When I asked: “how long have you had that?”, he responded with “2 years.” I smiled because I knew my opinion/hunch was right!
In my opinion, people might think they favor other types of branded products (like the stress relievers and the wine racks) but they should use the facts and not just their thoughts. Did you know that pens have an average of 8 owners? Imagine 1-2 years per owner and you’re looking at ONE product potentially being in front of people for 8-16 years! Spending pennies on a promotional pen that could last up to 8-16 years is pretty awesome, so I stand by my claim that logo pens are the best trade show giveaways, PERIOD (especially with some starting as low as $0.19 a piece).
These pens combine 2 of your favorite products into one
FYI, here’s something for all you stress ball lovers! If you’re still not ready to admit you’re now on the promotional pens band wagon, then here is a good compromise: the Stress Ball Pen. It has a great grip and a smooth writing tip (this might soon become my new favorite pen). You’ll always know which pen is yours if you have one like this. Check it out!
Maybe I’m just way too obsessive about this whole thing. I mean they’re just pens…or are they? How long have you had YOUR favorite pen? Answer in the comments below – we’d love to know how long your loyal promo pen has served you!