Making Waves: The Top 10 Promos of March 2016
It’s March once again. The birds are up singing before dawn, news outlets are beginning to talk about the pollen count for the day, and those of us living in the Midwest will get to experience sixty-degree weather followed by rain and snow – all in the same day.
Is it summer yet?
No, of course it’s not, because we still have March’s 10 most popular promotional products to discuss. Which ones came out on top this month?
It’s time to find out! Here are QLP’s 10 bestselling promotional products for March 2016:
Congratulations, QLP customers; you know what’s up. You know that stress relievers like yours truly are tried-and-true promotional items that work for any occasion. That’s why you made the Round Stress Reliever your most popular product for the third month in a row, while its main competitor, the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack, slipped to the number 3 spot.
We have a lot of the same items from last month hanging out in March’s Top 10, but I did notice some trends. First, we’ve got some items related to writing, notetaking, and studying making strong showings on the list. Among those are QLP’s Adhesive Sticky Note Pads (2nd place, what a finish!), Krypton Pen (9th place), and Custom Pencils (10th place). I’d throw the Brain Stress Reliever (7th place) in there, too, because studying without a stress reliever is like watching a movie without popcorn – you can do it that way, but why? Anyway, final exams at schools around the country will be coming up before you know it, so it’s great to think that people are getting prepped for them. Even if we’re not talking about the students.
The other trend? Based on what we saw last year in March, this is when people are starting to plan for their summer promotions. I don’t blame them one bit; spring weather is kinda crazy even for people and stress ball mascots that don’t run around pantsless. But I think that’s why we’re seeing items like the Rubberized Sunglasses (4th place), Promotional Lip Balm (6th place), and Mood Stadium Cup (8th place) on the list, and why we’re likely to see more of them in the months to come.
What else will we see in the months to come? Will the Cinch Up Drawstring Backpack try to climb its way back toward the top, or will 2016 be the Year of the Round, Squishy Thing? You’ll have to come back at the end of April to find out. For now, though, speaking of trends, it’s time for…
The QLP Monthly Trend Alert!
I’m a big fan of the items in this month’s Trend Alert, and not just because each of the items listed has an expressive yellow face, just like yours truly. It’s because I’ve been seeing goods with emoji faces on them all over the place lately, so I’m totally 🙂 that QLP now has some that are just waiting to be decorated with your logo. I’ve picked three standouts to tell you about this month: the LOL Emoji Stress Reliever, the Wink Wink Emoji Plush Keychain, and a category of product you’ve probably never seen before, the Flingers.
Have you ever laughed so hard that you cried? If not, then you truly haven’t lived, my friend. Heck, we do it all the time around here at QLP! For those moments with the only appropriate emotional response is an extreme one, we’re happy to offer the LOL Emoji Stress Reliever. It’s a great update to the idea of a standard round stress ball, with a face plenty of people can relate to.
If you’re looking for a key tag as your next promotional giveaway, you can’t go wrong with the Wink Wink Emoji Plush Keychain. It’s a practical item, as all keychains are, yet it’s fun, too. How can you not smile when you see this soft little toy winking at you every time you pull out your keys? We think it would be a great gift for your next college event.
We’ll be honest: we know that, if it’s a practical item you’re after, the Flingers might not be the first choice that comes to mind. But who says it’s not practical to help your employees and customers relieve some stress by having some fun? Flingers come in a variety of emoji facial expressions, and a quick flick of the Flinger’s tongue is all it take to send it flying high into the sky. They’re perfect for outdoor celebrations and gatherings.
These aren’t the only emoji items we offer, not by far. We have other products, like plush pouches, as well as other emojis available for the products you’ve already seen, including the “Yikes!” face and the “I Love You” face. And if you love any of the products from our Trend Alert or Top 10 Products list, you can contact our expressive Quality Logo Products® sales representatives by phone (866-312-5646), by email (email@example.com), via our live chat, or by leaving a comment below.
Which product do you think will be our bestseller next month? Do promotional products with emojis on them make you want to 🙂 or 🙁 ? Let us know in the comments below!