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A Year in Review: The Most Popular Promos of 2017

Start the countdown and pop the cork, the ball is dropping on another great year in promotional products! Businesses big and small turned to classics like round stress relievers and eco-friendly tote bags for their branding needs. Even the biggest craze of 2017, the fidget spinner, made it into the top 25!

While all these items were flying off the shelves (or in this case the internet), it’s YOUR logo and the way you use your promos that make all the difference. The custom products at Quality Logo Products® were part of some truly impactful moments.

Jamica R. from Jacksonville, Florida filled her Cinch-Up Backpacks with warm blankets and gave them away to the homeless. Mary B. gave away adorable ghost stress relievers to promote her romantic novel set in a haunted hotel. Our Rubberized Sunglasses  even made it down under to a wedding in Australia.

Exciting moments like these are why we’re in the business of promos. The products that made the top 25 are all excellent trade show giveaways at affordable prices. Not to mention, these are bestselling items that are highly valued among people all across the country. According to a global study by ASI Central this year, personalized pens like the Satin Pen and Hedgehog Pen cost 1/10 of a cent per impression. Whereas bags like the Atlas Nonwoven Grocery Tote generate more impressions than any other promotional item and are even big enough to fit the Stanley Cup!

There was no shortage of excellent promos in our top 25 of the year! Take a look at the popular products that made it onto the list:




While all of these products are fantastic promotional items, only a few made the cut as the ones customers couldn’t stop talking about. These items were practical, stylish, and affordable. Not that we choose favorites, but these promotional items are definitely ones we brag about to strangers:

Budget Coffee Mug

It may look simple in design, but the budget coffee mug is a porcelain goddess. From morning coffee to hot chocolate on a chilly day, the Budget Coffee Mug exudes warmth and comfort at an affordable price. Karen S. turned to these custom mugs to promote her physical therapy clinic in Georgia. She enjoyed using these affordable cups to promote her practice and give thirsty patients a reusable item to fill while they sit in the waiting room.



Brain Stress Reliever

The Brain Stress Reliever is a smart item to have on hand at a number of promotional events. Think about it:  You can use these squishy brains to promote your university, neurology practice, or just as a reminder to your customers to “shop smart” by working with your company. Elaine B. had blue brains in mind for an alumni event at her college. She was thrilled with the quality of these squishy stress relievers and couldn’t wait to hand them out to returning students.



Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote

There is no shortage of ways to use the Eco-Friendly Non Woven Tote. Whether you’re carrying library books, trade show giveaways, or dirty laundry, this practical bag is a handy carryall for any occasion! The vibrant blue bags pictured here were used by Kristen H. to promote an opioid awareness event in her community. Her custom totes did their part in spreading the message and helping the youth of Chesapeake, Virginia.

This list of bestselling promos for 2017 wouldn’t be possible without YOU – our amazing customers! Thank you for everything you do and for working so hard on promotional events year after year. From trade shows to employee gifts, there’s no limit to your awesomeness! We’re happy we can be in your corner when it comes to all your branding needs!


Quality Logo Products Top 25 Promos of 2017

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa loves food. A LOT. Particularly pizza and popcorn, but she knows beggars can’t be choosers. When she’s not stuffing her face (which is rare), she loves watching movies, playing volleyball and softball, and engaging in any number of interesting shenanigans. If she had to pick a spirit animal, she’d be an otter because they are playful and love to laugh. Most of the time she’s laughing at herself, whether other people are laughing with or at her is to be determined.



    Seems like the trend for corporate gifting in Singapore is also similar… most time companies take the old proven but boring approach for their marketing.

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