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Summertime Gifts

By Donna On June 23, 2014 No Comments

Summertime — and the living is fun! Here are some fabulous accessories to having fun in the sun that will put some sunshine on your logo and a sunny smile on your customers’ faces! Mason Jar

Country Mason Jar Sipper

This custom-branded summertime sipper is a 30 oz. BPA-free acrylic mason jar with a handle. It features a screw-on lid in your choice of colors with a polypropylene straw that can’t fall out when the top is screwed on. Pop Chiller 

The Pop-top Chiller

This colorful brand-emblazoned bottle holder keeps beverages colder longer than most. With a bottle opener in the base, it’s great for tailgating

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Fun in the Sun

By Donna On June 23, 2014 No Comments

Fun in the sun is for everyone! Why not keep your company name in front of your customers even on their downtime? Branded summertime accessories from Donna Bender deliver every time! Here are some of our must-have top picks:

 

StakesStake Your Spot Kit

Summertime is the time for beaches, picnics and blankets on the ground. With 4 stakes in a mesh drawstring bag, the Stake Your Spot Kit keeps your blanket or towel in place for as long as your fun is in the sun.

Waterproof cell phone case

Waterproof Cell Phone Case

Sun fun is wet fun — but wet fun is not fun for cellphones. Keep

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Branded Toys for PTO

By Donna On June 23, 2014 No Comments

According to CNN, one third of American workers played hooky from work at least once last year. Here are some of our favorite accessories for enjoying that special PTO day to the max!

Lola Tumbler8 Oz. Lola Tumbler

Eye-catching and conversation-starting, the 8 oz. double-walled Lola Tumbler looks like a wine glass inside a clear plastic tumbler. Choose an accent color that compliments or matches your logo color and enjoy the brand attention these unique tumblers generate.

Beer Sippy Cup

18 oz. Beer Sippy Cup

This 18 oz. novelty sippy cup looks like it has an upside-down beer bottle inside. You can’t spill it but it looks like you already have! Associate

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Traveling? Take these must-have’s with you!

By Donna On June 21, 2014 No Comments

The U.S. Travel Association reports that US residents took 452 million business trips in 2013 and that maybe why travel accessories are among our most popular promotional items. Aside from the convenience of our favorites below, these products offer a great opportunity for you to advertise your business in places you may not get to visit.

Aluminum Card WalletAluminum Card Wallet

Radio Frequency ID readers are everywhere and they can read information off your passport, credit cards and ID cards without your knowledge. The Aluminum Card Wallet protects your information by blocking RFID transmissions. Your customers will thank you every time they use a credit card! $2.99 – $3.24

Leeman Montauk Excursion

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Top Golf Gifts

By Donna On May 16, 2014 No Comments

This is not your regular golf award!

It’s golf season! The weather is great. Golfers are taking to the links in droves and tournaments are springing up all over. It’s the time of year when golf-related awards and gifts are valued more highly than at any other time – and Donna Bender is ready to help you make the most of it. guitar award Mini Guitar Trophy & Award – These fully customizable awards are perfect for golf tournaments, conveying rock star status to all your winners. Each 1:4 scale mini-guitar is hand-crafted with authentic details and each 5” x 7” framed plaque provides plenty of space for both your winner’s name and your branding message. Email us at info@donnaco.com to get your customized quote.

More Great Golf Gifts

By Donna On May 16, 2014 No Comments

In 2016, golf becomes an Olympic sport. Its perennial popularity is on the rise, especially among corporations and associations. As the branding value of golf-related awards and gifts rises as well, Donna Bender can help you keep your message at top-of-mind with all your golfing customers and prospects.

golf bottle and tees

24 Oz. Slazenger Golf Bottle Pouch – Golfers must stay hydrated – and there’s no better way than this signature Slazenger bottle and pouch. The aluminum bottle features a 3-slot golf ball holder and ball. The pouch features 5 tee slots, and open front pocket, drawstring closure and a rotating plastic clip. Accented with piping and Slazenger branding, the kit goes for $13.78 – $20.34

golf red pouch

Earth Day Hot Picks

By Donna On April 3, 2014 No Comments

With Earth Day coming up, it’s no better time to reach out to your green-conscious client in advance of Earth Day festivities and trade shows. Here are some of my most effective promotional products for making positive impressions on this growing market segment.

Apple Style Seed Paper – This Mini Apple Style Shape Seed Paper Gift Pack  puts a 100% recycled info card together with plantable seed paper in a corn-based cello bag. The 3″ x 4″ seed paper is handmade using 100% recycled material, embedded with wildflower seeds and printed with your message for $.71 – $1.40.

apple style seed paper

Royal Dutch Bulb Kit in Brown Kraft Bag – This perennial promotional product promotes your brand indefinitely. The 4” x 6” printable bag contains flower or tree seeds that your

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Donna’s Trade Show Tips

By Donna On April 3, 2014 No Comments

Trade Show season is here and they’re popping up as fast as  bluebonnets. Ensuring that your tradeshow participation is successful requires planning, organization and execution. Here is a short video and  a few tips to help you get the biggest bang from your tradeshow bucks:

Promote your tradeshow presence through pre-show mailers sent to former and prospective attendees and press releases that announce your appearance at the show and promote your brand. Be sure to give prospective visitors all the information they need to find you easily.

Train your tradeshow staff to position themselves at the edges of your booth, answer frequently asked questions and spend most of their time with the most qualified prospects.

Enhance your visibility and reinforce your brand by dressing your staff in company colors and/or branded apparel.

Attract a crowd by giving attendees a reason to walk over to your booth such as a dynamic booth

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Best 5 under $5 promotional items

By Donna On April 2, 2014 No Comments

It’s Trade Show Season and time to compete for your share of consumer awareness. To help you make a positive and lasting impression on each of your visitors, here are 5 of my favorite promotional items at a trade-show-friendly price of under $5.

Gadget Grips KANGA – More like a cell phone wallet than a cell phone protector, this innovative product stores credit cards, hides cash, protects your cell phone and promotes your brand all at the same time. Available in either lycra or silicon, they feature non-slip grip dots that keep your phone safely in hand at all times. Gadget Grips fit most cell phones and cost $4.49 to $4.99.

Mobility-Silicone wallet gadget grips

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Donna Bender Named 2014 Woman Business Enterprise of the Year

By Donna On April 2, 2014 No Comments

Each year, the Women’s Business Council Southwest recognizes a woman owned business that “exemplifies outstanding performance in service, delivery or added value to their clients; consistently provides high quality products and services and uses innovative approaches to overcome obstacles in servicing their clients and growing their business.” For 2014, the Council has awarded the WBE of the Year in the “Under $3M” category to Donna Bender of the Donna Bender Company, a branded marketing and promotional strategy consulting firm.Womens Business Southwest awards

Donna moved to Dallas nine years ago and quickly started networking to build her business. After several years of speaking and presenting herself to networking groups supportive of her business philosophy, “give value first,” three women business owners in a single week recommended that she join the Women’s Business Council. Finding that the

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