Another year, another PPAI Expo. We’ve chugged some Emergen-C, we’ve propped up our swollen feet, and we’ve gotten back to what we do best – blogging about our favorite products! One of the best parts of The PPAI Expo is getting to walk around and discover the trendiest products suppliers have brought to the show. And this year did not disappoint. As we walked the show floor, it was clear that everyone had brought their A-game. Below are our favorite products from The PPAI Expo.
Deluxe 9-Piece Car Care Kit
Do you remember when you were a kid and your dad would ask you to wash his car? It was the worst possible chore. You’d juggle with a bulky bucket of soap and water, and end up soaking yourself trying to get your hose to spray with more force than its usual drizzle. It’s no wonder that we ended up looking like the beginning of an infomercial.
Enter the 9-piece car care kit by The Premium Line. This product is so simple, yet absolutely genius. It carries everything you could possibly need to care for your car. The care kit includes a collapsible water bucket, a 25-foot Scrunchie hose, two chenille cleaning cloths, a mitt microfiber applicator pad, a sponge, a spray head for your hose, and a storage bag to keep everything together! This product is not only a great organizational tool, but it’s also the perfect giveaway for car shows and any auto enthusiasts.
These Beer Blizzards by Best Promotions, Inc. just made summer a lot more enjoyable. The Beer Blizzard is a reusable, plastic, dome-shaped ice cube that’s designed to fit the bottom of an aluminum can. All you do is freeze it and then stick it to the bottom of a can under a beverage insulator. Whether you’re enjoying a nice beer by the pool or drinking a soda at a kid’s soccer game, the CAB-certified Beer Blizzard will keep your drink cool for a solid 21 minutes.
This product is brand new to the public and is such a clever product that makes a great addition to the classic beverage insulator. Beer Blizzards are clever promotional products for bars or restaurants. And, you know this is a great product when even Mark Cuban vouches for it!
Custom Design Video Card
Videos are marketing departments’ all-stars and it’s no secret that the use of video in content is on the rise and not a tactic that should be taken lightly. These super trendy video cards from Giraffe Technology can make a potentially HUGE statement. Buttons, memory, material, and power adapter are all options that you can tailor to your specific needs. The HD screen is a unique viewing experience that makes your company memorable. How fun would these be for a new product reveal, an event invitation, a realtor, or a spa to list their services?
Tassel Topper Grad Cap
For high school seniors marching proudly across the stage at graduation, this is one of the biggest moments of their young lives. Wouldn’t it be great to make their graduation even more special? The Tassel Topper Grad Cap by Tassel Toppers LLC is a genius marketing tool for colleges and universities. Whether your client is a large or small university, this product can be used by admissions boards, university marketing departments, student enrollment teams, and alumni associations across the country. Think about what a great admission gift this would be from colleges! The custom design could say “I’m on my way to (insert school name)” or “(insert school name), here I come!”
Washable Kraft Paper Bag
Sometimes, doing your part for the environment doesn’t have to be a monumental task. It can be as simple as carrying your belongings in the Washable Kraft Paper Bag by American Ad Bag Co. This eco-friendly bag features crisp fold lines, elegant kraft colored stitching, and natural-colored web handles. Grocery stores, bookstores, or any retail shops can use these durable bags as a way to promote their devotion to saving the environment.
We’re excited to see so many new ideas in our industry! Did you see a unique or innovative promotional product at The PPAI Expo? Tell us about it in the comments below!