Green Ideas For Four Legged Crowd

18 Oct

Biodegradable Plastic PET SCOOP QP-B80494

I will be attending the Fort Worth Music 4 Mutts event this weekend with a booth designed to educate the public about green alternatives to traditional promotional items. Like other events I will try to talk to the crowd – which in this case is pet owners and businesses that support pets – about items applicable to their marketing needs. So what eco-items are we going to showcase at the event? Here are four doggie ideas I love, which I think are a great idea for any company targeting pet owners.

Garyline does a number of great items made from 100% recycled plastic, including their 9″ recycled flyer (FLY9R), but for doggies the better item from Garyline is likely the DOGFL10 Dog Safe Ultimate Flyer.

Why? Because the plastic in this item has specifically been tested as safe for dogs, and Garyline offers the proof for that statement in the way of a CPSIA Certificate of Compliance for the DOGFL10. Flyers make a great giveaway because there is a large print area on them – 6 1/4″ diameter in the case of the DOGFL10 – and recipients love getting gifts for their animals. Plus at an event like Music 4 Mutts if your pet hospital, as an example, runs 1000 flyers and gives them out during the day, you are going to have a ton of marketing buzzing around the show. Add a quick “Visit Dog Docs at booth #25 for Your Own Flyer”, etc., and they make a great traffic driver. Explain that they are pet friendly in your printed artwork, and you will endear yourself to the crowd.

DOGFL9 - Dog Safe 9" Flyer

Flyers normally make it home from an event, and when you are trying to get your brand in front of individual users in a target audience, the home-front is the best place to be.

Along those lines the QP-B80494 PET SCOOP from QuickPoint is a perfect giveaway item. The QP-B80494 PET SCOOP has a good print area of 3/4″ H x 3” W – great for websites and contact info – and will likely be used at least once a day by pet owners as they feed their furry friends. For a pet doctor or pet food company, getting your message in a target client’s hand at least once a day, and at a moment when they are focused on their pets,  makes for a very compelling giveaway. Plus the bone shape of the handle makes these a crowd favorite. As a QuickPoint Bio Ad item the QP-B80494 PET SCOOP is 100% biodegradable plastic, and Made in the USA. Also as a Made in the USA item the QP-B80494 PET SCOOP is avaible for both 24hr and 3-day rush, which makes it an excellent emergency quick turn product at a reasonable price point of $1.29 EQP.

Biodegradable Plastic LARGE PET BOWL QP-B80750

Another great Bio Ad item from Quickpoint is their line of 100% biodegradable plastic and Made in USA pet bowls. These run from the QP-B80485 SMALL PET BOWL at 6-1/2″ diameter x 1-1/2″ H, to QP-B80490 MEDIUM PET BOWL at 7-3/4″ diameter x 2-1/2″ H, to QP-B80750 LARGE PET BOWL at 9-1/4″ diameter x 3-1/2″ H. The best thing about these bowls is that Quickpoint can run them with full art wraps, so that means your marketing message can run a full 360 degrees around the outside of the bowl.

Another thing I like about QuickPoint is that if a client needs an exact PMS color match for their bowls or scoops, QuickPoint can accommodate this request through a higher run custom order, normally only 5000+ units. Matching a scoop and bowl together is a great idea and running them in a client’s exact colors just makes the idea better. Really, how many doggie items do you know of that can be customized to a PMS color?

The last great item, and one that we will have samples of at our own booth, is the h2go k9 dog water bottle that we wrote about on August 18th. A bit pricey for a standard giveaway perhaps, but still one of the smartest and practical pet promotional ideas I have ever seen.

If you are a promotional items distributor looking for more information on DOGFL10 Dog Safe Ultimate Flyer contact Stu Schoenfeld at Garyline, and for more info on the BioAd line from Qucikpoint contact Duane Mayer.

If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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