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Promotional Note Pads as Advertising

Jul 5, 2008
Every business needs to advertise, and many types of publicity can be extremely daunting financially. Balancing cost with effectiveness is paramount. One medium that many companies are turning to is branded promotional materials. These items can either be handed out to potential clients and business partners or packaged with products for sale. However they are utilized, they are a simple, effective use of your company's advertising budget.

But, with all the promotional materials available on the market, how do you choose which one is best for your business? One very cost effective option is personalized note pads, ideal for corporate customers and those based in office environments. With current awareness of environmental impacts of products manufactured, an important option to consider is whether to have the printed note pads branded with your company details on to recycled paper, or even FSC certified (Forestry Stewardship Council) paper, where the forests supplying the raw wood pulp are managed, guaranteeing that your promotional printed notepads are as green as possible.

Usefulness

The worst thing you can do is waste money on items that are not likely to be used. Printed note pads avoid this problem by being useful in the office, in the home and on the go, on a daily basis. Whether they are used for to-do lists or simply jotting a quick note or message to a colleague, office uses are numerous and can rapidly spread word of your business through a company, with every sheet from the pad bearing your company logo or corporate message. At home, promotional note pads are perfect for notes to teachers among other things, and as such, can pass knowledge of your business from one home to another. At the very least, their imminent usefulness ensures that your company logo will be front and centre for the person using the printed note pad - a constant reminder of your business.

Variety

An appealing aspect to promotional note pads is the variety of style choices available. There are desk pads, some of which are specially designed for use as weekly planners. In smaller sizes, lined and unlined printed note pads are available, as are shaped pads. While most pads are uncovered and bound with glue, promotional note pads can also be purchased with covers or spiral-bound. New designs even include pads with built-in sticky notes; this feature doubles their usability. With all this variety, there is sure to be something that fits your company's individual needs.

Quality

Whilst it is important to make sure your marketing budget isn't spent frivolously, it is equally or perhaps even more important that quality promotional materials are chosen to represent your organisation. The personalized note pads you use to bear your company branding must be of a quality you would feel comfortable handing out to potential clients. If they are poorly constructed or made from cheap materials that is indeed the image that will be projected onto your business. Spending a little bit more for superior quality promotional note pads can go a long way to making your business, large or small, appear both more detail oriented and professional.
About the Author
Matt Franks is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's largest supplier of Promotional Notepads and Branded Notepads at www.fluidbranding.com. For Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items visit www.ecoincentives.com
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