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Fantastic Amazon Voucher Offer to Celebrate Promotional Products Week 2015

To commemorate #PPWeek 2015 Impamark have a fantastic Amazon Voucher offer for all their clients who place orders during this week.

This week also coincides with the Companies 40th anniversary based in Burnham on Crouch and is therefore a great opportunity to celebrate with the industry.

Promotional Products-A4 flyer-2015Promotional Products Week is the brainchild of the industry’s umbrella organisation the BPMA (The British Promotional Merchandise Association) of which Impamark has been a member for 10 years. This year the theme of “Promotional Products Invokes Action” promotes the positive effect of incorporating personalised merchandise within your marketing mix. To publicise this to maximum effect the BPMA have a new mascot, a panda – and he can be seen this week promoting branded merchandise across the UK #PromothePanda

Panda with our giveaways

IMPAMARK SUPPORTS THE FIRST EVER NATIONAL PROMOTIONAL PRODUCT WEEK 16TH – 20TH SEPT

Promotiona Week 2013

Organised by the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA), National Promotional Products Week is a celebration of the Promotional Products Industry. Much more than just a freebie, if a promotional item is useful, then research shows that 89% of people will keep it

B1658B PPW infographic v6The aim of Promotional Products Week is to raise the profile of personalised products and encourage their use within the marketing mix. We want companies to recognise the value of personalised merchandise and understand the many different ways they can improve brand awareness

To support this National Campaign Impamark are hosting a Business Networking Event on 11th September at their offices at Dammerwick Farm, exhibiting at Think Local Exhibition in Cold Norton on 13th September and finally are offering FREE AMAZON VOUCHERS on orders placed during the week of the 16th – 20th September

Promotional Products-flyerFor further details on Promotional Products Week please visit the website http://promotionalproductsweek.co.uk/

IMPAMARK HOST FREE BURNHAM BUSINESS NETWORKING EVENT – 11TH SEPTEMBER

Numbers are already almost 50 for the Burnham Business Networking Event to be held in conjunction with Burnham Chamber of Commerce on 11th September at Impamark’s offices at Dammerwick Farm.

Managing Director Nicky Crisp is overwhelmed by the number of local businesses and organisations that have already reserved spaces and says

“I think the timing of the event – 5.30 p.m. until 7.00 p.m. straight after the working day, appeals to local people as they can call in after business has finished and before going home. We are offering low key networking mixed with a glass of wine and nibbles. ”

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The event also hopes to raise money with a Fundraising Raffle on the night for local charity Crouch Valley Nightstop

The Nightstop is a coordination service where local people offer a bed for
the night to children who run away from home for any reason. They then try to reconcile between the child and family or at worse arrange more permanent care accommodation.

The police no longer deal with runaways over the age of 13 and social
workers do not get involved until the child is abused or harmed.

According to information received from the police and schools there are 4 or 5 children who run away from homes in the Dengie every month and many of them get on a train and end up in London and normally a life of prostitution, crime and drug abuse. Most children don’t get found again once they get to London.

 

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The evening ties in with promoting the first ever National Promotional Products Week which runs the following week 16th – 20th September

Promotiona Week 2013Organised by the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) The aim of National Promotional Products Week is to raise the profile of promotional merchandise and encourage its use within the marketing mix. Watch out for some excellent offers Impamark are running in conjunction with this week!

if you would like to attend this event then please contact Nicky on nicky@impamark.co.uk or call 01621 783550 to reserve your FREE place!

 

IMPAMARK SUPPORTS THE FIRST EVER PROMOTIONAL PRODUCTS WEEK!!

Promotional Week 2013

Organised for the first time by our Trade body the BPMA , Promotional Products Week 16th – 20th September looks set already to be a great success!

bpma Accredited Member CYMK

National Promotional Products Week is a celebration of the Promotional Products Industry. Much more than just a freebie, if a promotional item is useful research shows that 89% of people will keep it

B1658B PPW infographic v6

Impamark are promoting this fantastic week by hosting a network event locally for the Burnham Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday 11th September , and also exhibiting at the Think Local Business Showcase on Friday 13th September to be held at the Three Rivers Golf & Country Club in Cold Norton – more information to follow on both of these events in due course

COC Logo Jan 2011

Nicky Crisp, Managing Director says “We are delighted to be able to promote and support the BPMA’s first ever Promotional Products Week and wish to raise the profile and effectiveness of the use of personalised products within the marketing mix”.

IMPAMARK PROMOTIONAL MERCHANDISE SHOW A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!!!

Impamark, the long standing Essex based Promotional Merchandise Distributor, held their second promotional merchandise showcase on 24th April at The Marks Tey Hotel. Attended by over 70 clients and prospects and supported by 26 suppliers from across the UK, Impamark were extremely pleased with the number of visitors this year. The centrally located venue with good transport links was really important for ease of access

Impamark Prestige branded Merchandise Showcase venue

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Showcase venue – the Marks Tey Hotel

Managing Director Nicky Crisp said “We have had a phenomenal attendance to this year’s Showcase. The Showcase generated a lot excitement with both our customers and our suppliers. It was a great opportunity for our clients to see the latest  products and new ideas in the corporate gift market.

Innovative electronic promotional give-aways and gifts

Innovative electronic promotional give-aways and gifts

 Modern and innovative products personalised for you

Promotional Calculator and Highlighter in full colour print

Promotional Calculator and Highlighter in full colour print

Personalised Merchandise with endless possibilities

A selection of colourful personalised pens

A selection of colourful personalised pens

Colourful Promotional Pens

UK made Promotional Products

UK made Promotional Products

We have received a huge amount of enquiries from it and are working round the clock to get these out ASAP!”.

The Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Team

The Impamark Team

Initial feedback has been extremely positive with clients attending from across the UK including London,  Bournemouth, Oxford and Norwich as well as the South East.

“It certainly was a very well organised and professionally run event so well done to you all”.

“It was a very well-run occasion and so useful being able to talk direct to suppliers”.

“The day was very enjoyable and I found all of your suppliers very helpful, pleasant & informative. The venue was excellent and the catering was delicious”.

“The show was informative and full of great gift ideas”.

“It was a good opportunity to view many of the items in your catalogue and to speak to the suppliers”.

“It was so good to see  so many of your suppliers and to get such a wide range of ideas”.

Impamark launched their 2013 Promotional Merchandise catalogues at the show

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise new catalogue 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise new catalogue 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Green Collection 2013

Impamark Prestige Branded Merchandise Green Collection 2013

During the lunchtime break, attendees enjoyed the presentations by our two guest speakers, Donata Rio from Essex based PR company Voice Communications, and Gordon Glenister, Director General of the British Promotional Merchandise Association.

Donata Rio from Voice Communications - Powerful Promotion

Donata Rio from Voice Communications – Powerful Promotion

Gordon Glenister - BPMA - How to use personal merchandise within the marketing mix

Gordon Glenister – BPMA – How to use personal merchandise in your marketing mix

Both gave lively, animated, and informative presentations on the power of promotional merchandise. They  were well received and certainly enhanced the overall day.

Donata Rio from Voice Communications - talk on promotional branding

Donata Rio from Voice Communications – talk on promotional branding

The Business Card Draw to win FREE weekend accommodation – 2 nights B & B in the Marks Tey Hotel to include afternoon tea on the Saturday, was won by Jenny Cook from Bird Luckin Accountants

Nicky Crisp added “We will definitely repeat this day for our clients. It gives us an opportunity to showcase our company in a relaxed and informal environment. The whole day had a great buzz and we are already seeing additional sales as a result”.

 

Learn how to Promote your Business or Organisation at our Promotional Merchandise Showcase

Place are filling up fast for our Show on 24th April at the Marks Tey Hotel just outside Colchester in Essex. We have invited over 20 of our key suppliers to show YOU what’s new in the world of Personalised Products and Corporate Gifts! We have had an unprecedented take up already. Please reserve your space TODAY to avoid disappointment!

Suppliers Showcase 2

Suppliers Showcase 2

The whole day is completely free of charge – all you have to do is book here to reserve your place!

FREE

• Registration

• Car Park

• Goody Bag

• WIFI • Danish Pastries, lunch and tea and coffee

• Plus a Business Card Draw to win – FREE weekend accommodation – 2 nights B & B in the Marks Tey Hotel to include afternoon tea on the Saturday.

Join us at the Best Western Hotel, The Balkan Suite – Marks Tey, Colchester in Essex, where you can meet the professionals and view an extensive range of innovative promotional merchandise, discuss new product ideas and find out the best way to use them to promote your business or organisation.

During lunch there will be a presentation on ‘Powerful Promotion’ by Donata Rio of Voice Communications

Pink Voice logo final

followed by a presentation by Gordon Glenister, Director General of the BPMA

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bpma Accredited Member CYMK

But don’t listen to us. This is what our visitors from 2012 thought!

“I thought that the event was well organized and from a customers perspective was very good. So well done to you all. The visit was very informative and productive and gave me an insight into the world of merchandise production and supply as well”.

Ken Mathew, Retail Manager, Aberdeen University

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for organising the supplier event last week. We all found it very informative and it gave us a number of ideas for our future event promotions.”

Roger Robbins, Business Development Manager, Essex Registration Service, Essex County Council

“Just a quick thank you for your invitation to your launch day on Tuesday. It was great to meet both you and Carol and put faces to names. Hopefully everything went to plan; it looked good from my point of view.”

Pete Foskett, WMIP SO3 Wider Markets Team, Ministry of Defence

“Thank you so much for an excellent event. Very much enjoyed.”

Liz Sutton, Hon. Secretary, Chelmsford Town Twinning Association

“Thank you for inviting us, it was a good event, with some good suppliers & merchandise.”

Jaqueline Wilkinson, Purely Marketing

“Thank you so much for the invitation and I appreciated the chance to see all the wonderful things on offer”

Tony Barclay, Cambridge County Bowls Association

If you would like to attend this totally FREE event which includes, breakfast, lunch, exhibition and presentations then please book here. If you are unable to attend the whole day then for catering purposes can you let us know below which parts of the day you are able to attend. Pre-registration is required for this event.

Places are limited so please reserve yours without delay! We look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions about the day then please contact Nicky on 01621 783550 or contact us via our contact form here : Contact Us

Looking forward to the biggest and best ever Trade Only Show next week!!

Here’s hoping that snow doesn’t curtail all our plans for attending the Trade Only Industry Show next week. Held at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry it looks set to be a fantastic trade show..

Along with the BPMA (British Promotional Merchandise Association) Training Day on Tuesday and the annual Industry Dinner for 1200 plus members on Wednesday evening next week with entertainment by JLS and Alexandra Burke it looks set to be an amazing few days

We are looking forward to meeting lots of existing and new suppliers of promotional merchandise so we are able to offer all our customer’s new and innovative ideas at the most competitive prices.

Watch this space for the latest news from Coventry!

Impamark – 2012 Roundup & Seasons Greetings!!!

Well what a year 2102 has been with both The Olympics and the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The latter brought us a great deal of business, particularly with producing commemorative coins, and during the year we have supplied 6000 to various organisations throughout the UK including Councils, Schools, and Associations.

Queens Jubilee Coins

April saw our first ever Promotional Merchandise Showcase. Designed especially for anyone who purchases promotional products, visitors were able to meet with 25 specialist suppliers who had all the latest products on the market available to view. This was a great success, and we are going to repeat this event on Wednesday 24th April at the Marks Tey Hotel near Colchester next year. Set aside the date in your diary – it is totally FREE !!

Also, in April saw the launch of our new brochure for 2012/13. Nicky Crisp, our Managing Director, won the James Norman Award for Services to the Envoy Group.

Nicky Crisp receives James Norman award

May saw us exhibit at the Local Registration Services Association Conference (LRSA) and AGM in Birmingham. Attended by representatives from Councils across the UK, it was a perfect opportunity for Impamark to demonstrate their strengths with this niche market.

 Local Registration Services Association Conference

In August Impamark were proud to sponsor ‘Burnham Week‘, the premier east coast Sailing Regatta. We supplied glassware, T Shirts, badges and wristbands, which were  much appreciated by the Regatta competitors.

In September, Impamark were the official Personalised Merchandise Sponsors for the first ever Maldon Business Show at the newly refurbished Crown Plaza Resort Colchester,  organised in conjunction with Maldon District Council and Essex Chambers of Commerce. It was a great day for the Maldon District and was very well attended by local businesses and organisations.

Maldon Business SHowcase

In October, after many months of hard work, our Impamark website was updated which has resulted in more traffic. We hope that you find this of assistance.

In November, Impamark sponsored the Association of Scouts & Guide Centres (ASGC) at Waddow Hall with bags, lanyards, advertising bugs, pens and keyrings which were very well received.

Association of Scouts & Guide Centres

Finally, in December, Impamark have been short listed to the final 7 in the BPMA’s (British Promotional Merchandise Association) Catalogue Cover of the Year Award 2012.

Impamark 2012 cover

We would like to thank all of our customers for their continued support during 2012 which is greatly appreciated.

We hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the coming year.

May we remind you that Impamark closes for the Festive break on Thursday 20th December and reopens on Wednesday 2nd January.

See you all in 2013

IMPAMARK SHORTLISTED FOR BPMA AWARD!

Impamark have been short listed to the final 7 in the BPMA’s (British Promotional Merchandise Association) Catalogue Cover of the Year Award 2012

 

Applicants had to demonstrate that their catalogue cover had high visual impact and that it engaged with the target market whilst reflecting brand identity and brand values. Fellow members will now vote on the final 7.

The winner of this award will be announced at the BPMA Christmas Lunch on Friday 14th December 2012