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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

 

 

 

How Effective is Promotional Merchandise?

Compared with other forms of advertising and promotion a personalised gift represents excellent value for money!

  • Durable – Average promotional item lasts just less than 3 years!
  • Relevant – Promotional items can be relevant to a specific campaign
  • Tactile – Touchy feely items have a positive long lasting effect
  • Large branding area – Many products have a great branding space
  • Useful – Its’ a known fact that the more useful the product the more likely it will be kept
  • Targeted – Specific campaigns can be very closely targeted
  • Aids Loyalty – Promotional products can drive customer and employee loyalty and aids that feel good factor
  • High impacts – Daily impressions outweigh many other media

How can I use a personalised product within my business or organisation?

  • Member Merchandise for clubs and associations to create that feeling of belonging
  • Thank you gift – Shows a customer/employee you care
  • Corporate Identity – Branded Clothing creates a professional look and a team identity
  • Perfect for exhibitions stimulating visitor traffic to the stand and a memory hook
  • Table gifts for award dinners
  • Branded items provide a revenue stream as well as creating great branding – resale Fan base – fund raising, entertainment – merchandise aids the “fan Base”
  • Seminar and conference events products for speakers and delegate packs
  • Experiential marketing -eg Festivals, brand trial events
  • Onpack promotions – product with purchase
  • Product or new enterprise launches
  • Welcome pack for new customers or new employee starter packs
  • Presentations, Awards and Incentives
  • Commemorative Gifts & Souvenirs
  • Assists with creating a brand identity for your company image

and FINALLY……. Branded Merchandise is……..

  • Inexpensive – there is a massive range of items at a low cost!!!!!

 Branded Merchandise really DOES deliver results!!!

Remember when buying to buy from a member of the industry association below

IMPAMARK ENTERS CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR AWARD

Burnham-on-Crouch Promotional Merchandise Company, Impamark,  has entered the British Promotional Merchandise Association’s  (BPMA) Campaign of the Year Award

The company had to create a one page brief to explain their award which was done in conjunction with local graphic designer Tracy Saunders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impamark are very proud of their long standing relationship with Essex County Council and 2012 has seen the introduction of new ranges of products to reflect becoming a British Citizen in Essex. The extensive product range is available for the 2000 new citizens to buy from the souvenir stall as well as a small selection which are commemorative gifts and presented at the actual Citizenship ceremony itself.

The final live vote will take place at the BPMA’s Annual Awards Dinner in Coventry on January 23rd 2013, where entertainment will be award winning JLS and Alexandra Burke!

Promoting the NEW ‘Jubilympic Bus’

Impamark are very pleased to promote the Jubilympic Bus – a tin filled with  a choice of Jelly Sport Rings, Union Jack Rock Sweets, Celebration Chocolates, Jelly Beans or Shortbread Biscuits. With quantities from only 50 pieces and with full colour personalisation available  these are an excellent and extremely cost effective way to promote your business

 

Contact us today on 01621 783550 for further details and prices!

Reminder – We’re on the BBC Essex Radio tomorrow morning!

Just a quick reminder that Carol Kean, Sales Manager at Impamark is being interviewed on Ray Clarke’s Breakfast Show on BBC Essex tomorrow Friday 1st June between 6.20 a.m. and 6.50 a.m. or 8.20 a.m. and 8.50 a.m. Carol will be talking about the range of commemorative souvenirs the company has produced for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

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Ray Clarke BBC Essex

Hope that you will listen in!

Impamark on the Radio!!!!

That’s right! Due to the unprecedented interest in our Jubilee orders this year, Carol Kean, Sales Manager from Impamark is being interviewed on Ray Clarke’s Breakfast Show on BBC Essex this coming Friday 1st June in time for the Jubilee weekend itself!

Impamark has supplied many Councils, Schools and Organisations across Essex and the UK with commemorative souvenirs including mugs, pens and badges for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Commemorative coins have also been supplied to local councils including Maldon, Burnham on Crouch, Peterborough and Mayland as well as Chelmsford Star CO-OP and Essex Fire & Rescue Service.

Orders still to be produced in this special  year include mugs for Chelmsford Town Twinning,  to commemorate the London Olympic 2012 Torch Relay arriving in Chelmsford on 6th July

Nicky Crisp, Managing Director of Impamark commented “We are delighted to be providing high quality commemorative items to organisations in our local area and we are excited to see them become part of Jubilee and Olympic celebrations across Essex”

Don’t forget to listen in to Ray Clarkes Breakfast Show this coming Friday between 6am and 9am!!

IMPAMARK ENJOYS JUBILEE SUCCESS!

Impamark has seen orders flood in from organisations around the country wanting to commemorate this auspicious occasion with personalised Jubilee merchandise. As a result we have benefited from a greater than expected income over the first half of this year with Jubilee orders alone totalling over £20,000.

Impamark has completed an extensive range of Jubilee orders for a number of local and national organisations and businesses, including HM Armed Forces over the past few months. The largest order the company has received to date was from the The Boy’s Brigade who boast the Queen as their patron. Impamark has produced a range of Jubilee items for the organisation, including pens, china mugs and engraved keyrings which all feature the Boy’s Brigade’s unique Jubilee Logo.

 
Special Jubilee commemorative coins have proven to be one of the company’s most popular products. Impamark has produced thousands for schools, colleges and nurseries, the Essex Fire and Rescue service as well as local councils, including Maldon, Burnham-on-Crouch, Peterborough and Mayland. These coins will be handed out to individuals involved in these organisations and are sure to be a fitting memento of the Jubilee celebrations.

 
Impamark has also produced a range of Union Jack merchandise, such as Union Jack lunchboxes, scarves and umbrellas, for the Essex County Council Registration Service for use in special Jubilee Citizenship ceremonies.

 
Nicky Crisp, Managing Director of Impamark, commented: “We have seen an enormous amount of hype surrounding the Jubilee and the Olympics, and the benefits they would bring to British businesses. Although sadly the Olympics has done no such thing, the Queens Jubilee has presented us with fantastic opportunities and it’s great to see Impamark’s services being used by so many local groups. We are delighted to be providing high quality commemorative items to organisations in our local area and we are excited to see them become part of Jubilee celebrations across Essex.”

Impamark exhibit at LRSA Conference tomorrow

We are very pleased to announce that after our very long association with NACO (National Association of Civic Officers), Impamark are amongst a handful of exclusive exhibitors at tomorrows LRSA  (Local Registration Services Association) Annual Conference in Birmingham, attended by over 150 representatives from Councils across the UK.

Impamark will be displaying personalised gifts and promotional give-aways suitable for new citizens at Citizenship Ceremonies, including commemorative coins, pen sets, paperweights, badges. mugs etc.

Impamark have for many years supplied Essex County Council and several others with gifts for their new citizens and welcome this opportunity to develop this further with other councils across the country.

 

It’s arrived! Impamark Promotional Merchandise Show

Yes!!!

After what seems an eternity our show is finally upon us tomorrow Tuesday 24th April. If you would like to attend then please feel free to turn up between 9.30 and 2.30 at The Manor of Groves Hotel in Sawbridgeworth.

With over 50 people pre registered it looks set to be a great day with 27 suppliers of promotional merchandise available for you to speak with and lots of products to view.

What’s more the event is completely FREE!!!!

For further details and directions please click on the link below

http://www.impamark-promotional-merchandise.co.uk/blog/?event=promotional-merchandise-showcase