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
The 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
For further details on Promotional Products Week please visit the website http://promotionalproductsweek.co.uk/
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!
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
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
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, 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
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.
Modern and innovative products personalised for you
Personalised Merchandise with endless possibilities
Colourful Promotional Pens
We have received a huge amount of enquiries from it and are working round the clock to get these out ASAP!”.
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
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.
Both gave lively, animated, and informative presentations on the power of promotional merchandise. They were well received and certainly enhanced the overall day.
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”.
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!
The whole day is completely free of charge – all you have to do is book here to reserve your place!
• 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
followed by a presentation by Gordon Glenister, Director General of the BPMA
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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
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!