Monday, June 29, 2009

Dodger & KABC Radio Swag


KABC Talk Radio is a big sponsor of The Dodgers Baseball Team. The Dodgers recently hosted their special "Retro" night where the players dressed up in old baseball gear and the fans received a free retro radio. Talk about a clever, outside of the box promotion that "wow's!"

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michael Jackson Swag

As I sat on my balcony watching the helicopters hover over UCLA for word about Michael, I thought back to the early 1980's. Guilty of wearing the glitter glove, I had the jacket and I even sported the "Thriller Album T-shirt and purse."I couldn't help but think back at how cool I was and how cool that swag was. I thought it only fitting to honor Michael with this swag blog and report on how his retro swag has always been a priceless collectible in my heart. Click the image to read a CNN report about reports of the demand on Michael collectibles on the rise. My heart is sad and at a loss for words for the king of pop from my era.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Free SEGA Swag

Sega is running a fantastic online promotion "Free Swag Friday's" where they gift a goody basket full of swag collectibles from promotional bags, custom magnets, lip balm, a key ring, a game of course and other various goodies. You must log in and follow the action on Twitter during a certain time on Fridays to enter to win. Social marketing resources are the way of the future and it's exciting to see brands conform to changing times. Click the image to enter to win.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Luxury Notepads-Angeleno Magazine

I'm always searching for new hot product "swag" trends and this post is compliments of Angeleno Magazine-Modern Luxury. These Designer notepads are available with the most adorable graphics and are environmentally friendly. Printed on recycled paper with soy based inks they are a fabulous buy for just $12. Available at LindaandHarriett.com; click the image to read the blog post at Modern Luxury. Often times I encourage my clients to "think outside of the box" when creating their own promotional products. For example it would be very simple to spice up your corporate notepads by adding fun designs and graphics like these designer notepads. I can also report of a new product to the promotional market which I just learned about, "Elephant Poo Paper." I kid you not someone figured out a way to recycle the poo of elephants and make paper out of it. You can read the funny details at http://www.poopoopaper.com/.
-Enjoy

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Laker SWAG-DEMONIUM











The Los Angeles Lakers, winners of The NBA Championships have made their city proud! There is a bond we Angelenos share that runs deep and that's our love for our Lakers Team.

That been said husbands across the city (mine included) are running to get their Championship-swag. Nearly 1/2 a million people showed up today downtown to cheer on our champions at the Lakers Parade. A sea of purple and gold it's unbelievable the amount of Laker-Gear represented (AKA: promotional products!) These products are priceless to their end-users because of the significance behind the logo they represent. Congrat Lakers!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sports Club LA "Sporty Soiree" VIP Fitness Event

Sports Club LA, the premier athletic club in Los Angeles hosted a private event "Sporty Soiree." Guests mingled for a bit then attended private fitness classes from Los Angeles top instructors. After the fitness came our complimentary smoothies and swag bags. The Swagbags consisted of a frosted branded "Sports Club LA-bag." Inside each bag was an array of goodies from sponsors like: Luna Bars, PoP chips, Activate premium vitamin water, Sweet Spot on-the-go wipes, and a complimentary week-gift certificate to Sports Club LA.
My FAVORITE gift was a re-usable foldable tote compliments of VIV Magazine. VIVMAG online in case you don't know is a a fabulous "all digital" premier luxury magazine. I was lucky enough to meet Editor in Chief Anne Russell (who was also editor at a little Magazine called Shape). Anne was nice enough to tell me about VIV MAG and how it is the first magazine to launch completely paper-less and truly all digital. She also explained me to because VIVMAG is all digital there are creative capabilities not available to our traditional paper magazines. I encourage you to check out what all the buzz is about at http://www.vivmag.com/.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Inspiration Awards-Beverly Hills











The Inspiration Awards was a fabulous event held at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel (where Pretty Woman was filmed.) This years VIP honorees were Marcia Cross (AKA: Bree from Desperate Housewives), Lisa Ling (Journalist) & Lauren Zalanick (President of NBC Universal Women and Lifestyle Entertainment-Bravo & Lifestyle networks.) There was an array of celebs at the event (Larry King, Tori Spelling & Aisha Tyler to name a few) who came out in full force in support of Step Ups efforts and in support of the various sponsors to raise money for their fantastic philanthropic programs for underprivileged girls & for the fight for Cervical Cancer in Woman.
The events message was Motivation, Girl power and Inspiration! Congrats to the honorees! The Swag Bags were just as fab with sponsors like The Container Store, Dermalogica, LoLLIA, ARCADE, Fellice Keller Productions, bhps-Cosmetic Surgery Center & Tibetan Sparkling Tea. My favorite product in the swag bag was the keepsake logoed USB from Fellice Keller Productions that had a complementary movie downloaded on it. I plan to wipe out the movie and reuse the USB all the time, great mileage piece! I encourage you to do your part and help support these causes, "every penny helps!"
Click the images to visit the charities websites directly & please consider making a donation!

Friday, June 5, 2009

E3-Swag....Video Gamers Heaven

I was lucky enough to attend this years Electronic Entertainment Expo AKA: E3 and it blew my mind. I'm not what you would call a gamer by any stretch of the imagination but was so impressed with the technology of video games and the evolution of video home entertainment. There was a plethora of swag to report at this event T-shirts, guitar picks, blow up gaming pieces, thong panties and posters! In case you didn't know GAMING SWAG is a very hot commodity and very much a "collectible-item". How do I know you ask? Well click the image to view a listing on Craigslist where a fellow guest of E3 is selling all of the collectibles he picked up at the show! Point: "Never underestimate the power of the swag!"

Monday, June 1, 2009

Boca Luxe Hotel Swag

This is such a fabulous idea! This product idea is actually an invitation meant to be mailed. A ceramic tile COASTER with an image imprinted on it, this coaster comes packaged in it's own little envelope. This swag has great mileage as it sits on your desk all day long, taking you away to day dreams at the beach at the ultra luxurious Boca Raton Resort and Club. Spruce up your event invitations with a swag product!