Sunday, September 13, 2009

Free Coffee Cups

By Connie Parker

Everyone loves complimentary giveaways, and everyone is always excited once they see that someone is giving away something as valuable as free coffee cups? Your company's display will be packed with clients as they tell other clients where they obtained the coffee cups that are holding all the useless plastic stuff they got from the displays of your competition. No one will even notice the same old key rings and pens that show up at every event.

Why Coffee Cups Are Better

It's like when you were trick or treating. Key rings and calenders were the little crappy candies that were distinguishable only by color. Coffee cups would be like candy bars. Everyone tells all the other kids where to go to get the candy bars. Also, when it comes to promotional items, size is everything. It's hard to ignore something that's big, like coffee cups, in comparison to little flimsy pieces of plastic. There's never a season when people don't use coffee cups, either. People drink coffee in the summer, winter, fall, and spring. Calenders disappear once they find a better calender or the year ends.

Coffee Cups As Gifts

Coffee cups make especially good gifts, and cheap gifts are what everyone is looking for during Christmas. They're easy to pack, surprisingly durable, and unlike something like a t-shirt, they can't be the wrong size. What a nightmare it would be to gift all of your female employees shirts that were too small...or too big, for that matter. It wouldn't be pretty, and it's not even possible with coffee cups.

Tips On Designing Coffee Cups

Now that you're convinced, you're probably wondering how to go about getting your company some promotional coffee mugs. There are a few things that should be considered before you set out with funds in hand. The most important part to start with is the material you want to use.

Choosing a Material

There's plenty of different types to choose from with coffee cups being made out of everything from plastic to crockery. The end product should reflect your business's main purpose. For a company that wants to say "We're Powerful!", nothing beats metal cups. A company named Rose's Roses would look rather silly with their logo on a stark metal coffee cup. Rose would probably prefer ceramic since a ceramic cup would be a bit more affectionate and personal. As ceramic is used in arts and crafts, motherly types tend to be drawn toward it. Plastic cups will show that your business is off limits to no one; anyone can benefit from being your client, regardless of their financial power.

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