It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

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It is that time again to start ordering Christmas gifts for your clients. The good news is, it is not too late! Procrastinators rejoice! (Enter holiday music playing in your head.) Here are some ideas that we put together for clients last year.

 

Spectrum wanted a classic ornament that wasn’t cheap and, quite frankly, ugly. One that people would use and project just how much they were valued. This is what we helped them put together. They loved it, we loved it. Here is a picture of the backside.

 

 

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Another client decided on key chains. This ornamental purse with jewels was a big hit. Never underestimate the power of bling. Included is a beautiful silver disc for your logo or message.Another client went for key chains. This ornamental purse with jewels was a big hit. Never underestimate the power of bling. Included is a beautiful silver disc for your logo or message.

 

 

 

 

 

We chose these Zoom Bars for our customer gifts. If you want to be ‘hip’ you must give a techie gift. This little guy is awesome. Seriously can’t say enough. You smack him and he lights up to tell you how much battery life is left. No more guessing. Able to charge a smart phone and an iPad at the same time. The Zoom Bar is lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand. Works on any device that has a USB port adapter. Barbados It comes with all the cables you’ll ever need. YOU CAN PUT YOUR LOGO ON IT! Told ya, it’s awesome.

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DSC_5811So give us a call at 281-362-0532 and ask to speak with one of our jolly sales people!

Anything with your logo, literally, ANYTHING!

Getting down to business.

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We would like to introduce you to a couple of smart tablet office products. Our first e-padfolio carrier has snap closure and a replaceable notebook on the right side. The left side has an adjustable series of elastic corners to customize to fit any smart tablet. This is one of our best sellers. It is leather and your logo goes directly on the front.

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The second e-padfolio we’d like to show you is also leather, customizable to fit any smart tablet, adjustable for right or left handed people and comes with slots to hold business cards, a pen and pad of paper. It also ZIPS CLOSED.

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We love that feature of this guy. It also has a nifty little folding apparatus to hold your tablet upright. Check out the video below to see this bad boy in action. norway We know, we get excited about the little stuff. But seriously, this is a cool product.

Anything with your logo, literally, ANYTHING!

 

 

We love bags.

Sometimes it is a good idea to get a size reference on some of our products. Today we will use our friend Nellie. She is a 15 pound french bulldog, but don’t tell her that. As she basks in the sun, you will see how large and fancy The Woodland’s Visitors and Convention Bureau’s tote is. Try to divert your eyes from Nellie’s beauty to notice the gorgeous picture of the fountains on this bag. It turned out so well! Here is a shot of the back of the glossy bag.

We also had an opportunity to work with The Junior League of North Harris and South Montgomery Counties, Inc. They chose simple bags that prominently displayed Hubbell and Hudson’s logo that is consistent with the store’s branding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion recently hosted the Children’s Festival and we helped them create and order over seven thousand bags! One of the give aways inside were these little kazoos (also modeled by Nellie).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So give us a call and let us help you put your logo on it!

 

We are on YouTube

You read that correctly, we are now on YouTube and will be adding videos similar to this one as we find products we love. This video highlights a towel that when wet, drops its temperature to around 50 degrees. Since we are based out of Texas, we think this is genius. Imagine how terribly useful this would be to your clients who are also avid golfers. See…the possibilities are endless. Here at Corporate Incentives, we can put your logo on anything, literally, ANYTHING. Watch Lori and Melissa here as they describe this product. In Lori’s words, “It’s just magic”.

Watch the product video here.

LIVE UNITED.

The United Way of Montgomery County is calling on all of us to LIVE UNITED! Recently we were able to create some promotional products for them. These are items that they drop off at various locations to remind people to donate to the United Way. They chose t-shirts, a USB, pens, sticky notes and water bottles as their logo carrying swag. We love the sentiment that calls all of us to work together and LIVE UNITED.

You should visit their website or join them on Facebook and check out all of the amazing ways this organization loves the people around them. According to their website, there are over 8,000 families living in poverty and 27,628 school aged children living in or close to poverty in Montgomery County. Whaaaaaat? That is 37% of school aged children! Never fear, the United Way is stepping in to help fight poverty. Programs include: mentoring, adult literacy, school supplies, education and training for youth and no or low cost after school care. Speaking of school, UWMC’s 8th annual Socks and Undies Drive is underway. There are drop off centers in Conroe and The Woodlands. It’s a way to get new socks and underwear to children that get the rest of their clothing from resale stores. If you would like more information click here. The United Way of Montgomery County has a goal of raising $5,000,000 dollars to support our community this year. Please consider donating to those in need. As they would say…GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. We agree!

Remember, here at Corporate Incentives it’s your brand…delivered. To see more product pictures press here!

The Woodlands Marathon

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Woodlands is proud to host a marathon for the first time since 1993. Along with that news, Corporate Incentives would like to toot our own horn and show some of the merchandise that we were able to put together for the event. Not only did they need shirts for volunteers and participants, but they also chose these light-weight bags that can be worn over the shoulder or as a backpack to promote their sponsors and races. Anyone who has been in or cheered on their favorite athlete in a marathon knows there is a TON of swag that gets passed out. Well now there is a convenient bag to put it in.


Some fast facts include:

The Woodlands Marathon has over 6,000 runners becoming the largest, single-day sporting event in South Montgomery County.

The start line is located on Lake Robbins in front the Pavilion.

It’s a 13.1-mile flat course.

Interfaith of The Woodlands will be the primary local beneficiary.

There is a Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, March 2, from 10am-8pm. (registration, packet pickup, 40 exhibitors) will be at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

There are 9 Aid Stations along the course. (THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS, so click here and sign up)

START TIMES (estimated):

Marathon/Half Marathon Elite? 6:45am

Marathon? 6:47am

Half Marathon & 5k ? 7:00 am

2k ? 1:00pm

The Concert Awards Party will be at Central Park in Market Street, Saturday, March 2, 2012 from 6pm-8pm. All finishing participants receive a metal. (yay!)

Follow information about the race on their FaceBook page.

So come to the cheer zones to encourage these amazing athletes. If you haven’t been to a sporting event of this magnitude, you are definitely missing out. There is music, cheers and tears and the second hand endorphin rush is out of this world. Remember, here at Corporate Incentives, it’s your brand…delivered.

The Jazzy Junque Extravaganza

Here are Corporate Incentives we like to encourage community involvement. One event we enjoy supporting and highlighting each year is the Jazzy Junque Extravaganza. This sale of donated goods benefits New Danville; “a self sustaining, master-planned, integrated community where adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities can live, learn, work and grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually with their non-disabled peers.” Started by a mom who has a son with a brain injury. Unsatisfied with her options, the beautiful community of New Danville was born.

OK, here are the details! There is a preview party, this is where all the real gems go, so you must buy a ticket to this party. You can purchase your ticket at the Conroe Outlet Mall or online here. There are only 300 available and they are going fast.

What you can expect to see is furniture, children’s toys, electronics, home decor, sports equipment and much more. Last year there was a grand piano and an array of oriental rugs. The volunteers have diligently worked to make this year even more spectacular than the last. Jazzy Junque raised $75,000 dollars last year and has a goal of raising $100,000 this year! Thanks to the donation of time and goods, young adults with disabilities are given a chance to live a normal dignified life.

How do you get involved? First you should visit New Danville’s website and get pumped about supporting such a wonderful charity. Second, you should buy a ticket to the preview party and bring your checkbook. (Last year the preview party was catered by Hubble & Hudson, yum city.)Third, you should think about volunteering at the event. They need volunteers in the following areas: furniture, home decor/accessories, baby/children’s items, antiques/collectibles, computers/electronics, sports/outdoor items, seasonal decor, linens, boutique. Also needed are check-out people, cashiers, security, relief workers, and furniture movers. You can email Patricia at pmacdonald@consolidated.net to find out more about volunteering.

The Preview Party and Early Bird Shopping is Wednesday, February 29th, from 6-9pm.

The main event is at The Conroe Outlet Mall, Friday-Sunday. Friday and Saturday hours are 9am-5pm. Sunday hours are 1-5pm. This is the weekend of March 2nd-4th.

We hope to see you there!

UPDATE: Volunteers are needed for the early shifts, 8am on Saturday and Sunday at the outlet mall.

What’s happening this weekend? You are!

We would like to take this chance to salute the hardest working person around, the mom. You’re the cook, the nurse, the counselor, the maid, and the boss. You tire away all day and all night, always with a smile. You go into public with your team of children, hair quaffed so effortlessly as to say, “I was born for this”. You always have an extra diaper on hand for a friend in need. Women with newborns want you to reassure them, and childless women want to be you. OK, let’s stop right there. If this is true, then you probably have a great support system and already know about The Woodlands Mom Expo happening this weekend.

Started by a mom that valued the support that comes from other moms in her community, this is a great resource for moms and young families in our area. It starts Friday, the 27th, from 10-3pm. Continuing Saturday, the 28th from 10-4pm. with door prizes, play zones and a DJ. It wouldn’t be complete without the “Ask a Professional” Healthcare Panel. So come out, meet other moms and businesses in town that can help support you in your journey of motherhood!

This video should sum things up for you.

Interfaith of The Woodlands contributes to our community in numerous ways. Enter the Veggie Village. A place where people can work and learn together while providing fresh veggies for their neighbors. Yeah, that just happened and it’s so cool. This Sunday, from 2-4pm they will be celebrating their grand opening. See a worm farm, plant a seed and enjoy a story. This is a fantastic way to fulfill those two resolutions we all make every year; volunteer in the community and spend more time with the family. Come on, even Puffy the Pinecone will be there! Check out this flyer for more details.

Here is a link to The Woodlands Mom Expo.

Remember, here at Corporate Incentives, it’s your brand…delivered.

A lesson from Lego

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to working with you this year! Let’s chat about how to best reach your potential clients and keep the ones you already have. It is worth mentioning that NO ONE likes generic marketing. It’s easy to feel bombarded after months of predictable advertising. The good new is that creative thoughtful marketing can go a long way. You’re in luck! We specialize in getting to know your business, your marketing plans, your dreams, your customers and put together a customized product that screams “I have a good product or service that you need”. Promotional products don’t have to be limited to hats and pens. There are thousands of options and you should give a small gander at on our online store. We LOVE this Lego advertisement from 1981. What’s not to love about a ginger headed tomboy? It’s outside the box and doesn’t limit Lego’s marketing to just boys. It reminds us of our own Melissa, who admittedly played with Transformers growing up. We hope to see more advertising like this in the future! Check out this little girl as she rails against the system. Don’t do this to your customers…if a little girl thinks it’s fishy, you know it’s bad. Give us a call! It’s your brand…delivered.