Preparing for a wedding, organizing a corporate party, handling the affairs of a non-profit or social group, or literally any other type of organizational planning can be a highly difficult task. The hardest part is figuring out what type of stuff you get and what to put on it. Instead of comparing all of the different types of free handouts for sponsored events, this article goes into detail on why you need to skip the comparing and just go straight to the source. The conclusion of all types of life choices is to organize it.
Everyone likes something to help out their clutter of a life, including event planners. Why is that important? It is important because it means that the best promotional gift for any type of group or event is the simple custom tote bag. Don’t over think it and don’t second guess it. This article goes through the reasoning so that you can convince anyone about you and yourself that you are making the right long-term marketing campaign choice. Run with it.
Why are Promotional Items Useful?
How often have you gone to a conference, or at least heard of one that sounds fun? This could be a business, scientific, sci-fi, knitting, or other corporate styled conference. What do they hand out at those events at the different booths? They give out free swag. But, why do they do that and why is it even a thing? Giving gifts at weddings or parties makes sense because you are invited as a guest as a thank you for coming. This isn’t the same for conferences or other large events.
Conferences are prime locations to grow a local business into a regional business or to potentially double your exposure and consumer base. Basically, they are marketing circuses because they give the business access directly to the consumer. The hitch is that the business needs to stand out in a sea of competitors all in the same room. If you only hand out business cards you are going to be thrown out before they leave the room. If you give out a cheap plastic frisbee you may be used later that night when people are drunk, but you will be soon forgotten or lost in the hotel bushes.
For true lasting marketing power, you need to offer the one product no one is thinking about. You need to give them a customized tote bag. Think about it. It doesn’t even matter that it is a conference. If you give people something small, what they will put it in? They will put it in a bag. When you give people food, what do they put it in? When they go home, what do they put their groceries or odds and ends in? They put them in a tote bag.
What is customizable such that everyone at the conference and in the general public will see while being used? It isn’t what is in the bag. It literally is the bag. Again, don’t over think it. In the age of dying plastic bags, the world is converting to canvas or recycled multi-use tote bags. Get on the band wagon and give something that will last the test of time. The humble tote bag, which is highly customizable, is your key to free marketing for years to come. Yes, it will last years.
Why Customize Bags for Promotional Gifts?
Customized tote bags are the only way to go. If you aren’t customizing your bag from promotional gifts or free swag you might as well not buy anything at all. Why? No one will remember your branding, if it isn’t thrown in their face every time they use the product. If you give them a bag that is blank of all images they may forget where they got it or just associated the bag with the event and not the branding or business. If you have your logo, image, or other branding on obvious display on the bag then who cares if they remember where it came from. They will be exposed to your product or logo each time it is used.
Further, just like cloths you buy from the store, everything has branding because when you wear it around the public spaces other people see it and are exposed to the images and words. This isn’t just exposure to that person but also to everyone around that person. Use a service like ToteBagFactory.com to get all of your customized tote bag needs at a low price via wholesale costs and distribution. This way you can cut out the retail shop and go straight to the manufacturer.
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Mob of Trump Supporters Storm U.S. Capitol, Sending Congress Into Lockdown
On Wednesday afternoon an angry mob of Trump supporters, white supremacists, and what this website is calling “terrorists” stormed the United States Capitol as members of Congress were in session.
Earlier in the day, President Trump spoke to a crowd of several thousand at an event in Washington, D.C. called the “Save America March.” As you know, since he lost the November 2020 election to Joe Biden, he has vigorously promoted various unfounded theories and conspiracies that the election was rigged and somehow stolen from him. Without a single shred of evidence to back up his claim, he rambled on in front of his supporters for over an hour, charging that he lost due to widespread voter fraud. At one point, he told the crowd:
“Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy… I think right here we’re going to walk down to the Capitol and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and our congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength, and you have to be strong.”
Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed and went into Shortly after the event concluded, videos flooded the internet of the mob not only attacking police, but also walking past multiple police barricades – sometimes at the invitation of police. They eventually scaled walls, smashed windows, and broke down doors as they raided the Capitol Complex. Meanwhile, Congress recessed, going into an immediate lockdown and interrupting their largely procedural vote to certify the electoral results of the 2020 presidential election.
Many Twitter users were quick to point out the glaring disparity in law enforcement’s treatment of these terrorists with their treatment of Black Lives Matter protesters last summer. As you’ll recall, Trump ordered police to use tear gas and rubber bullets when clearing a crowd outside the White House for a photo op with an upside down Bible.
Throughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags and other white supremacist colors. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely tThroughout the afternoon, many around the world watched as the Capitol grounds became unrecognizable in a sea of Trump flags, other white supremacist colors, pepper spray, and smoke. For over 4 hours, the terrorists were allowed to roam freely throughout government halls. Many proudly posed for pictures inside congressional offices, on the floors of Congress, and throughout the halls. In one video, a police officer inside a building gave a thumbs up as he posed for a selfie with a terrorist. The scenes that came out of this insurrection were jarring for many.
For over two hours following the terrorists’ rushing of the Capitol, President Trump was completely silent on the matter. As time continued to pass, it became apparent that he would not make any serious attempts to quell the violence unfolding in his own backyard. All Americans got was a now-deleted video posted to social media in which Trump told the mob, “I know your pain. I know you’re hurt. We had an election that was stolen from us… It was a landslide election, and everyone knows it – especially the other side. But you have to go home now… We love you. You’re very special.”
Of course the President of the United States calling armed insurrectionists “very special” lit people up. Today’s events were the last straw for many; even with only two weeks left in office, he still managed to make more enemies than he already had.
By the time police and the National Guard finally responded, the mayor had already put a 6pm curfew in place. Despite multiple law enforcement agencies clearing the Capitol and blocking the area around it, terrorists still hung around the complex well into the evening. It wasn’t until 8pm – over 8 hours after the siege began – that Congress was able to return to counting the electoral votes (they didn’t finish the count until nearly 4am).
When all was said and done, law enforcement made 52 arrests, safely detonated at least 2 pipe bombs found outside the Republican National Committee and Democratic National Committee headquarters, arrested a suspect connected to a vehicle found with firearms, ammunition, and explosives, and confirmed 4 terrorists died.
We will be following this story.
Photo Credit: Julio Cortez/AP
Asian Doll Gets Into It with JT and Megan Thee Stallion
Twitter was lit Sunday when Texas rapper Asian Doll got into it with JT and Megan Thee Stallion over her assertions she was left off Meg’s track “Do It on the Tip,” which features City Girls – JT’s rap group.
Asian Doll told the world she was originally supposed to be on the song – recorded a verse and everything – but was kicked off at the last minute, replaced by City Girls. In an Instagram Live this past Friday (December 18), the rapper played her unreleased verse on “Do It on the Tip” as she told viewers she didn’t know why it didn’t come out or “what the f*** Megan was thinking.”
Later, Asian Doll insisted her and Megan were good, tweeting that they’re still friends. That didn’t stop City Girls fans from getting involved, with JT herself commenting, “a real friend is something you b****** really don’t know nothing about!” She went on to suggest Asian Doll was lying about her verse originally being on the song.
Apparently, she didn’t take these subliminals as shots fired because she appeared to be attempting to calm the flames. “If Jt ain’t say my name then she wasn’t talking to me stop being messy cause what I said was between me & Megan !” she said on Twitter. But it didn’t take long for her to pick up on the beef and fire back. For much of Sunday, the two went back and forth online, trading shot after shot.
Finally, Megan Thee Stallion chimed in tweeting, “I hate that all of this is getting so blown out of proportion. It was never as deep as the comments made it seem.” Her and Asian Doll briefly exchanged.
Now that the dust has settled it looks like all the smoke was for show, yet still it made for entertaining Sunday tea.