Simple tips on promoting your college, business or band using custom flash drives:
1. Universities are imprinting their school logo on premium 2 Gb USB drives and mailing them to donors who have, in the past, given significant contributions. This “red carpet treatment” helps reinforce the message that these particular donors are part of an exclusive group and encourages them to continue to support their school. Along with branding the flash drives with their logo, colleges can also include (a) a brief video by the president addressing these donors, (b) a digital invitation to an upcoming banquet or event exclusively for top donors, (c) an easy access page with direct links to pertinent sections of the college website, (d) information on current & future building projects and other major fundraisers. All of these materials may take up just a small portion of the USB flash drive, leaving the remainder of the drive available for daily use by the recipient. Talk about long term relationship building! Make the drive large enough (ie don’t settle for a 128 Mb) coupled with top quality, and you’ve got a winner.
2. Forward thinking businesses are also taking advantage of bulk promotional flash drives by ditching glossy oversized postcards and sending 1 Gigabyte or even 4 Gb flash drives to prospective & current clients. From the moment the client opens the package and feels the executive flash drive in his palm to when he plugs the custom USB drive into his computer, a business can take advantage of every move to impress their branding and image upon that client. Whether you wood burn your company’s name on unique wooden stick drives or engrave it along the surface, or if you decide to laser etch your company’s logo onto a custom shaped flash drive, your high tech promotional giveaway promises a life of use far more significant than that of a handful of overworked pens. And don’t forget all the preloading opps: pack that drive with a small screen that flashes up whenever the client uses the drive (days, weeks & months of visual familiarity with your brand), and then load it with short flash video presentations and virtual glossy brochures showing off your company’s possibilities for that client.
3. Music groups (rock n roll bands, indie musicians, you name it) are flocking toward the USB drive world and ditching the soon-to-be-retired CDs. Imagine how many albums you could “burn” onto a 16 Gigabyte flash drive … And don’t fall prey to limiting your creativity to just the audio – flash drives can hold music videos (the video length is determined by what size drive you’re using), band promo materials (for fans to print off, save to their computer, or email), ecards, games, and even virtual tours of backstage or the RV! Customize the drive into the shape of Ben’s latest crushed guitar or into the mascot you choose, and then burn your band’s name (and website) into the drive to keep your branding out in their faces. And don’t forget to add links to your MySpace, Facebook, band site and also stores that carry your gear.
For the best in promotional flash drive service (and cheerful friendly customer service), contact CFgear.com to obtain a no obligation quote for your college, business or band. Submit their online price request form or call the family run USB flash drive team toll free at 800.371.1984.