Our Austin Top 5

Top 5 Things To Do While Attending a Convention in Austin:

1.  Get the Best Burger Ever at Hopdoddy’s –HopdoddyBurger

  • Local, All-Natural ingredients.  All their burgers are amazing & a Turkey burger that’s the best we’ve ever had!
  • 1400 South Congress
  • www.hopdoddy.com

2.  Totally Unique eatery for Donut Lovers – Gourdough’s Gourdough

  • Specialties like “Bacon Me Crazy” Bacon & Provolone Sandwich
  • 209 W. 5th Street (between Lavaca & Colorado)
  • www.Gourdoughs.com

3.  Watch 1.5M Bats come out!Austin-Bats

  • View at dusk daily during the summer
  • Physical address for the Congress Avenue Bridge is: 919 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701
  • Largest urban bat colony in North America. With up to 1.5 million bats spiraling into the summer skies, Austin now has one of the most unusual and fascinating tourist attractions anywhere.
  • visit www.batcon.org for up to date viewing times

4.  Experience 6th Street Revelry at Maggie Mae’s Rooftop Deck

  • View of the whole drag from the rooftop deck
  • All Day Happy Hours during the week!
  • 371 E 6th Street
  • www.MaggieMaesAustin.com

5.  Belt out a tune or 2 at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar

SXSW – Austin’s Premier Event

If you are planning on participating or having booth at South By Southwest (SXSW) this year,  don’t forget about SWAG!!  Make sure that the tens of thousands of people that will be attending the event this year will remember YOU, YOUR company/startup, YOUR Brand.

 

MopToppers

Stand out from the crowd by handing out a unique and memorable gift like the new mop toppers; a pen, stylus & screen cleaner in one unique “package”:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ready to make some noise? You will be the headliner at the show when you hand out these hip & amazing musically themed promotional items.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Plug” it in!  Your company gets “plugged” every time these wall chargers get used to charge cell phones!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koozies

 

 

 

Don’t get left out in the cold.  Keep your logo “at hand” with one of the best promotional items out there.  Who doesn’t use these, like, everyday…

 

 

 

 

 

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If you REALLY want to make an impression hand out these power banks with a blue tooth activated selfie taker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Get carried away, and to the grocery store (time & time again) with reusable totes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are just a few of the millions of options for promotional giveaways.  We specialize in finding the right one for you, so give us a call or email us and we can come up with some ideas that will make your logo look remarkable and be memorable!

LogoStuff@PTwoPromo.com  or  866-764-7635

Powerbanks aka Mobile Chargers

One of the hottest business gifts ever are Powerbanks (a.k.a. power banks, backup chargers, portable chargers, mobile chargers etc). Powerbank - Backup Charger -Business Gifts Mobile Tech - Power Of Two Promotions

Powerbanks are wonderful tech gadgets are fantastic promotional marketing items as they are worth their weight in gold when you are on the go – providing valuable juice for iPhones, smart phones, tablets, iPads & more when an outlet is not available.

Everyone who receives a powerbank is thrilled & your name/brand is in their  hand, bag, purse & their minds as they are grateful for the backup power. Imagine your customer or client delighted to see you and gush about how you ‘saved their life’ because the powerbank you gave them fully recharged their phone when they had just started a long travel day. (this really happened!) What better way to create goodwill & stay top of mind?!

Now that you have decided to give powerbanks how do you know what to buy?

1) Watch Out for ‘cheap’ or ‘too good to be true’ pricing. The old saying “You get what you pay for” is definitely true when it comes to tech.  Knock off or cheap powerbanks have been known to CATCH FIRE, lead to DESTRUCTION or DAMAGE to smartphones, iPhones, iPads, any device plugged into it and potentially computers.  
We only offer the highest quality powerbanks & charging tech products which have undergone rigorous testing – to protect you, your company & your brand. 

2) How much power do your target customers/clients need?

To help you understand the amount of power mAh indicates here is a list of popular tech items & estimates on how big their internal batteries are and how much energy it takes to fully recharge them:

1,570 mAh iPhone 5s

1,810 mAh iPhone 6
————————————————— 2,200mAh is the minimum recommended
2,800 mAH Galaxy S5

2,915 mAh iPhone 6 Plus

6,944 mAH iPad2

8,820 mAH iPad Air

We recommend a minimum of 2,200mAh to satisfy most smart phone users, as almost all will get at least a 75% charge (even the massive iPhone 6 Plus).

Looking for options & ideas? We’re here to help just drop us an email LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com or call 866-764-7635 for fastest service. Or CLICK HERE For our new catalog website Buy.PTwoPromo.com

Excellent Pen’s from Names You Trust

Pen’s are a fantastic & economical way to get your logo seen over and over again – people love pens!  Finding the right pen for your promotion may seem like a daunting endeavor – there are literally thousands of options.  But we are here to help!  We have some favorites that we have tested and there are also plenty of options from brand names that you have trusted for years, like paper-mate, sharpie and uni-ball.

Yes, it’s true, you can put your brand on one of the most popular permanent markers around…the Sharpie!sharpie

 

Take a look at the catalog linked to the picture or reach out to us and we will come up with options that we think

would work best for your brand or event.

 

 

LogoStuff@PTwoPromo.com

866-764-7635

 

 

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Hot Tech Gifts

Below are some of the hottest tech gifts for 2014 so far.  Give as a special trade show gift, business appreciation, or to a star employee – whomever you give it you they will love it!

#1 – Powerbanks – allow people to charge all sorts of tech while on-the-go, including iPhones & iPads!

Powerbank - Backup Charger -Business Gifts Mobile Tech - Power Of Two PromotionsPowerbank - Backup Charger smaller -Business Gifts Mobile Tech - Power Of Two PromotionsPowerbanks are sure to be a BIG hit with whomever you give it to.  Your logo will travel lots of places as battery backup will keep iPhones & iPads charged when on-the-go.

The large high grade battery on the left will re-charge an iPhone almost x2 before it needs to be charged again (depending upon usage). It features a very useful LED light & so you know just how much battery life you have left. Includes a USB to Micro USB connecting cable to recharge the battery or be used to charge any devices with a Micro USB input (i.e. smartphones from Android, Motorola, HTC, Nokia, etc).

All items we offer are of the highest quality & have undergone numerous tests for quality assurance.

 

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#2 – Bluetooth Speakers – play music wirelessly from your smartphone via bluetooth of nfc technology & enjoy good sounding music from a speaker that fits in the palm of your hand. Battery lasts for 6-10 hours.  (Make it last longer with a powerbank!)

 

 

 

 

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#3 – Powerbank Backpacks Backpack specifically designed with a dedicated pocket for mobile powerbank, complete with internal cord management mobile devices can be charged without removing them from the bag. Get your logo on the BOTH the backpack & the powerbank for the biggest impact & exposure.

 

 

 

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#4 – iPad Folio – the iPad folio cover folds open for upright landscape viewing & multiple working positions. On the back there is a handy stylus loop and an anti-slip material to keep your iPad from slipping off a flat surface. Perhaps the best feature is the polycarbonate shell protecting your iPad from dings, dents, and scratches.

 

Things to watch out for:   Super Low, “Too Good To Be True” Pricing   The old saying “You get what you pay for” is definitely true when it comes to tech.  Bargain basement prices can lead DESTRUCTION or DAMAGE to smartphones, iPhones, iPads, any device plugged into it and potentially computers.  The cheap stuff has not undergone rigorous testing and there are too many stories of them destroying devices when plugged in and even fires.

 

There are thousands of options! Give us a call & we will create a presentation with specific ideas just for you. Call 866-764-7635 for fastest service or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.   Or CLICK HERE For our new catalog website Buy.PTwoPromo.com

 

SSPCA Doggy Dash 2014

 

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Every year the Sacramento SPCA Doggy Dash raises $230k+ to help animals in need. Power of Two Promotions is proud to be an ongoing large supporter for such a great cause. We do all the screen printed t shirts and imprinted gifts provided to donors. This will be our 5th year donating & helping to make the Doggy Dash a howling success!

Join us at the event on Saturday, June 7, 2014! The 2k-5k walk starts at 9am but get there early to get your t-shirt and see the first agility course demo at 8am. There are plenty of fun things to do with your dog(s) and family throughout the morning:

8 a.m. Fun First agility demonstration
8:30 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
10 a.m. The Running of the Pugs
10:15 a.m. Top fundraising and team awards
10:35 a.m. Sacramento PD K9 Unit demonstration
11 a.m. Disc Dogs of the Golden Gate demonstration
11:15 a.m. Disc, Toss & Fetch Contest

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If you really want to test you & your dog’s “ruff”ness then enter in the first ever Ruff Mutter event! This special event is sponsored by Lasher Elk Grove Subaru. You & your best friend will compete for the fastest time on a challengingly fun K9-friendly obstacle course.

Be ready to dart around tires, crawl through a tunnel & make your way into a mud pit! It will be the ultimate Ruff Mutter experience! Plus you can win great prizes! (Sign up on morning of the event)

Sittin’ pretty more your style? Well there is stuff for you too! You can enter in your winning pooch / mutt / pure bred companion to compete in “The Pup Show”:

10:20 a.m. Most enthusiastic wag
10:30 a.m. Smile Generation’s best smile
10:40 a.m. Best kisser
10:50 a.m. Fluffiest dog
11 a.m. Best tricks
11:15 a.m. Best look-a-likes
11:25 a.m. So ugly I’m cute
11:35 a.m. Best costume
11:45 a.m. Tallest dog
11:55 a.m. Smallest dog
12 p.m. Best in Show

It’s a lot of family friendly fun for a great cause – to raise money to keep the Sacramento SPCA’s doors & services open to help the thousands of pets abandoned, abused or neglected find new loving homes. It also helps fund the low-cost spay & neuter clinic which benefits everyone.

We hope to see you there!

 

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The Amazing Banner Pen

What if your company was going to or hosting a convention and you were looking for a great way to keep your brand at everyone’s fingertips. Well we have the perfect solution for you! The Amazing Banner Pen has a fully retractable banner that stores in the pens barrel.

Things people need to know while at conventions: Where is everything? When/Where is my next class/meeting? Where should we have lunch/dinner? What’s in a Mai Tai?

Want to be the talk of the show? Give the people what they want! Imprint one side of the banner pen with some useful info (I’ve given you some great examples above) and the other side can be all yours to showcase your product line, introduce new products or advertise an upcoming event. The possibilities are endless.

Let’s do this!

For those looking to target health care professionals  (especially medical devices / equipment sales or pharma related companies) this Amazing Banner pen is the perfect solution for creating education materials right at their fingertip.

We are here to help make your life easier – for the fastest service Call us 866-764-7635 or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com to save time – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.   Or CLICK HERE For our new catalog website Buy.PTwoPromo.com

It’s Trade Show Season Again!

It’s that time of year again so we thought we would re-visit this trade show event tip list for your promotional pleasure.

Do you want to get more qualified leads to stop by your booth at your next trade show event? Of course you do! Here are a few tradeshow tips to keep in mind as you are planning your next event.

1. SHOUT OUT – Make sure your existing and potential clients know you are going to be there…

No-Brainer: Add a link to the event on corresponding emails, add a link on your social media sites and of course use your voice to get the word out.

Big-Brainer: Send out teasers in the mail to peak interest in your booth. (By the way, we have some fantastic ideas about this!)

2. FREE STUFF – People always love their “free stuff” when wandering the aisles at tradeshow conventions…

No-Brainer: Make sure to have something to give away to the potential customers that stop by your booth.

Big-Brainer: Have a tiered giveaway strategy in place to hone in on the most promising prospects. (In case you are wondering, we happen to know a little something about this too!)

3. ON-SITE – I’m here, so now what?

No-Brainer: Make sure to offer unique “show-exclusives”, keep your booth space open so that people can “come in”, and make sure to have catalogs, brochures and handouts readily available.

Big-Brainer: Incorporate an on-site marketing BUZZ campaign that will significantly increase your booth traffic. (You guessed it, we got you covered!)

Final Note: If you haven’t combined a lead retrieval concept into your plan – what were you thinking? Make sure you have a way of reaching out to the people who stop by your booth.

 

We are here to help save you time – so Call 866-764-7635 for fastest service or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

Or CLICK HERE For our new catalog website Buy.PTwoPromo.com

 

Stressed out? …Say goodbye with stress balls

Are you feeling stressed? Me too!

According to the 2000 National Health Interview survey (which was before the recession!) 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks.

So, you take a hot bath. Go to the spa. Take a nap. Have a glass of wine. Go for a run. Or you could squeeze something REALLY REALLY hard!

Stress balls

The first stress ball originated in China during the Ming Dynasty in 1368 A.D. and they were called Baoding Balls. Since then, the stress ball has evolved. They can now be so much more than a ball:

You could use a stress stoplight (stop the stress….get it?):

Traffic Signal Stress Reliever

Or a stress heart (squeeze the life out of an imaginary person):

HEART WITH BLUE VEINS

How about a beer mug (until you can have a real beer later this evening):

BEER MUG

 

Match the perfect stress reliever with your business message and put your logo in the hands you need it in.

 

Call 866-764-7635 or Email us LogoStuff @ ptwopromo.com to save time – we’ll think up creative ideas for you.

Or CLICK HERE For our new catalog website Buy.PTwoPromo.com