Not Just For Christmas

The end is in sight. Those two or three glorious days (or hours) when you know you’ve done everything you needed to do before the Christmas break and have cleared your desk for the holiday. It’s a great time to have a gentle ponder over the finer details of your plans for next year. I’m…

Part 2: Shape Up and Ship Out

  In my last blog post I reviewed how to enhance the look of your promotional gift; how to select the appropriate gift for the job and the best use of a blank canvas to get your message across. In this post I’ll discuss more ways to get the most out of your investment in…

Part 1: Beauty Is On The Desk Of The Beholder

  How many times have you been sent or given a promotional gift and looked at it thinking: “Well that’s very kind, but there’s no way I’m keeping that ugly item on my desk!”? Thousands of pounds are wasted every year by marketing teams badly selecting promotional gifts for their customers and then compounding their…

Why You Can Count on a Coaster!

The great thing about promotional gifts is that there’s always a gift that will suit the audience you’re hoping to attract or indeed that handful of elusive individuals that are within your mind’s eye. Sometimes you may have to get off the beaten track if your audience is immune to the more traditional offerings but…

Why cheap as chips is not always the best option…

In the current economic climate when we are being encouraged to eke out our budget, it’s tempting to opt for the lowest price in many given situations – even more so in the consumer zone where we are permanently on the lookout for a bargain. But for businesses selling products or services to other businesses,…

Have promotional gifts had their day?

A guest blog by CIM Fellow Dee Blick Are promotional gifts the fallen heroes, the casualties of the current tough conditions? As a marketer with a lifelong love affair with promotional gifts, not only are my clients’ budgets for promotional gifts being retained, in many cases they are being increased. But I recognise that I…

Get Dressed for Success

  Picture the scene. Venice. Cocktail hour. A devastatingly handsome man sits at a bar and orders himself a vodka martini, shaken, not stirred. In the background a gang of deadly assailants wait to escort him to a cliff-top lair. The man, sensing their presence, needs his weapon, he reaches into the pocket of his…..tatty…

Creative Vision buys British! Why not join us?

You’ve seen the news, heard the concerns about the UK’s economic future. Now it’s time to get down to business. Get down to business and Buy British! At Creative Vision Promotions, we believe that a recession caused by Brexit is far less likely to become a reality if people believe in Britain. Now is the…

Promotional Christmas gifts that keep on giving

Promotional Christmas gifts that keep on giving Panicking about Christmas gifts for your clients or customers? Isn’t it always the way that you leave it too late and then end up spending more than you intended on something second-best, in desperation? That’s been my experience, at any rate. Here at Creative Vision, we have the…

Creative Vision bags bargains!

Bags in the news today New government legislation made it statutory for large shops to charge 5p per single-use plastic bag from October 5th, 2015? (And yes, we know there are exceptions but we don’t want you to lose the will to live if we try to explain them…) Our suggestion is – make the…