Gardner Promotional Solutions

October 2013

Welcome Fall!

As we say goodbye to summer and welcome fall, we are greeted with cooler evenings, spectacular colors, apple cider, football games, and the smell of bonfires and smores. We also are reminded that it's time to begin to prepare for the holidays.

It's time to think about our fall and winter promotions! It's not too early to start thinking about Holiday gifts - call me for some spectacular ideas!


Everywhere you look, you'll see pink in October in an attempt to educate the public about breast cancer and urge testing for early breast cancer detection. It has been reported that 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.

Don't forget to schedule your yearly mammogram if you haven't had one already and remember to "WEAR PINK!"

Why Buy Promotional Products?

It’s a fact: people love stuff. Stroll through a trade show sometime and see how much buzz a nifty giveaway creates. Next time you’re at a conference, notice how eagerly attendees (yourself included) rummage though their “swag bags” to see what goodies the sponsors have provided. For event giveaways, corporate gifts, and dozens of other purposes, promotional products create an impression that lasts longer than a business card!

And the evidence is much more than anecdotal. Recent surveys revealed that:

  • 76% of respondents could recall the company name on a promotional product they had received in the past 12 months … but only 53% could recall a single advertiser they’d seen in a magazine or newspaper in the past week.
  • 72% of trade show attendees who received a promotional item remembered the name of the company that gave it to them—and 76% had a favorable attitude toward that company.
  • Including a promotional product with a pre–trade show mailing increases the likelihood of attendees stopping by the booth.*

* Source: Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), 2009 Promotional Products Fact Sheet


October is generally known as the month of leaves changing color, the first frost of the year and haunts, scares and ghouls, but there are a lot of other interesting things celebrated in October. Here are just a few:

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National Arts and Humanities Month, National Chili Month, National Popcorn Poppin' Month

Famous Birthdates:

October 2--Sting October 20--Tom Petty
October 4--Charlton Heston October 23--Ryan Reynolds
October 7--Simon Cowell October 26--Hillary Clinton
October 12--Hugh Jackman October 28--Bill Gates
October 13--Paul Simon October 30--Henry Winkler
October 16--John Mayer and Cindy Gardner, too!

Gardner Promotional Solutions

Do you want to learn more about how promotional products can enhance your next project?

Call today to schedule an appointment!

Cindy: 317-319-6320