#1 Way to CAP-italize your Branding and Promotions

 

Are you always looking for new ideas on how to to use headwear in your branding and promotional or recognition events?  We call ‘em Thinking Caps and if you’re like most, you wear yours 24/7.  The right idea can help you with all the different hats you may be wearing these days.  Read on for a bit of history as well as what’s new in baseball caps.

Who wore the first baseball cap? A “chip” or straw hat was worn in 1849 as part of the New York Knickerbockers first official uniform says Tom Schreiber, senior curator at the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum. Cap expert James Lilliefors reports the baseball cap was first worn by the Brooklyn Excelsiors in the 1860’s and featured a “small brim and round, forward-leaning crown, with a button on top of the stitching.”

In the 1960’s and 70’s, promotional hats were widely used by feed stores, farm equipment suppliers and automotive businesses who began giving away plastic mesh hats with snapbacks and foam fronts.  The inexpensive “truckers caps” or “gimme caps” caught on especially in rural America.  According to Lilliefors, “John Deere cap sales increased by 40% a year in the mid ‘70s.” Entering the 1980’s, Tom Selleck’s signature Detroit Tigers baseball cap worn in the TV Series Magnum P.I. further engaged larger audiences and popularized their use.

Today’s baseball cap has become a symbol of theUnited Statesand continues to be worn for weather protection, fashion, branding and promotional purposes.  It’s the perfect user-friendly apparel and media to carry your message or logo.  Everyone knows how to use it!  “It’s functional, inexpensive and can broadcast whatever you want,” says Paul Lukas, creator of the sports uniform blog Uni Watch and an ESPN.com columnist.  Further Lukas says, “Caps have gone way beyond baseball and sports … they have spread to cultures and countries that wouldn’t know a baseball game if it was plopped in front of them.”

The ball cap style most popular continues to be the basic unstructured model, featuring a fabric strap closure, mid profile with the logo or message positioned front and center.

Even as baseball caps continue to dominate the headwear market; fedoras, flat caps and pub caps have emerged as hip head coverings that fashion-conscious brands seek for their promotional purposes

When Golf is your game,  as the weather changes you may seek out one of the Gore-Tex bucket hats available from lines such as Callaway.  This bucket rain hat is an essential element of any golf strategy. Features include Gore-Tex fabric with wide brim to shed rain, seam taped for waterproof performance and adjustable fit.

If it feels like you are the only one wearing the Thinking Cap and you could use help with ideas to promote your brand, products or services, contact us for an appointment and we’ll bring you your very own Thinking Cap strong as reminder that we wear ours 24/7 to bring you the right ideas.

 Call us now to get your own branded Thinking Caps 

734-439-0354

 

 

Each month we find unique and timely products that we offer for a limited time to provide our clients with the opportunity to try something new.  Come BACK here to see what's new each month. 

 

 

 

AUGUST 2014 SPECIALS

 

BACK TO SCHOOL 

STICKY NOTES

# GJZQB-EJREQ 


Sticky notes to remind someone to bring home their lunch box!  Or for your business - 25 mini billboards.  3x3 full color included! 

Great for:
  • School lockers
  • Computer, laptops and tablets
  • Registration bag for corporate events or conferences
Quantity 500 1000 5000
Price
$0.64
$0.48
$0.55
$0.37
$0.42
$0.25
 

Sale ends 8-30-2014 (order must be submitted by end of the day on 8-30-2014)


25 sticky note reminders

Vintage Lunch Box 

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A stylish, nostalgic bag for work or play

This padded lunch cooler takes design cues from the metal lunch boxes of the 50's & 60's that started it all. Features a diamond weave exterior, PEVA-insulated easy-clean interior with internal mesh pockets & plastic handle.

Great for:
  • Wellness programs give employees a funky container for lunch
  • Gift with purchase  
  • Gifts for corporate anniversary, events or conferences

Quantity 20 100 250
 Price
$7.94
$6.95
 $7.94
$6.95
$7.94
$6.95




 

Vintage Lunch Pail 

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This rugged lunch pail features two PEVA-insulated compartments. The top compartment holds beverage bottles up to 20 oz. in size and bottom easily holds lunch. 

Great for:
  • Wellness programs
  • Corporate retreats
  • Employee gifts
  • Referral thank-you

Quantity 20 100 250

Regular Price
Sale Price

$11.06
$8.95
$10.83
$8.95
$9.64
$8.95
Contact us to discuss the best imprint options to fit your brand and budget
Offer ends 8/31/2014
     
 

July 2014 Specials

Keep Cool

Mission EnduraCool Towel #VOXJG-IKBMT

 

Give customers or employees a premium performance product!

These COOL towels use a proprietary technology to provide instant cooling relief after coming into contact with any moisture, like water or sweat. Eduracool towels are machine washable, fully reusable, and are the go-to cooling solution for professional athletes in a wide range of sports.

Great for:
  • Wellness programs reward the winners of your workout challenge
  • Golf tournaments premium tee package item
  • Thank-you for referrals
  • Gift-with-purchase
  • Amenity packages 

Qty
24
100
150
Price
$22.12
$12.95
$21.12
$12.95
$18.47
$12.95
Set-up: $55
Tone-on-tone imprint only

Offer ends 7/31/2014


 
Contact us to learn more about this proprietary cooling technology
734-439-0354 
 

Carry On 

CarGo Cooler #JPVMD-FQHTU or ZNVMH-JCIAC

 

The CarGo cooler takes the traditional trunk organizer and adds an extra twist - a removable cooler! It's great for road trips, transporting groceries, tailgating, and for picnics. It is a functional item with wide appeal that works well as a great premium for new customers, employee incentive, or as a co-op marketing effort.

Qty
12
50
100
Price
$45.74
$26.95
$43.88
$26.95
$38.20
$26.95
Set-up charges based on decoration
Offer ends 7/31/2014