PPAI Magazine May 2024

Essentials | Use Case Remember Me Distributors share their favorite self-promo products, from the tried and true they’ve used and would recommend to things they’d like to try. Compiled by Rachel Zoch KEN LESLIE President Imagen Inc. PPAI 427416, Silver Glendora, California Leslie says the best product he’s used for self-promo lately has been a timeless ceramic coffee mug. “It’s a classic, well-loved style, and the thick walls and handle are more durable than most ceramic mugs, so they withstand shipping really well,” he adds. “Plus, they have a great backstory that many people don’t know – they were created for use on U.S. Navy ships during World War II – which we included on a printed card in each mug’s shipment.” Glossy inside and out, this 10-oz. ceramic Diner Mug features a slight hourglass shape and comes in natural, white or black (shown). Leslie says the mix of a quality product with a great design and a compelling story has made the mugs a successful self-promo, with enthusiastic responses from recipients like, “It’s my new favorite mug!” and “It’s always on my desk!” ETS Express / PPAI 135148, Platinum etsexpress.com Leslie wants to try custom socks. “Custom socks have been on my list for a while, and we just haven’t done them yet,” he says. “I love the idea of comfortable and fun socks, because they are popular and create a very personal connection between your brand and the person who puts on those socks.” Sock it to ’em in style with Custom Knitted Dress Socks, crafted of 80% cotton with a nylon/spandex blend for stretch on 200-point needle count machines. Full customization options and PMS color matching available to match team colors, brand identity or an event theme. Custom packaging available for an additional fee. SOCK101 / PPAI 625402, Silver / sock101.com AKaiser / Shutterstock.com 12 • MAY 2024 • PPAI