Every year the flu season hits and every year it is up to doctors, nurses, medical organisations and family/friends to ensure those people most at risk know how to look after themselves. Recently this important information was promoted by using custom made promotional stress balls.
I received a phone call from a man who worked with elderly people around the UK. He was looking for a way to ensure they got their annual vaccination and took proper precautions to look after themselves during the long cold winter. He asked if we could supply flu bug stress balls printed with his important messages.
Admittedly this was a first but I wanted to help. Manufacturing custom made promotional stress balls is not difficult and can add a lot of strength to a promotion. I asked him to send a picture or a sketch of how he wanted the flu bug stress relievers to look. He sent the picture immediately upon learning that special shapes are easy to create.
The picture looked similar to an angry lady bug. It had a beetle like back and the face was nasty looking. It looked like it was just waiting to infest someone with a horrid illness. It was a perfect character for carrying such an important message!
We got to work right away.
When a custom shape is created, the first thing that needs to be done is create a clay 3D mould from the pictures provided. It is always best to send as many pictures from as many angles as possible to get the best results. In this case we had a front and back view so we improvised the rest.
Within a couple of days, our design team had a clay 3D model of the flu bug. The customer loved it and then the work really began.
We created a foam mould. Now normally we would let the customer see an actual foam model of the shape but under the circumstances time was not on our side. We simply sent him a jpeg visual printed in colour with his messages printed right across the belly. Again, the stress ball shape was quickly approved.
Full production of 5000 flu bugs began and within a couple of weeks the whole order was delivered. My customer loved handing out the fun flu bug stress balls and the people he gave them to thought they were great. Nobody wanted something like that infesting their bodies so they all set off to make an appointment to have their annual flu jabs.
This stress toy promotion was a tremendous success. What would you have manufactured into a stress ball if you wanted to promote your business or organisation? It is easier and less expensive than you may think. Give it a go.
Using stress balls products for brand marketing comes with a lot of advantages. First off, you will be able to advertise your brand with very cheap items. This affordability will show you that indeed, you can make your brand popular without spending too much. You will definitely find the perfect material that is within your budget.