Why Omaha Promos for Custom Apparel (and more)?

 

Baker-4So we look different than we used to. Guess that’s the nature of things, eh? Omaha Promos burst into the world on a dirt floor of a then young entrepreneur’s basement in -wait for it- 1923! The company has certainly morphed into something entirely different than the calendar printing operation of its roots.

Denise K. Baker is a proud registered minority small business owner (WOSB), and is fourth generation owner/operator of Omaha Promos, LLC, a full service promotional marketing, branded merch and custom apparel vendor in, you guessed it, Omaha, Nebraska. Don’t let our Midwest hometown roots fool you though, we do business in about half the states of the nation, from the west coast to Texas to parts east as well. We source from over 8,000 domestic and foreign promotional and custom clothing distributors; anything you can put your company or organization’s name on, we can do! Seriously. We’ve branded everything from snowblowers to kayaks to electric Fender guitars (and about a million shirts, hats, koozies, lanyards, keychains and pens).

So not to brag, but we pride ourselves on doing good things by way of our business practices. You can’t flourish if you don’t, but we’ve identified a lone quality that transcends all other cornerstones in promotional product sales success and it’s this: client-centric behavior. You will always be treated as if your project is important to us, because it is. That’s no lip service or marketing boilerplate, it’s literally how we run the shop!

If you’re interested in learning more about Omaha Promos and our capabilities as well as what makes us different than that other guy, click through here:

http://www.omahapromos.com/about/

And here!

http://www.omahapromos.com/products/

Better yet, give Denise a call. As much growth as we’ve realized in the last several years and despite the fact we’ve actually got employees(!), every phone call we receive is answered by the prez. Yep, every call. Trust us when we tell you, you’ll be wowed by her enthusiasm, knowledge of the industry, and real-time commitment to walking you through your promotional products, custom apparel, branded merch, customer appreciation gifts or tradeshow giveaway purchases like no other.

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Promotional Products Customers Use

baker-3-webPromotional items give your business or non-profit a chance to control your marketing message and how others (read: potential clients) perceive you. Using logo promotional products to brand your organization is easy and cost effective.

The idea is to find a product that not only promotes your business and increases name recognition, but is an item your customers will actually use. For example, pens are a great giveaway, but the potential for pens to be dropped in a purse or dark drawer and forgotten about is always there. Conversely, desktop calendars (a longtime popular promo item), umbrellas, mouse pads, lip balms (we do a ton of branded lip balms!) and logo water bottles all make a big splash because of their inherent repeated usefulness over time in fact.

You should be selective about how you represent your business and who you give your hard earned marketing and promotional branding dollars to. Omaha Promos has been doing promotional advertising since 1923. We are fourth generation, family owned and family operated. And we’re a registered minority small business to boot.

There are larger promotional products and custom apparel companies you can deal with, but if you desire the most enthusiastic and committed personal touch, please give us a shout. You will be glad you did, we guarantee it.

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Promotional Branding for Small Business

Omaha_Promos_Brand_StrategyThe lack of a cohesive, readily identifiable brand keeps small business owners up at night. Though it takes some time and energy on the front end, cultivating (and nourishing) your brand sends a clear message to your potential clients and allows people to relate to your business.

Promotional branding, or putting your name and logo on everyday items, or even custom apparel (e.g. hats, shirts, etc.) is not only more cost effective than traditional advertising such as print, TV or radio, but your brand will enjoy repeat impressions every time a person picks up, uses, gives away or wears the promotional item or custom hat or clothing item you’ve provided them. Think of it as renewable fuel for your business or organization’s brand.

Many consumers of promotional items, especially price point hunters wanting a virtual shopping experience (shopping and completing their order online rather than dealing with a human) generally buy the least expensive item and have their logo slapped on it. Get lucky and get it right and you might save a few bucks. Your company deserves better, and it’s Omaha Promos’ responsibility to see you through to a more intelligent investment of your hard earned marketing and branding dollars.

Omaha Promos challenge, no matter how big or small our client, is to develop an effective promotional advertising action plan based on your specific needs, your individual potential customer base and your unique promotional marketing budget. Doesn’t matter if it’s a one time giveaway for an upcoming trade show, or employee incentive gifts or even custom corporate apparel or company t-shirts, Omaha Promos is the only call you have to make.

Omaha Promos. The human touch.

(402) 991-9171

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Employee Gift Cards from Omaha Promos


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You know Omaha Promos as your go-to, one call family owned industry leader in promotional products, custom apparel Omaha, branded merch, custom hats and caps, uniforms, trade-show giveaways and more, but we’ve got a fresh concept you may be interested in by way of an employee reward idea.

Employee incentive programs, at least the traditional model, are a bit passe. They typically involve a gift or gifts that are of dubious value and little practicality. Engraved glass paperweight, anyone? [sigh] Much of the time, these impractical gifts wind up in a file cabinet or the bottom drawer of a desk.

See the spanky blue Visa card this intrepid, young staffer is proudly showing off? Omaha Promos can provide you with prepaid Visa cards in whatever amount you choose and we can do a custom card design (e.g. color/pattern) with an imprint of your business or organization’s name that will really make a statement when they open it up at their next review or company Christmas party.

Face it. People want what they want. One size doe not fit all, nor does one employee gift work for everyone . . . unless it’s a custom prepaid Visa from Omaha Promos! You can be sure your staff will love these and they won’t wind up in the bottom of the desk drawer.

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New at Omaha Promos: Fusion Bottles!

prodyne-fusion-bottle-cocktail-shaker-fruit-infuser-xlTall and elegant in design, Omaha Promos’ newest promotional product are acrylic Fusion bottles! These truly unique bottles will add charm and practicality to anyone’s kitchen. You can use these fantastic Fusion bottles as cocktail shakers or to create your own healthy, fruit infused water.

Our fusion bottles are constructed of Styrene acrylonitrile resin (“SAN”) and are a BPA-free product. They’re constructed with a stainless steel cap and rim, a removable strainer to hold back fruit or ice while pouring, and they hold 32 ounces of your favorite beverage.

While Omaha Promos’ bread and butter remains custom apparel and custom hats, clothing and uniforms, we still do a tremendous business with branded merchandise, logo items and promotional product marketing. Studies prove time and time again that people enjoy receiving functional gifts. What better way to introduce a cool, practical concept to a valued client than your business or organization’s name on a bottle like this? Tres kewl!

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INFUSION v Screenprint

tpl_infusion_780x385_2014-5583The people behind the scenes at Omaha Promos have always prided themselves on creativity. Real creativity, not just trying to do something new for the sake of it, but genuine innovation when it comes to custom clothing, promotional products and branded merchandise.

Omaha Promos is proud to announce the next big thing when it comes to custom apparel and imprinted clothing and wearables: INFUSION. Two years in the making, INFUSION is a new full color process that differs from screen printing in the following ways.

> Higher resolution than low quality 75dpi screenprint

> A comfortable, breathable decoration compared to non-porous plastic ink

> Undetectable to the touch versus a bumpy or stippled finish with screening

> Unlimited colors for one setup charge

Imagine your custom apparel, formerly screen printed clothing and other decorated wearable items with a soft to the touch, undetectable decoration and razor sharp detail – all created by industry professionals with the passion and experience to keep you coming back for more.

For more on INFUSION and what it means for your custom apparel, company uniforms, custom t-shirts, decorated hats/caps and other branded wearables, click HERE!

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Custom Apparel: Valued Added, Omaha!

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Custom corporate apparel by Omaha Promos is generally less expensive than formal business attire and can improve your company’s curbside appeal. According to industry research, corporate identity apparel sales are surging and for good reason – custom apparel can help build your corporate identity and boost employee morale (never a bad thing in business, no?).

Some things to keep in mind…

Anything made from organic or sustainable material is big right now. Omaha Promos has myriad options for your custom apparel strategy.

The newer polo styles are almost exclusively performance fabric driven. They look better, last longer, and are easier to maintain than older cotton designs. Way comfortable too!

Polyester, once shunned, has come storming back. You have a ton of options here.

Soft shell technology is dominating the casual corporate apparel and uniforms market. We have been doing some awesome jackets for our clients as of late!

Wrinkle-free, moisture wicking and stain/soil resistant fabrics are huge.

There is virtually nothing Omaha Promos can’t help you with in the world of custom apparel for your business or organization. The many product lines and companies you can work with are daunting. Let someone else do the work for you. Call someone local, family owned, a company you can trust. Call Omaha Promos.

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How to Own Your Brand

The study of human recall suggests it takes a person seeing, hearing, or reading of your brand at least 12 times in order for it to make a lasting impression. With this in  mind, how best can you make your brand visible to potential customers?

One of the most effective ways to increase brand visibility while increasing professionalism and boosting morale is through the use of custom apparel for your business or organization.

Omaha Promos, a fourth generation woman-owned small business here in the heartland, is a full service custom clothing/custom apparel vendor you can count on for the finest embroidery, screen printing, four color process, laser etching, metallic foil, rhinestone and other embellishments, applique, and mixed media sewing for all company apparel from high end sew outs on blazers all the way down to custom graphic t-shirts.

No camera ready art? No problem. Send us what you have and we’ll digitize your existing logo for a nominal fee. We can also create a logo for you from the ground up.

Whether it’s a performance polo you wear on a golf outing or a cool screen printed tee you don for a casual stroll in the Old Market or afternoon at the zoo, Omaha Promos can put your brand on your body (and the bodies of your staff and employees!) in such a way as to fit your budget while gaining you the exposure you deserve.

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Clear Totes for Security Checkpoints

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It’s a brave new world for sports fans, one that unfortunately revolves around heightened venue security at large scale athletic events. (Football is near and dear to the team here at Omaha Promos, we’re born and bred Husker and Steelers fans here for the most part).

As a way to enhance safety and expedite fan entry into arenas, organizations like the NFL, PGA and virtually every big college football stadium around the country have instituted a “clear bag only” policy. So, Option No.1 is trekking back to your car and leaving your unapproved handbag, duffle bag or backpack before entry. Option No. 2 are 12x12x6 or smaller clear totes from Omaha Promos.

Clear totes are not only practical and eminently affordable, but they are a super way to get your business or organization’s name out there among throngs of like minded people, other fans! They make for a fine company giveaway or even an affordable employee gift. (We did several hundred of these for a large golf tournament last summer and they were quite the hit.)

Remember: it’s not just custom apparel at Omaha Promos! If you can put your name on it, we can do it.

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New Product Launch: Smart Spot

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The lion’s share of our work at Omaha Promos is custom apparel, decorated clothing, uniforms and screen printing/embroidery, but we still do some pretty creative branded giveaways that are affordable and an excellent way to get some name recognition for your company or organization.

Check out these Smart Spots we had made up for a client (a liquor distributor). Versatile – they work horizontally or vertically for most smartphones. Low Cost Direct Mail – folds flat and fits into standard envelopes. Great for Video Chats – keeps your phone upright for easy viewing. Added Value – the surface is a dry/wet erase coating so you can jot a note if necessary. Made in the USA – created using recyclables, so they’re eco friendly.

These little Smart Spots can be used to promote your brand; as an affordable employee incentive; they would make great golf tournament prizes; serve as an excellent self promotion item at your next trade show.

Omaha Promos, your longest tenured, locally based and family owned promotional products and branded merch vendor: more than custom apparel, Omaha!

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