Holidays 2015: Employee Appreciation

employee-incentiveResearch shows feeling appreciated—born of the recognition from others—is one of the top drivers of employee engagement. The good news is, showing appreciation doesn’t have to cost a lot of time or money. Sure, employees love a check—who doesn’t?—but finding ways to engage with them rather than pay them off will result in more loyal, harder working peeps.  And there is no better time than the holidays to show your staff a little love!

IDEA 1: Custom mugs with unique nature-inspired and complementary motifs from Omaha Promos. This beautiful set will have pride of place in any home, be it for special occasions or every day use. From pleasantly textured motifs, modern all-white color and fine bone china quality to the magnetic locking frame gift box, this retail-styled gift set has all the grace and charm for lasting appeal. We love these little mugs, you will too!

IDEA 2: Cobourg decorated wine box from Omaha Promos is a premium rosewood box featuring a red satin lining and stainless steel latch and hinges. The lid opens to reveal a full set of accessories including a corkscrew wine stopper wine spout and foil cutter. Personalized with an elegant laser engraved plaque. We’re wine drinkers, tres kewl!

IDEA 3: Connoisseur cheese basket from Omaha Promos is a glorious combination of some of the world’s finest cheeses: smokey touvelle, herb havarti, creamy gouda and tangy blue cheeses; harvest-fresh apples, pears, kiwis with an assortment of sweet chocolate, cookies and nuts. We may or may not have sampled this basket. Superb! <grin>

Connoisseur Cheese Basket

Omaha Promos isn’t just one one stop shop for custom apparel, Omaha! While promotional products, branded merchandise and custom hats, caps and clothing are our bread and butter, we have a wide variety of employee incentive / employee appreciation gifts that are sure to please this holiday season. And we can tailor your gift(s) to your particular brand, your individual needs and your specific budget.

So go forth, be safe, be merry, and show your staff the love!

P.S. These ideas would rock as client appreciation gifts to boot!

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Brand Awareness via Custom Apparel

Omaha_Promos_Twitter_Profile_PicBrand awareness. 

Simply stated, it is the oxygen of your business or organization. If people (e.g. fans, clients, potential customers and the like) aren’t familiar with your brand, they’re going to go elsewhere. Indeed, people gravitate toward what they know, toward what’s comfortable.

More and more companies (not to mention schools, non-profits and other organizations) have gone to “smart casual” or business casual wear these days, but not all or even most outfits realize the brand awareness potential of having your staff or employees wear custom apparel rather than garden variety polo’s and slacks from their closets. Uniforms and decorated corporate apparel aren’t necessarily the first thing an owner or manager might think about, but rest assured, these can be valued added items in your overall marketing and branding strategy. Why not get free impressions every time your staff is seen by people?!

Custom apparel is what Omaha Promos does, and in spades. We have clients from as far away as California and Texas to multiple surrounding states. We’re innovators when it comes to the newest decorating techniques, so if you think your custom apparel, custom hat, and custom shirt opportunities are confined to the same old embroidery or screen printing you’re used to, give us a call for friendly, personal service and a dazzling array of custom clothing (or promotional products) options which we will tailor to fit your specific needs and marketing budget – guaranteed.

Pack a branding punch. Call Omaha Promos today!

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Xpression Wear from Omaha Promos!

CaptureCustom clothing, from hoodies to t-shirts to decorated polos, caps, hats and more; Omaha Promos is always coming up with fresh and innovating ideas for you to brand your custom apparel. You gotta dress every day anyway, why not fly your company or organization’s flag while you’re at it?

Who doesn’t like a hoodie, particularly as we roll into fall tailgating and football season?! Made in the USA, our lightweight cotton sweatshirt gives customers a fashion look while adding creative branding with our Xpression hood. We can do any logo in the hood lining! And unlimited colors. Or get it in solid colors or stocked patterns. Round your custom hoodie out with a screen printed or embroidered chest logo. Men’s and ladies cuts available.

In quantity pricing available. Call Omaha Promos for details or click through to our Contact Page – most days, you’ll hear from us before end of business!

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Sublimation Printing from Omaha Promos

All-Over-Sublimation-PrintingWe don’t treat customers like a cattle call. Omaha Promos prides itself on being real, building legitimate and long lasting relationships with our clientele. To that end, we strive to keep our customer service warm and friendly, our margins low and our decorating options high.

We also try hard to innovate. Any time we can expand our array of custom apparel decorating options for you, our job gets more fun (really, we dig what we do!) and your custom clothing options get cooler (and sometimes, less expensive). Enter: sublimation printing.

Sublimation printing is a versatile, digital printing method that opens up a world of opportunities to any consumer of decorated goods. There are a few limitations our clients should know about going into a “sub-dye” project (for example, white or light garments are best, and poly only for this process please!), but the upshot is, full color on small runs, lower minimums, the ability to decorate the entire garment, and sublimated decorating is both light to the touch and durable (it will last as long as the item it adorns!).

Don’t let the polyester only requirement put you off. The performance polys of today are nothing like the shiny, thick, weird stuff our dad used to wear, and many special poly blends are as soft as cotton, but better performers (wicking, keeping you cool and so forth).

If you’re a fan of light feeling prints and performance fabrics, why not give Omaha Promos a call? We can tell you if sublimation printing is the right fit for your project, and steer you toward a viable solution otherwise.

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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:

And here!

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

Employee Gift Cards
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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