Sunday, April 21, 2024

Why Promotional Tote Bags?

The evidence of tote bag promotional value is long established:

  • 73% of consumers own at least one branded tote bag
  • They're the 3rd most popular promotional item of all time
  • Branded totes create more than 5,700 impressions a year.
  • Totes create +1,000 impressions for every $1 spent
  • Totes are kept for an average of 7 months
  • 87% of consumers keep them because they are useful

The clock starts now: restock your "walking billboards" today from Red Canoe Promotions Denver!

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Branded Merch for your New Years Resolutions!

Now that 2024 is upon us, you won't want to miss out on some of our favorite customizable merch to support the New Years resolutions of your staff and clients!  Most of these items are fully customizable, including the material, fabric color and printed designs/logos.  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver for your complimentary mockup!

Friday, October 20, 2023

Warm Them Up with Branded Ceramic Mugs!

Promotional ceramic mugs are a cost-effective and enduring marketing strategy supported by empirical evidence and statistics. They offer repeated daily exposure, long-lasting visibility, and positive brand associations, making them a compelling choice for businesses looking to enhance their marketing efforts.

1. Daily Exposure:

Research shows that individuals use mugs an average of 2.8 times per day for hot and cold beverages, resulting in repeated exposure to branding elements [Promo Marketing Magazine].

2. Longevity:

A study by the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) reveals that promotional products, including ceramic mugs, have a lifespan of up to 7 years, ensuring prolonged brand visibility [ASI].

3. Eco-Friendly Options:

An Ipsos study found that approximately 42% of consumers have a more favorable opinion of companies that offer eco-friendly promotional products, highlighting the positive impact of sustainable ceramic mugs on brand perception [Ipsos].

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you find the perfect ceramic mug to complement your brand!

Credit: HPG brands

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Make Your Brand the Center of Attention

Branded Coasters get your brand invited to the party, putting them at the center of attention. What's that "attention" worth to your campaign? Well, it's pretty compelling...

1. Being highly functional, branded coasters see an average of 6.1 uses per week in households and offices combined, ensuring frequent brand exposure.

(Source: PPAI Consumer Study, 2019)

2. Branded coasters boast a low cost-per-impression, with an average of $0.001, making them a budget friendly choice for widespread distribution.

(ASI Global Ad Impressions Study, 2020)

3. In a survey of bar and restaurant owners, 70% mentioned that customized coasters helped increase customer engagement and loyalty, showcasing the effectiveness of targeted marketing in specific industries.

(Restaurant Marketing Labs, 2022)

4. On average, a custom coaster has a lifespan of 5 months, ensuring prolonged brand visibility.

(PPAI Consumer Study, 2019)

5. When given an eye-catching imprinted coaster, 63% of recipients reported discussing the brand or message with others, demonstrating the potential for word-of-mouth marketing.

(Promo Marketing, 2021)

Check out some of our favorite branded coasters today, and be sure to request your free virtual mockups from Red Canoe Promotions Denver!

Friday, August 18, 2023

Introducing the TAP Tee

The Tap Tee is a revolutionary t-shirt that features an NFC chip on the left sleeve, allowing customers to connect with a personalized digital experience with a simple tap of their phone.

The Tap Tee seamlessly blends the classic style of the Threadfast Apparel Unisex Ultimate T-Shirt with a whole new level of functionality. Embracing the timeless appeal of the original while pushing the boundaries of possibilities.

Machine washable and easy to program using our TFA NFC Connect App.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for more info on our NFC custom logo t-shirts!

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The Breakaway Speaker: A Unique Branding Experience

Blow them away with the multi functional Breakaway speaker with your custom logo or design! A unique listening experience where you choose to have one OR two powerful speakers. Twist and split the speaker into two for true stereo sound or twist and clip back and slide into the silicone carry strap for single speaker jamming.



The custom branded Breakaway Speaker is perfect for:

Summer Contest Prizes

Perfect for social media, beer box, or email contests. Recipients will love this portable surround sound experience.

Golf Tournament Prize Table

They'll say WOW when they see this branded speaker on the prize table. Dual imprints for double the impression.

Employee Recognition Awards

Give them this speaker at the company summer BBQ and they'll remember your brand as they rock out to their favorite tunes.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for your complimentary mockup!

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Heard of Juice Jacking?

Major media sources recently reported on a new cybersecurity threat known as juice jacking. According to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), juice jacking is possible when hackers compromise public USB charging ports like those found in airports, hotels, and coffee shops. Criminals can install malicious devices or software on any public USB port, enabling these bad actors to:

  • Access your device’s private data including contacts, passwords, or digitally stored credit card info
  • Insert malware onto your smartphone or tablet that can lock your device, spy on your activities, and steal your credentials
To combat this, the FCC recommends traveling with and using only your own portable battery and charging cables.  Check out some of our favorite branded power banks here! 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Branding with a Side of Relief!

April is Stress Awareness Month, so what better time to kick off a mental wellness campaign amongst your staff?  Recent trends like "always-on" responsibility in the workplace, reduced staff levels and other stresses brought on by the pandemic have resulted in a real need to address stress levels in the workplace.  To that point, over 80% of employers have increased their investments in stress management and related programs to alleviate the changing landscape we work in.

Here are some of our favorite branded promos to help with your quest toward a happy office space!  Our branded stress relief solutions are affordable, effective and fun.  Your staff and colleagues will thank you!

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you select the perfect branded swag to boost morale and increase productivity amongst your team.

Monday, March 13, 2023

It's Branded Baseball Cap Season!

Spring is only a week away, and that means it's time to gear up for baseball season!  Check out three of our top selling branded baseball caps below, all of which include free logo embroidery up to 10,000 stitches.

X-Tra Value Structured Cap

This low profile six panel structured cap is made with lightweight twill fabric featuring a standard pre-curved visor and fabric strap two piece hook and loop closure. Available in OSFM and XS

Low Profile Trucker Mesh Back Cap

This low profile six panel structured cap is made with chino twill fabric and a trucker mesh back. Features a modified flat visor and an adjustable plastic snap tab closure. Available in OSFM and XS.

Original Poly/Cotton Snap Back Cap

This mid profile structured full fabric cap is made with poly/cotton blend fabric and features a modified flat visor and an adjustable plastic snap back closure. Available in OSFM and XS.

Ready to add your logo to these or other baseball cap styles?  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for your free virtual mockup!

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

The Benefits of Eco-Friendly Wheat Straw Swag


Wheat straw is an eco-friendly, sustainable alternative to solid plastic.  It's better for the environment, but also sturdy and aesthetically pleasing!  Here are four key benefits to wheat straw promotional products:

1. Wheat straw is lightweight and durable

2. Wheat straw is a normal byproduct of harvesting wheat, and it normally ends up being discarded.  Using wheat straw in innovative ways to make promotional products and other items eliminates waste and provides a secondary source of revenue for farmers.  All-in-all, it helps reduce the carbon footprint from farming wheat.

3. Manufacturing wheat straw does not use fossil fuels, so it's a sustainable choice.

4. Promotional products made from wheat straw are BPA free, food grade and gluten free, so they're completely safe and pose no risk of allergic reactions.

Ready to make a statement with eco-friendly wheat straw swag?   Check out some of our favorite wheat straw promotional products, and contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today to see your logo on any of them!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Traditional vs. Mineral Sunscreen

What's the difference between custom branded traditional sunscreen and mineral sunscreen?


  • Common ingredients: zinc oxide, titanium dioxide
  • Sits on top of the skin, creating a barrier
  • Good option for sensitive skin
  • Generally regarded as safe
  • Some brands may look white in appearance and feel heavier on the skin
  • Reef safe

  • Common ingredients: avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, oxybenzone, ooctocrylene 
  • Works by absorbing UV rays
  • Absorbs into the skin
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Trace amounts may enter the bloodstream
  • Most effective option for water and sweat resistance
Custom label sunscreen is an excellent way to promote your brand all year long, especially in Denver and surrounding areas since we're closer to the sun!  Check out some of our favorite traditional branded sunscreen options as well as some of our top selling branded mineral sunscreens, and don't forget to request your free virtual mockup from Red Canoe Promotions Denver!

♥ The manufacturer of the sunscreens in the links above donates 1% of annual profits to support honeybees and beekeeping families.  Place an order and help support people and planet!

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Introducing LYNK Technology for Custom Awards

 Take custom awards to the next level by providing a personal experience.  LYNK technology (patent pending) gives awards a distinct edge by "linking" an award to a video of honor or gratitude for achievement.  Now available on select branded awards from our Vision line.  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for more info!

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Product Spotlight: Custom Mini Sticker Pages

Sticker pages are an iconic, cult-classic product built to add some serious appeal to your business and branding!  Check out these 5 ways you can leverage mini custom sticker pages to build awareness, establish customer relationships, and generate additional revenue:

1. Create limited edition sticker releases to hype up your fans

2. Use pages as a gift-with-purchase, and include a CTA or QR code to promote repeat transactions

3. Introduce an additional revenue stream and impulse-purchase product for your business

4. Incentivize social sharing, and establish deeper connections with your customers

5. Create a fun branded interactive experience to build awareness and solidify your brand image

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you create the perfect custom sticker sheets to compliment your brand! 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Introducing Infinity Printing on Pens!

 Infinite Branding Possibilities

Introducing the NEW Infinity print method!

Offering 360-degree, full-color, digital printing directly on the barrel of the pen! Now available on select plastic and metal pens from Red Canoe Promotions Denver.

Imagine the Possibilities...

Bigger is Better! Logos come in all shapes and sizes. Maximize your decoration capabilities by adding more branding elements.

Tell A Story!

Brand positioning is everything. Compliment your message or logo with background graphics that tell your brand story.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you create an amazing pen with your full-color, 360° branding.

Thursday, December 29, 2022

New Swag Alert: Stanley Drinkware

Durable stainless steel designs have made Stanley® a leader in reusability for over a hundred years. The most sustainable products are the kind that never need to be thrown away or replaced, and with the Stanley® Built for Life™ promise, this drinkware is designed to last a lifetime.  So go ahead and add your company logo for a branded merch piece that will live on for many years to come!  Check out our line of customizable Stanley Drinkware, and be sure to Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for your free virtual sample!

Thursday, October 27, 2022

Why Put Your Logo on Retail Brands?

According to a 2018 study from ASI, 86% of end-buyers consider the brand name on a swag item to be important. This explains why we've seen a recent 88.7% increase in activity across our retail brand offerings - looks like the trend holds just as true in 2022!  With hundreds of retail brands available with your custom logo, including JBL, Yeti, Hydro Flask, Sony, Breville, Keurig, Cuisinart and many more... we have the perfect retail brand merchandise to help your brand make a statement.  Check out a few of our favorite retail brand promotional products, and remember to get your free virtual mockups from Red Canoe Promotions Denver!

Friday, September 2, 2022

Create Deeper Connections with your Branded Merch!

What makes people crave the best things in life? Why do luxury products tempt us, and why do they create so much desire? It turns out that there are some pretty core psychological reasons for this and understanding them can be key to making your brand connect with your audience on a deeper, more personal level.

Self Esteem

People are not only interested in premium branded products because of the quality and the craftsmanship, but because they want to communicate something about themselves. It helps to elevate their status – not just to those around them but within their own minds as well. It reinforces their sense of self in a way that is wholly unique, and not possible elsewhere. They connect that sense of elevation with the provider – whether that be the raise that puts them in the position to make the purchase, or to the giver of the branded gift.


There are markers along the road of life, signposts that we take to measure our movement in the right direction. As a loose parallel to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the possession of luxury goods would coincide with the advancement to the level of Esteem. This stage speaks to respect, status, recognition and freedom. The moment you receive something with a high perceived value you are ‘lifted’, and the memory of that ‘lift’ is a powerful and desirable thing. It can be lasting too if that marker bears the branding of the provider as a continuous reminder.


The sentimentality towards lower priced replicas do not have the same potency as a luxury item, and this is a formidable lever. It’s the same condition that causes us to desire the receipt of new versus second-hand items. There can be the feeling that with the ‘lesser’, replica item, that you may not have bothered, especially if it's in a product category that is synonymous with luxury brands like fashion, automobiles, or high-end technology.

A Deeper Connection

All branded gifts impart a feeling of reciprocity as evidenced by Cialdini’s 6 Principles of Persuasion. But you can make an even deeper connection with your audience, one that reinforces their self-esteem, engenders a sense of accomplishment, and plays to their sense of authenticity.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you select the perfect luxury merch item to compliment your brand!  With retail brands like JBL, Sony, Origaudio, Wusthof, Weber, Seiko, Keurig and some many more... we've got a product solution for you!

Credit: Daniel Baker, HPG Brands

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Branded Coolies: Why Neoprene?

 Not all custom beverage insulators (coolies) are created equal!

Custom coolies come in all kinds of forms and materials, but at the end of the day, neoprene is a material that rises above the rest.

What is neoprene & why is it great for a branded beverage insulator?

Neoprene is a synthetic rubber that you'd probably recognize from wetsuit construction. But did you also know it offers superior coolie insulation? Nothing this affordable keeps beverages colder for longer in hot temps (or hot beverages in cold temps, for that matter). It's also highly flexible and durable, meaning it’ll stand up to continuous use. The material easily stretches and molds to bottles, cans, or cups making it fit like a glove around their favorite beverage.

It's All in the Details!

Did we have you at fits like a glove? If not, here are 5 key benefits of custom branded can coolers:

  1. Custom beverage insulators keep promoting all year around. They serve as hand warmers in the winter and keep your beverages cold in the summer.
  2. They’re ultra-affordable and won't break the bank.
  3. They are reusable! When they get a little dirty from the day-to-day grind, give them a quick wash and they are as good as new.
  4. Branded neoprene can coolers get used! Customers love them so much they carry them in their purse, car, boat, golf or gym bag. Some people probably even have dedicated coolie drawers in their kitchens and match them to their outfits!
  5. The branding capabilities are endless. From full color sublimation to fancy features like adding a magnet, a flashlight, or a cute business card pocket, we have a branded coolie option for you!. 

Branded beverage insulators are a slam dunk promo product, but you can take it to the next level with neoprene! Need a custom printed product that’ll fit your promo campaign like a glove? Look no further!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today and we'll help you create the perfect branded can cooler.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Namaste! Branded Yoga Mats Available Now.

Introducing our New line of Branded Yoga Mats and Accessories!

3 Benefits Of Practicing Yoga:

1. Yoga can improve strength, balance and flexibility.
Yoga is filled with slow movements and deep breathing which can help to loosen up, warm up, and strengthen muscles. These movements are also great for improving balance and flexibility while poses are held or changed.

2. Yoga can help with back pain relief.
Stretching is a simple way to keep your body feeling agile and mobile. Yoga includes many poses that allow your body to stretch helping to reduce cramping and can help to relieve back pain if practiced on a regular basis.

3. Yoga can help manage stress.
The National Institute of Health has conducted research providing scientific evidence that yoga supports stress management, mindfulness, healthy eating, weight loss and quality sleep.

Promote health and wellness with custom logo yoga mats today!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver for your free mockups.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Branded Back To School Merch: Five Must-Haves For Every Student Returning To Class

Most students are currently enjoying some well-deserved time off, but they’ll be returning to the classroom before you know it. And as August draws closer, it’s time to start thinking about back-to-school season. One big opportunity you can take advantage of right now: branded back-to-school kits. They’re a great way to set students up for a successful year, and we’ve got five must-have items every kit should contain.

A Stylish Branded Backpack

Every student needs one. Whether they’re carrying their books to class or packing clothes for a weekend away, you can be sure they’ll use it every day.

Our Top Pick: Trek 15” Computer Backpack

Proof that style and quality don’t have to break the budget. The Trek features a large, zippered U-shaped opening and a 15” laptop sleeve. It also includes a padded back and adjustable straps for comfy carrying.

Notebooks Are Popular Again

Taking notes by hand is linked to improved memory and retention of the subject matter (Sage). That’s why it’s important for every student to have a notebook and a pen handy in the classroom.  Add your custom logo for the perfect branding opportunity.

Our Top Pick: 5.5” x 8.5” Ambassador Bound JournalBook

A hard-bound branded notebook with built-in, color-matched elastic closure and an expandable accordion pocket for storing small items. It includes 80 sheets of cream lined paper and is available in 11 colors.


Can’t Miss With Branded Drinkware

Drinking straight from the fountain is a thing of the past. In the new normal, almost everyone brings their drinks from home, so an insulated drinkware piece will be put to good use.


Our Top Pick: Thor Copper Vacuum Insulated Bottle

Copper vacuum insulation keeps drinks cold for 48 hours or hot for 12. The spill-resistant lid comes with a hand loop for carrying, and the wide opening makes it easy to fill or add ice cubes. The double-wall construction prevents condensation, and the on-trend powder-spray finish makes it extra durable.


Cozy Fleece All Day

Comfort is key when it comes to students’ wardrobe choices. That’s why a super-soft fleece hoody makes a great addition to any back-to-school kit. Decorate it with their school’s emblem and let them show off that school spirit.


Our Top Pick: Cypress Fleece Zip Hoody

A classic look that never goes out of style. The Cypress comes in 10 awesome colors, and it’s made with our Impossibly Soft Fleece, so they’ll never want to take it off.


Let’s Do Lunch

Bringing food from home is the new normal, so a branded lunch box is a no-brainer. Add this branded retro tin lunch box to your kit for a gift they’ll use all the time.

Our Top Pick: Throwback Tin Lunch Box

For more ideas and inspiration on branded back-to-school merch, contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Pack Up And Go! Eight Swag Essentials For Summer Travel


After a long winter – not to mention a full year in various stages of lockdown – people are eager to start traveling again. Whether they’re taking road trips or hopping on planes, these branded travel essentials make great gifts.


Herschel Travel Daypack 20L

A sleek, modern silhouette from a retail favorite. This daypack features a convenient luggage trolley sleeve and multiple compartments for organization.


Halley 5000 mAh Wireless Power Bank

When you’re on the go, power outlets can be hard to come by. A branded wireless power bank lets you charge up, even when you can’t plug in.


Arctic Zone® Titan Deep Freeze® Rolling Cooler

Whether it’s a road trip, a camping trip or a day at the beach, snacks and drinks are a must. This branded cooler features Deep Freeze® insulation that keeps ice solid for three days, and the easy-access lid makes it easy to quickly grab what you need.


Allen Sunglasses

A classic look that never goes out of style. These shades feature UV 400 lenses and a trendy faux woodgrain finish, with your custom logo printed on the right side.


Blackwater Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This compact branded speaker easily clips to a backpack, and its IPX6 waterproof rating keeps it working under wet conditions, so it’s ideal for the lake or the beach.


Bodie Short Sleeve Tee

Traveling should always be comfortable, and the Bodie’s ultra-soft, breathable fabric makes it the perfect tee for any trip. Available in 12 colors with your custom imprint.


Welly® Traveler Copper Vacuum Bottle 18oz.

With an on-trend powder-spray finish and natural bamboo wrap, it’s no wonder this branded bottle is a top-seller. Its wide opening makes it easy to fill or add ice, and it fits in most car cupholders. It even includes a removable stainless-steel infuser!


1.8oz Clip-N-Go Hand Sanitizer

Clean hands are more important than ever. No matter where you go, keep a sanitizer clipped to your bag for easy access.  Full-color custom imprint on label.

Ready to kick your branding game into full gear this summer?  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today for ideas and inspiration!

Friday, May 6, 2022

Leading the Change with Sustainable Branded Merch

Hundreds of sustainable branded merch & corporate gift options. Dozens of forward-thinking retail brands. And the real impact of financial contributions to nonprofits working for a better world.

Through our partnership with top industry suppliers, we're leading the way as your partner for environmentally and socially responsible gift solutions. And now we're taking a big step in strengthening our commitment to the planet, to its people and to you.

Introducing ProudPath™, a new platform that will make it even easier to deliver your environmental and social responsibility objectives.

Whether you want retail brands that give to great causes, need products made with eco-friendly materials or would like to support a small business, ProudPath™ is designed to empower you with the right solution, making it easier to create gifts people can feel good about.

Working together, we’ll create change for the better.

Check out our collection of sustainable branded merch & corporate gifts today!  From Red Canoe Promotions... the Denver promotional products company that rows through hoops to make awesome things happen!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

The Best Branded Swag for your Outdoor Event

Summer is fast approaching, and that means it's time to start prepping for any upcoming outdoor events your company plans to participate in.  Whether you're taking part in a golf tournament, 5K, fundraiser or social event, don't miss out on the chance to spread the word about your amazing brand!  Carefully selected branded merch and fun giveaways are a must, and don't forget your custom branded event tents, table covers and custom display materials to draw attention to your area.  Check out our 2022 Branded Outdoor Events Collection for some of our top picks, and find lots more at your one-stop-shop for all things branded, Red Canoe Promotions in Denver!

Monday, March 28, 2022

Branded Gifts for Nurses Week

Check out our awesome selection of branded gifts for nurses week!  Show your appreciation with merch they'll love to use time and again.  Nurses week is May 6 - 12, 2022.

Friday, March 25, 2022

USA Made Promotional Products & Branded Merch

As we all know, 2021 presented a number of new challenges. We saw some pretty major supply chain disruptions throughout the year, such as global ocean freight delays and widespread staffing shortages.  While the situation is likely to gradually improve over the coming year, we do have an immediate solution to the problem: USA made promos!  We’ve partnered with numerous industry suppliers who manufacture their promotional products right here in America to bring you a wide selection of branded swag options.  Check out a few of our top picks here and reach out to Red Canoe Promotions Denver for your free virtual mockup!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Techceleration & Branded Merch

Innovation is happening faster than ever, bringing new conveniences to our everyday lives.  Check out these four branded merch ideas that will be sure to kick start your marketing campaign in high-tech fashion!

Ember®: The World's First Temperature Control Mug®

Branded Ember® Temperature Control Mug

ROCKETBOOK: The Smart Notebook that Connects to the Cloud

Branded ROCKETBOOK Digital Notebook

Skullcandy Skull-iQ: Experience the freedom of hands-free voice control with Skull-iQ

Skullcandy Skull-iQ Branded True Wireless Earbuds

Shefford Heat Panel Vest: Integrated heat panels to keep you warm

Shefford Branded Heat Panel Vest

For more high-tech branded merch ideas, contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today!