Friday, October 16, 2020

Up Your Game with Branded Drinkware!



Branded drinkware isn't just a promotional product, it’s an advertising medium (and a very effective one, at that). Custom printed drinkware can be used to convey company culture, identity, and appreciation. It’s like delivering a commercial right into your customer's hands. And choosing the right decoration method can make all the difference! Contact Red Canoe Promotions to get started on your branded drinkware project today!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Say Hello to the OPKIX Branded Video Camera!



Now we don't have to worry about what to get everyone on our Christmas list!  Finally, a fun-sized video camera designed to capture all of life’s adventures. The waterproof OPKIX One HD Branded Video Camera is designed and engineered to be versatile to fit your every need. Shoot, edit and share with ease; record with the simple push of a button, seamlessly transfer content to the smart device of your choice, and edit in minutes with the OPKIX Studio App. Your custom logo is printed in full color on the charging case.

Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver today to get started on this awesome branded gift!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Heat is On!

The custom branded ZIPPO® HeatBank 9 Hour rechargeable hand warmer keeps you warm and also functions as a power bank to keep your devices charged. Dual sided heating, with 6 different settings. Rechargeable 5200 mah lithium-ion battery, with up to 9 hours of run time per charge!  Add your laser engraved or full-color digital imprint and you've got the perfect branded gift everyone will enjoy receiving this holiday season.  Check out the video:



Request your free mockup today from Red Canoe Promotions Denver!

Monday, July 6, 2020

Maximizing Brand Impact During Virtual Events

If you've ever attended a tradeshow or conference, you understand the role that event sponsors play. Their branding is everywhere you look – signage, booths, merch. They help fund and promote the event, so it's important to keep them happy. But how do you keep your sponsors' logos visible when your event is being held online?  Check out these tips and product ideas from our awesome supplier partner, PCNA!

1. Include sponsor logos on all branded gifts and merch.

Giveaways, attendee swag bags, presenter gifts – all great opportunities to get your sponsors front and center. Not only does this increase visibility among attendees, it'll continue to generate impressions as they use their cool new swag in public.

Here are a few of our top picks for conference swag:

Alta BPA Free Tritan™ Sport Bottle 25oz





















Sidekick Non-Woven Drawstring Bag





















Route Light Up Logo 3-in-1 Cable





















2. Encourage guests to share on social media using your official hashtag.

There's no underestimating the impact of social media on virtual conferences. We all use the internet to spread the word about events, and people who are excited to attend will do the same. Encourage them to post photos of their new swag on social media using the official event hashtag – and make sure they tag the sponsors. The extra traffic generates more visibility for everyone! (Pro tip: You can get more people to participate by offering a prize to one lucky person who shares on social.)

3. Make sure sponsor brands are visible on your presenters' apparel.

Your presenters' job is to command everyone's attention. So it makes sense to put sponsor logos on their apparel – especially somewhere visible, like the shoulder or collar. Branded apparel also ensures everyone's got a cohesive, professional look while reinforcing the event's identity for everyone participating from home. And one last point: anywhere the event logo is shown, it's a good idea to include the sponsor logos as well.

Styles like the Dege Eco Knit Half Zip and Tamarack Full Zip Jacket are great options for presenters.

Dege Eco Knit Half Zip




















Tamarack Full Zip Jacket






















4. Keep sponsors' branding visible in presentations.

Create a template for presenters to follow and include sponsor branding. By having speakers follow the same template, you can achieve the consistency and frequency needed to make a memorable impression. It's also helpful to explore a few different platforms before deciding which one should host your event. We recommend a platform that allows custom branding. It'll be worth your while to get those extra impressions.

There's more where that came from!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions Denver for more great ideas to make the most out of your virtual conference or trade show.

Friday, June 12, 2020

How to Choose the Right Branded Hand Sanitizer

With a nationwide focus on stopping the spread of germs, there's never been a better time than now to promote your brand using custom logo hand sanitizers.  With so many types to choose from, where should you start?  Here are a few pointers to help you choose!  Once you've read all about the different hand sanitizer choices available, you'll be ready to browse our logo sanitizer store for the perfect sanitizer to complement your logo and build your brand.



Alcohol vs. Non-Alcohol Branded Sanitizers

When it comes to the active ingredients, there are essentially two main types of branded hand sanitizers.  Alcohol based hand sanitizer is what's used in the healthcare field.  It's more effective at killing germs, especially viruses.  Hand sanitizers containing at least 60% alcohol are recommended for best results when it comes to killing germs.  Non-alcohol based sanitizer can be effective against some types of bacteria, but it typically isn't effective against most viruses.  Some sanitizers contain benzalkonium chloride as a substitute for alcohol, which is not as effective at killing germs.  Bottom line: Purchase custom logo sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Scented vs. Unscented Branded Sanitizers

Custom logo sanitizer comes in both scented and unscented formulas.  If you'll be handing out your custom logo sanitizer as a giveaway at a trade show or other event, unscented sanitizer might be the best choice.  Some people are sensitive to certain smells, so while scented hand sanitizers might be pleasant for some people, it may leave others unable to use it.
Bottom Line: When in doubt, the safe bet is to buy branded sanitizer that's unscented.

Pumps vs. Squeeze Bottles vs. Spray Sanitizers?

When it comes to packaging, there are a few types of branded sanitizers.  The most popular style is a squeeze bottle of sanitizer with a custom logo label.  It's versatile and works in most any setting.  Sanitizer pump bottles can also be branded with your custom logo.  They're perfect for home and office settings as they typically contain a larger volume of sanitizer and can be stored on a desk or countertop.  Lastly, custom logo sanitizer can also come in the form of a spray bottle or spray pen.  These are great for when you're on-the-go, as they're small and compact and can fit easliy in your pocket, purse or vehicle.
Bottom Line: Unless the sanitizer will be placed in a permanent location like a desk or counter top, branded sanitizer spray pens and squeeze bottles are both great choices.  They're small enough to travel with and can be stored with ease.  Some of our custom logo sanitizer squeeze bottles can be purchased with a carabiner clip or travel sleeve for even easier transport and storage.  Which brings us to the next point...

Plain Custom Logo Sanitizer Bottle vs. Travel Sleeve

Branded hand sanitizer bottles can come with or without a travel sleeve.  Travel sleeves come in a variety of materials such as silicone or neoprene, and they also come in a variety of colors to complement your logo and to add an element of color to your promotion.  In addition to the increased brand appeal, travel sleeves are perfect for on-the-go hand sanitizing.  They can clip onto just about anything, like your keys or the rear view mirror in your car.
Bottom Line: If your budget allows, buying custom logo sanitizer that comes with a silicone or neoprene travel case with clip is the way to go!  Even when the sanitizer is gone, the travel sleeve can be reused over and over.

Custom Logo Sanitizer Best Sellers

Now that we've gone over the different types of branded hand sanitizers, let's take a look at a few of our top sellers, and don't forget to send us your logo for a free mockup!

Top Sanitizer Squeeze Bottle with Custom Logo:













Top Sanitizer Squeeze Bottle with Custom Logo and Travel Sleeve:













Top Sanitizer Spray Pen with Custom Logo:














Monday, June 1, 2020

Innovative Promotional Product Alert: The Branded Drink-A-Link



Inspired by equal parts stupidity and brilliance, the Drink-A-Link is here and ready to put your event back on the calendar!  Contact us today for a free mockup!

Friday, April 17, 2020

Monday, March 23, 2020

Branded Merch: Work & Study From Home Collection

Working from home was already becoming more common, but now it will be the norm even more.  And with most schools, colleges and universities closing down, the same holds true for most students who will be taking online classes at home.  During these unprecedented times, it's still possible to build and maintain company pride and stay connected with your work team.  Here are ten branded merch ideas to help your team stay productive and relaxed while working from home.

Wireless Mouse






















Mouse Pad with Gel Wrist Rest






















Security Webcam Cover




















Desk Kit with Charging Pad



















Skullcandy Truly Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds





















UL Listed Fast Wireless Power Bank Stand Kit






















Braided USB Cable




















Essential Oil Roller






















Desktop Vacuum






















Tech Taco




















Contact Red Canoe Promotions today to get started!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Five Creative Uses for Lanyards



Year after year, custom branded lanyards remain one of the most popular and essential promotional products on the market.  Here are five creative uses for this budget friendly branding tool:

1. Coaches
Lanyards can help distinguish coaches from parents during sporting events.  Lanyards with pockets also give coaches a place to stash play guidelines or strategies and stay hands-free.

2. Camping
Putting your compass or pocket knife on a lanyard is handy.  Lanyards will keep all those little tools together at arm’s reach.  Hang it around your neck or on the frame of the tent.

3. Ranking
Different colored lanyards are a great way for businesses, teams or associations to show rankings.

4. Traveling
A fashionable lanyard keeps important things like passports and transportation tickets handy.

5. Restaurants
Use lanyards to keep employee ID cards readily available.

Custom lanyards are for more than just trade shows and conventions!  Thanks to our favorite lanyard supplier partner, Snugz USA, for providing these creative uses for imprinted lanyards.  Contact Red Canoe Promotions today to get started on creating lanyards with your custom logo!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Branded Kits for Every Occasion



Branded kits are a great way to bundle awesome swag together for special occasions and programs.  Our kits are perfect for welcoming new employees, celebrating important milestones or accomplishments, or kicking off a successful employee wellness program.  Our kits come packaged in a custom box, with each of the contents branded with your custom logo or design.  Check out our branded kits today!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Trending Now: Light-Up Logo Products



Glowing logos get lots of looks!  Check out our favorite light-up logo products, available now from Red Canoe Promotions in Denver.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

4 Ways to Win the Holidays with Branded Gifts

Tired of the same old approach to gift season? Here are four ways to create a memorable gift by upgrading the presentation. Our gift sets and deluxe packaging are an easy way to make a big impression - even before they see what's inside.  Thank you to our supplier partner Leed's for providing these awesome branded gift sets and custom packaging options!

1. Custom Packaging



Make a splash by enhancing the presentation of a blanket, drinkware piece or tech item. We’ve got a variety of ways to showcase your brand in a whole new way.

2. Retail Style Packaging



Present a blanket, drinkware or umbrella in a unique way with special retail-style packaging.

3. Premium Gift Sets



Built around themes like travel, office and the outdoors, these unique gift sets bring together several complimentary products.

4. Traditional Gift Sets



These popular sets are a convenient way to impress by packaging together similar items like drinkware or charging accessories.

Check out our branded gift sets and products available with custom packaging, and then contact us today for a complimentary virtual sample! 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Trending Now: Branded Blue Light Blocking Glasses


Blue light is a type of light with a more intense wavelength than other forms of light.  It travels further through your eye, causing eye strain, headaches, blurry vision, mental fatigue, and even macular degeneration over the long term.  Blue light also makes your brain think it's daytime, which could keep you awake at night.  Studies show that 60% of adult Americans spend 6 or more hours a day in front of screens that emit blue light. 

Fitted with blue light lenses to assist with blocking these potentially harmful blue light rays, our collection of branded blue light blocking glasses make a great giveaway or corporate gift that people will gladly use for years to come. They help prevent headaches, blurry vision and other symptoms of digital eye strain. Our branded blue light blocking glasses are ideal for use when using a laptop/desktop, watching TV, playing video games or looking at your phone screen or tablet.  Full customization is available on some styles, making these eyeglasses an amazing branding tool.  Contact Red Canoe Promotions today for a complimentary mockup with your custom logo or design!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Emerging Trends in Branded Merch: Buffalo Plaid



Buffalo plaid is an emerging retail trend, and we've got some great promotional products and corporate gifts that incorporate this popular pattern.  Looking for the perfect branded gift for clients and employees?  Look no further than our our Buffalo Plaid Collection.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Emerging Trends in Branded Merch: Iridescent and Holographic Swag



Iridescent and holographic promotional products are one of the latest emerging trends in branded merch.  Add some color and interest to your marketing today with one of our popular branded iridescent or holographic promo products.  The recipients will be left with a lasting (and favorable) impression!

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Emerging Trends in Branded Merch: Cool Product Colors!



Unexpected product colors are a great way to make a statement. Heathered colors, pastels, earth tones, and deep blues and reds and are all trending and in demand.  Check out a few of our favorite uniquely colored branded merch ideas here.  These retail inspired pieces will make perfect gifts for the upcoming branded gift season!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Branded Breast Cancer Awareness Merch

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and it's fast approaching!  It's time to "think pink," and we're here to help!  Check out our pre-selected collection of pink promotional products to add your logo to and support this important cause.  Don't see what you need?  Not to worry!  Contact Red Canoe Promotions today and we'll find the perfect swag to fit your needs.







Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Best Race Swag for 2019



Looking for the best giveaways for your race, 5K, or marathon?  Look no further than Red Canoe Promotions of Denver!  Race season is in full swing in Colorado and will continue for the next several months, and we've got you covered with the best promotional products to promote your brand.  From on-trend sunglasses to t-shirts & sunscreen, we have the branded swag your race participants will be excite to pick up!  Click here to check out or list of the Best Race Swag for 2019!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Branded Gear: Campus Trends

Looking for branded gear that's sure to resonate with the new generation of college students?  Look no further!  Here are five promotional products for 2019 that every college student will hold on to and use.

A Backpack that Makes a Difference













Parkland branded bags and backpacks have exteriors made completely from recycled plastic bottles.  Plastic waste reduction and recycling issues are front and center on nearly every campus.



A T-Shirt that Stands Out From the Crowd













No student can resist a free t-shirt, and that's why they remain a supremely popular giveaway on college campuses.  You can't lose with the trendy, ultra-soft Monroe T-Shirt with v-neck and contrast pocket.



A Wireless Device Charger













College students live on their phones, so give them something they'll use daily like a branded wireless charger.



A Lanyard with a Twist













College students already love lanyards to help keep their keys and IDs handy, so our branded charging cables lanyard is a no-brainer. 



Tumbler & Beverage Insulator Combo













The Sherpa branded vacuum tumbler and insulator keeps coffee hot and cans cold!  Remove the lid from this tumbler and voila!  You now have a high-performance can cooler.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Effects of Chemical Sunscreens on our Coral Reefs



As a Denver distributor of branded lip balm and sunscreen, today I'm sharing a blog post that was written by Raining Rose.  They're one of the top lip balm and sunscreen suppliers in the promo industry, and  their recent blog post sheds some light on recent studies that are showing negative effects of sunscreen on coral reefs:

Posted on 04/15/2019
With summer fast approaching, many of us are already looking forward to spending days on the beach and getting in some much-needed vitamin D. But before you buy your sunscreen for the summer, we wanted to give you the lowdown on sunscreen ingredients and ocean health.
Recent studies have found that sunscreen chemicals in many popular sun care products actually hurt corals. In fact, over the past three years, one-fifth of the world’s coral reefs have died off. Sunscreen is playing a roll and the main chemical culprits are oxybenzone and octinoxate, which convert sunburn-causing UV rays into harmless heat on human skin. But once these chemicals are in the water, they actually decrease corals’ defenses against bleaching, damaging their DNA and hurting their development.
To protect Hawaii’s precious coral ecosystems, the state’s lawmakers passed a bill in May 2018 that prohibits the sale and distribution of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Even if you aren’t on the beach in Hawaii you can still make a difference. By putting our awareness into action, we can make different choices that lessen our impact on the ocean.
1. You’ve taken the first step – becoming informed
2. Choose mineral sunscreens, especially lotions with non-nano  particles
3. Look for reef safe sunscreens, that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide
4. Look for broad-spectrum products, so you gain protection from both UVA and UVB rays
5. Avoid aerosol sunscreen
6. If you can, apply less personal care products before you go swimming
Here at Raining Rose, we are doing our part by offering an entire line of mineral sunscreen products that are all reef safe. The main ingredient in our mineral sunscreen is zinc oxide that offers broad-spectrum coverage, reflecting UVA and UVB rays.
Take time to care for the ocean while you enjoy carefree time on the beach and in the ocean by using our reef safe mineral sunscreens.

Check out the selection of reef-safe sunscreen and lip balm here, and then send your logo on over for some mockups!  These can all be branded with a full-color custom label featuring your logo.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Five Great Giveaways for your Next Outdoor Event


The season for outdoor events is finally here, and we've got the swag to help you drive profits and make your outdoor event as memorable as possible!  Boost your brand with these five great branded products you can sell or give away at your event:














Product: Branded Stuffed Animals.
Great for: Company picnics and BBQ's.














Product: Branded Hand Sanitizers.
Great for: Farmers markets and food & drink festivals.














Product: Branded Water Bottles
Great for: Marathins, 5Ks, fun runs.












Product: Branded 3-in-1 Adventure Blankets (use as a blanket, poncho or sleeping bag)
Great for: Music festivals, concerts, outdoor movies.















Product: Lunch Coolers & Insulated Totes
Great for: Golf outings and tournaments, farmers markets.

Honorable Mention:  Branded Frisbees, Branded Cooling Towels, Custom T-Shirts, Logo Sunglasses, and Custom Koozies are all great for any summertime event!

Ready to take your next outdoor event to the next level with branded merch?  Call Red Canoe Promotions today and we'll put together some ideas specific to your company and your event!