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!