So now that it's September and we are looking at Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the December holiday season, I was doing some thinking on what the best promotional product of 2018 is. Not for corporate gifts, but the best trade show giveaway item.
If asked to, I could make a case for custom stainless steel straws. I really could. I could slam that blog out with one hand tied behind my back. I could also make a good case for wireless chargers.
But as I thought about it, I knew I wouldn't choose either of those, even though I love both. Wireless chargers and custom stainless steel straws are awesome. We have given out both at our own shows to great success, and I personally use both items.
Early this year, web cam privacy covers came out, and were an instant hit. They'd have to be on anybody's top ten list of the best trade show giveaways of 2018. And I liked them. I would even say I "like like" them. I would put them up there with Chris Evans. He's Captain America! He's handsome, he's got a great bod, he protects people...what's not to "like like"? I'd pass him a note anytime.
But...I can think straight when I see Chris Evans. My knees don't wobble. You see where I'm going here?
Chris Evans is not Jason Momoa.
Okay, now you get it.
So about 6 weeks ago, one of our genius promo partners, came out with these web cam cover duo packs.
This web cam cover combo pack comes with the regular sized camera cover for your laptops/desktops, and a mini camera cover for your phone! Both with full color digital imprints, and an instruction card insert, which you can even customize if you'd like.
So how did I fall in love with this and decide it's the number 1 promo product of 2018? I put the mini cover over my cell phone camera. It changed my life. I know you probably think I am being dramatic. Well, let me tell you about life pre-phone webcam cover.
Like anyone else in the year 2018, I am on my phone a lot. I do Facetime, I do Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, of course texting, shopping, pretty much everything on my phone. Recently, I had this thing happen to me, this horrifying thing, where I'd be on Instagram, and inadvertently touch something, I don't know what! and it would all of a sudden go to camera and a huge closeup of my face would be on it!
But at first I didn't know it was my face. And I got scared because I was like, OMG what the hell is that thing on my phone! And then when I realized it was MY FACE, the fear turned to terror and horror. HOW CAN THAT BE MY FACE? I don't look like that. I don't have a double chin for one thing! Or, what if I do have a double chin, and I am the only one who is unable to see it, but everyone else has been talking about my double chin!?
Also, why is my skin splotchy? I spend a fortune on creams, serums and potions, and my skin GLOWS. It glows! At least in my mirror. What if it doesn't glow, and my skin looks like this skin that is now on my phone? What if what everyone sees when I Facetime is a double chin and this grey, splotchy skin and not the toned glowing face I think they're seeing?
Well, I don't have to tell you the trauma this caused me every single time I hit that stupid button on Instagram.
So then, I put this mini web cam cover on my phone, and it has never happened to me again.
I could go on about this for a while, but since you come here to read about what to do for your trade shows and your branding, you probably don't want to hear more of my psychological traumas. And maybe you look really great on your phone camera. Maybe you're perfect, so good for you!
Do people who aren't really dramatic like these combo sets? Yes, they love them. The great thing about this combo set is, it's right on trend, it's full color, it's very "techy", and everyone loves them and wants them, and no one else has them.
That's right, let's get to the real reason you come here: No one else has them, because very few people know about them. Because of course, we here at Snag Your Swag, in between our dramatics and watching Aquaman trailers, know about cool new swag the very day it hits. And that's the day we knew about these. The day they were released.
And we knew right away - this is hot, this is awesome, and when our clients do these, no one else at their shows is going to have these.
And that's exactly what happened.