Meet Our Stress Balls!

Buying stress balls in bulk is the perfect way to get your team ready to make a lasting impression on all sorts of potentially important contacts at all sorts of different events. Trade shows, community events, and simple sales calls become more profitable for your organization if you can hand something to your contacts that will help them remember who you are and what you’re all about. The more useful and attractive that promotional item is, the better chance it has of staying in front of those contacts and advertising your business or non-profit for many years into the future.

Today we thought we’d introduce you to just a few of the many categories of stress balls that you’ll find in our huge online catalog, in the hopes that they’ll spark your own creativity and give you some great ideas for reaching your audiences more effectively in the coming year.

Sports

There’s no question about it—the United States as a society is obsessed with sports! We each have our favorites, with football, basketball, and baseball leading the list by far. But there’s a wide variety of other sports to enjoy, from soccer, hockey, and golf to much lesser-known ones (at least here in the US) such as cricket, rugby, and Formula 1 racing. We’ve made it a point to offer sports-related stress ball designs that appeal to all athletics fans, no matter what event they enjoy most.

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The Outdoors

There’s at least one great reason to offer your business contacts stress balls related to the great outdoors, travel, and vacation. Sitting at a desk inside the office building day after day, it’s great to have a reminder that there’s green grass, blue sky, and warm sunlight outside! These stress balls quickly claim a prime spot on the desk, putting your organization’s name front and center and associating you with the rest and relaxation that we all look forward to at the end of the work day.

Emojis

Emojis are quickly becoming a language in themselves, with a constantly expanding set of images to choose from when we text our friends and family. But why limit emojis to the small screen? The larger-than-life versions in the form of stress balls that you’ll find in our catalog allow an office worker to show the rest of the office how they’re feeling that day, or to add a little fun to the long afternoon by sending a literal emoji across the room instead of a texted one.

Cell Phone Holders

If you’re looking for a stress ball design that will provide real value to the folks you meet at your conferences and trade shows, it’s hard to beat a cell phone holder. Especially if you tend to have a messy desk strewn with papers and office supplies, it can be invaluable to have a designated spot where you’ll always be able to find your cell phone. No more frantically searching on, under, and around your desk for your ringing phone, only to find it right after missing that important call! Associating your brand with a simple yet useful tool that will come in handy for the recipient nearly every workday is a fantastic way to make a lasting positive impression.

Key Chains

Some of our smallest stress balls are attached to key chains, creating not just a cute, quirky souvenir of a trade show or community event, but also a tool that helps its owner find their keys in a dark, crowded purse or—once again—on a cluttered cubicle desk. You know that your new business contact won’t ever leave the house without his keys, so what better way to remind him of your company than to link your brand to them?

Characters

There’s something about our various characters that just brings a smile to people’s faces. Maybe it’s their constant smile, or the fact that you can relieve your stress by squeezing them as hard as you can without altering their positive mood. Whatever the case, there are a number of categories in our online catalog that include quirky, cute, friendly characters that your contacts will be happy to look at every day.

…The List Goes On

These are just a few of the great stress ball designs that you’ll find on our website. No matter what kind of event you’re attending to promote your organization, we’re confident you will be able to find a design that fits the theme and offers your brand a great platform from which to reach potential customers, clients, and colleagues for years into the future.

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Bert is just one of our popular stress ball characters.


In addition to the different designs, we also offer a wide variety of options when it comes to the imprinting on the stress ball that you choose for your order. You’ll have the opportunity to upload your artwork exactly as you want it to appear on your promotional products, and an expert will review your upload before creating proofs to make sure it has a great chance of appearing the way you want it to. If your design is problematic in any way, we’ll work with you to find a perfect solution so that the final order of stress balls that you receive looks incredible and reflects your brand beautifully.

Ask the Experts

We’ve been producing great-looking promotional stress balls for customers in all different fields for a very long time. Over that time, we’ve accumulated lots and lots of useful facts about stress balls, all of which help us match each of our new customers with the design, imprint options, colors, and other features that will result in an amazing, effective, and cost-effective marketing effort. If you have any questions at all about the stress ball designs you see in our catalog or about your options for adding your logo, company name, and contact information to your stress balls, we encourage you to get in touch with you and talk to one of our experienced, friendly experts. We can’t wait to help you revitalize your organization’s marketing strategy!

Custom Stress Balls: The Perfect Trade Show Giveaway

It’s that time of year again already: time to make plans and place orders in order to be ready for the spring trade show and conference season. There have probably already been a lot of conversations and meetings around your office about what to do this year; how you can make your company and your booth really stand out from the crowd and attract as much attention as possible. There are a lot of reasons why custom stress balls have always been a favorite go-to for companies that want to cement a good impression in the minds of trade show attendees, and here at 1001StressBalls.com in particular, there are a number of new developments that make our stress balls even more effective than ever before. Here are just a few great reasons to make custom stress balls a centerpiece of this year’s conference booth.

Permanence

The most important feature of a stress ball, from the perspective of marketing, is its tendency to continue to be kept around and used for months and even years after an individual receives it as a promotional giveaway. People simply enjoy having stress balls around, for a number of different reasons. Perhaps your stress ball has an unusual, funny, or cute design that people are proud to display on their office desk or car dashboard. Maybe it has some inherent, tangible value to the recipient, as a cell phone or business card holder. And then, of course, there’s the primary purpose of a stress ball: a tool to help a busy, perhaps overloaded worker channel some energy into a simple physical motion and better focus his mental faculties on the work at hand.

The stress balls offered in the 1001StressBalls.com online catalog are manufactured with permanence in mind. That means that they’re made from high quality materials and printed with high quality techniques, keeping your message clear and effective for a long time after your initial contact.

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Tangibility

Another important way that a custom stress ball advertises effectively for your company is usually unnoticed by the recipient. It’s all about the subconscious and the way that our various senses, as human beings, work together to solidify memories. Countless studies in the educational field confirm that the more senses a student engages while taking in information, the more of that information the student will retain. The same is true when you are presenting your pitch to a potential customer or client at a trade show booth—associating your message with a physical object like a stress ball, plus the physical motion of “fiddling” or “fidgeting” with that physical object, helps it take deeper root in the individual’s mind. And that’s exactly what you need when you’re talking with someone who will visit dozens of other booths during the course of a conference. That tangible object does a lot to boost the individual’s positive memory of the experience he had with you, and the more striking, distinctive, and memorable the object is, the better. A high-quality stress ball imprinted with your company or organization’s name and contact information is ideal for carrying out that task.

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Stand out at your next trade show with custom stress balls.

Brand Association

A great stress ball is effective on its own, but the magic really begins when you imprint that stress ball with your organization’s logo and name and make it your own. But that imprinting process needs to be handled by experts who know how to ensure success, or you run the risk of getting a shipment of hundreds of stress balls that inaccurately or ineffectively represent your company, and that you are hesitant about handing out to potential clients. That’s where the specific expertise of 1001StressBalls.com comes into play. For decades, we’ve been helping companies like yours design and imprint stress balls that they are proud to give away. We help work through details like complicated logos, ornate fonts, color matching, and other factors that have a huge impact on the final look of your custom stress balls.

Special Requests

Last year, we were very excited here at 1001StressBalls.com to begin offering full-color imprinting on selected stress ball designs. You can find those designs in a special category of our online catalog, and there’s enough variety to give any organization some great choices. We are sure that you’ll love the way your full-color logo or graphic looks on these designs after going through our advanced, high-quality printing process. As we discussed in detail in a recent post to this blog, color matching is a very important element of any marketing campaign, and matching a multicolored design is much more complicated than a single-color or black-and-white design. You can trust our seasoned experts to fulfill your requests to your exact specifications.

We do have some clients who want to go above and beyond our huge catalog of selections, designing their very own, truly customized stress ball design. If that describes your organization, we are happy to work through that process with you, providing plenty of feedback, proofs, and quality checks along the way to ensure that the final product is an incredible, effective representation of what you have in mind. Of course, you won’t be able to get something like that in for this year’s trade show season, as it takes a number of months to design, approve, and produce a batch of fully customized promotional stress balls.

Great Materials and Great Results

Using custom stress balls as promotional giveaway items for trade shows is a fantastic idea—as long as you order from the right source. You’ve probably received promotional items that fall apart, fade, or have their printing rubbed off within a short amount of time. Those cheaply made products do more harm than good to your brand recognition! You can trust our decades-long reputation for providing durable, attractive promotional stress balls that represent your company the way you want them to.

Logo Stress Balls and Brand Recognition

Brand recognition is an incredibly detailed science. You barely think about the iconic logos and brand names that you see every day, but you would be amazed to discover just how much research, debate, testing, analysis, re-testing, and trademarking went on before those logos finally became visible to the public. Even after the release of a logo, marketing experts are constantly monitoring how it makes audiences think—and more importantly, feel—about the brand, and they may eventually decide to make modifications to the design or redesign it altogether. Even if your organization doesn’t have millions of dollars to spend on branding, the logo and other brand recognition elements that you present to the public are incredibly important. Here’s why, and why your promotional products like logo stress balls need to be precisely in line with the rest of your branding and marketing efforts.

Your Colorful Subconscious

There are many, many things that go on inside your brain when you see a company’s branding, and most of those things are in your subconscious. Color associations are a huge subconscious element. Just look at how the same single color is used in the branding of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Lowes, AT&T, and Ford—companies in a variety of different markets. Psychologists have discovered that humans naturally associate certain colors with certain emotions, and the color blue usually suggests trustworthiness. Other companies may want to emphasize excitement, power, wealth, creativity, or fun—other emotions that are associated with various colors.

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Aside from the emotional impact of your organization’s logo colors, there is another important feature that applies directly to the design of logo stress balls: color matching. As humans, our eyes are able to differentiate between surprisingly subtle variations in color shades. Unfortunately, it is also notoriously difficult to replicate the exact same color shade on products created using different equipment. In some cases, even items created during different runs or on different days on the same equipment may not match each other precisely in terms of color. The result of this inconsistency is that your audience—again, mainly in their subconscious—may begin to associate your brand with inconsistency and a lack of dependability.

Standing Out

Font is another factor that is closely tied to your brand recognition. You can easily picture the fonts used for brands like Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, and Google. It’s important to strike a balance between a font that is unusual enough to attract attention, but also clear enough to be immediately understood. Company names printed in plain, generic fonts are in danger of being overlooked, especially in the context of a trade show or conference at which dozens or hundreds of organizations are competing for attention. Logo stress balls with a nondescript color and a basic font are highly unlikely to make any impression at all on your booth’s visitors!

Because logo stress balls are small, there can be some challenges when imprinting a complex company logo onto them. The more ornate, detailed, and complicated a font is, the less successfully it will translate onto the stress ball medium. This makes it difficult to read, and as a result, your audience will not be left with a positive lasting impression of your organization. This is one area where it really pays off to work with an experienced professional in designing your marketing campaign’s logo stress balls. A person like that can help you anticipate how well your company name will translate onto the stress ball design you choose, and if necessary, suggest some variations or alternatives that may give you a better result. This consultation could save you a lot of money and a lot of logo stress balls that you simply aren’t comfortable giving away to potential customers because of the way they look.

Do Your Logo Stress Balls Reflect Your Organization?

Perhaps the greatest quality of logo stress balls is their ability to adopt your organization’s identity and promote it in a fun, creative way. If you order your shipment of stress balls from a company with hundreds of different designs to choose from, you can select a design that reflects your company directly, the specific event that your promotional campaign is centered on, or a special push to market a single product or idea. Whatever design you choose, however, it will be imperative to ensure that your logo stress balls supplier can replicate your logo and font accurately and can match your signature colors as closely as possible.

But what can you do if your logo is multicolored and complex? At 1001StressBalls, we now offer a number of select designs with a full color printing option. You will find these designs in their own special category of our online catalog, and we think you will love the way your organization is represented by them. As with all of our imprinting projects, you will enjoy the benefit of having an experienced agent examine your image upload and determine whether it will be successful “as is” or whether it would be better to make minor adjustments to get the best possible result.

Personal Guidance with Logo Stress Balls

Most of the folks that come to us to order a shipment of logo stress balls for a conference, advertising push, or community event are very skilled marketers. They understand how important branding is, and they probably even understand the intricacies of color-emotion links, font selection, and the great importance of consistent branding across different kinds of promotional products. But what they don’t have at their disposal is an intimate knowledge of each of our stress ball designs, our imprinting process, and how their logo will coordinate with them. When we receive a logo upload, we don’t just blindly print it onto the stress ball and hope for the best. Instead, we think carefully about what the final product will look like and we make whatever suggestions we can to help the customer get exactly what they need: an incredible, memorable promotional item that beautifully reflects their unique brand.

Getting the Ball Rolling with Bulk Stress Balls

Once a potential client of yours or a great business contact has one of your personalized stress balls in hand, you can be very happy about the fact that it will advertise your business to them for a long time to come. He’ll place your stress ball on his desk or perhaps in his car, where he will see your company name and logo many, many times—and hopefully remember what you can do for him at the moment that he is in need of your services. There is an assumption behind this success story, though: that you were able to have a conversation with that person and place a stress ball in his hand in the first place.

Just having a box of bulk stress balls to hand out at a conference isn’t enough. There are dozens or even hundreds of other businesses trying to do the same thing at a large conference, and some of those businesses are undoubtedly your direct competitors. If you want your bulk stress balls to make a lasting impression, you need to do two things at once: first, offer great, high-quality stress balls that people are going to want to hang onto and place in a prominent area where they will see them. Second, and critically, you also need to attract the attention of people passing by your display and have a great conversation with them. Here’s how personalized stress balls can help you do both.

Colors are Key

When you place your order for bulk stress balls, you’ll want to think very hard about the colors that you choose to work with. Your company’s signature colors may be dark, understated, and very professional, but that might not quite do the trick when your goal is to get someone to stop and take a closer look at what your display has to offer. Can you use a stress ball design with a color that is a variation on your company colors, but much brighter and exciting? Perhaps you can use a fluorescent or neon base color, but retain your company’s signature colors in the name and logo imprinting. Try to strike just the right balance between staying true to your company’s brand and offering a promotional item that demands attention.

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Choose the eye-catching color that will best represent your company’s style.

When you look at the color options available for many of the most popular stress balls in our online catalog, you will realize that we have made excitement and brilliance top priorities. The most “generic” designs, including football, puzzle piece, and the ever-popular simple round design, are available in dozens of bright color shades that simply won’t allow a person with a functional sense of sight to ignore them! Imprint your company’s logo on one of these stress balls, and you’ll be well on your way to launching a meaningful conversation with a potentially profitable client who can’t help but stop and pick one up.

Display Strategy

The way you actually display your bulk stress balls at your booth or table might deserve more attention than you think. We could talk about a lot of specific strategies, but the best way for you to brainstorm the best display strategy for you is to place yourself squarely in the shoes of a visitor to your booth. Go ahead and walk around to the other side of the table and visualize what you would most like to see on it. Two stress balls sitting in the middle of the table? That could suggest that your company could only afford a small promotional campaign and wants to conserve what it gives away. A huge pile of stress balls overflowing onto the floor? That could indicate a lack of professionality and concern for appearance on the part of your business. In addition, a courteous visitor may avoid taking a stress ball from that pile out of fear that they could start an avalanche!

These negatives are not necessarily things that every visitor to your table will think through on a conscious level; it’s more of an overall impression that the average person will form within a few seconds of arriving at your display (or even while walking past it!). In contrast, if your table shows a neatly organized array of beautiful, exciting personalized stress balls, the immediate first impression is that your company is professional, detail-oriented, and knows exactly what it’s trying to do. And that’s a company that the average conference attendee can get excited about doing business with.

Conversation Starters

Once a person stops and picks up a stress ball, what happens next? In the worst-case scenario, they could simply walk away with a reminder about your company but no concrete, useful facts about your company to remember. Your ultimate goal isn’t simply to get one of your bulk stress balls into a visitor’s hand, but to make that stress ball a symbol of a great conversation that they had with you. Work with the folks staffing your table to make sure that you are all ready to launch meaningful conversations with whoever stops by your table, quickly making the transition from small talk and introductions to finding out what their needs are and explaining how you can meet those needs for them. Don’t assume that you will have lots of time to talk with each visitor to your table; remember that he has a lot of other things to do at the conference, and monopolizing his time could come across as rude. That’s certainly not the impression you want to leave on behalf of your company!

And that’s a major point of offering bulk stress balls in the first place: to remind your new contact about the brief yet important, value-filled conversation that he had with you at the conference. When you have your talking points carefully planned out and you have your personalized stress balls planned out just as carefully, you have a winning combination that will make the most of your promotional budget and your conference appearance.

Do Stress Balls Make You More Productive?

Many people were baffled at the sudden popularity of “fidget spinners” over the past year or two. But most psychologists knew exactly what was going on and why these little devices captured the attention of so many people. Fidget spinners tapped into one of the main reasons that cheap stress balls are also so popular with people in offices around the country: doing something “mindless” with your hands actually helps you concentrate! Understanding more about this function of promotional stress balls can help you use them more effectively to market your organization’s services.

Focusing Attention or Distracting?

While many people simply saw fidget spinners as a quirky new toy or collectible trinket, others promoted them as having real benefits for people (mainly children) who had trouble focusing their attention on school or other types of work. The main idea is that when a person’s hands have something to do, the brain becomes better able to focus its attention on the more important work at hand. This concept, in itself, is certainly supported by many years of research, but there is less consensus among psychologists about the specific ability of fidget spinners to accomplish that desired result. Some argue that the fidget spinner design is too distracting to be of value, actually pulling the brain’s conscious attention away from work. Following these recommendations, a growing number of schools across the country are actually banning fidget spinners from class.

Not Just Kids

As you probably know from personal experience, children are not the only ones who find it difficult to focus at times! The large number of cheap stress balls bouncing around workplaces and colleges show that adults find it useful, whether they are fully aware of the reasons for it or not, to do something “mindless” with their hands as they try to concentrate on a difficult mental task like studying for a tough upcoming final exam. If you’ve never noticed this phenomenon for yourself, you may be surprised—the next time you need to stay mentally focused on a task, try squeezing a stress ball at the same time. You may just find that the thoughts flow more easily and your work ends up getting done more quickly.

Cheap Stress Balls Are Ideal

Cheap stress balls do an amazing job focusing attention, in part because they avoid the primary problem of fidget spinners: They don’t distract the mind at all. A stress ball is simply a squeezable item that fits inside the hand comfortably, encouraging physical movement without demanding any mental attention at all. That’s why people who are consciously tuned in to this value always pick up cheap stress balls when they find them on a conference or trade show display table—they know that at some point they will wish they had a quick, easy, simple outlet for nervous energy and a way to focus their attention on a tricky problem.

Capitalizing on Focus

Once you have this information about the attention-focusing power of cheap stress balls, your next question should be how your organization can capitalize on it. Obviously, making stress ball giveaways a focus of your conference appearances and public events is an important starting point, but those giveaways will be even more successful if you can inform visitors to your booth or table about a few of the real benefits that your stress balls can provide for them. It’s not just about putting a tiny billboard for your company in their hands; it’s about giving them something of value that will actually help them accomplish the work they need to do every day. That thoughtful, personal concern will stick in the minds of those people, and they will remember that your company provided them with some benefit before they even became a paying customer or entered a working relationship with you.

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Give those hands something to do—it will help you focus!

Of course, it doesn’t hurt your promotional effort if those cheap stress balls carry some other kind of value as well. A stress ball that is also funny, quirky, or culturally relevant is that much more likely to find its way to a prominent spot on its owner’s desk, where it can reach even more people in the office with your organization’s logo and name. All of the cheap stress balls in our online catalog can help relieve stress and focus attention, but there may be certain categories and designs that perfectly fit the mood and theme of your company’s next important marketing event.

Maximize Productivity for Your Campaign—and Your Customers

Our new full-color printing category, which we are very excited about, lets you take the impact of your marketing campaign up another notch. Other specialized cheap stress balls are available as well, from yo-yos to noisemakers to vibrating designs and much more. These unusual giveaways will maximize the effectiveness of your campaign, while also helping your customers maximize their own productivity and mental focus. For all of these reasons, it’s a great idea to make cheap stress balls a central component of your organization’s next big publicity push.

As a reminder, we expect stress ball prices to rise in the coming months as a result of unpredictable changes in the China-US trade relationship. Now is the time to plan your next year of promotional activity, decide on the cheap stress balls that best reflect your company and marketing events, and place your order to get the best possible price. As you plan, be sure to browse the special offers on our home page—they include many of our most popular cheap stress ball designs, discounted to help you make your marketing budget go even farther.

Unlike the short-lived fidget spinner fad, stress balls have been around for a long time—here at 1001StressBalls, we have been distributing them for promotional campaigns for over four decades! You can trust us, as seasoned leaders in our field, to supply your organization with cheap stress balls that are high-quality, color-accurate, and that faithfully recreate your logo and name.

STRESS BALL PRICING TO RISE IN 2019

Dear Valued Customers,

As we move into the last quarter of 2018, we would like to share some important pricing information with you.

Due to current and pending changes in the economic market with respect to our trade relationship with China: the price of stress balls (and all promotional products) will be increasing in 2019. The price increase is expected to be one of the largest in many years. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that pricing will not increase within the last few months of this year as well.

We want to provide you with this notification as soon as possible and encourage you to purchase your stress ball needs for early 2019 by the end of this year to secure stock and 2018 pricing.

As always, we will continue to offer you the best pricing possible and exceptional customer service!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Sincerely,
Your Friends at Buy Promos llc
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New Options for Your Promotional Stress Balls

One of the things we are most proud of here at 1001StressBalls is our ability to provide promotional stress balls for just about any marketing campaign, no matter how unusual the company, organization, or specific marketing effort is. That means maintaining an enormous catalog with wide-ranging stress ball designs, colors, and printing options. And if a customer absolutely can’t find the precise design that they have in mind, we can custom-design a brand new stress ball for them—it just takes a little more time and back-and-forth to create a unique design like that.

Starting this month, we’ve also added two exciting new categories to our catalog of promotional stress balls. If you’ve used our products for your organization’s campaigns in the past, you will love changing things up with these new offerings. If you’re looking at incorporating stress balls into a giveaway, conference appearance, or marketing push for the very first time, these two categories will be sure to make your initial effort a smashing success.

Slo-Release Promotional Stress Balls

Our new “Slo-release serenity squishys” are a fun and strangely fascinating variation on our traditional stress bass designs. As with all of our stress balls, these items are soft, squeezable, and durable, giving the stressed-out office worker or college student a simple way to channel some of that tension and get themselves focused on the task at hand more effectively. But our new slo-release stress balls react a little differently to that squeezing motion—rather than popping back to their original shape immediately, they slowly regain their form after you let go of them. Everyone seems entranced by this feature, and we bet you’ll catch yourself squeezing hard, then staring at the stress ball in your hand as it goes back to normal.

Our new full-color printing option is incredibly eye-catching!

Our new full-color printing option is incredibly eye-catching!

As a not-so-coincidental point, staring at your stress ball is exactly what you want your business contacts and potential customers to do after you hand them one of your promotional stress balls! The more fun, distracting, and useful your stress ball design is, the longer it will continue representing your organization to them in a powerful way. You can check out all of our special slo-release squishy designs in the special category listed on the home page of our website. Choose the one that best matches your organization, then customize it with your logo, company name, and message printed in durable, high-quality ink.

Full Color Printing

The various colors in your company logo may be an integral component of its recognizability with the public. Now it’s easy for you to incorporate all of those distinctive branding elements, including highly specific color shades, with our full color printed promotional stress balls. We offer over a dozen stress ball designs, representative of a wide range of generic and specific industries and purposes, for full color printing using a revolutionary new imprinting method. This method makes it possible for your stress balls to accurately and beautifully convey your logo to your audience, no matter how complex and colorful it is. Just check out the examples in our catalog, and you’ll get an idea of how the new full color printing option makes these promotional items pop out and grab attention like never before!

Of course, our full color printing is just as durable as our other black-and-white and two-color imprinting. When you place your order with us, you don’t need to worry that your colors will fade, flake off, or get rubbed out soon after your potential client takes your promotional stress balls back to work and sets them on his desk. We’ve been achieving fantastic customer satisfaction for decades with our products, and you don’t do that by offering stress balls that are cheaply made and get tossed into the closest trash can! Our clients come to us again and again to order our high quality items for their various marketing efforts, because they know that they can trust them to act as great-looking billboards for their organizations long after the initial face-to-face meeting. Our full-color printing offering, with an incredibly short order turnaround time of about 15 days, takes the eye-catching properties of our stress balls to the next level.

What Does Your Marketing Campaign Need?

Of course, these two new categories are very exciting, but they’re just the “tip of the iceberg” in terms of what’s available in the 1001StressBalls catalog for your next marketing project. No matter what design you select, from basic to highly unusual, from simple black-and-white imprinting to a beautiful full-color logo, we are certain that you’ll be able to perfectly reflect the mood and mission of your campaign with our products. Our expert staff is always available to help you find the right design, and our online system allows you to submit your logo and message, then benefit from our experience as we recommend any changes that can make your design as successful as possible. We have learned what will look fantastic and what may not work as well; what fonts and sizes are best for communicating your message; and whether your logo will look the way you envision it before you pay for your order. This can save you a lot of money and headache, getting your design exactly right the first time rather than going through a frustrating and expensive trial-and-error process.

With conference season fully under way, you won’t want to hesitate to place your order for high quality, impressive-looking promotional stress balls. Rush ordering is available on most designs, so you can count on having your promotional items in time for your next event. Check out the discounted designs on our home page, look through our new full-color and slo-release stress balls, and choose the items that will perfectly remind your new contacts about the great experience that they have talking with you and your organization’s representatives. If you have any questions, we will be more than happy to provide assistance and make your campaign a stress-free stress-ball success!

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Custom Stress Balls Head Back to School

Around the country, backpacks are being pulled out of the corners of closets, where they were tossed after the last day of school back at the beginning of summer. Students are heading back to high school and college, and for the next nine months or so, schools and school-connected organizations will be working hard to get those students’ attention for all sorts of different reasons. If you’re in charge of promotion for one of those organizations, we have a great list of ideas for using custom stress balls throughout the school year to connect with students, supporters, and others to get your message to them!

Students are back at school

Students are back at school! Reach them with our custom stress balls.

You may be part of an official school organization or department, with authority to use the school’s logo and colors. With our long history of success in the promotional items industry, we can deliver imprinting that is accurate, high-quality, and reflects your school’s name, fonts, and logo in a way that you can be proud of. If you represent a company that serves a local university community, you’ll find our catalog to be full of options that allow you to tap into that school’s branding and link it to your organization’s own unique identity.

Orientation

Freshman orientation is always an exciting and hectic time. The college freshmen who walk past your table at the orientation fairs usually have a bit of a glazed-over look in their eyes, as they try to process all the important information coming their way in a short amount of time. Whether you are trying to tell them about counseling services, study abroad opportunities, a fraternity, or an academic club, you have a very limited time and attention span in which to do it. But if you can put custom stress balls in the hands of those freshmen with your organization’s details imprinted on them, you will establish a great foothold in their minds…and their backpacks.

Football Season

Everyone loves football season, and it’s one of the best times of the year for your school-connected organization to capitalize on the power of custom stress balls for promotion. Our online catalog has plenty of stress ball designs that you can use during the fall, catching the eyes of football fans and guaranteeing you an audience. Footballs, mascots, and color schemes to match your school’s spirit form the perfect backdrop for your logo and message. Be sure to order plenty, though—miniature footballs tend to disappear very quickly from event tables! People love spending time before, during, and after the game tossing these great promotional items back and forth.

Important Causes

High school and college students face a lot of challenges, and fortunately there are a lot of organizations in place to help them meet those challenges. Drug prevention and healthy living advocates work hard to maintain visibility on college campuses, making sure that students know where to turn when they need help. Custom stress balls are both fun and extremely effective in giving a student a constant reminder that there are people available to help them out when they’re in need, and the more creative those stress balls are, the more likely they are to find a home on a student’s desk, car dashboard, or hanging from their backpack’s zipper every time they walk to class.

Counseling Centers

Let’s not forget the biggest defining feature of custom stress balls…they help relieve stress! Students heading to college for the first time face quite a bit of stress, and any counseling center that has the mission of helping students deal with that stress in a healthy way should have plenty of squeezable stress balls on hand. There’s no more inexpensive or enjoyable way to help students take their mind off their academic, social, and financial challenges than to hand them a stress ball and let them talk it out and squeeze it out at the same time. On a more serious note, some of those students that stopped by your table at freshman orientation may need counseling beyond the “normal” pressures of college life during their time at the university. Believe it or not, custom stress balls could form a much-needed link between a student in trouble and the counseling center that could help them pull things back together. Choose a stress ball design from our catalog that is fun and whimsical enough to win a spot on the desk, but that also warmly invites that student to call your counselors if they start to feel like life is getting out of control.

Parties and Launches

College is about hard work and academics, but it’s also about having a great time with friends! Your organization will no doubt host a few parties, mixers, get-togethers, and other events for students, and if you plan ahead, you can maximize the benefits of those efforts by combining them with custom stress ball giveaways. Remind your guests about the great time they had at your event with a quirky, hilarious stress ball, and you’ll be sure to have a bigger turnout at your next one. Christmas parties, studies for finals, spring break kickoffs, and other special events can all be made even better with a few custom stress balls to toss around.

Get Creative!

All you have to do is spend some time browsing through the categories in our huge online catalog, and you are sure to come up with some great ideas for promoting your organization among the students who populate your local college or high school campus every school year. Who wouldn’t love a stress ball cell phone holder to help them stop dropping their phone behind their desk? Why not commemorate a quirky holiday like Talk Like a Pirate Day with a custom stress ball giveaway that suddenly gets the campus talking about your organization? Now is the time to plan your promotional activities for this school year and the following one, and we’ve got plenty of great ideas to help you do just that.

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Making It Yours: Stress Ball Logo Printing

The beauty of using stress ball logo printing as an important element of your organization’s next promotional campaign is that it is simple. On our end, we provide a stress ball that is made from high quality materials, holds up with time, and catches the eye of everyone who sees it. You, our customer, provide us with your company name, a logo, and any other information that you want to communicate on a long-term basis to the folks that you meet in the course of business. Put those two together and you have a great marketing tool that’s fun, effective, and inexpensive—perfect for a wide range of different corporate events, conferences, customer interactions, and other publicity efforts. It’s that specific process, putting your information and our products together, that this blogpost is focused on. Stress ball logo printing is a tricky process, and getting it wrong is a marketing disaster. So here’s how we at 1001StressBalls.com get it right.

Stress Ball Logo Printing Basics

Printing a company or school’s logo and name on a stress ball is much different from printing it on a sheet of paper. There are certain things you just can’t do on the surface of a stress ball, and there are other things that you shouldn’t do—that is, they are technically possible, but the results will not be what the customer has in mind. We do our best to provide each customer with the information they need to upload a logo and text that will be successful, helping them achieve the end goal that they want: a stress ball logo design that communicates their message with simplicity, memorability, and a lot of fun.

Less is More

If there’s one thing we would like our customers to keep in mind when brainstorming on what type of text and logo they want to upload for their customized stress ball, it’s the idea that “less is more.” A stress ball is a small item—that’s why it’s so easy for a customer or business contact to drop it in their briefcase or purse and hang onto it. But that also means that there is a very limited area on which your message can appear. If your company’s standard logo has an intricate design, shading, or other fine details, it probably will not translate well into stress ball logo printing. Likewise, coming up with a long, comprehensive message for your stress ball recipients will backfire. The small font size necessary to fit that long message onto your stress ball will make it illegible, and while the stress balls will still be fun to play with, no one will remember where they picked them up or what company they represent!

Our pros will help you finalize the perfect logo design for your stress balls.

Our pros will help you finalize the perfect logo design for your stress balls.

The most successful stress balls are those that have a brief message—we recommend three lines of text, in general. Larger stress balls with a greater area for imprinting may be able to accommodate four or even five lines of text, but that usually pushes the boundaries a bit. As far as logo images, simple graphics with a single solid color come through very well and continue to remind folks about your organization years after you have that first conversation with them.

Expert Help with Stress Ball Logo Printing

That advice on logo and text imprinting is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the advice that the experts at 1001StressBalls can provide for you as you put together your stress ball order. We don’t intend for you to figure it out as you go along—if your project has special factors that make it a little more complicated, or if you have a question about how your proposed imprint might look on the final product, just pick up the phone and give us a call. We’ll be happy to discuss your project and put our years of experience to work to make it the very best it can be. The experience represented at our company really shines during the proofing phase of a project. Once we have your submission, we email you a proof image, which shows you clearly how your message and logo will look on the stress ball design you choose. You might spot an issue that you hadn’t anticipated, in which case we can help you resolve it and get the best result. Or we may be able to anticipate that your imprint may be less than successful and recommend minor alterations to the design that will really make it “pop” the way you want it to. Of course, there is also always the possibility that your uploaded message may have a misspelling or other mistake that you don’t want in the final product. Our proofing experts will help you catch those small mistakes, which can translate into big problems if they escape detection!

The Disadvantage of Rush Ordering

A big topic in stress ball logo printing is rush ordering. If your trade show or community event is coming up more quickly than you realized, you may be looking into placing a rush order rather than a standard one. It’s important to remember, however, that a rush order doesn’t always allow for a detailed proofing process and the back-and-forth between us and the customer that is sometimes needed to get stress ball logo printing just right. Whenever possible, it’s best to take the time to create the perfect stress ball, rather than hurrying the process and getting something in hand that doesn’t really represent your organization the way you had hoped it would. We love helping companies, schools, healthcare organizations, and other groups build fantastic, fun, and successful marketing campaigns around stress ball logo printing, and we hope that you will be our next customer! Check out our easy logo upload process, browse our hundreds of effective designs, and let our expertise make your next campaign your best one yet.

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Support Your Promotional Stress Balls!

There are a few important facts to keep in mind when you are imprinting and ordering promotional stress balls for a marketing campaign, and we’ve told you all about those facts on this blog in the past—insisting on high quality products; ensuring accuracy in logo, color, spelling, etc.; reliable shipping time estimations, and others. But it is possible to follow all of those guidelines and get your shipment of incredible promotional products, only to have your campaign fall flat in the end. That’s because promotional stress balls aren’t the driving force behind your marketing effort; they’re just a powerful supporting tool for it. Here are the ways that you and your team can support your logo stress balls, making sure that your audience both gets your message in the first place and remembers it in the future.

First Impressions

Ideally, the success of your promotional stress balls begins before an individual even notices them. Psychologists estimate that our first impressions are formed much more quickly than most people realize—within about four or five seconds of meeting someone for the first time. If you apply that information to a trade show context, you should expect a visitor to your table to begin forming a positive or negative opinion about you, your company, your brand, and your offerings during your initial greeting, before you’ve even had a chance to tell that visitor anything about the company you represent. This is why a big smile and a warm welcome are so important, even if it’s been a long day and the trade show is wearing on into the afternoon! If a visitor’s first impression of you and your company is that you are tired and not too enthusiastic, it won’t help much to give them a stress ball, however well designed it may be, to remember you by.

Support your promotional stress balls with great interpersonal communication.

Support your promotional stress balls with great interpersonal communication.

Remember, as well, that a visitor to your table may actually begin forming an impression before they even see your smile. The appearance of your table, signage, and other materials says something about your company as a whole, whether you intend it to or not. A wrinkled tablecloth and a haphazard pile of promotional stress balls suggest a lack of planning and attention to detail. A beautifully organized, simple, and attractive display with high-quality signs and banners shows that you know how to put together an event and relate to your clients, customers, and colleagues in a very professional way. Check your table frequently from the visitor’s side and make sure it looks the way you want it to!

Solid Information

While the first impression is critical, you also need to follow that up by providing plenty of valuable, helpful, and engaging information for the individual. A great first impression will get you “in the door,” but it’s the concrete benefits and value offerings you talk about that will come back to that person’s mind when they see your promotional stress balls a few weeks later. This is incredibly important at a conference or trade show, where the average individual is talking to dozens of representatives from different companies throughout the day. In order to stand out in that person’s mind, your company needs to deliver a concise, easy-to-remember, value-filled message for that him to take home along with your stress ball.

It’s best not to try to come up with that message as you’re talking to a visitor to your table! Obviously, you’ll want to pull together the marketing expertise at your business before the conference, holding meetings and teaming up to frame a message that you’ll deliver consistently to everyone that stops at your table. Of course, you’ll talk about other things as well, tailoring your conversation to the personality and specific needs of each visitor, but your priority should be tying that memorable, simple message to the physical reminder that you place in his or her hands.

Strategic Delivery

Which is more effective: to toss a stress ball to your visitor as an afterthought as they’re walking away; to have them absent-mindedly pick one up and drop it in their bag as you’re talking; or to deliberately hand one to them at the moment that you’re telling them about the great value that a partnership with your business could bring to them? The answer is obvious. The beauty of promotional stress balls is their ability to represent your organization and its strengths in a physical form, and you can most effectively establish that representation by thoughtfully introducing the physical item at exactly the same time that you introduce your company’s strengths. Once again, this takes a lot of planning and talking about the best strategy for distributing your promotional stress balls to your audience, but the payoff is worth it! Rather than just being one more small item brought home from a busy conference in the bottom of a tote bag, your stress ball will be a constant link to all the best qualities of your company.

Just the Right Promotional Stress Balls

With this high level of planning and communication skill supporting your logo stress balls, you’re well positioned for success. Now you’re ready to actually shop for the right stress ball, select the right colors, and upload your logo and company name to be added to your stress balls. Because we understand how critical it is for your stress balls to be closely tied to your company and often to the event at which you are using them, we offer an enormous catalog filled with promotional stress balls of all different types. You’ll have no problem finding a style that fits your needs, ranging from the simple and classy to completely off-the-wall. And our decades of experience in imprinting and shipping customized promotional products means that you won’t have to worry about silly mistakes delaying or sabotaging your order. Check out the available designs, call or email us to talk to an expert about any questions you have about the process, and get started on your company’s greatest marketing push yet.

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