Three Reasons People Keep Personalized Stress Balls

Personalized stress balls are great promotional items for marketing departments in nearly any industry. Their low cost, variety, and customizable features make it easy for a company to quickly get a stock of stress balls that they can give away to the public and to customers, getting the company’s name and logo into their hands for future reference. But what happens after that point? A marketing manager obviously doesn’t want to make an investment in a promo item that is only going to make it a few days before being tossed into the trash or forgotten in a bottom desk drawer.

There are three big factors that can influence a person to not only keep personalized stress balls that they receive at a trade show, conference, or other public event, but to actually place them in a prominent spot where they will see them often. When that happens, the company that provided that item has gained exactly what it wanted from its investment! Obviously, those three factors are important for the success of your stress ball promotional campaign, so what are they?

Cell Phone Holder

Humor and utility come together just right with this cell phone holder!

Humor

One approach you can take to make your personalized stress balls desk-worthy or car dashboard-worthy is to make them funny. If a person giggles, snickers, or just cracks a smile when the stress balls on your display table catch his eye, that’s a good indication that he’ll pick one up. He will also probably enjoy sharing that laugh with the people around him, so he’ll be interested in putting it in a spot where others can enjoy it. Maybe it’s something as simple as a laughing emoji stress ball, bringing your social media addiction into the “real world.” Maybe it’s our wobbler stress balls, which shiver and shake when you type furiously on your computer keyboard. Or maybe it’s a talking cow stress ball, which gives your customer the great ability to insert a “moo” into any office situation.

Usability

Even an inexpensive, simple personalized stress ball can provide utility to someone, ensuring it a permanent spot on the desk. Perhaps the best example is a customized stress ball cell phone holder; it offers the great benefit of always knowing where your phone is, and that it’s not getting buried under documents and the other things scattered across your desk. In the same way, our hashtag stress reliever is built to hang onto a set of earbuds, preventing its cord from getting knotted up or pulled off the desk.

If a promotional item actually helps a person organize their work area or avoid losing yet another set of earbuds, you can count on it remaining in a prominent spot for months or even years to come. Now that’s a great return on your promotional marketing investment.

Relevance

Maybe it’s not particularly funny, and maybe it doesn’t really provide a useful function, but there’s one more big reason that a person might latch onto a personalized stress ball and keep it around for the long term. That’s the question of relevance—that is, it reflects something that the person is proud of and wants to identify with publicly. It’s easy to come up with examples: favorite sports teams, your alma mater, pop culture references, favorite vacation spots like the beach or the mountains, and symbols that reflect your career are just a few. Personalized stress balls that advertise these interests do just what you want your marketing materials to do: catch the eyes initially, and then remain interesting enough to claim a long-term spot in front of those same eyes.

1001StressBalls: Your Source for Personalized Stress Balls

Where can you find personalized stress balls that reflect humor, utility, relevance, or even all three? You guessed it. 1001StressBalls.com offers a huge catalog filled with promotional items representing nearly any topic you can think of. All that’s left for you to do is to pinpoint the ones that best reflect your company’s field, customize them with your name and logo, and place your order. If you’ve focused on these three important features in choosing your stress balls, don’t be surprised if you quickly run out of stock and have to reorder! And don’t be surprised when you get calls from new customers who have remembered your name long after you interacted with them.

Win the Championship with Customized Stress Balls

Some people really do seem to go crazy when March Madness comes around each year. Everyone from the U.S. President to animals in the zoo creates their own bracket predictions, and computer screens in offices around the country display the current big game when the boss isn’t around! The same kind of anticipation builds when the Super Bowl, World Series, soccer World Cup, hockey playoffs, Olympics, and other big sports competitions approach. We love our sports matchups, and that is a fact that your company can take advantage of when deciding what customized stress balls to order for the upcoming marketing season.

Customized stress balls are a perennial favorite among promotional products, but when they play into upcoming national and international sports events, they attract even more attention. Incorporating a seasonal rotation of sports-themed customized stress balls may be the promotional idea that you’ve been searching for. Here are more details to round out your strategy:
Use the Madness!

There is a surprising variety within the basketball-themed customized stress balls available in our online catalog. By offering a number of different items, all carrying your company name and logo, you can increase the visibility of your brand in the offices, cars, and homes of those most smitten by March Madness. These items include:

  • Cell phone holders as low as $0.80 each
  • Key chains
  • Stadium/team spirit items ideal for tailgating and parties
  • Our ever-popular standard customized stress balls

Basketball fans will snap up these fun items, shoot hoops at their desks throughout the NCAA tournaments, and remember your company’s name each time they do so.

Don’t forget to check out the “Mascots” section of our catalog as well! Many of the most popular mascots in the NFL, NCAA, and high school football are represented there in squeezable, stress-relieving form, giving folks the chance to lower their blood pressure a little bit during those tense last few minutes of the championship game.

basketball cell phone holder

The perfect spot for a basketball fan’s cell phone!

Plan Ahead

A nice feature about sporting events that makes it easy for you to plan is the fact that they happen at about the same time every year. You already know that the best time to promote using baseball stress balls is October, leading up to the World Series in late October/early November. Football stress balls play double duty, linking with the NFL playoffs and Super Bowl in January and then March Madness in early spring. Instead of waiting too late to order these seasonal items, place your orders far ahead of time and cross them off your list.

The annual occurrence of most sports tournaments means that you may be able to place larger orders for sports-themed stress balls than you might for other items—if you don’t give away everything this year, they will still be relevant next year at the same time. Remember that the larger your order is, the lower your price for each item!

Add Something New to Your School Spirit

In towns across the nation, high school football sometimes gets even more attention than college and professional games. Customized stress balls with your team’s logo imprinted on them are guaranteed to quickly disappear into the hands of your school’s fans, building excitement with a relatively small financial investment.

Your One-Stop Source for Customized Stress Balls

Stress balls that copy actual sports balls create additional opportunities for your contacts to use them on an everyday basis. Creative office workers come up with endless ways to build goals for your football and basketball themed customized stress balls, tossing them back and forth without worrying about the damage that actual sports balls would cause!

In our easy-to-browse, searchable online catalog, you will find all the sports-themed customized stress balls that your company, school, or organization needs for a great marketing effort. In addition to the big sports like baseball, basketball, and football, you’ll also find items based on lesser-known sports like curling and cricket! Your current and potential customers are going to love picking up these fun stress balls, goofing off with them at work and at home, and of course remembering where they picked them up. Check out our easy logo upload and ordering system, and make sure you have plenty of sports-themed customized stress balls in stock for the next big game!

ALL ABOUT CUSTOM STRESS BALLS

Stress balls (also known as stress relievers or stress toys) are one of the most popular promotional products today. There are many excellent reasons why custom stress balls make a great imprinted promotional gift and here are just a few:

• Relatively cheap and therefore “budget-friendly”;
• Small and light so they can be used in mailings or transported in bulk to events without a lot of expense and hassle;
• Come in many hundreds of shapes and styles so most anyone can find the perfect stress ball to represent their company;
• Fun, colorful and considered useful in squeezing out the stress that builds up during the course of the day!

As stress is agreeably one of the biggest health problems amongst Americans, interest in stress balls is on the rise. Many people work jobs that are mentally and physically taxing. Anyone who works in customer service, in a cubicle, stands on their feet all day, etc…certainly can experience stress during the day. Squeezing custom stress balls can relieve mental anxiety, carpal tunnel syndrome or the urge to throw your stapler at a co-worker!

The balls are malleable shapes that are made from polyurethane foam rubber and fit in the palm of your hand. This type of stress ball is made by injecting the liquid components of the foam into a mold. The resulting chemical reaction creates carbon dioxide bubbles as a byproduct, which in turn creates the foam. Nowadays you can find ones made from gel or a sand-like product (think bean bag) with either a rubber skin or cloth skin, as well as vibrating, glitter, yo-yo stress balls and much more. Due to the never-ending demand for custom stress balls more new shapes and figures are being launched every year. The industry tries to keep up with current affairs and trends to ensure there is an ideal stress figure or shape for everyone!

Many people use the word “custom” incorrectly when searching for an existing shape to put a company logo on. However, if you have the time and money you can indeed have a custom shape created just for you! Custom shapes will require you to pay a pretty hefty processing fee to design a unique and new shape for you. In most cases you will need to pay an additional fee to have exclusive rights to the shape. If not, the factory reserves the right to use the new shape as it sees fit. Custom shapes generally take 12-18 weeks to produce overseas and the minimum quantity order required is greater than for existing shapes. Stock custom stress balls refer to existing products with inventory that is ready to ship domestically in as little as a few days. The “custom” part is you – the customer – placing your logo or unique imprint on the stock shape. You are customizing the stress reliever ball with your information.

Stress balls are easy to find on the web. You need not search further than the keyword “stress balls” to get pages of results. Most online businesses sell them in bulk (generally the minimum quantity you can order is 100 or 150 units for example) and can normally be purchased with or without an imprint. Ordering stress balls without an imprint is called “blank goods” or “blanks”. If you are looking for only a few stress relief balls or perhaps are an avid collector, you may have a more difficult time purchasing them online from companies that specialize in promotional products. You can however find low quantities on websites that sell retail. On retail websites you probably cannot order custom stress balls with your logo or unique imprint. Further, stress balls are not categorized as “toys” even though they are commonly called “stress toys” because they do look like toys. Stress balls are an advertising item meant for adult use and should never be given to children under age twelve. The Consumer Product Safety Information Act (CPSIA) specifically identifies stress balls and stress relievers as promotional products and not intended for children under 12 years of age. CPSIA testing is conducted on all of our stress relief ball products we sell on our website. Even though we discourage giving these balls out to children, those who decide to do so will be subject to a CPSIA tracking label imprint on each of your custom stress balls.

Custom Stress Balls & Stress Relievers – Holiday Season and Beyond

Promoting your transportation service? We’ve got all sorts of vehicle shapes from limousines to panel vans to semi-trucks. Do you work in the agricultural industry or own grocery stores? We’ve got all the fruits and veggies to choose from.  Work in the health care industry? Teach Karate? Run a planetarium? Well we’ve got stress balls for all that too! Whatever is your fancy, 1001StressBalls.com has a custom stress reliever for you!

Our top seller – the brain stress ball – is a universal symbol of so many things, ideas and concepts. University counseling centers hand them out like lollipops at the doctor’s office to stressed-out college students. Another widely popular shape is the grenade stress reliever. You don’t need to be affiliated with the military to appreciate the symbolism of a grenade. So many of us work more than forty hours a week or work more than one job. Sometimes it feels like the bottled up stress may bubble to the surface at any moment. If you work in human resources or mental health your employees or clients will appreciate the symbolism of this shape.

If you punch the clock, the days can get monotonous. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job in customer service are growing at 10% – faster than average. Customer service professional generally deal with a great volume of customers or clients each day. Whether you are working face-to-face, in a call center, or via instant messenger, you are interacting with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization or companies products and services. Often customer service reps deal with angry customers and must keep their cool and remain professional. A fun little squishy stress ball with your company logo and appreciation message is an item that any customer service rep would really appreciate.  Even if your work title does not carry the words “customer service” in them, if you spend your day talking to people than you are doing customer service. Are you an employer whose employees deal with long commutes or long meetings? Stress balls are budget friendly but can make a positive impact on your employee’s daily mental health. Stress is a feeling that every worker up and down the “food chain” experiences more regularly than most would admit. Because stress doesn’t discriminate imprinted stress balls will help reduce the tension from customers, and replace it with lasting brand exposure.

According to the company and website Business News Daily, the most stressful jobs are enlisted military personnel, firefighters and police officers. This information should not be surprising to any of us. These public servants deal with situations and experiences that most of us can only imagine. Government agencies from state down to municipal can provide stress balls to these brave men and women to help with stress management. Stress balls are purposely designed to be small and fit in the palm of your hand. Therefore, they can easily be stowed in your pocket, bag, footlocker, or any small storage space. Here at 1001Stress Balls.com we have a large selection of shapes in our “city & civil” category. We have both a policeman and policewoman, as well as many shapes for firefighters from firemen to firetrucks and even water hydrants. Our “military” section has a wide array of military themed stress ball shapes that cover all military branches. Beyond the ever popular stress ball grenade, we carry military trucks, bombs, camo balls, army man shapes like our favorite Army Bert, fighter jets, submarines, tanks and solider mad caps. States National Guard and ROTC programs frequently use military themed stress reliever balls at their recruiting events.

Are you on a tight budget this holiday season? Gifting your VIP customers and valued employees at years end is an important gesture. People love to be recognized and appreciated and there is no better time to show your appreciation than the holiday season. However, you do not need to break the bank buying promotional holiday gifts.

A custom stress ball is a fun and useful gesture. You can print your logo or a holiday message on a stress ball. We carry holiday themes stress balls such as a snowman ball, peace dove, champagne bottle, angel squeezie, Santa ball and much more. Stress balls are lightweight and made of durable material so they can easily be packaged and mailed.

 

Gear Up Your Marketing Plan This Season With Football Stress Balls

September signals the season of change. Millions of school age kids are waking up early to catch that yellow bus. Millions of moms are elated that the endless summer is finally over! Millions of dads are thrilled that Sunday football is just around the corner!

Yes, the priorities are definitely set in stone. Mom’s are out buying backpacks and notebooks. Dads are stocking up on chips and beer.

Football is an American institution. Ever since it first appeared on college campuses in the 1800’s, American’s have had a love affair with the game. Some might even call it an obsession! Rules of the game didn’t appear until 1876 when Coach Walter Camp introduced them to college games.

Football is a money making industry, not only for the professional leagues, but for countless thousands of retailers, service providers and marketing distributors. Take, for example, the football stress balls that are featured on our web site. These resilient stress relievers can be custom imprinted with a slogan, clever phrase or business message. What an ingenious way to advertise your business or service. These football stress ball comes in a big variety of sizes and colors, and you can match them with your favorite team. They are tough enough to take a strong squeeze during the tenses moments of a game. When your quarterback lobs that final Hail Mary pass, release your stress on a football stress reliever, because that’s what it’s made for!

Making money is an integral part of football. The American Professional Football Association became the National Football League in 1922, and has been selling lots of game tickets and swag ever since!

Stadiums also are a source of big bucks, with the average game attendance at @66,000 spectators, most of them wearing official NLF jerseys, hats, jackets, buying franks, chips and beer.

Another industry that loves football season is the growers of livestock. It takes 600 cows to produce a full seasons worth of NFL footballs. Wilson Sporting Goods Company in Ada, Ohio has been the official NFL supplier of balls since 1941. They churn out over 2 million balls a year (that’s a lot of cow hide)!

If you are a retailer who is looking to support your local high school football team, consider handing out a football stress ball at community events like street fairs or team fundraisers and rallies. These promotional balls will not be tossed aside after the event. They will travel home with fans that will have your name and contact information handy!

The biggest money event on the football calendar is Super Bowl Sunday.  Advertisers who compete for commercial time will lay out huge sums of money for a short spot.

Viewers of the Super Bowl will drink 50 million cases of beer over Super Bowl weekend. Fans will consume 11 million pounds of chips to accompany 8 million pounds of guacamole! It appears that the appetite of American football fans increases in direct proportion to the stakes at hand!

The most hazardous job in America on that special Sunday is the pizza delivery guy. On Super Bowl Sunday pizza delivery drivers get into more car accidents than on any other day of the year!

80 % of the coveted tickets to the big game are reserved for corporate sponsors.

Did you ever wonder how NFL teams acquired their names? We react to stories and stats of the Panthers, Giants, Cardinals, Redskins, etc. like Pavlov’s dogs, we can’t hear their names without salivating!

The Baltimore Ravens, for example, are named after the famous Edgar Alan Poe poem ‘The Raven.’ Poe penned his chilling poem in the 1830’s while residing in Baltimore.

The striking dark green ‘G’ on the Packers’ helmet is said to not stand for Green Bay as commonly thought. It is actually stands for Greatness (some may debate this reference). Either way if you’re a Packers fan it’s all good!

There are so many aspects of the great game that we now take for granted, but were not always a part of the sport. For example, the quarterback huddle, largely favored by female viewers, was invented by a deaf college quarterback who wanted to keep his plays from his opponents.

Protective helmets only became mandatory in 1939.

Instant replays became common place in the mid 1960’s.

The football industry is still changing with the times. Today players are equipped with a CorTemp Ingestible Body Thermometer that is swallowed as a pill. This technology was invented by NASA for its astronauts, to track body temperature. When and NFL player has a big spike in temperature he is removed from the game.

So….are you ready for some football? September is fast approaching and the games are around the corner. Are you anticipating the joy of winning and the agony of defeat? Than squeeze out that fan energy with a customized football stress ball with your company logo on it!

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Ordering Customized Stress Balls

Ordering promotional products or “customized products” can often be a confusing and daunting experience for those tasked by a boss to purchase stuff with the company logo on it. The words “custom” and “customized” and often used by the industry and customers alike. These words are a bit misleading because the vast majority of products you see on any given promotional products website cannot be altered in any way.

These products are pre-made and considered “stock products”. Depending on the product it may be available in multiple stock colors. What is customizable about them is that you can imprint your logo onto the stock item. One of the most frequent questions we get asked is “Can I change the color of the stress ball itself?” The answer is: yes and no. For the vast majority of customers the answer is no. This is because it is possible to change the color of a stock stress ball shape but this is done abroad at the point of origin for the product. The factory has a mold for the product and can change the product color. However, there is a minimum order quantity to do this type of order which can range from 1000 units to 2500 units. Most customers usually want to order less than this quantity. Additionally, orders done abroad take much longer to process than orders done domestically. The average order done abroad can take twelve to sixteen weeks. This is due not so much to the time it takes to do the custom color order, but the shipping of the order from the factory abroad to the domestic factory is done via ocean. Customers with a generous budget can pay additional costs to have their order air shipped versus ocean shipped. This can cut four to six weeks off the lead time.

For customers looking to do a fully customized stress ball shape additional costs will apply. The factory charges a processing fee to create a custom mold. This fee can run anywhere from $650-$800 dollars. The customer does not retain the rights to the shape. The production time is also twelve to eighteen weeks. In addition to the processing fee, the customer also incurs the usual order charges such as unit cost, decoration charges and shipping. The unit cost is determined based on how easy or difficult it will be to create a specific shape. Customers interested in receiving a quote for a custom stress reliever shape should have at least one very good image or picture of the shape they wish to make into a stress ball.

Another common question we receive from customers pertains to mix & matching stress ball shapes at low quantities. Promotional products are not retail products and therefore the minimum order quantity will also be high. We do sell stress reliever shapes from multiple suppliers. Each supplier has their own order parameters. Therefore, you may find one stress ball you like with a minimum order of 75 pieces, while another stress ball you like may have a minimum order of 150 pieces. Unfortunately you cannot order less than the minimum quantity shown for any shape. Because our products are sourced from various suppliers, the customer may have to pay multiple set-up charges for imprinting and ship charges as well.

If a stress shape is offered in multiple colors than you can order assorted colors for the same item. However, your total order quantity must still meet the minimum order quantity for that shape. If a minimum quantity for assorted colors is required we will note this on the webpage. Fifty pieces is usually the minimum color quantity. For example: if you want to order a football stress ball for a total order quantity of 250 units: you can order five different color footballs. It is important to note that you must choose all product colors that will look good with the same imprint color. If you order both dark and light colored stress balls, you will likely incur an additional imprinting charge called an ink change charge. This charge applies if the supplier needs to print half of the balls with a black imprint and half of the ball with a white imprint, for example.

A final inquiry we often get is whether you can order stress balls without and imprint. The answer is: yes. This type of order is called “blank goods”. You must still order the minimum quantity shown for that product but in this order scenario your costs would be the unit cost plus shipping costs. Blank goods normally ship in 1-2 business days from order date.

 

How are custom stress balls printed?

Custom stress balls are a top promotional product for many reasons. You can imprint your logo, a catch phrase, or a website address. You can use them as a messaging product to advertise an upcoming event. Most stress ball shapes are sized to fit in the palm of your hand – literally so you can squeeze your daily stress away! Because of the size of a stress reliever ball the imprint area is small. The average stress ball has an imprint area of less than two inches wide by less than two inches high. But you would be amazed at how much you may be able to “squeeze” into the imprint area. The average customer logo plus a tagline or phone number and website will usually work. But what many shoppers don’t realize is how a stress ball is imprinted. Most people equate branded products or promotional products with the most well-known imprint method called screen printing (also known as silk screening).

Screen printing utilizes a mesh screen (or stencil) through which ink is transferred to the products surface in the stenciled area, while the disallowing the ink to transfer beyond the specified area. The ink is pressed through the opening in the screen using some sort of tool or machinery. Many smaller, local screen print shops that do popular products such as t-shirts may still manually use a roller or squeegee like tool for printing. Larger factories that sell wholesale in large quantities utilize machines – automatic printing presses-to do the work. Huge volumes of products can be printed and shipped out in records times utilizing machines.

While it’s true that screen printing is the decoration method of most products with logos, it is not the imprint method used on custom stress balls. Pad printing is a much lesser known imprint method which involves transferring ink from a silicone pad to the object. Many customers use the word “stamping” when inquiring about customizing a stress ball. This word, while not industry correct, isn’t too far off from what pad printing is. It’s a much more labor intensive process. Though a machine is still utilized the stress balls are run through a machine that holds both the pad and the product steady. The pad is pressed to an inked plate which has been etched to the design of your artwork/logo. Next the pad is pressed into the object (your stress ball) and Abra Cadabra! Branded stress balls for you next big event or giveaway. Pad printing came about in the early 1970’s and quickly became popular with printers because this process excels at printing on unusual or irregular shapes and surfaces.

Custom stress balls can really impact your brand exposure. They are available in a huge variety of shapes and themes and they are budget friendly. To get the most out of your imprint we suggest that “less is more”. If you have a simple logo it will look great on a promotional stress reliever.  Unfortunately, logos with small details, shading, hues, and photographic logos will not work on a stress ball – if you need them delivered within a few weeks. The vast majority of stress balls are stocked domestically in the USA and also printed in the USA facility using the pad printing decoration method discussed above. However, if you have a logo that cannot be pad printed AND you have plenty of time, another decoration option may be available to you. A decal is an alternate imprint method used on stress relief balls for logos that are too complex for pad printing. The down side is that decal application is done overseas so it only works for those of us who can plan well in advance of needing your promotional products. The actual production time is relatively fast, but it’s getting your stress balls from the factory abroad to your office in the United States that can take a while. Unless you are prepared to shell out the big bucks for air shipping, orders done abroad ship via ocean. They must pass through the customs process and then be delivered to the domestic factory. After this long journey, your order is now ready to be shipped to you at an affordable ground shipping rate.

Promotional Products and Promotional Stress Balls for Business, Schools & Organizations

Our everyday surroundings are inundated with branded products. We don’t realize it because it’s just “normal”. Think about it: just about everything has a logo or custom message of some kind letting us know who made it, where the person on line next to us in the grocery store went to college, who our favorite sport team is, etc.…Branding products is an important way to send a visual message that can make a long lasting impact.

It is for this reason that all businesses – big and small – need a marketing budget and advertising plan. Promotional products range in price from under one dollar to top shelf corporate gifts. No matter your size, if you run a business you need to promote yourself. Trends in specialty advertising change all of the time. A few years back a 1 gigabyte flash drive with your logo would have been a hefty investment. Nowadays memory products are so popular and widespread that most companies buy imprinted flash drives at no less than 8 gigabits of memory. Some products have faded away and become irrelevant like paper calendars, business card magnets and picture frames: things that have been replaced by the smartphone. But other promo products withstand the test of time such as promotional stress balls, trade show tote bags and of course pens (make sure it has a stylus on the tip though!).

When considering a product to advertise your brand, think about something that is either useful to just about anybody, or an item that represents your company. You might be surprised that you can purchase a brand name, quality pen at an affordable price these days. The beauty of promotional products is that buying things in bulk brings the price down. Most of the brands you find in the retail store also sell their products in the promotional industry. With so many categories of products it is easy to match up something to put your logo on with your company’s mission. If you are going for the useful product think about your surroundings and what sort of stuff you may use yourself. If you live in a warm climate an auto sun shade is a giant moving billboard for your brand! If you live in the tundra think about an ice scraper or other auto safety tool with your logo.

Alternatively think about a customized product related to your business or service. If you are in the medical supply or pharmaceutical industry than a pill holder or medicine tray compliments your service. If you are in the financial industry than promotional stress balls are the perfect option. No matter what your role in finances, it’s a stressful business. We have a great variety of stress ball shapes for the financial industry including a dollar sign, money bag and a stressed out man! Put your custom logo on one of these shapes and let your employees or clients squeeze away the stress.

Industry and professional recruiters utilize tons of swag. Spending a lot of time on top college and university campuses identifying talent, you need to stand out from the crowd. It’s safe to assume most undergrads and grads live on a frugal budget and love free stuff. Stand out from your competition with branded swag. College students love technology related stuff. We sell lots of usb car adapters, earbuds and headphones, mobile wallets and smart wallets, charging devices and power banks. Put your firm’s logo and contact info directly on your giveaways and your brand will be ever-present after your initial contact. Of course media and technology products can add up if you need hundreds or thousands of giveaways for students. Again, the ever-popular promotional stress balls are a great option. What student can’t use a squeeze stress relief at 2 am in the library stacks right? Our best seller is the brain stress ball which is available in thirteen popular logo and school colors. If you are searching out medical or science students we have a doctor, nurse, scientist, microscope, bones, blood platelets, and body parts of all kinds. The options are truly limitless when it comes to promotional products. There is a price point and item for every business and organization for every need imaginable.

Brain Stress Balls: Command Center for Mind, Body & Marketing!

brain stress ballsWhy are brain stress balls such a popular promotional product? The human brain is the command center for the human nervous system. It receives and sends messages to and from the essential parts of the body that keep us alive and well. The human brain may weigh about 3.3 pounds but a stress reliever ball in the shape of a brain only weighs about 0.0775 pounds so it’s a lot more convenient to pop into a mailer for your next mail campaign! The human brain contains about 86 billion nerve cells, which most of us simply refer to as our “gray matter”. If you are going for the “gray matter” theme, we have a grey-colored brain stress ball for you.  The brain is a symbol that can be used to send many messages. For this reason brain stress balls are a fun and clever marketing tool for just about any business or industry. Your catchy message imprinted on the brain is a way to customize this shape to meet your advertising needs. Stress balls in the shape of a brain have become so popular that they are now offered in 13 trendy colors to match any company or university logo!

The powerful imagery of the brain will always send a positive message. What sort of industries and services want to convey the meaning of brain smarts? Answer: all businesses of course! While brain stress balls have historically been utilized by colleges and universities in their guidance counseling centers and health services centers, they are now taking off in the financial services sector, healthcare sector, insurance companies, pharmaceuticals, science and research, and many more business types. Budget friendly and easy to transport; stress balls can be used at industry shows, job fairs, trade shows, conventions, in-house events like employee trainings and seminars or new employee orientation.  It’s easy to see how many ways you can market this stress ball shape.

A Marketing Gem: Promotional Stress Balls

Promotional stress balls are customized for the purpose of business advertising and marketing. Many people search for them on the internet using the search term “personalized stress balls”. The word “personalized” may also denote a retail quantity or one stress ball with a personal message on it to gift to somebody. If you are a business person looking to imprint your logo and contact information on a stress relief ball and purchase them in wholesale quantities, than you are in the market for promotional stress reliever balls.

Only a few decades ago the types of shapes and symbols available in the stress ball industry were limited. You had the classic round ball, available in a few classic colors. Eventually a few universally popular new shapes arrived like the Earthball, valentine heart, football, basketball and baseball. As promotional stress balls gained traction as a desirable promotional product for large events like conventions, industry and trade shows more and more stress ball shapes arrived on the scene to meet the demands of expanding use. Today’s promo shopper literally has hundreds of fun and colorful shapes to choose from. So much so, that our own stress ball web store has over forty shopping categories for customized stress relief balls!

Colleges and universities love the brain shape stress ball. It’s available in 13 colors to match any school logo. Athletics departments can choose from a variety of sports balls or team mascots to really boost team spirit at sporting events and fund raisers. Does your business work in or support real estate? Think about a house shape stress ball. With a large imprint area on both sides of the roof, your company logo, telephone number, website and list of services will tell potential clients all they need to know! Promotional stress balls are a visually appealing marketing item that has endless uses for endless advertising.