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10 Ways to Use Customized Keychains Effectively

Written on May 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm, by

Customized keychains are versatile.  They can be used by numerous groups and organizations as a way to get the word out about a new product or service or to announce an upcoming event, wedding, or holiday.  Keychain promos help generate funds, raise awareness, and educate.

The top ten most popular uses for personalized keychains include:

  • School Alumni, Graduations, and Fundraisers
  • Sports Teams
  • Car Clubs
  • Advertising for New Businesses
  • Car, Boat, and Recreational Vehicle Dealerships
  • Aviation Clubs
  • Churches
  • Wedding Favors
  • Awareness—ie. Breast Cancer, Autism, etc.
  • Employee Years of Service Awards

The options available to personalize keychains are unlimited.  In addition to being able to choose from soft enamel, cloisonné, and die struck, customers can also create 3D designs and have their pick of gold, silver, copper, black metal or black nickel.  For those individuals who want twice as much room to advertise, double sided keychain options exist.

Contacting All About Pins for a complimentary quote will help put your design ideas into perspective.  Our trained sales professionals will be able to send a customized digital proof to you quickly and explain what the difference between cloisonné and soft enamel keychains.  In addition to being there for you to answer any questions that you might have, All About Pins also offers complimentary artwork and shipping as well as up to seven colors free.

Information that is commonly used in a keychain design includes:

  • A Logo or Motto
  • Name of the Business or Organization Featured
  • Web Address or Telephone Number
  • A Description of the Product, Service, or Event Advertised
  • Number of Years of Service an Employee Has Put Into a Company

Personalized keychain are functional and affordable.  They have a variety of uses and can be created to deliver a message in a fast and reliable way.  Call us today at 1-866-604-9462 to place your keychain order.

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

5 Ways to Prepare Yourself for Your First Pin Trading Event

Written on May 14, 2010 at 5:22 pm, by

Pin trading is a great way to promote your team to other players and a fast way to make new friends.  At tournaments like the Little League World Series and Cooperstown, pin trading events are wildly popular.  Designated trading areas are cordoned off for players, coaches, and collectors.  For novices, the atmosphere is unlike any other experience that they have ever encountered.

Pin trading is a serious business.  People from around the world travel to sports events with armloads of pins to trade.  In fact, the Olympic Games has turned pin trading into an art form.  Pins from past events are sought after by collectors.  The right pin can enhance a collection and even increase its worth substantially.

Before going to your first pin trading event, All About Pins wants to offer you some advice.  As a leader in designing and manufacturing custom trading pins, we know how competitive it can be on and off the field.  Sub par pins do not escape the scrutiny of players and sports enthusiasts.  Here is how we can help you make the most out of your first pin trading experience:

  • Think about what you would like your team’s custom trading pins to look like.  Pay careful consideration to include such details as your team’s name, hometown, colors, and mascot.  Decide whether you want the pin to have other distinctive details like glitter, blinking lights or mobile pieces.
  • Determine how many pins to order for each player.  You can do this easily by calculating the number of games or tournaments that you have throughout the season and the number of players and coaches that you have on your team.  Big tournaments require a significant number of pins.  Players typically want to have enough to cover a towel or lanyard.
  • Visit All About Pins on the web or call us toll-free at 1-866-604-9462 to discuss your design ideas with us.  In addition to presenting you with a full color digital proof, we also offer free shipping on every order.  We can take your team information and transform it into a Blinker, Spinner, Slider or Bobble Head.  We can even add glitter to specific sections of the pin as a way of enhancing its appearance.
  • Decide how each player is going to display their trading pin collection. Will they wear it on a lanyard or sling a pin covered towel over their shoulder?  Would they benefit from having a trading pin bag instead?
  • Specify where you want your order delivered.  With the rising costs of carry-on luggage making today’s headlines, it may be better for you to have your order shipped directly to your hotel.  We never charge extra for this service.  It is just one of the ways that we reward you for ordering from us.

Swapping pins with other teams for the very first time is exciting.  When equipped with the right amount of knowledge, even a novice can be wildly successful at events like the Little League World Series and Cooperstown.  Call or email us today to place your custom trading pin order.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Environmental Awareness Lapel Pins for a Greener Planet

Written on May 12, 2010 at 6:51 pm, by

In the wake of the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, companies use custom lapel pins as a way to make others aware of potential environmental issues facing our world.  A powerful design featuring custom artwork can help motivate the public to take a stance and fight global warming, offshore drilling, and deforestation.

Businesses and organizations committed to a cause can show their support by using environmental awareness lapel pins in the media, at fundraising events, and as educational tools at schools and global conferences.  The small pieces of memorabilia outlast traditional promotional products like ink pens and notepads which keeps them out of landfills and makes them the ideal medium to deliver an earth friendly message.

Companies can measure the immediate impact that “going green” makes on the planet and their budgets.  Energy saving tactics and inner office recycling programs promote healthier habits in the workplace.  Custom lapel pins can convey these efforts to employees and the public easily and affordably.

All About Pins helps businesses and organizations to convey their environmental agendas through the creation of custom lapel pins.  We offer all of customers a number of free items with their orders.  Free design services, free custom artwork, a free digital proof with unlimited revisions, up to seven colors free of charge, and best of all—fast and free shipping.

Time is of the essence.  With our planet in peril, an environmental awareness program within the confines your business or organization couldn’t come at a better time.  Visit us on the web at http://www.allaboutpins.com to learn more about the benefits of creating eco-friendly custom lapel pins for your employees and customers.

From your stance on drilling for oil in our waters to promoting greener energy resources, custom lapel pins are a great way to showcase your feelings on how we are treating our world and what should be done to help.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Youth Organization Summer Camp Custom Lapel Pins Mark Achievement

Written on May 11, 2010 at 8:51 pm, by

Summer camps for many youth organizations find a number of uses for custom lapel pins and patches. Boy and girls who complete physically and mentally challenging tasks can be awarded these customized items. They push their bodies and minds to the limit to accomplish the goals set before them and a custom lapel pin or embroidered patch would be the perfect recognition. In addition to helping establish rank, custom lapel pins and embroidered patches provide a positive reminder of the things that were experienced at summer camp.  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can look forward to completing assignments and earning custom lapel pins and embroidered merit badges to put on their uniforms.

Incentives make camp much more enjoyable.  Youth that participate in certain classes or projects are often given the opportunity to earn custom lapel pins or embroidered patches marking their achievement.  These items help campers reap giant rewards.  With a new boost of self-confidence, they excel at every task they put their minds to.  Whether it is an individual task or a team effort, each child has the opportunity to shine at summer camp.

Custom lapel pins and embroidered patches are not only for awards.  They are also used to identify the council or region that each child is from.  This is particularly helpful with group activities that involve a large number of campers.  Troop leaders or camp counselors can associate the child with their council or region and assign tasks accordingly.  These types of pins and patches can be easily attached to uniforms or camp apparel.

Summer camp is a fun experience for everyone in attendance.  You can do your part by paying tribute to the young people in your life by ordering custom lapel pins or embroidered patches from All About Pins and All About Patches.  We will be happy to discuss with you the different options that are available for your custom design.



Show Your Patriotism by Ordering Custom Support Our Troops Lapel Pins

Written on May 10, 2010 at 8:02 pm, by

Car magnets and decals urging people to “Support Our Troops” are commonplace in the United States.  Ranging in color and pattern, the declarations of patriotism make a bold statement.  Although smaller in size, custom lapel pins are portable and reach a wider audience.  All About Pins wants to help you pay tribute to the men and women fighting for the freedom of our country by creating custom designed lapel pins for your business or organization.

Support Our Troops lapel pins range in size, color, shape, and style.  Although awareness ribbons tend to be the norm, cloisonné, soft enamel, and diestruck pins make just as big of an impression on the public.  Featuring information that is unique to your products or services, the powerful promotional product can be used in conjunction with fundraisers, conferences or galas.

Patriotic pins are fitting at all times of the year not just the Fourth of July.  Politicians, athletes, teachers, parents, and celebrities show their support for the men and women stationed overseas by sporting a custom lapel pin on their jackets, shirts or bags.

Custom lapel pins help to create a sense of community by uniting people who are affiliated with a particular cause.  There are a number of ways that support our troops pins can be used.  Here are a few of the most common:

  • To provide physical and emotional support to individuals enlisted with the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps
  • To raise funds for injured troops or for families whose loved ones were killed in combat
  • To forge unity amongst communities, states, and nations
  • To urge lawmakers to include legislature that is beneficial to our service men and women

Custom Support Our Troops Lapel Pins draw attention to your business and service in more ways than one.  Call 1-866-604-9462 or email info@allaboutpins.com today.

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Selling Custom Lapel Pin Pendants to Boutique Customers

Written on May 7, 2010 at 9:00 am, by

The fashion world is constantly evolving.  Items that are popular one day are gone the next. Boutique owners have to keep up with trends in order to grow their businesses.  Charm bracelets, a hot accessory in the 1950s, have made a comeback. Celebrities, political figures, athletes, and travelers are just a few of the people that love to collect personalized charms.  You can capture all of the appeal of these unique accessories by creating custom lapel pin pendants in a variety of sizes, shapes, colors, and designs to sell to your customers.  Having a wide selection of charm bracelet pendants to choose from will help put your business ahead of the competition.

Nothing is as special as a personalized piece of jewelry.  In fact, charm bracelet pendants tell a lot about their owners.  The custom pieces often focus on a person’s interests or hobbies.   They can also serve as a reminder of a milestone event or memorable trip.  A person can look down on their wrist and be transported to different moments in their life.

Custom lapel pin pendants can depict a favorite sports team, a premier vacation spot or a cherished pastime.  As a boutique owner, you have creative license over these items. You can be as imaginative as you want to be with colors, shapes, and sizes.

Contact All About Pins with your design ideas today. We will work diligently to create the type of custom lapel pin pendants that sell.  Focusing our efforts on your unique logos, graphics or photographs, we design high quality pendants and charms for storefronts and boutiques.

You can reach us by phone by calling 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or email us at info@allaboutpins.com.  Our sales professionals can answer any questions you might have about your custom lapel pin pendant order.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Custom Challenge Coins Make Great Memorabilia for US Navy Balls and US Marine Corps Balls

Written on May 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm, by

Being in the service takes willpower and a healthy amount of determination.  In addition to being put through physical challenges, the men and women of the Navy and Marine Corps are subjected to emotional tests.  Some are involved in the frontlines of combat.  Others are deployed to unfamiliar lands that are far away from their families.  Their roles are both demanding and rewarding.  For one night, they can cast their cares aside and enjoy an evening filled with fun and festivities.

Once a year, the Navy and the Marines hold balls globally as a way to commemorate those individuals who put their lives on the line each and every day to protect the freedom of their country. These dates fall on the anniversary of the respected service.  For Naval men and women, their ball is held on the 13th of October.  For Marines, their celebration occurs on the 10th of November. Custom challenge coins featuring details about the event become cherished keepsakes for attendees.  Complete with a logo, motto or variety of insignia, the awards are outstanding testimonials of the men and women that they commemorate.

All About Coins works side by side with our customers to design military challenge coins rich in detail and personality.  Our experienced team of salespeople and designers know what types of finishes work best with certain emblems and insignias.  In addition to guaranteeing our work, we also offer a variety of services that were created to make the ordering process as smooth as possible.

Not only do we offer a complimentary quote via phone or email, we also provide:

  • FREE design services including custom artwork
  • A FREE digital proof with unlimited revisions
  • Up to seven FREE colors with each design
  • Fast and FREE shipping on all orders

Considering the item’s rich history and high perceived value, there is little question to why custom challenge coins are handed out as gifts at military balls.  They evoke pride, boost morale, and serve as a reminder of a person’s past endeavors.  Groups of friends can commiserate with one another, be commended for their achievements, and enjoy being in the presence of high ranking and influential leaders.

Marc Pamatian knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Coins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom challenge coins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Turning Custom Lapel Pins into Pendants and Other Pieces of Fashionable Costume Jewelry

Written on May 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm, by

Costume jewelry is all the rage these days.  A stunning pendant, tie tack or pair of cufflinks can enhance the appearance of a person’s wardrobe and be a real conversation piece for those who encounter it.  With a variety of styles and colors to choose from, businesses wanting to get their message across can do so with an added level of sophistication.

Containing all of the appeal of custom lapel pins, high fashion jewelry is created in a very similar way.  Pendants are designed to look like lapel pins but do not contain posts.  Instead, they have a small hole drilled at the top where a jump ring can be attached.  These charms can be hung from necklaces or bracelets to make beautiful gifts.  Employees who exceed expectations or have a long history with a company can be awarded a new pendant to add to their personalized charm bracelets or necklaces.

Upscale hotels and other service-related industries like to add flair to their employee’s everyday uniforms.  A classy tie tack or attractive pair of cufflinks can boost self-esteem, promote goodwill between employer and employees, and promote a positive image to customers and clientele.

All About Pins can create the type of pendant jewelry and charms for charm jewelry that appeal to people of all ages.  Rather than purchase generic pendants, businesses can create ones that speak to the hearts of their customers and employees.  Because of their high perceived value, these items are worn with pride and are considered keepsakes for anyone lucky enough to receive one.

Submit your ideas to us and we will begin designing custom lapel pin pendants, tie tacks or cufflinks for you today.  You can reach us toll-free by phone at 1-866-604-9462 or email info@allaboutpins.com.  In addition to a no obligation quote, we offer our customers complimentary design services and free shipping.

Matthew Duncan knows a thing or two about lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, he works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed his customer’s expectations.

Five Ways That Custom Trading Pins Can Help With Odyssey of the Mind Activities

Written on May 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm, by

Odyssey of the Mind is an academic competition that encourages students to engage in problem solving and decision making in a group setting.  Over 1,000 teams from the United States and 25 other countries participate in the World Finals which is scheduled to take place May 26-29 of this year at Michigan State University.  Custom trading pins give each Odyssey of the Mind participant the opportunity to relate to other teams, share their experience, and come home with personalized keepsakes that remind them of the challenges they faced while participating in an academic team competition.

Team sponsors recognize the importance of having quality trading pins on hand for students to trade with other teams.  In addition to promoting the actual event, custom trading pins can help out with Odyssey of the Mind activities in the following five ways:

  • Identifying members of a team.  Like nametags or identification badges, custom lapel pins can be used to recognize students from different schools, states, and countries.
  • Promoting innovative thinking and problem solving methods.  Each unique challenge can be featured on a team’s custom trading pin design.  Competitions can be held amongst students on a team to come up with the winning artwork.
  • Inspiring students to be their personal best.  As a representative of their school, city, state, and country, children compete in challenges which include the building of mechanical devices and the interpretation of literary classics.
  • Encouraging interaction between students of all ages from Kindergarten to College, teachers, competitors, and spectators.  Pin trading helps break down barriers by promoting conversation and creativity.
  • Acknowledging individual and group efforts.  Rewarding students for completing educational challenges by utilizing proven problem solving methods.

Custom lapel pins are designed using different color schemes which helps them fit into the yearly theme of Odyssey of the Mind.  Designs are often indicators of what school, city, state or country the students represent.  They also can include elements from the challenges that they are competing in.

All About Pins, a designer and manufacturer of custom lapel pins, helps school groups come up with original artwork that is compelling.  Much like the creativity exercises that students compete in, our talented team of designers must incorporate all of the elements of the competition into your custom lapel pin artwork.  We pay special attention to color schemes, lettering, logos, and mascots.  That is why we give you the option to submit revisions to us after viewing a digital proof.

You are under no obligation to order custom lapel pins for Odyssey of the Mind unless you are 100% satisfied with the artwork.  You can call us toll-free 1-866-604-9462, visit us on the web at http://www.allaboutpins.com or email info@allaboutpins.com for a free quote.  We can help you choose the sizes, shapes, colors, and styles of custom lapel pins that will help your team outthink the competition.

Amanda Knight knows a thing or two about custom lapel pins. As Manager of All About Pins, she works directly with businesses and organizations to design custom lapel pins that exceed her customer’s expectations.

Ways to Promote Your Business to Job Seekers with Custom Lapel Pins

Written on April 30, 2010 at 4:28 pm, by

Recruiting talented people to work for you is easier than you think.  Job Fairs put you into contact with qualified and educated individuals seeking employment.  Being prepared for an influx of impressive resumes is easy with a little preparation before the event.  Having unforgettable promotional items like lapel pins on hand to use as giveaways for new recruits is a steadfast way to get them to visit your table or booth.

Custom lapel pins give job seekers something to remember you by.  After a long day of trying to find jobs, men and women hope to make the type of contacts that will help them achieve their goals at career fairs. Promotional products like custom ink pens and notepads can be easily lost or forgotten.  Custom lapel pins tend to be memorable so they make an ideal marketing tool.

With your business emblem or logo stamped into the surface of the lapel pins, you create a great first impression with the individuals you come into contact with. People will be drawn to your business because of your table or booth’s presentation.  A well-thought out custom lapel pin design can help draw interest in whatever type of jobs or temp positions you are recruiting help for.

A face-to-face meeting with job seekers can help answer any questions they might have about your business and its mission.  Unlike job search sites which limit access to talent, job fairs give you a better feel for what traits candidates have to bring to the table.  Custom lapel pins give you a distinct advantage because they are visible and portable pieces of advertising.

All About Pins, a leading designer and manufacturer of custom lapel pins, helps businesses accomplish their goals through cleverly executed designs and personalization.  Job Fair recruiters can take a basketful of lapel pins with them to sit on their table.  As job seekers mill about, they can stop by a booth, pick up a custom lapel pin, and speak to recruiters about the positions that are available within their companies.  Custom lapel pins are a great way to break the ice with potential talent and help promote the products and services that you have to offer.

With a variety of styles, sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from, custom lapel pins are the obvious choice for high impact promotional products.  All About Pins will work with you to create the type of design that speaks directly to job seekers and gets them excited about all the things that your business has to offer its employees.  Our years of expertise make us qualified to help you determine the number of custom lapel pins to order for your next career fair.  Our sales professionals can be reached by phone by calling 1-866-604-9462 toll-free or email info@allaboutpins.com.