Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Using Lapel Pins To Promote Your Organization

Perhaps you want to include a lapel pin in your recognition program. You can use lapel pins for your fund raising efforts. In any of the above cases you face the decision of buying stock lapel pins or having your pins custom made with your logo and message.

In some cases it is less expensive to purchase stock lapel pins but if you want to enhance the image of your company or organization there is nothing better than a custom made lapel pin. With a custom made lapel pin you can have your logo displayed proudly.

How much could you save if you were to buy stock lapel pins?

It will vary but, how much can you win if you include your logo on it? I would say a lot. What would you like better if you were the one receiving it? You know the answer. Now lets say you decided to get your company's lapel pins custom made, and lets assume you have no idea where to start.

First you need to get all the specifics you can think of from your company or organization, and then submit them to your sales rep.

What are the lapel pins going to be used for?

This is a very important piece of information that will help your sales rep recommend the style, size and finish that will suit your needs.

How many pins you are thinking of purchase?

As the price breaks depend on the quantities, maybe you will only need to buy a few more and save the big bucks.

When is the latest day you need to have your lapel pins in hands?

Maybe your are planning ahead (good for you) or maybe this is a last minute thing. As in any other manufacturing process, there is a certain time frame in between placing the order and shipping it to your location so it is important to communicate it in advance.

Do you have artwork ready?
Maybe all you have is a drawing, or an idea, or just the logo and will need some help creating the art, or perhaps your company has its media kit with all the specifications for its logo.

In any of these situations, it is important you communicate them to the sales rep so he/she can have the artist work on your project in the most efficient manner.

How are you going to pay for them?

Credit card, check, purchase orders, it is advisable that you check on the type of payment accepted,

These are questions that are often asked and will help guide you and make the best of your buying experience in your quest for the "perfect lapel pin".

Rosana Levesque is a graphic designer specializing in custom design of promotional items. She works at http://www.montereycompany.com The Monterey Lapel Pins Company, manufacturer of custom lapel pins, award and recognition lapel pins of the highest quality.