Product Number: #1200

Description: Big Paw Bear

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: A senior living community was looking for holiday gifts for their residents.

How it was distributed: When we broke out one of the bear samples, the buyer lit up with a huge smile. She was "in love."

Result or ROI: The senior center bought enough bears for all of their residents and any incoming residents. They plan to repeat their purchase when supply runs low.

Product Number: #2173

Description: 3-Section Lunch Container

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: Packaging a lunch for nurses/doctors and anyone employed at any of the Hospital’s locations. After years of giving away lunch bags, the customer asked for something different that the staff might utilize even more than the lunch bags they’d been giving them for the past three years. The distributor brought in 4 samples for the presentation that were filled with a lunch that they had purchased at a local deli.. The compartments were all full with a main dish and two sides. They also brought in a virtual of the item with the customer’s logo on it that Hit had provided to them. The buyer loved it.

How it was distributed: Each employee was given a 2173. The buyer also decided to use the same idea to give out for a ribbon cutting of a new section in one of the locations at the lunch after the ceremony.

Result or ROI: The recipients’ loved the 2173. The next day in the cafeteria they charted that over 85% of the employees were using the new 2173.

Product Number: #3030

Description: Non-Woven Promotional Tote Bag

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: The department that receives all shipments isn’t allowed to use cardboard boxes or plastic bags to deliver incoming products and supplies. These were ordered to transport supplies from receiving to relevant departments.

How it was distributed: The hospital placed a large order to stock these bags for transport throughout the building.

Result or ROI: The problem of not having anything suitable to carry products in was solved. Plus people in every department took them home for personal use so the hospital gets more advertising with the bags they have to order anyway.

Product Number: #3526

Description: Container and Lunch Bag Combo

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: A large hospital chain wanted to give out a Nurse’s Week gift to their nursing staff that was both practical and different than a standard lunch cooler.

How it was distributed: Each nurse was given the combo set packed with a lunch on a pre-determined day that the hospital had stated they would buy lunch in appreciation of the nursing staff.

Result or ROI: The recipients were touched to not only receive lunch that day but a gift that they could reuse to bring their lunch in every day. Since almost all the nurses eat lunch on the property, the set was particularly useful to them.

Product Number: #4013

Description: ID Lunch Bag

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: A hospital wanted a unisex item to give out for Nurses Week. Since most of the nursing staff brought their lunch to work, a lunch bag was a perfect gift. They also liked the ID pocket feature on item #4013, since it made it easy for everyone to tell their lunches apart in the refrigerators, etc.

How it was distributed: The item was handed out on Nurse’s Day to all the nurses, with a thank you note tucked inside from the hospital’s board of directors.

Result or ROI: All the nurses liked the gift and have been carrying their lunch in it since that day.

Product Number: #6970

Description: 5" X 7" Spiral Notebook

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: A popular chain of elderly care facilities was looking for a great product to boost name recognition.

How it was distributed: These notebooks were given to potential residents and family as well as giveaways at every kind of event they attended.

Result or ROI: They replaced another notebook the customer had gotten tired of using. With the number on it, you always know how to get in touch with your loved one in their care.

Product Number: #7029

Description: Chenille Blanket

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: A local hospital needed blankets to hand out to children who were currently patients that they could take home after their stay.

How it was distributed: These blankets were passed out by staff to children admitted to the hospital when it moved to a new location.

Result or ROI: The response was great. The kids loved how soft it was and often made it their "blankie"

Product Number: #AB25

Description: Pharmaceutical Group Uses Customizable Mint Box to Promote New Service

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: Kinney Drugstore is a pharmacy chain that services upper state New York and Vermont area. The company has been a community institution since the first Kinney store was constructed in Albany in 1903. Even though this is a company with values rooted in tradition and making sure the customer comes first, the marketing department realized that they would have to utilize 21st century advertising practices to help keep the company a step ahead of national franchise competitors. So, the executives of the company's marketing department began consulting with a promotional products distributor. The distributor began dialogue with Kinney to decide what type of promotional product that they could best utilize. Kinney wanted to promote a new service being offered at their stores, a drive-thru pharmacy window. The distributor then contacted Admints & Zagabor, a leading promotional product supplier, to take the next step in the process of selecting the best product for the drugstore.

How it was distributed: After some discussion, the promotional product team decided to use the advertising mint box (AB25). The box is reclosebale, recyclable, and fully customizable on all 5 sides. It contains 20-25 peppermints and is printed with a 4-color process on all sides. The box was to promote the new drive-thru service available at some Kinney locations in the area.

Result or ROI: Kinney thought that the item was both thoughtful and useful; further endearing the store to the community. The mint box was given to all customers that used the company's new drive-thru pharmacy service. The product was distributed in all 10 location within the upper New York state and Vermont that had offered the new drive-the pharmacy service. The mint box helped Kinney integrate their new service quicker then the company expected. Also, more customers utilized the drive-thru than expected. This led to increased sales and productivity within the 10 locations. Kinney's marketing department recently contacted both the promotional product distributor and supplier about using another item for their other area locations.

Product Number: #DF44

Description: Pharmaceutical Group Uses Personal Care Product to Promote New Service

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: Rite-Aid Drugstore is a pharmacy chain with locations all across the country. The company has maintained strong earnings throughout this nationwide dip in our economy and they wanted to reward their customers. So, the executives of the company's marketing department began consulting with a promotional products distributor. The distributor began dialogue with Rite-Aid to decide what type of promotional product that they could best utilize. Rite-Aid wanted to promote a new service being offered at their stores. The distributor then contacted Admints & Zagabor, a leading promotional product supplier.

How it was distributed: After some discussion, the promotional product team felt that an item from Admints' personal care line would best benefit the pharmacy. The team ultimately decided to use the dental floss. The dental floss (DF44) is a U.S. made product that contains 18 yards of waxed floss. The product comes with a 4-color process laminated decal on the front of the case. The team presented the completed product with the Rite- Aid label on the cover.

Result or ROI: Rite-Aid thought that the item was both thoughtful and useful; further endearing the customers to the store. The dental floss was given to all customers that used the company's new drive-thru pharmacy service. The product was distributed in 10 store locations in upper New York state and Vermont that offered the new drive-thru pharmacy service. The dental floss helped Rite-Aid integrate their new service quicker than the company expected. Also, more customers utilized the drive-thru than expected. This led to increased sales and productivity within the 10 locations. Rite-Aid's marketing department recently contacted both the promotional product distributor and supplier about using another item for the drugstores remaining locations.

Product Number: #HS02

Description: Imprinted Hand Sanitizer Bottles a Promotional Product Cure for Large Physician Practice Colorado Springs Health Partners

Industry: Health Care / Pharmaceutical

What it was purchased for: To locate a useable, affordable healthcare-related promotional product for distribution at health fairs and charity events. Colorado Springs Health Partners (CSHP), a multidisciplinary group practice with more than 90 physicians, 20 mid-level practitioners and almost 600 support staff at 11 facilities, brings together many specialties under one practice umbrella, including family physicians, pediatricians, cardiologists, surgeons, neurologists, ophthalmologists and podiatrists, to name a few. The group is a fixture at local health fairs and a regular contributor to local events including March of Dimes' fundraisers, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life and more. With community outreach a primary means of raising and maintaining brand awareness, the CSHP team turned to their Promotional Products Distributor, who called Admints & Zagabor for help in identifying a relevant promotional product that would represent their brand at various events throughout the year. Neither electronic gizmos nor gadgets would work - too techie; nor would drink coolies or squishy balls - too sporty. The team wanted a promotional product that would represent the healthcare industry - and that would match the themes of the various events they would be attending as well.

How it was distributed: No gizmos, gadgets or squishy balls; just 4-color imprinted 2 oz. hand sanitizer bottles. The teams' ultimate choice was a perfect fit, and affordable, too. The hand sanitizer displayed both the CSHP name and Web address. Highly useful, easy to distribute and small enough to fit in totes and purses, their selection would bring increased exposure and brand recognition throughout the region.

Result or ROI: Imprinted hand sanitizers carry the CSHP brand via intended channels—and more! Both the CSHP team and gift recipients were extremely pleased with the high quality decals of their logo on the bottles of hand sanitizer. The team distributes the giveaway at health fairs and charity events as intended; but has increased the reach even more by giving the bottles to students on facilities tours, as well as to nonprofit health organizations agreeing to include the CSHPbranded bottles in their goodie bags.