Product Number: #1200

Description: Plush Big Paw Bear with Shirt

Industry: Insurance

What it was purchased for: Insurance is a product/Service that most end users or targets do not like to talk about. It is a necessary evil for most people. To most people this means that they need to spend money for insurance on what they may never get a return on their investment. In general, Plush is an instant gratification category. Give someone a teddy bear and you will see that it puts a smile on anyone’s face immediately. OR, long enough to break the ice to chat about the service, in this case insurance, that a company is trying to sell to customers.

How it was distributed: The referral process is huge in the insurance agency. So this top 5 Insurance Company gives away a set of teddy bears on the day of signing the documents for whatever insurance plan that a family signs up for. Walk into any branch location, sign up for the New Homeowner’s policy and receive a free teddy bear, hence softening the perception of insurance and most importantly putting a smile on the face of the new policy holder.

Result or ROI: The Franchisee offices continue to reorder the teddy bear because insurance is a very tough sell in today’s world, and new customers are walking out with a smile on their face. The gifts have enabled the agents to build a rapport and work on future referrals. Now they are not just the insurance agent, but leave customers with a positive image and a feeling of friendship.

Product Number: #405

Description: Jumbo Cooler Bag

Industry: Insurance

What it was purchased for: These bags were given out to participants in a company golf tournament.

How it was distributed: All participants received a bag as a prize along with a nice bottle of wine and wine opener.

Result or ROI: This promotion was used as an incentive to get people to sign up and donate money. As a result more than 200 golfers signed up for the event.

Product Number: #9421

Description: First Aid Kit

Industry: Insurance

What it was purchased for: A major insurance company wanted a visual product to remind people of the need for safety and preparing that would entice them to come in for a quote.

How it was distributed: The 9421 First Aid Kit was sent out in a mass mailer with a message about being prepared.

Result or ROI: The campaign was so successful a repeat order of 5,000 pieces is placed almost monthly to keep it going.