Archive for March, 2014

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Easter is around the corner and spring has arrived, all of a sudden.

Cute easter Bunny stress ball

Cute easter Bunny stress ball

Spring seems to have arrived all of a sudden, following the dreadful high winds and floods, much of the UK have experienced this year so far. Now we see people without coats, lingering outside rather than hurrying indoors and smiles on faces. Everyone has been saying how lovely it is to see the sun and last weekend, we even smelt the faint whiff of a BBQ!  Easter is around the corner, the supermarkets have chocolate eggs everywhere and excitement is building for the Easter break. This is the time of year that clubs, charities and organisations start fund raising with renewed vigour. Why not buy promotional items relevant to the season and sell them at your next fundraiser? Branded sweets or chocolate with your logo on are perfect for easter. How about chick or easter egg themed stress balls, these could be given as prizes for those chidlren raising over a certain amount on sponsored events?

This time of year is also when the outdoor runs and fun begins, why not sell promotional drinks like water, smoothies, sports drinks and iced tea at your next event, to raise even more money. If your a profit making business, April normally heralds the release of the new marketing budgets! Spent it while you can, in case they cut the budget later in the year. Plan ahead according to your events and product launches and make sure your marketing cupboard is ready in advance for anything! Staff love incentives, branded sweets, chocolates and mints fit with the easter theme and will increase productivity.

Enjoy the brighter weather, start planning your next event and thinking of ways to attract new customers. Targeting the tummy normally works a treat! 

If you have got some inspiration from my ideas, call us on 0800 731 0301 and we will do our best to help you, here at Mikkis.


Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Six Nations Rugby and upcoming sport in 2014

It is nearly time for Italy, Scotland, Wales, England,France and Ireland to do battle again on the rugby pitches of the six Nations tournament in Round 4.  The 2013 final led to another crushing deafeat for England, in another England V Wales final, with a thumping 30 – 3 Welsh victory.

The match for England this year in round 4, is against the Welsh giants of rugby at the famous Twickenham grounds. Who will come out on top in this match, Wales or England? Looking at the first three rounds of the Six Nations, either side could be triumphant.

The ladies 6 nations is hotting up too with England versus Wales At Twickenham, 2 days before the mens match. Going on the form from the previous three rounds, (2 out of 3 wins), it looks like the English Women may triumph!

The under 20’s mens team, has also won 2 out of 3 previous matches and face Wales, who have won 2 out of 3 of their previous matches too. 3 big clashes and 3 eagerly awaited results.

We are 3 months away from the Football World cup being held in the heat of Brazil. Excitement will build and all eyes will be fixed on the TV sets of lounges and pubs, all over the world.

We are about to start with the Paralympics in Sochi, just over a week of exciting snow and ice based sporting competition, that will see our Para heroes battling it out with the rest of the word. We are expecting to see over 600 brave and talented competitors. More and more we are seeing summer Olympians crossing over to winter sports, coupled with some great para winter specialists, we are set for a super week of competition.

We are also in for a good summer of cricket and Tennis with Wimbledon almost around the corner …

All great sporting events have branded promotional banners, accessories, towels, mugs, drinks… the list is endless. If you want to promote your company or sporting event, we can help with our range of sport themed promotional gifts and merchandise. Look at our website for inspiration.