Archive for July, 2014

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Tyres are now recycled into really useful promotional items!

We need not have mountains of used tyres anymore that take an age to biodegrade, we can recycle them into a host of useful items that can be branded too.

Mouse mat, coasters and pencil cases can actually all be made from recycled tyres! The old and worn-out tyre mountains are reducing! Imagine the amount of tyres discarded in the UK every day – now there is a great use for them; recycle them into useable, promotional gifts.

The mouse mat is functional, recycled, provides a great surface, is  good looking and could be made from the very tyre that caused you grief! They can be printed with your company, school, event or product logo and message to make them an environmentally responsible, giveaway. You can choose up to 4 colours, depending on your design to print, bright colours show up really well, against the black backgrounds.

 The recycled tyre products are available only in black, as obviously car tyres are black and to change the colour of the rubber, would involve processes that would not be environmentally friendly! The recycled tyre mats, coaster and pencil case, obviously have a super rubber finish that ensures extremely good grip, so they won’t slide around on your desk. The gorgeous pencil case comes with a range of colour coordinating zips to jazz them up, there is loads of room for all those stationary essentials.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Novelty Flash drives – an eyecatching way to showcase your company!

Promotional flash drives, memory sticks and USB’s have proved really popular, almost everyone has one! What easier way to carry around your documents is there? The design of these flash drives is really important, there are many metal, wooden, plastic and recycled versions on the market. We think it is important to have fun with your marketing and there is a wide range of novelty flash drives too!
The mini can, bottle and christmas tree are great fun and don’t look like a flash drive from the outside! This means you can make your promotion seasonal, product specific or character specific as in the “hello kitty” drive below, ideal for retailers to buy and sell on.


Most schools, colleges and universities now require their students to have a memory stick, they could create their own novelty flash drive and sell them to the students to help boost the school fund! The possibilities are endless… A small, useful, portable storage devise that can be taken anywhere, used for homework, photos, presentation and work documents.

These drives can be made in virtually any shape you require that fits your campaign or you can choose from a large standard range of novelty drives. All of these drives can be personalised with your company name or logo, to create a long lasting useful item, that will showcase your company beautifully.

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Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Promotional Drinks make great gifts.

The demand for branded drinks has grown hugely in the last two years. Initially the drink offering was confined to bottled water but companies have caught on to how effective these are as an awareness product and the range has grown!


Promotional drinks now come in a wide range, now including; water, energy drinks, isotonic drinks, iced coffee and even fruit smoothies! These branded drinks have a wide range of uses including; sporting events, restaurants, exhibitions, event sponsorship, marketing campaigns, hotels and bars…they can be used as a gift to market your company or event in almost any situation!

All of the drinks come with custom printed, bright, glossy labels. Iced coffee, energy and isotonic drinks come in a 250ml slimline can that fits neatly into your fridge. Bottled water comes in either 330ml or 500ml with a choice of screw or sports cap.

The energy drinks have a distinctive taste and have been compared to the world famous, “Red bull”. The isotonic drinks taste similar to other energy giving drinks such as Lucozade. The drinks don’t just look good, advertise your company and quench your thirst, they taste great too! Fruit smoothies are made from 100% natural ingredients, tasting even better, than they look! For help in choosing your ideal drinks, contact Mikkis.

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Recycled Stuff.

Most people know how important it is to recycle plastic and other items that would otherwise go into a landfill. The more we can all do to help the environment the better it will be.

But how can you turn recycled plastic into the ideal gift for the people who work for you – and perhaps for your clients as well?

The answer lies in USB flash drives. These small but invaluable items can easily be made from recycled plastic, and that should put them at the top of your list if you want to promote the use of recycled products. Recycled stuff of all kinds is being put to good use, and it’s good to know that memory sticks can also be made from recycled plastic or sustainable wood.

Since a memory stick is quite practical it is a good idea to have a good supply of them ready for your workforce and clients to use. But recycled drives aren’t just practical in this sense. They can also be used to help you promote your business on a daily basis.

The most effective branded item is one that is used constantly. Flash drives certainly fall into this category. In addition the fact they are made from recycled material makes them even more highly regarded. When given a choice, most people would rather use a flash drive made by a company which uses recycled plastic. It’s clearly better for the environment.

And every time someone uses one of your recycled flash drives, your business name will be emblazoned on the side of it. Imagine the impact that would have. It will put your name in front of your customers every single day. And since you provided them with a useful product presented in a recycled cardboard box, they’ll know you have their best interests in mind as well. Visit to see our great range.

About the author – Julie-Ann Amos is a professional writer who writes regularly on the subject of recycled promotional items.


Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Juggling balls – fun and educational!

Juggling balls have a huge range of uses. They can be used as giveaways at events, as prizes if you are a sponsor, to improve hand eye coordination, as a giveaway to your staff or customers or even to use in conjunction with staff training. For whatever use you have in mind the balls can be customised with your company logo, name and even a message!

Juggling balls generally come in 2 sizes, standard or giant and in a huge range of colours -something for everyone. These juggling balls are a great entry into the world of juggling, they are fun, easy to learn and can be used at any age!

Performance coaching is very high on the corporate agenda; it is a recognised way for team leaders, mentors and managers to improve sales and service key indicators. All of these performance coaches have to be taught how to coach in the first place. At some stage in the coaching training the trainee will come across juggling – what better way to reinforce your brand than with customised juggling balls? Each trainee can have their own set and with them they can learn how to coach and who knows they may even learn how to juggle!

These fun items have so many varied uses, for example; if you are a training supplier, these juggling balls are a long term way to remind your clients who delivered that life changing training. Juggling balls are often used as a promotional or corporate giveaway and have a much longer life span than lots of other items. If you think they are just the thing for your company, contact Mikkis on 01255 225301 or visit us at


Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Wooden USBs – a stylish idea!

USBs, flash drives and memory sticks have been a useful portable storage device for some time now. There is now a large range of beautiful wood and bamboo flash drives, that are all sourced from sustainable areas, making them eco-friendly! This is great news for companies wanting a stylish USB that can help reduce their carbon footprint, not add to it!


Wooden styling makes these flash drives special, a suitable gift for an executive, a super student or a good employee, at a reasonable cost. They all feature a lid to keep your drive clean and in great working order. These smart wooden USB ranges are great for resale too.
There is a wide range of woods and colours available, the promotional drives can be engraved or printed with your company name, logo or message. These wooden drives are an eye catching way to showcase your company!

There are many shapes and styles available, from angular to round, slimline to chunky. Many of these USB’s can be used as a keyring and some come fitted with a neck cord. There are some shaped USB’s too; there is a book suitable for libraries, schools or religious groups and a heart suitable for medical professionals or valentines day amongst them.

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Recycled Key Rings

Keyrings have been a popular gift for many years; does this mean they are old hat in the marketing world? No, it means they work and they are a branded product with legs and longevity!

There are a multitude of uses for these keyrings and it doesn’t stop at hanging your keys on there! Lots of hire companies use key rings to label their equipment with their company logo and details. Key rings can be used to highlight a reward if your keys are stolen on one side and a company logo or message on the other. A good key ring that is appealing to staff and customers will get your company name or service known everywhere! A great little promotional tool, especially if you choose one of the recycled keyring range.


At many events and product launches there are goodie bags containing branded gifts, these bags contain a variety of products and a keyring is often featured among them.

These key rings come in a wide range, from custom shaped aqua filled keyrings that can include glitter and insert shapes relevant to your product or company to a range of recycled keyrings in different styles that can even include a bottle opener!

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