Archive for the 'usb' Category

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.

If you want to see more of this fun promotional range, please go to, there’s lots to choose from!


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.


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.

If you want to know more about these environmentally friendly USB’s please go to


Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Promoting a charity is just as important, as promoting a profit making buiness, if not more so.

Some charities have a great marketing strategy and are really good at getting themselves known, spreading their message and pointing people in the right direction to get help. Some charities feel they can’t spend their fundraising on marketing or promotional items. The work and services that charities provide fill a huge gap that the government and corporate world leave in society. That gap is one of help, support, patience, understanding and care giving. Some charities have government and local authority funding, that needs topping up by fundraising, others have to raise all the money themselves. Promotional items can help these charities in two ways:

  • Items can be branded or plain and used for resale at open days and on stands at shows. The profit then boosts the fundraising effort. If you are going to do this, remember larger quanitites attract much cheaper prices than small quantities, allowing more money to be raised.
  • Branded items, displaying your logo, service details and how to get in contact, will show people where to go to get the help your charity provides. Lots of people don’t ask for help, because they don’t know the help is actually available to them.

These items can be fun or useful, whatever your client group would relate to. For example an adult literacy chairty might use branded notebooks, bookmarks or pens. An animal charity might use animal shaped stress balls.

If you want help promoting your company, please call us on 0800 731 0301, or look at



Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Facebook, friend or Foe to companies?

wow-mugsFacebook is a 21st century phenomenon. It has allowed people to connect quickly and easily, to a vast circle of friends and  acquaintances throughout the world. Facebook is now also a recognised place for companies large and small, national, international and local to promote their products and activities. Charities are thriving with the use of facebook, daily updates, features of pets needing homes and fundraising days such as “Prince Fluffy Kareems” give a dollar day, (an egyptian horse rescue), are free to advertise, reach thousands of people instantly and  generate a lot of money quickly.


For businesses however, Facebook can be a mixed blessing. There is little or no control over what people write or post to your page, (moderation takes time). There is a lot of swearing on facebook and innapropriate words in peoples facebook “title”. These litter your wall and take the companies immediate image, out of the control of the company. If you are a child based charity, service or business it is important your image is “clean” and wholesome. Many compaies don’t want to be associated with politicial views and there are many opinions bandied about facebook that would be considered “non p-c”.

For some of these more “sensitive” companies and charities, Facebook campaigns may not be the right way to attract new clients. In these isntances it may be better to rely on tried and trusted promotional products that give constant brand reminders, are useful, have a long life and are cost effective too.

To view our entire promotional range, log on to or call us for expert advise on 01255 225301, we are always happy to help get your company, charity, club or service noticed.




Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Are you a mortgage lender, landlord or a tenant?

usb-flash-drive-twist1The Spring 2014 issue of B2L heralded good news. Buy to let mortgage applications were up 62% in the Connells group last year and this huge uplift was refelected by other lenders. London Landlords earn double the return of the national average, prices are high in London but the yield seems to make this worth while. Rates across the board have never been so low, great for the landlord. This also means for tenants renting privately there will be more choice of rental properties in your areas, as more people become landlords or landlords expand their existing portfolios.

Great news for tenants that the government is seeking to make it easier to request long terms tenancies, this will give you security, knowing you can stay in your rental home long term. As a tenant, remember it is your reponsibility to insure your contents, if your were burgled, could you afford to replace your contents without insurance?


Did you know the average age of a first time buyer is now early thirties? This means people could be renting for 10 years before buying their first home.

There is a big demand at the moment for let property services from: financing, insurance, letting and property management. If you are one of these businesses, why not try to get ahead fo the competition and promote your business with a varied range of promotional products. Pens, coasters and fridge magnets all enjoy a long life as a promotional product and are cost effective. Or you could spend a little more and give your clients a mug or a USB, they will be used time and time again reminding your clients of your service.s0276-house-group-v1[1]

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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.



Thursday, December 1st, 2011

USB people – something new for the promotional gadget market

Promotional USB’s and Flash drives have long been around. They are a proven staple of any marketeers promotional plan. Although usb’s are not the cheapest type of promotional item, their longevity as an item, that can and will, be used for years to come makes them excellent value for money.   It’s great though, that every now and again, something new and exciting arrives. That new and exciting thing is – USB people. Very cool little people shaped promotional memory sticks. They can be metalic, plastic in a plain design or even in a work related design. Rubber heads are an option too – very tactile! Of course all these cute little men, (and women), can be branded with your company logo. A choice of memory sizes and downloads are also available. Just what the promotional marketing needed, fun novelty shaped usb’s that aren’t embaressing for any grown up, whatever their profession but are really eyecatching! We have no idea what the next big thing will be to follow the USB people but we will be sure to let you in on the secret, once we know!

At Mikkis we do an enormous range of promotional items including these little guys. why not check out the range at