Working from home is so popular, it's got its own acronym: WFH.
Abbreviations aside, remote work has truly soared recently. Fifty-nine percent of employed adults cite working from home due to coronavirus concerns, which isn't even including those who already worked from home pre-virus. By mid-April, that number was closer to 62 percent.
Of that same group of surveyed individuals, 52 percent claimed to always work remotely, regardless of COVID-19. So, as an employer, manager, or owner of a company, it's safe to say that many—if not most—of your employees are now WFH themselves.
What promo items can remote employees utilize? You may think this marketing tactic is dead, but it's certainly not. There's still social media posts as advertisement, for one, as well as occasional trips to the grocery store (and what about in the backyard of every Zoom meeting?).
In this guide, we discuss the best promotional items that employees and employers alike can use, not only for promotional purposes but for practical ones, too. Keep reading to see what we mean.
Politics aside, the CDC's message is clear: wearing masks can help to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Depending on what state your company resides, you may be facing state mandates that require you and your employees to wear a mask into restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and more.
We're also not sure how long this mask-wearing is supposed to last. So, if you have to wear a mask, why not make it a cool logoed one?
Masks are one of the better promo items because they're:
- Easy to spot (right there on the face!)
- Intriguing and eye-catching, considering that most masks are plain—therefore a printed one stands out
- Affordable, especially when bought in bulk
- Guaranteed to get used regularly
The sooner you can order masks in bulk, the better. Your employees are sure to use them every time they need to leave home and run some errands.
Desk Organization Pieces
Part of WFH is having a space dedicated to working. In fact, that's one of the tried-and-true ways to be a better remote employee: have a distraction-free environment that allows you to work as if you were there at the office.
Knowing this, any branded desk organization piece will get seen daily. Additionally, any time your employee has a Zoom meeting with friends or has close family over for dinner, their guests are sure to see it, too. This provides the perfect opportunity for your workers to discuss your company's mission, product, or service.
Here are some promo items we recommend!
Desk Caddys With USB Connections
This isn't your momma's desk caddy. This desk caddy comes with USB connections, allowing the user to charge their phone, camera, iPod—you name it!
Having everything within arm's reach is a must for remote employees. The fewer distractions or inconveniences, the better. If everything is right there where they need it—sticky notes, pen holders, note pads, and more—they're less likely to get up and search for said item.
If there's any way you can reduce the number of times your office worker has to get up, you're promoting a more focused and efficient working environment—even without being in the same building as them.
Keeping notes is a habit for many a person.
A notepad is a perfect way for you to get your logo out in the world. Your employee could write everything on it, including:
- Notes to the family
- Grocery lists
- To-do lists
- Calendar meetings
And much more.
Why do so on a plain notepad when they could do so on a tablet boasting their company's logo? It's a no-brainer!
Every day, Americans in total consume more than 450 million cups of coffee per day.
While many of your employees are likely missing the convenience of coffee-on-the-go, it's safe to say that most of them are brewing at home. Whether that's pour-over, drip coffee, French press, and others, you can guarantee that coffee is a household staple for WFHers.
Therefore, logoed coffee mugs are a fantastic way to promote your brand, even when working from home.
You can choose from a variety of styles based on the vibe of your company. If you're more casual, you could consider the relaxing, cool campfire-side mug. If your business is more professional, you can opt for the traditional, flat-topped coffee mug.
Or—why don't you go for both styles? Let your employees decide which is right for their lifestyle.
When work is done, the play's to come. After all, that's how the saying goes: work hard, play hard.
When your employee is done with their workday, it's time to pour up something besides coffee: water, tea, Coke—maybe even a cocktail (or two).
Give them something fun to drink out of by providing tumblers with your company's logo on them. Reminisce over gamedays by providing a stadium cup option. Or, you can even offer a Koozie that fits their can of choice.
Regardless of their drink of choice, your business is center stage.
These Promo Items Ensure Advertisement—Now and in the Future
The best promotional item does two things: looks great and advertises your business in a straightforward (read: not flashy) way.
Your employees should be able to use your promo items not just because they're trendy but also because they're utilitarian. If your products can serve two purposes, you're getting double the benefits for the price of one. Try to choose products that can get utilized daily as your employees work from home—and even when they leave.
We have a plethora of branded products that are just waiting to host your logo—backpacks, drinkware, bags, and more.
Start by clicking here—peruse our several office-themed products that are perfect for your WFH employees (and you, too!). Browse our site for everything your company needs, and let us know if you have any comments or questions. We look forward to helping you leverage your business' presence, remote and otherwise.