True but not fun facts about Plastic Straws!

Posted by Get Smart Promo on 19 February 2019 11:21:07 AM

Did you know the true but not so fun facts about the humble plastic straw:

*  It has been around since 1870!
*  An estimated 500 million straws are used every day in the USA alone.
*  Today 8.3 billion straws are polluting the world's beaches.

So just imagine how many straws have contributed to destroying our precious environment for the past 149 years! 

Around the world, plastic straws are one of the most common items found in our oceans and landfills. Used for only minutes at a time,  a small straw may not seem an issue.   However considering the global volumes, straws create a big problem for our environment, marine wildlife and ecosystems. 

Plastic straws are usually unable to be recycled and are not biodegradable.   After ending up in our landfill and oceans they can take up to 200 years to degrade into smaller pieces. Due to the nature of plastics, they will never fully break down and this slow process releases chemicals which are toxic to wildlife and our environment. 

Reusable straws are the latest environmental trend! Check out the exciting range of stainless steel straws which come with cleaning and storage accessories.  They are available in many different styles and colours.  They can also be branded to highlight how your company is doing their bit to help preserve our environment today and for the generations ahead. 

Show your corporate responsibility by taking action now ! You can create change. 
Do your part by encouraging an end to the use of single use plastic straws today. 


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Topics: Branding, Marketing, Reusable Staws, Plastic Straws, Reusable, Corporate Responsibility

Decoration Methods Explained

Posted by Get Smart Promo on 2 May 2018 2:20:45 PM

Brand identity is a fundamental part of a business – the placement of your name or logo on an item is a great way to advertise, and can be included on almost any promotional marketing item.

Below is a small selection of ways that your message or logo can be applied to your product – these are just a few of the wide and exciting methods of decoration – if it’s not on this page, just ask – we can do it!


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Topics: Branding, Pad Printing, Embossing, Foil Stamping, Laser Engraving, Silicone Printing, Product Decoration, Embroidery, Screen Printing, Engraving, Debossing, Plastisol Transfer, Digital Transfer, Artwork, Sublimation

5 Steps to a Successful Corporate Event

Posted by Get Smart Promo on 2 May 2018 1:58:49 PM

Whatever the corporate occasion, understanding how to plan an event step-by-step will not only save you stress and time, but help you create a truly unforgettable business event. In this article we give you valuable step-by-step tools and advice to help you achieve your goals – however ambitious!

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Topics: Branding, Brand Awareness, Events, Marketing, Strategic Marketing, Event Planning

7 Strands to Better Marketing

Posted by Get Smart Promo on 2 May 2018 1:51:39 PM
The average marketing strategy is messy. It resembles a strand of spaghetti in a bowl of pasta; you can see where it starts, but soon after, it disappears into a tangled pile.
Your marketing strategy should be al dente - that doesn’t mean your marketing should be stodgy! There is a lot to be said for a little planned spontaneity to put your marketing in place, strand by strand.


Strand One: Know yourself

If you know the strengths and weaknesses of your organisation, you can make them your competitive advantage. For example, your organisation might be in an out of the way location. You can make up for this by offering online courses or online products. You’ll become known as the flexible organisation rather than the hard to get to place. Get analysing! List your strengths and your weaknesses and profit from both.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Awareness, Marketing, Strategic Marketing

Promotional Items Putting you out there!

Posted by Get Smart Promo on 2 May 2018 1:23:41 PM

Never miss a chance to promote.

A business card may have been the go-to promo item, but how long will it take to sink into the dark depths of a bag? As for that newspaper ad – it’s either already in the recycling bin or at the local takeaway wrapping up tonight’s dinner! That’s hardly getting your message out there!





 Hit them with your best shot!

So which promotional item is for you? Ask yourself, what is your brand about? Is it all about education, maybe creativity? Generosity? Professionalism? Customer satisfaction? Whatever message you want to get across, promotional items that are branded with your business name or message will give you more exposure and branding value than any traditional business card. A promotional product will be seen and used every day.

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Topics: Branding, Brand Awareness, Promotional Items, Marketing