6 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In June

It’s hard to believe it’s already June.  But here we are!  And in honor of the 6th month of the year, we want to show you 6 promotional products you need to know about.  So if you are in the market for a cool (or hot) piece of branded merch that is sure to move the needle this summer…this is for you.  Oh…and if you want to just skip all of “the words,” you can head to our shop here.

6 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In June

Our goal is to show you some timely, and hopefully trendy, promotional products that will hit many different price points.  In addition, we will tell you what we love about the products…but also some drawbacks as well.  Let’s dig in!

coolie cappy combo

The Coolie Cappy Combo

The Coolie Cappy Combo is a unique and practical solution for promoting your message and keeping your drinks at the perfect temperature. This combo includes a full-color beverage insulator and a handy Cappy can cover gadget that transforms any can into a spill-proof container. The insulator is made from high-density foam to reduce condensation and keep drinks cold, making it great for outdoor events and picnics. The Cappy clips onto the tab of a can, and can be opened and closed to prevent unwanted things from getting in, spills, retains carbonation, and has a key ring hole for easy portability.

Positive:  This is a super cool piece for outdoor events with the team or your customers.  What we love about this product (or product combo) is that it is a conversation starter.  When you give this away it will give you the chance to explain the product and show the audience how much you care.  No one wants to have a bee (or anything else unwanted) to surprise them in their drink.  This helps protect from that!

Negative:  It’s a conversation starter because it needs an explanation.  The product DOES come with instructions, but how many of your team (or customers) actually even read an email?

Overall, we really like this because it’s timely (especially for summer events), it’s unique, and it really is useful, once you explain it!

Lightweight Loop Terry Beach Towel

Enjoy spa-level treatment from the pool to the beach with this super absorbent towel! Measuring 30″ x 60″ this, promo weight hemmed 100% ring spun cotton loop terry towel is perfect for budget-friendly promotions and summertime giveaways.

Positive:  We are a big fan of Beach Towels.  They have a high perceived value, a HUGE imprint area, and they are kept for a long time.  Studies will tell you that the average beach towel is kept for at least 7 years.  That means that most are kept longer than that.  We certainly never seem to throw them out!

Negative:  Since the imprint area (and the item) is so big, the setup charge is larger too.  It takes a lot to cover that much area!

Overall, we are big fans of the beach towel.  They show appreciation and are used for years!

Fabric Clip Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Enjoy your favorite music from anywhere. The Fabric Clip Waterproof Bluetooth® Speaker easily clips to your favorite bag, letting you bring it to the pool, the park, or to your next house party. Enjoy hands-free operation with built-in microphone and music controls. The 5W output fills any room with quality sound. It has an IP67 waterproof rating, which means it can submerged under water without damaging.

Positive:  We have always said, if you can give an item that enhances your customer’s life AND ties to their phone, it’s a home run.  This can be both.  In addition, we are getting more and more requests for WATERPROOF speakers.  Apparently everyone thinks they are going to be near a pool or lake this summer!

Negative:  You need to know your audience.  If you are spending money on an item in this budget, you want to make sure it’s an audience that will appreciate it!

Overall, we love it!  This item speaks to quality, function, and summer fun.

Mini Beachcomber Bag / Tote

The made-for-one personal beach bag to hold your essentials for a day of relaxation. The 15” x 13” size easily holds sunscreen, sunglasses, lotion, flip-flops, a book, and more. It’s waterproof and lightweight, plus it has a comfortable strap which makes for easy carrying. A bold full-color imprint option commands attention.

Positive:  These totes are all the rage.  Not only are they functional, but they show that your brand is on trend this summer.

Negative:  These take some time to get in.  They are done overseas, so if you need them in a hurry, they are not for you.  There is a BIG difference in the timeline from air freight and ocean…so make sure you discuss your in hands date.  But if you are interested, now is the time to order!

If your brand is one that is on the cutting edge of trends, this would be a great and functional piece.  Just make sure you order soon!

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Pinnacle Recycled Travel Tumbler with Straw 40oz

Meet the Pinnacle, a budget-friendly 40 oz travel tumbler that doesn’t compromise on style or performance – all while being made from recycled materials. Constructed using 91% post-consumer recycled 18/8 stainless steel – the 40 oz Pinnacle Travel Tumbler features high-performance copper vacuum insulation that will keep drinks cold 24+ hours for all-day hydration, and a durable power coating with a sleek matte finish that matches the handle, straw and lid slider for a premium, retail look and feel. The 100% recycled plastic, press-on swivel lid securely holds the Tritan straw in place, is easily rotated to expose the drink opening, and features a proprietary lid slider to prevent spills. A sturdy ergonomic handle makes carrying this tumbler effortless, and the slim base fits in most car cup holders

Positive:  Everyone loves drinkware.  The latest trends show it.  And summer is often vacation season.  So drinkware is perfect for road trips and to makes sure you are hydrated on the beach.  In addition, this product is more eco-friendly than many of its competitors.

Negative:  We are big fans of drinkware, so this is tough.  The one negative might be that there are lots of competitors out there.

Overall, we feel like this one stands up.  It’s great for this (or any) time of year…and it’s got a great price point considering the eco-friendly components.  This makes us want to hit the road!

NBN Recycled Outdoor 15 Can Cooler

The NBN Recycled Outdoor 15-Can Cooler has a sleek design featuring an easy-access front pocket and one side pocket. The cooler is fully insulated, and its body material is made with recycled material. Through a partnership with 1% For The Planet, one percent of sales of all EcoSmart® products will be donated to nonprofits dedicated to protecting the planet.

Positive:  Everyone can use a cooler…especially this time of year.  And with a giveback component, you can feel great about giving a really nice item that will last.

Negative:  Hmmm…maybe that it ONLY holds 15 cans?

Overall, we love a cooler for this time of year.  Even if you are not going on vacation, you can still use this at home, on the golf course, or on a family picnic in the park.  You can’t go wrong with this one!

So there you have it!  These are 6 Promotional Products You Need To Know About In June!  Want to see more?  Check out our Summer Shop here!

As always, we want to provide you with value.  So if you want to create marketing campaigns (and appreciation gifts) that hit the TARGET, check out our TARGET marketing playbook here.


Written by: Kirby Hasseman

Kirby Hasseman is the CEO of Hasseman Marketing & Communications. Kirby hosts a weekly Web show called Delivering Marketing Joy where he interviews business leaders from around the country. Kirby has published four books. His most recent is “Fan of Happy.” His book, called "Delivering Marketing Joy" is about doing “promo right” and is perfect for people in the industry and customers. He also wrote “Think Big For Small Business” and “Give Your Way to Success. All are available on Amazon.