Promo Trends for 2019

The arrival of 2019 brings a new year, new plans, new perspective, and most importantly, new promotional product trends. From apparel to technology to drinkware and everything in between, promotional items have opened up to allow organizations more creative freedom than ever before. What an exciting time to be thinking about company branding!

Tech Accessories

In today’s high tech world, just having all the gadgets isn’t enough. Now we want all the gadgets and new devices, but without the cords! Bluetooth chargers and tech accessories will be a hot trend in 2019.

  • DUO WIRELESS CHARGING PAD POWER BANK WITH SUCTION CUPS – Wireless charging mat feature is designed to charge most remote wireless charging enabled smartphones (including iPhones 8, 8+ and X). and is more efficient than traditional chargers, and operates at lower temperature than most traditional chargers. Item #: PL-3553

  • DUO FUNCTION BLUETOOTH® EARBUD POWER BANK – Aluminum & ABS Plastic, multi-function tech device, is a wireless earbud charging station (earbud included) and power bank in one. Power/Technology: Earbud Battery – Rechargeable lithium polymer battery in each bud. Capacity: 40 mAh / 3.7V; Power Bank Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Polymer: 2000 mAh; Input:5V/1A; Output: 5V/1A, 5V/60 mA; Microphones sensitivity -40±2db; Frequency Response: 20Hz -20KHz; Transmit Range: 10m (30 ft); Bluetooth® Version: 4.1; Bluetooth® Profile: A2DP/HFP/HSP/AVRCP. Pair with a smartphone to listen to music or make hands-free phone calls. Music/Talk time: 3-4 hours. Item #: PL-1211

Smart Home

The growing trend of smart devices and wearable tech shows no signs of stopping in 2019, and with advances in smartphone technology, why would they? Smart home devices are likely here to stay. So why not help your customers get tech-savvy next year with some seriously smart devices that make life a little more convenient.

  • SMART WIFI SECURITY CAMERA – View images from anywhere in the world. Phone monitoring available with Apple and Android devices. Wireless control over camera’s settings via mobile devices. 360-degree rotation. Record feature on App will record footage within the App itself. Two-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker. 720P (1280×720) resolution. Great for home security or child monitoring. ITEM # 80-44630
  • WI-FI SMART PLUG – Includes timer and appointment function. Features blue LED indicator light (on the button). Supports most devices with operating systems: Android 4.0/iOS 8.0. Three color imprint available. Item #: PL-1305

Fitness

Fitness and activity trackers are a hot item and sure to be even bigger in the coming months. Help your customer complete their new year fitness goals. Sports and fitness promotional items ensure that your brand will stand out by giving away swag that appeals to the growing population of outdoor, sports and fitness enthusiasts.

  • FITNESS & ACTIVITY TRACKER WRISTBAND – Digital watch, fitness and activity tracker made of PC Plastic and adjustable TPU band with aluminum clasp. Power/Technology: Rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery: 3.7V, Capacity: 50 mAh; Screen type: 0.86″ OLED; Bluetooth® 4.0. Works with most smartphones. System requirements: Android 4.4 and above, iOS 7 and above. Features include clock, alarm, call answering, message notification, step counter, distance calculator, calories burned. Item #: PL-3846
  • COOLING HEADBAND – Made of super-absorbent, lightweight and quick drying 92% Polyester / 8% Spandex. Helps cool down body temperature. To activate cooling feature: 1 – soak towel, 2 – ring out excess water, 3 – snap approx. five times to activate. (To reactivate: re-soak and snap.) Item #: AP310
  • TRAVELER EXERCISE KIT – Fitness & health theme set includes the PL-4402 Champion’s Jump Rope, the PL-4279 Hand Grip Exerciser, and the PL-3899 Stride Pal Step Meter all in the LT-3005 Neoprene Accessory Pouch. Polyester jump rope with soft EVA handles. Resistive metal hand exerciser with soft EVA grips helps strengthen hand muscles with a grip tension rating of 33 lbs. ABS plastic pedometer with LCD display counts the steps taken during your workout, or a day’s normal activity and features a belt clip on back. Neoprene pouch features zippered closure and carabiner clip at side. Item #: PL-440

It’s easy to fall back on the same old promos, but with the industry evolving faster than ever, you owe it to your marketing efforts to keep an eye on the trends and options that are becoming more available and affordable than ever before.

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