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Welcome to the I.D. Me blog! Here you’ll find articles highlighting our core values, the achievements of our suppliers, and other information about promotional products. We hope this blog will provide our customers with more insight into I.D. Me and highlight our commitment to the safety and quality of our products.

  • Most Popular College Items!

    Water you waiting for? Our custom drinkware is the perfect way to get your brand in their hands!

                                                                                                              

    Personalized phone wallets are great for rewarding students and faculty and are guaranteed to expand department awareness!

                     

    Boost your department promoting efforts with personalized pouches that students and faculty love!

                             

    Custom charging cables are the perfect way to improve your department reach!

                                      

  • Fall Essentials

    Water you waiting for? Our custom drinkware will get your brand into your customer’s hands!

                                                                                                                

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  • Supplier Spotlight: Evans Manufacturing - Creative, Compliant and Avoiding Tariffs

    At I.D. Me Promotions we go beyond creativity. We aspire to deliver socially compliant and safe marketing products. Our social and product safety initiatives are values that we truly believe-in and help guide our decisions. We engage with industry groups and outside NGO’s to continually improve our policies and procedures around these values. This leads us to search the globe for suppliers that share our values and take further action to push for incorporation far up their supply chain. After taking a deep dive into the more than 3,000 suppliers in our industry network, we have found very few that operate at our level of expectation. After our extreme vendor vetting process, a limited number of suppliers give us confidence to provide our clients with products that are not harmful and made by workers whose rights are respected while allowing us to keep our creative edge with products that are priced right.  

    One of the few suppliers that currently meets our demands is Evans Manufacturing. For almost 40 years, Evans Manufacturing has produced high quality plastic and fabric products for the promotional products industry. Evans offers an array of top-of-the-line marketing products in many categories from tradeshow and healthcare to school spirit logo marketing items. Evans product line ranges from printed bags and promotional travel mugs to personalized pens and hundreds of other promotional products. Not only does Evans meet our high expectations for product safety and social compliance, as you can see they have an amazing array of products that can be creatively used at your next event.  

    Evans is one of the few industry companies that mold, manufacture, and decorate over 300 of these products in the United States.  They also have a manufacturing plant in Nogales, Mexico while only importing a few promotional items from China. Because the majority of manufacturing takes place in Northern America, we are anticipating cost savings during the period that recent tariffs were put in place on Chinese imports. Most promotional products are imported from China, but not that many are from Evans!  The distance of their Mexican facility also allows for better monitoring of social compliance and faster delivery times compared with Chinese imports. Their North American facilities allows Evans to maintain tight control over the manufacturing process. They design most products in-house with an emphasis on providing superior function coupled with attention to the latest trends.

    And if that’s not enough, Evans takes steps to minimize damage to the environment by creating an eco-friendly product line where at least 30% of the materials in that line are made from recyclable material.

    Evans is also a member of the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) and the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI). On top of being a member of these organizations, Evans has set themselves apart by winning multiple awards in the past few years with two in 2017 alone.

    I.D. Me Promotions is determined to provide products that are creative, safe, aspire to be socially compliant, and competitively priced which is why we are happy to work with Evans Manufacturing.

    Evans Manufacturing

    To see our large array of products made by suppliers like Evans, contact us at (818) 774-9500 and be sure to check out our website at https://www.idmecollege.com.

  • The Benefits of Promotional Products

    I.D. Me College

         Over the past 25 years, methods of advertising have significantly changed. Companies are no longer solely relying on traditional advertising strategies like billboards, radio, and television commercials. In the past, large and small companies used advertising strategies through limited channels, but new developments in marketing have now changed this trend. This is where promotional products come into play. Promotional products are a cost-effective alternative to traditional marketing strategies that can be useful for companies of all sizes.

         Today, the $20.8 billion industry of promotional products has helped countless companies, large and small, gain new customers, strengthen their brand, and build a loyal consumer base. This is possible because of the versatility of promotional products. Due to the extensive amount of items that can be personalized, promotional products are effective for any occasion.

         Promotional products can be found all around offices, school campuses, and even households. With products ranging from apparel and supplies to electronics and small tools, it is evident that the variety of promotional items ranges widely. A study completed by the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) has shown just how effective promotional products can be. According to the study, 94 percent of people remember where they received a promotional product gift from, and 83 percent reported that they enjoy receiving a promotional product gift. However, arguably the most important finding from this study is that 85 percent of people who enjoy getting promotional product gifts will do business with the advertiser.

         It is clear that promotional products play a significant role in marketing strategies and are proven to increase a company’s sales and consumer base. The elements to consider when adopting promotional products to your marketing strategy are what kind of products can be branded and how can they be benefit your business. I.D. Me Promotions has the answers you need. We offer a variety of products from apparel and drinkware to miscellaneous items like giveaway products. No matter what the occasion whether it be a business meeting, party, or tradeshow, I.D. Me Promotions has all the promotional items you need to effectively grow your business.  

         For more information or help finding the perfect product for your next event, check out our website at http://www.idmepromotions.com or click the images below!

        

  • Product Spotlight: Wireless Chargers

    Wireless Charger Highlight your brand with customizable wireless chargers from I.D. Me

    In today’s world, technology is constantly changing and seemingly finds a way to improve every day. Some of the newest technology products are customizable wireless products. It seems like there are an increasing amounts of new promotional tech products from earbuds to speakers, with more products becoming wireless. New innovations have allowed companies like Google, Samsung, and Apple to create a new generation of smartphones that are compatible with wireless chargers.

    These new innovations have led to wireless chargers becoming one of the hottest new technology trends. I.D. Me believes that it’s important for companies to stay in-touch with current trends. That is why we would like to highlight our wide array of customizable wireless chargers.

    I.D. Me prides itself on keeping our customers up with current market trend to help them grow and strengthen their brand. We believe that customizable wireless chargers are a great way to do just this, and there are now different types from single chargers to boards that charge multiple devices. I.D. Me offers many different styles of printed wireless chargers to fit the needs of any customer.

    We are certain that your brand is sure to grow when people notice your logo on custom wireless chargers. Make sure your company is up-to-date on the current trends and staying strong with promotional wireless chargers from I.D. Me.

    To see more promotional products from I.D. Me, visit https://www.idmecollege.com.

  • Supplier Spotlight: Leeds

    Leeds Leeds Headquarters

    I.D. Me Promotions prides itself on working with suppliers that care about how their workers are treated as well as the safety of the products they produce.

    We would like to highlight one of the limited suppliers we choose to work with and why we work with them: Leeds.

    Based in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, Leeds is the premier supplier of high-quality promotional products. With a wide range of products from pens and drinkware to bags and mobile tech, Leeds has just about everything that our clients want. More importantly, Leeds takes pride in their work concerning social compliance and product safety.

    Leeds has agreed to abide by I.D. Me College's Code of Conduct and Supplier Compliance Agreement:

    Leeds' Signed Code of Conduct
    Leeds' Supplier Compliance Agreement

    As a founding member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Leeds promotes quality, safety, and integrity among suppliers. Apart from QCA, Leeds is also a member of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), and Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI).

    Leeds is committed to conducting business affairs in a socially responsible and ethical manner consistent with all national and local legal requirements, customs, and published industry standards pertaining to employment and manufacturing. Their compliance team is located both in North America and Asia, where they manage compliance oversight throughout the supply chain, from factory audits to product testing.

    Furthermore, Leeds is committed to making sure all of their products are safe for consumer use. Leeds is a subsidiary of Polyconcept North America (PNCA) which is fully committed to applying the highest standards of safety for its products. PNCA requires all products purchased to meet their design specifications, and those specifications are constantly reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure all products meet and exceed federal regulations. Furthermore, PCNA constantly audits their factories to ensure that all safety guidelines are being followed. If they find that the working conditions or the product quality falls below a certain threshold, PCNA drops them from the supply chain.

    Finally, Leeds has been the recipient of multiple awards and honors, including 2014 Top Supplier of the Year by Promotional Product Professionals of Canada (PPPC) and dozens of ASI Distributor Choice Awards. These awards highlight the Leeds’ hard work to produce safe products and remain socially compliant in the workplace. For these many reasons, we choose to work with suppliers like Leeds.

    Leeds is just one of our many great suppliers. To see a full list of our suppliers, visit https://www.idmecollege.com/suppliers.

  • Commitment to Product and Worker Safety

    Worker Product Safety

    Over the years, I.D. Me College has taken on an increasing amount of colleges who care about providing safe products that are made by workers that are respected. At I.D. Me College, we do our best to provide our clients with products that are both safe, and created by workers whose rights are protected. Let’s dive into what we do to try to make sure these two aspects are followed:

    Workers: At I.D. Me College, we do what we can to ensure that the safety and rights of workers are protected. I.D. Me College is a member of the Fair Labor Association (FLA) and has integrated their mission and approach into I.D. Me’s sourcing policies. We have developed a Code of Conduct that is the center of our policy: Code of Conduct Example. We work closely with a limited number of suppliers that have demonstrated an ability and willingness to ensure these codes are implemented through their supply chains. In addition to our code of conduct, we work with suppliers with auditing programs that includes on-site visits to the factories we source from. Many of these audits are run by third-party organizations, and include leading certifications such as WRAP, QCA, ISO, and others.

    Products: We understand how important product safety is. At I.D. Me, we work with suppliers to test products using industry experts and third party laboratories. In addition, behind every product are hundreds of chemicals like lead, phthalates and cadmium that can be harmful. These chemicals, as well as others, are becoming more regulated in an effort to protect the consumer. Compliance laws such as the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and California Proposition 65 are vital to ensuring your products are safe and your brand is protected. We require our suppliers to provide us with General Certifications of Conformity and Children’s Product Certificates (for children’s products) to assert that products adhere to product safety laws.

    Be sure to check out our large selection of promotional products made safely for the health of your consumers, and by workers who are treated fairly at https://www.idmecollege.com

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