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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.
New Info on Face Coverings
With the rapid changes to rules regarding face coverings during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Duke University published a fantastic article that describes different types of masks to guide you in the right direction and find the right mask for yourself and those around you.
Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all staff working on campus when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., common work spaces, meeting rooms, classrooms, etc.). Appropriate use of face masks or coverings is critical in minimizing risks to others near you. You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick. The mask or cloth face covering is not a substitute for social distancing.
Putting on the face covering/disposable mask:
1. Wash hands or use hand sanitizer prior to handling the face covering/disposable mask.
2. Ensure the face-covering/disposable mask fits over the nose and under the chin.
3. Situate the face-covering/disposable mask properly with nose wire snug against the nose (where applicable).
4. Tie straps behind the head and neck or loop around the ears.
5. Throughout the process: Avoid touching the front of the face covering/disposable mask.
Taking off the face covering/disposable mask:
1. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering/disposable mask.
2. When taking off the face covering/disposable mask, loop your finger into the strap and pull the strap away from the ear, or untie the straps.
3. Wash hands immediately after removing.
Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to the COVID-19 virus and slowing its spread. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is important to stay away from others when possible, even if you have no symptoms. Social distancing is important for everyone, especially to help protect people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. Staff at work on-site must follow these social distancing practices:
1. Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from other people at all times.
2. Do not gather in groups of 10 or more.
3. Stay out of crowded places and avoid mass gatherings.
*Information provided by Duke University
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Promotional Items for Students and Faculty!
Promotional Products are a great way to boost your department presence on and off campus. Not only will students and faculty show department pride with branded items, but they will easily spread the word about the department. Students and faculty can’t get enough of fun products like pop sockets, charging cables, phone wallets, and webcam covers. Give students and faculty what they really enjoy and watch your department reach improve!
Pop Sockets are one of the most popular items for students and faculty. Pop Sockets add extra protection to phones and also work as kickstands for those on the go. Gift these to your students and faculty and watch your department reach boost across campus!
Promoting a department with items like charging cables or t-shirts are great ways to improve your department recognition. Students and teachers always need to charge their phones and they can do so with custom department charging cables. T-Shirts are a big impact strategy to spread awareness about your department on and off of campus so that your department gets the necessary exposure to grow!
Phone wallets and other phone accessories are perfect ways to get students talking about the department on campus. Department branded phone wallets are handy and allow you to hold student ID’s and credit cards with ease. Other phone accessories like screen cleaners are great ways to excite students and spread the department name!
Lastly, help students feel secure while they work on their laptops with department branded webcam covers. Not only will you make students feel safe, but your department will stay on their minds while doing their work!
Promotional Products that students and faculty love and appreciate will help them get through their days of school and will help the department improve overall. Improving the marketing plan of your department will boost department presence and participation.
Top 10 Items for the Semester
Looking for cool and exciting ideas for your department’s next promotional project? I.D. Me College has you covered this coming semester with our Top 10 List of the most popular promotional products that other department’s are currently ordering!
- Water Bottles and Tumblers
Custom Water Bottles and Custom Tumblers are a great promotional product for departments and offer the opportunity to start an environmentally friendly movement on campus.Keep students hydrated throughout the day while they always have the department in mind!
- Tote Bags
Personalized Tote Bags are perfect for students and faculty. Getting your department logo on a helpful item like a tote bag will allow for better exposure for the department and improve recognition!
Custom pens for your department are a classic and effective way to spread the word about your department on campus. A wider department recognition on campus can lead to improved participation overall!
Custom Lanyards with your department logo can be a great essential item for students and faculty. An item that students love and is highly useful, lanyards will keep your department on their minds!
Personalized T-Shirts are one of the best ways to improve awareness of your department. Repping your department with t-shirts gives a sense of exclusivity and will get the department logo seen all over campus!
- Charging Cables
Charging Cables are a heavily desired item on college campuses. Putting your department logo on custom charging cables will help students charge their electrical devices while spreading the department name all across campus!
- Fleece Jackets
Prepare for the Fall and Winter Seasons with personalized Fleece Jackets that will look great with you department logo. Spreading recognition of your department with jackets is a quick and effective way to grow!
- Drawstring Backpacks
Drawstring Backpacks can help students carry their extra books and personal belongings all over campus. Increasing your department presence on campus will never be easier than with custom drawstring backpacks!
Help students and faculty take down quick notes with custom department journals. Department journals will assist in getting your department logo seen by hundreds of individuals on and off campus!
Personalized baseball caps are another great way for students and faculty to represent their department. Follow one of the biggest trends and get your department logo on caps to improve awareness of your department!
There are hundreds of different ideas that can be used to improve your department’s recognition on and off campus. Our top custom promotional products are versatile and efficient on spreading the word about your department. If you want even more great ideas for your next promotional project, call us at (818) 774-9500 and we can help you find the right item that best represents your department!
Boost your Marketing with these Promotion Ideas!
T-Shirts are one of the most popular ways to spread word about your business or department. Cost Effective and simple to make, they are sure to get others to quickly know about your brand!
Drinkware is another great form of promotions and gives the opportunity to start an environmentally conscious movement. Improve your reach while encouraging a positive cause!
Charging cables and other phone accessories are essential to have throughout the day. Not only will your logo be seen countless times throughout the day, but your brand reach will be expanding at the same time!
Get ready for the chilly weather ahead of us with custom branded sweaters for your business or department. Spread your business' name and see your brand recognition grow!
Supplier Spotlight: BIC Graphic
Based in Clearwater, Florida, BIC Graphic is one of the largest suppliers of promotional products in the industry. BIC Graphic offers some of the most comprehensive product assortments and decoration methods. In addition to its well known brands such as BIC, KOOZIE, Triumph, and JAFFA, BIC Graphic also partners with retail brands like myCharge, Cool Gear, and Leatherman. BIC Graphic also operates five manufacturing facilities across the United States.
We work with BIC Graphic because of their willingness to maintain corporate social responsibility and product safety. BIC Graphic is a member of the Quality Certification Alliance (QCA), Promotional Products Association International (PPAI), Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), and the Fair Labor Association (FLA). Here at I.D. Me and being a member of the FLA as well, we understand the importance of social compliance and worker safety. Knowing that BIC Graphic is also a member of FLA reassures ourselves and our customers that they value treating their employees fairly and respectfully. Furthermore, BIC Graphic is a leader in product safety and environmental stewardship. This includes C-TPAT certification, adhering to FDA regulations, technology standards, and complying with California Proposition 65. BIC Graphic further cements their name as one of the top suppliers by winning various prestigious awards, including the 2017 Supplier of the Year and Geiger Award of Excellence.
BIC Graphic operates under standards that protect their workers and provides safe products for consumers down their supply chain. While being one of the largest suppliers in the industry, they maintain values such as social compliance and that align with ours, and for these reasons we enjoy working with them to provide our clients top-of-the-line promotional products.
Partnerships and Memberships
At I.D. Me Promotions, we believe in social compliance and the production of safe products. We strive to be the leader in providing products that have been made by workers whose rights are respected and made with materials that minimize harm on the environment. Creating partnerships and becoming members of organizations allows us to better our industry and have better insight on how to be socially compliant.
Partnerships and memberships that we associate with are Learfield Licensing, IMG Licensing, the Fair Labor Association (FLA), and the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI). Being members of the FLA and PPAI allows us to better understand the standards that are set in the industry and therefore allows us to meet and exceed those standards set in place. Having partnerships with Learfield Licensing and IMG Licensing also gives us better insight on how to serve colleges. Colleges have strict rules with trademarks of their logos and only purchase products from select verified suppliers. Falling in line with being conscious of the environment and worker's rights, we are able to spread that positive message to campuses. This is necessary as college campuses should only have products that are made ethically and morally correct.
We make sure that suppliers we work with are also part of organizations that advocate for worker safety and product safety. This membership down the supply chain minimizes the risk of workers being treated harshly and products from being made with harmful materials. When these organizations set standards to improve the industry, they encourage others such as ourselves to work towards those standards and become more conscious of worker's rights and product safety. Our goal is to enforce these standards up and down the supply chain so that there is always confidence that products are made in an ethical way where employees are treated fairly and products are made with materials that are not harmful. If we start the trend of working in this manner, others will follow suit to improve the overall industry.
I.D. Me is built on the idea of bettering the industry by protecting worker's rights and offering quality products that are not harmful. This is why we partner with multiple organizations that have policies to better the industry and improve the production line throughout the supply chain. We pride our selves on holding these values so that we can improve the industry and encourage others to do the same. We know that if we begin to set the tone for a better industry, others will follow suit.
Best 2019 Promotional Items for Improving your Marketing Reach!
In today's advertising market, new forms of marketing are emerging to assist in the growth of businesses and departments. One of the most popular ways this is happening is through promotional products. Putting your brand or department name on products is one of the greatest ways to increase brand recognition and expand your reach. Promotional items range from t-shirts and drinkware to tech and fleece. What better way to promote your business or department than with essentials that everyone loves!
Our essential products consist of apparel, drinkware, and tech. Apparel like t-shirts and fleece are perfect for the approaching Fall season. As the weather can range from comfortable to chilly temperatures, your logo is guaranteed to be seen by countless individuals. Other products such as drinkware and tech are a great way to get your logo in the hands of many. Travel mugs, coffee mugs, and water bottles are perfect for students or employees and are sure to improve your brand's recognition. Powerbanks are another essential item for everyday use. Not only are powerbanks enjoyable and rewarding, but you also won't need to worry about your electronics losing battery throughout the long days. These useful products can offer wider recognition for your business or department and help improve growth.
Promotional products can be given to anyone like employees and customers or students and staff. The best advantage that promotional products offer is the potential exposure that your logo will have when implemented correctly.Business or department recognition can increase significantly simply by your logo being seen by countless individuals throughout the day. Gifting promotional products will not only increase brand recognition but could also increase the number of new potential customers for a business or participation in a department. It has been proven that customers enjoy receiving promotional products and that it leads to improved repeat business as well as more referrals from satisfied clients.
Whether it's t-shirts, fleece, drinkware, or tech, promotional products are a great and effective way to increase your brand recognition and reach new audiences. There are promotional products for every occasion which makes for a variety of items to be offered. You can also be confident that the promotional items that you order from I.D. Me College will be socially compliant as steps are taken to monitor the supply chain as far up as possible. Monitoring the supply chain minimizes the risk of workers being mistreated and products being made with harmful materials. I.D. Me College understands the effect that brand recognition can achieve and will be happy to assist you in providing promotional products for your business or department.
The Benefits of Promoting on Campus!
The benefits of promotional products are extensive and highly effective. Custom products with a department logo give a sense of exclusivity and make others interested about what the department is all about. In today's world, promotional products are a great way to spread awareness about your department on and off of campus. Students will get the opportunity to share with others about their experiences in their departments and even improve the participation that the department receives. While promotional products can improve repeat business with clients, a similar trend follows for departments. Promotional Products for departments can improve presence, educate others about what the department does, and can encourage better participation of students and staff within the department.
There are a number of ways to promote your department that will best represent what the department is all about while showing pride. Due to the wide range of items that can be personalized for your department, promotional products are effective for every and any occasion. Ranging from t-shirts to tech items and drinkware to bags, you are sure to find the right item that fits your department and gives the best opportunity to expand your reach across campus and off campus as well.
It is clear that promotional products play a significant role in marketing strategies and are proven to show improvements in reach and participation. The elements to consider when adopting promotional products to your marketing strategy are what kind of products can be branded and how they can benefit your department. Let I.D. Me college help in this process to make sure your department gets the best and most effective representation that leads to more participation and an improved department presence on campus.
Contact I.D. Me College at (818) 774-9500 or visit us at idmecollege.com to learn more about promotional products and how they can improve your department presence!
Supplier Spotlight: Hit Promotional
At I.D. Me College, our most important values are product safety and social compliance, which is why we work with a limited number of suppliers in order to provide our clients with products that are not harmful and are made by workers whose rights are respected. Hit Promotional Products is one of our suppliers that operates under standards that are ethically correct. Located in Largo, Florida, Hit has been a leader in the promotional products industry for over 50 years. Offering a wide variety of over 1,900 promotional products and a continuously changing inventory, they strive to operate under standards that follow in line with ours.
Hit Promotional has their own executive level product safety and compliance team that works to ensure their products are of the highest quality and safety. This team works to prevent non compliant products being sent to the customer. They work with their legal counsel, Callet Law, to identify all relevant product standards in order to comply with multiple laws. Hit also works with ANSECO, an inspection company leading in quality and safety services to guarantee production of the best products. ANSECO does this by monitoring the supply chain as far back as possible. They are also frequently adding new products to their catalog making their variety much more extensive and diverse.
While maintaining ethical standards and producing high quality products, Hit has earned awards that prove why they are one of the top suppliers. In 2017, they were a Counselor Distributor Choice Award Finalist, were rated an "A" supplier by SAGE, and awarded multiple Promo Marketing Excellence Awards. In such an enormous industry, Hit is one of the few suppliers to stand out to I.D. Me College and we are happy to work alongside a socially compliant company that believes in values that align with ours!
To learn more about products from Hit Promotional Products and how they operate, call us ad (818) 774-9500 and visit our website at idmecollege.com.
Get Ready for Fall Semester 2019!
College students love representing their school and department! What better way to promote your department than with promotional items that college students can;t get enough of! Not only are the products we offer of great quality, but they are made in a socially compliant way that protects workers rights and ensures product safety. Pop sockets, water bottles, silicone wallets, and charging cables are some of the most popular products that come in handy for all college students. With essential items college students can carry, your department is guaranteed to be seen by many students. The products we offer are guaranteed to excite students and reward departments with higher participation and recognition.
Some of the most popular products that students are enjoying are pop sockets and phone wallets. Since millennials always have their phones on them at all times, these items are essential to have. Pop sockets can be attached to phones easily and can be used as a kickstand or for better grip of your phone to avoid accidental drops. Phone wallets are similar to pop sockets as they can be attached on the back of phones and can hold credit cards, student ID's, money, or other small items of importance. Other products that are highly sought after by college students are thermal water bottles and charging cables. Water bottles are essential for students as it is important to stay hydrated throughout the long school days to focus on homework. Charging cables are also very useful because students constantly need to charge their lap tops or phones whether in their dorm or in the library. These items and a variety of others can all help to make a college student;s everyday life a little easier while also representing their school department!
College and University departments prefer to work with I.D. Me College because we offer quality products and we believe in operating under socially conscious standards. Part of our mission is to offer products that are made by workers whose rights are respected and made of materials that are not harmful. We take measures to ensure that the supply chain is being monitored as far upstream as possible. Doing this minimizes the risk of employees being mistreated and ensuring that products will be made with safe materials. To enforce this, our suppliers must sign our own Code of Conduct contract that has them agree to create safe work environments for their employees by complying with local employment laws, offering discrimination free environments, and ensuring workplaces that are free of harassment or abuse. These precautions are taken to help your school and department stay protected from non compliant products made in harmful environments.
The benefits of promotional products are endless as they can help increase department recognition and increase participation in school activities. Not only will college students enjoy the items they receive, but they will be exposing the items to hundreds of other students. Whether by everyday use of the items or sharing with other friends and students, your department will gain a wider reach within a campus. You can also have confidence that the products we offer are made in a socially compliant way that protects workers rights and the product itself. I.D. Me College strives to improve the promotional products industry and can help give your department the effective marketing boost it needs to grow!
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