Five Fun Summer Event Promotional Ideas

Five Fun Summer Event Promotional Ideas by Stephen Ward of

One of the great things about the summer is the wide variety of shows and events taking place up and down the country. From small charity walks to huge county shows, there are many opportunities for business displays, sponsorship and team building events. Here we have put together five products that can help your business grab people’s attention while they are in a happy, sunny frame of mind, and they are all available with your branding for under £1 per item.

Draw String Bags

Adults and children love the simple drawstring nylon sports bag, made from 210D nylon with simulated leather reinforced corners and metal eyelets. It’s a great way of giving out multiple gifts at an event and goes on to be used many times thereafter as a gym bag, shoe bag or homework carrier. The quoted price here includes printing in 1 colour on 1 side to the large, eye-catching print area of 240 x 240mm. The generous dimensions of the bag, 430 x 345mm mean it has a really useful carrying capacity, conveniently carried like a back pack. Why not use a bag creatively with tag lines like “bag a bargain today”, “draw on our experience” or “we’ve got your back”.

Watersafe Sports Water Bottles

The 500ml Watersafe™ sports bottle is the ideal gift for sporting events. This model ticks all the boxes for a useful and ethical promotion. It is UK/EU safety certificated, partly recycled, fully recyclable and ultimately biodegradable, contains no Bp-A or PET- phthalates, no PVC or metal salts and no triclosan. It is also dishwasher-safe so that it can be reused again and again, saving on waste plastics and any future bottle deposit payments. Available in a wide variety of mix and match bottle and cap colours, the quoted price includes printing 1 colour on both sides or wrapped around the bottle. Dimensions: 185 x 75mm, print area 97mm across x 65mm high (sides) or 224 x 65mm (wrap around). Encourage your clients to live a healthier lifestyle and to drink more water. More details here Try this item with promotional messages like “refreshingly good value”, “cool clear pricing” or “we’ve got the bottle to get the job done”.


Here is a really cool summer give-away. Sun Ray sunglasses are a retro design with category 3 lenses, offering UV400 protection, and come in a wide range of bright colours. As well as user protection, they look great and promise a long life of repeated exposure to your logo printed 1 colour on centre of either arm. Show your clients that you are a really cool brand that cares for their welfare and tie your promotion in with slogans such as “the brightest brand in town”, “cool summer offers” or “service that dazzles”. Here is a link to this product


The Skyspinner™ flying disc is the eco-friendly toy for all the family and it is fully recyclable and ultimately biodegradable. Fun for kids, parents and even the dog can join in. This gift is UK/EU toy safety certificated and includes a large 157mm diameter print area for your branding onto a wide range of disc colours. Try some throw away tag lines like “fun family summer offers”, “superfast service” or “low cost flights”. The quoted price includes printing 1 colour on top of the 215mm diameter disc and further details are available here

Bubble Blowers

The Bubble blower is a classic children’s toy now available with your own company’s full colour branded labels. This tub of child-friendly bubbles is sure to bring a smile to the faces of the whole family and the cat and the dog will probably join in too. Great gift idea for fund raising at school fairs or charity events.

The quoted price includes printing full colour on the label and further information is available here

Dimensions: 80 x 35mm. Print area: 100 x 35mm. Try these with tag lines like “our service will blow you away”, “we won’t burst your bubble” or “feel like floating on air”.

Whatever way you choose to promote your business this summer, business gifts can be the catalyst to future interaction. They create goodwill in the moment of giving, they hang around until a need for your service arises and you can highly target who you give them to, so there is little or no wastage of your precious marketing budget. Why not add some fun to your marketing today? Put a smile on someone’s face to help them to remember you!

Stephen Ward is happy to add quotes and further explanations. Call 01772 429111, email or visit:



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