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What type of marketing is the most cost effective?

So there you have it...

Every business needs to be seen/heard and in this day and age there are a never ending number of ways to promote your business.  BUT, not every way is the best way OR even a good way!

Here at Artistic-Zeal, our joy is helping business and individuals thrive and accomplish their dreams. However, very often those dreams are uninformed and new businesses don't have the budget to cover all aspects of marketing. They need to have a place to come to for the skinny on marketing on a budget.

That is just what we hope to provide... cost efficient marketing strategies and products to help you focus on what you do best - your business.

So where do you start?

Obviously, you want to begin with the Biggest Bang for Your Buck! And now, based on the studies done by A.S.I. we know that Promotional Products are where it is at. You need to get your name out there and let people familiarize themselves with your company.

To put it bluntly, A.S.I. says, "Promotional products make up a $22.9 billion industry. Why is the industry thriving? Because logoed items like hats, T-shirts and bags are traveling advertisements that leave a lasting impression, making them crucial for building brand awareness."

Brand Awareness - The extent to which consumers are familiar with the qualities or image of a particular brand of goods or services. (

The top 5 most influential products as reported by A.S.I. are:

  1. USB Drives
  2. Outterwear
  3. Drinkware
  4. Writing Instruments
  5. Performance Wear

Additionally, the study done by A.S.I. shows that "The cost per impression of an ad specialty is better than that of TV, magazines and newspapers."

Cost Per Impression (CPI) - "refers to the rate that an advertiser has agreed to pay per 1,000 views of a particular advertisement. A website that serves ads based on CPI doesn’t need the user to click on the ad – each appearance of the ad in front of a user counts as one impression. The advertiser agrees to pay the website a certain price for every 1,000 impressions the ad receives.

Cost per impression is also known as cost per thousand, or CPM (the letter "M" is the Roman numeral for 1,000)."

"A CPI arrangement is more common with large websites that represent a branding opportunity for advertisers. CPI follows a pricing model that is closer to the print style of ad sales, with advertisers paying a set price just to show their ads. The website’s ad server monitors the number of impressions and usually adjusts the display rate to match a given advertiser's desired spend on a monthly or quarterly basis." (As defined by

A great article I found about how important promotional products can be is written by Sujan Patel. He describes how he unintentionally fell into very profitable marketing brilliance.

He claims to have made over $500k in revenue by giving away t-shirts! He says that he had shirts made for his business so that he wouldn't have to worry about CLOTHES SHOPPING!

Patel says that he purchased about 25-30 shirts and since he realized he had so many, he offered some to his friends. Quickly, he realized that there was a growing number of people who were not only accepting of his free shirt, but were thanking him for providing them with one.

He states that once he realized the demand for shirts, he built an email list of people interested in receiving a shirt.

Since then, he claims that the demand gradually increased and people began recognizing him because of the shirts and directly based on this marketing move he has made over $500k in revenue!

So by now, not only have studies proven the best place to start your marketing venture is with promotional products, but you also have an idea of the power that these products can have for your business when used correctly.

Now is the time to let us know how we can serve you. Call Artistic-Zeal today at 817-381-5381 and we will be happy to assist you in making your business thrive.

We will be there to walk you through each step, so be sure to contact us TODAY!


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