Calendars might be everywhere, but do they get attention? From your phone, desktop pc, outlook diary reminders and more. However, do they get attention? A small thing of aesthetics and function is great but something desirable will always get attention. From loveable puppies to landscapes, a wall calendar gets more than a passing glance.
Also, when it comes to promotional products, the impact of a wall calendar is significant, what other promotional item has a year-long exposure? So, if you’re looking for new promotional products, you can’t go wrong with wall calendars. Let’s start with the key points…
1. Builds Brand Awareness
There is no better promotional item to deliver the essence of your business than a wall calendar. It can subtly get the message across about your business or even provide timely tips. That allows you to present your brand in a unique, creative way that aligns with your image and values. Creative textual content on each leaf can be enough to make your customers smile when they look at it. Ensure that your calendar designs include your company’s name, logo, and contact information so that it’s visible at all times.
2. Generates Goodwill
Gifts for clients are key to creating a positive engagement. Meaning and relevance are critical, functional and useful and will always have more kudos. Wall calendars are a promotional item which achieves a lot. It’s a useful, thoughtful gift, it generates goodwill and develops brand loyalty. People build business relationships with businesses they know, like and trust.
3. It’s Practical and Useful
A calendar is an item that we all use every day, whether we notice it or not. It’s essential for a good organisation, especially if you’re running a business. So, wall calendars are not only an effective advertising tool but also a useful present. Crafting a business promotional calendar can achieve more, it’s not just a promotional tool, but a point of building presence and building trust between you and your customers.
4. Long-Term Exposure
For most people, there is a designated place on the wall for a calendar. When a calendar goes up in January, it usually stays there until December. Meaning your brand name and message will be around for the whole year. Not many promotional items provide exposure for such a long time relatively small investment. Also, keep in mind that the calendar will be seen not only by the recipient but also by anyone who comes to their home or office.
If you prefer something that’s in closer range, you may then opt for a desk calendar. Again as functional as a wall calendars, they can be placed in individual workspaces.
5. Physically Tangible
We live in a digital age and we’re used to all things virtual or online. However, a physical item creates a special interaction between the giver and the receiver making a tangible connection. Think about how many people still prefer to read physical books over e-books. That is also what makes calendars a powerful marketing tool. Your logo or branding won’t be a fleeting message like an Instagram story ad or a radio commercial. It will be physically present in your client’s homes, workplaces and everywhere else. Can you name something else which achieves year-round presence promoting your business and influencing their purchasing decisions?
6. Reciprocity is Contagious
Everyone likes to receive gifts, especially when they’re unexpected. So, receiving a calendar for a current or potential client can create smiles. What’s more, it makes you more likeable. And if a client like you, they’re more likely to remember you and continue to do business with you. Also, think about where most calendars are placed — in an office or cubicle. Those are the places where people make business decisions, which makes them a perfect place for your calendar. One glance at it, and they’ll think of you!
7. Budget Efficient
Customised wall calendars seem like a more expensive gift than they are. In reality, they are pretty cost-effective, especially in comparison to other means of advertising, as they are targeted at existing customers for return business. In simple terms, if you took every client out for lunch, you’d spend more than the price of a calendar. They provide you with targeted brand exposure at an affordable price, wall calendars can be described as one of the most cost-effective promotional products.
8. Environmentally friendly
Calendars don’t need power to be used, we can source environmentally friendly papers, and establish credentials of paper used. Our toner ink is 95% compostable and coupled with a saddle stitch option, we can minimise the impact. Of course, when responsibly recycled, they re-enter the paper production cycle.
9. It’s Simple But Effective
A printed wall calendar is a simple item — no one has any questions about how to use a wall calendar. It does not need batteries, additional parts, or instructions. Unlike with promotional clothing items, there is no wrong size. What’s more, there’s no risk that your contact information or logo won’t fit, as you decide on the size of your calendars. It doesn’t break or tear easily, which means it will serve its purpose for a full year. Wall calendars don’t take up a lot of space. So, a wall calendar is an item that’s easy to distribute, and use. Plus it gets your business in front of your customers throughout the whole year.
10. Size, and scale format to fit all…
Your wall calendar can look however you want it to. Content to match your branding; pictures, message, colour schemes, layout, and size, it can be done! With us being a digital print house, we can produce to meet limited needs, through to volumes. From saddle-stitched options or wirobound, it’s up to you. Above all make sure your branding is where -your clients will be looking at this calendar for a whole year!