Experts in bespoke
From key-rings to umbrellas we have plenty of standard promotional products on offer but if you’re looking to give your marketing campaign a unique twist we can create bespoke promotional items too. Our close links with the factories means that producing custom promotional items to fit your needs is simple. Take a look at our case studies below to see what kind of bespoke promotional products we’ve created in the past.
Tell us your brief, open your mind and we can create an innovative yet affordable solution to fulfil your promotional merchandising requirements. We are confident that no matter how weird or wacky your campaign is - we can turn your marketing ideas into reality. Some clients already have a clear idea of what they want us to try and create. Others use our brainstorm assistant to help them come up with appropriate business gifts.
What really sets Stay Sourced apart from its competitors in the promotional merchandise industry is our speed of response. Even for the most outrageous bespoke promo items requests (not everyone wants a promotional USB or promotional bags) we will provide you with an accurate quote within 48 hours. This means that you can very quickly ascertain whether your marketing ideas are financially viable. We also advise through the process whether there are any ways to bring down the unit costs of your promotional items to make it a more viable option.
Stay Sourced is the UK's leading specialist in sourcing completely bespoke branded gifts. We have worked on merchandising campaigns for clients where no-one else in the industry could meet their technical, budgetary and lead time requirements. We have managed to source everything from a Turbo-matic Toast Rack to an Airfix-style kit. The team at Stay Sourced have in excess of 20 years experience and have built strong relationships with factories worldwide to confidently state that 'if we can't source it, it can't be sourced.'
Production & Delivery
Once a quotation is accepted Stay Sourced will work closely with the factory to produce a pre-production sample. This is an essential stage for bespoke marketing ideas because otherwise the client will not get a real feel for what the finished promo products physically look and feel like until delivery. Once a pre-production sample is signed off then the job goes into full production. One of the key factors in any bespoke job is the lead times involved. If we are clear at the onset of the project what the delivery deadlines are we can ensure that the whole process runs efficiently to ensure you that you receive your promotional items by the required date. Our service mission is to deliver on time, every time, in full. This is the same, whether it is for 250 promo USB sticks or 250,000 bespoke promotional items.
Turbo-matic Toast Rack
Kingsmill were to 'piggy back' on the success of the latest Christmas blockbuster, Wallace and Gromit's film 'A Matter of Loaf and Death', and create a range of related items to help promote the brand. To begin with the brief from the agency, GHMC, was fairly loose with the focus being on the main gift of a 'Turbomatic Toast Rack'. This was to be based on the design of the van in the recent film and feature a wind up mechanism so it could be raced across the table at breakfast time. All Stay Sourced had to work from was a hand sized van model, a few rough sketches and several images of the van from the film.
Nutricia had a range of four characters (Raccoon, Elephant, Koala and Monkey) which had already been designed for the promotion. Firstly Stay Sourced had to evolve the designs so that you could see the whole body of each character and then produce pre-production samples of each character. After the client had reviewed the initial samples it was decided to embroider the eyes and nose of the characters and subsequently a second set of samples were produced.
Collectable Game Tins
Nintendo wanted to promote the imminent launch of two of its gaming titles and generate pre-orders with the offer of free collectible tins that represented the packaging graphics of the actual release. Across the two titles there was a requirement for 38000 tins within an 8 week lead time and then provide distribution across various global markets. Nintendo's stance on corporate responsibility also meant that we needed to provide a solution in line with their green procurement policy.
Thomas Cook Travel Clubs approached Stay Sourced to find a practical product that people would keep hold of and use but was memorable and emphasised the fun element of the Thomas Cook brand. Thomas Cook wanted 15,000 units of something a little bit different so Stay Sourced went about creating a pen that incorporated a holiday theme whilst getting the Thomas Cook name and details across for 3 of their different Travel Clubs. In addition Thomas Cook were on a tight budget and tight lead times with the promotion and required Far East pricing with a standard UK lead time.