Personalised Mugs – An Effective Business Promotional Item


Everybody tries to find a gift that is unique as well as reasonably priced. Many a times, our chosen gifts may be too expensive to fit into our budget. So, what do we do? Well, you must have heard of personalised mugs. A personalized mug makes for an ideal gift that is unique and economical. You can choose a particular kind of mug from the collection of mugs available with the vendor and get your brand name printed on it. Depending upon your budget, you can also choose a high quality material like steel or you can go in for china mugs that are comparatively economical and get these mugs made to order.

Personalised mugs for promotion

A personalized mug that has your company’s logo or brand name printed on it would not only add a personal touch to your gift but will also help in promotion of your business. Promotional mugs are the best way through which you can advertise your products and services. In most of the cases your Personalised mugs will be used by your customers at home or in their office. There are great chances that your brand name will be noticed by many people whenever your client will use it to drink tea or coffee. These mugs will go a long way in providing you a lot of brand exposure.

Choose the right mug

If you have a wide client base, a lot of money will be required to take personalized gifts for all your clients. Therefore, it is necessary to choose right kind of personalised mugs for your clients. Various varieties of mugs are available in the local markets as well as online. The online stores provide a large variety of mugs to choose from. As the competition levels are very high in an online market, there are many online vendors who offer huge discounts on bulk orders. These stores also provide excellent packaging offers. Attractive packing always leaves a good impression on the receiver of the gift.

Shape and size of mugs

There are many online companies that not only provide promotional mugs but also provide you with innovative ideas to design your own personalized mugs. Printing your brand name or logo on the mug is just one way to promote your products and services. You can also experiment with the shape, size, and color of mugs in order to make your products popular. For instance, if you are into toys business, you can get these personalised mugs made in the shape of teddy bears or some other toy. You can use your creativity and make your promotional gifts an effective tool to make your clients happy and also advertise your brand name.

Doctor Office Toys and Waiting Area Toys Give Comforting Waiting Room Environments

My cousin Anna is a pediatrician who recently shared with me the experiences she had improvising her office’s waiting room arrangements. As a mother of a 6 year old myself, I could completely relate to the problems they have been facing with their doctor office set up in Sacramento. They have had a myriad of patients accompanied with toddlers visiting their doctor each day. As a pediatrician, she has to make extra efforts to see to that a child is comforted right from the moment when he/she steps into the office. A child’s patience and cooperation is put to test especially in doctor offices where the waiting period is enduringly long. What is the solution Anna came up with, you ask? Well, she accommodated a notable part of the waiting room with doctor office toys.

Although, we see that it is a norm to have a small playhouse and indoor waiting room toys in most established clinics and doctor offices, it is the kind of toys and the kind of arrangement you make that proves to be most efficient for both the doctors and their little patients. I have learnt from my cousin that these toys that are designed for the common waiting area of offices and other places of visit are not the regular toys that we buy for our children. These waiting room toys are devised to occupy minimum floor space and also have immovable parts that reduce instances of untidy office environments. These toys also have multiple platforms for different fun and educational games which ensure that more kids get a chance to play with them simultaneously.

Doctor office toys are magical pieces of fun and frolic ornamenting their waiting rooms that are sure to boost the spirits up of their kid visitors. The kids are thus less likely to be a distraction to their parents and doctors during situations that demands privacy. In case of a pediatric clinic, the toys comfort the child patient and make him/her more receptive to their doctor eventually.

Some examples of the new generation reception area toys are the trendy wall panel toys that has obtained profound significance not just as doctor office toys but also as lobby toys in businesses like car dealerships, banks, airports, shoes stores, restaurants and more. These businesses that often have visitors of varied kinds have realized the importance to keep their visitor’s kids occupied with a playroom space so that it does not produce any hindrance during meetings with the clients. The new generation lobby toys also include toys like, wall panels, activity tables and play cubes. These have immovable parts and designed for multiple games that are of immense educational importance mixed with enthusiastic and fun concepts.

Another concern that officials at a commercial office setting may have when it comes to reception area toys are maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in toys. To that concern, retailers have developed wooden toys that have smooth surfaces that do not collect dust particles as much as soft toys do and moreover are rather easy to clean. Good news with wooden toys is they are completely eco-friendly and do not garner harmful chemicals in the form of paints or other chemicals found in synthetics and plastics.

Child safety, education importance, compactness, multi-function, maintenance free, immobility, eco-friendliness, user friendliness and finally the fun factor are the major essentials of reception area toys of the new generation.

The History of the Hasbro Toy Company

Hasbro’s beginnings started in 1923 in Providence, Rhode Island. Two brothers, Henry and Helal Hassenfeld came to the United States from Poland. They started a textile remnant company that sold cloth leftovers. By the mid 1920s, they were using the cloth leftovers to make hat liners, covers for pencil boxes and several other school supplies. The pencil box covers became very popular so the brothers decided that they would make the boxes also. The company grew and by 1926 was incorporated under the business name of Hassenfeld Brothers Incorporated.

Helal pursued other opportunities in the textile industry giving the majority leadership to Henry. Henry’s tough business leadership made Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. a very successful business even through the “Great Depression”. Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. averaged $500,000 from sales of the pencil boxes and school supplies. They employed 150 employees in 1929 and 200 employees in 1930, something that was remarkable during this time.

The supplier who provided Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. with pencils increased the price they had been selling the pencils for. This same supplier also started selling pencil boxes for a lower price than Hassenfeld Brothers did. Henry got upset and decided that his company would start making their own pencils. So, in 1935 Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. started manufacturing pencils which provided the company with a steady stream of income for the next 45 years.

Because of the success and popularity of the children’s items that they made and sold, they decided to start making toys in the early 1940s. The first toys made by Hassenfeld Brothers Inc., were doctor and nurse kits. In 1942, school supply sales had decreased and the company became primarily a toy manufacturer. The company did however, continue making pencils.

Helal Hassenfeld died in 1943. Henry became the CEO and his son Merrill Hassenfeld became the president of Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. During this time the country was involved with World War II. It was during the World War II era that the company started using some plastic to make their toys. Also, labor shortages during this time forced the company to reduce their employees down to 75.

In 1952, George Lerner started looking for someone to back a toy that he had created called Mr. Potato Head. He presented his idea to Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. and Henry liked the idea so much that he purchased the rights for the toy from George. Mr. Potato Head would the first toy success story for Hassenfeld Brothers Inc. and the first toy to be advertised on television.

In 1964, the company realized that boys did not want to play with the same dolls that girls played with. They pursued an idea that was started from gaining a partnership with a television program called “The Lieutenant” and started producing action figures called G. I. Joe. “The Lieutenant” was a show about the U.S. Marine Corps. G. I. Joe military action toys brought in almost two-thirds of the company’s total sales during the first two years. Hassenfield Brothers Inc. would become the second largest toy manufacturer in the world.

Henry Hassenfield died in 1960. His son Merrill gained full control of the company and continued to lead its success. In 1968, the company name was shortened to Hasbro.

Hasbro has become one of the largest successful toy companies in the United States. Popular toys like Mr. Potato Head, G. I. Joe, Transformers, licensed Sesame Street items, Playskool toys, Nerf toys, Tonka trunks, Easy Bake Oven, Cabbage Patch Kids and several board games have helped make the Hasbro name one of the most recognized toy manufacturers in America.