ACTIVATE! AND YOUR BRAND
Activate! is a world-class promotional marketing company where strategy, creativity and innovation fuel brand value. We approach every aspect of branded merchandise – selection, sourcing, distribution, packaging, marketing, and technological expertise – with a goal of delivering promotional programs that are smart, proactive and valuable.
Activate! is a true marketing partner that has created successful, brand-building programs for some of the world’s most recognized companies. We’re about sophisticated, fresh ideas that enhance your message, elevate engagement and create true brand value.
Want to see how we can bring our expertise, insights and creativity to your branded merchandising programs? CLICK HERE and start a conversation with one of our experienced promotional marketing experts. You and your brand will be glad you did.
ACTIVATE! AND VALUE
Here’s the reality. Today, creating value in the promotional marketing world means more than just sourcing commodity logoed items at cut-rate prices. Activate! employs a game-changing business model that consistently provides best-in-class value in the CORE AREAS of promotional marketing including:
- Best-In-Class creativity, marketing and innovation (program strategy and vision)
- Technology and company store development (online and retail)
- Fulfillment and distribution (including custom packaging)
- Global sourcing (with safety and compliance assurance)
The value of promotional products has long been debated, but a study conducted by ASI (Advertising Specialties Institute) found that the average cost-per-impression of a promotional product is $.004. That’s powerful proof that promotional products are an important part of your advertising budget. We provide our services with YOUR cost and YOUR ROI in mind. The result? TRUE VALUE for you and your brand, and a true difference between Activate! and other promotional marketing companies. Want to see our VALUE ALLIANCE powered business model in action? CLICK HERE and check out a few Activate! case studies.
ACTIVATE! AND CREATIVITY
For many of our clients, a true upgrade in creativity is the immediate difference they feel when they choose Activate!. Forget bland, boring “me too” products. We deliver smart, next generation, custom promotional items that create the WOW MOMENT between your brand and your customer or associate.
Looking for innovative decoration, packaging and delivery options? You and your brand sound like an Activate! dream client– we realize branded merchandise goes well beyond the product. Give us a call at 800-520-2583 and ask us about our DOOR BUSTERS, custom web stores (that support your exact web standards) and our retail-ready apparel decoration capabilities. We also develop sustainable outreach campaigns that connect your branded merchandise program with emerging communication trends like social and mobile media (ask us how to maximize your next YouTube post). It’s all part of the Activate! approach and proof that creativity is not just lip service, it’s part of our DNA. CLICK HERE and watch our creativity primer video.
ACTIVATE! PUTS THE HIGH TOUCH IN HIGH TECH
Online company stores, e-commerce, inventory integration, social and mobile. It’s easy to see how technology has become an essential part of almost all successful branded merchandising programs. Activate! understands how complicated, confusing and downright frustrating technology can be without the right partner. That’s why we specialize in BOTH cutting edge capabilities AND user-friendly service. With some of the most tech-savvy minds in the industry, we’re able to solve integration problems that other companies don’t even see coming and that keeps you and your brand ahead of the ever-changing technology curve.
Want to upgrade your company web store? Looking for a better way to connect with your associates when trade show season comes around? Need a micro site for the huge cause-marketing event? CLICK HERE and our tech gurus will get back to you with ideas and solutions that will make you :).
ACTIVATE! SOURCING, FULFILLMENT & DISTRIBUTION
Any promotional marketing company can source branded merchandise, but few maximize opportunities to substantially reduce cost with global sourcing AND make your branded merchandise program available worldwide.
It starts with a global attitude. Activate! understands the timeframes and logistics that make global sourcing work. That’s why our associates come to the table EARLY with ideas and strategies that create global sourcing opportunities for our clients. Our clients call it PROACTIVE; we call it business as usual.
Plus, when you choose Activate!, you and your brand can access worldwide distribution capabilities – even under the most stringent of shipping circumstances. We can reduce or even eliminate additional production costs from manufacturers and import agents. And, because of our direct relationships with manufacturers, we’ve negotiated long-term contracts to set margin ceilings across a variety of products.
ACTIVATE! SAFETY + QUALITY ASSURANCE
No matter how low the price, your brand’s reputation is on the line every time it’s applied to a promotional item. We get it. That’s why Activate! has gone beyond safety and compliance “talk” as a participating member of the QCA Distributor Advocacy Council.
Quality Certification Alliance is an independent accreditation organization whose mission is to elevate the standards for consistently safe, high-quality, socially compliant and environmentally conscientious merchandise. CLICK HERE and watch our QCA primer video.
We also operate under a Terms and Conditions agreement with all suppliers that incorporates social compliance, enforced safety regulations, as well as regulations outlined by the Consumer Products Safety Commission. Need testing thought leadership? We work with major agencies like Intertek and Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (BVCPS) to make sure our client’s custom products pass with flying colors.
ACTIVATE! SERVICE: WHY OUR CLIENTS LOVE US
We know the importance of great service. It’s why our NEW customers become LIFE-LONG customers (and many times, life-long friends). Sure, Activate! utilizes state-of-the-art CRM tools to keep you up-to-date on your rush project and to answer your last minute questions when our competitors have long called it quits for the day. But it’s our knowledgeable, helpful, and totally AWESOME team that brings all this promotional marketing potential to life. We listen, we’re responsive, we troubleshoot and QC like your personal, energized brand advocates. We make problems past tense, issues go away and folks like you proud of your branded merchandise programs.
It’s because we love what we do and we treat every client’s brand like it’s our own. That’s the Activate! difference and that’s why our clients have such a better experience when they choose Activate as their promotional marketing partner. So what are you waiting for? CLICK HERE to get the conversation started and see all the options you have. We certainly look forward to meeting you, listening and activating your brand.