Top 10 Promotional Products of 2016

las-vegas-sign Last week we visited the annual PPAI (Promotional Product Association International) trade show in the big city of Las Vegas. This is by far the biggest trade show the organization puts on as nearly every manufacture in the industry is there to display their latest and greatest of promotional products for the new year.

Technology items were by far the biggest attention grabbers and what everyone has been asking for from the manufactures. After spending 2 days of looking at all the new products, here are some of our favorites and industry winners. Enjoy!

This is not your cost effective promotional product, but if you are looking for something that will really wow a client, this remote control flying drone by Leeds will do the trick!

If you clients like to sing in the shower, you will be their rock star with this bluetooth, water resistant speaker by StarLine. Now your clients can be thinking about you company when they are showing!

When it comes to battery chargers, the main difference is in the capacity of the charger. This item made the list due to the competitive price point for a 8000 MAH charger. If you are looking to give your client a nice high capacity charger, this slim charger from NEXT is the way to go!,-Quick-Charge,-High-Capacity-8000-mAh-Aluminum-Powerbank-Chargers/319

If you are like me, I drop my phone while I am on it occasionally. The sling grips were a pretty big hit at the PPAI show. I really like this product because it’s new and I think people will be excited to use it!

In the past, you would have to order around 3,000 umbrellas to do get a full color digital imprint. Haas-Jordan has smashed that with minimums as low at 200 pieces.

If you know me, you know I am a huge fan of the Shelby Tumbler. Not only are they dishwasher and microwave safe, but they are manufactured right here in Indiana about an hour from our office. Next Promotions has added a “Bling” look to this great product!—Silver/312

If you customers enjoy the outdoors, they will love this water resistant solar power bank charger. This charger holds a full 5000 MAH and has a great price point!

ALPI has taken emoji’s from the phone to your hand, with expression squeeze balls. They have several expressions to choose from and are a fun way to promote your event!

cooling towels
If your clients are active and like to workout and run, they will love this cooling towel. These were displayed at the show, work great, and they have a great price point!

logoed_1200x1200_PL-4540_2_ 2
Prime has brought an all time favorite and made it a charger, RUBIK’S® power charger. The panels move around just like the cube!

I hope you enjoyed some of my findings at the 2016 Promotional Product Expo. If you would like to know about other ideas I saw at the show, just give me a call or drop me an email at

Matt Ruedlinger