At the beginning of October, I asked you to help us make an impact on Congress during our Legislative Education and Action Day scheduled for March 2012. I asked you to submit product campaigns that have made a difference in the lives of the recipients.
You and I know promotional products are viral. We know they’re fun and functional. We know they’re undeniably effective. Based on the amount of campaign bumper stickers, t-shirts and signs you’re probably already seeing, we know that your members of Congress (MOC) know this too.
Through this call to action, we’ve had the privilege of speaking with industry professionals who passionately pursue and fulfill programs that bring a return on investment to charities and hospitals, to families and children in need and to their communities across the country.
- We learned that on a winter’s day in New York, imprinted blankets distributed to the homeless transform into a message of hope, caring and community.
- We learned that a key chain with a whistle handed out to students at a self-defense class becomes an empowering tool.
- We know that a t-shirt given to children at a summer outdoor program is a memorable, functional keepsake. But when the shirt is decorated with the phone number to call if the child is found lost, the imprinted shirt becomes a prudent safety precaution.
An imprinted blanket, a functional key chain, a promotional t-shirt—they’re community. They’re life-saving. They’re undeniably impactful.
Heartfelt thanks to everyone who took the time to submit a case study. If you haven’t already sent in your campaign, please feel free to give us a call at 972-252-0404. We’d love to share your story with members of Congress.
While I’m on the subject of advocacy, PPAI’s Government Relations Today is a great resource for industry professionals. It’s a free publication that highlights product safety news, legislative developments and advocacy efforts each month. Stay informed —subscribe today and make sure everyone at your company is subscribed as well.
Thanks for all you do! I am proud to be working with you and helping you grow your business.