A 3D USB flash drive is an amazing thing. A thing of beauty and a practical miracle!
Ok, maybe I am getting carried away, but I love 3D custom shaped flash drives.
First of all, what is a flash drive?
A USB flash drive also know as a data stick, pen drive, memory unit, keychain drive, thumb drive, or jump drive is a portable storage device.
It is about the size of a human thumb (hence the name), and connects to a computer via a USB port. USB Flash drives are an easy way to store and transfer information between computers and range in sizes from 2 GB to 1 TB.
A 3D flash drive is a whole new take on the traditional flash drive. What we do is to take your logo, product idea or marketing icon and create it into a small 3 dimensional representation of that idea.
We then design and craft this molded 3D idea and then mold it around an high capacity flash drive or memory stick.
How the hell do we do that?
I like to think we’re pretty clever at doing this. After 20 years of designing and building custom flash drives and being a pioneer in the art and concept of them, I think we do it pretty well. In fact with over 10,000 designs under our belt, I am positive we know what we are doing.
The first step if for you to send us your logo and some decent pictures or graphics of the idea you want created. We then do our design magic and within 48 hours present you with a Computer Assisted Drawing (aka CAD).
This CAD gives you a great idea of what your flash drive will look like. It also gives you a place where we can make edits and changes from. It costs you nothing!
No. It does cost more than a basic flash drive but then how does one calculate the impact of having your logo, icon, idea or product turned into a custom flash drive? Then again, how do you calculate the value of giving a customer or prospect this amazing little bit of 3D goodness wrapped over a state of the art memory stick as a promotional product marketing tool? It’s incalculable!
The minimum order is 250 units. The price varies depending on the size of the memory you choose.
We offer 2Gb, 4 Gb, 8Gb, 16Gb, 32Gb, 65Gb and 128Gb. Prices aree always best to be quoted (email for quote) that day as flash drive prices do fluctuate. Read more about that.
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By now, it is apparent that the corona virus, Covid-19, is not going to just “miraculously disappear”. In fact, a good argument can be made to say that the virus is not only here for a good while longer but perhaps is here to stay in some as of yet, unforeseen manner and shape.
How do we know that the virus is here to stay?
The annual flu, which we are now more aware of, is a corona virus that has been around for several hundreds of years. In fact, the annual flu virus that raises its ugly head each fall and winter in what is called “flu season”, is simply an amalgam of the many flu strains from the past 100 or more years.
The 1918 Flu Pandemic is still with us.
The 1918 flu virus which killed as many as 50 million people worldwide, is still with us. In 2020, the seasonal flu we all are subject to, still contains significant remnants of the flu virus from 1918-1920 flu.
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The flu strain from 1918-1920 was (and still is) a corona virus, much the same as Covid-19 is. The reason the 1918-1920 flu virus “magically disappeared” is not so much magic as it is science. The science of corona viruses is that the virus mutates each year as it moves through the population. Sometimes getting more virulent and sometimes getting less virulent.
In short, the 1918-1920 flu corona virus simply became far less potent over time. The 1918-1920 strain still exists today but only as a small part of the current 2020 seasonal flu.
What can we learn about how to conduct business in a pandemic from the 1918-1920 flu pandemic?
There are many things to consider and learn from our history in dealing with these huge events. We can consider the following events as a great way to learn. The 1918-1920 flu, the 1989 stock market crash, 9/11 and the 2008/2009 banking crisis, all Black Swan events.
However, for the purposes of this article on marketing, we are going to look at 3 simple lessons to be learned from these events, if we as businesspeople wish to succeed.
Stage 1 of the event. What businesses need to do.
Stage 1 of the pandemic/Black Swan event can be best described as the period of time where we are all pivoting to understand what the virus is, how it is affecting us and what we can do to get back to some assemblance of normal.
During this period, there are many things that a smart business marketer can and should do.
Firstly, review your current costs.
I will guarantee you that over the last few years if you are like most business marketers, you have incurred costs and ongoing expenses that you probably do not currently need or want.
This could include travel costs and travel memberships, extraneous marketing costs, perks for employees that are no longer pertinent and many more.
Make a list of what these expenses are ask yourself, “do I really need to spend on this?” and “does this expense still benefit my business?” You will be surprised at how much you can save.
Do not slash and burn your marketing budget!
One of the biggest mistakes businesses make during a Black Swan event like Covid-19, is to shutdown marketing. Do not do this.
In other Black Swan events (ie 9/11, 2008/09 banking crisis) when markets changed dramatically from an unforeseen event, those businesses that shut down all marketing investment had a much, much harder time recovering than their competitors did. As Henry Ford once said, “Stopping marketing to save money is like stopping a clock to save time”.
“Stopping marketing to save money is like stopping a clock to save time”.
Stage 2 of the event. What businesses need to do.
Stage 2 of the pandemic/event, is best described as the stage where you as a business owner now has a good understanding of your situation. This includes costs, revised revenue projections etc.
At this point in the pandemic/event when it comes to your marketing budget for promotional products the best thing you can do is to make sure that all employees and customers see that you are behind the move to suppress the virus. This means 2 things. Masks and hand sanitizer.
Simply put, science has proven that masks will suppress the spread of the virus from being transmitted orally/nasally. The amount of the virus (and other gross stuff) spread simply by talking to each other in close proximity is staggering. A mask will greatly reduce this spread.
Why Hand Sanitizer?
We touch our face a minimum of 150 times a day. Crazy right? But, once again science has proven this. The reason we use hand sanitizer is so that the virus we pick up on our hands from surfaces and then inadvertently transmit it to our mouth and nose is killed. Self-infection of Covid-19 may very well be proven to be the most common way we get sick.
Stage 3 of the event. What businesses need to do.
Stage 3 of the event and how to tackle it in business is best described as the time period where we have gotten our PPE in place. Our customers and our staff are protected and we are now looking at how to rebuild the business that we lost during the initial pandemic stages.
The first thing to remember is to “Think Differently”. If your competitors have stopped marketing, you should reboot your marketing. If your competition is running scared, you need to look bold.
If you look at the historical data and empirical evidence from previous Black Swan events such as 9/11, the 1989 stock market crash and the 2008/2009 banking crisis you will clearly see that those business who waited to restart their marketing either failed altogether to restart or were very, very slow to recover, allowing their competition to take some of their market share.
Marketing in tough times more important than marketing in good times.
It is always a bit of mystery to me when I speak with businesses about their marketing plans. They are all “gung ho” when business is booming and then they “pull in their horns” when times get challenging. This is the exact opposite of what you should do.
Marketing in good times is easy. Your revenues are up and there is lots of extra money for marketing. The problem with this idea is that for every dollar you spend marketing in good times your net gains are actually rather small. The market forces are already in play to your advantage. Consumers are already spending more.
Marketing in tough times is more important and more effective. In tough times many of your competitors will pull back. This means that an aggressive marketer now has more room to make an impression on the customers.
“For every $1 dollar spent on marketing during tough times, there is a $3 return on marketing investment over the next 3 years”
Does all of this information make sense to you?
If you find these insights helpful and want to learn more on how we can help you to market your business, in tough times as well as good ones, call 1-888-908-6932. Email us.
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The worlds’ best custom 3d flash drives are made by Promo Crunch!
They say a picture is worth a 1000 words. If this is true, then the following images will tell you an amazing tale of how you can create a marketing idea that will tell your story, like its never been told before.
Send us a picture or 2 along with your logo and give us 24 hours to make you a 3D virtual design just like the one below.
Then decide if you love it or not! Give us the order and 3 weeks later something spectacular lands on your desk. Minimum order is 250 units. Price upon request. Email us at John@promocrunch.com
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In 2021 Custom Flash Drives are still incredibly popular! Here’s why!
It may seem counter intuitive that in the age of cloud based memory services such as Google drive, that businesses are still purchasing custom shaped flash drives.
A couple years ago the “wags and mavens” of the promotional product industry were predicting the death of the flash drive, but it did not happen. Here’s why we think the trend reversed.
Cheaper memory prices.
When I first started buying and selling memory drives in 2005 the cost to me for an 8 GB was about $25 USD each. Now that same drive costs way less than $5. The same decline in prices are attributed to all other memory sizes from 4 GB and up. In those sizes the price decline has been precipitous.
Custom shaped USB sales increase while stock flash drive designs decrease in sales.
Stock designs still outsell the custom shapes by shear numbers but by percentage of sales the custom shaped flash drive sales have risen by over 82% worldwide while stock designs have declined by 37% across the board.
Custom shaped flash drives are so amazingly creative that even if a recipient of a custom flash drive is not always going to use a drive (instead using Google Drive ) when they do use a flash drive they will always use the custom shaped one. It’s a conversation starter, its a position piece and perhaps more than anything, they are cool.
How to make a custom shaped flash drive.
If you are considering the idea of turning your product, idea or business logo into a custom shaped flash drive here are a few ideas to consider.
A Submarine or a tennis ball?
If your product, idea or business logo is long and thinner such as a submarine, that is a great shape to make a custom 3D flash drive. The internal parts of the USB memory are about 2 inches long, 3/4 of an inch wide and a 1/4 inch thick. This means that the custom shape must contain these parts. Any idea such as a car, submarine, water bottle, fork, fish, truck, ambulance, phone, person etc are the right shape for a cool custom flash drive.
On the other hand anything round or globe-like such as a tennis ball sucks to make a 3D flash drive. The short reason is simple, it is physically too big. Would you want a 2 inch round rubber globe flash drive? No.
Want to see what your idea looks like for FREE?
Easy answer, yes. Send us your logo and a few pics of what you want made to John@PromoCrunch.com and give us 24-48 hours for a free virtual design. Easy!
We are experts in creating the coolest custom USB flash drives on the planet. We have done work for 1000’s of the worlds top marketing companies and some of the best brands on the planet.
We can turn anything into a custom flash drive.
Are you considering turning your product, logo, mascot or idea into a custom 3D flash drive? WE can do it and have done it for some of America’s best known companies.
We worked with one of California’s largest public transportation companies on this project turning their newest electric bus design into a custom shaped flash drive.
How do you make a custom flash drive?
The process is really very simple and is outlined in the simple steps below.
#1. Send us images of the idea along with your logo. We require a minimum order of 250 units and they can come in a wide variety of memory sizes from 1 GB to 64 GB with 4 and 8 GB the most common.
#2. 24 hours after submitting us the images and logo we will send you a fully detailed 3 D design to show you what it will look like. Usually you are blown away. (just saying.. 🙂
#3. Approve the virtual design and 3 weeks later we will deliver to you a 3D flash drive that you can use as a marketing giveaway, trade show swag, employee recognition gift, customer appreciation gift and any more use. Easy!
Hellman’s Mayonnaise did a custom flash drive.
We have done dozens of different custom flash drives shaped like a dental implant.
The world’s biggest floor cleaner company has done 5 different designs!
We work with Marvel Comics!
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