Feeling Lucky? Score With Irish-Themed Promo Products

Top 7 list includes book of blarney, Celtic flask and leprechaun mask


TREVOSE, PAMarch 15, 2011 – Get out the green with the Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) and its second-annual list of the top 7 promotional products for St. Patrick’s Day.

This week, when the whole world is Irish, everyone appreciates Irish-branded items like tweed caps, shamrock paper and an Erin Go Bragh flag to light up St. Patrick’s Day marketing promotions, advertising campaigns and themed parties.

A search for giveaways in ASI’s exclusive promotional products database reveals marketers are favoring these Lucky 7 St. Patrick’s Day Products:

·         Seeded Shamrock Paper from Okina/Symphony Seed Papers. Seed paper ornament in a four-leaf clover shape with planting instruction card.

·         Irish Tweed Cap from Hammacher Schlemmer. 100% virgin-wool tweed cap is naturally water-repellent and wind-resistant. Tiny flecks of woven color originate from dye made from blackberries, fuchsia and moss plants.

·         Little Green Book of Blarney from The Book Company. Pocket-sized, colorfully designed gift book offers essential information, tips, recipes and more enclosed by an elastic band that also acts as a place holder.

·         Celtic Flask from Alchemy of England. Round 6-ounce pewter flask with Celtic Kai knot brass inlay.

·         Erin Go Bragh Flag from Eder Flagpole Co. 3′ x 5′ nylon outdoor flag is specially treated to resist sun and chemical deterioration. Finished with a strong, durable white header and brass grommets.

·         Leprechaun Masks from The Beistle Co. Fun holiday masks with leprechaun face and a 12″ elastic band attached.

·         Shamrock Wand from Essef Distributors Inc. Green plastic wand features a shamrock and a shiny array of glitter. Imprint on either shamrock face or handle.

To watch a video featuring the products and to see photos and purchasing information, click here.

Promotional products, or advertising specialties, are items imprinted with logos or slogans to market a company, organization, product, service, achievement or event. Companies often purchase them as gifts for employees or clients at holidays and for occasions year-round, and marketers often include them in their campaigns to dramatically increase response rates.

A recent landmark study from ASI proves ad specialties beat out prime-time TV, radio and print advertising as the most cost-effective advertising medium available.

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