Your Guide to Custom Beach Balls For Personalized Summer Fun
If printed beach balls are not one of your favorite logo’d promotional items, then we’ll help you change your mind. We’ve imprinted beach balls in bulk for outdoor weddings to giant translucent beach balls for huge concert venues!
Beach balls have been around in some capacity since the 1930s, and since their creation they have been succinctly described as one thing: “fun.” There is something distinctly joyous about a beach ball that makes even the sternest individuals want to send it flying through the air.
Custom beach balls provide you with ability to place your company’s logo or branding on the inflatable toys, and give them out to clients, employees, or just the general public. After all, everyone could use a little fun in their lives. Beach balls can also be great even for private parties or other events, whether you are advertising with them or not.
In fact, the Promotional Products Association International notes that consumers factor in a product’s “fun-ness” when deciding to keep it around. A nice multi-colored beach ball is the perfect addition for any pool party or day at the beach. Having your logo on the ball can certainly help you attract some positive attention, as well.
“Top Three Reasons People Keep Promotional Products: (1) Fun; (2) Functional; (3) Trendy” – PPAI
There are numerous promotional beach balls to choose from at iPromo that come in different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles.
Different Types of Personalized Beach Balls
We are probably all familiar with the standard beach ball design. The plastic inflatable sphere usually has multi-colored panels and a nozzle for adding or releasing air. It’s a pretty simple design that has endured for almost a century. Let’s take a look at what some standard beach ball selections have to offer.
At iPromo, you can get personalized beach balls in bulk at sizes ranging from 12 inches to 24 inches in diameter. In most cases, there is a white panel on every beach ball on which you can print your logo or desired design. Of course, the size of the beach ball determines the size of the printing area. In general, it breaks down like this:
- 12 inches – a print area of 2.5 inches wide by 2.5 inches high
- 16 inches – a print area of 3 inches wide by 3 inches high
- 20 inches – a print area of 3 inches wide by 3 inches high
- 24 inches – a print area of 4 inches wide by 6 inches high
Obviously, if you really want to maximize your visibility, a 24-inch ball might work better than a 12-inch ball, but there are valid reasons to opt for either choice. For instance, smaller beach balls might work better for more subdued, indoor affairs while a large beach ball would be great for an outdoor get-together.
With all of these standard beach balls, you can choose between a number of different color schemes, as well. Some options even allow you to choose a solid color for the ball. The Rainbow Beach Ball is, perhaps, the most colorful with each of its panels donning a different hue.
Sports-Related Novelty Beach Balls
Beach balls are often used while playing silly versions of standard sporting events. So, it stands to reason that sports-related designs would make their way onto beach balls. At iPromo, we offer an array of beach balls that resemble jumbo versions of regular sports balls, including:
The soccer ball, baseball, and basketball all come in the familiar shape of a standard beach ball (i.e. round). But, the football version of the beach ball has an almost oval shape like a regular football. This adds a nice touch and may make it a little more aerodynamic for tossing around.
All of these sports-related balls have a 16-inch diameter (including the football) with a print area of 3 inches wide by 3 inches high. If you have a business in the sporting world or you just simply like sports, these custom printed beach balls may be your best bet.
How Can Beach Balls be Utilized?
Obviously, there are a number of ways that beach balls can be put to use. In a purely practical sense, most of us understand how and why beach balls are used: to have fun. They are most often seen at locations like:
- Rivers and lakes
- Sporting events
- Other outdoor events
Custom beach balls are a great way to rev up a crowd or keep people occupied and having fun. But, they also serve a more important purpose for many businesses. Again, beach balls provide ample printing area, and they are a great way to advertise your brand and convey that your company or organization is fun. Let’s go more in-depth about how beach balls can be used in your favor.
If you’re looking for a way to reward your customers, then you can’t go wrong with a beach ball. No, it won’t be seen as the most grandiose gesture of your appreciation, but it will certainly put a smile on their faces.
This also works well if your business hosts events through which your customers can win various prizes. For instance, an open house, a casino night, or just a general game night can provide your clients with a lot of fun and few prizes along the way (including a promotional beach ball).
You may also want to include beach balls in swag bags that you give out to customers. A beach ball can certainly serve a role as part of a much larger gift ensemble.
Employee Onboarding Gifts
When new employees join your ranks, you want to reward them with a few perks. It has become customary nowadays to provide new recruits with an onboarding package filled with both practical and fun items.
“Done well, onboarding leads to higher job satisfaction and performance levels as well as lower turnover.” – SHRM
A beach ball can certainly help send the message that your work environment can have a little bit of a fun side. If the ball gets used by your employee, then you are also garnering a few impressions along the way.
This same concept is relevant to other applications, as well. For instance, promotional beach balls can be a great giveaway during college orientations where the toy will certainly get some use.
Although trade shows and conferences are often seen as serious networking events, there is no problem with trying to lighten the mood a little. Trade shows can last hours upon hours and people aren’t going to remember the little details about your product by the end of the night.
But, if they are tossing around a little beach ball with your logo on it, then it is certainly more likely that they will remember your company and its product offerings. Again, beach balls can always be included in larger swag bags so that you offer a more well-rounded gift collection.
Giveaways at Community Events
There are countless community events at which beach balls would be extremely valuable. Most community events take place outdoors and there’s usually ample time and space to hit a beach ball around. Some common community events that could use a few extra beach balls include:
- Fairs and festivals
- Concerts in the park
- Art walks
- Sporting events
If you exhibit at these events as a vendor, it becomes much easier to get your word out with a mass of beach balls. This is especially true if any of these events is taking place at a beach or public park. Before too long, your logo will be seen virtually everywhere.
Party Favors for Private Events
Not everyone is representing a company or wants to sell anything when they look for personalized beach balls in bulk. In fact, you can simply add a design or text to the beach ball that commemorates a private event. Beach balls are often used for events like:
- Birthday parties
- Graduation parties
- Holiday parties
Personalized beach balls for wedding parties are great, especially if your wedding is taking place outdoors. Birthdays, graduations and anniversary parties are also perfect reasons for giving away beach balls. The beach balls can become cherished mementos that remind your guests fondly of that day.
Inexpensive and Effective
As you can see, beach balls will clearly be a hit with just about anyone. Having fun truly is an important aspect of anyone’s life, and a beach ball can hit the spot. But, are bulk beach balls really a cost-effective strategy?
It may surprise you that you can actually get beach balls for as low as 89 cents apiece. Of course, that price is only applicable at a high order rate for the 12-inch beach ball variety, but even a relatively low minimum order of 150 would set you back $1.56 per beach ball. Prices for the larger beach balls are comparable.
If you are looking to order a fun and effective promotional products without having to break the bank, then beach balls may be just your thing. They are also highly visible ensuring that you will also receive a nice return on your investment in the form of new business.
Beach balls might not seem like anything special, but you can undoubtedly get a lot of use out of them. If you are interested in starting a promotional campaign with beach balls, contact an iPromo specialist as soon as you can.