10 Reasons To Use Custom Calendars

IN a recent survey, adults were asked about what item in the home or business do you use everyday.  Over 83% said they used an appointment style calendars.  To gain maximum exposure for your business, every business should consider adding a custom calendar to their marketing mix.

The first reason is that custom calendars add visual appeal and offer a colorful display of photographs related to your business.

Second, calendars command a large and prominent area of a wall or desk space.

Third, you can control the distribution so only the most important people or businesses receive the calendars.

Fourth, calendars are very economical.  Full color wall calendars cost as little as 99¢ eachyhst-57606263407337_2272_7909274

Fifth, custom calendars offer unlimited creative design options.  Calendars can include simple or customized imprinted layouts.

Sixth, calendars are used all year.  Calendars remain on the wall for 365 days a year exposing your business information for only pennies a day.

Seventh, calendars have a high perceived value.  With a retail price of up to $20.00 each, your customers will welcome a free calendar.

Eighth, calendars are useful and practical for easy record keeping.

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Ninth, business  people use an average of 2.5 calendars

Last, calendars are versatile in size and, layout and design.

 

 

Custom Perpetual Calendars

In about 63 B.C. the Romans created the first modern calendar system to help with their troop movements.  Using 12 separate months and the cycles of the moon they were able to keep accurate track of important events.  This established a more consistent form of record keeping.

In about 1520, the Church modified the calendar, called the Julian calendar, which is the format used worldwide today.

Business calendars are available is many different formats such as wall, pocket, desk and electronic.  But all of these formats are pre-printed with the months and date.

A non-dated perpetual format calendar allows the user to totally customize the layout. 202 These custom calendars feature a high-gloss permanent finish for easy writing and wipe off using a dry erase marker.  With a 21″ x 13″ size, these calendars provide a very large display with easy-to-read date blocks.

Non-dated perpetual calendars are effective for managing changing work schedules, future projects and deadline schedules.  Information can easily be added , modified or deleted.

Custom non-dated perpetual calendars are an effective marketing tool to offer to business prospects and customers.  Each calendar provides a very large ad copy area which can contain company information.

Cornerstone Chemical Creates Custom Calendar

The Cornerstone Chemical Company’s Fortier Facility sits on 800-acres in Waggaman, Louisiana, just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana. The Cornerstone Fortier Facility manufactures high quality products that are used in a variety of everyday applications.  Fortier produces many chemicals that go into goods to make life safer, help improve and protect the environment, improve the productivity of the land and improve the longevity of many articles we use.

They continue to set goals for reducing waste, promoting energy conservation and minimizing emissions to the environment. The Cornerstone Fortier Facility has been recognized by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality and other organizations for successfully meeting these goals.

Cornerstone also currently meets ISO 14001, RC14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards and works to ensure conformity with systems designed to improve environmental stewardship within the facility and community. 

They have a strong program promoting safety awareness and training for all employees. They conduct frequent auditing of all plant areas and safety procedures, perform safety reviews for all new projects and implement uniform standards in all facility operations.

To further the marketing and branding for Cornerstone, ongoing advertising such as custom calendars have been created and distributed to customers and prospects.  One such item was developed in late November 2011.  Cornerstone contacted LogoCalendarsUSA.com for ideas and suggestions as to how to design and print a custom calendar.

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to the Marketing team.  The final choice was a custom 3-month style calendar.  This 12″ x 29″ custom calendar features a large  imprint ad area that contains Cornerstone’s information such as address web address and phone numbers.  This 14 month calendar is bound with spiral connectors for easy viewing.  A custom photograph of Cornerstone’s headquarters was also featured.  About 300 calendars were printed.

 

 

Custom Calendars Teach History to Kids

Full color calendars can serve as a very inexpensive teaching tool.  For most children, it will be the first time anyone has given them their very own calendar.  Place your calendars in selected classrooms to be distributed to each of the students at the start of the new school year. It’s their calendar to take home to be used by the whole family.

The “Great Inventions ” calendars show 12 unique American inventions such as the telephone, teddy bear, record player, electric fan and sliced bread. yhst-57606263407337_2272_9000083 Each month a full color photo of the invention is accompanied by a easy-to-read background of the invention.

 

 

 

Another great teaching calendar is “The Story of Us”.  This custom calendar features 12 full color photos of very important people in American history such as Ben Franklin, Daniel Boone, Lewis & Clark, Thomas Jefferson  and Mark Twain. Every month features a gorgeous photo along with a short description of the individual’s accomplishments.

 

Local businesses  can take advantage of the custom calendar marketing options.  The large  7 1/2″ x 1 1/4″ ad copy space provides an area for company name, address, phone number and email.  Offering them to the local schools shows support of the community.

Clever tie-in slogans for the calendar could be ” Our Ideas Make a Difference for You”, or  “Solving your Problems Today”

Custom Calendars are Hot for BMI Refractory

BMI REFRACTORY SERVICES, Inc., an affiliate of VESUVIUS USA, provides union contracting services to the various applications within the Steel Industry and is signatory to the National Refractory and Maintenance Agreements.

Services provided:

  • Engineering and Refractory Recommendations
  • Consulting
  • Robotic and manual Blast Furnace Stack Installations
  • Shotcrete
  • Fiber
  • Brick
  • Gunite
  • Grout
  • Castable
  • Pumpable
  • Ramming
  • Welding
  • Precast

Typical projects range from emergency repairs to major project relines.   Typical projects include:

  • EAF Relines
  • Ladle relines and maintenance
  • Reheat furnaces
  • Blast Furnace cast house
  • BOF Relines

BMI recognized the value of custom calendars as an effective marketing tool and in 2006 contacted LogoCalendarsUSA.com for advice about different commercial calendar options.  BMI’s goals were to provide a large wall style calendar to 600 of their best customers. The calendars should show both their 2 color company logo, along with information on their 5 plants.

After reviewing different custom calendar options, BMI chose a 19″ x 24″ large commercial style calendar.  The custom information was printed prominently on top of each calendar’s monthly page.

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 Each calendar was printed and then rolled into a sealed mailing tube for each distribution through the Post Office or when BMI’s sales force was meeting with old or new customers.

This commercial style calendar provides 365 days of unique exposure for BMI.  The large calendar format makes it easy for their customer’s to make clear notes on the individual date blocks and quickly obtain short  or long term planning notes or updates.

Custom Wall Calendars Protects AFA

 AFA Protective Services is dedicated to providing the most reliable systems and service in the alarm industry. Helping protect the lives and property of their customers is a responsibility they embrace and never take lightly. In every endeavor, they strive to satisfy the customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations.

AFA has high expectations of and encourage their customers to have them too. For well over a century, they have earned the trust of theirr customers through ingenuity, superior workmanship and responsiveness.  Their continual effort to exceed current goals is your guarantee of superior performance and fulfillment of our commitments that are driven to identify cost savings opportunities for clients. With an intricate proprietary IT system, huge amounts of data are analyzed to ensure invariable forensic audits that, to date, have secured hundreds of millions in client savings.

The largest district for AFA is the New York State area.  The district manager recognizes the importance of always reminding AFA’s clients of their products and services.  One of the most effective marketing tools AFA uses is a custom wall calendar that’s distrubuted free to 350 of AFA’s customers in the New York area.

AFA contracts with Logo Calendars USA.com to produce a full size wall calendar that features AFA contact information and addresses of all of the branch offices in the New York area district.  The red AFA logo is prominetly displayed on each page of the custom calendar.

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All 4 branch offices are listed on the right hand side with contact information printed clearly for all customers to see.  This 12 page calendar remains with AFA’s customers 365 days a year.

 

 

Reward Your Customers with Custom Planners

The Abbott Ball Company has a foundation in design and manufacturing innovation that dates back 100 years. The company has always led the industry in development of new processes, products and value-added services for new market requirements. Key to Abbott’s commitment is a partnership with customers: The multitude of products developed with these partners over the years has created new shapes, applications and production processing that enable real growth for customers into new marketplaces.

Abbott Ball manufactures custom steel balls for many industries including automotive, cosmetics, construction, consumer, electronics, jewelry and heavy equipment.

As a reward to it’s 50 best customers, Abbott asked Logo Calendars USA to produce a custom calendar.  Many of Abbott’s customer’s require complex scheduling and appointments so we created a 10″ x 12″ spiral planner.  This 32 page planner features a 2 page spread showing daily calendar blocks with a large area to enter information.  The planners also contain useful business information such as area codes, weights & measures, international exchange financial data and travel facts.  Abbott’s planners features thier name on the cover in a metallic silver embossed logo.

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 Our low cost custom calendars are available in 8 colors with a large area for customization.  Each planner can be custom printed with business names, address, phone numbers and email addresses.

Support the USA with the Armed Forces Calendar

The United States armed forces protects and defends our nation 365 days a year.  It’s men and women volunteer to serve our country, many times at great risk to their lives.  

Over the past 10 years, thousands of large coporporations and small privately owned companies in the USA have adopted a patriotic spirit, actively supporting the armed forces by allowing the employees to take leaves of absence to serve in the military.  Others have adopted a new patriotic philosophy.

One of our customer’s that manufacturers all of it’s products in the USA wanted to celebrate it’s American loyalty.  Last October they contacted Mirage Marketing for ideas on custom calendars that could be designed with a military theme.  They also wanted their company name , address and phone number to appear on the calendar. 

We recommended our executive ”Armed Forces Calendar” which features 13 gorgeous full color photos of scenes from all 4 branches of the military – army, navy, air force and marines.   This custom calendar measures 18″ x 24″ , and hangs on the wall 365 days a year.  It’s large high visibility offers our customer dramatic exposure of their business name

  

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The full color calendar is also offered in a smaller appointment style which is ideal for home uses or smaller offices.  Each month features a  dramatic full color photograph showing various military machines such as planes tanks and motor vehicles.

The executive style format shows the custom imprinted information on all 12  months.  The appointment version has the custom information printed on a tab below the calendar page so that it’s visible 365 days a year.

Custom Calendars

For over 30 years Mirage Marketing has been the #1 source of custom calendars.  From wall , desk, pocket, and commercial custom calendars, we deliver the finest imprinted products faster  and less expensive than anyone in the industry.  We are prepared to work with your company to print all custom calendars.

 

Nobody beats  our price or our service for custom calendars.  We offer dramatic discounts for both large and small quantities. We offer free pre-production proofs for all of our custom calendars to help with your final printing decisions.  Free custom calendars are also provided.

 

As a family owned small business we provide quick answers to any questions about your custom calendar order.  When you call our company , you can speak directly with our Sales Manager or owner.

 

As a direct supplier of custom calendars, your order is processed at our factory with all printing completed in the USA.  And we offer 100% guarantee of your custom calendar order.  Call our Sales Dept. and speak with a knowledgeable person who will careful step through the design and order process for your custom calendars.

Update Sales Techniques

In 2013…competitive markets require updating your sales techniques ….advertising calendars are the best way.  With full color photos and very large imprint areas, you can promote all the services offered by your company

 

New offerings include:

  • New Items: Our new advertising calendars include popular automotive styles . All pieces in the collection match popular old and new cars.   Our Green Earth custom calendars collection features popular photos of a clean, environment.
  • Advertising calendars carry useful information about companies and can successfully promote them .

Advertising calendars are free given at the beginning of the year and are used 360 days a year

  • Decorating Expansion: Our advertising calendars are printed with four-color process available on over 300 items
  • Sales Tools:  Free e-samples are available of our advertising calendars These user friendly occasion-based pieces were created with the customer in mind. By utilizing the tool, they can promote themselves to their customers and encourage usage of different products that may not have been considered for specific events.