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We are a UK supplier of bulk & branded USB sticks and flash drives as promotional items for corporate branding and printed promotional merchandise. UK based we supply worldwide and our Custom USB Sticks for bespoke designs are a great favourite.
We also bulk supply many technology related promotional gifts like iPad and Tablet accessories and not forgetting the new hot product Promotional Power Banks for charging mobile devices on the go.
The price includes printing your own logo or message and for memory sticks, pre-loading with your promotional material. Our prices are very competitive. So test our famous customer service.
With the 2016 events season kicking off we have assembled our collection of Event Giveaways for trade show, exhibitions and conferences.
We are accredited members of the British Promotional Merchandise Association (BPMA).
A Branded USB stick is the most versatile and effective promotional giveaway around.
If you want to distribute your promotional materials or other documents for reading on a device then USB sticks are ideal. It makes sense to brand them since the option of printing your company logo is included in the price.
With a reasonable amount of spare capacity your branded USB sticks become so useful to your prospective customers that they will use them every day so your brand identity is frequently seen. Usefulness is key to enhancing your corporate image and improving your brand recognition.
Promote your brand in the most effective way. Engender goodwill with your customers. Forget the printed brochures!
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Nearly all products are made from recycled materials but the Eco range Eco Wood USB sticks is particularly good to project your eco friendliness.
You have a great opportunity to advertise your marketing message or company logo using printed USB flash drives since they offer a vast storage capacity and USBs are small very portable. They are revolutionary especially when you look back to how we were used to floppy disks and now USBs are staple fair in the office much like promotional pens, notepad and calculators.
It makes a great promotional tool to put your marketing message, contact details and logo onto promotional USBs since that makes them into practical devices that are passed around different people giving the maximum exposure for your organisation.
When you provide your customers or sales prospects a back-up for their valuable work they will be very pleased if you prevented they loosing their vluable work when one of those “computer errors” or wayward mouse click strikes panic.
Choose an unusual product for your customers or stakeholders that will stand out from the multitude of promotional gifts and your business or organisation can differentiate itself from its competitors and get you noticed.
At Branded USB Promo we have a massive range of promotional USBs spanning many standard colours plus pantone options, different styles and memory sizes and quality / price brackets to fit your budget.
You'll find the ever popular basic twist-style flashdrives to more elaborate printed USBs which could in the shape of man or woman with a company logo printed across their chest or a fully custom shaped USB to uniquely match one of you your products.
No matter the style you will be able to choose a memory size from 512mb to 16gb and beyond in many cases.
Branded USB flashdrives are the ideal gift at tradeshows and exhibitions where you would normally distribute your promotional gifts.
When you want trade show attendees to register their details at your stand a promotional gift that has perceived value is a great incentive. You'll get a bigger footfall too.
The Promotional Products Association International recorded many studies of the positive effects of promotional gifts on a corporate image particularly when given in mailings to trade show and exhibition attendees prior to the show. It makes your stand easy to recognise and increases the number of visits.
We recommend you send your promotional USBs to the tradeshow attendees before the trade show takes place. The way they will notice you much more easily. For mailing you might consider the Paper Card style USB flash drives CPX699 which are very new and novel.
Tell your conference delegates that all your slides and note will be given on a USB flash drive and they can concentrate on your presentation instead of trying to make their own notes. For more info please see Conference USB Drives.
You can put an awful lot of music and video media onto flashdrives and we find bands and concert promoters to be very interested in USB sticks as promotional giveaways that allow festival goers to take their memories away from the gig.
Promotional USB memory sticks are so amazingly useful that your customers will take them with them wherever they go and your brand will go with them. A promotional mug will sit on their desk and that's fine too but when did you ever see anybody visit your business brandishing their workplace mug?
A novel design of USB memory stick will grab others' attention and become a talking point so your brand will become a topic of conversation.
A USB Flash Drive is incredibly versatile as a promotional item. You can have it pre-loaded with your own promotional material and you can use it to distribute your catalogue or other documents, typically in PDF format.
You can make your info read-only. In other words you can write-protect your material so that the customer cannot remove it from your drive but you ensure you have enough spare storage space on the flash drive to make it useful for your customer.
You can have an auto-run feature so that every time your branded memory stick is plugged into a computer it runs your introduction. This could be just a "thank you" to remind them of you, or it could be the introduction to your content on the memory stick to allow easy access to your promotion or catalogue.
It is hard to imagine a single product with so many names. Apart from USB Stick and Flash Drive here are some variations. The point to bear in mind is that they all mean exactly the same thing.
Obviously these things contain computer memory and a USB connector but where does the stick come from?
At one point a memory stick was a particular kind of portable memory format invented by Sony which was slim enough to slip into a camera as well as a computer so it was handy for transferring photos. It had its proprietary connector that was nothing like USB so it isn't the same but that is probably how the USB stick got its name.
Any electronics bod should probably know the history of electronic memory. Things like read-only memory (ROM) that is fixed as opposed to random access memory (RAM) that is loaded when the computer is switched on and forgets everthing when the power is switched off.
Then some bright spark said ROM should be programmable and came up with PROM. Another said make it erasable so we had EPROM but that had to be done by taking the chip out of the circuit. Next up was the electrically erasable EEPROM which could be changed in-situ. The method of erasing and programming was slow so a mega-brain said lets make it writable using a technique like on a floppy disk then programming the memory would be done in one operation which to the inventors was was a bit like a camera flash. Flash Memory was born.
The rest is history. A bit boring since nothing actually flashes. Don't forget to gen-up by reading about it at Wikipedia - Flash Memory.
For some reason USB sticks were called pen drives from very early on even though they didn't look like pens. For example the popular twister USB was referred to as a pen drive.
This name seems to be popular with schools and their pupils and schools often buy flash drives printed with the school emblem to be issued to pupils for their homework assignments.
It is kind of ironic and a bit confusing that many USB sticks are now combined with ball-point pens. Some of those are very popular, especially the better quality examples.
The early vendors of flash drives as commercial products used Thumb Drive as a brand name and somehow the name lingers on but its not very popular. Another brand name was DiskOnKey so that could be the origin of the name Key Drive and USB key.
Now that you know more than you thought you would ever need to know about USB sticks, was there anything there worth sharing?
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