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How To Wear Your Custom Buttons and Other Backing Options

This blog features different way your can wear your custom buttons and our other button backing options.

When you are creating or designing your custom button, most business owners don’t think about one crucial detail…how is anyone going to wear or show off their buttons? Most people choose the pin-back style buttons because that might be what they are the most familiar with. There are however, more than just that one way to wear a button or even display a button.

Benefits of Making Your Own Custom Buttons

While standard wearable buttons have been used to advertise products, brands and more for over a century, customizable buttons are back, and advertisers small and large are taking notice. Small batch custom button orders have been climbing due to a shift in popular culture and the versatility they offer independent businesses and large corporations alike. Custom Buttons offers state-of-the-art digital print press technology for brighter images with quick turnaround times so that you can market, celebrate or showcase your brands for a number of applications, such as:

  • Business Promotions
  • Political Campaigns
  • Souvenirs
  • Tradeshow Events
  • Independent Artists & More

Custom buttons remain a cost-effective method for advertising, celebrating, or just showing off. Find a solution for any occasion by visiting our product information page today.

How to Wear Custom Button Products

Whether your business marketing acumen is more geared towards button pins, button magnets, stickers or another custom tangible button promotional product, CustomButtons.com has what it takes to promote your brand or image. 

Custom Buttons can easily be fastened to:

  • Collars
  • Suit Jackets
  • Ties
  • Hats
  • Backpacks
  • Scarfs
  • Hair Ties & More!

Custom Buttons offers the opportunity to add a flare of wearable expression to any outfit. Custom Buttons provides personalized, small to large batch solutions to benefit vendors and sellers of all sizes.

Why Choose Custom Buttons?

At Custom Buttons, we have established ourselves as a premium collector for custom buttons that last a lifetime. We are trusted by both independent artists and major brands nationwide for our customizable buttons, magnets, zipper pulls and more. Our unique array of benefits include:

  • Serving Orders of All Sizes
  • Guaranteed Delivery Dates
  • Competitive Prices
  • New Matte Finishes & More

If you would like further information, please Contact Us or call 623-445-9975 and one of our Custom Button specialists will assist you.

Custom Button Styles

Our Traditional Pin Back Buttons can be fastened to shirts, hats, backpacks and most common wearable fabrics.

Clothing Magnets and Bulldog Clips function in a similar method to our Traditional Pin Back Buttons but use a clip instead of creating a pin hole for ID,s Labels and more.

Zipper Pulls attach to the zipper component of backpacks and suitcases and are a great way to promote brand awareness for sports organizations, schools and more.

Mirror Backs and Bottle Openers provide you with the ability to promote your brand or celebrate special occasions through our functional novelty items.

Learn more about our unique product offering by reading our product descriptions by following the links or reading the product descriptions below.

Traditional Pin-Back Button

The standard backing choice is the pin-back button style, which allows you to wear your custom buttons with the clip of a jewelers pin.

A pin-back button can simply be fastened to a shirt, hat, or bag using the jeweler’s safety pin mechanism. Cool fact, the first design for a pin-back button was patented in 1896. Modern buttons are modeled after that patent in very much the same way! Patent holders, Whitehead and Hoag said, “My present invention has reference to improvements in badges for use as lapel pins or buttons, or other like uses, and has for its primary object to provide…a novel means for connecting the ornamental shell or button to the bar or pin for securing the badge to the lapel of the coat.”

While pin-back buttons may not seem like much of an invention, in 1896, zippers hadn’t even been invented! Early campaign buttons had to be sewn onto the lapel or worn as a pendant. So the pin-back button was quite the revolutionary product.

Today, the pin-back buttons is the most cost effective option for those who are on a budget. From sizes starting at 7/8” all the way to 6” with rectangles, squares, and ovals in between, there is a button size and shape for every need! To order standard pin-back buttons, click here!

Clothing Magnet

If you’d rather your buttons not poke holes in your clothes, the bar magnet is a great choice! This small, powerful magnet is a fantastic backing option for larger buttons that might stretch clothes if they were attached with a pin. This back is also a great option for places that want to reuse their custom buttons amongst employees, or have a lot of buttons to choose from.

For instance, a fast food restaurant might order their custom buttons with a bar magnet, and just keep them all in a drawer in the main office. Employees can easily swap out the buttons each shift without poking dozens of holes in their uniforms. Our clothing magnets come in two different sizes, a small round magnet and a bar magnet.

Depending on the size of the buttons that you order is what size clothing magnet will be used for your order. Both are powerful magnets and even stick to magnetic or metal surfaces like refrigerators! To order clothing magnets, click here!

Bulldog Clips

Bulldog clip backs look a lot like badge clips. The bulldog clip is attached to the back of the button and can easily be clipped onto a lapel or pocket so you don’t have to push a pin through your shirt. Bulldog clips are also great for attaching ID tags to lanyards. To order bulldog clips, click here!

When choosing how your employees or customers are going to wear your buttons you have to figure out how they will be wearing them. If they will constantly be removing and putting the button back on, a bar magnet or bulldog clip fastener is probably a better choice because those won’t poke holes in their clothes. However the downside to those types of backings is, they can be a little more expensive, so if you are designing your custom buttons on a budget the traditional pin-back button style might be a better choice.

Other Backing Options

Other than the standard pin-back buttons, clothing magnets, and bulldog clip backing options, we also have Zipper Pulls®, Fridge Magnets, Bottle Openers, and Mirror Backs. These backing types have some limited size options due to how they are made.

Zipper Pulls®

Zipper Pulls® are a 1” or 1.25” button that has a backing that allows it to be clipped to a zipper. They are an advertising tool for a variety of industries including sports teams, ski resorts, schools, trade shows, and more! They are a great way to show off your brand or create awareness. To order Zipper Pulls®, click here!

Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are a way to show off your custom button designs on the refrigerator or a metal surface. The custom button magnets are made using the same production process, however the backing type parts are different. Fridge magnets use a flat back metal part or an unpinned back (depending on the size of the magnet button). This type of magnet is stronger and longer lasting than the flexible fridge magnets you would normally see. To order fridge magnets, click here!

Bottle Openers

Bottle Openers come in one size currently, the 2.25” round. The backing is a black polypropylene plastic with a metal bottle opener. It also has a magnet to either hang your bottle opener up while it’s not in use or catch the bottle cap when opening the bottle! Bottle openers are great for breweries, gifts, or even advertisements for beverage companies! To place an order for bottle openers, click here!

Mirror Backs

Mirror Backs, like the bottle openers, come in one size the 2.25” round. They have a mirror on the back and your custom design on the front! They are great for people on the go.  It is compact enough to carry it in your purse or your makeup bag. So, you will never be without a mirror again. You can order mirror backs here!

Whether you, or your customers are planning on wearing your custom buttons or displaying your custom buttons with one of our other backing types, we are here to help! We can be reached by phone (623-445-9975) or by email (sales@custombuttons.com) or even by chat on our website Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5PM Arizona Time. Our team of button specialists can help you with quoting your project and determining the best options for you.

We are prepared to help every step of the way! As our Founder and President, Maura Statman, likes to say, “We’re in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!”

Contact Custom Buttons Today

Custom Buttons has experience working with vendors from a variety of industries. Get in touch with our sales team online or call us at 623-445-9975 and let us bring your design to life.

Do you Shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday?

Statistics say there’s a good chance you do. According to the National Retail Federation, the most popular shopping day is Black Friday, when three in four Thanksgiving weekend shoppers plan to visit a store or retail website.

Why is Black Friday so popular? The short answer is because it’s the traditional kickoff day for the holiday shopping season. Historically, it’s also been the best day to find great deals. You don’t have to look any further than our Black Friday deal this year of 21% off custom button pins & fridge magnets (qtys. of 500 or less).  This is our biggest discount ever for Black Friday days of November 25, 26, 27 & 28.for orders online only at www.custombuttons.com

This holiday shopping event is great for budget-conscious shoppers for family & friends holiday stuffers, to express yourself or for small business to Pin One On an Employee to increase sales or brand awareness this holiday season..   

History of Black Friday

The earliest known use of “Black Friday” to refer to the day after Thanksgiving occurred in the journal, Factory Management and Maintenance, for November 1951, and again in 1952. Here it referred to the practice of workers calling in sick on the day after Thanksgiving, in order to have a four-day weekend.

Fixing the Holiday Shopping Calendar

When President Abraham Lincoln issued the proclamation establishing Thanksgiving in 1863, he decreed the holiday would fall on the last Thursday of November. And it did until 1939 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an executive order to move Thanksgiving to the fourth Thursday of November. Congress passed legislation to make the change official in 1941.

Why did Roosevelt move Thanksgiving one week earlier, and why did Congress acquiesce to the change? Because a powerful coalition of retailers and other business interests asked them to.

By this time, the holiday shopping season was synonymous with the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas. When Thanksgiving fell on November 30, as it did in 1939, that left only 24 holiday shopping days – and sometimes fewer, as many stores closed on Sundays back then. Naturally, this worried retailers and retail-adjacent businesses, who reasoned that busy holiday shoppers would simply shop less in a shorter season.

Their pitch to Roosevelt was more egalitarian: A longer holiday shopping season would be good for the American economy. That sounds dubious, but remember that the United States was still struggling to shake off the aftereffects of the Great Depression back in the late 1930s.

Whatever the idea’s economic merits, Roosevelt was sold, and the day that would later be known as Black Friday marked the official start of the holiday shopping season.

Why Custom Buttons?

Custom Buttons have been around forever and today are still universally accepted as a major form of advertising, expression, pride and are very collectable. Both you and we will know your custom buttons will look smashingly good. They will look even better on the folks who are going to “Pin One On”.
It’s About Building Trust! We are all about Service & Quality, period. If this is your first custom buttons order, or a company looking to pin one on your employees you are understandably wondering “how will it turn out?” The good news is we have printed more custom button graphics than we know how to count with our biggest client the US Government purchasing 1.2 million bulk custom button pins at a time. We promise, you will be thrilled with your results. As part of this promise, it’s a no-brainer that a free digital proof is included that you approve, before your custom button pin bulk order goes into production. (After you approve the proof, production time starts, so please be prompt during this process!)

Why Choose CustomButtons.com For Your Custom Button Pin Projects?

We make it easy for EVERYONE to order your custom button pin project online. Whether you are looking for custom buttons for your business to Get Your Message Out for a Promotional Campaign, or just to “Express Yourself”, we are here to help you by offering legendary customer service. We are the only custom button manufacturer that offers you a Guaranteed Delivery Date when ordering with NO GUESSING when your custom buttons will arrive! You pick the date you want them delivered using our calendar during the checkout process (and we will deliver your custom buttons on time every time). Some of the advantages of ordering your pin-back custom buttons from us:

  • It’s about building trust. You can call and speak direct to a custom button specialist
  • From 1 to 100,000+ custom buttons – no order is too small or large
  • Extraordinary quality from custom button pin-back parts to printing to assembly
  • Mylar topped collector 2-piece custom buttons come with jewelers safety pins
  • New premium soft-touch matte finish option available (get a Hassle FREE Quote)
  • All custom button pin parts are manufactured and assembled in the USA
  • Nationally certified women owned business (WBE) (WOSB)
  • Artwork Guidelines and custom button templates with a full service graphics department available if needed
  • Unmatched customer service, check out our real customer reviews below
  • Guaranteed delivery dates, you pick your custom button delivery date
  • Upfront competitive pricing with our best price guarantee on all custom button pin products, no bait & switch, no hidden costs
  • Custom buttons resources, fast-track production time, packaging options and fulfillment capabilities available

To our valued customers –

After careful consideration, CustomButtons.com By Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.® is notifying our clients about a price increase effective November 1, 2021. This pricing adjustment is based on a variety of factors to include rising costs of raw materials from industry suppliers which include steel, magnetic material & fuel costs. ELB strives to minimize the impact on you, our valued customer, and is fully committed to providing you with continued unmatched service and top quality USA made products

After 13 years without any adjustments on our products, it is no longer possible to absorb 100% of the cost increases. In fact, when the price of raw materials dropped several years back, ELB passed that reduction on to our customers, especially on large quantities. We greatly appreciate your business and understanding and it is a pleasure to see many businesses across America beginning to bounce back. Be assured that ELB will continue to work diligently to mitigate the impact of rising operational cost. 

For those clients who purchase pin-back, magnetic back, or fridge magnet buttons from us for personal use or resale for your business, school, church, fundraisers or clients, our website pricing will be updated by November 1st.  If you need a quote for a client or November order you can request a quote and we will get one out to you as soon as our pricing has been finalized.  Buttons are a penny business and the increase in pricing compared to other promotional items will be minimal and still offer you or your company a great value compared to other promotional items available.  As you know, companies are ALWAYS looking for inexpensive & fast ways to express themselves, their cause or advertise their business. 

Did you know?

Individuals or employees wearing a button pin really do INCREASE AWARENESS & INCREASE SALES – GUARANTEED!   

From our family to yours, thank you for your continued business and support throughout the years and we look forward to continuing our relationship with you or your company for years to come as we continue to offer you the service and quality you expect and deserve. We are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons® and we hope we can continue to Pin One On!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. 

The CustomButtons.com Sales Team

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Ways To Use Buttons In The Fall

A button with a animated truck and pumpkins in the back. One the tailgate the phrase "Happy Fall Y'all" is shown.

As summer starts to come to an end this year, let’s talk about ways to use buttons in the fall. Many events happen in this season such as; school back in session, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and so much more. 

School Back in Session

With fall that means it’s time to get back to school. In the classroom, you can use buttons for celebrating the students on their achievements and birthdays. For younger kids, achievements could look like moving up to a higher reading level or doing good on their math tables. It’s good to acknowledge improvement for the younger age group to help encourage them to keep up the good work they’re doing.

When it comes to birthdays, it can be fun to having something special for the kid that day. An idea on how to use buttons for birthdays could be getting a button that says “It’s My Birthday” and leave a space at the bottom open to use a dry erase marker to write in the name of the birthday kid. To learn more about how you can use buttons in a school setting click HERE to read one of our previous blog posts. 

Halloween 

Halloween season comes with lots of fun activities that you can do and fun ways to use buttons in the fall. Some of those activities include; Halloween fairs, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and of course the main event Halloween. All of these events would be made even better with buttons or button packs. Buttons can help with advertising to the public about your pumpkin patch or corn maze. Buttons can be handed out to visitors to help spread the word. Selling them at the pay stand to enter the event can help with gaining profit for your maze or patch the next year. At Halloween fairs, buttons can be used as name tags for the workers, or decorate their uniform to get more into the Halloween spirit. 

Thanksgiving

For many, this holiday is used to remember to be thankful for what you have. Some spend time helping at food banks and other places to donate their time and hard work to help others. Buttons can be used to help identify the volunteers or even a way to raise money. The volunteers could go around to friends and family selling buttons to help raise money for supplies the food banks and shelters need. 

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School is Back: Using Buttons For School

Summer is sadly coming to an end, but this means it’s time to start thinking about the up and coming school year. Elementary, middle, high school, and college will be in the full swing of things this year after being away from fully in-person school for so long. Now is the perfect time to get custom-made buttons for school. 

A dark blue button that says "Educating is my superpower"

Schools can have many uses for customized buttons, they can be used for fundraisers, spirit gear, name tags, keepsakes, and so much more. There are many fun events in the school year with that comes many opportunities to create some awesome customized buttons!

Buttons for School Clubs

When school starts back up there are normally club fairs where all the clubs set up a booth and try to get people to join. Buttons are perfect for events like this. When someone signs up for the club they get a button to put on their backpack or person. It’s a fun way to show off what club you are a part of and the club could get more recognition around the school. 

Buttons aren’t always small, they can come in a size that is perfect for tabling. A 6-inch button with an easel backing can get involved when at club fairs. Using the 6-inch button for tabling at a school fair makes the information that will be on the button to be more readable. Also using a button will make your table stand out for having a unique way of displaying information. 

Clubs could also use buttons for fundraisers. If a club is wanting to take a trip they’ll have to come up with the funds to do so. Selling button pins to the rest of the students is an easy way to come up with the money they need. 

Getting the Students Involved

Clempson paw print logo with text saying "Class of 2024"

Buttons are a good way to get the students involved as well. Having a design contest among students, where they submit designs and their peers vote on their favorites, is one way to them involved at the school. Whichever design wins can go on buttons, or multiple designs could win. Having an event that encourages students to be creative is a way to keep them interested.

Sports Team Buttons

Sports can be an exciting event for schools. Many school sports teams do fundraisers to raise the money they need for extra costs. Something they could do is sell buttons to families and fans, not only will this raise money but it will also be fun for the fans. For parents, it’s fun to get a button with their child’s face on it to wear to their games and show their support.

With sports, you can use buttons for many different things such as rival school games, championships, team accomplishments, and more! Buttons will help promote team pride whether it be for middle school, high school, or college level. These buttons can also be a good keepsake, to look back on and remember the fun and greatness of this time in the player’s life.

Buttons for School Graduation

Graduation is a big deal for any grade especially high school and college graduation. What better way to commemorate this accomplishment than with a button or magnet. You could put your student’s senior pictures on the button and wear them with pride as you support your student getting their diploma. Schools can also get involved in this by creating special buttons for that year’s graduating class. 

Class reunions allow old classmates to reunite and catch up on what is happening in life after graduating. Creating a special alumni button to commemorate the event that can be sold or given out is a good keepsake for those attending.  

Graduation announcements for high school and college are usually sent out to friends and family before the ceremony. Instead of sending printed graduation pictures, you could send magnets with the graduate’s senior pictures on them. This is unique and creates more of a purpose for the pictures you are sending out. 

A purple button with text saying "My kid is a legacy HSU Alumni & Parent"

Orientation/ Welcome Week

High school and colleges will often have a few days that are focused on welcoming the new students and get the returning ones back into school. There are normally lots of fun activities or even free give-aways for the students to get some spirit gear. Something that can be included in this giveaway is custom-made buttons that represent the school. These buttons can be used throughout the years attending the school and even after. 

Another way to use buttons during your school’s orientation or welcome week is with name tags. During this time of the year, the students are meeting so many new people. With meeting all the new people it can be difficult to remember everyone’s name. Having name tags is an easy way for at least the leaders and staff at the orientation groups to be recognized and remembered.

Spirit Gear

a button with a school crest and the school name with dad

School pride is something that makes school fun. Pep rallies, being in the student stands at a sporting game, and homecoming events are all fun things that students get involved in. For many students having cool spirit gear elevates the fun they have. Creating buttons for school after so much time of not being able to fully experience school would be a good thing. Buttons are fun and can be pinned on many different places such as backpacks, shirts, hats, lanyards, stick it to lockers, and more. 

Parents also love spirit gear, as many enjoy supporting and trying to be a part of what their child is doing and where they are going to school. Making a spirit gear line targeted to the parents would help keep the parent interest and have more people wearing the products that the schools design. 

We have a wide variety of button sizes to offer those who are interested in making buttons for an event. For those interested in creating their own buttons for a school event, our website has more information on the creation and ordering process. We also have examples of buttons that schools have used in the past available located on our website. Click HERE to see them. 

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Using Buttons At A Trade Show

A graphic of people going up to a booth at a trade show.

Trade shows have been around for quite some time. This past year we have seen many changes in how things are done in the trade show world, but they’re finally getting back to normal. Trade shows are good for sharing your companies products to the market that would be interesting in buying them. With this event being back to in-person using your promotional products it much simpler again. When you are picking your promotional products it’s good to think of them as an investment. Giving out something small and easy like a button can help attract customers to come back and buy what are you selling. Using buttons at a trade show helps with getting your name out to the public and leaving them with something helps them remember you. 

Handing Out Buttons

80% of attendees believe audience engagement and free samples significantly help define their purchasing decision. This statement is good to keep in mind when preparing for a trade show. It’s safe to say that the majority of people enjoy getting free things, no matter what it is. When using buttons at trade shows, they are the perfect size to not overwhelm the recipients of the buttons. Part of the trade show culture is walking around all day to see the booths each person wants to see. If your promotional item is too big it can become annoying for the people to carry around all day. If the promotional product is too small then it could get lost in the pile of other promotional items from the other vendors. 

Different Button Tactics

A tactic to compete with the other vendor’s promotional items is to make your standout as much as possible. Buttons have a space big enough to create a design or logo that will catch a person’s eye. Adding a little flair to your promotional product could do good things for your company when trying to get customers to remember you. 

Now that we have moved back to in-person, it is important to make those face-to-face interactions count. A friendly smile, a good conversation starter, and being interactive with the audience are all good things to keep in mind when working a booth at a trade show. Besides using buttons as a promotional product to hand out, you can all have the members of the booth wear buttons. This can act as an eye-catcher and a conversation starter. “Ask me about” buttons are a great tactic to get someone walking by to talk to you. This type of button makes a person curious and want to learn more about what is said on the button. 

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3 Reasons to Buy Buttons Made in The USA

Supporting companies that make their products in the USA couldn’t be more important in today’s economy. It allows American companies to continue growing. Three of the benefits to buying in-country rather than out are jobs, quality, and economy. At Everyone Loves Buttons®, all of our products are 100% made in the USA. The materials we use come from all over the US ranging from California to Wisconsin and many of the states in-between.

A render to a button that says "Made In USA" with the US flag on it.

Jobs

Continuing to buy USA products helps keep existing and creates more jobs. The more buttons ordered, the greater the number of American jobs needed to make button parts and assemble the completed buttons. Creating work for Americans has always been a balancing act, and buying US-made helps maintain and create more job opportunities for Americans.

Dollars Stay in the US

By making the choice to buy a button made in the USA, you’re keeping your money in the USA. Keeping money in the USA helps grow our country’s economy. By helping the economy you are also helping your fellow Americans. With the materials that we use to make our buttons, it is nice to know that we are contributing to keeping the money in the country.

Quality Buttons Made in the USA

When you buy buttons that are made in the USA, you know you can expect great quality. If you’re ordering a large quantity, you want what you’re paying for to be the best quality and nothing less. When you have a guarantee that your buttons will be the best that they can be it’s comforting to know when choosing the manufacturer to go with. It’s something to note that the US product quality is held to a higher standard than in some of the other countries you can buy from.

According to the Manufacturing Institute, manufacturing supports an estimated 12 million jobs in the US. This number was more than 19 million in 1978. Everyone Loves Buttons® is proud to say all of our button parts are manufactured in Wisconsin with USA-made steel, and assembled in Phoenix, Arizona on our button machines that are also made in the USA! Purchasing products that are made in the USA strengthens the American dream. Remember, if we each spent just 5% more on made in USA products we could help create 1,000,000 new jobs!

Where we source our products and parts:

  • Button Printing & Assembly – Our Manufacturing Facility in Phoenix, AZ
  • Button Parts & Zipper Pull Versa Back Parts Manufactured – in Fond du Lac, WI
  • Button Machines Manufactured -in Fond du Lac, WI
  • Custom Banners & Feather Flags Manufactured – in Phoenix, AZ
  • Custom Die-Cut Magnets Printing & Assembly – in San Diego, CA
  • Custom Stickers, Die Cut Decals, Sign Printing & Assembly – in Lenexa, Kansas
  • USA Made Custom Baseball Type Hats &Embroidery – in Denver, Colorado
  • USA Made T-Shirts – in Los Angeles, CA
  • Custom Screen Printing of T’s – in Phoenix, AZ

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The New Trade Shows: Using Buttons At A Hybrid Trade Show

A graphic of someone working a booth at a trade show with a small crowd around them.

Trade shows have been around for quite some time. This past year, we have seen many changes in how things are done, including trade shows. Virtual events have become the new in-person. As we work towards getting back to normal life, hybrid events have started becoming more popular as well. With hybrid events, there are many positives that can come out of them. Using buttons at a hybrid trade show is helpful in getting and keeping visitors’ attention to your booth. For those visiting your booth online, it can be a little more tricky

Reaching A Large Audience

When trade shows were all in-person, there would be an issue with the number of people that would be able to attend. If it was necessary for an attendee to travel to the event, that can be very time-consuming. Some people don’t have the time to travel to all the trade shows. With hybrid shows, this gives those unable to make it in-person a chance to still attend the event from wherever they are located. 

Buttons are a product that can help you reach that large audience you would be dealing with. Handing out buttons with your product or a specific design on them will help pull people into your booth. They also can continue pulling people in after sending the online attendees their very own button. The button is also a low-cost promotional product, handing them out to a large group of people won’t put a big dent in your pockets. 

Crowd Control

Even though more events are starting back up again, not everyone is comfortable being around big groups of people quite yet. Having the hybrid option allows a sense of control in that area. Being able to split up a group of people as big as the group that would normally attend a trade show makes the event easier to handle for those running it and would create ease for those uncomfortable.

Creating buttons to display to those coming to your booth that you have been vaccinated or are still trying to social distance is a good use for them. Keeping the audience up to date on how you and your other booth members are handling this situation. Buttons are something that is easy but can have a big impact in this way

Promotional Products

Promotional products are big in the world of trade shows. Every booth you would go to has some kind of product with the company name. Having a smaller in-person crowd can help ensure that everyone who comes to your booth or walks by gets one. Buttons stand out more than a pen and have the capability of being bigger and easier to read.

Using buttons at a hybrid trade show can work for both the in-person and online crowd. For those attending the event online, they too can get a button. Collecting a mailing list of the attendees and sending them your button can help continue the interaction after the trade show to remind the visitor of your business or products. 

Face To Face Interaction

With a hybrid event, you are still getting some face-to-face interaction with those attending in person. This type of interaction is more impactful than over a screen. Even though you still will be having guests attend via computer, the small group of individuals that choose to attend will be able to make those connections again.

It’s easier to have a conversation in person about something you are trying to sell to others. A hybrid event takes some of the pressure of getting your product across to people by being able to show them the product in real life. With that being said it is still important to devise a plan on including the online group and make their experience as similar to the in-person group as possible.

With hybrid events on the rise, it’s important to have your game plan figured out. Knowing who will be monitoring the online group of people and who will be speaking with those who are in-person. It is also important to plan out how the people attending online will be able to receive their promotional button. Keeping both crowds engaged and interested can be done by using buttons at a hybrid trade show. To learn more about using buttons in an event setting click HERE for our “Event Marketing Tips for Success” Blog post. 

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10 Ways To Use Custom Buttons

Buttons are known for being a promotional tactic, but there are so many other uses for them. Getting creative with your uses only makes having buttons more fun! You can put pretty much anything you want on a button to have it displayed for whatever the reason or occasion might be. This list might only include 10 ideas of ways to use custom buttons, but there are countless other uses for them. 

A variety of buttons with different designs showing the potential buttons have.

1. Display Art

Artists display their art in many different ways; sculptures, pictures, drawings, paintings, and many more. They sell their work to people to make a profit. What if they put their work on a button? Placing art on a button could increase the number of people who get to see their work. People could walk around displaying the artists’ work for the public to see and admire. 

2. Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

During a bachelor or bachelorette party, there is normally a purchasing of some type of product to show what the group is celebrating. Getting buttons would work great! Imagine putting the significant other on the button or a funny saying on it to show that you are celebrating.

3. Chore Chart

Chores are a regular thing in a household but they also have a tendency to be forgotten about. A fun and creative way to remind yourself of chores are button magnets. Since they would have a magnet backing they can be placed on a fridge. A visual representation of what to do around the home in a location that the entire household can see will help hold accountability. This method would also be satisfying to be able to move the button from the “Do” spot to the “Done” spot. 

4. Name Tags

Using buttons for name tags gives you the freedom to personalize them. Adding a design or a specific font for the name tag will make them unique. Name tag buttons can be used in more places other than the workplace. Places such as large group gatherings, reunions, trade shows, and many more. 

5. Family/Group Trips

For some family or group trips, people like to get a matching product, sometimes that could be a shirt or a hat, but what about buttons? Buttons are small and easy to pack in a bag to take with you. They are also customizable, you can put whatever you want on the button. Making buttons for a trip is a good memorable item of the trip. Ways to use custom buttons for this event is putting the year and location on the button is a good idea to remember all the fun that will be had. 

6. Birthdays

You only turn an age once, right? So why not celebrate! Having birthday buttons is a fun and creative way of showing everyone around you that today is your day. Being able to design it specifically for you or the person whose birthday it is, is special. 

7. Baby Shower

Baby showers are normally filled with cute games and activities. One of which could be guessing the gender or the name. For this activity having buttons that people can wear that have their guess on them is a good way to use custom buttons. Buttons could also be used as party favors in this case. Making a design for the event for everyone to take home with them to remember your shower. 

8. Fridge Magnets

A fridge without magnets is like toast without jam, it’s not as exciting! Making magnets that show off things you’ve done or places you have been, showing the people that come to your home that you are proud of these things. Putting kid’s pictures from school, family pictures, or a favorite quote are all things that could go on a fridge magnet.

9. Parades

Parades are the perfect location for buttons. If you are handing them out or showing your pride, buttons are a good choice. Putting a logo or putting what the parade you are attending is a good idea of how to utilize customizing your buttons. 

10. Decorate Clothing

Buttons are back in style! Adding buttons to a jacket or bag makes the item more unique and personalized to your style. Creating buttons that fit you and what you like, for example, a quote or image that you enjoy is a good thing to put on your button.

Buttons are fun and don’t have to be all about business promotion. Using buttons for an event and personal use is what makes buttons special and versatile! To learn more about making your own buttons click HERE.

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Using Custom Buttons for Business Promotions

Using Custom buttons for business promotions is a great tactic. Something as simple and small as a button can be used in many different ways. Using buttons for promotion has been used for many years now. It is a cost-effective way to get small amounts of meaningful information out to the public. During this time in the world, companies are working on getting back to where they were just over a year ago. Promoting a re-opening and new services is a good way to draw your customers back in. Handing out buttons with the details of the promotion on them is a good way to do this. 

Three small buttons showing text describing a sale at a business location.
This is an example of custom buttons for business promotions, they are promoting a sale that is happening in the store. Keeping the customers informed of what is happening in the store when talking to an employee. 

Different Ways To Use Custom Buttons for Business Promotions

Wearing Buttons at Work

Buttons are eye-catchers, when you walk by a person wearing a button do you look? Most people will answer yes to this question. This shows that using custom buttons for business promotion works. If your company works out of a store location having employees wear a button on their uniform can work like a “walking billboard”. The buttons could display a wide range of topics on them such as a new store promotion, new product, or an ask-me-about button that can spark up a conversation. 

This will help keep the customers aware of what is happening promotion-wise in the company. 

Handing out Buttons 

Most people love to get free items with a purchase. A custom button with the company logo is a good way to grow your brand within the community. Growing a brand can be tricky, coming up with marketing ideas isn’t easy and takes time. Buttons are a fast solution. Being able to make customized designs for the buttons gives a lot of freedom of what you can do with them. 

Handing out buttons also helps a customer put a person behind a business. Having a person-to-person interaction is more memorable than anything else you could do online. It also gives the customer something to hold onto with your name on it to look back at. 

Celebration Buttons

Business milestones can be something to celebrate, whether it be a one-year anniversary or 25 years. A button is a good way to commemorate that event. Showing pride in a mile-stone shows a company’s confidence and dedication to the business which can be reassuring to customers and future customers. When using buttons, it is very easy to customize them for your needs. Using buttons for events is easy and because the price per button is so low, handing them out for free can be cost-effective in the long run.

Button Mailers

Using custom buttons can be more effective than sending out promotional emails. It’s likely for an email to end up in the junk box of the receiver but mailing and handing out buttons to customers makes it more likely they will see the promotion. Handing out buttons instead of handing out a business card is also more likely to help a business stand out. A business card can be easily thrown out with other papers, while a button stands out and will be noticed in a stack of papers. 

Imagine getting a button in the mail from a company you’re a customer for. That experience would be very different and stand out to you when you think of that company in the future. 

Walk Around advertisement

When coming up with a design for promotional buttons it is a great idea to come up with something that people would want to put on their backpacks or person. When people wear the buttons that is free advertisement walking around town. Some people won’t even realize they’re doing it, they might just think the button is cool! 

A good idea for a button would be to have your company’s catchy and eye-pleasing logo or design on it. To learn more about how to make catchy buttons continue on to our previous blog post. Click HERE to go to the blog. 

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