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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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Tips for Making Catchy Marketing Buttons

Just do it. I’m lovin’ it. Are you in good hands? It’s probably safe to assume that you immediately recognize these slogans and the companies they belong to. That’s the power of a great slogan–it instantly reminds customers of your company and your brand promise. Buttons are known as walking billboards, and using catchy marketing buttons in your next campaign can help quickly expand your brand awareness. But how do you come up with a catchy slogan? And will it stick in the minds of your audience?

Buttons showing branding and slogan examples.

Here are four slogan making tips for catchy marketing buttons:

1. Keep it Short and Sweet

The shorter the slogan, the easier it is to remember. “Got milk?” is only two words long but is arguably one of the most successful advertising campaigns. Using fewer words helps your audience quickly recall your brand and products.

Shorter slogans are also better for making buttons, as it gives more flexibility when designing, and lets you make your text larger within your layout. It is also much easier to make a bolder design that will truly stand out from the crowd with less text.

Need tips for designing your buttons? Check out our previous blog post for some helpful advice!

2. Focus on the Long-haul

It can be tempting to use a slogan that plays on popular culture or a trending meme to quickly get attention for your brand. While this could be a good strategy in the short-term, you should also be careful as this can make your slogan feel dated and out-of-touch fairly quickly.

Focusing on a more timeless approach to your messaging will ensure your brand’s slogan still feels fresh and catchy, year after year. When using buttons in your marketing campaigns, this also provides the opportunity to use your buttons over a longer period of time while remaining relevant.

3. What Makes Your Brand Special?

Your slogan’s job is to encapsulate your entire brand in one sentence or less. So what makes you stand out from the rest? Answering this question can help lead to your own catchy slogan, while staying true to your brand.

Keep in mind, creating a feeling or evoking emotions can help your audience connect with you, and will make others curious about your brand. This question can also work to inspire your next marketing campaign, where using buttons can help you express what makes you unique to your audience quickly and effectively.

4. Use a Unique Slogan for Catchy Marketing Buttons

It might be tempting to try and play off the popularity of another brand, but if you really want to stand out you must have a unique slogan. If your tagline is very similar to another company, especially a bigger brand, people are going to confuse you with the larger brand. Make sure to always check that your slogan is not being used by another company.

This might seem like more work for planning out your marketing, but it will pay off over time. Using a unique slogan means you are staying true to your brand, which your customers will notice and appreciate.


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How to Make Your Own Buttons

Pin-back buttons have been around for a very long time, and are the perfect accessory for expressing yourself. Show off your treasured photos, display your support for special causes, or even share your favorite phrases with the world. But did you know you can make your own buttons?

With some creativity and the right tools, you can turn your idea into a customized button to wear and share with others!

Materials for Making Your Own Buttons

The first step to button making is gathering all the supplies you will need, and making sure you have enough to make your buttons. You will need:

Materials to make a button: a hand machine, scissors, mylar sheet, printed design, button shell, and button backing
  1. A button press
  2. Scissors
  3. Circular mylar sheets
  4. Your button design graphic
  5. Steel button shells
  6. Steel button back with pin inserted

A quick note about the button press: we will be focusing on using a manual hand-press for this tutorial. Although the general process might be similar, electronic button presses will have different operating instructions. Make sure to consult any instruction manuals before making your buttons.

Designing Your Buttons

To make your button customized, you need to have a design! You can put just about anything on a button, from your favorite photos to personal logos, phrases, and more.

When you are making your design, always keep your button size in mind. Small buttons are perfect for simple designs, while larger buttons have more space and can show more complicated details.

Button Design Templates

Once you have your design idea, the next step is to find a template to use. Templates are great for making sure your design idea will work for your buttons, without making a lot of test buttons.

We offer free button templates on our website, and even have a helpful tutorial for how to use them (plus some design tips from our Graphics Department).

Printing Out Your Button Design

Once you are happy with your button design, it is time to print! In the design program of your choice, put as many of your button layouts as you can comfortably fit. Leave some space between each layout, as this will help with cutting them out.

Next, check that your design program and printer settings will have the design printing at the full 100% size before printing. This is very important, as altering the size can cause the final printed design to not fit in your button press.

Button design templates on a printed sheet of paper

Then print out your button designs, with a few extra just in case! 

Cutting Out Your Button Design

After your designs are all printed, it is time to trim them for use with your button press. Using your scissors, carefully cut out the design using the outer line of our template as your guide. Make sure to trim the graphics as accurately as possible, as it will help keep your design centered in the press.

Cut out the printed design with scissors

Once all your button designs are all trimmed, it’s finally time to press your buttons!

Using a Hand Press to Make Your Own Buttons

Gather all your button materials listed above, and organize your working area for button making. We recommend having separate areas for your parts and the completed buttons.

What is a Hand Press?

A button hand machine

A button hand press is a manual machine for making buttons, with no electronic parts. The press mainly consists of a stable base, swinging “arms” with slots for the button parts, and a lever that is pulled to physically press the button parts together.

The different slots of a button machine, slot one on the left and slot two on the right

Although it looks complicated, these button presses are actually very easy to use. Because of how the slots are shaped only certain parts can fit each slot, which helps with keeping track of the arm positions. One slot will have a deep circle-shaped groove (seen on the left in the above image, this is considered the first slot), while the other is overall deeper and does not have a groove (seen on the right, this is the second slot).

Pressing the First Half of Your Button

Placing the button shell piece in the hand machine

Make sure the first slot (with the circle-shaped groove) is in the very front of the machine, which will help us with aligning the design graphic. First place the button shell in the circle-shaped groove in the slot.

Placing the printed graphic in the hand machine

Next, carefully place your button design graphic so the “tick” mark at the top is centered. This makes sure your design will have the correct orientation for your finished buttons.

Placing the mylar sheet on the printed design in the hand machine

Finally, place a mylar circle on top and rotate the machine’s arms so the parts you just placed are inside the press.

Firmly pull down on the press lever until you reach the bottom, and then push it back upright after a few moments. This first press combines the steel shell, printed design, and mylar circle together. The button is now halfway done!

Finishing Your Buttons

Button backing piece placed into second slot of button hand machine

Place the button backing part (the one with the pin inserted) into the second slot with the pin facing down and horizontal. You should see the wavy part of the pin (this sits inside the completed button, to keep the pin stable) when the part is sitting in the slot. This makes sure the pin is horizontal on the final buttons, and can be used to wear it once finished.

Next swing the arm the opposite way to be in the press. Don’t worry about not seeing the first part that you pressed earlier! The button press lifts up the first part so it can be pressed onto the second part.

What the finished button looks like after pressing

Pull down on the button press’s lever again, and lift once a few moments pass. Swing the arm around one final time, and you should now see the completed button in the slot.

Repeat these steps as many times as you want until you reach the number of completed buttons you need, and enjoy your customized buttons!

Need Custom Buttons or Parts?

Visit our website at www.custombuttons.com to order your own customized buttons, or order more materials to make your own buttons!

Customer Spotlight: Arizona State Parks and Trails

Our next Customer Spotlight shines on Arizona State Parks and Trails, who recently had some custom pin button boxes made for their retail shops. These button boxes feature stunning photos of scenery and wildlife that can be seen at some of Arizona’s state parks, as well as some fun outdoor themed graphics. Great for remembering a visit to one of their parks, or for showing your love for Arizona, keep an eye out for these button boxes on your next visit to an Arizona State Park!

Who is Arizona State Parks and Trails?

Arizona State Parks and Trails (ASPT) is an organization that maintains and preserves several of Arizona’s natural parks and trails for the public to enjoy. Hiking trails, camping grounds, and recreational lakes include some of the many types of facilities they also manage.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Logo

ASPT also helps develop outdoor recreational areas within cities and towns across the state. These include hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, sport-related courts, and more! This helps encourage people to engage in more outdoor activities, and gets both locals and travelers alike outside to enjoy what Arizona has to offer.

They also work to keep historical records of artifacts and events within each park they manage.  This information is important to keep track of, as each new find reveals more details about the historic past of Arizona’s land and the cultures that have lived here. Visitors can report their finds to their specialized department for review, and if accepted they contributed to finding out more information about Arizona’s history!

Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and More!

We have been manufacturing custom pin buttons and magnets for ASPT for several years, and are always delighted to work with them! Each custom pin button includes a fun animal illustration for their Junior Ranger program. Every park has a unique design, making these buttons very collectable for kids.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Junior Ranger Custom Pin Button

Their Junior Ranger program aims to encourage kids to learn about, and help care for, the state parks they visit. Kids can earn one of these collectable buttons by completing fun educational activities and then taking the Junior Ranger Pledge. Once they take the pledge, they can proudly show off their buttons on their backpacks, jackets, and more! With 10+ button designs, families can make an adventure out of visiting each park to collect the next Junior Ranger button.

Arizona State Parks and Trails Magnet

Another product we make for ASPT includes their custom fridge magnets displaying stunning photographs of their parks. The vivid photographs show famous nature and historical locations within the parks, so visitors can have a souvenir to remember their visit. These magnets are in our unique rounded rectangle shape in both glossy and soft-touch matte finishes, and definitely get attention in their gift shops. Be sure to get one during your next visit, before they sell out!

Arizona State Parks and Trails Custom Pin Button Box

Their newest addition, custom button boxes, are set to appear in gift shops in the near future, and feature new photos and designs that are sure to delight! Each button box contains four unique 1.25” pin-back button designs that are the perfect size for pinning to your backpack, hat, or jacket during your next outdoor adventure. Designs include natural scenes of Arizona and outdoor themes, letting you express your love for the state and the natural parks it contains.

Looking to Order Custom Pin Buttons, Magnets, and Button Boxes?

Search no further! Visit our website today to check out the different size, shape, and backing options we offer to find your perfect match. We also offer hassle-free free quotes to help you figure out the pricing for your custom order.

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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Our New Association with The Daily Bread Watch

CustomButtons.com by Everyone Loves Buttons, Inc.® is proud to announce our association with The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW).  As one of the leaders in the promotional products industry, we are very proud to manufacture and offer only Made in the USA customized buttons, magnets, stickers, shirts, hats and more. Our relationship with TDBW will be to run their online Swag Shop and offer the highest quality USA made products available.

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What is The Daily Bread Watch?

The Daily Bread Watch (TDBW) is an online platform bringing news to high school and college students that allows them to think about what they are reading and how it shapes their daily lives. Each day different news articles are chosen by fellow students and teachers. These articles each have a brief introduction into the article with an engaging question for the reader to consider before continuing to read the full article. Once the reader has finished the article, they can post on the blog and read what others around the country have also thought about the story.

TDBW was created by a high school business/marketing teacher to help make talking about daily news stories more engaging to high school and college students. He noticed his students were not excited to find and read about the news during their daily bell-work, and set out to create a fun and entertaining way to encourage research and  discussion about current events. 

What is in The Daily Bread Watch?

TDBW is delivered to students daily via email and is laid out into sections, starting with the stock market recap that provides an explanation of what happened in the market the day before, and what to expect for the upcoming day.

Full Loaf logo

The Full Loaf includes three to four daily headline stories.

Half Loaf logo

The Half Loaf is a short student written article (or two) about a current topic happening in the news. It then asks a thought-provoking question to promote higher level thinking and discussion among students.

Slice logo

A Slice of Bread includes three to five news topics with a take on the stories by our readers.

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The Bread Crumbs includes a look back at a news story occurring on that day exactly one year ago, and encourages reflection on how the event affected them while it occurred versus their opinion in the present day.

The format of TDBW is a great choice for bell-work or assignments in a discussion board (like Canvas or a similar LTM). Students will have new topics every day to discuss and respond to, encouraging them to stay engaged in the news. This not only helps them broaden their vernacular and though processes, but it also allows them to explore new ideas and examine how their lives can be impacted.

To Subscribe to The Daily Bread Watch visit: www.thedailybreadwatch.com/subscribe to start receiving your “Loaf of Bread” daily.

Who is Everyone Loves Buttons®?

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We are a Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) (WSOB) in Phoenix, AZ offering legendary customer service while manufacturing over 4 million custom buttons per year to businesses and individuals around the country.

Why Custom Buttons?

Custom Buttons have been around for a long time, and even today are still universally accepted as a major form of advertising, expression, and are very collectable. When ordering from us know your custom button pins will look smashingly good, so “Pin One On” today!

Questions?

If you have any questions about a custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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We are Proudly Certified Women Owned

Everyone Loves Buttons® (ELB) is proud to have been re-certified women-owned by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) on December 14th. ELB has been certified since 2008 and has proudly held that certification for 12 years and counting.

Every year, ELB goes through a process to verify that the business is at least 51% owned, controlled, operated, and managed by a woman.

Maura Statman, owner of ELB, says “It is such an honor to continue to be a part of an organization that holds up women owned businesses.”

What is the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council?

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, founded in 1997, is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. WBENC, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard of certification to women-owned businesses throughout the country. WBENC is also the nation’s leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to America’s corporations. The certification is recognized by over 1,000 brands and additionally many states, cities, and government entities.

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What Benefits are There of Having a WBENC Certification?

Benefits include: access to a supplier and procurement executive list, networking between WBENC Certified WBEs, access to mentoring, education, and development, national recognition, use of WBE logo and seal, access to advocacy materials on key women business issues, and a community of support.

What is the Criteria for Certification?

  • The applicant has to be at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more women who are U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents, in the case of any publicly-owned business
  • Management and daily operation have to be controlled by at least one woman
  • Engagement in a two part certification process including a review of documentation and a site visit interview

What Does This Mean for You?

This means that we hold ourselves to the highest standards in customer service and overall quality offered. We are the #1 Women’s Business Enterprise in the custom buttons industry. As such, you can expect not only the highest quality USA made custom buttons, but legendary service and value you can count on!

National Women's Business Enterprise Certification for Everyone Loves Buttons

In the News

Our owner Maura was featured in several news articles recently and spoke about her experience in running a woman-owned business. Check out the links below to read more:

Foothills Focus: North Phoenix Woman Learns Everyone Loves Buttons

Fox 10: Several Valley small businesses take on Small Business Saturday virtually

Independent Newsmedia: 2 Arizona Women-owned Businesses Blaze Own Trails of Success Through Innovation, Perseverance and Passion

Arizona Foothills Magazine: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

AZ Big Media: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

In Business Phoenix: Local Women Entrepreneurs Embrace Challenges and Rise Up as Shining Stars

Channel 3 TV/ CBS 5 News: Women-owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Affected by Pandemic

Get in Contact

Have a question for us? Reach our office at 623-445-9975 (Mon-Fri 7:30am-5pm MST), send an email to sales@custombuttons.com, or reach us on our website’s chat. We are here to help with every step of ordering your custom buttons, from receiving a quote and creating artwork, to production and shipping.

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As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

How Custom Buttons Can Be Used for Marketing

If you have ever seen someone walking down the street wearing a custom button pin, you have probably wondered what it’s for and what it says. Being able to Express Yourself is the biggest appeal of buttons, and what better way than by customizing your own! They stand out from the rest, and when someone wears a custom button pin, you know they have something to say to the world.

We are Hard at Work Making Custom Button Pins and Magnetic Buttons!

What is a A “pin-back button”, “pin button”, “ button pin”, “tin pin” or “button badge”?  It is a metal shape with a jewelers pin or magnet attached that can be temporarily fastened to the surface of a garment.  When you order your custom buttons from Everyone Loves Buttons® you will receive stunning buttons that are made with the highest quality parts.

What Can a Button Do?

Button pile showing different custom designs

“Your Silent Salesman”

Custom button pins are the perfect way to get your message out from a safe distance of 6 feet or more.

In this era of digital marketing, something personalized and tangible such as a button pin, can go a long way to make you more memorable to a customer or client.

Buttons are visual – A custom button worn by staff or supporters gives a company the opportunity to engage anyone they come across. A fun, vivacious company will want a button design that really pops with bright colors and images. Even steering away from the traditional round button and choosing a square or rectangle shape can help you say: “we stand out.”

A company that is more traditional, and perhaps even subdued, can use a branded logo or imagery they feel represents them well, along with basic or neutral colors. Not using bright colors and loud images does not mean the company is “boring”, but instead helps give the visual impression of being professional.

Custom Buttons are a voice! A button or custom pin gives a company the opportunity to tell people who they are in a few short words or with a picture. A simple mantra like “Carpe Diem,” or a strong word like “Believe,” can make a strong statement to everyone who sees your button. A short company or campaign slogan is something that can go a long way as well. A strong image or a slogan that stands out will keep people talking about you and your button pin. They may think about it and laugh, or it may cause them to go deep into thought, or simply jog a happy memory.

Where and How Can I Use Buttons?

There is a plethora of ways to use buttons as part of your marketing strategy, some ways you can use buttons are more basic, but others will help you stand out from the rest.

Button Pile showing different designs

Give Away a Button

Give button pins away at a trade show, while walking down the street, at schools, anywhere you can to get your message or your information out there.

Use Buttons for a Prize Drawing

Include a code or number on your button pins and have a drawing for button-holders to win a prize. This will ensure that they hold on to them for at least a short time.

Use a Button Magnet as a Business Card

Print your business card on a button magnet and hand it out in meetings or conferences. People will never forget who you are and they can attach them to any metal surface.

Wear Your Button

Wearing your button pin will raise questions about you and why you are displaying the logo or slogan. You never know who will approach you to ask about it.

When you think of custom buttons and pins, you might think of political campaigns, or even Jennifer Anniston in Office Space sporting buttons on her suspenders. Whatever comes to mind, personalized custom buttons stand out and are a unique way to market yourself, your company, or a cause to the world.

You Have Choices, Why Choose Us?

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Legendary Service & Quality You Can Trust!   

It’s the little things that we pay attention to, that makes a BIG difference when ordering from us. Our buttons are topped with the most durable and highest quality mylar finish available. They will not scratch like the laminated coatings offered by most other companies, and our button pins on the back are straight making a huge difference in quality over our competitors. When choosing us to produce your custom button pins, we feel it should come down to the little things we do that makes a big difference, while also setting us apart from the competition.       

We use the latest in digital printing press technology. Our print quality is consistently ranked as the best in the industry.

We use 100% made in the USA 2-piece button parts and machinery. Each one is printed and produced in Phoenix, Arizona.

Never fear a deadline! We offer the fastest turnaround time in the industry. Standard production time of 5 days after proof approval, with Fast-Track 1-3 day service and same-day shipping available. You get to pick your guaranteed delivery date at checkout, so you know the exact date of delivery. NO one else offers this option, our competitors offer rush service and expedited shipping options, but not an EXACT date of delivery.

There are no orders that are too small or large, from 1 button to 1.2 million. You can count on us a we produce over 5 million per year, and never miss a deadline. “We Are On Time All The Time

Our experienced graphics team will make sure your order comes out perfectly every time!

Unlimited artwork proofs provided with every order, making sure your order is perfect before it’s sent to production.

Our pinback buttons are trusted by major brands including: The US Government, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Victoria’s Secret, McDonald’s, Fry’s, Chevrolet, Costco, Wal-Mart, Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Churches, Synagogues, Presidential Candidates, Wholesalers and many more!

Best of all, ordering from us you are buying American products and supporting American jobs from our family owned, Nationally Certified Women Owned Business (WBENC) manufacturing right here in the USA.

Buttons with USA designs

You can reach us by phone at 623-445-9975 or fill out our Hassle Free Quote form, where one of our legendary customer specialists will provide you with a free and detailed consultation to meet every requirement you have for your custom button project.

Happy Birthday to the Pin-back Button!

Every year when July 21st rolls around, we remember at Everyone Loves Buttons® where the pin-back button craze began. 

Pin-back Button Beginnings

While the official birthday is credited to be July 21, 1896, the history goes beyond that date. Buttons were historically used to display political affiliations. This includes George Washington in 1789 for his inauguration, and Abraham Lincoln in 1860, who had his photo on his buttons. These buttons were sewn onto clothing or worn as a pendant.

The button was then modernized by a gentleman named Benjamin S. Whitehead. He had the first patent on the transparent film you see today that protects the button from scratching. Then on July 21, 1896, Whitehead & Hoag were granted a patent for the metal pin that goes on the back of the button. Whitehead & Hoag, based out of Newark, New Jersey, was the first button maker. 

Diagram from the Pin-back Button Patent

Even in the late 1800s, buttons were seen as a way to help companies and political candidates alike, advertise. 

While the printing methods and the way of creating the buttons may be different, the original design is what is essentially used today. 

Pin-back Buttons in Advertising

While they were used as political displays, buttons made their way into pop culture at the turn of the century. In 1898, buttons were used as prizes included in tobacco and chewing gum products. This was the beginning of using buttons to bump up sales. Buttons were also used as prizes in various Kellogg’s Pep Cereal.

Buttons over the years have certainly become collectibles and are able to mark moments in time. They are able to communicate what people may have been advocating for, supporting, or just what they found cool to wear.

Our History

Our button story began in 1997 in San Diego, CA., and has grown to become one of the top custom pin-back button manufacturers in the country. In March 2005 we expanded our button manufacturing capabilities and relocated to Phoenix, AZ. In 2008 we became a Nationally Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBENC). In September of 2017, we moved into our NEW modern button facility where our legendary customer service approach and production capabilities help you get the custom button size and qty. you want when you need them, on time all the time. “American Made Matters”, so we only use quality made in USA button parts along with state-of-the-art electric button machinery which is also made in the USA.

The button is apart of American culture. Join on in by saying Happy Birthday to the button by ordering some today

Button pile showing different custom designs

Questions?

If you have any questions about your custom button order or the ordering process, you can always give us a call at 623-445-9975, or send us an email at sales@custombuttons.com. You can also reach us through the chat feature on our website during business hours (8am-5pm Arizona Time). We are here to help in every step of your button ordering process, from beginning your order to shipping your buttons for delivery.

As always, we are in this business because Everyone Loves Buttons®!

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