How to promote your business with wristbands

5th October 2011 in Printing Processes

Using Silicone Wristbands To Promote Your Business or Charity

Lance Armstrong brought silicone wristbands to the mainstream marketplace and they continue to be popular many years later. A couple of years ago, Rubens Barrichello, the Brazilian F1 driver, started wearing one, and almost straight away won a Grand Prix, and seemed to be driving better. So many people attach desirable properties to these little silicone wristbands.

People with diverse interests have bought wristbands to promote a charity. For example, Rick Stein, Bob Hoskins, William Hague, Sir Terry Wogan and Alan Titchmarsh have all bought wristbands to support charities. One recent charitable use was to promote the Coldstream Guards, who are currently serving in Afghanistan.

The fact that these celebrities will willingly buy wristbands, and that many Hollywood film stars do as well, means that they are excellent promotional items for both businesses and charities. They started being worn as Balance Bands, which were said to keep the body and mind in balance, and thus improve performance in any endeavour.

As mentioned, many well-known sports stars and other celebrities have worn them, although it is said that there is no scientific evidence that they do what they say. But it is possible that the effects are outside the range of frequencies and forces that can be measured. Either way, the <a href=””>silicone wristband</a> is something that many people like to wear, especially if it promotes their favourite charity, or a product they use.

In fact, adults seem to love these bracelets as much as children do and it is not unusual to see a company   director sporting one under the cuff of a dress shirt. Personalised wristbands make perfect fundraisers for small business and charities, enabling local groups to get plenty of donations to their cause.

Silicone wristbands can be personalised with nearly any saying, as long as there is enough space. Debossed rubber bracelets feature inlaid print so the message becomes part of the band. Another colour can be used to infill the personalised area, for an even surface. Embossed customised bracelets feature raised print that is part of the band, and looks quite different.

Fund-raising staff can choose from hundreds of colours of silicone wristbands. They will have no problem finding a hue that matches their charity colour scheme. These customised bracelets are also available in glow in the dark colours, colours that change when heat is present, and even a version that repels mosquitoes. A mosquito-repellent band is an ideal product for tour operators that sell tours to hotter countries in the Mediterranean and further south.

Bands that feature two, three, or four colours make the wearer stand out in a crowd. These days it is considered pretty cool to advertise a charity, and people will want to know what charity these rubber bracelets represent. In fact, you will find that once you use them to promote your cause, they will spread out through the town because this accessory is something a person will want to wear all year, and will want to show off to their friends.

Silicone wristbands are so inexpensive and offer so many customisation options, they make the perfect charity fundraiser. Order them in the charity colours and customise them with the charity name, fund-raising event details, or an inspirational saying. Everyone in town will want to help support the good cause by purchasing one of these wristbands.