Promotional Slinkys, Custom Slinkys & Printed Slinkys - Spring Into Action
Slinkys have long been a favourite children's toy. The sort of happy memories a product like a promotional slinky brings back to people in business is a short cut to winning them over and making them your regular clients. While for some time you could get cheap plastic slinkys in Australia it's been next to impossible to source the American originals and then impossible to have them printed and supplied as promotional products with logo. But now, through the wonders of the Fresh Promotional USA Promotional Items supply chain the real deal. original promotional slinkys are here at last.
Real Metal Slinkys
Some people may see the value in giving away a cheaper rip-off version of a famous product, but if you really want to make a favourable impression it's essential to stump up for the real item. Slinkys have been a famous part of 2oth century childhoods as much as bicycles and yoyos, at least. So the constant exposure over the last 60 years ensures almost everyone is aware of what they do and what they're all about while also evoking happy memories. Promotional slinkies leave a smile on people's face and it's that sort of emotional involvement which good marketers seek to exploit in positioning their brands.
Voted one of the 10 greatest toys of the 20th Century, and like other US celebrities such as Elvis the subject of its own postage stamp, slinkys were invented (or perhaps discovered) in 1943 by naval architect Richard James who had a torsion spring designed to assess the power output of marine engines sitting on his desk. Playing around with it he discovered the properties which have made slinkys an institution today. After many years of hard work and building the slinky business with his wife from their original $500 investment the final payday came in 1946 when the slinky was declared the hit product of the American Toy Fair. From there the company grew and it's marketing reach extended to the point where 89.9% of Americans recognise the brand and the associated advertising material at first hearing.