Custom Lapel Pins Offer a Cost-Effective Giveaway for Your Local Meetup Group

By Caryn Smith (c) 2014, All Rights Reserved

Do you Meetup? Seems like everyone has a group these days, from social activists to knitters to the local reading club. Starting a group is easy, but maintaining participation and encouraging new members is sometimes troublesome. There’s so much competion for our limited time, you need to make it both easy to join and fun to be a part of if you hope to grow. A small, inexpensive giveaway can help.

Colorful Conversation Starters

A bright, stylish lapel pin does a lot more than just look good. It captures the attention of everyone you meet, and offers the perfect opportunity to talk about your Meetup group with others. You never know when the person next to you in line shares a common interest. Not only that, but wearing your pin allows you to easily mention that you’re looking for new members when your group’s focus comes up in conversation.

You don’t have to be a large group to benefit, either. Even small Meetups can have a wide reach when they’re promoted using both online and offline methods, and custom lapel pins offer just enough flair to get noticed.

Encourage Member Participation

Don’t let your members drift away. We all get busy, and sometimes we can lose interest in local groups, but with a little planning and some well-deserved recognition, your members will not only participate, but they’ll become your best promoters.

Custom lapel pins are the perfect gift to encourage members to attend meetings, recruit others, and participate in other group events. These colorful, stylish pins are always close at hand to remind members why they joined your group, and why they enjoy it.

Whether the focus of your group is serious or lighthearted, you’ll easily be able to design a lapel pin to match. Die struck pins give the appearance of fine engraved jewelry, and are ideal when promoting a group for corporate CEOs or rewarding members for long-term involvement. Colorful cloisonne or soft enamel pins let your spirit shine, and can easily match logos or mascots for consistent branding.

When you order your pins, be sure to choose a vendor who offers free design work and mold, and no setup fees. The best suppliers can match your colors so any logo is perfectly recreated, and will be able to provide artwork that matches your vision. Finally, be sure to check shipping policies. You’ll want to be sure your pins arrive in time for your next meeting, so choose a manufacturer who offers quick shipping for a stress-free order.

Generating a buzz about your Meetup group can be as simple as making your members feel involved, and offering them a clever way to spark a conversation with others. Even better, it doesn’t have to break your budget. Custom lapel pins are both attractive and cost-effective, and with the added benefit of being easy to order, they’re a great marketing piece to add to your lineup.

Caryn Smith is Manager of Signature Pins. When you need custom lapel pins, visit today.

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