Trivia

We are here to help you in any way we can. So we thought we should share some of our knowledge with you. Here are some fun facts and trivia about promotional products and Shilling Sales!

Which writing instrument can work in space?
Pencils, unlike a pen which needs gravity to work a pencil just needs to be sharpened.



Below is our original logo designed by Mr. Shilling. We have changed our logo twice since.


Did you know that while caps are popular among all ages, those 45 and older are most likely to own one?


Coca-Cola has become one of America's most famous advertisers.
They spread their name all over the world on signs, clothing, keychains, magnets, etc.


83% of people remember the advertiser on a promotional product.


 
Our flyers have had hidden Smiley Faces since 2014. Have you found them?



What year did Hungarian brothers George and Laszlo Biro invent the ballpoint pen?

In 1938, Laszlo noticed that the type of ink used in newspaper printing dried quickly while leaving the paper dry and smudge-free. They decided to create a pen using the same type of ink.


The average woman owns 5 promotional mugs, while the average man owns 8 promotional hats.  

In 1891, Wrigley Company sold soap with baking powder as a free item.
Then they sold just the baking powder and threw in a giveaway.
What did they use as a giveaway with the baking powder?

A pack of gum with their logo on it and from that giveaway they learned a $5 billion history lesson.


The top 5 product categories are the following: wearable, writing instruments, bags, calendars and drinkware. 


Promotional products work better than other types of advertising because they: engage senses, kept because they are useful, and have a low cost per impressions.