Wristbands: A Great Promotional Item For Any Cause!

Printed wristbands are increasingly being seen at events or as a promotional item for charities and businesses. They are very popular as they have a low price point compared to other items and are less breakable than other promotional items. Once somebody is wearing a wristband they will generally become attached to it, meaning they are more likely to continue wearing it.

Wristbands first became popular as a promotional material in 2004, Lance Armstrong released a yellow wristband to raise awareness and fundraise for cancer research. Since 2004 an estimated 80 million of these bands have been sold.

The following year, an anti racism campaign also used silicone wristbands in their campaigning. Around five million anti racism wristbands were sold around Europe, with most shops selling out within days. The anti racism wristbands were used by the campaign to raise awareness of the issue, which they then hoped would change attitudes. No one could estimate the popularity of charity wristbands and since then other charities have used wristbands and found them to be just as popular in fundraising as well as raising awareness.

Another use for wristbands is as an alternative to event tickets, this has led to some event goers keeping the wristband as a souvenir. Event wristbands are popular as they allow contactless entry, meaning less need for technology and less costs when hiring employees. Event wristbands can also be different colours depending on the area they have tickets for. This makes it easier for organisers to ensure all attendees are in the right place.

The great thing about wristbands is that they can come in any colour, different sizes and lots of different materials with the most popular being silicone. There are also a variety of designs you can choose from on this website. As well as promotional wristbands, we also sell lanyards. These are also popular for events and as souvenirs.

Lanyards can be even more customised to your company as you design what you put on the end of it. This can be promotional material or a whistle depending on your event. Lanyards are also popularly used as badge holders and sometimes safety straps.

As you can see, printed wristbands and lanyards are great for creating brand awareness. As well as this they are also great items for events. If you require any assistance choosing your promotional items then please call us on the number quoted on this website.

Written by

Total Merchandise | Editoral Team

Our editorial team is drawn from a pool of experienced promotional merchandise product team members, account managers, marketers and other contributors. With such a wide range of skills and experience, they write about many aspects of promotional merchandise, wider marketing and business matters, as well as company news updates.

Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn Connect with Total Merchandise on LinkedIn

Total Merchandise
Brand Awareness At Bargain Prices with Our Offers & Discounts

Brand Awareness At Bargain Prices with Our Offers & Discounts

If you're looking to stretch your marketing budget that bit further, Total Merchandise is here to help with our selection of offers, discounts, and sale items. With up to 83...

How To Keep Your Promotional Merchandise On Trend In 2019

How To Keep Your Promotional Merchandise On Trend In 2019

Every business strives to remain current and promotional merchandise is no different. Consumer trends are constantly changing, 2018 saw the rise of the fidget spinner,...

10 Branded Metal Bottles To Consider For Your Next Campaign

10 Branded Metal Bottles To Consider For Your Next Campaign

With research revealing 85% of the UK public are worried about the impact of plastic pollution on the planet, there's never been a better time to consider a branded met...

7 Summer Promotional Items To Keep Brand Awareness Hot In 2022

7 Summer Promotional Items To Keep Brand Awareness Hot In 2022

Summer is fast approaching, and if you're looking for something that little bit different to bolster a seasonal marketing campaign, search no further. Total Mercha...

The Best Promotional Products To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

The Best Promotional Products To Celebrate Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee is rapidly approaching - and if you're looking for ways that your business can get involved in the action, Total Merchandise is here t...

Brew Up Your Marketing This National Tea Day

Brew Up Your Marketing This National Tea Day

Just in case you weren't already aware, today (21st April 2022) is National Tea Day! As a national of brew lovers, this day of celebrating the cuppa is the perfect opportuni...