What is creative merchandise?
At A.D. our approach combines artistic innovation with strategic thinking to deliver bespoke merchandise that goes beyond the ordinary. Creative merchandise solutions are more than just products – they’re tailored strategies designed to enhance your brand’s identity, engage your audience, and create lasting impressions.
From concept to creation, we work closely with you to understand your brand’s ethos and objectives. Our team of skilled designers, marketers, and merchandise experts collaborate to craft unique products that align seamlessly with your brand’s messaging and values.
Whether you’re aiming to boost brand visibility, reward loyal customers, or create memorable event giveaways, our creative merchandise solutions are customised to suit your needs. Our portfolio encompasses a wide range of products, from clothing and accessories to stationery and tech gadgets, all designed to stand out and leave a lasting impact.
We pride ourselves on blending creativity with professionalism. Our solutions don’t just create merchandise; they elevate your brand’s presence. With an emphasis on quality, innovation, and timely delivery, we ensure that every product is a testament to your brand’s excellence.
In a competitive market, standing out is essential, and our creative merchandise solutions provide the platform for your brand to shine.
Elevate your marketing strategy, cultivate brand loyalty, and make a statement with creative branded solutions that are more than just a product.
Why use unusual promotional gifts?
In a marketplace that’s saturated with conventional marketing tactics, the strategic use of unique promotional gifts holds importance for any business that wants to stand out.
Using unusual promotional gifts can help you create a fun experience for your customers and show them who you really are. It allows them to feel closer to your brand because you’re creating an experience that they can interact with and a moment they can emotionally connect with. It’s all about cultivating positive brand associations.
Unusual promotional gifts also demonstrate your commitment to finding new and innovative ways to connect with customers and audiences you want to reach. It shows originality and it’s this type of marketing activation that can spark conversation and lead to exciting opportunities and partnerships.
Here at A.D., our specialist team of account managers are here to help you find the perfect branded solution for your company so you can make a huge impact with unusual corporate gifts for your next event or campaign. Contact us to create a long-lasting impact.
Examples of unique branded merchandise.
We work with a huge range of brands within automotive, leisure and tourism, and sport to create unique branded products that stand out. Here are some of our favourite projects:
We worked with Chester Zoo to expand their retail range of gifts, souvenirs and branded products which were sold via their on-site gift shops and online.
To align with their core ethos of only selling eco-friendly products with no single-use plastics, the emphasis had to be on recycled, repurposed or biodegradable materials – even down to the product barcode labels using water-based rather than traditional oil-based adhesive.
The range was split into children’s and adult products and had to feature the stars of the zoo. Our solutions involved keyrings and bookmarks made from an apple peel material, which is both recycled and biodegradable, pads made from recycled till receipts and notebooks made from recycled coffee cups. We branded these in a playful, creative way to appeal to the younger target audience.
We also developed a range of goodies packed inside a branded backpack for iomart for a virtual event they held for their 400+ staff.
This included a personalised letter, notebook, pen, mug, thermal bottle, a tube of cookies, stress cube, wireless charging pad, power bank, reusable face mask, stylus keyring and a funky pair of branded socks! Some items were in multiple colours to reflect their new brand’s bright and diverse colour palette.
The packs were fulfilled and delivered to the team’s home addresses before the event. They were encouraged to take photos of them using the new goodies and share them across social media, to maximise brand awareness.
If a client has a specific idea, can you bring it to life?
Yes, of course!
We care about your brand as much as you do, so we take the time to understand what you’re trying to achieve. For example, some businesses may be trying to increase brand recall through creative promotional merchandise, so we will work with them to find the most creative way to amplify their visual brand identity.
Once we understand your timeline, target audience, budget, and purpose, we’ll provide the best solutions to help you achieve your objectives.
The seven stages of New Product Development have been devised to ensure our clients create a product that surpasses their expectations. In many cases, clients will have something in mind when they first speak to us, but through careful and thorough investigations, we can often provide unique solutions that will help them make a real impact.
What are your sustainable gifting options?
At A.D., we’re committed to providing sustainable gifting options. Sustainability is a core value we uphold throughout our operations and supply chain. As proud holders of ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 accreditations, we prioritise environmentally responsible practices.
Through our comprehensive ESG (Economic, Social & Governance) plans, we’re actively working towards becoming a Net Zero company by 2035. This commitment extends to our entire supply chain, ensuring our partners and suppliers align with our values. You can read more about our ESG journey here.
As part of this, we offer hundreds of different sustainable creative merchandise ranging from all things tech to eco-friendly apparel!
Why should your customers use your warehousing and distribution services?
Our head facility is a UKWA member (United Kingdom Warehousing Association). They help them operate safely, ethically and profitably, safeguarding industry standards and ensuring that their views are represented clearly and effectively to the government.
Our flexible warehousing facilities use an integrated warehouse management system via an application programming interface. This defines how the two communicate using requests and responses, meaning communication is optimised, to ensure smooth operating standards.
The application integration can link directly to B2B & B2C platforms such as Weebly, Squarespace and Magento. Our warehouse manual ensures robust procedures for goods in quality control checks, storage and picking products, packs, cartons or pallets.
Distribution is then handled by Royal Mail & DPD for reliable domestic deliveries. We also work with a trusted forwarding partner for EU & ROW imports and exports, so you know your products will be delivered as promised!
What types of bespoke packaging do you provide?
At A.D., we can supply various bespoke packaging options that will enhance your creative merchandise. Not only do we have great choices to choose from, but we also offer expert advice on what we think will be best for you and your business.
We specialise in branded boxes, such as simple branded sleeves that slide over existing boxes, presentation gift boxes with lift-off lids, personalised boxes and one-piece folding boxes with magnetic closures.
We also offer complete retail packaging designed to fit on shelves, featuring cut-out holes for shelf hangers and scannable QR barcodes to make the retail experience seamless!
The process of bespoke packaging is what sets us apart from the rest. We take time to understand your needs and help you discover effective solutions at the most competitive prices possible. Our flexibility is one of our greatest assets.
When we’ve identified what packaging solution is ideal for you, we’ll then look into how we can make it bespoke to your business. All of our products can have custom logos, embossing and brand colours implemented as and how you want.Great packaging can set your company apart from the rest of your competitors and create an individual style that showcases your brand’s personality perfectly!