18 Jul

Starbucks HOT for the Folding Collapsible Reusable Drinking Straw

Starbucks bans plastic drinking straw, considers Last Straw folding reusable straw for promotion.

The world’s largest retailer of premium coffee is considering the folding reusable drinking straw to be offered in their retail outlets.

Coming hard and fast on the heels of the Starbucks recent ban of over 1 Billion plastic straws per annum are a slew of inquiries by the coffee giant through distributors for the Last Straw to be placed in their retail settings.

black folding reusable collapsible drinking straw

Thousands of companies, businesses, cities, towns and countries ban the sale of plastic straws.

Starbucks is not unique in the banning of straws. In fact, thousands of businesses across the globe have banned the sale of plastic straws. As well, whole countries such as the UK and Canada are moving to ban the 1 time use disposable straw.

blue folding reusable collapsible drinking straw

The Turtle Video that started this:

This all started with a Turtle video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose. WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

A Flurry of Inquiries

Promo Motive is the wholesale importer and supplier of the Last Straw and has been deluged with ASI distributor inquiries for samples, virtual proofs and sales of this hot trending idea. With small minimum orders, FREE shipping, 4 color logos and no charge set ups, this promises to be a hot promo item for the coming year.

grey starbucks folding reusable drinking straw

For more info:


Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

11 Jul

Folding Reusable Drinking Straw in Maui

Maui hosts Last Straw photo shoot

Maui is the home of the Sea Turtle and also the place for our latest photo shoot of the Last Straw.

Sometimes product research can be tough and grueling work. Just not this week. 🙂 This week we are in Maui taking product shots. Here are a few of our new folding reusable drinking straws.

If you would like to send these to customers email john@promocrunch.com or simply right click on the image and save to your desktop. If you have a MAC I have no idea how to help. Aloha!




last straw folding reusable drinking straw


Looking to get your client’s logo on a folding reusable drinking straw but don’t know how to sell it?

Look no further as the LAST STRAW collapsible folding drinking straw. Now available at Promo Motive!

The Last Straw is the last word in eco-friendly promotional products. The Last Straw is specifically designed to be easily logo’d in up to 3 colors.

Available in 5 case and 5 straw colors, the Last Straw is available today and sold through your local or regional promotional products specialist.


How to sell the Folding Reusable Drinking Straw: Last Straw!

If you think that selling a $5 net drinking straw is a tough sell think again. In fact, there are folding straws on the market that sell for $30 or more… Check out this Kickstarter program that sold over 80,000 units at $30 a piece!

“The sell on the folding straw is not about the function of it, it’s about the emotional appeal!”

First point:

This all started with a Turtle Video. The storyline is simple: ecologists and scientists working in Costa Rica come across a Turtle in distress. They pull it aboard and find a plastic straw stuck in its nose.

WARNING: Video has disturbing images. 

Second Point:

After over 30 million views of this video and a greater understanding of how billions of plastic straws were ending up in the oceans and staying undegradable for up to 5000 years, cities and countries banned the sale and use of disposable plastic straws.

Read about cities and companies banning straws.

Seattle bans straw…
Vancouver bans Straws…
McDonalds Bans Plastic Straws…read more…
Huge 1000 location Bon Appetite bans straws…read more…
Alaska Airlines Bans Straws…. read more…

Third Point:

It’s not about why would you pay $10 for a straw, but more importantly it’s about what it says about a brand to have their logo on a folding reusable drinking straw. Your client’s logo on a LAST STRAW says that the client cares about the environment, is on top of the latest trends (meaning they are “in touch”) and lastly, but not least, they want to be seen as helping solve a recognized world problem and being a part of the solution.

last straw folding collapsible straw for sale now. Wholesale bulk promotional orders

Want help, FREE flyers, FREE virtuals or samples?


Call us anytime 7 days a week from 8 a.m.- 6. pm. Our toll free number is 1-888-908-1481 or email ideas@promomotive.com.

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25 Jun

McDonalds and Starbucks move to ban plastic straws, transition to reusable

The trend to ban plastic straws continues its worldwide movement as both Starbucks and McDonalds ban plastic straws.

Disposable plastic straws continue to be the poster child for everything bad in the world of non-recyclable plastics and major corporations are taking notice.

As is often the case, major corporations start at the edges of their business empires and then quickly move towards the center. Today both McDonald’s and Starbucks of India banned the use of all disposable plastics including drinking straws.

This ban comes amidst an ever-increasing chorus of bans from cities, states and countries banning the disposable plastic straw. This ban includes Seattle, Vancouver and over 500 other cities.

wholesale bulk folding drinking straw


What started all of this, a Turtle Video?

Yes…24 million views of the video below showing a sea turtle having a disposable plastic straw wrenched from its nostril (where it had become embedded in its sinus and throat) has prompted a worldwide backlash against the disposable straw and given rise to the folding stainless steel drinking straw.

The disposable plastic straw is now being banned worldwide. Seattle bans plastic straws.


The Promotional Products market gets in early on the trend.

Often the promotional products market is slow to adopt new ideas but the folding reusable straw is out of the gate and available for corporate promotions as of August 1, 2018. Get it here first.

folding collapsing drinking straw

wholesale bulk orders of folding collapsible steel straw

15 May

Our goal is to be the innovator of trending logo’d swag

The promo swag business prides itself on being innovative but at the same time is mired in repetitive behavior that promotes safe over innovative. Why is this wrong?


The promotional products business is a 27 Billion dollar industry whose stated goal is to provide creative marketing solutions, yet the reality of this industry is that it is mired in the promotion of tired and safe ideas.


Promotional products or swag occupy a unique place in our collective mindset. It is one of the more ubiquitous office accessories and one to which a significant portion of the budget is allocated. However, its true purpose seems to have been lost and is now overridden by the bland and the boring.

popsocket trade show promotional products and b2b swag

Get your business logo on a pop socket for trade show promotional products and b2b swag. Pop sockets are the top selling promotional product for trade shows in 2018. Wholesale, imprinted and factory direct promotional pop sockets are the perfect swag for conference giveaway, B2B marketing and trade show swag.


Historically speaking, the idea of promotional products is found in its name: promotion. The first major purpose of swag was for trade show giveaways and B2B marketing.

Trade show giveaways are still one of the key reasons for the existence of swag. Its purpose is really, really simple.


“The purpose of swag for trade shows is to get people to come to your specific booth and to go away from your booth with something that reminds them of who you are!”


If you agree with the above quote, then the obvious conclusion is that whatever you put your logo on that you give away, it better be eye-catching and innovative. The top trade show giveaway is a pen. A crappy leaky pen is NOT very innovative or trendy!

The reason the pen is the number #1 giveaway is because the people who generally sell you your swag are not very in touch with trends or innovation. Indeed, some are, but the vast majority is not.


“ASI (the Ad Specialty Institute) says the average age of the promo resellers (distributors) is 57! Is the average 57 year old somewhere you would look to for innovation and trend awareness?”


This is why you should consider Trade Show 8. TS8 is a trend oriented promotional products business that looks for trending swag ideas that can have your logo imprinted or engraved on them. We specialize in trade show swag, B2B marketing and unique trending swag.


Popsockets for b2b logo, marketing and tradeshow logo. Get your business logo on a popsocket

Pop sockets for B2B logo, marketing and trade show logo. Get your business logo on a pop socket.



Trade Show 8. Factory Direct Trade Show Swag. Call Toll-Free 1-888-908-6932 or email People@Tradeshow8.com.

14 May

Professional marketers are caught off guard by this idea

Professional promotional products marketers and B2B specialists are stunned by this new idea. Free samples of a product to test and try before purchasing seem something out of the 1950’s.

Promo Motive is bringing back the good old days with free samples of it POP phone grips. Reversing the trend from simply providing free virtual proofs, Promo Motive is also going old school with its free pop phone grips to qualified resellers.



 popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

popsocket for promo, tradeshow and b2b marketing swag

Do you qualify for FREE Samples?

If you are a professional reseller of promotional swag and would like to get 4 or 5 samples of both the square and the round POP phone grip then you are automatically qualified.

Are these really FREE?

Yup, the samples are FREE, all we ask is that you provide a valid UPS or FedEx Ground account. These ship domestically and cannot be shipped other than these 2 services (we use a 3rd party warehouse). If you get a promotional products order as a result of these samples, we will reimburse you the cost of your ground freight as a credit against your order – about $5-$10 off!

If you want to order these for your clients here is the cost!

Our minimum order is a measly 250 units and these come complete with FREE Shipping, FREE 4 color logo, FREE pantone matches and FREE virtual proofs. How amazing is that?


“Can’t Buy’em if you don’t try ’em…Can’t sell’em if you don’t smell’em!”


free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors

free pop grip phone samples for asi distributors


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coded pop phone stand prices


pop sockets for trade show

pop sockets for trade show

11 May

Get Your Logo on it for Less. Factory Direct Promotional Products for Less.

Promotional product professionals deserve a break. They deserve to make more money for all of the effort they put into their difficult work.

The business of selling and delivering customized promotional products often takes a bad rap but what is more problematic is that distributors are often doing it for very little profit.

ASI Distributors often deal with overly demanding clients and rush orders with unreasonable timelines. All of this would be fine if their profit was worth it but often they will do all of this work for very little in return.

“We believe that distributors deserve to make more than a lousy ‘C’!”


more than a c

more than a c

We back our Distributors with FREE Everything!

We look at this business differently. Instead of trying to gouge you money for set ups, shipping, pantone matches, separations, virtuals etc etc, we believe in giving you one fair and low price. This way you can make more than a lousy C!


“Free everything and one fair and low price will make it easier for you to make more than a C!”


What do we do for FREE?

We offer all of our clients, (not just an elite few) FREE shipping, FREE virtuals, FREE set ups, FREE 4 color imprint, FREE pantone matches and a FREE smile all because we believe you deserve to make more than a lousy C!

Below are two price lists, designed with you in mind. The bottom one is CODED on a C… feel free to use it. However, the TOP price sheet is WITHOUT pricing.


Want to know more? Call us at 1-888-908-1481 or email us John@promocrunch.com 

Below is the NO price go for it and make more than a C price list!

coded pop phone stand no price

coded pop phone stand no price

Below is the Coded a C price list with Free Everything!

coded pop phone stand prices

coded pop phone stand prices