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May 27, 2015
Creative Corporate Gifts for Load Shedding - Having a fresh, innovative marketing strategy is the key to keeping your brand at the forefront of your client's minds. This means constantly having to come up with new, trendy and modern ideas to wow your clients.

One very effective marketing strategy is handing out promotional products or corporate gifts branded with your company logo. This is especially effective if the gift received is something new and unique!

At Brand Innovation, we always try to give you the latest and greatest promotional products to give to your clients. Lately, with all the load shedding and power outages being experienced in South Africa, any items that feature a light or power theme have been VERY popular.

That is why we have put together some creative load shedding gift ideas for you;

  • Rechargeable Lamps
  • LED Light Switch - BRAND NEW
  • 10 000 mAh Power Bank
  • Solar Chargers

These items are ideal for keeping you charged and light up during a black out.

Rechargeable Lamps


These are very high quality, rechargeable lamps that are invaluable during load shedding but can also be used as camping lanterns or just as a handy extra light. Our lamp is available in a single unit or in sets of two and can be branded with your logo. Each light has a range of specs you can go read here and they are SABS approved. 


LED Light Switch


This items is a very exciting little gadget that is brand new in South Africa! It is an awesome portable light switch powered by 6 bright LED lights. The light is designed to look like a classic wall switch and is portable so you can stick it wherever you need. Our stock is scheduled to arrive at the end of July. 


10 000 mAh Power Bank


This is a mobile charger that you can take with you wherever you go to charge any electronic gadgets. In case you did not know, 10 000mAh means that this little device is quite powerful and can charge your phone to capacity a more than once and even charge an iPad or tablet device. Most smaller capacity chargers can only charge a phone once before needing to be recharged. This power bank will last you much longer. And just in case you need it, it also has a handy dandy LED light. 


Solar Charger


This tech gadget makes the list for being both super cool and very useful! Not only can you use this device to charge your phone during a power outage, but you can do it using only the power of the SUN. Take that Eskom! We don't need your electricity to keep our phones charged.
A solar charger is a great eco friendly product that makes a very cool gift to give to clients.


Email us now for a quote on any of these great items.

We also have a range of other handy products that you can use give as promotional gifts for load shedding, such as head lamps, solar keyrings, torch gift sets and more. Contact us for more great gift ideas.

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May 25, 2015
Parker Pens have been and still are a best seller in the world of corporate gifting. These pens are often given as business gifts for important clients or VIPs or as long service awards for employees.

Parker pen brand is well known worldwide for their high quality writing instruments that are held in high regard. This makes receiving a Parker pen as a gift a great honour and an experience that your clients won't quickly forget.

Brand Innovation is a proud supplier of Parker pens in South Africa. We supply specifically to the corporate market and can also have these pens branded for you.

Having your logo engraved onto a Parker shows that your company valued high quality. It is a great brand to be associated with.

We supply a wide range of pens and it might be daunting to choose from the myriad of options available; that is why we present to you our top sellers.

TOP 3 Parker Pens:


  • Parker IM Stainless Steel Chrome Trim
  • Parker Jotter Colour Pen
  • Parker Urban Ballpoint Pen

Each of these pens above are presented in individual Parker gift boxes, making then the ideal pre-packaged gifts to give to clients as end of year gifts.

The IM is also available in a range of different finishes, such as the Gold pen in the image above. This is often a good choice if you are looking for long service awards.

Order your engraved Parker pens now and avoid disappointment at the end of the year.

For other great year end gift ideas, click here.




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May 19, 2015
Emergency Lights for Load Shedding - How often have you experienced load shedding in the past year? Worst of all is when it strikes unexpectedly and you have no time to prepare the candles and get everything ready for the dark.

Well we have a great product to make sure you always have some light to shine on the subject: our awesome rechargeable emergency lights.

This is a compact, ultra bright LED lantern that is ideal for use during power outages or as a camping light. 

This Rechargeable Light Has Two Functions:

4 LED Flash Light Function
in which only the top 4 lights are on. This is ideal for if you need targeted or limited lighting and is also great for when you want to preserve battery power. The Flash Light Function has a runtime of 100 hours.

24 LED Lantern Function in which the top 4 as well as the bottom 20 lights are on. This is for when you need to light up a larger area. This is perfect for use in the house to illuminate a room when the power is out. The Lantern Function has a runtime of 50 hours.

These are high quality and trusted emergency lights that are SABS approved.
Giving your clients such a great and functional item as a corporate gift will definitely be something that they appreciate for years to come.

Features of our Rechargeable Lights:

  • Built-in discharge protection circuit
  • Built-in overcharge protection circuit
  • The LED Life is 10,000 working hours
  • Registered silver reflector 200% brighter surround light distribution
  • 220V AC Charger
  • 12V Cigarette Lighter Adaptor
Be prepared for the next round of load shedding in your area by ordering these fantastic lights. We can brand these lanterns with your company logo.

ORDER YOUR EMERGENCY LIGHTS NOW.
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April 28, 2015
Branded Mugs - Looking for a great promotional gift for your staff this winter? A cool coffee mug and spoon set is great option that is sure to be very popular with your employees.

Coffee consumption is a big part of any work day, and having a unique mug to drink from makes the experience even better. Giving your employees a cool branded mug will definitely brighten their day, and adding a fun or inspirational printed message is a great way to keep them motivated.

A branded coffee mug makes a great promotional desk gift that will stay on your desk and be used often. Printing a mug with your logo is a sure-fire way to keep your company top of mind.

For clients, this can serve as a constant reminder of your company and if you add your contact details it can even become a business card of sorts.

For your staff, a mug branded with the company logo can become a symbol of pride and help inspire brand loyalty.

Our Top 3 Mugs:


These best seller mugs are the most popular options that we have. Our clients order them again and again and are always very happy with the product. 

Two of our more unique mugs are the colour changing mug and the chalk mug. If your are looking for a creative gift, try one of those options.

To get a quote on any of these mugs branded with your logo, please email us now. 

We can print all over mugs, including on the inside, underneath, on the handle and the exterior.
Get your awesome desk gifts now.
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April 20, 2015
Polo Clothing South Africa - Brand Innovation is proud to be a supplier of the Polo South Africa range of products in South Africa.

Polo is a well known and highly regarded brand in South Africa, known for their high quality clothing, handbags and other accessories. Our brand new range of Polo products include;

  • Polo Shirts for men and women
  • Polo Double Mercerised Golf Shirts
  • Polo Blouses for women
  • Polo Lounge Shirts for men
  • Polo V-Neck Jersey

These clothing items are all high end, executive products that would make an excellent addition to your company uniform. Having your logo branded alongside the Polo pony logo is sure to show your clients that you believe value quality products.

We will also be adding some great Polo branded writing instruments to our product catalogue shortly. View our Polo South Africa brand page to see our range of products on offer.

We can embroider your company logo on these great clothing items.

Order your Polo Clothing Now!


Did you know that there is a difference between Polo SA and Polo Ralph Lauren?

The Polo SA brand is easily recognizable thanks to the iconic pony logo, however it is often confused with the international Polo Ralph Lauren brand. The distinguishing feature is the direction in which the pony logo is pointing; Polo SA points right and Polo Ralph Lauren points left.

For more information on the origins of the South African brand you can read the brand history.


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April 16, 2015
Fleece Jackets are a great addition to any company uniform, and we supply these great US Basic Houston Fleece Jackets in South Africa.

What makes a fleece jacket so popular is that they are very versatile clothing items. These zip up sweaters are light enough that they can be worn underneath a jacket for those extremely cold days, yet light enough to be worn even in warmer weather.

A great corporate clothing jacket to wear all year round! 

This jacket can be branded with a beautiful embroidered logo and is available in mens and womens styles to suit all your employees. We even supply the Houston kids fleece jacket option.

Features of the US Basic Houston Jacket

  • Weight 280 g/m2
  • 100% anti-pill treated polyester
  • elastic cuffs and elastic hem
  • two front pockets
  • black contrasting inner collar
These are available in seven different colours; navy, black, grey, white, red, khaki and blue

Order your branded fleece jackets now.

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April 15, 2015
External hard drives - If you are looking for a cool corporate gift that is modern and different, a branded hard drive is exactly what you need!

Computers are almost a mainstay in today's world, with most people having one at home and at the office. And if you have been using computers for a few years now, chances are you'll have accumulated lots of data and files to store.

Whether your data comes in the form of excel spread sheets and documents for work or photos, music and video files for personal use; the size will just grow and grow and your hard drive space will eventually get filled.

The solution; An External Hard Drive


We supply Western Digital My Passport Hard Drives in South Africa. We can also brand these hard drives with your company logo to make the perfect corporate gift.

Your clients will be blown away if they receive a branded hard drive as a gift!

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra 2.5'' Portable Hard Drives

  • Available in 500 MB, 1 TB and 2 TB capacities
  • Super fast USB 3.0
  • 3 Year limited warranty
  • Password protection feature
  • Automatic backup to dropbox
  • Powerd via USB cord

These drives are available in 4 colour options and can be printed with your logo. 

For more information, view the WD My Passport Ultra product specs.

Order your branded hard drives today!


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April 09, 2015
Thermal mugs are the perfect corporate gifts to keep you warm this winter! We supply a great selection of thermal mugs and travel mugs for you to choose from.

What is a Thermal Mug?


A thermal mug is a drink container that is designed to be heat insulating and is often made of stainless steel, ceramic or plastic. These mugs keep your beverage hot or cold for a longer period of time than a normal mug.

Thermal mugs usually have a sealed lid to keep the heat trapped inside. These mugs with lids also prevents leaks and spills, making them ideal for travelling. The best thermal mugs and flasks use a vacuum seal.

Basically: Thermal Mug = Keep Coffee Warm Longer

And having a nice warm cup of coffee is always a good thing!


Our Top Thermal Mugs:



The options above are some of our top selling thermal drinkware products. 

These mugs make great promotional gifts that can be used in the office, at home or on the road. You can take your thermal mugs wherever you go.

We also brand these mugs with your company logo. On the different types of mugs we can do different branding methods, such as engraving, digital print or screen print.

You can view our range of coffee mugs here or contact us now to order.
We supply branded mugs throughout South Africa.


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April 07, 2015
Branded BIC Pens South Africa -  BIC Pens have been around in South Africa since the 1960's and it has become a well known and trusted supplier of stationery. Because of their reliability, BIC pens also became the number one choice when it came to pens used in businesses.

Branded BIC pens are still a top choice for most corporates and often you will see the classic BIC Stic ballpoint pen used in banks, financial companies, law firms and business in all industries.

Brand Innovation is an accredited supplier of branded BIC Pens in South Africa. We supply pens printed with your logo to companies countrywide.

Why Choose BIC Pens?

  • It is a well-known global brand
  • The pens are great quality
  • The range includes pens made in South Africa
  • BIC pens are cost effective
  • Perfect for printing with your logo

What makes a printed BIC pen such a great marketing tool is that it is both cost effective and functional. A pen is an item that can be used on a daily basis by everyone in all industries.

Some of our BIC Pens such as the BIC Stic and BIC Stic Round are even manufactured in South Africa, with an SABS approval. Email us for our BIC Pens pricelist and to see our full range of BIC promotional products.

Order your promotional BIC pens now, by emailing us or giving us a call on 0861 111 954.

We deliver door-to-door anywhere in South Africa.

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March 23, 2015
We have a range of new technology products that we are brining in, in 2015. Our Technology gadgets and power banks have been very popular in the last year and the demand it growing ever more.

In a time where everyone has a cellphone and tablet always at hand it is very important to keep your gadgets charged. That is why power bank backup chargers are so popular.

Our new range of technology products include:
  • 5 new power banks
  • 1 power bank end pen gift set
  • 2 multi-connector cables
  • 1 Apple iPhone charging cable

All of these new power banks are presented in a black presentation box with a clear window; designed to show your branding. These promotional powerbanks emphasise your branding and make great marketing gifts.

Get your latest technology corporate gifts from Brand Innovation, now by emailing us or giving us a call on 0861 111 954.

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