PinSource’s Recent Contribution to End Animal Cruelty

We love animals here at PinSource, and we do all we can to show it (see our resident office dog, Lilly). PinSource maintains an animal-friendly workplace, from our open-door policy for employee pets to our various contributions to humane societies and other organizations across the nation.

Naturally, when PinSource was asked to make a donation to Safe Humane Chicago, a nonprofit rescue and adoption shelter, we knew exactly what to do. PinSource proudly donated 100 custom-made lapel pins to the organization. These pins will help the group get the word out about their truly extraordinary efforts to end animal cruelty in one of the country’s largest cities.

Safe Humane Chicago has saved more than 350 dogs from euthanasia since the organization was founded in 2010. Working with shelters and Chicago police, Safe Humane Chicago takes in dogs that would otherwise be put down. The organization socializes these dogs, making sure that they’re ready to be adopted, and then places them each in a good home.

One of the organization’s core programs pairs at-risk dogs with at-risk youths. The program teaches disadvantaged youths and juvenile offenders the values of compassion and empathy as they help re-socialize formerly abused animals.

PinSource is impressed by the outstanding accomplishments of the individuals at Safe Humane Chicago, and we are proud to contribute to this organization. Our donation of 100 custom lapel pins will contribute to the organization’s efforts to raise awareness about animal cruelty and neglect throughout the Chicago area.

Custom lapel pins are an excellent way for community organizations like Safe Humane Chicago to draw attention to their causes. These pins can be used to identify the organization’s members, offered as an incentive for donations or given out at public events to raise awareness about important social issues.

Through the combined efforts of the volunteers at Safe Humane Chicago and those of us here at PinSource, we hope to bring an end to animal cruelty. We would like to take this opportunity to applaud the exceptional efforts of Safe Humane Chicago, and we look forward to the organization’s continued progress toward the prevention of neglect and cruelty toward animals everywhere.


How PVC Coasters Can Help with Your Marketing Efforts

PVC coasters are promotional products that present an excellent marketing opportunity for all types of businesses. Even if your primary focus is the drink on top of your coaster, you’re bound to take a look at what it says. (Just try setting a drink onto a coaster without looking down at it, and you’ll find it’s virtually impossible!)

For an innocuous and un-invasive advertising technique, coasters are highly effective at getting customers to recognize branded images and retaining promotional information.

Most people are familiar with the most common use of advertising on coasters: beer advertising. Nearly every major brand has its logo emblazoned on coasters of multiple styles, designs and shapes. PVC coasters provide a unique advantage over the more common cardboard types of coasters, as they are washable, reusable and far more durable.

Beer companies looking to stand out in their industry often use PVC coasters as promotional products, giving customers something they’ll look at every time they set their drink down at home. This brings that company’s logo into the daily lives of their customers, encouraging brand loyalty and reinforcing the company’s key message.

PVC coasters also provide an eye-catching way of getting the word out about upcoming events, and are prized among collectors. Concerts, comedy tours and sporting events are increasingly advertised through the use of these promotional products. When distributed to bars in the local area, PVC coasters can boost ticket sales and event attendance, as well as give attendees a memento commemorating the event.

A lot of people have found PVC coasters to be fun keepsakes for important private events like weddings, birthdays, reunions and anniversaries. We can print photographic images onto coasters that will serve as a lifelong reminder of your most important events—for both you and your guests.

PVC coasters are surprisingly effective for advertising products and services that may have absolutely nothing to do with events or drink service. When people see your company advertised on a coaster, the sheer novelty might have them looking closely at your message.

Whatever message you’re looking to get across, PVC coasters are fun, imaginative promotional products to reach out to your audience.

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