With a smart promotional idea to make it all happen, popular football tournaments such as Euro 2016 will drive more customers through the doors of any cafe, bar or club. But the buzz of a major sporting event like this can also be a welcome boost for lots of other businesses and organisations too.
Especially if your national team are doing their bit by actually winning games and progressing through to the finals. Sadly, that’s the crucial piece of the puzzle where England usually manages to mess up. Hey, maybe this year it’ll all come together for Hodgson’s boys!
The Dos and Don’ts of Euro 2016 Promotions
Before our rundown of the Top 10 promotional products for Euro 2016, this is a good place to remind you that the UEFA Euro 2016 tournament, cup, mascot, slogan, logo, teams and footballers playing there are fully protected by trademark and copyright laws. You will therefore need official licence agreements to produce any merchandise associated with them.
However, general footballing terms, national flags and clever footie related puns like “Sons of Pitches” and “Only Fouls And Horses” aren’t covered by such usage rights and restrictions. A “Multiple Scoregasm” would be a great name for a special Euro 2016 cocktail drink at your bar or restaurant, for example.
Top 10 Promotional Products For Euro 2016
If you like the look of any these Euro 2016 promo gifts, we can quickly create a free PDF virtual sample featuring your logo or design on them and email these over to you.
Size 1 Promotional Footballs
This smaller sized football is the perfect size for a souvenir ball or keepsake from your Euro 2016 themed event or marketing campaign. Just add your logo or message to each ball. Up to two colours can be printed on the football’s panels. From only £2.86 per ball.
Suitable for match play, our size 5 promotional footballs are high quality, full-sized footballs. Promo ideas for these items include giving them away as raffle or quiz prizes. They can also be used by local football clubs for training or tournaments. All with your branding nicely displayed on every ball, of course! From only £4.31 per ball.
Also known as size 0 promotional footballs, these little beauties have a circumference of approximately 32cm and weigh around 95g. From only £2.34 per ball.
The ideal promotional item for football supporters and mass audience events, our printed Bang Bang Sticks can be Pantone matched to any colour. These fun inflatables are also known as bam bam sticks, bangers, cheering sticks, clapper sticks or thunder sticks. From only 35p per bang bang stick.
Make a big noise for your brand with our fun sports rattles. With a fast turnaround of five working days, these plastic rattles are available in a choice of white, blue or red coloured handles. From only 88p per sports rattle.
T-shirts are one of the most versatile items of promotional clothing. They can be worn by your employees or volunteers to promote any new event, product or service during the Euro 2016 tournament. They can also be sold or given away for free as collectable souvenirs. Made from comfortable 100% cotton, our popular Gildan white T-shirts come with an attractive taped neck and shoulder design. Sizes small to 2XL are available. From only £1.80 per T-shirt.
Available in a choice of black, blue or red, our sturdy polyester kit bags can be personalised with screen printing, transfer printing and embroidery. A fast turnaround of just five working days means this can be a way for your company to run a quick Euro 2016 promotion if any of the home nations do well in the competition. From only £3.40 per bag.
Sports bottles will be seen a lot on TV during all of the Euro 2016 football matches, and these compact 300ml bottles are one of the best, and most affordable, ways to get your own logo and branding seen around town. The finger grip allows you to hold the sport bottle with ease. From only 91p per sports bottle.
We all know how being a football fan can be a very stressful experience at the best of times, so these stress relief footballs are a perfect accompaniment to the beautiful game. Your logo or marketing message can be printed in one or two colours on the centre section of the ball. From only 63p per stress ball.
Our novelty football ballpen will be a fantastic promotional gift for your clients and customers this summer. Available in a selection of translucent blue, green, orange, red or yellow coloured trims, each pen comes with a white barrel and blue ink. Simply add your logo or design and you’ll be scoring an easy win for your Euro 2016 marketing campaign. From only 30p per pen.
Important Euro 2016 Dates For Your Diary
Euro 2016 takes place in France this June/July and sees three of the UK’s four national squads competing for the cup. Our commiserations to football fans in Scotland, but there’s always Wimbledon or the US Open Golf to look forward to. Or maybe you can support Russia or Slovakia this summer! No doubt some enterprising businesses and organisations outside of Scotland will have a little fun at their expense for not qualifying this time around. Conversely, Scottish companies will be able to put a positive spin on their country not being at Euro 2016.
Friday 10th June at 8pm – France vs Romania (First match of Euro 2016)
Saturday 11th June at 5pm – Wales (Group B) vs Slovakia
Saturday 11th June at 8pm – England (Group B) vs Russia
Sunday 12th June at 5pm – Poland vs Northern Ireland (Group C)
Thursday 16th June at 2pm – England vs Wales
Thursday 16th June at 5pm – Ukraine vs Northern Ireland
Monday 20th June at 8pm – Russia vs Wales
Monday 20th June at 8pm – Slovakia vs England
Tuesday 21st June at 5pm – Northern Ireland vs Germany
Saturday 25th June to Monday 27th June – Round of 16 knockout stage matches
Thursday 30th June to Sunday 3rd July at 8pm – Quarter-Finals
Wednesday 6th July and Thursday 7th July at 8pm – Semi-Finals
Sunday 10th July at 8pm – Euro 2016 Final
Be prepared for your employees to suddenly call in sick on any, or all, of the above dates.
Image Credit: UEFA Euro 2016
Just in case you were wondering, Super Victor is the official mascot for Euro 2016. This poor little chap was almost called Driblou or Goalix. The official sponsors of Euro 2016 are Adidas, Carlsberg, Coca-Cola, Continental, Hisense, Hyundai-Kia, McDonald’s, Orange, SOCAR and Turkish Airlines.
Get The Ball Rolling
If you need any help choosing the best products for your own Euro 2016 promotions, just contact our knowledgeable sales team for some friendly advice.
*Prices (ex VAT) are correct as of 26th February 2016.