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4 good tips on NOTEPADS from Captain Notepad!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Hamm Homes

Why are branded notepads so great for your business?

Captain Notepad sees firsthand how effective promotional notepads can be for your business and your brand identity. Although promotional notepads are a promotional item that’s relatively cheap, they are still wonderfully cheerful! They can have a huge impact on your marketing objectives, just as long as you implement them into your strategy right. So why are branded notepads so great for your business after all?

They’re versatile

Everyone needs to use a notepad at some point. Whether it’s at home or work, there’s a whole range of reasons why you might need to grab a pen and get writing. Best of all, promotional notepads can be gifted in many ways too, whether it’s a customer loyalty gift to say thank you, a prize giveaway at a convention, or even a sales incentive.

They’re a chance to promote your brand

Once any branded promotional item reaches the hands of a customer, your brand name becomes more visible. Whether the item is branded with your logo, slogan, message, or simply your brand visuals, the true value of a promotional item is to make the recipient think of you once they require the products or services that you provide. 

Your customers will love them

Perhaps most importantly, your customers will absolutely love their new branded notepad. What’s more, a branded notepad is genuinely valuable and useful. They’re not just another flyer or newsletter coming through the letterbox simply destined for the trash. 

1. Make sure you choose the right type

The ideation process is often the biggest challenge that marketers face. That’s why you should always think of promotional products first, like customizable branded notepads and branded stationery. They’re a sure-fire way of giving your marketing efforts a real boost. But what type of custom branded notepads are best for your marketing ideas and plans?

For example, here at Captain Notepad, our selection of customizable notepads include industry-specific themes, such as:

The list goes on!

What’s more, our promotional notepads come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials too, including:

  • Memo Cube Pads (for looking extra-cool on your office desk).
  • Eco-friendly Notepads (for those who are eco-conscious looking to make a difference).
  • Sticky Notepads (for when your all-important daily reminders). 

In terms of the design processes, you can leave it up to us. We have a huge selection of amazing branded notepads. All you have to do is simply click on your favorite and customize it at the next step.

2. Think about how and why they will be used

Captain Notepad’s promotional pens and notepads come in handy in many unique ways too, including:

There’s a notepad for every type of occasion and purpose too. You can choose to gift your branded notepads in any way you see fit, whether it’s a thoughtful birthday present to a client, a small giveaway at a new store opening, or even a simple mailing gift to say a quick hello to your customers through the post. 

Captain Notepad just has one all-important rule that we think all marketers should follow when creating branded notepads: make them memorable! Catch the attention of the recipient by making them creative and fun. It’s all about making sure you stick in their minds, even long after they receive the notepad itself. 

3. Think about how many you’ll need

Once you’ve decided what type of notepads you love and how they’ll be used, next decide on how many you need. The quantity of your order all depends on the audience you want to reach and the scope of the strategy you’ve got in place. For example, you might plan to simply hand a few out to any customers who visit your store, or you might send the notepads out to your entire email contact list via post.

Just remember to properly size up your order to make sure you don’t order too many or too few!

If you want to be extra-economical with your notepad order, go for promotional notepads that are cheap. We sell a range of cheap promotional notepads that might save you money if you’re planning. Check out our value range of custom notepad sizes.

4. Think about how you will distribute them

Lastly, you need to figure out how you’ll distribute your branded notepads to maximize engagement with them. So here are a few ideas of how you can get them into the hands of your customers or clients fast, creatively, and effectively:

  • Send them via the post as a seasonal holiday gift.
  • Send them via the post as a simple token of care and love.
  • Give them away to anyone who visits your booth at industry events.
  • Use them as a prize giveaway.
  • Use them in a customer rewards scheme.
  • Reward your employees and show your appreciation.
  • Give them away at grand openings or product launches.

Browse our wide variety of notepads today!

If you’re still unsure about how to create, design, order, and distribute your own branded promotional pens and notepads, look no further than our selection! We have a notepad of all types, for all occasions, and for all businesses. Browse our products now to find the right fit for your marketing plans. 

We know how time-consuming life can be these days. So trust us to do all the work for you. Simply choose the right notepad for your business and add any customizing instructions to the order. You can add your logo or write out brief specifications. After we’ve received your order, one of our creative designers will send you a proof for you to check out and give your seal of approval. Once we know you’re happy, we’ll get to work.

In the meantime, please feel free to get in touch if you have any queries about the branded notepads we stock and create. We’ll be happy to help!

I use Captain Notepads for great prices for my notepads.  You can reach Jace at 303-799-3916.  Mention my name.


Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Will - following you and your posts over the years, I know you are a fan and big supporter of notepads as an effective marketing tool.  Finding the right path that works for you is obviously part of your success.  

Oct 21, 2022 05:10 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

HI Will- over the years I've had many branded notepads and I do use them. 

Oct 21, 2022 05:21 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Will,

If it works for you then do it! I get so many branded notepads I can't even use all the ones I receive so I probably wouldn't be a candidate to purchase them for distribution.

Oct 21, 2022 05:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Will.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Oct 22, 2022 03:46 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Will - I certainly have my share of notepad and cubes.  I put cubes next to my computer.

Oct 22, 2022 03:47 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.   Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day!

Oct 22, 2022 06:55 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Michael Jacobs, you are right, I use them all the time and it helps my marketing


Oct 22, 2022 10:23 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy Streib, I am glad to hear that you use them.

Oct 22, 2022 10:24 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good to know Dorie,  I get them out 4 times a year to my farm area.


Oct 22, 2022 10:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thank You Roy Kelley for stopping by!

Oct 22, 2022 10:25 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good to know Grant what you use.


Oct 22, 2022 10:26 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Thanks Kristin for stopping by on this one.


Oct 22, 2022 10:26 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great advice for all of us - marketing comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes - thanks for reminding us 

Oct 22, 2022 02:33 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Lise Howe,  Marketing is so important I think!


Oct 23, 2022 10:55 AM