Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Car Magnets for Fundraising

 

Fundraising Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets

Fundraising is hard, but custom car magnets from ARC Marketing makes it a lot easier!

There is an overwhelming amount of fundraising opportunities out there, but unfortunately most of them are either ineffective or difficult to put into place.

Historically, door to door sales were the fundraising norm “back in the day”. You know what I mean, students trudging door to door, trying to sell oversized chocolate bars. Most people just said, “No thanks, but good luck” as they closed the door on these young fundraisers. And most of the purchases were made by the parents as a sympathetic gesture.

These types of door to door fundraisers are not conducted in 2017 because of safety issues.

Many effective fundraisers are still available, and many are very popular. PTA’s, PTO’s, Little League Baseball Teams, Youth Football Teams and more host Silent Auctions, Yard Sales, Car Washes and more. In fact, the most successful groups utilize several different fundraisers during a school year.

Car magnets should be part of your fundraising mix. Along with your Bake Sales and Car Washes, offering a custom car magnet (professionally designed for free by one of our expert designers) will add a lot to your bottom line (click here to see how much money you can make).

Here’s something that car magnets offer that most fundraisers do not… exposure and awareness. Imagine hundreds of cars driving around your town with your customized car magnet. Thousands of eyes will be on your magnet every day.

Do you think it’s difficult to design a custom car magnet? It would be if you weren’t working with ARC Marketing. We have a very talented art department, and we design the coolest car magnets in America. Better still, we do all the design work for free. All you need to do us contact us by phone (760-743-6340) or fill out a simple art questionnaire on our website (free car magnet design). Before you know it, your new magnet design will be in your in-box. And your artist will fine-tune your design so that you get exactly the design you want. 2 weeks later, UPS will deliver your new car magnets to your door.

Ready to get started??? Give us a call!

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Humans vs. Robots

Custom Car Magnets

Human-Designed Car Magnets

 

Humans vs. Robots

Sounds like a bad science fiction movie, right? Actually, it’s a decision that you need to make when choosing a company to design and print your fundraising car magnets.

Most car magnet websites offer “Free Magnet Designs”, and we are among those companies offering this service for free. We use human artists on 100% of our designs. But most of the rest use software to design their magnets. Worse yet, you (the client) are in charge of running the software, with little or no support if you run into problems. You must choose your colors from a pallet of about 20 colors (any more than that would confuse their robots, I guess). You can choose from a stock portfolio of a few clip-art mascots, you have your choice of about 5 fonts and that’s about it. So, your magnet is going to look just like the last magnet they made using that same “Cougar” logo. Cookie Cutter Magnets. Boring.

Human artists cost more than robots. That’s an unfortunate fact for us, because we have human artists create all our designs. Could we save money by using this same software? Of course, we could, and this software is readily available. But this would leave our clients with the same boring designs offered by our competition.

Here’s the bottom line… you can have a real, human artist at ARC Marketing work with you to create the perfect fundraising car magnet, or you can struggle alone, trying to get your magnet design to fit into a software template created to pump out generic magnets. Working with our art department is fun, working with those templates is frustrating.

So, should you choose fun, or frustrating. I think you know the answer to that one. Give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com to get started on your free design.

 

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Lacrosse Car Magnets

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Lacrosse Car Magnets

We print fundraising car magnets for almost every sport imaginable, and each sport has its own “magnet season”. Late winter and early spring is obviously the time we get most of our baseball, softball and Little League magnet projects. The other sport that orders the most in the late winter is Lacrosse.

This time of year, our art department is pumping out custom designs for lacrosse teams across America. We are busy designing and printing car magnets for Youth Lacrosse, Club Lacrosse, High School Lacrosse and even a few adult leagues.

Fundraising is critical to every sport, and lacrosse is no different. Each team, and each league has a variety of fundraising options to choose from. Most teams and leagues usually run several different fundraisers during a season. Some make a lot of money and some don’t. Some chosen fundraisers are rejected by fans simply because they are no longer in vogue (such as candy bar sales). But there are some fundraisers that are overwhelmingly popular, and car magnets fit nicely into that latter category.

Consider this; every dollar a team spends on car magnets from ARC Marketing can easily translate into 3 dollars in sales. In fact, if your team can sell 250 magnets at $6 each, you’re going to clear over a thousand dollars. Sell more… make more. Try doing that with any other fundraiser.

Pricing 50-250

For more information, complete pricing and a “Profit Calculator”, visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Car Magnets for Little League Baseball Fundraising

Car Magnets for Little League Baseball

Baseball Fundraising

Okay, so it’s February. You know what that means, right? It means that it’s time to start preparing for this year’s baseball season! And if you’re involved with your team or league’s fundraising, car magnets should be at the top of your “to do” list.

Car magnets serve many purposes, but the two main purposes are fundraising and awareness.

Fundraising: Imagine a fundraiser where you get back 2 dollars for every dollar you spend. Many fundraising items make this promise, but few deliver. How about a fundraiser that promises such a high ROI (return on investment), but is also non-fattening (sorry cookie dough) and non-perishable (I’m looking at you Candy Sales). Custom car magnets sell all year long, and can be stored indefinitely until they are ready to be sold.

Awareness: Car magnets can make your team famous! Imagine hundreds of cars all over town with your magnet on them. Broadcasting your team name, team colors and team logo constantly. This is going to make your young ballplayers feel so important! Big League exposure at a Little League price! What could be better?

Getting started on your new car magnet design is easy, and we’ll do all the work. Our art department and our graphic designers are standing by to create your new car magnet design. We’ll handle everything for free. Just go to our website (www.arcmktg.com), fill out the “Virtual Magnet” request form (http://www.arcmktg.com/virtual-magnet/) and within a few hours, you’ll get a professional design emailed to you. Then we just fine-tune this design (with your input) until we have exactly the look you want. Then you just pick a quantity and we’re ready to print your new magnets.

So visit our website, or give us a call at 760-743-6340 and let’s get this Baseball Season of to a great start!

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Soccer Car Magnets

Put your team on the map!

Soccer Car Magnets

Soccer Car Magnets for Fundraising

We make fundraising car magnets for every conceivable team sport, and soccer is one of the most popular.

Soccer teams and soccer leagues face the same fundraising hurdles faced by every youth sport. Without fundraising, the parents would need to pay even more in league fees and the other associated expenses. I’m not sure why, but some leagues are still trying to sell candy, popcorn and other food related items. It seems as though the food fundraiser’s time has come and gone. What’s really popular now are “team branded” fundraising items.

Team branded fundraising items can include things like t-shirts, notebooks, hats, and of course… car magnets. The reason that these team branded items are popular with the kids is that it gives them a chance to show off to the rest of the world who they play for. The reason that parents love team branded items is that they provide a larger profit than almost any other fundraising item.

Which of the above items provides the most exposure? T-shirts provide tons of exposure… when you are wearing them. But you can’t wear them every day; eventually they need to be laundered. And after several cycles through the washing machine these t-shirts are good for nothing more than waxing the car.

Stick your soccer team car magnet on the back of your car and the exposure is amazing. How many cars a day do you think will be staring at your magnet at stop signs, in the mall parking lot, on the freeway… hundreds every day if you live in a small town and thousands every day if you live in a larger community. Your car becomes a moving billboard for your kid’s team. And if you think this does not matter to your young soccer players, you are wrong! This car magnet will turn your pathetic family car into a totally rad soccer car. Seriously, ask your soccer playing kids.

Our design team can take your soccer logo and turn it into a car magnet that your young stars can be proud of and it is so easy to get started. We just need to know a little bit about your team… colors, mascot, logo, etc. and then we’ll unleash our talented artists on your project. In about a day you’ll have a magnet design that any MLS team would be proud of.

To get started, call us at 760-743-6340, or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

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Fundraising Car Magnets for your School

School Car Magnets

School Fundraising Car Magnets

Okay, it’s the middle of August, and your PTA/PTO still hasn’t finished their fundraising. Well, today could be the day that you can finally say “We’re Done!”.

The car magnet experts at ARC Marketing can design, print and deliver your new custom magnets in about 2 weeks. That means in about 14 days, your parents could be rockin’ your new magnet on their cars, trucks, mini vans, SUV’s and more.

Want to use this magnet in your refrigerator? No problem; this is a fridge-magnet on steroids. The magnetic strength of this magnet is about 10 times as strong as your typical fridge magnet. You can hold up a week’s worth of homework with this magnet. The days of slamming the fridge shut and having everything fall to the kitchen floor are over.

On your car, on your fridge, on your school locker… this magnet is going to put your school on the map and your fundraising on the fast-track to success.

How much can you sell these for? Quite a few schools are selling them for $10 each with no price resistance. Most parents realize that the money they pay for the magnet is a donation to the PTA, and the magnet is a gift for their donation, so in essence… money is no object.

How much money can you raise with our magnets? Let’s say you have us print 250 magnets at $2 each (your cost). Now let’s say you sell them for $7.50 each (that’s the average fundraising price). That’s a $5.50 profit on each magnet. Sell all 250 magnets and your PTA will raise $1,375. Try doing that with magazine subscriptions. Have a bigger school? Order more magnets and double your profits.

Now, we’re not saying that our car magnets are going to be all you need to do for fundraising this year, but custom car magnets should be part of your fundraising “mix”.

Let us help you get started with a free magnet design created just for you by one of our expert designers. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s free. Just fill out a simple form, giving us an idea of how you would like your magnet to look, and we’ll get a design to you ASAP. Just click here, or give us a call at 760-743-6340.

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Car Magnets for Fundraising

It’s hard to believe, but the 2019 – 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year will be playing for a high school team this year. Before he played for his high school team, he probably played for a local rec league or in a local AAU Basketball League. Right now, he’s probably in his drive way practicing his 3 point shot on a hoop his dad installed above the garage door when he was only 5 feet tall.

Basketball is one of the quintessential North American Sports. Invented in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith (who just happened to be Canadian) in Springfield, MA.

Just like every other youth sport, Youth Basketball is not an inexpensive endeavor. Heck, just a pair of the coolest new shoes can set you back $200 And just like every other youth sport there are expenses that the parents need to pay for (uniforms, shoes, coaching, etc.) and there are expenses that the entire team needs to pay (Spoiler Alert… you parents are going to pay for those too!). These team expenses (such as court rental for practice and league games, travel, referees, etc.) add up and the teams usually try to offset these somewhat with fundraising.

I’m not going to sit here and make fun of all of the other lame fundraising ideas out there (just read some of our previous blog posts to see what I’m talking about), but the best fundraiser out there, IMHO, would be a fundraising car magnet customized with your team name and colors.

Think about it, this is an NBA quality magnet, and every car it’s put on will become a rolling billboard for your team. You’ll be just like every other professional team, but without the salary cap.

Here’s another huge plus for the car magnets versus the other fundraisers (I’m looking at you, car-wash) … it adds a ton of fame to the equation. 250 cars with your team’s magnet stuck on the trunk lid is going to create a lot of awareness. Every car with your magnet will be seen by at least a hundred other cars each and every day. Instant street cred. That’s an awesome responsibility, and now you’re going to need to step up your game on the court.

Want to see what your basketball magnet will look like? We’ll design your new magnet for free, with no obligation to buy anything ever! Just let us show you what our talented team of artists can do. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions about your team logo, colors, etc. and sit back while our art department throws their mad skills at your project. Magically, in about a day your design will arrive in your in-box. To get started on your free basketball magnet, just click here.

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PTA and PTO Fundraising Car Magnets

PTA and PTO Fundraising

PTA and PTO Fundraising Car Magnets

Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 PTA and PTO Board Members

Summer is here and the kids get the next few months off… but not the new PTA and PTO Board Members. You guys are hard at work preparing for the new school year.

Among the many jobs you have in front of you is fundraising. Fundraising is a key part of the inner workings of your organization. The money that you raise provides a huge benefit to your school.

Most fundraising items are sold to parents and are soon forgotten, never to be seen again. Almost none provide any awareness for your school.

Custom car magnets provide a lot of money (usually 200% profit or more), plus they provide the added benefit of “exposure”. Imagine 500 cars driving around your town with your school’s car magnet. Each magnet will be seen by hundreds of other cars every day, and car magnets never take a day off! That’s 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Before long, everyone in town will have seen your car magnet.

Getting started on your new car magnet is easy. We offer a fast, free, no obligation design, prepared by one of our professional magnet artists. We have the best artists in this industry. Your magnet design is perhaps the most important element of a successful car magnet (we also use the best magnetic material and the most durable outdoor inks). The easiest way for us to show you how talented our artists are would be to have you visit the websites of our competitors. Just like us, they show several of their best designs on their websites. Compare their designs to ours. I’m sure you will find their designs just a little unprofessional. The fonts might not be bold enough to be seen from a distance, the logos might not be just right, etc. Then look at the designs on our site. On our magnets, you are going to see the perfect marriage of text to logo. The perfect colors, with great contrast for easy reading from several car lengths away. But more than anything else, ours will be a car magnet that you can be proud of, as opposed to a lame design that will embarrass your kids.

Go with the pros. Get your fundraising car magnet from ARC Marketing, Inc.

To get started on your free, no obligation design, just click here.

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Youth Football Fundraising

Fundraising Car Magnets

Youth Football Fundraising Car Magnets

It’s June, and that means football season is not too far away! Registration has already begun (with some leagues, it’s already finished) and soon your young football stars will be strapping on the pads, tightening their chin-straps and getting ready to rumble.

All youth sports are expensive, and youth football is among the most expensive. There are expenses that must be paid for by each parent for your player (uniforms, helmets, pads, etc.) and there are expenses that are paid by the teams and the league. Just because these are team and league expenses does not mean that the parents don’t ultimately pay for them. They are wrapped into your league fees.

Fundraising plays a huge part in keeping these league fees low. I doubt that any youth football league is not involved in fundraising to some degree, and most are deeply involved in fundraising. It’s critical to the continued success of the league.

I Googled “Youth Football Fundraising Ideas” and the usual suspects show up every time. None really look like “money makers” to me, and most will be downright embarrassing for your kids (are you trying to scar them for life?). I mean really? Take a look at these…

  • Rent-a-kid (expect a visit from Child Protective Services)
  • Sell batteries (batteries? Really?)
  • Sell team jewelry (where do you get team jewelry to sell?)
  • Mow-a-Thon (your kids won’t even mow your lawn)
  • Scavenger Hunts (how do you make money at this?)
  • Punkin’ Chunkin’ (honestly, this is on the list. What the heck is Punkin’ Chunkin’?)
  • Neighborhood Chores (again, good luck getting your kids to do your neighbor’s chores)
  • $1 Candy Bars (Won’t make much money but will provide a mouthful of cavities)
  • Face Painting (ugh, no thanks)

How about doing something that won’t destroy your kid’s self-esteem, will bring awareness to your team and will make everyone proud? Yeah, I’m talking about customized car magnets. Our magnets are the best on the planet and our designers can create a magnet that an NFL Team would be proud of.

Consider this… If you had us design and print just 250 magnets, and you sold them for $6 each (most teams get $10 each), then you would be able to pay for all 250 magnets, plus you would make about $1,000 profit. You’d need to sell 2,000 $1 candy bars to make that much (your local dentist could sponsor this one).

Let us show you how easy a Car Magnet Fundraiser can be. We’ll do the design-work. We’ll do the printing. We’ll ship right to your door. You just let the parents know they’re available and start collecting the money. No humiliation, no calories, no Pumpkin Mess to clean up.

For more information, and a free, no obligation magnet design, just give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

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PTA and PTO Fundraising Ideas

PTA, PTO car magnets

Car Magnets for your PTA and PTO

Google “PTA and PTO Fundraising Ideas” and you get the usual suggestions… car washes, selling chocolate bars, selling magazine subscriptions, etc. All of these ideas, and more, should be part of your fundraising efforts. Branded merchandise sales (customized with your full color school mascot) are also a great source of revenue. Some examples of branded merchandise are

  • Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing (we’re biased)
  • Custom T-Shirts from a local screen printer
  • Custom Decals from ARC Marketing (we offer these also)
  • Custom Baseball Caps from a local screen printer

These customized goodies, printed with your school mascot, tend to be very popular as fundraising items and your school can make some serious money selling them to parents, faculty, local business leaders, and the population at large. An additional benefit to raising money is that they provide a little bit of advertising, or “awareness”. As more and more of these items start appearing around your community, your school gets more and more recognition.

T-shirts and baseball caps can generate quite a bit of exposure, but these items tend to only be worn on weekends (unless your work’s Casual Friday allows for this type of attire!). And then after a few months, the T-shirt ends up in the rag-basket and is only used to wax the car.

Car magnets on the other hand, provide exposure every time your car is on the road. Can you guess how many other cars will see your car magnet on a daily basis? Of course this is hard to measure, but conservative estimates are a minimum of 100 cars daily (this would be for a very small community) to more than a thousand cars each day (easy to achieve in large markets like Southern California).

Car magnets also can provide a larger profit margin than T-shirts and caps. First, always use a high quality T-shirt (you should only use the best T-shirts from known suppliers such as Hanes, Gildan, etc.), otherwise you are going to need to handle a lot of quality complaints beginning a few weeks after the fundraiser. Doing a quick internet search for pricing, I have found that several of the larger on-line custom T-shirt companies will charge you about $13.50 per shirt (with a one color front logo and a full color larger logo on the back) for 250 shirts in various sizes. How much do you think you could sell each T-shirt for? Would you pay $25 for a T-shirt? Probably not. $20? Maybe. $15? You’re getting warmer, but a $15 each, you are only making about a buck and a half per shirt. Plus, you’ll be shelling out $3,375 up front for those shirts. Sounds like a lot of risk for only $375 profit (at a $15 sales price).

On the other hand, 250 fully customized car magnets from ARC Marketing will only cost $2.00 each (fully customized with your team logo) and you can sell them $6 to $10 each. Let’s assume that your parents and faculty are very involved with supporting your school and you sell them for $10 each. Doing some quick math, I come up with the following… you’ll be shelling out about $500 for 250 custom magnets and at $10 each, you’ll be pulling in $2,500. That’s about $2,000 in profit. This makes selling T-Shirts seem like an exercise in futility.

Again, we’re not saying not to use T-Shirts and candy fundraisers. We’re just saying you can make a lot more money with a lot less work and risk with custom car magnets from ARC Marketing.

Getting started on your magnets is easy, and we’ll do all of the design-work for free. To begin on your free design, just visit our website and give us a little info about your school. One of our artists will design your car magnet pronto and email it back to you. Click here to get started!