Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Custom Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets

Custom Car Magnets…

When you search for “custom car magnets”, Google returns more than 5 million results. Each company offering custom car magnets has a different definition of the word “custom”.

Quite a few of these companies, to reduce staff and payroll expenses have eliminated their art departments completely. They now have you design your own magnet using software that they have built into their website. I guess their philosophy is that over a year or so, the money that they saved by firing their artists will pay for the new software. The downside to that is their software is not ready for prime-time. It really doesn’t work well. When it does work, you get a choice of maybe a dozen fonts, and perhaps a few pieces of clip-art. The resulting finished magnet is anything but appealing.

At ARC Marketing, our definition of “custom car magnets” is different. When you first request a free magnet design from ARC Marketing, a living, breathing human will work on your magnet. We will choose an appropriate font from a selection of thousands. We will use your logo if possible so that this new custom magnet is truly custom; unique to your school or team.

That same artist will continue fine-tuning your design, working closely with you, until you have a design that you love. You want your new car magnet to be something you will be proud of, not something spit out by a computer program and from a company without a design-staff.

Honestly, go to one of those websites and try designing a magnet. Your 4-year-old can do better with a sheet of construction paper and a box of crayons.

Here’s our advice, leave the magnet design to the experts at ARC Marketing. You have better things to do than stress out over how to center your text, and change the color of some random piece of clip art while trying to navigate a poorly designed graphics program.

Here’s the best part; all artwork is free at ARC Marketing. We don’t charge you anything for the first rendering, the next revision or the next dozen revisions. It’s all free, and you also have no obligation to buy our magnets even after we’ve invested hours in your project.

Want to get started on your new car magnet right now. All our artist needs is a little info about what you have in mind (colors, shapes, logos, etc.) and you can give your artist all of this info by filling out a simple form that we call at “Virtual Magnet Request”.

This is where the fun begins. After submitting the form, one of our artists will create your initial design. More than likely, this first design will be perfect, and you’ll want to go with that. But if it’s not perfect, you just let us know what to change and we’ll take care of that too.

Let’s get started! Click here to meet your artist!

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Using Car Magnets for Fundraising

Fundraising Car Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets

NEWS FLASH!!! Fundraising is NOT FUN!

Fundraising is a thankless task. Asking people for money to support your cause (but not necessarily their cause) can be humbling at times and most people dislike it enough to never do it. Selling items as a fundraiser seems a little easier since you’re at least giving the donor a token gift for their money.

Most people find fundraising so distasteful that they won’t even attempt it. How many people in your group opt out when asked to solicit donations?

ARC Marketing offers a solution to your fundraising dilemma; customized car magnets. We can design and print beautiful, weather-proof fundraising car magnets for your school, your kid’s sports teams, your church and just about any other group. Our car magnets use the best magnetic material and the best UV resistant inks, so your new magnet will look great for years.

Since you will be “selling” these magnets to parents at your school or Little League Baseball Team, the stigma of “asking for money” is removed. Sure, the parents are still donating money, and they will be given the car magnet as a “thank you” gift. But now it becomes more of a transaction and it feels a little more normal than just asking for money.

In most instances, you will be selling these magnets to people who already have a vested interest in your cause, so most people are already on-board and this makes the entire process a lot easier (and a lot less demeaning). In fact, if you are raising money for your school, most parents will gladly buy a car magnet from their children’s school. Having their school’s magnet on the back of their car is cool, and almost no one will say “no” when offered the magnet for $10 each.

We realize that there are many other ways to raise money (car washes, bake sales, etc.) and these labor-intensive fundraisers are still humbling and thankless. Also, we realize that there are other fundraising opportunities that involve selling merchandise (candy sales, Christmas ornaments, magazine subscriptions, etc.), but most other merchandise items are things that no one really want. But a car magnet with your school logo is something that everyone will be glad to put on their car.

Here’s an overlooked advantage to fundraising with car magnets… awareness. 250 cars driving around your town with your car magnet is not going to go unnoticed! In fact, your logo is going to become very familiar. Try doing that with Candy Bar Sales!

Getting started on your new magnets is simple. In fact, we’ll do all the heavy lifting. Just go to our website (www.arcmktg.com) and click on the “Free Magnet Design” button and our art department will get to work. Easy!

Want to go “Old School” and speak to a human being? Call us at 760-743-6340.

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Sports Car Magnets

Car Magnets for Youth Sports

Car Magnets for Youth Sports

Sports Car Magnets

No, we don’t mean magnets for your “Sports Car”, but we do mean ”car magnets” for your favorite Youth Sports Team!

Fundraising is such a big part of youth sports. In fact, without fundraising most youth sports would be unaffordable to all except the 1%!

If you are a typical parent, as soon as your kids reach 5 years old they want to play soccer, lacrosse, baseball, softball and more. Every conceivable team sport is available on a league level to kids of all ages. Some of you have several kids playing organized sports and most even have each kid playing in more than one sport. No sooner is one sport finished (baseball for example), then the next sport begins (lacrosse for example), followed by football… it never ends.

As a parent, you know that it is easy to shell out more than $1,000 each year (per kid!). OUCH.

So, if you work on the Board of Directors for one or more of these leagues, suggest custom sports car magnets as a fundraiser. The money raised by our hot-selling custom car magnets will lighten the burden that each parent pays.

Is it difficult to get a custom sports car magnet? Not if you’re working with ARC Marketing! We’ll do all the work; you take all the glory. We’ll design your new magnet for free so you have nothing to risk. All you need to do is give us a little info about your team or league (Team Name, Team Colors, Mascot, etc.) and one of our expert designers will get busy designing a game changing car magnet that you and your kids will be proud of.

To get started, just click here and give us the lowdown!

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

Custom Car Magnets for Youth Sports

Youth Football car magnets

Car Magnets for Youth Sports Fundraising

Okay, show of hands… how many of you parents have kids in youth sports? I’m talking about Little League Baseball, Pop Warner Football, Junior Hockey, Youth Soccer and more. It seems like it never ends… as soon as one sport ends then the next sport is just beginning.

Little League Baseball typically runs from early March through late May. Now you get to take June and (maybe) July off before Youth Football season starts. Youth Football season runs from August through the end of October (that’s just the regular season) and through mid-November if your kid’s team makes the playoffs.

Mix in hockey, golf, lacrosse, cheer, soccer, gymnastics, water polo, swim team, tennis and every other imaginable sport and it’s no wonder today’s parents are frazzled. And it’s not just a time commitment, there’s a lot of money to be spent on equipment and other expenses. According to an article in USA Today the typical parent of a kid in a single youth sport spends $671 per year, and that’s the average.

Youth Football is one of the most expensive, along with youth hockey. Very expensive, but very safe equipment makes up a lot of this expense but you don’t want to go cheap here. Football can be a dangerous sport, so the latest gear is essential for the safety of your young star. Add in league fees, coaching fees, uniforms, etc. and you’re not going to get out of there for less than $1,000.

This is why your league has a “Fundraising Officer”. Your league has probably identified those expenses that are best paid by all parents as a group (uniforms, travel expenses, intramural fees) and they conduct several fundraisers during the year to help pay for these “shared” expenses. An effective Fundraising Officer will use several different fundraising techniques over the course of a season. Some fundraisers are labor intensive and do not require much upfront expense (like car washes and bake sales) and some require upfront costs but are not labor intensive (selling tee shirts or custom car magnets).

Let us show you how lucrative a custom car magnet can be for your team or league. Car magnets will return a much greater profit than almost every other fundraising item, and it will add a lot of swagger to your team (imagine hundreds of cars in your town with your magnet on the back bumper!).

Want more info? Just give us a call at ARC Marketing. We can be reached at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

PTA and PTO fundraising car magnets

Car magnets for PTA and PTO Fundraising

Welcome to the new PTA and PTO Officers

School’s out for summer, and that means relaxing days, hanging out with the kids at the pool. Unless you are one of the new officers in your PTA or PTO.

 

If you are one of those lucky souls, then your summer will also include planning for the upcoming school year. The duties and functions of your PTA/PTO are many and varied, but there is one constant…fundraising. Your PTA/PTO will be constantly raising money to help your school. The money you raise and gift to your school might be helping to purchase things as important as computers for the students, or even florescent vests for your Crossing Guards. There are hundreds of ways that your donated money will be used.

 

If you Google “PTA fundraising ideas” you’ll get dozens of ideas, and most of them are very labor-intensive. In fact, they will resemble a full-time job. Most of these fundraisers will make you scratch your head in disbelief (will these events actually make money?). To get an idea of what I’m talking about, just click on the link from PTO Today.  I can’t even guess at how much preparation these fundraisers require to pull off successfully, but these type of events are critical to fundraising.

 

Your fundraising year does not include a single event that will meet your financial goals by itself. PTA and PTO fundraising is a year-long effort that will include several different events. A successful fundraising year is a mixture of various money making opportunities.

 

The easiest fundraisers are those that do not involve scheduled events (car washes, bake sales, etc.), but involve sales of merchandise to the parents of your students. Again, you can Google this and get a lot of ideas, but most of the items offered to PTA/PTO’s are pretty lame. But there are some items that you can sell that don’t insult your intelligence, like car magnets customized for you school (I’m a little biased because ARC Marketing makes the highest quality car magnets in America).

 

Car magnets should be part of your fundraising mix. We will do all the design work for free (we have awesome artists who know how to create cool designs), and we’ll print them and ship them to you in 2 weeks or less. Car magnets can be stored forever, so you can sell them all school year long. And you can make a lot of money with a custom car magnet. For example, if your school bought 500 oval magnets (customized with your school colors, your school mascot, your school name, etc.) and sold them for $6 each (that’s our suggested selling price), you would make $2,260.00!!! Not bad!

 

So, here’s what you need to do next; have one of our artists start working on your design. It’s free, it’s easy and it’s fun. All that we need to know from you is a little bit about your school (name, mascot, etc.) To get started, just click here and complete a short questionnaire. In about one day, your new magnet design will magically appear in your in-box and you’re ready to go. Rather talk to a real person? Give us a call at 760-743-6340 and we can handle everything over the phone.

Happy Fundraising!

 

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!

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

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!

Custom Car Magnets from ARC Marketing

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