High School Magnets

Magnets to promote your high school

High School Magnets

Designing school magnets can be a time consuming process. Before beginning, our designers consider several factors that will affect the final design. One of those factors is the type of school; preschool, elementary, middle or high school.

For instance, when a preschool wants a custom design, we tend to use simple artwork and the primary colors (red, blue, green and yellow). Unless the client has an existing logo that they want to use, we will generally go with very “friendly” designs.

Elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have a different philosophy for their designs. For example, If the school mascot is a bear, an elementary school might want a bear cub. A middle school might want an adult bear and a high school might want a snarling bear showing his teeth.

Focusing on high school magnets, our background designing promotional items for the NFL, Major League Baseball, the NBA, the NHL and the NCAA has proven invaluable. Our designers have over 20 years’ experience for all the Professional Sports Leagues, and we leverage this experience to create a “Pro Sports” look for our high school magnets.

Look at the 2 magnets shown above. One was designed for James Madison High School in Vienna Virginia and the other magnet was designed for Plymouth North High School in Plymouth Massachusetts.

Both utilize the “minimalist” approach preferred by professional sports teams;

  • Very few words
  • Bold logo
  • 3 colors or less for impact

High school students are adults and they have abandoned their childish ways. They are very tribal when it comes to their school, and they want a car magnet that would not look out of place in an NFL Gift Shop or in the bookstore on the campus of any university. Not only that, but the seniors are now driving, and they will not put a lame magnet on their car!

Did you know that ARC Marketing does not charge for artwork? This means that you can leave all the heavy lifting to our art department. With just a little input from you, our team will design a magnet that every student will approve.

Getting started is simple. The easiest way is to fill out our “Virtual Magnet Request Form”. This form will give our artist the information they will need to begin the design process. After the initial rendering is completed, it will be emailed to you. Then you just let us know what changes to make and the next rendering will be emailed to you. We will make as many changes as you need to get the perfect design. It’s not only easy, it’s fun!

Have questions? We have answers! Give us a call at 760-743-6340 or visit our website at arcmktg.com

School Magnets for Fundraising

Fundraising School Magnets

So, you’ve decided that a custom school magnet will give a boost to your annual fundraising. Well, you are 100% correct. In fact, school magnets will probably prove to be the easiest, highest profit fundraiser that you conduct all year. ARC Marketing has designed and printed custom magnets for thousands of schools over the years, so we know what we’re doing.

And getting your custom magnets is so easy.

We will…

  • Design your new school magnet at no charge (we have the best art department in the industry).
  • Print your magnets on the best outdoor magnetic material using the most durable UV Resistant Inks
  • Ship your new magnets to your home.

You will:

  • Sell your magnets for a 100% profit (or more)
  • Make a ton of money for your programs
  • Look like a hero to the rest of the school

This is going to change the way you think about fundraising. Sure, you’ll still need to conduct those labor-intensive, time-wasting fundraisers (like car washes and bake sales), and they will make a lot less money for a lot more work than your school magnet fundraiser will.

But you will still waste your time with those, because conventional wisdom says you must.

So, now it’s time to break the old habits of your previous PTA/PTO boards and add a fundraiser that will run itself.

Getting started is simple. Just click here and give us a little info about your school and your new school magnet. Then one of our talented artists will create your initial design and we’ll email it to you in about 1 day. After that, just let us know how to fine tune your design (remember, all artwork is free at ARC Marketing).

Old School? Then just pick up your rotary phone and give us a call at 760-743-6340!

Swim Team Car Magnets

Swimming and Diving car magnets

Raise money for your swim team with a custom car magnet

Swim Team Car Magnets

Competitive Swimming. Now this is a sport that you can grow old with. Like golf and cycling, swimming is a sport that you can do for the rest of your life.

Unlike “Impact” sports like running, football and tennis (which can wear out your knees, ankles and elbows) swimming puts little pressure on your joints and muscles. In fact, after 50 laps in your 25-meter pool, you are going to be stretched out and relaxed, ready for your work week. Try running 5 miles on pavement and all that most of are ready for is a visit to our Orthopedic Specialist.

I can’t find any hard statistics on this, but I think that the average age of most recreational swim teams is in the 30’s. My wife’s swim team has a few teens on it, and few swimmers in their 20’s. But the core of the swim team is a bunch of people in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. They even have two swimmers in their 70’s! It’s a sport that you never outgrow.

Like most other team sports, swimming teams need money to operate. They need to buy equipment (timing clocks, pool land dividers). They need to rent the pool (usually) in order to keep the little kids out during practice and meets. They need to buy swim jackets and team logo’d swim caps, etc.

Swim Teams might not be as expensive as youth football or baseball, but money does need to be raised.

Of course, I’m going to offer up custom car magnets as an excellent way to increase your fundraising potential. I’ll bet there isn’t one member of your team that wouldn’t pay $10 for a custom car magnet with your team’s logo on it. They would put that on their car in 20 seconds.

Our amazing team of designers will work with you to create the perfect fundraising car magnet for your swim team. We will use your team colors, your team logo or mascot and your team name to make a magnet that your team will be proud of.

Give us a call at 760-743-6340 and let’s get this started. With our help, it will be easier than a kick turn.

 

Church Magnets

Church Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets for your Church

Promote your church with a church magnet

Are you looking for a fun, effective way to promote your church? A custom car magnet could be just the way to do this.

Combine your creative genius with our talented art department and I guarantee that together we will come up with a design that will impress your congregation and attract new members to your flock.

We design and print custom magnets for about 100 different churches every year. You can see a few examples by visiting the “Church Magnet” page of our Custom Car Magnet Gallery.

While some churches use their own logo, many have us design a logo for them to use on their magnets. Usually the wording on the magnet only mentions the church name and their hometown, but quite a few use the magnet for a higher purpose such as promoting an outreach program or to promote their preschool.

Imagine the impact of having this magnet on the car of every member. There would be hundreds of cars driving all over your town, promoting your church. Then picture hundreds of cars in your parking lot on Sunday morning, each of them with your car magnet; wouldn’t that be a beautiful sight!?

Making your church famous is just one of the ways a church magnet can help. Did you know that custom car magnets also make a fantastic fundraiser? For instance, you can have us design a beautiful custom Christmas magnet with your church name and you can sell them to all your members. Let’s assume you buy 250 custom magnets at $1.90 each. With shipping, these will cost you $1.98 each, so let’s just round up to $2 per magnet to make the math easier. Then you sell the magnets to your members (and other like-minded neighbors) for $5 each. So, for $5, your members are going to get a gorgeous one-of-a-kind Christmas magnet to put on their car throughout the Holiday Season. And you are going to get a $750 fundraising windfall to help you with the other programs at your church.

This is a classical example of a win-win situation.

How about if I told you that our art department (the best in the car magnet industry) would design your new custom magnet for FREE! It’s true… we do not charge anything to design your new magnet.

Let’s get started now! Just give us a call at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com and we’ll get busy. You can also visit our website at www.arcmktg.com.

Basketball Car Magnets

Basketball Magnets

It’s almost November. That means it’s almost basketball season.

We make basketball magnets for college teams, high school teams, AAU teams…you name it, we’ve made them.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to raise money for your team and to make them famous. Did you know that every car with your magnet will be seen by at least 100 other people every day? And that goes on forever!

Now that the NBA season has started, it’s time for you to get your basketball team’s fundraising moving down the court. Just like every other youth sport, youth basketball is an expensive endeavor. Have you priced basketball shoes?! How about a league approved basketball? Talk about expensive.

Your team or league has their own expenses, and those tend to become “shared expenses”, paid for by all the parents. It’s these expenses that are easily covered by fundraisers. And as far as fundraisers go, none are as profitable or easy to manage as a custom car magnet fundraiser.

And by “easy”, I mean EASY! You just need to make one phone call (or send one email) and our team will get busy helping your team. Within a day, our art department will come up with the initial magnet design. You might love this first design so much that we can begin production immediately. If you want to see changes made to your design, our art department will handle that too. Once you have the design you want, just let us know how many you want. In two weeks, your custom magnets will be delivered to your door. Stick on your car and then just wait for the other parents to ask for one.

It really is that easy! Let us prove it to you.

Call me at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com and let’s get this partnership started!

School Magnets

School Magnets

Fundraising is a Year-Round Job!

I know, school started more than a month ago, and you had spent the month before that getting all of your fundraising projects in order. So now, you can just sit back and relax, right?

Wrong! You can never quit fundraising. In the old days, your PTA/PTO was little more than a way for parents to stay involved with the school and your teachers. Your big fundraiser (if you even held a fundraiser), was a cupcake sale. Well, the 80’s aren’t coming back. It’s 2019 and fundraising is an on-going 12-month cycle of ways to raise money for your school. Your PTA/PTO has become a critical source of “gap funding” for your school. You supply extra money for everything from school supplies to playground equipment.

You already conduct enough labor intensive high-maintenance fundraisers (car washes, social nights, etc.). To make your life just a little easier, you also need a couple of fundraisers that are “set and forget”. You know, the fundraisers that run themselves.

Well, custom school magnets are exactly that. ARC Marketing will do all the heavy lifting. We’ll design your school magnet for free. We’ll print them and ship them to your school. All you need to do is slap one on your car, let the other parents know that they’re for sale, and collect the money.

But will the parents want school magnets for their car? Absolutely! When properly designed (we have the most talented art department in the school magnet industry), this magnet will look classy on any car. Plus, your parents love to brag about their kids and their school. The design of your school magnet is one of the most important parts of this fundraiser and we have that covered. The other important part is the quality of the magnet. We make the most durable car magnet in America, and our magnets will not fade or fall apart. Guaranteed.

So let us help. Give us a call or shoot us an email, and we’ll turn our art department loose and create a car magnet that you can be proud of. You can call us at 760-743-6340, or you can email me directly at russell@arcmktg.com

Choosing the right Car Magnet Company

I just Googled the search phrase “car magnets”, and I received 116 million results! A lot of those are for “car door magnets”, and those are intended for advertising your small business (contractors, realtors, etc.).

Google “fundraising car magnets” or “school car magnets” and you begin to find the companies that you will want to reach out to. “Fundraising car magnets” returned 548 Thousand results and “School car magnets” returned 57 million results. Not sure about you, but I don’t have time to go through every one of those to pick the best company.

To thin the herd, Google makes it a little easier. Google ranks all searches by relevance, company history, and other factors. So, not going too deep (only search the few top pages) should show you the companies who have been around the longest and have a positive reputation. Personally, I never click on the “sponsored listings”. These are the ones that have the small square with the word “Ad” in the heading. These companies have done nothing to earn this placement; they merely paid a lot of money to Google to get this listing at the top of the page. I could open a new company today and have my listing at the top of Page 1 tomorrow by doing this. Then I could go out of business in a week and never return any money for product that is unproven. So, avoid the “sponsored ads”.

Now that you’ve brought those 57 million listings down to 30 or less (only the first 3 pages), you can begin looking at their websites. There are a few (very few) companies like ARC Marketing that offer a full-service art department to help with you design your magnet for free (with a real live human working with you). Most have a computer-generated on-line design-tool that might work if you are happy using the same clip art and templates that they offer to everyone.

Okay, so now we know that there a lot of companies out there offering “car magnets”. With so many choices, how do you choose a company that won’t let you down? How can you tell a high-quality car magnet from a low quality car magnet?

Let’s “Bottom Line” this… is the least expensive car magnet the car magnet that you want for your fundraiser? Companies that advertise “Cheap Car Magnets” are not just talking about their price, they are also talking about their quality.

Saving 10 cents or 20 cents on your fundraising car magnets is going to make you look like a hero… for about 2 months! After that, those less expensive magnets begin to fade and fall apart. You see those cheap magnets on cars everywhere… only you can’t read what they say! Are you ready to start refunding money to the people who bought your magnet and now are complaining that it has fallen apart?

ARC Marketing makes the best car magnets in America, and we guarantee that they will not fade or fall apart. Request a sample magnet from us and compare it to any other car magnet. The difference is obvious. Don’t ruin your fundraiser by using the cheapest magnets you can find!

Are you ready to start making money for your group? Then give me a call at 760-743-6340 or email me at russell@arcmktg.com immediately!!!

Back to School Car Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets

Wow, is it August already? Just a few more weeks until school starts and your PTA/PTO still hasn’t scheduled all of their fundraisers?

Well, here’s some good news… one of the most effective and profitable fundraisers is also one of the easiest to conduct. I’m talking about custom car magnets for your school, of course.

If you can contact us ASAP, we will assign an artist to your project immediately. Then we’ll email you the magnet design for you to approve. Once approved, we will move your project to the production phase where we will do our best to get these turned around in about a week. Then we’ll ship them to your school or home. After that, it’s just a matter of letting all of the parent’s know that they’re available to purchase.

School Car Magnets are a unique promotional item. Very few people don’t want one. After all, their kids go to your school; there is a sense of “school pride” that carries over from the students to their parents. They are easily removed, unlike the old “bumper stickers” that they have replaced over the years.

Another great selling point is the price; they are not expensive. In fact, they might just be the least expensive item in your spirit-wear inventory. Selling these in the $5 to $10 range will keep them affordable and can easily make you thousands of dollars.

So, let’s move fast and get these to you ASAP. The two easiest ways to contact me is by phone or by email. You can call me on my direct line at 760-743-6340. Or you can email me at russell@arcmktg.com.

Plus, you can visit our website at www.arcmktg.com

Either way, let’s get this done!

PTA/PTO Back To School Magnets

Custom car magnets for your school
School car magnets

Hey, it’s July and your new PTA/PTO Board will soon be having their first meeting.

The first get-together is going to be the meeting with the greatest attendance. So it makes sense to have your “merchandise” fundraiser available to sell at this first meeting. If you’re like many of the progressive, forward thinking schools, you have already bought car magnets from ARC Marketing and you will probably sell out at this first meeting.

If your school is forward thinking and progressive and you still haven’t had our Art Department start working on your magnet design, there is probably still time! Our team of expert designers can usually get your initial design done in a day or two, and then still have time for the revisions that you will ask for.

Production time usually takes about 2 weeks, plus a few days for UPS delivery. Therefore, even with all your procrastinating, you can still probably have your custom car magnets before the first day of school.

Why is the first meeting and the first day of school so important to your fundraiser? This is the time when most parents are engaged in school activities. Enthusiasm starts to dwindle after the first week or so, and you want to catch these parents while they’re still caught up in the “Back to School” hysteria. Having your magnets available on the first day means you’ll probably sell them all and need to call me to reorder (so we both win!).

So, it’s important that you give me a call. If I knew how to reach you, I would (it is that important). But I don’t know how to reach you, so I’ll just wait by the phone until you call. Just in case you’ve lost my number, it’s 760-743-6340. Are you more of an email type of person? Then you can email at russell@arcmktg.com.

Let’s bottom-line this… these cool custom-designed car magnets will make a lot of money for your PTA/PTO and they will make your parents feel important because the world will know that they support your school. Make them happy with a cool custom car magnet.

Fundraising Car Magnets for Your School

 

Custom Car Magnets for School Fundraising
Car Magnets for Your School

Want to make a difference? Your PTA or PTO needs to run several fundraisers each year in order to meet the monetary goals that you set for yourself.

There seem to be an endless number of fundraising opportunities out there, and you are limited only by your finite time frame. You still have time to run 5 to 10 fundraisers during the school year.

A lot of planning goes into choosing which fundraisers you conduct, and when. The new PTA/PTO Board is usually elected in May or June and takes over in late June or July. When you consider that classes start in August (early August in many schools), you only have about a month to get your act together and schedule all those fundraisers.

The downside is that most of those fundraisers take a lot of labor and a lot of coordination. Take, for example, “car washes”. Coordinating a car wash takes as much effort as the car wash itself (and that’s a lot of work).

On the other hand, a successful “merchandise” fundraiser can pretty much run itself. With ARC Marketing, getting your custom car magnets designed, printed and delivered to your door is easy (we’ll do all the work). Then you just wait for the parents to come to your PTA/PTO and say they want 2 or 3 magnets for the cars in their family. Ka-ching!

Not only are they easier, car magnet fundraisers are more profitable. Selling a few hundred magnets is easy, and will make more money than 1 or 2 car washes. Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t hold a car wash or two. If you have the man-power to pull that off you should do both. In fact, you will probably hold a dozen different fundraisers during the school year and car magnets should be part of your marketing mix.

Did I mention that our art department will design your car magnet for free? Well, we will. And I mean absolutely free; we never charge for artwork.

Ready to get started? Visit our website at www.arcmktg.com and click on the “Design Your Magnet” button. Then just give us a little info about your school and we’ll take it from there.